Change and the Power of Expectancy
Change is happening at every second of our lives in both our internal and external realities. In other words, change is happening inside our bodies, as well as inside our external circumstances. The overall conditions of both our physical and external environment is constantly changing. So, change is always a common occurrence in every part of our lives, but it seems that most people view change as an uninvited, fearful event. That is not necessarily true, but we do know that any change psychologically challenges our natural human instincts.
Why does change represent a challenge to our natural instincts? Because our natural instincts interpret sameness as security and change as insecurity. The potential benefit that the change could possibly bring is usually ignored initially. Our natural instincts always interpret any change as a threat because the change represents NEWNESS, not SAMENESS.
So, when things change, the average initial response is skepticism. Skepticism is a strong feeling that is generated by the major emotion of fear, and fear is the major driver of our natural human instincts! So, it seems natural for us humans to always respond to any change with skepticism, and we learn to accept skepticism as a normal response to change. Okay, why is this discussion even important? The reality is, this discussion is much more than important— it’s vital! Here’s why.
The manner in which you respond to change depends upon your understanding of the power of expectancy. Expectancy is a feeling that flows from trust, and trust is a feeling that flows from the major emotion of LOVE! There is no risk in expectancy, but our human instincts always seem to interpret expectancy as inappropriate, childish or risky. However, there is power in the feelings of expectancy!
Have you ever heard about the Natural Law of Reciprocity? I’m sure you have heard, “What goes around comes around.” In quantum physics lingo, this law is described as “Energy is matched by similar energy.” Every thought you generate creates a certain vibrational energy that radiates out into the universe from you. That vibrational energy returns to you in like form. Science has now proven that we actually generate the energy that creates the environment in which we will live in the future. In other words, the energy of thought that goes out from you returns to you in like form.
In summary, when a human being responds to change with feelings of trust and expectancy, that energy of thought must be manifested into your future reality. However, it becomes your choice. You can choose to respond to change with fear and skepticism, or you can choose to respond to change with proactive expectancy. The quality of your choice will determine the quality of both you internal and external realities in the future.
Change will always play a role in our lives. Your thoughts and feelings are powerful tools. We can’t live in fear of change, and change should never catch us off guard. Never underestimate the power of the energy of your thoughts and feelings in managing your responses to change. The most productive response to inevitable change is the power of expectancy! Living in the power of positive expectancy is always the best response to change.
Until next time, may God bless!