A few weeks ago I posted an article about the energy of 2018 being about “movement”.
Since that post I have more information surfacing about this “movement” theme.
We have two parts to us that help us create our lives, the DOING and the BEING - some might call these the divine masculine and the divine feminine. The divine masculine is what is driving this “movement” energy at the moment. Yes, it is deep, divine and part of us but the force that it is pushing itself up into our lives is quite confusing because it feels like something we haven’t ever felt before, and yet it also feels so familiar - like a push to get going - but how and where do we satisfy this push to move.
This inner masculine energy that is surfacing could feel like a giant insistent itch deep inside your body. You can’t reach this itch to scratch it, but it feels like moving in any direction in all sorts of different ways does seem to help scratch this itch. But it may not be the type of movement that you think it is.
If I use my caterpillar/butterfly analogy again, when a caterpillar moves it is moving in a completely different way to how a butterfly moves. We can imagine that we are now a butterfly (completely different people/humans) and we feel this urge to move so we revert back to our old caterpillar habits (because it is all we have ever known) and look at ways to move and change things in our lives. But we have different appendages now, different gifts, different abilities and a different viewpoint on the world because we are now capable of being butterflies. So we can’t be using our caterpillar legs and muscles and mind to move forward in our lives anymore, we must use our brand new butterfly appendages, gifts and abilities to move. This is brand new!! And therefore very confusing.
There may be many opportunities presenting themselves at the moment – all of which seem and feel divinely guided, in the flow and on our path, but they may not be. You may find yourself saying yes to these opportunities because they will fulfil this need within you of “movement” (they seem to scratch that itch) and be aligned with this fresh divine masculine energy that is coursing through your body at the moment. This is OK, but if they fizz and burn out, then there may not be enough divine feminine creative power in alignment with these new opportunities to keep the momentum going and to actually manifest in your life. The other problem is that you may also be limiting your view of what movement you can take in your life because you may be using your caterpillar abilities and not your butterfly abilities, which is why you are not gaining momentum.
You may also be saying yes to these new opportunities because they are wildly different to anything you have done before. You can feel how different you are and with this push of energy telling you to get moving you are believing that to match your new butterfly abilities, you need to do something completely different to what you have ever done before. This may be closer to what is in alignment with you but it may also not be quite right either.
The other problem with this scenario is that we are looking outside of us for these opportunities and these moments where we can express “movement”. But the divine masculine/feminine energies rising are from within us and that is where this movement needs to come from also. It is in the moment, divine directives or options to move. It feels like an inner voice saying gently, do this now! It is not planning and scheming and deciding, there is no thinking at all, it is just movement coming from the divine feminine energies of creation building up inside of us, which is how we instantly manifest through divinely guided masculine movement and action.
A butterfly only needs to flap its wings once or twice to cover the distance that a caterpillar may have taken hours to travel using so much more energy. We are now able to achieve so much more with so little movement and so little energy exertion. There is no pushing, forcing, striving – just being in the present moment and taking action/movement when our soul nudges us to.
We may be feeling this urge to move and do something new or different with our lives, but HOW we do this may be very different to how it looked and felt in the past.
If you feel as if you are coming out of the void or a period of “in-action” and you are feeling that very deep desire to now get moving, then you may now have to exercise your butterfly abilities and see how and where you can move, which is very different to what you are used to.
Don’t be too quick to jump into movement using your old habits and old abilities, instead focus on what could be brand new ways of moving forward and use your intuition or inner guidance to help you take those first baby steps (or flaps of your new wings) slowly but surely you will figure this new movement out.
This may be very subtle. You may end up doing the same activities or jobs (from the outside looking in they seem the same) but with your new viewpoint you are moving subtly differently, with different awareness and different gifts.
Imagine the movement of a butterfly vs a caterpillar. The butterfly has very fluid movement, whereas the caterpillar is more slow, linear and has more difficulty in changing direction. We could now be starting to fly like the butterfly but it may take some time and adjustment to get used to our new wings and way of moving. We could even feel like we are still stationary and instead be choosing the highest flow possible in this moment and therefore just be moving upwards with our new wings before we can move forwards. We may even need to fly around in circles for awhile until we get used to our new wings, before we can make any progress forward.
So much is different within us and that is starting to manifest in our outside lives – even if it is chaos and change – it is still different. If we keep the highest and widest view of life we possibly can (from the viewpoint of our new butterfly capabilities) then we can see the bigger picture – above and beyond the chaos and change – and keep flapping our new wings ready to fluidly move where we need to be in every moment.
We may all need to be a little patient and just process and adjust to our new abilities and our new wings before we can make any progress moving forward just yet, but it does feel like March is going to give us opportunities to get some more clarity on just where we are headed.
2018 has finally arrived!! January felt like a transition month to me and now it really feels as if we have started the new year. There have been many twists and turns and plot changes in January and so far in February, and it seems the motto of “expect the unexpected” is relevant.
If we can embrace the unknown, have no firm plans or goals then these twists and turns can be something to regard as curious and treat with wonder instead of fear and trepidation at something that was unexpected and unwanted.
I really don’t know how this year will pan out but so far the energy of 2018 feel like it is the year of movement. Not action, because to me action signifies goal setting and pushing forward, whereas the energy of 2018 feels like it needs to be just about movement, no pushing or forcing or directing or planning or goal setting, just present moment movement that is in the flow of life. And much of this movement may be unexpected and catch you by surprise, but if you are in the flow of your own inner universe, this movement is always in the right direction.
It is interesting how years take on flavours or qualities of their own and how we go through cycles in our lives. We don't always experience these energies or cycles in the same way at the same times and they seem to represent those phases of life we seem to go through with endings, cocooning and then new opportunities moving in.
Much like the butterfly, when a caterpillar ends its life it leaves behind all the caterpillar joys, wants and needs, even the day to day life that a caterpillar enjoys is no longer relevant, then it spends time cocooning, re-assessing, building up energy and resources, before emerging into the world as a butterfly, with an all new way of life and a new perspective of the world around it from a much higher vantage point that the caterpillar had before. So even though the life of the caterpillar has ended, the life of the butterfly has just begun. And the opportunities that the butterfly now has, weren’t even a possibility for the caterpillar to contemplate, in even its wildest dreams. In fact, if a caterpillar ever dreamed of flying it may have even brought up many fears and been a terrifying concept, but as a butterfly flying is natural and exciting.
There certainly is a change in energy with the start of 2018 which brings us new perspectives and ways of seeing the world. You might even feel like a butterfly yourself, emerging into a whole new world with a different awareness and perspective. Something that you may never have considered before, suddenly seems possible. Things you never thought you would consider doing again, suddenly seem interesting. When we stop trying to control life and allow the opportunities to come to us that reflect our evolving perspectives and energy, then wonderful and unexpected things can happen.
As we evolve and transform so does the world around us through our perspective and awareness.
Stay open and be excited for the new movements in your life, no matter which way they take you.
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.
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