The vast majority of my reading clients are looking to make some sort of change in their lives. From attracting a relationship to changing careers, most of the people that I talk to don’t know how to get started on working towards a big transition. It seems too overwhelming and frankly, no one has the time.
I truly believe that my crazy wave of transitions over the last few years all started with two small changes: I got a dog and I dyed my eyebrows.
While these might seem wholly unrelated to what ended up resulting in major shifts in my career, health, and relationships, it all started there. My dog, Peter, immediately made me feel less lonely and more like my personal life served a purpose. He had needs that I had to meet on a regular basis, and I had to start setting more firm boundaries around my work at school. My health was poor at the time and taking him on a walk around the block felt exhausting, but gradually we worked up to being able to walk all the way around a nearby park. And when he got very sick as a puppy and almost didn’t pull through, I was reminded that it was okay to be open to love, even in the short term. I had no regrets about inviting him into my life. Peter began to open me back up to the idea of finding love, love in any form.
As for the eyebrows, I have always had very light blonde eyebrows and have never really done much with them, as they are essentially invisible to the naked eye. However, I was looking for change in major areas of my life and wanted to start small. It actually made my face look quite different, to the point that I was a little shocked at who I saw in the mirror in the first few days afterwards. I liked feeling just a little bit different than my old self. This change was temporary—the tint faded within a few months. However, it showed me that we are able to make very subtle changes in our lives that make us feel wildly different.
A few months after getting Peter and dying my eyebrows, I starting dating the man who would become my husband. While I will never know how things would have turned out without having made these changes, I can say that Peter and my newfound eyebrows made me more ready to embrace the new relationship and all the other changes that were beginning to happen.
So if you are looking to change an aspect of your life, I invite you to start small. Maybe getting a pet doesn’t make sense for you right now, but getting a plant does. Maybe you can buy something you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself or start a new hobby. Hang out with a new person. You are shifting your energy and setting a ball in motion for change. Expressing that you are ready to receive the changes that the universe has in store for you is the first step to living a life that is more authentically yours.