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This is a very beautiful video and inspiring song.

I choose love!

Monica

Chris Bourne's picture

Indeed it is a wonderful video. Thankyou for posting it Monica. It also demonstrates, for me at least, one of the most difficult paradoxes to grasp on the ever unfolding journey of the soul.

When we make a choice of love or fear, in actual fact it is an identity doing so and it actually takes us further away from the truth. If instead, we can accept life as it really is, embracing our true feelings as they really are, then overtime we release that which doesn't serve us. Identity is peeled away and the possibility arises to drop into the space of pure presence - the Seer - which is what we truly are. In this place, life is perfect - both light and dark. Without either, life itself would simply not be possible.

Furthermore, in this hallowed place, we touch the purity of the soul. We reconnect with the journey back to true oneness. In so doing, the barriers to progression simply melt away before us. We don't have to choose at all. We align with the flow to ever higher degrees of harmony, oneness, and yes, love.

As Rumi so eloquently put it, the key is not to seek for love, simply to remove all internal barriers to it. Then love simply happens of its own accord.

That's why in our video "Gateways of Light", we speak of "attuning to the light". By bringing our attention directly into what is arising for us, whatever it is, we release the shackles of identity and natural attunement to the light simply unfolds.

It is a vital distinction to make. Efforting to create love is holding many people back right now. I speak from personal experience. It happened to me!

Chris

Trinity's picture

What a beautiful song. Thank you so much for sharing - it's wonderful to see you here again Monica :innocent:

In removing all the barriers, I make my choice. There is no question that I feel brimming with Love.

Fiona Reilly's picture

Hi,

This post and your response Chris has offered me a beautiful opportunity for some deep exploration – thank you. It’s been a good reminder re being present and exploring whatever is.

Your reference to the words of Rumi reminded of a favourite quote from A course in Miracles
“Seek not for love; rather, seek to remove the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence”

One area I explored was that of choice, what choice do I have and what does it mean. So for example, a number of years back I made a “choice” not to have a television, on the surface this felt like a decision through avoidance to choose love rather than fear. However when I delved deeper, I realised that the impulse not to watch tv came from somewhere deeper, an inner knowing, maybe as you describe an “attuning to the light”. An alignment rather than a choice!

Then the Universe provided a wonderful synchronicity - last night I went to a music gig of a friend. He sang a song for the first time, amazingly about choosing love or fear. The second verse was about spreading love as walking down the street (or similiar) and it reminded me of a thread on the site a few months back about the importance of being authentic. It seems that the answer returns to living authentically and allowing whatever is to be. My choice is to be true to whatever is!

With gratitude and (authentic :)) love, Fi

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Yes indeed Fiona - spot on!

I know its likely to push a few buttons out there, but in absolute truth, ultimately, choice is an illusion. Why do I say this?

Because the flow of the universe just happens. It arises from the source and simply flows. That's how the bigbang happened - a flow of inevitability.

And who are we then? We are the invisible surfer riding the wave - the "Seer". The Seer is pure presence. It doesn't make choices, it is simply present within the flow of the universe.

Except that is of course, when the Seer identifies with something - a blockage somewhere - like a personality or an identity; an identity that thinks it needs to make a choice; an identity that is still trying to do this or that.
For instance, to manifest love or abundance.

But all such choices are ultimately self-defeating. They come from a sense of lack; of not possessing those things internally anyway. Whenever someone wants to make a choice, it's because a part of them believes they don't already have the outcome of the desired choice already manifest inside of themselves. In which case, they're really saying "I don't already possess that" and the universe replies... "that's right, you don't", such is the power of the "I" statement.

There's only one thing more powerful in the universe than the statement "I" or "I am". That is pure presence. Even "I am" is an illusion. When faced with pure presence, even "I am" unwinds itself eventually.

So what is it exactly that we have to do? Nothing at all! Yet when you say this to awakening people, frequently "doing nothing at all" becomes an internal efforting to "do nothing at all". It can be very subtle, but all too frequently it is there.

For instance, you step out into the road by mistake, the no.9 bus is approaching really quickly, are you efforting to do nothing now? Are you efforting to get out of the way? Or do you just get out of the way?

The key is to be present in centredness. To then watch yourself tighten as the apparent choices confront you. Work to release the tightness - this is the only real choice you have. To choose to unwind that which limits the magnificence of who you are.

As you unwind the tightness within, the blockage is removed, the flow re-engages and your new consciousness shapes the world around you.

So the only really choice is to confront the moment, confront the difficult choices, resist having to make a choice, instead unwind the tightness in relation to the apparent choice and then follow the flow of the moment as it re-engages.

"Do you have the patience to remain still?
To wait until the dust has settled and the water is clear.
Can you remain unmoving until Right Action
arises naturally by itself?"

Lao Tzu

For those interested in understanding and reading more, here is a more indepth article on making difficult choices in life...Making difficult decisions easier

Blessings

Chris

Fiona Reilly's picture

A sweet video - speaks to me of being fluid and gentle around spiritual practise! A reminder of the importance of integrating spirituality into all aspects of life... love the last clip, feels like they really found the flow Biggrin

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A song I posted in facebook following the "Adjustment bureau" theme... about listening to the real-self's voice(I add - through distortions, mechanisms, habits, masks, despite all the fears) and finding true love, self-love leading to love of ALL...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jRzm3dJ-_c

Lyrics:
Don't be afraid
Open your mouth and say
Say what your soul sings to you

Your mind can never change
Unless you ask it to
Lovingly rearrange
The thoughts that make you blue
The things that bring you down
Only do harm to you
And so make your choice joy
The joy belongs to you

And when you do
You'll find the one you love is you
You'll find you love you

Don't be ashamed, no,
To open your heart and pray
Say what your soul sings to you

So no longer pretend
That you can't feel it near
That tickle on your head
That tingle in your ear
Oh, ask it anything
Because it loves you dear
It's your most precious king
If only you could hear

And when you do
You'll find the one you need is you
You'll find you love you

Gwen's picture

'Don't be ashamed, no,
To open your heart and pray
Say what your soul sings to you'

Say whatever your soul sings to you

Be it in 'light' or in 'darkness'

Beautiful

Trinity's picture

That's really interesting Yulia.

Some might find it a bit odd - but I found it a curious portrayal of the contrast between the innate free spirit and the robotic idealism of society.
x

someone's picture

I felt exactly the same!

The contrast! the automatism and enslavement in it and the free, joyous and 'improvising/flowing' authenticity Biggrin

This video is actually called "Hyperactivity is normal"! Biggrin

And is a protest against the attempts of the society to make it a disease, suppress and 'cure' it (so sad). I see in this hyperactivity the 'close system heating reaction'. For just how long they will try to keep people in a robotic mode?

So kids just won't fit, won't accept and under the suppression the soul literally blows out and takes the form of hyperactivity. This is a sort of freely evolving inner children with free spirit phenomenon :))

I was crying when he is shown being sent to Earth... a really moving moment, as if here he will get his freedom, this is how I interpreted it rather than as a punishment. She is indeed very beautiful and hospitable and in a way at the moment IS the land of opportunities, just make your choice and nothing can stand on your way. The whole planet is going through it, and the whole universe will stand on ones side :'D

hlip hlip

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:')
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p_BOBUReo4

Yo; el otono
Yo; el vespero
He sido un eco.

Sere una ola
Sere la luna
He sido todo, soy yo.

Yo; el verano
Yo; el ebano
Soy la sonadora.

Translation:

I; the autumn
I; the evening star
I have been an echo

I shall be a wave
I shall be the moon
I have been everything, I am myself

I; the summer
I; the ebony
I am the dreamer

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I got a gift from the universe right after processing some.. 'old memories' Smile I am touched to tears...

Preguntas Hermosas from Süperfad on Vimeo.

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so sad and beautiful.
it feels timeless. like another world.

I studied animation, and when I contemplate it now that's one of the awesome things about it - its the creation of another world, a whole creation process contained within it. From the idea, to the finished piece. Its like we could conjure worlds from the space within.

and the part where she dissolves into 'a thousand' butterflies. wow.

thanks.

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This video touched me so deeply. I feel that so many things are in there: sadness, grace, freedom, surrender, vulnerability and it is just simply beautiful. Such things bring tears of joy and make me feel that it's all worth it.

Really loved that - took me into the heart of love - especially with the comforting visuals. Thank you x

Angels Aliens or Fallen angels....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDYuP3_e74

I found this film Knowing to be very interesting in parts.The scene I think depicts some kind of New World Order a Regeneration which all religious texts have reference to. A quantum leap of human consciousness a realighnment with mother Gai of which humanity has been disconnected from.
The Mayans call it the Great destruction and Great Purification in which the Homo-Luminious will be the torch bearers choosing to evolve and using consciousness as the guiding direction of DNA- and speak of an eclipse at the centre of the galaxy where we will be cut off from a a certain energetic sustenance or way of living, so change has to happen....

Interestingly in the Bible there are many references to alienology and of course evidence that was indeed a higher evolved civilistion being guided that came and left the planet. Could they return ? Or have they already?-the Annakin on Planet Nibiru X ?

