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Finding Your Truth

I could have easily titled this blog “Finding MY Truth” but that’s not what this written effort is about.  This blog’s focus is to help others in finding their own truth.

In reality, your TRUTH might not be the same as MY truth; but what I’d like others to know is that I compassionately encourage you in your explorations to find your personal truth because I know how arduous that search can be—how rocky the terrain that lies ahead—how tedious the extended journey awaiting you, simply to uncover those deeply-hidden secrets of YOU. 

And I also know how life can change in an instant when the winding, mountainous path that you were so confidently traveling suddenly crumbles beneath your feet—tossing you screaming off the cliff and out into space.

Having faced some of that unexpected “air time” myself, I know how shocking it can be when your life suddenly falls apart, forcing you to see how quickly you either learn to fly, or how well you can bounce once you do hit the canyon floor.  

Also from my own experiences in personal TRUTH finding (as well as surviving LIFE’s challenges), I know how rare it is to find others willing to offer emotional support or encouragement to get you back on your feet again without a ‘profit motive’ involved.  True, we all have to make a living, but there are times when you should compassionately look to help others without first considering what they can offer you in return.   

So up front here: I don’t want your money—in fact I don’t want anything from you other than some deep soul-searching to determine what you really expect from LIFE and what LIFE expects from you in return.

If you can answer those two key questions to your own satisfaction, then that’s plenty reciprocal reward for me.

Remember, MY truth may not be YOUR truth, but I know MY truth better than I know yours, so that is likely what I will write about the most and hope you can see parallels or divergences by which to gauge your own truth. 

Life is an adventure—one we may never truly understand in this plane of existence—but one we have to navigate all the same.  So good luck!  As you journey ever forward, stay alert to avoid sudden pitfalls and just watch where you step in general, because it’s one big ‘cow pasture’ out there.*   

* (I’m from Iowa: If you think dogs leave an unappreciated ‘pile’ behind in walkways, imagine what a bunch of cows might leave behind during your pastoral wandering.)

Being GRACE

What is GRACE?

We talk about it like we actually know what it is or what it involves, but how do you know GRACE when you see it in the actions of others or hear it from their whispering lips with heads bowed or gazing skyward?

I can make a simple statement aloud, “I live in God’s Grace now and always,” and instantly feel a beautiful wave of higher-frequency energy descend over me like a misty cloud washing me clean from my head down to my toes. It’s a beautiful feeling. Try it for yourself.

Just be at peace, close your eyes and take a few slow, deep breaths, and be sincerely thankful for your presence and consciousness in the here and now.

Then make the statement above with your eyes still closed, and be aware of what your body feels like when you are in that peace-filled state of mind. Do this procedure 3 or 4 times, and see if you can notice how your body feels when you say it.

Actually I thought I would do what I usually do and offer an official definition in quotes here of what GRACE means pertaining to this beautiful feeling, but there really are no adequate definitions out there in the online theological dictionaries that can describe what I feel when GRACE washes over me, so here is MY definition of GRACE:

GRACE isn’t just a particular higher frequency of energy, it is more like an atmosphere of being—a descending cloud of extreme goodness and safeness—a sense of calmness felt at the center of your body that ALL IS WELL and YOU ARE DEEPLY LOVED.

This isn’t something or someone you have to bow to or be shamed into or guilted into obtaining from a God who judges your every thought and behavior on whether they are pure enough for HIM/HER. 

GRACE isn’t something that you have to do penance for, or strip yourself bare in front of some higher determiner of your worthiness.

None of us are perfect. None of us are “without sin” to quote any preacher who ever stood before me pretending to know what he/she was speaking of while pounding on the pulpit to keep us awake.

If someone has to make you feel shameful or lesser than your true natural worth, then that person has NO idea what GRACE actually is, and likely never will.

Grace is always there for you—ALL the time. You simply have to realize it and learn to call it to you.

GRACE is true PEACE. GRACE is unquestioned LOVE—free of judgment or conditions.

You already are in GRACE if you can only recognize yourself as such and allow it to flow lovingly over you.

 ‘Being GRACE’ is a goal—a mind-state—I hope to someday achieve once I learn to get out of my own way.  

As can you.

Living with Ambiguity and Uncertainty

This is the last ‘quote-fest’ from James Hollis’s Living an Examined Life—I promise.

I think what I noticed from reading and then scrutinizing quotes from this book, is that it inspired me to do a “What was the meaning of MY LIFE?” recapitulation searching for major themes and significant affecters that helped to make me WHO and WHAT I am at present. (Whoever and whatever that actually is.)

Now this in and of itself means little to anyone but me, and any narration of “my life story” is rife with opinion and subjectivity, especially as a child recalling the most influential affecters of my early life, because how we perceived the world around us as children was raw, had little peripheral context, and involved mainly moments of when we felt loved or threatened.

