Has anyone not felt discombobulated during the past few years?
The energetic effects of chaotic times…
It’s hard to make good decisions in the midst of confusion and disorder. In fact, it can be difficult to make any decisions at all. We lose trust in our ability to respond appropriately. We literally don’t know what to do. And this state of powerlessness propels us into fear.
In a world of disrupted energy, we can easily be pulled off-centre. Then…
- we feel discombobulated,
- we can’t think clearly,
- we don’t know what to do, and
- we feel powerless and afraid.
And in that state, we revert to our habitual coping mechanisms—pretending it isn’t happening; consoling ourselves by shopping; distracting ourselves by scrolling through social media and watching endless YouTube videos; or __(insert yours)____________. These ways of coping may make us feel temporarily better but do nothing to improve the situation.
It’s ironic because navigating chaotic times is when we most need to be fully present to think clearly and make good decisions.
What can we do to function better?
From an energy perspective, the trick is to be centred in yourself and hold that presence even when there is chaos around you, whether physical or mental.
The fundamental step is to find practices to re-centre yourself whenever you’ve gone off-kilter. These include…
- Meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, prayer
- Grounding yourself
- Energy activations (in a previous post, they are under the heading “tried and true tools”)
- Sound healing
Here’s an exquisite example of sound healing with crystal bowls. I find it both soothing and uplifting—a perfect antidote to feeling discombobulated.
Listen with headphones if possible.
Internationally renowned, Ashana is credited with pioneering an entirely new genre of healing music with crystal bowls. She offers concerts, crystalline activation meditations, retreats and workshops, and her music is available on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, youTube. More on her website.
Another very effective strategy is to work with your consciousness—expanding it to hold the disturbing situation with compassion.
Don’t know how to do that? Intend it and trust it will happen.
Consciousness is the foundation of our being. It is infinite, and we humans are the physical vehicle for a small amount of it to be expressed. Because we are connected to our larger consciousness, we have the ability to expand by accessing ever-more of our consciousness. And over time, we increase our capacity to remain in that state for longer periods of time.
That’s what spiritual growth is.
And that’s why our sincere intention can make it happen.
Humanity is in a growth spurt…
The chaos around us, which is causing our discombobulation, is giving us an opportunity to expand our consciousness—the opportunity to express a more mature level of humanity. That’s what I was alluding to in my previous post when I said…
What if the potential for ChatGPT to run amok prompts us to look deeper within to see what we value and what makes us human?
And what if, instead of worrying that AI is going to take us over, we teach it our values, just as parents do with their developing children?
One aspect of consciousness is awareness of our highest aspirations. In his research to discover the human values that we can all agree upon, Mo Gowdat discovered that
- We all want to be happy.
- We have the ability to make others happy.
- We all want to love and be loved.
If we would keep ourselves centred and live by these values, we would be credible role models for our future AI companions as well as our children.
By staying centred and expanding our consciousness, we have a chance of creating the more beautiful world we know is possible.
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