And as the Summarians believed could the Annakins have translated from Hebrew(those who came down from heaven to earth) have been responsible for alien genetically engineering humans? In Genesis we have the story of Adam and Eve and how Adam was created out of clay and Eve out of Adams rib illustrate a simler version of more more complicated stories of Babilonian stories of how there were powerful non human God like beings making us for specific purposes...

If so does that not make us all alien, or if some are cross section,then some apart?

Interestingly too the Merkabah is an Angelic Chariot (Ezekiel Cpt1;v5) which looks like some kind of ufo type thing.
In the book of Enoch andf the Hebrew Bible speaks of the Fallen Angels interbreeding with humans (against God's direct will)

Gen 6 .2;4 ''There were nephilim on Earth in those days and also after that when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of man and bore them children''.

The nephlim could be an alien life form.

Another very interesting film I am watching in parts is ancient aliens. I post a very intersting clip below about other intelligences in the universe.

This is quite something to wake up to, but gets more and more interesting !!

Chris Bourne's picture

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for posting. I think it's great that this idea is becoming more mainstream - in my knowing, and the through the supportive feedback from past life regressions, it's certain that our evolution was shaped by an intervening (alien) consciousness. Right now, I'm assembling physical evidence - including that from our genetics - that strongly supports our spiritual experiences.

As you point out, the story has been around since man's early writings and from cultures all over the world. Unfortunately it's been much misunderstood and so can make the subject a quite incredulous in the beginning. Our challenge is to express accurately so as not to turn off tired and skeptical minds!

There's loads of films, ideas and postulations coming forth on the web right now. In my view, most are limited by the need for 3D evidence to support their entire story. That's what makes the stories incredulous because there's only partial physical evidence.

However when we escape the bounds of the physical dimension and contemplate the stories again but from a multi-dimensional perspective, then everything begins to fall into place.

For example, how can an alien being travel through space faster than the speed of light? Actually it's not hard. Evolved people do it frequently - astral travel through the 4th Dimension. Speed of thought is much faster than light - it can be instantaneous. There's a great story of a yogi visiting Jupiter and telling of the rings around it. The story was ridiculed at the time because Jupiter appeared to have no rings. It wasn't until space telescopes actually confirmed the story that it became clear the Yogi was correct. It proved he must have 'traveled' there.

There is also a body of scientific evidence coming forwards from Russia right now showing that DNA can be changed (from one creature to another!) simply by the projection of Lazer light embedded with DNA frequencies. They actually change the developing egg of a Frog into a Salamander! In my knowing that's how our genetics were engineered to change a Homonoid into Homo Sapiens. It's not that difficult to imagine since our genetics are about 97% the same. Within the 3% though - huge physical differences can be manifested.

You also have to look at why Humans have several thousand genetic errors considering our supposed advanced level of evolution. You don't see anything like this in other creatures. We're just so poorly adapted for this planet - unless that is, you put us in a highly technological and controlled system. Then humans function quite well according to a particular agenda.

When we look deeply into Human genetics, some key changes have been instigated which could not possibly have happened by natural evolution. The odds are literally zillions to one against it. This evidence will come to the fore in due time. It will clearly show our evolution is not what traditional science thinks it was.

Later this year, I'll be giving a seminar in Glastonbury called "Homo Sapiens - a correctable mistake." I'm planning to write a free downloadable ebook about the subject and hopefully we'll film the seminar.

Chris

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Hi Chris, sorry for this, but I get a bit confused with the alien/implant/genetic theories, and the consequences for us. I understand when you say that the implants have negative consequences, in as much as they are an attempt to block our spiritual evolution. However, what about the DNA changing? I've just read up on the frog/salamander experiment, and this lead to finding some info on the recent and upcoming DNA transmutations that we have apparently been subjected to (with the photon belt). Are these good or bad? The site I read suggested that the current DNA changes are 'upgrades' to assist with our 'ascension'. But how do we discern the intentions of the agendas facilitating all this?

Thank you for your input on this very important subject,
Wendy.

Chris Bourne's picture

Personally my advice would be to focus on one's own spiritual evolution - at a soul level. So unraveling what are the true impulses of the soul and aligning with these until we become that unfettered expression.

Infusion of soul will positively influence our DNA. It is the soul that truly shapes our vehicles of expression in a truly destined fashion. So I'd strongly advise coming from our core beingness. Then the bodily vehicles will naturally harmonise over time in a positive way.

I know you're not saying this, but there's a wider implication that we need to change our DNA in order to evolve. I think it's the other way around - we evolve and our DNA changes accordingly.

Chris

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Thanks Chris, your comment on the direction of cause and effect (our evolution changes the DNA) feels a much better potential option than some unknown entity making all the decisions about what happens to me!!!
There is an incredible amount and variety of info about lately, concerning DNA changes, complex breathing exercises and merkaba/lightbody meditations. It's easy to panic that you're not 'doing the right thing' in these times of quickening. But I guess, like you say, it just all comes back to the simplicity of inner focus. I guess i have to get into a habit of regular tuning in and trusting what feels right for me.

Best wishes, W.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZX8cUcA_fk

"We are spiritual beings having a physical experience" Deepak Chopra .

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeDIkwVNTiQ

This is a very beautiful Greek song.
Here's the translation

MIRROR

One day a tarantula-woman came to the village.
And everyone rushed to see her.
Someone threw bread at her, others threw stones
To save themselves form her ugliness.

And a child gave her a red flower as a present
A child,
Asked her to sing a song,
And she said:

She said: "Never tell them how ugly they are
Those who think you are revolting, but who keep on looking at you, anyway.
She said: "Never look at others in the eye
Because you'll turn into a mirror and they'll shatter you."

One day a wounded angel came to the village,
Carried there locked in a cage.
And the wild crowds bought tickets
To glimpse his beauty.

And a child as beautiful as a tear, a cherub,
A child,
Asked him to sing a song,
And he said:

He said: "If you wish to be saved from your beauty,
Take an axe and a sword and sever your wings."
He said: "Never look at others in the eye
Because you'll turn into a mirror and they'll shatter you."

”Ýou were like a bird in a cage spreading its wings to fly
The old ways are lost you sang as you flew
And I was wondering why” Loreen Mckennit (The Old Ways)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJgQVkaxFYM

"One Love One Life
With each other
Sisters and Brothers
One Life wer'e not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVPGHG_tJD4&feature=related

lei's picture

Here's another very soulful and inspiring song about twelve women fighting injustice in East Timor I felt like to share.

You who see injustice all around
Yet have not the courage
Or the will to fight and stand your ground.
We who see but are too scared,
There are not enough of us prepared
To put our lives at risk time and again.

And then comes a drop of rain,
To the parched lips of the world
That needs to feel hope again.

"We are dying as a people and a nation,
A third of our people have been killed
In twenty-one years of illegal occupation."

Ten UN resolutions requesting Indonesia to withdraw
They chose to ignore.

And a woman cries:
"If you are really human,
You'll stop them sending
These weapons to our shores."

With my hammer, I break the chain,
I will not remain in silence.
I will stand and I will defend my right
To fight against violence.
No prison can contain
The freedom that we gain
When we move through fear.

The laws of our civilized land are quite clear:
Selling weapons to dictators who murder, starve,
rape and torture, is illegal.

But there is timber there is oil on Indonesian soil
And there's money to be made from the arms trade.
"Our boys need jobs," you shout it from the rooftops.
But not one word of the lives lost or destroyed.

I cannot believe you continue to
Deceive yourselves in this way.
Or the people that you pay to make the jet fighters.

To think, to plan, it took a year to build trust
To work through fear.

Then at three am on a cold January morning
At BAE Wharton.
No one saw them, no one gave the warning.
Hawk jet ZH955 came alive
To the sound of singing hammers, the hanging of banners,
The scattering of seeds and ashes on its wings.
And the women waited to see what Justice brings.
For two point four million damage done,
Thirteen million for a new one.

We are not martyrs or heroines,
We owe so much to our friends,
Who held our courage in their hands.

And after half a year in gaol
They came before a court of law
And the truth the jury heard and saw
Stunned them into silence.
Then the verdict came - not guilty.

Justice had been done.
The celebrating could begin again.
Dancing, laughing, praying, weeping, crying.

And in East Timor they danced
And laughed and cried some more.
And as the seeds of hope begin
To settle on the ground
A gentle rain begins to fall...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWn6cEUasUg

I was divinely guided to this creative video which I found to be particularly inspiring and graceful with some recent talk about Chris’ ‘’soul motion” movement which I have seen something of at the Openhand workshop( and freeing ourselves from constrained inhibitions. The purpose I see of the soul is exactly this --to free itself…beyond limitation, my experiences are certainly showing me this one like never before in life. My feeling tells me just as the mind immerses more and more in the flow, so too the body ceases resistance to the flow. We become the flow ….. When I see yogic dancers like this let the flow take them, it makes me want to get up and move, enjoy the feelings of dance and movement, to feel my body more and to feel my feelings flow in my body more. This is something a person cannot simply have when they are not in the truth of their feelings or out of touch . It has become so clear for me to see this in people’s bodies and to feel this ourselves in our own. Children are the greatest teachers of liberation in movement of dance style exploration.
.It also alighns with Trinity’s very inspiring thread http://www.openhandweb.org/250112_retrieving_lost_fragments_soul_my_inne... which explores the underworld journey. I just felt it resonated with Openhand and with some recent talk about everything being about ‘’letting go’’.
It touched something deeper in my soul as I infuse more soul beingness & more wisdom whilst still journeying underwater which can only be transformed through growth and pain - if you click on the writing just below the video you will understand what the dancer is dancing about, if it draws you to!

