Before I delve into today's post, how about a little "play along at home" game? Yay! **Spirit Fingers**
Here we go...
So... you may recall that my last hair appointment sent me into a bit of a tailspin. It's been several weeks now and my coif has grown out a bit. Whew! At least now I can experiment with various styles. Still short, but more options. This makes me happy.
I know it seems like a silly, superficial thing. But I've had an epiphany. It's not about the hair at all.
It's about change.
This little awareness made me start thinking about how everyone has varying perceptions about change.
There are usually two camps:
2. Those who prefer the status quo and find change difficult
Which camp do you fall into?
Think back to the "play at home game" you just did.
Does your level of difficulty in this exercise correlate in anyway to how you accept change in real life?
Usually when I do this activity in workshop groups, almost everyone changes themselves by removing items. (Luckily I only request three changes; otherwise I'd have some naked attendees!)
Some people also change things without actually giving anything up. For example, they will move a bracelet from one wrist to the other.
If your first impulse was to take something off in order to display change, then it's possible that you also have a deep belief that when you change, you lose something. Even if it's a "good" change, you may mourn the loss of something during that shift. Still, you're willing to make the leap.
Alternatively, maybe you're just a "wait and see" person. Don't want to do anything too dramatic just in case the tide turns the other way. Maybe you're the politician of change.
It doesn't happen often. But if you actually added something to your appearance at the start of this post, then it's a good sign that you are more open to change. You may even seek change as opportunities to ADD to your life.
Or, you actually have A.D.D.
If you believe in astrology, I'm a Gemini and supposedly this is one of the standard characteristics of the sign. But also, when I am trying to stay in my "zen place" and focus on the positive... it just makes sense to look at change in terms of "What am I gaining?" instead of "What am I losing?"
My Quantum Wellness Cleanse experience really helped me experience this belief in a measurable way.
Anyhoo... hopefully this was a fun little exercise and provided some insight into how you may perceive change.
If not, you can have just as much fun telling me I'm full of baloney. (I once said that about my 4-year old son Spiderman and he replied, "I'm NOT full of baloney! I'm full of cheese!!")
It's all good.