Open to Change - Janet Raftis

Open to Change

I have a confession to make: There are times when I still resist change.

I know that I do this and yet I still do it. I’ve made some great strides, but I’m noticing some nuances here that I want to flesh out.

I tend to think that if something has been working it should remain the same. There’s a sense of safety embedded in the notion that ~ once established ~ things will just hum along and everything will be just fine.

But this thinking inhibits my ability to expand and create.

In fact, the best things in my life have happened because I’ve changed something that was stuck, whether that was a relationship, a system, or a thought. Every single time I’ve done so, the movement of energy has engendered something even greater, even and especially when it didn’t seem like that was the case in the moment.

With this in mind, I realize that if I want to keep growing, I have to create space for the growth. That means that I have to do some things differently, even when they have been working really well up until recently.

I want to have it all: family, partner, friends, and clients ~ and I want all of the components to be healthy. When life is dynamic, change is a given and trying to hold something into place will only create constriction within the whole.

In my world, what I have noticed is that: Resisting change = holding back. Holding back = playing small.

And I’m not willing to not give it my all these days. There’s too much to explore.


P.S. There are a few changes coming soon. My hope is that they will serve us all. If you have a concern, though, please feel free to reach out.


  • February 9, 2016

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Clare Allah - February 10, 2016 Reply

A change I want to make in my life. It’s funny, my first inclination was to write about all the changes I AM making in my life. That’s not the question. The question is future, not currently. So this opens an expansive space for me to look within and ask, what change do I want to make? MAKE. One of the first verbs we learn as children. To make something. We create it ourselves, often out of nothing: Exnihilo. So this expansive space I now have, created by the question, and the raw potential within it to make something, anything I want… What would that be? For me in my life. I want to empower myself of my treasures. To truly own and expand the treasures I have within me that I use to create and make. I think as optimists who seek joy, your question is so good because we see the world in such a positive light we do have to remember to make even more space to change! So when I think about what I do not do that I want do, that’s inside me, raw potential swirling around out to the astral and back inside my heart and all my cavities, patient but restless, a suspenseful swirl of power. I don’t expand my creations to their full potential and it is this I want to change: perfect my unfinished poetry; take brush to canvas with the painting ideas I know need to be expressed; mix the colors I see in my mind’s eye that long to swim together into form; share the healing insights and wisdom I learn through meditation and self healing with those close to me who are asking for it to be shared; reread and use all the powerful information I’ve written for a purpose, allowing it to own and create from its purpose; apply the knowledge I gain through my research on all the interests I have, not letting them just sit inside my brain unused; put them to life! This is what I would like to change. 🙂
Love you, janet <3 thanks as always for asking the good questions.

    Janet Raftis - February 10, 2016 Reply

    I love you, sweet lady! You have so many beautiful talents to bring forth into the world and I am so grateful to be on this path with you!

      Clare Allah - February 11, 2016 Reply

      As am I!

Brandy - February 10, 2016 Reply

I’m grateful for the opportunity to read about change today. One thing I would love to change about myself is that I care far too much about what people think about me. To some degree I believe I have to care about what certain people think; for example, to keep my job, I cannot have the bold and bright hair color that I yearn for. It holds me back from expressing who I truly am. But mostly I would love to let go of caring about other people’s opinions about me once and for all. That way I can do my own thing and march to my own drumbeats, and feel more at peace. Thank you for the opportunity to engage with you on this subject.

    Janet Raftis - February 10, 2016 Reply

    Thank you, Brandy, for sharing this. Sending you love and energy to support you as you do so. I also look forward to hearing about the hair color change one day, when it’s more feasible for you! xo

Kevin - February 11, 2016 Reply

I’m already in process of making a major change in my life – opening myself up more to complete energy flow throughout my body. I’ve been majorly shutdown in the lower Chakra regions for most of my adult life so opening this up is my priority at present.
My ultimate goal is to be able to tap more into my intuitive self and opening up this Chakra Channel appears to be a critical step in allowing that to happen.
I appreciate the readings/healings I’ve received from Janet so far which have been very effective and am looking forward to what’s next!

    Janet Raftis - February 12, 2016 Reply

    Thank you, Kevin! It has been wonderful working with you and I so look forward to seeing how this all unfolds for you.

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