This is extremely long and I had to read it in smaller portions. But it was well worth the read.
by Dana Mrkich
The year that was: Embodying more of who we are
This year has been a powerful one, in both the most subtle of ways and the most direct, in your face, kind of ways. In my 2015 Energy Report I described 2013-14 as transition years, and yes we still are in that transition. It takes a while to move an entire collective from one way of being to another. However when I look at those years and this one energetically, I see a big difference. 2013-14 appear to me visually as being ones where we were coming round a bend, not quite sure of what was up ahead. 2015 feels like we hit a stretch of open road, giving us a greater vantage point from which to see more of the truth be it global, social or personal.
It has been like being able to simultaneously see the puppet strings, the puppet-master, and the puppet’s response all at the same time. Whether it’s a personal issue or pattern, a family dynamic, something going on at work, news portrayed in the media or global events, you might have felt many times this year as if you were having an out of body experience. That is, you may resonate with feeling like you have been observing things much more, as opposed to being caught up in the story of it, and from that place of observation seeing things in a whole new light with greater clarity.
On one level you may have felt a sense of detachment from the drama of stories and situations, while on another level felt more connected than ever, more grounded and heart-centred than ever, to whatever has jumped out at you as being truly authentic, in alignment with your path, and important to your soul. This floating detachment/grounded connection can even happen simultaneously while talking to a person or hearing about an event or realising some inner insight. Detaching from the story of it. Connecting to the truth of it. Detaching from the dramatic emotion of it. Connecting to the heart-centred feeling of it.
It can thus at times feel as if you are two people, one floating above reality, the other firmly in it, perhaps more present here on Earth than you have ever felt before. A changing of the guard is happening within us. Before, we had this notion of our ‘higher self’ floating above us, separate to us, but now we are embodying this higher self. And yes, there will still always be a ‘higher vibrational self’ floating above us, because we are limitless, eternal beings, with endless levels of awareness and consciousness to open up to, and endless frequencies of vibration to shift up into. Yet, the ‘higher self’ of our few years ago, is who we actually are today.
The more we embody more and more of this higher consciousness part of us, the more we realise that this higher self is not separate to us, it is US. And what we are experiencing now is so special, because we are embodying, and able to consciously ‘house’ more and more of who we really are, right here, in this physical body, in this physical life, on this physical planet. So this higher awareness, now actually existing as our present conscious awareness, is what gives us this floaty, out of body, “I feel like I am observing everything” feeling. We are now our own higher selves looking out at life through our own physical eyes.
So we feel this new higher awareness, yet at the same time that part of US that is newly embodied is feeling the newness of being in the physical, and so you might be feeling a very new kind of connection to Earth and humanity, a deeper appreciation of it, a greater desire to get in there and really immerse in this physical experience. And this embodying process is not a static one time occurrence. We are now all going through it constantly, receiving constant adjustments and upgrades as we expand, receive more of who we are into us, expand, receive more of who we are into us. The floaty feeling increases, yet the ‘ooh I feel more grounded and connected to my body/Earth/humanity’ feeling also increases.
With this grounded, heart-centred higher awareness, authenticity and transparency are fast becoming non-negotiable in our lives. If we don’t feel like doing something and say yes, things will go pear-shaped in a way that is obvious to us, if not also to others. If our heart and soul is urging us to do something but we continually push those urges or our inner voice down, we’ll know about it in one way or other. Unhappiness of the soul can no longer be brushed aside with a ‘that’s just the way it is.’ Our souls are in da house now, and saying loud and clear to us: “You are not here to be unhappy. You are here to do what lights you up, and in doing so you will help to light up others and add your light to the world in all sorts of joyful, creative ways and that is how we are going to create a new reality down here. Let’s get on it!”
What is happening on a personal level cannot help but unfold on the global, collective level because at the end of the day, that collective is made up of individual people, with every single one being affected by the higher frequency energy now present on the planet. This does not mean that we are seeing peace, love and joy everywhere we look. High frequency energy equates to higher consciousness, which increases awareness and clears anything not in alignment. You can’t get from the dense state of affairs we’ve been living with, to collective peace, love and joy in one vibrational leap. There is a transition time, one in which there is a tremendous amount of out with the old, in with the new re-shuffling.
