We’re on the far-side, now, of the recent Solstice (21 December) – Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer Solstice in the Southern – and the end-of-the-year holidays and ‘calendar New Year’.
And that’s just the tip of that iceberg, since November featured the U.S. presidential election and all of the whipped-up, stirred-up fear-and-frenzy associated with it, along with so much else happening in various places throughout this world.
I’ve surfed my own ‘wild waves’, and just wrote about a very recent adventure. Such things are just the ‘occupational hazards’ of being as we are in these times.
I’ve also received emails, messages, updates from various of you who are experiencing the ‘disturbances in the field’, feeling the discordance, amped-up energy – ‘wired’ but also tired; feeling a ‘sense of foreboding and despair’, a constant underlying anxiety and/or grief, and/or experiencing nightmares as it all seeps into the Dreamtime.
Most of us have also seen it ‘bubbling over’ around us, whether in the ‘news’ or in people having breakdowns or ‘over the top’ outbursts due to low ‘impulse control’ and/or coping strategies.
And so on.
Yes, there is a lot swirling. Sort of like the images of that ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’, but less visible to the eye (though very evident to other senses).
Yes, there has been a lot of that purposely stirred up, built up, and whipped into a frenzy by those who benefit from and perhaps feed off of ‘the masses’ (or a majority of ‘the masses’) being in such a state.
Yes, there are various energetic, psychic, and archetypal ‘cocktail ingredients’ that contribute to the general state of the shared energy and psychic field.
Yes, it affects everyone (or most people), whether they’re/we’re aware of it or not.
While that’s challenging for many of us, the difficulties are amped up by the eruptions from the deeply unconscious and/or those with zero coping skills or capacity.
Those who don’t have what we might call ‘healthy coping skills’ and/or ‘impulse control’ to deal with the internal-buildup will look for the first opportunity to provoke and ‘offload it’ or have sudden eruptions, tantrums, outbursts, ‘psychic vomit’ spewings, and the like (more on those ‘tactics and patterns’ in the Empaths & Sensitives Series).
That’s also a highly developed ‘m.o.’, by the way, of the chronic Bully and NarciPath behavior-type … the provocation, the outbursts, the offloads, the spewing of psychic vomit, and so on.
It’s helpful to recognize the patterns and tactics, wherever they’re flowing from — not for ‘shame and blame’ (enough of that going on), but because what we recognize we can respond more consciously to, or moreso than if we’re not aware of it.
The Shared Energy Field
I think most people are inclined to admit — from whatever perspective we’re viewing things, and whatever language we’re using to express those things — that we do ‘live and breathe’ in a shared field of energy.
Since we are not little isolated islands unto ourselves, no matter how much our Lone Cowboy (or Girl) Conditioned-Mind wants to delude itself otherwise, we are affected and perhaps influenced by what’s floating in the shared or collective field at any given time.
I shared one language for this phenomenon in the Empaths and M-Fields post, and a bit more in the ‘psychic pollution’ post (and others).
What to do? How to respond?
There is no single ‘magic pill’ that makes it all go away and suddenly become all fuzzy wuzzy airbrushed pastel-goodness — at least not in any healthy way — regardless what the Pharma-Marketing Gurus tell you.
There is no one- or two-day weekend-warrior Master Workshop that guarantees you’ll never have a bad day, a bad moment, a horrible experience, or a clusterfuq-mal-wave that rises up, gobsmacks you, and knocks you flat on your derriere no matter how practiced and adept you are.
Bummer, I know.
Life can be unfair and inconvenient like that sometimes.
But that’s the state of things just now, in these times, or so it seems anyway. It keeps us humble, eh?
And as the Wise Ones remind us so that we can remind others, “we were born for these times.”
There are things that help, though, and people have known about such things for ages — and updated them along the way to fit the times and places.
One — an important foundational bit of intel — is understanding energy and how to work with it (or at least more skillfully than we do in our culture-ignorant default).
The energy field is dynamic, affected by many ‘cocktail ingredients’ or factors, and we’re all in it, even if we ultimately learn to dance or surf or navigate (pick your word and metaphor) more skillfully with the pollution, and the chop and wave and turbulence of it.
So it seems wise to:
(1) acknowledge it;
(2) just be aware of it;
(3) revisit, renew, refresh, and add to your repertoire of practices, tools, and skills to work with it more adeptly; so we can …
(4) respond with more awareness and more skillfulness rather than “react all over the place,” helping to balance rather than add to to the psychic-mess.
When I get my butt kicked and end up on it (or brought to my knees, or flat-out splatted), and/or gob-smacked with some seriously polluted Mal-wave that rolls in, my instinct is to go back to basics.
Return to the foundational practices.
Restore to center.
And pull a few other things from the ‘magic backpack’ or built-up repertoire based on what’s needed, what the psychic-and-energetic ‘cocktail’ is and what its effects are, and where my intuition points me.
In answer to the questions I’ve received (mentioned above) — “So what can I do?” — that’s where I’d start, because that’s where I do start based on what I’ve learned and experienced over the years.
– Simplify, slow down, and go back to basics for a bit
– Orient back to center
– Gather your energy back in
– Practice ‘energy hygiene’ to clear your energy, for now anyway
– Sink your roots into that center
– Breathe deeply into it
– Focus some of that ‘energy hygiene’ to your immediate place-and-space as well as your ‘inner garden’ and energy field.
I’ve shared quite a bit on each of these here at Sophia’s Children, so browse the links as your intuition guides you.
The “I don’t have time” excuse is part of the problem, so just consider that when it arises from the conditioned-mind that thrives on the toxic-normal drama-drama-conflama and the addiction of being perpetually in motion.
If we have time to get sucked into the drama and ‘react all over the place’, or complain incessantly about it, we surely have at least that much time to center, gather, breathe, calm, and root into wellspring and taproot.
It feels better, and it’s healthier, so those are bonus-perks of making the effort to shift.
I find that it helps, too, to be more mindful of what I’m taking in otherwise, too — whether that’s food or information or too much time with the Drama-Addicts (the ones who ‘jones’ on the ‘Nocebo’ and ‘Nattering Nabob of Negativity’ toxic-normal drama … and tend to chronically stir it up).
It helps to simplify and ensure basic good quality there, too.
From that place, we more easily tap into our intuitive guidance — which really does diminish or get shut down when we’re overwhelmed with energetic and psychic pollution and turbulence.
When we’re more centered, we can draw from the ‘spacious mind’ place rather than the fear-centered ‘narrow mind’.
Then we can intuit or discern additional helpful practices, actions, thoughts, responses, aims, and orientations that might be more tailored for our energy-constitution, life, gift or skill set, purpose, etc.
That’s it for just now.
Tried and True Tips, and More Personalized Mentoring
There are quite a few practices and tips on Energy Hygiene and other things mentioned above here on Sophia’s Children. The “Reader Favorite Series” on the Nav-Bar is a good place to begin, or surf the links I’ve included in this post.
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