At these times, we are moving through a spiritual awakening that can take our breath away. Some may believe we are feeling overwhelmed because we have gotten so busy and are over-tasked. Yes, many of us continue to expand in the “doing” category. Yet, even for those who have taken the road to simple living, our energetic forces seem to be propelling us forward.
Forward is a direction, isn’t it?
A direction, indeed, but also an illusion. (The spiritual reality is there is no space or time.)
When we feel the inner stirrings of our soul expanding, growing and somehow wanting – and becoming – “more,” we can wonder about our sanity, sense of self and what we’re supposed to do with it all.
What are we to do with it all?
We don’t have to do anything. We can simply relax into it.
We are individually and collectively expanding into “more.” We are becoming clearer, more open conduits for an awakened consciousness. This allows our Divinity to shine through us more brightly.
What does this mean?
An awakened consciousness simply has a greater awareness of Oneness; of knowing itself as One with Source – or the All That Is. It is who we are anyway, but knowing, being and integrating this Truth is “where” we are going.
So, why is this happening?
We are evolving. Like all energy sources, we are in a pattern / agreement for expansion right now. It is a cosmic path of unfolding and we are simply in this phase of evolution.
Can it be avoided?
Yes and no. People can choose whatever they wish. In fact, as our consciousness evolves, the decisions we make will manifest in “harder” terms. In other words, our reality will reflect our decisions more quickly and more concretely – even those unconscious ones. You are likely noticing this in your life right now.
Yet, in terms of the larger picture, no, it is not completely avoidable. When it rains, you can grab an umbrella or go inside, but you cannot stop the rain. Earthquakes shake the earth and if we are standing on that portion that is being shifted, we will be affected in one way or another.
Is there anything to fear?
Funny question! People always find things to fear, don’t they? It is part of human nature, actually, to tap into fear. It serves us well, when necessary, but many times it is simply an emotion spun from unhealthy thought patterns and old beliefs. Thus, when fears arise, simply breathe into them, acknowledge and be with them. Do not be tempted to shame yourself, but rather be gentle – as you would with a frightened child.
The bottom line is that, as we awaken, we are stepping into our Grandness, our Perfection. With that comes change, including releasing of old energies that no longer serve us. This, in itself, can cause fear. Yet, what is truly frightening about becoming who you already are?
Are there things that can ease the process? Are there ways to not feel crazy, or like life is spinning out of control?
Absolutely. Did someone mention to breathe? Oh, yes, that is always the first place to start. When we are in fear, unconsciousness, or are overly busy, our breathing patterns shift – we often have shallow breathing, hold our breath, or may even hyperventilate.
Slowing down our lifestyles is another biggie. Where can you eliminate some of the busyness in your life? Can you create a more “sane” schedule where work, family, chores, fun and self care are more in balance? Can you set aside more “nothingness” time? When you are running forward on a people-mover at an airport, rather than just riding it, isn’t it incredibly faster? If standing isn’t an option, perhaps you can slow down to just a stroll.
Listening to your inner guidance will help you through your awakening more than anything else. Unfortunately, many people have lost touch with their own intuition. This can resurface if we nurture it and actually pay attention to that inner voice. It’s a matter of trust and practice.
Is there anything else?
There’s always something else. You are an infinite being of Love and Wisdom! This inevitably means there is always more… to become, to know, to learn. As you need it, trust that what you need will come to you. For now just know that this time of your spiritual awakening is simply YOU becoming MORE of YOU!