A Change Is Gonna Come

A Change Is Gonna Come

This week I delved further into the world of Crystals and attend a Crystal group at The Enchanted Oak. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about what I had let myself into and nervous due to my novice crystal status! I went along with a friend and her sister, luckily there was just one other lady that joined us so there weren’t too many people to look silly in front of.

The session was run by Chris who really knows his stuff but manages to keep the session light hearted. I found his approach perfect for me as I tend to make silly jokes or comments which are not appreciated if people take themselves too seriously. Thankfully my humour was welcomed and my (silly) questions were answered.

Chris introduced us to Mookaite which originates from Australia and is linked to mother earth with very grounding properties. As with many things they come into your life at a time when you need them. I have recently been feeling agitated, an unsettled feeling where I have not been able to focus. I have been trying to pin point what could have caused this imbalance and the only thing I can think of is approaching change. Friends and loved ones are moving away, facing new challenges and careers, as am I. All of which is very positive and exciting but there is a feeling of uncertainty beyond my control. I often feel slightly unsettled when the seasons are changing and despite the mini heat wave at the beginning of September, Autumn is in the air. The leaves are turning orange, the flowers have finished blooming and sunset is arriving earlier each day.

Please don’t get me wrong, I love Autumn, in fact I love all seasons. I feel grateful that we live in a country where we can see the seasons changing and enjoy the personality of each. The optimism of spring as everything comes to life; the lazy long days of summer soaking up every last ray of sunshine; the harvest preparation of Autumn with its golden colours and the crisp stillness of frosty winter mornings. The British often focus on the grey rainy days thinking that’s all we have but if you take the time to notice you will see all the colours of the calendar as it passes. The dog walkers amongst you will know this better than most.

Mookaite is a nurturing stone that brings peace and a feeling of wholeness. It is a good Crystal to have during times of change to allow versatility and acceptance. Just what I need right now!

It got me thinking about the changes we face in our life, the quarterly change of the seasons, the annual celebration of getting older and all the worries it can bring, changes in our body and in our health, new career paths or relocating. As humans we are resiliant and my mum always told me that you will never be dealt a hand you cannot play. You have to believe you are capable, whether you are facing change yourself or supporting others changing around you. Think back 10 years, 5 years or just last year. Can you imagine your life being exactly the same? I know I certainly can’t.

Scandinavian countries embrace a concept called “Hygge” which I learned about through another blog, Whole Heartedly Healthy. It means that as the summer sets beyond the horizon those living in Scandinavia hunker down, create a feeling of coziness and enjoy comfort food with friends and family in front of open fires. Rather than resist the change in season they embrace it and adapt to keep warm and happy. Perhaps this approach is why they are often considered the happiest people in the world. I believe this approach can be adapted to face any change. Don’t fight it, accept it, embrace it and be kind to yourself as you grow into the new version of you. After all, change is the only constant we can guarantee in life.

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