Posts Tagged ‘Self-Care’

In Case You Wondered …

No, it’s not just you.

A lot of people really are going bonkers right now, and even if they manage to keep it together upstairs, people’s bodies are making up for that apparent sanity by manifesting all sorts of crazy symptoms and outbursts. If you work in a healing capacity and you’ve received emergency phone calls, emails, texts and various other requests or demands for help, no, it’s not just you. If your calendar has so many things crossed out, added in and rearranged that you can only write in the margins, no, it’s not just you. If you’ve lost a cat, objects, friends and/or your mind, no it’s not just you.

Mercury’s Retrograde; we’ve got unknown planetary and other things pulling on Earth’s magnetic field; and in general, life’s a bit wild right now. Learn to surf those waves, because we’ve entered a period of chaos. I am personally doing fine after a nice autumn walk, fresh green juice, restorative music, and time on the BioMat with a Still Point Inducer, followed by copious grounding snacks. Then again, I’m a Gemini, so I kind of thrive on chaos. 😉

If you feel less excited about these turbulent times, then maybe it will help to know you’re not alone. Reach out for human support if you need it, and remember that if you’re doing spiritual work in the world, then you also have a perfectly legitimate right to request and accept spiritual support. Ask and you shall receive — unless this happens to be one of those times specially designed to prove to you your own strength. 🙂 Even if that’s the case, though, you can  expect your hidden strength to reveal itself in surprising and satisfying ways.

Regarding the Peanut Gallery — the doubters, the pokers, the prodders, the trick-or-treaters? Yep, they’re out early this year, ringing your emotional bells, demanding attention, threatening to trick you if you don’t provide exactly the treats they want. No, it’s not just you. I’m hearing from others and have experienced this myself. Be kind. People are struggling right now, and they feel increasingly off-kilter and ungrounded. It seems to be most intensely affecting some of the most usually “together” folks. If even the rock solid ones are struggling, then just imagine how people who don’t normally have it together are feeling.

A few other related tidbits that came through in sessions today:

Regarding ley line work and the fact that Masonic Temples, wifi towers and other not-so-positive things have been built on ley lines and their intersecting power points:

No, you don’t need to travel all over the world to find an old ley line and reactivate it. Work wherever you are. Connect with and love the land beneath your own two feet. Haven’t you heard? The North Pole is on the move. What Colette of Bealtaine Cottage calls “The Great Creatrix” is, indeed, radically reorganizing herself. That ongoing pole shift affects the ley lines, too. New intersections and sacred paths and points will arise where individuals have loved and nurtured the land back to health or where people (and there are many of you) have felt called to act as guardians of already beautiful power spots. All land is sacred.

ALL of it.

The Sacred Feminine will aid this process of activation and reactivation. Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Spirit: Five Sacred Things. Terra has greater wisdom and resources than most people imagine. We just need to show up and do our part, however small or large that seems. And we are not alone. Not on our planet, not in this galaxy, and not even in our own challenges. Instead of isolating, let’s band together. “Many hands make light work.”

Speaking of the Sacred Feminine, if you’re working to release this vital, creative energy into the falling patriarchal empire, then guess what? You don’t need to go about it via the old, patriarchal means. Seriously, why would you do that? Why would you try to fit this wonderfully emerging, wild, voluptuously abundant, unstoppable Sacred Feminine Force of Nature into tighty-whitey’s, neckties, button down shirts and three-piece suits? If you just realized you’re trying to do that, then please feel free to join the belly laughing Earth Mama and her attendant faeries playing tickle monster with you, you silly goose. It’s time to flow, baby, flow. (Drilling is so 2008.)

One client today said, “But it’s scary to live a magical life in a culture that doesn’t honor or support that.”

