Creating Higher Consciousness Change in Your Life for 2017

Submitted by Open on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 07:57

Calling all Openhanders, wherever you are, what ever you're doing, this is for you! We've been talking about the Great Shift on this website for 'donkeys'. Well now the 'cow's are coming home', and the 'ship needs to set sail' (do please pardon my mixed metaphors!). The Shift is greatly gearing up. There was a marked gear change around the presidential election where humanity's shadow side came to the fore - a good thing for sure. But also to counterbalance that, there have been huge inflows of torsional higher dimensional flows coming in to stir up the bed of the stream, unwind the density, so as to connect the dots of light into the higher flow.

What does all that "spiritual gobbledegook" mean in a practical sense,
to you in your daily life?

Well the foundation ties of the old reality have been torn up. The breakdown of the old consciousness will now accelerate. If you're sensitive and connected, you'll likely feel the shifts as a sense of instability. You might feel a good degree of anxiety. That's entirely okay. Work with the effects of that (which we'll look at in this month long journal). What I'm already hearing from several people out there, is that you have an outer world which is still resistant to change - families, jobs and colleagues, general life circumstances - but that you feel change going on internally and there's a mismatch. This is causing tightness, insecurity, anxiety and even anger. It's like the outer and the inner don't compute.

Don't worry! We can work through this - we will work through this. Tremendous opportunities now exist for those who fully dive in and embrace the shifting energies - because it is this flow that is gathering in strength. And so as you harness that higher consciousness, you'll positively create many more opportunities. Because even as the old reality breaks down, masses of people will want to connect and gain support in the Great Shift - so more physical resources will flow that way. Your authentic beingness will start to be honoured in a way it has never previously been done. That will be enthralling and exciting! So through the whole month of January, we'll be hosting this "Consciously Creating Change in 2017" journal for you to engage with.

  • What's coming up for you right now? What do you want to know? What would you like help with? How would you like to change your life positively for the better? What inspires you at the depths of your soul?

Come join me, Pull up a pew, It will be my pleasure and my joy to host you.

Open Heart

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So to kick us off in this mammoth rolling journal (no expectation there then!), let's explore how you instigate true and lasting change. Mostly in society, and especially at this time of year, people are looking for positive change. But the plethora of "New Year's Resolutions" are most likely to bite the dust within days. Why is that?

It's because most are trying to use some change of habits and behaviours to get something they specifically want 'out there'. So the first clue, is to let go of trying to create something you think you physically want - because subconsciously, your soul might not even want it!

Let's consider for a moment how the universe creates. Imagine the bigbang. Did it happen with intention and purpose or did it just happen? Clearly the Openhand view is that it just happened. But that doesn't mean there's no divine magic or sense of purpose. Just look at the myriad of form the universe is constantly creating since then. It's absolutely breathtaking.

And when you look at it, what's actually going on in the universe?
The Openhand view is that in every single place, in all of the microcosym,
The One is simply working to express itself in all its magical glory.

    And so I put it to you that the single purpose of all life and all circumstance is self expression, and this happens through you - when you allow it.

What's more, by aligning yourself with this flow, by harnessing it through your soul, you will gain more creative success than your mind could possibly imagine. So the zillion dollar question is how do you harness this flow?

Firstly you've got to take time out to pause, breathe and let go. If you don't already meditate, now would be an excellent time to begin. You could try this Breakthrough Breathing Meditation which can connect you up to your soul really quickly.

Alternatively breathing and connecting out in nature. And of course the fine spiritual practices of yoga, tai chi, conscious dance and our very own soulmotion. And here's an important tip with those conscious practices - it's not about trying to get an outcome (like a tight butt for example!). It's all about connecting with your inner self during them.

So you're starting to let go. You're starting to come more into the heart space. This is essential. From this place, you'll begin to receive higher consciousness impulses of being. What are these? They're key characteristics of the soul. I've shared them in the article The Soul's Purpose and the Seven Rays. Here's the key section about the seven key characteristics of the soul...

  • Ray 1: purposeful creative will
    Ray 1 is the driving sense of purpose to create. It is the manifestation of the divine masculine principle throughout the universe. From the place of separation, it is that undeniable inner will to find and create a higher level of harmony both within ourselves and between all sentient beings. It causes us to challenge and break apart the status quo which may be holding us in a lower level of realisation. The Ray 1 inspires life’s motivational leaders.
  • Ray 2: surrendering unconditional love
    Ray 2 initiates the impulse of unconditional love for life. It is the manifestation of the divinely feminine principle of surrendered acceptance throughout the universe. It is the empathising compassion that willingly embraces, does not judge nor need to change the inherent imperfection in all sentient life and situations. Ray 2 strongly inspires the selfless servants of life.
  • Ray 3: interpreting authentic reality
    Ray 3 harnesses and processes higher abstract wisdom delivering it in a form to provide a clear interpretation of our current, authentic reality. In other words, it’s how we know what’s really real. People with strong Ray 3 influence notice the natural patterning in life bringing the formless into form in such a way that can be understood and appreciated by many. Ray 3 inspires life’s translators, creative artists and mathematicians.
  • Ray 4: harmonising through right resolution
    Ray 4 is the divine rationalising energy which helps us find right resolution with our environment and other sentient life. It is the ray impulse which blends passion with compassion. It provides the discernment to confront unjust situations in a non judgmental way. Its purpose is to break apart the lower harmony to find a more equitable higher one. People with highly active Ray 4 tend to be life’s diplomats, politicians and teachers.
  • Ray 5: realising abstract higher wisdom
    The Ray 5 enables us to hold the infinite complexities of the universe as pure knowing within our beingness. This ‘science’ is abstract, all encompassing and rather than realised, is more sensed, as an art form, like poetry in perpetual motion. Ray 5 enables us to attune to the universal flow and harness it for co-creative exploration, deeper understanding and further evolution. The Ray 5 animates life’s scientists and creative business leaders.
  • Ray 6: yearning self expression
    Ray 6 inspires us stay continually focussed on our life’s purpose: to realise, unfold and express who we really are. It generates commitment and devotion to our cause, radiating our soul in all its brilliant colour. The Ray 6 provides the unquenchable driving force to express our innate qualities and inspire others to shine their inner light too. Humanity’s philosophers, spiritual leaders and performing artists are all driven by the Ray 6 influence.
  • Ray 7: shaping synchronistic magic
    Ray 7 provides the ingredient of pure magic on our life’s journey. If we are able to master our inner distortions and pause just long enough in the drama of life, then we can open up to spontaneous, synchronistic and co-creative magic. Thereby we catalyse and initiate the surrounding field for the maximum benefit and upliftment of all. In this way, Ray 7 inspires life’s ‘magicians’ and entrepreneurs.

So my first suggestion for our exploration, is that you take time out, gain some meditative peace, then explore the seven rays and how they manifest in you as pure beingness.

    What comes through?
    How does it come through?
    How do you feel?

Hi Open & all reading this. Happy New Year to you!

Thanks Open for starting this "Consciously Creating Change in 2017" journal. It feels very synchronistic for me, as after a year of emotional digging & introspection in 2016 (mostly to do with facing up to my brother's suicide in 2009 through formal bereavement counselling), I now feel ripe for change & for a more outward focussed 2017, of self-expression & service to others, & to our planet.

Reading your article above, the rays that jumped out at me were 1, 4, & especially 6. As I've shared before, the aspect of my life that has felt most lacking for many years, probably for the whole of my adulthood in fact, has been a meaningful & fulfilling paid career, & that is what I feel most inspired to change in 2017.

After unsuccessfully studying for a degree in Chemistry at Oxford University from 1984 to 1987 (which I know you also did at a similar time - perhaps our paths first crossed then), I had a first career in junior level accountancy from 1988 to 1998, which I could just about cope with, but my career progression went downwards rather than upwards, & I ended up giving up on it & having a mental health breakdown/breakthrough.

Since 1998 I've done tons & tons of therapy of many different kinds, including personal growth work (eg Primal Integration), & spiritual development/training, the latter being sometimes with others (eg at the College of Psychic Studies in London), & sometimes by myself. I notice my energy rising as I type that, which would suggest that's where my passion in this life really lies.

When I lived in Glastonbury form 2011 to 2013, I tried to set up as an Abundance Coach, giving talks & workshops, running a weekly drop-in group, teaching others the principles of Living in Abundance, & how to bring more of what they wanted into their lives using spiritual techniques. I enjoyed that work & found it interesting & satisfying. My beliefs around abundance have now changed, mainly through my involvement with Openhand, so I no longer subscribe to or practice deliberate, conscious manifestation, as I know that's coming from the Ego rather than the Soul, & I'm instead following (or trying to follow as best I can) the Openhand teachings of aligning with the flow of what's already happening, softening into my experiences, & accepting challenges & difficulties as growth opportunities, to allow self-realisation to happen.

I'm still unclear about the way forward regarding paid work, but I know that I have a great yearning for self expression, which is why I identify most with Ray 6.

I feel that I should meditate some more before writing further. It has been enough to share this much for now.

Thanks for reading.


So instead of a New Year resolution, I decided on a word for 2017. I wrote this word on my wall in this little space I created for myself in the basement of my home. The word that came up for me was COMMITTED and below it I wrote:
*to the journey
*to authentic Soul expression
*to letting go of everything that no longer serves my new way of being.

I've definitely been feeling all these different energies flowing in and around me and around others as well.

"What I'm already hearing from several people out there, is that you have an outer world which is still resistant to change - families, jobs and colleagues, general life circumstances - but that you feel change going on internally and there's a mismatch. This is causing tightness, insecurity, anxiety and even anger."

This really resonated with me, especially the mismatch of the outer and inner. This has been a common theme for me for some time now and I've been persistently working with unravelling this dissonance with in my being. I realize that I can't do this all on my own and that's why I'm here sharing with the wider Openhand community. I feel more committed now than I have ever been in my life leading up to this moment. I truly feel that there are many more out there who probably feel the same way. We're ready to express who we truly are no matter what the circumstances may be. Our minds tiring from the endless "intellectually rationalizing"(thanks Erica), how we're supposed to live and be in this world.

I can feel this tipping point at the deepest depths of my being....
I'm going to share a couple of quotes that I also have on my wall.

"As we sit and wait to awaken to who we truly are, our veins are filled with Fear and Anxiety. Emerging as a Divine Being in a world of mere mortals is a task for the COURAGEOUS!!"

"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth with save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." Gospel of Thomas

"My uncomfortableness fuels your uncomfortableness, so lets Evolve, Grow, Learn and Heal together as One."

I'm COMMITTED to this continual unfolding of my Soul in this world. Thank you all for the guidance by just being You.

With Love and Gratitude,


Hi Alex - great that you tune in :-)

It's wonderful that you embrace the aspect of processing what comes up and working through that. What's also important is to work through the density in manageable steps. So as not to risk drowning in it too much.

It's important also to look for, and conjure within, those energies that really feel right and aligned to you. To keep exploring your interests in regards to that - expressing the energy out into the universe and then asking for help, for clarity on the way forwards. It feels like if you were to build some more internal energy in regards to this, you'll start to shape new opportunities.

Wishing you well

Open *OK*

Chad that sounds awesome - yes, go for it, dive all in. It'll pay hugely creative dividends for sure.

Open *OK*

Perhaps the most powerful statement you can make to the universe is "Show Me!"

The universe is formed entirely of The One. And there is nothing going on but the revelation of The One. Which is happening through you constantly. So the entirety of the universe - every situation and circumstance - is but a mirror of The One which is self-actualising.

