(c) 2011 Joan M. Newcomb
Earlier this year I remember an astrologer saying that we were in a period similar to the late 1960's. Back then, there was a great uprising against the restrictive Establishment, with peaceful and violent protests. The Peace and Love movement swept over most of the world, transforming consciousness.
This year, starting with the regime changes in the Middle East, we've seen a series of uprisings and transformations. Dictators that have ruled for decades have fallen. People are speaking up and finding their voice.
So it's interesting to watch Occupy Wall street catch on, occupying most major cities in the US and Canada and at this time starting in the UK as well.
We've had a couple decades of increasing restrictions. I felt the previous US presidential administration make changes that took us back to the 1950's and even, with Homeland Security, the TSA, and Guantanamo start to feel scarily like 1930's Germany.
Things often have to get worse before they get better. Breakdown has to happen before breakthrough. And breakthrough is happening.
The people who are showing up to Occupy may seem like flakes, they have so many divergent focal points. However the unifying force is that they are showing up and speaking their Truth. They are expressing their dissatisfaction with the limitations placed on us. Each individual is contributing to the energy of freedom, creating a ripple effect throughout the world.
What is going on externally is a reflection of what is going on with each of us internally.
What is coming up for you? What is breaking down, what is breaking through? Where are you experiencing restriction or limitation? It may seem to be coming from the outside, in the creation of a boss at work, a bank, a friend or relative. But it's illuminating your own internal beliefs and pictures.
Where are you giving away your power? Who do you feel controls your reality?
You don't have to go to Wall Street or Chicago to speak your Truth. You don't even have to protest. All you have to do is Occupy your life, Occupy your body, Occupy your storyline.
When you do, you become the lead in your own movie. Difficult people are there because you cast them. You've chosen the role because it's Oscar material.
It simply takes a shift of perspective, and everything shifts.
Try this for a week and see what happens!