How to Foster Change in Your Life Spiritually
Dear Bonnie: I seem to go through each day in a fog of too many things to do with so little time. Do you have any tips to foster change? -- Betty
Dear Betty: This is a question that comes up quite often when I am with clients who want to know the secret of living a happy, spiritually filled life. I, for one, understand the challenges of getting everything done that we want to achieve, and I can tell you it’s all about finding balance. We need a plan to have a happy life, one that is filled with family, friendships, a job we love, and a life that can be lived with no regrets.
Sounds like a lot to ask for, you say. But what if we don’t have a plan? There are only so many hours in a day and only so many days in our life. When we are young, our life has a different way of appearing than when we start to get into our 50s and 60s. There are different questions we are faced with, not the least of which is, “Are we living our best life now?”
I would ask you to break down time by making a plan for the very best possible day that you can. If we don’t make plans or give ourselves goals, we can find ourselves letting life go by and not really achieving the happiness that is meant to be ours.
God wants us to live life to its fullest while enjoying our time on Earth. So many things can get in the way of what is truly important. Are you in a job you hate but you like the money? Do you wish you were in better physical shape, but you don’t watch what you’re eating or take the time to exercise? Are you spending enough time with family and friends, and sharing special moments and memories with the ones you love? Life is about making choices and then following a plan. How disciplined you are with your time makes all the difference in the world.
I know it’s not easy, but it takes action, not just wishing, to make something happen. If you want to be skinny, you need to eat healthy, low-fat foods and exercise -- there is just no other way.
You want to write a book? It takes the discipline of sitting down and starting to write and the patience and time to get it finished.
If you need education for a new job you would like to have, start by taking one course at a time if you need to.
It’s just following a plan for your life, one day at a time.
When you reach the end of your earthly journey, what do you think are going to be the things that will count as most important -- the money you earned, or the family that means so much to you? We all need to earn a living, but ask yourself, “Am I living my best life now?”
Find ways of planning your days so it’s not just week after week of “going through the motions.” Set goals of what is important to you, and do your best to achieve them. Make a list and set your intention for your day. If your list has 10 things on it and you only accomplish four of them, don’t beat yourself up; instead, be thankful for what you did accomplish, that you set your goals, and pick up where you left off the following day.
It’s the shout-out to the universe that you have goals and are doing your best, that when you set that intention, it gives the universe permission to step in and help you to achieve your goal. It’s like having cheerleaders in heaven who want to see you meet your goals!
Just remember to have fun -- sometimes we need to schedule that in also. It’s your life. Make it work for you and not the other way around.
Bonnie Page is a psychic medium and reiki master. She is available for private readings and reiki sessions at Messages from Heaven Healing and Learning Center, 646 Central St., Suite 3, Leominster, or by telephone at 978-297-9790. If you would like to ask Bonnie a question for her column, email email@example.com .