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Hello and welcome to the October Energy Forecast - "Diversity, Up Close..."
Behind me you can see the rocks and the mud which were part of a landslide that happened here in the Colorado flash floods in September. At the beginning of the September Energy Forecast, as a few of you emailed me to point out, I did mention that we needed water energy in September to calm down some of the fire.
While that wasn’t quite what I had in mind for where I live, it certainly is what we experienced. And for about 3-4 days we were in a state of emergency here in Colorado and in Boulder. People that we know were evacuated and some people lost their homes. There were a small number of deaths and a larger number of injuries.
It was a very interesting experience to live through, in terms of seeing how brilliantly everyone rallies around and very quickly adapts to what is needed in a state of emergency, and community comes together. But also to see and feel the visceral power of nature when it’s at work. To see this rapid water rushing down a hill and to stand near it and to realize if you were in that water with all of the rocks, you would be gone, just like that. It was very humbling and also very real.
And to me our experience feels metaphoric to what we are going through as a world now. Wherever you look there is a new challenge to go through and, like anything in life, there are many contrasts to that challenge.
Those of you who may have seen about the Colorado floods on the media would have just seen the worst pictures; you would have just been shown the extremes. The irony of being here was that because this area of Boulder is so hilly; it was very, very varied as to whether or not a certain street was affected. So one street was fine and the next street was decimated. This 'diversity up-close' is very much the new normal for Planet Earth 2013 and beyond.
So we all know about the chaos that we are experiencing as a planet. A new level of perceived chaos in everything around us, and also internally a new speed of the movement you can go through in your own feelings or your own thoughts.
The chaos energy will continue. I don’t see any sign of that letting up for the next couple of years in certain ways, as we go through all of these transitions and all of these debates in our world about what is needed for the future environmentally, governmentally and in many areas.
But to touch on the chaos energy for a second, one of the things that many of you will be finding is if you really do your internal work at the moment and stay centered, there are incredible opportunities for growth, connection and the power of the human experience at an all new level.
So, I hike this hill I'm standing upon, 5, sometimes 6, days a week and the interesting thing to experience as I walk here now is that where the land has been stripped away by the rivers rushing over it, the energy of the Earth is so palpable.
I’ve spoken about the power of the energy of the Earth many times in the last few months. But where that top layer of soil has been stripped away by these rushing rivers, a whole new energy vortex has been revealed and created in the land. And when you stand by these landslides, and their freshly revealed land, the energy is so alive and palpable.
So the shadow side of a flood is the loss, the destruction and all that people have to repair. But what gets revealed via the process of land changing shape, is a whole new terrain that you then get to play in.
This month is going to be interesting. Because as I tuned in this morning and asked for some higher information about where we are at as a world this coming month, what was explained was that the last few months, even though there has been a lot of energy and certain people have felt lifted or that things are going in a good way for them personally, there has been contraction in the world. There has been tightness energetically and problems and issues.
In October, certainly from around the 7th onwards, there is going to be an energy lift. And we’re going to feel a lot more 'height' available to us in October and a lot more room for opening, connection, flow and collaboration.
And this is something that will shift again in November.
But it means while there is now this 'opening' energy in October, many of you who have felt a little down, or suppressed should be able to shift forward. And those of you who’ve been doing well should continue to see yourself making connections and building new things with people that you wanted to have a rich relationship or a collaborative relationship with that is going to enhance your world and the world of those around you.
So just to talk about 'dealing with chaos' for a second. Here we are living physically in the human body but our energy fields extend all around us and beyond the body. So let’s just take an example for a moment that in this moment today, my energy field is extending to here (Lee extends arms to demonstrate circle around him).
If I were to now meet somebody who is feeling pretty chaotic in life - which can happen to any of us at any given moment depending on our circumstances – but let’s say this person’s having a hard time, they’re pretty chaotic and they come into my energy orbit and are like, “Aaah”. I talk to them for a few minutes, I walk away. Even if I manage to be centered and contained in here while I was talking to them, a little bit of their chaos would have overlapped with the edge of my energy field.
