By Loni Wise Reiki Master
The movement to sanity, what it is that? What does that mean…sanity? I feel like the last week was another stepping stone for the places within us that are challenged in finding balance of our emotional existence. The world is in a primed state for emotional spikes and lows to happen at a moment’s notice. I see and feel much of what is happening out in the world, then see it spread all over social media. I had a realization on Sunday morning that there are places within my emotional state which prompt me to react in an agitating way when I see something I disagree with. What happens after that is exactly what my mind wants which is to be seen and not at all what my heart wants which is to be heard. I realize this comes across in a way that sounds selfish and petty and it is, but in this realization I am becoming deeply aware of how I am triggered by energies that do and do not belong to me which I allow to take chunky bites from my peace. As I began to understand that internal/external reaction to the world, I have developed a beautiful way to SEE underneath it and am less triggered than I was before (in most moments).
It was so curious all week, with a feeling of disconnection that somehow did not feel true. Almost like the disconnection was a lie you could tell yourself to protect you. When this false sense of separateness begins to receive your attention and energy flow, you begin to believe parts of the lie. You open yourself up to taking on the energies of others as well, others judgments, others thoughts, others beliefs which if left unattended, can begin to permeate your inner truths and cloud you up. At the very first inclination that you are being swayed in this way, stop what you are doing and root yourself in the moment. The fastest way to pause and regroup within your emotional state is to take a deep breath and focus on how you breathe, tap into your 5 main senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell or however many you can. In doing this you can, almost immediately, begin to reveal the source of the reaction. You are empowering yourself to get a clear sense of what emotions belong to you and what belongs to someone else. This way, in the future, you will also be able to be permeable with the energies you come into connection with.
You might have felt some things pretty relevant to your life come up last week. Maybe things were falling apart and scattering you all over the space like a 52 card pick up. Maybe things were finally becoming clear and awakened like a camera that comes into focus, and maybe it was a bit of both. All of these energies were possible to experience and no matter what your experience was, you probably felt it intensely. When the energy is vibrating around you during intense points of change and transition, remember that you must break down the perception of who you think you are and become who you actually are. In this breaking down of the outer skin of perception the process can be painful and emotions like anger and sadness can step in to protection you. When you see these, take a moment to release the emotion and see what is underneath it. Really take a look, make eye contact with the source of that emotion and you may discover a place of inner strength and wisdom that has been working its way to the surface. Although it may feel like things have been falling apart lately, hindsight would teach you that things are really falling into place.
Change is inevitable and if you are able see it, breathe it and expand with it you will discover that you can release and allow those intense challenges to pass through with a greater ease than before. Life is bringing in these challenges to show you how strong you truly are. Source, Universe, God, Divine Consciousness, whatever you call it, is calling on you. It is asking you to come alive through the pain, releasing the struggle in order to become the fierce force you are. No, it may not look like anything you pictured in your mind, in fact, it may take a directions that seems crazy and illogical, however my friends, this is what the world needs to heal, your deepest, fierce heart and light.