As humans you recognize many rites of passage along the way, all marking some form of expansion and stepping into a new version of you, such as learning a new skill, graduating school, getting married, and becoming a parent, just to name a few. But one rite of passage that is rarely recognized is that of helping a parent transition and then stepping into the role of elder.
Losing a parent creates a profound energetic shift. You are connected to your family members by energetic cords. When someone transitions out of the body, that cord dissipates, and you shift to reflect that energetic change. The mourning process helps you navigate that shift. We wish to reassure you that your connection to your loved one always continues, but in a different, non-physical way.
When you lose a parent, particularly to old age, there is a passing of the baton, if you will, making you the new family matriarch or patriarch within your own family unit. You become the elder, the source of wisdom, and the one that anchors traditions. It is a new sacred role, one that you may feel honoured to assume, or one you may doubt you are ready for. If you lost a parent at a young age, another will step in to hold the space of elder for you until it is your time.
Please rest assured if you find yourself stepping into that role, you have found your way there through a soul agreement, and you are ready. Be kind and gentle with yourself as you go through this process of energetic shifting that requires you to acknowledge your own wisdom as you assume the role of elder.
We spoke yesterday of the rite of passage that humans go through as they step into the role of elder. Today we would like to share that many of you are going through a similar spiritual rite of passage as you find yourselves stepping up and into the role of spiritual elder.
We have spoken of the change of service many of you will experience as you flow forward into the new energies. You will continue to be wayshowers and pioneers, leading through your beingness and preference as energetic stabilizers on the planet. The heavy lifting you might have experienced as you walked in service will be left behind.
We have described this in the past as moving into a form of spiritual retirement. Another way of thinking of this is stepping into the role of spiritual elder.
As elders, your path becomes simpler, smoother, and easier. You are still of profound service but it is through your embodiment, patience, and wisdom. You are the anchors of peace, the encouragers, the ones that hold the space for others to find their way.
It is a beautiful phase that honours the work that you have done and allows you much more time to simply enjoy life, harvesting the fruits of your labour. It is safe to trust this phase, for you have earned it, and there are many eager newly awakening souls that are excited to fill any old service positions you have vacated. It is part of the grand shift you are participating in, and such a joy to behold!