Ready To Use Power To Choose?

Wisdom Tips for the MonthThe theme for September is CHANGE…and with that is the opportunity to use power to choose.

This month you can explore how to deal with CHANGE in a positive and proactive way so you can use it to RESET your life in the best way possible.

Here’s your chance to do things in your life very differently. Whether you are the one making a choice or it is a choice or situation from the outside that affects you, CHANGE is inevitable.

What is CHANGE?

In a nutshell it is the passing from one place, state, form, or phase to another causing things to transform and become different.

We talked about endings and beginnings in last months forecast especially around the last New Moon. Under the theme of CHANGE, endings and beginnings will continue to be important markers this month as we navigate energy that is sometimes very final in its outcome.

There are two kinds of change. Change that you initiate based on a personal choice, and change that is imposed on you from the outside and is usually based on another person’s choice. Change based on your choice is usually something that you want and are looking forward to implementing in your life. Change imposed on you is often unwanted, resisted and judged.

What if you could take the attitude that all change is something you choose?

You would remove the resistance and face the change proactively. Being in resistance to change has no power. Choosing all change no matter where it comes from has a great deal of power.

Change can be sudden, and most likely we will have some experience of that this month, or it can be gradual like the changing of the seasons. The sudden radical changes are the ones that can bring about the most intense reactions. The ones to watch for are the ones that are based in FEAR. Especially this month watch for fear reactions that express themselves through the 7 obstacles of Stubbornness, Impatience, Martyrdom, Self-Deprecation, Arrogance, Greed and Self Destruction. Everyone has a least one of these that is the automatic reaction when fear comes up. (To learn more about the 7 Obstacles by ebook link here) (To learn about the Obstacles by audio link here)

The idea is to be in enough self-observation that you can identify when this is happening and become neutral as quickly as possible. If you are triggered you are not neutral. And you are not neutral if you took something personally. Not taking things personally will be a big test this month but will help with staying neutral and surrendering to the choices of change.

(There is help with neutrality on the support Mp3)

Here are some helpful hints regarding CHANGE to help you choose with power.

If you are the one initiating the change:

Embrace it from your heart.

Ask for support.

Do it for you and not someone else.

Complete what you are leaving behind and tie up all loose ends.

Be patient and honor right timing.

Honor the beginning of something new through celebration.

Pay attention to the RESET that is part of the change.

Pay attention to the details of what is needed to support the change.

Make sure to stay balanced throughout the process, as it is an important aspect of successful change.

If you are directly affected by change coming from the outside:

Observe any resistance or fear reaction and don’t take it personally.

Neutralize the resistance or negative reaction as quickly as possible.

Be in acceptance.

Choose the change as if it were your idea.

Honor any completion caused by the change.

Honor the beginning of something new caused by the change.

Pay attention to your own RESET as a result of the change.

Stay balanced and empowered throughout the process.

Ask for support.

Stay out of Martyrdom and any of the other obstacles.

CHANGE always brings something new into life. Anything new always requires a RESET. This should be an exciting time. When one door closes, another one opens and it really does not matter who is closing or opening the doors. The result is the same. Always consider CHANGE to be a gift from spirit and one that keeps life from becoming stagnant.

How the month shows up


This is a great month for resetting some of your personal patterns and behaviors. There is support for change. Make a list of what you know needs to change and start with an intention to change it. Ask for support and then take the baby steps towards the change. If you are feeling stuck, make small changes that do not feel overwhelming or unattainable. Honor the baby steps.

Big changes are possible this month especially in the areas of self-esteem and personal power. If you have done your work with FOCUS and BOUNDARIES last month, you will begin to see results through change in those areas this month. If you have not been great at focus and boundaries, they may come up for you again this month as you strive to change and reset how you navigate your life. (It would be helpful to listen to last months support Mp3 on focus and boundaries)


Claiming more personal power and raising your self- esteem will definitely impact all of your relationships. If the relationship is balanced and has integrity, this change will cause a reset that will be very positive, as both parties will welcome the adjustment. If the relationship is dysfunctional and built on dependency, co-dependency, or is abusive in any way, claiming personal power and raising your self-esteem will cause the relationship to reset in a more challenging way. It will be up to you to hold your boundaries and to do what is right for you.

Not only personal relationships are affected. Business and work relationships may have the greatest reactions to your inner changes. Remember that if change happens radically where you lose a relationship you have taken for granted, do not take it personally and see it as a positive reset in the long run.

People will continue to leave the planet and some will be icons that have held an inspiring position for greater segments of the population. This creates a change in how you view the world and what’s in it at any given time. Make conscious adjustments to your world by acknowledging and accepting who is no longer in it.


Your personal environment is one of the easiest ways to begin to implement change. Move some furniture around, get rid of something that you have been putting up with, bring something new into your personal environment, change a color, and change the location of something you use every day. This will be a proactive step in honoring change. This is especially useful if you are feeling stagnant in other areas of your life.

The greater environment and the physical planet may go through some radical and permanent changes due to earth movement and other natural phenomena. This will cause potential shock as well as a permanent reset. There is great movement occurring and it is difficult to predict what form it will take. Remember that the outer environment follows the inner environment; so the more proactive you are with your inner changes, the more the environment will reflect that.

Radical natural events such as storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, etc., release great amounts of energy and power. This energy drives change and you can either resist it or join it and use it.


Great change can happen in all areas of health and physical well being. This is a physical time where anything you consciously do that affects the physical body will be powerful and has an opportunity to be grounded and permanent. It is a good time to do physical procedures, work on teeth and bones, enhance physical appearance, anchor exercise routines, change your diet, eliminate bad habits and change up your wardrobe.

Do something different that shows spirit you are ready and willing for change to happen.

This can be a very exciting month for health issues as you may get a handle on challenges that you have been putting up with for a long time. Be willing to give up the story of how less than whole you are. Watch the victim in you that wants to resist the responsibility of being well. Anything is possible and radical change is definitely in the air. You may need to set boundaries with the people that are closest to you that may unconsciously resist any radical change you may be making as they are undoubtedly engaged in your story as well.


This is a great month for making changes to what is not working or what is stagnant in your business life. It is a great time to bring in new energy into projects and reevaluate partnerships. Practicality, as well as inspiration, plays a big role in your choices and changes to business, projects and partnerships this month. If you are not inspired by what you are doing and how you are doing it, it is time for a change. It could be something simple like changing something in your environment. Or it could be more radical such as changing your career or job.

If you are starting something new, make sure it is something aligned with you and your personal goals, and not because someone else has influenced you to go for something that does not feel quite right. This is a good month to reset all of your personal goals and to dream just a little bit bigger than you have allowed yourself to dream before.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is

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