A dear friend and colleague asked for me for my assistance in a business venture she had decided to embark on. She was making a powerful change in her practice and, what will ultimately be, her life. And, change isn’t easy for most people. Change involves a couple of the greatest fears we have: the unknown, and not being good enough. I’ve been around change, profound change, all of my life. Changing a typical Chiropractic practice to a Medical practice with full-on physical rehabilitation and multiple therapies, to closing a practice and focusing on teaching, change has always been a part of my professional life.
For most people, change is avoided at all cost. We divert the conversation, we shift the focus to something else, and we hide behind petty objections, all in an effort to just remain status quo. We use sarcasm, flip comments and denial as a way to deal with change and its uneasiness. Change is just uncomfortable for most.
Change, though, is a healthy part of life for you and for your field! When your field becomes more and more organized due to the absence of chaos or change – you become set in your ways and not open to new ideas, information or changing the way you do or think about things. The concept that your field must be chaotic in order for your body to be healthy may seem at first to be stretching credibility a bit. However, as Researcher Valerie Hunt has discovered and published, the younger the person, the more chaotic the field. As the field becomes more and more organized, the person begins to age. Reduced chaos, or organization, of a naturally chaotic field is one aspect of aging.
So, how do we begin to invite and embrace change? Once we can acknowledge patterns of fear, the unknown, or not being good enough, we take the first step to shifting the pattern and embracing the future with all of its abundance. B.E.S.T., including the Morter March, is designed to do just that . . . to update patterns and release the past.
Here are some helpful steps to both release and embrace the fear of change.
- Identify a goal you have, which stretches you beyond your comfort level.
- Visualize that goal, as you would see it being successfully completed.
- Calm you mind, breath slowly and “listen” to your holding-you-back feelings about that goal.
- Write down a feeling, which is bothering you about that goal.
- Morter March as though it were releasing and you are learning the lesson from the feeling.
I’ll work with my friend to identify any hold-backs she has for the new venture, give her options to consider for her ultimate success, and have her change the pattern to unlock her
power of success. She can do it, and so can you!