The sudden force of my reply surprised us both:

“About that ‘scary’ magical life … you mark my words:  The days are coming when it will be far scarier not to live a magical life than to live one. The patriarchy is dying. Why would you put your faith in something that’s already at death’s door? Something that has already proven itself to be a completely unsustainable wreck? Especially when your own natural path really is the magical, synchronous, sacred path! I don’t know exactly when, but mark my words, the days are coming when living anything but a magical life will be terrifying, so you might as well get used to it. Start now and enjoy the benefits. As you continue, you’ll create new pathways for others to travel when all the old roads crumble.”

We covered more today — much more — but I need to go back to my regularly scheduled rejuvenation. I’ll leave you with some Hildegard, who was kind enough to join me earlier on the BioMat:

Fare thee well upon the journey. This, too, shall pass.

Lee Harris ~ September 2014 Energy Report

This is so right on, as usual! Lee gives important reminders about energy management — especially for empaths, intuitives and other sensitives during these chaotic times. The only thing I would change would be in his recommended exercise …

Always remember an exercise I gave a while ago. Imagine yourself in a cylinder. You can do this on a train, you can do this when you’re with people. Just for a few minutes imagine you are in a complete cylinder that goes a few feet down into the ground and thousands of feet up into the sky.

… instead of going just “a few feet down into the ground,” feel free to anchor yourself very deeply into the Earth. Doing so will ground you so that you can reach those “thousands of feet up into the sky.” Some people already expand upwards, and they’re really needing more of a downward anchoring in order to ground the energies, as in electrically ground the energies, as well as “ground” like creating deep roots in the ground.

Other than that, I found Lee’s message perfectly timed, and I know I, along with many others, have felt a need to pull back from certain relationships or “the world.” I can’t even tell you how many people keep telling me, “The world seems so surreal right now. I’ve pulled way back.” Yep … if you’re feeling that, and you’re an empath or sensitive, you’re right on cue.

Here’s Lee, and I’ve copied in his transcript below the video for those who prefer reading:

Turn Left at Distress and Head Towards the Light Body

Hi everybody and welcome to the Energy Forecast for September 2014.

This month I’m going to focus a little bit on the experience of being dis-empowered or empowered in your life and in your situation. Because that is the paradigm that we all find ourselves in at the moment.

So the thing about energetics is, they are subtle and ever present. While we can ascribe our inner feelings to outer circumstances, energetically it ultimately comes back to us and how we can balance how we feel about something.

So for example, if you’re one of the people who is getting consistently and repeatedly distressed by everything that you’re seeing going on outside you right now, you have to (at a certain point) recognize that engaging with those distressing things outside are actually all leading you back to one state – and it is the state of distress.

So you may be distressed about what’s going on in the larger world, what’s going on in your personal life, or you may be distressed about what’s going on for your friend. But universally for all of us and our nervous systems, when several of these factors start to accumulate, we start to deplete. We can only take so much stress in our nervous systems before we start to crash in on ourselves.

So if you are listening to this and you are somebody that has been doing that dance where you’re focusing on awful things all of the time; and you find yourself going, “Oh God, this is awful, this is awful…” and you’re reacting to things – you have to know it’s time to step back.

It’s not that you are stepping back and forever being inactive toward some of the things that you ultimately want to change. But as I’ve said before, when we’re spinning, traumatized or in a high level of emotion when we try to bring ourselves to an action, we don’t do a very good job.

So think of, say, your stressed mother who perhaps used to be stressed that visitors were coming to the house or she had a lot of work stress and maybe she would throw that energy at you sometimes, or you would feel that coming off her. She wasn’t necessarily helping you become a vessel of calm in those moments. What she was actually doing was transferring what she was feeling outward – her own stress. And you potentially absorbed it from her.

Just as your actions that you move toward with that energy will feel it and be repelled by you.

So understandably, with everything that’s going on in the world, you can look at the picture of the world and be alarmed by several things. But especially for the sensitive among you, there is a fine line between dis-empowerment and empowerment in your journey as a human. And for our very survival, both individually and collectively, our ability to balance ourselves and return to inner-empowerment becomes crucial at times of stress.