This includes every single circumstance you find yourself in. Therefore, if you ask "Show Me", you will always be answered. But there are some clues as to what to look for and how to look...

How to Look:
If you ask "Show Me!", you must then become really attentive for the answer. Because you won't notice the answer if you simply drop yourself right back into the old circumstances where mind and emotions are completely engaged in old patterning. If your mind is full, then the answer will struggle to come through.

    And always, if you don't get an answer, you are being answered...
    go deeper, get stiller, pause, breathe soften.

What to look for:
Your current cycle of inner exploration and evolution will generally be in one of three stages:

  1. You're in the density of the false self and conditioned behaviourisms and need to break through.
  2. You're breaking through the density and authentic beingness is beginning to emerge, although it's not at full power yet.
  3. You're new, authentic beingness is already coming through and you're ready to take a creative step forwards in "Right Action".

And so, if you ask "Show Me!", and truly watch, listen, observe, then the universe will reflect back to you where you are at within that cycle and what you need to work on.

Free Wheeling:
On the level 2 course 5GATEWAYS, I guide a wonderful process called "free wheeling". We're using various meditations to unleash the flow. And then set off into the world for a couple of hours with no intention at all but to go with the flow as experienced in the heart-felt pull.

So I would encourage people to take time, soften, breathe, meditate, then engage the flow this way and see what it reveals. It will ALWAYS speak to you.

Happy free wheeling!

Open *OK*

Thank you so much for this rolling journal Open. For me it could not have come at a better time. The internal and external mismatch is big for me right now resulting in high levels of anxiety and fear. Its like I know what needs to happen but am terrified of the consequences, so I rationalize and logic my way out of it only to feel frustrated and empty. It feels like turmoil. I have observed some important people leaving my life which adds to the sense of emptiness and lonesomeness. I have also been observing the feeling that my heart is breaking, which comes in waves. I'm not completely sure where this feeling is coming from. I went to the movies tonight and watched Passenger - it was about two people completely alone on a ship to a new planet while everyone else was in hibernation. It was a reminder of how alone I feel, although logically I realize that we are never alone because we are the one.
The film is a very good watch should anyone care to go and see it. Its a very good representation of the current state of affairs.

With love. Shar.

Good morning,
I also would like to add my 'thank you' for this daily exploration. I had committed to a new morning practice, and hadn't come up with exactly what that was beyond my usual routines. So, this brought the impetus to put some energy behind it. As Shar said, we are never alone - this gathering reflects that beautifully, no matter where we fit inside it.
The process unfolding here is I sit with my laptop, ask 'myself' a question, then close my eyes and type out the answer that comes through. Holy moly! I am astounded at what I am 'showing' myself. It felt weird at first, but having re-read what came through, I am encouraged to keep going to see if it is just a mind going around in circles - or whether something of value is actually showing itself to me.
I love the way you have broken down the 'show me' 3 stage cycle. It assisted me to narrow down where I am in it before I ask the question.
Off to the Matrix to 'free wheel' through errands today. May the Force be with me... :)
Love to all.

Hello Everyone and so happy to join you all here =)

Yesterday Open you posted about the 7 rays, what comes through, what do we feel. I spent part of the day yesterday jogging, walking, connecting to nature and had asked "show me". As I traversed a section of cypress trees, the path took me on a low boardwalk with view of a bridge up ahead. Suddenly heard a group of deer running through the woods. Two older females quickly crossed under the bridge while a group of younger females stopped on the other side and just totally stopped moving and looked at me...there were signals from the older to the younger encouraging them to cross, but the younger stayed put, started cleaning themselves and just waiting it out. Then came a robust rustling in the woods and a young male deer came bounding through the woods, with a quick pause, a signal from the older female who had already crossed and he zoomed under the bridge followed by the rest of the deer. The rest of the morning was filled with these qualities of direct action balanced with sensitivity. It highlights as well the inertia that happens here and how that creates more fear and anxiety. Sychronistically I found a pair of branches that felt just like my new antlers =).

I am aware of anxiety still in stepping though so assuredly like the deer did. There is a strange feeling here like I am infused through to my skin and it feels very vulnerable - not sure if that makes sense to anyone but it feels like there is nowhere to hide and of course I am being with that feeling and why I feel I need to hide.

Recently I seem to have become my family's technology expert - which is hillarious to me as I have always been averse to dealing with it. In addition, I am "running the show" on a massive overhaul/reconstruction on my house. So often in relationships and families, things become routine with regard to who does what, how we behave, how we relate and for a long time I stopped taking on household projects - looking to my husband to take care of things in that arena...without consciously realizing it, I had handed over to him the yard, technology, repairs, finances, car issues...the list goes on and I have reclaimed most of these now and what I have found is that yes, it's wonderful to work together as a community family - we don't have to each be an island doing everything ourself, BUT there is also an invitiation to feel what's invited and where we are going unconscious in our behaviors and attitudes. So what I have rediscovered is the sheer joy of tackling challenges, of making decisions that have a large impact, of feeling effective and capable.

Much love,

What if the questions are from the ego/questioner. Will that be answered? I occasionally ask for the right guidance and most times the answers don't arrive and sometimes they do. As soon as i ask the question my mind replies with a logical answer it thinks is right or thinks " I wont get the answers y try and get frustrated." I also have noticed that im guided mostly when i least expect it or need it.

I am in a transition point in my life. A year ago I left my 'career' and took some time out to detox from 30 plus years of corporate conditioning. Currently I am packing up and moving from my home for the last 20 years. I found a new town to move to, which after a lot of exploration felt right. As a result of my marriage ending, this is the final asset split and it has been challenging emotionally and practically. Leaving the familiar, going somewhere new, where I do not know anyone. I do believe this is for a reason. It has been very 'matrixy' and it has been hard to stay grounded and not be driven by the mind lead emotions. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail.

I never make new years resolutions and normally will get on with it if there is something I think I need to do, but Open, your journal has inspired me to explore what I feel will help me with my journey.

Sensitivity - one of the things that I found on the Openhand courses was there was usually a delayed reaction in terms of my realisations and observing. Not a problem of course, but I see a priority as making daily time to work on my sensitivity to see the synchronicity around me
(I loved the story in the Breakthrough book about the man drifting in the boat)

Creative - I am going to try some new things for the 'heck of it'. For example painting and drawing. I have 'doodled' over the years, but feel to let go and express with art.
Connection - in my new town, seek out and be with other people on their spiritual path
Conscious eating - generally I eat well and healthily, but there are areas where I still follow old patterns with what I still eat
Interaction - observing my behaviour with others. Seeking my authentic interaction, not being the pleaser (even if it ruffles feathers). I enjoy other peoples company, and my own. I am going to examine my fear of commitment and try to understand what type of relationship I want with others. This may of course be a constantly moving target, but see where this takes me.

What I need? Attend a Breakthrough workshop. See what other peoples posting on this site stir up in me.


Greetings friends!

What I am transitioning from is a life my younger "self" put into motion years ago within the physical world then how my beingness is expressed through that, how the external has reflected during key transitional moments. I think it's an obstacle many of us smack into at times. Yearning for our inner beingness to reflect a creation into the physical that feels aligned with the souls flow. Why does the soul flow so freely in contrast to the body? Streams of consciousness have such fluidity. I'm also exploring how awareness and shifting into 5D is a natural process. I'm drawn to share a poem I wrote as a young girl

Here I am again inside it all
Forever ready to pick myself up from this past fall
On I must travel to reach this end
Wanting and waiting to find just one eternal friend

Please bend your ear my way
There is something I must tell you today
No looks of surprise
No words that lie
Just the painful truth of what I feel inside
Please come with, let's go for a ride
Please come with me, please help me outside
I know the perfect place where it is safe to confide
Over the bridge, into the trees
Just one place to set my soul free
No more confinement, nothing more to do
Just sit and listen and remember all I once knew
These eyes I see through are so sad that on the flip side I go insanely mad
I'll push you away, I've done it before
Consciously I know there is always an out door
So you want to be a friend and
travel with me until the end
Just forget it all, I've made a mistake
I've got to go before this becomes fake

I'm so glad I left, it was time for home
It almost happened again when I let my soul roam
I'll just sit here and travel towards the light
Yes, I'd rather stay inside for just one more night.

The first few lines take my breath away as it feels like recognition of a star soul choosing to come to 3D then opening of the eyes with a yearning to remember and connect with the One. I see the innocent interplay between 3D reality and 5D higher consciousness.

So I'm sitting within this, embracing the innocence. Realizing what role the authentic soul will play as it feels that this is the crux of a new beginning!

"Tremendous opportunities now exist for those who fully dive in and embrace the shifting energies - because it is this flow that is gathering in strength. And so as you harness that higher consciousness, you'll positively create many more opportunities. Because even as the old reality breaks down, masses of people will want to connect and gain support in the Great Shift -"

This jumped off the page! Yes!!! As the theme of much of my "doings" is to help through this earthly passage at this point in time.

Open, you have brought so much into consciousness on this page. Each time I read it, a new aspect resonates and lights up a neural synapse which creates a new impulse of energy to express! I always felt like I was on a treasure hunt when I would ask the Universe to show me. It's funny to admit now but I used to bargain with the Universe. How could I expect something without giving? I love how free wheeling heightens the senses and the Universe speaks.

I just realized as I sit here reading and editing this post, I feel courageous and through all these words I simply want to share the expressions. Yes, it's uncomfortable but I'm allowing the impulse to share to just let it flow. Then anyone who reads it is free to interpret, I see that what kept me from expressing for so long was "my need" to be understood exactly from the vantage point I was expressing from then I would automatically "know" what others would think then I retracted and never expressed thus limiting ample opportunities for growth. Now, it's fun to se what others will reflect back!

Thanks for sharing this Chad!
"My uncomfortableness fuels your uncomfortableness, so lets Evolve, Grow, Learn and Heal together as One."

Much love

Dear Erica - I just read your post and felt to respond right away and tell you how I sense a totally new expression coming through here! It is crystal clear and goes straight into the heart without any interpretation or any need to read between the lines...(something I witness from you is this poetic ability to send out a message in "code" so to speak - it carries a different energy and I honor that way of expressing just as well!)

I just love the clarity here and I feel you are totally straight up and that really speaks to me!

Much love to you,

In reply to by .Jen

Thank you Jen

I love your experience with the deer. I felt like I was in the woods with you
I love how the more mature cross then look back with encouragement as they had been there many times before. Then I feel the apprehension of the innocence to just move through and cross over inhibited by a perceived threat that paralyzes them on their path. When the buck comes through with confidence connected and trusting with those who had already crossed, others followed easily! Thank you for sharing it's a beautiful moving expression!

Wonderful sharing indeed Erica - very moving.

Shar - nice to see you tuning in here.

Open *OK*

In reply to by Chad

Hey Chad! Wow! I could feel such powerful energy through your words... Like a strong and flowing river. So inspiring! Thank you for sharing these awesome words, feelings and your awesome energy with us! I felt a strong resonance with your expression and what is emerging for you... Commitment and courage! With you on that! Jen

Today I felt to explore how, at many levels, choice is an illusion. And what this practically means in the creative process.

So I put it to you that when one is in the false self ego, choices are actually being made by a complex configuration of conditioned behaviour patterns - a conglomeration of fixed neural pathways in the brain - which work a bit like a computer, based on logic, but also with emotion and karmic filters thrown into the mix. My main point being...

    That in any given situation, when you're in the ego, you are going to do exactly what you are going to do, and although other options and pathways may have been possible, based on your current configuration, it's inevitable you'd make the choice you did.