What happens when you lift up the rug when you are doing a big clean? Yep, there is a lot of dust and crap under there that you have to sweep out. Do you say: “Oh no, there is so much dust and crap! This house is a disaster, there is no saving it!” Or do you say: “Oh thank God I lifted this rug, look at all this under there! Let’s sweep this out right now, and let’s ditch the rug entirely, and wow look, shiny, new wooden floorboards. It looks like a completely different house now!”
On a collective level, we are seeing more and more of all the dust and crap that has existed for decades, and obviously even further back than that. Only years ago the very notion of global elite paedophile rings was scoffed at by those who ridiculed the crazy conspiracy circles. Those rings are now being exposed. Names are being named, and what we have seen so far is just a drop in a big muddy river that runs across the entire planet encompassing every institution that has held itself up as a trusted source of authority: politics, the church, law courts, media, schools.
As the murky foundation of it all is revealed brick by brick, entire buildings representing the old world – the very structure of our society – cannot help but collapse. I’m sure that there are those at the top of those structures who are betting on us being so easily distracted and diverted that this nuisance of truth-revealing will eventually blow over, but the momentum is too strong now. We didn’t come here to watch reality shows, we came here to create a new reality and this we will do.
The inevitability of this is something that I’ve been writing about for a long time. A few people along the years have said that they doubt the truth will ever come out in its entirety. It will, and every year now more rapidly, it is. As I’ve shared many times previously, but it is always worth repeating, the Apocalypse is something that more of humanity would have been eagerly awaiting rather than being in fear of had we been brought up to know the true meaning of these times, and that word. The word Apocalypse comes from a Greek/Latin word meaning ‘to reveal’ or ‘that which was hidden to be revealed’. The prophecies were correct – Hollywood’s interpretation of that word was not. On purpose.
Gathering up of our wholeness
Another thing I’ve been writing and speaking about for a long time is what I have always felt to be the greater purpose of our awakening, and the way in which ‘the Shift’ would most likely manifest, and that is the embodiment of our higher consciousness, the embodiment of our greater reality awareness, so that we can live in a whole new way and create a very new paradigm for humanity and all on this planet, in every arena, right here on Earth.
This embodiment by more and more people, seemingly happening ‘out of nowhere’ is one of the finer, more subtle ways that this year is coming across as a powerful one. While millions of people have spent years or decades doing their inner work, reading spiritual or self-help books, meditating on retreat and so on, millions of others are suddenly just getting on with it, living in a new way without necessarily needing all the ‘spiritual stuff’ – and that is AOkay. They are following an impulse to eat healthier, find work they love and make a difference, be it led by their inner voice or by their inspirational Instagram feed. If they need some inner shifting support, great, there are thousands upon thousands equipped to help. If they don’t, if it is just happening naturally and organically, then woohoo, yet more evidence that a mass shift is upon us.
Have people received an accelerated upgrade by osmosis, soaking it in through the upgrades of those around them akin to a kind of hundredth monkey affect? Or is this just how higher energies roll, washing over everybody regardless of where you were at on the ‘awakened’ spectrum? We have all had aspects within us that have been awake, and we have all had aspects within us that have been asleep or had the light switch turned to dim. There are many aspects to living a conscious, awakened, life. What is happening now feels to ultimately be a gathering up of all the aspects of our wholeness, allowing a fuller, more free expression of it, and as a result finding balance where one was perhaps out of balance.
In this new environment we can all learn something from each other through positive support and inspiration as opposed to learning the old way through getting our buttons pushed. Those of us who have spent years focused on inner and higher awareness can learn plenty from those out there growing their own gardens or helping communities build water wells, or those out there who have created wealth and prosperity in a good way, and vice versa. Some in high-powered positions are feeling called to go on retreat and do some self-reflection, while those with an energetic PhD in self-reflection are feeling called to step into their power in more physical ways while others feel to step off for a while and rest. We are each gravitating to whatever it is that our soul most needs in this moment to feel more whole, more true to itself, and more balanced.
