Today’s episode is about inevitable cycle of change. I talk about various life transitions: some that are smooth and natural that we don’t pay too much attention and others that are traumatic and devastating in nature, and how starting to understand the change cycle, and how embracing the change actually supports the healing process.
What You’ll Learn From this Episode:
+ It can even be hard to adjust to a welcomed change and that’s ok.
+ Why it’s important to embrace any kind of change.
+ How accepting the change promotes the healing.
+ Truth & Dare Question: What life changes is my cancer wanting me to make to support my full expression?
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Full Episode Transcript:
Welcome to Truth & Dare Cancer, the only podcast that teaches you how to supercharge your self-healer, navigate fear, and recalibrate your life by using cancer as a powerful catalyst for change. On this show we get real about all things cancer. And now here’s your host, cancer survivor, mathematician and certified life coach, Ceca Mijatovic.
Hello and welcome! Today’s episode is about inevitable cycle of change.
Usually life transitions are smooth and natural so we don’t pay too much attention to the roles we take on along the way and changes that we embrace. However, sometimes even if we are asking for a change and welcoming the change we can still miss the previous phase of life.
I remember when a good friend of mine really wished she would get married, she was so hopeful and focused on meeting her husband. All of her intention and energy went toward meeting the one, and then she finally met him, got to know him and was ecstatic to get married, and so she did. The interesting thing was that within weeks after the honeymoon, she got so depressed. She was missing her solo down-time, her freedom and single life. So after several long conversations and me explaining that this is natural cycle of change, she started feeling better.
Letting a part of your life experience end, and letting the new experience begin is no different than leaves changing their color and falling off the trees to dissipate in the ground, and the new bright green leaves reappearing in spring.
But change is not always invited and welcomed in our lives.
There is a lot of trauma associated with changes that happen to us like, losing a loved one, divorce, job loss, and other dramatic events that we experience on our life journey. And Cancer is not any different. In fact, if we don’t work or shifting our mindset, cancer can easily turn into full blown crisis.
The cancer journey is very traumatic and hard experience to go through, it’s one of those painful experiences that changes us forever. To be blunt, once you go through cancer, the life as you know it is over.
So starting to understand, and embracing this change as soon as you can, actually supports the healing process. Now, I know you may think I’m crazy for saying this but hear me out:
By accepting that cancer is initiating a change, we are actually empowered to actively participate in the process. And then we can guide the cancer journey and also let the cancer journey guide us. So I invite you to explore the following three questions: (number 1)
And remember: Cancer is both, an invitation and a pass, for a drastic change.
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Again the change questions are:
Commit your answers in writing until we speak again! And in the meantime, I dare you to find the truth in your cancer!
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