How do we become a channel for the Miraculous?
In my book Five Gateways, I've detailed what I feel to be the five key transitions on route to Enlightenment and our ultimate Ascension. It's a journey of profound honesty with ourselves, seeking always to express the authentic beingness within us. As we peel away layers of conditioning and negative behaviours, the journey leads increasingly to a sense of mystical, internal positivity: the realisation that something magical is dawning all around us, that this flow to the higher paradigm is inevitable and to truly experience it, we have to open a space for it to flow into our hearts. We're becoming a Positive Force for Change...
Light separating from the dark
Any lightworker would be absolutely forgiven for thinking how dark things seem to be all around us right now. We still see the old world reality of have and have-not, winner and loser, profit and loss all around us in seemingly ever greater technicolour. We see countries struggling and fighting with one another to control ever dwindling natural resources. We see greed, manipulation and selfishness reaching seemingly monumental proportions. There are more and more people on the planet with less and less land with which to feed and house them. It would be easy to get sucked into a negative attitude and downward spiral about it all.
But when we truly connect to higher consciousness by going inwards and then peeling away our own distortions, then we open a space where higher truth can flood in. We begin to see that the old world values and control ARE breaking down all around us. And in fact it's the collapse of those values which is appearing very dark. As we become increasingly multidimensional, the more we realise we're living in not just one world, but two. When we open our hearts, we can literally feel the synchronicity, harmony and unconditional love which defines the higher paradigm, even if we can't see it with our third dimensional eyes.
The more we become a channel for the inflow of this light, the more the New World is separated out from the old - the more it peels off the old skin and unveils itself. We're actually becoming a channel for the new dawning all around us. Yet, just as when prospecting for gold we have to stir up the sediment at the bottom of the river to get to the buried nuggets, so too must we 'stir up' the old world consciousness to unfold the new. And that's exactly what's taking place all around us now. The two worlds are separating out and the old consciousness is breaking down. That's why it's getting very dark before the dawn, and we must be sure that this crumbling negativity we see with our eyes, does not invade our hearts.
Changing the world through our consciousness
It is frequently said within spiritual circles that our world is shaped by our thoughts and that if we could think positively, then we would change our world for the better. Some works - notably The Secret - would have us then envisage a new more desirable reality that we might want. I'm reminded that there's always truth within the distortion! Yes, to me, there IS a more desirable reality that we can manifest, but it is not one that comes from the lower mind. It is not one that has been programmed and conditioned within us. It is not one of material want and greed. It is a truly grand design that is ALREADY being shaped by the universe, one which serves ALL, not the lucky FEW.
Yes we can influence reality with our thoughts, but our thoughts are the product of our inner state of consciousness. To say our thoughts shape reality is like saying my hands and feet are driving the car. It is to say the tail is wagging the dog or the cart is pushing the horse. Our thoughts are merely the product of our consciousness. This is why Ghandi spoke of "Being the Change", he didn't say "Think the Change". I'm reminded of a great scene from the Matrix which I've include briefly here below...
So when you watched the video and Neo tried the jump, how much do think he actually BELIEVED he could perform the jump and how much did he THINK he could do it? It's an obvious question but I'm sure you get my drift. I'm sure you yourself have experienced similar. The key is to know in your heart what you're given to do, but then, by continually exploring the truth about the natural flow of life, find the belief in your mind that your true destiny will unfold from your beingness. We can then build our thoughts and emotions around the creative act that is authentically arising from within. In this way, our creativity becomes an unstoppable force - a force for truly miraculous change - change that can literally move mountains.
Miraculous Manifestion - Driving on Air
I was given a very powerful teaching in this 'miraculous manifestation' by benevolence whilst I was learning to walk the path. Here's a brief excerpt from my memoirs. The story might sound a little far fetched to some, but I can assure you every word of it is true...
- I was driving my car one day and it was very low on fuel. The orange warning light had been signaling for a good ten miles. It was time to fill up. But as I drove into the next petrol station, suddenly it seemed as though every car on the forecourt moved in unison to block my path to the next pump. Now by this time, I'd learned enough to realise that flows of energy like this don't happen by chance and there must be a deeper meaning and purpose at work. So I paused for a moment, made sure I was open, relaxed and waited for my consciousness to be 'spiked' as to what I was supposed to notice.
