I am catching my breath after my first week of a new job. It looks like the weekends will be the best time for writing and blog work. As soon as my redesigned website went live, I started my job with Catholic Charities Ft. Worth. I have been learning all about their mission and structure, and how they work to lift people out of poverty. It is impressive and inspiring to see the alignment of principles, values, and operations within the organization. It is certainly a good fit for me, and I am grateful and glad to be there. My life is shifting into another gear as I adjust to working 40 hours/week, and the Universe is supporting me in new ways.
The value of starting something new is even greater than I expected. Any time we make a change, we experience both loss and gain. As we step or leap out of our comfort zone, we discover new strength. The road rises to meet us, and we learn to trust ourselves and the Universe. We get stretched each time we forge new pathways in the brain and body, and that is uncomfortable at first. However, it increases our capacity and confidence. We were all created to learn, grow, and evolve, and when we say “Yes” to this, wonders unfold. Joy increases. Love shows up to guide, provide, and empower us.
New pathways don’t always require a leap; baby steps work just fine. Start where you are and ask, “Where can I find something new?” Ask the Universe to open your eyes, your mind, and your path. Ask for guidance and grace. Allow Love to widen your perspective and soften your hard places. Be still and willing for at least a few minutes every day. Spirit will work in and through you to create something new and beautiful. Practice saying, “Okay, yes,” with a smile. I’ve been doing this for quite awhile, and when the time was right, the door opened for me. I had to step up and show up, and that took some courage. I still have much to navigate on this new path, but the journey has begun. I’ve crossed the threshold.
Starting a new job can be very humbling as we learn the ropes, face our weaknesses, and develop our skills. We will inevitably stumble along the way. We have to ask questions, be patient, and manage frustration as we learn. That has been my experience this week, and it was a bit overwhelming. However, support was plentiful, and each day felt a little easier. It’s like using muscles that haven’t been used in a while or stretching ourselves in a new routine. This is how we get stronger and more agile.
Aren't we all ready for something new? What is calling you? Perhaps a new social or service activity, an educational opportunity, or a creative endeavor? This may take some discernment. Ask, seek, and listen to your inner wisdom. Answer the call on your soul. Be willing to get uncomfortable and show up for yourself. Love is waiting for an open and willing heart. Say "Yes!" and see how the Universe delivers sweet surprises to you.
Rise & Shine,
Elisa J. Juarez