Dr. Valerie Olmstead invited me to join her on her radio program to talk about the Importance of Gratitude in the Ascension Process.
Just minutes before the program, that she had a different topic in mind. She wanted to talk about the ascension process.
I was scratching my head, thinking, “Oh, my gosh, what the heck do I know about the ascension process?”
But I promised to show up and I have a profound trust that Spirit will guide me if I open up. So there I was on the air, listening to Dr. Valerie introduce me, wondering what on earth I had to contribute.
Fortunately, I’ve learned to let go and let guidance come through. Dr. Valerie started talking about out-of-body experiences that had occurred for her and some of her clients, and suddenly I was at home. This was at least a realm in which I had my own experiences.
I don’t have any authority to say such experiences are happening with more frequency for people as consciousness expands on this planet, but I do know they happening for me and for some of you. They can be wonderful and they can be challenging. And here’s why.
The Bliss Phenomena
One phenomenon that occurs for many of us who meditate as part of our consciousness expansion is the transition from blissful, out-of-body experiences and deep meditations, back into this reality with all of its limited energies. Have you ever finished a luscious, blissful and other-worldly meditation or experience only to come back to this reality feeling cranky?
Here you are in an ascended state of consciousness, feeling like you’ve arrived at something truly wonderful, only to return to earthly consciousness agitated and frustrated.
I used to frequently catch myself after a meditation thinking, “That’s real spiritual, Misa! Open your heart wide in love during your meditation and then, when I’m back in this world, I’m critical with myself or others when in reality we are all trying to do our best.”
Being in meditative, out-of-body or dream-time states is a very vulnerable condition.
I would leave my open-hearted state and immediately become psychically bombarded by the critical thoughts, fears and negativity all around me. As wide open as I was, that negativity could be occurring in thought forms half-way across the planet and I would be sensing them.
Further, I realized, I was disappointed in what I sometimes experienced in this reality. I like being a bliss bunny in the other realms. I don’t necessarily like coming back to the challenges of this dimension on earth. The challenges can frustrate me.
There we have it. I was disappointed, frustrated and empathically picking up a lot of other people’s disappointment and frustration. What do you do with that kind of dilemma? Stay in meditative bliss? Never go there to begin with, so you never have to feel disappointed?
What do you do when anger follows bliss?
Good answers are rarely found in extreme reactions, so I asked myself what I needed to do or understand in order to have smoother transitions. Once I asked the question, I realized becoming angry after feeling blissful was a reaction that could be altered.
I was letting go of love the moment I encountered anything that seemed to disrupt my happiness here in third dimensional reality.
My opportunity was to become a vessel of on-going love, and to hold that love within me regardless of what reality I’m in at the moment and what is happening around me.
I could choose to learn how to be a sacred vessel all of the time—as I walk in other realities and dimensions and as I walk in this sacred dimension.
That particularly meant when my harmony was being disturbed.
A part of me was expecting the rest of the world to sustain loving presence, when I hadn’t even learned how to do it myself.
I taught myself to gently and compassionately teach myself to react differently. When I feel frustrated angry or disappointed, I touched my heart and invited it to open.
Once I understood that the journey from bliss to anger or anger to bliss was a choice, I knew I could choose at any moment to open my heart—even to the anger or frustration I was feeling. Even that emotion was worthy of love.
Fortunately, I was given a beautiful meditation that I share freely on this website. The meditation helped me Hold everything from the bliss to my anger in love. You can get a copy of it for free here on our home page. If you’d like some support in Holding yourself in the most effective ways possible, I’ve created a video series to help you do that.
In time, with consistency in Holding my emotions as they arose, the angry, cranky feelings quieted down. Now I can leave a blissful meditation, feeling energized and at peace. Instead of expecting others to help me maintain my harmony, I’m able to Hold them so they too can find their peace, and even bliss.
You can do the same. As the disappointments of your karma and childhood release in the Holding meditation, your ability to sustain your harmony increase. They no longer need to play out inside you or in your relationships.
You may still have your moments, but you will know what they are about, and you’ll be able to lovingly address them immediately, until anger no longer needs to follow bliss.