Managing Uncertainty & Instability
For those of us who tune into collective fields we can perceive the energy of uncertainty and instability being quite amplified at the moment, which at the personal level often translates as feeling on edge, or unsafe or confused as to what's going on. With these types of energy fields some people attempt to rely on learned mental patterns based in fear, which drives them to control more, protect more, defend more, and become even less trusting. Some people collapse into depression or this sense of "I can't handle this," or "I don't know what to do," and reach out and want to be saved or rescued, or shut down and withdrawal. Then there are many who begin to tap more into their energetic and spiritual resources, and ask for love and wisdom to guide their actions. It is a big moment of choice, or a series of many small moments, where new possibilities are becoming available, to receive this cosmic embrace and feel more loved, nurtured and supported than ever before. There is this ability to ask and receive energies of peace, calm, gentleness, kindness, gratitude and so much more. As we access these different energies and spaces we can begin to create from this new platform. We don't have to rely on the old mental models to figure things out, nor do we have to deny the mind and go into this pseudo-spiritual place of "trusting the flow" which can really be masking the desire to place trust or knowing outside of the self, which perpetrates separation and often leads to even more instability.
So, what else is possible now? How much more can you access your highest wisdom and deepest love? Is this a moment of choice for you, to know your wider self, receive a new perspective and play with possibilities? What's fascinating is that love and wisdom, or total consciousness, or your true self doesn't exclude fear or uncertainty or control, it just knows that other choices are available and are aware of the gift in choosing what honours the body and blesses the heart, in service to greater love and unity being here, expressed on the planet. Here is a poem I wrote years ago that includes some of the energies that I perceive in the collective field at this time. May we unite, come together, resource each other and choose to support and be supported as we move through this time of change and transition.
Walking Into Uncertainty
Expecting others to know better even though they have no access to their loving, creative capacities
Many are still mesmerized by the fear-based focus on survival and accumulation of resources
Trying to protect themselves from the unknown that could destroy them
The question being, how to get more in order to feel safe and secure
No answer will satisfy
No amount of stuff will lead to a feeling of peace
It’s not ‘easy’ to let go of all the conditioning
The time will come though
If an end to suffering is desired
Life will show us how
When we are ready to listen
Accessing compassion for what has been and what is now
Things are exactly as they should be
Given the patterns and belief systems we have internalized throughout time
If we’re willing, open and receptive new possibilities can show up
Creating a new reality through participation in the unknown
Becoming comfortable with uncertainty
Acknowledging fear and anxiety as part of the process
Dropping the masks
Opening our hearts and minds
Accepting the experience of growth
Discovering sources of support for new ways of being and doing
Enhancing our ability to love and be present for one another
Living our truth
Revealing our authentic Self to the world
Saying Yes to life
Releasing the Expectation to Feel Good
Do you expect yourself to feel good no matter what? Expectation is a form of control to attempt to make ourselves be different or try to fulfill high standards, or demand the best, or reach ideals and so on. There can be this learned tendency to expect ourselves to be different or better than we currently are. The hope is that by placing the expectation on the self we will reach for the desired outcome. Does it work? Can you see the control in this? We're coming into a time where many new ways of approaching life are emerging. The path to the perceived or desired destinations is changing. One of the main changes is the out growing of fear based approaches that require coercion, demand, control, and force to get us moving, to love based approaches that truly support us to grow and change and evolve and feel better. This possibility is becoming more and more available.
The fear based approach to make growth happen "or else" relies on using expectation to drive change and the need to be better or be greater or get your life together as necessary fuel in order to push you in the direction of being rewarded with what you want and not punished with the lack of it. The love based model is about acknowledging where you are, how you feel, what's going on in your experience and then allowing for and inviting the preference for growth, change, fulfillment, expansion, creative expression etc. to emerge through this loving field of Presence and acknowledgment of Being. The love based model is about listening, hearing, receiving, and allowing what's there to emerge, be seen, and be witnessed. If there is a desire to feel good or feel different, that desire is acknowledged and attention is placed on what it would take to have that, inclusive of where and how you are now. We don't have to reject where we are to choose something greater. Instead we can acknowledge where and how we are and ask for something greater.
Is it time for you to make the shift from fear and control based approaches to growth and change to love based approaches? What if it's easier than you think? One of the ways to do this is to just notice when expectation and pressure to change through force, coercion or control is there. When you do, acknowledge that that was something you learned how to do and that there is a new way available now, and choose to welcome this new possibility. Allow yourself to be aware of love based possibilities. Clear indicators of the presence of these is that there is a gentleness, an honoring, an energetic embrace, an acknowledgment of you, an energy of inclusion and an energy of harmlessness. It's the kind of energy where the walls of defense naturally come down. You don't have to fight to feel good anymore, you can just invite it, as you simultaneously give your attention to where and how you are now. Once again, you don't have to reject who, how or where you are to have something different. Include where you are as you welcome what's greater to emerge and actualize in your life. Now is the time.
Beyond Right or Wrong
If nothing was right and you could never be wrong what would you choose? It can be quite a feat to move beyond the need to defend for being right and against being wrong. It's one of the primary polarities at play here, and one of the most ingrained systems of judgment or tools of evaluation. Many of us are simply at the point of exhaustion, in other words, maintaining a need to be right or striving to get it right is just not that interesting anymore. The fear of being inherently wrong, getting it wrong, doing it wrong, or having done it wrong whatever "it" is, is also letting go. As this polarity lets go, it can be quite disorienting. What will we use to guide our choices, or motivate our choices when we're no longer needing to be right or avoiding being wrong?
We're awakening to having the true freedom of choice, the capacity to just know what's true for us, know what's most relevant for us and know what we'd like to contribute to creating, being and having more of in our lives. We no longer have to look at ourselves through the eyes of others, or culture, or society to decide or judge how we're doing. We can stay present, behind our own eyes, progressively more and more aware of our essence, our Being, our True Nature, the aspect of us that knows. We can live and move from this essence, more fully knowing the kindness, gentleness, gratitude, peace and calm that arises when we're no longer locked into this need to do it right according to someone else's standards. We no longer have to defend anything. Our Being, True Nature, Essence doesn't require defense, it just requires consistent acknowledgement to be more fully expressed as we are here and now.
It can be a pretty intense time for many of us, in the sense that our systems of navigation are changing so much. If we're no longer seeking for pleasure and avoiding pain, locked in the reward vs punishment model, nor are we trying to defend that we're good and not bad, right and not wrong, there is this space that emerges, that can feel a bit like a void space or space of total emptiness. What is it that generates movement in life when those old models or systems of navigation fall away? This is a question that many of us are living into. What generates movement? What leads, guides or directs action? Who are we now? What's important? What are our priorities? What are we here to be and do? Breath deeply in those moments where you feel like you're in a void or don't know what to do. When the pushing to do something or being pulled towards something is no longer there, which is actually freedom from manipulation and control, it is a true invitation. Just at the moment, many of us don't quite know what to do with the invitation. Do we sit and ponder life? Do we take action in various directions in hopes of one of the choices sparking the awareness of what's next for us? This time many represent the end of seeking and the beginning of having, and living from a total different energy, space and consciousness. Whatever this time represents for you, and wherever and however you are now, know that we are all here, navigating this together. More and more will become clear as we choose to ask questions, be the question and receive the awareness of what's possible to be and do and have now.
Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!