A reflection from a wonderful Awakin Call yesterday with Claudia
: We have our own life’s triggers daily that we deal with and eventually come to a place of acceptance from our own extreme self-care. We go out into the Hornet’s Nest of Life. We start to make open requests and elicit self-change thoughts for others. Sometimes, the persons we hope to help or support meet us with resistance. Maybe they feel distrust, or maybe they’ve heard and seen it all before and don’t believe change is possible. Our part in being full measured means that we become responsible, willing partners with them, shadow and spirit guides to our fellows as they struggle through their own experience of the Stages of Change. So as they process, denial, anger, judgment, defense and protection, we may find ourselves struggling with our own reactions. No matter how skillful you are, we all can get caught up in a feedback cycle. This gets uncomfortable, and this also is where change is likely to happen. This is where I am having trouble. The more I strive to do service, the more I hold toxicity for the other. I find myself mimicking and using the old tricks of the trade. Control, agenda, not being in acceptance, having expectations, and manipulation. How do you hold this paradox of change?