This image is the Shri Yantra Mandala. You can gaze at this mandala during meditation to help you connect to the creation of Divine oneness that you are.
All around us, things are shifting. These shifts are paving the way for accelerated awakenings and advances in consciousness, but along with this also comes waves of emotion.
Perhaps you have been feeling these waves of emotions for yourself in the last few weeks. Perhaps some days you feel at peace and are thriving with this new routine but on others, you find yourself gripped with anxiety, anger, fear, and frustration.
Could there be one word to help define this array of emotions that we are all feeling in the world right now?
At first, I thought the word I was looking for was uncertainty, but as I sat with it, there was something about uncertainty that didn’t quite click.
Maybe uncertainty was a byproduct of something deeper?
Then I came across this article that shared that this discomfort we may be feeling is actually a type of grief.
At first, I’ll be honest, I scoffed at the thought. I know grief. Oh yes, grief and I have been entangled in an intimate relationship ever since the passing of my little sister back in 2017.
I was sure that what we are feeling now is nothing compared to grief, but then as I sat with it for longer, I wondered if it could be true.
We are all in this together, we are all navigating uncertain, never-seen-before times, and could this have triggered a feeling of collective grief?
Grief is such a large umbrella and is somewhat hard to define. But I know from my own experience, that every day is a different day with grief. One moment you feel ok and the next, you are drowning in its waves.
Most of us associate grief with the loss of a loved one, and while that is indeed a reality for some of us right now, grief can also be triggered by other losses too.
The loss of a way of life, a job, a routine, a stable paycheck, human connection or the way things once were, all of these things can trigger grief.
Now, I personally don’t think there is any comparison between grieving the loss of a loved one and the loss of a job, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt in its own way.
In a sense, we are all grieving the former lives we once held and grappling with the fact that they may never be the same again.
We are all riding the same rocky boat together and feeling the collective vibrations of our fellow humans.
Grief, in any form, creates a void that can be painful to navigate with. It can open the door to feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, loss, anger, and so much more.
Like with all things, how we feel now and what we are facing right now is temporary. Eventually, healing, acceptance, and greater love will follow.
Every hardship faced guides us to unlock a new fragment of who we really are. It gives us access to a new part of our soul, our purpose, and what we have been put on this planet to do.
All we need to do is look back to the history of our own lives or the history of the world to see that we have always made it through. We have always found the solution.
I don’t want to tell you what to feel, if the word grief doesn’t resonate with you, then ditch it.
But sometimes, labeling our emotions can help us to move through them with more confidence and comfort. Instead of drowning in the wave, you learn to ebb and flow with it.
If it feels right, don’t be afraid to grieve the losses you have incurred.
Don’t be afraid to start creating space to release and let go of things that will no longer be present in this new reality that is shaping.
Don’t be afraid to stand in solidarity with your fellow humans as we ride this out together.
The Path to Spiritual Awakening
Whenever we are exposed to vulnerable, soul-bearing emotions, it opens the doorway to awakening.
For many, this is the first time they have had time to pause and sit with their emotions. For many, this is the first time they have had to think about death, question the life they were living, or recognize the importance of human connection.
This is a huge awakening moment, and anyone who has been through an awakening knows that it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. It’s painful because it forces you to pull back the layers and discover a new truth.
Once this new truth is discovered it means that change has to follow, a different way has to now be birthed forward. There is no going back to sleep.
I know from my own journey with both grief and awakening that I needed a lot of time alone to process and work through it. I needed a lot of self-love, self-care, and compassion. Being at home was where I could do this the most.
I understand not everyone can be at home during this time, but for those who are, and who want a spiritual experience from all of this, use this time wisely.
Use this time to process your own emotions in whatever way they show up for you.
Use it to get to know yourself intimately and deeply. Use it to realign your life with your values.
Use it to reflect on what you have lost but also what you stand to gain.
Recognize that life is never going to be the same, but that also means it can be better than it was before.
Hold the vision of a better world for everyone. A world that is more beautiful, more connected, more prosperous, and more balanced than before.
Tips to Help Guide You
1.) Watch Your Self-Talk
When we are in a state of fear or anxiety, our thoughts tend to run away with us. We start imagining every worst-case scenario and repeating to ourselves over and over about how bad things are and how terrible things are going to be. While it’s important to acknowledge how you feel, watch your self-talk. When you notice yourself getting caught up in worries that have not happened and anxieties of the future, bring your awareness back to the present. Focus on the here and now. Try and say something soothing to yourself or switch to a thought of gratitude.
If you are feeling anxious about your health or the health of a loved one, do a simple visualization. Close your eyes and imagine your body or your loved one’s body in a complete state of health. See a white light of protection around their or your own body. Know this white light is always present and always protective.
3.) Limit Consumption of Media
While it’s important to stay informed, our brains and hearts can only handle so much. Limit the type of content you are consuming and remember to also focus on the good, not just the fear. Human beings are incredibly resilient and there is so much good being done in the world right now. Start looking for it, and you will find it.
4.) Recite Mantras
Here are some of my favorites to work with during this time, I have more in my book, My Pocket Mantras–
- “This too shall pass.”
- “Today I choose to feel at peace.”
- “I am strong and healthy.”
- “I trust the unfolding of my life.”
- “All is well.”
- “I radiate with health.”
- “I am strong enough to handle whatever comes my way.”
Recite the mantras in your mind during a 10-15 minute meditation or simply chant them throughout the day 100 times or until you feel the medicine of the words.
5.) Raise your Vibration
What you focus on expands, so use this time to focus on things that bring you joy, lightness, and energy. Spend time in gratitude, count your blessings, find ways to be of service to others, and focus on how you can make the best of any situation that has been presented to you. Know you are strong, and know that your soul has a plan.