Intuiton and Change

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Intuiton and Change

Five years ago I felt a strong calling to return to my home province of the Western Cape. After ten enriching years in Kwa Zulu Natal, my intuition was callling me to make the pilgrimage back to Cape town, floral kingdom of the world and home to two of my three children. Having been born and raised at the southern tip of Africa, my roots remained deeply enmeshed in the fynbos and indigenous fauna at the foot of Table Mountain and in the Atlantic ocean that rumbles along this exquisitely beautiful coastline.

Change chooses us

I am of the belief that we don’t choose change, it chooses us, at moments when we least anticipate it. In my practise as an Intuitive and Coach, it’s my role and purpose to help other’s see the road map that lies ahead, to assist them to explore opportunity, purpose and meaning in their lives. In delving into our deeper self, we often shed light on unmet needs, exploring the wild side of our nature that has not yet responded to the call of our soul. Intuitive prompts that precede the challenges to reinvent our lives by way of the fresh, new and different are constant reminders that we need to explore what those changes are. Recurring feelings of restlessness and disquiet, of not feeling fulfilled and “knowing” there is more to be done, experienced or lived, is a call to release the routine and the known.

When is the right time?

The timing on relocation for me was not optimum. My youngest daughter was one year away from entering her final matric year at an excellent school in Hilton, Kwa Zulu Natal. Moving her from an educational environment where she excelled, was happy and fulfilled, was out of the question. And yet, my youngest child and I both missed regular contact with our family who were living and carving careers for themselves in Cape Town. I also sensed that my particular skills would be more in alignment with the energy in the Cape.

Once the decision had been made, things moved quickly. A private buyer approached me to buy our home, so Show Houses and the discomfort of a For Sale sign outside our home were not a reality. My daughter was accepted into full termly boarding for her final academic year and I advised my clients I would continue to see them on a monthly basis, which allowed me to spend time with her every month, plus she would fly home to spend her school holidays in Hermanus.

Starting over

Starting over is never easy. Possibly that’s why so many of us resist the promptings and messages that our intuition sends us, informing us to begin creating space in our lives for change to occur. I consult to many entrepreneurs who are taking the plunge to begin new businesses, many of whom have left corporate organisations that provide regular income, structure, support and ongoing skills training and development. Ninety per cent of my entrepreneurial clients who begin start-ups mention this as a prompt for starting over, irrespective of their age :

I need to follow my passion and have faith in my business idea.
I want to feel alive again, to challenge myself outside of my comfort zone.
I don’t want to die knowing that I played it safe.
I am ready to take full responsibility for the success or failure of a business that I created.
I want to take charge of my destiny.

Ignoring your intuition

It may seem less daunting to remain in our existing environments and situations, but without change, we do not grow, nor stretch ourselves to our fullest potential. Ask yourself this, if you ignored your intuition and abandoned the power of choice in your life, your relationships, your career and your universe, how could you know with certainty that you are living your life to the full extent of your capabilities?

When we respond to the challenges that change brings forth, we extend ourselves beyond what we believe we are capable of. Our intuition never guides us into any area or situation that ultimately is not good for us, yet how often do we question and resist change borne out of our fear and that of others, who urge us to reconsider decisions that appear reckless and out of character!
Do you have the courage, determination and commitment?

How will you know if you are entering a time in your life when initiating change will benefit you? Truth is, you wont. When someone close to you announces a fork in the road, resigns from a secure job, leaves your neighbourhood for more adventure, treks into the Wildernes or joins a Buddhist community, how do you respond? Do you try to talk them out of their decision? Does their decision touch on your own unhappiness and feelings of being stuck in a a bad career, an unfulfilling relationship, a town or city where you feel stifled and gridlocked or in a situation where you feel you have lost your personal power?

Looking back over the last 5 years, I acknowledge how my decision to respond affirmatively to my intuition informed a new phase in my life. It was not an easy transition and never without its challenges, but my business is growing, my daughter is loving her new university environment, we are appreciating quality family time and I have met new and inspirational friends, clients and business colleagues who are contributing to my spiritual, emotional and intellectual development.

Alan Cohen has this to say on change:
“Its takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and the exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”

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