Confusion or Clarity 

Debra Jones

June 2016

As you navigate through the current global energetic shifts, have you noticed that you can find yourself suddenly confused about a direction to take?  

When we make an attempt to move forward, everything shifts because you are realigning.  If you haven't developed a method of balancing yourself you may get disoriented and confused.  

Confusion equals growth
Nothing is supposed to stay the same - Mother Earth and everything that exists upon her is always in a state of change.  Life is a cycle - day turns into night turns into day.  Why then, do we expect things to remain the same and get stressed when they don't?  How can we progress if nothing changes?

There is a FLOW to all things.  Think of a river ... it starts out as a stream, it gathers momentum and becomes a river, which gathers momentum and becomes an ocean. Flowing WaterIf the stream DOESN'T gather momentum it becomes stagnant and stagnation is an absence of life force energy - the energy that all living things need to be alive.  Why on earth then would you WANT to stagnate?
Stagnant Water

The answer is often FEAR - fear of what might happen, fear of what might NOT happen.  Worrying about the future and ruminating on the past.  Feeling a lack of understanding of the circumstances.  Even though these scenarios don't actually exist in the current moment, you can find yourself so attached to them that you become paralyzed - unable to move forward, and now unsure of your direction - hence the confusion.

The solution
When you find yourself worried about the future or living in the past, bring yourself back to the NOW by taking some deep breaths.  When you breathe in, think "in" and when you breathe out, think "out".  Doing this puts your thoughts on 'pause' and shifts your mind onto your breath instead.  When you're focused on your breath, you are in the NOW moment, the only moment that you can have any actual affect on your life.

Living in the moment - also called 'mindfulness' - is a simply a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present.  When you become mindful, you realize that you are not your thoughts; you can become an observer of your thoughts from moment to moment without judging them.  Learn to be with your thoughts as they are, neither grasping at them nor pushing them away.  They just are.

Now that you've found your balance, find a sense of gratitude for how safe you are right now, in this moment.  Surrender to the fact that you don't know what to do and hand everything over to the Divine Universe who always knows what to do.  Say out loud:  "Even though I don't know what to do, I call upon the light of the Universe to find the solution on my behalf, for the highest good of all!"  Once you've handed over the responsibility, move onto something else and eventually notice how everything falls into place.

In the wise words of Matt Kahn: 'Clarity is not about gaining a clearer understanding.  It is the willingness to live without a need for understanding by surrendering yourself to the fate of your highest possibility.  From this space, you may come to realize that clarity is what sees, not the way something is seen.'