KATIE INDICROW: “What Lies Beneath The Reaction: Why Do I Feel How I Feel Right Now?”

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Beautiful souls.  We are going through a lot right now, indeed.  Many are feeling disappointment in the world they see around them and with it a loss of hope, a sense of betrayal, and/or indignance at the corruption of systems. If you are feeling these feelings – this post is for you.

Dear friends, I ask you to take a moment and look at what is going on beneath that reaction (or at its root).  Somewhere deep down inside, are you having it because these actions go against the core values and ideals you hold for humanity?  For our societies?  For the ways that we believe people should treat one another?

If the answer to that is yes, and I suspect in many cases it is, I ask you to shift your focus to that level of feeling for a moment.  Breathe with me here.  You are feeling a lower vibrational reaction because something is negatively impacting the ability of others to lead higher vibrational lives.  You’re no hate mongerer — NO!  In fact, you’re a person who really loves people and you’re losing your mind a bit right now because you’re viewing what appears to be utter chaos and disaster unfold in front of you.  Your beliefs about what constitutes a fair and just world are being thrown into what feels like a blender and you’re not happy about it.  That’s ok.  But let’s not get stuck here.

Why don’t we take a moment to return to that base set of feelings/beliefs, the one that holds values like love, freedom, and equality at its core.  Let’s feel these feelings for a moment.  Let’s ask ourselves, if we were creating a world around us that took these factors into consideration, what would it look like?  Would people live with dignity?  Sit with it until you feel the hope and love for the possibilities for humanity.  Can you find it within yourself?  I think you can.

Now dear friends, I ask you to take that feeling of hope and add to it love, joy, and any other high vibrational quality that you would like to experience as/with humanity.  Let the warmth bubble into you, warming you in all the places pain and fear have touched.  When it is strong, project that love into the creation of our reality and the new earth.  Use your power of intention fueled by love to create the energetic space of the new world.  Let it guide you in your actions and thoughts, which then ground it into this reality creating a trajectory point into another.

I’m not one to disallow anger or pain for after all, it led us to this beautiful place, didn’t it?  It was part of our journey just now.  But it wasn’t our end point, oh no.  Rather, it was an opportunity for us to grow, both in terms of how we understand our own feelings and in recognizing what we want as a collective.  We are at a stage where we now realize that the vibrational contributions we offer the world around us shape our realities.  We also understand that everything is made of energy.  And because of that, we are able to make dramatic shifts by using tools that every person can access like focused intention that we can change earths very energetic structure.  The thing about chaotic situations like death, elections, and disaster is that they have the power to create strong reactions which bring us to spaces where we really have to re-evaluate who we are, what we’re participating in, and where it’s all going.  Sometimes we see we need to make maaaajor changes.  Thankfully the malleability of energy allows us to create shifts relatively quickly once we realize that we are not doing this (whatever ‘this’ is) any more.

So I encourage you dear friends, to examine the roots of your reaction in this and all situations, for within them lies great truth that can positively fuel our action.  Also remember that activities like projecting love described in this post are excellent ways to contribute to lightening the energetic vibration around tough situations/fosters the creation of better ones.  When I do it, my intention is usually to support the highest good of a situation (which I leave up to divine order).

Today is 11/11.  If you’re so inclined, why not take a moment and use the power of this day to help co-create that very earth we’re dreaming of.

I love you and I believe in us.

Katie IndiCrow

 

 

 

About the author: Katie IndiCrow is an energy teacher, aligner, and ‘healer’ (though really, it’s aligning. You heal yourself). She is a dedicated gridworker, tree lover, and crow enthusiast. For more information on her current offerings and access to her larger body of work see her fb page: www.facebook.com/lightemissary1111 and her shiny new website: www.indicrowenergetics.com

ALEXA PELLEGRINI: “Finding Beauty, Self-Awareness and Growth in Disappointment”

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All of us have experienced that terrible sinking feeling that accompanies disappointment. It’s all too easy to fixate on things that don’t go our way and resent life for not giving us what we want. But finding freedom from disappointment is as easy as changing your perspective on what disappointment is and the purpose it’s meant to serve in your life. Instead of seeing the disappointments you experience as tragic or punishments, you can use them to increase your self-awareness and spiritual growth.

Lose the expectations, lose the disappointment

expectationsFeeling disappointed is almost always the result of having unrealistic expectations. If our vision of what our lives should be doesn’t align with reality, our hopes are dashed and our spirits are crushed. The easiest way to avoid suffering from disappointment is to nix all expectations and open our minds to accepting everything life has to offer — disappointments included. Accepting disappointment allows us to live in the now and appreciate the present moment. No amount of sadness or anger we express toward our disappointments will make them completely disappear. And if we insist on getting our own way and coerce others into doing what we want so we can avoid experiencing disappointment, we’re simply cheating ourselves out of learning valuable lessons the Universe wants to teach us.

Behind every disappointment there is a lesson to be learned

If you feel like it’s impossible to cope with , it’s time to stop demonizing it. Many of us cast our disappointments in a negative light and fail to see the beauty in them. Our disappointments are meant to help us grow on a mental, spiritual and emotional level. As an intuitive counselor, I’ve worked with friends and clients alike who have struggled with disappointment, and I’ve drawn from my own experiences when giving advice about making the most of them. I avoid being overwhelmed by disappointment by seeing the potential for growth behind it, and I always urge others to do the same. 

disappointmentFor example: one of my greatest recent disappointments was submitting a few of my best poems to the Kenyon Review, an esteemed literary journal, and being rejected. After months of waiting for a response, I opened an email about my submission a few weeks ago and read that I hadn’t been selected. At first, I felt a sting of self-doubt and disappointment. The rejection even made me momentarily question if I’ll ever achieve my dream of being recognized by an acclaimed publication. However, I took a step back and saw that the rejection was merely a lesson meant to help me grow as a writer. I realized I was experiencing feelings of disappointment because I had expected being selected, even though my aims were unrealistic — I don’t have even a sliver of the experience of the background most writers have who submit to the Kenyon Review, a journal rooted in tradition. Instead of being swept up by my disappointment, I recognized that I need to slowly work my way up to avoid another incident of self-sabotage.

What you think you want isn’t always what you need

Disappointment arises when we ask for something and we don’t get it. However, it’s impossible for us to always know what’s best for ourselves. The greatest things that come our way in life are usually gifts from the Universe that we never asked for. While it’s tempting to believe we always know what’s best and can exercise complete control over our lives, the Universe is a powerful force that influences our existence in ways beyond logical understanding. Let’s look at relationships, for example: if you connected with your partner in one of your classes, at work or even through a friend, you never could have known your actions were leading up to you finding love. You didn’t sign up for a specific lecture or take a certain job with the intention of meeting your mate. Somewhere in your heart, you were finally open to the experience of love and embracing your worthiness, and the Universe responded to your vibrations. 

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Letting go of the desire to have total control over your life by recognizing the power of the Universe will allow you to free yourself from the prison of your expectations. The Universe gives us exactly what we need in the present moment so we can grow, whether it’s amazing gifts or challenging disappointments. Remember that what you want and how you think your life should be may not be what you need in this stage of your life.

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