Seeing the Signs

kristina leonardi
4 min readNov 5, 2022

Is the Universe trying to tell you something?

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Either we die unto who we were, in order to move to the next stage, or we die through staying stuck, and suffer stasis and stultification. ~ James Hollis, Ph.D.

Yup. Sounds about right these days, at least for me and many of my clients! Part of living during these transformative times means that, guess what? We need to transform! And transformation means death and rebirth. No one ever said this felt good or was fun or easy. But here we are …

The one thing I DO know and trust is that these cycles are always for the greater good of our evolution — both ours and the planet’s. So whatever is trying to die or be reborn within or around you, have no fear (well, more realistically, feel the fear if it comes up and move through it …), let yourself have a good cry (or several!) and then give or get a hug — we all need one!

Whether you are aware of this process or not, you may have been getting a lot of pokes and prods from the Universe lately in at least one area of your life, and/or perhaps things haven’t been going their usual way, and/or maybe the things you’ve been doing for years suddenly don’t feel right or simply aren’t working …

Instead of seeing the problem or discomfort as an immediate, isolated nuisance, widen your perspective to see if perhaps it’s indicating the area(s) in which you need to change.

Because humans, in general, don’t like change, sometimes the Universe has to get our attention in some not-so-pleasant ways in order to do so. #breakdowntobreakthrough

Change, especially when you initiate it, is an opportunity to become more aligned with your values, which is what we discussed at a recent CONNECTING WITH KRISTINA online gathering. (Here is a YouTube video with some thoughts from that here as well as a few Instagram clips here).

So this week/end, why not take some time to think about how are you being asked to transform in these transformative times?

For related thoughts on these topics, read my essay Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Beauty in the Breakdown.

P.S. A lovely tool to help you create positive change in your life is my book Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul! Check out this video with some of the folks who have it, and read additional reviews and purchase on Amazon here. If you have a copy — thank you! — and please consider writing a review and/or posting on social media with the hashtag #sayittomakeit. Click here for all the IG posts so far, and scroll down to learn more and read what others are saying.



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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 15 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.

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