Do you think the world is getting weirder? Do the issues in your life and the lives of those around you seem to be exaggerated? Do you wish things were easier or yearn for the good old days? Yet there is a reason for all of it – actually several:
1. Things are no weirder than they have ever been. You are just more aware of the weirdness because the Internet, fast communication, and the media are reporting things at lightning speed and your awareness of what is happening in the world is fantastically accelerated and amplified. Since the media tends to focus on dark events, you see more negativity. But there are no more negative things than there have ever been. Just more awareness of them due to increased attention placed on them.
2. As you evolve and your own consciousness is heightened, things that once seemed normal and acceptable seem heavier and darker by comparison. The more conscious you become, the more aware you are of how unconscious you’ve been. The same goes for your consciousness of what’s happening on the planet. The sky is not falling. You’re ascending.
3. We are moving through a process of rapid evolution, fueled by greater contrast. As the dark gets darker and the light gets lighter, the heightened contrast makes the choices perfectly clear, and whatever you choose is intensified. So healing and awakening occur faster and stronger. The evolution that occurs in the face of strong contrast is far more powerful than when things go at a mellower pace. We’ve all signed up for a course in rapid evolution. If we resist it, it gets harder. If we awaken through it, it flows through more quickly and we win big time. Ultimately the only two choices are fear or love, and we get to keep practicing choosing.
The recent flap over the proposed Koran burning is a great example of exaggerated contrast. One en-darkened person attracted the attention of nearly the entire the world — odd, wouldn’t you say? Yet the issue forced everyone to examine where they stand on acceptance of all spiritual paths and the need to unite, not separate. The most creative responses were those of churches and synagogues in Gainesville that announced that they would read from the Koran on the proposed day of the burning – a never-before done statement of support of a spiritual path unlike their own. So the contrast of that situation brought forth a certain amount of darkness, but a greater amount of light.
Have compassion for yourself, others, and the world as we move through the process of awakening. Weirdness comes and goes. Love stays. The inconvenience is temporary. The growth and advancement are permanent.