The changes in your life are not going to stop

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 heck, you know what?  Maybe even physically.

Here, in our next installment, you will be given Nine Changes That Could 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.

I hope that you will make these Nine Changes as quickly as possible.  Not just because the changes in life that you are experiencing (that we all are experiencing) are not going to stop, but also because the pace of change is only going to increase.

Someone noted a few years ago that it was possible for my great-grandfather to live an entire lifetime without having anything come along that seriously challenged his world view, because very little happened that he heard about that altered his understanding of how things were.

My grandfather had a different experience.  He was able to live 30 or 40 years, but not much longer, before some new piece of information was unveiled that seriously confronted his notion of the world.  Perhaps half a dozen times during his life such a major event or development occurred that he heard about.

In my father’s day that window of change dropped to only 15 or 20 years.  That’s about as long as my dad could hold onto his ideas about life and how it works and what is true about everything.  Sooner or later something would happen to disrupt his whole mental construction and require him to alter his thoughts and concepts.

In my own life span that time has been reduced to just 5 to 8 years.

In the lifetime of my children it will be reduced to something like 2 years—and possibly less.  And in the lifetime of their children it could be reduced to 30 or 40 weeks.

This is no exaggeration.  You can see the trend.  Social scientists say that the rate of change is increasing exponentially.  In the time of my great-grandchildren the period of time between changes will be reduced to days.  And then, perhaps even hours.

In truth, we are already there—and have always been there.  For in actuality, nothing has ever remained the same for even a moment.  Everything is in motion, and if we define change as the altering of configurations, we see that change is the natural order of things.  So we’ve been living in a constant swirl of change from the beginning.

What is different now is the amount of time that it takes for us to notice the changes that are always occurring.  Our ability to communicate globally about everything within seconds is what has changed the way we experience change.  The speed of our communications is catching up with the speed of our alterations.  This condition in itself sponsors an increase in the rate of change.

Today our languages and expressions change overnight, our customs and styles change by the season, our beliefs and understandings and even some of our most deeply held convictions change not with, but within, each generation.

Because change is happening all around us and within us so rapidly, what is need now is a guidebook, an “operator’s manual” for human beings facing dramatically shifting life realities. That is what the columns here in the days and weeks ahead will provide. We will be publishing here a much needed explanation of the mental and spiritual basis of change—and specific instructions on how to use mental and spiritual tools to change the way change changes you.

What the Nine Changes empower us to do is not stop change (I hope I’ve already made the point that this is impossible) or even slow the rate of change, but rather, make a quantum leap in our approach to change, in our ways of dealing with it—and in our ways of creating it.

One final word.  The ideas here are based in ancient wisdom, modern science, everyday psychology, practical metaphysics, and contemporary spirituality.  The invitation  here presumes that Divinity exists, that life has a purpose, that human beings have a soul, that our body is something we have and not something we are, and that the mind is under our control at all times.

A rejection of any one of these notions removes the underpinning from much of what is going to be shared here.

This series of articles comes at just the right time for me. As you know from my last entry here, one of my best friends in the world, the administrator of the Conversations with God Foundation, celebrated her Continuation Day on January 4. This shift in her Life Expression was rapid and unexpected by all of us. Patty joined us for the first two days of our annual year-end spiritual renewal retreat and seemed just fine. She had been challenged by cancer for the past two years or so, but she seemed to be getting the better of it; she seemed on top of it, and moving forward.

A week later she had returned Home. I am so happy for her, but those of us here at the Foundation are dealing with Change in a Big Time Way. So you can see how and why this particular series of articles is timed perfectly, and is going to help all of us. God bless you, Patty. See you on the other side!

(Editor’s Note: The above article, and the series which is continuing in this space,  includes liberal portions of the CWG book When Everything Change, Change Everything, with additional observation and reflections from the author. Your commentary and input, as well as a description of your own personal experience, is invited below.)

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