Did 2017 Totally Kick the Crap Out of You?

2017 kicked the crap out of me

Has anyone else noticed that the energy this year has been… well… challenging? In fact, haven’t we all kind of been getting the crap kicked out of us this year? I know I have… But it’s all about to get better (yes, really).

Here’s what happened, why it happened, and why it’s about to change. So, if it’s been a volatile year for you, take a deep, relaxing breath, and watch today’s video.

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Coaching Call #283 is out! The topic of this week’s call is: How Can She Stop Feeling Like An Imposter As A Med Student?

This caller is a medical student, who isn’t sure whether or not she’s cut out to be a Doctor. She’s failed some of her exams and the pressure she felt during that time was huge. She has also dreamed of being a Doctor, but now that it’s her reality, it’s not as enjoyable as she thought it would be. One emotion that she can’t shake is that being in medical school makes her feel like an imposter. She’s beginning to wonder if she’s in denial about her ability to be a Doctor, or if she has developed a lack of trust in her manifesting power.

What was going on with her vibration leading up to her exams? Why is the reality of being in medical school so different to how she thought it would be? Is she truly cut out to be a Doctor, or is she, as she believes she is, an imposter, who doesn’t have want it takes to qualify?

Listen in to find out more!

This call is for you if you’re studying for a profession but it’s not how you thought it would be, and you’re struggling with your ability to make the grade.

Read the full call summary here.

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Transcript

For those of you who watch me regularly, you may have noticed that I’ve been absent for a while – which isn’t the first time that has happened. For my longtime viewers, you’ll know that I have a tendency to sometimes just disappear for a while, without any warning. It’s not like I get any warning either, but then I come back, all happy and shiny saying “I’ve levelled up!” Well, today is no exception. So, ta-da! I’m back with some exciting news, and have some new things going on that I want to tell you about. I also have a little bit of an admission for you: 2017 has been, to put it lightly, a challenging year for me.

This is what I want to talk to you about today, because I know I’m not the only one to have been challenged this year. Pretty much everyone I’ve been talking to feels that the’re coming out of the very same fog.

My challenges in 2017

Every year I leap forward, leap forward, and leap forward, but in 2017 I was just hitting the wall. So, I had to take a step back and clean up a whole bunch of stuff. In fact, I was forced to in preparation for, what I believe, will be another big leap forward for me.

So, if you’ve been getting your ass kicked this year, if you’ve been getting the shit kicked out of you all year, I want you to know you are absolutely not alone.

Why your resistance is manifesting faster

The energy that is all around us, the energy that we are made of, the energy that makes up this entire hologram, is getting faster and lighter. It’s also less dense, which means it’s speeding up. And what happens as part of that effect is that things will manifest faster and will be more obvious. Which means, if you have resistance coming up (and who doesn’t), it’s going to come up a lot faster and more obviously than it used to, and it’s going to hit you harder.

Before now, you would have gotten just a whisper, and then a few weeks later, a little comment like “Hey! I’m trying to get your attention here.” But instead of this happening over a period of months, this is now happening within hours and days. It’s getting faster, it’s getting more obvious, and it’s getting more… brutal. Which means, pretty much everyone I know is getting the shit kicked out of them.

But, the good news is (and you may have already noticed this), there is an end to the madness; there is a lightening up. As I have, during the last 2 weeks, a lot of you might have felt there’s now an end to it and that you’re finally coming out of the fog.

As you know, I’m always happy to disclose information; I’m not embarrassed at all to do it.  I actually got, not just hit with a frying pan, more like, I was hit with what felt like a baseball bat to the brain. I was out with Sciatica for a couple of weeks, and at a time when I was all ready to go. I was doing fantastic, really running forward, and then, I got hit with a lot of pain. It was the kind of pain where you just cannot move, and it took me 2 weeks to clear it. And by “clear it”, I mean, I figured out what this manifestation was all about; I figured out what it was trying to tell me. And so, I knocked that shit off; I released the resistance. I realized that my manifestation was about me trying to control things a little bit too much. I wasn’t trying to control things by a lot, but I was trying to control things, and that controlling was enough to shut me down. I’ve learned that I can’t do that anymore, because the energy is moving much too quickly.  And therefore, just a small piece of resistance can really lay you up now. And I’m not saying this to scare anybody; I’m just explaining to you what has already been happening.

So, if you’ve been getting the crap kicked out of you, it really is because we’ve been going through this cleaning out period. We’re in the “Preparing the Platform Period,” where we are getting really stable, and we’re getting rid of the old crap, because where we’re going, we can’t take any of that with us.

The 3rd dimension to the 5th dimension

We are shifting from the 3rd dimension to the 5th dimension and we can’t take any of those fears, the old control issues, the neuroses, or the crazy bitch behavior with us. We can’t take it into the 5th dimension; it just can’t abide there.

I know this year has probably been difficult for a lot of you, and I apologize for not being here in the last few weeks to support you through it, but I was dealing with my own crap, too. I was getting epiphany, after epiphany, after epiphany, and I was also dealing with a fair amount of fatigue. I did a lot of sleeping to try and rebalance that out.

The energy here in the U.S.

One of the other things that happened to me is that I underestimated how much the energy in the United States would affect me. I live in a pretty neutral place, I’m in Boise, Idaho, where the energy really isn’t that volatile, but it is very volatile in the United States. I just moved here a little over a year ago, and I’ve been trying to acclimate to the energy ever since. I really didn’t think it would take me so long to do it; I underestimated the impact it would have on me.  So that played into all of this other mess as well, but now, I really feel that I’m in a much more stable place. So, here I am again!

