“As you are shifting you will begin to realize you are not the same person you used to be. The things you used to tolerate have now become intolerable. Where you once remained quiet you are now speaking your truth. Where you once battled and argued you are now choosing to remain silent. You are beginning to understand the value of your voice and there are some situations that no longer deserve your time energy and focus.” ~Unknown

 I found this quote today and just…wow. I was unable to find out who said it originally, but if you know, please hit me up on Twitter @angeatkinson and fill me in! I definitely want to give credit where it is due.

Here’s the thing -THIS is why I do what I do. Because even if you’re not ready to say goodbye to the problems (or problem people) in your life, you will personally shift as you learn about what you’re dealing with and as you’re learning about yourself. I used this in a post today in social media, but I said the word “narcissist” instead of people or problem people.

The truth, though, is that it relates to anything you do, and so does my healing method. In fact, I figure out my whole life using the DUO method, not just my toxic relationships.

That’s because it works. It first focuses on knowledge and information. Then it asks you to try to comprehend, to understand the information, and then asks you to take it to the next level so you can overcome and evolve from what you’ve learned. It’s good shit.

The shift thing, though – that’s real. And maybe I never even considered it a shift before. Maybe I saw it as something fancier – a metamorphosis or a profound transformation.

But it all begins with this one thing – it’s a shift. A shift in your mindset. A shift in your thought patterns. A shift in your personal awareness and a shift in the deepest part of your soul. It’s a shift in your energy.

Yes, it becomes a metamorphosis. YES, it turns into a profound transformation. But without the shift – well, it never begins, does it?

As you shift, you become less and less tolerant of things that tarnish your energy and corrode your life – and over time, you raise your standards. Slowly but surely, you grow in confidence and understanding of yourself. Bit by bit, step by step.

If you’re in a toxic situation at this time, you find that before long, you KNOW you have to change if you ever want to be happy and to grow.

But once that shift is underway, a powerful and sometimes shocking thing happens. You SEE the problem, and you KNOW the solution. Things have never been clearer!

Now it’s time to shine because you are about to create something better. Something new. Come hell or high water, you will start taking care of yourself as your mother SHOULD have, and you will become your own fiercest advocate.

And this is when, even when it seems impossible, you figure out a way to make the obvious solution become a reality.

THAT is the shift, right? As we go through the healing process, we learn first that we have the problem, then we understand the “mechanics” of it. Eventually, the psychology, the behaviors and at some point, it all comes together for us and we recognize the depth of it. Then, and in my opinion, ONLY then, can we really begin to evolve – to shift – and to become the truest, fullest versions of ourselves.

Oh, yes. It is a beautiful thing. And indeed, I do think too much. But what do you think about this idea? Tweet me @angieatkinson!