This means a couple of very important things that can make your life feel much easier...

  1. If you regret some of the twists and turns your life has taken, you can just simply drop all that right now - you were going to do exactly what you ended up doing. So how ever painful life's lessons might have been, you can simply let go of any sense of regret about what happened. It's a toxic emotion which is best to release. So close your eyes, meditate on them, realise you had no real choice, and completely drop the regret. Come completely into the moment.
  2. Secondly, you didn't come here to make choices or to figure out what choice to make. Because as the false self ego, you're going to do exactly what you're going to do. It just appears there's huge possibility because your configuration of consciousness is complex and interacts with circumstances based on a complex array of conditioning. But what you did come here to do, is figure out why you made the choices you did - in other words, you can bring awareness to them. Awareness is the only thing that can unravel the distorted consciousness.

So how do aligned choices happen?

I put it to you that these aren't choices either. Because the soul is not an identity. It simply flows from the source as a streaming river of consciousness. It always acts spontaneously, which is the only way it's ever possible to be in the moment - and there is only one moment of now, so how can the flow be anything other than spontaneous? Although there is consistency in the flow as one moment shapes into another, and there is direction. This is because the whole of the universe moves as one - so there can always be just one moment, yet with directional movement.

    So the soul is a streaming flow of consciousness, without intention.
    It's just acting as an expression of being and this shapes the creative path.

Now in any one moment, you could have both the false self ego and the soul creating at the same time. So this will give a degree of distorted flow. Imagine it this way: you have a toy aeroplane with an elastic band up the middle which connects to the propellor. You wind up the propellor, which builds twisted knots in the elastic band. When it's fully wound up, you throw the aeroplane into the air, upon which it flies, seemingly with directional purpose. But it is the unwinding of the knots that generates this directional purpose and how the plane flies.

So it is with the ego and soul. As you cease trying to make false self choices based on conditioning (because you're feeling the soul more strongly), then you're bringing awareness to your internal configuration of consciousness and why you do the things you do. Awareness challenges the old conditioning. And so the ego starts to unwind - just like the knots in the toy aeroplane. This provides energetic impetus forwards and the soul takes to flight, expressing itself with grace, lightness and flow, just like the aeroplane.

What can we take from this? How does it make life easier and more aligned?

    It means that you don't have to beat yourself up about the choices! Simply do what you feel to do and then bring awareness to why you did it. If you feel tightness with the choice or sense of doubt or regret, ask "What was I attached to?" "How did I need it to go a certain way?" Then challenge whether the attachment actually serves you. Does it serve you to be governed by fear and control? Does it serve you to be small?

All of these questions begin to bring you into the abode of The One, which needs nothing from any particular situation, and can readily accept that all situations arose from itself; that the only thing truly going on, is the expression of self - you are self-realising/self actualising through the events and circumstances of your particular flow.

So relax, let go, unwind. Let the plane of your soul simply fly!

You may have seen this video before, but I encourage you to watch again anyway, because I believe it will help feel a greater sense of acceptance, awareness to our choices and sense of free flow...


Exciting journal You started, pleased to take part in it. Would You please show me what I can do to become conscious of and express the ray 5? Please elaborate a little on the seventh as well. Love to read the redemption of past errs by the definition of ego-based conditioning, because it's the same conclusion I had at my awakening <3

Wanting You all well, *bye*


Open, thank you for creating "Consciously Creating Change in 2017". What you wrote about today, resonates with me very deeply and I spent a lot of time working with it.

I have looked back on choices I have made sometimes with regret and other times just wondering if I had made a different choice, how different would my life be. To realize that there never was a choice, that my soul wanted to experience all the twists and turns is so liberating. As I sat with this, I could feel tightness unwinding and flowing from my body almost effortlessly. Like I had finally found the right key to unlock a secret door that had been slammed shut for a very long time. At one point I got an image of my soul as a small child with chocolate all over it's face and hands right before dinner trying to convince me it didn't eat any candy. My meditation was joyful and fun.

"But what you did come here to do, is figure out why you made the choices you did." I recognize the potential trap for myself here. My analytical, logical, "corporate trained" mind really wants to figure things out. So for me it turns into a dance between bringing awareness as the one who observes while staying detached from the mind that wants to solve.

Much love,


Hi Kristian - the ray 5 is that of "spontaneous knowing". It's a sense of landing of higher wisdom, about the truth of reality, and also what is beginning to land now from the future. The ray 5 is the (roughly speaking) science aspect of the soul. To develop it, is to allow as much time free-wheeling as possible - take plenty of time out, just respond to the landing of higher knowing. Go with your very first knowing of what to do now. Trust that it will guide you to the right place in order to get the message or unfolding that is necessary on your journey right now. We will practice this on the 5GATEWAYS Helsinki Course

Hi Anne - yes it greatly helps to unwind doesn't it - knowing that 'choices' are inevitable and going to happen anyway. So why not let go and observe! When I said...

    "But what you did come here to do, is figure out why you made the choices you did."

In the wider sense, "figure out" means not just to try to understand it in your mind, but rather to feel the attachment of tightness that caused you to make a certain choice - to actually feel it inside - and then to let go of this. So when I hear your sharing...

    "I got an image of my soul as a small child with chocolate all over it's face and hands right before dinner trying to convince me it didn't eat any candy. My meditation was joyful and fun."

I feel a soul that got constrained by the idea that it had to achieve something, to do something governed by the system, the corporate world (or parents), but then you were able to let go of this, because you rediscovered the playfulness of the child. You actually embodied this feeling, thus you unwound the tightness. So this would equate to "figuring out" why you made some of the choices you did - or rather that you allowed others - in the system - to govern your choices.

Perhaps then, it would be much better if we changed our vocabulary to "bringing awareness to our choices and integrating soul through them"

Open *OK*

A crucial part of Creating Consciously, aligned with the universe, is to be as clear and pure internally as possible. This means that detoxing on a regular basis is going to be essential to your development.

    It's vitally important to detox mentally, emotionally and physically

Mental Detox: If you're not already meditating, or doing it infrequently, meditation needs to become a daily part of our activity. Even if it's challenging to sit in stillness, build up gradually and slowly. Set an alarm for 5minutes and build up until you can sit for 30 minutes without difficulty - which could take a while. Use breath so soften and relax. Don't feel you have to intentionally still the mind. Rather focus on the feelings throughout the body and the mind will still over time. So the mind begins to detox. Once you can do this, then try shorter periods of time spread throughout the day. If you don't already have a practice you're happy with, you could try this Breakthrough Breathing meditation 3 to 4 times daily for 5 minutes (once you know the practice)...

Besides meditation, it's vitally important to be careful what you subject your mind to, because it's rather like a sponge. Best not to fill it with junk soap opera vibes from the TV or other news media! So besides meditation, find alternative ways to spend your time - creatively for example through the arts and music. Take up a new creative hobby such as painting or playing a musical instrument.

Emotional Detox: The emotional body will very likely store stress from anxious feelings often caused in relationship - where situations are not always harmonious, either in ones family or at work, or just generally living in society. This is going to be especially so if you're highly sensitive or empathic. If you don't cleanse the emotional body, you'll likely start to 'boil over' fairly frequently or break down in day-to-day circumstances. Another symptom is the need to comfort eat so as to dampen the emotinal feelings of stress or anxiety. The emotional body can be detoxed in a number of ways: (1) taking time out to fully express the emotion by crying or shouting or emotive dancing to music; (2) grounding the emotions and dissipating them through nature - connect with a tree for example and ask it to take the energy away; (3) do something that makes you happy, amused and laugh a good deal - this releases emotion; (4) sexual self-pleasuring also helps to release pent up emotion.

Here's a useful article on...
Dealing with the Challenges of Being an Empath or Highly Sensitive

Physical Detox: Of course it's so important to detox the physical body too, because it is the 'temple' that houses your higher vibration. And if its convoluted through mixed up and scattered frequencies then the soul will struggle to embody - you'll struggle to feel it. So if one is constantly putting junk food and toxin into the body, then the quiet voice of the soul will be hard to hear. If you haven't done so before, or don't do so regularly, January is a great month to begin juice detoxing. I would suggest at least a minimum of 2 whole days where you're only juicing. Here are several detox juices that are easy to make from...
Trinity's Conscious Kitchen:

Physical detoxing also includes unwinding tightness in the body. Regularly use the sauna if you have access to one, with plenty of those rejuvenating cold plunges! Of course it's essential to develop deep consciousness physical practices such as yoga and if you know it from the courses, then Openhand's soulmotion

All of this kind of cleansing naturally happens on the Openhand Courses where we're detoxing mind, body and emotions so as to allow the soul to come in more strongly. And when residential on retreat, we're always serving conscious cuisine.

You'll find detoxing in these ways brings tremendous benefits to your life. You'll open up more, feel more alive and rejuvenated, and thus the soul will flow more freely, enabling you to make better aligned, higher truth choices.

Happy detoxing!

Open *OK*

Thank you for this Open. I find my greatest challenge in this arena is to give myself the space I need...there is an aspect of me that loves to connect and to be in community but I can only really be in it for so long before I feel "full"...some of that builds up around the perceived need to fit in and the efforting and strain that goes along with that. Working that out requires relating to others and continuously letting how I truly feel to be to breakthrough the conditioned patterns of matching those around me. However, time alone off in nature or in a quiet space is really necessary for me. Giving myself the space I need also invites a letting go of the feeling that I will miss out on relational connecting - that I will not bond with the group and this brings up more feelings of not belonging. I am realizing lately the difference between fitting in and belonging...fitting in requires me to alter my way of being to match others for the purpose of gaining acceptance, belonging comes from being who you truly are and how you feel to be regardless of acceptance - that requires a deep level of self-acceptance and allows in those who truly resonate with my authentic self.

Ok so point can feel like a massive step to step away within a group setting - even a spiritually centered group like at an Openhand course =), but I am starting to see the importance of this in daily life...and the increase in the quality of the time I spend with others and how I am in it all if I have taken the time out to clear my energy and feel deeply nurtured inside.

Thank you friends,

Thanks for sharing that Jen - and I feel to say something in response to the whole Openhand Community...

    "Openhand" is an energy, a higher dimensional consciousness. It is not the flow, not your flow, but it speaks through the flow, and can speak into your flow. It's purpose is to align you more accurately with your own soul and how it flows best within the natural harmony of life. It doesn't seek position, title, reward nor favour. It's joy is simply in helping. And so tune in here yes, but above all, work to feel the energy and how it might help you away from the internet in daily life - wherever you are. Ask for support if you resonate - many people in the Openhand community report that when they do, it's all around them wherever they are. But once again, it is not the flow, it's purpose is to open doorways into your own flow



Open *give_rose*

Thank you for the message Open. I realize that the Openhand energy is availlable to us "anytime, anywhere, anyplace", though I began to cry when I realized that I feel resistance to tuning into the energy for support... these words "It doesn't seek position, title, reward nor favour. It's joy is simply in helping." - I laughed and cried at the idea that I have tried to be easy and not annoy by asking too often and becoming a burden....these are old patterns and it feels so healing and incredibly joyful to realize that the support is always there and it's loving us just the way we without need for anything in return.

Do you have some free time? No? Then make some! :-)

Then try this higher guidance meditation. It's sure to help you in creating consciously....

