2020 was an exercise in many things.
Many of us became stuck in our own points of view. This entrenchment in our own POV causes us to become inflexible and makes it harder for us to truly hear one another. During my Winter Solstice meditation, I asked the guides what the word for that day was and they said, UNITY.
UNITY noun, plural.
- the state of being one; oneness.
- a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
- the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.
- absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character.
- oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.
- the state of being joined together or in agreement.
- when there is unity, people are in agreement and act together for a particular purpose.
I kept saying it over and over. When I said the word quickly in my head, it almost sounded like You Need Me. I chuckled and wondered, who was the “you” and who was the “me”?
This got me thinking about the various moments of unity through history. Events like weddings, births, deaths, voyages, discoveries, celebrations, creation of countries, even war. (It seems to me that we are currently in a historic moment right now.)
I then thought about how Angels, Ascended Masters, and the guides have been around for a very long time, guiding us throughout history and in our current times. I wondered if they have been saying the same thing over and over again to people throughout history – and whether people have listened to them. I often think of the phrase, “History repeats itself.”
We are moving into times where people are able to access a greater connection to the Divine. We can choose the dimension of reality we want to live in (for example, stay in 3D dimension of reality or go into higher dimensions).
A few friends have told me they feel deeply connected to the Universe and are in 5D Consciousness, meaning fully connected to Earth, in the flow and so full of love. Some even say they are awakened and enlightened. (I couldn’t tell you which “D” or dimension I am in currently, and to be honest I am not concerned with it, because for me it’s not important.) I can say that I feel the energy of these friends as being very calm right now. They are at peace within themselves. I noticed in myself that I am also feeling peace and calmness since I understood what was happening in the world during these Covid-19 restrictions to bring the great “shift” in people’s way of doing and thinking. (See my post here regarding finding your path and leadership.)
I’ve been reflecting on this phrase a lot: “As above, so below, as below, so above. As within, so without, as without, so within.” For me, it means: if I have chaos in me then I will witness it around me, and if I am calm and peaceful within, then I will witness it around me too. I am drawing toward me what I am feeling inside of me, whether consciously or unconsciously. Manifestation is created through what we feel in the moment.
On this note, I believe that we manifest certain people in our lives. Oftentimes we manifest people who trigger us or push certain buttons. When we are triggered by something, it’s because something on the outside is reflecting something we feel inside. But when we heal those inner wounds, outside triggers no longer affect us in the same way. We don’t react. In my opinion, if you want to experience peace and calm, you need to talk through what is bothering or triggering you – you need to be able to process it, expressing your feelings about it too. Understanding can only be reached by asking questions, like, “Why is this really bothering me?”
I recently had a friend, M, tell me that I should be careful what I post on my personal Facebook because people may respond negatively or even abusively towards what I have to say.
To give some context, I’d posted about how the Alberta Government should have declared COVID-19 a public emergency rather than a health emergency (see the article here). In my post, I stated that the Alberta Government did bring in retired doctors and nurses, and I also said that I wear a face mask because I am listening to the requests of health professionals.
These health professionals are dealing with COVID-19 on the front lines and they are asking for our help. They are seeing the worst of this crisis far beyond what many of us interact with on a daily basis. I believe in the long term, these health professionals will need PTSD therapy because they are in a heightened state of emergency – and they have been for nearly a year now. Let’s not forget, they are working long hours, witnessing deaths and sickness, worrying about their own health and the health of their loved ones. For them this is war. I know what working under stressful situations are like – it gets to you. Studies have shown that PTSD is felt when “the person feels the event is traumatic to them.” This is to say that just because a particular event is not traumatic to everyone, doesn’t mean it’s not traumatic for some who are in the thick of it.
The last time I checked Facebook, I had one person who went into an incredibly detailed explanation on why the article was right and Alberta should have declared this a public emergency. I have to agree with what was said. I’d still like to dialogue with him on some of the details of his response.
My friend, M, explained that they warned me initially because they personally process everything internally and do not share. My friend does Angel Card readings and Reiki and now I feel they will be reluctant to post anything for fear that they will receive negative and abusive comments. I know that M gets guidance all the time – will the fear of negative responses cause them to “tone it down” or not say anything? This thought made me a little sad.
Another friend, K, recently said, “I pray that what I am following all comes to fruition for the world. It feels as if it will….”. This is when the guides gave me an Aha! Moment. We are all truly in this world together. If it were just me on this planet, it would be heaven-on-Earth because there would be no conflict between other people. But of course I am not alone on Earth — I am here with nearly 8 billion other people. Many of these people are not feeling peace and calmness, either. They are in chaos with others and with competing ideologies. This chaos affects me too because I am around those people. In this way, we are always a part of the chaos in the world.
I had another friend, G, tell me recently they were cutting people out of their life because they wanted to stay in the calm and peaceful feeling they’d worked so hard for. G feared they would lose their inner peace by keeping contact with these other people.
I agree that we all need to do with what we feel is important in life. But I also wonder – is it possible to avoid other people who bring us down all the time? There are people everywhere and we won’t always agree. Then, when you factor in the internet, social media, news, and all the messaging we’re faced with – how can one stay in alignment with calm and peace? This brings me back to the idea that when something (or someone!) triggers us, it’s an opportunity for investigation – an opportunity to further seek inner peace and calmness.
We are all connected directly and indirectly. Trying to stay in a calm and peaceful state will require each of us to face what is triggering us – face it head on and move through it, rather than avoid it completely. History repeats itself every day in the conflicts we face both within ourselves and with others. “As above, so below, as below, so above. As within, so without, as without, so within.”
The Laws Of The Universe: 7 Hermetic Principles
My reflections on these friends brought me to a new level of understanding, especially in connection with a book I read called, “The Kybalion Hermetic Philosophy” written by The Three Initiates.
Hermeticism is a tradition that dates back as far as the 1st or 2nd Century AD. It is one of the oldest non-Christian belief systems that is still practiced today. It states that there are 7 Principles (the 7 Hermetic Principles). You can read more on the full explanation of each, but they are as follows:
- The Principle of Mentalism: “The all is mind; the universe is mental.”
- The Principle of Correspondence: “As above, so below, as below, so above. As within, so without, as without, so within.”
- The Principle of Vibration: “Nothing rests; Everything moves; Everything vibrates.”
- The Principle of Polarity: “Everything is dual, everything has poles and everything has its pair of opposites; Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths, are but half-truths; All paradoxes may be reconciled.”
- The Principle of Rhythm: “Everything flows, out and in; Everything has its tides; All things rise and fall.”
- The Principle of Cause and Effect: “Every cause has its effect; Every effect has its cause.”
- The Principle of Gender: “Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles.”
These 7 principles really explain everything. And I keep coming back to this idea: When we are feeling a certain way on the inside, no matter what we tell ourselves (or other people, for that matter), our inner reality will always be reflected back to us. These encounters with my friends showed me that when people are hurting or afraid, they act out in ways that bring about more of these feelings in the world. I am now able to reflect on these principles to guide my understanding and I invite you to reflect on these principles and how they apply to your life as well.