Don’t let inaction leave you trapped in doing nothing.
We are living in times of great change
It’s time to leave abusive lifestyles behind.
Our Choices Ahead
As a spiritual web resource teaching how to work towards a better life, I know from experience, most of you coming here have deep empathy towards life. I also know the start of 2017 has been hard for many people.
The last few weeks I have been feeling waves of emotions, tears, heart, despair, hope… a whole intense symphony of feelings.
I wouldn’t doubt many of you are going through something similar, knowing you are on a spiritual path. Understand being empathetic isn’t easy. Empathetic souls often make choices based on what is better for other people rather than looking out for themselves. Now more than ever don’t let your empathy push you into depression or inaction.
Being overwhelmed by surges of emotion is good. It shows you are awakening. Don’t look for hero’s, follow the awakening to become one.
Work with it, don’t suppress it. Push into art, step more into kindness, vocalize your feelings, repair little things around you, let go of bad habits. Use the surge of emotions to help energize your personal change process.
Understand: In waking to spirit, you are ahead of the times. It means our choice in actions needs to be paced and gentle still. It isn’t our task to wake others! Rather the waking of others is stirring our hearts. It’s more graceful to let others wake to their own actions / timing. Interrupting a person’s waking moment only disrupts their inspiration and can distract them from their personal growth.
- Rather it is more our role, in gentle acts of support, to reinforce how others can act with their own power.
- Rather it is a good time to strengthen ourselves now so we can be ready to help others as they begin to ask questions. Also this will allow us to help those in most need more efficiently.
I am even noticing something even more extra ordinary of late. Videos, people witnessing, photos, audio of other species of animals acting in a more human manner, reaching out to homo sapiens. It feels deeply as if we are in a time of many awakenings.
All the awakenings at first will make us feel pain: as yes there is much to heal within our world.
Quite a bit is stirring up. Don’t be trapped in thinking of time in the limited western sense. It doesn’t matter if the awakening and unfolding is over the next month or 100 years. What matters is: we are within it now. We do have time to pull together our lives and other lives into improvements. The intensity of the feelings can fool us into thinking we don’t have enough time, it can fool a person into hopelessness and despair.
Don’t worry about getting lost in the times ahead. Bad times are exactly when a person truly finds both their strength and themselves.
Live with respect and kindness during this unfolding. Try not to let the unfolding of the times tangle you up into a emotional origami paper mush. Take the time to learn from the *unfolding* out from ineffective lifestyles first rather than forcing the folding into a new life now. As you unfold out of your current lifestyle you can gain important insights on how to improve your new lifestyle later. In this approach it’s possible to become your own spiritual origami master in how you shape yourself.
Life is an ongoing continuous set of edges, challenges and thus lessons to grow against. It’s a choice: grow or decay against these edges.
If you feel overwhelmed then slow down and revisit your changes as smaller steps. This will make the lessons easier to learn.
Work with these deeper feelings being stirred up and it will help you more than ever give you reason to make personal changes. We don’t need to be in shock from our times. Shake these feelings out, act for yourself to shift in these times. Doing so is your way to resist any abuse from society being pushed towards you.
We are living in times of change, a time of choice. Understand that doing nothing means your choice is to let society choose for you. As society breaks apart into something new, it doesn’t seem that wise to let society choose for you. Rather let your choices shape society to follow your lead.
What will be your change, what will be your choice?