Happy new year to all and thank you Open for this rolling journal. I have been following along and so much has helped me already. In the last week or so I am feeling a different quality to my connection with the higher energies and it is inspiring a deeper commitment for change, a willfulness to let go of that which no longer serves me.
I am and have been feeling a change coming for some time now to move. Mark your post and Open's responses highlighted for me some energetic ties I still have to work with regarding my ex husband and the relationship he has with our kids atound this.
Erica what you said about the "yearning for our inner beingness to reflect a creation into the physical that feels aligned with the souls flow". A big yes to that!! A longing for that has been there for as long as I can remember. I feel a movement towards manifestation, at least the courage building to put energy physically into this no matter what the cost. The desire is greater than the fear. I also found courage in reading your words to share your expressions more freely. So many times when I read articles and posts on here I have downloads feelings and words that I wish to share but the process for me of getting them into written word, then the editing, analyizing and critical thought that arise often keep me from expressing. I am feeling now to move through that and allow a space to share more here. Thank you to all who have shared a part of themselves here I always love to read them!
I am committing to more consciously creating the changes for 2017. The rememberance of the illusion of choice has also helped me soften and release some of the thoughts that tent to loop through as regret as to why I made past choices. I will continue to connect within, trying to maintain my center through the upcoming challenges. I attended a receptivity workshop this weekend and as I was leaving my attention was drawn to a bar called "Show Me's". I was literally laughing out loud as it was very poignant for me to work with some attachments.
With love and cheers to new beginnings,

I reach out to all of you reading out there. I've shared many of your circumstances in jobs and relationships and general living situations within the matrix. I know what it's like. But I say this to you: they're just boxes, judgments of things we should or shouldn't do. They're constraints upon the magnificence that you can become.

    I'm not saying don't be in relating experiences (relationships),
    I'm not saying don't have a job or work within the system.
    I'm just saying do it on your terms - be who you really are in them!

Now that might sound selfish to some. But I'm not talking about doing it in terms of the ego - which truly is selfish. I'm talking about tuning into your higher self and truly having the courage to follow it. Your higher self has not only your interests at heart, but those of all sentient life. Let's be clear though, I'm definitely NOT talking about pandering to the egos of others - not to their fears, worries, anxieties or controls. No, when you come from your higher self, you bring a flow into being which serves the higher selves of all those around; even though it may seem to cause them difficulty in the beginning - because your actions challenge the foundations upon which they've built their limiting reality.

    When you set yourself truly free,
    then you encourage others to be truly free also.
    How free can you be? How adventurous can you live?

Let's imagine today were your last day on earth. No, really. Don't just say it or think it. Feel deeply into the possibility of that. Because in today's 'climate', it really could happen. Right now there's freezing snow on the Islands of Greece! In parts of the south USA, the supermarkets are running out because of the extreme weather. Here on Openhandweb we've been saying (for what seems like eons) that things like this will come to pass. And it's set to get worse - a lot worse!

    But there are two ways you can look at that: either in fear and anxiety; or else you see that you can't grasp onto or try to control life indefinitely. Instead, you could just let go and allow the flow to take you.

How about being adventurous? How about living larger than life? How about testing your trust in the divine magic to deliver you another experience. Not an experience the ego might want or need; but rather another beautiful experience of the majesty of you. How about that being enough?

    How 'big' can you become? Because your cosmic self is literally enormous. It's enormous enough to stoop to the lowest grain of dust or high enough to the brightest twinkling star. You just have to let go of the smallness of the limiting physical self.

And how might living this way begin?

You start with something simple: taking a different route to work or a destination that you often do. Even if it takes a little longer this time, take a circuitous route and notice what signs you see along the way.

    Take a chance that a divine being of infinite power and majesty just wants to speak to you and connect, through all the apparently humdrum things you see out there. Imagine a magical pathway is being shaped just for you, in the call of every bird, in the numerology of every car number shield, in the reflections of every billboard, in the lyrics of every song.

Let life become a magical dance with the divine. Then it simply won't matter if Walmart runs out of food. Was it ever selling any anyway?

Go for it my friends.
Really live life.
I mean truly live life,
as if each day could be your last.
Then you'll live each day as if it were your first!

Open *OK*

This journal has been speaking to me strongly.... I've been experiencing pain and suffering at work and at home... I've dived into how that feels, plunged into the depths of the heavy darkness and tightness, the pain. I've cried, shouted, screamed. Observing now, I see me within work, within my home and relationship, do they stir my soul? Do they serve me? Would these experiences be what I choose on my last day on earth? - Hell no!

Where this flows, I don't know, what the next step is, I'm not yet feeling a pull to, but I feel all this energy in my body, aching, stagnant, and a new, lighter, freer energy wanting to arise.

I want to break free!
(you know the tune)


Your soul knows the next step you just have to take one step at a time. Living in the flow is not knowing the whole path it is letting it unfold in front of you as you go. Safe Travels, Eddie

Wahoo Abi! With you and cheering you on! With love, Jen

Hi Abi,

Be brave. You're doing great just calling it *OK*

Remember you don't have to climb the mountain in one leap. We just have to work on how we're being now. Then to take a step. It doesn't even have to be a huge step - just notice the step in front of you. Take that one. How to be? What to do? With each step in truth, you'll find the whole landscape will shift. The universe will come to meet you and a way forwards will begin to emerge...

We're with you Abi.

Open *give_rose*

I feel your supporting energy, touching my heart.

Thank you


In reply to by Jennaya

Thank you for your explanation on Openhand energy.

I have been curious and also confused about the various energies.

People work with or channel what appears benevolent energy, though it feels as if there are different qualities or even personalities.
Perhaps not the energy itself but from the person whom it flows through?

I had what I perceived as a benevolent presence with me when things were really intense. I was put into states of peace when thing were too much and shown how [and helped] to respond to attacks. I was shown the nature of things when they became relevant to each situation. When I asked a question, I was shown the truth around it.
The truths and guidance the same as conveyed in Openhand.

The energy just felt pure; truth and love. With no distinct feel.
I seem to have lost connection when I started doing the Shamanic work.
I miss it..

At the moment I can feel what I think is the Magdalene energy around. It makes me cry and then I think I shut down and push it away.
I'm not entirely sure why, though took some time to trust and receive the benevolent energy I spoke of above, so maybe the same situation...

I wonder of the various energies; Jesus, Magdalene, Shiva, Ganesha, Ascended Masters, Animal Energy etc and why they each seem to have a distinct feeling. As opposed to perhaps what I perceive Angelic Energy.
Why the are in-between energies?

Enjoying the January Journal. Thank you.
Much love,
Jennaya xoxo

I felt to share more today about the concept of vulnerability. Vulnerability may be perceived by some as a weakness, but it most definitely is not. In fact within its bottomless depths, there is unfathomable strength. Why so?

    It all begins with The One, which is pure presence - infinite potential.

Let's consider the bigger picture, so as to be able to apply it directly to your daily circumstances. I'm going to get a bit scientific here, but do stay with me :-)

Consider the singularity immediately before the bigbang. That may be defined as pure presence - infinite potential, "The One". If there's singularity, then there is no 'this' or 'that'. Indeed there is nothing, where nothing is everything. In this space, literally anything can happen - and of course it did. We witness the incredible explosion of light which became the known universe.

Pure presence subdivided into flows of awareness - consciousness - which then slowed in vibration over time and condensed into what we may call matter. The rest, as they say, is history!

    My point is this, the universe emerged from absolute vulnerability. There was no intention to create. If there was, where did the intention come from? Who had it and where did they come from?

It is exactly the same in each of us. We can touch this state of pure presence - of infinite potential - inside of us. It is exactly the place that preceded the bigbang. But when you do so for the first few times, it can feel tremendously insecure. Because you don't know what's coming next. You might think you need to make a decision, and yet no guidance comes.

    Yet if you can surrender deeply into this most challenging of crucibles, if you can soften all your resistances to the moment and even the most subtle need to control, then something truly amazing will happen.
    In a word....destiny.

Destiny is what happens when there's no efforting to do something. When there's no struggle to control. Destiny is not something that you should do. It is the arising of authentic being - how to be in the moment.

From authentic being, then authentic creation happens. It emerges through you, from you, and shapes all around you.

So it all hinges on authentic being. It can be soft, strong, surrendered, committed and anywhere in a wide spectrum. It totally depends on how you feel to genuinely be in that moment and building the trust, the courage that something will arise from there to succeed in the moment.

    The point is that your soul has a perfection at its core. To varying degrees you'll already have a sense of this perfection (or else you wouldn't be drawn to the Openhand work). It's when everything feels simply 'right' within you. It's like things simply click into place within. It might be in your softness, it might be in your strength, in might be in your creativity, and anywhere in between.

Here's an example I felt to share from the book Breakthrough. It's the story of the seeker "Chris Bourne" and his epic journey of awakening, told as a regression during a dialogue with higher consciousness...

The Journey Begins

    I’m now flashed forward to a Karate Dojo, standing face to face with “Mo”, another menacing Black Belt. The kumite (fight) is about to begin, and I have assumed one of the lead roles. A class of 30 looks on with keen interest. The atmosphere is electric. Something is distinctly wrong though, because everything is blurry. I can only just make out Mo’s black, heavily-muscled form, in his ghosting white Karate suit. As the movie-goer, I wonder what’s going on? Why can I not make him out properly? How am I going to fight if I cannot see? How can I have any possibility of even defending myself, let alone winning? I search my memory bank. Ah yes, this is that amazing evening where the Universe in its infinite wisdom has decided I should leave my contact lenses out. I found myself now becoming the young, keen, and partially blind, martial artist.

      "Blind in more ways than one!"

    One of my contact lenses had fallen out, and broken, right before the session and yes, I am now facing one of my worst nightmares, unable even to see the whites of his eyes.

    Although at the time, I didn’t hear words from higher consciousness, looking back, I could see that my energy was sufficiently heightened that I could feel their vibration, which somehow, then found their way into my inner knowing.

      "In a time of heightened tension, awareness greatly increases. But this can only happen where you actually overcome fear and identification with the moment - where it’s not owning you. You then break through by softening internally into connection with your soul, and its flow 'downwards' from the infinite potential of the Source."

    So I realise the vibration of the word “surrender”, which the Universe has provided, but not as a thought, rather as an inner feeling. I also understand that the feeling means that I should surrender my fear, but not to surrender to fear. Besides, short of high tailing it out of the door, I didn’t feel I had a choice!

      "You were in total surrender, with no choice but to follow the flow."

    I’m now in the body of the warrior again, gloves off, as “Ajime” (commence) is called. I notice the instant the ‘A’ of the word Ajime begins, time slows way down, and a subtle movement of energy wells up from my dantien (pelvic region), with which mind engages. I could easily ignore the feeling, as I’m sure most so often do. From the place of internal surrender however, it is sufficient to initiate movement forward and sideways to the left. Effortlessly, without thought, I turn back through 180 degree toward the centre, as Mo’s flying sidekick shoots straight past my nose, missing by a whisker. Now Mo lands in front of me, his back completely exposed. My body and being already know what to do, they’re already moving, as if this dance between us has been already written in the annals of history. My body moves, hips initiating the first impulse, and now the fist places itself, where it’s meant to be, a controlled blow to the base of his spine. It’s an “Ipon” - a “knock out”. The bout is over, seemingly before it has even begun. Both me and the audience are now frozen in stunned silence: no one has ever scored a full point against Mo.

      "The true lesson here is that you surrendered all ideas about what you should do because you had no other choice. You couldn’t fight your way out. You couldn’t control the moment. You directly confronted the truth of the moment, softened into it, and became absolutely vulnerable to the natural flow - what the universe wants to happen. You’re breaking through the physicality of the moment, and thus begin to feel the subtle vibrations of Right Action internally, flowing down from the Source. Most are too engaged in thought and efforting to notice, they're too tight inside to feel it."

