Transitions—Part 2

The number 11 has been associated with transition. You know, when you look at your clock, and you see 11:11, whether it’s a.m. or p.m. It’s transition time. Synonyms for transition are change, changeover, evolution, conversion, and shift. We’re always in some sort of transition. Every day is a new day. New mercies, new opportunities, another day to breathe. It’s how we respond in transition, to the things of life that we go through that will determine our future. @donnalhsmith #transition #refreshingstreams #amwriting TWEETABLE

Transition is a process. Think of it also as a journey. You have a starting point, you have stops along the way, and you finally reach your destination.

In life, our journey begins, I truly believe, at conception. There are things that go on in the womb that we are not aware of consciously, but they can affect us. When a mother goes into labor, that’s transition. The baby transitions from being an unborn child to a live-born human being.

In this process I’ve been going through, to free myself of hindering mindsets and old emotional wounds, I’ve been learning a lot about what babies sense in the womb and after.

I probably first experienced rejection in the womb. But before that, I ‘felt’ my birth mother’s trauma. I was not conceived in love, even illicit love. Two years ago, my sister told me the circumstances of my conception. It was a violent act, not by choice.

To tell you the truth, it wasn’t something I had ever considered. I don’t know why, but it hadn’t occurred to me.

As I’ve been going through this freeing process, I’ve had a number of things revealed to me. My birth mother’s trauma, then the love she felt when she first knew of my existence. The care she had for me, and yet also, the distancing of herself emotionally as the time for my birth neared.

But more traumatic than that was my time in the incubator. I was small, only 5 pounds, 8 ounces. I did not like being left in an incubator for maybe even an hour or more on end without touch or care. A lot of my anger came from that.

There’s so much more to all this, a little piece here and a little piece there will come out.

Just know that transition from one place to another is part of life. We can choose to go along with it—or we can choose to stay in one place. But if we choose stagnation, we actually choose loss. I’ve done both. I’ve chosen to stay in a place (emotionally) for a while. It didn’t help me.

Once I made the decision to move forward, then I began to heal and make progress. I’m taking some pretty big forward steps these days.

I’m inviting you along for my journey. Let’s embrace the transition ahead of us. Choose forward movement. Remember my 3-step healing keys: 1) forgive 2) release 3) advance. Those three keys will help you in your journey of life. @donnalhsmith #transition #refreshingstreams #amwriting TWEETABLE

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