In Order To Change The World, You Must Be The Change

 I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.

Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.

  –  Carol Burnett

This photo so clearly explains why other people don’t get the transformations that we are being called to make in our lives.  There are two different levels of perception here.  And each person can only see their own level of perception.  Both are true.  I can explain what I see with twenty thousand words, and if your level of perception is contained in the world she is pulling away, dark depressing and dreary, you will never see the sunshine that I do.

 Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.

  – Clint Eastwood

The better we know ourselves the better we can embrace change.  Self knowledge is vital, because our subconscious minds run these programs behind the scenes.  They like things exactly the way they are.  They will try to keep us in our comfort zone.  We need to let go of the old programs.

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.

  – Brigitte Nicole

Most of the fears that we have are fears of the unknown.  Those fears are negative programing.  They will keep you stuck in the shadows, in the dark.  They keep us from perceiving what else is possible.  I know that for myself when I have a medical issue, waiting for test results is the worst.  My mind goes crazy thinking of all of the worst case scenarios.  I am definitely in a dark place with wild imagining of brain tumors, cancer, a failing organ, and so on.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

  – Socrates

But once I have a diagnosis, it all changes.  Now I am researching and figuring out how to cure the issue and become healthy again.  Now I have something tangible to work towards.  The unknown has been removed and that fear is dissolved.  I am free again to begin making positive changes for my health and my life.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

  – Nelson Mandela

That doesn’t mean that fear doesn’t show up again.  It does.  But if I am being honest with myself, I can identify the unknown piece that is creating the fear and remove the unknown piece with new knowledge.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

  – Gail Sheehy

How do I know when fear of the unknown is showing up in my life?   For most of us it has shown up whenever we find ourselves avoiding something that needs to be done, or find that our progress towards a dream being slowed down.  We begin to lose passion and fire towards the dream.  We begin to feel like we are wading through the mud instead of flowing down the stream.

I just wanna go on more adventures.  Be around good energy.  Connect with people.  Learn new things.  Grow.

  – Unknown

Whenever these feelings start to exist, it is time to get quiet in our minds.  Then sit quietly and ask our inner knower what am I not seeing?  What is it that is slowing me down or sidetracking me?  What research can I do to bring light to this area?

I am on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become.

  – Unknown

Once we identify the fear, then sit with it a while longer.  See what lies beneath that fear.  I can guarantee that there is always another layer.  Fears tend to travel in packs like wild dogs.  Each dog having its own fear.  Once you think you have given each dog a name, now you can make it a tamer dog by addressing its own particular fear.

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

  –  Jim Rohn

You will know if you are successful because you will feel the energy and passion return to your dream.  All of a sudden you will feel flow happening and that progress is being made.  It is like a hose that has a kink in it.  At first we are not getting any water pressure.  But once we find the kink and straighten it out water comes pouring out at full force.

Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist.

  – Bryant McGill

The key is to be paying attention to what is happening in your life.  It is so easy to get lost and sidetracked.  It is so easy for the fears so sneak up on you and gain control.  It is also easy to stop and listen to your heart and soul for guidance.

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.

  – Unknown

It takes practice to check in with yourself on a regular basis.  Meditation and journaling are two practices that help us to keep track of where we are, and wake us up if we start to fall asleep.

If you enjoy and find our posts uplift you, will be excited that we will soon be releasing our first monthly daily journal.  Each day will have three – four pages.  The first page will be a beautiful color photo with a quote, the second and third pages will be the post that goes with it and space to journal your thoughts.  We are hoping to have the first volume published in the spring.

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.

  – Viktor Frankl

I know how much these writings help me to catch myself when I start to get sidetracked.  They help me bring my energy back up into the higher vibrations which is such a vital part of bringing my dreams into reality.  They remind me of what I have transformed in my past and give me courage that I can transform what is in front of me now.  Truly, the better we know ourselves, the better we can embrace what is now changing in our lives.

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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