The energy of the seven squares (Uranus/Pluto) seems to be intensifying. One of the things I note is that I am not the only one who seems to be in a state of suspension these days, no matter how hard I try to ferret out what is coming next for my life. There is some comfort to be gained from that, and I’ve had to make some major adjustments to my outlook in the past few weeks to regain even a semblance of balance in my world.
I noticed myself really beginning to stress out about my current circumstances, and had to borrow a couple of pages from the book of things I tell others to do all the time: breathe. Just focus on the very next thing you need to do, and it will eventually all take care of itself. I have spent considerable energy and time trying to discern a little farther down the path than I needed to do of late, and have been stymied in all my attempts to ‘figure it out’.
One thing I have learned over the years is that when we master a lesson at one level of consciousness, the learning is not done. There will be a more intense round of that lesson at the next, similar point in your spiritual development. The good sign when you encounter a familiar ‘learning’ energy is that you are on your way to making another leap forward in your spiritual development. The downside is, it will test you in the same way it did the last time through. You will be pushed to your limits, challenged to transcend the illusion of your own limitations.
This past weekend, I had an opportunity to see clearly just how whiny I’d become. What a waste of energy that is, especially when there is a lot I can do now to prepare for whatever the next thing is after this thing is done. I resolved to turn my energy to actually doing what I can do, and to quit crying about not knowing what comes after that. It’s exactly what I tell others to do to move through a challenging situation, and I’ve employed this method myself before.
I will say this is the first time I’ve really not been able to see beyond the absolute very next thing that needs to be done, and that is where the learning is happening for me. A new level of trust in Spirit. A new level of faith is being cultivated in the garden of my spiritual growth.
Instead of continuing to lament about my circumstances, especially after hearing that others are also having the same experience of not knowing which way they are headed or what to do next, I have shifted my perspective to pay more attention to the fact that with the rapid acceleration of linear time, and the added influence of sudden change, I am in a wonderful place of great opportunity. There is a knocking upon the door of my experience. I need to quit ignoring the knock. I need to open the door and welcome the opportunity into my life.
To all of you who are feeling the overwhelm these days, know you are not the only one going through this. The acceleration of linear time will move us through these tough lessons more quickly, so that is a blessing. The potential for sudden changes can bring a greater opportunity for service if we just remain focused on what our part in the process is one moment at a time.
It is almost as if the Great Orchestrator is maximizing the deployment of all resources by waiting until the last moment to place them. (We have free will, and I believe that is also playing a part in the lives of many of us these days. The more open you are to Spirit’s guidance, the more likely you are experiencing this uncertainty about your life’s direction at this time.)
I will say that what I thought was a solid plan for this year has vanished almost totally in the past few weeks. I have no clue about what I am to do, where I am going. I wasn’t at peace with this situation before. I am more at peace with it now. I do have something I can do next, so I am going to get on with it, because I know I will be shown what comes after that once I have completed what I am being asked to do in this moment. And so it is.
Thanks to all of you who continue to check in here despite the sporadic participation here these days, the changes afoot do not lend themselves to a regular writing routine.
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