We are in a unique transitional period right now, individually and as a whole.
During times of great transition, the mind often goes into survival mode, because everything around is changing. This can bring up a lot of fear.
The fear is a sign of resistance. The mind is trying to hold onto the past stories and patterns it has identified with and grown comfortable with, to keep itself feeling safe and protected.
This tendency of the mind—of resisting change by trying to hold onto the past—is at its peak right now. This is bringing to the surface many unresolved imbalances we may still be holding in our body, mind, and emotions.
Yet when this resistance comes up, it is a clear confirmation that big breakthroughs are just around the corner, if we open ourselves up to them.
Many breakthroughs in our path of growth begin in what we see as a breakdown of mind, body, or emotions.
Of course, our Spirit never views us as broken in any way. It sees only wholeness and perfection in us.
This is why breakdowns are never an experience of the Spirit. They are an experience of the mind.
They happen when the mind feels it has reached a tipping point—the uncomfortable realization that the old thoughts and methods are no longer serving us.
The breakdown comes from the shock of realizing that change must happen, even though that feels very uncomfortable to the mind.
It resents the internal shifts that come with growth, because it has been trained to think of change as something that will take away the identity it has created for itself.
It fears no longer being needed in the way it usually functions.
Yet there always seem to be people who know how to embrace change, who aren’t troubled by the shifts the mind must make. They seem to be able to reinvent themselves, to evolve to an even greater version of who they are.
How are they able to grow without struggle, and to embrace change happily?
Think of someone you know who takes on shifts and changes easily, letting things flow without resistance or fear. These “free spirits” aren’t attached to the old familiar ways, so they are able to allow change without feeling threatened by it.
Notice how you feel when you are around someone like this. You probably relax more, as you experience the easy flow of this person’s energy. You can see that they view life more through their heart than through their mind.
Unlike the mind, our Spirit isn’t put off by change. It’s fueled and excited by it. In fact, it thrives on change!
Yet it’s not unusual for most of us to feel butterflies in our stomachs as we consider a big change, or deal with a new situation. This isn’t actually fear, or a warning about some upcoming event.
It’s our Spirit dancing with excitement, letting us know that we are moving forward in new and empowering ways.
Of course, the mind interprets the butterflies to mean nervousness or fear. Because it in its limited way, it doesn’t really grasp what’s happening.
When that happens, just speak quietly to your mind, to let it know that those feelings are a sign from your Spirit that it’s creating a wonderful new experience for you.
Let it know that it can release all fear. That just isn’t needed anymore.
The energies that came in during the month of March have been nudging us to go well beyond our comfort zone. If we didn’t understand that this was happening, we may have had times of feeling lost, confused, and at a point of experiencing some sort of emotional, mental, or physical breakdown.
Yet breakdowns can lead us into amazing moments of growth. In fact, a breakdown really just means “dismantling limiting patterns that no longer serve our higher good.”
We are now at the point where we are no longer able to find comfort in limiting patterns.
This may feel like a crisis, but it is the kind of crisis that births a whole outlook. It can be one of the most spiritual experiences we can have, because in that crisis moment, we have a chance to reassess our lives and create a new and higher reality for ourselves.
If we’re ready to learn from the breakdown, the next chapter of our lives can look much brighter as we experience more of our spirit’s power and our own higher selves.
But why are these breakdowns happening now?
The End of Karmic Contracts
A big reason why everything seems a bit more challenging than usual now, is because this is a time in which the old karmic contracts, vows, and commitments we have made over many lifetimes, whether consciously or not, are coming to the surface so that we can become aware of them and dissolve them fully.
Confirmations that our old karmic contracts are expiring can include inner nudges that encourage us to:
• Let go of our current job or business ventures
• Align fully with our life purpose
• Take better care of our body, mind, and Spirit
• Step fully into our power
• Move to a new location
• Release unhealthy relationships
• Start a new job, business, project, or hobby
• Make peace with ourselves, others, and the Universe
• Accept a higher level of abundance into our lives
Time for Completion
A completion is a sacred time in our lives that signifies profound closure. It is the end of an old chapter, and the beginning of a new one.
Completion is not about getting rid of anything or anyone from our lives with force. It’s not about fixing anything.
It’s actually about understanding that we have come to a point in our lives where certain contracts, vows, and obligations we’ve had with certain people, places, experiences, and ourselves, have been fulfilled.
Completion means that we have chosen to not run away or avoid something that felt uncomfortable or scary to us, but are facing whatever challenges needed to be faced full-on.
We have learned our lessons, and are no longer in need of recreating that experience in our lives.
Completion can even occur among Soul family members and Soul mates. These seem to be the hardest for most people, because we can remember feeling so connected to these beautiful Spirits at one point.
When a completion happens on a Soul level, a compassionate love still remains. If anything less than compassion remains, completion has not yet fully been achieved.
If you are someone who is experiencing a completion at this time, know that you are exactly where you are meant to be on your journey.
Times like these help us put everything into perspective, and help us appreciate the daily blessings in our lives. Once a completion happens and the integration has been made, wonderful new adventures await us!