What About Those Who Aren't Ready for The Shift?

The Rest is Up to Them
June 10, 2012
by Jennifer Hoffman

I am often asked what happens to those who are not ready or willing to shift into the new paradigms that are being created and the answer is that they will, in their own time and in their own way. It’s not our place to judge or criticize their choices and if we do, we are pouring our energy onto their path when we need all of our energy for ourselves right now. While others’ life choices are not in our control we can impact them through the choices that we make for ourselves. We have to live our truth, in our light and our power and do what’s best for us. What others choose is up to them.

So much of our karma is being cleared and released right now that we are feeling, through our emotions, the fear of not being present, of not holding up our end of our soul contracts and of not owning our responsibilities to others. Yet their joy, success, peace, abundance and fulfillment was never our responsibility in the first place. We took it on as part of our karma with others, believing that if we had done something different, they would have too. And while we have, at times, been the abuser, tyrant, oppressor and a cruel taskmaster, we did so at their request for them to learn about their power.

There is a higher aspect to every lesson and multiple paths we can choose. But when we are focused on what someone else is doing, there is only one path available to us, the one that includes their healing and what we think that is. Now we’re on their path, hoping to get back to ours with them in tow but we can no longer do that. When we’re working within our power, connecting to our divine mastery, the rules are very clear—we need to stay on our own path and let others be on theirs. We can impact their lives most powerfully by being our most powerful selves and yet, even by being the best example we can be, the rest is still up to them.

These are such powerful times and we have been waiting for so long for them to happen and yet, we are diluting their power when we spend time in regret, guilt, longing for others to change or hoping that we will be successful in completing the healing we believe is part of our karmic cycle’s closure. It isn’t. We heal our karma when we take ourselves out of its energy, when we make powerful choices for ourselves, no matter what others do. And as we accept others choices and know that the rest is up to them, we move forward on our own path with a peaceful heart, and all of our energy intact to power the new life that we have to create for ourselves, our personal heaven on earth. And we’re going to need all of our energy to do that.

Copyright (c) 2012 by Jennifer Hoffman. All rights reserved.

It's such an important thing to remember, that the way we can best help others is not through our words, but through holding the highest vibration that we can in any and every moment. When we do that, the words take care of themselves. We can offer guidance, awareness, options, and choices, but we cannot bring others into their own ascension any more than we can force an unwilling horse to drink from the proverbial water trough. In fact the very act of attempting to force anyone or anything is contrary to the way energy works.

Ascension - raising our vibration and living life as the spirit being that we are rather than simply as the human being that we have come to know ourselves as - is not for everyone. Some players in the game of duality are not complete with their experience(s) and it's unlikely that they are going to budge more than temporarily from their seemingly defeatist point of view. Things like "It's always been this way and it's going to always be this way and I don't understand why you can't see that!" are frustrating to hear and deal with, but that's their point of view and they are entitled to it.

In situations like this the best and most effective thing you can do is to let go. Getting (particularly staying) angry, frustrated, upset, or hurt by their refusal to see things differently does nothing but bring you down to that level. Not only is that uncomfortable for you, it doesn't shift energy in any way.

This isn't about giving up, this is about letting go. Letting go of the need for people to behave in a way that you think is better for them, while quietly holding a vision for them of what and who they really are. When we pave the way for others with our vision of their higher knowing based on our higher knowing, it's like taking a machete to the weeds that block their path through the jungle. It's still their choice whether to get on the path or not. In fact, they may not even be able to see that a path has been cleared. So it's not your job to push them onto the path, but instead to allow them true freedom to choose. Freedom to choose means that you're not so invested in your desire for them that choice doesn't seem like a choice. As my amazing and insightful son likes to say about offering people choices: "It's not a real choice if there's only one option."

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