We must feel before we rise

I am in a state of shock.

I know I am not alone in this feeling, as I see it all over social media and within my inner circles.

 Times like these call for many things, so I wanted to share my process for moving through it.  

As an empathic woman, I have been sensing the energy of the Divine Feminine Rising.  So it made sense, that we were ready for a woman to stand and lead our country.  

Yet, nature and the collective is a divine mirror and reflects back our shadows.  Our own and each others.

This is a hard blow and a large pill to swallow.  There is still more work to be done.  

But before we get back up and dust ourselves of we MUST take a deep hard look, feel into, and sit in the dark places before we can Rise.

Each step below is vital to our individual and collective spiritual survival as we move forward from the mirror we have been shown.  

1. Clear and ground your energy.

For all of you that are empathic, energetically sensitive, think you might be sensitive (okay, really, everyone) clear your energy.  Many of us empaths are feeling the fear, the sadness, the grief, the anger, the disappointment of so many around us.  It is so important to first separate what your individual feelings are from those of the collective.   

Go put your bare feet on the earth.  Imagine growing roots out of your feet to ground your energy.  Then imagine a shower of white light pouring down, over and into our entire body.

Allow this light to run through you into the Earth, imagining it washing you and taking with it anything that doesn't belong to you.  

Continue to do this as many times a day as you need to stay centered in your own energy.  

2. Feel your grief and loss. 

I am seeing so many people, light workers and positive people, wanting to just shift right back into bringing light and love to the situation.  Trust me, I get it.  It is not easy to sit and fully feel our griefs.

I recently spent a month entrenched in standing and digging up past griefs with Pixie Lighthorse.  One thing that she said that stood out so profoundly, is that 'when we stop feeling our losses in life, eventually we stop feeling everything'.  WOW.  That stopped me right in my tracks.  

Our culture doesn't show up for grief very well.  We want to talk about how people lived great lives when they passed, that things always work out for the better, it wasn't meant to be, etc.  

We gloss over and we fear what may happen if we open the floodgate to our grief.  Fear that the darkness will swallow us whole and we won't ever return.  But we do return.  

So today, and for as long as you need to, sit with your grief over how things have turned out. 

Feel first.  

Because only from fully feeling, can you begin the journey to truly authentically Rising.

3. Trust in the Divine.  

This step of faith can only occur after you have fully felt the loss and grief over what you desired or wanted to be.  

I firmly believe that everything happens in Divine timing.  Meaning, everything happens for a reason, the right people show up in our lives to teach us lessons about ourselves, and things happen when the time is right for everyone involved, not just me.

So, with this thought it mind, what does this situation have to teach us?  What do we and the collective still have to learn to move fully forward in bringing balance to the Divine Feminine?  

This article was written back in July in the Huffington Post, and is important to the process of looking within our own natures at this very public, very in our face, sort of mirror for each of us to see where we still need to grow.  

Donald Trump: Spiritual Teacher in Disguise

4. Choose to Rise.  

Everyone.  Each and everyone of us is being asked to step up. We must untangle what is ours and what is others.  We must feel and grieve.  We must take a good, hard look inside of ourselves to see what most needs to change for us to find our own balance between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine.

Then we get up.  We brush ourselves off.  We stand not in fear, but in our true inner strength.  

This is our time.  

When you are ready, let's rise together.  Sure footed. Healed.  Whole. And Strong.  

This is when the shift will finally happen.

Today I Rise from Blaze of Grace on Vimeo.

Finally, Love trumps hate, always.

xx Nicole