I accept change

For a moment, try to remember a change that might have taken place at some point in your life. Try to chose something reasonably light. You might have changed school, moved to a new house, met new people, perhaps started a new sport, tried out something difficult or taken up a new skill. (pause 4 min) Think how you might have changed since. Have you learned new things as a result? (pause 4 sec) For a moment, consider Nature and its seasons. Consider how each season has its changes, how at each change Nature follows and makes the best of each different step. Think of some of these steps now. (pause 4 sec) You are part of Nature. You also are changing all the time. Nature is changeable and so are you. This is normal. This can also be exciting. What might be exciting about change? Think about this. (pause 4 sec) Now think of water. Water runs through any terrain and changes shape but does not stop flowing. You are like water too. Think of where in your life you are like water. (pause 4 sec) Are there areas of your life where you could be more fluid? More like water? Reflect on this. (pause 4 sec) You are always able to change. Imagine yourself move and change and adapt but also, most important, grow all along. Don’t worry about any resources you might need to help you change in the direction you wish to go. Just imagine it is happening. (pause 6 sec) This is natural, this is good. Being changeable and being like water is good. Remember this feeling of water. Gently focus on your feet again. Remember you are sitting on the log. In your mind stand up and walk back to the forest. Focus on your bare feet on the forest floor, feel the cool bed of leaves touching your toes and your heels. (pause 3 sec) Now slowly bring your awareness to this room. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel your roots deep in the ground. As you keep focus on your feet, bring your awareness to this room now fully. Become aware of the chair under your body. Listen for the sounds around you. Bring your mind back to your feet. Where are they? Can you feel them? Gently wiggle your toes. Feel the full sensation of the floor beneath your feet. Slightly press them on the floor. Wiggle your fingers and rub your palms. Move your shoulders. Take a deep breath. When you are ready slowly open your eyes, first looking down then up and up until you are looking straight ahead. Do this in your own time. When your eyes are open give yourself a good stretch if at all possible in silence to give others space to do the same in their own time.