Thriving in Times of Immense Change
by Julianne Kulosa
As November intensifies, it can be easy to get hooked into the external events occurring. These pull you away from your center, causing additional stress, overwhelm, anger, and helplessness.
External reality reflects what is happening within.
In California, we see reflections of what is happening with humanity in the Earth’s increase in heat, fires and more. Fire burns off the old, dismantling old structures once and for all so that the new can be created. It is a natural part of the cycles of nature.
How can we thrive as the fires burn within and without?
Understandably, the desire may be to close down, hide away, or to distract or protect yourself from any perceived threat, discomfort or pain. However, thriving means expansion, not contraction.
Right now, doing anything that opens your heart is key to opening to the immense opportunity presenting now for new creative ideas and solutions and for a quickening and ease in your awakening process.
Anything that has you experience ease, calm, trust, delight, joy, laughter or gratitude is what is called to make a priority.
As you go within and breathe into your heart, ask yourself what will open you more to love and light. Trust your answer, which may change moment to moment.
This can include assisting others in their challenges. It can feel overwhelming to read or watch the news of devastating events occurring, or see the pain your loved ones are experiencing. Breathe and trust that if there is an action for you to take, you will be guided toward it. This is not about over-extending yourself or depleting your energy. Sometimes your loving attention and open heart is all that is called for.
Each person has different things that light them up. Make those a priority. Release any distractions or things you are doing or surrounding yourself with out of guilt or perceived obligation.
You still have those things you care about, such as taking care of your family and going to work to support your home and financial needs, and you can indeed do those “shoulds” with a grateful open heart.
You have great challenges, whether with your physical body, finances, home life, relationships, emotions or mental chatter soaked in doubt, fear, anger, anxiety or overwhelm.
This is more reason to deliberately put self-care at the top of your to-do list.
Small caring actions in dedication to your soul’s embodiment and service to the world impact all that you do. Anything that brings any sense of lightness that you can add in your day brings more light to humanity and Gaia.
If overwhelm, doubt or fear takes the driver’s seat, know that in that moment you can stop and choose a different driver: your soul. It may guide you to eat differently, go out into nature, take a different viewpoint about a situation, try something new, watch a funny movie or video, listen to a song, or dance. It is often unreasonable and illogical.
Do not underestimate the power of what you once considered the least of your priorities. Even a few minutes of nurturing your heart can shift your entire day and add in light, ease, gratitude and joy to all that you do.
There is so much support for the new right now, and you can tap into all the creativity inside you by shifting your attention to the visions you have of a life and world that is filled with love, connection, abundance, care and joy. As you let yourself feel that in this now moment, you are guided more and more to any actions to take support that vision.
3rd dimensional consciousness just doesn’t have the support it used to, so hanging onto how you thought life should look, what the rules were, creates more suffering.
Give yourself the gift of loving attention, inside and out, and call in all the support you need, seen and unseen, for your highest good, highest service, with grace and ease. Each time you consciously choose this, you wake up more into your multi-dimensional highest self, your soul, and into New Earth.
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by Julianne Kulosa
The urge to clear out my space has amplified over the past few weeks. Specifically, I have not just the urge to remove physical items from my home, but fleeting images of all my physical belongings suddenly disappearing, like due to a fire. That image thrills and excites me with a sense of freedom.
Clearing out space isn’t just about physical possessions of course. It’s the old stories, beliefs and judgments that no longer serve the highest outcome of the self and the collective. It’s all those emotions that have been locked away or pushed aside, that we try hard not to let loose yet also can feel out of control of. We may judge them as negative (anxiety, fear, anger) and other times deem them socially inappropriate (bliss, high levels of love and enthusiasm, bursts of childlike joy). Clearing space includes detoxifying the physical body and the habits we have, in thought, word or action, that actually don’t lift or light us up.
