Chaos. Yeah, that. We’re in it. The Covid narrative is the great distraction, but chaos is really the order of the day. The old structures continue to crumble, even as those who have held control over human consciousness for millennia make their final moves in calculated acts of desperation.
To once again overuse the best overused metaphor, I invoke the transformation process of caterpillar to butterfly. Form, breakdown, formlessness, reordering, new form. Even as the energy releases from its old form and a caterpillar goes to goo, the codes are present for what is to emerge from the reordering. We are in the midst of structural breakdown. The energy binding old forms is releasing, and our perceived reality is going to goo. What’s to come cannot be seen. Yet, patterns and codes are present for what is to emerge.
The same process was experienced by many of us as we moved through years of healing and personal transformation. Old patterns released. Shifts occurred. Shifts continue. Somewhere in our process we encountered a time when we had to proceed on trust, because we couldn’t see how issues might resolve. Yet, those shifts brought new levels of awareness, changes in personal circumstances, and growth in new directions. Somehow, we moved from what was to what is, and emerged differently.
Other, more subtle energetic shifts also occurred, as lower densities cleared and our capacity to hold a higher frequency increased. Our challenge now is maintaining that tone in a world formed of lower-frequency energies. Vibrating a different tone, offering a new pattern in the midst of the chaos, calling forth a new order, a new reality, and a new state of being. It is that for which we have been prepared.
We have charted the territory, creating maps within consciousness for others to follow. No small accomplishment, that. But, we’re in crunch time, and there’s interference being generated in the field, potentially affecting our ability to hold a higher tone and causing our presence to be less effective.
Interference, you say? Why, yes. Ladies and gentlemen, I draw your attention stage left. Now entering the spotlight, let’s make some noise and give it up for the one, the only, The Faceless Phantom Factor of Fear. The Phantom isn’t just random annoyance. I’m suggesting that triggering fear is an act of manipulation being used with conscious purpose. The relevance to this discussion is this: holding a tone of fear is a lower frequency. The effect in the field is to perpetuate the old ordering. Not really what we’re going for.
Many examples of coercion and manipulation by fear could be cited, but at the top of the list would be the presidential election and SARS-COV-2. I’m not sure which topic holds first place, but I’ll go with the election first. About half the people fear for their future if Biden is elected, and the other half fear for their future if Trump is elected. Each group thinks they know something important the other group refuses to acknowledge. In casual observation, large numbers of people in both groups seem unaware they are being manipulated by fear.
Covid-19 introduces another element, which is a possibility of death. Remote, but present. The Phantom really gets to milk the lead role in this show, seriously over-acting its part, tapping deeply into the well of unowned fear repressed by its audience. A virus is assumed to be the cause of fear, but that is not the source. The fear already exists within the experiencer, and that unconscious fear is being exploited.
An earlier commentary (May, 2020) was titled Appreciate the Elders, Lose the Fear. It contained this perspective:
“Death is not random. Covid-19 is not some rogue agent moving through vast swaths of population mowing down everything in its path. Souls choose the timing of their exits, just as they do their births, and there is a group exodus occurring. By choice. Yet, I watch as people want to find someone or something to blame…somebody isn’t providing proper leadership, or one political party cares more about life than another, or there’s not enough being done to stop all these people from dying.”
Five months later beliefs persist about who to blame for not controlling a virus, as though a virus can be controlled by decree, and another review on death and fear seems timely, particularly as seen through a metaphysical lens. To that end, I add perspectives offered by Michele, drawn on her 38 years of experience with soul-level interactions.
Michele and I spend many mornings talking about worldly events as seen from multi-dimensional perspectives. Since I tend to do a lot of deeper dives into subjects some people find contentious, I got going on the virus narrative and what I view as an irrational and constantly provoked state of fear, particularly as stimulated by media.
