Best Practices for Dealing With a Life Transition
Updated: Mar 24, 2022
Have you ever felt like everything in your life suddenly seems wrong? Your relationships feel dull, your job no longer sparks joy, and every day you wake up feeling like there’s something better out there. This sudden feeling can usually be explained as your inner knowing that you are transitioning from one cycle to another.
Life is cyclical meaning that we constantly go through life leaving one cycle, then going to another, finishing that one, and the journey continues. A cycle could encompass a specific lesson you must learn, a fear to overcome or a stage of life to experience. A spiritual awakening is a perfect example of this. A sudden change in consciousness requires you to burst out of your comfort zone and experience life differently. Although it might seem scary, transitioning into the next phase of your life can be seamless when you know what to expect. In this post, I’ll be sharing my tips as a spiritual guide to help you understand all of the intricacies of surviving transitions.
It feels proper to first discuss common experiences during this time of transition so that you know what to expect. One of the most common experiences is getting discouraged during the process. Have you ever felt the way I described at the beginning of the article? When everything in your life suddenly feels wrong, it’s easy to start blaming yourself.
“What am I doing wrong?”
“I should just give up.”
“Everything is going to be horrible from now on.”
The truth is that this discomfort is meant to push you into action. The Universe knows that if you’re comfortable, you have absolutely no reason to get moving so sometimes they have to light a fire underneath you as an incentive.
This brings me to my next point which may feel even more discouraging, but it usually gets worse before it gets better. This is because triggers often come up at this time in an effort to test you. You will experience doubt, fear, and hopelessness but this is done to make you ‘prove’ that you are truly ready for this change. Remember that the Universe can’t really force you to do anything. You have to be the one who’s truly willing to give it a go.
Parts of a Life Transition
There are two parts to any transition: leaving one cycle and entering a new one. Each part has steps you can take to make the entire endeavor smoother. Let’s first discuss what to do when you are in the process of leaving a cycle.
Leaving a Cycle
Do releasing work
This is a powerful time for releasing work. Deep dive into your soul and ask what you are being called to let go of. Are you holding onto dead-end opportunities? Relationships not worth saving? Now is the time to be honest and see what is holding you back from evolving. Once you have an idea of what you need to release or simply come to acknowledge that you do in fact need to release something, doing some physical releasing work can be extremely powerful and cathartic.
Do physical activity such as dance or exercising to feel the energy physically leaving your body
Do a burning ritual. This can look like writing out a letter or list of the things you need to release then set it on fire.
Journal. Consider answering prompts or writing a letter to yourself, someone else or a situation that you need to heal.
Do a space clearing
A space clearing is another great way to do release work but I believed that it needed its own point. When you’re going through a change, your body not only needs an energetic cleanse, your space does too.
Do a salt burn
Use meditation or another visualization technique to clear any remnants of the old cycle so that you can make room for the new.
Make Peace With the Past
Although it might seem impossible right now, get started on making peace with the past. This doesn’t mean that you have to be completely ready to move on or have forgiven the past entirely, it just means that you are taking a step in that direction. Just being willing to do so is powerful. Making peace with the past will look different to everyone.
Have tough conversations with someone
Do forgiveness work (can be for yourself or others)
Work with a therapist to process your emotions.
Entering a New Cycle
As you leave one cycle behind, another one begins. This is where you can practice embracing all that comes your way.
Be Clear About What You Want
This is a crucial time to be clear about what you want so that you can manifest what you desire. Now is not the time to be vague or undecided. Spend some time brainstorming about what this new cycle will bring. And think big! If you left one relationship behind, what will your next relationship look like? How will it be better? Or how will you embrace this single season? Don’t only think about how it will look. Tap into how it will feel. How will it feel to be living your dream life?
Work Through Non-Beneficial Belief Systems That Hold You Back From Receiving
We all have belief systems that we have been conditioned since birth to believe. This could be influenced by your friends, family, or even society as a whole. Some belief systems are good such as treating us right from wrong. But some are shameful and keep us playing small. Now is a great time to work through belief systems that keep you from receiving. Ask yourself: do you have a hard time asking for help? Do you feel guilty receiving? Do you give more than you take? Look deeper and see where this stems from. Then make a plan to release them. For example journaling, energy healing, or using affirmations.
Make Room For the New
It might seem obvious but sometimes we need a reminder that it’s okay to accept the new. Leaving stuff behind is hard but when you remember that there will always be something better to replace it, it opens the world up to new possibilities. For example, if you are ready for a new relationship in your life, now is a great time to clear out your ex’s stuff. Get rid of the love letters, the pictures, or anything else that you keep holding onto. By holding onto this stuff, you are energetically creating a blockage for new opportunities to come into your life. Another way to do this is to physically cleanse your space. A deep clean or a purging session is marvelously effective for energetically clearing past energy.
Transitioning into the next phase of your life doesn’t have to be hard. It can be a smooth process that makes you excited to be in flow with the Universe. Now you know what to expect during this time and the steps you can take to make the entire journey easier. What will you do now?
If you are looking for a guide to help you during this journey, I am here to help. The best place to get started is by downloading my free guide called “the 5 Stages of Unlocking Your Higher Purpose.” This no-commitment guide will give you a rundown of what a spiritual awakening looks like and give you actionable advice for your next step. Download here now.