There is an energy building right now. We all feel it, even if it is only a subconscious awareness. Whether or not you believe in the end-of-the-world propaganda or in a worldwide ascension into pure love mindfulness—from the Mayans, aliens, scientists, or your new-age friend with the opened third eye—you must have heard that something is going on with the planet, unless you are living far from society or literally under a rock. We’ve been witness to so much of the bad part; it dominates the news. Anger and confusion abound. Truly terrifying violence and an outpouring of expressions of pain seem to be around every corner. We can’t help but feel it in our bones; fear is walking beside us as the clock ticks down the hours to December 21, 2012, the date of the supposed alignment-apocalypse-transformation.
I am not quaking every time I walk into a public place. I don’t check dark alleys before I walk by them, and though I think of the recent shooting victims, I am not consumed with fear and negativity all the time. That being said, I am thinking about it more than I ever have, and more often than not, it brings me to thoughts of December 21. For months, my friends and I have exclaimed “Mayans did it!” every time something goes wrong or surprises us. It’s become a joke that has no real meaning, only a catch phrase that is funny because the truth is, we don’t know how to explain some of the things that are going on. A few weeks ago this mostly applied to super storms, strange coincidences, or memes on the internet. Now it is very apparent that this applies to violent public massacres and personal tragedies. In the last week alone, I have been made aware of not only the shootings, but also a slew of suicides, and I don’t use the word slew loosely. I have never heard of so many suicides in such a small time. Just yesterday my doctor told me about her daughter’s 14-year-old best friend who committed suicide recently. Those words made me pause. What kind of anguish does one have to go through to want to end her life at fourteen years old? I thank God, the Universe, all of it, that I don’t have those feelings of such hopelessness and despair. Still, how could you not feel your heart drop into your stomach when you hear something like this?
Last week I had dinner with a good friend and my cousin, who is particularly attuned to the state of the universe, and does her research when she learns something intriguing. She strongly believes that there is an ultimate consciousness ascension that is starting to take place and will culminate on Friday. I will be straight with you, friends. When she started talking about this, all I wanted to do was tune out or change the subject. It’s all I hear lately…world upheaval or the ultimate elevation. Can’t we just go back to gossiping about our friends? Then I decided to stop wriggling in my seat and actually listen. What I heard her say was fascinating. I’m going to paraphrase here, and I probably won’t do it justice. I’m not going to say I buy this theory 100%, but it definitely gives me something to think about. Basically, we are coming into an era of much larger awareness. Our minds will open and the cognizance of these vibrations will be more intense than they ever have been. This applies to every person, not just a chosen few. Those who live with peace and love in their hearts will be most open to the enlightenment. Unfortunately, it seems that some people can’t handle what is happening…unfamiliar notions are starting to perforate their minds, and it is terrifying them rather than comforting them. Maybe this is why there is so much violence taking place in such a small time…perhaps we should all take this knowledge and handle ourselves and others with a little more care.
So I have some affirmations for us, because as much as I want to believe in this ascension, I still have a heavy heart at times, and I need to build up an aura of love so big that I can’t find the edges and I’ll never travel so far that I could possibly escape it. This is the only thing that can save us, friends. Take it from whatever medium you want—a tarot reader, a religious leader, a friend—but the message is the same. We need love to survive. There are few other concrete truths.
No meetings are accidental. “Those who are to meet will meet, because together they have the potential for a holy relationship.” – From Marianne Williamson’s Everyday Miracles affirmations.
Stop focusing on what you do not have, and shift your consciousness to an appreciation for all that you are and all that you do have. – From Wayne Dyer’s Get Inspired! affirmations.
It is easy to grow and change in the atmosphere of love. – From Louise Hay’s Power Thoughts affirmations.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. – Rumi
God wills only love, joy, and peace for you in all ways. – From Doreen Virtue’s Daily Guidance From Your Angels affirmations.
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. – Mother Theresa
Please, share the love, friends. Practice kindness. Smile, and be whole in heart and body this Friday. Hopefully we’ll see each other with new eyes in the coming days.