Riding the Roller Coaster of Change
Is everyone really tired of all this political stress and strain besides me? This has been an intensely emotional few weeks. Clients have been under tremendous pressures. People are stretched to the max. So many are worried about their financial future and retirement or the sudden realization that they will not be able to retire. This is no joke. Many are shocked at how fast situations can change. Even those that planned and did the right things are finding themselves in difficult positions. It is a tragedy for our economy and country but not really unexpected.
Many of the signs were there. Astrologically the pattern of Pluto leaving Sagittarius and going into Capricorn creates a tendency to move from the excesses of Sagittarius back into a much more conservative pattern of Capricorn. All of us will have to tighten up our belts and act in more responsible ways. This is going to be a real challenge for the children that have been raised for the last 12 years in this time of excessive spending and have lived with getting all their desires fulfilled. That time is definitely over.
Yet, in the middle of this it is not all gloom and doom. I know it looks bleak. I know that everyone is up against edges that they did not necessarily see coming. I try in these times to remember that the only constant in the universe is change and your ability to adapt to the continuous shifting sands of life. There will be many moments that we do not like or want to repeat but it is when we are under the most stress that sometimes we can rise above our previous perceptions and expand into a greater self than we knew was possible. And it can be exhausting.
So take some time to reflect on what is really a priority for you in this moment. Reach out and touch those you love in ways that make a difference and connect to them in ways that stabilize and support the continued growth of all concerned.
So what if you do not go out to eat as much. Simple meals and appropriate planning might just create stability and more family time. Slowing down and less rushing to get to events or situations will calm down your life and allow for more quality time, meditation, long bubble baths, and conversation. It could be great.
So, know that the universe always has a plan. You often cannot see the outcome when it is happening. Try to not go into your fear mentality. Trust that the outcome of the election will ultimately bring positive change no matter who gets elected. There are always those that think the sky is going to fall regardless of who get in. Remember we are all human. We all have good hearts. We all make mistakes. We all try with our limited capacity. We all think we are doing what is best.
Sometimes we are right. Sometimes we miss the boat. But we always learn and grow. Allow whoever gets elected to attempt to make the changes that they see are necessary to bring balance back into the mix.
Know that you have a voice and especially right now that voice needs to be expressed. Talk to your congressmen and senators. Vote. Sitting back will not allow the full involvement to expand this shifting pattern. If you want something different than you also may need to do some things different. Know that it all contributes to the changes that are necessary right now.