So just to try and shift my perspective on the entire earliest years of my life, I tried to tell the story NOT from my own viewpoint, but from the people whose lives I most affected by my being suddenly present in their lives; and wow—what a difference that perspective shift made in how I viewed my remembered childhood. In other words, the story wasn’t so much about me, it was more about THEM and how a new baby suddenly shifted their focus and attention.

Retelling my childhood in that manner helped me to see where my most telling ‘issues’ had developed—such as ‘abandonment.’ That title above is a direct quote from Hollis that I’ll show here soon, but for an adopted child “living with ambiguity and uncertainty” was very much a part of my early life.

‘Abandonment’ is often a major affecting theme for adopted children, nothing new there; but all the tentacles branching out from that festering core wound led back to the very sources of my existence and early nurturing.

And THAT assessment from the ‘ME’ who I now am looking back on the most influential sculptors of my fresh, pure, and ready-to-mold psyche, brought a greater understanding to my lesser (but still natural) behaviors. I was sculpted in their own images—created to be who they thought I should be—a masterpiece to display before others with such pride of ownership. (“Go get your violin out now and play for your aunt and uncle.” i.e., meaning the latest captive audience in our livingroom).

I learned a bit more about ‘WHO I AM’ from that recap, than I had previously considered. And with that being said, here’s the rest of Living an Examined Life that I wanted to memorialize here for others:

“…As children we all asked the elemental questions: Who am I, who are you, why are we here, what are we to do, and whither do we go? These questions are most forgotten, pushed into the suburbs of the busy metropolis of modern life. But they rumble on in the unconscious of all of us. We look for them unconsciously in each other, in novels, in television shows, movies, and so on, or we anesthetize their loss in the thousand forms of busyness and distraction our culture provides. …

“The human animal is a creature of desire, and what it most desires is meaning, and what it most suffers is the loss of meaning. The autonomous judgment going on within each of us is a function of our psycho-spiritual reality. … (p. 116)

“…a Substantial gift of the therapeutic arrangement is to construct a holding place whereby the deconstruction of the old may take place, exigencies of the moment be attended, and watchful attendance upon that emergent be supported. …Most of the people we admire throughout history had difficult lives, but they shared a common trait—namely that they hung on until the new purpose of their life emerged for them, and they found the courage to live those new challenges.

“What was most troubling to me as a child and as a young adult—namely, the presence of ambiguity and uncertainty—is today almost comfortable. This is because I have learned that whatever makes sense today will be insufficient tomorrow when I have larger questions, larger contexts, and more consciousness to bring to the table.  I also know that wherever there is ‘certainty,’ there is either naiveté, unconsciousness, or defense against doubt. Wherever there is hysterical certainty, and there is much in our land, it is because doubt has already planted its black flag inside the soul and the ego is running away like a child. …” (p. 117)

“…In childhood, simple questions led to simple answers. Because the large questions led to ever-larger uncertainty, many of us shut down, stopped talking, stopped asking, and thereby stopped growing. But the same questions are still being asked in the unconscious: ‘Who am I? Who are you? What is this all about? Whither are we bound, and how am I going to live my life?’…[When our life summons us] Will we keep the appointment? Many, perhaps the great majority, never keep the appointment—never show up, thus lead lives of quiet desperation, suffer anesthetized souls, and have to continuously palliate distracted consciousness. Others show up because they have to. Keeping the appointment is where our lives find purpose—not in answers but in living large questions that are worthy of the soul’s magnitude

And that is why the examined life matters. (p. 118)

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Insight, Courage, Endurance

How do we as individuals, survive difficult times?

I know everyone is a little bit different in how they view the world that we all share, including how they see themselves in it, and even in how they strategize how to personally make it from one day to the next with their sanity intact.

And for certain there are no easy answers to many of life’s most difficult challenges that we may face. But there are strategies that we can adopt—modes of thinking, acting, and being—that can help us make it through the rougher hours to witness the next dawn rising.

I of course, have my own opinions on the subject (and I’m pretty sure I wrote in a similar vein about this long ago), but the title above came from James Hollis’s book, Living an Examined Life:

The overall subject matter was on recovering our personal authority—you know—on “Finding Your Truth”:

“…Finding personal authority requires two things: sorting through the traffic within and living what we find with courage and consistency. In a letter in the 1950’s Jung observed that the work of being an evolved human being consists of three parts. Psychology can bring insight, but then, he insisted, come the moral qualities of the individual: courage and endurance.  So having potentially come to consciousness, to have embraced insight as to what a dilemma is really about, one then has to find the courage to live it in the real world, with all its punitive powers, and to do so over time in the face of opposition both external and internal.

