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Handling the Shift into Higher Consciousness
Posted by Gini Grey on May 19, 2011, Spiritual Transformers
We are evolving faster than we ever have before.
How are you handling the shift into higher consciousness? Are you riding the wave of consciousness like a confident surfer or are you being tossed about by huge surge of energy? If you’re like me, it’s a little of both.
Some days I move with the flow feeling peaceful and energized, other days I feel overwhelmed by the amount of energy around and within me, and then there are those days I feel tired and depleted from all the inner shifts taking place. And it doesn’t feel like common ascension symptoms; it’s much more intense lately.
I’ve noticed the intensity since we moved into a higher level of consciousness predicted by the Mayan Calendar prophecies. It began in March 2011 and continues to build. It feels as though we are constantly at a choice point. We can choose to view ourselves as separate or see we are interconnected; we can choose to live from the head or move into the heart; and we can choose to perceive life as a series of dichotomies or transcend duality and experience wholeness.
From my experience the first set of choices leads to effort, struggle and suffering, while the second set leads to peace, joy and love. But it’s challenging when we are still bombarded by mass consciousness programming and trying to deal with a shift in our reality at the same time.
How Our Reality is Shifting
As we move up into a higher level of consciousness we experience ourselves and the world differently. This is because we are letting go of old identities, roles and personas. When we release limiting beliefs and unhealthy patterns we don’t relate to people and situations in the same way. Relationships, jobs, and even where we live are all up for grabs. As well, our DNA is being rewired and all of our cells are becoming more crystalline, so it’s no wonder we feel like we are losing our minds (hopefully we are as I’m tired of mine dominating).
This can be a bit disconcerting to the mind and body who don’t like change. But as we increasingly operate from our heart and soul we see the bigger picture in life, we know we are divinely guided, and we delight in the pleasant surprises life brings.
Handling the Consciousness Shift
Dealing with the roller coaster ride of spiritual awakening requires huge doses of trust, which isn’t easy when you feel as though your world is turning sideways. When reality begins to morph there’s a tendency to hold on and try to control what’s happening, but this only makes the journey more uncomfortable.
Years ago I had a dream (one of those dreams which feels so real you know it is actually happening on another level) where I was catapulted from my bed up high into the sky. I was sucked up so fast it scared me so I struggled and squirmed trying to stop. A gentle voice said, “You are going one way or another. You can go the easy way or the hard way. You can resist and struggle or you can let go into the flow.” I stopped struggling and immediately began to float instead of zoom through the air – it was very peaceful.
When I awoke I knew this was an important message about going with the flow of life instead of resisting it. And now, this message is more important than ever. During these intense times of moving into higher consciousness, I find the following helps:
~ Be with the body. Rapid change can frighten our mind and body so we need to reassure our body that it won’t disintegrate as we shift into a higher vibration of light. Deep breathing, laughter, spending time in nature, feeling sensations and emotions, eating nutritious foods, and massaging soothing lotion onto the body are all helpful ways to stay connected and present in the body.
~ Stay in the present. Many of us cope with change by getting over busy, rehashing the past, or planning the future. It distracts us from the strange shifts we feel, but it also takes us out of the present which is where we need to be in order to flow smoothly forward. Whenever you notice you are not in the here and now, bring your awareness into your body, into your experience, and into your present surroundings and activity. This will help you to stay in the pristine present moment.
~ Let go of resistance. Effort, control, and denial are all forms of resistance. If you feel tense, rigid, defensive, or as though you’re pushing to make something happen, just stop and breathe for a moment. Shift your energy up to a clear gold or clear light vibration as a way to release any heavy or resistant energy. This will support you to stay in a state of non-resistance.
~ Trust the process. You have chosen to be on the planet at this time to go through this spiritual awakening process. You are exactly where you are meant to be. Whenever I doubt this or my process, I center within my spiritual self – that place where I am connected to the Source of all life – and I am remember who I AM. Stay connected to your true self and higher truth as a way to trust yourself and the shifts that are taking place.
When I focus on the above suggestions I don’t feel the rush of time or consciousness; I feel a sense of grace, freedom and joy. See if these support you in your spiritual growth process as well.
What other suggestions do you have for handling the shift into higher consciousness?