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With The Reflective Writer Blog in Transition, I Take a Step Toward Change

by Judy Stone-Goldman on April 30, 2014

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This post is neither an end nor a beginning. It is somewhere in between.

For a few months I have noticed changes in my energy and focus. I have been aware that my vision for myself and my creative work is shifting. Perhaps you have noticed a change here at The Reflective Writer blog — less frequent posts, maybe a different energy.

I often hide myself and keep private about change, so it’s no surprise I have hesitated to write a post about an unclear transition. I want to know my plans and know my expectations. I want to offer words or thoughts or plans that I’m proud of. I want to present things that are complete, whole, well understood. Transitions are the opposite of all that.

What I do have is the sense, the certainty,  that much is changing. I have new ideas, new thoughts that don’t yet sound like much outside my creative inner world (think wildflowers, and a garden of compassion and acceptance…) But the one thing I know most assuredly is that it’s time to move ahead to something new, and that only by voicing my awareness can I allow new space to open up in front of me.

What does this mean?

It means I will not be posting as often in The Reflective Writer blog. Perhaps one day I will discover I am stopping. Then I will write a post about it!

It means I will be offering new ways to work with people. I definitely WILL continue to coach, with no interruption to those of you currently working with me. (Hint: the coaching options will be even better, as I am currently in the ARTbundance™ Certification Training Program with the amazing Marney Makritakis)

It means I will be continuing to write, and I will let you know where this writing shows up.

It means that I will be trying out new ways to create, to help, to connect, and to explore the inner world.

Even as I write this post, I realize that my most secure way to experience transition is to write. I feel grounded by the writing, which presents an antidote to the unease introduced by uncertainty and transition. So with all that feels new, much feels the same: write, reflect, feel better. Then repeat.

Questions for Reflection: How you do you respond when you notice yourself changing? Do you talk openly about it or keep it private? Are there significant changes going on for you now, either in your internal world or how you connect with the world at large?

Writing Prompts: “When I find myself in transition, I have a tendency to ______ ” (then keep writing); “The most uncomfortable part of a transition for me is ______ ” (then keep writing); “It helps move me forward to ______ ” (then keep writing); “Right now, I’m facing changes about ______, and I think it would help me to ______ ” (then keep writing).

 

 

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Ellen-Marie Silverman
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April 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Do all you need to do to open and grow. No apology needed for choosing growth as a state of being. Those wo care about you rejoice. I do. Best, Ellen-Marie

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Judy Stone-Goldman
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April 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Ellen-Marie, You are such a gem, and I think one of my teachers as well! I didn’t consciously write the blog as an apology, but apparently some of that inner apology came out. Each lesson comes when we are ready — you know that well!

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Kathy Gabriel May 2, 2014 at 5:43 am

Judy, the ‘force’ is with you! :) We’ll be in touch as we cross those bridges … in good company! Metta …

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Judy Stone-Goldman
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May 2, 2014 at 7:57 am

So delighted to hear your voice, Kathy. Indeed, we will continue our journeys in spiritual tandem. Best to you as you move forward… :)

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Liz /Gow May 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Dearest Judy
I so love and value you this blog. I am so inspired by your authentic journey and sharing of it in this safe way. I too feel I am in transition. You truly are an amazing person and coaching. Having done ARTbundance I so know that you and your clients are in for amazing treats. So pleased that you are looking after yourself. :-) xx

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Judy Stone-Goldman
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May 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Liz, I am looking forward to sharing with you as my journey continues, and yours as well. I know you are fairly new to my blog, so wherever it takes me and whatever emerges, I welcome your support and your insight. I know self-care if very important to you (which I celebrate and affirm for you!), so you are a bit of a role model for me. Smiling back at you :)

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richa@bali huts July 8, 2014 at 3:07 am

I always loved this blog. You have all the right to think of your growth. I believe in just one thing- whatever happens happens for good :) Keep up the good work and hope to read more stuff from you.

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Judy Stone-Goldman
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July 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Hello Richa, Thank you so much for your good wishes and your support. You may see that I posted a very short blog today — my way of starting to make a reentry! Hope you’ll keep reading. Best, Judy

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