If you follow astrological happenings at all, you know we're in the midst of a major planetary upgrade. And if you don't, this article can shed some light on it. While we often tend to romanticize ascension-related events, they can actually bring up all sorts of sediment for us to deal with, like water in a lake that gets shaken up, bringing up the dirt for all to see.
Times of turmoil may seem like a step back, but in truth they're an accelerator on our path to wholeness. Only by seeing our issues can we give them the attention they need to be resolved. So each time an issue arises, try expressing gratitude to it for showing itself. Then look for its gifts.
While processing the many mirrors that have been held up to me lately, I revisited the Pain Body, an aspect of our shadow selves first introduced to me by Ekhart Tolle in The Power of Now (a great book). The pain body is just what it sounds like, an energetic/emotional mass that holds our pain, both individual and collective.
I revisited the pain body with the intention of sitting with whatever pain was in my system and transmuting it. But I discovered a new feature to the pain body. Air bubbles.
Air bubbles in the pain body are visual representations of places in our lives where we've been denying love to ourself or others, places where we've resisted the full expression of a high frequency emotion. All of us have resisted feeling our emotions at some point, and generally we do this for reasons of self-preservation. What's unique about entrapping loving emotions is that on its surface love is not frightening, rather the implications of loving in a particular context lead us to shut down the instinct to share our love.
Bubbles in the pain body appear to my clairvoyant eye as clear air bubbles in the midst of a dense dark fog. That makes them the exact opposite of a typical emotional block in one's energy body, which appears as a dark, dense object in the midst of a clear, radiant space.
As an energy worker, I focus my efforts on clearing those dense blocks where energy has ceased to flow, and inviting trapped emotions to be felt and released so the energy can flow freely again. With air bubbles in the pain body, the process is similar, but it effects a liberation of a love frequency that can be released into one's being, lightening the pain body and raising the vibration of the energy body.
The yin yang is a perfect representation of this facet of our emotional experience. Not only can darkness be trapped in the light, but light can also be trapped in the darkness. However, dark is not synonymous with bad. "Dark" energy blocks at their core are desires to receive love that were not realized. Light energy bubbles are desires to give love that were not granted.
By finding and liberating all of our captive emotions, we free up our energy for our higher purpose, that of being a light to others, to this planet, and to all of creation.