Luvs, how are you doing?
We find ourselves in one of the most grueling obstacle courses of our time, something straight out of Indiana Jones. The metaphorical booby-traps of swinging battle axes, and giant boulders run amok seem nearly literal.
If I’m speaking as a 3rd dimensional human being, let’s see…we’re handling a pandemic, the fall (and the violent fight) of White Supremacy, jobs lost, routines annihilated, massive fires across the American West, Mother Nature giving her final warnings, and the chronic normalization of lies so permeated into our reality, that Trust seems to be going the way of the dinosaur. Entire factions of people have lost the ability to communicate with one another.
If I’m speaking as a 5th dimensional spiritual being, we’re facing the activation of our dharmas (our divine purpose, our reason for incarnating), the light-speed evolution of our species, planets in alignments that are relentlessly polishing us with all the comfort of industrial-grade sandpaper, the explosive resurgence of the Divine Feminine (Thank you, Mother Nature), and a one-thousand-year-old paradigm crumbling like the fall of Rome.
Let me be clear.
I unequivocally feel that all of this is bringing us to a more beautiful world where we can permanently retire the concepts of supremacy and war consciousness, making room for total synergy and symbiosis between all people and all species.
But in the meantime…the pain can feel unbearable at times.
I recently received a private message from a young Lightworker (those who are here to illuminate and transmute the darkness by shining their creative light), who asked a simple and elegant question I felt we could all benefit by:
I’m in the process of growing my Spiritual wings. What can I do about the pain I feel through this process?
So I answered…
There is no easy answer to your beautiful question. I call it beautiful because if you are in the process of growing your wings, it means that you’re embarking on a journey of freedom, growth, and energy ascension. The truth is, we can’t fight the pain that comes with that, just as the butterfly can’t fight the darkness of the cocoon. Time and patience, and faith that you will get beyond this painful state are all imperative.
That being said, there are some things that may greatly reduce your pain.
1.) Be very selective with whom you spend your time. If being around people results in exacerbated pain, keep yourself separated for a time.
2.) Ground your energy– be in nature, feel your feet on the earth, put your hands on the dirt to feel Mother Earth’s quiet strength.
3.) Avoid watching anything that amps up your nervous system, like violent or scary television. (Which, as far as I’m concerned, includes the Presidential Debates. If your nerves are currently jangled, watch them only if you truly are uncertain about who you’re voting for.)
4.) Take only the tiniest sips of news/media/social media. Find a way to stay informed without falling into the chaos. I’ve cut back my social media time by about 75% over the past couple of months, and I don’t intend to change that anytime soon. If used in excess, our social media habits are literally making us sick and insane. That’s honestly not even contested– there is much research to support it.
5.) Find an uplifting spiritual podcast or inspiring audiobook to listen to whenever you feel like your pain is too intense. Read a spiritual book. Belly dance and belly laugh. Buy some sidewalk chalk, and write protective mantras on your back patio. (I do this all the time with three colors of chalk that my resident crows brought me!) The higher energy frequency will untangle your nervous system.
6.) Learn to say ‘no’ for awhile. Undergoing an evolution like this means a greater need to keep your life quiet and small for a period of time. “Quiet and small” will look different for introverts or extroverts. Scale back, be more selective, listen to what your body is telling you.
7.) Be incredibly good to yourself. Don’t rush the process. Find people to talk to, who can understand you. Know that you’re in pain because you’re becoming something indescribably beautiful. Have faith that your spirit knows exactly what it’s doing for your highest expression and greatest outcome.
We have to keep our intention set to “divine purpose,” anchor into our sense of meaning, pour our love into Mother Earth and the Cosmos, and remember that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
We have to generate faith in our own abilities.
There is nothing our inner wisdom won’t guide us through, as long as we commit to asking for help when we need it. We can then offer that helping hand in turn whenever possible and to our greatest ability. That’s how we revitalize our life, and that’s how we change the world one day, and one benevolent action at a time.
So Much Love,
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Nancy Haag says
Love all of these suggestions, Kristy. One of the best, and hardest, things for me to learn for self-help, was Learning To Be Still Enough, to meditate. Once I did that, I have found that that practice has helped me in every single phase of my life. And I use various parts of this suggestion to get me to that state of Stillness oh, so that I can accomplish the meditation. Keep On Keepin On cousin dear!
Kristy🙋♀️ I just love love love this article you are oh so very talented as a counselor and wise woman and writer! You are a wonderful trifecta!
Kristy Sweetland says
Dawn thank you so much, my friend! I so cherish you as a fellow wise woman and guide yourself. I have so much gratitude for Instagram who brought us together! xoxo