What do you do when your only viable recourse is to stop thinking?

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The other day I was forced out of thinking. I have written before about being too tired to think, however, on this recent day, external pressures mounted and my only viable recourse was to stop thinking.

Cessation of thought sinks us into present moment. As I prepared to embrace the day, I was aware of no thought and of centering through the Central Channel, that core column within that pulls up from the Earth, through the center of the body, out through the crown and into the infinite sky.  I was aware of being surrounded by a protective energy field, as if I was inside a shield of protection, a Merkabah.

I was acutely aware of being companioned by Present Moment on my right and Intuition on my left, sustained through my core and surrounded by the 10 directions, above, below, all around and within. I was ready, willing and free to breathe the unknown.

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We have repeatedly heard the words, “We are Not Alone, We are One, We are Part of, We Belong.” Living this knowing is the New Now and thought restricts direct experience of this harmonic wholeness. Thought takes us out of present moment and into past or future. Past and future do not pulsate with Life, Now does.

In 5th Dimension consciousness, we weave through life as aware, resourced beings with spontaneous access to information. We meet each fresh moment and know what to do by breathing in the Now.

We are well-served to support ourselves in the New Now with practices of quiet, silence, meditation, reflection, journaling and creating. The action of creating builds the experience of confidence in not knowing. How many times have you created something and were surprised and astonished at what came into form? We’ve got this!

We are also well served by proper nutrition, adequate sleep, time in Nature, declining to overwork, and intimate and community relationships with humans and animals whom we love and trust.

We are especially well-served by movement, exercise or walks in nature and, particularly, ancient movement practices that have thousands of years’ experience working with energy flow – practices like qi gong, tai chi, yoga, sacred dance.

We have the chance, now, to replace thinking through and processing every encounter, every day, every obstacle, with a repertoire of self-care options that source us intuitively. These self-care options are called practices, because as we do them every day, we gain depth experience in inner wisdom. Inner wisdom is our main go-to in this time of not-knowing. Inner wisdom is the solid gold of self-love.

These practices of supreme self-care – movement, creativity, nature, nutrition, sleep, intimacy and community – build resilience that radiates through us and opens access to multidimensional consciousness. Life opens to us as we open to Life. This is 5D living, Now.

For me, after letting go of thought, the sensate awareness was Intuition on the left, Core centered, Present Moment on the right.  What is your experience? Please share in the comments section, below.

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The Full Moon’s Secret

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I have worked with the Full Moon in many ways, including dancing in wild celebration with a group, on a beach with a campfire; in meditative circles where we plundered in to feel the one root beneath all duality; in women’s talking and drumming circles, in a plaintive, lamenting wail for Sacred Union; immersed in cozy blankets, a steaming cup of herbal tea and books of poetry, Rumi, David Whyte, Mary Oliver.

My current, favorite way to work with our beloved, Sacred, Beaming Full Moon Light is to recognize its primal role as turning point between the in/out rhythm of life.  There is an in and out phase to everything, from our birth to our death, from our night to our day, from each in breath to each out breath.  These cycles, and so many more, have a cyclic span determined by the breadth of their circumference; some cycles are wider, and therefore, take longer, than other circles. The rhythmic pattern of a cycle, though, one half activity and the other half rest, is always the same.

The more complex our world gets; the more the basics help stabilize. That is why I go back, eons, perhaps, to remember, acknowledge and feel this simple in/out rhythm that our Moon models for us each month.  From New to Full Moon we are in active mode.  From Full to the end of the cycle, the Balsamic Moon, we are in rest mode.

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Perhaps you are thinking, “Ridiculous, who could live like this?” Please consider that this is how our planet lives.  This is how our planet lives in relation to its place in the cosmos. This is how our Moon has modeled timing for us since the beginning of human life on earth. This is how our bodies live, whether we bring consciousness to this rhythm or not.

Yes, we are in a modern world that lives by 24/7 access to everything that we want.  However, our Moon mirrors this secret – the repeating pattern of activity and rest inherent in all the cycles, and cycles are the nature of life.

It is my operating premise that when we align with this core rhythm, as reflected by the fluid flow of Moon Light, we help ourselves root within the sustaining rhythm of life. To me, this is the ultimate in self-care, to feel and align our rhythmic body with the rhythmic body of cosmos, in sync and on time.