It wasn’t that I didn’t want to make videos during that time, it wasn’t that I was embarrassed to show you what was going on, it was more, I wasn’t inspired to make a video, which meant I couldn’t go anywhere near the camera.

Better news for 2018

The good news from all of the sources that I have access to, which are mostly non-physical, is that 2018 is going to be a lot easier. It’s going to be a smoothing out, and not just globally, but personally, too. We’re not going to be feeling all this volatile change anymore in quite the same way. 2017 is now coming to a close, but you will probably have a little more cleaning out to do in December, so don’t be surprised if that happens. I’m not trying to make predications here, I’m just telling you what I’m getting, and you can do with that what you want. But, if you want somebody to tell you it’s going to get easier – I’m here to tell you it’s going to get easier! So, let’s look forward to that!

Some exciting news and some changes

If you’ve been with me for a while, the “Things are going to change” sentence is par for the course when I come back from these unscheduled sabbaticals. As you know, I usually come back and say “We’re going to change something on the blog!” And yep, true to pattern, we’re going to change something on the blog. It might take me a while to do it, because I’ve got a lot going on, a lot of really exciting things going on. But, the one thing I’ve had an epiphany about is that sitting here doing a video in my office isn’t actually that much fun for me anymore (although I’ve got a great office now). So, I started thinking about what would be more fun. I sat myself down, and said “Ok, you don’t what this anymore, what do you want?” And I realized that what I want is more personal interaction. So, we’ve come up with an idea where I will, at some point (this is going to take a few months to set up), come to where you guys live and have something like a town hall meeting, or a meet up where I’m answering questions live. We’ll film the meetings and put them on the blog.

It’s going to take me a week to get this all organized, and yes, I’m holding myself to it by announcing it publicly, but I will be sending out a survey to you guys. If you’re reading this, and you’re not on the email list, get on it, via my homepage, to make sure you get this notification.

The survey will ask you where you are in the world, what your region is, and where your city is. It doesn’t just have to be in the United States, either. I’m a world traveler, and I’m going to be doing more of that again next year. I didn’t travel internationally last year, which was the first year in a long time. But I’m absolutely happy to go where you guys are and bring a video crew with me. So, if you’d like me to come to your hometown and have a conversation with you, in a town hall meeting kind of way, then look out for that survey. Hopefully, in the next week or so, we will get that out to you. Let me know if you want me to come and see you as we will be starting this early next year. We’re probably not going to get it done this year, in terms of coming to where you are, since it’s November already.

Reality Academy is coming!

The other big piece of news that I have for you is that we’ve finally set a date, well, the month, not the day of the month yet, for Reality Academy. I know a lot of you have been asking “When’s it coming? When’s it coming?” I’m super excited about it, and it appears everybody is super excited about it too. And so, we’ve now set a date; it’s happening in January 2018. If you want to know what that’s all about, you can go and check it out here. Watch the video, and get on the waiting list if you want to be one of the first people to know right when it comes out.

The date is set, and no matter what happens, we are going to bring that program to you. I’m super excited about it because all the stars are aligning, and it’s getting so good you guys; it’s getting so frigging good!

Bottom Line

Hopefully you haven’t missed me too much, but if you have, let me know! You could see this blog post as a little positive message: Yes, it’s been sort of shit, but it’s about to get really good again. Good stuff is coming, new energy is coming in, and the spring cleaning phase is hopefully mostly over. It doesn’t mean there won’t be any more resistance, but it is going to get a lot easier again.

So, I’m definitely looking forward to next year, and I will be showing up again for the rest of the year. And, like I said, I will actually be coming to see YOU next year. I’m super excited about that. Oh my God; I cannot wait to give smooshy, smooshy hugs to everybody in person.

Until next week, I want to thank you for bringing your light to the world. Sending you all smooshy, smooshy, happy shiny puppy hugs.

 

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  • Avatar Amanda says:

    Yay Melody!!!

    I relate to this soooo much.

    I noticed you were gone, and I did miss the blog posts, but I didn’t worry. Also I was distracted by 2017 hahaha.

    I don’t know what your live meetings will be like, but I was excited reading it, so I’m sure it’ll be amazing.

    Come to NYC!

  • Avatar Nay says:

    Wow Melody,
    This is insanely accurate! This year has been a shit ball as far as I am concerned. My whole life was not going in a good direction and I was running the crazy bitch controlling syndrome at an all time high. It’s still a big problem and haven’t figured out the resistance causing it, but I have made some big changes. Decided where we lived was not where we needed to be, and figured we’d go to Florida and see what we thought. Doubts arose and we started looking at other places also, and low and behold, Florida was hit by hurricanes right where we had originally planned to move! So we end up picking…Meridian Idaho! I forgot you lived here abouts until this video! We need to meet up! Loving the area in the two weeks I’ve been here.
    Besides that, I hope to God next year is better. I need to change a lot in my life, and have a lot of resistance that I’m trying to work through. Hardest part is my personal relationships and who I really am. Nothing’s the same inside, and I just keep hitting a wall as to what I should do. I think I have figured some of it out, but fear is a huge stumbling block, as always!
    But I am already seeing improvements and insights that I know will help. So here’s to hopefully leveling up in 2018, because somethings gotta give! Your video was just what I needed to here.
    Cheers!

  • Avatar Brian says:

    Hi Melody..so good to hear from you again. all good down here in Aussie Land.
    I’m struggling with the..getting into the receiving part of the LOA.. the lining up my vibration part??? Can you please shine a little light on my issue?
    Hope you’re well..
    Brian from Aussie…

  • Avatar mohammed says:

    getting the shit kicked out of you happens when you become full of shit.
    What is shit ?
    Stuff that the entity has no use for and cannot find a use for.
    If you find you cannot find a use for a belief , in otherwords you begin to doubt , then what wasn’t shit becomes shit and tends to get rejected eventually in one way or another.
    Good to see you beaming
    May the force be with you

    P.S. Love your hair.

