I’m writing this on Day Two of our snow-infused Winter Wonderland here in New York, with at least two feet of fresh snow since the wee hours Tuesday.
In case we were confused about it, Mother Nature has, once again, emphasized what real power is, eh?
When I was out walking yesterday early afternoon, in snow-induced quiet and streets that had not yet been plowed, I felt not only better for the fresh air and walk, but I noticed a certain light-hearted camaraderie amongst those of us who were walking about.
Here’s an Energy Weather update that brewed up over the last few days.
With all that’s been stirred up since last Autumn and into this new calendar year, more than a few of us have perhaps felt and experienced the ‘after effects’.
I’ve received more than a few reports from peeps and kindreds experiencing waves of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, grief, hopelessness, at the edge of despair even.
And, of course, there are other emotional states and resulting ‘bubbling over’.
It can be a challenging thing to mindfully manage such intense emotional and energy/psychic waves, even for those who are aware enough to notice it.
For those who aren’t aware of it, and lacking the inner or outer resources to deal maturely and constructively with it, well, out comes another wave of outbursts, hissy fits, tantrum yoga, and psychic vomit.
Look out, and wear your plastic slicker. 😉
With the energy/psychic (and expressed) storms of recent months, some of us may have noticed a sense of shift even in our own purpose and progress — being aware of a sudden recalibration, in which there is a felt sense of the ‘tracks’ or ‘momentum streams’ shifting, and something akin to a pause as ‘new marching orders’ or purpose-clue-trails begin to take shape.
What’s playing out of the local, national, and world stage may very much reflect the energy & psychic weather — and thus the astrology that is one language for such energy/psychic weather.
That said, it’s an interactive kind of theater unfolding on these multi-faceted (and multi-dimensioned) stages, so just as behavior may be a projection or enactment of the prevailing energies and archetypes of now, it also creates its own ripple effects (or shock waves) that, like electrical currents, ripple back into and through the shared field.
That can be, and seem and feel, like a lot of stimuli and ‘input’ streaming in, for those who are more sensitive to it.
Needless to say, this requires the gathered-awareness and a handy repertoire of energy hygiene (including psychic hygiene) practices to draw from.
If you understand how energy works — the energy patterns behind the ‘seen’ activity — you’ll understand this metaphor.
For those whose soul purpose is, at least in part, being a frequency bringer and/or frequency ‘remedy’ (like a vibrational remedy, e.g. Flower Essence, sound healing, etc.), shifts in the dominant M-field would mean a shift in the particular remedy needed to balance it.
I’ve written posts in the Empaths & Sensitives reader-favorite series, about various NarciPath tactics and m.o.’s, and shared a few other blog sisters’ work on these topics as well (like the recent post-share of Shahida Arabi’s latest Narci-intel article).
One tactic and intentional effect of a NarciPath is being something of a shock-jock to unsettle, throw people off center (and often into reaction and/or self-defense, etc.), and getting off on the sense of ‘power’ that gives the shock-jock.
The harm that it causes is inconsequential to these types, since empathy and conscience are often lacking (if present at all) in these personality types.
So they actually enjoy — like an addict would enjoy a narcotic, for example — provoking others into reaction, upset, confusion, or resistance (since in the latter, all of the attention is still on the NarciPath(s) in question, rather than on the remedy).
Again — No blame or shame; it’s just that matter of recognizing behaviors and patterns and tactics so we can respond rather than “react all over the place.”
We’re seeing this dynamic in abundance, too, on a few of the larger theater stages in recent months, and now.
So for some of us, this sudden sense of shifting purpose, happening at the same time that there would seem to be a need for urgent reaction or resistance, can feel pretty frustrating, overwhelming, anxiety-provoking, even if we’ve navigated such passages before.
If it’s a first-time or second-time passage through this particular ‘bog of confusion’, it can seem alarming for sure, so connecting with Wise Women who have actually experienced and thus gained some mastery through the various cycles and passages can be very, very helpful.
A specific approach would likely be slightly unique for each person, since we’re not clones.
But generally, it’s never a bad idea to begin with energy hygiene basics, and this fundamental practice:
Gather your attention, and thus your energy, that’s been overly dispersed ‘out there’.
Concentrate the energy in and around you.
Sink roots (or feel the taproot that’s already there).
Inspiration and wiser action seem to flow more from this centered, rooted place than from being overly dispersed, thin, barely rooted, unmoored.
Regardless of how busy it seems or how quickly ‘time flies’, I’ve also found it wise — from learning the hard way — to ensure bits of time and space to go a bit more slowly and gently, and prioritize little oases of restorative practice.
As one mentor said (from experience), “If I don’t go to quiet, quiet comes looking for me.” We can make it a pre-emptive, proactive priority, or we can let Life whomp us flat in order to allow the mind and body the rejuvenation time it requires.
This is all the more important during energy-intense times and when there’s much change, shift, and general agida stirred up. We can feel it, for sure. Whether we pay attention to it and take mindful action, well, that’s the question and challenge, yes?
Check out the Empaths & Sensitives Series and Energy & Psychic Hygiene Mastery for more handy tips and clues on what unskillful tactics to be alert for, and what energy hygiene practices might be helpful.