We have come a long way from consciously aligning with this core rhythm.  Some of us, perhaps you, and me, do live this alignment because not doing so throws us off kilter, spinning with no reliable tether.  The Moon and her fluid flow of Light does anchor us in the cyclic pattern of being, releasing and becoming.

What this means in practical terms is that you start recognizing, within your body, the surging build energy from New to Full Moon, and the dissipating, dissolving energy in the last half of the Moon’s cycle. We gather and build in the first half and reflect, process, disseminate and integrate in the last half.

Once we readmit this basic rhythm into sensate awareness, our body, our Divine Intelligence, our Intuition, our activated link with a living, loving Cosmic Field, guides us to next steps.

If you are already living this alignment, please let me know. If living like this sparks a compelling invitation within you, please let me know. It is time to call a Moon and Her Secrets circle together.

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3-Question Worksheet for Slowing Down, Now!

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Why Slow Down Now?

November 27, 2016 — Dark, dark of Moon, with New Moon on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:19 AM, EST

Energy is naturally low in a dark Moon and the closer we get to the end of the lunar cycle and the beginning of the next, the stronger the gravitational pull to slow stillness.

Void Moon, Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 4:49 PM EST to Monday, November 28, 2016, 3:46 PM EST

Void Moon indicates free floating energy, nothing much takes shape or what is formed often has to be reformed, redone. Void Moons are prime times for introspection, reflection, rest, listening.

We are winding down the 2016 Solar Cycle. Many people celebrate the New Year with the Winter Solstice and we are weeks away from that Natural Time marker.  A slowdown in the Solar Cycle might not impact our physical energy as much as a slowdown in the Lunar Cycle, however, as we look to nature in the Northern Hemisphere, we see barren earth, bare trees and people bundling up, staying indoors more. The focus shifts to internal as we approach stillpoint of the Winter Solstice. We are, most likely, becoming quieter, more reflective.

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These Natural Time markers invite slowing down now. In addition, many of us are standing with those at Standing Rock.  Many of us are standing with our brothers and sisters of all races and all spiritual and sexual and gender orientations. It is a gift to ourselves, and to all brothers and sisters, when we align with nature and slow down, too. When we stop, be still and listen, in alignment with Natural Cycles, we can know next steps. Wisdom, support and direction come through listening through the stillness.

Comfort and renewal also come through slowing down, letting go and listening. If stillness and slowing down are not yet a delight and remain a challenge, here is a 3-question worksheet for exploring your relationship with slowing down and stillness. This is not a test and there are no wrong answers, simply a personal exploration of something that you might want more options over, to slow down, be still.

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3 Techniques for Sustaining High Frequencies

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Collective shock last week and a mighty Super Moon this week.  Like me, you may have had a personal experience of losing center in direct relationship to the collective shock and the potent, shake-up energies of this luminous Full Moon.

The experience I had prompted me to use stability techniques for sustaining core self within the higher frequency vibrations of 5th Dimension even though I had fallen off center and back into 3D fear and panic.

In losing center, we fall into chaos, disorganization, maybe confusion, hurt, wanting to fight or flee or become numb. If we are lucky, soon after the initial shock, we recalibrate. Once we have had an experience of higher frequency living, the lower vibrational responses cannot satisfy us. Instinctively, we want to go back to Light living.

Life does have these stops and starts, these setbacks that spill over with personal teachings that help affirm our choices to live Light, Love and the fullest expression of our new selves.

In working through my personal upset this week, I called on three techniques to help maintain the higher frequencies when reactive responses triggered replays of fear, dread, disdain, wanting to run, fight or avoid.  Here are the techniques. I find them to be infallible recovery resources.

  1. Put your right hand at the level of your heart, middle chest and your left hand two fingers below your naval.

You can do this standing up, lying down, sitting

This technique takes you into your 2nd and 4th Chakras which are inward, calming chakras

This technique calms your autonomic nervous system into neutral, where you, first, calm down and then see, feel, sense options

  1. Breathe out for longer than you breathe in and do this for a few breaths

I wish I could source where I read about this technique; it is very effective for calming down, relaxing into presence and can also induce sleep

  1. Connect live with someone who knows and loves you. Phone calls are okay, in person is great. Make connection and share your experience. We are social beings; we are not alone in this life and to feel or do so is an illusion that hurts the whole of us.  Activate your resources. If you truly feel that you have no one to connect live with, write a letter to someone who has loved you and perhaps is now deceased. Heart connection goes beyond linear time/space.

