Life can be a Roller Coaster

liferollercoasterTurmoil. Chaos. Challenge. Possibility. Confusion. Hope. Wonder. Worry. Focus. Resignation.

This list could go on and on. It represents some of the stages of the emotional roller coaster ride I feel like I have been on for awhile. Sometimes this feel intense and personal. Other times it seems like it is simply the energies of our time.

So many people I know (and I include myself here!) feel like things are changing so quickly, that they can’t find their footing. Perhaps they have a strong awareness of the direction they want to go, but the way is blocked. Others who are normally decisive, are finding it hard to make a choice.

There are so many ways these complex times are affecting us. And by affecting, I mean internally and externally. In fact for many, it seems the external world has gone crazy… For others, the people, situations and circumstances around them, are the same. They just don’t fit with them the way they use to.

For me, it has been a time of reviewing and either re-choosing or releasing my beliefs.

As an example, I believe everything happens for a reason. Whatever happens is for us and not to us. We are the authors of our own lives. So what happens when so many things around me feels like the opposite of what I would choose?

This is where I have been hanging out. These are the thoughts I am contemplating. A lot! And the words I keep repeating over and over are Gandhi’s quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.

Never have these words meant more to me. There are so many crazy things happening in our world. Things that seem completely opposite of the direction it seems we should be going. Humanity is longing for unity and oneness, balance and harmony. Yet it feels as if we have never had more separation. Balance and harmony seem to be the last thing on people’s minds. Instead we are looking for others to blame for our disappointments or bad luck.

What this triggers for me is humility. An awareness that I have know idea what the right next thing is. I have no idea how to do anything about all the stuff happening “out there”. And so instead, I am focusing on being the best version of me.

The world maybe in a divided state, I don’t have to be. I can value and choose diversity, inclusiveness and hope. I can look for and connect with the energy of community and oneness. I choose love over fear.

And there is another piece to this. Trust. Sometimes we simply have to trust that things are going exactly as they should. We are right where we are suppose to be. Sometimes, trusting the perfection of the Universe is where we find our greatest solace.

Humility and Trust! That’s what I’ve been thinking about. How is your rollercoaster ride? Or maybe you’ve made it back to the platform already! Either way.., feel free to share!

With Light, Love, and Laughter
Charles

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  1. It was as if you were writing or typing the thoughts from my head – my family’s Xmas card that I just finally got done and mailed reads- Be the joy you wish to see in the world! It really seems as though things are VERY chaotic for a lot people, but it’s so important we stop looking at our neighbors and what we believe they are doing wrong and instead focus within and how we can make the world a better place whether it be providing the neighbor an ear or hand to help whatever that may be with the holidays around the corner lets ride the roller coaster with our hands up or better yet holding hands with another ;)! great article, thank you- One Love –
    Jacquelyn Clark
    Love-N-Life Healing

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    • Thanks Jacquelyn! It does sound like we are parallel processing! I love the imagery you evoke of riding the roller coaster with hands raised in the air… holding on to others too! So much more joy filled than the isolation of separation! Thank you for sharing! Be the Joy!

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  2. Charles I find myself on that roller coaster lately as well… It’s been difficult to find solid ground! I’m actually looking forward to this Mercury retrograde in Capricorn as I think we all need to release, reassess, and remember why we are here. I need to remember that I am a Divine child of Light and Love and that nothing can ever change that. I need to remember that I am responsible for my thoughts and responses to what I perceive is happening in the world. Not always an easy task, however I know that it is an important one…
    i would prefer aligning with higher frequencies of Light than falling victim to these dense, darker energies that seem to bombarding the world.. Thank you for your words this morning… They are always of value to me!

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    • I am right there with you Joanna! Like you I know where my intentions are and what I am focused on. AND, sometimes it is hard to stay out of the whirling vortex of energies that are swirling around us! Once more we both align with higher frequencies of Light! Because that is what we do! πŸ€“πŸ‘. Thanks so much for adding your voice to the mix!

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  3. The theme I see playing out in people/family around me is personal responsibility. I have been witnessing unbelievable self destructive behaviors with NO personable accountability, just blaming others. I have checked in with myself on this to see where I may need a tune up, but what I realized was for me it was more of don’t assist them in correcting things to make it better. Being helpful becomes enabling when there is no desire to change the behavior that causes the issues. It is awful to watch, but the stakes only get higher each time you help them course correct without consciousness. I am very interested to see what this Mercury retrograde brings….listening to one of my favorites, Robert Ohotto on this to help me ease the pain of observing the spiritual surgery’s that are up an coming for people around me.

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    • Thanks Heather! I have had this nagging voice in the back of my head to write about personal accountability or authority. Being responsible for the choice we make and not giving our power away to others. What you have just shared is another important aspect of this! Not taking responsibility for someone else or trying to be their authority. Especially when they are not owing their own journey. This is a very helpful reflection, at a very timely juncture! I appreciate your insights and sharing!

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  4. Life will always feel like a roller coaster when we are plugged into consensus reality. We’ll experience not only our own ups and downs but also that of others who are in fear.

    Unplugging from the consensus could give us the advantage of seeing and noticing without being taken along for the ride: Being in the world but not of it.

    THAT would be a hell of an advantage in this coming “1” year of new beginnings.

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    • A hell of an advantage!

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  5. Correction: unplugging from the fears, drama, and limited beliefs of consensus reality

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