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Most people don’t want change. They will bitch about their circumstances, but at the same time hold dearly to the status quo. Why is that?
For one thing, change is hard. There is a comfort in patterns, even if those patterns are not bringing us joy. And the status quo is serving us in some way. We resign ourselves to conditions or situations or ways of behaving in order to avoid something we consider far worse. For example, staying in an abusive relationship is better than being alone. Working in a job that gives us no joy is better than the anxiety of not knowing where the money will come from. Being the emotional care taker for others is better than facing ourself and all our own feelings.
Some behaviors and patterns feel like home or like love according to our personal childhood experiences. We may have been taught that love means behaving well or being there for the needs of others, putting aside our own needs in the process. This is a hard role to give up. Even when it clearly violates our self-respect. Women especially have been taught that giving, giving, giving (over nurturing) is the way to receive love. So they allow their personal boundaries to be crossed so much of the time to the point where they don’t even recognize it’s happening.
Meanwhile, they are repressing feelings of anger and resentment, because on the deeper level they know this is not love, and it certainly is not balanced.
Now we are releasing patterns in a way never done before. Through ascension. We used to have to die and release our bodies and personalities in order to achieve that. Now we are doing it in this lifetime in these bodies. So if we are feeling indisposed physically, mentally and emotionally, and if our lives are turned upside down, we are right on track. You see, because humans are so resistant to change, sometimes there has to be a disruption of the status quo. We need to be knocked off our feet, at least initially.
But what happens in the process is we start to worry that something is wrong with us. The only thing wrong is we are still clinging to those old patterns. Change is intimidating. It requires moving out of our comfort zones. For example, sometimes it requires us to take actions that make us look selfish.
It often requires us to put our own needs in front of other people in our life. Sometimes it requires us to be alone, to depend upon ourselves. Yes, this ascension is extracting the old patterns right out of us, often in a painful way, because we do not like change so much, even though we asked for this change.
So much stuff is churned up, so much guilt, so much anger, so much sadness, and doubt. Oh how we doubt. What’s wrong with me? What should I be doing? Maybe my instincts are wrong and I should go back to the old ways. I’m beginning to stand out too much from the crowd. We also find ourselves saying, I seem to be happier in spite of my own chaos and the drama out there in the world. I seem to like my own company better than most everyone else’s. I don’t seem to enjoy care taking others any more. In fact I am realizing that the care taking was the main connection I had with them and without it there is not much left to relate to with them.
And even with the inner voice that tells me I’m not worthy. I am no longer giving that voice much attention.
We want change, and we are getting it. Like never before. We took on patterns on behalf of others, in order to transmute those patterns. So they weren’t even ours. Even so, we get stuck in them and they need to be extricated out of us. We are changing, we are beginning to respecting ourselves, and others reflect that back to us. We notice we don’t attract so many energy leaches anymore. Which also means we can be a little bored without our old role to rely on, being there for others. Because being there for ourselves can sometimes be lonely. It means being with all our feelings.
It also means being there with our joy. Seeing our magnificence. Taking responsibility for our life and claiming our freedom. Freedom from worry and fear, and from the opinions of others. No, most people don’t want change. They just want to bitch about their life. But you, dear way shower, wanted change. You asked for it a while ago. You were the adventurous souls. You came into this lifetime prepared, having worked on yourself over lifetimes, now ready to allow your christ seed to emerge. No, you didn’t anticipate quite how much of a tsunami this thing called enlightenment would be, but nothing was going to stop you.
You wanted more than anything your enlightenment.
In the new energy, we are living in the now more and more. We are letting go of past and future ‘thinking’. As we embody spirit we are aware that creating our reality is all about the NOW moment. The feeling that time is speeding up, and the days seem to meld into each other is not just our perception. There are real physical changes taking place as we move out of duality.
Ascension is about being at home here, in these bodies. It’s about bringing home here, at least for now, while we reside on this planet. As we continue integrating spirit, we find ourselves being more discerning about how we want to use and share our energies. If something doesn’t feel right, in our NOW MOMENT, (not based on what we may have decided in our past) we are trusting our instincts more, and we make desicions based on that trust. And if it feels good, we more and more choose from that feeling. Especially in relationships, if we don’t feel a real connection with the other, that is, a connection from the deeper part of ourselves, we know it now more than ever before. In the past we were able to deceive ourselves, but not so much now. So if connecting with a person, a group, or an activity, or even a job doesn’t feel like the right fit, we know it, so it’s NO. Not maybe, just NO. If we try to get logical, it doesn’t work. If it’s not yes, it’s no. And it doesn’t take too much ‘time’ to discerrn this truth anymore. We just know. The problem is, we still don’t trust our instincts totally yet. The voice of ‘reason’ still creeps in with questions like, “but what if I am missing a great opportunity? What if I am hurting their feelings? What if I am wrong?”
