I had an inkling of impending change last weekend. So, I suggested to my hubby that we walk a different way to my usual route. So that afternoon we ventured up into the historic hills beyond St Andrews and Smiths Gully, about a ten minute drive from home. There amongst the peace of nature the hour long walk was like a breath of fresh air.
Choosing a different path
The following day (Sunday) I suggested another walk I’d been wanting to do for awhile. Again it was less than a 15 minute drive from home, the Blue Lake in Plenty Gorge.
Arriving to the stark sight of a burnt out car, we walked in to Plenty Gorge park and, as we have a habit of doing, ended up taking a wrong turn and walking much further than we needed to. Through bush land, over hills, and tracks, through forest that was burnt during last summers devastating bushfires, which seem a lifetime ago.
Even though the walk to the lookout was only supposed to take 20 minutes it took us over an hour. It felt like some sort of close-to-home epic adventure!
I loved every minute of it. I loved the fresh air, the feeling of freedom and the winter sunshine. Though we both had our masks with us we barely passed another soul. It was exhilarating. Finally we reached the lookout and this view below. At certain times of the year the water is a vivid turquoise blue. Maybe we’ll go back in spring. If we can.
Later that afternoon we heard the news. Another lockdown. Melbourne was to go into Stage 4 for a further 6 weeks. My husband’s work was about to end. Amongst the restrictions we can now only move within a 5kms radius. My intuition was right.
Even with my inkling the emotions were rampant: worry, fear, anger, frustration and sadness. Stress for all that was coming, all that was unknown, the unjustness of what was unraveling, not just here but all over the world. So many lives impacted, economies shattered. The effects of this shutdown would be worse than the virus.
I succumbed to the feelings. Then much later that night, thanks to the help of a few beautiful friends out there, in the blogging and virtual world, my mindset began to shift … and has since kept shifting.
Thank you Amy. Such timing. Sometimes what we need is a ray of light in the form of a friend, at the right time, gifting us with supportive and uplifting words.
Allowing the Feeling
I’ve been doing a lot of feeling since then. Not thinking but feeling.
Let’s face it. We can’t assume logic because there’s very little logic in what’s unfolding. However, we can’t escape feeling, it’s a part of being human. It’s natural to experience fear, anger, worry, grief and sadness.
Fear has a purpose
I’ve realised that we need to pay attention to the fear … because if we don’t it will shackle us and make us not trust our truths. When you think about it fear has controlled us, our entire lives.
Fear conditions us to feel as though we’re not safe, that we don’t have a choice or a voice. It’s designed to keep us down.
And now, in the greatest storyline of humanity, when the fear propaganda is getting so loud, we have a choice. We can buy into it or we can let it go.
Such easy words to write and yet it’s such a challenge. But here it is: Don’t let it control you. See through it.
Today here in Melbourne, like in many places, masks are mandatory. The energy shift is almost palpable. Many are so afraid. And though I’m wearing a mask when I’m in public, it’s not because I’m scared. I see through it. I walk my one hour allowed daily walk, alone and in nature, unmasked, breathing in fresh air.
Revolution and freedom is coming. But we need to be strong and courageous. We need to stop watching and believing all the media hype. I hope people are starting to question the narratives.
“The dark is only as strong as our fear of it “ from The Condor
I watched a video which spoke about fear the other day from Lorie Ladd, who’s well worth seeking out. These were the powerful takeaways:
- Feel the emotion but don’t identify with it
- Observe it like you are merely experiencing it. Nothing more. Every now moment is always shifting. So that it detaches itself from the fear that perpetuates.
- Recognise that it will pass, as nothing is stagnant. Energy is always moving.
- Ask yourself the question: Who am I? Just remember you’re not anger. You’re not fear. You are a being of light in a human form standing in 3D consciousness.
- Feel safe and recognise that the fear is just an experience.
It’s going to get intense over the next few months. I can feel it. And it’s going to take effort not to get pulled into the fear.
I love these words from Amy: It is SO easy to be drawn into that fear and it is constant work to block it. Don’t be fooled that this journey is easy for one minute. It is probably one of the most difficult of your life. I have FAITH in you that you will overcome and come out so strong, like you have never been before …
Let her words lift you as they lifted me.
Feeling into Freedom
So step outside and look up. The Universe holds mystery and awe. Connect with nature and stillness. The reality is that for most of us, life IS peaceful. Fear does NOT need to control us. All the stories, lies, drama, manipulation, control, fear propaganda … everything that is outside of us and is perpetuated by those who want to control for a much bigger agenda …
Choose to let it go.
Choose to anchor in love.
Choose to let go of feeling like a victim.
Focus on your own love and light.
Have faith in something bigger than us.
Trust in your own sovereignty and raise your energy. By doing that we’ll raise the consciousness of the planet.
As we walk into an unknown future we can always choose our reaction to a situation, even if we don’t like it. I may be restricted to the same paths I’ve walked for the past five months but I still feel free in my mind.
We all have a choice as to how we see our path. I’ll probably stumble again, falter and fall but, with like minded people around to support me, I’ll always get up. A new earth is unfolding. Are you feeling the oneness as we unite?
We ARE safe.
We WILL get through this.
Sending you love and light. ✨