Last week, we discussed the significance of this moment in history, and how important it is to hold the highest thoughts and intentions for yourself, your loved ones, and your world. It's a time of great excitement and change, and a time when fear and desperation are rampant.
With the media and Internet as they are today, it's all too easy to invite stories of devastation into your living room (or wherever you are), and it's harder to sort out what you need to know from that which has the potential to destroy your peace of mind. Whether it's unspeakable current events or potential natural disaster scenarios, we can become overwhelmed by fear and anxiety, and actually contribute to the chaos and suffering. We don't want to do that.
Last Friday, when I heard the news of the Connecticut school, I knew (as a highly sensitive empath) that the story had the potential to bowl me over if I let it. I felt a moment of panic, and then something rose up inside of me as if to say, "You don't have the luxury of that. It's your job to take in just enough to know where to direct your compassion. It's your job to uphold the light." This message was crystal clear, and as the week went on, I heard several other people tell me that they had received very similar messages.
Whether it is your job to "uphold the light" or to play some other role, now's the time to do it. And you don't have to be altruistic if that's not what you're being called to do. I believe the most important thing right now is to find that light inside yourself and consciously hold the highest thoughts and feelings you're capable of. When difficult thoughts or emotions come in, pause and ask your Higher Self (or God, Jesus, the angels, etc.) to help you clear this out, or to guide you in the most meaningful way possible.
I don't always advocate "the power of positive thinking," but between now and the end of the month, I think it can really make a difference to keep yourself as upbeat as possible.
Have a magical week filled with brilliant insights, laughter, loving friends and family, and happy holiday memories. Blessings to you and yours (and all the other souls out there!)