Update: Spaceweather.com have confirmed that we are likely to experience polar geomagnetic storms today, as Earth “exits a stream of high-speed solar wind that sparked a G1-class geomagnetic storm and some very strange auroras earlier this week (April 9-11).”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm watch for Tuesday and Wednesday, the 10th and 11th of April.
The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) explains that the storm is due to “the arrival of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream.”
Currently, there are three substantial canyon-shaped coronal holes that have opened up on the face of the sun. Streams of high-speed solar wind (hot plasma) are being ejected from these holes, which is travelling the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth at speeds that can reach up to 2,000,000 miles per hour.
This plasma takes around two to three days to reach Earth, and when this wind interacts with Earth’s magnetosphere, we see it in the form of colourful auroras, visible near the north and south poles.
Our Earth has a magnetic field, known as the magnetosphere, that protects our planet so that radiation from harmful cosmic rays does not enter our atmosphere and cause severe damage. It surrounds our entire planet and extends several thousands of kilometres out into space where it reaches the solar wind stream of charged particles emanating from the sun.
The sun’s magnetic field is rooted under its surface and reaches past Earth and out to the edge of the solar system. The wind streams run along the sun’s magnetic field and can violently sway forward and back at tens of thousands of miles per hour spewing out billions of tonnes of gases. These waves accelerate solar wind and transport energy to vast distances around the star’s atmosphere and out to space, and influence charged particles far beyond the orbits of our known planets.
Coronal holes allow solar wind to escape the sun and enter space, and the highly-charged wind buffets Earth’s magnetic field (protective bubble) and is known to cause friction on Earth. This includes power grid fluctuations, disruption to navigation systems, impacts on high-frequency radio waves, possible damage to satellites orbiting Earth, and also the confusion of mammals on beaches as their internal compass goes out of sync. If studies show that animals can sense changes in Earth’s magnetic field, then it makes sense that humans also sense a disturbance in the force, particularly those who are highly sensitive to energy (empaths).
When solar winds interact with Earth’s electromagnetic field, it temporarily disturbs the magnetosphere. Humans feel the effects because we each have a personal electromagnetic field that surrounds us—an aura, and when Earth’s electromagnetic field is pushed and pulled by solar energy, our own field also senses the magnetic force and is pushed and pulled.
During solar storms, masses of luminous energy infiltrate Earth’s atmosphere, and absorbing it can be overstimulating; so we may notice our energy, as well as the energy of the people around us, feels super intense, as though everyone is super irritable, emotional, anxious, fatigued, spacey, or stressed out.
Solar storms are known to desynchronise our circadian rhythm, which is the internal biological clock that controls our sleep and wake times. This is due to our pineal gland being affected by electromagnetic energy, producing an increase in melatonin—thus disturbing our sleep and throwing our intuition and inherent orientation out of sync. Therefore, we may suffer from disrupted sleep patterns, exhaustion, and vivid dreams during a solar storm, and we also may have enhanced intuition and psychic awareness.
Our pineal gland, also known as our “third eye,” senses light and is associated with enlightenment. It is believed to enhance psychic awareness, activate consciousness, and be the connection between the physical and spiritual world. When our third eye is fully open, we have the ability to see things not normally visible to the naked eye, such as past and future events, thought forms, energy, and spirits.
One of the most significant signs there is a solar storm occurring is the increasing levels of anxiety that many people feel, which is usually unexplained and indirectly related to anything going on in our personal lives. Those who are highly sensitive to energy often wake up on the morning of a solar storm with high, and even chronic, anxiety and can’t quite put their finger on why or where it has come from.
Many people experience high anxiety when going through a major energy shift, and research has found that geomagnetic storms can have a huge effect on our emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health. Peaks in increased anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, fatigue, and nervousness have been found to coincide with solar activity.
Solar wind from the sun carries part of the sun’s atmosphere with it, which is one million°C gas. This gas is composed of highly-energetic electrons, protons, and alpha particles which give off huge amounts of plasma and crystalline frequencies. Our universe’s spiderweb-like magnetic energy field is known to be directly connected to our personal magnetic field, so the intensely energetic particles that are carried along it is believed to connect with our human electromagnetic field and is known to activate and shift our conscious awareness. This is believed to be powerful enough to lift our vibration to higher frequencies or dimensions.
