Posted in building the new world, End of the World Prophecies, grief, world changes

It’s Really Ok to Grieve

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are currently traveling through the death of the world as we have known it.  I also know that death, in this case, is not an ending.  Instead, as the old world is imploding upon itself, a new world is beginning to be born.  While we may have hope in the new that is coming forth out of this dying, it is also important to grieve.

Grief is the miraculous process that we have been given to move through that which is ceasing to be.  Grief creates the pathway through which we can release the old while making way for the new.  Grief, when engaged in fully, also helps to heal us from the loss so that we might be open to receiving the new life that is promised on the other side of the death.

The process of grief has been said to present itself to us in the following faces:

  • Shock
  • Denial
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Sorrow
  • Acceptance

As it relates to the death our world is currently facing as brought forth through Covid-19, humanity is wavering somewhere between the stages of shock, denial, and bargaining.

Shock is the feeling we are all having as our lives have suddenly experienced a dramatic change.  Holy crap – this sh*t is real!  For many, (myself included), our lives have simply stopped.  With shock, all we can do is acknowledge the dramatic change while attempting to find our way into and through it.  As wave upon wave of new (and sometimes false) information comes our way, we may find our shock retriggered.  Again, acknowledge the trauma of the shock while trying to find a “new normal” for yourself.

Denial is when we don’t believe it’s real.  This is the state the U.S. was in for weeks/ maybe months as the virus was devastating other parts of the world, but hadn’t yet impacted us.  Many continue to be in denial over the potentially critical nature of the virus and the fear that many are experiencing as a result.

Bargaining is the stage that seems to be most apparent right now.  Bargaining is often characterized in a literal sense as in bargaining with God over the fate of a loved one.  Bargaining is also recognized in:

  • Desire for information: If we could only find enough information and the right information around this virus we will all be ok.
  • Attempts at control: Trying to find ways we can control the virus and the life we are living in the face of a pandemic. Some recent examples include:
  • Arguing over the perceived loss of civil liberties.
  • Protesting the stay at home orders.
  • Arguing for stricter stay at home orders.
  • Wearing masks/not wearing masks
  • Creating theories around what is true or not so that we can feel better (or in control)
  • Needing to be right.
  • Pointing the Finger of Blame: All the ways in which we criticize and condemn others for their response to the virus and our judgments around their response. This includes all the ways we shame others by telling them they are wrong.
  • If/Then scenarios: This somewhat falls into the control category. “If I wear my mask everywhere I won’t get it.”  “If I’m only with those who I know haven’t been exposed, then I’ll be fine.”  “If I think the right thoughts, take the right supplements, eat the right foods, then I will be fine.” 

 

All of these are natural human responses to grief.  There is no judgment of these reactions and none of them are wrong.  This is what we do when the world that we have known is suddenly yanked out from beneath us and we are left floating in the void of the unknown.  We are looking for something to hang on to, something that is concrete.  We grasp after the illusion of control when the world around us is completely outside of our realm of control.  We cannot delay the inevitable.  Neither can we stop it.

But there is one thing we can do to ease our fear and heal our pain:

LET GO

When we peel our grasping fingers off the throat of the dying world and allow ourselves to surrender to the unknown – this is where we find peace.  When we cease grasping after control, we will find that there is no risk of sinking into despair because instead, we will find ourselves being gently carried to whatever the new world might be for us.  When we let go we are able to grieve the loss of the old, find healing for our loss and be made ready for the new life that is silently calling to us from out of the depths of the void.

Where are you finding yourself in the grieving process?  What aspects of the dying world are your grieving?  What might you begin to let go of as you move through your own grieving process?

 

Posted in New World, non-violence, world changes

It’s Time to Awaken Out of Our Collective Paralysis

From the day that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, my business took a HUGE hit.  Seemingly overnight, my business went from somewhat sustainable to me having to get a part-time “real” job.  When it would seem as if the opposite should be true – that people would be clamoring to my door in search of support, they have not.  Instead, it seems that those who were looking forward to more of the same in Hilary or Bernie retreated into their respective hidey-holes.  In shock and afraid, instead of coming forward in support of their desire for a new world, they beat a loud retreat.  Screaming from their half-opened door all they hate about Donald Trump and the “conservative regime,” while doing little to bring forth the new world they say they want.

Admittedly, I was initially one of those people.  But after giving myself over to the shock, I went deep within myself for an answer to my quandary – “How and why did this happen?”   The answer came quickly and clearly, and for this I must offer a heart-felt thank you to all those who supported the Republican platform by voting for Trump.  In clear and concise terms, I was told that Donald Trump was elected so that he could fulfill his mission as “Angel of Death” (Cue Prince of Egypt).  Again, I offer a heart-felt thank you for those who have supported Donald Trump because since the moment he took office the veil has been parted, revealing one shadow after another after another of the dying world.  From political corruption to child sex trafficking, to #MeToo, to corporate corruption, to inequalities in taxation, to the system that supports the rich getting richer on the backs of the poor, to corporate enslavement to the racism, sexism, nationalism, prejudice, and pride that seems to run our nation and its capitalistic agenda.

