We are witnessing a disempowerment and weakening of the old-world paradigm that is making way for the emergence of a new era.
Once we recognise and accept that we are in a phase of transition, it may not feel so strange that we have a sense of inhabiting two worlds. Are we living through a Great Awakening? What is it and what does it mean?
According to Newtonian physics it is not possible for one object to be in two places at the same time. But if we apply the laws of quantum physics, it is. So, could it be that as we straddle paradigms, we are spanning the old and the new at the same time?
These two paradigms vibrate at different levels; you can call the old paradigm fear, worry, lack, scarcity, not enough (jobs, freedom etc.). The new is a more humble, satiating energy of connection, non-material, abundance, love, contentment and self-validation. These extremes create environments of confusion and bewilderment, we feel torn, frustrated, and angry.
In case you wonder what I am referring to, I have written about the shift and the Great Awakening already, touching on the complexities of emotional pain & suffering that it brings, but I reiterate that in the chaos we experience much of it has to do with intuition and sensing; rather than anything outwardly and rationally proven. And this is the complexity. How can we believe something if we haven’t experienced it and it cannot be scientifically proven? How can we trust that in the chaos there is a New Earth, a new way of living awaiting us?
If it seems impossible to change, know you are resisting.
Darkness is the absence of light
The pandemic has thrown the world – pretty much as a whole – into myriads of complexities that have provoked and aggravated inner and outer conflict.
Some of the inner conflict arises from outdated values where we have become complacent in our views and beliefs and adapted the fear culture sacrificing our own sovereignty. For many the pandemic has allowed profound questioning which has compelled them to really get a sense of who they are.
Suffering can help us gain access to a part in us which guides us to a deeper inner knowing.
What I am invited to ask myself is, where have I been an accomplice in shaping the fear-based values that so continue to dominate our world?
Most people have suffered but if we can feel that we are no longer the actors in this drama but the ones bearing witness to it, a vaster field opens. If we choose how to respond rather than react, we gain access to the peace and stillness within ourselves.
Michael Beckwith says “The only authority you have is the authority of your own conviction. It is the authority you can’t outsource. Your attention has to be on what kind of life you want to live.”
The Meaning of Transitioning
This past year I have studied A Course in Miracles with Marianne Williamson. It has been and continues to be an extraordinary journey. Allowing me to experience the full year in a manner that would not have been possible without it. I am grateful to Marianne and to myself for following an instinct and to find my anchor while the entire world was thrown into chaos.
Committing to a spiritual discipline can help us stay in our power (I am not referring to ego power but a power of love and self-reliance). As I have discovered myself the path of change and transformation is a fragile one. If we don’t expand our awareness, we risk remaining stuck and suffering keeps us prisoner.
The daily aspect of a practice is important. Human beings need to hear something many times for it to sink into conscious awareness. Routine and repetition are our friend as we evolve our awareness and adjust our default setting.
Imagine a brick wall that needs to be broken down before you are allowed to enter the sacred ground that it hides. Then imagine your own conditioning in the same manner. Conditioned beliefs are as difficult to tear down as a brick wall.
Are you ready to break down your own belief-brick-wall and open your mind and heart to what the year 2022 wants to offer you?
Marianne Williamson’s course is an example of routine and repetition. Her daily guided practice has taken me by the hand and allowed me, through fear and breakthroughs, to keep questioning my deeply integrated beliefs toward a more aligned perspective of who I truly am. Ever so gently I am opening myself to my own sacred ground. The brick walls are slowly falling by the wayside. Seeing through my beliefs has changed my life, for the better.
Transitioning is a dying of sorts; a disappearing of the old to make space for the new. Therefore, as we transition from the year 2021 to 2022 – I encourage you to think of leaving any limiting beliefs behind to make space for what the new paradigm wants to offer to you: Ask yourself some contemplative questions:
What does transitioning mean to me?
Where do I feel limited or stuck?
When do my fears show up? Do I observe a pattern?
How can I open to change?
What support do I need?
As you continue to shift and transition don’t be surprised if you feel anger or frustration these can be signs pointing to an inner awakening. Remember breaking down a brick wall can be painful physically. It’s the same emotionally.
Living Love, not Fear
Find proof of your own compassion and empathy. See how these are a force for good. Let the warm light of you spread like a beacon of hope. Your soul wants to be of service to others, make sure to take good care of yourself, your avatar in this life, that it may indeed be exactly what is right for you.
Accepting and assuming your responsibility in all that is going on right now, decide where you stand. Are you hopeful for what is to come? Can you feel the new reality that we are on the verge of stepping in to? Choose love and commit to making the most of your new reality. Take one step at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
The Light within
There is so much beauty around us and in particular within us, I encourage you to trust in the light of that beauty in you. 2022 is a year of transition. We are in the middle of an evolutionary shift, in the birthing canal to higher consciousness and to a New Earth.
We are guided away from a self-centred ‘ME’ society to a collective (swing that ‘M’ on its head) ‘WE’ towards Oneness and Universal Love. Here is to the emergence of a new world order. It will take time; lean into its’ strength and shine your light brightly.
With light from my heart to your heart,
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I am Claudia founder of Soul Luxury. Since my twenties I have had an interest in personal development. At the same time my career took me to the top of my industry. While pursuing material success little did I know that I was neglecting myself.
Fast forward 3 decades: I combine my business experience as a global executive in luxury hospitality with a lifelong interest in how our thoughts, beliefs and emotions impact our lives. Life is ever changing and so am I.
✨ I am an Explorer of Life, Visionary, Spiritual Mentor & Author and also a Retreat Facilitator and I much enjoy writing ✨ Increasingly I feel comfortable without ‘labels’. I work with people who want to make changes in their lives and run a community for soul visionaries. We meditate together, we do breath-work together and so much more www.soul-luxury.com.