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Free Energy Available…!
The intensity of the energies around at the moment is really something else!! Everywhere I see people struggling to get through the day, make ends meet, manage relationships, deal with health issues, keep things together, put that face on everyday and walk out the door looking like you’re not on the verge of insanity. Okay, that last one might just be me…but in any event, there are challenges aplenty and things are incredibly tough for many folk right now.
As I was lying awake last night, contemplating issues in my own life in the context of the powerful astrological alignments we’re currently undergoing, it became very clear to me that one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves right now is the gift of an energy shift – and I don’t mean we must all get enlightened on the spot or there’s no hope – but we do need to take charge of what we’re doing with the forces that surround us and choose wisely when it comes to living them.
At times of great intensity we can very easily feed on that intensity, even when it’s ostensibly ‘bad’ stuff going on. I know when I’m doing this because I become broody and withdrawn, sullen and introspective. I used to spend months, even years doing it. Funnily enough it never really got me anywhere, though it took me a ridiculously long time to work that one out! Yesterday I did it again. It was hell. I should have known better but…well…sometimes we have to revisit our old selves to remember how much we’ve changed! Today I’ve resolved to do it differently hence my posting this.
Anyway, what struck me in the night is this: we’re all ‘plugged in’ to the same energy source, even though our circuits are wired differently. In astrological terms this means we’re all receiving the same planetary energy even though it weaves itself through our individual birth charts in specific ways. It’s a bit like the old adage that the one thing everyone has the same amount of is hours in a day: we all have access to and are receiving the exact same energy at the same time and it’s free – a free energy source! – so what are we going to do with it? We can’t avoid it, and we can’t destroy it (Einstein taught us that..), so we need to get to grips with it and shift it into an energy that’ll work for us rather than against us. Yesterday I was in full resonance with the heaviness and challenge of the prevailing vibration. Today I’m working on turning that around so the same energy becomes something entirely different in my life.
I often do this through movement – running, walking or dancing – but with my current physical limitations this option is less available to me. So instead I’m using a mind/heart shift: focusing my energy on my head, the physical location of my mind, and then bringing my awareness down to my heart, where, it seems to me, spirit dwells. I started in bed this morning and am doing it every time I remember today. It helps me to notice what’s really going on: the ‘buzz’ in my head, of too many thoughts with nowhere to go and nothing useful to say; anxious gloom and doom about a frightening future; thoughts of ‘poor me’, ‘I don’t deserve this’, ‘I’ll never survive this’ blah, blah, blah. The energy in my head is crazy-making, to be honest, and when left there produces sheer madness. But when I shift my awareness down to my heart the first thing I notice is space, quiet, no word or narrative, just peace. I’m still channelling the same energy from the cosmos that we all are, but somehow when it’s allowed to flow through the heart it produces something entirely different to when it’s brought down through the head. Which makes me realise that one of the reasons we may be struggling so much with this energy is that we’re plugging the wrong bit of ourselves into the grid! We actually need to bypass the head and make straight for the heart, not bypass the heart, which is so easy to do in our modern age, and make straight for the head to see what the mind makes of it!
So today I’m committing to shifting the energy so it works better for me, challenging though life feels right now! The more of us that can do this when we can, the better it will be for everyone. The energies all around us now need access to our hearts, not our minds. It is in the deepest recesses of our spirit that they need to do their work. And the more direct access we allow them the easier and gentler their work can be.
Just my thoughts for today… they were going to go in my journal, but I thought I’d share them here instead, in case they strike a chord…