Hey there, friend—
This week on the path, unexpected change is in the air and some of what the Universe is dishing might have you feeling like “what the…what?!?”
When change takes us by surprise (as it often does), it can feel shocking, confusing, frightening and, even somewhat destabilizing.
You may begin to question why God would send you this massive redirect, challenge, or upheaval.
When your daily prayers go unanswered, and there seems to be little or no guidance or support, it’s normal to feel anxious, alone and abandoned on your path.
We are conditioned to seek certainty, safety, and security, despite knowing—deep down inside—that none of these things are ever truly promised.
I recently went through a massive redirect—and unexpected change—of my own, and here’s how I did my best to embrace the change by adapting with grace.
Tips for Navigating Unexpected Change
- Spend time each day in stillness and silence. Quiet the mind, be with what is and notice what’s there when you silence the commotion.
- Pay attention to signs and synchronicities(aka coincidences). Is there a common theme being shown to you (through conversations, random billboards, an email in your inbox)?
- Start saying ‘yes’ to opportunities and invitations.You never know who you will meet, what resources you will tap into, or what new skills and knowledge you may acquire along the way.
- See if you can you reframe your fear by turning it into excitement—or, at the very least, curiosity around what the bigger cosmic plan is for you—even though you can’t see what that is right now.
- Remind yourself that your Creator (God, the Universe, Spirit, Source—whatever that is for you) is always conspiring in your favor. Sometimes the redirect is a necessary detour to your desired destination (even though it doesn’t feel that way in the process).
These practices can help you intentionally navigate big life changes in any area of your life.
It’s my hope that they bring more presence, peace, connection, and awareness into how you’re living.
Until next time…
Always Be Rising,
An International Bestselling Author, Lifestyle and Leadership Coach and speaker, Tris Thorp is one of today’s leading experts in the field of personal growth and leadership development, specializing in emotional healing, women’s empowerment and shadow work.
Having spent a decade traveling the world, being trained by and sharing the stage with Dr. Deepak Chopra in the field of social emotional learning, consciousness and mindfulness-based practices, Tris has a real gift for integrating the ancient spiritual teachings with modern-day science and mindfulness to help people all over the world let go of their past and create an empowered new future.
During her tenure at the Chopra Center, Tris apprenticed under the Chopra Center’s co-founder Dr. David Simon, co-facilitating the Healing the Heart and Emotional Freedom workshops alongside him. Prior to his passing in 2012, Dr. Simon appointed Tris as the person to carry on his teachings in the field of emotional healing. In addition, Tris was fortunate to be mentored by the late Debbie Ford prior to her passing in 2013, which is where she continued her extensive studies of the unconscious mind and concepts of the persona and shadow. After the loss of her two mentors, Tris went on to become certified through the Ford Institute as a coach specializing in Shadow Work and reconciling mental and emotional issues stemming from past experiences. She continues to share the gifts of emotional healing and facilitating this work in the footsteps of her former mentors.
Tris is the International bestselling author of Healing Your Heart: Rewrite Your Story with Awareness and Intention. A guide book to understanding your emotions, how we create our story and workable tools and techniques to heal from the past, Healing Your Heart stewards you through the process of releasing mental and emotional baggage, forgiving yourself and others, setting and enforcing boundaries and consciously communicating your needs in a loving and effective way so you can be who you’re meant to be, do the things you want to do and have all that you deserve to have in this life.
Tris is also the co-author of bestseller Mental and Emotional Release® with Dr. Matt James. Written in a language both professionals and non-professionals can understand, Mental and Emotional Release® offers real life case studies, an overview of MER and its foundation, step by step scripts to follow, and clinical efficacy studies comparing MER to other therapies.
Clearly in her dharma, Tris’s passion and dedication to gently guide people on their inward journey through personal growth is evident in her work as a Lifestyle and Leadership coach, Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release and workshop facilitator. She teaches various courses on leadership development, personal empowerment, social emotional learning and higher states of consciousness – both in online courses and her certification programs, live workshops, VIP retreats and 1-1 clients.
Tris Thorp is Board Certified by the Association of Integrative Psychology as a Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release ®, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, and Mental and Emotional Release ®, a Certified Reiki Master, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Tris is devoted to inspiring and empowering others to cultivate and maintain mindfulness-based lifestyle practices that lead to greater clarity, purpose and fulfillment. Through one-on-one coaching, online programs and live events, Tris specializes in helping people to fully release negative emotions, limiting beliefs and unconscious patterns, enabling them to make quantum leaps into the life they are truly meant to be living.