Being Okay in Uncertain Times

Many of you are worried; anxious or even downright scared with what you feel is happening in our country and around the world. Yet I can assure you that you will be fine. Let your worry, anxiousness and fear go. You cannot create what you want from this place, besides life is too short to hold onto these feelings. Where has your faith gone?

When the fog moves in, the sun disappears; however, the sun is still shining everywhere. Whether it is clear or cloudy, the sun is always shining. When you are in the midst of these feelings, they are your fog. With all your attention focused on the fog, you have lost sight of the sun, your faith.

It is important to remember that everything in its simplest form is energy. From the chair you sit on, to the car you drive and all you see around you. This also includes things you do not see, like your feelings, emotions and thoughts. When you feel worried, anxious or fearful that energy goes out into the world and energetically feeds whatever or whoever is bothering you. When you continually or habitually think about what is wrong in your life or you THINK is wrong in your life, you are energetically feeding it. By doing this you can be helping to manifest the very things in your life that you are worried, anxious or fearful about.

“My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which have never happened.”

-Mark Twain

Anger is one of these feelings and a perfect example of what I am talking about here. Have you ever noticed when you get into an argument with someone, as the other person gets angrier so do you? You are feeding off this energy and they are feeding off yours. What happens when you walk away? How many hours or days do you spend thinking about how angry you are and why you were right and they were wrong? How much sleep do you lose?

Would it be more productive to use all that time and energy toward creating the life you do want? This is why it is so important to pay attention to how you feel and think.

To start, pay more attention to what you feel and think. Once you notice a feeling or a thought that is not congruent with creating what you want, then reframe it, let it go and begin to focus on what you do want. This sounds simple and it is with practice. However, in the beginning it can be challenging. We have spent years honing our skills at holding on, avoiding and resisting. Do not get discouraged if you cannot change overnight. Let go of your expectations to be perfect and just practice. If you forget, it is OK, just start again when you remember. With your unbending intention and ongoing practice, it will become your automatic response. Leading you to a more peaceful and joyful life.

The Essence of your Being

We must let go of who we think we are; that conditioned person we have become and reconnect with our True-Self. This is how we unveil the world we hope for. It all starts with YOU, not me, not the other person, YOU!

Surviving the Rough Waters Ahead

“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll get seasick everyday.” – Leonard Cohen

Those who want to stay stuck in the old ways of thinking and behavior will continue to feel seasick. Their lack of understanding will only increase their suffering as they struggle to avoid the inevitable. You cannot stop the power of oneness that is bursting from the hearts of so many beings from around the world today.

Donald Trump and many others in power, in this country and around the world are an expression of this old thinking and behavior. Our continued evolution has brought it to the surface so that those who could not see it before can no longer avoid seeing the truth.

Those who continue to express the old paradigm cannot survive. Yes, this can be painful for those who still fear that our old ways have the power to survive and retake their lofty place in the world again. However, I can assure you this cannot happen; this will not happen. Let go of your suffering and use your fearful energy to focus on what you want; use it to catapult yourself forward, instead of holding you back. Fear is not your enemy; it can be your ally to healing when used for good.

We can no longer fear our neighbor, whether they are across the street or around the world, because in the end it will be love that brings us together, not hate, not fear, not anger; not anything that is not born out of our oneness. Deep in our hearts, everyone knows this, even those who do not seem to express it.

What many are seeing so vividly now is the expression of our deepest conditioning. If it makes you fearful, angry or worried, then you are part of the solution and you must transform this energy and use it for healing and nothing else. Otherwise, this energy will feed the very thing that makes you fearful, angry and worried. Then you will be prolonging the inevitable and your own suffering.

Remember, become the ocean and end your seasickness.

Fixed Ideas

We have fixed ideas about people. We see them through a singular lens and miss the totality of who they really are in this life. Remember the next time you have a particular negative thought about someone to ask yourself, have I had this thought more than once. It may even be about a group of people. For instance, a Muslim, LGBTQ person, a liberal, conservative, or anyone who believes differently than you, if you have, then maybe you have created a fixed idea about that person or group.

When we look at people in this way, it limits the world and our lives. Therefore, before you think a person is this or that way, maybe you should look to see if they are more than what you have allowed yourselves to see. Maybe you should get to know them, before judging them.

Has anyone ever looked at you this way and only seen what they wanted to see? Have you ever had that feeling? It could be a stranger or it might be a parent or friend. Maybe it was because of your job, religion, sexual orientation, your hair, a tattoo. It could be anything that causes someone to think they know who you are and helped them to create this fixed idea of you.