  • Avatar Lady R says:

    Good to hear from you Melody! I’ve noticed 2017 has been a life-changing year for me, in many subtle but significant ways. I’ve said goodbye to many old buddies, who are not “bad” people at all but who don’t know how to support my own growth at this point. I’ve also taken the first steps towards realizing a dream I’ve nurtured for the past two years: I want to start my own life coaching business 🙂 I manifested a wonderful business-savvy NLP coach to assist me, and I’ll have another chat with her on next Monday. So I think 2018 will bring many welcome changes into my life 🙂

    Keep on rockin’!

    Lady R

    • Yay!!!!! go Lady R!!!

      Smooshy hugs!
      m

      • Avatar Lady R says:

        Lol, it seems talking about my life coaching practice publicly here in this comment section triggered all the resistance I’ve got attached to it. The last three days have certainly been kicking the crap out of me, both physically and emotionally. Seriously, I can’t remember when was the last time I’ve been this ill. On top of that, I still tend to push against anything I perceive as unwanted, so that doesn’t exactly make the ride smoother…I’ve been going general as much as I’ve been able to, reading LOA blogs as well as the blogs of my NLP coach, and playing solitaire on my computer (I’ve managed to proceed to pretty difficult levels, a fact that does give me much satisfaction 🙂 ). I’ve noticed playing games is a great distraction, when I start to push against the resistance too intensely. So now I guess it’s time for another match again!
        Lady R

  • Avatar Cordy says:

    2017 was a trip for me, too. I wanted things to get lighter and easier – for solutions to come to me easily – and instead I found that I got more and more squeezed by situations/vibrations. I could feel pressure building up in an almost physical way, eventually just intolerable. I wanted letting go of control to feel easy and safe, but it didn’t. Say I want a new pair of shoes, but nothing I’m seeing is jumping out at me. So I wait, doing my best to let go of control and feel that the right shoes are out there. But then the waiting goes on… and on… and on… and now the soles of my current shoes are getting thin. You know?

    This year has also made me realize, over and over and over, that I think I’m nowhere near where I thought I was, vibrationally. (How many times am I going to realize this? Yikes.) That’s been rough to realize, that in spite of my efforts at having a good attitude, I’m actually often vibrating at a pretty powerless level. 🙁 I’ve been finding that being really authentic about how I feel (even if I feel terrible) seems to help move out of those vibrations eventually, whereas my attempts at cheerfulness just end up being denial I think. (Melody, I know this is basically your whole point! I am a really slow learner.) I’ve been reading about Taoism a lot. It seems relevant when you’re trying to learn how to just let things happen without controlling them or straining toward a goal. But it’s weird to let go of my goals, too. It feels like a strange life shift, and I can’t see any new goals yet.

    I’m interested in your thoughts about the energy of the US. I’ve found the energy this year so unsettling. I’ve wanted to retreat, stay off facebook, hibernate, be alone, read. I’ve felt so disconnected and sometimes afraid for the future. People feel so extreme and so fractured. I’ve never before thought that the US might split up, but it no longer seems crazy – might even be a good idea LOL!

    I’m about to move from a big/hot/dry city to a smaller, rainier city with many more trees. I’m so looking forward to being around trees and I hope that energy will help stabilize mine. Boy am I looking forward to things maybe smoothing out in 2018. I’m also looking forward to getting a dog. Between a dog and some nearby trees, why even bother with life goals?

    • Avatar Caroline says:

      Hey Cordy,

      I’m no expert – but it sounds like things have been moving pretty well for you too with the realisations you’ve had, and the fact that you’ve decided to relocate. I relocated from a big, busy, dirty city to a small town in the middle of the woods this year…and the trees and dogs definitely help ;-). Here’s to a smooth pooch and pine themed 2018!

    • Avatar Edelweiss says:

      “This year has also made me realize, over and over and over, that I think I’m nowhere near where I thought I was, vibrationally. (How many times am I going to realize this? Yikes.) That’s been rough to realize, that in spite of my efforts at having a good attitude, I’m actually often vibrating at a pretty powerless level. 🙁 I’ve been finding that being really authentic about how I feel (even if I feel terrible) seems to help move out of those vibrations eventually, whereas my attempts at cheerfulness just end up being denial I think.” Cordy, just wanted to say I feel exactly like this. I have been questioning all my beliefs and getting very real about my current vibration and this has left me feeling very unsettled, but I think it is better than pretending.

    • Avatar amy says:

      I wish it would split.

  • Avatar Caroline says:

    Oh my God YES!
    I have actually used the words ‘face’ ‘slapped’ and ‘resistance’ all in the same sentence numerous times over the past few months. In fact it all seems to be speeding up as the year draws to a close. I’ve had all sorts of old, heavy, deep seated beliefs and fears rear their heads at me over the past few weeks alone – some going right back to childhood.

    However thanks to your awesome teachings, I’ve been doing my best to treat it all like a white knuckle ride at a theme park…loving the hell out of the fun parts and facing the not so fun parts head on at great speed, and then being surprised an delighted when I realise that I didn’t get smashed to piece…and it’s been a hell of a ride! I have found that giving up control really does help a lot when the difficult stuff comes up.

    The year started with me relocating from London (they haven’t been having the best 2017) to New Zealand (one of the most peaceful, safest countries in the world – and with so much vibration raising nature – you would love it, hint hint! ;-)), and I feel like I have been storming through tough resistance more fiercely than ever before – and I’ve definitely got a few bumps and bruises to show for it.

