Ascension

Self-Care Through the Shift

By Kim Hutchinson

What on Earth is happening?

Many people have been feeling out of sorts since the start of the year. We have been going through MAJOR energetic upgrades. First we went through an intense purge which helped to clear away mental and emotional debris. It also brought many health conditions to a head. This corresponded with a wave of souls departing the planet. Next, we were infused with intense frequencies. These helped to raise our collective vibration, and to raise the level of consciousness on planet Earth. People who were once firmly plugged into the old matrix are awakening rapidly now. They’re hitting the ground running, so to speak. While this shift is definitely positive, it can feel uncomfortable. For me, it feels like anxiety, and when the energy peaks, I swear I’m having a panic attack. It makes us more sensitive, and can disrupt sleep. It also increases our need for sleep. Our bodies are going through a huge changes which require vast amounts of energy. No one so many people feel sleep-deprived!

How to Love the Shift

The following are some suggestions to help you get through this intense period with grace.

Listen to your heart

Healing-from-LoveEverything boils down to love or fear. You need only decide if something fits into the love or fear category. Listen to your feelings and trust your intuition. Your head (left-brain) is the home of the fear (your ego), whereas your heart is the seat of your soul (love). Only love is real. Fear is the perceived absence of love. It is a false belief. You can’t lose love, find love or win love. Love is what you are. Don’t take part in anything that doesn’t resonate with your heart. It if comes from fear, let it go. Anything that inspires dread, or feels like a chore or obligation, is not in alignment with your highest good. Just say no to stuff that makes you unhappy.

March to your own beat

Don’t compare yourself to, or compete with, others. People act and react according to their perceived reality. That means your reality is unique. No one else experiences life in the same way as you. If people don’t understand or agree with you, that’s natural and normal. They see life through their own unique filter. What you feel is authentic. You need not prove how you feel. At the same time, extend the same courtesy to others. It’s easy to fall into the ego trap. Anyone can do it, even spiritual seekers. The truth is, we are all One. If someone is pursuing a different path than you (i.e. carnal pursuits), that path is not inherently wrong, nor is your path (i.e. spirituality) inherently better. The soul does not contrast or judge; only the ego is interested in defining what is better or worse.

Go with the flow

Unhappiness comes from resistance; therefore, flexibility is the key to happiness. Going with the flow instead of trying to swim against the current is much easier. If something is meant to be, it will manifest. Obviously, you have to take some action, but be mindful of how much energy you expend. If you run into a lot of obstacles, go in a different direction. If a plan comes together quickly and almost effortlessly, then it is meant to be!

Be mindful and speak positively

Your words are self-fulfilling prophecies. What are saying today? Is that the future you wish to manifest? Remember, you create your own reality. Whatever you are reacting to is something that you drew into your sphere of experience. Set your intention daily to be happy. Then be mindful of your thoughts, words and feelings. Notice small negative, fear-based beliefs before they blossom into self-fulfilling prophecies of doom and gloom. It’s easier to make small course corrections that to try to find your path after wandering aimlessly in the dark for years. Use positive affirmations such as “I love life and life loves me!”. Say them with passion and enthusiasm. Psych yourself up every morning, and keep up the positive self-talk throughout the day. Pep talks work!

Embrace the present

Young children and animals live in the present. When they get hurt, they feel the pain, then they shake it off and carry on. They are resilient and essentially happy because they do not dwell in the past. Many adults, however, are hostages to the past. They live in fear of repeating mistakes and of being hurt again. They worry too much; they complain, and they get stressed. This in turn attracts more negativity in their lives, and the cycle keeps repeating itself. It’s time to throw off those shackles! Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you, including yourself. Forgiveness is liberating. It heals you and frees you from past pain. Haven’t you suffered enough?

Embrace your ‘flaws’

If you are trying to live up to an ideal, you’ll never know peace. Being spiritual does not mean being happy all the time. It means being authentic and living your truth, one that harmonizes both aspects of your being. The truth is you are a hybrid: a soul and a human animal. You exist on a continuum that spans from light to dark. You move freely up and down that continuum every moment of every day. How you feel and act depends on many factors.  Think of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. If your basic needs aren’t met then you can’t ascend to the higher levels (i.e. caring for others). Consequently, you aren’t able to be your ‘best’, and you may even act in such a way that later makes you ashamed. If, however, you embraced your so-called weaknesses and made time and space for yourself, then you wouldn’t have to lash out at others.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Restore your health naturally

Your body is naturally self-healing. You must give yourself adequate rest and relaxation to let your amazing body to heal itself. That is the way nature intended. In the West, science and technology have edged out nature and disconnected us from our power; however, deep within you lies the memories of how to care for your own health. You are FAR more than your biology. You are not your disease. Don’t identify with it. Believe yourself healthy for belief becomes biology. Take back your power, and love yourself back into wholeness.

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