by Neva J Howell –
In fact, we often do not realize just how comfortable we have become with existing belief systems, until those belief systems can no longer be sustained. Depending on the level of the consciousness shift, it can feel like learning to think and feel again.
Spiritual Shifts Don’t Just Affect You
Then, we look around us and see that everyone close to us is reacting differently. Sometimes this change is positive but many times, it is perceived as painful, some kind of loss, or chaotic.
Why do those we love the most resist what is for our highest spiritual good? Wouldn’t those who love us most want this for us? Why would our spiritual acceleration throw loved ones into fear, resistance and personality challenge?
One reason we meet resistance when we break away from longterm or lifelong patterns of interaction with those closest to us is that this change can be construed as destructive to the family member it affects. It can feel as if the relationship is breaking apart. Our shift changes everything and takes everyone outside their comfort zone, sometimes in a pretty drastic way. We may be changing but those we love may want to stay the same and they can only stay the same if we do not change.
Changing Relationships as Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening
When we decide to let go of unhealthy habits, fears and ego distractions, it can set in motion a ripple effect across every aspect of our life because those with whom we have partnered in fear, unhealthy habits and ego distractions are losing a partner.
It may surprise us, at that point, to find that our immediate circle of friends begins to change. If those around us resist spiritual acceleration in their own lives, then our spiritual advancement becomes a threat to their desired reality. Those who don’t wish to advance may suddenly resent or dislike us. Those who vibrate at a slower vibrational frequency than the one from which we have just shifted, may seem draining to us and not desirable to be around anymore.
Most likely, there will be those of our spiritual circle who want us back the way we were, so they can interact with us the same habitual, familiar and comfortable ways. There may even be unconcious sabotage, designed to help us question our new consciousness and drop back into the old patterns with them.
Flux and Flow
Relationship shifts and changes are a normal part of the spiritual acceleration process. We can learn to allow these changes to occur in a loving way by remembering that each soul is a sovereign master, perfectly capable of fulfilling their own unique destiny, with or without us.
Honoring Others Sovereignty
As we begin to meet these potential friends, some of which will seem to be vibrating at a slightly higher vibrational frequency than us, it is important to be alert to any suggestions from our logical mind that we have nothing in common with them. This is an illusion based on the past.
Sometimes, we fail to recognize that we really have moved beyond an old structure of relating. During these transitional relationship times, trust that higher vibration beings would not be coming to you, unless there was a similarity of frequency to attract them. Decide now to welcome new experiences with others, as part of your acceleration experience.