About the poem which the yogic dancer expresses; Inanna is an ancient prolific Sumarian Goddess She is a goddess of love , beauty and war and has has no difficulty to confront her own inner demons and embraces her shadows and liberates self and makes PEACE with it . She understands the importance of the descent downwards into the underworld and the cycle of life and how it leads us to let go of ‘’attachment’’ and ‘’identification’’, as she has to sacrifice and let go of her goddess adornments and becomes stripped , she sees her own rawness & confronts her shadow self (which is her dark sister) and rebirths through a series of transformational initiations of 7 gateways . Her dangerous descent enables her to gain the greatest power of all that is “To know herself ” and let go her identity, fully aware of her vunerabilities and the strengths created from them.

The poem of Innanas’ descent reminds me so much of the Openhand way and only by going into the womb of the cosmos and surrendering to Gai’s pain (as our own) and symbolically dying to ego can we retrieve those ‘lost aspects’ of the soul to rebirth and transform it alchemically into a wellspring of self knowledge and wisdom. It is a story which for me I could identify with and empowers me to embody more of that feminine wisdom and painful but necessary journey to understand the authentic nature of the soul. It’s a story of descent and return a forerunner of Jesus’ resurrection….It is a beautiful yogic dance with no inhibitions whatsoever. Pure soul expressive dance movement and surrender to the flow.

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Thanks for sharing Teresa, I was deeply moved by the video and approach.

To me it speaks of mastering and harnessing our primal power. The movements felt so centred in the danten (pelvic region). Interestingly I'm writing about this right now. In my knowing there has been a quantitative easing of the denser suppressive frequencies within the surrounding field. I'm witnessing the effects not just in myself but others - it's causing us to become re-acquainted with the divine masculine.

It's something we have to be very careful of though. The lid is lifting off that energy and it can become uncontrollable at times - I believe that's why we've just witnessed what we have in Egypt (the football violence). So we need to heal and transmute this masculine energy through practices such as in the video.

Nothing that we have to learn for eons though, rather a redirection of energy into something primal but productive. I'll be writing about this shortly.

Thanks again for sharing - very valuable

Chris Wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olvrx29aptY

“Energy moves in waves.Waves move in patterns, patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that, energy, waves,patterns,rhythm.Nothing more, Nothing less. A dance.” Gabrielle Roth (5 Rhythms)

I just love this video….I can relate so much to it. I see how so much time is wasted by being a ‘’talking head’’, and worse over I see this devastating pattern emerge in very young children…… no wonder children develop so many so called dysfunctional disorders…
The systems forces us to be so much in our head and think so much and there is always some kind of disconnection in the root chakra as a result. As young children we are forced to sit for long periods of time in seats and chairs that do not support the spine, and with not enough light and exercise. Naturally we begin to develop the mental body to early…. It’s surely heading for an extinct race unable to survive harsh conditions or even being able to walk bare footed for 5 minutes…..

I like the way Gabrielle Roth explains we are now living in a time dominated by the rhythm of chaos and to learn to move with it is our survival art.

What went wrong ? !!!

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Such beautiful video

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Change starts when someone sees the next step
William Drayton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkSN_buNl4Q&feature=relmfu

Dale's picture

http://youtu.be/LLDEL-ZPqaQ

The animation is lovly and I found the story heart warming Smile

Trinity's picture

That might be the story Stephie told me when she was here in England. Very heartwarming. When I get better web access, I'll have a look. Thank you for sharing.
x

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Biggrin

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It's interesting and rosily heart-warming yes I agree, but also I'd say slipping into this rapidly arising delusional idea that somehow the planet is going to support 9 Billion people all living sustainably with abundance and in harmony with the universe.

It's a dream that will soon pop. Then we'll be left with a deeper reality to find. The true meaning of our spiritual nature. Catastrophe is going to bring us to the very core of who we are. And no rose tinted envisioning and manifesting will be able to avoid that.

Chris

Trinity's picture

I saw this one yesterday too.
It's a heart warming concept, although it does leave more unanswered questions than answered ones.

I cannot conceive that Earth can support so many people either. Mankind really does have an elitist/speciesist view of itself! Why do we pressume that we can be the only species on the planet to over ride the natural ecosytem? I'd love to see 9 billion people harmonising and becoming at one with the eco system of the planet. We would rapidly become incredibly humble. Are we really this blind?

I think it is positive that people are going for it with this type of thing. It will be very interesting to see what happens to the world in the coming years.

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I saw that video long time ago, but as much as it sounds very pleasant and promising, it has always felt like something is missing, something that is unique to Openhand.

To honestly confront all feelings emanating from the core of each being. One thing common in these love/light movement, as previously mentioned many times here is the over indulgent and emphasis on love/light with little regards to the balancing forces.

It paints a beautiful picture which quickly appeals, but a picture is not what humanity needs. It only serves to increase the polarity between light and dark instead of integration of all.

Several videos found here serves as a good reminder..

AwakeningAsOne

Revelations

    Do you want to improve the world?
    I don’t think it can be done.
    The world is sacred.
    It can’t be improved.
    If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
    If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it. -Lao Tsu

        Thus we are not meant to “create a world of peace”, but rather we are urged to “be at peace with the world.”

Trinity's picture

That is an amazing quote Vinny.
Lao Tzu has an incredible wisdom.
Thanks for sharing.
x

lei's picture

I'm feeling very curious as to why Yulia has posted that video here.. Does she not know it differs from Openhand's view on things? I'm sure that she does.. Perhaps she just enjoys an illusory bubble from time to time.. Biggrin

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I don't see any of what you guys are saying in this video. I even watched it again. It is amazing! Not even a hint. So first of all, I am not here to protect the video hhh I have no interest in it, but there are several points I feel necessary to relate to:

1. I didn't hear anybody saying in the video that we all are going to be here tomorrow. All I heard there is a description of the fact: many people feel uncomfy with what's going on in the world, but don't really know what to do about it. It is true, isn't it?

Then there is a call to align with our inner calling and follow it, as a tool to harmonize with our surrounding and bring a change into what they feel is wrong. What is wrong about this one I also don't see. I can now find a dozen of similar quotes here on the web (such as "be the change", and so on).

2. Neither I have got the impression of humans being an earth elite, but we do know that the choices of humans affect the state of the planet, do we not? Yes, we are different from the rest of creations on earth in this sense.

But maybe people might appeal to birds and bears too if somebody finds it helpful and to ask them to change the perspective and realize that there is another way of being/living on Earth Biggrin I won't rebel against that hhh

3. I don't know how you feel , but I am absolutely sure that only a really small part of humanity is able to even hear the message in this video, and even smaller part is able to do something about it. And even if so, what is wrong in 9 billions aligning withe inner call? Since when is it a privilege of 'the chosen ones'? Who would dare to say they don't have one? at least as long as they are alive...

4. Now one day most of humanity might be wasted, but hello, these billions are still here! So why pretend as if they are not? I do believe that even a tiny change, a tiny spark in these 'billions of unnecessary people' could make the transitions smoother. And even that it might be too late, I would be very happy if I die with the feeling I did what I could, or at least tried... are you all so perfect? Everything on your path is all perfectly aligned and right? I don't experience it this way. I am not enlightened, so my path is taking me to all kinds of people, practices, places, that an enlightened person would find transitory for my evolution, nevertheless, these transient experiences can be absolutely necessary. I wouldn't be on this website if I didn't study Kabbalah for 2 years and yoga for health for a year. It just wouldn't be possible.

5. I don't believe that everybody here is designed to do the work you or I do in a way we do it. I would say that despite my deep resonance with the OH approach there are things that just don't fit no matter how I try to utilize them. It just doesn't. So what? This approach is serving me and my evolution, and not vice versa.

These people have their own potential to reach int he time given to them, they have their own function, as long as they are here. I also feel too humble to decide how the universe should run 'its business'. Here we have a bit different perspectives. I don't see how the universe is separated to benevolence and malevolence. In my feeling everything is serving, otherwise it wouldn't be here, and I trust that if it exists, it has a sanction from the source, it is not separate from the universe. It is part of it and it has its function, at the least to enable conscious creatures to make their choice.

In general, I am in favor of living what is happening now, and not tomorrow, and now we have billions of confused lost people, most of which are unable to even understand what you are talking about on this website.

6. You don't, but I do believe that if each of us was taking exactly what he needs to live and would harmonize with nature, earth wouldn't have any problem to hold 9 billion people (it is actually practically possible, by rather simple calculations, and people already did it, whether the earth would 'want' to do that or whether the universe is flowing in this direction is another question). But even if not so, hello, they are still alive! Would you rather them to keep going the way they are now?

