Changing Worlds & New Openings
The world is changing and change is creating many worlds, while the doors between them grow wider. Do you notice the continued, widening contrast of realities being experienced? We each have our roles to play and Nature is always holding a mirror up so we can make empowered adjustments if we don’t like the part we’re being cast in.
Where the veils were once thick and life seemed to be a struggle, there is greater ease in walking between those realms, not just through dream and meditation time, but as a tangible reality.
And even while things are drastically shifting, feel disconcerting, and even down right strange, there seems to be a bunch of new things in the midst and opportunities opening where things may have seemed stuck, unclear, or even hopeless.
Last Saturday and the Monday following, I found more dead animals while hiking – a squirrel, a bird head, then a full bird right at water’s edge next to where we picnicked on a lake, and on the way home, a rare dead fox.
Dead animals and bones, as well as feathers and fur seem to always find me and I always do my best to bury, honor, and send energy around them for the time of their transition. They reflect to me the cycles of life and how every one of them is sacred. I also do my best to listen to what message they have to impart.
I even have a couple of birds I found, buried in my garden bed as a way to honor these cycles and have a lot of bones from my hikes over the last few years, laced between rocks on the perimeter of our land here. All stages of life and afterlife are honored and that includes the seasons of change in between.
Sunday I found a beautiful, blue Steller’s jay feather in between the sightings while having a cosmic conversation on a hike, along with many other varied small feathers along the path.
There’s always a bitter and sweet lining to the natural cycles of transformation.
The Steller’s Jay feather was a beautiful reflection of how to approach our days with lightness of heart no matter the circumstances. They symbolize bold, fearless energy, and the power of presence and how to use personal power effectively. The crest on their heads connect them to the sky and above, drawing energy and wisdom through the crown and reminding us that our true power needs to be applied in a balanced way that integrates both spirit and body, mind and heart. They also symbolize a great amount of talent, but a talent that needs to be developed and used wisely. In this way they mirror to us, if one has also appeared for you, that this is a time in your life where you can begin to support the inherent wisdom within you to mature and come forth in a bigger way. Steller’s Jay also alerts us that anything of value, spiritual growth, and relationships takes work and they show us how to activate our internal resources to do this. Communication abilities are strong, access to memories and assimilation of them come to awareness, risk taking, seizing opportunities, discovering new things to explore, balancing intelligence with silence and patience to align with divine timing all come through Steller’s Jay in message. Their crest that reaches up also places attention at the energy centers of the head/crown, indicating an increase in new spiritual knowledge and wisdom that may become activated.
All of these sightings indeed speak to progression and dramatic change, things being integrated, and even decisions in process that are part of the metamorphosis at hand. I also see them as an access point between worlds – that state of transition or void, creating a portal effect. Each animal also holds its own message along with this theme.
This dramatic change is being reflected in Nature’s Earth shifts and energetic environment around us as well. More on that to come.
While I’ve been immersed in my own state of “in between” change in motion right now, I continue to listen to where my energy and purpose is called and I’m following steps for what’s upcoming.
The consistency of my pulsing in and out, as needed, has helped me maintain balance when I otherwise could easily be thrown off or depleted. The embracing of what is being called for right now, and being okay to let things go until their time aligns, has helped me to flow better and release pressures.
This last week or so has felt like being in a void and these are the times I know a lot is happening on every level, percolating behind the scenes.
My time has been spent very preoccupied by a lot of busy work (mostly physical) that has been much needed to clear the slate and prepare the way.
I’ve also experienced an increase in the amount of incoming messages and people reaching out recently, making me understand the energy balance at play.
I always find that the busier I am the more things amp up all around me, indicating both how everything is a mirror and connected, but also a reminder to have healthy boundaries and lessen up on perceived pressures.
A lot of connection, openings, and upgrades kicking in for many, even while a lot of loss and challenge is present. It feels like the transformative events people thought were coming years ago, are here now and it’s been accelerated.
For me, it’s increased the level of direct communication and intuitive clarity I am receiving and it’s also produced a download of upcoming things I’m being shown to open up to and offer.
I’ll be sharing a little peak at what you might find in 2021 and the coming months in an upcoming blog perhaps this week. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, my life is getting a renewing revamp this month and while some things are complete, I’m still in process of creating and envisioning the rest.
There is a new rising I feel in motion, like a Phoenix from the ashes.
And quite literal expressions of this are unfolding in Nature, with profound effects on everything and everyone they touch.
Likely you are experiencing, or at least noticing, that things seem topsy-turvy all around on every level. Besides everything else going on, Earth and weather patterns have been all over the map.
Here in Nevada, we continue to experience fluctuating air quality shifts from the fires in California. Just as fires become contained, others begin.
Oregon and Washington are also experiencing an extraordinary number of fires along with California, making it an unprecedented fire season. I have heard from friends in all of these areas, including Montana, about the fires, smoke, evacuations, and even the loss of family homes. Luckily everyone got to safety, but the effects have been devastating and piggy-backing other huge hits in their lives.
Other states in the west and southwest experiencing fires on moderate to lesser degrees include Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, New Mexico and Nevada.
All of this sweeping energy reflecting that phoenix symbolism.
Temperatures have been record-scorching with so many areas experiencing high 90’s and over 100 throughout the summer and the fires. Although we haven’t gotten over the mid to upper 80’s here (which is warmer for us), everyone is feeling the heat is on – quite literally – in their lives.
