When I was a little girl I nearly drowned. One minute I was standing ankle deep in a river and the next I was over my head in a hole. It feels a bit like that today.
I never learnt to swim. My parents were born in the mountains of northern Italy and when they immigrated to Australia learning to swim was probably the last thing on their mind.
We were at Paradise Valley, near Licola. I remember going under, the darkness and the panic. Fortunately my brother was nearby with a tyre.
From then on I avoided deep water. School swimming carnivals were stressful. I forged mum’s signature on notes, hid in change rooms, skipped classes, anything to avoid getting into the water.
Choosing to face our fears
Fast forward a few years, and there comes a point when you can’t hide from your fears anymore. For me, it was when I met Doug who loved scuba diving. I was 23. It was either I learn to swim or be stressed out every time I went out with him and his friends in their boat.
So I took the plunge, literally. I took swimming lessons with his mate, who offered to patiently teach me, and slowly I let go of my fears. Today I love the water.
I’ve swum in lakes and rivers and off the shores of places like Kangaroo and Fraser Island. I’ve snorkelled in the Maldives and the Great Barrier Reef. The beach is my happy place but I’m still a bit of a coward when it comes to the open ocean. I like to think of it as a healthy respect.
These days there are no beaches or travel plans on the horizon but there’s a much bigger wave taking place. And it’s all on an energetic and vibrational level.
Freedom comes from letting go
Right now in Melbourne, and around the world, fear and confusion is rampant. But there comes a time when you have to say ENOUGH. You have to let it go, particularly when it doesn’t make sense anymore. That inner knowing, that intuition is clouded by fear. But deep inside we know that something isn’t right with all the inconsistencies of this global ‘pandemic’.
Underneath the surface what is REALLY going on? This ‘deadly’ virus (with a recovery rate of 99.75%), the social distancing, keeping us apart and isolated, mandatory masks, continued lock-downs and rushed experimental vaccines seem to be heading towards a much bigger agenda. Why all the censorship and manipulation of data? There’s so much conflicting information, so many lies and so many questions.
But this is the most important thing to remember because, right now, this ebb and flow of fear that’s being played out on all channels is our biggest challenge. It plays 24/7 and it’s incessant.
The dark narratives are overwhelming. But we can choose to not get swamped. We can choose to let go of the struggle. Do your own research, beyond the MSM and open your eyes to different possibilities. Ditch the nightly news of repetitive negativity. When we can lose its stranglehold of fear and stay grounded in the energy and frequency of love, the anxiety, panic and stress starts to fade. We begin to trust our intuition.
Riding the Waves
Have you noticed that when you’re swimming you don’t look too far ahead? You’re focused on where you are in that moment. It’s the same with our current scenario. Instead of wondering when we’ll be free from our lockdowns (a date which keeps changing and is out of our control) we can choose to feel free TODAY.
This is not a time to run away and hide, like that scared little girl who hid in the change room during swimming days long ago. It’s a time to stand up for what we know is instinctively right.
We have to ride these waves and rise above the swells that cause that pendulum of feelings. And there are many … from frustration to grief, from wonder to sadness, from anxiety to love, from anger and appreciation, to peace, fear and empathy and then back again. It’s intense, it’s up and down and it’s all normal.
It takes courage to dive into the unknown and to look beyond the depths of our unconscious mind and what the main stream media would have us believe. We’ve been conditioned for so long to accept whatever we’re fed but enough with the BS. Things are slowly unravelling, all over the world. My mind is wide open to the bigger, darker picture, however not everyone is on the same wavelength. And that’s okay, because we’re all at different stages of the journey.
One of the biggest challenges right now is how we react to others who don’t think the same way as we do. There’s no good, bad, right or wrong way to react and, regardless of our different opinions and beliefs, we need to let go of judgement and division. The best we can do is respond with an open heart and with empathy.
That’s our challenge. To unify, however we feel. To respond with compassion and love every person, even those we don’t understand or agree with. As Lorie Ladd says in one of her videos, “We have to stand in the arena with an open heart, regardless of our beliefs.”
Finding our Strength
With non judgement we can move forward. We can rise and shine and release the struggle and suffering. This is a time to surrender to who we are, a time to both find our voice and that inner calm amongst the storm, however intense it gets out there.
With all that’s going on we can feel powerless. But it’s far from the truth. We, you and I, the individual, have more power than ever before. Our strength lies within us.
When you look past the programs the emotions, stories and narratives and start to shift into a higher vibration of feeling, you’ll find your voice, you’ll find that you’re safe and ultimately you will find your freedom.
We all have the ability of discernment, of questioning and delving beneath the surface, even when we don’t like what’s there. I can’t live in the dark anymore but the choice is ours alone.
Lorie Ladd has a great technique to find calm in the midst of the storm. You can listen to her here.
Exercise, meditate, do what makes you feel good and brings you joy. Spend time in nature, look after your immune system and devour that sunshine. When the clouds roll in and you get into a slump remember, it will pass.
The one certainty in all of this is change. Our Universe is moving and shifting at a huge rate. Can we, in the midst of it all, keep our vibration focused on peace, light and joy? Can we trust that everything that is dismantling is happening the way it’s meant to, for our higher good?
Our vibration is the new economy in a new world. It’s our most precious gift and our job right now is to keep it as high as we can and align it with love.
Sending you all virtual hugs as we continue this amazing journey and together raise the consciousness of the planet.
In love and light