Monday, January 25, 2010

Transitions





How do you deal with transitions? To me transitions are that time between events or moving from one point of your life to another. Transitions can cause change but are not change themselves. Sometimes transitions are easy, like going from home to work. Other times they can be difficult, like going on in your life after you've lost a loved one.

I think our approach to transitions, just like so many other things in life, can make a big difference. I personally always try to stay open & accepting to any transition I have in my life. The hard part for me is if a transition is taking a long time. Although I always preach patience & overall I'm very good at having patience. When a transition goes on for a long period of time, it can begin to be a bit draining. I'm currently stuck in one of these long transitions. I have felt for a while that the reason I was laid off was to have time to do something bigger & better. I still really feel that way & in a lot of ways this blog & the people I've met because of it have been a wonderful part of my transition. I still look forward to everyday & I keep the wonderment of a child in my heart. I know that miracles happen all the time & in the right time my miracle will happen. But this transition has been longer then I would have ever expected it to be.

I have worked since the time I was 12 years old, beginning with my paper route. I have lost other jobs but I've never been unable to find a another job for longer then a couple of months. This transition is about to reach 8 months. I will never lose my faith or my belief in miracles, even if this transition goes on much longer. I know in my heart that everything that happens to us has a purpose & sometimes these transitions prepare us for a much greater life in front of us.

So if you're going through a transition, know that it to will come to an end. Never lose your hope or faith & no that even when it's darkest there's always time for the dawn. I believe in the process of God/universe & know that we can make it through whatever transition comes our way.

Till tomorrow,

Bill

Quote of the day:"Transitions happen in our life for a reason. Belief in the process & know that the best is yet to come."



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8 comments:

Tony Anders said...

I have found the more I try to swim against life's currents, my arms give out before the current, and I risk drowning so-to-speak.
I too feel the same in waiting for some answers. It is like running to the mailbox waiting on a response from a long since sent love letter. On some things life has not yet responded. Maybe that is the response, or maybe my answer was lost in the mail. ;)

Quiet Waters Rise said...

This is actually something that really hits home for me with a circumstance that I really have been looking for guidance on and waiting for transition, and unfortunately, it's been a journey several years long. I can relate to exactly what you are saying and at times have begun to ask myself, what is better - continued hope or final acceptance that it was not meant to be?

So reading your post this morning really made me think, and it seems that you are so strong in your belief which also gives me hope.

I was actually reading 'God Has a Plan for Your Life' by Charles F Stanley and read a paragraph that really hit home, and hope it will help you as well.

It says, "When God is involved, it is never a matter of luck or good fortune. There is no such thing as luck in the life of a believer. It is the hand of God that opens and closes the doors you face each day. There is no chance encounter - just the divine moments when God moves to answer your prayers and accomplish his purposes."

Coffee With Marty said...

What a timely post! I have to keep reminding myself that I'm still young, and that this transition I'm going through right now, probably won't even be noticed in 5 years. At least I can hope :)

I know that God has a plan for me, and it is bigger than mine own. So, I am determined to wait, wait upon the Lord.

Take care!

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks for the comments I truly believe that everything in life happens for some purpose & these purposes may not be revealed to us until much later but there's always a reason.

The only problem with a transition that takes a long time is we need to evaluate if the "thing" we're waiting for is in sync with God/universe. Many times as badly as we want a particular thing to happen when we truly look at it we discover it's an EGO based "thing" & not truly in sync with God/universe. So always be willing to re-evaluate what things you're waiting for.

Thanks for all the love & support.

Hugs,

Bill

Dawn said...

Bill, if it helps any, my transition lasted 18 months. Yep, not kidding...a long, drawn out, challenging 18 months. I'm just now beginning to see the results of all of that...what I like to call "useful limbo". I, too, began work at a very early age (13) out of necessity, and am very accustomed to succeeding at anything I undertake. That made this 18 month limbo one of the most painful, frustrating, challenging periods of my life thus far, until I finally recognized the purpose at hand and settled into shifting my energy.

The world turned upside down 2 yrs ago, however, and I have witnessed this transition affecting literally everyone I know. There are a lucky few who haven't been touched, whose lives have moved forward in much the same way. I would suggest that for those of us who are experiencing useful limbo and transition, that it is happening (as all things do) in Divine Order. I am NOT an alarmist who embraces the "world will end in 2012" insanity. What I DO feel is that we are definitely approaching a global shift that will culminate in 2012.

Those of us who have consciously shifted our own energies, opened up to new possibilities and transitioned successfully, will meet this energy shift with much better aplomb than those who are walking around living unconsciously. That isn't a dig at anyone - we're all living in perfect accord.

I strongly feel these transition periods for all of us have much deeper meaning that any of us can identify just yet. That means the future is beckoning and incredible experiences await us.

~ Dawn

TIFFANY MULLINGS said...

Excellent, I really enjoyed that!

Sally Lee™ said...

Excellent post, as usual! In theory I know that God has a plan for me and that everything will work out the way it is suppose to; however it is nice to be reminded to be patient. I guess it is nice to know that I'm not alone, even though my transition is different from others, we are all in some kind of transition. I always thought of it as change; however you've cast a new light - you're correct, it is transition from one phase to another.

I have seen your transition over the past year and it is wondrous to witness. Just look at your blog and the responses you are getting! You are touching people's lives, my dear friend.

Love,

Marie
http://sallyleehomeaccents.com

Canyn said...

Oh my, Bill! You speak to me! I feel as though I am in a transition period, also. I am happy to have a paycheck and I love the children I work with, but I really feel that there is something out there that isn't so draining. I have two friends who are in the same mind. I think it's the way school has been tampered with to the point that we have little ability to be creative with our work. I sometimes feel that my main purpose in being there is to protect the children in very small ways. I know that is important. It could be that my feelings about that are holding me there. But, I have been in many other transitions and you are right, they do end and we do move on. It is of the utmost importance that we take care of our hearts, our spirits and our bodies during these times, because those are areas of our life that we will need in tact when we move to the next stepping stone. I say stepping stone because I never feel that there is an end to get to (except, well, you know.) Turning our stumbling blocks into stepping stones is always a challenge, and for me, that is the key to moving on.
You are always inspiring!