So as I walk away, this little pocket of chaos is left sitting here at the edge of my energy field and I’m walking away with it hanging there at the edge. This is where incredible diligence and sensitivity around the energy of others and how it affects you at the moment is really important.
I just recorded and released this month and audio guide to “Boundaries” And in that, one of the themes that I explained was that we get a little confused about boundaries being something that we use to push others away or to keep others at bay, and it really isn’t about that. It’s about holding your own center and it’s about taking your energy space. Because so often people will be in deference to the chaotic person and will pull back and will go, “Ooh, that person’s chaotic. I’ll contract, I’ll step back.”
But imagine if in front of a chaotic person you took your space, and you held your space and you held a space of love or compassion or strength for them. It’s going to give them a different energy to alchemize with.
So for many of you who are sensitive you will say, “That’s too much for me. If it’s a chaotic person I can’t handle them today.” This is fine but if you are not able to take your energy space, make sure that when you’re leaving this chaotic person or this incident that you go through that’s a little tricky, that you just use your words or your focus to reclaim your own energy for yourself. If you contracted in their presence, some release of their energy will most likely be necessary.
It’s very important at the moment that you are renewing yourself as often as you can and releasing the energy of others, as it will feel heavier than usual at times (partly because it will be easier for you to feel your own lightness). So for example, to quickly direct a release and renewal, you might simply say:
“I release that which is not mine.
I release that which is not mine.”
You may even be a bit more specific: “I release all from my energy field that I do not need to hold onto.”
Simple words, but very effective to do and give you an opportunity to keep letting go, letting go, letting go.
Don't forget, you can create your own affirmations using your own words at any time, and the effect will be very powerful to your state of being, and then by turn, everything around you.
The reason it’s more important than ever to do this kind of release faster than ever before is because emotions and issues are coming up faster than ever before for people. You can go through 9 different states of being within a few hours at the moment compared to how it was before.
The other thing that you will notice, and I’ve touched on this over the months, is that you will see more heart opening in more people than you’ve ever seen before. And this shows up in different ways, but it should allow you to have softer moments with people who maybe normally have a hard edge in your life and perhaps you’re used to them ONLY having a hard edge.
But don’t forget to let people be out of the boxes you might have put them in in the past. And maybe for good reason in the past, maybe in the past this person was consistently difficult to be around. But remember we are all changing very rapidly so this difficult person might too be changing very rapidly. If in doubt, investigate and see, but be willing for fast openings and transformations in others. We are all being affected by these energy invitations to rapidly change.
This is particularly important to remember for those of you who have some dense or heavier family/group dynamics around you that you are perhaps in every day. Take your space more, and see what changes occur when you do.
It’s very easy to point the finger at someone else’s behavior or to be unhappy with the way they’re behaving without ever taking into account, how am I being to this person? How is how I am being to this person influencing their behavior? How can I change, how can I show up differently?
One of the things that sensitive people, people who are empathic, have often spent a lifetime doing is taking up as little space in a room as possible and being very aware of everything that everyone else is feeling, but often very much going into the observer role and standing at the back and letting everyone else take up the space.
How would it be if you were ready to be here and take up the space? It’s very important. It’s not taking space from anyone else. It’s just you very much being here.
Whether it’s you committing this month to doing more work on behalf of the environment, taking your space in that way, or whether it’s you showing up more for a friend or putting a boundary there for someone who you need to give a boundary to.
Take your space.
When I stood next to this raging river with these rocks in it and I was just a meter away from it, and I knew that just a few steps in that direction, if I was in that river, bang – that’s it – you’re gone. It’s wonderful to be that close to the truth of how quickly this can disappear.
And so this is a time on Earth for people to act and people to be. And we have a lot of urgency going on. But why not show up in that urgency and be as much of yourself as you can be. And live as much as you are able to live.
So, I hope you all have a good month. Look after yourselves; look after each other and I’ll see you next month.
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