I am still overwhelmed and saddened by the disaster on the east coast. I live in California, so I didn’t even experience the Sandy hurricane directly, but I am dreaming about it almost every night. It’s very hard aroundThanksgiving, because we are supposed to be thankful, but I just feel a sense of dread for the future. Can you help me?—Brianna
It sounds like you are in the middle of a spiritual awakening. For the past few years, New Agers have been talking about the arrival of the Shift, and how this Age of Enlightenment changes every aspect of our lives. For you, it’s showing up in your increased sensitivity to the events in the world, even if you don’t experience them directly.
This is part of the spiritual understanding that We Are All One. Energetically, we are all the same; there is no separation. What affects one on this planet, affects One: that’s why we can feel so deeply when people are in disasters.
I’d like you to reframe your dread as a wake up call, and as a gift. The disaster on the east was very hard, but it is waking up millions of people who were living in a numb or unconscious way. For the many who were already conscious but also had to go through the event, the gift was a deepening of compassion, awareness and love.
In true Thanksgiving, in conscious gratitude, we get to a point where we’re grateful for the good, the bad, the ALL of it. The situation can change, but our attitude does not.
You’re on the path to this understanding. In the meantime, I suggest you raise your vibration by: going in nature. Breathing. Listening to mantra music (http://www.mantraradio.co/ where you can hear the new Interview with Martyrs of Sound is awesome!) Be with people who are lovely, and stay away from more consumer things that don’t feed your soul, such as shopping, Black Sunday, football, alcohol, partying, etc.
Take a moment on Thanksgiving Day, outside of all the hubbub, and consider yourself as a SOUL first, human second. Then, be grateful for ALL of the experiences you’ve had: the good, the bad, the ALL. Close your eyes, and let your whole life flow through your mind, and be grateful for what you have learned. Even the most painful lives are filled with beauty.
You are in the process of opening, Brianna, and the journey will be amazing.
For more help, try my audio course The 33 Lessons, available at www.sarawiseman.com
Listen to ASK SARA on Wednesday, Nov 21 at 4 pm PST • 7 pm ET at 248.545. SOUL and join the conversation! We’ll be talking about gratitude, the Shift, Thanksgiving—and how you can live as Divine being on earth.