I knew earth was in for some changes when I started to heat up like an oven just before the eclipse a few weeks ago. I had planned to meditate through it but my reminder alarm hadn’t gone off and I was too engrossed in my work to notice. Luckily the internal clock was more accurate.
I dropped everything, shut my eyes, and dove inward. The angel who comes through my friend Summer Bacon had recommended that we experience the eclipse within ourselves – the coming together of dark and light. I focused on that intent and within seconds was drawn into a visionary experience.
Strands of dark and light were being pulled from the cosmos into the center of my soul, combining in one massive sphere of light. It looked like a sun, spinning, and sparkling with love. As I watched the diverse energies dissolving into the “One,” I heard a booming voice. “I AM.”
Humorously I thought to myself, “Why does God always sound male?” Within seconds, I heard the most comforting, strong, yet nurturing voice say gently, “I AM.” I smiled. I’ve heard that voice so many times.
I started spiraling inward into this light. I felt my awareness merge with it. I felt all that I was being accepted by it. I dissolved into it, maintaining my awareness as “Ann” but also knowing myself as part of this light. Indescribable bliss filled my being. I understood.
The eclipse marked a time on earth where we must own and love all that we are. There can be no more pretending we are something, when we are not. No more stuffing feelings. No more being “OK” with things that aren’t, and no more saying we “OK” with things, when we actually want change.
Inauthenticity is becoming excruciatingly painful. Being honest with ourselves about our own feelings, is opening us to a glorious flow.
The energies of this eclipse cut loose a huge torrent of spiritual and emotional energy that is flooding our hearts and minds, washing anything we’ve repressed up to the surface of our conscious awareness.
People have been uncharacteristically light… or cranky. Hopeful or despondent. These past few weeks I’ve seen a massive intensification of emotional energy.
And then comes Hurricane Harvey, flooding Texas and flooding human hearts. I know people there. I’m praying, picturing them safe, and of course contributing as guided.
We are the calm and the storm. We are the pent up energy that gets released in a cosmic event, and the peace that follows. We contain the floods of tears waiting to be released and the raging winds that resist change. The cosmos lives within us. We are all part of each other and all responsible, at least vibrationally for the state of the world around us.
While we must help each other at the human level, as we are guided, it is equally important that we begin to accept everything within ourselves – our strengths and weaknesses, our joy and our sadness, our blessings and our anger, so the earth does not have to release these pent up emotions for us.
While we don’t want to hold onto the denser emotions, it is important to acknowledge them, grow from them, and find the love beneath. It’s time, the angels say, to free ourselves from our self-imposed barriers to love.
Here are some tips for loving it all within you:
1. Write a love letter to yourself, as if you were someone else. Spell out all the beautiful things you see inside of you.
Seriously, pretend you are in love with yourself. Write a love letter. No one ever needs to see it. Own how wonderful you are.
2. Write a letter of encouragement.
- Pick a feeling inside of yourself that you consider to be negative.
- Pretend your best friend was beating themselves up for these qualities.
- Write a letter of encouragement to the friend, imagining that you are being completely, unconditionally love and accepting of their feelings, and at the same time, trying to helping them accept themselves more.
Example 1: If your best friend said, “I’m a horrible person. I want to be loving but I’m still angry at my ex,” you might say, “Of course you are. He/she was so unkind to you. You’re human. Anger is your soul’s way of telling you to grow. You’ll work through it. Look how you’ve learned to be kinder to yourself.”
Example 2: If your best friend said, “I hate my body! I’m ugly. I’m fat. No one will love me.” You might say, “I understand you don’t feel good about yourself, and that’s human but you’re so beautiful inside and out. Look how many people you help. Look how many already love you. This is temporary. I understand your feelings, but I love you and all I see is your beautiful soul. Tell me how I can support you.”
Example 3: If your best friend said, “Everyone thinks I’m so good at my business but I feel like a fake! I’m never confident. I’m scared all the time. You might say, “Look how much you risked to follow your own path! Of course you’re scared. It’s normal. Psychologists call it the impostor syndrome. You’ll get more confident as you go on. It’s OK to feel this way.”
3. Now read the letter of encouragement to yourself
Allow yourself to receive the love and acceptance you’d give another.
We can weather the shifting energies with grace. A little loving self-acceptance, for all that lies within, makes a dramatic difference in the quality of life these days.