by Tracy Moore
Over the past few years, but especially in the past several months, a major theme has revealed itself with witchy folk from all over.
They are feeling as though they are being torn apart. They are finding themselves feeling much less certain of things which they thought that they knew. Not only that, but they are seeing the truth of who people really are being revealed, sadly not for the better in many instances.
The thing that we can all take comfort in is that this isn’t just an individual thing, it is a worldwide thing. If you ask me, the times that we are living in are very much like what is represented by the Tower card in a tarot deck.
More than one person has questioned their sanity recently, as things seem to be spinning out of control, and they find themselves feeling as though they have been tossed down into a dark well of the unknown.
Well dear witches, you are not crazy.
We are living in times in which deconstruction has to take place in order for an overhaul to happen. It is necessary so that we can rebuild a landscape which is more in line with our true nature, both internally and externally.
So how do you know if you are either preparing for or have already started your remodel?
Do you find yourself pulling away from many of your associates?
Yes it is uncomfortable, and at times can make you question your mental stability.
After all, many of the people who you might be leaving behind have been in your life in a while. Not only that, but they have played major roles.
There is a way to tell that this is a shift thing, and not a mental or emotional imbalance. When you are rising to another level of being, the reason that you pull away from some people is simply that your interests and values no longer match.
Perhaps you are seeing that they never really did, which can be unsettling. There is no anger, malice, or hard feelings involved in this type of withdrawal as a rule.
It is more of a growing apart, and it’s okay. There is nothing wrong with you. Chances are that you still feel a lot of love and compassion for many of the people that you pull away from.
This is where we do well to remember that love does not have to mean close, personal involvement.
Have you undertaken new areas of study or deepened existing ones?
As these changes within ourselves and in our world take place, it seems that people are having parts of themselves which they may not have been aware of revealed. Vivid dreams seem to be more common now than they have been for many too.
As a result of the dreams and other processes, people are becoming more attuned to their passions and more aware of the connections and passages between realms.
Some have found that they are completely changing the direction of their work as a result.
More than one person has said that they feel as though they do not even know who they are anymore. The truth of it is that people are getting to know themselves better than they ever have before.
They are stepping out of the status quo and are actively pursuing the knowledge which matters to them at a core level. Now more than ever, people are not only fascinated by the unexplained, but they are identifying and connecting with it in various ways.
Are you a lot more emotional at times?
Several of my clients have spoken with me about feeling a deep sense of sadness which they cannot explain, that they find themselves crying more often, or feeling more easily disturbed and devastated by things that go on around them.
This can be one of the most frightening signs of the deconstruction and reconstruction process.
I won’t lie to you. This one is the most difficult to get a grip on, because it can make you feel as though you’ve completely lost your mind, especially if you aren’t typically the emotional type.
While it may be uncomfortable and even awkward at times, this is a sign of expansion and awakening. Our society has trained us to be indifferent to things which are truly horrifying.
Seeing so many people waking back up and starting to feel again seems almost alien after so many years of accepting the unacceptable, but it is ultimately good.
Many of us mourn the fact that no one seems to give a fuck about much of anything. While this emotional awakening likely won’t lead to mass group hug-fests, it will pave the way for taking a stand and using our compassion to fight for what matters.
Are you feeling an increasing need to disconnect from the electronic world more often?
This too is something which seems to be happening a lot more. People seem to be becoming disenchanted with constant connection through texting, social media, and TV.
It isn’t that people are losing their interest in connection, it’s that they are craving more connection of substance.
Not only that, but people are finally starting to feel overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information which we’ve been exposed to for many years now.
Many of us are heading outdoors more often, simply turning our devices off for a while to sit in silence, sitting across from someone having a real conversation; or putting on some mood music, lighting some candles or incense, and getting creative or working at our altars.
Some of you may have experienced unpleasant reactions to your reduced presence in the electronic world. Perhaps someone has tried to make you feel like shit for not commenting on their most recent photos of their lunches or whatever.
Don’t let them. Never feel guilty for spending time in ways which nourish you and benefit the energetic pulse of the world we live in.
Does it seem like you crave more solitude and quiet time in general?
While someone who is naturally an introvert wouldn’t be bothered by this, a person who is typically social can find it unnerving.
Right now, we are growing and changing at a rapid rate and that’s pretty hard to do when you’re surrounded by others all the time.
Think back to the last time that you seriously studied something. One of the things that you needed most was likely solitude, so that you could disseminate the information and allow it to seep into your memory.
Wouldn’t you say that self-growth is the most important subject of all? It doesn’t mean that you’ve suddenly gone antisocial. There is a lot of benefit in giving yourself the time and space to flourish.
When it’s time to come back out again, some of the people who were there before will still be there and others won’t.
It is impossible to go through a massive undertaking like this without some things and people falling away. It might even be that you find that you make the choice to start over from scratch when you’ve completed your process.
The important thing is that you keep a spirit of love and compassion alive within yourself, even as you withdraw. Otherwise, all of this would have been an exercise in narcissism.
Some describe this process as having a component which can only be described as a dark night of the soul.
That description seems fairly accurate. The most important things that we can remember are that we aren’t alone, and that when it’s all said and done that we will emerge more powerful than ever.
It isn’t all difficult. There are times throughout this process that are mind blowing in their magic and joyfulness. As a person who resists a lot, one of the things which has taken me the most by pleasant surprise is my eventual acceptance and openness to all of this.
There came a point when I realized that the wrecking ball was swinging my way whether I said it could or not.
The lessons are still painful at times, but the acceptance has made it easier to be present and active in the process instead of seeing it as something which was happening to me.
About the Author
Tracy Moore is a woman with a lifelong love of all things creative who wears many hats including artist, poet, and writer. She is also a gifted intuitive who uses many different tools to assist others in healing themselves from the inside out and to tap into their personal power. Even though she has a dark and mysterious side, when things get too heavy she channels her inner pixie and brightens the room by filling the air with glitter and laughter.
You can check out her website, Pull Up A Toadstool, where she posts a little bit of everything; ranging from short articles encouraging people to tap into their personal power, mini-workshops on subjects such as meditation and crystals, poetry, fiction, some of her artwork, and information on getting a reading or intuitive services. You can also join her Facebook group and like her page to engage in conversation, get the card of the day, and meet new people.
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