Energy musings? Here? Now?
The plain truth is… I can’t even. I can’t even find the words, the positive spin, the neutral place from which to translate the complex layers of information that come in. Usually, I can find a thread. Something digestible that others can take in, can breathe into, and can expand with. But now the landscape has changed. Completely. Unidentifiably. I honestly can’t even write the date at the top of the page anymore. As each new day passes by it feels like another grain of sand slipping through the hourglass of Time.
I don’t mean to sound negative or depressing. I don’t feel that actually. But it is a difficult, ugly, brutal truth out there. One that feels like it doesn’t need to be repeated. I don’t even want to describe it.
There are those who need to protect themselves with blankets of hope, optimism, promise. Those who need to get angry and riled up and move to political action. Those who need to cry, and feel, and maybe even “wallow”.
I get it. I get ALL of it.
I can’t say to you: Don’t Wallow… get up and do something! I can’t say to you: Don’t be Naive… face the truth! I can’t say to you : More anger won’t help: Find your inner Peace! Although all of this has merit.
And the one guiding principal I feel, is we have to respond differently. Different from our habitual responses. As you go through your process and tap into your triggers (emotion? depression? head in the clouds? anger? blame? conspiracy? paranoia?), know that they are there to teach you, that why its OK to hang with them for a little while. But then, it is up to each of us to see them, these triggers, for what they are …. and to clear them. Now.
In the energetic field, when I tap into the voices that always guide me, I hear one thing over and over and over
“It was never supposed to happen like this”.
But here we are. Here We Are.
This is all I can tell you.
Here we are.
And as you are going through your own process of reconciliation, understanding, and knowing… look for me. look for others. Maybe, just maybe, through this dense fog of illusion, we will see each other. And your eyes and my eyes will meet. And in the meeting we will know. We will know how to stand in this new place, how to take steps forward, how to be. And as we reach for other, we will find others. coming together, one at a time. And as we come together, our joining of breath will clear a space in the fog. And in that clear space, we will create an opening for more and more people to come. Slowly, slowly, regaining our discernment and re-creating this world, from the inside out. Re-Evolving as a species and a planet.
Old habits die hard. Are you finally willing to let go of yours?
There is always more I can say on any given day, in any given post. My “musings” tend to remain positive, action oriented and simple. This is intentional. Everything I write is always to help navigate whatever is happening energetically currently or to help with something that is coming. Its more than just “nice advice”. This I wrote after my blogpost this AM and is an important addendum to the discussion. May you find peace, health, strength and balance. Remember the Full Moon is approaching. This is significant as well. Work now, and that transition will bring you exactly what you need.
Many, many, many, many of You, of Us, have been having one hell of a challenging time lately. Over the last few weeks I have watched as friends, family, neighbors, students, teachers…. have been hit hard by the incoming energetics and the discord present at the moment. The discord is created by the places within each of us that are not in balance.
I personally have had HUGE lessons on balance, acceptance and what my own personal strength looks like previous to this energetic download. I am deeply grateful for those lessons as they have helped me navigate the current tide with more ease.
Those of us left standing with awareness, who are awake at this time, have looked out over the landscape with people suffering to ask: Whats Happening?
The best I can do at this time is to keep myself in balance so that I can be there for others who are ready to step into balance as well.
One at a time, hand by hand, we are building bridges to this new place. One at a time, hand by hand, WE are actually creating the blueprint, the new map. If you are having a hard time right now, know that we are here…. hands outstretched… holding and waiting for YOU. Take the time you need, let go of your frustration, judgement, expectation of how its supposed to be. This is vital.
Then….Find your balance.
Then Reach and you will find me. You will find us. You will find yourself.
And the world will change, forever.
Outside, it is snowing in April. Inside, a Fire is warming our unexpectedly cold home and bodies. I am struck at once by these weather patterns playing out. From 80 degrees one day, to 30 degrees the next. This pattern has been on repeat through Spring. The extremes being amplified, played out. Where is the balance of Spring? The transitional Season? The wisdom of that middle ground between Winter and Summer? It seems to be missing. Seriously.
As always, Mother Nature reflects for me larger patterns playing out elsewhere. In this case, living in the DC area, I look to the current political campaigns. The divisions both within our primary 2 parties and between the 2 parties more pronounced than ever. The “extremes” being played out. In many directions. The overall sentiment fueling these oppositions feels legitimate: the need for change. It’s whats driving everyones passion and conversations these days. Every single one of us.
Heres what seems lost to me:
- that we all want the same thing. Yes, ALL of us.
- that to work together for change means to move forward with sensitivity, awareness and integration … ok I will say it: LOVE…so that no one feels left out. That really means NO one.
- that those rightfully looking for ‘revolution’, have missed the most important way to catalyze change…… by shifting the language and way we talk about politics in the first place.
in a nutshell: Unity. Unity is missing. Unity is missing in these United States. How ironic. And Forgiveness. And Mercy. And Compassion too.
