We are living in very different times than just a few years ago. Many people feel as if they are struggling to keep their head above water. It may seem that way for you. This is an era of change, big change, in every aspect of everyday living. But this isn’t something I have to tell you – you already know this.

Change is uncomfortable for many individuals. They would rather remain comfortable and snug in their own world of supposed security and keep things going just as they’ve always been. But I have to tell you that isn’t real living, it’s an existence. Perhaps that’s all you’ve ever known so it seems right for you, but you’re stagnant if that’s how you are living your life. To live means to move, so if you want to truly live, you have to be in the constant movement of the ebb and flow of life.

Life, according to Webster, means flourishing, vivacity, animated, useful, full of vigor, and lively. These characteristics are all about movement and change, something good if you want to really live. But when change comes into our life we often resist the movement because we’re comfortable and don’t want to leave that feeling. However, the times we are living in now are requiring a great deal of change; it is being forced upon all of us, like it or not.

Change often creates resistance, and when an individual is in the throws of resistance, they cannot see the blessings that are surrounding them. My personal and business life are going through major changes right now, and like most humans, at first I resisted, bringing in a little anger or frustration into my mental and emotional realms. But that only created stress until I remembered how everything in my life has always worked out, even better than I imagined it would, when I let go of trying to make it work my way. I decided I’d accept these changes as good and flow with them, and it was then I began to see the blessings that were here and coming – it was an internal shift to trust, and peace was the result.

Blessings are richly displayed in our daily lives but are often obscured from our vision because we’re in the midst of figuring out how to run our life instead of trusting the flow of life. This blindsides us from seeing truth and puts us in the shadows of illusion with unfavorable outcomes as a result, perhaps only due to our own perceptions. Let’s look at some of the blessings gifted to us.

Waking up this morning and being able to take a deep breath is truly a blessing. I imagine you are blessed with a roof over your head, food in your pantry and a closet full of clothes to keep you clothed and warm on a chilly morning. Are these not blessings? Your car cranks up and takes you to work – two more blessings. Perhaps you don’t like the traffic and extra time it takes you to get to work, or maybe you don’t like your job at all, but see the blessing in having a job as so many would gladly trade places with you just to pay their bills. Can you see because you have two eyes that open every day and provide you with the gift of color and the beauty of nature? Again, you are blessed! Do you have friends, a family, co-workers, and a significant other? And so you are blessed! Okay, sometimes some of these people push your buttons, but those who push your buttons the most are a gift for you to learn something important for your life and yourself. That’s a huge blessing because you have the opportunity to grow in every dimension.

Sometimes, however, we find ourselves in a situation that is less than favorable: job loss, income reduction, a mean boss, unpleasant health diagnosis, relationships issues. Any of these would initially not feel like a blessing, but actually, they are a blessing in disguise. Is it time for you to begin another career or open your own business? You’ve been procrastinating about this so the universe provided the opportunity, however, you’ve been fuming and resisting so cannot see it’s really an opportunity. Maybe a health crisis is simply to help you take time to rest as you’ve been working too hard, or maybe it’s simply to help you go deeper and discover who you are and what is truly important to you and your life. Send blessings to that cantankerous boss or co-worker every morning and watch how it all transforms. The person may not change a bit, but you will! Anytime we have opportunities to grow and expand it is an unparalleled blessing, unequaled in value to any earthly possession or accolade.

So as we are all facing major changes in our lives, some of you more than others, allow life to simply flow and you flow with it. Forget trying to force anything into place - pushing upstream feels like a battle - and allow it to unfold with ease. Without fail, every time I do this I receive something even better than I desired, and it is always amazing how it unfolds – I call them miracles! Miracles are simply blessings and they are magical. As you trust the process of life and know the universe has unparalleled blessings for you, you open yourself with willingness to receive them. As a result of this willingness and release of the power seat, you will discover an inner peace with the flow of life, with an overflow of untold blessings.

We are fast approaching the time of year when we focus on our blessings and giving to others as well as ourselves. Be mindful of your blessings and put yourself in a state of gratitude for everything, for you have much to be grateful for. But don’t limit it to this time of year and the traditional mode of thankfulness; make it a tradition for you to carry throughout the entire year and your entire life. Unparalleled blessings will seek you and follow you on your life journey, and you will expand and grow in miraculous ways.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Carolyn Porter is an internationally known speaker, author of multiple books and audios that include "The Realness of a Woman, " "Healing with Color" and "Adrenal Fatigue," spiritual wholeness coach, trainer and angel channel whose passion is helping individuals move beyond their limitations and help them see they can do and be what they can envision. She is owner of a healing center called Where Miracles Happen in Cumming, GA, and offers life and health coaching, angel sessions, self-publishing coaching, energy healing QRA Testing, Bemer 3000 sessions, classes, certified trainings and much more. For more information or to order her books visit her website at www.wheremiracleshappen.com.