We have come through a very shaky year. Every year has its ups and downs, but I think that the divisiveness created by the world’s political systems has amplified our personal quakes and made us feel that our foundation is not as firm as we thought. It’s prompted us to open our eyes, be more street smart, realize that the improbable is possible. And that can be frickin’ scary to our safe sphere of personal realities. I know we dislike discussing politics, and that’s not what this post is about. But I do want to break it down why we are feeling so shaky right now and how to shift into a state of being hopeful, curious and engaged in the new year.
Politics is the system of creating policies for a larger body of people. These policies influence our housing, finances, legal rights, health and wellbeing. Guess what? These are all root chakra issues.
Our root chakra ground us. It’s our grounding force that helps us to feel strong, vibrant, safe and connected to the planet we live upon. It develops in the womb, so therefore it governs all issues around survival and safety because when we come out of the womb and into being an infant, all we’re concerned about is survival. So when the policies governing a large body of people are dividing and dismantling the very constructs that have kept us glued, we begin to feel unglued. Again it’s not just our country, this is the world, the collective. There is an undercurrent of fear in the collective consciousness because we are still being finely tuned to adapt to this giant shift.
At the cosmic level we see that it’s all perfect. We’ve just come through the New Moon on December 28th which was accompanied by a compact group of planets with their competing, complex and diverse energies that are rewiring our noggins to upgrade us on how we interact with rapid change. They are specifically working to bring us into a state of greater happiness. How nice, right? Here’s the catch...we can choose a superficial happiness which is full of distractions, ex. “look at this great new bag!” or we can plunge into the portal by paying full attention to what we’re truly drawn towards and taking action. Some of you read the last sentence and feel inspired, some read it and are damning me to hell. But don’t blame me, blame the planets and the energies we’re being forced to interact with. Because when we strip all the egos and stressors away we find that we are spirits (which is energy with a consciousness) interacting with much higher energetic forces.
Call to Action: So my buzz words for this year 2017, STRENGTH, STAMINA, RESILIENCE. In the past few years we have undergone a major upgrade to release things no longer serving us. We lightened our load. And then there was a lull, a resting period for us to acclimate and integrate. So here we are being quaked. The planetary drill sergeants rattling our bunks, “RISE AND SHINE!” In order to do this we have to build our inner strength, return to the practices which help us to cultivate a still, responsive mind and vibrant stamina in our spirit.
So if you’re feeling nervous, fearful about your sphere it’s time to look outside of it, return to the things that nourish you, regroup and then broaden your periphery to how you can show up in the collective as your true vibrant spirit. This is the year when each and every one of us is being called to put all our superpowers to work and shine our light bright!