From The Guides: On Living Through Difficult Times
April 12, 2020
You’ve been wanting to see a world with empathy, wisdom, prosperity, and love. A willingness to let love lead the way is part of this desire. You have even said you would “give anything” for such a world; this crisis is that “anything.”
You’ve been practicing surrendering to Not Knowing how such qualities could manifest. You have been following the Messages we’ve been sending you – or similar Messages from our fellow Light Beings. You have been willing to trust that you are not the Victims of circumstances but rather the creators of all possibilities. You’ve learned that life can work for you if you are willing to be vulnerable and tolerate the resulting painful emotions. Opening your heart to What Is without demanding what you think it should be now is essential.
The global impact of this virus is like nothing else you have experienced in your lifetime. You are called to participate in this event, in whatever way it envelopes you. How else could the change you desire happen except in a significant, unsettling way? Your role, in addition to whatever else you might be doing, is to witness the pain that is coming to the surface. Let yourself feel the vast range of emotions that you usually push away. It is normal to grieve what you think you’ve lost. Be kind to yourself and notice the desire to drive away your loss by saying, “others have it worse.” Their suffering is theirs to feel. Your pain is equally valid. It is through permitting yourself to mourn that you can develop the strength to display empathy when called upon to listen to someone else’s story. Take time to observe beneath the surface of anger and frustration. You can then begin to heal your wounds, which allows you to comfort the hurts of others. The fear of not knowing what is next or how we will all get through this is part of the process. Let anxiety be as it is, as you trust in the idea that a creative solution is possible. You can be anxious and creative simultaneously. Fear could be the stimulus for creative expression.
Recognize that this virus did not erupt accidentally. It came forth because it was called on to create something large enough to expose what you need to see to heal. The world cannot be what you want without accommodating what lies deep within the shadows of awareness. Begin to allow yourself to notice the wisdom springing forth, the kindness amid chaos, and the realization of what could be if only there were a resolve. Your growing strength of character reveals itself and can be reflected in the world you see, people continuing to work for the common good of all.
Notice signs of gratitude for people you might have never noticed previously as you went about your day. Cultivate gratitude for those who, as frightened as everyone else, continue to do their jobs so that we can all collectively return to a state of well-being. Reflect on the invisible presence of those who continue to serve you. Continue to send them thoughts of well-being. If you are isolated, seek to hold the question of Purpose in your mind and observe it unfolding around you. If you are in the world working in some capacity, be assured you are giving to the world more than you can possibly imagine. Many of you have wondered if your life and the choices you made had any higher purpose. You may have even felt you drifted into where you are. Make no mistake – where you are is no accident. Each of you is where you are because it is from this particular position that you can make the best and highest contribution.
You will receive lots of tips on how to live during this pandemic. We have this for you: do what you’re inclined to do. Be kind to yourself as you make choices to dance, sing, weep, celebrate, write, spend time alone, find ways to connect with people, talk, or be silent. Do none of these things or all of them. Do what you’ve always yearned to do as you honor the nature of YOUR being. Listen to your heart and let your soul speak through you.
Listen to music, the birds as they chirp, and the voices of people close to you. Keep doing what you love. Trust when you’re tired. When you take time to uplift and nurture yourself, that shift of consciousness within you moves out into your world.
Learn to trust your way of being in the world and let it bring you peace and solace. It will bring you to discover your Purpose in a troubled time. It will reveal to you what part you place in Creative Solution.
Finally, the world remains as it should be, not as you might prefer it to be. Or, as you think it should be. It is what it is in response to what the world needs to achieve balance and healing. The idea that the world is as it should need not stop you from participating in creative and new ways to be alive. The world being as it should be does not stop it from evolving, changing, and revealing a paradigm shift.
This crisis is your time to practice grace under pressure and thus recognize your resiliency. Let your Light come forth. Take greater care of yourself.
Receive the gifts hidden in the midst of turmoil.
Sheila Reynolds and The Guides