2012 has come to mean much more than a date on a calendar, or at the end of a calendar. It is symbolic of our moment of choice, our process of transformation amid the chaos of a rapidly changing world. It is a key choice point in the evolution of human consciousness.
It is also a symbol of hope, of a new beginning, a rebirth where we can each wake up to our creative power to shape our world inside and out. So what can we do?
BECOME AWARE OF THE BIGGER PROCESS
You are one cell in the evolving body of humanity. Whatever your own cells and body need to stay in balance is what your life, your community and your planet needs. This is the fractal nature of our universe. So be willing to see the bigger picture and your place within it. Everyone makes a difference. Even one clear, consistent intention for positive change will start a chain reaction of transformation. No effort is wasted.
MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS
Breaking out of the unconscious cycle of drama, blaming and complaining and realising that you are not your thoughts or your feelings but the observer and experiencer of them is the key consciousness shift of our time. Emotions are simply energy in motion (e-motion) and when we can allow all feelings to be there, with non-judgemental acceptance and targeted breathing we can make space for that old energy of past story and programming to transform into power.
MANAGE YOUR ENERGY
Notice what brings you and others down. Notice what raises you and others up. Make sure you have a healthy vibrational diet. You are what you eat remember?! The same goes for what you surround yourself with, the information you allow into your consciousness and the people you choose to spend time with.
Everything affects your vibrational state. If you hang out with negative people don’t expect to be able to hold your positive vibration or consciousness. Your consciousness is the average of the people you have most contact with, so choose your company wisely. If you have low self-esteem you are more likely to unconsciously attract others with low self-esteem, but once you are conscious of this you can start to take small steps towards meeting new people with better self-esteem which will help you to shift.
Learn some basic energy skills such as ‘energy cleansing’. If you could see energy around you, people and in your own home you would be as vigilant about keeping that energy clean as you are about your own personal hygiene. So learn some skills that are the equivalent of an anti-bacterial spray or hand gel.
TIPS: Sea salt baths and swimming in the sea cleanse the aura. Candles, chimes, drums, smudgesticks, incense sticks all help to clear energy. Playing beautiful music with open windows as you clean your house is a good tip. Make sure you are in a good mood when you clean your home or you’ll simply infuse your furnishings with your bad mood which can affect interpersonal relations later on! Walks in nature, barefoot time on the grass will all help give your energy a quick clean.
Once we understand how the state of our energy affects everything (everything is energy) we will start to become more vigilant with our management of it in daily life.
GET GROUNDED AND CALM
Hopi prophecy depicts the modern path of the head versus the heart as a sure route to destruction of ourselves and our planet. They see the path of the heart and a connection to the Earth as our saving grace and portal to balance, harmony and sustainable happiness. One way to encourage your energy focus to shift downward into your body and down from your busy head is through grounding. Once you are in your body, grounded and down out of your head your heart starts to open.
Equally if you heal your heart and open to truly loving yourself and others it helps your energy shift downwards out of the head (which is often a place of refuge for a wounded heart) and into the body.
Energy flows where attention goes and so daily practice of grounding and heart focus is what it takes to bring your energy downwards into the body, connecting you to the Earth in a lasting way. Doing a course once or reading a book isn’t enough. Grounding your energy needs to be a daily habit just like getting and keeping fit and eating healthily. One healthy meal does not a healthy body make. It needs to be a daily routine.
TIP: Working with energy doesn’t have to be a big deal. It is easy. You can try breathing into your heart centre in the middle of your chest when speaking to people. If you do this it is common for the energy of the other person to shift too. So you may go from a superficial, defensive/protective conversation to something more open and warm and connected.
TIP: Walk barefoot on the grass rather than on the concrete pavement. Kick your shoes off at lunchtime and sit on the grass rather than on a bench. Just 15 minutes of barefoot contact with the soil, sand or grass will discharge stress, encourage your energy to ground downwards in your body and discharge any excess energy that is not yours. It also ionises your body. See The Earthing Institute for more info.
(For more info, tips and a grounding meditation see: Grounded and Calm)
TRUST THE PROCESS
Giving birth to a new humanity may not be easy. Remember to breathe. Know that the labour pains are worth it. Trust the process. There is something amazing at the end of it. As with all healing and transformation things often appear to be getting worse at the very point that beneath the surface things have already changed. Symptoms and remnants of the old can take a while to clear.
Do what you can to align yourself, your life, your relationships and your work with the evolutionary pull towards more honesty, kindness, collaboration, open-heartedness, self-care, integrity, joyful responsibility, environmental concerns, creativity, excellence and empathy.
Have at least 15 minutes of silence and stillness every day just to reconnect with yourself, your breath, your heart, your body. These few minutes are when you are plugging into the new frequency that will create our new world.
