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"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something that we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. " - Frederick Keonig

"Stress is the trash of modern life- we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life." -Terri Guillemets

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

When It Suddenly Comes Together: Having An Epiphany

Have you ever experienced a moment of clarity when all of a sudden something that you never understood before about yourself or your family suddenly became crystal clear?  When you simultaneously felt 20 lbs. of weight lifted off your shoulders while feeling like an explosion of energy just occured in the room? Well this is how it may feel if you have an epiphany one day!

Not everybody has the opportunity to experience an epiphany that suddenly helps them to feel closure and answer the perpetually unanswered questions in their life, but if they are able to experience this, it can be life changing.  We all want to understand ourselves and the people around us, but it takes more than just wanting. Are you willing to face difficult memories? Will you challenge life-long beliefs and repetitive thoughts?  There is no ONE recipe for getting to this point but if you are willing to face fears and see things in a different light, from a different perspective, it is quite possible that you may have an epiphany of your own!

Now why would you even want to have an ephiphany? Well from personal experience I can say that it is amazingly freeing and enlightening to go through the process of reaching an epiphany. It was almost euphoric when I stumbled upon my own clarity.  From a professional perspective, I have watched clients suddenly light up like the sun when two pieces finally fit together in their mind. When it all suddenly makes sense. You can see it in their face, in their body language, in the genuine and satisfied smile that comes across their face as they discover answers that they may always have been looking for. Imagine finally understanding why you are the member of your family who always feels the need to lighten up the mood and make people laugh. Or you're the the one who everyone goes to for support but you never connected it to your role in your family before just this moment when it all comes together. Maybe the situation is that you always tend to date the same type of person but you never understand why you fell into this pattern. The clarity and peace of mind can help you to change a pattern for the rest of your life and seek out healthier relationships or have your needs met in a way that is more productive and healthy. Once you understand why you automatically function in a certain way, you are empowered to make changes for the better.

There are no guarantees that seeking professional assistance can help you to experience a life-changing epiphany, but you have a much better chance of getting to this point, and being able to make positive changes and new choices based on your new knowledge if you have the help of an objective and experienced professional.  Facing your fears, being willing to talk about and process your past experiences and patterns, and  challenging your current perspectives can lead you to treasures that you never thought possible. May you work towards an epiphany and light up the room too!
Have you ever experienced an epiphany that you would be willing to share in the comments box below?