7. From my observations, people tend to believe that their way is the only way. And it is ok, and after asking many times why it is so, I got the answer that it has to do with the feeling of purpose, which gives passion, commitment and devotion. It gives energy to the message and it is great! But isn't it strange that so many think so? That their method IS the method, even if in reality it is obvious that not everybody is resonating, interested or able to follow it? This guy is saying something, and there might be people out there that will get inspiration to do something about themselves as a result, or at least try. What is rosy about it? It is not rosier than the message of most spiritual teachings: to get aligned with the inner and outer worlds.

8. It is not about improvement, but about a change. The world is evolving on its own and one of the ways of it to evolve is to express itself through humans - those who feel that something is changing and want to find the way to take part in this change.

And I got to all the possible techniques including the OH website by following the inner calling. Nothing else has brought me here. And surely not people who told me how I should be or evolve.

So if anybody would ask me to say how I got where I got, the only sincere answer would be - I followed the "inner calling", and I keep doing it this way. This is the most important thing in my life. All the rest are just tools to do it better.

This is my view, anyway. It might change some day, but this is what it is now.

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We all see things in accordance to our own karma and filters don't we? Even if we feel or get a sense of a possible future aren't things shaped step by step and things unfold as our consciousness changes and evolves?

For me I have been working with 'Openhands view' on things and holding it within me and see what comes up, ALOT of fear comes up when I read any article, fear of death, fear of letting go of everything as I know it ...it has catalysed a lot for me recently about loosing attachment to any particular outcome.

So maybe its not about any particular persons view being 'right' but what is it bringing up for us? Maybe that's the whole point of it ...to process all of this stuff regardless of the outcome...destruction of the human race like the dinosaurs or humanity learning to live in harmony. I really don't have any answers to these questions.

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Well, these are the only things I got from the comments. Surely something to look at..

But... I don't have any hopes for humanity and I already saw a couple of things in my life happening for real, I have no fear of a complete disaster and ugliness flushing the streets. Children raped, elders killed, people living on bread and water for months and years... all of that.

So no fear. And no rosy illusions either.

I just do feel there can still be a smoother way, and that each and every moment, for each and every person can make a big difference, and also I find a big value in speaking with people their language, language they can understand, and let them do things they are able to, and not only the special forces chosen ones or whatever.

My mom told me from her years of experience in the kindergarten with kids, that it just doesn't work to tell people how they should NOT do or what is wrong with what they do. Neither it helps to force them make it your way. The only thing that effectively works is to show how you do it and allow them to choose which way they would want to try (even if it is wrong). This is how development is happening... And I don't see how it is different in spiritual development.

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I resonate with a lot of what you are saying here Yulia! I also don't resonate with the notion that there are a chosen few spiritual people who will ascend to 5D and thereforeare worthy of salvation. It seems its the spiritual people who often see themselves as the elite ones! We shut ourselves off from 'normal' people and society and put ourselves on spiritual pedestals so often and I am recently learning to integrate with the world AS IT IS NOW and accept it fully, which seem healthier to me that separating myself from it all.

Yulia.. I feel exactly the same way (in this moment at least).

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I think it is healthy to explore different things and feels fine to post this here. It is interesting food for thought. I like CE (who made the video). We each have to find what resonates within.

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    soulexpression wrote: "I also don't resonate with the notion that there are a chosen few spiritual people who will ascend to 5D and thereforeare worthy of salvation."

Me neither! Interesting implication.

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I feel that message in the video is clearly quite mind led. there's just too much emphasis on creating a future & having an action plan, for example. From a higher perspective I see everything that happens is for the evolution of souls, to some extent I think it truly does not matter if humanity eventually survives or not because there's a greater scheme of things. I see clearly in that video (many others like the Thrive, for example) there's an attachment to a certain future outcome. It's not about weather their point of view is right or wrong, but i thought it's interesting you posted it here as I see it's clearly not aligned with the Openhand view on things.

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No one here is saying "this is right or this is wrong" Yulia. We're pretty careful about that as you well know.

What we also feel strongly about is to express feelings we have about the nature of our reality. And again, we're always qualifying that by saying it is our perspective.

You may or may not have realised it, but we have incarnated specifically to bring a message. It's pretty clear and unequivocal. Many people are not yet ready to hear it, even fairly awake people who would be inspired by such a film.

But whether you can really feel the magnitude of what is to come or not, radical transformation is on its way. And yes, that is my (and the Openhand) perspective and everyone is free to do with it as they will.

And I agree, there are no 'chosen few', except that is, those who choose for themselves.

Chris

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But anyone could 'qualify' anything by saying 'from our perspective'. What you say still impacts others.

And what if what you see as the nature of our reality is only a reflection of your own karma and filters Chris? how can you be so sure that you have a message to bring us all about what the destiny of mankind is?

I know that every time I read an article from Openhand that touches on these point I feel un-inspired and demotivated about everything. I know that I must take responsibility for my own perception and what is coming up for me...but isn't there always something for you to look at to?

Trinity's picture

We always have a choice.

If it doesn't resonate, then walk away... find what does resonate instead.

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I'm just sharing my perspective...I didn't think that would lead to my being shown where the door is.

Do you realise that in google you come up as:

Fee based workshops and courses teaching conscious awareness and the truth about life beyond the illusion.

The question is who's truth is it?

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I'd just like to point out to anyone who may be fairly new to Openhand that we are about offering a perspective on reality and always it is only ever our view.

It is gained by constantly looking in the mirror of our own beingness and behaviour - our feelings in response to what we see happening in the world around us and the people we draw by the universal Law of Attraction.

We are not teachers. We are not perfect. Our purpose is not to supplant your wisdom with ours. It is to catalyse a higher version of your own truth to unfold.

And yes, there are always other doorways.

Chris Smile

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How funny, like some kind of a joke Biggrin

I would never post here something that I felt was not aligned. The funny thing is that what I got from this video is an inspiration to look inwards and follow that. The guy didn't say what to do or how to do, he just said to follow the inner calling and that we can live in harmony and do what we feel to do disregarding of the money and all those things that we think are important in society (which I mistakenly thought is aligned with OH's message). And this is why I posted this video here.

I probably just distilled what I resonated with from the message. I simply don't understand what you guys are talking about when I watch it again. I don't see how he wants to design the future, or a rosy bubble or anything like that. It's just not there for me. Hilarious! Biggrin

But we are different and it is a wonderful way to see how we all see things in completely different ways, even such simple thing as ~4 minutes video. One might catch here only a couple of words that will spark something inside, somebody else sees it is mindled. Looks like we pick up just what we need from things outside and from each other.

And anyway, for some people a mindled message can be a first step to inner inquiry and introduction into his evolutionary process, without which it would be impossible to evolve ever.

But maybe it is not 'correct' to bring a steak to a vegans' party. I assure that I didn't mean to post this video as opposed to the Openhand approach on purpose and I kinda was caught by surprise.

As to the truth, I shared earlier why in my view it is important for somebody to put it through as such: because this person with this specific purpose feels this way.
Truth is the feeling, a subjective perception, ever evolving, just like the universe, or the soul as a part of it. This is why it can't be absolute. And I am ok with it.
Is it right for me? I don't know. I'll feel out. But I won't say it is or it is not the way for everybody with 100% security. I can just say it feels right or not right to me.

We can easily get lost in other people's truths. This is why I never adopt anything. I see in all the books, people, sites around me the universe assisting me. I have friends, sent to me by the universe and see what I can learn and how I can interact in a constructive and beneficial for everybody way, well as far as my distortions allow me.

So I don't feel that somebody here is trying to sell me something. Not if I am maybe looking for somebody to present me with the truth that will fit me perfectly and spare me the hard labor. Or to approve me or my way. I am not up to that either. So it doesn't bother me that somebody sees things differently.

I am on my own and I know it. I got used to it. But I am never alone, and I have support from people who might feel or see things differently, but they are still with me in this boat. I never forget it.

Smile

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It is actually very interesting how people can perceive things so differently. I had studied Carl Jung's work on psychological types many years back. I believe you're an introverted thinker (using internal criteria for logical deduction) whereas I and Chris, for example, are extroverted thinking types (looking for external facts as criteria for logical deduction). I wont go into details about the types but I feel that's partly what contributed to the difference.

But as far as the movie is concerned it's very obvious to me there's an element of mind led intention and attachment to a future outcome, I do not see how you cannot see this.

It's going to take something foundation breaking to remove eons of conditioning and programmed fear. It's not easy for the mind to consider this - and there's really not much in it for openhand to express their truth as they do - far easier to go the 'we' can do it and 'control' the shift way. We need to get to a point where the illusion is completely shattered - personally and on a planetary level before we can 'reform'. I feel the word 'shift' doesn't cut it - a shift won't free us, we need a re-boot - it may be a little painful but the remembrance will be simply beautiful. Our minds are not able to do this for us. Again, this is just a perspective. We can't really dance this dance for much longer - way too painful.

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I do not feel that either party is right or wrong, nor does it really matter. However, I completely agree with Lei and Kd1 in the sense that the intention of the video is to strive to create a better, more harmonious earth for everyone to live in. That in itself, is a form of manipulation in hopes for a better, brighter future - which is totally contradicting to the idea of surrender to any sort of outcomes.

