Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Shape-shifting for career and life renewal

Chameleons are nature’s greatest shape-shifters. Have you ever wondered that they can teach we mere mortals about making positive changes in our lives and careers?

Most chameleons change from brown to green and back, but some can turn almost any colour. A change can be complete in as few as 20 seconds. Imagine if we could change that quickly! Many people think chameleons change colour to blend in with their surroundings. Scientists disagree. Their studies show that light, temperature and mood cause chameleons to change colour. Sometimes changing colour can make the chameleon more comfortable.

If you’re struggling with how you feel or where you’re at, take a cue from the chameleon and change colour – what you wear, and what you see around you, as well as aromatherapy (nature’s alchemy) are some simple ways to make positive changes.

One of my client’s kept saying she felt really ‘blah.’ I asked her, ‘why do you wear so much black?’  When she said she never really thought about it, I asked her ‘how does it make you feel?’  The connection was made instantly. As a result she started wearing more colour. Just a little splash and first and then a bit more.

People commented on how great she looked in her greens and yellows. Soon she started to feel better and better too. As a result she has more energy and confidence to plough into making some positive changes in her career.

She also started surrounding herself with nature’s alchemy – aromatherapy. The healing green energy of Rosemary, Lime and Peppermint helped boost her mood and ground some of her anxieties. While the yellow energies of Lemon and Grapefruit helped nourish her depleted confidence.

Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of holistic approaches to support change. Rational, logical approaches to working out next steps are as important as intuitive, creative and feeling based tools.

Every year I choose a colour as my central theme for the year. Next year is green. I already have a new green dress, green bag and shoes. I’ve also purchased a green passion journal to start gathering images and quotes and other sources of inspiration for the career and life changes I want to manifest.

What could a change of colour do for you?

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