Nothing will ever ever ever shift for real without these components. No matter how hard you/we push, there will be a counter push: a backlash. If not right away, eventually. And then we will be at it again, pushing from another direction. This is “Energy 101.”
I ask myself daily: is it possible for us to really change how we talk about or conceptualize these larger issues in our society and culture through politics? There is not one media outlet that accomplishes this yet. So that makes it challenging of the individual seeking to have thoughts and opinions of their own. And yet, we must continue to work to seek our own views and our own way of expressing them, rather than being hand fed catch phrases.
I see around me, a move towards more compassionate communication styles that focus on true listening and unhooking re-actions and blame. This I love. But I do not see this mirrored in the political landscape ….yet. I think we need a big TIME OUT to really give this some undistracted (and I see the media, in all its forms, as mostly a distraction) thought and honest consideration. Its just TOO important.
So I start with you.
And I ask, whatever your beliefs, your politics, your knowledge of history is or isn’t, is it possible to start fresh? Begin again? Not be “blindly” following a political view or candidate because you have already invested so much energy up to this point? To stop reading only the articles that confirm your already strongly held belief? In the end, you are always free to hold whatever beliefs you decide upon.
But to take a step back, and another still, and maybe a few more, until you see the whole playing field in a new light… without re-acting. Can you then step back in, slowly, carefully, one breath at a time, letting go of what you suddenly realize doesn’t serve you, to re-enter the conversation with more grace, compassion and neutrality? Clearing as you got, the path for others to do the same. Perhaps you just might have to admit you were wrong. Whether you are or not, it is vital to be willing to at lest accept that if it comes up. How honest are you willing to be here and now?
If we all do this, or at least some of us, than certainly some of the “ugliness”, the fighting, the righteousness, the name calling, the labeling, the blaming from the various campaign trails will surely begin to lose its power.
Then, maybe then, we can emerge anew, understanding our inherent united-ness in these United States.
I love you all.
Energy Musings. Here. Now.
Today, tonight, marks the Solstice. The darkest night of the year. A time traditionally for reflection, silence, inner work and pulling in. As much as I feel called to gather with groups to mark these transitions (and I do!), the Winter Solstice really embodies and reflects a more intimate nature to our work.
This place, these days, are all about You. Are you able to see clearly your needs, your requirements, your accomplishments and strengths when you are in a group? Or do you wind up empathically connecting to all those around you and by default lose sight of the deeply personal and often painful healing and work you need? Answering this honestly will help guide you to the place you need to be to acknowledge this place of “darkness”.
We all know that the light is just on the other side of the darkness. Just as the inhale follows immediately upon the exhale. There is no need to fear one or the other. The common blind spot we share is avoiding the darkness thinking that it is separate or bad in comparison to the light. We can go on indefinitely individually and as a species, turning a “blind eye” to that which we would rather ignore or avoid.
Tonight we are given the beautiful opportunity to once again look in those difficult places with strength, love, self compassion and the true knowledge that regardless of what we find when we look there, the light WILL return.
As you have addressed the loose ends over the last weeks, done your “preventative medicine” work, addressed your procrastination head on… know that you are well supported to move through this transition cycle.
Relax, breathe and exhale into the darkness.
The Inhale will be waiting for you.
Thoughts for today.
Disillusionment is up. All around us we are beginning to see glimpses of the true nature of our world, our beings, our life. In all its aspects, in all directions. How we, collectively, have created what we, collectively, have sown. No one is free from the responsibility of this creation. How we respond is critical.
Separation has always been a part of this dualistic world we inhabit. Within that separation, it is common to find our own way of coping. Coping, is not a bad thing. But it must be viewed as a temporary mechanism, not as a way to live permanently and build life.
Here lies one aspect of this disillusionment.
As we seek solace, as we cope, we bathe ourselves in light, linger in the sorrow, dance in the shadows, cloak ourselves with cheer. Some of us, stand firmly in one of these places, anchoring in here refusing to let anything disturb our so called peace. Others of us play this elaborate game of twister…. one limb here, one limb there, constantly changing our positions in search of that perfect balance or maybe just amusement! As we become consumed or distracted, we forget that each of these actions represents a coping mechanism and in and of itself is not the end goal, but just a point along the way. Most of us advocate integration, coming together, living in harmony. Do we really understand what this means?
Can we look forward with a dream in mind instead of looking back with anger and frustration and judgement?
Matin Luther’s epic “I have a dream….” speech is brilliant in part because he saw the need for a paradigm shift…to look forward instead of backward. He knew we had to change the landscape of the discussion completely in order to really eliminate the need to categorize humans in terms of “isms” and actions in terms of “ists”.
What is your dream?
Anchor in here. Leave the disillusionment behind. Breathe in the dream and let go of the fear. Breathe in the dream and let go of the doubt. Breathe in the dream and let go of the need to blame or to categorize each other.
We are all human. May our humanity bring us into a deeper understanding or our Humanity.