But what if you are right? What if you do know? What if you are far enough into your ascension to know, which, if you are reading this, you are….what if you know because your decisions are now based upon what is best for you from your broader perspective? And what is best for you isn’t about trying to please anyone else anymore, or trying to fit into a relationship or job or situation that doesn’t reflect that embodied master you are becoming.
This doesn’t mean you need to necessarily abandon your family or job or relationship. But it does mean you are not able to deceive yourself anymore. It does mean that within those families and jobs and relationships, you are releasing your care- taking roles and moving into your sovereignty. When you become more aware, it can at first be very unsettling. You find yourself wondering if you don’t love others anymore, because you really care about how YOU feel more and more. You begin to feel selfish. (See my post, Get Selfish And Stay There.)
So guilt comes up. Don’t worry, it’s all part of the process. It’s coming up to be cleared. It is no longer a requirement to hold energies for others or be in situations for soul growth. Now you are required to be there for YOU!
You will still find a myriad of new age sites that support the old paradigm of self-sacrifice in the name of the good of others. And for those humans, it’s appropriate, but if you are here reading this, you are among those who decided to move past the old concepts of sacrificing for the good of the many. You have reached the place where you are tired of the maybes. It’s either yes or no for you. It is liberating because it clears your energies. Carrying around so many maybes is exhausting!
You know who you are. You know your time and energies are valuable and that you will not allow them to be squandered. And, as you make yourself your first priority, you will find that the abundance just takes care of itself along with your health and well-being. You also find that saying yes to yourself helps everyone else. They will thank you later!
Each of you reading these words is a teacher. You have graduated from the school of life. You are ready to move into your new role as a new consciousness, new energy teacher.
You have the wisdom, the compassion and the life experience (lifetimes of it). You are the awakened ones who came here to make profound changes, first within yourselves. You went through the difficult stuff, and even though it feels difficult still at times, many others are waiting to hear from you. They want to know what you know. Actually, on a soul level, they already know it. You provide a voice for their inner knowing, confirmation for their inner truth – that they are divinity having a human experience.
Your teaching can come in a myriad of ways, from teaching an actual class or workshop, to blogging, counseling. to any creative expression, or just shining your light wherever you walk. You show others who are ready, that being divine is also being very human, that spirituality is all about being brave enough to be selfish. Selfish enough to care how you feel. Teaching is more a state of being, not so much a profession. It’s not about seeking a following because you know intimately this ascension process isn’t about following some guru. It’s all about being the example of a human in the process of embracing their divine self and inviting that divine self into their every day life. A human who is becoming their own best friend, and who is there for themselves, even if that means disappointing others. It’s not about being the martyr. It’s showing your students that it’s o.k. to get away from it all, to turn off your cell phone when you need to disconnect. They will learn from you that it’s about being human as well as divine. It’s about honoring the human aspect, honoring the human needs and desires. Embracing all the emotions. Letting those emotions come and go.
So being a teacher is not preaching and it’s not having an agenda for how others use the information. It’s not about sacrificing, or taking on the imbalances of your students or clients. It’s seeing their divinity. It’s understanding that there is no room for power. Sometimes you learn from your students, and you realize that they are aware in places you may not be yet. You may find that when you step into your role as a new consciousness teacher that your students come in ways you didn’t expect. Sometimes you feel unprepared, even like you are a fraud, someone who is just pretending. But then you realize that it’s your human self that doubts.
So you have all these great gifts and all of this insight and experience. You have your unique perspective. Now it’s all about on the job training. The only real difference between the teacher and the student in the new energy is the level of confidence. And that comes naturally with each desire to share who you are, whether it’s through expressing creatively, or through simply enjoying the sensual experience of life on planet earth.
So if stepping into your role as a new energy teacher feels right for you, congratulations! You have all the support you need. Things will unfold in the most wonderful and unexpected ways. Others are excitedly anticipating your presence. And you can’t get it wrong, even in those moments when you feel that way.
Also check out my new page: Maria’s Enlightenment Cafe (menu at the top) where you will find many questions related to the New Ascension answered.