For many years, many people have been talking about “The Shift”, this mysterious transformation of human consciousness that is supposed to be underway.
Since the Mayan calendar ended in December 2012, New Age types have tended to chirp over the evolution of the species, the revolution of love, and other hopeful, but fuzzy, changes in what it means to be human. We want to take a minute to help all of us anchor this floating notion a little.
Notice if any of these seem familiar:
- Do you have a vision of an aspect of a more beautiful world, and you know that it is your sacred goal to contribute to its realization?
- Do you feel that something is not aligned in the world and you want to be part of the solution?
- Did you experience a life-changing event that changed everything for you, and now you want to use that experience to help others?
- Do you have an innovative idea that could make the world a better place?
- Do you feel called – the way a priest is called to the priesthood or a doctor is called to medicine – to help others heal, transform, connect, love, create, succeed and prosper?
You may not recognize every attribute, but you will probably nod your head a lot as you read these characteristics of those whose souls were incarnated here on this planet right now to facilitate this mystical change in human consciousness.
18 sings that you’re here to transform human consciousness:
1. A feeling of having a specific mission or objective involving a major transformation of the human experience, but of being unable to articulate what this change could be.
2. A strong feeling that the mission, whatever it is, is getting closer in time.
3. A constraint to master certain fields, skills or professions, not only for professional advancement but in preparation for this half-understood personal mission.
4. High levels of empathy; a feeling of feeling what others are feeling.
5. An urgent desire to alleviate or prevent the suffering of humans, animals or even plants.
6. Loneliness resulting from a sense of difference, despite generally high levels of social activity. One woman summed it up perfectly saying, “Everyone loves me, but no one is like me.
7. High level of creativity; passion for music, poetry, performance or the visual arts.
8. An intense love of animals, sometimes a desire to communicate with them.
9. A difficult start to life, often with a history of childhood abuse or trauma.
10. Intense connection to certain types of natural environments, such as the ocean, mountains or forest.
11. Resistance to orthodox religiosity, paradoxically accompanied by a strong feeling of spiritual purpose or spiritual desire.
12. Love plants and gardening, to the point of feeling empty or depressed without having the chance to be among the green things and/or to make them grow.
13. Very high emotional sensitivity, often leading to predilections for anxiety, addictions or eating disorders.
14. A feeling of intense connection with certain cultures, languages or geographic regions.
15. Disability, often centered on the brain (dyslexia, retardation, autism) at home or a loved one. A fascination for people with intellectual disabilities or mental illness.
16. Apparently gregarious personality contrasting with a deep need for periods of solitude; a feeling of being exhausted by social contact and of withdrawing to “power-up again”.
17. Persistent or recurrent, often severe, physical illness with symptoms that fluctuate inexplicably.
18. Daydreams (or night dreams) about healing damaged people, creatures or places.