There are some pretty powerful energies swirling around in the galaxy these days, have you noticed? It feels to me as if we’re living in the middle of a tornado, with all that is known and familiar being torn asunder. To call unsettling would be an understatement, wouldn’t you say?
Extreme energies shake us up and upend us from the outside in, and the inside out. They rattle our foundation; they make me realize that there is not a lot that I can do about a lot, but I can do a lot about a little. I can’t fix the world, but I can fix my head.
Every so often while tripping blithely through my days, I am stopped in my tracks by the blinding light of a warning sign that flashes across my forehead and alerts me that there is a glitch in my operating system that needs immediate attention. Ugh. Really? Again?
Apparently, the Universe and I have something in common. We’re both trying to shake off the dross of old, worn out, destructive, counter-productive energies to make room for a shiny new existence. There doesn’t appear to be much that I can do to fix what needs fixing on a global level—the dysfunctional government, racial injustice, a pandemic, self-serving politicians, melting ice caps, the national debt—you know—the big stuff.
The most I can do is take responsibility for myself and manage my own energies as best I can, and be vigilant about taking whatever steps are necessary to fix the stuff that needs fixing in my own world—mostly, my own head. It’s not always fun, but it is always certainly worth it.
Oh but wait—maybe I’m adding energy to the problems of the world by thinking of it as broken. Maybe we just need some reorganization, readjustment, some correction, reevaluation, some tender loving care. Maybe we just need to see the world differently. Well, I can do that. While I’m at it, I give myself a little tender loving care too.
I always take comfort in the words of the horoscope writers who often remind us that it is necessary to tear down in order to rebuild. On both global and personal levels, we are being torn asunder and shaken to our foundation. But have faith! The roller coaster ride will come to an end and we will emerge safely, wipe our brows with relief, and stare in wonder at our triumphant victory over fear.
We will make it through the turmoil of these times by turning within to find our safety, and trusting the presence of loving wisdom from unseen Wise Ones to make smooth our way to new beginnings. If all else fails, we need only ask for help.
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).