Keeping Your Own Center, Finding Your Own Light
Hi Everyone, and welcome to the Energy Forecast for February.
Thank you to everyone in Australia who came out for my Energy Tune Up evenings and also for the Revolutionary Love workshops. It was awesome to meet you all. I’m now back in California, in Palo Alto, very close to Stanford University grounds.
So before we kick off with this month’s forecast, let’s just take a few breaths together, just to center, wherever you are in this present moment.
(Breathe in and out three times.)
Centering is more important than ever in these very crazy and chaotic times that we find ourselves in. Crazy and chaotic because everything is exploding at once on Earth—problems and solutions, chaos and consciousness. Somewhere in the middle of that soup, you will find yourself.
Awakening Leaps and Steady Flow
Some of you are experiencing what I call “awakening leaps”. That is a period of life where you feel like you are having loads of light-bulb moments all at once. Or suddenly you free yourself in a way that creates a momentum and flow with the synchronicities in your life, like people that you meet being great connections, a flow with those who are helping you to achieve and create what it is you are looking to create. If you are in one of those awakening leaps, February is going to be a time where that continues in a very steady way.
If you aren’t in an awakening leap, then the message I'm going to give to the awakeners is the same: Stay as steady as you can.
This is not a month for pushing anything. It’s not that there won’t be incredible opportunities and times in February where you can’t take forward leaps, but the leaps need to be small at the moment because of the way that the energetics of the world are. It’s a little like an asteroid field where things will change very quickly.
Some of you might be noticing this in your own moods. You might be noticing it in events of your life. There is a real propulsive energy that comes quite strong and quite suddenly, and it can create external change for you very quickly. It can also create internal change for you very quickly.
So, if you want to harness the gift of a time like this, choose to focus on your steadiness and your balance.
Choose Your Pockets of Connection
Admittedly, focusing on steadiness and balance isn’t always wonderful if you’re somebody who is used to having big outward leaps, or if you’re enjoying what your new level of consciousness is showing you in the magic of this world—because there is so much magic on Earth and so much magic for us to be involved in on an everyday basis.
I’m out here in a fairly urban (yet suburban) environment, but even here—in the middle of a piece of grass with some amazing trees on it and cars at my periphery—it’s very easy to tune into the magic of these trees; it’s very easy to tune into the magic of this grass. So, even within our chaotic world, it’s about choosing and finding your pockets of connection—with yourself, with others, with nature, with the fabric of the universe.
Choosing those pockets of connection has to be the mastery for all of us at the moment. Because there will be times when we will feel bumped out of it, or we’ll feel like it’s far away. But herein is the real gift in the opportunity of February…
Beyond Struggle and Negativity
If you feel like you’re struggling, it’s an opportunity to change the way you identify with the word or the pattern known as “struggle.” For many of us now, the level of consciousness on the planet is not supporting old stories in the way that it used to. For example, you might find yourself having a hard week and your pattern brain might replay the same negative sentences, negative thoughts, and negative ideas that you would have had about that hard week in the past … two years ago, three years ago, four years ago. But what you will notice now is more of a separation between the thoughts in your mind and the feelings in your body.
So this is a really good month to keep checking: Are my thoughts (and what they are telling me) actually matching the body state? Because for most of you, a lot of the time you will notice that they aren’t matching. For example, you might be running a thought of “Oh God, everything is going wrong, and I’m really depressed about that!” But if you actually check your body, you will go, “Oh, my body is kind of okay. I don’t feel all heavy and sad and full of grief like I usually do when I’m depressed.” You’ll be able to see that your mind is telling you a slightly negative story that your body isn’t telling.
There are two reason for this: Number one, we are having a lot of empty negative stories coming at us from outside sources, like the stories being pumped at us through the media that actually aren’t true. And number two, there is a disconnect from the truth of negativity in our outer, external world. Discerning the difference between the false and true stories can actually be a really useful mirror for how we can dislodge negativity inside ourselves.
Freedom From Negativity
So February is a big month around freeing yourself from negativity. It’s not always something we love to do. It’s not, you know, the most joyous or sexy kind of thing that we can all walk towards. But actually freeing ourselves from negativity is part and parcel of what we are here to do on Earth, because as we free ourselves from negativity, we change the frequency of what we are putting out into the world. And we also change the frequency of what we are magnetizing and attracting.
And it’s a process.
I know that certain teachings will have you believe it’s something that you can instantly click “on” and it will maintain. And while it is very easy to click “on,” it’s not always something that’s easy to maintain at a deep, integrated level. That’s where practice takes place.
Find and Focus On The Light
February will be a great month for you to practice observing yourself between negativity and positivity—between those two polarities. They both exist on the Earth, so we need not be afraid of either of them. They go hand-in-hand; they have a relationship with each other. But we are at a time now where more positive thought and more positive energy—and more positive light—is needed for our consciousness, for our planet, for the whole human race … with everything that is going on right now, with such a heavy focus on destruction and war.
The light that you yourself can find—and grow, and nurture, and emit—is a crucial part of what we are seeing taking place on Earth right now in this consciousness shift.
