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Transitions: Releasing
by Karen Johnson
Copyright © 2012

Transition is the process of changing from one state or condition to another. In some sense we are always in transition, whether it's obvious change that occurs in our life or less so like the smooth movement of one season to the next. This in fact places you in transition for most of your life as you grow from one state to another continually.

Transitions are never to be feared: they are actually to be coveted. Whether they come with sorrow and pain or laughter and joy, they always allow you to remain in the full spectrum of change and evolution.

Change does not always have to come dressed in crisis or chaos; change can come in lightly and we can learn to embrace it since it is a constant companion on our path. As you transition from one moment to the next, one day to the next, one year to the next, it can bring with it monumental change and a shifting of consciousness that you have yet to experience..

Each transition will bring you closer to the ideal goal of embracing freedom in your life and the freedom within yourself.


When we lose something we gain something else. Be it an experience, a person, or an expansion defining our own character. Whenever there is a closing there is always an opening: one cannot survive without the other, it is just so.

When I lose something no matter how trivial or deeply heartfelt, it cannot simply be replaced by putting something else in that exact space or form. When I lose something it creates a vacuum, a hole of sorts, and you must allow the energy to define and create itself and allow something else to take its place.

This cannot be a forced or calculated movement. There is an organic flow to developing a new passageway for the energy to express itself.


So what has gone before cannot be created again. That energetic makeup still exists and co-exists with you. No matter how much you want it, you cannot and must not attempt to create that same energetic signature. It is time to honour and release any holds that exist.

The pain that you feel is frequently rooted in an overabundance of will, wanting the universal blueprints to submit to your own will and desires. Frequently at these points our own vision is crippled by the need of keeping everything in a status quo type of world order.

We are yet unable and unwilling to release our own very human needs and accept the ultimate world order which has been put in place to be of service to all. Although part of you might feel there was some incompetence at play, for surely you understand and know how things work for your best order. There is a strong need to befriend and allow yourself to release, and in time, accept this new order.

This is where the freedom lies, not in the safety and security of things rendered and belonging in the past. Those things still exist and still take form, but now dwell entirely in other shapes and other realms. The relationship continues it has just expanded beyond the limitations that reside here for us who dwell in this physical realm.

Without a doubt you must allow the energy to come together in its typical 'scientific' fashion and quite magical disposition and create an entirely new crystallized formation to come into existence.


There are so many who are consciously or unconsciously clinging to fragments in their past. They believe they are moving forward and have yet to understand why it is so difficult and sometimes such an arduous path to move even a few steps ahead.

Why is their journey being barricaded or taking so much effort for so little end results? And once they get beyond the drama and the scenario 'it is not to do with me it is to do with them' thinking process, they still have difficulty in seeing it's what they're unconsciously holding onto at some level of the mind. The act of refusing to let go of what is creating the chaos or turbulence they're now experiencing is preventing them from moving forward.


You begin by starting to release the resentment which feels, at times, like you're being forced to release it anyway...resentment at those around you, at your higher power, at the universal structures, and even at yourself for needing to hold onto the old and much cherished energy.

You're looking to create a new way of moving ahead. You understand what you're doing is not working. You are starting to get the bigger picture: you just don't always understand what the steps are or in what order they need to occur.

Nothing is ever forced. There is sometimes a pre-designed rhythm to the movement of the energy. We do not always see the bigger plan, and as we continue to evolve sometimes we get out of sync, and it takes a while for our very human hearts to catch up with our spiritual consciousness or vision.

No one ever said they mystic's road would be easy, but it is always without a doubt interesting and expansive.


This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2012 Karen Johnson, CHt. MHt All rights reserved in all media.


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Karen Johnson is an expert in the field of Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past decade. A well known Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Spiritual and Metaphysical Healer and Author. She also runs an international Intuition Consultant business: consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses.

She can be reached at 416.732.2661