Nature’s Wisdom: Winds of Change

Winds of Change

The summer season is slowly winding down. We can notice the days getting shorter, some leaves have even started to change colors. In the air, we can feel the start of a change happening.

More and more, I hear people talk about how things are changing, that this year things are different than before. People are talking about living through changes in their lives that are demanding and draining, to say the least.

It’s no different for me. I can say that since we have moved, lots has changed. Until we have gone a full cycle (a full year) the changes are happening on many different facets of our lives.  My life is changing along with my family life.

Although the change is positive, there are certain traits that keep showing up while going through these changes.

What can we learn from Nature about how to deal with the constant life altering changes taking place in our lives?

Nature’s Wisdom is often overlooked by so many. Life and its cycles are contained within Nature. It’s just a matter of observing it.

Nature’s capacity to adapt to these changes are based on her capacity to ground herself in her identity. In who she is.

Patience:

Nature’s capacity to wait is her trump card. She has no need to rush into things and provoke them. Nature stays on her path, facing what comes to her.

Nature nourishes herself and cultivates every stage that is part of the journey of change. The capacity to wait is intrinsic in Nature. This supports Nature and brings out other strengths such as perseverance, endurance, tenacity and determination to face transformation and change that show up constantly.

Nature has made time its best ally, rather than its arch enemy.

Trusting that with time, everything gets done.

Union and Reunion:

During times of change, there is a coming together of all the elements no matter how different they are.  Everything in Nature starts to work together. The earth absorbs the water, the plants generate fruits to give back to the earth, and the animals start carrying the seeds around. The unification that takes place to face the change is evident. It’s a total and complete collaboration of Nature.

The differences no longer matter. Every part of nature works towards the same goal that is to face the change that is coming. There is strength in numbers and in collaboration, cooperation and unity towards this change.

No guarantees or chosen outcome:

Nature doesn’t plan or decide ahead of time about how this change will look, what it will affect, where it will have the most impact, when it will get there and why this is happening. Nature just puts its energy on the present moment. There is no promise of a tomorrow, nothing is taken for granted.

The only guarantee that lives in Nature is that change is constant and ever present.

Nature adapts to her reality. The past is part of who she is. Nature carries the scar but not the burden and the weight of the past. She carries on, creating a new life. The proof that she has survived the winds of change.

She has new options that show up.  She picks up from where she is, makes adjustments, generates new paths and allows things to reveal themselves in time.

This new reality brings a different journey, a new path and even some different choices.

Nature acquires Wisdom, strength and a capacity to let her creativity show its inspiration and its facility and readiness to adapt to these changes.

We can learn to model Nature’s ability to navigate through the winds of change, knowing that the emotions that surface during these difficult and demanding times are purely human.

If we allow ourselves to detach from the emotions that often take us down different paths, we might be able to cruise through the winds of change that show up in our own lives.  This would allow us to broaden our consciousness of self and share the experience of this change with our surroundings, exactly like Nature.

How are you coping with the winds of change happening in your life? Tell me where you find your inspiration to flourish through it. I would love to hear your methods or techniques.

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8 Responses

  1. Nicole Levac says:

    I totally agree Cara. I live for change. When change keeps happening it’s proof of life and it does open up to possibilities. One of my favorite words 🙂
    Nicole

  2. Cara says:

    Beautiful post Nicole! I for one love change – it brings new possibilities!

  3. Nicole Levac says:

    Thank you Anu for your comment. Nature can teach us so much about life and how to cope with it.
    Glad this post resonated with you. You can reach me through various social medias. 🙂
    Nicole

  4. Nicole Levac says:

    Thank you Ashley for your comment. Glad it resonated with you and reminded you to slow down.:)
    Nicole

  5. Nicole Levac says:

    That is a great practice Emma. Riding those winds of change need not be negative at all and recognizing the beauty along the way supports us greatly. Thanks for sharing your practices 🙂
    Nicole

  6. Anu Kuura says:

    I told today to my colleagues something very close to your thoughts 🙂 About wisdom of nature. If summer and autumn give generous harvest, then it´ll be long and cold winter. Nature gives to birds and animals the chance to prepare to that winter! If harvest is poor, then winter will be not like winter, but more like autumn – a lot warmer than should be, no snow; if ordinary is 30-40 cm snow, plus degrees instead of 25-40 minus degrees by celsius etc.
    “How are you coping with the winds of change happening in your life? Tell me where you find your inspiration to flourish through it. I would love to hear your methods or techniques.” – it´s a long story which place is not in comments 😉 I can tell you about it somwhere else – in messages, mail etc. 🙂

  7. Ashley says:

    This was a great post, and a really great reminder to slow down, take it easy on yourself and not take things for granted. I appreciate it!

  8. Emma says:

    The winds of change in my life are very positive at the moment. I’m riding the wave by being in a constant state of appreciation of what I have. I keep a gratitude journal and throughout the day stop every once in awhile and ask ”what is good in this moment, what is here that I can appreciate right now” This leaves me feeling abundant and happy pretty much all day 🙂

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