A glimpse into the conscious expansion; Journal reflections & prompts for YOU!
You have noticed within a matter of days your entire world changed. What was once a secure routine of mostly expected outcomes, is now a myriad of confusion.
Then abruptly as you stood there, seemingly solid in the foundation of the being that was you, the rug was ripped from under your feet.
You have no choice but to feel the sensation of falling, encompassed by the emotions of uncertainty, fear, confusion, despair, terror, hopelessness, shock, anger, and sadness.
You are right to feel these feelings, for physical body, and logical mind are screaming for you to provide answers! Your world as you knew it, has just ended.
What is your plan? Are you ready for this? No, you are not. Nobody is. Have you ever felt ready for anything in your life, you wonder? Actually, no. You have just felt courage and determination when you have not been ready.
You call your parents, your friends, you watch the news, you read social media articles, you are desperate for reassurance and answers. You want to know what you can do next! What should you be ready for?! You are consumed with information, and the heightened emotions of the world. You feel sick, and you should. This is the feeling you get when you realize, you are all alone here. Nobody has the answers you need. Nobody really knows.
You are terrified.
So, you seek for semblance of normality, companionship, mental health support, anything that will help you get through this. You may try online videos, drinking during the day, classes you've been putting off, making your living space more comforting, paying more attention to your children, and your spouse, or hating their existence. You may start noticing things about yourself and your loved ones, you didn't before. You may start paying attention to YOU again. You may realize where you have pain, and where you shine. You may notice others struggling, and want to connect, you may notice you are outraged by false information, and ineffective reporting, the behaviour of others, and incredible learning curve you are now forced to survive in.
You may notice you are learning to look inside yourself for answers. YOU are shifting...
You may start enjoying yourself more, connecting more than before to combat the helpless feeling, you try to combat the fear in various ways. You may start seeing things differently and considering different perspectives. You may be called to feel empathy when before other's behaviours would just irritate you.
You are shifting.
Look around, with open eyes, seek information for your own mind, and pay attention to how what you read, and hear makes you feel.
We wear masks now to protect ourselves from germs, but the reality of it is, we wear masks to protect ourselves from pain, and fear. Our masks make us feel safe.
You've been given time to reevaluate life as you knew it. You've been given space to look inside and hear your own mind, there is safety here too. You are safe and loved, and the shift is real.
The uproar is real. Keep questioning, and discussing human rights. The shift is happening.
We want to connect. We want freedom, we want peace, we want equality, we want safety, we want reassurance, we want abundance, we want LOVE. We want to give it and we want to receive it and we all deserve it, all of the time.
Realize you and everyone here is struggling, with something, and their struggles are their journey. You only have to worry about yours.
... and in those quiet moments where it's just you and you feel so alone; Know there is an army of humans just like you wanting the exact same things that you do too.
- Sarah Helten