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While, hopefully, we have come back to core, from the collective shock and the Full Moon emotional impact, nothing in life is static. There will be other times when we are jarred and fall from center.  Self-care is mandatory for maintenance, sustainability and recovery.  We have seen Light now, in our shift to 5D, we know and feel what our new lives can be. Taking personal care is key. Please do take these techniques for a test drive. Based on your direct experience with them, put them in your self-care tool box to use in times of minor and major life storms.

The higher vibration of 5th Dimension harmony is a new home now. While we are still jolted back to the duality, density and assumed helplessness of the 3rd Dimension, now and then, it is becoming more painful to be there, even for short stays. The more we open to our Light Body experience, that gives us a vast and comprehensive view of possibilities and resources, the easier it becomes to claim this home as our new reality. These techniques offer presence and connection, hallmarks of 5D living.

What are your techniques for coming back to center, for sustaining higher vibrational frequencies, in times of great upset? Please share in the comments below.

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If Asking, What Now…

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Dear Readers,

A backdrop to current world circumstances is the shift from the 3rd Dimension to the 5th Dimension. In brief, historical perspective, the BBC site, The Evolution of Man,  defines previous quantum leap evolutions from Cave Men to The First Europeans, to the Ice People, to Humans. Throughout these evolutions, there have been corresponding shifts in consciousness.  Under the section, The First Europeans, One Million Years ago, we find  But this early human was undoubtedly developing a complex mind. Once this boundary had been reached, there was no turning back.

It is the same today; up close and personal, we can barely see that our consciousness is evolving by quantum leaps in the timeline of human history. In our case, the frequency of Being is increasing in Light, meaning there is less density. More clarity, less rigidity; more expansion, less contraction are two other ways of framing this shift. Our quantum leap in consciousness, like all the leaps before, does not seem easy.

Our consciousness shift is from duality-based consciousness, right/wrong, good/bad, to an inclusive consciousness of wholeness and integration. Is it any wonder our world looks like it does today, on the surface, as we are amid this shift?

If we are to make this shift in consciousness, one thing that needs release is duality consciousness. A duality-based world view is not sustainable in the 5th Dimension. Duality cannot survive the Light there.

In response to the recent collective shock, many of us are looking within to understand. One place to look for understanding and for reframing a response is to look at embedded duality consciousness. The programmed, conditioned response of duality filtering has been with us for ages.

And now, in human evolution, we are being spiraled out of duality consciousness and into the higher frequency vibrations of 5D where duality thinking cannot survive.

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If you are aware of this shift and want to work it, tools for transcending duality include meditation, creativity, laughter, the adrenaline rush of exercise,  being in nature, engaging with animals, being in community, and my favorite, Natural Time.

Natural Time alignment unlocks  ties that keep us bond in conditioned experience. Flowing with natural time, we sense best times to meditate, to create, best times to rest and be still, best times to wait, best times to act. To remind, natural time is feeling Time as a flowing inner experience, rather than the experience of Time as a static, controlling, external force outside of us.

Living cyclically, as directed by inner experience, we can know the zero point — in the day, the month and the year — when one cycle ends and the next begins. This zero point transcends duality and is a place of infinite potential. It is a reset button, to assess, reevaluate, choose again. This zero point is a direct connect with Oneness. Words do not do justice to this awakening experience.

It is personal choice, always, to opt for the higher frequencies, more Light, Living Love, or to stay in the dross of duality, with its comparisons, competitions, judgments, fears, sense of victim hood, and impotent anger.

There has not ever been a time like now in our human history.  It is up to each of us to choose our resonance. Take care, be kind, claim community and consider exploring the cyclic flow of naturally occurring low energy down times and their gift of deep, true, informing connection with Self.

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Seasonal Shifts

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On subtle energy levels, the shift from summer to fall is from hot and dry to dry and cold. This information has been passed down to us from long ago ancestors who lived this knowing. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Ayurveda, and the foundation of modern western medicine, the study and practice of herbs, are based on awareness of subtle energy shifts within seasonal changes.