Have you ever assumed you know someone’s beliefs because of his or her political party or religion? Did you take the time to get to know them? Could someone know you just by your political party or religion? Could someone know you for years but not really see you completely? Have you ever felt this way, that you are more than just how people see you?

If you know that you are more than how other people see you, then is it possible that whoever you are looking at with disdain is also more. I can tell you that if you cannot find a way to see the “more” in people then your disdain will keep your life small, fill it with pain, fear and heartache.

There is one thing I can tell you for sure and that is that you are more and they are more. So consider your thoughts when they repeatedly play the same negative message about another person or group. Take the next step and get to know the person or someone from the group. Do not let someone else make up your mind for you, find out for yourself. You may find that you have more in common than your differences.

Being Controlled by Unseen Forces

You have a mixture of feelings like anger, fear, worry, sadness, hate… in you, stored in your body. These feelings are repressed, stuck and hidden from your awareness. The thought that just came up, did you hear it? It might have said you are just fine or that what I said is not true. That is part of the stored emotions defense mechanism to keep them hidden from you. Moreover, they affect your daily life in many ways that are unknown to you. For instance, they can influence your behavior and the choices you make. If you go through life thinking that the only feelings you have are the ones you consciously know about then you are deceiving yourself.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

Have you ever overreacted to what someone said or did to you? Of course you have, everyone has at one time or another. The reason that you overreacted was not from what the other person did or said. It was because what they did or said triggered similar emotions that are stored in your body.

Everything is energy and it has a particular vibrational frequency rate (VFR). When this rate is similar to the stored energies in your body, they can be triggered and this is what causes you to overreact. We may not even realize that we overreacted or it may become clear later after we calm down. Some of the people experiencing our overreaction will see it immediately and wonder why we reacted the way we did. Others may internalize this experience creating some of their own stored emotional energies. Maybe you cannot remember overreacting at all, but you can remember being on the receiving end of someone who did.

Do you hear what I am saying? These stored emotions affect your choices and behavior in life on an subconscious level.

Shining the light of awareness on them is often all that is needed. Other times it requires questioning and going into the body to release them. This is not a mental exercise and you cannot think your way out. This is a feeling exercise using your body. For example, when you are in one of these states, where in your body do you feel sensation? Can you find it and not thinking about it? Do not use words like sadness and anger because they have a history, and will trigger the story that you tell yourself. Just find it in your body, feel the sensations, be curious and sit with them. Strip away the words and stories; feel the aliveness in the moment in your body. Know that the places you are feeling are calling out for your love and attention. They are not your enemy, but a friend seeking your empathy and compassion. You have nothing to fear. Yes, it may feel uncomfortable, but know that you are safe. Being present and in the moment with these sensations will empower you, if you are open to trusting the process.

Being in the presence of certain VFR’s can transmute our stuck emotions. For example, certain types music, poetry, movies or healing modalities, like Spiral Release Bodywork®. A higher VFR can transmute a lower VFR; this means it will actually raise its vibration.

Just know that once you become aware of a stored emotion, you will be safely guided to releasing it in whatever way is for your highest good. Remember life never gives you more than you can handle and any thought that does not support this truth is in support of the very thing that is holding you back. Pay attention when these thoughts come up and let them go, the thought alone does not make it true.

True Power

When you are in your true power, you do not lash out at others. It is only in the present moment that you can access your true power and feel empathy for others. Therefore, when you see someone lashing out, know that this person is hurting and cannot access his or her true power. They can only lash out to make themselves feel powerful. Since this is a temporary feeling, they will have to keep repeating the behavior to keep up this false sense of power.

Remember when you see this behavior in someone else, stay in your true power and show him or her compassion rather than expressing the same behavior back to him or her. This is how we can begin break the cycle. You cannot fix someone else; you can only be the highest expression of yourself in each moment. When we put this energy out into the world, it has the power to change everything!

The Path to Peace

Our suffering, hate and anger is birthed in thought, even war starts here. We must learn to let these thoughts go. Our fear of what might happen will never bring us peace. We must learn to drop into our hearts, why, because this is where our empathy lies. This is where love begins to flow and the suffering, anger and hate begins to dissolve. Too many of us spend our day in our heads, worrying about what might happen or thinking about what has already happened to us. If we continue to listen to these misleading thoughts, then we are destined to suffer individually and collectively.

You may think this is an impossible task. Do you want to follow that thoughts direction or the direction of your heart? If you want to follow that thought, then you are part of the problem. If you want to follow the path of the heart then you are part of the solution. It really is that simple. You have already picked one of these paths. Are you aware of which one you are choosing?