Are you still here on planet earth? Did you make it through the much anticipated 12-21-12 date of Ascension/end of the world/beginning of the world/return of the divine feminine/once every 26,000 years galactic alignment/supposed apocalyptic mess we've been taught to fear?
Yes. Oh good. Me too.
There sure was a lot of build up and anticipation around this global and galactic event. No matter where you stand on the spiritual, religious, atheistic, or astrological side of the scale, I'm betting you were at least a little curious as to how this day would play out. What did you make up about what would happen? Did it come true? Now that the day itself has passed, what do you think is going to happen next?
All good questions, and certainly applicable to any area of our lives that we carry great expectations around. Whenever you anticipate change, it's easy to create all sorts of stories around how you think it's going to go down. Does what happened in your mind ever match the reality you experience? Do you lean more toward fear, anxiety, and worry or trust, confidence, and hope?
As it's been said plenty before, "How you do anything is how you do everything."
Traditionally, change hits us in our gut, bringing up doubt about our very survival. Whether it's a job, relationship, move, or the end of the world, we treat it all the same - as if it is the actual end of the world, questioning whether we will make it through. But we always do. As we did today.
I do believe something significant is shifting right now. I feel it in my body, my senses, and definitely in my intuition. My thoughts are changing. My emotions stabilizing. Just as this day annually is known as the return of the light (i.e. winter solstice), I too am finding the light return within me, and around me. Except amplified.
This collective process of a balance reestablishing itself by infusing our consciousness with more "light" has been going on for quite awhile now, and will continue to for years to come. Yes, there is still chaos, still work to be done, still great transformation taking place. From one perspective, it appears intense, crazy, out of control.
But look at the whole picture, as much of it as you can currently see, use your intuition to discern the truth, and actively play your role where you feel called to. What you'll notice is there is a swiftness and ease to the change. It's messy, but it's happening quicker!
We are being buoyed and supported by more than we can even comprehend. Every person is significant and is here on purpose for these times. It's just a matter of whether we feel connected to that awareness or not.
As much as I welcome this change, I too found myself wound up over how 12-21-12 would go. I felt anxious and excited, fearful and hopeful, clear
and yet not, unsure of how to anticipate the unknown even though
intuitively I felt like everything would be fine.
For me, it unexpectedly felt more ordinary than most of my days. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. I thought I was ready to see angels and aliens, unicorns and triple rainbows, ready for the Galactic Federation to announce themselves, all weapons disintegrate, all people fed, clothed, and with a roof over their heads, all corporations, governments, healthcare systems instantaneously operating with the highest level of integrity, all pesticides, herbicides and the like vanishing without a trace, and every area of the earth restored to a pristine and harmonious balance between nature and its inhabitants. That's a short order, right?!
Oh, and I'd be able to eat pizza.
Yep. I love pizza. And I had hoped that Ascension would wipe out all of my food intolerances from this point forward. I mean, sure, I guess I can wait a little for global peace, but in the meantime, can I have a plate of lasagna and still feel good after I eat it?! As much as I love to eat healthy food, I can't help but fantasize about that which no longer works for my body - grains, grains, grains. Gah! In my version of heaven, I lay down to sleep at night between a quesadilla and a grilled cheese sandwich. I have fantasies of jumping up and down on a trampoline made of marshmallows while chanting "Bread and cheese, bread and cheese, if you please, please o please."
I'm getting off topic.
What I want to share with you is this:
Have no doubt today was significant. The world is indeed changing, as are you, whether you're aware of the subtle and grand shifts or not. We are, as a species, waking up to our connection to each other, our planet, and our spiritual roots. Allow yourself the opportunity and pleasure to think about change, and special events like today, in a way that empowers you instead of breaks you down. You have more control than you think over what you think, feel, say, and do. Your greatest ally is your intuition. Use it. Oh, and have fun. Party like it's 1999.