Is there a way to cope with all that’s going on? Yes. And we’ll offer it to you here.

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house people were wondering, how can a species of sentient beings do to each other what we have been doing?

It is not just the startling acts of one soul in a small Connecticut town that brings the question to mind. It is what is going on all over the world. The killing of thousands in Syria as revolutionaries fight their government. The strife in Egypt as citizens seek to gain more control over their country. The deep division in the United States as sharply divergent political views continue to shake a nation. The ongoing economic crises in Greece and Spain. Car bombs killing at least17 in Pakistan. Explosions killing 26 in Iraq. The list goes on and on.

The world is constantly rearranging itself, recreating itself anew. And Conversations with God tells us this is the fundamental process of Life Itself. Not violence and strife, necessarily, but change.

It is time for an investigation into how life works. I think we need to know exactly what is happening here — and, more important, find some tools to deal with it. Because I’ve got news: The changes in life are not going to stop.

So if you’re thinking about riding things out for a while, waiting for things to settle down a bit, you may be in for a surprise. There’s going to be no “settling down.” Things are going to be in a constant state of upheaval on this planet and in your own life for a good while now. Actually . . . yes, well, I might as well tell you. . . . actually, forever.

Change is what is—and there is no way to change that. What can be changed is the way you deal with change, and the way you’re changed by change.

I wrote a whole book on this subject, and I’m going to explore what’s in that book here in the days and weeks ahead, because there could be no more perfect time. We are coming to the end of this monumental year of 2012 — said by some to be the end of an epoch, actually — and we are moving into a period in 2013 that is thought by many to be the beginning of a time of enormous coming changes on our planet…environmentally, socially, politically, economically, spiritually, and in just about every other way you can imagine.

We are going to be talking here about how to deal with major change, not just minor change. I mean change that emerges from collapse, calamity, and catastrophe—or at least what we label as these. So if your life is collapsing right now, if you’re in the midst of a calamity, if a catastrophe has occurred, what you’re going to find here could save your life. I mean, emotionally. But you know what? Maybe even physically.

Here, in this column in the days and weeks ahead, you will be given Nine Changes That Can Change Everything. This little list will alter all that appears in your reality. Unless it does not. The choice will be yours. But it is a list that you may at least want to read. You may at least want to find out what it’s all about.

So return to this column often now as we liberally excerpt the book titled When Everything Changes, Change Everything, for it offers insights into how we can calmly and peacefully, safely and even joyfully negotiate the times ahead. And in the aftermath of events such as have just occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, I believe the whole human race could do with a little of that.

Your comments are invited, too, in the Comments Section below. Move with me through this material, and let us all know what you think. Because what you think and what I think and what we all think is what is going to be creating our Tomorrows.

Good to have you with us.

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