Each season has three parts, a beginning, middle and end. These three distinct parts relate to the Sun’s movement through the three signs of the zodiac within a season. For Fall, this is Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Each of these parts relate to the three basic modus operandi of universal energy principles recognized by indigenous peoples and sacred teachings throughout most world systems. The beginning of a season is just that, an initiating time. The middle part of the season is a holding time, giving what was newly initiated the time and structure to gel and then be dissolved again, the ebb and flow of life, within the third part of a season.

This Fall

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Eastern Standard Time, we “officially” move into the Fall Season in the Northern Hemisphere. This time marking is based on when our Sun moves into the zodiac sign of Libra, according to some systems of the zodiac.

For the past several weeks, in the Northern Hemisphere, we have been feeling this dismantling of the summer season as, in the last part of summer, we moved from dry toward cold.  We see this shift in the form of a little chill in the air, a look toward bringing out warmer clothing and a tendency toward food and drink that is more sustaining than summer fare.

To bring conscious awareness to what happens on these subtle energy levels helps us support our bodies, a most important asset as we move through the greater shift to the 5th Dimension.  Our bodies are our knowing tools now. How we feel, what we sense through felt experience and intuitive awakenings, helps us navigate the territory of not knowing, which seems to be everywhere now.

If working consciously with this seasonal shift resonates with you, here are suggestions for supporting this shift on the triumvirate of body, mind and Spirit:

Body

Consciously recognize the shift in food choices that your body wants. There are classic books in support of this shift, Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford and Staying Healthy with the Seasons by Elson M. Haas

Notice, and acknowledge, how your body wants to move in this new seasonal shift. Are you nudged toward a different kind of exercise or exercising at a different time of day; are your sleep patterns shifting?

Mind

We moved through late Summer discerning, separating wheat from chaff. We are left with what we want to keep. Part of this new season relates to Harmony and Beauty.  How are we bringing both of these essential energies into our lives now? Are we bringing our minds home to what is essential to us, or are we still allowing ourselves to be distracted by nonessentials?

Spirit

The cycles keep turning and with each turn we can spiral to a higher vibrational frequency. On a core level, the shift from summer to fall involves transition from active phase to contemplative phase. What have we learned through this Solar Year so far, since last Winter Solstice? How are we preparing ourselves for the end of the Solar Year? We have one season left, this fall season, before the next Solar Year starts with the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016.

Goal setting can be tricky, however, it does help to acknowledge what we want and how we are contributing to or inhibiting that reach. In its essence, the Fall season is about Harmony, Power and Freedom. If these words feel too broad, notice how you instinctively shift with each of the three parts of this Fall Season.  Feel the shifts! Dates are September 21, October 22 and November 21.

Body, mind and Soul benefit when we consciously acknowledge subtle invitations to honour and align with the energy shifts of the natural world.

May Fall be blessed, rich and colourful for you!         autumn-leaves-1486064_1280

 

 

All That Jazz

The rubber met the road this week.

I am taking Dana Mrkich’s course, Create a Life you Love, and in this first week, I see that if I want sustainable change, I have to shift my vibrational frequency throughout the whole of my life.

This truth came through as a direct experience the other day while I was riding along, listening to news on NPR.  The segment was about US politics and I could not listen anymore. It was a life or death choice, really – did I want to accept the challenge and up my frequency or did I want to keep wallowing in what depressed me?

I did make a clean break and turned the radio off. I suspect the potent intensity of the 3 eclipses has something to do with this choice now, along with Dana’s excellent teaching.

In making the choice to stop listening to news, an unfolding sequence was set into play. Some years ago, I asked myself, “What would my life be like if I listened to jazz?” I imagined that my life, if I choose to listen to jazz, would be freer, happier and wilder in a creative and improvisational way. Riskier! I imagined, with jazz, there would be more fluid motion in my life.

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A couple of years ago, I bought a new car with a required feature, that it allows for Pandora radio. While I basically listened to Pandora on road trips, of which there were many, I listened to NPR for local city driving.

Now, since listening to the news is intolerable, and when I want sounds over silence, I turn on Pandora to a jazz channel. The long-held wish of giving myself more jazz is now reality.

My anecdotal story here seems to reflect how long change timelines can be.  More than a few years ago, I made the request that I wanted a life with more jazz in it. A couple of years after that, I got the tool I needed for that to happen, a car with modern technology. Then, a “choose life or continue suffering” choice presented itself. I could keep listening to toxic news that depressed me with each word, or I could choose Life, first with silence in turning the radio off, and then with the realization that I could easily have the jazz I longed for grooving on the car radio.

