Chaos Needs to Happen to Facilitate Change

Being authentic means being raw and real, and telling it like it is.  

So that said, do you want a little glimpse into the behind the scenes of my world these last few weeks?  

Okay, here goes…

First off, let me just frame this by saying that I can’t remember a time in my life where I have ever experienced the level of chaos I’m experiencing right now. 

I’m calling it “cosmic chaos”, and lately I’ve been given a mega-dose of it. It’s been literally a non-stop comedy of errors, and that’s putting it mildly.

Life is not meant to be easy

I said to one of my friends recently “I feel like everything in my world is shattering right now.”  She said “What do you mean?”  

I said “Well, where should I start?”

There was the morning where I ran around the house looking for my keys, only to find them in my back pocket.  Or later that week when my car got a flat tire.  Or when my boys broke a vase I had on the front porch.  Or when my son broke a window.  Or when my daughter dropped the laptop and the screen shattered.  Or when my daughter tripped over a lamp that was on the floor, and the lightbulb shattered and scattered everywhere.

And that’s just in the last two weeks. Should l go on?

But even in the midst of the chaos, I had to stop and recognize the Universe’s sense of humor….”Shatter? You said shatter? Yeah, I can make that happen!”

Chaotic as it may be, what’s going on in my physical world is just a physical representation of what’s happening on an energetic level.  It symbolizes the “old” breaking down and shattering.  It needs to happen before the new can be built.

This process of leveling up is never linear.  As we move through the levels of evolution, it’s normal to experience periods of what feels like a setback.  It may feel like you’re going the wrong direction.  The path is never a straight line, and the road is never easy.  Rest assured, this chaos is part and parcel of the process.

Read on to learn more about the energy behind what you may be experiencing right now.

Antiquated paradigms are shattering

In my book SOAR, I talk a lot about antiquated programming.  Antiquated systems,  antiquated paradigms and antiquated modes of operation.  Call it whatever fancy-schmancy term you want to, but it just means the old way of doing things.  The “old ways” aren’t working for us anymore. 

Here’s an excerpt from SOAR:

“We live in an extremely exciting time because we are on the cusp of our collective consciousness starting to make a huge shift.  We are seeing people start to wake up and examine their lives in ways they have never looked at them before.  They’re looking for more fulfillment; people aren’t satisfied with the standard norms, customs, traditions and beliefs that have been handed down to them that had worked well for prior generations.  We are beginning to see these antiquated paradigms start to break down across the entire spectrum of our lives, from significant primary relationships to day-to-day lifestyle choices.  People are looking for deeper meaning and are starting to make more conscious choices.  When we make a commitment and a practice to turn our unconscious patterns into conscious choices on a daily basis, we open ourselves up to an entirely new dimension.”

This is what’s happening in our world right now…old ways are breaking down and the new is being built.

Where in your life are you experiencing old ways breaking down?  

Your breakthrough is right around the corner

Sometimes during really challenging times people feel like they are breaking down.  You’re not breaking down, it’s old paradigms breaking down.

Remember, we always have a choice.  We can give in to the chaos and let it defeat us, or we can rise to the occasion and be the hero.

In SOAR I recount the moment I decided to choose a breakthrough.  You can too.

“I could have succumbed to the powerful forces of fear, resentment, hate, regret and all of the other negative feelings commonly associated with divorce and allow this experience to break me down, or I could declare this moment as my breakthrough.  The choice was easy…I chose a breakthrough.”  

You are not alone

If you are experiencing record high levels of stress and frustration right now, you are not alone.  I’m right there with you.  I’m human, and experience many of the same emotions you do.  Just because I’m in the business of helping others doesn’t mean I’m exempt from experiencing the same emotions you do.  I have to coach myself through many challenging moments in much the same way I would coach a client.  I said Pam, maybe you should start with not saying everything is shattering, try that for starters.  

Others are with you.  Reach out to someone and let them know how you’re feeling, and chances are they will have a similar story to tell.  

One day when I was at “wit’s end” I picked up my phone, texted my spiritualist and said “What the F%#& is going on?  Everything is shattering”  Her response… “Funny you should say that, my son just broke a window in my house today.”  On the EXACT SAME DAY, my son broke a window in our house.

Have you ever felt like you’re at “wit’s end?”  Are you feeling like that now?  Keep going.  Keep pushing through.  The only way out is through, and your breakthrough is right around the corner.

Back to the basics

In times of high stress and “cosmic chaos” as I’m calling it, take a deep breath and go back to the basics.  This too shall pass.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Simplify – remove from your life whatever isn’t absolutely necessary right now.  Hydrate – remember to drink lots of water.
  • Eat clean – Nutrient packed foods are always the best choice.
  • Rest – take time to recharge and relax
  • Sleep – make sure you’re getting enough sleep.
  • Exercise – dedicate some time to movement every day.
  • Breathe – deep breaths throughout the day
  • Talk with a friend.

I’m super grateful to have you in my Live Authentically family.  Thank you for staying with me every step of this journey, through thick and thin.  Our journeys may be individual, but we are always in this together.  Love you all!