    I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring – although I have to admit that I am one of those that finds the idea of the Fifth Dimension kind of intimidating…I’ll have to watch your video on the subject again.

    Looking forward to seeing what you bring to us next Melody! 🙂

    • Congrats on the move Caroline! And on all the epiphanies. Yay!
      5D doesn’t have to be intimidating. It’s just an expansion of awareness, that’s all. And the more you see, the more your fears become totally irrelevant. It’s a bigger, broader view, not a more overwhelming one. Like seeing the world from a higher perspective (like an aerial view, vs. being on the ground…). So, it’s something to embrace and look forward to.

      Hugs,
      m

  • Avatar Sonja Strandberg says:

    For me, I guess last year was worse. 2017 have totally been an improvement, it’s been full of change for me. And with that change a lot of resistance has come up. I feel that maybe especially now in the fall shit’s coming up to be released. So yeah, if 2018 will be better, I’m surely looking forward to that!

    You know what?! I had a dream about you last night. It’s morning here so I just recently woke up. I dreamed I had started some riding lessons and you came here to be our new riding coach. This must mean I’ll be seeing you if you do a meetup in Europe! I’m not even sure where I’ll live in January, but right now it looks like Zurich 🙂

    Anyway, loved the video, it’s always good to see your face! 🙂 <3

  • Avatar Carla Hamilton says:

    I just thought yesterday I haven’t heard from Melody and voila here you are. I can so relate to feeling tgat way Melody. Thank you for this very timely video.

  • Avatar Nadia says:

    Exciting news 😊😊😊 if I would wish something it would not be an live Q&A, but rather a workshop in creating a vision and in someway a group clearing of the blocks standing in the visions way. 💖💖💛💛
    Looking forward to join the Academy 😁🦄

    Thank you for this post
    Love love

    • I hear you Nadia. That’s what Reality Academy is for. My intention was/is to create something that will help people actually implement this stuff. It’s taken me quite a while, but I know we’ve done it. Can’t wait to play with you in the Academy! Wooohooo!

      Smooshy hugs,
      m

      • Avatar Nadia says:

        Wieee great news. I can’t wait. I had 2 coaching sessions with you in 2015 (i think… or 2014) and they were super amazing. W a n t m o r e 🤗🤗💛💛

  • Avatar Edelweiss says:

    Melody, oh boy, I have had the shit kicked out of me this year and I am not seeing any end in sight yet. Honestly, hardest year ever! I was thinking I am just obtuse, so this post really helps!

  • Avatar Shaun says:

    Melody, I don’t know where to start about 2017. World events really dragged my vibe down this year. That’s never happened to me before. Breathing issues in July. Thankfully got it sorted with help. Blood clot in October. Hopefully clearing now. Worried myself sick. This cost me my job. Through the fear and worry I became afraid to sleep. This has eased a little bit. An old memory of me as a child crying myself to sleep over a big fear came to me. Now I have severe anxiety about that fear all day. Taking Anti depressants and waiting for therapy. Yes! 2017 has absolutely totally kicked the crap out of me. Is there anything I can do with this old memory to clear the residence? Thank you for giving me hope for 2018.

    • Hey Shaun,
      Sounds like you’ve had quite the year. Welcome to the club, lol.
      Yes, you can use the memory to clear the energy it represents. Step into the memory. Get the information. How did it feel? Feel that. Fully. Let yourself go there. That’s the first step. How you deal with it next depends on what comes up after you feel it. If you’d like to do a coaching call, reply to one of my mails, and we’ll see what we can do (I don’t take on new clients anymore, but I’m inspired to help if I can).

      Smooshy hugs!
      Melody

  • Avatar Chaitrali says:

    Good to hear from you after a long time . Yes 2017 was very volatile for me and I did come across and I’m still coming across lot many resistances and controlling behaviours and even those unsolicited pressures that I was for so many years putting on myself . I’m actually becoming aware of that ! Can you tell me something’ to speed up this awareness and to release them once I become aware and get to know them ? Also Is to there any update on the language or some insights that u did receive about how can we be nice and good to ourselves??

    • Hey Chaitrali,
      Have you read my book? If not, that’s a great place to start. The fastest way to release resistance is to fully allow whatever emotion you’re feeling. All the other techniques and tools we use are essentially ways to facilitate this – to help you give yourself permission to feel it.
      The best process I ever came up with to facilitate self-love is the Grandma filter. You can see it here: https://happyshinypuppy.com/2011/12/13/how-to-love-yourself/
      It’s simple, but very powerful. 🙂

      Hugs!
      Melody

      • Avatar Chaitrali says:

        Yes , I have read your book . But it’s quite a long time back so I’ll need to refresh my knowledge on it. As far as the blog post you
        Suggested, yes I did try that and it works !. But the results are quite slow . Feels like I’ve really been putting myself low in life in many
        Ways . The strangest thing is I wrote this comment and immediately the next day I had severe fever and a headache and I was truly drowsy 💤 and for the first time in my life I actually admitted to my mom that I really need help with this illness and she stayed back that day skipping her work . It turned out to be much easy and by
        Evening I was good enough to take care of myself . For a very long time I hadn’t
        Been so ill, and whenever I was , I didn’t have the strength to admit it to my
        Family that I was unwell and I needed help. I always thought that admitting my weaknesses and the fact that
        I needed help was a sign that I was incapable
        Of handling my own shit and also made me feel guilty that my family had to suffer by giving up on their plans just to help me . Also
        I felt that at 25 years , asking for help meant
        That you’re weak. But yes that one days help
        From my mother made me feel safe and better. This illness also made me realise that I have a very closed approach to asking for help as it makes me feel that I’m weak and it would be an inconvenience for the person who offers it to me and mainly also because I might misuse this help
        By taking in more help than what I actually need . So yes this illness did teach me to ask for help when I really felt like I wanted it but the misuse theory still stands .