Those of you who perhaps are angry, upset or feeling let down by ‘the system’ of the world – recognize these are emotions that you’re going to have to move through before you will be truly effective to bringing change.

We’ve always known that this period in history was going to be tumultuous in many different ways. But if we start acting tumultuously as well, all we do is aggravate what we’re seeing outside us that we’re not liking, and start to lose our own ability to create change in that area.

One of the things that I have struggled with seeing in working in the self-development and spiritual fields, is observing the tendency that we in that area can have to go into either ‘victim-hood’ or ‘follower’. I’ll explain:

Many people who are actively pursuing self-development; spirituality will have a tendency to want to be told what’s going to happen in the future, so that they can calm down in the now. Or to be told what they should do by an outside source so that they can calm down in the now.

But the problem with all of that is it’s still operating in the old paradigm. It’s still operating in leader/follower mode. It’s still operating by waiting for that feeling from an outside authority over you.

So, if you recognise yourself in what I am saying, you don’t have to be hard on yourself about it. But just catch that the reason you are doing this is because a part of you is still spinning out and needing to find ways to develop this ‘self-calming’ aspect of yourself.

I’m a huge fan of teachers. Teachers have helped me all through my life and I’m sure they will continue to do so in the next 20-40 years. And a lot of my teachers are the people close to me who will reflect, offer advice or offer support.

But what I’m not a fan of is fully giving your power away to an outside source. Because ultimately the problem is the outside source that you’re giving your power away to isn’t you. No-one knows more than you do exactly what you need all of the time.

We are all individual. Yes, we’re one and we’re connected but we’re also individual.

And it’s for each of us to find our own individual signature in this life. And that can be a very scary prospect for us; because if we have been leaning on the hand rail of other people’s support and advice or a system, to suddenly let go and find our own way can be scary.

The reason I’m saying this today is I know that the truth for a lot of you at the moment is a fear around stepping into your own empowerment.

Stepping into divine alignment in the body – as well as in the spiritual centers – the heart center, the third eye – is vital. Living mostly up here (Lee points to the area above his head) is one way of operating. But, you only really become divinely aligned as a human being when you can bring it down into the body too.

So you may be able to vision your way off into the ethers, but can you deal with the conflict that’s going on between you and a family member? Because grounding that ability is as important for your strength as an ability to vision. It all goes together.

I mentioned many months ago that perhaps back in the 2000s this ‘upper expansion’ was what many people were doing. They were learning how to ascend in themselves and go upwards in their energy body. And I feel in the last 4-5 years as a kind of pattern for people, the challenge is to come back down and to bring your light and your compassion and your open heart into the parts of you and the actions that the world now needs.

So to go back to the beginning, to those of you who are perhaps coming to the awareness that you are freaking out about things in the outer world, you will be no good to anybody unless you step back into your house for a time.

The way that we desensitize from an over stimulated nervous system is to highly attend to our well being; and for many of you that’s going to involve stepping back for a while.

So, agree to have a very small life until you feel ready to be bigger again. Even if part of you is reading this and going, ‘well how can I focus on being small when X, Y and Z are going on?’ You’re the very people I’m talking to – because you will be no good to those things you focus on when you’re in that spinning state. And actually, just taking a week or a month to make your life very small again and to focus on just the things in your immediate environment rather than going too widely out into the world.

This is something I’m seeing a lot with people who are psychic, highly sensitive, or very empathic. We’re living in a more communicative and extended grid of life than we ever have before. The internet is one of the symbols of this. Suddenly we have the ability to connect to the ‘hive-mind’ of the world more than ever before – and yet we need to remember the hive mind is very diverse. All of us are diverse. Even you and your best friends are very different in the way that you think and feel about things, and that’s true. Connecting in to that group mind can therefore be highly stimulating.

So this is a real time to know yourself and to check out how you feel about what’s going on on the planet and how you would like to play your part. And while you’re in collapse or fear, you’re not going to know how to play your part. You just have to step back and recover first.