“The failure to understand this triune task—insight, courage, endurance—leads many to misunderstand the dilemmas we face in life…. (p. 21)” …

“…Perhaps the biggest haunting of our lives is the over-learned fact of relative powerlessness in a world of giants and mysterious, inexplicable, and inexorable powers. What is lost in this appraisal is, of course, the contrary fact that there is a magnitude of possibility in each of us, a core strength, and abiding resilience that brings us to the summons of life with an ever-increasing capacity to take it on. …of how some people find the resilient capacity to survive abuse, the loss of cherished others, and wounds to their self-worth, while others are blown away by the same events. It appears that it is not ‘what happens to us,’ but how we internalize what happens to us, how we manage it. What breaks some souls seems to energize others with resolve and determination. …(p. 84-85)

“…While learned helplessness is one of the functional definitions of depression, we all learned helplessness in our childhood experience. For some, this learning was truly traumatic and invasive, but even those most injured by life often demonstrate a renewed capacity for growth and development, an overwhelming resilience. …Few things will outlast the truly resolved, persistent person. ..We cannot give this strength to another, but we can mirror it in ourselves and remind others, stimulate and reinforce the inherent powers granted us by the life force. We learn by going though these fears, not by running from them and thereby ratifying their preemptive powers….” (p. 85)

“…In the end, we are haunted by the past, the denied permission to live a free journey. …We are haunted by bad theology, bad psychology, and bad social models into thinking we are defined by our history, by our race, by cultural heritage. We are haunted by the unexamined lives of our ancestors and caregivers. We are haunted by the wide-spread impression that history is the future. We are haunted by the limited imaginations of our complexes. And even more, we are haunted by the small lives we live in the face of our immense possibilities. Haunting is individual, generic, cultural, and extremely hard to challenge because it so often seems bound by generations of practice, ancestral fears, and archaic defenses of privilege. “(p.  85) …

“…Virtually every client with whom I have worked over the last four decades has had to struggle mightily to find a personal path, a journey that is right for him or her….” (p. 88)…

“….Jung observed that the greatest burden the child must live is the unlived life of the parent. I suspect equally that the greatest burden our souls must bear is ‘the unlived life’. There is something in us, all of us, that knows what is right for us, which path is ours and not someone else’s, something that pushes us beyond our comfort zone into areas of growth, development, and presence in the world greater than we have lived up to this point. …a link to larger energies, that course not only through us but also through the universe. “(p. 92) …

“This theme of powerlessness shows up time and time again as the inordinate influence of early models of self and world, self and others, and it shapes our inner paradigms. …the issue of permission is critical…Many of us were raised to be nice, to fit in, not to promote ourselves, and this somehow got translated into self-abnegation, self-criticism, and self-avoidance. It is not narcissistic to become—it is a duty. But who has ever heard that in his or her childhood? Very few, if any.” (p. 110) …

“In the superficial world of most psychological practice in the Western world, we are defined by our behaviors, which we are; thought constructs, which we surely have; and biological processes, which are self-evident. But such a definition of the human being leaves out the most important thing of all: we are a meaning-seeking, meaning-creating animal, an animal that profoundly suffers the disconnect from meaning….. As Jung put it in a letter once, ‘we have fallen off the roof of the medieval cathedral into the abyss of the self.’ And he further noted that modern depth psychology; the discipline that seeks to engage the whole person, to dialog with the inner world, ‘had to be invented’ because of the mythic dissolution that threw so many unprepared millions back on their own resources. …” (p. 111-112)

“…In the face of this loss of tribal links to the mysteries, the question of permission persists with ever-increasing urgency. If we are to grow up, we have to take on the invitation to self-determination, dialogue with the inner voice, answer the summons to an authentic journey—all quite contrary to the instructions (from parents, religious institutions, and society in general) to fit in.  Growing up means, among other things, that I am accountable for my life, my choices, my consequences. …”

“…Growing up requires we accept that NO ONE out there knows what is going on, that they are as much at the mercy of their complexes and unconscious mechanisms as the least of us; and so now we must figure it out for ourselves. …” (P. 112)

“…Sooner or later a person has to understand and revisit the basics: we are not here for long; we are accountable for the life we have lived or not lived; we are summoned to choice, courage, and perseverance in living this life….. the question is asked: ‘Is this YOUR life or someone else’s, and are you responsible for it?’ … Whose permission is needed to know what you already know?… And then the ‘possible life’ opens before us, waiting only for our courage and resolution, waiting only of us to suit up and show up at last.”  (p. 113)

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Witnessing the BIG Shift

As an energy worker and an empathic intuitive, I am VERY aware of our current, nearly over-powering collective ‘despair/grief’ energies—it’s hard to NOT feel them with all the death and destruction everywhere; but at the same time I am also very aware of the higher-frequency ‘cosmic’ (meaning ‘from someplace other than earth-generated’) energies pouring into our earth-plane dimension at present.  (They could be extra ‘gamma rays’ from the sun filtering through our earth’s normally protective, electromagnetic shields—I don’t know exactly what they are. They aren’t locally generated, is all I DO know; and they are more powerful and of higher-frequency than normally experienced.)

