When we set an intention to change an aspect of ourselves so we can be more in alignment with our truth, it may initially feel like things are getting worse. I see this in my life and with my clients all the time!
For example, we may consciously make a decision not to get angry so quickly or to have more patience or to start being more loving towards ourselves and stop seeking the approval of others.
Perhaps in the past, we would engage in an energetic exchange with a passive-aggressive person where they always fall into the role of ‘victim’ by blaming us and so we use our energy to soothe their ego through multiple apologies or by seeking their approval again even though we have done nothing wrong.
Once we set an intention to change an aspect of ourselves in this way, the Universe will present us with similar situations not only with this person but with others too, not as a test, but so we can practice this new way of being.
Intention has to be followed by action. However, instead of seeing this as an opportunity to choose a different path or response, we might instead feel as though the Universe is against us and think that things are going wrong or are even worse than before. This, unfortunately, might lead us to give up on our pursuit of change.
In the self-love example, if the situation were to present itself again, instead of apologising and soothing the other person who is being unreasonable, we might choose not to assume our usual role in this energy exchange but instead wish them peace and walk away or calmly state our own perspective without seeking their approval.
This essentially is you honouring yourself and standing up for 'you'. It sends a clear message to your subconscious that you are committed to loving yourself more powerfully.
Pretty soon, these scenarios will stop arising as the new way of being is fully integrated and life becomes calm again, leaving you in a completely new space. It's beautiful to watch this unfold and see the growth materialise. 💕
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Gwen Allison Is a Transformation Coach, Spiritual Business Coach, Accredited Meditation Teacher and Reiki Master/Teacher with a desire to open your mind to new possibilities, whilst gently guiding you towards your goals and personal transformations.