by: Aynne McAvoy
When you get more than two or three persons
together with an interest in metaphysics, chances are the subject of the
Shift will arise.
The Shift, or the Shift in Consciousness, is an
ever growing subject of interest for those of us on the path of higher
awareness. The Shift is the long awaited clearing away of past negative
energies of the planet, and of self, and a new awakening as to who and what
we really are.
Some people say the Shift is what will occur on
December 21, 2012. Some feel it is almost a contest of evolution, for
if sufficient numbers of people have awakened, the Shift to the next phase
of evolution will occur. However, if more remain asleep than have
awakened, we could be facing worldwide disaster.
If one is to believe
the impressive emails that are flowing around the internet and being shared
by those interested in metaphysics everywhere, the Shift is well under way.
New Age leaders such as Patricia Cota-Robles or Barbara and Steve Rother for
example, have been discussing this evolutionary phase for quite some time.
Rother 'channels' The Group, which is a group of higher evolved
spiritual beings. Ramtha is an enlightened being 'channeled' by JZ Knight,
or Abraham, 'channeled' by Esther Hicks are two others that have been
sharing the message for years. The list of the great metaphysical
authors of the last 25 years is long, and the ones I am mentioning are only
the tip of the iceberg.
The Shift encompasses many ideals and forms.
It would be difficult to try to put all the
perceptions into one short
article. I believe that many do feel the Shift is our birthright; that
we chose to be born at this time in history to help bring about the change
Much of the Shift is a feeling. It is a
feeling of constantly growing closer to those who are on the same path with
us. The World Wide Web is a good example of our connectedness with each
other, as well as our understanding and knowledge of it. It is a
feeling of expanding compassion for all living things and greater awareness
of our earth around us. It is the
knowledge that we are caretakers
of the planet and all that is on it. We are finally getting our heads
around the fact that there is only just one of us, and that separateness is
It is more activism to change what is perceived as not as
our highest good for our surroundings and ourselves. It is a feeling
that our energy field is changing, and our entire body, including ethereal,
is changing as well.
We sense that our auras are more vibrant and
stretch out farther into the world. It is an ever-growing willingness
to not only look outside the box, but to jump joyfully and bravely out of
it. It is the refusal to no longer plod the same dreary daily path but to
create better! It is a growing sureness that indeed, we are the ones
that we have been waiting for.
Part of what the Shift is involves
finding your passion, then following it. I remembered that James
Redfield discussed this years ago in that groundbreaking novel, The
Celestine Prophecy. We were told that we needed to discover what our
purpose is. Those who read those books at that time endlessly
discussed what that could mean. What is our
purpose? What did
we plan to accomplish before we came into this existence?
The Shift raises questions. Why did we
choose to be born at this stage of time in
Were we here before during the time of Atlantis and blew it,
and if so
are we getting a second chance? Did we thus make sure we
at this point in the evolution of man and this planet to make sure this
time the Shift into the next dimension happens?
Much has been
discussed about civilizations that once flourished and suddenly disappeared.
Did they experience a Shift? Did they move on to the next dimension,
the next step in the evolution of man, and our planet? Where did they
go? What happened to them?
There are those who feel as though
the Shift is happening with the help of extraterrestrials. They feel
the Quantum leap of advances in science, medicine, technology et al that has
occurred in the last 100 years is the proof of their intervention, and that
is also proof they would not let us get this far and fail.
others who feel the Shift is happening because of the help we are receiving
from the angels and ascended master teachers on the other side, who also
have brought us this far and will not let us fail.
My own groups of
higher guides, who call themselves THEY, seem to have been in overdrive the
last several years. What started out as annoying nudges from
them soon grew into full-blown projects of one kind or another that they
'assigned' me to do. I could only guess, looking back over the
projects, that their intent was to bring me 100% on board with the Shift and
to make sure my own involvement was such that I affected as many others as
possible in this time. Such things as the Your New Life Expos, the
several online metaphysical study groups I began years ago and still lead,
the spiritual movies that I brought to Syracuse, NY are all examples of
THEY's intervention through me. Even the writing of this article was indeed
inspired and encouraged by 'THEY'.
Part of the Shift is adjusting to what our
lifelong feelings about what reality is. Our concepts are indeed
shifting. Eckert Tolle was a leader in shaking up our comprehension of time,
by telling us that all time is now. Although it is a very difficult
idea to comprehend considering that we are a very time oriented society,
Psychics such as myself have understood for years that time is not as it is
perceived. Psychics have known all along that trying to nail down
specific time for a specific event is like chasing mercury from a broken
thermometer on the kitchen table; it is very difficult to grab hold of!
However, the new understanding that time is not linear at all is part of the
whole package of the Shift. Our old thoughts about time is just one of
the ways we adjusted to life on this planet and to our lives in these
bodies. Our insistence on dualities such as 'good' and 'bad' is
another part of this package.
Our bodies, these vehicles that
transport us from place to place on this planet and are the great
experiencers for us, are also in revolt! So many of the people on this
path have gone through various conditions such as changes in weight, achy
joints, sleep disturbances, headaches and moodiness and difficulty in
concentration. Small wonder our bodies would revolt considering the
energy changes that are happening in and around it!
In our efforts to
adjust to these surroundings, and our forgetfulness of where we came from
and who we really are, we also invented religions. We needed to
explain the unexplained (the forgotten) and religions seemed to fit the
bill. Once again, now we are slowly coming out of that tipped-over box,
looking around and discovering that in our new understandings all that was
ever necessary was to connect with our Source within. Books and movies such
as Conversations with God came into existence to help us with that.
The Way of The Peaceful Warrior showed us our inner strengths, and how all
we really need to do is to tap into
that inner well of abilities, to
succeed beyond our wildest human dreams. The Secret
opened the door
wide to hundreds of thousands of people who are now asking the questions
that needed to be asked! The Secret (which really wasn't a secret)
explains that not only can we create what we want and need, we've always had
There have been so many metaphysical authors that have
stepped up to the plate, knowing instinctively perhaps that the Shift was
near. They have shared their wisdom with us, woven into the tales they
spun, as an attempt to get our attention. Moviemakers are bringing us
more and more movies showing us that the way up and out of this self imposed
confusion is from within! I have no doubt in my mind that these
moviemakers and scriptwriters
are all leaders in the march towards the
Shift as well.
There are other leaders in this parade of human souls
towards the Shift, which are not famous authors or singers or movie
producers or lecturers. They are to be found in any given town or
village across the world. These are the people who are gently guiding you
into greater awareness, sometimes just by their life example. They may be
or holistic healers, or writers or artists of various
forms. These are people who touch your inner core with their very
essence and incline you to ask What is different about them? What do
they have or know that you do not? What makes these people noticeably
special? Perhaps all these people have finally remembered that they
are not humans having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a
The Shift is about understanding that the world as
we formed it, is being deliberately shifted and reformed around us to clear
away the illusions that we ourselves have built up around us. If you
can step back out of yourself for the space of a heartbeat and see the
bigger picture, something glorious is happening. Step out of the
day-to-day mundane, and look at the world around us with new eyes, and see
the efforts that being made to pull back the
veils of illusions.
What you may see is a world to be in love with. What you
is a grand and joyous excitement that you chose now to be born onto this
plane. Then you may also step in to join the gathering parade of souls
all marching together towards the Shift.