Cooling The Fires Of Fear: Consciously Contributing

Life offers us challenges. Consider that in this time of uncertainty and change, it may be time to take a different perspective on our responsibility and ask ourselves some questions about what is occurring locally, nationally, and globally and how we are  contributing to the collective energy:

  • How might we be feeding negative energy like paranoia, fear, or judging?  
  • How are we feeding positive energy like peace and kindness by not indulging in drama, fighting or even shit talking?

Locally in Colorado, and spreading west into California, forest fires happen frequently in the summer.  People lose their homes or are in in threat of it, and there is understandably fear.  Nationally, we have oppression, abuse, and injustices that don't make sense, and we have a presidential election that cause understandable fear. Regardless of how far away events and people are from each other, I chose to belief that we are all connected (to one another, the Mother Earth, Father Sky, all of it).  I choose to believe that there is a divine unfolding in each moment, and that there is an inherent goodness in our species that we can each and all come back to that is our authentic selves and Truth.  There has been so much change and so much rapid progress that has created a disconnect leading us to live in fear among other negative energies.  Fear is a normal condition, and it is understandable too. That said, this thinking separates us and breeds more of the same. 

In coming back to how you can become more aware of your energy, consider:

  • What can you do to support those around you today?  Support can be physical, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual, remembering that everything resonates at a certain vibrational frequency. If you are thinking fear based thoughts, or thoughts such as, ‘That’s their problem not mine’, remember that is your contribution to not only the situation, but also the energy in the world.  You are contributing to the world with your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. What a tremendous gift we have in that!  How are we using it?
  • The world needs you right now, big time.  How are you contributing?  

Yep, life can be happening TO you or FOR you.  TO us or FOR us.  This does NOT mean that we won’t experience pain or growing pains, We should! It is part of the human experience. If we are not in pain, we are not paying attention.  Know that it is a moment to moment shift of perspective that can potentially raise our own vibration and in turn contribute positively to the world around us, and thus transform the pain. We don’t pour pink paint over garbage and call it a dessert.  We acknowledge our fears, concerns and troubles, and put one foot in front of the other consciously and compassionately (to self and other) on our human journey. We remember that light AND dark, pain AND ease occur in life.

'This country has a ridiculous history of racial injustice which runs very deep (Pluto), and needs to be awakened (Uranus) for us to resolve. This can be done consciously or not, and it's up to all of us. Current events bring the issue to a very focused awareness, and that can promote healing - or it may compound the problem -- that is always the fork in the road. We can learn to come together, or we may be torn apart…’ Eric Meyers

Sending love and blessings to the residents of Nederland area,