Many are experiencing an interesting conundrum of the heart.
Hearts are opening and our capacity for heart energy is increasing.
And yet, sometimes we find a stark contrast between the heart energy we encounter in relationships (all types), and the heart energy we know is possible. This gap that is palpable and dissonant and shows up as someone who is emotionally unavailable, lacks emotional intelligence, or doesn’t show empathy.
Let’s be honest. The pandemic did a number on us. Even those who with wide open hearts and great emotional communication went inward a bit. Those of us who were already living with closeted heart energy, often went inward even more.
But this chapter in our timeline is bringing growing desire for deeper, heart-based interactions and discussions. Many yearn to share the depths of their heart, what they’re really feeling, and their hopes and dreams.
Simultaneously, there’s greater need for reciprocity to create trust.
We’re more likely to trust someone who shares their heart and emotions with us. When we share our heart and emotions, they are more likely to trust us with deeper parts of themselves. When it goes well, trust spirals into deeper connection.
Many, however, are taking a hard look at the places where it hasn’t gone well: parents, family, or partners who were/are unable to discuss emotions, communicate feelings, and/or express love, caring, and acceptance. In some cases, recognizing this gap has led to rupture of relationships.
In addition to our relationship with others, our relationship with ourself is going through this same process.
We’re being asked to get more vulnerable with ourself. To feel those pesky emotions. To get to the root of our feelings of shame, abandonment, and unworthiness. To get more honest with our heart. To acknowledge our hopes and dreams.
Whether it is relationships with others or relationship with self, this is hard stuff.
While there’s lots of resources that we can use on our own, working with others can be helpful. I have been working on some heart stuff and I felt supported working with someone who could guide and facilitate the process because it allowed me to focus on my heart and emotions instead of using my head to navigate the process. In the last 6-9months, I’ve used things like guided release, somatic breathwork, sound healing, human design, and coaching. Experiment and play and see what works best for you.
The beauty of the journey is the changes we take with us everywhere we go.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
That’s what we were taught right? It should be tangible. We should be able to measure it, test it, replicate it.
But we’re in a different season.
This season calls us to flip that statement. I’ll see it when I believe it.
This season calls us to believe.
To believe our intuition.
To believe our truth.
To believe in what we are doing.
To believe in ourselves.
When we believe, we realize we can pull back the veil.
When we believe, we find ourselves being a conduit for wisdom.
When we believe, we experience greater integration of our body, minds, soul, and spirit.
Discernment is essential. Skepticism is healthy. Doubt is the pathway to faith. But certainty and cynicism are erosive to our imagination, intuition, and creativity.
Can we give ourselves permission to believe that something else might be possible?
First off, it is not you. Right now, it is a couple of weeks of everybody, all of us, all of the time.
Secondly, it is you. Because what is happening around us is also happening within us.
We’re in the midst of fast moving, competing and, sometimes, clashing energy flows (new moon, planetary geometry, solar cycles). A bit of teenage testosterone practicing ‘hold my beer’.
It also feels particularly edgy and off-sync because we are up close and personal with it.
We have a couple of choices about how to navigate this.
Stay in the middle of it and plan for wild adventure. So long as we stay on the side of friendly arm-wrestling versus steely power struggles, there’s an energy here that can take us far. If we’re ready to ride the white water, let’s go with the flow.
Isolate and numb. Honestly, this is going to look quite good some days as overwhelm will be a real player. We may feel protected in the short run but risk being stuck in the same old energy for the long run. However, if we can move to rest and integrate instead, we can more easily cycle back into the energy when we’re ready. The difference between isolate/numb and rest/integration is our intention and internal work. Isolate and numb is ‘checking out’. Rest/integration is a mindful pause with the goal of getting back in the game.
Step back to step forward. Part of the problem is that we are so up-close and personal with this energy. If we can step back from the drama, emotions, and details, we can then step forward with our creative self. Use the bandwidth gained by getting out of the rabbit holes to create something that brings joy, peace, hope, play, or fun into your world.
What should you choose? There is no one ‘right’ answer because each of our paths is different. If we listen to our body, it will help guide us to what we need most in this period. Some of us are already carrying a LOT going into this energy and have very little bandwidth for ‘one more thing’. Sometimes, just making it through is more than enough.
Honor what you need in this time.
And also honor that others will make choices that will be different than yours. We do not need to agree with, give energy to, or otherwise support those choices that are different than what we would choose. Neither, however, do we need to pull in energies of judgment and othering against them.
It is easy to be ‘against’ things. It is harder to keep our eyes, energy, intention, and actions moving towards what we are for.
And yet, this is what changes the world.
What is emerging in you?
What is emerging through you?
The energy can feel a bit (or more than a bit) like we’re getting beaten down. Stuff seems to come at us from all angles and the waves feel pretty choppy at times.
But then we stop, breathe, and look around, and notice that we’re still here. Despite everything. Maybe a little wobbly, but still here. Still moving forward. And still having impact.
And that’s what we need to keep noticing.
The waves got choppier but we got better at riding them. We leveled up.
And we will continue to level up. Not for ego or recognition but because what we are here for is different than our past. We’re at a ‘higher purpose’ fork in the road where we have the opportunity to unlock more of why our soul came here and to go deeper into our soul’s journey.
As our soul’s purpose emerges, we emerge. And, as we emerge, that which we came here to do emerges through us.
It is easy to focus on the darkness. On the war energy. On the hate. On the anger. On the fear.
These are loud. They are being consistently messaged to you in so many ways. They are used to ‘sell’, to influence, and to control.
Light energy is quieter. It contains more hope, more peace, more joy.
There is always more light than darkness.
