Many of you are finding yourselves at a crossroads of change. It may be that you cannot continue on with behaviours that do not honour you or others, or you may find that you cannot continue on with others whose behaviours do not honour you.

If you have found yourself needing to make some serious changes for yourself, we congratulate you on coming to this point! It is likely you have found yourself in a painful place in order to facilitate change. This painful place gets you to realize that what you’ve been doing isn’t working for you and that you simply cannot continue along in the same manner. It is from that space you will open to exploring other options.

If you need to change, the first step is to surrender into the guidance of your higher power. Ask to be shown the next steps and for the right assistance to help you navigate your change. Make your wisest choice, one now moment at a time. Try not to overwhelm yourself by taking on too many things at once. You are building a new foundation for yourself. Look at what is most important for that foundation and start there.

You always have an inner wise one within you. Connect with that part of you. If you don’t know how to proceed, if you have a mentor who leads their life in a way you admire, it might help to consider what they would do. If you aren’t sure, wait until you have more clarity. If you need professional help be wise enough to reach out for it.

If you need to know if someone has changed in order for it to be safe for you to be around them, it is important to look at their actions, not words. Real change is not instantaneous, but rather the result of becoming more mindful and conscious. Breaking out of old patterns and establishing new, healthier ways of being doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process. It is wise to not jump right back in with them but to allow the time for the new ways to become well established. They don’t need to be perfect, but they do need to show consistent effort, introspection, self accountability, and a commitment to being better, not just to get a result, but as a preferred expression of who they are.

True and lasting change is a commitment. If you commit to the core values of truth, transparency, integrity, and consistency, and use those as your guiding light one now moment at a time, you will find your way out of the dark night into the discovery of where your soul is trying to lead you, and from there a much more satisfying life expression can be found. Know that your evolution can only take you somewhere better and every forward step you take is a step toward the light. There is much love and guidance for you every bit of the way.

**Channel: Shelley Young