The Mayans, amongst many other indigenous communities, believed that changes in paradigms and consciousness came from outer forces, such as weather extremes and celestial disturbances. It was also said that they thought that this caused inner friction if we were not open to changes in time, and if we tried to cling to old ways of existence.
This is why it is imperative that we flow with nature and allow ourselves to naturally transcend, having faith that whatever we go through, whether perceived as positive or negative, is for a higher, often currently unknown, reason.
Spiritually, solar storms are often perceived as a gateway to a new and higher dimension. When we become consciously aware of ourselves and the world we live in, we experience something known as “ascension.” This is when a personal awakening results in a shift from the 3rd dimension to the 4th, 5th, or higher.
Below is an insight into these dimensions:
In this dimension, the ego is in control. We exist in a material world, view things from a physical plane, and see people as separate from others rather than unified. We suffer from feelings of lack. Social status, money, and careers are valued higher than compassion and kindness. We rely only on the five senses.
We have no desire for introspection, and we perceive and judge everything as “good or bad.” We’re fearful of losing money, possessions, and control. We don’t feel “good enough.” Everything is perceived as a coincidence rather than alignment or synchronicity. We desire to always be “right.” We feel like we need someone else to make us happy or feel fulfilled.
This is known as the astral plane and is a gateway to the 5th dimension. We can step back to the 3rd dimension relatively easily. We can discover new friendships on the same frequency and find our “soul tribes.” We are aware that thoughts can shift vibrations and reality. Compassion, acceptance, unity, and unconditional love are valued, and a healthy diet and lifestyle become highly important. We seek soul purpose and passion, and we often feel alone.
We have a heightened awareness of unrest on Earth, and a desire to pursue our soul mission or calling. We are aware that there is more to the world than meets the eye. We use our intuition and trust it, and we open our third eye chakra, therefore “knowing things” without being able to explain how. We can tell when someone is lying, and experience regular deja vu and synchronicity. Time no longer feels linear, and astral travel is possible.
In this dimension, it is difficult to reenter the 3rd dimension. We have a heightened intuition. We feel no limits, no fear, and no judgment of “good or bad.” We have an absolute understanding of yin and yang. There is no competition, and no feelings of lack. We live in a unified consciousness and accept and love family as they are. Everything is effortless and flowing. We find abundance. We cannot be manipulated, and we can instantly love unconditionally. We no longer take anything personally.
The divine light that radiates toward us during and after solar flare activity is thought to awaken our cells, so that we receive the opportunity to move quickly toward ascension. This means our vibration speeds up and is lifting, and we head away from the 3rd dimension and begin to embody the higher frequencies of the 4th or 5th dimension.
If we are evolving and shifting dimensions, we may feel overly emotional, highly sensitive, irritable, exhausted, and experience periods of confusion and dizziness. We may also notice that we have vivid dreams and nightmares, ringing in the ears, aches and pains, are unable to focus, and generally feel “out of it” as though our body, mind, and spirit are unaligned.
As our energy changes frequency when we go through ascension, we may find that we experience an increase in intuition, and moments of “knowing” where information comes to our mind without rational explanation as to where it has come from. For example, we may suddenly discover the answer to a question that we have been pondering about a personal relationship, or have an instant understanding about something we have previously failed to figure out.
Geomagnetic storms can feel volatile, and during this period, our minds and bodies can feel like they have temporarily “shut down.” However, when we have slowed down, we are in a far better position to receive energetic downloads and DNA activations that help our vibration shift to a higher dimension. This is similar to the “ascension flu” that occurs when someone is going through an intense awakening period and their body is transcending from a physical to a “light body.”
During intensive energy shifts, it is highly recommended to regularly cleanse our energy field at the beginning and end of each day by meditating or spending time alone.
Solar wind streams cause auroras or Northern Lights to occur, so there is a high possibility they will be witnessed around the Arctic Circle over the next few days. They can usually be seen an hour before sunrise, or approximately an hour or two after sunset.
Click here to read a credible study on the effects of solar storms on human behaviour.
Disclaimer: If you experience any of the symptoms listed here, please also seek the advice of a medical professional. The above symptoms are commonly noted during geomagnetic storms; however, there may be other medical-related causes.
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