Stop the planet, I (Sometimes) Want to Get Off!

Knowing something and living through it are two different things entirely. For years, decades even, many of us have ‘known’ that as we make the shift into the new (meaning new ways of living and being, new systems and structures taking the place of old ones, new awareness entering our consciousness), humanity would go through a turbulent transition period.

I can’t remember the amount of times I (and others) have written something along the lines of ‘everything not in alignment with the higher frequency energies will collapse or transform’.  I’ve also written, which I have to laugh at now, things along the lines of: ‘Don’t focus on the demolition dust.’  Ha! Easier said than done when we look around at the moment!

Our lives, the lives of families and friends, our social media newsfeeds, our sources of news, are filled to the brim with one story after another about the intense transformative period we are all in right now. We are seeing the extreme lengths governments and corporations are taking to tighten the noose of control over society, and maintain their power.

It is sickening and stomach-churning, and it’s all very well to know that it’s part of the process, but at the end of the day we are human, with hearts and feelings, and it is mind-boggling and emotionally challenging to witness the most dense aspects of our humanity confronting us in such vivid colour, with such constantness.            

So, knowing something and living through it are very different things. Knowing it means using an analogy like this, as I must admit is my fave way, to explain to people what is going to happen: “Anytime we want to give our house or attic a spring-clean, it always looks a whole lot messier during the clearing process as all the rubbish and clutter comes up, but it looks fab once we are done.” Great analogy, but you know what, quite devoid of the actual fricken emotional reality of going through massive change!           

Living it meanwhile looks like this: “Holy &#@^ why is this taking so long? How long does it take for a planet and humanity to wake up already? Stop the planet I want to get off! No really, let’s go somewhere else. Who’s got a rocket handy? Oh I can’t get off? Oh *#&#!!! Well what do I do? I think I’ll share this post/video/petition and this one and this one! Oh man, there are so many stories happening today, this is overwhelming. I need to get off the internet!

Oh god, there was another solar flare, and now we are feeling them a thousand times more intensely, how much more of this can we take? Okay okay, calm down, this is part of the process. Everything of the ‘old’ is going to rear its head, we knew this. Whether it’s an inner issue or an external power structure, we knew this was going to happen. But oh my god, this feels like crap and it looks like crap, because humanity WE DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS!! And oh my god, why is this taking so long??!”            

So if you’re feeling like this, you’re not alone. We knew transformation was coming, but really I think we wanted it to happen overnight, or at least over a faster period of time. And I think we really under-estimated the ‘resistance’ there would be, as the ‘old systems’ not only dig in their heels but go into over-drive. And it’s more in our face due to the internet. But on the positive side, I have never ever ever experienced SO many people awake and awakening and conscious and out there changing and transforming and taking action whether on a large scale or on a smaller scale just changing the products that go into the family shopping trolley.

Huge change IS happening, and it is a really wonderful gift to be here at this time, and from a mind/higher perspective the injustice we see always triggers the call for positive action. Yet our hearts are opening, and so now we are seeing from our hearts more than we are seeing from our minds and higher perspective. This heart opening is a double-edged gift because on the one hand it makes us feel more connected and more compassionate, but on the other hand it makes it all the more difficult to witness injustice, corruption, repression and so on. We feel everything more deeply, including what we perceive as our own personal failings or wounds.            

Today, as we despair and rage about the state of the world, it’s also a good day to take a moment to realise: Well, the very fact I am feeling this, and the very fact millions of people seem to be feeling like this now around the world, tells me that our hearts are opening. And if millions, if not billions of hearts are opening, then maybe that is the gateway that allows us all to move into and create a whole new world, with new ways, new systems and structures.

This is a good thing, but the process of it is not an easy thing. A lot of grief, feelings of futility, sadness and anger are coming up for everyone as we go through this gigantic shift together. You are not alone in this. Just by being here, you are helping. Oh god, that sounds so airy, but really it’s true. Your light, your presence IS helping. Hang in there!!!  

Something I find that always helps is to just take a deep breath and stop the feeling of urgency, stop the racing around mentally and physically. Know that in THIS moment, all you can do is whatever you are doing in THIS moment. Our mind can get carried away with all the things we 'need' to do be it on our daily to do list, or our life to do list, or on our 'mission' to do list.

We have been wired for so long to focus on what we don't have, or haven't done yet, instead of appreciating all we do have, and all we have done, and all that we have become. We are human as well as soul super beings...and the human part of us can only do so much each moment and each day. Stop, revive, and thrive....empty the mind, take a breath, appreciate what you have within you and around you right NOW...and as the saying goes, it's all okay in the end, and if it's not okay, it's not the end. 


