Welcome to 2016! Multitudes of us exited 2015 feeling battered and beat up, both physically and emotionally. Last year was indeed a bumpy ride, and the journey is far from over. It is my personal feeling that we are several years away from any real palpable energetic lifting of the collective on the planet. You have to remember that everything being held in the collective unconscious is now being pushed to the surface for clearing, and it is happening due to the perseverance of people like you who feel drawn, even called, to unraveling and seeing through the matrix of this level of reality.
It is a challenge to not become disillusioned and disheartened by all the adversity presenting itself in our inner and outer worlds, on both personal and collective levels. But, the testing is necessary in our evolutionary journey. Just as you prove your knowledge and mastery of a subject to your school teachers through being tested, you do the same in the school of polarization. It is your consistent, focused attempts at applying the higher understandings you receive to your own life that results in the opportunities for greater understandings to come, and with them, greater and more difficult testing. It is all part of the process of awakening.
Those who still cling to the concept that awakening should be easy, or should be comprised only of holding oneself in a constant state of positivity will be brought harder, and harsher, life experiences to wake them up to the fact that there is no way out of polarity, except to travel through it. All sides must be embraced and the truth present in all of it has to be recognized and owned before higher states of consciousness can actualize through you on a consistent basis. The deepest, most entrenched, beliefs of humanity are coming under scrutiny now more than ever, which is a very good thing. The polarities that present themselves through our beliefs about war, money and politics are prevalent in the world at large now, with vocal expression on both sides. And now, finally, people are beginning to wake up to the fact that, regardless of any particular battle cry, at our core we all want the same things. And that is where we can find common ground on which to build something real. We live in a world where unity through diversity can, and will, be our saving grace, but only if those who are beginning to see the bigger picture continue to persevere in walking from their hearts, and not from the fear and hate that was imprinted onto their consciousness.
The spiritual path begins like a wide, smooth highway and over time, in direct correlation with your choices and actions, becomes rougher, narrower and steeper. At times it appears to be insurmountable and unsurpassable, but keep moving forward, dear Ones. You may stop as needed to catch your breath, but never take a step back. Your dedication and perseverance will pay off.
Happy New Year!