Michele began to respond, while I recorded the conversation. She offered these thoughts in her usual clear and direct voice, lightly edited for reading:
“Nobody gets Covid-19 accidentally. Your soul and body are agreeing to being in that experience. It’s not accidental, and those who are agreeing to use Covid as a way to leave their bodies, that’s also for them some level of agreement. They say, okay, I’ll do it this way. Souls are not powerless when it comes to how they pass out of their body. That is their creation at some level, no matter how it is, regardless.”
“People ask ‘what about accidents’, ‘what about this’, ‘what about that’. Well, that soul is in that experience at that moment for a purpose that is beyond our understanding. We can’t understand why that soul chose to leave that way at that time. Our hearts break, because we don’t understand, and we miss them. We want them to be here with us. But when they move on, it’s a birth to the next experience that they’re opening up to. We have many different birth experiences, and we have many different death experiences.”
“If you have fear about Covid, it’s your fear. It’s your fear of death, it’s your fear of loss, it’s your fear. You are surrounded with love. There is enough love present for you, conscious you, to go sit with your fear and open it up. Let it move so it doesn’t constrict you and make you feel as if you have to control everything, and everyone around you in your life, to wear a mask, or to follow the rules, or whatever is not real in the soul-level world. It’s not real. Never has been. I haven’t felt it as real since this whole thing unfolded. It just is not of essence. The magnified response to the virus doesn’t have any essence.”
“I’m so grateful to be working with clients, to witness how the amount of transformation in the last seven months has been rapidly escalating. The depths that people are going into their own causal plane experiences that have been trapped in their bodies from this and other lifetimes…some days I’m just amazed at the work that opens up. People are willing to stay present with and open it, and let it move. And it’s moving.
There is such great support for this rapid transformation now, and some days I’m just stunned by how much happens in my office. I’m grateful to be in this experience with people rather than the fear experience that is so common out in the world. I have no energy to give it. I can’t give it energy. It’s not real to me. It’s not of essence. It has no vibration of its own.”
“Fear constricts and binds essence/soul vibration. Then you can’t feel your real vibration. You can’t even believe it’s real because fear has constricted. At times I, too, get a fear constriction, or contraction, if you want to call it that. I can understand how real it feels, but I know it’s not of essence. It’s non-essential. It’s actually something that is already in the body, and the body is trying to constrict in a place or a way that brings us to consciousness about where things have been bound, constricted or contracted in the past.”
“So, people, their fear, they think it’s all about Covid, but it’s really been embodied, stuck in your body. When we were scared as kids, or we were threatened, or we were shut down to be less powerful and potent than we are, less alive that we are or have the capacity to be, then all that stuff is still in there. So, you can consider fear as a contraction in a birthing process.
Consider that what you’re focused on out there and trying to control is not real, but is a result of stuff that’s already been stuck in your system from generations. We have been in a patriarchal, top-down control system. Most of us have had experiences of being punished, threatened, criticized, shamed, diminished…left feeling powerless like you have no choice and you have no possibility to have a different experience.”
“This is certainly the opposite of what I’m experiencing with people I’m working with, and with myself. There is actually opportunity to work with what’s stuck, because Covid has slowed everything down. We’re not in our cars all the time. We’re not at the mall all the time. We’re not diverting our attention out in the world. We can’t go that much. So, it’s giving a lot of souls an opportunity to actually open up to what they need. They’re able to get at what’s been trapped in their bodies because of the old story. Transformation is happening rapidly, deeply, and it’s partly because we’re all slowed down and we’re out in nature more. We’re accessible, our souls and our consciousness are accessible to deep healing as we shift our frequencies beyond fear.”
“Now you can do more dreaming, because you’re not so exhausted that you can’t dream anymore, other than to process what’s the most recent thing. You can get to the deeper stuff. There’s a lot of people sleeping better, starting to go deeper in what matters to them, realigning with what matters really. Re-evaluating things, not just in my office but in their lives.”
“I can see that this Covid response…which again the whole thing hasn’t felt real…I keep seeing all these benefits on another level. Not where people are looking, but where I see it. I’m saying okay, what is, IS. So, there’s this response out there to clamp it down and make people more separate because of the masks and all the other stuff that’s happening. Well, there’s another thing happening. Okay, what is, IS. We’ll just use the opportunity to do a bunch of freeing up of the old stuff. So as this opens up from within collective consciousness, something new can be born with a lot more people involved in it.”
