The Time Has Come — Part 2

by Carol Hess on October 4, 2012

In my last blog post, I talked about the transformational shift that’s occurring on our planet right now.  We are being asked to let go of our old ways and surrender to the new – a new that has not yet made itself felt or seen except to a few.  A new that will lead to great spiritual growth and a raising of the consciousness of everyone on the planet.

It sounds good, doesn’t it?  Heaven knows we could use a little more love and light on this poor beleaguered planet of ours.  The fear and darkness is getting to be a heavy burden for all of us to bear.

But how do we prepare ourselves for this transformational shift?  How do we surrender?  And how the hell do we dig deep and find the trust and faith that is required to truly surrender?  For that matter, how the hell do we just keep hanging in there when that’s what we’ve already been doing for what feels like centuries.

I don’t know about you, but right about now I’m tired, drained, used up.  Doing it my way and hanging on for dear life to the old ways has left me pretty beaten up.  My banks of faith and trust are at an all-time low.

I’m angry and scared, because I don’t know what to do.  I don’t know what’s coming around the corner of my life.  My blackboard has been erased, and the only thing that’s been written on it so far is this:

S  U  R  R  E  N  D  E  R

I stand here naked – stripped of my knowing, my ideas, my beliefs, my opinions, my plans, my illusions, my visions.  I’m beginning to suspect I’ve been chasing someone else’s life.  I’ve been pursuing dreams that don’t belong to me.

What now?

I’m being pulled to simplify, get rid of excess, strip down to the bare essentials.  I’m being asked to make room, space, light for what is coming next.

I understand I will be going on a kind of retreat these last months of 2012 to prepare for what I’m not quite sure.  While my outer personal and professional life will continue in some form or another, I sense I will be spending a lot of time reconnecting to my spirit within.  There will be prayer, meditation, mindfulness practices, ritual, writing.  And somehow that will help me cultivate faith, trust, and ease with the not knowing.

I suspect I’m going to be surrendering everything I think I know about the past and hope I know about the future.  Instead, I imagine I will be living in the present and becoming a master of following the energy in the now – or trying to anyway.

This is what it feels like I’m being asked to do in preparation for this transformational shift.  It scares me to pieces, and I am relieved to be dropping the reins of control.  Can you be both relieved and scared at the same time?  I guess so, because I am.

What about you?

What has 2012 been like for you so far?  Are you sensing this impending transformational shift in energy?

Will the final quarter of this year see you doing what I did – walking up and down a dark corridor of locked doors, stubbornly pulling on first one door and then another, trying to make them open by the sheer force of your will?  Or will you turn your back on the dark corridor and doors of the old ways and walk toward the light of the new?

Will you keep battling the current and the waves of the new energy the way I’ve been doing?  Or will you let go and allow the ocean to carry you?

Will you surrender to the divine transformation that awaits you?

by Carol Hess


Categories Carol's Musings, The Art of Star Polishing

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avatar Joanna Saunders October 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Carol, I just put a post in the camp group about the depression I have had for the past two weeks. I have been linking it to my son and daughter in law’s separation. My gut is telling me that it is not this!! Then I read your post and Part 1 as well. Maybe my depression is about what is coming, maybe it is about my uncertainty of what is to come
I have noticed I have been “seeing” things before they happen more than I have for a while. Perhaps I can’t “see” what is coming and that is what is causing my angst. Thank you for another insightful post. I will work on “surrender” eventhough just writing the word makes me very uncertain.


avatar Carol Hess October 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Joanna, I know you know this, but I’ll remind you. Listen to your gut! It is right 99.9% of the time. I don’t think I can overstate how tough the times are right now because of this global shift in consciousness. Personally, I’m going through the biggest challenge I’ve ever gone through in my life, and I definitely feel anxious and depressed sometimes. That might be what’s going on for you too, or at least the shift is contributing to how you’re feeling. Be especially kind, compassionate, and loving with yourself. You will get to the other side of this. We all will.


avatar Staci Boden October 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Beautiful Carol, and I’m right there with you at surrender. And I think our individual experiences are mirroring what’s happening on a global level. The old ways aren’t really serving us and so how do we let go and allow? It’s a big leap that requires much courage, thank you for modeling this way of being. Big hug!


avatar Carol Hess October 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I hadn’t thought of it quite that way, Staci — that what’s happening on a global level is being mirrored by each of us in our own lives — but of course you’re absolutely right. Letting go and allowing, especially when we don’t know what’s coming, is indeed an act of courage. It helps to know we’re doing it together. A hug right back at you!


avatar Doreen Fulton October 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Let go and let the good times roll in! Make sure you nourish and soothe your soul during this time of transition. When I feel low, I head for the water…. If I can’t get to the ocean, a river, or a pond, a bubble bath with some nice essential oil relaxes me. Even a hot shower makes me feel better. Biggest Hugs to you Carol. Thanks for sharing your struggles and encouraging us to surrender to Divine Guidance.


avatar Carol Hess October 5, 2012 at 2:32 am

Your advice is right on the money, Doreen. I’m telling myself every day to be gentle, kind, and compassionate with myself. I think tomorrow just might be the perfect day to get myself to the ocean, smell the salt air, and listen to the seagulls.


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