How To Deal With The "New Normal" (c) 2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC
One of my neighbors stopped me on my walk and offered condolences. "Emma's died?" She and her husband had seen us carrying her out to the lawn in her last days.
When she came back from the vet, after her biopsy, she'd stopped walking. So we carried her outside twice a day. It wasn't all that different from before, since she'd like to sleep most of the day anyway. It was a "new normal".
She was too heavy for me to lift and at some point my husband hurt his back, so we both lifted her using the four corners of the towel that we had under her. I found myself singing the song from Aladdin as she went on a 'magic carpet ride' to the outside world. Corgis are always smiling, but she grinned even more as she could feel the fresh air and smell all the smells.
This concept of it being a 'new normal' had helped me when my mother, after 10 months on home hospice, stopped walking and became bedridden. She had Alzheimer's and cancer, and the blessing was that she didn't know she had either. She wondered why she stayed in bed all the time. "Oh, you always like to sleep a lot." I said. Which was true, she had hated me getting her up in the morning and now I didn't have to...
Now the new normal is that Emma is gone and we're putting off getting another dog. We're cherishing being able to sleep in on weekends and go out for dinner without having to walk someone. I did, however, get a new fish, which I call "Puppy", so I can say that I did get one.
It occurred to me that we're hitting "new normals" all the time, even if they're not healthy. People are getting numb from the news, the emotional roller coaster of deliberately inflammatory and distracting tweets, of human rights being systematically dismantled and withdrawn.
There's always a pendulum swing in politics and at some point this will all reverse itself. And as Consciousness, I see what is really happening is that those who seem most powerful, are actually the least. And they are scrambling to restore a paradigm that has already disintegrated. We are have evolved as Consciousness, are embodying more of ourselves as Consciousness, so we are all already individually too empowered to go back to that antiquated acceptance of domination.
It hit me that we're stepping into a new existence, which requires us to expand to a new normalcy. Energetically it feels lighter. We're used to feeling weighed down, that being more powerful means occupying more physical space.
When you embody more of yourself as Consciousness, it feels buoyant. When you feel empowered, it feels more internally powerful. It actually feels effortless and relaxed. Standing in your own power feels confident, because as Consciousness you *are* wisdom. There's an absence of a need to dominate or compete because we're *all* Consciousness.
It starts by focusing within, because our bodies are our anchor points as Consciousness into this physical realm. However, we're operating at a higher frequency than ever before, so it really only requires a focal point, a pinpoint of Consciousness, to bring you fully aware into form. And it can be anywhere within. I used to have rigid opinions about where this should be and how it should be done. Rigidity is the old normal.
Try this for yourself. Wirelessly connect as Consciousness into form, and notice what's different. That's your new normal. Doing this regularly has a ripple effect into the rest of your reality. Play with this during the week and see what happens!