Updated: Jan 24, 2022
After the Lion’s Gate Portal on August 8, 2021 until the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2021, the collective energy was heavy. Most people were constantly exhausted. It didn’t matter how much sleep you got or how much you rested, chances are you were exhausted more times than not. It was a challenge to maintain routines or have motivation for much of anything other than sleeping.
Everyone was busy doing energy work for the planet and themselves on a subconscious level. Whether you knew it or not, you were processing old wounds, traumas and healing yourself and ancestors on an energetic level. This was all in preparation for the planet, Mother Earth, to shift into a higher frequency. This shift is something that Dolores Cannon discussed often and you can learn more about that by searching her name on YouTube or Google. But basically the Earth as a whole is shifting into higher dimensions.
So why has there been a depressive or unsettled energy ever since?
There are two main reasons.
It's part of the healing process.
Some of us are out of alignment.
Part of the healing process: Think about if you were to hold tightly onto a jagged rock; so tight that it started to cut into your skin. And you hold it so long that you become numb to the pain. Now imagine letting go of that rock. The release of pressure, the sudden rush of air on raw skin and the movement of stiff fingers would almost be more painful than when the rock first began cutting your hand. That’s where we are in the healing process; releasing the rocks we’ve held onto so tightly.
Last year we realized we were holding onto rocks and then slowly began loosening our grips and letting go of those heavy rocks. This year, we’ve dropped the rocks entirely and our raw cut-open hands are exposed. It’s healing now, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. And that pain is part of the process of healing. As cliche as it sounds, it lets us know that we’re alive, that we’re actually living this human experience our souls agreed to. Breath it in, and find gratitude in the ability to feel.
Our lack of alignment. The planet’s frequency or vibration is shifting and our individual frequencies might not be keeping up. All of this is to be expected. It's a shift and feeling ungrounded, detached and lost is normal. The energy is unsettled and new to us. Our egos crave familiarity and nothing seems familiar right now.
Looking at this further, we may also be limiting ourselves from actually matching the new frequencies by not living in alignment with our highest purpose. For example, I’m still working a desk job that I’m not passionate about; it isn’t in my highest alignment. You may similarly be out of alignment with a job, a relationship, family obligations or any other part of your life.
So what can we do if we know we aren’t in our highest alignment?
Accept it. Let it be. In other words, love yourself unconditionally. When a toddler misbehaves, the mother doesn’t stop loving the child. Instead, the mother sets boundaries so the toddler learns how to treat other people. The mother loves the child enough to teach them. This helps the child to establish a clear sense of self and others.
Similarly, we can learn to set boundaries with ourselves to teach ourselves (ego-self) how to treat ourselves (soul-self). So when my ego tells me that I can’t quit my job because I need a job to pay bills or I’ll be homeless; I can respond by telling my ego that it has no right to tell me what I can or can’t do. That doesn’t mean I should immediately go quit my job. It means my soul is standing up for itself, which will allow in my highest good. In the future that may mean that I do quit my job, or have an opportunity precent itself that allows me to do something else.
Ultimately, the unsettled energy isn’t a bad thing. It's the Universe and your highest self communicating with you; letting you know that you have things to work on, things to let go of and things to heal. It's up to you to give yourself the space and time to learn what those things are. And most importantly, the energy needs everyone to be accepting of themselves and others. This energy isn’t easy for everyone to handle so its important to be compassionate with everyone, including yourself. Ease into the shift rather than trying to force it. Hold yourself accountable to your own self development and healing right now and you will begin to ease into the shift alongside the planet.