This understanding can be applied to all aspects of life: from your relationships, career and general living circumstances. But you do have to be prepared to go deep into the moment and come from the soul.

If you resonate, you can buy a copy of the book here below. And do check out our courses in the Events Section. During the courses and retreat we help people touch that place of complete vulnerability and to come from there.


Open :-)

This is an epic, true story of one man’s journey of Spiritual Breakthrough. It reveals how, in every single moment, each person is supported by an etheric divine connection - a benevolent force - supporting you in life, and working with you to break through into your greater divinity. The book helps you look deeply into every situation you face and find the deeper meaning - the divine revelation. It shows you how to embrace the moment fully, what to work with and how to work, so that you can eternally live the brilliance of You. The world stands on a precipice. Divine revelation is the answer. It’s time.

Words are so clumsy compared to the deep knowing and feeling the energy behind the story. I have felt the flow in my life where time slows to a crawl and everything is perfect. How powerfully the energy shines through in your relating the experience. Thanks for your Vulnerability!!! Eddie

Open I just wanted to add a small note, I have been following this Journal attentively and reading many sharings, I can feel Your New Found or Focused Energy SOARING to the highest Points, You are felt Immensley Now More than Ever.


Let's do our grief and feel our resentments and panic and fear and flight and freeze and let them express into the wind until they are spent. Humanity is no longer appropriate on this planet. We sure as hell don't want to have to live this AGAIN. Let's process it now and let it be done.

Today I felt to address the most beautifully divine experience imaginable - and that is your (potential) divine dance through life with your "Twin Flame". To me, to a soul, it is the most creative force possible. It's one of pure alchemical magic. However to truly benefit from the phenomenon, it's necessary to fully understand what your Twin Flame is, and how it manifests. So let's get right into that...

    As the soul emerges from the Source, and is drawn toward incarnation, it notionally separates into two. One 'part' - the Twin Flame - stays close to the Source, the other incarnates. The Twin Flame becomes the mystical magnet that draws you through life on the ever ascending journey back to the source. Your Twin Flame is always there for you, in the reflections of the dance of life. He/she knows you, intimately, like no other soul could.

It's vitally important to understand though, that your Twin Flame does not physically incarnate. To me this is often misunderstood. Instead, your Twin Flame will manifest reflections through life around you: in the call of a bird, the dancing of clouds across the heavens, in the lyrics of a song, in the twinkling eyes and the smile of the next person you meet.

As the notional separation at the source happens, it builds an immensely creative polarity - like a charged force. And so when you can reconnect with this energy, then you'll be danced through life creating the most magical of reflections which each time work to complete you. It's like at the end of a cold tiring day, gently slipping into a hot, comforting, aromatic bath. Through each experience it feels like you're coming home to you, sinking deeper into you.

How might you take full advantage of this experience in your life?

In effect, the dance with your Twin Flame is tantra. It's exploring into the illusion, tasting and drinking in its fullness, but without attaching to it. For example with a physical partner, your energy penetrates lovingly through their field, and ecstatically uplifts both together, as your energy completes the cycle (with your Twin Flame) back at the source. This is how you can be in the illusion, but not of the illusion. This is how you can drink the pure juice of life - bite of the apple - but not be at all lost in it.

    You must feel deeply into the illusion, through the experience, but always bring the energy - the consciousness - back to the source inside of yourself.

This is how you truly become The One through each experience of life. Because to have experience, there must be notional separation - "this" and "that". But then to be "The One", the separation must complete itself into pure presence - the physical experience of this is reflected in orgasm - which is why it's so compelling.

However, I should hastily add, that of course the Twin Flame experience of this tantra through life, is in no way just limited to sexual intimacy. Tantra can be enjoyed through every single experience - from eating an apple to playing music, doing yoga (of course) or during a walk in the country side. When you look for it, your Twin Flame can be there in the office, driving in the car with you, dancing in the heavens or reflected back to you in that smiling advert on the next billboard (I've shared real life experiences of this in Breakthrough).

What prevents people living this experience?

In a word, the "illusion". From an early age, the reflection of one's Twin Flame in the physical world becomes so compelling, there's a strong tendency to attach to the reflective manifestation rather than continuing the loop, through the manifestaion, right back to your Twin Flame at the Source, inside of yourself.

So generally, people get lost in the illusion of separateness. They may find a partner, or how their Twin Flame expresses in a physical sense, and then attach to the experience. Now their energy essentially 'bleeds into the separation' and depletes them of this essential life force. But this depletion is not just limited to a person - it can be into the manifestation of a particular reality construct that you've become too dependent upon, like a pair of cosy old slippers.

    The question is: does your reality deplete you on a daily basis,
    or does it dance you alive?

If it's not dancing you alive, then the challenge is it becomes very difficult to pick up the sense of one's Twin Flame as you walk through life. If you recognise this, it's essential to unwind attachment to people, possessions and places, so as to liberate the energy that might be stuck in those loops. Let's be clear though, I'm not saying it's necessary to end a relationship or not be in one, nor I am saying it's necessary to leave a particular location, but that you must be really clear to unwind attachment to your the circumstances of life needing to be a particular way.

It's all about connecting with the reality construct you're in, yes, but then always looking - feeling - for the deeper meaning, the deeper reflection, sending your energy out into life, but then bringing it back inside yourself to complete you at the Source.

How might you begin to live this way?

I recall an experience with my mother, who'd gone through a desperately destructive process of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. She was understandably incredibly low and depressed. Her life force had all but dissipated. So I took her out into the countryside and engaged her on a six senses walk (the kind we do on 5GATEWAYS). I got her to feel through each of the five senses in turn, looking for and feeling for the deeper connection. And then putting them all together, allowing the streaming flow of the soul simply to guide to reflective experiences. I invited her to witness and feel all the reflections she was drawn to.

    Most magically, she started to see a sun, with her inner eye, which uplifted her, making her feel joyful and happy. She came to call the 'apparition' "Sunny" - a beautiful expression of her Twin Flame. This was several years ago now, but she still feels Sunny practically everywhere. It's been a major upliftment to her life.

So maybe, if you're not already doing so, it's time to make a conscious connection to your own Twin Flame? Just begin by imagining the possibility that there is a highly evolved being out there, that knows you absolutely intimately, without any kind of judgment. A phenomenon that loves you entirely and completely just as you are, and is working tirelessly through every experience of your life, to help your through the challenges of your journey, bringing you back to the joyful completeness of you - as an experience inside yourself. What would that experience be worth? When will you begin?

As I write this, a favourite movie comes to mind - The Titanic. My Twin Flame sang to me through many of the reflective scenes. How does it speak to you? Pause, soften, feel, explore...

Have a great Twin Flame day!

Open *give_rose*

Thank you for your last post.
Some of why I've been sabbatical from the facilitator group recently is my mother has been ill yet unable to leave.
This has led me to a process of exploration about why this is - about love and about identity and stuckness - I have not been surprised that as the missing piece of the energetic puzzle processed through/with me she finally has managed a terminal diagnoses - it seems she needed so much pain to outbalance her attachment to us.
Now we move to end of life.

For me this has been some of the story plus revelation of new feeling glimpses of the Backcloth - isness beyond Janeness or daughter, mother, carer, whatever.
A contemplation of death.

All the time, well, all the time when I'm not lost in the story and busystuffness, I am conscious of the picture - the dying of Mother - Gaia - and the tension of being truthful in the feelings arising from what I see and feel happening and not getting lost in the illusion that this is about a finality of ending. In this, my work with and gratitude to Openhand is unfailing : I understand this transition takes everyone of us, seen or unseen to be part of building the bridge.
With tears, at last and gratitude.

Today I felt to look at how we truly let go. It's vitally important - why?

Because as you activate higher consciousness in all the ways we've been exploring (like meditation for example), you'll start to feel a pull to move in a certain direction. You'll be guided forwards in life to new experiences. This will likely feel exciting and exhilerating.

    BUT, and it's a big BUT, as you start to move forwards,
    you may well feel the resistance of fear and attachment to the old reality pulling you back.

You'll hit that kind of "limbo" state where you're entering the doorway of your new creation. But there may well be still fragments of your old self still stuck in the old reality. Now fear, anxiety, instability or a sense of stuckness may arise. It's important to know how to deal with this. Otherwise the risk is to succumb to the fear and dissipate the new creation - the energy can dwindle or dissolve.

    Fear is the doorway to profound alchemical change. You know what lies beyind that doorway - the expansion and freedom of expression - a new gift of beingness. There's knowing the path and walking the path. One is not enough. The other is all there is!

How do you best deal with this "limbo" state in the doorway of change?

Profound Alchemical Change in 5 Straightforward Stages

  1. Firstly, work to remember/recall the pull the took you forwards in the first place. Regress back into that feeling. What was it like? Why did it feel so compelling? Build the energy of that feeling inside you. Now you'll likely feel more forwards impetus again.
  2. Then start to explore the fears and resistances that are holding you back. Where do you feel them inside? What are you afraid of? Is it okay with you for the fear to limit you in this way?
  3. Assuming not (!), then work into the fear, softening into and through it, not turning away, but divine right in. Don't be afraid to express - share it with a close friend or facilitator. Talk it through, work into the density inside.
  4. You're working to become as-one with the pain - The One in it. Remind yourself who you really are at your core. Remind yourself that you personally manifested this moment as an opportunity to evolve and grow through. And that most importantly, you wouldn't have manifested it unless you were capable of passing through it (so is the nature of the soul's path).
  5. You're in the doorway of transformation. Use breath, meditation, conscious movement, visualisation, emotive feeling, music and dance to work through the stuckness into the bright new opportunity.

Here's a video clip from a previous seminar to inspire you on.
Go for it. You can do it!


Open *OK*

The Openhand energy is speaking to me and supporting me soo much, what a powerful journal this is.

No longer will I stop my souls calling. I've ended my relationship, given in my notice to move out of my home and given my notice in at work. Finally there, I'm 100% in.

I have 12 weeks to feel out where I will live, what I will do for work, yeah it's a bit scary but it feels soo right, the steps have been taken, I am committed now and ready to see where this blank canvas now flows.


Wow Abi - that's phenomenal. Awesome. When I saw you last, it was clear that there was a deep frustration and unhappiness in the way things were. Clearing the space in this way - because it's right - will most definitely create the landscape for something new to emerge. The universe will surely come to meet you. *smile*

Bear in mind, when you make such big changes all at once, there'll need to be a fair bit of unwinding going on before the new sense of you is integrated enough to create a path forwards. So allowing that to happen will be very important. And also at the same time, looking for the new sense of beingness that wants to come through and expressing that, in whatever 'vehicle' seems appropriate.

We're all there with you Abi - wonderful.

Open *OK*

felt a "Ah Ha" Moment Literally In reading this Article....Much Gratitide.
In my understanding and applying this Open on day to day experiences:

If i use a romantic Relationship with another where there is that strong connection and as you state here:
"there's a strong tendency to attach to the reflective manifestation rather than continuing the loop, through the manifestaion, right back to your Twin Flame at the Source, inside of yourself."

Applying this practically to me i sense that when feeling that strong connection to the other person through a shared experience together...

I could take time out at some point during the day and meditate and bring that energy(love) connection back to me internally and back to my Twin flame Realizing this is the Ultimate reason of the Experience??????

Hi Abigail,

How courageous - what profound change and commitment. Thanks for sharing here, the energy of your post is really inspiring.

Just this lunchtime, I was contemplating the issues associated with living one's truth. Thanks for being a shining example of following your soul.

