I live on a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. When storms sweep by, they change the contours of the island. Since there are homes here, we invest in "beach renourishment" programs to get the island to resume its previous outline but the fact of the matter is, barrier islands are a prime example of what shifting is about. Nature understands shifting. She knows that break down is part of build up and both are part of a greater Whole. Humans, as we are used to being anyhow, are about trying to control the external world instead of figuring out how best to flow with it.
I love living here close to the water. I also love Mother Nature and Gaia, and feel she is my teacher versus my being her Master. I work with weather consciousness and that is an actual conversation that can be had . . .human consciousness with the elements. But I do this humbly, not with an attitude of "you owe me."
Whatever the future holds in regards to rising ocean levels, solar flare effects, weather anamolies, we can form a partnership with the bigger process and from there, figure out how we can thrive. But we must become humble and accept that ONLY as we operate in partnership with Nature, will we increase our well being.
To some this is evident. To others, it is nonsence. It is for you to decide how you want to be in shifting times and shifting sands. I personally see humans making a quantum leap such that, the way we are in the world becomes a picture of nothing short of glory. This is an inside job. The wisdom we need has been with humanity for eons, but not until now, have so many opened up to receiving it.
I heard once, and pass on, that there is no such thing any longer as a "safe place" (invulnerable to disruption) on the planet, there are just "safe people". Those that love the "Mother" (Gaia) will be loved back by her, even unto death, if it came to that. She will speak to you via your Intuition and tell you where to go and what to do. And you will have peace.
The illusion of humans being in control is no longer. We are not, and that is the good news.