UNDERSTANDING THE SHIFT
SYMPTOMS OF CHANGE
by Dennis Gaumond
people are increasingly experiencing strange circumstances and phenomena in
their lives. Perhaps, as circumstances on the planet are changing, they are
feeling the symptoms of change. Here are some of the more commonly reported
changing patterns of sleep: People are
having difficulty getting enough sleep, feeling wide awake when they should be
tired, and sleepy when they should be alert. They report a hard time getting to
sleep as well as staying asleep. Many wake up in the middle of the night and
some feel like their body is 'buzzing'. Some awaken after a good night's sleep
still feeling very tired.
aches & pains: There is an increase in conditions such as 'chronic fatigue' and 'fibromyalgia', which
have no perceivable causal agent such as a germ or virus; muscle stiffness, tension and strange headaches
which seem to happen for no reason.
lucid dreaming: Most people dream
during their sleep. Their astral bodies travel and interact with others in the
astral world. However, few people remember this activity or relate it to their
everyday physical experiences. Increasing numbers of people are now reporting
that they are having more vivid dreams, which they can recall in greater
detail. Sometimes strange images and settings are returning in 'flashes' during
misperceptions of time: It seems to
some people as though time is 'speeding up'. Events seem to fly by. This
phenomenon has been referred to as 'the quickening'. In regards to the laws of
karma, many people feel that their fears and 'issues' are being thrown up in
their faces to be dealt with at an increasing rate. Circumstances are arising
which demand that one embrace a great deal of change. In other words,
opportunities to heal are coming in 'fast and furious'. Those who choose to
ignore these opportunities are finding that these issues simply will not go
away. Some also report moments when, in states of reverie or stupor, time seems
to be suspended. If time is a construct, a product of our collective
conscious-ness, then perhaps our perception of time is shifting along with our
a questioning of the value of important relationships: Many people are feeling
a withdrawal or a 'drifting away' from some family members, spouses or friends.
This feeling is often accompanied by guilt and anxiety. These people are often
attracted to new relationships and have a longing to reinvent themselves.
unusual memory experiences: Strange,
sometimes startling memories drift into consciousness at unexpected times. At
other times, names, numbers and otherwise familiar facts seem suddenly
inaccessible. Information that one has known for a long time seems to suddenly
disappear. The unfamiliar seems familiar and vice-versa.
shifting values: What once seemed very
important no longer seems to matter. Many people feel that what they are doing
is not fulfilling them at a deeper level. They feel listless and unsatisfied
yearning for something with more meaning. They often feel disconnected to
reality, as if they are walking about in a fog. As mentioned previously, more
and more people are becoming 'seekers'.
breakdown of traditional systems and institutions: More and more people are questioning the status quo, challenging
aspects of life that were recently considered to be 'written in stone'.
Institutions such as the government, the church, the education system, the
media and the justice system are increasingly under suspicion. This questioning
is sometimes dismissed as rampant cynicism, but actually, it may be the result
of an increased awareness and a sense that we are continually being deceived
and misled by the authorities. Increase in the number of same-sex relationships
and divorce rates is testament to a challenging of traditional marital roles.
Some feel that we are moving away from monogamy and there is a great confusion
about the nature of relationships and commitment.
Researchers claim that evolutionary
changes at the genetic level are resulting in a recognizable list of temporary
- flu-like symptoms such as
fevers, sweating, aching bones and joints
- migraine headaches that
are unaffected by pain killers.
- dizziness and a feeling of
'not being grounded'.
- ringing in the ears
- muscle spasms and strange
aches and pains, often in the back and neck.
- tingling in arms, hands,
legs or feet.
- feeling tired or exhausted
with a loss of muscular strength.
- feeling as though one
can't get enough breath.
- immune system changes,
- wanting to sleep longer
and more often than normal.
- nails and hair growing
more quickly than normal.
- bouts of depression for no
anxiety due to a feeling that 'something is going on', but not knowing what it
Could it be that these 'symptoms
of change' are the result of humanity entraining to higher vibrations? Is our
level of awareness and perception of reality in the process of changing?
Those who suspect that we may
very well be resonating at ever-higher frequencies may be asking themselves,
"what can I do to
facilitate the process of entrainment?" Of course, there are many ways -
as many as there are people on the planet. Some methods, however, are common to
many. To more effectively expose oneself to the rising vibration of the planet,
it makes sense to be in greater contact with the planet. Most of us are always
several steps removed from a purely natural environment. In the past sixty
years, we have become increasingly surrounded by synthetic objects. Our homes,
cars, workplaces, etc. are made up of unnatural substances. Plastics, paints
and lacquers, synthetic fabrics and other manufactured materials come in
contact with us continually. These artificial substances do not carry - do not
accurately represent the planetary vibrations in the same way as natural
substances that are in closer contact with the Earth. Most people who are
immersed in the beauty of nature feel more alive, their moods elevated. Natural
objects have a 'power', especially rocks and crystals.
The next logical deduction is to
eat natural foods, drink clean, 'living' water and breath unpolluted air. It's
not rocket science, it's common sense - natural products of the Earth will tend
to be vibrating in resonance with the Earth. Ironically, our physical bodies
are our links to the higher realms. You may have heard the expression, "we are
not physical entities having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual entities
having a physical experience". As true as this may be, it does not mean that
our physical selves are somehow less important than our
emotional/mental/spiritual selves. Our bodies represent our point of
interaction between the physical, third-dimensional realm and those beyond. A
healthy body will be better equipped to absorb the enlightening vibrations.
Most of the world's many
light-workers feel that we have successfully achieved 'critical mass' - that
there are enough people (roughly 10%) who are awake and holding up the
frequency of the planet to ensure its survival and to minimize the severity of
geo-physical earth-changes. This will enable many of us to take major leaps
forward in our healing processes. As a result, there seems to be less of an
emphasis on teaching and spreading the word and more of an emphasis on supporting
each other. When the road gets a bit rockier and the uncompassionate, damaging
institutions on the planet start to fail, we need to be available to each other
to offer support. We need to help each other maintain the higher frequency - to
assemble and participate in activities that unite and empower each other. More
and more people are looking for ways to live in community - living healthy
lifestyles, growing organic foods, fostering self-sufficiency. Our main
responsibility is to create and maintain a constant state of love, joy and