By Loni Wise Reiki Master
Wow, last week was challenging for some of us. Weather you have been on a journey of expanded awareness or not, when the secret closet within your heart opens up, a bit more than skeletons tend to pop out. I found myself asking “why?” Why am I seeing this over again; why do the people around me seem so depressed, volatile, different? The question from last week that really was the sinker was, “Is the difference in me, or them?” As the week had begun, things felt a little soft and ready for change, almost welcoming. It didn’t take long for the shift into stormy weather to happen as the weekend approached. So many energies experienced, being made bigger than necessary and of our down doing. This chaos brought on either by our own reaction or another’s. Forgetting to breathe and recognize the reality that some of these situations were out of our hands and that we can only maintain control of our own reaction/response triggers. Oh yeah…I can empower myself here!
The loops in life are not always there to throw you off course or to make you repeat something until you get it. It felt as though the energy at the start of the week was allowing an integration of the learning from the previous weeks, and offering a moment to sit and be still with it. It became very clear that this calm was helping prepare for yet another storm to manifest. For some of you this may have felt like familiar ground, recognizing that you may have been there before in your heart, body or mind and maybe even had some flash of déjà vu…I refer to it as the loop. Often times these loops are seen as karma or lessons to be learned that circle you around the drain until you can learn from them, but sometimes the loops are there to remind you that you must pay attention and care for your own hearts and souls within the process of the lessons. Being able to step back and see the truth of why this lesson is upon you at all is a spiritual challenge asking to be met with your full heart and purpose. Even if you have been there before, this is a way for you to get deeper into the learning, to see it from a new perspective that will allow you to open all to the world. At that point your lesson may not have come from your own experience, but in being present to witnessing someone close to you within the reactionary characteristics that you once portrayed. From that point, your lesson can be learned through you supporting those around you who are experiencing the same or similar energies you once did.
By the time the weekend arrived (with the new moon by the way), things had begun to move beyond the borders of comfort. Even as you may have been learning to take your own life lessons and apply them for the good of the world around you, there was still a tinge of fierceness that refused to be tamed; a bubbling energy that stayed right below the surface allowing you to be kind but fierce. These shake ups happened within our personal space as well as around the globe. Those who are unable to recognize their own opportunity to face their fears stumbled into yours, shaking things up and shaking things down. So many chances for your own change to be embraced, and a new path forged from the passing of the storm. When you recognize the opportunity to respond instead of react you begin a new journey of existence. The boisterous people in your life don’t seem so large and their level of intensity rising will not have the same effect on you. In many cases you will find that your level demeanor will actually bring them down from the chaos they worked themselves into for long enough to determine if they can diffuse it altogether or will take their “excitement” somewhere else if they decide they still need an audience.
The deep rooted existence you have known within yourself and out in the world is changing every day. Look at the year so far and see where you have witnessed your own integrative growth and remember to be grateful for those experiences. This is the way that you will come to know your purest heart and your fiercest warrior or goddess within. The road is not straight but it will provide you with every opportunity required for you to practice. Weather you do or not is entirely up to you. Much Love!