by Marcy Heller

The conditions in which we are now finding ourselves are the gateways to discovering the genuine purpose of our lives. In times of uncertainty the only thing to be certain of is our own inner strength and truth. To be alive at this time means to witness, willingly or unwillingly, the upheaval of the world, where anything goes. When we surrender and accept that we are living amidst a great metamorphosis that involves everyone and everything, we can begin not to take things so personally.  We become more tolerant, cultivate more empathy, compassion and the courage to course-correct so we are better able to endure the troubling and sometimes very tragic events that are occurring in our lives. We are being called to be the trail-blazers, the pioneers to do it differently and not to return to normal, but to create a deeper understanding about life on Earth and help bring human culture and great nature back into balance for the most benevolent outcome for All.

According to the great scholar James Hollis, “As I reflect on this in-between state, an old and familiar pattern emerges. Identifying it has helped me be better present to people’s sufferings, struggles, and aspirations. This pattern has so often been called a passage. In all passages, something is exhausted, something is lost and irretrievable, and something to replace it is not apparent. In all passages, there is a death of something—naiveté, the old road map, a plan, an expectation, a strategy, a story, and so on. And what is to come is not yet present, not available, at least not conscious. Sometimes those passages are abrupt and the in-between state short; sometimes this most difficult in-between takes years to play out. There is one clear consistency, however: nature, our nature, evolves by way of death. How else can something within us grow and emerge without clearing away the old? And that same nature is always seeking the next stage in service to its purposes—though certainly not to our comfort or control. For those who stick it out, however, something larger is always wishing expression through them.”

As we are being broken open and for those of us who are hearing the call, rather than be defeated we are daring greatly towards a path where we can move through and even beyond towards a life that wants to live through us, the one we were born to live according to our Soul’s Destiny, rather than the ones we planned.

Astrologically, it’s a perfect storm for setting your intentions and beginning to hold the vision making it a memory you can’t forget! Everything we need is inside, as the author Paulo Coehlo wrote, “I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we have the same soul.” We are made of star dust!

We are being called to be our authentic selves and at the same time these energies are lifting us to not only be more independent but interdependent as well. To begin creating in groups as well. That is why so many of us are being drawn to one another on an as-needed basis. The gateway of light is activating all of us and seems it is the theme for the next 200 years where we are here to create heaven on earth.

According to the Arcturian Council, “The groups that you will be forming now will be about your desire to raise the level of consciousness there on Earth and your desire to reach out to all of the energies that are present and available to you right now.  The desire for more unity has been birthed by the divisiveness that you have all experienced in one way or another here on this earth plane.”

Michael Meade in his brilliant book, ‘Awakening the Soul’ wrote, “We live in a time of overwhelming challenges and seemingly impossible tasks. Yet, this is not the end of time, but a break in the rhythm of history that also creates openings to the realm of great imagination and the possibility of reconnecting to the Soul of the World. When time cracks, the moment opens to eternity, making knowledge and wisdom available. Such moments of awakening become “lived time;” time fully lived in which we awaken to a greater sense of the world and our place in it. Change is the essence of life; but as people face great changes and an unknown future, they tend to become fearful. As fear spreads, most try to cling to something familiar and try to control things in order to reduce the terror of being  overwhelmed. Yet, the overwhelming lesson of history, on both collective and individual levels, is that closing down and holding tight to familiar things does not work. Amid such massive disorientation one of the few ways to find sense and meaning is to find the inner order, the shape and style of one’s own soul.”