Ladybugs_leaf 28th February 2014 9:54 am

I love that the song "Hold on" by the Alabama Shakes came on just as I started reading this. Sending you (and all reading this) many blessings, Dana. I always appreciate your timely articles!

godling 28th February 2014 10:42 am

Thank you,thank you, thank you, I have forwarded this Wonderful message to everyone I love, This message gives us all strength and validation,I cry everyday ,and I want to leave this place because its so painfull to see the injustice and suffering of loving humans everywhere! Im pinning this message on my wakeup board because its a like being thrown a life raft when youve been hurled off your comfortable cruise ship into a cold dark shark infested ocean,stuggleing to stay afloat and alive minute by minute.
Thank you

Sandra Smyre 28th February 2014 5:17 pm

Dana, as usual, your message is right on the mark for me. Thank you for your blunt honesty--I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I've balanced so many times I wonder if it really is working. Just pretty fed up with all of it---but what choice do we have? I'm reminded to just keep on keeping on! Sending much love to all out there :smitten: 1st March 2014 7:33 am

Very timely,Dana. I've been using the housecleaning analogy quite a bit lately. For many years I've known there would be a messy, challenging time at the shift and told myself I'd just keep my "eyes on the prize" and be ready to build the new. I find myself to be challenged in ways and depths I never expected. Some days, I too just want to get off this crazy train. . . but then, I remember my vision of heaven on earth and how much I look forward to living a peaceful rich life in cooperation and community. We are growing up as a species and one day the growing pains will be forgotten. Thank you for the lovely reminder. We can do this. . . we are doing this.

phucktard2469 2nd March 2014 7:25 am

It's rough. We've been stretched well beyond our limits. My whole life I've been alone, pressurized. Even quiet at times. It's just been a loooooong timeline of waiting. My life hasn't been lived. It's been a job for this cause. A great and noble cause. But it's very difficult to watch those around me, with relationships, chasing their dream, sitting in good health, accomplishing. Time just moves, my body wasn't made in thus density. I'm exhausted. The torment of my soul, this life. Idk if you can rebound back from that. I'm pissed. My life floated straight by me. Choices made no difference. I realize my dream has become a failure. Time has moved past. I'm not happy. It's been a job. That's all it is.

zorro 2nd March 2014 10:32 am

"In any given moment, there is ample evidence to prove that life is a bed of thorns or a garden of roses. How we feel about life depends on where we place our attention, that is, what we focus upon." ~ Peter McWilliams, "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought" {page 109}

We certainly don’t need placebos. But nocebos? They ain’t any phun for anyone.

“Huge change IS happening”

Thank you, Dana

bettina 2nd March 2014 11:05 am

:smitten: Spot on, as always!
Thanks Dana for hanging on with the rest of us.

Don11 3rd March 2014 2:33 am

Thank you Ladybugs_leaf! I'm off to YouTube to go find "Hold on" and play it! I love a good sign:)


Don11 3rd March 2014 2:38 am

Hi godling,

It is lovely to hear that this message was like a life raft to you. Responses like yours are like a life raft to me. I think it is healthy for us to share all of our feelings with each other, the good, the bad and the painful!

Lots of love to you,


Don11 3rd March 2014 2:42 am

Hi Sandra,

Thank you for your message:) Lots of love to you too xo

Don11 3rd March 2014 2:44 am

Hi Iris2moon,

It's all exactly as you say - the analogies help and then we feel the reality and then we get back up once we remind ourselves of the vision that we know to be true. Just like 20 years ago now feels like a past life, so too will this part of the process one day feel the same.

Thank you.

Love Dana

Don11 3rd March 2014 2:52 am


We have been stretched for sure. Something that once helped me is to let yourself 'resign' as such. And then, CHOOSE what you want to do, who you want to be, how you want to live from your own conscious free will choice. You may still end up working for 'the cause' but at least at the end of the day it's because you know deep down it is your truth to do so.

In Australia one of our best selling authors didn't start on his path as an author until he was 60. You just never know what awaits you, or when it's your time for your dream to be activated.

I do hear you.

Lots of love,


Don11 3rd March 2014 2:52 am

Great quote Zorro, thanks for the reminder:)

Love Dana

Don11 3rd March 2014 2:53 am

Hi Bettina,

Thank you too:)

Love Dana

Conni99 3rd March 2014 12:39 pm

I am sick of the roller-coaster, I'm nauseous, and want it to end. My birthday was yesterday, and my best friend didn't call me, neither did my oldest daughter. My 2 daughters gave me a beautiful early birthday gift last week; they took me to Disneyland. But my oldest daughter took it away from me; she decided to read me the riot act on the 6-hour drive home. My youngest didn't say a word as my oldest ripped me apart, and I sat there stunned; I had no words, and I cried.

I don't feel like being here anymore. I'm sick of everything. I have been nothing but loving to my girls; I don't understand it. I sat in the shower and cried like I've never cried before, wishing the angels would take me home, wishing I'd have a heart attack. I hate this so much. HOW COULD MY BEST FRIEND NOT CALL ME???????????

Conni99 3rd March 2014 1:23 pm

I forgot to add, thank you Dana, your post did help me. I don't know why I just went into victim mentality. It isn't helping me at all. Sorry for trying to invite you to my pity party.


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Energy Intuitive and Author of A New Chapter Dana Mrkich is an inspiring Writer, Speaker & Teacher with a passion for reminding others of their innate truth and essence. Holding the vision of a new reality from a young age guided by her star elders, Dana’s life focus has been to help people remember who they really are so that together we can create the best possible reality for ourselves and the planet.  

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