Originally written and emailed 08/06/2013
We are definitely in the midst of something “new” and it seems to shift daily. I keep in mind that there are many who are new to the language and concepts being shared these days even though we “know” much of this at some deeper level. “Getting back to basics” has been coming up quite frequently, so I allowed additional time to come up with the words to share with you about what August has the potential to offer.
I AM finding myself recognizing the benefit of keeping it simple, the power of the “basics,” managing the fine are of Balance and centering within myself (which sometimes takes place several times a day, however, happening more quickly). Having a starting point and remember from where you came will enhance additional learning opportunities in the future. We all started with the basics at some point…school, sports, jobs, cooking, cleaning, driving, swimming, biking, marriage, parenting…you get the idea. When you allow yourself to go back and see what you already know and apply it to your life, then you can add to and/or enhance your knowledge base moving forward. Finding the places where you seek to keep up with or feel the need for approval/acceptance of another can help you recognize the imbalance of your thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, actions. We all feel, experience, see, etc. differently. It’s no longer about “keeping up with the Jones’,” it’s about coming home to YOU!
I have heard from several folks who have been feeling and experiencing the “upgrades” (which seemed to peak in July) and feeling them on every level (cellular, DNA and emotional)…feelings of heaviness, isolation and conflict (both internal & external) and many experiences changes in jobs, relationships, routines, roles, etc. along with increased feelings of FREEDOM! Everything is lining up and supporting YOU putting your dreams and intentions into action which is FREEing you to create new beliefs, rules and ideas of how life can be, as well as more FREEDOM to express yourself whether it is saying what you want or BEing who and how you want. Yes, you will find yourself seeing and slipping into old patterns, limitations and beliefs…there will be some grief, some anger, some sadness to clear out…all of this is surfacing to help you become more self-aware.
As difficult as it may seem when you are “in it,” CELEBRATE as you see and recognize it ALL…it will pass more quickly when you give yourself room and permission to feel your feelings. Taking care of yourself with gentleness and positive energy/influences will be quite beneficial. These highs and lows will continue for a bit (and intensify around August 12-20), then a shift will take place ushering in healing and nurturing energy to help us BE more receptive, perceptive and self-aware moving forward.
Self-care is pretty much a requirement these days, so find what works best for you, and keep in mind, what worked yesterday may change to something new today…go with it! Stillness and alone time (even 15 minutes) can be enough, so be aware that other people and/or over-stimulation will not be helpful!!! Pay attention if you notice you are feeling edgy around others and avoid “coping” for their sake, this will backfire for both of you and is an old pattern. We live in a “noisy” world and have a tendency to be “doers” and many people have shared with me that “stillness” is uncomfortable and challenging for them. For those that interpret these things as isolation, have Faith that the opposite will be the result. As you center and know yourself more fully and clearly, the more you will connect and join with other healthy, positive and SHINING people.
It has been a long time since we have been in “stillness,” yet the gifts will be found in stillness. Oh how many times I have heard, “I pray(ed) for an answer, but it just doesn’t com.” My question(s), “Have you quieted yourself to listen for the answer? Are you able to trust (and act upon) the answer you receive(d)?” As “doers,” we tend to believe if we are still, nothing is happening and that we must detail exactly how everything is “supposed” to unfold and/or come together…these are untrue! Letting go of HOW something will come together/work out/manifest is quite liberating. The details of HOW it comes to fruition will often surprise you. Remember when you were younger and would blow out the candles on your birthday cake and make a wish? Most likely you didn’t have a detailed list for your wish, you probably said something like, “I wish I had a new bike” or “I wish I would get a puppy.” That was it. When or how it came together was “in the wind” and in your childlike innocence you were open to whatever or whenever that may be. This is also how you pray. This will take practice on your part, keep at it, you will get the hang of it soon enough.
A gentle-man named Nicky Hamid posted this beautiful perspective on FaceBook yesterday. His words resonated and sang within me. It feels appropriate to share with YOU as so many of us are feeling this same way at this time.
Standing Alone Together
A question asked of me that reflects something many are going through:
When we choose to stop giving to certain people…do we stop caring for them? I have become so selective towards who I give out my energies to, I am now becoming more energized and have moved from a negative low, to a high that seems so natural. And now I find people listening to me.
Compassion resides in your knowing of the love that you are. It is your connection to all, so how could anyone be left out of your embrace. It is an ever expanding embrace and not an energy exchange. Nothing can be lost because everything is included. Stepping back into yourself is not stepping away from anyone. It is actually the revers.
Sure you feel a distancing, but this is merely the breaking of attachments and hooks and the freeing of yourself and the others to be themselves.
As you let go, surrender, everything comes easier. This is you stepping into your own energetic field.
This is YOU in the FLOW.
Your caring is not the giving of your energy, it is in the expression of your Self. Your heartfelt knowing guiding the love that you are. You will feel so different now, in the drawing away from so many people and in the unselfconscious sharing of who you are (your Truth). It will almost “hurt” in the freedom of it but will make so much sense. You will be “lifted up” as your soul comes Home to your immediate knowing. You “lighten up” in all sense of the phrase.
Less is more. No more “trying.” Life with the ease that trust brings. You cannot understand with your mind so surrender to the inner knowing, the knowing in the feeling of “rightness”. You are learning to “see” with the new eyes that open the heart.
The inner Glow and the outer Shine.
I Love you
(follow Nicky on FaceBook)
YES!!! Quite Beautiful!
Remember: BE calm. BE still. Watch. Listen. LOVE. Rest when and as much as you can.
YOU are in the FLOW!