Sometimes life can be frighteningly unpredictable. I receive a lot of calls from people going through drastic changes and wondering how to get through them. Maybe you lost your job today, and have no idea how you’re going to pay your bills. If you’re like most people when confronted with sudden change, your mind spirals into worst-case scenarios as you imagine yourself struggling for your most basic necessities.
Spirit guides want you to know three important truths that will help you feel more peaceful during times of great change, and help you manifest the opportunities and resources you need.
1. Even when it doesn’t seem like it, you’re being supported.
All your life, you’ve had what you’ve needed to make it. Even if you’ve experienced homelessness, you were provided for, somehow. You had the food and the nourishment you needed to be reading these words today. You’ve survived the toughest of times, and you’re here.
It’s scary to have experiences like homelessness, unemployment, abuse, illness, and the loss of loved ones, but your guides want you to know that as hard and stressful as things have been for you, no matter how fearful or hopeless you felt, you kept moving forward.
Even now, air is moving in and out of your lungs effortlessly. And most likely, you do have a roof over your head, enough food to eat, and, even more amazingly, water that comes rushing out of a faucet, and electricity that some people on the planet may never experience. And yet, they are surviving too.
The first thing to do when you’ve been blindsided by a big change that’s going to impact your life dramatically, is to remember this truth: You are being supported by Life. You’ve been supported every moment you’ve been here, and your physical needs will continue to be met until the moment your soul decides that it’s done, and Heaven beckons you home.
2. There’s a greater plan moving you forward.
Even when life doesn’t seem to be cooperating with your vision for the future, there’s a greater plan moving invisibly behind the scenes, pushing you to the next experience your soul is longing for. You don’t have to know what that next experience is, or why your life situation is changing. All you need to know is that you are safe. You’re safe when you’re in between jobs or relationships, and you’re safe when you’re not sure what’s going to happen next.
If a relationship or job has suddenly come to an end, know that your soul is in a sacred partnership with Life to carry you to your next destination. These are the times when you’ve got to hold on and have faith, because even if you can’t see where you’re going, Life is in charge and knows every facet of the river you’re navigating.
At some point, the river will turn calm again, and that’s when you get to take action based on what your body is telling you. After any shock, grief, and fear have moved through your system, you’ll begin to see some options emerging. You’ll have a decision to move one way or another, and your body will either feel drained and tired, or excited and full of energy. Take the path that makes you feel excited and full of energy!
If neither option offers you that, it’s safe to wait until something else does. If you feel like you can’t afford to wait, take the option that feels less stressful, and from there, you’ll see another option… and another. You may have to hop, skip, and jump to a place that feels good again, and that is safe, too. Just keep rowing your boat forward with the faith that what you’re moving toward is more evolved, positive, and vibrating at a higher level than anything you had before.
3. You don’t have to struggle to get your needs met.
Spirit guides want you to know that you don’t need to try so hard to create, manifest, or do anything. The law of attraction material that’s come out in recent years has given us a ton of homework to do, and some of it is fun, but it’s just not necessary. You don’t need to visualize, say affirmations, or make vision boards — unless you want to!
The main thing that obstructs the flow of abundance is the belief that you have to work hard and struggle to get it.
Of course, most of us were taught to believe that we’ll only be rewarded for hard work, and anyone who doesn’t work hard is lazy, undisciplined, and unworthy of success. This just isn’t true. Spirit guides want you to know that you were born with the ability to create, be, and do just about anything — joyfully. It might sound like wishful thinking when you’ve struggled to get your needs met, and watched other people struggle to get their needs met as well. You may have learned that life is hard.
Life can be very hard, but it doesn’t need to be. It gets easier when you let go of struggling, pushing, and trying, and trust that you are being held. After all, your heart is beating and your hair is growing without you needing to make it happen. Your needs are being met. A good mantra to say during challenging times is, “I’m going to be okay. I don’t know how, but I’m going to be okay. I am okay.”
To release struggle is ultimately an act of self-love. It has nothing to do with being lazy. When you stop trying to fit in, to be different than you are, to be richer, slimmer, sexier, less judgmental, etc., it means that you’re relaxing into acceptance of yourself just the way you are. When you accept yourself just the way you are, you’re loving yourself. And when you love yourself, there’s nothing you can’t have. There’s nothing you can’t do.
Spirit guides want you to know that the day you give up struggling to be worthy of love, success, and every good thing here, is the day your life will become effortless. In the meantime, you’ll always have what you need until you no longer need it. Breathe in, and feel Life embracing you.