Nature`s Wisdom: A Shift

A Shift-min

2016 is My Year to Shift!

This is my first blog of the year and I thought I would share on what I’m working on in my journey to connect to my Soul through Nature’s Wisdom.

Since I don’t do resolutions, I do choose one word that is the main focus of my year and it does coincide with the beginning of the year. Not necessarily January 1st. It usually coincides with the new moon of the New Year.

Why I chose that word is a combination of circumstances but here are some of the synonyms that I found that resonated with my journey and, of course, with Nature.

A shift can be so many things, a switch, fluctuation, change, conversion, deviation, move, drift, shuffle, transfer, turn, veer, rearrange and alter. Those are but a few of the things that take place in nature and that I am installing in my life this year.

Nature’s ability to shift based on those synonyms is evident. It`s capacity to shift completely into something new is apparent and yet nature still grows, persists, prospers, survives and evolves.

That is my inspiration for this year as I shift into the next phase of my life to get my book out there.

Here are 3 things that we can use in our daily life that Nature goes through to allow her to step into these shifts.

Being present:

Nature’s shifts take place because she turns up for herself to face whatever manifests in her journey. She stays present every minute of every day. It could be having to face the varying weather, the changes of seasons, rearranging of the landscapes, no matter what happens, Nature is always ‘here and now’ for herself. She does not project into the future.

Nature wastes no time and energy aiming at results or outcomes even when she is creating the steps towards a specific outcome. She stays present to and for herself through the process. Nature doesn’t try to be more than what she is at that moment.

I`ll give you an example: the squirrel spends the entire summer gathering a reserve for the coming winter. It`s readying itself for the future yet this squirrel is being present by doing who and what it is meant for. The squirrel puts no energy whatsoever in what this future might be, when it will happen, what it will be like. It just keeps gathering, preparing and takes advantage of the present moment to create something for a possible future.

We could learn so much from nature about staying present for ourselves on our own journey while having to face whatever takes place in our life. Allowing us to create the shifts that are necessary for our own personal growth and transformation.

Tenacity:

Nature expresses exactly who she is in that moment, while she is having to face whatever is part of her journey. She reveals her tenacity to herself and her journey through survival, loss, expansion, growth, shifts and changes. She doesn’t collapse under the difficulty of the situation.

Nature’s need for growth is for herself, for her survival and because of who she is, we get to benefit from her self-expression.

Learning to persist, persevere and stay determined during our own shifts and change is not for the faint of heart. Taking a bit of inspiration from nature`s tenacity might help us to find the determination and courage to get through one more day, exactly like nature.

Time:

Time is Nature`s weapon and ally.

The shifts that take place in nature are a succession of moments that form the tiniest of shifts and change over time. If you have ever seen those fast motion films that show flowers blooming, days changing into night, a caterpillar`s metamorphosis into a butterfly, you have seen how nature and time work together.

Making time our ally means that we don`t control the when, the how, the what of any situation. All we control is ourselves. We must allow ourselves the incremental shifts that take place when we keep showing up and being present in our own quest.

Nature`s mastery of time shows us that all shifts are possible when we turn up as our self and commit to our journey.
Nature IS and when the time will be right, she will grow. She doesn’t question this. It’s a fact of who she is. Mother Nature knows that time is on her side.

Nature doesn`t grow to please others, she honors who she is by allowing all that she is to show up everywhere she touches. Look at how beautiful she is and how much we get to benefit from it. Imagine having this much courage, tenacity, determination, persistence and perseverance in your life. Wouldn`t that create a shift if you took a bit of Nature`s Wisdom and applied it to your life?

Are you looking for support or inspiration on your journey, join me here on my weekly blab show Mondays at 12h30-1h30 EST : Journey to Soul-Full Connections where each week, we talk about a different topic. If you are not on Twitter, you can also watch live or replay here on my website. This show is a conversation where we each get to learn from each other and share in our journey.

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6 Responses

  1. Nicole Levac says:

    Thank you so much Rayne for sharing your journey while shifting. I appreciate you very much and I`m glad you resonated with this post.
    Nicole 🙂

  2. Rayne Dowell says:

    Beautifully written Nicole. I particularly love “Learning to persist, persevere and stay determined during our own shifts and change is not for the faint of heart. Taking a bit of inspiration from nature`s tenacity might help us to find the determination and courage to get through one more day, exactly like nature.” I often notice in myself and others the initial resistance to shifting, which usually causes us pain. Perhaps because we expect the change to be “smooth” or “easy” and it usually never is. For me I’ve noticed once I embrace it, have patience with myself and the process, it paves the road for more shifts and growth.

  3. Nicole Levac says:

    Dave, your words and support are truly appreciated.
    Nicole 🙂

  4. Dave Moore says:

    Great post Nicole. I particularly like this point: “Nature’s need for growth is for herself, for her survival and because of who she is, we get to benefit from her self-expression.”
    It is exactly the same for humans.
    A very enlightening read.
    Thank you
    Dave

  5. Nicole Levac says:

    Kate, Thank YOU for this comment. It is received with so much gratitude for your support and your oh so touching words.
    Nicole 🙂 xo

  6. I love the deep truth that rings out in each of your posts Nicole. I feel both calm and uplifted, ponderous and ready to take new steps.

    Great writing!

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