Yesterday’s portal of 11 ∙ 11 birthed a multitude of opportunities for us to tune-in, realign, and stand in our power. We know from numerology that the vibrations of 1 carry potent divine masculine energies, which we can then channel. When we are tuned into the vibration of 1, we initiate action, confidently affirm our ability to make changes and lead with determination, and ultimately live the lives we want for ourselves unapologetically and without hesitation. 1 is the beginning of a cycle. This is where change begins.
We are able to tap into this energy at all times, not only when the clock reads “11:11” or the calendrical date shows repeated 1’s. Cultivating this ability requires frequent affirmation of our innate abilities to create and manifest, to envision the life that we want for ourselves and secure the plans needed to bring that vision into reality. Within each and every one of us is the ability to discern what we want in our lives (no, I do not want to continue working at this job or yes, I do enjoy utilizing my gifts in this way and I will follow through with my callings), make decisions that will further align ourselves with our true purpose (I choose to follow my calling and leave behind the practices, behaviors, patterns of thought and people who do not serve this calling), and tap into the collective consciousness. By shedding things that no longer align with our consciousness, or have never aligned with our higher purpose, we are acknowledging that we have autonomy. With this autonomy is the inner-standing of something greater than the Earth-bound lives we have been programmed to accept. When we accept our power, we reject the roles, decisions and thought patterns forced upon us when we were in states of unconsciousness. And as we choose to become more conscious, more aligned and more loving, these thought patterns and methods of programming no longer feel like they are being forced. Because we have made the decision to sever our sense of self to that reality, one that is founded on monetary and material greed, power-hunger at the expense of others, and the maintenance of an unconscious population. We are unplugging from that false sense of being and instead tuning into who we are truly meant to be. A collective source of love.
“How do we get to this beautiful, peaceful, almost heavenly reality?” It is not a matter of “getting to” or “reaching” any state of consciousness or “place” where we can feel free and loving. There aren’t any steps or protocol for how a person can “gain access” to this incredible realm we’re all envisioning. The utopian imagery in your mind right now, that sense of feeling completely whole and seeking absolutely nothing, the sheer love and in-action that I can literally feel as I type these words are all within us. We “access” this realm when we are fully present. When we choose to tap into our inner-standing, the love and ability to be present, we are aligning ourselves with who we truly are. There is no version of ourselves that we need to necessarily become, because we already are everything we are. Cast aside your association with jobs, roles, labels that people have used to identify what or who you are. In fact, throw away your dependency on spoken or written language for a minute. Simply breathe in and breathe out, feeling a life force move through you. Maybe it’s fast, buzzing, excited! You feel like jumping and shouting and dancing because you are so happy, so ecstatic! Or maybe it’s quieter, lower. There’s a hum that pulsates slowly, like a calm heartbeat. You are content. You don’t want anything, you are completely happy existing as you are. Both of these are presence. You are fully aware of intangible and powerful energy inside of you. It exists without other things, it needs no validation or assistance. It simply is.
That is your inner 1. As a number and unchanneled energy, 1 wants to go out into the world and make things happen. It is ready to go after what it believes it deserves and will do whatever it takes to secure it. But when we take in the number 1, breathe it into our cells and allow our sense of Being to envelop it, we find that we needn’t seek more. This is not to say that we spend our days sitting at home without intention, not moving or doing anything. We are still physical beings who need to eat, interact with others, express ourselves in some way. There is still a world outside that we are apart of, even if we stay indoors. No, when we consciously channel the number 1, we are recognizing our power and creational abilities and choosing to utilize them in the present. All the restless, future-oriented energy that comes with an unchanneled number 1 melts away and we choose to exist in the present moment. Our activities, what we choose to give energy to, are rooted in the now and we are perfectly content fulfilling our joys and callings in the present.
We spend so much of our time thinking about anything but the present, we know this to be true. But our obsession with the future also merits our attention, as we commit to the beautiful process of inner-standing and healing. The future does not exist in our minds, what we’re thinking are just a series of images or feelings that may or may not happen. There are decisions we obsess about, but the situations that would warrant the decision-making has not even developed yet. There is nothing to decide, yet we worry about what will happen when the “time” comes. Does the present not warrant that same intensity? Are we, as we are, not “important” enough to be incessantly thought about and worried over? Obsession with thought is one of the many routes that our minds will take. Acknowledge that your thoughts are running laps in your mind and gently, but firmly, let them know that you are now going to shift your attention away from them and into the present. And now you cannot help but slip into gratitude, happiness, joy even! Your mistakes, your troubles, your job or your relationship, nothing is defining you because you cannot be defined. There is nothing to define, nothing to box in. Your breath is guiding you and you are creating your reality right now. There is nothing but where you are now, which is the present, and that familiar hum felt throughout every crevice of your body. Your life force is speaking to you. And it is showing you the way to create, the way to heal, the way to love.