This morning in meditation I was shown insects having the instinctive ability to adapt to nature by restructuring their living situations. In the image, the adaptations seemed easy and effortless. They recognize the situation or changes needed and begin restructuring their homes and environment to accommodate mother nature. In the same way, it is necessary us to have the ability to adapt. The ability to adapt affects our ability to survive and it affects our emotional sense of well-being.
Change is a constant in life. The belief that we are actually in control is simply not always the reality we would like it to be. The question we have to ask ourselves is, “how adaptable am I?” Those that can adapt well to change will have a greater sense of peace and serenity. They will see change and have the ability to work with it. They recognize what is needed and move on. Sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly.
Resisting change can be frustrating, exhausting and painful. We can become comfortable with the current status of things and fight against any shift in our circumstance. Fighting the flow of things can wear us out emotionally and take away from the energy needed to adjust to the change. Why do we resist? We are often fearful of what the change will bring or fearful we will lose something important to us. When fear is the issue, faith can assist us and help us to be more adaptable. It can help us see the benefits and growth involved with the changes we need to make. Faith can also help us learn to cope in new ways where we once may have used controlling behaviors to create a sense of safety. When faced with change, take time to assess the situation and then turn it over to God. Allow yourself to release your fears by recognizing you have the instinctive ability to adapt within you and you can apply it to each and every situation you encounter.
© 2013Nancy Hickman, M. Ed., LLC