  • Avatar Jules says:

    Thank you so much for this Melody. I read your post just in the midst of experiencing som resistance and I just started crying when reading this. My year has been so difficult and I’m still finding it very tough to deal with. It’s like every area of my life have been turned upside down and I don’t feel like I have any solid ground left to stand on. I really hope things will turn for the better soon. Thank you for being here and guiding us.

    • Hang in there Jules. This has been like a spring cleaning year. Everything IS getting turned upside down. That’s not your imagination. But it’s all good. And it will get better.

      Big smooshy hugs!
      Melody

  • Avatar zaira says:

    Hey Melody!!
    Good to see You! Can’t wait for reality academy and you coming to our towns!! Shit does happen glad your feeling better!
    Lots of hugs & kisses

  • Avatar Rachel says:

    Well timed Melody! I’ve been in despair this morning, I had the thought: “I don’t know how much more I can take!” and then I saw your post title in my inbox!!! I feel like I can cling on knowing that things should let up somewhat!!! Hope you can include Scotland in your tour!!! 😀

  • Avatar Christina Goor says:

    Melody you’re back, yay! For me personally there 2017 has been kind of sweet. That might have something to do with 2015 and 2016 where things did get pretty volatile and I had to deal with someach serious stuff. I have noticed resistance coming up in a “high paste high impact” kind of way.
    And I am SO HAPPY that Reality Academy is coming in January 2018, Whoohoo! I haven’t been this exited about a school/academy since I first heard about Howarts LOL. And for me the timing is super nice, wouldn’t have been able to find much time in the busy December holiday season 😛

  • Avatar Gloria says:

    Welcome back! Would love to visit with you in person. Pagosa Springs, Co. 2017 was a challenge for me too. A business partner engaged in some shenanigans, and the local constabulary is not as on top of things as I would like. But working on moving forward. Take care!

  • Avatar Elle says:

    You popped into my head yesterday and I was wondering how you’re doing! Guess we all felt your energy coming back online to us. <3
    2017 was/is a bitch. But the kind of bitch that you learn lots of things from when you stop hanging out with that bitch and get a new friend who's on your level (I'm looking at you, 2018!). Whew! Glad it's not just me.
    Looking forward to wrapping up this fuckwad of a year and clearing energy to make way for new stuff in my life… and looking forward to seeing what's in store for you, too, lady! Put DC on your list. We are more than the shitty politicians who descend on our beautiful city to muck things up, and I know you will love it here. xxxo

  • Avatar Robyn K says:

    2017 has truly sucked. I have two close friends in their 50s who each lost a sibling to death this year. I have two good friends who lost their beloved pets this year – one of them lost both of her dogs within a week of each other. I have a friend whose husband was in a terrible car wreck in January, and is still undergoing surgeries to help him walk again. I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder six weeks ago and am having one on my left shoulder this coming Monday. I have a good friend who lost her job, and is having difficulty finding another one. The difficulties have ranged the spectrum from mildly irritating to traumatic. It would be nice if these things all came with a card that explained why it happened, and what we were supposed to do about it. Wonder why that never works? 2018 is bound to be a better year, even if it’s only by comparison. We are all trying to keep our ears open, and our energy receptive, but some years seem to be harder than others. Thank you for sharing your trials, and encouraging us all to stick with it!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    I can agree on pretty much all of the stuff you wrote, 2017 has been pretty tough. I have to add, though, that personally I’ve found 2017 to be a lot less challenging than 2016. I’m still wondering how I made out of that one alive, lol. For me, 2017 has been a sort of cocoon year; not a lot going on on the outside, and the little that has has just been small, gradual changes to the right direction, building the stage for the next act. But the surrounding tranquility has enabled me to purge stuff like never before, stuff that I once thought is buried so deep that it’s going to be a part of me forever. I’ve had panic attacks, crying fits, screaming fits, heart palpitations, insomnia, depression, paranoia… and every time I’ve gotten some of it out I’ve felt lighter, more whole, more at peace. I’ve also started to feel that I control the emotional pain and not the other way around, that I with my actions I can soothe it and eventually make it go away completely. This has given me a sense of control unlike I’ve ever experienced before. I also quit smoking last February, after having smoked for 17 years, and it wasn’t even hard. So maybe this hasn’t been an easy year, but it has definitely been extremely important in gaining stability and building a strong foundation. And now that you confirmed what I’ve been feeling too, that these are the last remaining bits of the old resistance and it’s going to get easier soon, I can’t wait!

  • Avatar Kimberly says:

    Yay Melody! Thank you for your honesty. Your experiences really resonated with me and it’s a relief to hear there’s reprieve on the horizon. Super yay to your world tour! I recently moved from Seattle to Bangkok and we’d love to have you here in Thailand (sun and drinking out of coconuts – pretty ideal spot for a town hall meeting :-)). I could feel the stressful energy of the US while there but didn’t fully realize its intensity until removing myself. Part of that was also going somewhere where no one knows me and can’t expect anything from me hahaha, that helps too. Glad you’re feeling better!

  • Avatar Nicole says:

    Yes, yes and YES! This year has been an absolute beast. Thank you so much for sharing, Melody. I did wonder where you had gotten to, but figured you were leveling up. I’ve been doing a lot of that, too. It hasn’t been super fun, but I wouldn’t go back to the way I was. Here’s to a much more awesome 2018!