Whichever path the masses choose to take, is entirely up to them, and no one should tell them to do otherwise as we have to trust that they are walking the exact path required for their personal development.

It is exactly as you said, soulexpression,

    ...it has catalysed a lot for me recently about loosing attachment to any particular outcome...

      be it an apocalypse, be it salvation, eitherway, regardless, it is as it should be.

        It seems its the spiritual people who often see themselves as the elite ones! We shut ourselves off from 'normal' people and society and put ourselves on spiritual pedestals...

          I could resonate very strongly with what you said though. Sometimes I catch myself harboring pride and perceived to be 'above' others who are not awakened. Sad Much to work on!

            The only thing that effectively works is to show how you do it and allow them to choose which way they would want to try (even if it is wrong).

              So true, Yulia Smile <3
              HELP! im obviously clueless when it comes to formatting!! hahah

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it looks rather creative to me, I think you should just leave it the way it is.. Smile

Ps You might missed a closing tag in your coding.

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It's clear to me that this short video and especially my response to it has touched a 'raw nerve' for quite a few people. But rather than debating whether this is or is not Openhand's truth and the importance or non importance of that, which disowns the tension, projects it outwards and is therefore disempowering, it's going to be far more productive to explore the raw nerve.

And the main point for me is summed up perfectly in kd1's post above...

    "a shift won't free us, we need a re-boot"

So eloquent and poignant Wink So what does a 're-boot' really mean?

The internet connects mostly on the plane of the intellect. And so a lot of people in spiritual circles seem to be making judgments and assumptions about what could or could not happen from that level. Emotion gets wrapped in and frequently the ego then kids us that we're feeling at the level of the heart, when actually what's happening is a pseudo emotional thinking. From my perspective you see it on places like fb constantly.

I wouldn't take issue with it, except that to me it is quite dangerous for the collective evolving consciousness to remain in this shallow place. I know it as a very well planned Opposing Consciousness diversion. It's fooling people into the notion that we just have to 'love one another and consume sustainably'. I'd say it's very well exemplified in two of the most popular and defining spiritual movies of our time "Zeitgeist" and "Thrive". In both, they speak of moving to a 'resource based economy' as if the entire population of the planet could find happy sustainable co-existence as a future proposition. I note that neither touches (hardly at all) on the natural eco-systems of our planet and what they really require - because it is they that sustain all life on earth. It seems many are speaking of 'how humanity is destroying the planet', but then don't tackle the thorny issue of how that reharmonisation really wants to happen.

    "Do you want to improve the world?
    I don’t think it can be done.
    The world is sacred.
    It can’t be improved.
    If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
    If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it."

    Lao Tsu

I believe we need to get off the internet as much as possible and truly connect at the level of the heart, beyond the emotional intellect. We need to test our thoughts and feelings constantly in relation to the deeper meaning flow. What does the synchronicity truly say? What is the meaning of the convergence of energies? Like accelerated climate change, environmental catastrophe, credit crunch, exponential consumption increase, increased hostility, over population, dwindling natural resources, the earth's magnetic shift and increased solar storm activity. It is these that are speaking loudly now. To me this is the true meaning of 11:11. It's inviting the deepest reconnection and realignment of four centres of consciousness: that of our soul, Gaia, the solar logos and the centre of consciousness of the Galaxy.

    We don't have to realign of course,
    but if we don't,
    realignment will happen,
    with or without us.

And when we truly listen to these consciousness centres, it's going to spark off all kinds of inner turmoil - because the above 11:11 alignment itself is in turmoil (at our level). When we purify mind and body of negative toxins and emotional intellect that constantly suppress such consciousness, then we feel it (at least that's what tends to happen to the people who come through our work).

In peeling away such layers, I find we come increasingly into alignment with the universal flow. And speaking from that place (as I know and perceive it), there is a huge blockage right now within the human collective (spiritual) consciousness. Which brings me right back to the main point of the 'reboot' and not simply the 'shift'. What does that mean? I feel we're being invited to do the following:

    To accept our mortality and surrender to the realigning flow what ever that may mean.
    Even if the surface of 3D Earth gets wiped clean.
    To stop behaving like it is we that have the ownership and destiny of this plane within our remit.
    To allow Gaia to rebalance and harmonise of her own accord without meddling.
    To stop trying to envision a destiny for humanity and rather surrender to the one that is already unfolding.

This has nothing to do with so called 'spiritual elitism'. Although I do observe only a very few truly choosing this realignment (the 'self-choosing-few'?).

I passionately believe we're being invited to do this, that we can all do it and if we do, it's going to bring with it tremendous sense of inner peace. It will unveil our beingness and accelerate our evolution beyond measure. Which is all Openhand is truly interested in!

Chris

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Would we really want to live in a fantasy land knowing it will always turn into a nightmare? or Would we rather live in the real world and accept the pain and imperfections of our life? I think these are really important questions to consider, and I feel the movie Vanilla Sky explored these questions extremely well.. here's a clip of the ending

I was also reminded of another passage from the Tao Te Ching:

Success is as dangerous as failure.
Hope is as hollow as fear.

What does it mean that success is a dangerous as failure?
Whether you go up the ladder or down it,
you position is shaky.
When you stand with your two feet on the ground,
you will always keep your balance.

What does it mean that hope is as hollow as fear?
Hope and fear are both phantoms
that arise from thinking of the self.
When we don't see the self as self,
what do we have to fear?

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Yes indeed!

This is what we truly need to confront. Spirituality is about what's really real. The 'in-your-face', 'on-the-blade-edge' confrontation. Yes, we've created illusions for far too long. Let's let life happen. We may then be very pleasantly surprised as to what we encounter.

Thanks Lei

Chris Wink

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So maybe the video is doing a different job from what it was imagined to do because it has evoked such a lot of exploration! When I see the video in some ways it seems a step forwards for some people. Those people who can see things are radically out of alignment and that there is no future for life as we currently live it. There are still many people who don't even let that recognition land, from what I see out in general society, I'd say its a large majority. Maybe this video could inspire people to let the truth of the "state we're in" land?

If it did, would it be because it offers hope of a rosy outcome, so they can accept the bad news because its quickly followed by good news? So then the question is, "is that really letting the truth land?" Or is it swapping denial for false hope? Even so, it could be a stepping stone for a movement in awareness for some people, because it's not many people who can leap across the whole river in one go.

So those people having the recognition are then deciding and planning how to change. That is still coming from a mind led way of being, even though the intentions could be described as well meaning. So they are still unaware of a universal flow, any ideas about alignment or moving towards ascension remain undiscovered or unexplored.

To anyone who really feels the enormity of the converging states of huge human population, peak oil, climate change, civil unrest, looming economic meltdown, turbulent natural events like tsumamis and solar flares; to imagine the current massive population all moving into a state of comfort, harmony and peaceful co-existence simply doesn't cut it. (That's not pretending that the initial recognition of that is easy for anyone. Allowing the feelings to arise is the only way of moving beyond the fear, sorrow, pain etc and it may take a while of feeling and expressing them before you are free to move beyond
that state). Even then things can sometimes catch us by surprise. I had been in a place of recognition of what seems inevitable to me for some time (the reboot), and had moved beyond the pain of that, then suddenly one morning about a month ago I awoke with anger, anger that things could be "allowed" to get so out of balance, angry that benevolence hadn't "intervened", and I was tearful for two days. My stuff, storm in a tea cup, gone. Not even stuff that I would normally think in a rational way, but it was in there needing to come out.

So the universe and Gaia will take care of the large scale "reboot" (Wow, that is such a perfect way of putting it! Thanks kd1)

And what can we as individuals do? It comes back to looking inside and feeling what is your truth, what's important, where are you in denial, what inspires you, what invitations are open to you to confront stuff that you are avoiding? Unwinding the bondage around your soul. And in doing so, it is likely that you will make choices that are more aligned and that may bring about small or large effects on the external, so there may indeed be a more harmonious way of living unfolds for you and your family/your community, but it will have started with self enquiry not a plan to change the world.

When we do this we are also stepping right onto the path of ascension, which is what our destiny really is. This isn't an elite path, what a joke, this is everyones birthright. This website is somewhere to explore the path, its given for free, across the world and funded from the proceeds of the group workshops which are modestly priced and also support people of limited resources to attend.

To keep the Openhand work on track, i.e. facilitating mankinds ascension, what can seem like harsh and uncompromising "truths" are aired. There are thousands of other avenues/websites/books to explore which may be more palatable, and not "bring up your stuff". So you are you right now, free to make a choice.

Openhand workshops are highly catalytic, not necessarily an "easy" experience. Blockages, attachments, egos and identities exposed. Yet if you are ready to be completely honest, look in the mirror, see it all, not just what you want to see, and to let go of each thing you are trying to hang onto, the work accelerates your journey.

Is Openhand perfect? It's constantly looking in the mirror and evolving is what I see.