My attention was immediately drawn to a couple of billboards in quick succession... "don't need this", "what do you mean?" I ask, "fuel" comes the unmistakable answer. Now this may sound a little weird, but I'd already been party to quite a number of 'miraculous goings-on' in my journey already, and I'd become so despondent with day-to-day matrix living that I was absolutely ready to follow the divine when I felt it in my heart. What did I have to lose?
So I pulled out of the petrol station and continued to drive... ten miles, twenty miles, thirty miles (now definitely 'sucking on air'!), forty miles, fifty miles (still going!). At around sixty or seventy miles, when the car had long since run out of fuel, I found myself descending into a state of disbelief "this can't possibly be happening" I found myself saying upon which the car juddered and ground to a halt, I just managed to pull it over to the side of the road. Wow! It was clear to me the car had responded to my disbelief! I realised that I'd broken the flow of energy. Just as soon as the realisation landed, my heart opened again and trust in benevolence was restored. To my utter amazement, the car fired up again!!!
I drove through eighty miles, ninety, hundred, hundred and ten, hundred and twenty. At around a hundred and twenty miles, I began to get cocky "Wow! I must be some kind of God! Look at what I can manifest! I'll head off to the newspapers and tell them how to drive on air." At exactly that point, the car juddered and ground to a halt again. "What's the problem I asked?" in exasperation and disappointment, "Ego" of course was the answer. My attention was drawn to another billboard "Team work". It's all about being at-one with the natural creative flow - it's about being a part of a higher consciousness team. I had my answer. Ego was pacified and true beingness restored. In that week, the car drove for over 200 miles before finally running out of fuel.
Since sharing this story in the seminars we give, other people have reported similar miraculous happenings. I realise that benevolence is helping many people in this way, but not to learn how to drive a car without fuel! The purpose is to show us how the creative flow REALLY works. That fear, doubt and disbelief - in a word 'negativity' - interrupt our destined flow. And conversely, false mind-led manifestation, which is based on an ego fueled desire, also interrupts the flow. What truly works is destiny: a destined way of being that then becomes an unstoppable movement of energy.
So the real key to being a positive force for change is not trying to manifest some kind of creation. It is to manifest your unique way of being by making space for it to arise naturally from within. When you do, truly miraculous things start to happen, but not the things we think we might WANT to happen. What's really happening is that we're then continually creating new vehicles of expression for this beingness...
- It is what some refer to as “The Law of Attraction”. It is vital to state though, if we truly wish to evolve, it is not about distorting the law by manipulating our inner thoughts to attain a supposedly more desirable reality. Our destiny is not a creation, it is an authentic way of being, and our creations are merely the vehicles of expression for this beingness.
excerpt from Five Gateways
It could be in the simple things of life: doing the school run, the housework, writing an article on a blog, helping someone in need. When we focus on beingness, then the universe will ALWAYS present a vehicle for that expression to shine forth, it is absolutely inevitable. We just have to be open, awake and aware of the opportunities continually presenting themselves.
When such an opportunity is being revealed, the tendency is that the vehicle will expose negative character traits (egoism for example), which are based on society's conditioning and positive character traits which arise naturally from the soul - compassion for example. Now no one can impose these characteristics within you, we have to unveil them for ourselves by actually realising them within. In other words, we have to keep holding that open space and resist the negative behaviour patterns so that positivity may flow in. Personally I find natural positivity wants to happen when I get the small "I" out of the way.
Golden Light Meditation
I've found it of enormous benefit in my awakened life to keep channeling in higher consciousness. But I never seek to determine what that energy should be. I let go of any negativity that gets in the way and open a space within. As Morpheus says in the video above...
- "You have to let it all go,
fear doubt and disbelief,
free your mind!"
When my mind is open, I find higher consciousness just flows like an unstoppable stream through my life, shaping continually miraculous circumstances. Life becomes a joy to behold, but not because I want to move mountains or jump tall buildings, I experience the miraculous in the seemingly ordinary. I find it is a way of being that becomes infectious, it seems to inspire others to live the same way. It is with this in mind that I recorded my "Liquid Gold Meditation" which you can download to your desktop or play here online for free. Go on... enjoy... be a Positive Force for Change...