But those powerful, higher-energies coming in now are very quickly shifting the “collective’s mass energies” that we normally swim in. Meaning, it’s not a comfortable situation for us.

And our being so suddenly immersed in those higher-frequencies is ‘affecting us’ both individually and collectively—creating sudden emotional releases (individual, as well as group) and causing long-repressed memories to surface from the collective subconscious, which are rarely pleasant experiences for any of us.

Earth herself seems to be shifting beneath our feet—weather extremes point at global warming, and that means a very uncertain future for life in general everywhere. It’s not a fun time for many folks right now.

So it’s hard not to get upset or depressed over this massive change that most people on the planet are personally experiencing in some way.

But being ‘upset and depressed’ about all these changes won’t help you or help any of us. In fact ‘feeling helpless’ is what drives us nuts.  So my focus is on trying to determine what CAN help us short term and longer term, because the energies are actually just doing exactly what they are meant to do—shift the collective energies higher—and to do that, they need to loosen and release all the lower-frequency energy baggage that we’ve accumulated personally and collectively as a species and group presence since our existence.

The enormity of this collective shift might be hard to get your head around—like HOW the shift is ultimately affecting us for the better, because the present sure doesn’t feel so positive right now.

I think Lee Harris’ “September Energy Update” is a good place to start your refocus as he does explain a number of intuitive feelings I’d been experiencing lately in how to view this gigantic world mess.

Here is his video location if you are interested in seeing it: https://www.leeharrisenergy.com/sept-2021-energy-update?fbclid=IwAR2wtzzirvuqrh5OPy_2v15VzE9HH36po2D75d_ueDMSSU9iiLTKjsMxcXQ

And the “topics outline” is copied below also if you’re interested.

“SEPTEMBER ENERGY UPDATE

Themes for the month:

(Timestamps included for your easy reference in revisiting individual themes.) 

High Energy Acceleration (incoming) (02:53)

This looks like ‘fast healing, euphoric, blissful, connected moments and/or a NEW SENSE OF PRESENCE to yourself, your life and being alive right now….’

RELEASING OUR FEELINGS (rather than turning them into a story) (06:26)

Our feelings are our feelings and they need to move through rather than get stuck in a story. The story is part of it, but the emotional release is where the transformation of the story can begin.

STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT THESE TIMES  (07:49)

It is normal and to be expected at times, but take note of how you are experiencing yours and for how long. Despair about collective issues and collective confusion is the feeling of DESPAIR. Feel it to release it and allow yourself to return to center again, rather than perpetuating the feeling.

Be Open to finding New Healing Modalities  (08:11)

This is a time where NEW types of healing and experience will be very helpful for the very new time we are in, no matter how practiced you are at a certain way of healing.

Only 30% are needed to create a dominant energetic shift on the planet (10:57)

Remember, this is only the beginning of a larger planetary awakening, so choose to be an amplified part of the 30%, rather than worry about those who seem to be more asleep to their hearts right now – Awakening energy doesn’t need a majority for it to become contagious.

Intuitives – the form is changing so prediction is too (13:09)

Be aware that while you will still be feeling upcoming shifts, how that will manifest in form is changing – only 30-40% of the time will the energies you ‘feel’ result in taking the forms they used to look like – the speed now means less manifests physically in that way.

The Creational Power of Words & The War of Words (17:34)

  • Low-Energy Directed Words: These are words coated in an energy designed to lower your focus or emotions and direct your attention in a certain direction. Be mindful of those.
  • The Creational Power of Words: We can use the magic of our words to create, to conjure and override the lower vibration directed words that you might be hearing, swallowing or being coated with.

Anger as a boundary (26:22)

Can you let it be a boundary or signal for you, or are you tempted to let it become a weapon? (Fire is an element we have been taught to be afraid of, yet as a spiritual element, it is part of our life-force). “

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This LIFE Is Ours to Choose

After that Jungian summit a few months ago, I liked best the session by James Hollis, PhD, so I purchased a couple of his latest books: 1) Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, and 2) Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times.

For me, reading Hollis is like reading someone who explores the very same subjects that I normally write about: “Who are we?”, “Why are we here?”, “What’s this life all about?”, “What is truth?”, “How do you find meaning in your life?” etc., etc.—all done from a truly Jungian perspective. It was eerily familiar to me, which is probably what attracted me to him; and of course I recommend his books.

There are so many quotes that I will eventually offer here, but I’ll list a few pertinent ones from the first book—Living an Examined Life, for this posting.

