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The New Road Taken
Turning down an unexpected Street and Coping with a New Unexpected Reality
This essay grew out of the phone meditation held on the September Equinox. You can listen to that meditation now and also explore the new sound healings page. I will be in Niles, MI Oct 14 and then Ottawa, Canada Oct 20-23. In Ottawa I am joined by wonderful musician friends Jeremy Sills(Tibetan Bowls) and Gordon Johnston(harp) for a Candlelight Concert, followed by a workshop on Sacred Song and Healing, then a day of Private Sessions. Plans are still percolating for an early December workshop and sessions near Richmond, VA. Stay tuned for more on that, and some west coast winter events.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost from his poem "The Road Not Taken"
Since June, it is as if our planet has entered a cosmic roundabout. You know what that is - a traffic circle with all those different streets that you can turn onto. Sometimes they come with lanes that are marked, but more often than not it's up to you to navigate your way around it until you reach the street you want to turn onto.
We had meant, I think, to exit out a particular street. Instead we kept going around and around for most of the summer months. In early September we suddenly turned onto a street. But it is not the one we all had agreed upon exploring. We are not where we expected ourselves, as a planet, to be.
This is not what the GPS told us to do. But it is what the GPS of the shared subconscious of humanity decided upon. As we are traveling this new area we ourselves are becoming different from whom we thought ourselves to be. All the choices that we have made need to be remade. What tools do we need now for this new journey our souls have chosen?
If you are going camping in the mountains you take very different clothing than if you are going for a vacation in a luxurious hotel. A walk in a cold northern rain forest requires different planning from a walk in the warm desert. What tools do we need to pick up now, for this part of our journey? What choices do we need to let go of, or remake, simply because we aren't where we thought we were going to be. There is nothing wrong with where we are. The planet as a whole, changed. The group consciousness reset the GPS. We are in a different place than where we thought we would be.
Allowing ourselves to realize this helps us to also validate that we did nothing wrong. Choices that we thought would be available to us now are not showing up in our lives. This is because the planet chose to exit the roundabout on a different street. And it is taking our personalities some times to recognize that we are now traveling in a direction that is not the one we anticipated traveling in.
As a result the tools we use may change. Our decisions may change. Things that we thought we were going to do we might not choose to do now. There are other options in our lives on this new street that were not present before. And some of our previous choices are too far away energetically to easily access and bring into form now, on this new street.
As we release what we thought would happen, we can begin to ask; "What is it that we can do now, on this street, that we could not do as easily before?" One of the things that happens on this particular street is a deeper integration of the polarities expressed as male and female on our planet than what we might have achieved had we exited on the anticipated street.
This integration comes not as a blending of male and female into some homogenous whole, but rather an honest assessment of the strengths (and weaknesses) of the qualities our various societies have assigned to each role. My guides suggest that over the next two decades our perception of the sacred version of both male and female will slowly emerge and be valued by the many societies that make up our human world.
Since we exited the cosmic roundabout onto a street in early September, you may have noticed a shift within yourself. Perhaps a bit like that sensation of landing, not too gracefully, in the water at the end of a long waterslide. For me it has been a sense of feeling my feet beneath me in a new way.
Letting your body feel the shift and experience the question mark that all of humanity is going through allows you to reassess what you need now, and what you need to let go of now. The soul changes its journey very quickly. It reassesses and releases those explorations of life that are no longer possible, while embracing the new options before it. It is our personality that has the more difficult task of adjusting to changes in the journey of our soul within a lifetime.
The soul accommodates shifts and changes easily. Our personalities…not so much!
You may have noticed that I frequently use the phrase 'legally incarnating portion of your soul' when defining the soul that is related to a physical body. It is because during times of great changes in personal and planetary consciousness, different portions of your soul may want to take advantage of exploring a situation that is suddenly become available within your lifetime.
As a result of our planet exiting onto an unexpected street from the cosmic roundabout, there is a portion of your soul that is sizing up its potential to experience what it had planned to experience. This portion of your soul is deciding whether or not to stay. Likewise, other portions of your soul are recognizing the potential for new experiences, and are considering coming into a closer relationship to your body. The possibilities that this new street offers may encourage new portions of your soul to enter your body, and other portions to exit.
As new portions of your soul come into relationship with your body there can be certain symptoms that arise. One is an increasing intensity in the dream state. Portions of your soul that are exiting often need to finish up their business, and so the energetic patterns they are engaged with will rise to the surface of your awareness in both dreams and in waking, everyday life circumstances.
As the new portions of your soul enter, you may experience the sensation of doing something that is very routine as if you were doing it for the very first time. Something as simple as turning on a faucet, putting your card into an ATM or logging into Facebook might suddenly seem like new experiences but at the same time familiar experiences. I once stared for the longest time at the standard stick figure symbol for the women's restroom as if I had never seen it before. Fortunately the rest of my soul, and more importantly my body, had a muscle memory of where my feet had walked to multiple times each day in that building!
Most portions of our soul shift in and out during sleep or deep meditations. My sense is that small portions are constantly shifting in and out, and we do not notice these little adjustments. It is only when a large portion of our soul leaves and an equally large portion replaces it that we recognize something has happened and we feel somehow different. There are always aspects of our soul that remain constantly connected to our body and to this lifetime. These aspects help ease in the new portion of our much larger soul. In most cases all of us is integrated once again within a few hours or days, and we have readjusted our focus to accommodate the life journey that the new portion of our soul has brought into our life.
And for those of you who might be wondering, yes, the guides and angels also shift. Those spiritual helpers associated with portions of the soul that have left also leave, and make room for new guides and angels. When this shift in the soul does not happen easily into a new reality it is most often because we ourselves are holding onto the old guides and angels.
This is one of the principle issues that I find myself helping people with in private sessions. At this point I don't know a way of doing it completely by oneself, but I have provided meditations (click here) that address this issue. I equate this type of energy work to getting a haircut: you can cut your own hair, but someone else can do it much quicker and easier because they can see the bigger picture.
No one of us is healing and changing outside of the context of our shared connections to the subconscious of all humanity. Whatever small step each one of us takes makes it that much easier for another to make a similar step.
My blessings to all who read this,
(with Archangel Michael)
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Meditation #34 from September 23, 2012
The New Road Taken:
Uniting the Sacred Masculine and Divine Feminine Essences of Your Soul within Your Body
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