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Navigating the Ascension
Last week I wrote about the symptoms of ascension so I thought it would be appropriate to write about navigating this higher energy shift this week. According to Sylvia Salow , Soul Healer, Speaker, and Author we’re all stepping into higher levels of our beings. Sylvia says that “this happens through powerful activations that set into motion dormant codes within our DNA.” Which in my understanding is why many are feeling ‘off’ or ‘uncentered’.
As we connect with these higher vibrations, we access the memory of who we truly are. We start to step into our authenticity, and we allow the soul’s energy to re-enter our physical being. This may feel strange for most of us for our energetic bodies will be vibrating at a higher and faster vibration than our physical bodies.  In time our physical bodies will “catch up” and our vibrations will level off and feel more normal.
So, as we and our world shift to the higher energies we are going to feel symptoms from this as stated in last weeks e-news.  How do we navigate this new energy and these symptoms?
This list is from a 2020 blog post from Sylvia Salow:
1. Reevaluate
The universe wants us to stop living on autopilot and realize that the old way of living isn’t working anymore. During the ascension, we’re asked to look at our lives and see what is working and what needs to go. We need to align ourselves with the higher frequency that already exists on Earth.  Things aren’t going the way we’re used to, and they’re going to be even more times when we feel like we don’t have a map to navigate them.
Therefore, the changes we’ve been postponing and saving for someday later are to be done now. Is there something you know you need to do, but you’ve been hiding from it? Are you asked to step up? If so, what is the next version of you?
If you were thinking (and we all are) that one day, you’ll start following your calling. One day, you’ll deal with the feelings of jealousy or envy in your heart. Someday, you’ll shift your mindset to start receiving the abundance you deserve. That someday has come now.
Are you going to collaborate with the universe to realign yourself with the higher version of you?
2. Intuition and Faith
The chances are that you are opening to your intuition. Likely, your inner voice is guiding you to new places, people, and ideas. You most likely already know what you’d like to do if only you believed in yourself and your ability to make it happen.
We’re stepping into feminine energy, which is unpredictable. The way other people told us we should do our lives isn’t working anymore.  
The only way to navigate the ascension is to follow your intuition. In the beginning, it’s difficult to trust it because it can ask you to go WAY BEYOND your comfort zone. But the more you act on your inner guidance, the more you learn to trust it.
Another collective theme for the ascension, is developing unshakable faith and trust. By trusting, you’re allowing your higher self to start guiding you to the best possible outcomes. The trust in the higher power will allow you to rise above your fears. It’ll activate your courage, and thus, you’ll be more attuned to knowing what the next best step for you is.
3. Rising Above Darkness
The ascension energies guide us to rise above the darkness. The darkness is anything where we’re afraid to go and any place within our minds and hearts that lack light.
Pay attention to what is now raising within you. It may be the old story of feeling unworthy. Or perhaps, the financial fears got triggered in you. Maybe you feel drained and tired of always giving, and something in you knows that there is a better way to live.
The darkness or shadow are aspects of ourselves that we’ve disowned. Now is the time to clear the shadows out of your mind and heart. The uncomfortable feelings and thoughts that are now raising up want to be released to light. So, they no longer hold you back from what you truly want to experience here and now.
4. Stepping into Higher Version
The main topic of the ascension energy is to align yourself with the higher version of you. It’s time for you to step up in every aspect of your life. This naturally triggers fear, and therefore, the previous step to clear it out is essential. Thus, your energy will no longer travel back down to the denser places.
Stepping into the higher version of yourself is a long-distance run. Don’t create pressure on yourself to make it happen overnight. But a great place to start is to think about what it is that you want to create in your life. Then once you’ve gained clarity, start where it feels most natural. Take baby steps in the right direction.
5. Stay in Your Center
We’re going to witness many changes in our lifetimes. It’s essential to learn to stay in your center and aligned with your truth. When you look at the shadow or darkness and still maintain your balance, then you’ll be able to move faster through the dense energies. Not everything is meant to be interacted with.
6. Choose to Be the Light
When the ascension hits us hard, we always have two options. Do I allow fear to take over my thinking? Or do I choose to be the light? Being the light amidst the chaos is all about choice. We can choose to align ourselves with our higher selves at any moment. Thus, we slowly calibrate ourselves to the frequency of who we truly are.
So, when you feel the light is unreachable, ask yourself:
  • What is good about this situation that I’m missing right now?
  • How can I use this to benefit my growth?
  • How can this strengthen the light within me?
This is a time when self-care truly needs to come into play.  It is more important now than ever to listen to your inner voices and intuition, to trust your bodies and souls. This is the time to truly release the “old” and brave the new.
Here are some things my ascension guide has recommended to me:
  1. Salt Baths and/or Sugar Baths (depending on how I am feeling).  If I am feeling blogged down and heavy, I will use salt to remove negative energies.  If I am feeling like I need some nurturing and healing I will use sugar.  ** I use either Epson or Himalayan Salt and I use pure cane sugar.
  2. Meditation has been a necessity for me in general, but I find it even more so now to help me stay connected with the higher energies and to also help me release what is no longer serving me.
  3. Community. It is even more important now that we connect with like minded people and vibrations. This will help support us and remind us we are not alone.
  4. Food. It is important to eat high vibrational foods. You want to eat as clean as you can are able too.  Stay away from processed foods and GMO’s.
  5. Energy Healing. It is more important now to maintain your energetic bodies. Seek out healing modalities that resonate with you to help you maintain that higher vibrational energy.
  6. Listen. Listen to your intuition and TRUST it! Your intuition is what will be your best guide through this.
  7. Release. Don’t fight to hang on to old tools that are no longer serving you. It is ok to release the old and embrace the new.
  8. Love. Love is the key to everything, embrace the love and light around you. Work on releasing your fear, resentments, worries, and anger.
  9. Forgiveness. Now is the time to forgive all those that have harmed you and forgive yourself. Remember forgiveness does not mean you need to confront or allow people into your life; you are just releasing their energies, so you no longer feel the anger and resentments they have caused you.
  10. Breathe. Remember to take a few deep breaths throughout your day.  Breath is essential to our well-being and can ground and balance us.
If you want to learn more about intuition and what you specific gifts are consider taking my Intuitive Development Level 1 classes which begin again in April 2023!  
Remember you are not alone! May you all find comfort, peace, and joy during this time of ascension and remember to allow yourself to rest when you feel the need.
Resources: SYLVIA SALOW, Soul Healer, Speaker, and Author
                Demetrios, Ascension Spirit Guide
Pat Laurino
Intuitive Energy Healer/Psychic and Spiritual Medium
Announcement:  I will be taking the last week of November off to recharge. I will not be accessible from November 27th - December 3rd, but will return to the studio on Sunday, December 4th and will respond to all messages at that time.  Thank you!
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