It’s very easy to feel small inside the consciousness shift. It’s very easy to think, “Well, I’m sitting in my house, by myself, and I don’t really see anyone. What part do I play?”
You play a HUGE part.
But I think what I want to remind all of you about—those of you out there who identify with the idea of being a lightworker—is that it’s not just about playing your part for others. It’s about playing your part for yourself. Many of you lightworkers know the old healer story of looking after everyone else at your own expense. There is a powerful alchemical shift that takes place in the body when you are able to give light to yourself and foster light for yourself, thus recognizing it will then emit to others. And that’s a very tricky learning, because it’s something that has been written out of our history; it’s not something that is very evidently taught in our culture. If we were to live in a society of people who are lit up from the inside, the current paradigm would no longer be able to exist. And there are some who would like this paradigm to continue to exist.
Flush Out The Fear
So, February is going to be an opportunity for you to look at positivity and negativity as a relationship inside the self. Now, if you look at what is going on in the world, it’s perfect. You will have many opportunities to feel fear, to feel shock, and to have pulses coming at you from outside that will push you into the very “fear flush” that we need to go through as part of our enlightenment.
Some people pop into enlightenment and experience it very purely, very readily. It’s just who they are, and they don’t go back very far. But for most of us on the planet, it’s more of a forward-backward dance. At the moment, with so many aspects of society focused on control and fear, it can bring up the survival instinct in the self, which can make your psyche have quite difficult thoughts some days. You won’t know whether it’s you or the collective. You’ll be like, “God, am I feeling fear because of me? Or because I read that news story? Or because I listened to that person who is afraid?”
But for many of you listening to this video, it’s kind of irrelevant where it comes from if it ends up landing in your body. Because at this point, it’s time to breathe your way through those feelings. Befriend those feelings. Be mindful of the human programming around fear, the kind of fear that I just exhibited with the dog. [Editor’s note: A few minutes earlier in the filming process, Lee had been startled by a barking dog.] Yes, admittedly, I was attacked by a dog once when I was out running, so I have a little bit of that imprint still in my body. But, at the same time, just the sudden shock of an impulse near us when we are sensitive, open beings—something we don’t expect—can knock us off center.
The usefulness of this time, and the amount of difficulties that are around us, is that all of that is making us very strong in our core. As I said earlier, it’s not a pleasant experience to go through. It doesn’t always feel good, and it’s not necessarily what we would desire. But if you are willing to go through those discomfort moments, you will find there will start to be a balance in your life. And you will have a moment of discomfort and then be able to go back to some peace. Or you’ll be able to change your focus to something that lights you up or makes you feel brighter. And you’ll be able to dance between those two rounds.
Be Strong In Your Sensitivity
And here’s the other thing that the dog (and all the fear, adrenaline, and excitement) is telling me: My body just changed state because of that short, sharp shock, and actually I feel much more alive because of it. So that’s the final thing I want to remind you of…
It’s very easy for us to feel like a victim, and especially in these human bodies where we actually forget that we are a spirit in a body that is here for as long as we are going to be here. It’s very easy for us to think that we have to keep this body alive and safe, whereas actually that’s only our job for a while—until this body, or the Earth, or our soul in combination with those two, decides that it’s our time to go.
A lot of the human fear triggers are being challenged right now in the collective—and this is because they are the very aspects that have allowed us to be controlled for so long. We are in a very strange time where light is peeking down through the ceiling. The lot of us are under the ceiling going, “We’d love it a bit more quickly! We thought this was going to happen a lot faster. We thought in 2012 it was all going to change.” That wasn’t necessarily my thought or everyone else’s thought. I always knew there would be a protracted period of some difficulty, that there would be a push-pull between light and dark for quite some years.
One of the “service contracts” that I have with those of you listening is to remind you that you guys are learning how to be strong in sensitivity in the world. Because you can’t get rid of your sensitivity, nor should you want to. You’re learning to deal with some of the more dense aspects of life. Recognize that (just as the dog gave me a shock that put me in a higher state) you are not a victim of these aspects that you are dealing with and struggling with right now. These are the very fears and the very struggles and the very impacts that are going to loosen you and move you into the next level—and make you really strong in your core.
I believe this was a theme in January too, but in February—really, don’t worry about what you are doing for others in the external world. Of course all of you have jobs and roles, and we are all going to show up to do those things. But take it as a time to really look at your own inner strength, your own inner rhythms. There will be many impulses from relationships, friends, and employers outside you, and those impulses won’t always feel good, depending on how balanced those people are.
Check In Daily With Your Inner Core
So keep a good containment for yourself. Write in a journal daily. Write down things you are grateful for, or things you would like to bring in. Take five minutes to just stop and breathe, like the three breaths we took together at the beginning of this video. Did you notice how your energy changed from the first breath to the end of the third breath? It can be short and simple. Short and sweet. Just keep checking in with yourself throughout the day. Take yourself out of that meeting, go to the bathroom (three breaths, short and sweet). Do checks to see how you and your inner core are doing, because this month there will be a real polarity dance between positivity and negativity. And the opportunity for you is to see where you find yourself in that polarity dance.
Big love, Everyone. Look after yourself, stay steady.
See you next month.
(Transcribed and edited from Lee's spoken video message.)
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