It could be overwhelming, but doesn’t need to be, for each small change effects the whole. It’s not a race or competition. All the information on how others are successfully shifting is meant to inspire you, meant for you to discern what you might want to add to your unique recipe of stepping into your highest expression of YOU.
Those judgments on how you and others live their lives, that you or they should be doing things better, differently, more or less, is one of the most important things being cleared out.
The last part of this year, 2018, is quite intense an offers a choice point in each moment. The collective is swinging toward the path of dark, of separation, fear, anger, hate and fighting opposing viewpoints. We start within and shift the collective by our example.
For me, I am called to be even more intentional. The dedication and alignment with my mission to be of service to the world is all day, every day. I set alarms on my phone to remind myself to re-align. I use the most basic practices I have throughout the day to reset into the highest expression of my true divine self and highest service. When I catch myself in old habits of thinking or acting, even consciously choosing to continue with that habit in the moment, I practice compassion and forgiveness.
These are challenging times, and the pull to the Dark Side is strong. However, the opening toward the Light is equally available, yet often more subtle. It is subtle because it is natural. Heaven on Earth is actually a deep experience and truth inside your heart of how things were always meant to be. It’s uncomfortable, because you’ve gotten used to functioning in darkness and density, understanding how to navigate successfully (or at least survive) a world that is now crumbling (yippee!). New Earth reconnects us with our natural state as Divine Humans, living in unity with all of creation. The “new” is what we are creating together as natural co-creators in a reality of abundance and care for All.
In order to step into the new, the old must be released by your free will choice.
Whatever you are drawn to clear out, do it, NOW! It might be physical items in your home you aren’t using, are in the back of the closet forgotten about, or that no longer align with who you are now. Clearing out will have you be able to see more clearly and let more light in.
There are many ways to bring in more light. Surround yourself with things that feed your soul and awakening.
Externally, take a look at what you see and hear. Does the music your listen to or the things you watch on the television or read on the internet fill you with love, joy, peace, compassion and gratitude? Are there any items in your home that bring you down when you see them, such as items you aren’t using but think you “should”? Are there any foods you are eating that you sense don’t fully support your body? Are there any people you connect with regularly that drain you consistently or that you don’t feel fully supported by?
If you are reading this, you want to embody more Light and choose to create New Earth. It’s time to be intentional and brave. Each of us tips the collective balance into the Light. You are needed, exactly as you are right now, with all those old habits in thought, word and action coming more strongly into your awareness because they are actually clearing out!
Use your ability to command and create. When you notice the pull to judge yourself or others, feel doubtful, hopeless, overwhelmed, anxious, angry or depressed, you have the birthright to choose a different path. You have free will, regardless of circumstance, to shift the way you feel and experience yourself and your life. Call in your multi-dimensional self, your Higher Self, your Divine team, your angels, your Galactic Family, Divine Mother and Father, Source. Call in Light, however you imagine it, crystalline diamond golden light, opening your fields and heart to the Light.
Spiritual practice does not need to be complex. Any moment you think of it, you can call in Light. You can place your hands on your heart and breathe in ease, bringing to mind someone you deeply love and appreciate. Just breathe. It only takes a minute.
Overwhelm is strong these days, and your awakening doesn’t need to be yet another laundry list of things to do. Like clearing out the items or clutter in your home, it could be one item at a time, or a drawer or closet. Sure, it would be great if all that stuff just suddenly disappeared like in my imagined fire, but it doesn’t usually work that way.
What clearing out does take is being intentional. The best time for this is upon waking. Whether you meditate, express gratitude, set your intention for the day, journal, do yoga, or pray, the short time you take in the morning is extremely powerful.
Things are shifting so very quickly now, and the desire to hold onto the old is amplified. Please, be compassionate with yourself and others and know we are all truly doing the best that we can.
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It's not just you, my beloved. The world is transforming and we're all in this together. You are a master and expert in your unique experiences and contribution to the world. Together we'll navigate through these challenging yet oh so juicy and magical times.