At the heart of every crisis is the seed of its own resolution, one that expands our Self-awareness and opens us to new possibilities for greater Self-expression.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a blog post, and I admit to feeling a little rusty. I wasn’t sure when I would resume blogging because I made a conscious choice to suspend these posts for a little while, starting in January with my all-consuming kitchen remodeling project and the work I wanted to do on my book. As I moved into that place of suspension, I felt a powerful call to go deeper, much deeper. I had a sense of wanting or requiring an extended period of profound inner reflection because I could sense something new that wanted to emerge, and I wanted to give it the time and space to do so.
So I decided to give myself a sabbatical, which I’m now on. I am basically suspending or curtailing my regular business activities and devoting as much time as I can to the deep inner journey which is calling me. I knew when I made the decision to give myself a sabbatical that the longing for it was genuine and necessary for me personally, but what I didn’t realize was how universal it was.
Many of us felt the call to go inward weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and I now understand that we are collectively serving the whole of humanity through our inward focus and connection. As we anchor into our deepest experiences of communion with the Divine, and open more fully to the qualities of peace, trust, joy and the eternalness of Life which arise in that union, we are infusing the collective consciousness of humanity with those frequencies. And from that powerfully intelligent and loving level of consciousness can emerge the outcomes we desire for health, safety and prosperity.
Right now many people are focused on what actions to take – and what actions not to take – in order to move through this time in as healthy, effective and thoughtful a way as possible. There is a beautiful spirit of honoring our fellow human travelers on this journey and wanting everyone to be safe. I love how earnestly we’re committed to following the guidelines we’re given by those who have the most knowledge and experience with situations like these.
And I particularly love how creatively so many people are responding to the new requirements, turning temporary restrictions into opportunities for greater connection, caring, inspiration and learning. Surely the best of human nature is being called forth into action, as it so often is during times of crisis.
Yet as valuable and absolutely essential as positive actions are, we have the opportunity to make a potent, life-altering contribution of a different kind: we can contribute to the shift in human consciousness from one that has been dominated by fear to one that is dominated by Love.
As I’m using the word, “consciousness” is the collective totality of our individual perspectives, worldviews, beliefs, thoughts, assumptions, conclusions, etc. – and the emotions associated with them – all of which are forms of nonphysical energy. Our consciousness, both individually and collectively, forms an invisible but very real energetic matrix that shapes or determines what is possible for us to experience in our lives. A peaceful consciousness creates peaceful outcomes, just as a fearful consciousness creates fearful outcomes.
When we’re in fear or judgment, a common reaction is to jump into action. The action may result in immediate, positive change at the physical level, but the fear-based consciousness will continue to generate outcomes that are unwanted as we move forward. As we think, so we create.
And we’re thinking and creating all the time, which means that our reality isn’t fixed. It isn’t happening to us, it’s happening through us. We are co-creating our lived experiences, moment by moment. We can exponentially increase the probability of a positive outcome to this crisis by being very intentional about the quality of our consciousness, which reflects the nature and direction of our thoughts.
Please understand, this isn’t about pasting over fearful thoughts with positive ones. It’s about reaching for the deeper truth of who we are and opening to the possibility that we are individuated expressions of the One all-powerful, all-knowing Source, which is Love. It’s about understanding that the creative medium of Source is energy. It’s about realizing that through our thoughts, which are energetically real, we can direct our creative power lovingly.
This is, of course, a vast topic that can hardly be explored in a single blog post. But my hope is that reading this might resonate with what you already believe, understand or simply know in your heart of hearts, and through that resonance it might be a source of support for you.
I’d like to offer a few thoughts about moving through this time, consciously and lovingly, from the perspective of being a powerfully creative vibrational being who wants to create a powerfully loving outcome. As with suggestions you might read from anyone or any source, please embrace what feels good to you and let the rest go.
First, foremost and always, vow to love yourself through this time. If you feel scared, resentful, worried or angry, feel your uncomfortable feelings gently and with an open heart, then do your best to step back from the thoughts giving rise to them. Nudge yourself toward thoughts that are soothing, comforting or inspiring.
Suspend judgment of others as best you can. The energy of judgment is always confining and diminishing, regardless of the direction of its focus. It impedes the flow of our vital Life Force energy, as does blame, finger-pointing and fault-finding. Those reactions can only arise from a consciousness of separation, judgment and fear, which is the very consciousness we now have the opportunity to shift.
If you are relatively comfortable and feeling blessed by having the resources you require for your well-being, allow yourself to feel, fully, your profound appreciation. Do not let it morph into guilt with the observation that others may be struggling. This is not a zero-sum game. We live in an infinite, and infinitely loving and abundant, universe. When you’re in a state of pure appreciation, and when your strong desire for everyone to thrive is not distorted by worry that they might not, your vibrational contribution to human consciousness is enormous. The vibrations of appreciation and thriving make it easier for everyone to open to blessings. And when you’re in that state – as opposed to worrying about others or feeling guilty about your well-being – you’re inspired to take actions of sharing and generosity that are genuinely enlivening.
Choose wisely the sources from which you get information about what’s happening and what the current health and social guidelines are. Let your intention be to receive only the information necessary for you to receive. If you start feeling anxious or uneasy when reading or hearing something, pause, take several deep breaths, go into your heart and redirect your focus toward something loving or, at least, neutral.
Spend more time with your Self – your Expanded Self (or Inner Being, Spirit, Higher Self – whatever term has meaning for you). Give yourself the gift of deep inner reflection, walks in nature, meditation, prayer or whatever forms of Self-connection are best for you. Open more fully to the wisdom within that is available to guide and support you, moment by moment.
Think in terms of energy and vibration – the higher your personal frequency, the healthier you can be and the greater a contribution you’re making to the collective consciousness. Everything is vibrational in nature, and energy has certain properties such as magnetism and resonance. Through the dominant vibrations of your personal frequency you draw into your experience that with which you resonate. How you feel emotionally is the best indicator of your vibration, so consciously cultivate good feelings such as peacefulness, lightheartedness, hope, optimism and fun!
Focus often on the incredible creativity which is being unleashed as open-hearted people across the globe are inventing new ways of staying connected, uplifting each other and having fun. It’s profoundly inspiring. As you focus on it you vibrate with it, and as you vibrate with it you reinforce it in our collective consciousness. Creativity is the very essence of Life and is the source from which all positive solutions come.
We don’t have to be perfect at any of this, just willing and persistent. Lovingly persistent. Crisis situations provide the perfect opportunity to finely hone our ability to choose the direction of our focus, a choice we are granted through our free will. It is the most fundamental and powerful use of free will there is, because energy follows attention – and energy is the creative medium of our universe.
We can choose to focus on what we don’t want or we can choose to focus on what we do want. We can choose to focus on what we think others are doing wrong or we can choose to focus on the incredible kindness and creativity being demonstrated now. We can choose to focus on worst-case scenarios or we can choose to focus on the resilience of the human spirit.
We can choose to focus on the Love that we are or we can choose to focus on blame or fear. And when we truly grasp that Love is the ultimate Power – and the only one that can transmute fear and all of its cousins – the choice is obvious.
I believe we can make the choice for Love, not just through our actions but in our thoughts, as challenging as it might feel at times. We ARE doing this. We are. We are literally shifting the consciousness of humanity, one person and one moment at a time, toward Love.
And we are doing beautifully.
I welcome your feedback! Please share your beautiful insights in the Comments section below. Thank you!