What we want is here, when we stop the habitual choosing of lower vibrational choices over higher, more resonant vibes. These conscious choices take presence; presence of how we are feeling and what we truly want. And then we make the choice, breathing out resistance, stuck energy and fear and reach out for the high bar.

How about you? What “Choose Life” shift is happening for you in this swirling, whirlwind Eclipse time? What personal choice change calls to you, and how are you saying Yes or what would help in order for you to stop saying No? Please share in the comments below.

Love,

Aureal

A 5th Dimension Take on the News

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In the topsy-turvy time of Now, Yuval Noah Harari is an historian who looks to the future.  Two recent news articles about his upcoming book, ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’ have caught my eye, from the perspective of the shift to life in 5D.

The first news article is from theguardian.com and this quote from that article resonates with our shift to the 5th Dimension:

“The agricultural and industrial revolutions were about changing the world outside us. This century will be about changing the world inside us – making new entities with new kinds of brains. We are quickly acquiring powers that were always thought to be divine.”

All of the readings and work I have done understanding and living this shift to 5D brings me to the understanding that we are approaching, if not already there, an end to hierarchy. In the Now, we open to the direct experience of the divinity within us, with no one above or below us.

This Divinity aspect of the quantum shift shows up in two ways. One, in the experience of equality amongst all of us. We witness this equality through global sharing of news about people and animals in need, and with grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and gender issues of equal pay.

The other way this aspect of living our Divinity shows up is that we are each becoming more Light. Many of us are claiming our own sovereignty and autonomy within relationships and with work and life choices. We are recognizing and choosing what is authentic to us. In doing so, we open more fully to the Light within and this Light shines through us, lessening and decreasing density of thought and experience. We are more fluid, like liquid Light.

All of this change does shift our brains; rather than victims, we are active and responsible participants in the circumstances and outcomes of our own lives.

The Effect of Data on Group Mind

The other article about Yuval Noah Harari’s work is from FT(Financial Times) and covers the dominance of artificial intelligence in modern life. For me, this article could be a scary read without a 5D shift perspective.

First, is the recognition of a group field, or group mind. In 5D, we not only claim our divinity, we also claim our connectivity. We are not alone, we are in this together, with choice of which “together” you wish to claim. This article, for me, stresses the importance of holding the highest vibration possible: the positive outlook, the gratitude path, the goodness perspective. As divine beings we are responsible for our choices and each and every moment of our lives we have the choice to take the high road or the low road.

Part of the 5D experience that I have not written about much yet is the experience of the Living Field.  This is a Field of energy within and around us and how we plug into that Field matters and is contributory to the outcomes we experience in our lives.

Consider how you feel when you are around someone who excites and engages you in contrast to someone who depresses and repels you. These responses happen on the individual, group and collective level.

Now that we live a wired life, we are more plugged into the collective energy Field than ever before.  This level of connectivity gives purpose to refined discernment and conscious choice. Contaminants are real, whether they are infectious germs or infectious energy content.

I know a couple who decline to shop at Walmart, despite money savings, because the group energy field there is dense and discordant for their vibrational frequency. I am not suggesting that you stop shopping at certain places, only to note how you feel in group or collective settings and how that feeling might be affecting your greater energy field.

Morphic Fields is another perspective on collective energy fields.  I once took a class on Abundance and the teacher stressed the importance of connecting to the morphic field of those who succeeded in the area where we want to succeed. The technique is to connect to the morphic field of great artists, or writers, or successful people in individual fields of endeavor.

Morphic fields are energy vortexes of people living and dead. We reach up to the inexhaustible wisdom field with its mindset of success and accomplishment. When not conscious and choosing, we can connect at lower vibrational frequencies that are not supportive or helpful.

When I read the Financial Times article about the power of data and artificial intelligence I am reminded, emphatically, of the need to use the power of choice, my own divine sovereignty, always and everywhere. It seems that 5D living requires this, otherwise we are pulled into the swamps of what we do not want or endorse. The closing paragraph of that article says as much:

“As long as you have greater insight and self-knowledge than the algorithms, your choices will still be superior and you will keep at least some authority in your hands.”

