Indigo Sun Magazine, March 2018
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
No one can dispute that we are, deep, in the midst of change on every level of our earthly understanding. Whether it reveals to you in your physical body, your emotions, mind or spirit we are all changing on a cellular level. We see it in our relationships, institutions, the climate, the planets, the children, the entire plant and animal kingdom, our health and the dis-eases we succumb to. Life is different today than it was yesterday. This is not new, however it does seem to be accelerating. Acceleration is change. When the velocity of an object changes it is said to be accelerating. Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity within time. Any change in the velocity of an object results in an acceleration: increasing speed, decreasing speed, or changing direction. A change in the direction of motion results in an acceleration even if the moving object neither sped up nor slowed down. That's because acceleration depends on the change in velocity and velocity is a vector quantity, one with both magnitude and direction. A falling apple accelerates, a car stopping at a traffic light accelerates, and an orbiting planet accelerates.
Change is the one constant. So, perhaps - spending the precious moments of this life working to stifle change - rather than “change” is a futile endeavor? A waste of the time we have been given to learn and grow with change. We are in a grand evolution at this time. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV
“The path of least resistance is non-resistance.”
- I Ching, “The Book of Changes”
Non-resistance is not inertia by any means. It is steeped in a deep and abiding faith in a higher order of things. A faith that things are working out according to divine purpose and all is well. In authentic non-resistance the physical body is relaxed and can heal. In non-resistance our relationships with one another are peaceful and content. In non-resistance we can enjoy the sweet fragrance of a flower in bloom, a beautiful blue Texas sky or the frost on a rooftop that experienced a Hurricane only 5 short months ago. Transformation. Change. All is well.
When we stand in resistance we miss the richness of our lives. We miss miraculous, natural, changing tides, new life, growth and even the transformation at physical death. All hold untold beauty in the depths of a wise and present heart.
Change is not the end of the world. It is opportunity, cleansing and a choice to begin, again. The caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
The book of Revelation is the most metaphysical book in the Bible. Meta meaning beyond; metaphysical meaning beyond the physical. When we look beyond the physical surface in order to discern its hidden meaning the Book of Revelation reveals a path to enlightenment, not the end of the world. It speaks to the beginning of a new world. It reveals a path to God consciousness, Christ consciousness, full consciousness, ascension, transformation and “change”. The seven churches signify the seven major chakras within each of us. These chakras must be cleansed before we can move into higher dimensions of consciousness and awareness.
Suffering is optional. Our ascension into Christ Consciousness requires releasing the misconceptions of the life we grew up with. This kind of change can be a painful process because it often means breaking away from the tribe, standing alone, giving up life-long belief systems and habit patterns.
To ascend we must move (change) from poverty consciousness: a state of spiritual blindness; not consciously knowing the truth about self and life - to the richness of a Christ Consciousness, of wealth and abundance. Until we know the liberation that comes from Christ Consciousness we are poor in life and poor in spirit and our richness lies dormant, within, just waiting to be awakened.
“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us that makes us happy; It is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow, and then for ourselves.”
Avoidance (ignorance) has a stronghold on our global un-consciousness. We seem bound and determined to be unhappy with what is. What is – is our life. Life itself is consciousness. I am astonished (my personal resistance) by the inordinate amount of time it takes to make life happen through technology. It can quickly become a black hole and a socially acceptable way of avoiding reality. Whether it is at grocery check-out and an item must be scanned multiple times to record the price, or at a resort we stayed in during Thanksgiving who’s “server was down” - they could not offer us a key to the door, so for the duration of our stay we had to request maintenance to let us in because “the lock is connected to the server”. Two months, still we have not paid for our stay – for “there is no server” to receive the payment. These are the quirks, adjustments and learning curves necessary in our changing times. We must be willing to lean into our discomfort if we are to learn the conscious lessons required of our growth and change. In this accelerated cycle of revelations my personal lessons are patience, trust and a faithful presence to my Server. All is well.
Aha! I cannot change the climate. The climate itself is changing. Aha! I cannot change the government. The government itself is changing. Aha! I can change the way I view the climate and the government and effect consequent change within myself, and within my world by the way, I choose, to perceive it.
You are a microcosm of the macrocosm. “As above so below, as within so without.”
All is well! Namaste’