Early this morning I heard there was a 4.5 earthquake in the state of California. The faults are just adjusting and relieving some pressure. I feel that same need sometimes too, don’t you? When life gets on my nerves it’s almost like sleeping on my arm too long. Sooner or later it’s time to adjust. Movement causes relief and we always know when we need to do it. The pressure builds up. We become uncomfortable, emotional, and sometimes down right cranky. Let it go long enough, next thing we know there is a fire blazing. California is a great example of this too. I think the state has a temper. Or maybe she just needs an adjustment?
When scientists study the reactions that happen from beneath the earth’s surface they come to theories as to why things need to shift. We have those same excavation capabilities. Go deep enough and it is easy to see where the cranky is coming from. Usually it means a change is coming or needed. If we don’t recognize the need, sometimes the change comes as a surprise, much like a good old fashioned California earthquake.
Honestly, everything has to shift. Nothing ever stays the same. I think it was Plato who first made that conclusion. When things become unbearable to the point where we are cranky more days than not, it is a good indicator that things are about to shift either by choice or by force. Sometimes both! Nothing ever becomes new or exciting without a good shift. I think that is why I love to move to different places so much. I am not fond of the process but the shift gives things a sense of newness that is usually much needed. Maybe I should have been a gypsy?
Internally, we move as well. Emotionally all things need a shift now and then to relieve the steam and pressure. I can close my eyes and take a deep sigh because I know what that feels like. Sometimes it is a shift in belief, mindset, or a new way of dealing with things. Whatever brings relief is what we should seek as long as it is not an addictive, or harmful thing. Sometimes it’s a new business or job. Others, it might be a new state or location. Then again, it can be a whole new mindset and way of believing. Meditative practice is a great new shift. I am all for peace of mind. It never comes without some sort of new action or change.
Without shifting there is no growth or maturity. We become unsettled and build up tension. Just like the earth we find it time to shake things up a bit just to allow the jolt to let us see life from a different perspective.
Loving you from here,
Dr Jenine Marie Howry