While I personally find Donald Trump to be a despicable human being, I can see beyond the person, the shock and the trauma into the higher purpose of his presidency.  If ever given a chance, I would personally thank him for what he has done to show us the shadow of Western culture.  In short – WE SUCK!  In our relentless pursuit of wealth, power and fame, we are destroying our world.  I could go on and on and one about all the ways this has shown itself to be true, but if you’ve read this far, you know how this has shown itself and this is NOT the point of my post.

The point is that Donald Trump has accomplished his mission.

NOW IT IS TIME FOR US TO AWAKEN OUT OF OUR COLLECTIVE PARALYSIS

…and get to work building the new world!

But first some words of comfort:

Building a new world does not mean anarchy;

Neither does it require revolution – not of a violent kind anyway.

I will add, however, that the extent to which we are uncomfortable or afraid of the new world is proportional to how much we are clinging to what we know and to what we have believed would sustain us.  This is true for conservatives, progressives, and liberals alike.  What is true in the natural world is true for us – In order to bring forth the new, something must to die – and that death is likely to be something we have made familiar and in which we have placed our beliefs (like the caterpillar before died to become the butterfly). Grief is assured as we let go of the old to make way for the new, and I (and many others like me) am here to help support you as you let go of that which no longer serves to help make way for the new.

But back to the original message.  If we say we want change in our world.  If we believe it is time for the old to pass away to make way for the new.  Then it is time for us to WAKE UP out of our paralysis and get to work.  But, here’s the deal:

 

Building the new world has NOTHING to do with what is “out there.”

and

Building the new world is 100% an inside job! 

 

We cannot bring forth the new world that we yearn for in our collective souls without first anchoring that world within ourselves – and that is no easy task.  It requires that we, like our nation/world, pull back the veil of all that we have hidden from ourselves:

  • Our fears.
  • Our wounds.
  • Our past traumas.
  • Our privilege.
  • The true source of our comfort.
  • And everything within and outside of us that separates us from others (conditioning).

 

Then we have to FEEL the reality of this separation.  We must feel and face our fears, our wounds, and our traumas and bring them into the cauldron of transformation that resides within us.  We must be willing to be freed of these fears, etc. and the “benefits” we get from remaining in that fear.  Then we are required to identify all the ways in which we benefit from a culture of separation and “let that shit go.” All of this is easier said than done which is why in the past, very few have been up to that task.  But, if we are serious about wanting a new world and wanting to be part of bringing that forth, unless we do this deep, inner work, WE WILL FAIL.  Period.

But this time we do not need to fail.  We have the tools, the resources and access to the ancient teachings which support us in healing from the wound of separation so that we can once again live in the world as it was meant to be:

Who is with me?

 

The programs and services of Authentic Freedom (dot) Love are here for the single purpose of supporting you in doing the inner work of anchoring the new world within you.  Learn more HERE.

 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Authentic Freedom Academy, Empowerment, End of the World Prophecies, world changes

Waiting in the Wings

And chomping at the bit….

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. And the time we’ve been waiting for is NOW!

The world as we have known it is on its own journey toward oblivion. That which has been established in fear, power and control, is in the midst of its own collapse.  This system that has proven to be unsustainable is imploding upon itself.

In the midst of this collapse, a new world is already being born. And WE are the ones building it.

This new world is not coming from those who have held the power. It is not coming from anyone or anything that is on the top of a hierarchical ladder.  It is not coming from the Church, government, or any corporation, institution, or entity who has benefitted from a world built on fear, power and control.

The new world is coming out of the masses – the tired, the poor, huddling masses of humanity who have grown tired of war, tired of violence, tired of those systems that are destroying our environment and making it impossible for many to receive their very basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety. We are tired.

But out of this deep exhaustion, a collective vision has arisen. The vision of a better world – the world that we know we came here to make real.

We are here. And we are ready.  For the past 20 years (maybe lifetimes), we have been preparing.  We have honed our vision. We have practiced our skills.  We have reached out our hands and our hearts to others who share a similar vision.  And we are right here among you – ready to act as a source of support for those who might fear the death of the old and the time of uncertainty before the new is fully born.

We are here to support those who see a vision for a new world and who are looking for ways to manifest that vision. We are artists, healers, counselors, teachers, advocates and activists. We are praying for the healing of our world and upholding the vision of love that will heal our world.  We are here to support the transformation of our world from one of fear into one of love.  We are not alone and our numbers are large.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and our time is NOW!

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