On developing a “discernment” process, ask yourself this: “Does this value, practice, or expectation open me to the mystery of this journey? Jung said in a letter once that LIFE is a short pause between two great mysteries. Beware of those who offer answers. They may be sincere, but their answers are not necessarily yours. Adaptive loyalty to what we have received from our environment may prove an unconscious subversion of the integrity of the soul….

“So to say blandly then, ‘The choice is yours,’ is not as simplistic as you may have thought at first. Amid the plethora of voices imposing themselves on you at any moment, which voice amid the cacophony is yours? Which voice is from the depths of your soul, and which is from the complexes and cultural templates (you’ve adopted); and how can you know the difference (between the two)?’’’

“…How can we ever choose? And yet, we make choices on a moment to moment basis, and NOT to choose is of course a choice of consequences….we serve life when we step forth and begin to take on that responsibility, that accountability, and choose a life that makes sense to us.  The choice is ours, and if we are not exercising that choice, someone else is choosing for us—if not the splintered personalities of our complexes, then the perseverating voices of our ancestors, or the noisy din of our cultural tom-toms. …

“Our life begins twice: the day we are born and the day we accept the radical existential fact of our life, for all its delimiting factors, is essentially OURS to choose.  And the moment that we open up to that invitation and step into that accountability, we take on the power of choice. …

”…we are the animal that suffers disconnect from meaning. …

…(Whatever your personal belief system) “You are still accountable for your own life. You still have to make choices on a daily basis, and you still are a person who must decide which values, which choices, are worthy of your election.” …

…”It is usually… in moments of desperation or moments when the world gets in our face, forcing us to show up, finally.  If we show up, we must make choices and stop whining. In those moments, something shifts inside. We experience our life more fully alive than it had been at any other hour. We realize that we cannot remain bound by fear, convention, or adaptation. We realize that we now have, and have always had, choices. We can say yes or no, but we cannot say we have NO choice in the matter.” …(p. 4-6).  

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The Certainty of Ignorance

Had I not just read a copy of (and stifled a critical comment on) the shared-sermon spoken Sunday at my friend’s church service, I might have brushed over this little interchange below, but the “absolute certainty” expressed in the comment on the picture presented above accentuated my earlier feeling on the sermon’s ‘factual accuracy.’

“Another example of ‘the certainty of ignorance’,” echoed between my ears.

It isn’t necessarily what we ‘know’, that makes the interactions with others so difficult. The problem lies in our loudly professing what we “believe,” rather than what is factually accurate—that dooms the communication attempt from the start because everyone has their own “beliefs” and often times, those beliefs simply don’t match our own.

So this morning, I’m cruisin’ through my social media and a guy is sharing his South Africa vacation images, including this leopard pic taken at a sanctuary he was visiting; and in the comments below, one guy says, “Jaguar, not Leopard having a good rest!”, to which the original poster says, “Andy, actually Jaguars are native to Central and South America. This is a leopard.”

Obliviously, Andy then replies, “One and only one there?”

Now I wondered what made “Andy” so certain that this particular image was misidentified by the guy who actually took it?  Has “Andy” personally SEEN jaguars in South Africa? I guess we’ll never know, but what I got from the interaction between them was that there will be NO convincing Andy that whatever actual species of big cat that is above, it doesn’t match his BELIEF of what it might be—doesn’t match his CERTAINTY that he is ‘right’ in identifying the image as he does.  He believes it to be a jaguar—so therefore it MUST be.

Which brings me back to the earlier read church sermon where the preacher is expounding on the depths of Saint Paul’s faith and devotion to Christianity; and “how if we could ALL be more like Saint Paul, we’d all be BETTER Christians.”

Okay, I won’t rehash much of my earlier comments on Saint Paul (actually called Saul of Tarsus, the tax collector who watched a mob that he was a part of, stone to death Saint Stephen—yeah, the same guy who never met Jesus in person—was NEVER a follower of Jesus prior to his death—but claimed to have had a ‘blinding light’ experience with his Spirit three years AFTER his death—witnessed only by himself).

Yes, the same guy that the true disciples themselves shunned as a faker—a pretender—a mocker of their actual first-hand experiences with Jesus, the actual man who was crucified before their eyes on a cross at Calvary.  

I personally think the biggest thing Saul learned to do, was to latch onto a growing religious movement and spread his own version of Jesus’ teachings:  “…The Church has always accepted the apostle Paul, not at all as a religious philosopher, but simply and solely as a witness to Jesus. [But] If he was not a true disciple of Jesus, then the authority which he has always possessed and the influence which he has wielded have been based upon a misconception…” (www.biblestudytools.com/ )

Read some of the documented differences between Peter’s version (an actual disciple) of Gospel and Paul’s version. They are quite different. The early organized church preferred Paul’s version, and that became the standardized ‘word of God’ issued through questionable sources because the Church of that time had an agenda.

