In the midst of so much confusion, shock, anger, sadness, pain, and fear swirling around like a cesspool of toxicity, I think some reminders of the beauty and potential around us are in order, which is found within the chaos and both the light and the dark inherently, not to mention some reminders on what all of this truly reflects for us. I have experienced absolutely no shock, absolutely no fear, and a huge reiteration slap of how the collective has had zero focus on shadow work. I haven’t spoken about the election, nor will I get into specifics now, as my path and mission is to focus on things differently, but I will VERY briefly address what I feel and see dynamically.
I shared some of this on Laura’s blog post in response to the election, as a comment, when she posted her own mirroring thoughts. She and I and others have been speaking, sharing, and writing about the importance of the shadow and embrace of both the light AND the dark for a long time.
I’m constantly finding more layers of it to work on within myself as well, but I will share AGAIN that it is absolutely crucial and cannot be bypassed. And that goes for EVERYONE…spiritually focused in love and light, or not. There’s been much denial across the board and spiritual bypassing.
What ever shows up is exactly what is needed.
Change will happen, one way or another, with us on board or not. The reflections and triggers will only increase so if we want the changes then DO something about it.
Complaining or utilizing energy to point fingers and accusations is a waste of that energy and time.
Let’s fuel it into productive ways to embody and create that which we want and to empower ourselves.
All the energy I felt and heard from others about the election was just crazy and continues.
While I fully understand on all the different levels where this stems from and the legitimate reasons for the upset and fears, I also feel that it’s time to back up our words since actions speak louder and it’s time to look at what our fears share with us and what our anger is truly about.
It’s also time to look past the surface. We can’t avoid diving deep anymore.
I do believe that a collective shift on a more dramatic potential scale did take place, despite what it seems. I emphasize, “POTENTIAL”.
I feel that a last minute twist took hold and the collective shadow pulled out a whopping anger and manifestation of repressed, old stuff that won’t be ignored any longer, and hit us over the head to wake everyone up, which surpassed what seemed to be a next transition along the dynamics line or any kind of behind the scenes agenda people speak about.
And that is NOT a bad thing.
It may feel really icky and uncomfortable, but heck, if we won’t listen any other way, maybe that deep discomfort or fear is the way we will?
And surprises could be in store in more ways than we imagine that aren’t tied to any one person, but what collectively could be sparked by all of this.
I don’t know what the collective’s threshold is, but it’s obvious we’ve reached or neared it and I keep saying, it sure would be better to do something while there’s that opportunity before it gets even worse…because, oh yes, it can get worse.
Or, this could be the tipping point.
That’s up to us as a collective.
I don’t promote fear and so my saying this is not to do that, but to see with different eyes and from new perspectives, and to encourage you to utilize the gifts and power you have. Not, to continue in the same veins and to give away your creative power.
Perhaps a shock to the system is the way of awakening latent DNA to know who you really are.
As we have yet to understand even a fraction of that divine grace and inherent power and beauty.
Nature has been messaging us, and since we don’t listen to Her, increasingly other avenues that DO get our attention ARE.
There is so much yet untapped into…the creative pools await your diving in and imagining with passionate vision and action to back it up.
A leap shift is available as the potential ability to present opportunity for the collective to create major and lasting change by seeing past the surface.
The key being, again, focus on the self and what these things are reflecting.
Where are we hiding and playing charades from the truth within?
It’s so obvious if we want to see it.
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron
I think that by focusing on ways to embody and cultivate the things we love in a way that honors this gift of life and by consistently, with committed passion, using our energy in active ways that create reflections of our values, we’d find our experience of, and response to, life and what life throws us to be tempered with harmony just as consistently and with a greater understanding of the natural cycle of all things.
I hope you enjoy these beautiful images of our time recently at Eagle Lake and Eagle Falls….seems symbolic of our country’s symbol with the name “Eagle” and these photos seem to capture a shining of light on the truth within the shadows and dark and how the dark presents the opportunity to know the light when we transmute it.
Wishing everyone peaceful balance and harmony within to help create that balance without.
Perfect and synchronous post. Thank you Laura!! I was literally conveying the same exact message in both of these quotes when Laura chimed in with these powerful Nietzsche quotes that explained what I was saying to the “t” and so beautifully! I love that. Great post!
Please remember balance in all things.
Yes to this: “One must have chaos within oneself to give birth to a dancing star.” ~ Nietzsche
But also yes to this: “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” ~ Nietzsche
This post from my dear friend Laura Bruno shares some interesting and insightful comments on how you can choose to maneuver through chaotic and challenging times, as well as “potential” dangers. I happen to agree with all of Laura’s comments, and have experienced exactly the same, so for me, they hold true and is how I can confidently say that it IS possible to be invisible and thrive amidst anything. I also happen to have absolutely no fear of death, given my own experiences, so this lends to a feeling of constant peace and harmony within, which I do feel also supports courage and trust in divine unfolding. I hope you enjoy reading the commentary exchange and I’ll be back at blogging tomorrow after I get back to things here upon arriving home. Shine on!!
Zen Gardner posted an article called, “When Chaos Hits: Blending In With Your Surroundings is a Must.” That post has generated some interesting discussion ranging from “just lie low and blend in” to “you can’t hide” to “Better to burn out brightly, sharing one’s light with all one might reach. than fade away deservedly.” I thought I’d share the portion of the conversation that I participated in, and you can read the rest of the comments by clicking here.
by NFR2014 on February 24
Blend in? Isn’t that what 90% of the world has already been doing their whole lives? Modern Orwellian society IS a blender. It blends. And that’s what most of the herd has been raised to do. Blend.
Now is the time to Stand. Stand Up. Stand out. Stand in…..but NOT stand down. The coward “survives”. Those living with actual purpose THRIVE and inspire…
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