Judy has asked a great, and fair, question: "I read that it (the sun) flips every 11 years or so. I didn't notice anything the last time. why would this time be different?.
My reply: From what I've experienced personally and through my work, and through the comments/experiences of others, even though there is nothing new about a Solar Magnetic Flip - which happens every 11 years - and there is nothing new about solar flares, what IS new is our increasing sensitivity to solar activities - part of our overall increasing sensitivity to ALL energy.
So these days, as the Sun goes through it's flares and flips and eruptions, we are feeling this in emotional, physical and energetic ways. I can't count how many times especially over the last couple of years I've just known "the sun just had a major flare" or someone has messaged me asking 'have we just had a flare?' and the answer is usually yes, a major one.
Certainly we were not having these types of conversations about solar activity during the flip 11 years ago - or at least not with millions of people participating in the conversation. Millions of people did not have the sort of sensitivity and awareness we are all experiencing now. We are electro-magnetic beings, and our technology is electro-magnetic - and just as our technology is affected by the Sun (as NASA attests) so are we.
Just looking at the increase in technology alone, and the amount of wifi and satellite energy in the air around us, we know that technological energy is affected after a flare, we see our computers, phones and gps etc acting erratically - so on even that level, we are being affected by that erratic technological energy as well as being directly affected by the solar activity. Were we being affected 11 years ago without realising it? Possibly we were.
This solar effect is a positive one. I very much feel that it is one of many factors assisting our awakening process, helping us to become more aware, conscious beings.