Crisis To Crisis – 10 Tips To Adapt To Shifting Times

Crisis To Crisis - 10 Tips To Adapt To Shifting Times


Our world is leapfrogging from one crisis to another

We have political turmoil, causing social turmoil, loss of life and grief, economic chaos, personal and professional trauma, fires and natural disasters, crime, homelessness, just to mention a few. These difficult times can leave people feeling helpless, powerless, defeated and unsure of how to move forward.

And suddenly…it’s time for new beginnings

Can you feel it? It’s time to let go of the old to make room for all these shifting times will reveal. Truth is available to those who have the courage to question what they have been taught. Adapting to shifting times isn’t easy, but necessary. Living in courage by embracing our inner power can drive our level of resiliency/flexibility (through life experiences) to new heights. Our faith and belief in things are strong. When these deep held beliefs are proven to be different than we believe them to be, what can we do? Falling into victim-hood, anger, blame, judgement are natural reactions. Best ‘responses’ are to consider the information presented. It’s best to keep in mind the programming we have been subjected to our entire lives. Some of it works, some does not. Changing our mindset is one of the most difficult things to do.

Who would we be without the programming?

Our lives would be completely different than the one we live today. More of our true selves would develop naturally, as intended. Few people experience this state of being. Our life is predicated on our individual personalities, as well as the amount of energy and focus we put into our day – how each day influences the next. Our belief is that we matter. Who do we matter to? – Big question with many answers. Obedience leads to a very comfortable life for many. No need for big thinking, just follow the status quo, being kept in line through many methods. While we all react to stressful events in different ways, many of us try to protect ourselves by refusing to accept the truth of what’s happening. The shifting times are altering the comfortable lives of people around the world and it’s getting messy. Have you faced adversity in your life? Most of us have. Challenges provide the opportunity to develop resilience. Our past can be a great teacher, helping us cope with the rough patches through wisdom gained.

10 Tips To Adapt To Shifting Times

— Be willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future. Deal with things one step at a time to avoid overwhelm.

— Find a way to manage change – positive adaptation is key. Flexibility keeps balance in our lives.

— Stop struggling against change, especially when it’s for your highest and greatest good.

— Avoid negative people, yet do not retreat inside yourself in fear to make yourself feel safe.

— Develop skills involving problem solving, creativity, communication skills. Consider your resources.

— Be patient and kind when dealing with those on the opposite side of the fence.

— Do things you love to do, it’s balm for the soul, bringing a smile to your face and to others.

— Everyone copes differently. Be helpful to others when you are needed. Reach out to others when you need support.

— Never forget the importance of nutrition and sleep – you are body, mind and spirit – nurture yourself. Embrace gratitude.

— Resilience is an ongoing process that requires effort to build and maintain over time.

Powerful Quotes

“In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.” 700— Diamond Dallas Page 

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Max De Pree

Being able to shift in light of new information and in light of new opportunities is a skill. Practicing will make you a more confident leader of change, now and in the future.” — Stewart D. Friedman

It is not a failure to readjust my sails to fit the waters I find myself in.” — Mackenzi Lee


  1. I definitely feel the shifts and changes. Today, I am working to feel the feelings. Thanks for your words of wisdom, Debra!
    Many Blessings,
    Lisa xoxo

    • Debra Oakland says

      Shifting changes (inner and outer) are affecting people around the globe. Your wisdom always inspires me…blessings my friend! ?

  2. Christine says

    “Faith over Fear.”
    Love May’s newsletter!
    Love you Debra!
    ~Christine Salvo

  3. Hi Debra.
    You are a Blessing in my life. I’ve been receiving your newsletter for so long and all the time love your articles as they help me understand things and issues in a different way and my spiritual journey get richer and smooth as I move forward applying lessons of Truth. I like to dig in on them and really appreciate your ability and thoughtfulness.

    • Debra Oakland says

      Maria, thank you so much for letting me know that my newsletters have an impact in your life. I am grateful. Many times we writers wonder if our words, even though important to our Truth, have deep meaning for others. Blissed Blessing to you!