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Weathering the Storms in Life

Posted on January 22, 2020 by dragonspitapothecary

There is no doubt that 2020 will come with some storms. Those storms will beat against our windows and thunder over our roofs. The skies will grow dark and you will feel the pressure building. It will feel wild and powerful, demanding our attention, response and strength. It will feel as though that storm is here to stay. Yes 2020 will have it’s fair share of storms we will need to seek shelter from.

Like the storms of nature there will be storms in our lives that will threaten to overcome us. They will stir up things once settled, beat against our will and test our endurance. These storms will wear us down, make it feel we are breaking down and push against our faces with their strong winds. We will become weathered by these storms and shaped by their experiences. They will one day be memories that once form our courage and eventually carved out our strength that we once didn’t believe we possessed.

We all know the feelings of these storms in our lives. We all know how overwhelming, exhausting and frightening they can be. We too also know the victory of what it is like to walk on the other side of the storm, battle worn and tired yet newly strengthened, accomplished and surviving. We pray for the good times to last but know all good things must end as life is ever changing and those changes can mean storms are on the horizon. So we adorn ourselves with the armor of our skills like courage, strength, endurance and determination and prepare.

Life Storm Preparations

When you live more natural you become more alert and aware of the changes in nature. You see changes as a fact of life and adapt to a flow that makes them easier to absorb and support in our very own lives. We don’t necessarily feel more in control per se but we can perceive the finickiness of life and be ready for response when needed. We also can hone our skills to better prepare for future storms and build the right types of barriers to better protect ourselves next time. Sometimes these skills are healthy and sometimes they are battle wounds that resist healing and harden us.

As you think about how to prepare for the storms that will come in your life I’m sure you know the areas they are most likely to occur. Perhaps this year it will be a hard hit to your family’s finances through a job loss or increase in expenses. Maybe it will be a health scare or other unforeseen change that needs our response and reaction. Or maybe it will be relationship challenges in our family, friends or community that threaten to detach us. All of these types of storms have physical, emotional and spiritual impacts to us and can influence how we respond, react and overcome these challenges.

Physical Responses

In all things that happen in our life there will be physical responses in our body that occur. Our blood pressure and heart beat will quicken, our pulse will increase, we will feel warm and highly alert. We will feel tingles in our gut letting us know instinctively what to do. Our minds will process different scenarios to help predict outcomes. There will be an energy that overtakes us in moving through motions in