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I have had many people get in touch, feeling in crisis, and so asking what my personal thoughts are in relation to the energy that has been flowing since the shift we had after last month’s Full Moon.
To me, this energy feels less heavy but is still intense and this change seems to be throwing some people off- as though it ‘should’ feel easier because the feeling around it is lighter.
As I have said before, I think the next 18-22 months are going to be huge in terms of shifting and growth. I personally am not seeing any let up in the intensity of that hurtling change we have been going through until at least then- and we’ll see what we see when we reach that point!!
There is a risk to the current energy that instead of feeling the past wounds that are re-surfacing as an opportunity to heal them at a new level, to instead feel them as a current crisis.
“We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; people of discernment deal only with the present moment.” Chanakya
There are so many people dwelling and sinking into these old feelings, allowing them to affect their current mood and feelings of self-worth rather than seeing them for what they are- echoes of the past that you can now see from a new perspective; that you can now clear in a new way.
If you can gain the perspective that this is an exciting time of great opportunity rather than see it as a time to re-hash and/or punish yourself, it can be a fiercely constructive, nourishing and beneficial period.
If you are feeling yourself fall into melancholy, a depressed state or are feeling haunted by past events/memories/emotions, practice 1 below may be of help to you.
If you are feeling a push or demand to mention your past a lot, to drag it out for the world to see, perhaps reconsider what that push/need truly is before you speak. Perhaps take a breath and ask the part that is pushing you to share about a life that is no longer yours, about a person that is no longer you and ask ‘what is it this drive really means?’ Perhaps the driving feeling to let it out is just that- a call to let it out and let it go. Practice 2, below, may help you to shift from the need to have your past story reflected back or ‘validated’ by others and instead to work with these old emotions and memories; to feel them and allow them to move through and out of you instead of moving into them.
Set aside time for self- at least an hour. Create a comfortable space for yourself where your body will be supported whether you choose to lie down or sit up. Take three deep cleansing breaths fully bringing yourself to the present. Light a candle as you set your intention, perhaps something like:
“I choose to hear all that is wanting to be heard within me at this time, all that wants to come up so that I can let it go. I choose to spend this time listening to and honoring you.”
Once again, take three deep cleansing breaths, allowing your body to relax, your mind to relax and your unconscious mind to speak to you. Truly allow the feelings to come. Be present with all that surfaces, allow yourself to cry or get angry or laugh… whatever you need to do in this private time that is just for you. Allow yourself to acknowledge all that wants to be seen. As each memory or thought rises, allow it to properly surface, feel it, thank it for the service it has done for you and then let it go.
Allow yourself time to move back into deep breathing at the end, taking ten or so deep breaths, bringing yourself back to the present, leaving the emotions behind, and as you blow out the candle fully join back to the here and now, feeling lighter than when you started the practice.
Set aside time for self- at least an hour. Create a comfortable sitting area so your body will be fully supported while you sit up for this practice. Take three deep cleansing breaths fully bringing yourself to the present. Light a candle as you set your intention, perhaps something like:
“I choose to honor all that wants to make itself heard at this time. I choose to allow all that wants to come up so that I can let it go.”
Once again, take three deep cleansing breaths, allowing your body to relax, your mind to relax and your unconscious mind to speak to you. Write down all that wants to be let out. Write without censoring, allow it to stream from your mind. If a feeling comes up, allow it to come and be felt but also allow it to go- to pass through you. When you have written all you need to, don’t read back what you wrote. Set the boundary that you will leave it for three months before you return to it. After the three months, you may find you would rather do a burning ritual instead of reading it- or perhaps you will want to reread and then burn it. Whatever you feel and decide will be perfect for you. Once you have completed writing, give thanks and fully acknowledge that you have taken steps to honor your needs and that you are capable of supporting yourself.
Take ten or so deep breaths, bringing yourself back to the present, leaving the emotions behind, and as you blow out the candle fully join back to the here and now, feeling lighter than when you started the practice.
We are now changing in earnest to a new season. That shift is also within the cycle of our personal lives. We can perhaps think of it as a time for an emotional spring clean and declutter…
May we all allow for change to move through our lives, to detach from the patterns currently resurfacing- to see that they are just paving the way to creating more space for the new.
The past IS in the past, may we leave it there.