I have been following my heart this year more than ever before, and overall I am happier than I have ever been. Like everyone, I am not bored and I am challenged at times, but I am also living in increasing feelings of abundance, amusement, love, spiritual clarity, creativity and gratitude.
I am also excited, because I know this is just the beginning. Between the solstice and early August eclipse there were many nights I could hardly sleep, and still I woke up full of energy, laughter and so many revelations!
Last month I talked about finding wholeness within, and this I feel is a big part of what’s going on now for me and for others. I feel it is key to both our happiness and our survival.
Collectively we are moving out of a time of co-dependence and need-based relationships and into a time of co-creation. When most of us hear “relationships,” we think of intimate male-female relationships, but the relationships I speak of are of many types and with many people (including ourselves), as well as with everything in our environment.
In fact, as I see it this very shift is also a huge part of the economic changes happening now. No longer are we singing the mantra “Whoever has the money gets to control.” (Simultaneously, no longer can we simply let ourselves be controlled, or consider ourselves victims—of a job, partner, family or our own inner dictator)—and trust that at least then we’ll survive. We won’t.
Even if we would, who would be the one to survive? Not our true nature as spirit, but instead perhaps our status, our attachments, our material possessions or our habits. But none of that is real anyway.
There is too much light coming into the planet to ignore spirit anymore! But since spirit/ truth/ love directs and infuses all that will really survive, ever– and especially now– to whatever degree we have been ignoring it we are going through the challenges at this time. And, the more we recognize it the more elated we feel.
We are leaving the era where money is used to dominate, abuse and isolate. We are entering an era of coming together and truly finding that when we follow our hearts and offer our creative gifts in service, we are provided for in more ways than we have ever dreamed possible.
Our true nature as spirit is whole. So all the lies that said we weren’t whole are coming out of our personal and collective experiences.
For many, this means the end of one or more relationships, or a re-calibration of current relationships. Others are changing or ending careers, or experiencing material changes. Still others are checking out of the planet because they are not in agreement to being embodied during this intense time of transformation.
For everyone I know, the lies are coming out as we shed old emotions, karmic patterns, and programming faster than ever before. It’s a great time to clear out your closets, email inbox or cleanse your body since this is all connected.
And I feel as important as it is to let go, it’s even more critical to envision and take tangible steps towards the future you’d like to create. Not the future our egos want, but the future our hearts yearn to offer and receive.
If you don’t know the difference TRY THIS:
- Remember your childhood dreams, talents or interests.
- Before you go to bed at night, write or speak your intention to tune into your hearts yearnings. When you wake in the morning, give yourself space for insights to emerge—honoring anything however small or seemingly strange.
- Write or draw or make a collage to explore.
- Consider different possibilities one at a time and feel how your body responds to each. Even more interesting, move in a free-form dance as you consider each choice—and then ask what you’d like. (And don’t assume that thrashing about means it’s the “wrong” choice… It may mean that you are releasing anger that has been blocking you from doing something, for instance.)
- Confide in a trusted friend or counselor about what you’d really like but think may be “just a fantasy.” How amazing and inspiring it is when others can easily see for you what you deny for yourself!
I once heard a speaker on finance talk about how many people in debt focus solely on paying off their credit cards, and accomplish it only to recreate the debt because they didn’t give any attention to changing their financial habits or situation. Without any new income, investments or spending habits, their debt relief was merely temporary.
Most people have been going through life in deep spiritual debt. By that I mean they have given more attention to the lies than the truth. And now we all not only have to pay, but we have to create anew. Even if we wanted to keep lying to ourselves or to life, there is less and less credit to be had.
This is much deeper and much more subtle than, for example, repaying the karma of killing someone in another life by helping them this time around. Giving attention to lies can include thinking you’re not good enough, or that you’re your worth equals the money in your bank account, or pretending certain relationships work for you, or avoiding relationships altogether.
Ultimately, our only real safety resides in our inner being. At this time, the more we can let go and trust our hearts, and then share and support one another, the more we will thrive!
I invite you to try it now. What steps can you take today? Let me know if I can help you.
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