And yet in the midst of it, snow has hit some areas even though it’s still summer. I heard from friends in Montana and in different parts of Colorado all in the midst of snowfall. Utah and Wyoming are also getting an early snow hit, making these a record early cold blast to the Rockies. Some ski resorts are reporting they’ll be opening late October, even.
And a cold front hit us overnight here, too. Just a few days ago we dropped to only 63 degrees from 83 degrees the day prior, with night temps reaching freezing at 31. The temps have continued in a cooling mode for both day and night with air quality jumping around constantly.
However, we’ve not hit anywhere near the hazardous zone like friends of ours in Bend, Oregon who hit an air quality index of 533 a couple of days ago, which has continued sky-rocketing. It’s so bad that they have to wear special masks just to walk their dogs, but stay home otherwise with their doors taped up to keep the bad air out. They’re now on their way out of state to get away from the toxicity for a while. I have another friend who lives in Oregon, but travels to Washington state because of her family cabin there, who is also reporting toxic levels in the air and having to wear a special mask to do some needed chores around her cabin.
And the rest of the U.S. has its own unusual or dramatic weather patterns to keep an eye on as well that are contrasting the west.
Heavy rains have hit the southern plains, multiple tropical systems have been moving in the Atlantic putting a tropical storm and hurricane watch in the southeast with evacuations on hand.
And there’s been flash flood, tornado, and damaging wind threats on the east coast too.
I find myself doing daily Reiki Healing Attunements these days for so many things. My heart goes out to everyone experiencing the stress, trauma, and loss with current unfoldings. Along with so many others doing similar, I keep intending and asking for supportive protection and sending love and peace to everyone, the land, the animals, and plants. I envision relief for the highest good of all concerned.
It seems no matter where you are, there’s something afoot relative to the area’s susceptibility.
It’s clear the world is changing rapidly when you view things externally.
This can only mean that internally, so are we, whether we like it or not.
One thing that’s been clear to me in life is that even if you try to escape what’s right in front of you, you can’t run from yourself.
Energetic dynamics are something we can create a different relationship to, which in effect shifts our experiences and turns reactions into conscious responses.
What I find is that as much as one feels triggered, complains, worries, blames, or feels as if they are at the mercy of their environment and situations, feels stuck, or even debilitated by their surroundings, you can’t run away from yourself no matter where you go.
So, even if you pick yourself up and leave a place or situation temporarily or permanently, you always take your stuff with you. One place or experience might feel more energetically supportive on the one hand, but looking at this option as a way to be freed will come up short if you haven’t done the work internally to support that kind of freedom. Awareness and action to support making changes, is ultimately what will bring you true and lasting peace and fulfillment, no matter where you are and what circumstance you find yourself surrounded by.
Amidst everything, I’ve been watching the forest animals prepping for winter under the glow of the smoke-reddened sun. The squirrels are especially endearing and humorous with their hiding of pine cones. They chirp away at me when I interrupt their digging with my garden time and we have a little chat and giggle about it. The chipmunks are chiming in too. Their prep could reflect the potential for an early or bigger winter onset upcoming. I’m continuing to keep an eye on their behavior, as it has always been foretelling. It’s not yet clear to me, but we’ll see in this next month. I’ve been able to predict things each year by observing them.
This is the first year, as you might remember, that we’ve seen tree frogs on our property. But it’s also the first year that their croaking has become a part of the forest symphony. Daily, I hear their vibrating throats creating a soothing and mystical melody that seems to fit the transition of seasons and the eerie unknown lingering in the air.
I love that my wildflower bed is still growing prolifically, but cycling through a lot of blooms rapidly. These photos show it in the different varying light of the day.
I’m excited that I managed to cultivate some wild comfrey in my garden from my favorite plant that grows by a near a creek, and a wild orchid bush too. They should return next year with all of these beautiful perennial wildflowers.
The fast, continual growth and quick turnover feels reflective of our lives right now personally, and collectively.
I continue to prep jars of dried herbs and petals, am preparing to make carry-around spritzers in a bottle for hiking and as general refreshers and air infusers, and have done huge projects of cleaning, clearing, and organizing on every front. It feels so good!
And with all my Capricorn placements, the organizational me gets giddy about these kinds of things – my Virgo bunny, Astrid does too! My Mars placement goes at it with vigor and feels happy and vital from the activity.
Each task is getting done, one-by-one, even though they’ve taken a bit longer than anticipated.
All things in divine timing.
As I’ve shared before:
It can be hard amidst challenges that seem never-ending and so heavy to see light at the end of the tunnel.
But often, miracles happen just when you thought there was nothing left to hope for and people tend to stop just short of that tipping point.
Every “setback” can be viewed as the potential for something more to be brought to light, greater alignment in process, or the opportunity to turn something from one thing to another (alchemy) and shift your vibration to match it. Setbacks can be a form of preparation and training to ensure you move forward into the new with a stronger anchor and greater readiness.
Much is shifting in the world on a daily and moment-to-moment basis and if you choose to only focus and dwell on one perspective – seeing only all the drama and catastrophe – not only will you be sucked into a cesspool of quicksand that keeps dragging you down, but you’ll also miss out on the rest (like things to be grateful for), which includes how those things you may not like so much are, and have, actually been fueling all of the positive changes and potentials.
Let’s remind each other of our wholeness, by embodying it more and more and embracing all potentials of experience, not just the challenging, discouraging, and depressing ones.
Yes, life on Earth is going through dramatic change, which temporarily feels like splitting worlds, but new openings are the potential we can choose to seed with more compassionate and loving hearts.