TIP: Sit with eyes closed, plant your feet, relax your body and breathe into your heart with the intention of connecting to Source, God, The Universe, the Divine, peace, ‘home’ or whatever name conjures that inner feeling of expansion and connection to something greater. As you breathe into your heart quietly say or think the word or name that gives you that feeling. Repeat it over and over and feel it in your heart. The Sufis call this ‘Remembrance’, it is the act of allowing the remembering of who you really are. It is about connecting with the feeling and the frequency of remembering and opening to receive.
A daily habit like this can make your whole life flow more easily. It can be miraculous. Try it and see for yourself.
BE TRUE TO YOU
Follow your heart; it will lead you to where you need to be. There is a higher part of us all that represents the infinite love and intelligence of the ‘all that is’. When you follow your heart, listen to your inner nudges and intuition you will enter the flow of your life. When you follow your heart you enter a world where you feel the interconnectedness and magic of life, it feels like the universe is on your side, bringing you the opportunities and support you need. You cannot access this place via the head or ego. It requires you to drop into your heart, listen, trust and act. 2012 and the shift it represents is about helping all of humanity make that head-to-heart shift.
HONOUR YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS
The most common question I am asked in readings is “Why am I here? What is my purpose? My work?” This is surely part of the ever-present existential angst, the human condition. This question is asked more often now as the world begins to awaken.
Equally common is the fact that those asking that question left their innate, childhood passions and gifts behind many years ago, often squeezed out of them by family conditioning or ‘school damage’.
Our purpose is to love and be loved, to remember we are all connected co-creators shaping our world in every moment. Our path is whatever presents itself when we follow our hearts and bravely face ourselves and our truths, committed to growth.
How you share that love and where it leads you when you follow your heart is unique to you. In terms of expressing your love as work it starts with your own innate talents and gifts. You may undermine them, not value them, have low self-confidence or have forgotten what they are. Yet they are the key to the what of this question. Whatever comes naturally that you absolutely love to do is the heart of your joyful ‘work’.
For example, for me personally my purpose and my work shows up as opening to Source, sharing love and calling people to greatness through my writing and painting. The first time I earned money from painting was 2 years into my conscious journey. It has taken 13 years of gradual steps to shape my entire work life around those innate gifts.
So start by remembering what you loved as a child, what were your natural gifts and aptitudes. Those gifts are how Source equipped you for happiness in this world. Embrace them, use them, enjoy them and share them in whatever way is the most fun for you.
Taking action is the movement of a grounded soul in the physical world. However it is the spirit in which you do something that is the true creative force.
For example in energy terms, campaigning for a noble cause while you are filled and seething with anger and frustration is only spreading more anger and frustration in the world, even if what is behind it is passion. Subtle Activism would see you work on your inner feelings about that cause and owning your own ‘stuff’ about it before campaigning or taking external action.
The next level of Subtle Activism might see you considering how the issue you wish to help resolve in the world is represented in your own life. As within, so without. Often that which we seek to change in others or in the world is an unresolved issue we have ourselves. Start with you and the outer shifts will happen far more easily, sometimes spontaneously.
Equally you might sit quietly in a space of stillness, breathe into your heart and feel love towards those people or situations you seek to improve. Rather than ‘send’ healing to a person or place simply hold the image, knowing and certainty of them as already whole and healed. See all concerned remembering who they really are, opening their hearts and finding balance.
2012 is a symbol of transformation and invites us to become fully effective, super-charged ‘grounders of the light’, lightning rods for Source energy. By taking small steps every day to consciously shift our vibration upward whilst shifting downwards more into our bodies and connecting with earth we will meet our potential!
We live in a time where our collective pain bodies are purging old information, patterns and programming. Our world is shifting, we are currently seeing the destructive phase of creation and the healing crisis is underway.
I cannot tell you that everything in the garden will be rosy, but it will be exciting, creative, challenging, inspiring and collaborative. Initially out of necessity we will see organisations, business and countries working together in ways not seen before. Our current opportunity is to choose to change how we think, act, live and love way before we are forced to through increased difficulty.
What will the world become? That is largely up to us. Nothing is set. Nothing is certain. Whatever you tolerate now, perpetuate now, think and do now is what you will get more of, that is the world you are creating. You choose by changing, not the other way around. We can have the life and the world that we want or we can have our reasons and excuses for not having it. We cannot have both.
What world do you choose?
With love and blessings,
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Part 1 of 8: What Do We Know For Sure?
Part 2 of 8: Earth Changes – What is Happening and What Can You Do?
Part 3 of 8: The End of the World As We Know It – Labour Pains of the New
Part 4 of 8: Managing Your Fears – Managing the Shift
Part 5 of 8: Predicting the Future – Prophecies and Pitfalls
Part 6 of 8: Creating the Future – What is YOUR Role?
Part 7 of 8: Our Transformation – How Are We Changing?
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