I recall a TV documentary I saw a couple of years ago. About a British family who ran for their lives and survived the Thai Tsunami. It was indeed a wonderful tale of courage and fortitude as they all got separated and hung to trees etc to avoid drowning. Also it had the most lasting effect on their lives, as they walked away from the things that didn't seem to matter anymore, jobs, houses, schools etc and went off to travel in a camper van for a couple of years. Savouring their new found freedom of spirit.

Yet there was something even more uplifting in the documentary, as I saw it, and something the family commented that they were unable to comprehend. As the huge wall of water converged on the beach, a Thai man simply turned towards it, and waited, poised on the sand with grace and open arms.

In my view, the only way to await the reboot, whatever it may bring.

Lesley

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Regarding my description of the Thai person at the end of my previous post: For anyone who does not feel that the capacity to give oneself cpmpletely to the inevitable moment of death of the physical is yet to be found in their beingness, then its likely that fear arises just from the contemplation . The same path of unfolding through all our blockages, fears and constrictions that is being signposted in many different ways on this website, will unravel those fears as well.

Its a path to absolute liberation and to ascension into the higher realms. There are many altitudes to be passed through on the way. It's all down to personal choice to keep walking one step at a time and dedication to releasing whatever needs, outcomes, and desires hold you back. Its a path walked in the everyday experiences of life, when given space to truly feel and not to push away.

There were many years of my life when I could not possibly have related to what I write now, but now I just know that the most beautiful liberation of my whole journey will be that moment of total release of the physical. I really feel that in the depths of my being. I welcome it with open arms whenever it may be.

Lesley

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Oh how much I cannot express the joy I feel reading all your comments, yours Lesley are extra precious to me these days... I wish I knew you in person...
I am so happy to see how we are not beating about the bush! These days there1s some impatience in me about this (something to look at, though).

THIS is at the core of all this discussions here or elswhere: are we going to make it or not? And the fear of the "not". "Which Gateway am I at? Am I gonna miss the boat?!?" (sorry, ;-), wink-wink, but true, is it not, at least in the background?!)

So thank you thank you thank you for bringing this into laser focus point! Though it is such a great way to venture into thoughts, to ponder, to refine, to wonder, but in the end what is at the background of it all is whether we are able to accept this moment with open arms, with the fullness of being, in each one of our cells...

... or not.

I am a doula, a stand-by helper at transformations (like birth, if I REALLY have to categorise it), but what led me to this work was the dying process of my father, or rather my own dying process while taking care of him. I stayed alive, but to tell you the truth, there were moments when this was not entirely clear - which of us will make it...

The experience was so profound that afterwards I wanted to go back to this "place of intensity", It became a huge longing in me. I hoped the birth of my kids will help me in getting there again (nope, too busy birthing...) and then, I found the closest I can get to this "place" is to go as a doula to assist at birth. I love the women, but this was my 'selfish' reason.

You can read at many places, Gaia is birthing.
Gaia is dying too.

Just yesterday an old friend sent me an e-mail with a "meditation" that she asked me to practice in women's circles, the circle is supposed to "heal the earth".
Human arrogance is just mindboggling!

I know there are some who really ARE Earth-healers. Thank God for them being around. But these things definitely carry a very strong element of blindfolding. Maybe they could just go out there and stop eating meat? Or clean up the street, maybe, by the way, also in front the too old lady next door?

I think there is here a strong element of morality. Not feeling of guilt, but taking action type responsibility.
Eventually I believe that in order to stand at that particular moment in front of the wave with open arms, open minds, open cells, open womb, and an open heart we need to have the knowledge that when "we could we did" - whatever this morality/responsibility of the moment asked us to do.

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I do feel a lot of fear, anger, wanting to deny that 3D will be wiped off the face of the earth. I do. But I think that most people are not ready to face their own death with open arms yet - or ready to face watching the death and suffering of their loved ones and children.

And I feel so scared and lost and alone with that. Are people really so ok in their postings here? Leslie - your post seems most real to me...I can feel your empathy and compassion through what you say and I can feel that you have come so far with processing this stuff...and that's great.

For me, how you write things Chris and Trinity shuts me off from it all - it doesn't feel like you are talking to me from the same level with enough empathy. I understand it's about confrontation and exploration of our darkness but this seems to have overtaken everything for me. I am terrified, I feel like I am going crazy here with all this turmoil. When I think of the world ending in this way I feel strong suicidal impulses and a feeling of what is the point...I can't deal with this...I can't...I just don't know how and I don't know who can help me.

Is not anyone else feeling any of this? Am I so alone with it?

Yes, I may be projecting by talking about Openhands truth but I just don't understand how there can be an absolute truth in all of this? How can anyone be so certain what is in alignment with the flow...I just thought things were shaped step by step.

I'm certainly not 'ready', I have no idea how to 'choose' this. I am so lost with it all.

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I will definitely go into the heart, after working 8-9 hours a day in front of the computer doing science.

And it is a pity we are still in the bodies, surrounded by the stuff that is not aligned with the future, and kinda have to deal with it and let go much more 'shallow' stuff before we can join the 'elite' and go into really deep stuff Biggrin

And this very website is using the internet and passing the message through the internet. How else can it be done?

I also don't feel Gaia "preparing to die"! She's just going through the process as it is, without preparing or anything. And in the meantime - the birds are singing and the dogs are barking... I mean things keep going their way and everybody does what they were doing till now.

And Chris, you say: what's really real? Well, THIS is real. Now and here is real. And now I am HERE and this is what I've got and I have to live with THIS. I had dreams sometimes I am finally in peace somewhere in the forest, or at least somewhere place nice and green and quiet, far away from people... But it is just not meant to happen now. So please, Chris, down to Earth, what are you saying? What is there really to do? What is your message to simple people, please?

"Go into the feelings and get ready to die in piles"? hhhhhhhh

Well, maybe I prefer to face it when it comes and not theorize about it to death. I have much more scary things to deal with now then Apocalypse (as funny as it may sound). Like getting myself to work... every day... in time... Because THIS is what I have to do now.

So I say: yes, let's let life happen! I am in da boat! but As it IS happening, and as it wants to happen. Maybe without me trying to remove what seems not fitting into my perception of what and how it all SHOULD happen.

Don't get me wrong. I am not mocking. I really relate to much of what you are saying. But at the same time, it is so far from 'life', everyday life I am living and most people are living... And most probably, this language is understandable completely for just a few people, probably enlightened ones and maybe many will get it too, intellectually. But I don't see how people are REALLY going to follow this, to REALLY go into this. So it is just not realistic.

I only can trust the universe that it has a way for everybody, the best way... on Earth or someplace else and not dramatize the past, present or those to come events. I am up to deal with things as they are when they are coming, including the feelings.

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heya soulexpression

ill share this incase it might help

a few months ago, i felt somthing like what you are saying in this post. I was choosing to read posts that brought my fears up and i didnt know how to face fears without getting absorbed in them, so i was simply terrified and miserable..but i wasnt getting anywhere with it.

So, i chose to stop reading the posts that made me terrified, i did what i felt right to me, which was to stop reading the website and went out and did what made me feel good. While i followed my joy i met people and had experiences that showed me other routes that eased me into facing my fears. Now im getting there with facing fears and its something i actually WANT to do. These posts dont seem like "fear mongering" as i first thought, but they are actually helping me again.

The point is, it was ME reading the posts and interpreting them. It was ME that took control and decided what was the right path of action for myself.

I am very committed to my journey of expansion, its my first priority. But Openhand dosent know whats best for me, they just present their truth and i can take what i want from it. Im extremely grateful its there and its presence has helped me immensely, but just as they are simply following their truths, i must follow Mine Smile

Hi Soulexpression

Just felt to respond to your points, and I hope I can write this in a way that helps.

I empathise with you deeply – I have 2 children, job, many other responsibilities – these discussions can feel so dense in amongst that.

I feel though that it is your ‘self’ helping you right now. The turmoil you feel, the overwhelming feelings of fear and pointlessness have arisen for you to then go into these and allow them to dissolve. Your honesty and allowing yourself to fall apart a little is the way through this. I too have been on my knees in despair at the perceived pointlessness of all this. It’s no mistake that you even read Chris’ post, as stark as it may feel, in essence it can only be a good thing that it has led to these feelings. I’m more than sure you are not alone in feeling as you do – your honesty about these feelings may set you apart though. If we look at this gently, it seems we are in an ‘age of man’ that we can’t really deny, it’s not helpful to try and go against a natural ‘cycle’. I guess it’s a bit like trying to fight off the aging process – sometimes better to just surrender to natural processes. I mean this in a calm positive way. In other cultures I’d say there’s more of an appreciation of what cycle of life we are in – the Hindus are aware that we are in the Kali Yuga for example. I think it’s helpful to appreciate that the torrent is heading in a certain direction – one that prompts self enquiry and confrontation with the ego. And as ‘someone’ said – yes we are here now –and there is much to ‘enjoy’ and ‘experience’ but we’re not truly here to just get through the day to day – in our hearts we ‘know’ this. Chris is pushing buttons to churn up what needs to be confronted. I would say this discomfort you feel is grace in itself. Sometimes the mind takes us to a point where we just can’t bear it anymore and that is when we can really start going beyond it. I’ve just written this as it comes – I’m sorry if it doesn’t help, it’s hard to put the right words round some of this. But I feel for you - much love to you. katie

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hi Soulexpression

i agree with KD1's point of view

This is where I am at now, But i wasnt there a few months ago when my fears started illuminating themselves for me.

