Notes on the Journey

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Adaptability

Adaptability is an important quality.  If we're not able to grow and adapt as things change, we will be left behind.  We call people dinosaurs who aren't able to adapt as things change.  And, you remember what happened to the dinosaurs, right?  They died.  Gone.  Not able to adapt.  Charles Darwin said:  "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

Being stubborn and holding on to the old ways doesn't get us anywhere.  Refusal to change and grow will render one irrelevant and take us out of the game.  Railing against the new and innovative instead of embracing it is ultimately self-destructive.  Change is a constant, and to recognize it and go with it keeps one on the crest of the wave.  If we resist the new and fall behind it's much more difficult to catch up.

Change used to happen more slowly and people had more time to get used to it and integrate it.  But, it's happening much more quickly now.  We've had more changes in the last one hundred years than prior history would have ever suggested were possible.  It's a lot to get used to.  And, even though it would be easier if things were moving more slowly, that's not the case.  It's important to be able to respond to the truth of our reality and the speed with which things are changing.  It's important to be able to adapt to our constantly changing technology and culture.

Things are speeding up because the vibratory rate of the planet is being raised.  She is lifting herself out of third dimension and into the fifth dimension, and we are being given the chance to go with her.  But, in order to do that, we have to adapt to the way things are changing, at the speed with which they are changing, and integrate the changes as they're happening.  It requires a surrender into the process.  It requires us to let go of trying to figure it out and just go with it.  There's an acceptance of what is that transcends any kind of sense our minds try to make of it based on past experience and knowledge.  There's a trust required in Life itself and where this process is taking us.

If we constantly struggle with trying to make sense of what's happening in the world at this time of transition, things are more difficult.  If we're able to feel our way through things and let our intuition come to the fore, then Life becomes more easily navigable.  Historically, at least for the last couple of thousand years, we've approached things from a more mental point of view.  But, we're now being asked to let that go and move into a more feeling way of being in the world.  Our mental processes are too slow and too rigid, too structured.  To let logic take the lead isn't going to be the way to get through things the way they're happening now.

We don't know exactly how we're going to be called to adapt to anything until the moment of adaptation arrives, and then we either let go and move forward, or we hold on and stay behind.  Sometimes it's a split second decision.  And, in that split second, the course of our lives is determined.  Will you let go?  Or, will you hold on?  None of us know until we're faced with each individual situation.  You might think today that you would never do something, but then tomorrow that's what's being asked of you.  The thing you thought you wouldn't do is suddenly the thing that's necessary.  We can't approach any day with preset ideas and expectations.  We have to stay open and respond to the truth of each moment as it happens.

Whatever we think we're capable of, we're going to get the chance to push those boundaries and find out that we're capable of so much more.  Whatever we think we're not capable of, we'll get the chance to see ourselves differently and blast through those limitations.  Whatever we believe is true, Life will give us the chance to test and open those beliefs beyond what we thought possible.  Whatever we hold on to will most likely get ripped away.  And, whatever we let go of, will serve to set us free.  The lighter and freer we are, the more easily we'll be able to adapt to whatever comes.

When you get an intuition, follow it, even if it doesn't make sense.  When you have a real knowing about something, pay attention to it, even if it isn't logical.  I've had a lot of people tell me that they feel like getting rid of things right now.  Do it.  Lighten up.  Unburden yourself.  Be more mobile.  Be ready for whatever comes.  Pay attention and adapt.  That's the energy of the moment.  That's what's being required of us...to be adaptable.  Be pliant.  Be fluid.  There's a rhythm to Life.  Listen to it and ride it.

The wheat is being sifted from the chaff.  Will you let go?  Or, will you hold on?  Will you move with what is?  Or, will you stay with what was?  It's up to each and every one of us to make these decisions for ourselves.  We'll be given numerous chances, and there's no judgment attached to whatever we decide to do.  But, our survival on this planet is the thing being decided.  If we're able to tune in and adapt and move with the flow of Life here, we will be able to stay.  But, if not, we'll have to go elsewhere and work out our decisions there.  Wherever we end up will be the best place for us.  Life gives us endless options to have the experiences we want.  Here or somewhere else, Life doesn't care.  No place is better than another, just different.  We get to choose.

Making our choices from a place of conscious awareness would be better than allowing the choice to be made from a place of unconsciousness.  So, we'd do ourselves a favor to be as conscious as we can.  We can ask ourselves where we're holding on and why?  Often, the areas of difficulty in our lives are the areas where we tend to be holding on to old ideas and ways of doing things.  We can look at the areas where we're stuck and ask ourselves what the fear is that keeps us there.  We can come into awareness of our resistance, and ask what is it that we're pushing against.  A lot of the questions that need to be asked are the ones we'd rather not ask because we don't want the answers we know are behind them.  But, we need to ask the questions and come into awareness through the answers in order to move forward and be able to adapt to what is.

Do what you need to do in order to adapt...or, not.  Whatever we do is okay.  And, that's the great thing about this game.  Whatever we choose is a valid choice.  Whatever the consequences of our choices, there is no judgment.  Whether we move forward or stay behind, it's all a learning experience.  Whatever we choose, it helps us to know ourselves more deeply.  It's really about setting ourselves free, to do whatever we feel called to do, to rise or fall by our own decision and choice.  What is your choice?  Where do you want to be?  How free are you willing to be?  How much are you able to let go of?  How adaptable are you?  We'll all be given the chance to find out.      

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