The other side of this of course, is the inability to make decisions or more importantly the fact that one day you will go, “Ah. I want to go over here and do this!” And the next day it may be a complete flip in your desires. Some people have expressed to me they are experiencing this and finding that a really odd process.

There are a couple of reasons it’s happening:

We were always told that time was accelerating and that we were going to experience things faster. Well, that’s exactly what that is.

But also, the old operating program of the body that in 2007 would have put all its weight behind the ‘vision’ or this idea that you get which you felt passionate about, these days you’re going to get five of those in a week. And you can’t put your energy behind those five things and still survive. And if you try to, you will end up spun out in the way I described of the people at the beginning.

So understand that it’s ok to be inactive even if you have a ton of visions that the old you would have run at. That level of vision is the new normal. It’s ok to have a very high sensory mind and sensory awareness, but to not necessarily be able to put your action behind any of those things right now.

As the hive mind and the hive heart of the world increases, and we start to feel more connected to each other, it is a process of both light and shadow, because we see the light in the world and we see the shadows in the world. Through this we start to amplify not only our own energy, but become quite infused with all the information/energy out there from everybody else.

So it’s knowing how to differentiate between the energy you feel is yours to act on, and what is perhaps that person’s desire.

And beyond that, ask yourself – “What is mine to learn from in this vision without bringing it any action? Perhaps I will learn something and won’t have to act on it, but I will just have an experience of having a revelation.”

But secondly, this is one of the stages that happens when you’re entering what many refer to as your light-body.

We talk about density levels energetically, and to give you an example for density, that is the kind of people who, for example, are playing things out through drama right now.

If you’re playing something out through drama, you’re at the lower end of the scale in your energy body. And don’t judge yourself for that. Sometimes that’s exactly what you need to clear something from the past or to learn the awareness to not walk into drama again at that level.

So, no judgment here people. That’s the big one for all of us to ingrain. Pure acceptance that it is what is and you have to hold that truth against the voice of the inner judge.

One of the reasons that there is so much inaction, indecision and conflict thought is because as things start to lift off you, as your light body grows, your energy body expands. All of the thoughts and the feelings that were previously embedded in your mind, head and your body start to just head toward your perimeter before they burn off. But in the interim they kind of hang here.

So that’s why many of you are feeling like you’re being distracted by thought and emotion. It’s actually leaving your body. But the part of you that’s used to using your action to support your thoughts and your emotions almost wants to rejoin it. So as this thing drifts off, you might go, “Ooh, I might need to do that.” But it’s not that you need to do it, it’s just that you need to let it be and let it drift.

So, again my constant message: take really good care of yourselves; because so much is pulsing. You don’t have to respond to that pulsing by feeling you have to be drawn into it. The more you can sit back, the more you can observe, the more you can let your own feelings settle, what you’re going to do is come into alignment of your own power. And operate in a new way.

Always remember an exercise I gave a while ago. Imagine yourself in a cylinder. You can do this on a train, you can do this when you’re with people. Just for a few minutes imagine you are in a complete cylinder that goes a few feet down into the ground and thousands of feet up into the sky.

What it will do is remind you that you have a height on this Earth and that everything you’re feeling horizontally, you don’t necessarily have to engage with in the same empathic or enmeshed, entangled way.

The person who walks into the room that slightly upsets you; just imagine while you’re in that moment with that person, if you’re not having to talk to them, just bring in that cylinder and remind yourself, “ I am tall on Earth, I am tall on Earth.”

Height is a very important thing for us to place our focus on right now because so many people are getting horizontally wide with their emotional pulsing. And as they get horizontally wide, depending on how clear they are, there’s a big difference between heart-width – someone who emanates heart – and someone who’s spreading all their stuff out into the room and it’s a real tangle.

So remember your height. “I am very tall on this Earth.”

Ok everybody, well thank you for tuning in.

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So much love everybody. Take care and see you in October.

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