That said, where one is in extreme resistance to an aspect, or multiple aspects, of higher frequency energy, the result is an extreme imbalance manifesting as chaos, anger, violence. Where there is a repression of one’s own higher/authentic energy, there is often confusion, frustration or depression as we pinch ourselves off from those parts of us wanting to emerge and be expressed.
Our embodiment of higher consciousness does not mean becoming ‘more spiritual’ – it is simply about becoming more full stop. More of who you truly are, and as you do so the ‘who you are not’ dissolves. That may mean doing things that your former self may have thought was totally ‘not spiritual’ like making more money so you can do more good things, or drawing some lines across the sand and creating healthy boundaries for yourself instead of thinking you have to help everyone at the expense of your own health and wellbeing.
On the topic of money, we hold a lot of emotional stories and beliefs around it. While the way in which our financial system was created and runs is not in alignment with an awake society, one of the first steps to transcending that system iss to firstly let go of these emotional stories and beliefs in order to shake loose the grip of perceived power ‘money’ has had over us. Find people who talk about it or use it in a good way, insist on following your dreams regardless of the figure in your bank account, play with it energetically to prove to yourself that YOU are the creator of your life NOT the money system.
For example, if there is a bill coming up that you have no idea how you are going to pay, see it as paid. Say “Thank you the car registration is paid” or if that is too much of a stretch, “Thank you, the car registration will for sure be paid on time, I don’t know how, but I know it will. Higher me, sort it out, thank you.” Observe what happens. Observe how you feel as you are asking something like this. Use what happens, and use how you feel, as an opportunity to check in with the emotional story/beliefs you are holding around money.
Ultimately, no matter how our financial system was created, at the end of the day just like anything else it is energy. Money is energy. Who influences the energy in your life? You do. You do unless you are subconsciously allowing something or someone else to, including old programming, old emotional stories and old beliefs that were picked up somewhere along the way. We have all allowed this because the majority of our educational systems and society teach us that our sources of authority and power lie outside us. That is probably one of the number one lies that have been told to us, that has restricted our growth and freedom as autonomous, free beings.
Now onto this new age as a distraction business
A lot of what we see in the ‘new age’ arena is far from new. At the core of it, are ancient wisdom, tools and teachings that have been around probably for almost as long as souls have existed. Yet like an apple with some bruises and rotten bits, so too the new age business, like anything, has elements that include unnecessary paraphernalia, perspectives that keep us as passive bystanders while humanity and Earth could use our active participation, methods and rules that have been made up by people – some useful, others ridiculous – and channelled messages that range from genuine, authentic wisdom to what the what the??!
‘The powers that were’ did not create all that we now identify as ‘new age’ teachings. Please do not give them that much credit. I can however see how elements within this arena have been manipulated to keep well-meaning people running around in circles, lost, confused, passive, and powerless handing over their precious inner authority to external sources. The core however, as well as the majority of those people engaged in it, is full of powerful information and support encouraging and urging us to remember who we are, and thus remember our power.
Those who gravitate to ‘new age’ material are often perceived as lost souls, but in my experience they are among the most powerful souls on the planet only feeling ‘lost’ because quite rightly they feel out of place in a world where everything feels upside down. Everything feels upside down because a lot of it is upside down! Where some new age teachings have failed us is, encouraging the notion that something or some ones are coming to save us and change the world and clean this mess up.
I am the first to admit that I expected a much greater, external, shift in our collective physical reality by this point. I also acknowledge that I regularly refer to the incoming higher, vibrational energies that are moving this process along, and in talking about these energies may be contributing to the notion that ‘the energies’ are somehow going to do ‘it all’ for us. I want to be clear on this: The energies are absolutely helping us make a massive quantum leap in our evolution yet at the end of the day, it is our responsibility to use this energy in a good way, expressing it in physical, tangible ways that lead to the creation of that new world we all so desire.
