Good morning sisters and brothers, today is a BIG NEWS day!
After several experiences/events that all came together I believe we are at the “separation of the worlds” that has been heralded for years by the “ascension community.” I may be writing more about this in depth soon, but for now, this is what we need to know:
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1) The old world is dying and beyond repair. We have come forward with the offering of our gifts and they have been repeatedly refused. We cannot help or save the dying world. This much has become clear. We need to let it die…..even if that means standing back and watching it burn. (sad face)
2) This is heartbreaking and sad, so we must grieve. It is appropriate in the face of a dying world to grieve its death and to grieve all we have offered to help save it, which it refused. It is appropriate to grieve.
3) A time of retreat is also appropriate. We need time away from the dying world to create the space out of which the new world may come forth.
4) We need each other. We need to be support for each other as we grieve and as we support ourselves in making room for the new world that is coming forth out of us. We need each other as a check in, as a source of strength, encouragement and support. We will NOT get that support from the dying world, but only from those who are here to bring forth the new.
5) The temptation to get drawn back into the dying world WILL BE STRONG. We must do all we can to resist that temptation, remembering we are not here to save a dying world. WHEN we get drawn back in (the louder the dying world becomes the more we will be tempted), we will be reminded that that world is no longer our own and we will know it by how exhausted we will become when we allow ourselves to get drawn in.
6) Self-care is of utmost importance. In fact, it is the most important thing for us to do at this time. If we are to be the energy that holds the world in its death whole birthing the new, we need to be well cared for ourselves. Rest. Retreat. Self-nurturing. AND being in the company of like-minded people.
7) We cannot do this alone. I am beginning to suspect that it is for this very purpose that I was called to create this membership platform. To create a space where we can connect to gain strength and encouragement for what is coming – is already here.
8) Hope. The eternal promise is that death makes way for new life. This is the law of the universe. The even deeper law is that everything that has been came forth out of nothing – the great eternal void. Such will be the case of the new world. We cannot see it. (though glimpses of it are all around us). We might not even be able to dream it. But, we can feel it. It is in our DNA and in every cell of our being. The new world is who we are and why we are here. And there is nothing we need to “Do” to make it happen. It is happening through us. All we need to do is create space for the Being that is required for the emergence of that world.
9) Call. This is why we are here. To be witness to the separation of the world – the world that is dying and the world that is seeking to be born, and the birth of the new world begins with the worlds that we create for ourselves.
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There are three things that are certain in this life:
There is nothing in our lives that remains the same. Everything is moving and in constant flux – even the tiny atoms that are moving within the solid steel frames that make up our buildings and our roads.
Everything changes and our lives are in constant motion. Our life is a continual movement from birth to growth to death and back to birth again. There is not one moment in our life where we are not birthing, growing, and dying. The amazing thing is that all of these – birthing, growing and dying are all happening at the same time. We are always in the process of birthing something new. We are always nurturing and growing that new life. And we are always tending to the death of that which no longer serves.
These are sobering thoughts; and they really put into perspective the conditioning that teaches us to cling to what we have known and to seek after security and surety.
Question: is this conditioning or a function of our drive to survive? We have been told it is the latter, but I’m beginning to think it is more of the former. The ancients seem to have had a much better grip on the reality of change and seemed to tap into and surrender to the movement of this change. They also seemed to have found a way to survive and thrive without being attached to “the same.” Hmmmmmm perhaps another thing we can learn from those who have gone before us……
Change. Change. Change. Everything is changing. The ancients knew this and found a way to harness the gifts of that knowledge. The sages and teachers of old wrote about it. Modern day people sing about it. (Cue: David Bowie!) Everything is changing and nothing remains the same.
But, we are conditioned to want things to remain the same. We cling to what we have known. We writhe and scream and cry when that which we cling to is being pried from our cold, dead fingers. And we are terrified of the new because we don’t know what it is; we cannot control it; we cannot make it happen and we cannot force it.
Kind of like birthing a baby! I have birthed two and I can attest that the baby comes in its own damn time and only in the way that it wants to come into the world. Yes, modern medicine (and ancient medicine for that matter) have tools to help bring the baby into the world (especially if something is happening in the birthing process that would put the mother or child’s life at risk); but as any mother will attest – there is a cost to applying these interventions.
