There's a Reason You're Feeling Unsettled Right Now

This is a curated post, one of the most popular from my old blog.
It was originally posted in 2013 and is still relevant today. 

 Photo by tianya1223.

Photo by tianya1223.

It happened again on Saturday. I wandered around my house slowly moving from one activity to another unconsciously seeking engagement in activity that would make me feel settled.

I sat outside in the sun. Read a little bit. Rested. Spent some time sharing love with my number one fan, the neighbor’s cat. I helped my mom redo her bookcase. Got online for a minute. Planned a healthy meal in my head, but just could not rally to make it.

I was a zombie.

The settled feeling I was seeking never came.

I wasn’t upset, bored, or desperate to find something to do. I wasn’t restless or discontent. I was just seeking SOMETHING. Quietly. Peacefully. Unaware. The evening came and as I felt the internal pull to slowly move yet again to another activity, I finally remembered why:

This is the new normal.

Acceptance moved through me bringing with it the feeling I’d been seeking. Ahhh. There is nothing for me to do other than accept that feeling unsettled right now is normal.

The world is evolving.

Evolution is not a settled energy. As a planet we go through energetic growth spurts and when that happens humans experience this internally. It feels like being on shaky ground. And we literally are on shaky ground when Mother Earth vibrates intensely through these phases.

The message I hear within is:

“May you try to accept it and find peace in the knowledge that we are advancing. There is purpose to it. Lean into hope. It’s for the greater good.”

This also explains the intensity and tragic choices that some humans have made recently. Advancement is intense. It will magnify inner disharmony.

So, how does one move through these times as gracefully and comfortably as possible? I’m writing this post to share with you the divine guidance I’ve received. This advice is not just for me.

Picture your feet on two independently moving pieces of solid ground, I was told. (The visual was two tectonic plates moving side by side during the ground shift that causes an earthquake.)

Rather than lock your knees in place, bend your knees, allowing each piece of ground to move freely, rocking back and forth, or side to side gently, as necessary to be in flow.

(I can still see the visual and it looks like I’m ground surfing. Smile.)

It would be best if you don’t expect both pieces beneath your feet to settle down and lock together to become one solid inflexible piece, the advice continued.

Those days are over. (Forever? I don’t know.)

Accept that things have changed and the ground is going to continue to move beneath your feet. The unexpected should be expected. Unsettled is the new feeling of settled. Flowing is the new feeling of grounded.

You’re encouraged to let go of trying to get back to “How I used to feel.”

It’s true; your old ways of getting grounded and meditating are not working the same in this new paradigm. It’s okay. That doesn’t mean that something is wrong. Your practices are still good to use~ but not out of habit, as if on auto-pilot. You will need to stop and ask yourself~ Does it FEEL right to you?

Much of this current energy shift is to move you out of your old comfy habits and further into your Feeling Self. “Learned behavior” isn’t working for you now because you are meant to stop and feel what it is that you should do next.

Please give yourself a break and let go of the frustration you feel when your old “good habits” can no longer produce “the old feeling.”

It’s still okay. Everything is still okay.

You are being assisted with the release of your old measuring sticks. We encourage you to let the practice of measuring go without a second thought. It doesn’t serve you. 

Accept change. Accept yourself in every state without chastising. Accept that others are uncomfortable as well and need your compassion more than judgment. 

Yes, there are loud, intrusive voices of discontent in the media right now. It’s part of the process. There is always a higher purpose.

The route to the peace you seek lies in This Very Moment. There may be a vortex moving around you, you may see it peripherally, but what affects you is what you choose to bring into your awareness through your focus. Look for beauty, joy and love and you will still find it. 

Peace & Love to you all,

Kimberly Ahri

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