I was channeling for a dear soul the other day whose Higher Self encouraged her to take a break from the global events of the world.  Her Higher Self pointed out that by taking a temporary sabbatical from informing oneself with current events, she might create more space for healing, grief, and greater alignment. It makes good sense. It is difficult to find one’s footing when the constant bombardment of suffering is a daily experience. Such advice is sometimes easier said than done, however. This soul is a leader in her community and people rely on her to know and have an opinion on world events. What would it look like to choose to be uninformed, even if just for a short while?

It got me thinking how that message could and should be applied to my own life. Often when I’m channeling, I notice that the messages coming through have global application not just to my clients but to me and perhaps many others. I tend to think about those messages and see where I might apply their insights and function to myself. I do not know if or how this client will use the guidance to step away from her  newsfeed, but I do know that the advice lands very solidly in my lap.

This past week has been heavy with global devastation as the Amazon rainforest and the Arctic burn at an unprecedented rate. I became so immersed in this despair and helplessness that it affected my emotional state. I found myself in the land of anger, grief, rage, blame, and even hatred. I was “othering” and judging and crying and despairing. It was exhausting.

After hearing this client’s wise Higher Self make a simple yet powerful request, I decided to take heed. I am making a promise to myself to avoid diving into global events for the entire weekend. Instead, I will use that time to prepare a birthday celebration for my husband, tend to my body, meditate, read, and write. I commit to making a regular practice of news disconnection with longer stretches of time in between. I like to stay informed but not at the cost of my mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

The same day of this client’s session, the Universe sent an amazing gift my way. This video reached me at a moment of darkness and turned everything around. Have a look and see if it moves you too.

What I know for sure is that every single act of love and healing, no matter the scale, contributes to the healing of the planet.  So for now, I commit to continue bringing the love and wisdom of Spirit to those who are listening. May we form a collective force so powerfully loving that we live our earth into harmony, repair, and health.

Stephanie Banks

Stephanie Banks is a professional intuitive channel who uses her gifts to connect with all life, humans, plants, and animals. 

Stephanie Banks

Intuitive Channel, Soul Insight LLC

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