  • Avatar Amber says:

    Yes 2017 was an ass kicker but I’m finally understanding what I was needing to release. I’ve had to go much deeper and question everything and I mean everything! And the level of specificity and focus that’s required of me-like noticing my emotional shifts and updating what it really means to be in the moment kicked my ass this past month. I felt the universe was being quite an ass and unfair lol (had to release that belief too) with a couple of full out tantrums. I was required to step up completely and let go on a level I didn’t even imagine was required of me. I wasn’t aware how much I was holding on to the- ok Universe, you take care of this but I’ll take care of this little bit. Complete release of ideas, realization of beliefs and patterns that were so embedded that I didn’t realize it was holding me back or a part of old consciousness of my family unit HAD TO GO. It was so interesting that things I just did or thought out of habit began to make absolutely no sense to me. So yes 2017 was an ass kicker but I’m now appreciating what I’m becoming.

  • Avatar Mick says:

    Glad to see you again and have a explanation of what the energy world has been doing.

  • Avatar Raphael says:

    And she came in like a wreeeckin’ ball…
    Hi Mel, good to read you again, You plushy, smooshy wreckin ball.
    Can’t say it’s this whole year, but past three months were the worst months of my life. Most optimistic thing to say is that I got hard stopped with a solid wall while climbing, and couldn’t pass it (pessimistic – I got bitchslapped by my reality so hard all the time I wanted to run, cry, die or pay just for it to stop. reality doesn’t accept cheques, in case You didn’t know). Tried to get around it, jump it, wait it out (‘There is no wall’ caused the wall to bend a bit, still unpassable, I am not the chosen one. Or am I?), and all failed. Fell down few times, got back up, released a ton of stuff along the way.
    Then, for the first time in a long time, about two weeks ago, I got angry. Really angry, not controlled-and-afraid-to-be angry. Throwing stuff/Viking raidin/crazy roadhog angry.
    And I’ve lost my anger issues I had all my life in moments. Breaking a wall in proces.
    Only to find the next one. And break it in a different yet similar manner. A cycle of destruction and flying bricks, but without the feeling that I’m in a vicious circle of it. Moving foward few steps at a time.
    The past two weeks were the most challenging and most releasing weeks ever. And now You return, like a beacon, guiding me to the academy I’ve been thinkin about two days ago.
    I still needed that assurance that it’ll be better. Thanks.
    Really good to see You, Mel. I’m waiting for more, patiently (but sometimes angrily) releasing stuff as it shows up. Listening to Portal – Still alive.
    Be seeing You 😉

  • Avatar Summer says:

    Melody!! I’m so happy to see a video from you! 🙂
    2017 has been a year of extreme ups and downs. While I appreciate the lessons, learning them a little more gently would’ve been nice. Lol!
    But in the end it was perfect and worked out well.
    I can see that 2018 will be a much better year. Honestly I kind of feel like I deserve an awesome year after the ass kicking I got in 2017!
    Oh and please, please, please come to the south. Atlanta would be awesome. We seriously need some happy shiny puppiness here! 🙂

  • Avatar Shane H. says:

    Hi Melody!

    True to form, parts of this article resonated with me with perfect timing. While 2017 hasn’t been as crap-kicking for me as other years, I’ve done a lot of questioning-my-manifestations as I’ve seemed to be warned about or have manifested my resistance more often than not. Good to know it’s not all in my head!

    You also mentioned the “energy of the United States” and it makes me think: are there noticeably different energies in different regions here? I just got back to the northeast from a mini-vaca to Arizona for a few days, and while I was a super duper happy shiny puppy in Arizona I wasn’t expecting the energy feeling so *heavy* and serious as I returned. I’m sure part of that is the colder weather in the northeast this time of year or the difference in cultures or the simple fact that I was facing the “returning from vacation” blues, but I feel like there is a bit more to the density and feeling of the overall energy now that I’m back home.

    Curious to hear your thoughts! And as always thanks for all you do 😊

    • Hey Shane,
      Yes, different geographical areas have different energy. It has to do with the nature there (ocean, vs mountains vs forest, vs city), the people, and even the history. Then there are lay lines, earth chakras (yes, the earth has chakras, too!). I’m not an expert at all the latter stuff, but I definitely feel a difference in different regions of the globe. And sacred sites often (not always) have a really high vibe. The US is huge and has a lot of different energies represented here. That’s part of what makes it more volatile. I’m also used to being near the sea, and I’m not any longer. That changed things, too. So, it’s not your imagination. But remember, it’s not a judgement. It’s a personal thing. The energy might feel bad to you, for example, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. Just not a match for you. Some areas are heavier with trauma, of course. Some are more vibrationally stable (more nature usually equals more stability). But no area will feel the same to everyone.

      Thanks for the great question!
      Hugs!
      Melody

  • Avatar Siffair says:

    I, too, have sciatica for the first time ever. It’s really painful so I can relate Melody. I’m glad you got better. Was your sciatica a hint from the universe to slow down and give yourself a break? I still haven’t worked out my meaning.

    I’m far far away in a land down under in Oz but I’m thrilled to watch some real Q&A’s from the rest of my happy shiny puppy family. Will it be similar to my favorite Deliberate Receiving days when you took questions from Awesome Readers and answered them but in real life? So exciting!

    • Hey Siffair,
      My sciatica was an indication what I was trying to control something. I was only doing it a little, but it was enough to REALLY get my attention and I was holding on to that little bit of control like my life depended on it (I can be voraciously stubborn sometimes…).

