Changing Times, Changing Perspectives, Changing Lives
Change is always happening. However, over several years, change has been deepening, accelerating and intensifying. These “shocks” to our humanity and our environment are unsettling.
As a consequence, my emotions have been cycling from rage, resignation to deep sadness. It’s been essential to feel the feelings before I could accept that the extremes of fear, violence and destruction showing up locally and globally, and what’s coming up personally are connected. These inner and outer experiences are also being revealed to be healed. Framing changing conditions in this way has allowed me to accept:
- Things get worse before they get better
- This too shall pass
“The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – Marilyn Ferguson
Therefore, change is a matter of perspective, our beliefs and attitudes.
How are you responding to or coping with change?
Besides the ways that you pray or meditate, spending quality time in nature is essential to restore your sense of balance, wonder and appreciation. I have found that when I’m at the ocean, I’m rejuvenated as the waves carry my worries away. If I’m in the forest, the wisdom of the trees renews me.
For some of you, communing with Mother Earth through gardening helps restore a sense of peace, whether it’s cultivating plants, flowers or food. It has actually been therapeutic for me.
- Do you take time to revel in nature?
- When were you recently at the ocean, a lake or waterfall?
- Where is your favorite nature environment?
- What is most refreshing for you?
Quality time in community is also especially important at this time. The bonding and connection that occurs from sharing stories, convening ritual and co-creating meaningful actions, as well as collaborating with other groups or communities often provides a safe refuge, and opportunity for mutual support and encouragement.
Another way to cope is to share your time and talent at sites that serve seniors, youth, animals or volunteer at libraries or schools. Volunteering to work on local, state or national campaigns for the upcoming mid-term elections may be a helpful outlet.
How Are You Co-Creating Change?
“We are wired for change and change equals transformation.” – Rev David Ault
Change is indeed a matter of perspective. You have the capacity and responsibility to co-create the change, transformation or revolution that you want. I consciously align with my deepest values of freedom, justice and peace from a heart space knowing that:
- Love is the answer
- We are truly one
- Everything comes together for good.
“Creators of WORLDS are not trying to fix problems. Creators of worlds identify what is not wanted for a split second, and then imagine and feel what is wanted for eternity.” – Abraham Hicks, The Law of Attraction
In conclusion, we are creators of our lives and creators of our worlds. You and I have the power to co-create what we want. What do you want to create for eternity?
I’d love to know what we might co-create together? Please share your ideas below!