Easing into Change

“Go bold or go home.”  That was my motto on Wednesday as I sat in the salon chair having my hair color radically changed.  Now I’m typically a pretty conservative girl when it comes to coloring my hair…but this week I was feeling bold, and my cousin (the master colorist & amazing stylist who does my hair) was up for the challenge.

It was frightening and completely exhilarating all at the same time.  Change is like that.  The idea is planted, and we think about it, contemplating how different we may feel if we make the change.  Maybe we get a little scared or scoff at ourselves thinking “why would I ever do that?”  But then something within continues to whisper…”It’s time!”  And finally we listen.

This week I listened, and yep, I was scared seeing my hair go from its familiar brown to a shade of blonde and even a red I never imagined seeing on my head…But it’s only hair right?  You Bet!  And during the 4 ½ hours I sat in the salon chair I thought to myself…if I don’t like it I can always go back.  But I Love it, and right now this change feels brave and daring and hat feeling is just the internal support I need to make my next RADICAL CHANGE!

Yes, there are many radical changes coming in the upcoming weeks.  These changes will impact how you receive this weekly newsletter, the look and shopping experience of journeyjewels.com, and even the look of my current blog loriaandrus.com.  I’m excited!

Change is good…and don’t worry…I will keep you posted as everything continues to evolve over the upcoming weeks.

Are you also ready for change?

Here are some suggestions for easing into change:

–       Dream, Vision & Imagine!  How will your life be different if you are living your dreams, your vision and what you imagine?

–       Create a sacred space for you dreams.  I love to create both vision boards and alters.  They are an active space for holding all of our imaginings.  They are a space to visually express our thoughts and ideas.

–       Keep your dreams Sacred.  Keeping them Sacred is very similar to keeping them secret.  You want to only share your dreams with those who are able to hold the vision of the dream with you.  Have you ever shared a dream with someone only to have them scoff at it?  The awakening of a dream is like planting a seed…it needs to be nurtured and it needs to be held sacred.

–       Invite support into your life…coaches, mentors, teachers, friends and others who’ve already walked the path you would like to walk  or are living in ways you would like to live have valuable insights that can make your journey so much more joyful.  All you have to do is ask.

My favorite quotes for this week:

“make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt.”  -Jon Krakauer

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”  – Christopher Reeve

“Think about the people who’ve inspired you most.  Imagine what your life would be like if they decided to say ‘no’ to their purpose?”  -Mastin Kipp

“As we come to know, accept, and explore our feelings, they will become sanctuaries and fortresses and spawning grounds for the most radical and daring of ideas – the house of difference so necessary to change and the conceptualization of any meaningful action.”  –Audre Lorde

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