The past few years we've heard a lot about ascension in the metaphysical circuit. The solstice of 2012 (or as I liked to call it THE GREAT CONJUNCTION) has come and gone. When we look around at our world it still seems neck deep in crises. Where is this promised golden age? The problem I think is the misunderstanding of the ascension idea.
The picture we have been painted by various channelled messages and new age thought about ascension has been one where everybody just wakes up and suddenly agrees on the same things. It sounds like the metaphysical version of 1984 when you examine it. When in our entire history have we all agreed on anything? The only way that would be possible is with some vast system of mind control. (The Mooneagle isn't ruling that out, but who watches the watchmen)? In other versions it dictates a rapid ascension of those that "embrace these energies (or ideas)" and continued struggle and extra suffering for those who do not. Does that sound judgmental at all? Of course not it's for their good right?
When I have looked at how these ideas work I have noticed that the solutions all seem to come from outside. I'm not saying that you can't get solutions or ideas from elsewhere, but I doubt seriously that they appear out of nowhere. When I've had a solution just come out of the blue it is usually something I'd been working intently on and contemplating for a while.
Contrast this with the idea of embodiment. It's not as fancy at first, for one we have to stay in our flesh suits. It requires being present, being conscious (not that ascension doesn't), and fully engaging with the world around us. By fully engaging I mean coming out of our heads and truly feeling our lives. In the past I have been guilty of meditating my feelings away, living in the abstract rather than the visceral. Ascension is great don't get me wrong, but what our world truly needs is some of these high energies anchored securely here by the people making choices. We forget that the world is a shared dream. When we don't fully embody the energies of spirit by placing it in some ethereal realm we cut ourselves off from our ability to change the nature of the dream. We can then fall prey to those that want to shape the dream to their benefit at the expense of others. Things like media, culture and religion all attempt to control the narrative of the dream. Some of them mean well, but even so they present an incomplete picture. The more we embody, the more conscious we become of the dream like nature of our reality.
Embodiment is not easy. It requires us to feel strongly. That means sometimes it hurts. If you think spiritual growth means not having to feel unpleasant emotions I have disappointing news for you. There are times when I feel awful about everything, and yet it seems from those places I have moved into even higher patterns of life. It's my goal to fully embody the quality of joy, but what most people don't realize is to do that you must also experience deep sorrow. The weight of depression has caused me to develop skills and strengths I never would have found in any other way. It caused me to seek new ways of being, to seek change. Let's face it if we felt awesome all the time we'd never change.
So how about yourself? Are you living in your head trying to ascend to some ideal plane of existence where the problems just drop away? Are you mired deep in the pit of collective nightmares? Are you trying your hardest not to feel fully? Well friend you aren't alone. Gandhi said to be the change you wish to see in the world. If you believe in that idea embodiment might just be for you. What energy would you like to see more of in the world: love, peace, wisdom, creativity, joy, innovation? Pick one or pick all of them, and then embody them. That is how you are the change. You live them, you feel them, and ultimately you become them.
Peace and Blessings,