One point of clarification: Yes, we are neither better nor worse than anyone else.  When choosing the high road over the low road, the difference in the 5th Dimension shift is not that we are judging the low road or those we perceive to be on it: rather, we are making personal choice that the low road, however it shows up, is not our path.

This is a subtle point; we choose and move on, free of the entanglements of judging, gossiping or condemning. Staying present with each unfolding moment, and each personal choice of our own lives, requires full attention, free of judgement and comparisons. Simply make a choice, determined by questions like, does this have resonance for me or not?

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In summary, and if a how-to primer is helpful, consider this:

  1. Realize your Divinity – Invite, ask, listen and heed your intuitive, Soul knowing. Activate your sovereignty through making your own choices. Start small if you are not already living intuitively.

 

  1. Notice the contagion effect with what you watch, read, listen to and engage with. Does the encounter add to your energy or deplete it? Notice, and then make choice.

 

  1. Take care of yourself with nourishing nutrition, good sleep, loving relationships, helpful personal and professional support and work and play that add to fulfillment: personal choices within your own life!

Please add your experiences about opening to your Sovereignty and conscious choice-making within your life in the comments section below!

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Recalibration

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                                                                Photo by Aureal Williams

Dear Intuitives,

As the pressures mounted, I took a time out. I had a lie down, with feet propped up above the level of my heart, eyes closed and with right hand on middle of my heart area and left hand below my abdomen. After a few slow deep breaths, in through my nose, out through my mouth I came to calm center and then journeyed further inward for a conversation with my Inner Teacher.

The reveal was that I am changing channels. I am in the process of switching from life lived mentally to life lived by feelings, sensate knowing and body wisdom.

I am not the only one making this shift, so please take a minute to consider how big of a shift this is for those of us in this process. This shift represents an entire new way of being, living, experiencing, relating.

I write often about living from sensate experience rather than living by thought. Last week, though, I had direct awareness, a come home to Mama moment, where I actually lived it.

This shift shows up in simple ways; instead of thinking that I am thirsty, I go get a drink of water. This way of sensate living is more present moment; it is immediate, direct, no time or energy wasted.

We are in this quantum shift. International news confirms that the old structures no longer contain status quo (violence in the US, Brexit, the US political process, among others.) The uncontrollable chaos of the current stage of shift bloody hurts.

As human beings living in a loving, constantly evolving Universe, our innate nature is kindness and our unique nature is consciousness. We are transitioning to a new dimension where conscious kindness is the norm. Presence in each moment, attuned to what we feel and what we need, helps get us there.

Please share in the comments section below your experiences of coping with the intensity of the chaos stage of shift now and/or how you are opening to a more felt experience of living, rather than thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

3 Suggestions for Slowing Down

 

Feeling lost and confused lately? In our current, life-changing dimensional shift, everyone is challenged. Slowing down so that we can hear our own inner guidance is crucial. Self-care is key to slowing down. In slowing down, we change the conditioned, habitual patterning that causes us to stay busy, to force forward, to suppress the wisdom of our inner experience.

The 3rd Dimension was about drive and ambition. The 5th Dimension is mellower than that.  It no longer works to go outside of the present moment or to push for outcomes. In this new, multidimensional experience, the practices of overworking, overdoing, overthinking and staying busy agitate our functioning and get in the way of knowing what to do, when.

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Photo by Aureal Williams

Why Slow Down?

Before we get to the 3 Suggestions for Slowing Down, let’s look at the value of slowing down.

We are no longer operating solely on the mental plane. We are being informed through our entire sensate experience; the channels of this receptivity are unique to each of us; some feel things, others see things, and others hear things, some can know by touch.  Some people are open to the signs that come their way as they travel through their day. The change, now, is that we can no longer think our way through something. Our minds do not have all of the information. If we open to the knowing that comes through our sensate experiences, we get a bigger, clearer picture, as well as a sense of timing. For instance, we might know that we do not yet have all the information that is needed to discern an optimal choice; we might be getting the information to wait.

The 5th Dimension is a multidimensional experience, opening us to a greater reality than is possible within the confines of the 3rd and 4th Dimensions. The 5th Dimension is also a portal to even higher dimensional frequencies. In order to access information that comes to us through our body’s connection with this Living Field of Love and Energy (Possibility) and Knowing, we have to be still.  We have to allow for space in the gaps of our doing.

