Disentangling from the Illusion
By Nora Yolles-Young
I’ve been noticing the progress we have been making as a collective. It is powerful. Can you feel it? I’ve been feeling a powerful welling up of energy in my heart, and it feels as if it just might burst open. In fact it periodically does! Kaboom! Yet, I continue to periodically “tend” to the moments where I perceive feelings of being stuck and stressed, off balance.
In this shifting time of dynamic back and forths in the the power structure of the illusion, it can be a little funky living a life in the typical day to day, given the particular part of the illusion you are “stationed” in. As you may know, in my everyday (ok, lets just call it what it is – illusory reality) I am a mom, wife, hypnotherapist, sister, friend and the list goes on.
My point is not to blast holes in the reality that I have intentionally created. I happen to be quite fond of the hologram that I am participating in. However, my goal is to throw open the cupboard doors on a way of looking at this personal/collective reality to assist with the increase in demand for integration and forward movement in a functional, easy way. A way that serves my/your/our highest purpose.
Looking back on the past year and beyond, you may notice that you and everyone around you has gone through a lot of change. As we move into this new year and more highly vibrating energy of 2015, how do we as awakening beings continue to grow and further refine our mastery in the light arts while continuing our dance in the shifting illusion?
The sensation of resistance, or struggle is a perception designated by our conscious minds over the course of our life experience. The raw data that initiated this designation was neither good nor bad when it happened, yet through modeling of behavior from others and our conscious mind, we assigned a way of perceiving this and related experiences. When the sensation of resistance occurs, the conscious mind is chiming a signal. It’s saying “Hello! Change is being requested!” The conscious tends to feel more “at home” with patterned experiences and familiarity. Change takes focus, effort, intention. This shows up in our body language and breathing patterns as stress, tension and aggravation, which can lead to anger, resentment and fear.
In terms of shifting and disentangling, this signal really only means one thing. That attention is needed. It’s like a light going on in your car informing you that your engine needs maintenance. So what does attention to this signal look like? It looks like integration. Take a moment and imagine how the term integration shows up for you. For me, integration looks like the merging of two gently moving streams into one. Integrating aspects of self can seem counter-intuitive from the perspective of the 3rd density story/illusion. Especially when we have developed powerful internal mechanisms to block and make a U-turn away from these moments. When we have these moments of resistance, it is at this precise time that a tremendous opportunity for healing and growth awaits us.
Pause instead of reacting.
Often, our focus on the event that we are experiencing amplifies the intensity with which we are feeling it. Our subconscious mind has also been patterned to respond to stimulus with a reaction. By pausing, and taking our foot off the go pedal, we can create and initiate a disruption from the patterned response, and place the moment in a type of suspended animation and take a step back. I liken this to the moments in the movie The Matrix where everything pauses and you get a 360 degree view of the scene. Do that. By taking a step back you are literally changing your participation in the illusion from a passive to an active participant. Re-programming it to allow for new possibilities.
Take a deep breath.
Breathing in at this moment allows for the pause and new perspective to activate. By breathing, allowing the new, more expanded imagery to fill in, you further solidify the expansion.
Connect with Intention.
Intentionality draws our thoughts from an unconscious, or subconscious state into the light of our consciousness. The energy of our intention sets the tone for what we desire. Once initiated, this carves out a new if/then pathway in the neurology of the brain as well as the structure of the illusion, immediately impacting and altering how the future unfolds.
Gifting the “Allow”
Allowing is the gift of “letting go in action”. When we allow after setting our intention, we “un-press” the pause button and move into a state of unfoldment. This is also the ultimate act of faith in expression. Faith in these moments, along with the notion of “letting go” can seem counter intuitive and down right hard. However, by exercising and strengthening our “muscle memory” in this process we enable ourselves to move through these difficult moments with split second precision, reconnecting us with our inner mastery; the mastery we came to the planet to express.
As we sail into the new year, we reflect upon where we have been and where we are going. We can’t know now how events and happenings will play out, all we know is that they will. By fortifying our skill set for effortless transitioning in thinking and action, we will be prepared and ready for the abundance that awaits us.