Teach the Change
Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Gluecklich Im Sein
I love teaching. I could never be a schoolteacher, that’s just not in me. But I had ample opportunities to teach all throughout my life. I have taught people of all ages, from 3-year-olds all the way up to seniors in their 90s. The concept of aiding someone to have an Aha moment thrills me quite the same as having a spark go off in my own awareness!
Thinking about what it is I want to teach now in this phase of my life I came up with this: change! I want people to know that change is possible, in any given moment. You never have to stay in the place you’re in if you’re not satisfied there. It takes work and it takes time. It might take longer than you thought, maybe even years; I speak from personal experience here. Yet, it is possible and it is worth it!
These days I am reminded of the statement that our bodies replace every one of their cells in the span of seven years. Despite it not being scientifically 100% correct, the idea nevertheless inspires the imagination. A particular seven-year anniversary is coming up in my life soon. That day was one of those that forever changed my life. Looking back I realize more than that though, I myself have changed. I feel different than the woman who lived seven years ago, who went through the things she went through, who made the decisions she made. She feels like a very close friend or a sister, but not like myself anymore. I feel like going back and letting her know that she will make it, that it will take time, that everything will turn out well at the end. I wish I could let her know how strenuous as well as amazing the journey will be she’s got in front of her, but that she will create the change she so longs for, just to boost her morale.
When I use the Body Code to release emotional baggage and imbalances of any kind I see change every time. We can change quite quickly, often on the dime, which always starts with the decision to change. It is sustaining the change that takes energy, patience and time. I have to believe that I did create change by releasing what burdened or blocked me and I have to create a new way of living from this changed place if I want it to stick by creating new habits and new ways of thinking. I also have to be aware that change means the unknown, and us humans mostly don’t handle the unknown well for fear of being unsafe. On the other hand, it’s quite thrilling to explore new territories and create new “worlds”. It is this excitement of the prospect of positive change and the firm belief that it is possible that I want others to partake of.
As you surely know by now I love a good quote. So let me end with this one by Robin S. Sharma: “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”
And may I repeat myself: “And it is so worth it!!”