During transitions we experience both the old energy which has been and is on its way out, as well as the new energy which is coming in.
We, as a planet, as a society and as individuals, are in a massive transition right now. One big reason the world is generally crazy at the moment…two things, two energies are present simultaneously as we clear and release the past AND move forward into our future at the same time. Let me give you one example. This concept is currently being played out brilliantly in the 3 ring circus that is the U.S. Elections. You have a character that represents the past that needs to be cleared and released (a past of bigotry, division and separation) – Trump. You have a character that represents a new future (a future of acceptance, allowance and connection) – Bernie. Hillary of course has her own interesting role in this show too – I personally throw her in with Trump – though in a very different way – representing a very important aspect of the shadow energy we are releasing and also integrating. Integrate being a significant word here because releasing one’s past is not about getting rid of, throwing away or denying in any way shape or form. It is about respecting yourself and your experiences and understanding that the past is what has made you who you are today. Give thanks for it. It is this acknowledgement, respect, acceptance and gratitude which IS the act of clearing. That is how one releases one’s past. That is how a society releases its past.
Now here’s the thing. When that new energy comes in and we can feel it and taste it (and boy does it feel and taste good!) we just want to go there and go there now. This is quite natural. HOWEVER, and yes there is quite a big however….before one can go marching through that shiny new door, the old one must be closed properly and once and for all, with understanding and acceptance. In order for the past to be cleared and released we often need to relive it in some form, in order for the feelings associated with it to be felt again. It is that act of feeling those (often ugly and unpleasant) feelings again fully that then allows the release and clearing to occur. In the case of the U.S. society, Trump is certainly triggering a lot of ugliness (aka the shadow side of society)…..ugliness that was there, suppressed, that clearly needs to be released in order to make way for the new, which is currently birthing. From this perspective, watching what is happening in the U.S. right now actually makes perfect sense to me. This perspective can be applied to many a current situation…and in so doing it hopefully can lift us out of a despair that “nothing seems to be changing”, when in fact everything is changing.
Are you experiencing the old and the new simultaneously in your individual life right now? I know I am. Though it feels a bit of a juggle, it is also presenting very valuable opportunities. For myself, I am aware that I’m having the opportunity to review all the lessons that the old energies/my past brought me while I calibrate to a whole new level of myself and new chapter in my life’s journey.
It’s that incredibly fertile space in between!
“Nothingness is the seed of all potentiality” – The Freedom of Innocence A journey into the heart of All That Is, chapter on Law 12, The Infinite Wave, pg. 110
If there was ever time when opportunities to create abound, it’s now. Let’s make the most of it.
Blessings on our journeys, always.