There are rhythms in nature and there are rhythms within our bodies; we are not 24/7 machines like the ATM at the end of your street. We cycle and ebb and flow and we need good, quality sleep, rest and play and relaxation for optimal functioning. These are some of the reasons why it is helpful to slow down.

Another reason to slow down is that in the 5th Dimension, fear is released. Much of our constant activity is based on fear – deadlines, enough money in the bank, external approval from a boss or a team. You have probably heard this many times, fear has no essence. One of our earlier US Presidents even said this, “Nothing to fear but fear itself.” Our 3rd Dimension experiences were so fear- based that it takes a long, long time, to get this as a truth: fear is a control mechanism and can be released.  One way we release fear is by staying in the present moment.  This is a whole other blog topic, maybe for another time.

For now, the focus is on slowing down. If you have a wiry type body, what is known in the Ayurvedic tradition as a Vata body, or if you were born in the first half of the Lunar Cycle, the waxing Moon from New Moon to Full Moon, then you probably do have an innate orientation to high energy levels.  Your natural state might be motion, however, every living organism has ebb and flow rhythms. For those with heavier body types and those born in the waning Moon, from Full to the end of the Lunar Cycle, slowing down for you might mean taking to the bed occasionally.

Slowing down is a vital skill set for everyone in this shift from 3D to 5D.  The slowing down might look different for you than it does for a loved one or a friend, so please allow comparisons and judgement to fly out the window as you explore your own experiences of slowing down.

The 3 Suggestions for Slowing Down

We change through learning and we learn by doing. To rewire prior conditioning of habitual busyness, accept that learning to slow down takes practice, every day and through multiple, experiential ways.

 

  1. For part of your daily routine, whether it is in the morning as you wake up or before you go to bed, or during your commute to or from work, be silent, free of radio, tunes, TV. Try this for 5 to 10 minutes and just be still and contemplative as you go about your activity. Notice your breathing, notice your emotion. If fear or anxiety come up, by all means turn on the sounds, however, also try to slow breath through any surfacing anxiety.  If you do experience peace through this practice of a sound stimulation-free time, gradually add minutes, maybe upping your “in silence” time to 30 minutes or longer.

 

The point of this practice is to increase the comfort level with silence so that, over time, there is more familiarity with listening to intuition and the sensate informing that comes through the living energy field around us.

 

  1. Consider exploring adding an herbal tea to your daily intake. Or, consider the use of aromatherapy to help still your active mind and body. Some common herbs have a soothing effect and support the body in calming down.  You can research these through many sources. If you go to a health food store, you might be able to buy a small amount of an herb you would like to try from their bulk herb section.

Aromatherapy works on the primitive brain and its use can have an immediate calming effect. Explore aromatherapy options, they come in roll on applicators, creams that you can rub into your wrist, or in essential oils. Sniffing something like a rose oil can have an immediate calming effect to a stressed body. Research aromas that call to you.  Please note that many products used in aromatherapy might not be safe for use with children.  Consult references or professionals to learn more.

Allowing the body to calm, through use of an herbal tea or through the sense of smell, can have a direct effect on slowing down the mind. If it calls to you to use herbs or aromatherapy, practice using them regularly, maybe a couple of times each week over a period of some months. Consistent experiential learning can groove a new imprint.

  1. The last suggestion is to snatch moments through the day and practice slowing down.  For instance, between tasks that you do, stop for 3 to 5 minutes, stretch if you can, close your eyes, breath deep, simply stop.  Taking mini breaks like this throughout the day will recalibrate the mindset of keeping going.  A few ideas for integrating a habit of stopping include: after a meeting, go into the bathroom if you have no other place of privacy and take a few minutes to relax the muscles in your body, relax your face by smiling, even though you might not feel like it, close your eyes, massage your hands, rotate your shoulders, your wrists and your ankles. Look out the window for a few uninterrupted minutes and allow your thoughts to float like the clouds.  Acknowledge when your mind and body need a short break and give them what they want. Consciously assist in the recalibration from overdoing into conscious listening to your own inner experience.

Slowing down is a learned experience, built through trial and error, consistent practice and the cumulative joy that living a slowed down life brings. Please let me know, through the comments section below, how you are slowing down now and how that feels to you.

 

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