      Yes, it’ll be like that, only better. Live is always amazing. And don’t assume I won’t come to OZ. It’s been a plan for years! 🙂

      Hugs!
      Melody

  • Avatar Wing says:

    Your video just made my day. 2017 has been such a shitty year for me even though many good things happened. I was asking what is going on. Then suddenly, about two weeks ago, I started feeling ‘clearer’. For that I also asked myself what is going on. Your video just explained it. As shitty as it was, I got to deal with some deep deep deep issues and was able to release a lot of resistance that I’ve been holding on for a long time. Like you said, cleaning and clearing the path.

    I am super excited I’m aligned enough to watch your video again. I am looking forward to 2018 and to see you in person!

    Thank you thank you thank you. Smooshy puppy hugs!

  • Avatar Moonsparkle says:

    Hi Melody, nice to see you again! 🙂 The world seems to have gone crazy this year! For me personally my year didn’t start out that well. It improved and I think it’s been better than last year in general, but I’ve still been struggling.
    Sorry to hear about your sciatia. Hope you’re doing much better now? Sending love! <3

  • Avatar Darlene Reinig says:

    2017 has been horrible for me. On one hand I finally figured out my life purpose, signed up for some classes to get my life coach certification, and then..right when I was to start my classes my mother unexpectedly passed away. Today would’ve been her birthday, and it’s only been two weeks. I’m doing everything alone, Mom had nothing set up and dad is in a Nursing home. He was to go home and now he can’t. The bills are piling up and it all fell in my lap. My life is now on hold. I’m exhausted, confused, and lonely. My mother and I talked every day! My parents were married 65 years, and dad is now lost without her. I’m afraid I’ll lose him too. I’m at my limit, so yes this year has fucked me up!

  • Lori Lori says:

    Glad you’re back, Melody! And thrilled to hear you will be traveling around, I am certainly willing to travel to see you and other happy shiny puppies. Don’t know how many of us are here in OK. I’m still very much looking forward to the Academy!

  • Avatar BioLuminescence says:

    Yay Melody you are back!!!! 2017 sure has taken me on an interesting ride. Completely resonated with your post and several of the comments. I feel like this massive energy shift has been especially concentrated in the last few months. I have manifested the most magical, beautiful moments one second (things that belong in a movie scene) and a few days later the some of the worst manifestations of my life. I definitely feel like the manifestations have been coming in with no warning leaving me with a stupefied look on my face not knowing where on Earth did THAT come from. I also feel like as the resistance have come up it has been easier to identify what it is. It has just hit me like “ohhhhh that’s what I’m doing/thinking, “. I’ve tried to stay positive and realize that the resistance coming up will just allow greater manifestations to come in. I’m extremely excited to see what the new year will bring after all this dust clears. I think my greatest issue is actually the release of these things I no longer have the use for. How do we know when we have completely let go of resistance?
    Thanks for such a great post Melody!! Shiny happy hugs!!

  • Avatar tony says:

    the energy is fine and it is not measurable, that’s what you want to believe and create and it seems logical to you because you already have a belief that energy goes faster and faster and you think that is good because faster means easier with less burdain of focus, and it must not happen the other way because of some metaphiscal reasons.

    Good news, It is already easy and it doesn’t have to be faster, it’s not a lane for cars. It always was and our belief systems make things heavy, plus our trust issues and fears. Isn’t a body a more condensed manifestation of cosciousness?

    if you want my advice, you ignored people who tried to help you (and actually rere trying to help you) and you tried to push harder without the manly energy to do it (not entirely true and it does not have to be that way but that still belongs to your beliefs). You manifested those people in your reality to let you understand. But you wanted things your way and lacked wisdom.

    You are not in danger in any way, you still have the security mechanisms from religion (coughing, those you are not fully aware of and misinterpreted and wanted to get rid of in order to proceed with your curiosity, but your mind keeps them to protect you). If you ask me, that’s a plan of God, He vaccinated you in order to proceed and then He said, who cares, she is fine, let her play, it will be my way in either case.

    but I forgot, that’s a forbidden word, yes, the new belief system wants religion to put you down and associate things like money with evil, so we throw religion into the garbage bin, and we forget every fundamental rule (like love and wisdom) which by the way are the tools you need to create… and… let’s try a random choice, ah, being humble, yes, and not being so egoistic, but I forgot, the cult dismiss those things because members do not have the wisdom to discern whom they take beliefs from through auras, and with wich cosncience they associate their minds for comfort, and they do not know how to sacrifice themselves without torturing themselves or nullifying their value.

    If you ask me, calibration is the name of the game. You already have the tools, it doesn;t have to be faster, you need to slow down and become more specific instead of looking around. It is instanaeous anyway, and anything can happen with little faith. Try to read your book again, faith is not acceptance of bullshit, it’s merely a tool that makes real what you have in your mind.

    And if I may, I am not saying I am a messanger of God, I’m not nuts, but, given the circumstances, I bet HE did’nt allow you to proceed before this time, as you continually insisted on the distorted side of reality and not the truth. Perhaps he said, hey, Melody is useful, she helps people, but then he looked again and he saw, wtf is she doing right now, do her teachings create mess, stop her, make her reconsider some values, and then I will send all the help she needs. But AFTER she is clear that she will not be ashamed of her work in the bigger picture.

    Love,
    tony, the spiritual hooligan

  • Avatar DC says:

    Thank you Melody for summing up what virtually all of us have been through.

    It’s been a crazy year for me. It’s like everything has come full circle, but every time I complete that circle, I realize it’s so much more different than the last circle, but it doesn’t so much feel like it because past resistance has been cleared and the new beliefs that replaced them have now been normalized, and so the new resistance is on a higher level but feels just as bad as past resistance did when it first showed up. And for some reason, the cycles are getting faster and faster now towards the end of the year. I’m tying up so many loose ends, that literally days ago I wasn’t clear on. Epiphanies are being had left and right.