The same is true in life. New life comes in its own damn time and only in the way that the Soul intends. We cannot force it. We cannot make it happen. We cannot hasten its arrival. All we can do is create the space in which this new life can take root (like preparing the nursery for the arrival of your new child). We can prepare the soil. We can plant the seeds. We can tend and water those seeds. But no amount of efforting will make those seeds grow until they are darn ready to sprout and grow.
The same is true of death. That which needs to pass from our lives – outmoded ways of being, non-serving beliefs, behaviors that no longer serve, jobs that have outlived their usefulness, etc. – will pass from our lives no matter what we do to cling to them. Oh yes, we can cling, we can hang on, we can grasp and bargain and plead, and that which needs to die might indeed remain (because of our clinging); but it will no longer be life-giving. Instead, it will be like the shriveled up, half-dead, immobile and worthless part of Voldemort that remained after he and Harry killed each other.
We can cling to what we have known, or we can surrender to the natural movement of our lives toward change. Forever moving from that which one day served to the new life that beckons on the other side of surrender and death.
It is our spiritual practice that helps us in navigating the ever-churning waters of life’s journey. Developing, cultivating and nurturing our spiritual practice supports us in learning how to be with whatever stage of life’s movement we currently find ourselves in. Our practice helps us to be ok with “what is.” It also supports us in discerning this movement – when is it time to stay and when is it time to go (Cue: The Clash). Our practice guides us to the voice of truth within along with our inner compass which helps us to recognize the signs of death along with the beckoning call of new life. And our practice helps us to move gently and (somewhat) effortlessly through the constant movement and changes of life. Through our practice we are able to surrender to the flow and find peace within us.
But….sometimes our practice fails us. Try as we might, we cannot find peace or contentment within that flow. In spite of our efforts to tend to our spiritual practice and to harness its gifts for helping us surrender and find contentment within the movement of our life journey, we cannot find the fruits. Sometimes we can’t even “do” our spiritual practice because even these efforts seem to be failing.
But they are not! Even though it feels like we might have Spiritual A.D.D., we are not failing. Instead, we are in the stage of our Soul’s journey that is akin to the transition stage of labor. There is this place when the babe is trying to be born that is called transition and I can attest that IT IS INSANE! Transition feels as if someone has plugged you into a 220 outlet and you are ON FIRE. Every cell of the body feels charged with electricity. You feel restless, anxious and (for me anyway) like you will kill anyone that gets in your way. You can’t sit still. The mind is anxious. You feel like you want to run. Nothing provides comfort. What seems comfortable in one moment is not the next. It is like an energy has entered the body and is doing everything it can to bring forth this new life and you are possessed by this energy.
The same thing happens in death. Those who have tended to the dying call this the “death throes.” Similar to transition in labor, the person who is dying is overcome with restlessness, frustration, discomfort, anxiousness. Nothing will make them comfortable. They writhe and thrash and (if they are able) pace as the energy that seeks to usher them into death prepares them for the transition from life into death.
When we are at this stage in our personal journey – when the old is trying to pass away to make way for the new while the new is simultaneously trying to come into being, it is ok to be restless, frustrated, anxious and uncomfortable. This is natural and expected. When this stage shows up all we can do is surrender. As it relates to spiritual practices, when it feels like we are suffering from Spiritual A.D.D., all we can do is surrender. Walk away from the practice if you need to. Or do what I do, return to the oldie moldie practices which at the very least give my mind a break. When even this fails I “go with it.” Instead of resisting the energies of transition, I engage in them. I dance. I take a walk in nature. I cook. I clean. I find something to do with the restless energies in my body (kind of like all the pacing I did when I labor). And then I let it be.
That which is passing out of our lives will leave in its own damn time. The same is true of the life that is trying to be born. We can surrender to this truth or suffer the sure consequence of resisting. The choice is ours. What would you choose?
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What do we do when the Universe is emptying us of everything we have known in our lives, when everything on which we have depended for our fulfillment and survival is slowly being stripped away?
These are the questions I am asking myself at this very interesting juncture in my life. Every single way in which I have defined, experienced, described my life in the past 20 years is quickly falling away. Every label I have given myself, every title, every name, has become irrelevant. In this, I find myself without a name, a title, a way to describe myself, my business, or the work I do in the world. I feel as if I am floating in the middle of the ocean in a boat without a compass, rudder, sail or paddle to guide me. In this, I know I am not alone as I look upon the lives of my spiritual brothers and sisters, and the world at large, which all seem to be going through a similar emptying.