My complaint with it all is this: I want people to idealize TRUTH itself, not some fabrication created for dubious reasons!

No more fictions. No more myths and fables concocted to manipulate others or push someone else’s agenda. I don’t care if they are established institutions or global organizations, or some politician proclaiming their own ‘second comings’ whenever election season rolls around.

Either speak truth or don’t speak at all.

And Jaguar or leopard, it’s still a very big spotted cat taking a siesta on a limb.

Preparing for the Next Phase of Life

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“Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before.

Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant.

But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.”

~ Alice Walker

Lee Harris on “Who Are We Becoming?”

As a pretty empathic and experienced energy-worker myself, I can acknowledge how difficult the world’s current ‘collective energies’ are at present. So to avoid ‘empathic sensory overload,’ sometimes I simply shut off the non-stop news channels to better control my own thoughts—steering my mental gyrations where I want them to go—focusing instead on higher-frequency states of mind and more peaceful aspirations than the media’s ‘perpetual fear and mass destruction’ blitz.

In other words, where I put my mental focus is a choice that I consciously make.

I’m not denying that the world’s affairs seem to be one gigantic dumpster fire right now with natural and man-created disasters, but I also know how important it is to hold your own energy field strongly and purposely higher than the continually-disruptive, fear-based collective energy field, just to maintain your own health and sanity.

So today I ran across a Lee Harris short video on how to ‘reframe’ the nastier aspects of your life as the initiatory ‘gauntlet you have to run’ to gain greater awareness and expanded consciousness—or in essence how surviving through some of the worst experiences of your entire life actually helps you EVOLVE to a more advanced state of awakening and being—it’s like an ‘initiatory’ aspect of enlightenment.

Anyway, if you are interested, here is the location for the video which might help you personally reframe your current mind-state on world affairs at present: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgLAvN6zOpo

I transcribed a few notes from it below.

“(Many in today’s world are now realizing that) their sensitivity, their empathy, their level of feeling is on the increase, and it can be very uncomfortable for people…”

Everything that’s been going on in the recent weeks and months is conspiring to HEAL you. Doesn’t mean it’s pretty right now or that you are in a pleasant part of the process, ….but when you come through one of those ‘dark night of the soul’ experiences, there is an incredible transformation occurring (within you), and we ARE DIFFERENT afterwards. So, for me, I now wouldn’t trade any of the more hellish moments of my life that at the time I would have done anything to have someone take it away, so that I didn’t have to feel it. …

So ‘Who are we becoming?’ is a consideration focus I would just like to invite you to hold in this next month or so. And more specifically:  ‘Who am I becoming?’  …We are changing internally,…and we’re changing our consciousness as individuals and as a collective—where we are in the world right now is very different than anything we have been through before. … (I’m guessing Lee means this CURRENT generation has experienced because from a historical perspective, I would argue that ‘collectively’ the 1930’s-1950, were far worse and more individually- and group-transformative than our current inane madness could ever be.)

So if you find yourself in human reaction, can you just let yourself have the reaction: the sadness, the anger, the grief, whatever you need to feel?  (Don’t wallow in it but DO acknowledge it—let yourself FEEL IT.)  Now for sure if you feel ‘stuck’ in those emotions, then find ways to help you move them or shift them or change them; and that might be (through helpful) people, or that might be finding other tools and resources to move (those stuck emotions/energies) out, but try something if you feel chronically stuck with some (powerful) emotion,…but never lose sight that we are on an evolution journey, and one of the ‘risks’ of this time is that we ‘shut down’ and we pull back and we ‘close off’ from it (to avoid feeling the intensity of the emotion). …

It’s okay if you need to shut it all out for a short while just to preserve your sanity, but don’t let yourself close down for weeks and weeks, and months and months. (Don’t isolate yourself or hide away or pretend that you aren’t experiencing/feeling the awfulness of the world’s chaos around you, because we ALL are.)”…

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In my humble opinion, YES the world is changing and WE are changing right along with it; and we shouldn’t assume that anything we ever experience will stay the same in this world for any length of time because it seldom does, whether they are pleasant or unpleasant experiences. But please also recognize that as your own ‘empathic sensitivities’ increase, which they will, that sometimes what you are feeling may not be YOUR OWN energies. You could be picking up ‘the collective’s’ anxiety and fear, or ‘the collective’s’ anger vibes.

So you need to find effective ways to stop yourself from absorbing/feeling all the energy lunacy around you; which means you must learn to refocus yourself back to where you want YOUR energy frequency to be, and where you want to focus your own thoughts and emotions—because you have the ability to choose your thought focus.  

