It took me many years to realize that life is a series of one major transition after another. Just when you get through one big challenge and think you can coast for awhile, there is another thing to contend with. However, I have been on the planet long enough to know that the intensity and frequency of the challenges we are now facing is increasing like never before.
What is going on out there? And why is our personal stuff getting triggered so relentlessly? Can’t we just have a break?
Most of you reading this probably know we are going through a major transition and spiritual awakening on the planet. We are being asked to shift our consciousness, to wake up and realize who we truly are. For too many years we have not challenged the status quo, we have blindly followed authority like sheep and simply bought what we were being told.
This pattern has gotten so out of control that we are now being lied to on a fairly regular basis by the powers that be. Part of the reason this is happening is because we have collectively given our power away. It took this much to get us to pay attention.
They now have our attention. Millions of women and men took to the streets all over the world this past Saturday to march for human rights and to send a clear message to our new president. The turn out across the world was unprecedented and unexpected. It was also remarkably non-violent, with no arrests that I have heard of, given the huge number of people involved.
(The picture above is from the Denver Women’s March.)
This women’s march signifies one of the major changes happening on planet earth. The patriarchy is crumbling. It is on its last legs gasping for its last breath. It simply has not worked. The dismantling of the patriarchal structures has been happening largely since the economic collapse of 2008. While we did not elect a woman president, we did elect a man who embodies the shadow side of the patriarchy. We all know his many dark attributes so I will not list them here. However, in some ways he is a caricature of the patriarchy gone mad.
My guess is he will self-destruct, (and hopefully not take us with him), in a way in which we will be happy to finally embrace more feminine values and ways of doing things. By feminine values I mean more focus on collaboration, cooperation, community, equality, opportunity for all, emotional connection, support, inclusiveness and holistic thinking. From that, we will hopefully create a new country and world that embraces a more loving future for all.
(Remember we all have masculine and feminine energy and qualities. This is not about blaming anyone.)
If you have any doubt that this can happen, look at the power of the Women’s March which was a grass-roots movement that was organized in a two month time period. It was peaceful, inclusive and had major world-wide impact.
What does all this mean for you? Whether you are a woman or man reading this, this is a time for self-empowerment as opposed to fear. We are all being asked to step fully into our adult selves and to move beyond our childhood wounds and conditioning. No one is going to fix this for us or save us. We all must participate now if this change is going to occur.
This may sound cliche, but think about it; we need to be the change we want to see.
The time of the parent child dynamic of blindly expecting our leaders or authority figures to know better than us is over. Take a look at them! Are they more mature, wise and benevolent than you??
This is why your personal issues are being triggered like never before. You are being pushed to heal, to become fully conscious and to realize the amazing potential you hold to transform yourself and the world. Are you waking up to this? Do you feel it? Do you feel like you simply cannot ignore the calling to make a difference and bring your skills and talents into the world?
Know that we are all being called now and get clear about what you are being asked to do. This is part of what is happening on planet earth. It’s an individual and collective awakening. It is both painful and exciting as any birthing process is.
If you need support to work on your stuff, get it. There is no more time to postpone and delay. I recently went to a workshop with Colorado energy healer, Ethel Greene, and it is her opinion that we have about 2 years to make this planetary shift into higher consciousness or it may be too late. She feels if we don’t make this shift, the planet will become uninhabitable within 40 years. Mother earth will simply throw us off. She is perfectly capable of doing this.
Let’s not allow that to happen. Act now. We can do this! Be the change you want to see.