Be Like A Beaver

In the animal kingdom, having a thermoregulator is essential to survival. It allows certain creatures, like the beaver, to maintain a core internal temperature regardless the weather conditions. Beavers don’t care if it’s hot or cold and they like the snow. They can live in the water and on dry land. In other words, a thermoregulator ensures that a beavers body maintains a type of equilibrium. Beavers are considered a keystone species for the way they shape their ecosystems by building dams that, in turn, create a wetland habitat in which many other species thrive. Beavers’ thermoregulators are specifically designed to keep their internal temperature stable in any weather.

What would happen if a beaver didn’t have a thermoregulator? They would live in a perpetual state of chaos, racing here and there to self-protect against the ever-changing seasons and the extreme fluctuations in temperature they must endure. With a thermoregulator in place, they avoid being a nervous wreck. 

Unlike beavers, the human race is not born with a thermoregulator. However, we can achieve the same results by being mindful of our energy, thoughts, actions and choices. You do this by letting go of self-limiting belief systems and the past. Anything that does not add value to your life must go. Once you make up your mind to be kind to yourself, getting your mind to work for you, the next step is to incorporate specific practices and mantras into your daily routine. Much like a thermoregulator, these practices will enable you to manage your emotions. They do this by assisting you in redirecting your attention and energy. Keeping your energy inside of you and distributed evenly to all parts of you is seminal to staying calm. When you begin over reacting to anything or have strong emotions, your energy naturally escapes your body. This is the same as you turning your power over to whomever or whatever is causing you angst. Specific exercises that show you how to let go of certain images, thoughts, and energies will in turn help you stop the power leaks. There are many exercises that can help you and are available online. They include breathing exercises, prayer, positive self-mantras, reading the Bible, listening to motivational speakers. The key is to immediately recognize when your mind turns on you and becomes anxious and filled worry or upset. At that moment, step out of the situation perse and step into a healthy practice or say an affirming mantra. Doing this repeatedly will change your life. 

Remember that no one can make you feel a certain way. You must allow it. Be on your guard when you slip into patterns of victimization and self-pity. Recognize this as your call to action to come to your own rescue by refusing these types of programs to settle into your being. 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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