Navigating the Shift

By Diana Harris
Intuitive Counselor, Psychic Medium,
Healer and Teacher

It has been a long hot summer here on the East Coast! All of humanity is still riding the wake of two powerful eclipses. These are times of dynamic change and intense challenge which offer us a great opportunity for growth. Transits such as these have the tendency to shake us up to wake us up!

From a global consciousness perspective, we are beginning to see that our actions have consequences. The old paradigms no longer fit. Humanity’s stories are being rewritten. The foundations that are corrupt, as well as the myths of endless supply, domination, separatism, and greed are crumbling. The point of all of this shake-up is to teach us that we can no longer afford to hide our heads in the sand. It is time to step up, to own our creations, and to realize and honor that we live in a global community. What affects one affects the All.

After a quarter century of complacency, in which we were invited to believe in inexhaustible resources and consumerism - humanity is learning that economic and technological advance is not the same as real human progress. We are coming out of a deep lethargy. Some of us are more awake than others; many are coming too; and still others cling to their certitudes and viciously discredit anything that suggests that humanity change/evolve. There are many ways to look at this time in Earth history. Our sense of purpose is being called out. What does it mean to be a human being? What do we stand for? Do our values have value? These are core decisions to be made by all of us.

On a personal level, our response to this transit may vary. We may feel stuck, a bit off center, or spend time wrestling with our fears. During times of integration and release, we unconsciously respond to the foundational shifts in paradigms in the collective consciousness. To the psyche, they can be likened to earth tremors and aftershocks on the physical plane. New foundations are being created. Know that many in this world are living this transit without an understanding of its purpose. Be aware. Exercise compassion in your daily activities. Some of you will require more rest. Honor your body. There will be periods of joy, clarity, assimilation, to help us to maintain balance in this transition. Allow them. It is important that we engage in activities that help us to ground and reconnect to our center - deep breathing, meditation, and/or walking in nature are restorative and help us to be fully present. We will feel more empowered to make decisions and to act if we are centered.

There will be periods of both expansion and constriction over the next months. It would be beneficial for us to be alert to the energy that we are transmitting or leaking to our environment. Guard against extreme behaviors - yours or that of others. They are fear responses. Have healthy boundaries but do not wall yourself in. Listen to other perspectives. Be open to new learning. Share of yourself.

The last months have been all about relationships - the relationship we have with ourselves and others. That focus continues into the Fall. Relationships determine our real wealth - not our bank accounts. This is the Truth and it requires a huge paradigm shift for many. For some, there will be challenges and a learning of how to be in healthy partnership. We will emerge better from it.

These times are conducive for getting to the root of issues, if we are willing to relinquish the need to be right or our desire to control. Our human tendency is to cling to our judgments and what we have always known in times of change. We become rigid. What is rigid - breaks. It is not sustainable. If change is difficult for you, examine what you are holding on to and why. Ask yourself - does this belief, person, or situation support my growth?

This period offers us opportunities to know ourselves and refine our roles of Responsibility. We learn how to respond to the external world in ways that does not diminish others or ourselves. This time between the culmination of lessons and our new beginnings is best used by allowing ourselves to break through limitation and release what is Inauthentic. Wisdom and Freedom come from our willingness to venture into the unknown and embrace new experiences. It is Time!

"Every human has four endowments - Self Awareness, Conscience, Independent Will and Creative Imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to Choose, to Respond, to Change." - Stephen R. Covey

Diana Harris is a nationally recognized intuitive counselor, psychic medium, and teacher. She is frequently sought for the accuracy of her intuitive/mediumship services and dynamic workshops. Diana has a deep connection to Mother Earth. She works with her Wisdom Keepers. Ms Harris is often a contributing writer to SpiritSide, Kinetics, Inner Realm, Bodhi Tree, By Region and other holistic journals. She travels throughout the US to conduct transformational workshops, speak at conferences, and to offer private consultations. Learn more about Diana: and FaceBook