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color bulletSeptember 2014 – Change is in the air

Can you feel it?  Do you notice that things all around you are changing?  What are you changing right now?

This time of year, there are lots of changes going on.  Kids are going back to school, summer vacation is over, people are changing things in their life, the seasons are starting to change in some parts of the country. 

Other major changes may be happening at this time: changing jobs, changing homes, changing partners, starting or ending businesses. traveling, remodeling.

When any change is made, it has a ripple effect – on your own life and often, on other people’s lives in some way.

During times of great change, it helps to make changes consciously.  Even simple things like rearranging your office, moving your furniture around, changing your sheets, upgrading software, moving pictures around . . . all are changes that can be made consciously at no cost and can help use the energy of the times.

A funny thing happens when people stay stuck and don’t make changes.  It seems that the universe conspires to force them to change through accidents, injuries and other unplanned events.

We started last year year with the theme "Dream Big!" and this year with "Wishes Fulfilled"  Those mean expanding your idea of what is possible, setting an intention for wonderful changes and then allowing those changes to unfold to fulfill that new dream.

This month, take some time to make changes in your life – large or small.  Look at things that have been on your ‘to do’ list and get some of them done this month.  You may find that once you start, other changes will naturally follow along.  In that way, you are consciously using the energy of the times to make the change that you want.

From The High Price of Manhood, by Michael Jay Anthony: 3 frogs on a branch

There were once three frogs sitting on a log.  One of the frogs decided to jump.  How many frogs were left?  

The answer:  Three frogs were left — because there is a great difference between deciding to jump and actually doing it.  A valuable concept to remember as you make changes in your life.

The decision to make changes in yourself — to become independent of the thoughts and control of others — is the first step to ultimate fulfillment. 

Taking action after making that decision is the most important thing you can do for yourself.

We have written several newsletter articles on dealing with changes, coping with changes and the process of change.   

  Internet Resources

book graphic  Books

  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change.  William Bridges.  Da Capo Lifelong Books (3rd edition), 2009.  ISBN: 978-0738213804
  • Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits. Dr. Wayne Dyer.  Hay House, 2011.  ISBN: 978-1401922948
  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. Dr. Wayne Dyer.  Hay House, 2009. ISBN: 978-1401917500
  • Awaken the Inner Shaman: A Guide to the Power Path of the Heart.  José Stevens, Ph.D.  Sounds True, 2014.  ISBN 978-1622030934
  • Transforming Your Dragons: Turning Personality Fear Patterns into Personal Power. Jose Stevens. Bear & Co; (July 1994) ISBN: 1879181177
  • Income Without a Job: Living Well Without a Paycheck.  Michael Jay Anthony, Barbara J. Taylor.  Lulu.com, 2008  ISBN-13: 978-0-557-00377-8.  Website: www.income-without-a-job.com.  Tap into your own creativity and use  your full potential.  Learn how to see opportunities that others miss.   

world wide web - articles  Articles

Related newsletter articles:
    June 2011 - You are Ready
    May 1997 - Coping with Change
    March 2009  - The Seven Steps to Change
    August 2011 - Changes, Changes and More Changes
    August 1996 - Managing Change
    March 2011 - Dealing with Change: Life's Natural Transition Points
    February 2007 - Visioning for the Future
    June 2009  - Imagine a Vision and Make it Real
    April 1998 - Vision: Expanding your Thinking
    August 2006 - Leadership Vision

smiley graphic  The Lighter Side  

  • If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude. - Maya Angelou
  • Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we've been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek - Barack Obama. 
  • The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.  - Alan Watts. 
  • If we don't change, we don't grow.  If we don't grow, we aren't really living.  - Gail Sheehy 
  • If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  - Dr. Wayne Dyer. 
  • Change is what people do when they have no options left.  - Holly Black 

 

About our resource links:  We do not endorse or agree with all the beliefs in these links.   We do keep an open mind about different viewpoints and respect the ability of our readers to decide for themselves what is useful.

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