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For many (or most) of us, the word “change” can be scary and/or uncomfortable. It is a word and a concept that can mistakenly take us by surprise and cause a shift in our daily routine. As I sit at a cafe in Ubud, Bali, looking back on the past year, it is undoubtedly crazy how much change I went through. In May 2017 I put in my leave of absence at my corporate job, preparing my move to Chile in June, and not having the slightest clue as to what to expect. My move to Chile brought immense amounts of change, in some ways more difficult than others. It brought about the obvious, like language, culture, and living situation changes. But along with those came others I did not expect - changes with my way of thinking, my beliefs, what I really want out of life. Not to mention huge changes spiritually - not just within my self but also in my career. Continuing forward, my move to Chile led to my one month stay in Bali, an enormous change that basically happened overnight, and would not have been possible without my South America venture.
So how do we deal with these changes when they arise? How to we break out of fear mode to allow the changes to come into fruition? From someone who likes to control things, we must trust. Divine timing is always perfect. When we are presented with a challenging change or perhaps an “out of the blue” seemingly positive change, we must feel what we are going through and use it for personal development to further better our lives. Change is the catalyst to growth, which is the catalyst to positive transformation, which pushes us to living our highest potential. We must know the dark to experience the light. We must believe as we delve into new concepts and ways of living. Once we accept change, our growth accelerates. Moving forward, if change is extra scary for you, start small. Watch how the little day to day changes you make greatly affects your life. From there, trust builds and even greater miracles will occur. <3
Allow. Trust. Feel. Know. Believe. Accept
-The Now With Nat
My Top 5 Techniques To Stay Grounded...
We are awakening in this very moment to a global transformation. Intense energy is coming through at lightning speed, through solar activations, lunar cycles and shifts in consciousness (to name a few). It is important during this time to protect ourselves and to stay grounded as our DNA is re-wiring and re-activating, dissolving old timelines and programmed thoughts that have been embedded in our soul since the beginning of time. As the energy shifts, we can feel less balanced, lethargic, experience head aches, and just feel “off”.
The new year energy started off STRONG (leaving many of us feeling confused and a bit sad) as we dropped old habits, people, situations, and thoughts that no longer serve us. Below are my top five ways to remain grounded during these intense, yet transformative, times of change. <3
1. SPEND TIME IN NATURE
Spending time in nature simply connecting to the Earth rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul. Spend time by the beach, go on a hike, or simply dig your bare feet onto the ground. A mere 20 minutes can do wonders, leaving you with a sense of clarity and peace.
2. YOGA + MEDITATION
Through yoga, one not only gets a great physical work out, but obtains a healthier mind as well. Yoga and meditation teaches us the act of breath work as we train our minds to be still by sitting in silence or hold challenging poses. The practice of yoga also creates balance and detoxification within our body and organs. Old emotions and dense vibrations are released, creating more space for light energy.
Journaling is one of my favorite techniques to release old thought patterns and to gain insight about a specific situation or obstacle I might be facing. Journaling gets our creative juices flowing as we let our emotions out on paper. I find this technique freeing. Sometimes a single thought turns into a few pages worth of expression and releasing. If you are a first timer, I guarantee you will be surprised how much information comes out on paper.
4. SEA SALT BATH
Sea salt baths purify you on a spiritual level. The salt draws out and dissolves negative energies that we hold in our bodies, perhaps from our own thoughts and experiences, or interactions with other people. When we surround ourselves with others who might feel anxious or stressed, we can naturally take on that energy as if our own. Salt not only grounds you, but clears your aura as well - leaving you feeling lighter and more balanced.
What drives your soul? Do you like to paint? Draw? Play an instrument? Plan an event? Think of something that you LOVE or miss doing. If this seems impossible, what small step can you take to get closer to feeling creative? As we embrace our passions and acknowledge our creativity, (without judgement), our vibrations rise, creating a balance between mind+body+spirit.
"With greater understanding comes greater knowing. With greater knowing comes greater self realization. With greater self realization comes greater wisdom. With greater wisdom comes greater truth. With greater truth comes comes greater self expansion. With greater self expansion comes greater knowledge that we are everything, yet nothing."
- The Now With Nat
I am SO excited to announce that I have entered a contest to be Cancun's next Experience Officer! What does this entail?! If I am selected, I will move to Cancun for six months where I will document and highlight all of the amazing-ness Cancun has to offer! My goal will be to make Cancun.com the number one destination site in the entire world for Cancun, and to personally help everyone plan their next getaway by tailoring specific packages to fit one’s needs. Whether it is your first or 1,000th time traveling, I would love to provide guidance and assistance so anyone can embark on the life changing adventures they deserve!
Check out my one-min video below, and make sure to click the link to vote. Every vote counts! VOTE HERE !
Thank you all for your support ❤️