"We each see through our own filters and distortions and there can be spurious energies influencing us. In order to live our truth and let our soul shine through, we need to be truly open and profoundly self honest."

I wish you all the best for your unfolding path, I'm sure the blank canvas will fill with beautiful things. (f)

With love and a big hug,


Sometimes you've just gotta let go!....

    "If I lay here,
    if I just lay here
    would you lie with me
    and just forget the world?

    Forget what we're told
    before we get too old,
    show me a garden that's bursting into life"

Letting go to let in...that garden bursting into life. I/we are there with you. Beautiful song. With love, Aspasia

Hi Aspasia,

Your words really touched me - "Letting go, to let in". I've been letting go of something very dear to me and your words remind me that we need to let go to let in something new. Or perhaps in letting go we may change the current situation so that a new energy or dynamic emerges. Letting go opens up the possibility to release any distortions or misalignments within oneself. It's so important to follow what is right, even if that causes pain and sadness, even if it doesn't make sense with the logical mind or what we would think we want! Moving one step at a time, who knows where we will be taken?

Letting go,
there's nothing in the way now,
letting go,
there's room enough to fly...

With love and gratitude to you, Fiona

Hello Fiona,
I love the way you put it into words and song - moving. In reading your sharing about this dance – as it were – of “Letting go (by letting be) to let in” I am feeling all the possibilities, potential and freedom in ‘coming undone’. Letting be: a fully allowing and welcoming of the “distortions and misalignments in oneself”, so as to open the dance with ourselves and with others, in other words to let in new energy and dynamics as you put it.
The dearest are the hardest to let go of indeed… in my experience it is here that gets really sticky and we forget our true untamed nature - forgetting that we can fly. Letting go is remembering what we truly want and who we truly are! When in pain and sadness (often!), I remind myself that this is a dance not a path to a ‘successful, happy place’. It’s a dance that requires squeezing as much love as you possibly can out from your heart! For letting in to arise. And yes, it feels right!
Looking forward to seeing you in June for one-to-one sharings.

With much much love and courage in dancing your dance!


Hi Aspasia,

I love this sentence - I am feeling all the possibilities, potential and freedom in ‘coming undone’

Let's each of us dance our own unique dance with gusto,

With love Fiona

Thank you Fiona, it's so inspiring to dance with you, our own unique dances. Grateful for your presence.

See you on the dance floor.



Today in our Conscious Creation Journal through January, I felt to focus on opening Higher Mind. Working from Higher Mind is vastly different to coming from the lower one mankind is used to working through. Higher Mind is much more fluid, and doesn't work according to some controlled, logic-based strategy. In fact there's no strategy at all! It's pure flow.

    Higher Mind is spontaneous, infinitely creative, works for the betterment of all sentient life, and manifests the perfect conditions around you to provide the landscape for maximum personal expression.

The challenge in working with higher mind, is that it lands in a flash - go here now - but when that lands in the lower vehicles which are really dense (mind, brain, body), lower consciousness thought processes easily overwrite it. If you're not careful, the flash of inspiration disappears just as quickly.

    I'm sure everyone has had that flash of inspiration which felt right, aligned and compelling, only to let doubt and over-questioning bury it in a landslide of limitation.

The majesty of Higher Mind is that it works with future-landing-now, according to the divine design for creation, as we walk forwards into destiny. It leads to a life of true abundance and joy. So how do you open it and keep it working with you as you manifest divinely?

7 practical steps to activate Higher Mind

Here are 7 practical steps to activate Higher Mind...

  1. Inner Purification: In order to access Higher Mind in the first place, we must purify your lower bodily vehicles so that Soul Consciousness is liberated from the lower realms and can flow upwards. This involves purifying your diet from the denser vibrations such as meat to the lighter ones of grain, vegetables and fruit. It also involves meditation type practices to cleanse and purify your Emotional Body and Lower Mind. For more advice on raising our energetic vibration, click on this link...
    20 Top Tips for Conscious Eating.
  2. Dissolving Distortions: We must begin to cleanse the brain and Lower Mind of conditioned behaviour patterns. We must erase the programs in our lives by confronting those moments where we would succumb to them and instead follow our higher truth. This is achieved by becoming the Observer of ourselves in all circumstances, watching our tightness arising as a result of the choices we continually make and instead choosing that which is in our highest interests and that of all life - that which ultimately leaves us more expanded and open. "Openhand Approach" is a powerful method of helping achieve this. Find out more...Openhand Approach.
  3. Opening the Heart: We must open the Heart as fully as possible. In other words we must begin to feel more of the natural joy and beauty of life all around us. This involves giving more time each day to those things that bring us joy, openness and expansion. Be careful here though - it's not a case of "anything goes". It's all about what makes us feel truly expanded and liberated inside (without unnatural side effects!). It's when we feel "in the groove" so to speak. You could also try our moving meditation "The Six Senses Walk...Six Senses Walk
  4. Attuning to the flow: Higher Mind can be likened to a muscle; if we don't use it, it will wither away. To exercise it, we have to give room for spontaneous acts of higher knowing within our lives. Here at Openhand we play a game called "free wheeling", being open, asking "what would you have me do now?", following the pull and witnessing what signs and synchronicities we then observe. It's a powerful exercise to activate Higher Mind and attune to the natural flow. Quite apart from that, it can be great fun! The Breakthrough Book is an epic, true story of how to open to the flow through the challenging circumstances of life... BREAKTHROUGH
  5. Contemplating Abstractions: Higher Mind can also be opened by contemplating abstract issues such as the meaning of life. The key is that there be no need of an outcome or solution. Simple enjoyment in the contemplation is the key. That's why reading about spiritual matters can be so valuable. It's the same reason that so many people like to write. Have you thought about contributing your creative thoughts to our forum for example? It can help amazingly...Openhand Forum.
  6. Cultivating humour and optimism: If we expect our lives to falter and for negativity to happen to us, then surely enough we'll create that in our lives. Here at Openhand we believe success is measured by the degree of internal harmony, contentment and satisfaction we experience. If we're open to a more optimistic way of looking at things, then surely enough, Higher Mind will help us realise the solution to the supposed 'problem' thereby yielding greater harmony. Cultivating a greater sense of humour is also paramount to Higher Mind creation - laughing in the face of life's difficulties, always looking for the lighter side. Speaking of which, have you read our humour thread? here.
  7. Creating for the fun of it: We can begin to 'flex' Higher Mind by creating just for the fun of it. So for example taking up the arts, playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, painting, writing, building or modeling. The key is that there be no effort for an outcome. So for example, if we're learning to play the guitar, it's not about the tune we play, it's just about playing with sound and seeing what comes from it. If we're efforting to learn chords, it's likely this will constrict Higher Mind, not unleash it. So what can you do just for pure joy of it?

Letting go of fear, doubt and disbelief

It's also vitally important to note that we don't have to intentionally manifest at all - this is a major distortion of the spiritual mainstream, which actually switches off the power of Higher Mind. Higher Mind is conscious creation from the Fifth Density, as opposed to intentional manifestation which is distorted Forth Density creation, based on subtle sense of lack.

We have to let go of fear doubt and disbelief. I'm reminded of a powerful sequence of events that helped Openhand establish in the spiritual centre of Glastonbury a decade or so ago...

    We'd found a house in Glastonbury which was quite expensive (£695 per month), our earnings were at the time were quite low and it wasn't at all clear how we could afford it. After the first month, sure enough we didn't have sufficient funds to pay the rent, however I did have a car that I could live without which was worth around £700. So I felt to sell it and thought the best way might be on the internet through "Auto-trader" - that's how I'd always done it in the past and traditional thinking would say I'd reach the widest audience.

    However, just at the moment I tried to take a photo of the car, the batteries on the camera ran out! I thought to replace them but just as the thought landed in my mind a huge black cloud passed over head and it started to rain. By now it was clear to me that a greater energy was at work - I simply don't believe in coincidences!

    So at this point I completely surrendered to what I should do next. Having asked the question "what would you have me do now?", I jumped into the car and drove to where I would normally park it - the space was full. I continued driving to the next street but as I drove up it, a car did a sudden U-turn in front of me. It had a "JC" in the number plate and I felt a pull to turn around and follow it. If the Christ Consciousness wants to help me sell my car - so be it!

    I was led on a merry journey which took me onto Glastonbury High Street - and as I was driving down it, suddenly a car pulled out in front of me with its hazard warning lights on. I experienced a distinct and sudden knowing to park the car in the freed place.

    Here's where lower mind then kicked it - "maybe I should put a price on it and leave it there?" It seemed like a good idea until doubt and disbelief began to raise their ugly heads "but it could be days before anyone sees it; this all seems a bit like too much chance". However I overcame their noisy chatter and relaxed. I found pen and paper and priced the car at £700. It was now about 5pm in the evening.

    To my great surprise (I'm no longer surprised by the amazing organising power of Higher Mind!), I received a phone call the very next morning at around 9am. A passer-by had seen the car and was interested - he knocked on my door a short while later.

    As we shook hands, it was clear there was some kind of connection between us that spanned the passage of time. I invited him in and a deep sharing took place about the meaning of life, the nature of the Universe, even the kitchen sink - but absolutely no mention of the car!

    After about three hours, with all conversation exhausted, it seemed like it was time for him to leave and so I asked "what about the car?" We looked at each other, smiled and then doubled up with laughter - we'd forgotten the supposed purpose of our meeting! At which point, he reached into his inside pocket and handed me an envelope with £700 cash in it! He never checked the car, just simply took the log book and keys.

    As he was leaving, tears welled up in my eyes. I'd rarely encountered anyone prepared to trust to this level. As he left, I asked him how he managed to come by the car in the first place? To which he replied "oh that's simple. I thought I was looking for a new home in Glastonbury, but I also needed a car. Your car was parked opposite one of the estate agents. I just followed the pull!"

Needless say the incident was a wonderful and magical lesson for me in trust, the importance of being open to Right Action and having the courage to take the next step no matter how improbable it might seem.

Higher Guidance Meditation

Finally, to help you open Higher Mind and benefit from it's divine guidance, check out this Higher Guidance Meditation - do have fun!....


Open *give_rose*

Today in our "Creating Higher Conscious Change" Journal through January, I felt to contemplate with you the true nature of destiny. Do we each have one, and if we do, how do you find it?

I notice that in the Spiritual Mainstream there's an open conflict about destiny, like an open wound that inadvertently draws people into limitation. How so?

Spiritual Teachers often talk of 'sacred contracts' for example, something that we're (supposedly) all here to do. But then in the same breath they'll speak of the "one moment of now". How can the future be laid out if there's one moment of now?

I observe that the flow is definitely not fixed (how can that be flow?!). Although there is consistency in the general direction, you definitely can't predict exactly how it will run. Because the flow is spontaneous, and influenced by the consciousness landscape it moves within.

    So in the Openhand Approach, destiny is not pre-determined as something to do. However, it may certainly feel that way in certain conditions - where everything seems to magically click in around you. This happens when you're totally in the flow of who you are - when you're simply being authentically you. True destiny then, in the Openhand Approach, is all about fulfilling the majesty and greatness of you. The flow shapes from this authentic beingness.

It's all about unleashing your greatness. Every single one of us has greatness within them. Greatness isn't measured of course by being famous, popular or wealthy. Greatness is the essence of your soul, for your soul is a unique expression of the One, and the One in you is truly great - just look at what you can be!

The problem is that so many people get caught in what they think they have to do from moment to moment, "in order to survive", that they don't unleash their greatness. And so they get caught in a downward spiral of mediocrity. They believe they simply don't have enough time to squander on unleashing the magic at the core of them.

