here we go again: eight tips for navigating today’s unsettled energies

Just for fun, I perused what I was posting last May (2010), and stumbled upon this piece. Hmmm, seems to be quite apropos for “this current Now” as well. I added
one word, along with this image from a recent hike with a friend.
Also, OT: My book Words of Wisdom  for Women is in stock and on sale at

Feeling a certain sense of urgency, a quickening coupled with a tremulous entry into a new dimensional framework? Or does it seem as though you’re all dressed up with no place to go quite yet? Think: Have you asked for new beginnings, prayed for expanded opportunities to serve, invited clearing and release of all manner of limitation, lack and scarcity?

No need to strive for a response: your answers aren’t really all that important. Wherever you are, here are eight handy tips for embracing today’s unsettled energies with a  modicum of ease, grace, and humor.

Maintain your highest frequency of energy and thought. If that means pulling back from negative, depressive, pessimistic, stuck, or energetically toxic people, so be it. If that means calling or visiting that one person who “gets it,” so be it. Seek out environments that nurture and uplift you. Tend to your own garden without apology.

Allow yourself extra time and extra space for everything. Leave room for the handiwork of The Infinite. Create pockets of time when you are truly free, and once and for all, clear your physical spaces of the detritus of your old ways of being. Experience the luxuriant clarity that emptiness offers. Eventually, no matter what the issue or situation, a gate will swing open and a way will appear.

Scrupulously respect your intuition, regardless of what form it takes. Signs you see on the highway, song snippets you hear in the coffee shop, names of people that pop up into your awareness, a piece of paper on the sidewalk in front of you, an inkling from within. Look, Listen and Act decisively without unnecessary dawdling! This is no longer a test: this is your new way of Living.

Be mindful of slippage into old patterns. Throw yourself a life preserver and head directly back to shore! View yourself as a fascinating anthropological study of old-school human behavior — and then realign yourself as quickly as you can. Stumbling now and then is a given, but ultimately, it’s your choice whether or not to freefall into a major evolutionary face-plant.

Refuse to be bullied by an insistent mind or desperate ego. Invite your heart to the party and help these two awesome facets of human experience learn to play well together. New and unfamiliar territory? You bet! But it’s time to say night-night to your mind’s overarching quest for dominance, and to clear the debris out of the intersection where Heart and Mind meet.

Remember who you are! Please quit begging for enlightenment — and simply remember what you chose to forget. You are a spark of the All-There-Is; a child of God; a precious and rare act of Creation. You are a defender of the Light, a warrior for Love, a starseed and a wayshower who volunteered for a magnificent journey. You are (Fill in the blank). If you’re not finding the right answers, might you be asking the wrong questions?

Show, don’t tell. Embody everything you know to be true, and the world around you can’t help but notice. Truly, there are no lessons to teach, no programs to push, no rules of engagement save one: When you embrace the fullest and purest expression of who you are, the planet shifts to a higher frequency where peace, prosperity, and love will thrive. More than ever before, walk trumps talk.

Cut yourself some slack! Following a spiritual path of consciousness in a material world is a tough assignment. You’ve got to chop cord after cord of wood and haul gallon upon gallon of water. You can feel incredibly lonely, eternally alienated, and hopelessly misunderstood. For what???? So you can eventually experience the never-ending joy of a liberated soul, a well-tuned mind, a body that sings, and an ecstatic relationship with a beingness that defies definition??

Oh, well then, okay…

5 thoughts

  1. Arlene,

    Methinks you have been “on your way” for a long, long time. It thrills my heart to know that you have chosen to have some of “my” words accompany you. Yes, if you clear away the debris, your intuition will never fail you! I am so glad you are here.

    If I was the kind to blush, the redness would be traveling from my toes all the way to my crown and back again! What a bundle of Love you are — and how your words do make my day time and again. May all your Joy be reflected back to you in equal measure.

    Things with That are going the perfect way of That. (Got that?) Many XOXOXOXOXOXOXO to you, Sweet One.

    I am grateful for your support — and hope the book you ordered nourishes and uplifts you richly, as well. I can’t speak for others who share their words — but knowing that one person somewhere in the world, is reading what I have put down on paper, never ceases to spark Joy in my heart! Thank You!


  2. Wonderful words and thoughts, I would love to share it exactly as it is, so rich and uplifting ….. thank you rachel! I needed a reminder …… and I have ordered one of your books, it has not arrived yet, a treat to come :)


  3. Thank you Dearest…This is exactly what I needed to hear today. Hmmmm soooooo…How are things going with That?


  4. How, how in this world of ilusion can I not love you dear lady. The Gods chose you for your beauty and I see it in your words, there for being the God that I AM, I love you and I would bless you except you are blessed my dear lady, forever more. Ben


  5. Wow ——– no words! I absolutely love this post – Thank You! I have found myself over the past week struck by feelings – especially when some little thing happens that formerly I would not have given a second thought to———but now – it seems to have meaning…and you know what? I think I’m correct in thinking this. I really want so much to depend on what intuition tells me. I am on my way :)
    Going to share your post today with friends and hold onto it to read again and again.



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