And, it takes only a candle’s worth of light to begin to dispel the dark.
Light transmutes the dark.
Find the light within you.
Nurture your light.
Let your light begin to grow.
Let your light begin to open you so that your light becomes visible, felt, and heard.
Let your light connect with other lights. Find your people.
Do not compare your light with others. Each has a different light. A different frequency. A different harmonic. A different purpose.
Let the ripples of your light flow out to where you wish to see change and to help others.
Let your light be the power and purpose that you came here for.
Change is in the air.
The incoming energy of the next 1-2 months is focused towards inspiration and innovation. The energy can feel at odds with what we are seeing in the world, especially if we are tapping into the agenda of fear. However, this will actually be a time to plan and begin to create.
The question then is, what will you create?
Innovation may be found in surprising and unexpected areas. If you have a cool idea that seems outside the norm or a stretch from what ‘everyone else is doing’, you may find the energy of this time quite supportive.
Alternatively, you may find that the inspiration and innovation is internal. Rather than creating some ’thing’ you may be recreating yourself, perhaps in somewhat unexpected ways. The energy will encourage you to become the more authentic and unique version of yourself.
Authentic and unique sounds awesome right? But steps towards our uniqueness may also exacerbate any people pleasing or approval seeking tendencies we have so this is al an opportunity for us to begin to, or further, heal these areas in ourselves.
Yeah. Change is in the air.
But we gotta stop waiting for others to change.
We get to do the work to help create the world we want to live in. And to help create the person we want to show up as.
Speaking of new chapters, yep, boy howdy.
As a collective, we are entering a pivotal period of transformation. And, while it is easy to see the things that are changing around us, the biggest change will occur within us.
We live within systems, organizations, and structures. Ancestrally, these would have started as small communities of family or tribe. Places of sustainability and protection. These have grown to become or encompass government, education, finance, religion, and work, as well as many others.
As these systems, organizations, and structures have grown, we have often given our power away to them. “That’s the game we have to play.” “It is out of our control.” “Can’t fight city hall.” “What can one person do?”
The big transformation for us individually and collectively is to begin to step into our personal power and our personal responsibility to help build and create the future we want to see.
We’ve all been shaken in various ways by what we’re seeing in the world. At the same time, we also have visions of what a better world could look like; what a better world could feel like.
2024 is a pivot point where we, as a collective, begin to question. We begin to speak up. We begin to help create change.
Does it mean we’ll all be activists, taking to the streets in protest? Probably not. Individually, this will start in us - challenging the status quo in ourselves of what we’ve accepted. This then ripples outward - family, friends, work, etc, to invite a ‘power with’ to create change. It may be as seemingly focused as working through family dynamics about how we treat each other or as seemingly complicated as reimagining food networks.
2024 is just the beginning. We are still closing out the last chapter and the waves of change will be a stark contrast.
2024 is likely to be both uncomfortable and filled with the joy and challenges of opportunity, creativity, and growth.
In discussions around purpose, the most common question I get is ‘why am I here?’. It is the question that many of us have.
We are beginning to recognize that we’re here, in this time, to be the change we want to see in the world. To help create the change we want to see in the world.
ps, if you’ve been one of the forerunners and this is all old news, thank you for your work opening doors and creating paths for us to move through.
Let yourself be loved.
It is the singular most important thing that you will learn to do in this world.
You often, although not always, know 'how' to love others. Therefore, you do know how to love another - thereby yourself.
Doing it, loving yourself, is of course another step.
However, even when you do love yourself, you often have walls and barriers from wounds, beliefs, and past lives that cause you to push love away.
It is time to let these walls come down. It is time to give yourself permission to let this love in. You are worthy of this love.
And you are the only one standing in the way of letting it in.
You are love.
You are loved.
Let yourself be loved.
There are times not to trust your gut, at least not without some checkpoints in the process.
Intuition uses the right brain and third eye to tap into the subconscious and the information around us to provide guidance. However, the lens we use to view the world around us can get muddy at times.
If our life is in overdrive chaos, we’re in a mental health crisis, our physical health is debilitating, we’re in an addictive grip, or there’s a significant trauma wound that we’re using as our north star, our lens is likely to be muddy.
But even if our life is reasonably on track, we’ll have muddy days. The energy for the next couple of weeks has some precipitous push/pulls to it. The word that comes to mind is ‘whipsaw’: to subject to two opposing forces at the same time or to move quickly between two directions.
When we’re in the midst of strong push/pull energy, hypervigilance can poke our intuition to jump to a conclusion so we will just ‘do something’. Sometimes it goes ok, but other times we end up jumping into something even more unsteady.
If we can step back a bit from all the noise, our intuition will better be able to feel what’s in the undercurrent. A little more information will help us ask better questions. A second opinion can serve as a critical checkpoint for our decision making, especially in this current push/pull energy.
This human that is you is a very interconnected being.
You are connected to source. To deep threads of love, belonging, and home.
You are connected to higher consciousness. To the vast library of wisdom and experiences.
You are connected to the cosmos. To the galaxies, stars, space, and the harmonic frequencies that flow between these.
You are connected to your planet. To the being of your planet and to all the beings on and within your planet.
You are connected to every other human. To a grid of human consciousness and the frequency of your heart energy.
You are connected to your timelines and lives, both physical and spiritual. To your ancestral generations, your past lives, and all the future ‘you’ that you already are and will become.
You are connected to all the molecules you have encountered, and those that those molecules have encountered. You are entangled in eternity.
And, within all of this, you are unique.
You are beautiful art.
You are a necessary melody in the tapestry of the universe.
You are you.
And because of all these connections, you are interconnected with everything else.
Intuition is nothing more than becoming aware of these connections.