Keeping calm in the midst of chaos
If you want to be free, if you want to be sovereign, you need to detach from the drama. You need to find ways of being “in the world,” but not “of it.” If you work for a living, you need to find a way of continuing to do that without getting caught up in the emotions that are swirling around you. You don’t have to tune them out altogether. That would probably be impossible to maintain, anyway.
What you have to learn to do is become TRANSPARENT to them — to let them pass without engaging with them in a similar fashion. If someone around you is upset, you don’t have to join them in being upset. If someone near you is angry, you don’t have to engage with them from that kind of energy. You can be calm in the midst of the chaos, and it will be much better for you if you do so.
The process of ascension is already underway. It is unstoppable at this point and the cleansing is unstoppable also. Your only meaningful response is to step back and create an island of calm in yourself. Create that space within you, and if you find yourself getting caught up in the drama, bring yourself gently back to that space of calm as soon as you become aware that you have left it.
That is why meditation is such good training for this process. In meditation, inevitably your mind wanders and thoughts come. It is a discipline to bring your mind gently back to the breath or whatever it is you are focusing on in your meditation. It is a discipline to bring yourself back to your center and calm whenever you find yourself getting caught up in the drama. By cultivating this habit of remaining calm and centered in the midst of the chaos, you will be a great force — collectively speaking — for calm in the midst of chaos in the world.