If you're like me, you're probably going through some major changes right now--personal, professional, or otherwise. It's no wonder, too, with the recent solar eclipse shifting energy in the world around us and in our bodies. In the past month, I've been cycling through frustration with uncertainty, agitation from the chaos, finding peace in the present, then rinse-and-repeating. When I'm all whipped up like that, it's good for me to reframe the difficulties of change with the excitement of birth. While there is a sort of death that occurs with any major change (the death of your old life, the death of security, etc.), there is a also a huge rebirth happening, and can be really exciting.
The biggest challenge is moving from a cerebral reframing to a spiritual one. How do we get thoughts from our rational brain to our emotional processing center, and make them stick? While there are many ways, a favorite technique of mine is Rapid Eye Technology, a combination of bilateral processing, tapping/Emotional Freedom Technique, and affirmations. I was first exposed to RET by Paula Bronte over at www.intheblink-ofaneye.com during my residency, and found it to be so powerful for my own health, that I thought I'd share one of her sessions here. This particular session helps us move away from resistance to change and toward the excitement and many possibilities of birth. I'd highly recommend giving RET a spin with this video session, and following up with Paula if you like how you feel. (For those on a limited schedule, skip to around 3:48 for the actual session.)
Special thanks to Paula for this wonderful gift of a free session! Here's to positivity, resilience, and welcoming change.
About the Author
Sarah Ouano is a naturopathic doctor and writer. A fierce advocate for health equity and rights of the marginalized, she frequently writes about the intersection of naturopathic medicine and public health, throwing in personal anecdotes and tasty (and practical) recipes along the way.