Meditation, yoga, listening to soothing music, making time for yourself, taking walks in nature, etc., are all good recentering/refocusing practices to better enhance, consolidate and protect your own energy field boundaries.

Please keep this in mind: The world is going to do whatever it is going to do, because it is undergoing a huge global energy-shift right now; and that shift will shake up political structures and entrenched institutions forcing all inhabitants of earth to reexamine, reevaluate, and rebuild their social and governing institutions to match the newer higher-frequency energy environment. It may not be an instantaneous change but it will be pivotal to how LIFE exists over the next few decades on the planet.

But what you can personally do to survive this nasty ‘reconstruction havoc’ is to let go of what you cannot control and focus instead on where you want to be during this process, and what you personally can do to help make the world around you a better place in which to live.

Lee asks “Who Are We Becoming?” then asks you to consider Who am I becoming?”  And answering THAT question is where you need to put your energies, because you are evolving into a ‘new upgraded version’ of yourself.

My advice to anyone interested in better handling this chaotic ‘collective’ uncertainty:

Let that ‘NEW YOU’ slowly emerge over time to become even stronger; filled with greater compassion and empathy toward others. 

Be also aware that this NEW YOU will be far more naturally/intuitively aware of your interconnectedness to everything and everyone. 

And during that mental/psychological evolution you will likely reach a stage of realization and energetic realignment where you will suddenly understand that the ‘NEW YOU’ has become even more amazing and powerful in ways you could never have previously imagined—ways where you are far more sensory perceptive and comprehensively astounding than those earlier versions of YOU could have ever dreamed for you to be.

That’s the effect that some of these higher-frequency energetic-shift changes are meant to do to us and FOR us. We are becoming higher-consciousness beings capable of true ‘self-realization’ with far less effort than was required before the new energies arrived.

So don’t FEAR the massive changes already underway. Just learn to step back, observe without judgment (and emotion), and allow the change to occur all around you.

Then you must learn to simply adapt yourself to better utilizing the new expanded awareness that you are being gifted/given. You will have new abilities—new ways to sense things—a new intuitive understanding of how LIFE unfolds for you, when you allow it to do so.

“Who are you becoming?” 

That’s an easy one to answer:

You are becoming a better/higher version of yourself.

“How Einstein Saw the Universe”

Again, just sharing the thoughts of others, particularly from one of my three biggest heroes of humankind (Jung, Fuller, Einstein).  The ‘bold’ statements below could have easily arisen from my own experiences/beliefs.

Ecological Consciousness

“~How Einstein Saw the Universe~

‘From the age of twelve I began to suspect authority and distrust teachers. I learned mostly at home, first from my uncle and then from a student who came to eat with us once a week. He would give me books on physics and astronomy.

The more I read, the more puzzled I was by the order of the universe and the disorder of the human mind, by the scientists who didn’t agree on the how, the when, or the why of creation.

Then one day this student brought me Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’. Reading Kant, I began to suspect everything I was taught. I no longer believed in the known God of the Bible, but rather in the mysterious God expressed in nature.

The basic laws of the Universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.  If we look at this tree outside whose roots search beneath the pavement for water, or a flower which sends its sweet smell to the pollinating bees, or even our own selves and the inner forces that drive us to act, we can see that we all dance to a mysterious tune, and the piper who plays this melody from an inscrutable distance—whatever name we give him—Creative Force, or God—escapes all book knowledge.

I like to experience the Universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified… The whole of Nature is life, and life, as I observe it, rejects a God resembling man.

Man has infinite dimensions and finds God in his conscience. [A cosmic religion] has no dogma other than teaching man that the Universe is rational and that his highest destiny is to ponder it and co-create with its laws.

The genuine scientist is not moved by praise or blame, nor does he preach. He unveils the universe and people come eagerly, without being pushed, to behold a new revelation: the order, the harmony, the magnificence of creation!

If we want to improve the world we cannot do it with scientific knowledge but with ideals. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Gandhi have done more for humanity than science has done. We must begin with the heart of man—with his conscience—and the values of conscience can only be manifested by selfless service to mankind.

Religion and science go together. As I’ve said before, science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind. They are interdependent and have a common goal—the search for truth.

~Albert Einstein

Text Source: Einstein and the Poet: In Search of the Cosmic Man (1983). From a series of meetings William Hermanns had with Einstein in 1930, 1943, 1948, and 1954

How Einstein Saw the World http://creativesystemsthinking.wordpress.com/…/how…/

Now Consider ‘Somebody Versus Nobody’

Dr. Joe continued to elaborate on that ‘something versus nothing’ quantum field concept the next day, so before I move on to another subject here, I think it’s worth viewing his explanation conclusion of how we are personally affected by it.

