Has anybody been through a period of upheaval recently?

2015, lunar eclipse, energies, shift, help, how to, 444, 222, 11:11We moved house last week which was a big period of change, like it is for anyone, but as go the energies of this year – it didn’t pan out as planned…

As soon as we moved we were informed our new rental might not be the long term place we’d originally thought it to be, and in fact that we might have to move again.

Interestingly though it’s not just me who’s been experiencing periods of great change and upheaval. For many of us 2015 has become the year of surprises. Astrologers have been talking about intense energies that have been at play for a while, but which (thankfully) are meant to be turning and shifting, closing down the tumultuous pulse, and spiraling into a new phase tonight, with the lunar eclipse.

But what feels like the only constant in the past few crazy months, has become the lesson of acceptance. I asked a little while ago (not to anyone in particular, but more to the universe and my soul) to understand acceptance – total ultimate, unconditional acceptance – and ever since then everything has become a surprise. I try to plan (yeah I know – plan and god laughs…) and as soon as I believe everything is going one way I end up being surprised at every turn. And it’s as though the only thing I can plan for is knowing that everything will change.

So having just moved into our new house we’ve spent the past few days looking at houses… But I’m getting better at it, not at looking at houses, but better at acceptance. It’s all okay. I’m learning. And I’ve realised that my ego still loves to rise up and latch onto future events and it seems every time I do that events don’t turn out how I’ve thought they were going to. I’m and many of us, are being taught that we can’t keep allowing our ego to drive the ship. It’s time to retire the old gal.

And I keep hearing the taoist allegory about the farmer and his son, going round and round in my head. Hmm are they trying to tell me something? Ya think….

Here is the story for you too, because maybe you are right here reading this post because you are being guided to learn something helpful for your own life.

The story is about old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.

One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“May be,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbours exclaimed.

“May be,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbours again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

“May be,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbours congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

“May be,” said the farmer.

I, like many people, am being reminded that everything is the same -and that’s okay. Nothing is good nor bad, and as soon as we judge it to be either one we can be sure our ego is at play. And we just can’t get away with ego-living anymore – especially when we’ve declared we want to help and evolve, be a light worker or a healer, or therapist, or a kind person. Whatever direction we are taking it’s time for the soul to be our guiding force. Living any other way will no longer be smooth, enjoyable or even do-able.

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I can see how much I’d labelled the new house as ‘good’. ‘Great’ in fact. To the point that I couldn’t wait to move and I was living within my mind, very much in the future. In a future place that was deemed better than my current place – my current moment.

In conclusion, the lesson I am learning big time for 2015 is acceptance of what is. Radical, limitless acceptance of everyone and everything and every moment as it is. No judgement, no ego-driven future filled with better times to look forward to. Just now, just as it is. Reality.

Do you catch yourself thinking about how everything will be good soon? Or how you will be happy, successful, or have more time in the future?

Can you recognise when your ego-mind is at play?

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6 thoughts on “Has anybody been through a period of upheaval recently?

  1. How could you dare say that? My ego was so happy…and now it’s in turmoil again 😀
    But I have to admit, I’ve just had my little house of security totally rocked in the last eighteen months with Emphysema, pneumonia, Legionnaires Disease, Ross River Virus that has now got my immune system having a chronic loop de loop.
    Then spirit quietly mentions that it is the change. My body, mind and spirit are doing the rebirth thing.
    Shoot, just let me go to the doctors for a tune up 🙂
    It has been a long and difficult climb but I know that all we go through must have that hard slog or what is obtained on coming through will not have the beauty that we all seek. Change is a testing thing in all of it’s shades, but thankfully I think the major part of it has been reached and it just needs the tweaks as we become used to the new us.
    Great post Sharon, thank you for the share…and the realisation that we are all in this together. Mark

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    1. Wow you have experienced an interesting period….Ha yes why can’t it just be that bloody easy – the pills don’t work anymore!! 🙂 We certainly are all in this together Mark, I love reading people’s post for that exact reason. It brings us all a little closer and to hear others are going through challenging times also helps us to see a little bit of light. Sharon oxoxoxo

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  2. I too have been hit with major changes that have challenged my ability to accept the way things are. Change in career expectations, a new studio, possibly moving house so getting this place cleared and updated!
    I was also pretty sick with ongoing sinus and chest issues since December (which have thankfully cleared!)
    So yep – I would wholeheartedly agree Sharon!
    xo

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    1. Oh that just sounds so in line with what I and so many others are experiencing! Thanks for sharing Val, I think it really does make us all feel better to know we’re certainly not in this strange dance alone 🙂 Sending you love xoxox Sharon

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