“Times are difficult globally,” explains Pema Chödrön. “Awakening is no longer a luxury or an ideal. It’s becoming critical.”
Wow, that hit home today. We are in chaos and unsettling times. Do you feel that way too? For several months now my clients are reflecting that their life is in chaos, and that includes me. I am not immune from this energy. My life takes turns being easy and flowing to riding white rapids that want to make me sick.
The current state of world events has everyone wondering what has happened to our planet. Has everyone gone mad? When it becomes crucial for change the precursor is immense discomfort. After all why change if everything feels comfortable? Of course we wonder, can't we create change with grace and ease? Yes, I do believe we can although there are some circumstances that require a huge shake up and I do believe this is one of them.
We are being called to awaken - to wake up. Do we even know we are asleep? What does it mean to awaken?
You will have some people saying that it is a woo woo but really it is paying attention. It is awakening to the fact that we all need to show up, be present and be engaged with life and the world around us. To be the best version of ourselves, to pursue our dreams, to create meaningful relationships, to engage in a world with love in our hearts and with the intention for the highest good of all. It is not the time to ignore the world around you looking down at your devices and forgetting you have a role to play. What is the role? Your soul has come to experience life. I say it is here to sample from the buffet of life; the sweet, the sour, the bitter and the savoury. You don't want to miss out on something tasty by being asleep at the dinner table do you? How can you engage in a life when the circumstances make you feel like you want to go to bed and pull the covers around you?
I find there are a couple of ways that keep things positive and focused on good outcomes.
First - for heaven sakes breathe... just deep breaths throughout the day. Be mindful of the wonderful feeling of oxygen hitting every part of your body!
Secondly - shut off the darn devices and please stop reading all the negative news feeds. You got the message that ugly stuff has reared it's head, you don't have to put it on replay. Now it is time to find positive stories. Those that warm your heart and make it expand not contract into cold hard stone.
Thirdly - meditate.... yes quietly go within. Ask your higher self, that wise part of yourself that truly has the answers. How can I share love in the world? How can I trust in the human spirit? Please show me the next right step. Then trust because spirit has your back. When we collectively say we trust that we can love and shine light and share our best versions of ourselves....we wake up.
Lastly - gratitude. Yes that is the magic potion. When we share gratitude for the small acts of kindness, the ability to see the God Spark in all then we can really shift the world as we start to attract more and more of the positive acts.
I know that the world may feel so overwhelming to think how can come into a balance? We can! We have before and we will again. There are many on the planet not willing to let others be the bullies in the global school yard. They are many that speak out loud and strong to remind those who have forgotten that they have love within. There are many that are awakening to the world around them and are willing to roll up their sleeves to do the work....and by work I mean work on themselves. Be the change in the world! And you can only change yourself! Ask, what role can I play? What do I need to see in myself that is not contributing positively to the world and change that? What can I do to extend a loving hand to those around me who have forgotten they are to be in the light?
It may feel icky! Yes I used that word cause really isn't that what it feels like? But just like when you have that icky thing on you the choice is to wash it off. To remove it so that it feels clean and wonderful again.. We can wash it off with love and light and hope and strength. We can use our soul blueprint to show up and fulfill the purpose to be part of the change. We can observe our eternal pattern and see what we are using to propel us forward and be aware of it and respond rather than react. We can heal our soul wound that is keeping us off our path. We can call upon our Angels to show us what love looks and feels like and then share it with the world. We can participate in world with our talents and gifts that we have come with and share the positive views of the world from previous lifetimes of learning.
We do have many ways to make a change. Be part of the transition team not part of the fear that keeps us in the dark. When called upon take a stand do it with love and courage in your heart. When called upon; be the most powerful, creative, human being you can be! Hold fast to the thought of how may I serve in the highest good of all. In all of this we awaken and contribute to the global awakening that is critical and no longer a luxury!
I see love, light and peace and I send this prayer of intention for everyone!
Shining light on solutions,