What is This Increased Stress Many of Us are Experiencing?
This is an excerpt from the popular, interactive book, A Course in Mastering Alchemy – Tools to Shift, Transform and Ascend
By Jim Self and Roxane Burnett
There’s a Shift of Consciousness occurring within the planet and within each of us. This Shift affects all of us spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically and it is far-reaching. As part of this transition, almost everything we’ve taken for granted is falling away or reconfiguring. This Shift is affecting our consciousness and every aspect of life: our political, social and economic structures, the environment, institutions, our relationships, every thought we think and every feeling we feel. It’s altering time, our memory, our perceptions of good and bad, right and wrong and most especially, our awareness of what’s possible. Every day it seems as though there is more injustice, fear, and conflict in the world. It isn’t easy to watch. Humanity and the planet are changing whether we resist it or assist it. So the question is: How will you choose to move through this Shift?
Although you may not recognize it, the Shift is also providing new understandings of how we can once again live in harmony with each other, the Earth and All That Is. The third-dimensional structure of duality – black and white, us and them, good and bad, and male and female – is changing. On the one hand, many dividing lines are becoming less distinct. On the other, we are watching extremism, division, and fear all around us. We are moving from the dense third-dimensional experience to a way of life that allows for greater possibilities, connected communities and an expanding sense of ease and wellbeing. There is, however, a period of transition between where we currently exist and this new Heaven on Earth. And this transition will sometimes be rough and uncomfortable. If you observe any segment of culture today, things seem to be getting worse, louder and less kind.
To reach that Heaven on Earth, everything that is of a lower vibration must be brought up to the surface and released. This is why such a high degree of conflict exists in the world right now. As unpleasant and uncomfortable as it is, this increased unrest is a good sign that the imbalances are leaving, soon to be replaced and uplifted.
Worrying about the conflicts and wishing them away does not make them go away. You will become much more aware of how the Shift is affecting you and how to move smoothly through the changes by quietly observing, creating a point of balance and releasing the imbalanced issues within yourself first. This is the pathway through the transition to find ease and wellbeing.
Why is this happening now?
This Shift of Consciousness is happening now because we have asked for it to occur. It’s also happening now because we have accomplished what we came here to achieve. You see, the game of the third dimension has been fully played out, and played out very successfully. It’s now time to return home to the heart of the Creator. Everyone is going home to the higher dimensions but not everyone is going home with the same ease and grace. Going Home is precisely what the Shift is all about.
The Shift is clearing away all that we are not. It’s clearing away all that we hold our attention upon that has nothing to do with who we are. This Shift is assisting us in rewiring our spiritual connections and realigning ourselves so that we can finally remember all that we are. However, this is not going to happen without some attention on our part. To complete the third-dimensional experiment we signed up for, we now have the opportunity to put our “selves” back together again. Learning to put yourself back together and rebuilding your Living Light body is your journey Home. This task is possible, but attention is required.
- Is this something to be happy about? Yes!
- Could you be excited? Yes!
- Is it simple? Yes!
- Is it going to be easy? Not exactly… but it doesn’t have to be difficult either.
How this transition might be affecting you
As exciting and as wonderful as this transition is, it’s also creating difficulties for many. These difficulties are occurring as the pace of the Shift quickens and we continue to hold tightly to our third-dimensional beliefs and habits. Judging others and ourselves, resentment, competition, and fear are only a few examples. There are many. These habits and beliefs are choices that belong to the dense, noisy third dimension and they must be released. As long as we continue to hold these limitations, as long as we believe in lack and see the world through a filter of “us and them”, we will experience the uncomfortable effects of the Shift within our physical and emotional bodies. As we argue for our limitations and hold on to old beliefs that no longer support us, we are creating a resistance or blockage within our four-body system that is causing discomfort.