The first few months of 2018 have started pretty rocky. Tumultuous energy shifts are causing us to think and act quickly. We have to adapt or be squashed.
With my Predictions article as our guide, I thought it would be an optimal time to check in on our progress for 2018. I will revisit how to integrate tools to help us stay balanced and focused, while also reviewing the challenges and opportunities we have all been facing.
The Challenge of Resistance…
Have you noticed in yourself an increase in frustration, anxiety, or depression? Has it been a little harder to get out of the house and socialize or take time for an adventure? Take a moment right now and think back. Personally, I have noticed that pretty much everyone has been on edge, including myself.
Feelings of frustration, anxiety, or depression are often linked to an experience that we are in resistance of processing. Those feelings are asking us to identify how we want to expand, then regroup and make decisions in alignment with the new trajectory of our life.
When I was writing my Predictions article back in August of 2017, I really wanted to start off by saying “2018, yeah, the crazy is not over yet.” In 2017 we all experienced difficult if not heartbreaking feelings around events in world politics, human rights, and individual empowerment. These first few months of 2018 have also been deeply challenging. We are all witnessing and experiencing adaptation and being asked to flow with this change.
As I mentioned in my Predictions, Part 3, article:
“As we move into January and February we will be continuing to process lessons from 2017. This time of the year resistance will be popping up through feeling lethargic and like we are stuck in a rut. It is important to remember that we are removing old energy from our space that is no longer a match to our highest good. If we do not label how we feel but instead consciously trust our innate intuition, we will flow through this shift with grace and ease. This yields the healthiest of processes, allowing the space for healing and creativity.”
The Power of Intentions…
Intentions are a powerful tool for directing and manifesting a path that is an authentic match to our higher self.
Did you take the time to write intentions for 2018?
If not, do it now. Reference my Predictions, Part 2 article for directions on how to write intentions.
If so, have you utilized their power to keep you grounded and focused?
Intentions help stabilize us through tumultuous energy shifts.
From my Predictions, Part 3 article:
“If we stick with our intentions for 2018, moving into March we will begin to feel the transition from resistance from empowerment. How much we connect with it is dependent on our engagement with our personal development. Life will start to find a flow again but moving forward will not necessarily be easy. We are simultaneously in a process of letting go of the past and creating our present. This is not an easy task. To stay engaged and on track, we have to focus on creating our life through our intentions.”
Towards the end of April, we are increasingly influenced by the energy of growth alive during the Spring season. Are we prepared to be swept up with this energy or are we feeling tentative to move into this flow, feeling a bit off balance? Reference your intentions to get you lined up!
From my Predictions, Part 3 article:
“As April comes around the energy really starts to pick up. The end of April is like a spark, pushing us out of whatever resistance we have been working with and calling us to start acting on our intentions. We will be feeling anxious or excited, frustrated or empowered, all dependent on how well we stayed on track for ourselves in the previous months of the year. We can start to see our intentions take shape and/or continue along the trajectory we have planned. Make good choices everyday. Be patient and calculated in your moves forward.”
Now is the time to finish up the prep work! We can have a productive next few months if we have moved through resistance into empowerment, using our intentions as our guide.
“In May through July we will see energy calm a bit. But this will amplify our ability to move forward. As we begin to see our lives take shape based on good choices framed by the creation of our intentions, personal empowerment has the opportunity to manifest on a greater level. We begin to notice how we are consciously working with our energy and that of the universe to create our life path.”
It’s a short break as the pressures from the world around us begin to intensify again in August. Take advantage of energy as it is presented!
No matter if you are in the throws of huge challenges or opportunities for growth, do the best with where you are at, remembering to use the tools available to help you stay balanced and focused.
Sedona Journal of Emergence