Big Love & Joyful Mindfulness,
March 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm
İyi Akşamlar &
Good Evening &
Guten Tug &
🐞UĞUR BÖCEĞİ🐞LADYBUG 🐞
March 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Teşekkür ederim! I’m a big fan of the uğur böceği, too. 🙂
March 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm
“’If I don’t go to quiet, quiet comes looking for me.’ We can make it a pre-emptive, proactive priority, or we can let Life whomp us flat in order to allow the mind and body the rejuvenation time it requires.”
Yes! So very true … and for those seeking and cultivating proactive quiet, life seems to be flowing incredibly well right now. It’s so interesting how different people experience the same circumstances or “reality.” I don’t drive, and so I do love big snowfalls that “level the playing field,” so to speak … people go out walking instead of driving, and it just feels cleaner and more natural. The walkers of the world don’t get fumigated out by the speeding cars and trucks, and the snow absorbs so much cacophony. I love it!
Enjoy and thanks for always sharing these energy hygiene and narcipath posts, because I know that recognition of patterns and use of good energy hygiene are key to navigating this path through joy and peace instead of the alternatives. There’s value in all experiences, but the ease and please works as well as trauma/drama if we let it! 🙂
March 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm
Thank you, Laura. I, too, prefer the “walk, transit, ride share first” ethic (that reflects many years in San Francisco, and then a few in the NYC metro area where such things are “normal!”). And I drive as little as possible (and have been ‘car free’ for many years as a result of the afore-mentioned!). Sounds like it might be similar.
I’m curious … knowing that walk/transit/ride-share are often health and eco-conscious choices for us, I’m also aware that for many who are very sensitive to subtle (and thus not so subtle) energies, driving and a lot of car-travel-time can heighten sensitivity to an uncomfortably acute level — and/or — be so energetically assaulting and draining that it’s similarly acutely uncomfortable. Have you experienced that?
Where I have lived these recent years, such a lifestyle choice is ‘weird’ to the extreme, and even ‘eco-conscious’ people here are confused about why I choose to continue with this walk/transit/ride-share choice. I think you may have a similar experience where Life has called you to share your frequency? 🙂
Blessings aplenty, Laura.
March 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Ah, so true, Jamie! I had my 1998 brain injury, which really messed up my vision and caused mini-seizures to the point that when I moved to Seattle, I could not ethically just transfer my existing drivers license from another state. I voluntarily relinquished it in 2001 and have not had a license since.
I never liked driving and resisted getting my license in high school — walked everywhere and parents actually forced me to get my license as a senior so I could drive around my siblings. Fast forward to 1998 and I was putting 40K miles per year on my car. I could get a license again but would need to take a hospital certified course for brain injured people to the tune of $2-3K for something I don’t even want to do. My work is so multi-dimensional and my concepts of time and space so … flexible … that I honestly don’t believe I would be a safe driver. If I forced myself into driving mindset, it would take me out of the awareness/state I live in all the time. For me, that’s not a sacrifice worth making.
Fortunately, I’m married to a very grounded Taurus who’s an excellent driver. If I need to go somewhere, he has his “stereo on wheels,” and I can just do my thing. I think life rearranged itself to get me back on path, as for some reason, cars are not right for me. I always say that when four-dimensional spaceships or helicraft get introduced, I’ll be among the very first to get a license!
Love and big blessings,
March 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm
Thank you for sharing your sans-car journey story! Interesting that even before your brain injury, you were inclined to walk and wander rather than drive everywhere. Like you, I ended up spending lots of time and traveling many miles, and in all manner of whacked L.A. and Bay Area, etc. traffic before Life nudged me and said, “Hmmm, maybe walking more (and transit, etc.) is more aligned with this next rung of the spiral path.” 🙂
Plus, given the nature of the work, walking has both helped to keep me grounded … and sane. 🙂
Lots of love,
March 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm
Yes, grounded and sane! Good qualities and good exercise. Plus, it lets me spy on everyone’s gardens so I know what grows well where. 😉 Lots of love, Laura
March 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm
True enough. It’s a great way to connect with place, and notice many, many things that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed! xo & lots of love. J
March 15, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Thanks for this Jamie… Your post made so much sense to me.. Understanding Energy, I took myself back to basics in Meditation and Breath… So thank you for all the info you have given here.. I relate to all of it.. <3
March 15, 2017 at 7:18 pm
You’re welcome, Sue. It’s always nice to intersect in these cyber-byways. 🙂 It’s funny – the more I’ve progressed on the path, studied and deeply lived into various traditions and practices, the more I spiral around in appreciation of the *deep wisdom* of the foundational practices and understands. The same ‘basics’ that raised up our impatience when we’re beginners. 🙂 Hoping that you’re well! xo Jamie
p.s. Just wandered over to peruse your recent post … after some very active non-cyberspace weeks during which I left my cyber-garden a bit less tended than usual, I’m taking this ‘snow day lull’ to do a bit of catchup cyber-garden-tending. 🙂 I enjoyed your musing on the energies and how we might be affected – we’re on the same awareness stream. xo
March 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm
Thanks Jamie.. I am doing Much Better.. Thank you and I am ever thankful for Basics.. 🙂 xxx