So i guess we are offering two perspectives of the same - you have a choice whether to just jump now, or get a run up first Smile

for me that run up was imperative, only you know what is best for you tho.

Smile amber

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Wow, all the posts are so moving, each speaks to an aspect of self. It is your utter honesty which prompts me to dive deeper into mine. I'm moved beyond words and so grateful.

    It’s a curious life you find yourself in. You find yourself… where you are. Not where I am, where you are. Where you really are. Where we really are. It’s a curious place to be (especially in the beginning) not to be driven by anything—pleasure or displeasure, helping or hurting, loving or hating. The only thing that will move you (and I don’t mean to be too poetic about this) is the same thing that moves a leaf hanging from a tree.

    It’s simply because the breeze blows that way. So you always know what to do: The breeze blows that way, and that’s the way you go. You don’t ask questions anymore. You don’t evaluate why the breeze is blowing that way because you know that you don’t know why. And you know you can’t know why. There’s never been a leaf anywhere that knows why the wind blows that way on that day at that moment.

    That breeze changes the orientation of your life, moment to moment to moment, simply because that’s the way life’s moving. And when you’re living in your awakened self you have no argument with the way it’s moving because it is the same as you are.

    And you know that the breeze was always there, from the very beginning, and that it wasn’t reserved for special people. If you didn’t notice it at some point in your life, you know it was because you weren’t listening, or because you thought you had to figure something out before you could listen, or because you thought there had to be some conclusion before you could just listen so deeply, so without agenda, so without hope of a better future that you would feel the movement.

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This whole exploration feels wonderful, right and aligned to me. If I've pushed fear buttons about mortality, identity and karma, that's just right. Because right now there are billions of our brothers and sisters suffering right on the edge, and we are each (in a way) part of that.

Humanity is going into its karma. Just allow your mind to flash back through the turmoil of our history and contemplate that YOU have been there incarnated through ALL of that. Then you'll get an inkling of what's contained within your causal body (which most awakened people haven't really activated yet).

When I sit with people, if someone is ready, my consciousness activates that in them. I take them into and through it. In the midst of the agony I remind them of two absolutely key things:

    You are not the experience. The experience is only transient.
    You are that which is eternal and beyond all of this.

It is the only way to know yourself as what you really are.

Spiritual people often say "I am one with everything". When you say that, make no mistake, you've made a powerful creative statement to the universe. It is an absolute statement which draws immeasurable energy to it, testing you to see if you can truly be a part of that absoluteness.

To process the pain and fear caused by the separation from this absoluteness, you have to confront and feel it. You have to find yourself - in that moment - as the absolute beyond. There is no other way. And when you do, unimaginable expansion and completeness happens.

Ultimately - as a soul - you become eternal.

Yes I make no secret, it is a tough path. Although it is open for everyone, only few will follow it.

Openhand is truly here for life's warriors.

Chris

This is the moment, not the what may of the future. Let go of the fear just be. Why ponder tomorrow when we have today. Let it go, surrender, open your hearts and free your minds. Be in your heart see if you can stay there all day before ,during ,and after work. Watch the movie here. Fear leads to the dark side or at least heavy vibrations, be a lamp. Light your path, roger

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Nice sentiment Roger.

Yes I agree, there is one moment of now. And in that giant jigsaw puzzle of this moment, there are influencing pieces from the past and other pieces already landing from the 'future'. That's how people like the Hopi were able to 'see into the future'. They were seeing the future consequences of the flow which is happening now.

When we deny the full aspect of who we are, and the fear that holds us back, we create illusionary bubbles which will ultimately burst. No matter how rosy they may be.

Chris

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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all of your replies here. Especially Amber and Katie...they really touched me. Leslie's comment is also speaking to me quite strongly "Then suddenly one morning about a month ago I awoke with anger, anger that things could be "allowed" to get so out of balance, angry that benevolence hadn't "intervened", and I was tearful for two days. My stuff, storm in a tea cup, gone. Not even stuff that I would normally think in a rational way, but it was in there needing to come out". Chris I can see how this anger has been directed at Openhand here and I'm sure you understand why and I just hope my openess helps others who maybe experiencing similar and that maybe I will finally learn to take responsibility fully for myself from all of this! I'm just so fed up of feeling ashamed of my 'darkness' so exposing it fully here although could be uncomfortable is actually really liberating.

For me, people talking more openly would help because I can feel all this stuff and it's like even people posting here find it hard to show their true vulnerability in how they feel. Now the energy seems more open and real to me...I am in floods of tears here. Thank you.

Amber: Wise words indeed and a very important lesson for me right now. "I am very committed to my journey of expansion, its my first priority. But Openhand doesn't know whats best for me, they just present their truth and i can take what i want from it. Im extremely grateful its there and its presence has helped me immensely, but just as they are simply following their truths, i must follow Mine". I struggle with standing in my own truth and think this is very significant for me now.

I'm still not sure how to go about my life from here...I am stuck between two worlds without commitment in either way..I just feel SO much I could just explode with it all.

But humbled and appreciate all of your posts

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That feels really productive soulexpression.
It's exactly the Openhand Approach.
Which is to take ownership of what comes up.
Not to blame others for what we feel, for that is disempowering.
It immediately removes our ability to process.

When we acknowledge, own and work with our fears as you are now doing, fear begins to dissolve.

Good for you!

Chris

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What we're really confronting here are the fears that arise when Gateway 2 beckons. It's that place where we're still blaming the external mirror as a means of escape from the difficult choices that face us when truly walking the path...

"5 Gateways" (Part 3 of 7): Gateway 2 from Openhand on Vimeo.

And some will be experiencing influences from the karma in Gateway 4...

"5 Gateways" (Part 5 of 7): Gateway 4 from Openhand on Vimeo.

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Soulexpression I felt like i was in the place you are explaining only a few weeks ago, actually even days ago. But i listened to myself, and now im slowly becomming able to face my fears without getting sucked into them.

i will share my current fear facing process which i am sure will evolve as i grow, im sharing it incase it sheds some light for anyone and also incase anybody has any pointers as to where i might be missing something, or to let me know if i am totally just not getting it.

this is not spiritually correct but i am trying to use "normal people language" for easier points of reference for those who are not as far down the track as others.

AMBERS FEAR ADDRESSING PROCESS

Firstly, I had already discovered that whatever it is that is observing, was me.
i was pretty much always watching myself from this angle.

I make a heartfelt commitment that what ever is here, i will accept it no matter what.

Incredibly intense experiences start to happen. For example, last night i sat on my bed and i could feel a seething darkness clouding over my head and move around me, it doesnt have a face but i can feel its "something" . My heart is pounding so loud i can hear it in my ears, my body is pulsating like it will explode, it feels so overpowering, i feel like its going to destroy me...i cant handle this -agh!!!!.

so, the usual response one might have to this situation is "holy **** ! there is an unknown dark entity in my room and im all alone and this is SCARY....i am SCARED, what is it going to do to me-agh!!!! and i do whatever the fear drives me to do, like turn on the lights, or run out of the house screaming and find someone, or shut down and freeze with fear..."

but!

as i have already discovered that whatever is observing is me.
Whatever is here, i am beyond it, because i am AWARE it is here.
There is an evil dark mass in my room. But i remember, i have committed - "what ever it is, i will accept it, no.matter.what!!"

so ok..
i feel FEAR - ok, i accept that i feel fear, i accept my heart is pounding so hard it feels like it will explode, i accept that i am shaking.
i feel, heck i can SEE a dark seething mass with malicious intent, i feel its clouding my right eye - thats ok i accept this is here and this is happening.

because i am accepting completely that i feel fear, it subsides alot somehow. the fear is there, but its only a feeling. Fear is ok, its just another feeling:)

because i am accepting this seething blackness thing, and because my fear is "controlled", well what do you know! - this black mess isnt so scary... it cant actually touch me...its just a big black malicious feeling thing. I am the thing that is AWARE of the big black malicious thing, therefore i am beyond it.

i feel an ah-ha! i even smiled and giggled (internally) at this thing, cos i realised, it cant do anything to me - as long as im not scared!

i smiled at this point and approached this thing with joy, as long as i stay the observer its harmless, i felt joy that i realised this.

now this is where im not sure whether i went wrong, i tried to investigate this thing closer, does it have a face? what does it feel like? why is it here? but it just didnt seem like it was ....anything. so i blew it away, like you would blow a dandelion and its dust fell to the floor, i illuminated the dust with my heart, and it was over.

did i just conquour my fear of fear? i feel like i did?

My thoughts are

ok perhaps some people will start killing one another on the street in desperation and everyone i know will die and packs of abandoned dogs will attack me or whatever. -whatever peoples biggest fears are- those are the ones that will probably happen to them in this 2012 thing

This is SCARY, but i plan to use the same process.

