The world is a pretty intense place right now. Hurricanes, floods, fires, volcanos erupting, mass shootings, political insanity, racism, hatred, many people leaving the planet...What's going on? Some think it's some kind of apocalypse. It certainly looks like that. I think it's something else.
My sense is that as more people are getting conscious, it's causing all the personal and collective unconscious to come oozing out; much like an abscess needs to be lanced to release all the toxins and nasty stuff in order to heal. The shadow side of things, which has always been there hidden, below the surface, is now starting to be seen and recognized for all the pain, suffering and limitation it's been causing all along. And people aren't taking it anymore. Nor is the earth.
Some are waking up and demanding change. Others are going crazy and losing it. Some are just leaving in one form or another. Many of us healers, or lightworkers as some may call us, are overwhelmed, exhausted, heavy, having a lot of mysterious aches and pains. Our bodies are aware of what's going on but our minds don't understand it. Maybe what we're evolving into is beyond the limitations of the mind and what it can comprehend.
The suggestions I've been giving for anyone struggling right now is to number one: take care of yourself. If you need to go in your cocoon for a while, do it. Maybe that's what required for the great transformation ahead. If you need sleep, give yourself that. Don't push and force yourself to do things if you don't have to. Lay low, keep things simple.
And keep working on whatever's coming up for you, your own shadow stuff. Could be lifetimes worth of trauma, times when you have perpetrated or been the victim of violence, abuse, hatred, natural disasters, political unrest, etc. Could be limiting beliefs like "I'm not enough," or "I don't deserve to be happy." Look at those points of view, consider where they came from, ask yourself if they're actually true. Let go of all that's no longer serving you.
It's time for all the old structures that aren't working to be dismantled and rebuilt. It starts on the inside, the personal, and moves out into the world, into all the structures and systems we humans have created. Chaos is needed right now to allow that to occur, and it may get quite messy and uncomfortable for a while.
Trust that the Universe/God/Higher Power has your back and that you're here right now on this planet for a good reason. You need your strength and awareness for the tumultuous times ahead. And the planet and consciousness need you too, now more than ever.
If you are feeling especially challenged, please reach out and ask for help. Schedule a session, join a class, do whatever will contribute to your health and well-being.
Together we will all get through this!