There is often division between various divisions of new age arena’s, and those more into earth wisdom, those into shamanic practices, those into indigenous teachings, and so on. Can we please stop all this division, and all this ‘my way is better/more evolved than your way’? If you are working to better yourself and better the world around you then guess what, we are ALL on the same team. We are all working toward the same thing. It is not nice for people doing one type of ceremony or one form of self-growth to laugh at people who choose other forms of awakening, . Here is what is important:
Choose the path or paths that feel right to you.
You don’t have to choose just one path or one way.
You don’t have to follow just one teacher or any teacher.
You are your own best teacher and authority.
You don’t have to follow any rules that don’t make sense to you.
Follow your own heart and discernment.
Use external tools and teachers to help strengthen your connection to your own inner/higher/authentic self, not replace it.
Entering a new evolutionary cycle built up huge hopes and expectations in us, and here we are a few years into it, and while yes all the transition signs are here, evidence of things shifting are here, but geeeeeeeez it is going slower than we would all like. When you have a vision of a reality, of a humanity, of a planet, that is far from our collective experience here, anything less than that feels like we may as well be living in the dark ages. BUT we have to acknowledge how far we, as a collective have come, even in these short past few years, and we have to get up and contribute our part in the creation of this new reality. As the Hopi saying goes: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
This is why I have felt called to add the ‘Conscious Lifestyle’ aspects to my blog. Awakening is not just about ‘being awake’. It then becomes a question of “What are we doing with our awakening?” How does this affect how we live, how we learn, how we teach, how we help each other? How does it affect how we parent, how we birth, how we eat, how we grow food? How does it affect how we build homes, the products we buy, the media we produce and the initiatives we create?
Finally onto this false light business
Let’s cut to the chase. There is no need to have any source of authority between you, your Soul/greater self, and Source Energy/God/the Divine/the Goddess/the Great Mystery/whatever name you choose to call that great, big Light from which we all come.
You don’t have to defer to guides, star people, ascended masters or angels. IF connecting with these beings makes you feel good, if it helps you, if it gives you guidance, peace and clarity, then by all means connect with whoever and whatever resonates with you. If it doesn’t, then don’t. Maybe it does sometimes, and at other times it doesn’t. There are no rules, other than: do what feels right and good for you in this moment.
18 months ago I had a massive healing session that was so profound in what it uncovered that it’s taken me since then to fully digest, process and understand it, and thus be able to write about it.
In the session, I was experiencing a past life memory, and got to the point of the end of my life. I left my body, as you do and went up into the light. So far, standard body exit process. But that’s where it took an unexpected turn.
I found myself standing in a room in front of what seemed to be a board of directors of some sort, a kind of afterlife reality show judging panel. I was wearing the kind of outfit you’d see a Marine wear, complete with solid army boots.
Their first words were “What do you have for us?” Hands behind back, I was reporting what I’d just experienced in that life, what I’d learned about people and so on. It was very Mork from Ork, only it didn’t feel full of laughs and warm fuzzies and my outfit definitely wasn’t a joyful bright orange! It was serious business in that room. No sooner had I delivered my report, then I was sent ‘back into the field’, into another assignment, into another life to extract more information.
I’m going to honestly describe what I felt in observing that scene. The directors of that board had what I perceived to be zero care factor for actual people, humanity or indeed souls, beyond receiving what they needed for their purposes. Whatever that was. Whoever they were.
There was no emotion in that room. None. It was all about delivering information, and for them gaining information. For me observing this scene, lying there on the healing table eyes closed, it was a devastating moment. I felt an overwhelming feeling of being used, and betrayed to the core of my being. Was I just a foot soldier of some kind, seemingly working for these unemotional beings? My mind went into a spin….were they who I had lovingly referred to as ‘they’ my whole life?? Surely not! Please say it isn’t so!!
Half reluctantly for fear of what I might find, and half determined to find out what the heck was going on, I went further in and asked that aspect of me “What are you doing working for these people!???!!’, ‘Where is Source??’, ‘Where is the Light???”, and ‘What is happening here??’
