by Digger Barr
Change is a constant and the forecast is for steady constant change.
When I stop and review my own journey this past year I can see this clearly.
My life has been going through constant and steady changes.
When I look out at the world, I find that this is an even more glaring truth than in my own life.
Perhaps this is because the wheel spins slower at the hub.
Out there, on the wheels edge, there are so many things happening the world appears to be spinning faster and faster.
How does one manage all this change?
How does one adjust when there is security in familiarity and predictability of the day?
We are creatures of habit and we get jarred when the routines are shaken up.
I have just experienced this in real time.
With my recent engagement with the energies of Egypt, traveling into a war centric geographical location of an enraged planet and the ensuing insomnia that followed.
My hub lost the hubcap and I experienced a few loosened bolts.
Given time I have tightened the bolts back up but I am not sure I want to put the same hubcap back on.
When we look to the future we can be assured that what we know and do will be different.
We can rest assured that what was and is will not last forever. Things will change.
In this consideration I have been looking at all interactions as a potential to embrace change.
The first thing I look at when seeking solutions is the mirror.
What is the situation and how am I perceiving it?
What was my perspective before?
How can I show up with a new perspective right now?
What is the ideal way for this situation to be resolved?
Is the first thing that needs to be changed here within me?
Is it me that needs to adjust?
I woke up this morning wanting to move. I thought I could turn my current bedroom into an office and the whole house would be ideal as a business . I would just have to go live somewhere else. This is a pretty extreme shake up and even after a few hours it still sounds pretty good. Financially it’s not feasible for me right now but I like the idea.
After living here for 20 plus years that’s a pretty big change. In reviewing this idea I can see that it is in response to the neighborhood that I live in. It has changed a lot during the past 20 years. They have built huge apartments, building on every vacant lot they could find and the demographic shift has changed the entire feel of this location. The traffic now is endless which makes it loud and disturbs my sleep. Since I cannot change the road or the location of my house perhaps it is how I use this property that can be adjusted.
This is one example of how my thinking has changed.
When I started looking at this train of thought I realized there were other scenarios unfolding elsewhere in my life that I was solving with the same approach.
Each of these situations are totally different but I looked within first to see if it was me that needed to adjust not the other conditions.
This isn’t a new idea. But something within me has changed enough for this to feel significantly important.
It’s almost like a new tool for thinking.
A change in approach on how to view things.
A formula for problem solving that embraces change rather than with resistance.
There certainly is less anxiety in thinking that I can flow with change rather than try to keep things as they always were.
I see the rock in the river and paddle left instead of trying to stop.
Or paddle right, it may not matter how the adjustments are made but accepting there is no stopping the flow can prevent an upset.
I can now adjust myself and stay in harmony with the energies of change.
This is an exciting new tool. It was probably in my tool box this whole time. I just wasn’t using it.
I think I will play with it some more and see what else it can teach me.
Re-inventing the wheel ?
Not altogether, but get a shiny new wheel for my tired old self?
much love to all