    Paradoxically, when you truly unleash your greatness, you find you don't have to struggle to survive at all. Because your progessively unleashed greatness begins to magically create all around you.

So how do you unleash your destiny - the greatness at the core of you?

Here are 9 straightforward suggestions you can begin today:

  1. Become the observer of yourself; watch yourself keenly in all that you do
  2. Let go of the need for the situation you're in, to go a particular way
  3. Recognise the purpose of EVERY moment is to unleash your Greatness and there is nothing else going on
  4. Feel deeply into every moment through the five senses of sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing; let the psychic sixth senses activate.
  5. Work to soften any internal resistance to what's going on in the moment; feel your inner retraction, your tightness and reaction. Work to unwind this inside yourself
  6. Now watch and feel for the arising of an authentic expression; perceived as a sense of rightness within you
  7. Give all of yourself, all your emotion, passion and commitment to expressing this authentic beingness
  8. Watch as your greatness manifests the world around you, creating new possibilities and paths
  9. Walk forwards into the world on the path of light that the greatness of your soul creates.

It's not something that's going to be fulfilled by putting aside 5 minutes here and there to it. Although you can begin gently that way. Ultimately to fully realise it though, requires and all-in, full-on commitment. And when you really begin to sense this, you realise there's actually nothing else but the revelation of this going on anyway - the question is, how long will you postpone the inevitable?

Unleashing your destined greatness
Here at Openhand it's our passion to unleash the greatness in people, to help them realise their true destiny. There is simply nothing more rewarding or fulfilling. Give us a chance to express our greatness by helping you find yours...Openhand Courses & Events

We'll be sure to have a wonderful win win experience!


Hi Open,

Awesome perspective and breakdown of how destiny works. One of my major aha moments recently was realising that in order to fulfill this 'destiny' I have to begin and express it right now. I always imagined that I would have to be at a certain level before I could start something. But now I realise that starting it now at the level you're at provides the space for better exploration and gets the energetic ball rolling as the universe reacts.

I hope you don't mind me sharing an article I wrote recently on destiny. I mirrors much of what you have said.…


Open...2017 has You...Your Soul on Fire! The January 2017 Journal has been an Epic Force of Creational Guidance! As I follow this, at times a few days late but following intently! i feel like i am being warmly covered and Guided by Benevolence <3


...and having people tune in like yourself Steve, just drives the feedback loop energy higher.

Thanks for tuning in

Open *OK*

Today in our journal on "Conscious Creating through January", I felt to focus in on the all important "Law of Attraction", something which to me, has been much misused and abused within the spiritual mainstream. Is is nevertheless, one of the fundamental natural "laws" of the Universe.

    How does the Law of Attraction truly work?
    And how can you work with it in your life for maximum success?
    We need to get a touch scientific, but do take the time and stay with it,
    in it's understanding, there are enormous creative benefits for your life.

It pays to always go back to first principles. In this case the perspective that all manifestation came from the condition of infinite potential - of everything/nothing, which to me, is pure presence. From this "singularity" it was inevitable that subdivision would happen: science calls it a 'ripple in space'; you could say ripples of awareness emerged, which cascaded as the "bigbang".

    Now you have flows of consciousness outwards which we may call "Separation Consciousness" that go on to form matter - everything that we see in the multiplicity. But we also have equal and opposite flows back inwards to the source. We may call these "unity consciousness", the flow of love, which then shape into what we now call "souls".

At various places through the unfolding/evolving dynamic, souls get 'stuck' and attach to the density - where they are not realising of "The One". And as they get stuck, eddy currents in the flow are created, which then pull in more density. This creates polarity - magnetism - in the flow. It's like a fragment of love has been frozen in timespace.

These fragments are attractive - they draw toward them other manifestations that are reflective of them. This includes both other souls, and other consciousness configurations that have similarity.

    So what this means is, that if the path of a soul is not consciously distorted by a fixed intention, then it will naturally draw to it reflections - both of the aligned aspect and the distorted. The beauty of this natural "law" is, that you get to resolve out any distortive restrictions in your soul's flow by finding alignment - the realisation once more of The One.

This "truth" (assuming it is one - which I invite you to test), has absolutely immense implications in your life, which if you can understand, integrate and work with, will bring great peace and harmony as you realign with the universal flow. What these implications?

  1. Firstly, everything that happens in your life, every single event, situation and circumstance, you drew to yourself and created.
  2. Secondly, that the natural movement of the universe is to resolve out these distortions - these eddy currents - because of their anchoring effect in the flow.
  3. Thirdly the natural Law of Attraction, draws to you the exact reflective circumstances you need, to realign and rejoin the mainstream of the flow.

The misaligned part within in any reflective dynamic you've created in your life will be felt as 'tightness' - where the flow gets stuck, manifested as attachment, anxiety, worry or fear for example. Conversely, the aligned part will feel like harmony, exhilaration, excitement, creativity, will, joy and inloveness.

The more aligned you personally become, the more you draw to yourself more aligned reflections. These reflections will never be exactly like you, because your soul is totally unique. But you will get increasingly beautiful reflections. And most importantly, you'll draw to yourself that which is not fully manifest - that which connects at the locality of the source - your Twin Flame. Which is a truly breathtaking experience that walks through life with you.

It's also vitally important to point out that a 'reflection' does not have to be a direct image. It can be anything that encourages you to be more of you - to unfold the uniqueness that you are at a soul level.

    Crucially, I put this to you: that how ever society might artificially categorise the moment, through jobs, careers, fixed relationships, goals, ambitions or things that you should and must do, in fact what's really going on, is the realignment and revelation of "You" - a soul - as The One. The Law of Attraction is constantly working to bring this about - to offer the opportunity for self-actualisation through magnificent reflections.

If what I'm saying is largely true, and from direct observation through both my own and countless other people's lives I believe it largely is, then by aligning with this natural movement of the universe in your life, will bring with it great sense of success, fullfilment, joy and harmony. It means you struggle less, accept what you naturally create more, then are able to find the aligned pathway through the moment - it feels like miracles and magic click in all around you.

    So how might you best align with this
    and walk the path through it in day-to-day life?

Here at Openhand we apply a process we call "Openhandway" which is a 'spiritual compass' for navigating life. We share it on Openhand's 5GATEWAYS Workshop.
In overview, "Openhandway" is a four step process that can be defined simply as this...

    Open mind; Open heart; Receiving hand; Giving hand.

'Open mind' - move into the place of the Observer of yourself.

    You become the OBSERVER of all arising thoughts, emotions and feelings. You observe the internal effects to external events without forming judgment either of yourself or others. In understanding that the central purpose of life, is greater self realisation, you simply witness the truth about each arising situation. In so doing, you work to release internal attachment and tightness to desired or resisted outcomes.

'Open heart' - connect with the consciousness of all life around you.

    From the place of the Observer, you begin to liberate yourself from attachment to the external drama. By bringing attention down into the heart, internal tension eases. You can then explore the full beauty of life through your five senses more fully, and begin to sense the subtle vibrations of Unity Consciousness. The heart opens more and your psychic senses begin to activate. You start to taste the full depth and divine majesty of the moment. The inner flame of the soul is kindled.

'Receiving hand' - receiving the energy of the universe and opening into blockages.

    The consciousness of the soul infuses within. You begin to receive internal impulses to make higher truth choices in life. You’re caused to confront conditioned behaviour patterns formed from attachments by the ego to desired or resisted outcomes. By identifying these internal blockages, fully expressing and then softening into them, you release pent up emotional pain and deeper trauma. You expand into the tightness they generate, dissolve them, and thereby begin to access the "Void of Presence", a place of infinite potential from which all authentic action arises.

'Giving hand' - giving yourself completely to your perceived "Right Action".

    By dissolving conditioned behaviours, you begin to open an internal space through which the soul can shine forth. You attune deeply by applying yourself to full energetic, mental, emotional and physical expression of this authentic beingness. You give yourself completely to “Right Action” – the natural consequence of soul infusion, which is totally aligned with the universal flow. You observe magical, supportive synchronicity, and drop gently deeper into the Void of Presence - a crystal-clear space of infinite potential. You are becoming "the Seer" - 'who' you truly are.

Applying Openhandway is straightforward (when you know it), but it is not necessarily easy, because it causes you to confront all the internal limiting eddy currents which hold an old comfortable reality in place. However, since the old reality is now being steadily unraveled in this Great 5D Shift taking place, you're going to find much greater harmony, joy and fulfillment by aligning with the natural flow in your life.

    So why not give it a chance and see?
    What is there really to lose except the distortion?
    How might it be when the whole universe is surging creatively through you?
    Is it not worth it, to discover who you truly are, and your priceless part within the greater whole?

Personally, I think it's a no brainer!


Open *OK*

So nice to see those La Palma pictures! I feel joy thinking that the “Openhand community” is really a big worldwide family. A new family for us now in 2017 and to the future! While you were in La Palma, I was in Costa Blanca, in the Easter Cost of Spain with my sister (retired as she is, she likes to spend winter months there - you know it’s quite freezing in Finland now). We have a lot of learning lessons with our original family (with the parents, sisters, brothers, own children etc.), naturally new ones rose up there living a while with dear sister – new misunderstandings and stupid old habits to deal and break through. It was quite surprising that in our age we still can argue and be hurt by the words of the other!

I’ve always thought that colleagues, people in working places and customers are the second family – that we work to socialize ourselves in community, when we are near and in contact with total strangers we “grind” our edges and mold ourselves. We don’t work for money - but to learn more about ourselves and others (what is it to be a human). I made the big decision to end my career as a civil engineer two years ago at age of 55. I was dealing with transport planning in various jobs (as a consultant, as a researcher, as a Ministry official etc.). I changed jobs in a row but nothing helped, I was just so bored and tired of it all, the motivation was gone. Only joy was the people – dear colleagues and the society around “intelligent transportation” (ITS): we even had an own club and travelled around the world in ITS-conferences and had all kind of parties and seminars. That social side I still miss a bit but the work was concentrating into the "wrong stuff".

Anyway the cut this story of families short: nowadays the people who do the work for mental & spiritual development, people who want to ascend and transcend this crazy world are my next family. It is really wonderful that I can include myself to Openhand-family and see you here virtually and in also real places like la Palma and the courses. And we can learn things together! Have the best all of you!


Today in our ongoing January Journal of Conscious Creation, I felt to talk about the vital importance of full personal expression to our evolution - even if that's a distorted expression. Why is this essential?

The soul comes into manifestation in the physical 3D and, depending on the degree of self-realisation - realisation of the One Self - it 'fragments' (it doesn't actually fragment, but aspects of it partially disconnect from the mainstream of the soul). One fragment might be caused where you identify in relationships for example (indeed that could swallow up many fragments). Or it could be in striving for financial survival, or for some kind of physical success. These fragments gather density around them, create eddy currents in the flow, and from them, a whole range of false identities develop. This is what we might collectively then call "ego".

    I put it to you, the journey of one's soul is the only thing truly going on. It is positively yearning to work through the density and reintegrate as a complete, unbridled, unlimited and undistorted expression of the One. So it's essential to relocate these fragments and reintegrate them through the process of life.

The challenge to this I see as two fold: first, getting inspired in the first place to see life as a journey of unfolding and expression, rather than trying to achieve or control the outcome of a particular circumstance; second, it's going to involve the direct inner confrontation of pain and tightness - caused by fragments identifying with the illusion which are then needing to release.