And then I saw/felt the massive, bright Light, the true authentic light by whatever name you choose to call it, and I saw how while I was from this Light, and ultimately served this Light, (and had my beloved, true ‘they’ over in that Light), here I was in a kind of secret agent sort of role, extracting information from them (the unemotional beings), about them, how they worked, why they worked, finding out what they want, what their agenda is, and so on. It had me reeling trying to comprehend it all. Trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle into place. Trying to work out which of my beliefs were true and which were just part of some great big false story. I felt like Alice falling down the rabbit-hole, all footing lost, having no sense of where I would land, no sense of what was up or down.
Suddenly a few things made total sense. Like how I have known certain things about the ‘secret elite agenda’ for as long as I can remember. Way before the internet came along to confirm it all. When I was about 19, I was working in a five star hotel, often doing readings on the quiet for my colleagues in their offices, as you do. One in particular was so supportive, always encouraging me to pursue that path. One day, and remember this was back when people talked quite a bit about so called ‘alien abductions, I told her that every bone in my body told me that the governments of the world had done a deal with a group of non-Earth beings, that they could examine humans in exchange for giving over advanced technology information. She said I should write science fiction novels. For what else did that sound like but science-fiction, until lo and behold, whistleblower after whistleblower has confirmed all that and more since then.
(Please note, there are non-Earth beings with great love for us, and not so nice ones who are not much into the love for us. Also, not all ‘examinations’ fall in the ‘elite agenda’ or abduction category. There are some of us who, with the full awareness of our higher self and with our full higher consciousness’s permission, think it perfectly normal to check in with our star tribe upstairs every now and again during sleepy time, reporting on goings on, receiving energetic upgrades and check-ups and so on.)
Another thing clicked into place. For as long as I could remember I had an inner knowing that I was ‘on contract’ until the end of 2012. I wasn’t really sure what that meant, and just hoped it didn’t mean that’s when I was going to physically die as there’s so much I want to do here! After remembering this ‘board of directors’ scene I realised that end 2012 is when my ‘mission’ was over. Or at least that Phase of it. My interaction with this board was done.
It also helped explain what some people refer to as ‘the trapping of souls in a reincarnation program’. I want to make two points here. Firstly, not all reincarnations are part of this program. Secondly, even if you have been part of a reincarnation program, you can be sure that on some level you volunteered for it. None of it is a trap, we are all sovereign, free souls with immense power and freedom that we are only now starting to comprehend the scope of.
So, that contract was over at the end of 2012, except there were no official (at least none I’ve remembered) discharge papers. Just a vague feeling that something was over, yet the new thing hadn’t yet started. A kind of a floating in the void feeling for much of 2013 and going into 2014 up until that healing session. And, for a time, a sense of betrayal even though I had of course, on a higher level, chosen it all! I was left with this ‘now what?’ kind of a feeling, and I know many of you have felt exactly the same way.
Once a phase of your Soul Mission is over, there is a kind of identity re-integration process to deal with – with no identity de-briefing officer to help! (Again, none that I can remember!). There is a transition process as you have to untangle all those parts of you that are not really you or not really you anymore, aspects that were simply taken on as part of that particular mission phase, and then re-discover who then is the authentic you of Now! During this transition period you may feel the need, as I did, to retreat quite a bit, to get some clarity into the ‘what’s next’ phase.
From Phase I to Phase II of Soul Missions
Phases of Soul Missions are ending all over the place now be it extracting yourself from a program, or ending long-term karmic relationships or finishing up one part of your Soul purpose to move onto a new part of your Soul purpose. This process can feel traumatic because it really does trigger a major identity crisis as you no longer identify with something that was an extension of you for such a long time. If you feel this way, know that you are like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. You are moving into a new identity and even though at times it can feel hard and uncomfortable and dis-orientating, it is also a supremely powerful and special process. The more you get to know your new identity, the more comfortable and natural you will feel in it, seeing how it holds more love, peace, strength and authentic power than you have ever known before.
If you have got to the end of this energy report, high five! It was a long one!
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful, happy and safe holiday season.
Onward and upward we go. You are not alone. We are all in this together.
Love Dana x
(c) Dana Mrkich 2015