We are all on a journey. A Journey through Life. That means we have the opportunity to experience all the ups and downs that life has to offer and we also have the opportunity as individuals to learn and grow from those experiences. And over the last year or so we have had opportunities galore.
I’ve mentioned before that the old adage of “no gain without pain” is old hat, and that we can just as easily learn and grow from Joy and Love and Laughter, but it appears that the Collective has been stuck in that old Energy and seems determined to walk the hardest road. And so we travel into our Collective Dark Night of the Soul.
I’ve been in that place a couple of times and it is not fun. This year has been almost non-stop ‘not fun’ for me on a personal level and I know for sure that I am not alone in that, but I am fortunate. Firstly, I have been in these overwhelm situations many times and I know how to deal with them, and it helps that a few years ago I started a course of study to help not only myself but others who find themselves in these situations where things just overwhelm so badly that you can’t cope. Now I have the technical back-up, and a tried and tested action plan to get me back on track.
Returning to ‘normality’ from a crazy, difficult, emotional period in your life is not easy. It doesn’t happen overnight. You can even get a few ‘false-positives’ where you are sure that you have overcome your tricky times, only to find that the hard stuff still keeps happening. I believe I am finally back, and that this time it’s real and not a ‘false-positive.’
One of the things that has been instrumental in my being able to deal with the heavy stuff is that I have had the support of friends. Essence and Kō B’a Jā, the other Krones in the International Koalition of Krones, have given me the breathing space I needed in the cyber world. We’ve never met physically but these two people are incredibly important in my life and despite having some hard things happening in their lives too, they’ve kept the social media stuff rolling on to the point where I’m pretty sure most people didn’t even miss me. I’ve also had three close friends who have supported me in the physical world with hugs; tissues to wipe my tears; kind, encouraging words and plenty of scotch, chocolate and cheese!
I learn by experiencing things and my recent experience seems to me to be a microcosm of the macrocosm. My personal experience of what the Collective is also going through. We are each going through hard and difficult times, but we are each not alone. It almost seems easier to see our Oneness as we all travel through our individual but oh-so-similar Life Journey together.
Have you noticed how so many people seem to be hunkering down? So many people suffering from overwhelm and anxiety? We have to support each other. We have to give each other space and respect that those you are talking with are probably struggling too. This has been my experience of what is needed for the Collective to come back from the happenings of 2020. There has to be very few people of this planet that haven’t been affected by Covid and the explosive political messes of the last year or so and right now we need to collectively take a few deep breaths and get ourselves grounded again. We need to stop the merry-go-round for a while because we all know that it’s going to pick up speed again very soon. This show ain’t over.
We need to be gentle with each other.
Gy’ Shé em