Clients typically ask what it’s like to experience personal growth and change. Just like The Velveteen Rabbit queried The Skin Horse in Margery Williams’ children’s tale, clients want to know, “Does it hurt?” and “Does it happen all at once?”
If you’ve ever built a snowman or a large snowball, then you remember how at first when you packed the small mound of snow together and tried to roll it, it felt like it would never become large enough. In fact, you weren’t even sure it would make a decent snowball.
But after rolling it for a short while, before you even realized it, you had a huge snowball that was so large you couldn’t move it! If you looked back, you couldn’t quite recall when the shift took place (from being so small and hard to manage to being so huge and immovable).
When you are shifting your beliefs and perspectives on life, it works just like that. You begin making changes and sometimes it feels like it’s an uphill road and you don’t quite see how it will ever make a difference. Then one day you look back and are astounded at all the changes you have made in the past six months (or a year).
But you would be hard-pressed to pinpoint exactly where or when those changes took place, because it happened gradually, incrementally and organically (meaning your inner knowing was leading you).
Because this is a very different experience than setting a goal and working toward it, hitting specific milestones on your timeline, etc., it is an experience that is relatively new to most people. Transforming your way of being in the world is driven by your inspiration and guided by your inner knowing (internal GPS), so it feels natural and unforced.
It is change that bubbles up from within and permeates your being, until one day you notice that nothing is the same!