“Fear is not necessary for life. It’s non-essential. It has no Essence of its own. It’s a choice to give it power over you, and then to spread it, because that’s what fear likes to do. You want to spread it so other people are as afraid as you, and so they will control things the way that you are controlling things so that you feel safer. It’s all about you.”
“It’s the truth. Fear is yours. It is in your experience, it’s your fear, own it. Look at it, be compassionate with the constricted part of you, open it, be with it as you would a scared child. Do not give it power to magnify, to control you, to control your life, then to control through you other people’s choices and lives. People are trying to make choices. So those who are refusing to wear a mask are shamed, like you’re killing my grandmother, you’re killing each other, etc. No, it’s all about you.”
“If somebody gets Covid from going to a funeral, a wedding, or a gathering because they want to be together, then that’s their experience. Most of them aren’t going to die. Most of them have the flu, maybe some worse than others, but that’s in their body. Whatever is in their body that gets combined with Covid is what’s trying to transform or transmute. If their body can’t do that, they may leave their body, but that’s not a bad thing.”
“Death is not bad, not on a soul level. It’s a transition. It’s a step into another experience, another reality. It’s like okay, that chapter of my soul’s adventure in life is now ending, and I’m opening up to a new experience. Okay, I honor you. I honor your soul’s way of moving into another experience. If you can’t transform what has been your experience here in the body, you have an infinite amount of help and support to do that on the other side where you go next, the next chapter. You have choices.”
“We all have choices. Authentic, real choices from a soul level…that is what vibrates. That’s what has energy. But people who are making choices based out of fear and non-essential places, that has a different effect. It constricts. It constricts you, and you’re passing the constriction on to whoever else has the same sort of fear receptors, rather than a sense of what authentically vibrates in them as real.”
“And if you try to project fear onto me, or shame, it’s not going to get in. Why? It doesn’t match me. It’s not of my essence. Bless you. May you take that fear and transform it, and open it to something that is a gift to your own awareness and your own process, but know it’s not mine. It doesn’t fit me. I don’t have fear, not of Covid. My fear gets triggered by my own old patterns once in a while, but then I work with those and I open it up and it opens up inside of me and gives me more awareness. And then that gets integrated and strengthens me.”
“This is work time, guys. This is transformation time. This is not about being weak and letting fear run you and control you, and control others through you. Come on. Wake up to this is yours. Realize that OK, the fear is in my body, the fear is in my experience. Oh, it’s mine. I let it in. It’s somehow triggering the rest of the trauma and drama and experience in this life, and maybe others…but we don’t have to go there. Just stay here. What is, IS. Okay, be present. Stay with yourself. Don’t abandon yourself.”
“I don’t blame people at all, because where has this training been? Churches haven’t been training people. They’ve been teaching that your savior is external to you. Where’s the training? It’s not been out there very much. It’s not in schools, or media, or movies. The practice is being present with what IS, the ISness of your experience. That includes if the outside experience of others has gotten in, well, then you’ve made it your experience. Clean it out.
Go deeper. What’s triggering in you? Why is it triggering for you, now? If you just gently let love soak in more support, you’ll start to find what is underneath. Oftentimes childhood, oftentimes parental stuff that wasn’t ever acknowledged by your parents or processed. Or maybe they did it later in your life, but not when you were young, etc.”
“C’mon, let’s go folks. Use the opportunity to open up rather than contract your mind some more around any righteous belief that I’m right, you’re wrong. That’s not helpful. And it’s your choice to do it that way, and that choice is preventing you from opening up to the beauty, the wonder, the grace and joy that also belongs with and to you beyond the contraction. It’s like having a baby. There’s joy when the baby is born, but the contractions, they hurt like hell.”
Radical Acceptance, Being With What Is, and Humanity’s Collective Contractions are all discussed in more detail on episode #6 of Joan and Michele, The Dialogues. Click and listen.