..whatever is observing is me....so, say a dog bites my leg, there is PAIN because a dog bit my leg, but i am aware of that pain, therefore it is not me...

infact i tried the pain scenario when i de-gloved my finger in a car crash a few weeks ago, i was 90% sucessful.. occasionally the pain took over, but it worked the rest of the time and i got through it realising im beyond the physical pain of no skin and exposed nerves.

id say my biggest fear is abandonment and lack of power so i assume this is what i will face in the future

soulexpression, the reason i said to follow your truth before, is because in the past, when i wasnt regularly aware of being awareness, when fear came up...i would let the fear blind me. I would believe in the feeling so much i became the feeling ... i was just ...a big ball of fear.

i was fearing fear itself and getting nowhere

So i thought ok, this isnt working, im going to try and practise being aware that i am beyond what is happening in various situations, so i started by observing in nice situations first, once i was steady in my newfound belief that i am oneness, i started incorporating things into my life that were not so pleasant to test this belief . I really WANTED to face my fears, but i had to do it in a way that worked for me.

oh gosh i hope this makes some sense, putting things into words is really not my forte.

if this is just too messy to understand people please let me know and i will hold back on the postings with no offence taken

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A wonderful description that has helped greatly. Sometimes the most simple descriptions work best anyway.

Thank you all

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Wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRMOFob1kIo&feature=related

My week has been abound in profound and divinely sent synchronicities. It is almost like I have had a crash week in something all in one. Every single moment and time has been slowed down, moment to moment has been “”sent””…..as I aligned with the flow. And the topsy turvy changing colours of the skies have all been apart of it.

I stumbled upon this clip from the film ‘’Melancholia’’. A film I have not yet watched this yet but it looks like one to watch. I felt to post it as I feel it lines in with how some people have been expressing their feelings with regard to the shift and the fears and anger which it appears to bring up. I ask myself what are my real intuitive feelings towards this realignment and what is my sense of purpose/,place ? How strong is the pull and realisation as to why we have incarnated?. Fear does come up and I certainly have been going right into the heart of my anger (Not a very pretty place). So when others have expressed their sense of futility and anger I can empathise with it. But there is a message I feel and that is to move beyond this place…….

How I see it is that there are two roads, one marked fear, the other marked love-even hope.
Hope is an interesting one, as the natural realignment seems to make this look like a fairy tale in many ways. Yet hope is what keeps us going. Hope is what inspires us to live, to broaden our experiences, to love….to get up each day!! To inspire others etc.
Yet a false hope takes us off the path and it seems some spiritual circles create a false hope (it may well be we with of a good heart), but the crux of it lies within the love of truth. So it comes down to what is our truth and how to transcend the fear

For some it seems that if we awaken to the shift that a sense of purpose may fly out the window, we may get depressed and loose hope and either sink to the depths of surrender to the inevitable and go beyond feeling anything as a natural readjustment or feel some unknown ‘’fear’’ and live in that fear. Yet hope is what our hearts secretly thrive on. Should we not hope ? I certainly hope for a better world.
So some of us may cling to ‘’hope’’ and do all we can and wake up and shake up and learn to face life with all its triviality with the knowledge that we will eventually die and see the sheer triviality. In this way Openhand is just waking people up!!I hear the alarm.

If anything Openhands approach I feel urges us to be in the here and now and that this time is not a rehearsal of this moment in time and that all is accounted and encourages to really live beyond the fear (which is a future love) which we do not know yet and dissolve the attachments we have. There is nothing to fight seems to be their message.

But if something truly big will happen as Openhand suggest time will tell. Nihilism is a disturbing….phenomena! The New World is beautiful realignment. Really for me, all of what I have been reading and feeling only helps me to embrace my own nihilism, come to terms with the fear of it which infact is the fear to live and embrace the unknown and trust in mother earth and that it is apart of the divine order.

So maybe we must learn to love the fear (not in a negative way), but more in a transcendental way- to go deeply into what comes up and then relinquish the attachment we had- which in turn gives birth to life and to transcend what goes beyond, in a way we have to touch our death as intimately tied one with all of life. And face our own fears which is for most the avoidance. And then there is hope and expectation. Do we have expectations for ourselves and people around us?

I stumbled upon this quote and wondered about it.. Flashes and images crossed my mind

“”The universe is neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such creatures as we’’ Carl Sagan

The universe being God. It just occurred to me. Benevolence, the divine light is God and that is where ‘’hope’’ is.

So hope and fear(anger) are apart of what is coming up. Fear and love are I am beginning to see are two ends of the same polarity. So, I guess it is all about how we unfold through it, and align with mother earth, trusting she knows what she’s doing……
It has something to do with touching the very essence of our deepest fears and transcending them.

But when fear takes us out the moment and places us too much in the chitter chatter of the mind, I can not see how this has a positive effect.

Really, with regards to the shift, what is different? What has changed apart from the fact that we may well be the ones who are going to live through this predicted alignment (from the Egyptian timeline) in which case if so this really is our time. There is no other time, but the ‘’now’’. So I am left with the feeling that in every moment we have a choice. And another frustrating one, but do we really have a choice!

Fear, hope and love…….and only the now. That is all. Nothing else.

I post the ending part of the film Melancholia in which all of Justines intuition and fears surface and her sisters false hopes about marriage , as she spends her ‘’moment’’ with the people she obviously loves.

It is true there is no other time but Now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcZWZhUozr4&feature=fvwrel

I found these two clips to be really transformational

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEY9evMdU-0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Nb11Ejmrg&feature=related

I found this short Portegeuse clip to be particularly moving, simple and heart warming. I loved the silence of communication and the space it held within that. So often people are always wanting to fill the spaces and destroy the truth within silence. Although sometimes words are necessary too . LIke everything there is a time an place .I loved the surrealism of this clip between moments that have slipped away and reality.The flux, the changes inbetween.

I decided to post it on the Openhand because to me it shows the immeasurable gifts of the heart and the profound changes that follow when we reconnect to it and don’t run. The unpredictability of life and the humour of it all simultaneously.Ther seems another story line behind the other.....

The "moment" is truly all we really do have and to ride the unpredictable waves of life.

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Hi Teresa,

Clearly you are having some profound explorations Smile

You said this...

    "So maybe we must learn to love the fear (not in a negative way), but more in a transcendental way- to go deeply into what comes up and then relinquish the attachment we had- which in turn gives birth to life and to transcend what goes beyond, in a way we have to touch our death as intimately tied, one with all of life. And face our own fears which is for most the avoidance."

Yes indeed, what a great way to see it, 'fear is avoidance'. To me, fear does indeed happen because in some way, we're avoiding exactly what is going on in the moment: we're either distracted in somehow or we deny somehow.

In so doing, you disconnect from the moment and create a kind of 'fixed snap-shot' in your mind or somewhere in your field of what you fear. Layers get subconsciously heaped upon that which creates something much worse than the original fear. People then live their lives working hard to placate this 'story' - to make it softer or more manageable - or else it's simply buried under more layers, literally pulled under the rug.

My observation is that most people are living constantly in fear and they don't even know it!

You also say:

    "But when fear takes us out the moment and places us too much in the chitter chatter of the mind, I cannot see how this has a positive effect."

What I've discovered, is that if there's a continual confrontation of our fear, then fear actually transmutes into something else. The 'stickiness' that fixes us wide-eyed like the rabbit caught in the headlights dissolves and with that the thoughts that hijack the beauty of the moment.

Instead, you're brought into an aliveness. Kind of what you might have previously associated as nervousness. It's not that you are nervous, you've become totally attentive, senses tingling and buzzing with the aliveness of the moment. This is what fear can do. If we confront it, it will bring us back to life.

Chris

Thanks very much for your accuracy of words Chris!. How do you always know exactly what's going (the process)on with a person ?! I can only think it's the nine who are bringing light into it! It's completely and utterly spot on! That is exactly was was going on- avoidance of the moment and now I have no choice (because I just can't fight anymore), it has left me with almost a melancholic state of being. And yes, I did confuse it with nervousness, as I was often called neurotic by friends and family- (and then tried to numb the feelings)and now I just ....AM- I AM - to be! A full circuit. To know the place for the first time with new eyes!!!
I am absorbing and seeing the truth through and speaking my truth(without- anger). This feels much more like it should be, more comfortable in my own skin and not being hooked upwards,not so attached, but not so detached and far removed and out of sink with reality. What's interesting is that now I can see how out if balance others are- it's unbelievable, incredible to observe.There are so many layers painted over the truth. Without a shadow of doubt it is an interfering energy and also misleading others. So balance is very important for me, to know myself as centred in a world where everyone is trying to knock you off balance.....Why has it taken so long to get here! I was so unaware. I could have stayed in that place for years. I believe many people do.....

Aliveness of the moment is a new way of looking at it for me, and I say that with an element of fear. Yet this is our reason,our reason to "be"- so may as well start living more in the truth of the moment and slow it all down-right down!

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I'm really glad Openhand works for you Teresa

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Shamanic Dream.Ther mantra of ''So be it''.Enjoy !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbG-1UWZV9w

http://myscienceacademy.org/2012/09/06/elizabeth-gilbert-your-elusive-cr....

Inspiring. Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray and Love muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius and offers an invitation to surrender anyway whatever the result without owning the process.

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