Does Change Scare You? by John Cali

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Many folks I know resist change, and some are terrified of it. I used to be that way when I was much younger. Were you — or are you still?
John Cali

As I look back on my younger years, I now realize there were two underlying assumptions in my resistance to change.

First, I assumed change was usually bad, and always undesirable.

Second, I assumed if something was familiar and never changed, I’d live happily ever after.

Wrong on both counts.

Here’s Spirit.

Friends, as we’ve said before, change is the only constant in your lives on planet earth. But change does not exist solely on your planet. Change is a constant throughout the universe. Even here in the realms of Spirit we experience continual change.

The bottom line? You cannot get away from change. Ever. “Dead” or “alive,” change is your constant companion. It cannot be otherwise.

Now we realize some change can appear “bad” to your human eyes and minds. But that’s never true. All change is good, and it’s always for your highest good. No exceptions.

We’ve also said before all of you in physical form, and we in spirit form, are constantly growing. All of us, physical and non-physical, have been growing and evolving for all eternity. It’s always been that way and always will be.

All that is just our long-winded way of stressing one simple fact: change will never not be. Period.

So you might as well get used to it. Better than that, embrace change for what it truly is — a clear sign you are growing. The faster and greater the changes, the faster and greater the growth.

Look for the joy in the changes. Or as you say, look for the silver lining in the clouds.

Once you embrace and learn to love change, seeing it for what it truly is, you will find your lives becoming more and more peaceful and joyful. And filled with more adventure and fun.

You would be bored silly if you could create for yourselves a life that never changed — as John wished he could years ago.

No change equals no growth. That would be our definition of real death. What you call “death” is simply another form of change.

It’s all good, friends. All is well.


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