A Time of Awakening – August 2018 Energy Forecast
Hi my beautiful friend,
It’s such an honor to connect with you once again, and to catch up on all of the energetic changes happening now.
With the six retrogrades this summer, the two eclipses we moved through in July, the August 11 eclipse coming up, and other celestial happenings going on, you’ve probably noticed that almost everything has been looking and feeling as if it’s been turned upside down.
In our immediate world, this is especially revealing itself in the areas of relationships, career, health, and personal development.
On the global scene, we’re seeing a great deal of new information coming to light that is laying the foundation for changes that will be materializing in our world this fall.
As mentioned in last month’s forecast, everything and everyone not operating from a kind and genuine place are now being shaken to the core.
This shake up is offering all of us the opportunity to evolve, heal, and expand beyond anything we’ve ever experienced in this lifetime.
Our Spirit knew we could handle it, and that’s why we chose to be here during the most monumental time in humanity’s history.
This is the time we’ve been waiting for, when we as a collective move from a primitive state of being (war, separation, fear) to an awakened state of being (unity, compassion, peace).
This transition from a primitive to an awakened state of being may not necessarily look or feel the way we imagined it would. But we are nevertheless most definitely moving forward in this direction, at warp speed.
The Mind’s Reaction
When energies start to pick up momentum as powerfully as they have been, the mind tends to get extra-reactive, because it wants to survive and protect itself from the changes it knows are soon to follow.
The mind resists change, because it sees change as something that’s requiring it to give up what it’s always had.
Change is something the mind can greatly benefit from, and it will be on board with change once we let it know that it doesn’t have to give up anything it doesn’t want to give up.
What we are experiencing right now depends solely on where we choose to place our focus and attention.
If we are focusing on surface energies, we’ll probably find ourselves feeling fearful and stuck.
If we are focusing on what’s happening underneath the surface, that’s when deep and lasting healing begins to take place.
We have the opportunity to see many extremes now, both in our personal lives and on the global stage.
On a personal level, the highs may seem higher than ever one minute, and then all of a sudden we get triggered, and spiral into lows we thought we had overcome long ago.
The same thing is happening on the global stage as well. The thing about this intensity, is that it’s a precursor to the big changes that are unfolding now.
What is being asked of us right now is simply to become observers.
When we are able to step out of a reactive space—one where we’ve been triggered by our surroundings—and move into being an observer, we begin to see every experience as simply feedback, letting us know what we either do and do not resonate with.
Getting into observer mode immediately lessens the charge of whatever is causing our angst. From this space, when we do encounter extremes in our surroundings, it becomes much easier to remain centered and unbothered by it all.
As observers, we empower ourselves to remain centered through all situations (even challenging ones), so that we can fine-tune our knowing of what we do want to create more of.
Extreme situations no longer become as extreme when we watch as observers, because we are no longer allowing ourselves to get caught up in them.
Whenever you find that the mind is getting caught up in the details and stories of life that feel challenging, here’s a simple technique that can help:
- Pause for a moment, and take three deep, full breaths.
- Close your eyes.
- Imagine yourself (your awareness) stepping out of your body, and see yourself sitting there with your eyes closed.
- Just observe yourself for 1-3 minutes.
- Bring your awareness back into your body. Start by focusing on the bottoms of your feet, and then move up the body to the palms of your hands, then your heart, then the top of your head.
- Gently open your eyes.
- Express gratitude to your Spirit self for reminding you to objectively “see” yourself.
This simple process immediately helps move us out of survival mode and into Conscious Creator mode.
You’ll probably even feel a release in the body and mind from any tension they were holding.
Doing this several times throughout the day will create space for deep healing, peace, and higher awareness to enter our experience.
Awakening can come in different forms, and mean different things at different times in our lives.
There are numerous teachings, viewpoints, and writings on this subject from many different spiritual and conscious communities.
An awakening is not so much a destination we eventually reach, as a way of being that results in our freedom to increasingly become more of our Spirit self.
Whenever a particular group or culture reaches a certain level of awareness, a ripe environment is created for an energetic opening. This is known as an open doorway or a “portal” we travel through to experience great shifts in consciousness.
The environment we are in right now has moved us fully into the space where the portals are clearly in front of us.
We are all being given the opportunity to move through this energetic opening now, in order to awaken and set ourselves free.
This opening never shows up outside ourselves.
It is not about being saved by an outside presence, person, or culture that is greater or more evolved than we are.
Some may still be in the place where they believe that awakening is a matter of being saved by something outside themselves, and that’s absolutely OK. There’s no right or wrong in anyone’s growth process, and there is always individual choice about how growth happens.
The bigger question is, Do we want our journey into awakening to be easier, or more challenging?
Each of us is exactly where we are meant to be right now. That portal leading us to a more awakened version of ourselves will not close before we are ready to move through it.
It will not leave you or anyone behind.
Each of us is simply moving at our own pace. There’s no judgment as to which pace is “the right one.” Every pace is perfect and Divine for whatever path of growth and expansion we are on.
The portal we’ve created is as close to us as our sacred breath.
Many who have stepped through it don’t even realize they’ve done so, until they reflect back to see how much they have shifted in the past few days, weeks, months, or years.
To find out if you have stepped into your awakening, simply think back to where you were six months or one, two, or five years ago. Also think about how the world was back then, and how it is now.
Is everything the same? Or has it changed in big ways?
With the immense amount of powerful light flowing into our planet every day, it’s important to honor our integration process.
Many of us have come to recognize the signs of these integrations as Awakening or Ascension Symptoms.
For those who may not be aware of what these symptoms are, the list below offers some clarity about what millions or people are experiencing right now.
If you are experiencing a physical or emotional symptom you are not sure about, always check with your holistic healthcare practitioner to make sure everything is OK.
If we do experience any of the following symptoms, it’s important to give ourselves permission to feel them rather than resist them. Feeling them allows us to move through them more easily, rather than continue to recreate them in our reality.
By feeling them, we will allow the integration process to move much more quickly, so we can get back to being our optimal selves again.
Awakening symptoms may show up physically as:
- Change in appetite
- Weight gain or loss
- Memory loss
- Ringing in one ear
- Feeling disoriented
- Pressure in third eye area or temples (almost like a headache)
- Muscle cramps
- Heightened senses and awareness
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Stomach aches
- Hot flashes
- Being hungry all the time
Awakening symptoms may show up emotionally as:
- Emotional ups and downs
- Bursts of laughter
- Overanalyzing situations or events
- Lots of unexplained, unfocused physical energy
Whatever comes up for you, please take extra care of yourself now, knowing that all will pass as it is fully embraced, felt, and honored.
Asking For Help
Because many of us have been used to doing everything on our own, we may have some resistance to asking for help.
The Universe is always helping us, no matter what. The Universe sends help in many ways, whether it comes through people, circumstances, messages, or personal insights.
If we continue to place all the pressure solely on ourselves to take care of everything and everyone around us, we could be blocking ourselves from receiving help and support that can benefit us greatly.
If we would like a bit more help from the Universe, the only thing we need do is to simply to make that request.
When we place our request, the Universe will start presenting an abundance of opportunities for us to receive help and support that is aligned with our highest good.
Till next time,