The Exciting Thing 2020 is Teaching Us

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We’ve got one foot on the dock and the other in the boat. We can remember the good-old-days, while also finding ourselves participating in a “new normal”.

The thing is, this new normal may not feel normal at all, and even if we want to convince ourselves to go along with it, while hoping things will go back to what they were, it’s okay to be confused. It’s okay to grieve the old and it’s okay to have no idea what the future will hold. But that doesn’t mean either of those feelings are comfortable.

The exciting thing 2020 is teaching us, is that there is a power to the unseen.

Just because we can’t see something, doesn’t mean it can’t shut down the world. We are living in a time where what’s invisible is the priority and we are seeing humanity shift from focusing on a “see it to believe it” mentality, towards a deeper understanding of how interconnected everything is.

As human beings, we are a sweet spot between the physical world and the non physical.

We have bodies and vessels that carry us through our waking realities, and then at night we close our eyes and tune into an expansive dream world.

We make choices in how we want to show up in the world, and how we want to move in our everyday lives. But we also can be led by our intuitions and listen to our feelings, even if they don’t make logical sense.

2020 is teaching us that as human beings we are bridging the physical and non physical.

We are merging, connecting and creating realities at an exponential rate. It feels like prior to 2020 we might not have fully appreciated or even paid attention to what exists in the ethers.

What’s in the oxygen is impacting nearly every corner of the Earth.

The opportunity here is to ignite the power we each hold within us. This is the potential to take an idea and bring it into the world. It’s sitting down and putting the thoughts that float through our minds onto paper (or the screen) and publishing them. It’s having a happy feeling, then smiling at a stranger. It’s choosing to pay it forward, even if we may not see how it will ripple through the world. It’s choosing to vocalize our perspective even if we don’t know how it will be received. It’s sharing our story and having it impact another.

Everything is born from the unknown. We plant a seed into the soil and have to trust that it will grow into a plant. A baby grows in the womb and even though we can’t see the fetus with our bare eyes, we trust that it’s happening. Even wifi teaches us that things don’t have to be physical in order to be real. It’s an exciting time to look around the world and see how interconnected we all are. But this also means we have to let go of the illusion of control.

We have way less control as humans then we may have believed. If someone told me all my travel plans, work events and vacations were going to be cancelled, I wouldn’t have believed them. This is because I thought I was in control. 2020 has taught me how little control I actually have, and how quickly everything can change.

This lesson is as hard as we make it. We can throw our arms in the arm and surrender, or we can hold on tight and go down with a fight. There is a fine line when it comes to surrendering, because we are in physical bodies and we can make an impact. But sometimes the ship is sinking and we have to jump overboard in order to save ourselves.

This has been a year of teaching us when to hold on and when to let go.

As Humans we are bridging the conscious and subconscious.

We have access to both and always have, but it feels like before 2020 we were so busy rushing around, hitting deadlines and playing into the rate race world, that we may not have paused to check in with our inner realms.

We Are Bridges

We are bridging generations, eras of history, even entire ages if you ask the Mayan calendar. We are in the “in between” realms now, and the only way to maintain stability is to keep reaching upwards and inwards. We can no longer live as though only the physical world is real. Or act like there is only one side of the equation.

We are the bridge that takes us from the problem to the solution, and only we can choose to sit down and solve it.

2020 is teaching us to become energetically aware, and that’s exciting.

We are made of energy. This becomes clear when we tune into something beyond the physical world, perceiving outside the realm of our five senses. Since we’re made of energy, we always have supportive energies flowing around us. Take the Sun: after enjoying some quality sunshine time, we might feel uplifted and lighter, having aligned our energy with the Sun. Energetic awareness is not only about being receptive to the inner signals from our bodies, but also being aware of the currents touching us externally. We are making the subconscious aspects of ourselves and our societies more conscious, helping the world to reach beyond the sensory domain and tune into an unseen power.

Of course, it can be difficult to trust in something we cannot see, but as technology learns to harness the existence of the unseen, this argument starts to lose validity. For example we cannot see Wi-Fi, but we don’t doubt the connection.

What could we create if we didn’t doubt the connection? What if we fully committed to becoming a force of change in the world? What could the next decade look like? What about the next century? What bridges could we build from where we are, to where we want to be?

Here’s to remembering the power of a vision and the follow through to make it a reality.

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