Do you know that the brain does not know the difference between real and imagined. That’s why affirmations can change your life over time. The repetition is a sort of hypnosis that changes the pathways to eventually believe what is being affirmed. That’s why ‘fake it till you make it’ actually can work. That’s why when we pull the edges of our mouth towards the outer eyes, we cause the facial muscles and thin bones of the face to look like a smile, it releases dopamine and serotonin, sparking a feeling of happiness. Deliberately changing our facial expression can shift our physiological state. We hear it in songs and lyrics, with many hip-hop artists calling in money “And I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them. So I got rich and gave back, to me that’s the win/win” Jay Z, Moment of Clarity.
We’re in the dawn of the Sixth Sun, a sun of darkness. This period of 6,625 years is a sun when all we need, all the medicine, all the answers are within. The beginning of this sun, according to Aztec/Toltec traditions, started in 1991. The biggest shift happened in 2012 and it will make its greatest appearance starting this year.
What this Sixth Sun invites us to do is lean into our inside world and use our minds for choice and imagination. The choice can be anything. The choice to listen to all the noise outside or check in with our inside and flow with that. My sister friend, Em, said this morning that she ‘believes in magic’ and makes her way in the world through that lens. When you start from magic, goodness, light, love, expansiveness and joy, you’re then invited to use your imagination from that point instead of the one that most of us follow. Because though this is an individual spiritual journey having a human experience, we are very much a part of the collective and the world around us can affect us profoundly.
When everything happened in 2020, we were lured into a world of illness, of isolation, of darkness and death as a ‘bad’ thing, instead of death as part of the cycle of this whole human experience. This ethos became our everyday real and imagined fate. And all it took was a few weeks before it became our reality, our neural pathway. Eventually everyone was ‘sick’, around the world, all ages and our brains could not tell the difference.
When people talk about the ‘split’ between heaven and hell on Earth, between 3D and 5D, between the New Earth and the Old Earth, between science and spirit, this is what they’re talking about. They’re choosing to believe that there is an actual split or difference, when in reality, there isn’t. It’s all about perspective. It’s all about choice.
If we’re privileged enough to have a choice, why would we choose to keep it negative, afraid, heavy, constricted, isolated, disconnected and separate? Mostly because our brains and the news, socials, radio confirms it all for us, over and over again.
Why not choose a more positive, light, creative, optimistic, love- filled perspective? Maybe “because society hates optimists”, as my friend said recently. Or maybe because it feels good, familiar and comfortable to suffer and feel bad. It’s neuroplasticity, we’ve been conditioned to wallow and swim in the yuck throughout the fifth sun and especially through 2020.
When I wake up from a mostly sleepless night, which is often these days, I make a choice to affirm my desired state. “I am energized, I am healthy, I am happy, I am ready for this beautiful day, I am present with my daughter, I am in flow, I have all the ideas for food, I am supported in all ways, I have my village, I am unconditional love and I am an amazing human who is here to share her being with the world” On most days, they flow just as I state them, since I’ve been saying them for a while. And some days, I wake up and say “I hate my life” and my girl sends me a song called “I love my life” and I play it on repeat, shake and dance and move until my brain believes it.
That’s what I invite for you today and everyday for a while. In order to create magic in our life, in our world, we have to create it in our minds first. The sixth sun is all about you using your mind, instead of the mind using you.
You can do it. All it takes is you and a commitment to you. To the expert within.
Thank you for reading. I love you.