At this time a week ago, a huge storm was taking shape and moving in our direction. This storm had all the markings of a tropical storm. Unlike a Nor’easter that blows in and blows out, this storm was a huge spiral of energy that stalled over the East and was spinning for days and days. The weather deities are different now; there are different energy fields and different energy forces. These storms are much larger in magnitude and power. There were many repercussions from the storm; people lost their homes or had serious damage. Again we ended up in a state of emergency; that’s now becoming the norm.
When a huge vortex of energy like this gets created, the psychic energy in the collective gets reflected back to us. There’s no place for release while this pressure system is sitting on us. So when this happens, as it will be happening in these times of change, what you do beforehand, during and after, while people are still adjusting to everything that has happened, is to become really grounded and still.
In addition to the storm, another mass shooting happened this week. We must pray for the students, not just the students who were killed or the perpetrator who was so troubled, but for all of the young people who are at that really tender age of late teens and early twenties, trying to find out what they’re doing here and living in a world that seems really crazy. They have a charge and a purpose, and we want to pray that they stay connected to their purpose so that they can go forward under the circumstances that they are given to live with. It’s a very difficult age, and these young people really have to suffer under great chaos—great, great chaos—such as we’ve never seen before.
What happened to you during this time? If you became aggressive, if you became fearful, if you became confused and ungrounded, you were responding to that energy. When the collective starts to vibrate because of fear, it’s very important for you to remember what the charge is. The charge is to find the center that you are and to hold that center, to hold the place that is the Absolute, and all that is connected to the Absolute.
I felt wild and confused. I had to leave my home because the road was disintegrating and becoming impassable. Then I heard about the shooting. In the midst of all this, I was having to attend to multiple details on my job. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that kind of wildness in my mind before.
What you’re talking about is trying to maintain and control a set schedule, a predetermined way of having things ordered, when there is no order. These are the times, the winds of change. You cannot do things the same way. You had certain responsibilities that were lined up in front of you in the midst of this really weird, chaotic, destructive time, and you were also trying to bring your consciousness to tend to life as usual. That is going to be harder and harder to do. We are not going to shirk any responsibilities, but there will be times when we need to flow into a different pattern so that we can be supported by guidance and not miss guidance by overriding our inner knowing with a set idea of how we think things should look and should go.
So I could have gone over my road and heard about the shooting, and I undoubtedly would have felt some spin of that chaotic energy, but I probably could have gotten out of it faster than I did.
You just very clearly nailed it, and the heart of it is right there—whether we go into the spin or whether we ground the spin, no matter where we are; whether we’re guided to be at work or whether we have to shift to another place because we’re guided to have to change the schedule. It’s how we work with the energy.
I had a very different experience with the storm. At no point did I feel like we were in a crisis. I remember reassuring my partner, “We’re going to be fine.”
It’s good to be able to say something like, “We have candles, extra water, and the wood is in the shed.” But there was a crisis happening, and when there is a crisis happening, we want to be able to ground the energy by remaining calm in the center and not adding to the crisis by feeding our fears and going into the spin. We might not have been in physical threat, but we were in psychic threat; the whole world is in psychic threat, and the whole world is in a certain level of chaos. If something is happening over here in the world that we do not know about, it will still register in us here if it’s destructive and violent because we’re all connected.
These are changing times, this is the cycle of where we are in the history of humanity, and we are going to be undergoing these kinds of changes. We are undergoing these kinds of changes, and we will continue to do so gracefully with the resonance of light, with the color of light, and with strength and courage. We know what to do when the going gets tough anywhere around us. Anywhere, and for anyone, we know what to do. We go into the resonance, and we send light; we fill ourselves with it, and we send it out. We dwell in that place, and you can be anywhere and you can be doing anything that you need to be doing, in order to do that. If there’s one word to take away from today, it’s “Remember.”
Remember to consciously breathe in and out, often and deeply with the Golden Circle breath, and remember to align yourself and your heartbeat with the resonance of the Stillpoint. Remember to do this through prayers, conscious breathing, meditations, and chants and songs. Also, remember we can work relentlessly and effortlessly at the same time to bestow this gift to the children and to the plants and to the animals and to the Earth Mother, and we can do so with simplicity and humility. Remember, in times that are changing, to be flexible and beautiful.
(April 22, 2007)
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