Archangel Michael lovingly chided the Nova Earth team in my last personal reading over our responses to change. He said:
“It is ironic, is it not? You are ― and I do not just mean you, Stephen ― I do mean this little circle – the group that are worrying the most and yet effecting the biggest change. And then you say, ‘Should I trust in the change? Should I count on the change?’ when you are in fact the agents … of change.” (1)
In my view, all of us lightworkers are agents of change. If we weren’t, we’d have little reason for being here. We’re the agents of constant, endless, perpetual change, it seems.
There’s no escaping it, no matter where we sit or live. It’s part of our job, as communicators, to develop ways and means of moving with as much change as possible.
So I’d like to examine processes that we can use to work with change. Not merely to cope with it but to flow with it.
What I’m going to do here is minutely describe one process I went through recently as an example of working with ourselves in a time of seemingly-perpetual change.
This is a detailed look because I’m wanting to provide a template for others to consult if they wish.
The process I want to look at revolves around discovering and working with hidden factors – what I here call the “unknown” – causing stress.
Many lightworkers may feel more stress before things get better. Many of the situations we’ll face may never even have been dreamt of in our philosophies, so to speak, let alone planned for.
One has only to think of meeting and working with the galactics to see the novelty of some situations. Where’s the user’s manual? The rule book? There isn’t one, yet. We’re writing it on the fly, pun intended.
We’ll be constantly confronted by the new and the unknown as time goes on. The new can be met on its own terms but the unknown can cause us some bother.
We’ll face two types of “unknown”: That which we know we don’t know and that which we don’t know we don’t know and perhaps don’t even know exists.
Both types will impact what sociologists call our “definitions of the situation.” As basic as they are to us, those definitions may become open to question. That alone can be stressful. One feels as if there isn’t solid ground under his or her feet.
I’ve been feeling increasing stress lately and I’d like to use my own case as an illustration. The way I’ve been defining my situation turned out to be part of the problem. Seeing that I wasn’t defining my situation adequately was part of the correction.
My definition of the situation was incomplete. I was defining the situation as having a workload that was overwhelming. It is overwhelming. Not saying it isn’t.
But my way of looking at it to that point didn’t result in complete release from stress. So I suspected that there had to be something more, a hidden factor, that was causing or contributing to the stress. (2)
Hidden factors may be hidden, but they still affect our behavior. This factor was hidden from me but it was still influencing me and quite heavily.
Knowing I hadn’t seen the full truth of my situation, I kept digging deeper. I sought the release that comes from knowing the full truth.
(Concluded in Part 2.)
(1) Personal Reading with Archangel Michael and Steve Beckow, Oct. 29, 2014. I added as a footnote: “Right. After all our griping too. Watch us in the end say, ‘We did it!’” I laughed and he responded: ”Yes. You will want full credit.”
(2) I say there must be a hidden factor because, when one defines the unwanted condition in a situation, usually the unwanted condition disappears.
But me saying I had an overwhelming workload was not resulting in a complete relaxation of stress. Therefore it wasn’t completely capturing the situation. So I began to search for a deeper cause, a hidden factor in my increasing stress.