In the past, this level of emptying might have frightened me. But, at the ripe young age of 52, I have had enough experiences of letting go and emptying to know that this emptying is not without purpose. I also know that fighting the death only delays its end, making the letting go all that more painful. Instead, I have surrendered. I have completely surrendered myself into the arms of the Divine Mother who explained in her own voice that she is carrying me to where I need to be. It is only through complete and radical surrender that She can carry me. So surrender I have done. I am allowing myself space to grieve the end of what I have known. I am allowing myself the freedom to STOP making plans, to STOP coming up with ideas, strategies, the next great formula for professional success. Instead, I am allowing the emptying and allowing it some more.
I am surrendering and allowing because there is something else I have learned in this 52 year journey – when we surrender into the arms of the Divine, when we let go of our own planning and orchestrating, when we calm the inner fears that cause us to cling to what we have known out of some false sense of security, we are brought into a life far better than the one we had before – one that we could never imagine for ourselves, one so great and magnificent that we would think ourselves unworthy. This is the life that I will have room for once the dying and the emptying is complete. And to this new life I say, “AMEN.”
In Friday’s blog, I wrote about the new world that is in the process of being born through us. As this new 5D (non-dual) world is being birthed, our 3D (dualistic-minded) selves are in the process of dying. This dying-off process is presenting itself in symptoms similar to those we go through in our literal, physical deaths – physical pain, anxiety, restlessness, anger, sorrow….and a fair bit of bargaining and denial. As I was writing yesterday’s blog and speaking about how to tend to our dying selves, I saw a very clear image that I want to share and a practice I want to elaborate on as I believe it will prove helpful for all of us moving through this transition.
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What I saw was an image of my 3D (dualistic, fear-based) self, lying on a hospital bed. The bed was clothed in white and I was wearing a hospital gown. I was lying in the bed, dying. Beside the bed was my 5D (oneness and love-based) self, sitting on the edge of the bed holding my 3D self’s hand. My 5D self was providing comfort and support to my 3D self as it was releasing.
I saw in my mind’s eye all that my 3D self had done to get me to this place in my journey – the journey it had undertaken, the pain it had experienced, the fear it had known, the suffering it had embodied. I saw the lessons she has learned, the joys and the sorrows she had experienced. I saw her as a warrior who had fought a long and difficult battle – the journey she came here to do – to live in the world of duality so that she could have the fullness of the human experience. She came to have the fullness of the human experience for the purpose of transforming the human experience – to usher herself and all of humanity with her through 3D (dualistic) consciousness to a new way of being. I thanked her for a job well done, for completing her journey and to assure her that she has completed her task and that it is now ok to LET GO and surrender her body and spirit to the other world – the Source from which she came.
I saw my 5D (oneness based) self sitting beside my 3D (duality based) self and holding space for her as she lay dying. I held her hand. I comforted her. I prayed with her. I comforted her in her fears (the 3D self fears death). I lay my hands on her in release and thanksgiving. As I held her in this place of loving support, she surrendered. She relaxed into the face of her death. She acknowledged the hard work she had undertaken and felt pride in a job well done. She felt as if she had fully accomplished what she had come here to do and that in this, she could surrender to death and in death, rest in peace. I held my 3D self as she surrendered into the peace of death and I held her as she released her last breath. As she released the final breath from her 3D body, I saw her spirit separate from her body and in its rising, the sky opened up and a brilliant light shone through as a multitude of angels and heavenly beings sang songs of great joy. Jesus and Mary Magdalene came forward, and the heavenly beings parted, revealing between them a gold-paved road that led off into eternity. Jesus and Mary took the hand of my 3D self and led her away from the duality in which she had been living to a place of reunion with her truest self which is not separate, but wholey (holy) and completely one with all that is.
As my 5D self sat in witness to this wonderous event, I felt only peace. I knew that I was not separate from my 3D self, but that in her reunion with all that is, she had become fully integrated within me. She and I are one and will never be separate.
The time of separation has ended for all of us. Our 3D selves have succeeded in their journey of duality so that we could all have the fullness of the human experience. And now that we know what it is like to be fully human, it is time for our Divine Nature step forward to integrate what we have learned as human beings so that we can do what we came here to do – transform the human experience from one of fear into one of love. First, we had to know what it is like to be human. Now it is time to show humanity what it is like to be gods!