When I talk about transitions, I am speaking about the major milestones in one's life. The saying that "the only constant in life is change" is true. But there is something a little different which occurs when we are facing one of life's major milestones - divorce, empty nesting, career change, moving out of a home, starting a new business - that is pure energy able to be put in motion and directed, and ripe with opportunity. It is big.

Let's assume you are in a transition - or considering one. What is this moment of stepping off, and hopefully knowing, (but at least praying), the net will appear? (PS: it usually does, because we're creating it!)

What is this moment made of? And, why - when we're so damned scared - is this a message of hope?

We've talked about the fear - and there's more to come on that, because that is huge, and the biggest hindrance to transformation. For right now, let's look at the potential of these shifts as the raw material for the next part of your life. Once you make the decision to DO whatever it is you will be doing OR, the decision is made for you (your partner leaves, you lose your job), you have choices. And, when you start acting on those choices, you now have the energy in motion ("a body in motion, stays in motion") which creates momentum, as well as the history and benefit of your experience ("we are a product of our experiences") and the new awareness of where you are now.

So, think of this moment as potential energy (remember your science classes?) This is stored energy and it has to do with the position you are in. Just as a drawn bow is able to store energy as a result of its position, we are ripe with the ability to shoot our arrow wherever it is we want to shoot it - we (and the transitions) ARE manifesting potential energy. If the bow is not drawn, it has no stored energy. It's basically sitting there in its usual position, with no potential or opportunity.

So, THAT is the hope in transitions. Think of this as an opportunity to shoot your arrow in the direction of the future toward which you wish to go. You are holding all of this opportunity (potential energy) and it is your choice as to how you direct it. You can shoot your foot, sure. You can decide that you want to put the bow down and lose the opportunity to use all this energy for transformation. But how good would it feel to use it to create a future you have always dreamed of? Or maybe, dared NOT dream of. (but that is a whole other story!)

Gear up for your choices. Stay poised with your bow - which you can draw over and over again, by the way. Your future is yours to create, no matter what has happened in your past. You are facing a big-honking-opportunity! Please choose to see it that way, and use all this potential energy to create the magnificent life you were born to live.

And remember: What your mind can dream up, can absolutely become a reality. You wouldn't have the dream if it weren't possible.

Author's Bio: 

Teresa M. Goetz is a Transformational and Spiritual Coach, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, who has spent her career helping women realize their potential at all stages of life. Her work has paralleled her own personal experiences and includes specialized work in all women's major life stages, including pregnancy, child birth, parenthood/ mothering, partnership/ marriage, divorce, and middle life.

Teri gets enormous satisfaction from watching women grow into who they truly are meant to be. She creates and holds a safe space for her clients so that they may turn personal crises, like divorce, into defining moments to transform their lives. She helps women achieve clarity and confidence, and then breathe fresh air into their futures.

Teri speaks and writes about women's issues and health, works with clients one-on-one and offers workshops for women.

She is the mother of 2 daughters, step mother to a son and daughter, and married to a wonderful man!

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