    Change is occurring faster than ever, but it feels shittier and shittier by the day. I don’t have time to heal the wounds. Every time I think I’ve solved something and leveled up, it seems I’m kicked back 3 levels. “Didn’t I already clear this?” Ah, yes I did, but I forgot to save the game, or I dropped a token/valuable item on my way out that was meant to be the key to the next level. And yet, it balances out. The resistance is easier to handle and solve now. There are many of them piled on, but their collective power is equivalent to some pretty HUGE individual resistance I used to run into way back when.

    I feel crappy. And I’ve also been sleeping a lot to deal with the heaviness from all this ass kicking. I’m the kind of quiet manifestor. My physical reality and environment haven’t exactly changed since I started this whole LOA thing… by my own choosing. I wanted to experiment with the results so I could see how far I could take it without really doing much action-wise, so at this point I’m pretty convinced of this non-material reality, as things have changed PROFOUNDLY within me even if my environment remains the same.

    What’s incredibly exciting (although, at the moment I feel like a piece of literal crap on the side of the street that has been stepped on way too many times) is that, because I’ve been doing all this work “in a vacuum” so to speak, I cannot wait to see how where my new vibration will take me once I start taking action in the physical world,. It’ll be like a quantum jump, but not exactly, since my vibration surely matches that jump. It’ll be a strictly physical quantum jump. It’s like going from living in a cardboard box, to a living in a castle practically overnight.

    You are looking as shiny as ever.

  • Avatar XO says:

    Hello Melody, Thank you for bringing up this topic and sharing your experience. It is great to hear that things are going to get better. However, can this still be true if I look inside and feel no hope whatsoever? This is where this year has eventually brought me to . It started with some hope and a tingle of excitement , and it is ending up in tears.
    I thought I knew about the basic of LOA and there have been moments I genuinely felt things were going to get better for me and I felt grateful. Also, despite my own challenges, I do believe I appreciate myself and that I am able to see and feel my true potential. In other words, I believe I should not be in alignment with manifesting personal catastrophes. Well, It turns out my world is currently full of rejection and disappointment. LOA says we can not manifest into other people’s reality. But how is it that most of the times I am able to predict what somebody is going to do or how things are going to turn out for them, and also the exact actions they are going to take in a way that is going to affect me? (By the way I am not flattered by or happy with this, I wish I was wrong but apparently I am not). I am not a mind reader, I do not know how others actually feel and what is going on with them so eventually I look at actions and outcomes, because they are manifestations of some feeling . For instance, if somebody decides to travel to see someone I guess they may have some sort of interest in the fucking bitch? …
    …If I fall for somebody who is engaged I almost feel like I have no right to feel so and have to step out, becuase I come with love and at some point it looks like I am inappropriate and in the wrong context. Then somebody else steps in IN FRONT OF ME and walls are taken down for them. How can I detach from something that is so in my face? And If I get angry it turns out I am never done , unless one day I decide to throw a vomit bucket in somebody’s face, like this wonderful guy’s for instance, who seems to be so great (this is why I developed those feelings) but eventually could not help being another arrogant inconsiderate conceited asshole when dealing with ME.. Also he goes and choose somebody else who has to be close to me from my same circle, to rub it in my face even more, another rough manifestation whose “healthy” purpose is just above my head.
    I do not want to force anyone to do anything, last of all loving me. I know there is plenty of people out there who have the potential to either love me or hate me and I do not need everyone’s approval, the world is huge and will not get to know everyone , and I am cool with that. So why not be loved or even appreciated back by “my folk” and just very simply enjoy that for a change? The reason I am desperate is not because of the outcome, but because I do not know what I am supposed to do anymore to put an end to this load of bollocks. Do I have to forget about the guy and move on? Yes I can . But is this really a solution? Because honestly I may get to feel better eventually, however deep down I know this is another one I have failed at and need to forget. It is only swept under the carpet and not actually solved. Eventually I know I am not angry at them for not being into me . I am fucking furious at whoever for putting them in front of me after all the work I have been doing on myself and raising some excitement and hopes. Really did I need these people to step up in my life and raise my game? Did I really choose him at some level? Another dickhead ?
    So this is my experience so far this year. How long does this still carry on for? If I could speak to the universe or my higher self , who must not be a nice person at this point, I would like to say to them that I can not see the purpose in perpetuating these kind of stuff in front of me over and over until it gets me on my knees. I would also like to say that learning and expanding can also be through satisfaction and joy sometimes, I really do not need a series of hard lessons. What is that I am failing at SO BAD everytime I start with a smile and get punched in the face? Do I have to come to wonder whether mastering LOA is only for really special people? I think I am special and somehow spiritual in my own way but I am also a person who has to face ordinary things and eventually they do get me low if they only work against me. I am still not at that stage where I am not affected at all and possibly will never get there. I do allow myself to feel but this does not seem to put an end to the story as similar episodes repeat. I really can not have control over every single thoughts, feeling , belief and variation of sub beliefs, that is just unreal..
    Sorry Melody to rant but honestly I do not know what I am supposed to do with my life anymore and sorry to swear but HONESTLY censoring myself would have failed describing this absolute mess, which is not even the real problem. The real problem is I am really struggling to get the design beyond it.

  • Avatar A says:

    You said it girl. In the last 18 months: my dad died, I separated from my husband, I had severe financial issues, I had to move out, my siblings challenged my fathers will, i was bullied out of my job, I had to find another job and deal with looking after my kids, and my ex turned out to be so not the person I thought I had married and is treating me like crap. At the same time, I received money when I needed it, and I had an amazing friend to help me through everything, without whom I probably would have necked myself. I just hope it eases up this year.

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