Dr Joe Dispenza – OFFICIAL NEWS & FAN PAGE

“Most of us embrace the notion of ourselves as a ‘somebody’ – after all, we learn to separate ourselves as ‘I’ as opposed to ‘you’ or ‘us’ at a very young age. We identify with our material, physical self so intensely that we feel disconnected and separate from others around us and from the universe and all the energy it contains.

We forget what we really are: unlimited consciousness connected to a quantum field of vast intelligence and infinite possibilities.

We experience ourselves as physical beings because we identify with things that are local to us in our environment, and because we live in a materialistic world in which obsessing over the physical self has become the norm.

Emotions are energy in motion, and survival-centered emotions vibrate at a lower frequency, causing us to become heavier and denser. That low-frequency energy vibration grounds us in the physical. The slower the wavelength, the more matter and less energy we become.

Elevated emotions such as love, joy, and gratitude — which vibrate at a higher frequency — are much closer to our natural state of being. Our negative emotions just keep us stuck in the illusion of materialism.

Go beyond your sense perceptions and your 3D world and dive into the quantum model of reality.”

The Quantum Nothing

I knew there was a ‘reason’ for writing “Something vs. Nothing”, I just didn’t know the reason until today. Here Dr. Joe elaborates on the concept.

Dr Joe Dispenza – OFFICIAL NEWS & FAN PAGE

The quantum is a multidimensional reality that exists beyond your senses, in a realm where there is no body, no one, no thing, no where and no time. Thus, to move into that domain and create from that paradigm, you’ll need to forget about your body. You’ll have to shift your awareness away from your external environment—all those things that you identify with in your life. And you will have to lose track of linear time. That is, in the moment when you are intentionally observing a potential future experience, you will have to be so present that your mind no longer vacillates between memories of the past and expectations of a ‘same as usual’ future.

Isn’t it ironic that to influence your reality (environment), heal your body, or change some event in your future (time), you have to completely let go of your external world (no thing), you have to release your awareness of your body (no body), you have to lose track of time (no time)—in effect, you have to become pure consciousness.

Do that, and you have dominion over the environment, your body, and time — I affectionately call these the Big Three. And since the subatomic world of the field is made purely of consciousness, you cannot enter any other way than via pure consciousness yourself. You cannot walk through the door into the quantum field as a ‘somebody’; you must enter as a ‘no body.’

Your brain has the innate ability to harness this skill. When you understand that you are fully equipped to do all this, leave this world behind, and enter a new reality beyond space and time, you will be naturally inspired to apply it in your life. Are you ready to walk through the door?

Passage from Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself. Learn more by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/3ihYlVW  “

Something Versus Nothing

The image above captured my attention showing binary coding looking more “worm-holish” than a standard 2-dimensional computer-screen version—more like a ‘coding tunnel’ intentionally designed to lead somewhere-other-than-here; and I felt a sudden perspective shift.

This binary data tunnel above, funneling away through the background ‘information matrix’ and extending off into some unknown ‘data-collection universe,’ seems to lead our imaginations away from the relative flatness (2-dimensional aspects) of our ‘documented’ existence in this world, to somewhere other-than-here—somewhere beyond our predictable expectations of how data (or the experiential fruit of our existence in general) is gathered and stored, but where is that imaginary ‘other’ place that it goes? 

“A binary code represents text, computer processor instructions, or any other data using a two-symbol system…”  (Wiki)…. “In the earliest computer coding language, it referred to signaling electrical impulses of “OFF” (0) and “ON” (1).”

‘OFF’ and ‘ON’—you don’t exist and then you do; and then you don’t, and then you do.

Flip a switch and overwhelming darkness disappears with the vibrancy of light. Flip it again and the brilliance of light dissipates back into an enveloping darkness.

In one sense, those basic coding “1’s” and “0’s” are the perpetual dichotomy of pitting ‘something’ against ‘nothing,’ and THAT is the basis for LIFE as we know it—unending possibilities that come and go, and come and go depending on how you are programmed. Flipping OFF, then ON, then OFF, then ON.

Matter versus non-mater. Existence versus non-existence. LIFE vs. DEATH, then LIFE again, then DEATH again, etc., and so on; the binary choices of physical expression vs. non-physical existence.

We and our world(s) are a mystery too complex for our limited minds to fathom from this dimension of existence.

How we view the mysterious dichotomy of our existence itself is confusing, which reminds me of that old Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast) book quote that goes something like this:

“The entrance and exit doors of LIFE are reversed: LIFE is the adventurous journey away from HOME, and DEATH is the triumphant return back HOME.”

So how you view that LIFE switch flipping ON then OFF, then ON, then OFF, is a more so a matter of perspective depending on the dimension from which you are viewing it.

Maybe we’d have a better understanding of it if we could simply step into the binary worm-hole above and follow it back to its true Source.  That is probably the only accurate perspective from which to view it all.

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