I see the challenge exacerbated by the spiritual mainstream in a number of ways. Principally because the goal of seemingly countless spiritual practices is to 'feel good', expanded, connected or in love, joy and bliss. Don't get me wrong, of course these things are very possible and happen as a natural consequence of soul integration, but, if you start out as that being the target, the risk is you attach to those feelings and then limit your practice so as to bring on just those feelings.

Why is this a problem?

Because in doing so, yes you may connect once more to the mainstream of the soul, which feels good, but if there's attachment to that, then the risk is to miss the fragments of soul gold buried in the bed of the stream; and eventually, these fragments will always draw you back.

    This is my key point: when you truly give energy to the soul's mainstream, it will pull on the fragments of buried soul, which will be felt as subtle tightness or pain, at least in the beginning. To truly advance - beyond some illusionary bubble - it is essential to fully honour the tightness and resistance that comes up.

This is where full expression is vital. Essentially the journey is one of increasing awareness. You bring attention to exactly what you are feeling and experiencing now - without trying to escape it. Like for example feeling disconnected, unloved, unworthy, alone, frustrated or angry.

There is nothing wrong with your pain or the way you're feeling and needing to express. How you're feeling now, is totally right - it provides the doorway through the limitation. Rather than surpressing these feelings, or distracting from them with some kind of 'comfort pill' (food, entertainment, the soft drugs of society - caffeine, nicotine, sugar etc etc), instead I'm suggesting a different approach...

    That is to get right into the heart of the feelings and express them out into your space. You seek out the inner pain with the light of awareness, then you honour in the best way that seems appropriate: you visualise what it might look like (a dense knotted ball for example), you make the sound of it, you express the feeling in movement and posture (if you're sad, by adopting a foetal position for example). On the Openhand Courses for example we allow the intuition to choose emotive music, and then dance, sing, express to the music. It's amazingly effective of unleashing repressed, subconscious pain - the stuff people have carried around unknowingly for eons.

What is the point of this voiciferous expression?

Prior to it, there is the polarity of identity: "there's the pain, and here I am avoiding or resisting it". Who is the "I" in this case? It's small I identity - false self ego - the one that can't embrace the fullness of ALL expressions of the One; because ALL is of the One.

So by getting deeply intimate with the pain, means you stop separating yourself from it. It's then that you can truly burst the illusion that the pain is, because you become The One in it. Now the pain might not go away, but crucially, the suffering does!

    Something truly tremendous then happens: you've stirred up the bed of the river, that fragment of soul gold surfaces and can now be reclaimed. It's a sense of empowerment in a particular way: it might be willful commitment and strength, it might be the sweet softness of surrender; it might be moving beyond a controlled life more into spontaneity and freedom of the flow (it greatly helps to familiarise with the key characteristics of the soul).

As soon as you reconnect this lost fragment of soul, it feels like coming home. You've found a priceless missing aspect of your true nature, which in reintegration with the soul's mainstream, delivers you internally onto the welcome shores of The One. And that's so rewarding because there is simply nothing else going on anyway!

So this is why full expression of your authentic nature - even when distorted - is essential to advancing along the spiritual path. It leads to pure harmony and interconnection with all life. You become once more the natural flow of the universe and there is nothing like it.

It's time: let's dive right into full expression....



This morning I felt to explore how divine guidance sometimes appears to switch off, and you might go through a period of disconnection. What's happening here?

People often say this to me: "well I do meditate and find peace, but still I don't hear anything to guide me".

My usual response is: "for how long have you sat in stillness?"
Usually the answer is fairly short - they've meditated half an hour here and there. Yet most people lead exceptionally distracted and busy lives.

    So I'll keep it brief: if guidance appears to shut down or go quiet, you're being asked to go deeper in. And if you've had a practice that's served you well for some considerable time, but no longer appears to be bearing fruit, the same advice applies - go deeper in still.

Always seek to intuit how the moment is shaping and to align with that. Sometimes the flow will be strong and powerful. At other times it will be gentle, peaceful or still. Embrace the moment as it is, and go as deeply into it as you can. Watch for your own neediness or resistance, then work to unravel that.

Ultimately it means you're always open to how the flow is.


Open *OK*

Thanks Open, i am up to 45min 2 times a day and i must admit at times it flows and the 45min is easy and at times i get antsy near the end. The reminder when the dis-connection seems to happen to go deeper is a nice reminder.


Well it's great to be doing at least that Steve *OK*

I suggest looking directly into the feelings when you get 'antsy' (as you put it). There'll be a clue somewhere in there - a doorway - as to how you can go deeper.

Best wishes my friend

Open :-)

You had me at "stillness".

I've been sitting with stillness a lot in the recent months. It began as required part of my craniosacral training and turned into favourite way of ending and beginning the day. I uncovered deep layers of escapism, restlessness (what am I running from?), self loathing, but also a deeper knowing and this beautiful physiology. This discovery process bears resemblance to taking a boat towards the middle of the lake. The destination is not a precise point in space, yet you know when you’ve arrived.

In stillness I feel my heart beat, the arterial flow rushing up the neck, the hum of the sensory nerve input, the poetry of cells constantly transforming, so alive. In stillness, I get a glimpse of something sacred, it's right there just at the corner of my eye.
I've learned not to pursue the stillness. It finds me. And when we are reunited, I know.

In all the mountains,
In the treetops
Not a breath of wind.
The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: soon enough
You will be quiet too.

~ Robert Hass, “After Goethe” from Time and Materials


Embrace the moment as it is, and go as deeply into it as you can.

As I read that sentence, it felt like an invitation to me, so I accepted it and went, breathed and went as deeply as I could. And I realised in that moment why I'm having so much trouble recently, trouble to sit still, to breathe and just be. There is a feeling, a flow, deep inside of me. And it's... not exactly painful. But I can feel it all over my body. And it's so difficult to not contract down again, to defend against this unfamiliar, maybe-but-not-exactly painful feeling, to not follow the siren song of my overactive mind back to numbness. Yet it seems as though it's getting stronger, this feeling. It's harder for me to ignore. But at the same time, the siren song of distraction seems so loud and getting louder. Or perhaps I'm just more aware of both and it's always been like that?

Uh, not really coherent here, just wanted to get those thoughts out.

Keep staying with the exploration Heike. The dynamic is getting stronger because you're bringing increased awareness to it. At some point, the flow itself will take the lead and the shift will be amazing!

So keep digging

Open *OK*

Hi Open. I've been here all along, although quiet in the last weeks. I'm busy with many writings and embodiment exercises for the course I'm taking. Yes, I have been experiencing lots of stillness lately. It brought me so much new understanding that my journal is about to overflow :-)

There've been so many great articles and reflections posted here recently. I am reading them, but the meaning arrives with a slight delay, because of the richness of experiential sharing and my tendency to dive very deep into things at the moment. Sometimes I just want to sit with one sentence for days. I feel there is something in it to be unlocked and I just let it in and feel what it does to me, what emotional strings it wants to play. I just listen to this music and perhaps have a symbolic dream about it that night. And in the dream I know what it's about, but in the waking time, the meaning might still be not fully accessible to the conscious mind. So I sit with that dream for a while to allow the truth in it. If it wants to transpire, I make a note of it in my journal and observe synchronicities around it. Sometimes, the memories of past events become rewritten as an effect of this. This is a true alchemical process and the end-effect is never a given, neither is the timing of it.

Sometimes in that stillness the future and the past get mixed up. Like now, I'm about to post this comment and I've just noticed you posted something about the "alchemical process" and the past becomes future suddenly. When that happens, even just for a second, the timeline is not a line anymore, but a point and my body gets in a liquid and high pitch state. It causes nausea, but I don't mind because it gives me a new perspective on things and it also feels great and familiar. And I journal again. I sometimes wonder if I have a brain malfunction (I'm sure there is a label and a medication for that, ha!), but it doesn't even matter.

So, I'm enjoying the snail existence for now and I'm fascinated with all that is going on, all these wonderful things that come to view when I slow down.

With love to all Openhanders.


Hey folks, how are you creating out there? How’s your journey unfolding?
I trust light is coming to it :-)

Today in our Conscious Creating Journal through January, I felt to address what I consider to be a pretty major misconception in the Spiritual Mainstream around the term “surrender”.

What is Divine Surrender to the Universe?... and what is it not!

Divine Surrender is not Accepting Anything Goes

I can imagine most of you out there will completely understand the very opposite of divine surrender - fear based control. It’s what the matrix feeds off, dragging people into artificial lifestyles based on sense of lack and the constant striving always for more. So when people start to wake up and let go of this, it’s then that you start to feel the flow of the universe beginning to course through you. A realisation dawns that by letting go ever more, you settle ever deeper into the divine dance, where miracles and magic seem to effortlessly click in around you.

And so letting go, and surrender, have become a major part of Spiritual Mainstream Philosophy.

    But, and its a big but, divine surrender is not the same as accepting anything goes. It is not giving up. It is not “loving everything” that comes your way. Accept that you created what shows up, yes, but that doesn’t mean you have to like it! It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work to do something about it. And being soft and surrendered doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give our all to changing a situation that is unjust and misaligned.

Sometimes you’ll need Bucket Loads of Courage!

My dear friends, you are here in this earthly body for a reason. You are here to bring the light into the darkness, And in this very dense place, full of injustice and inequity, full of fear based control, at times, you’re going to really have to dig deep, find buckets loads of courage, then give your all to a certain directional path - sometimes, that’s exactly what it takes to bring light through the dark.

    Courage, commitment, will power, tenacity, conviction: these are just as much priceless qualities of the soul as are unconditional love and acceptance. They are qualities of the divine masculine, which each of us hold in a abundance (whether in male or female bodily form); yet many have surpressed this essential energy deep down within. In these times of challenging and turbulent change, it’s time to dig deep and dig them out!

Contemplate all qualities of the soul…The Soul’s Purpose and The Seven Rays

To elevate the Divine Feminine,
also requires the Divine Masculine

Haven woken up and surrendered a degree to the path, we must begin to elevate the divine feminine here in this world - the sweet softness of compassion and the love that cherishes all life. But to do so, we’re going to have to break through come dense concrete first! And this is a big part too of Spiritual Mastery.

So don’t be surprised if you go through challenging and difficult times on the path, where nothing seems to want to work or click in for you. This is where you must inquire deeply: does the fact that it doesn't work several times really mean you’re not supposed to do it? Is it really your own subtle fear, masquerading as surrender, that's derailing you and stopping you going forwards?

    Maybe then, in some of these circumstances, the universe is providing the perfect conditions - the crucible of profound alchemical change - in which to forge the folded blade of true spiritual willpower.

The Universe comes to meet the Committed Step

    Do you find yourself lacking money?
    Do you find yourself lacking resources?
    Are your surroundings dragging you back?
    Are you misunderstood by those around you?
    Do you lack the support by which to move forwards?

If you find yourself in these situations right now, it’s time to dig deep. Soften, open, intuit the authentic way forwards - the signs will speak to you. But then you have to commit. You have to take that brave step in what you know to be the right direction, even if it looks unsupported, even if it looks challenging and risky - especially when it looks risky. If you can do this, by breaking through the tightness of fear that may be holding you back, then I can tell you one thing for sure - the universe will always come to meet you. It will always come to support aligned, divine masculine will power. If you’ve been shown a direction, commit to it, full on, all in. And the Universe will come to meet you.

    I’m not saying it will be easy. I’m not saying it will be all sweetness and light. Yes, you’ll likely get a bit battered in the process. But if you keep digging deeply to summon extra courage, the battering will not break you, but make you stronger.

Trust in this then. Trust like you’ve never trusted before - that the universe will be there for you, that you will be supported. But crucially, you must take that step, make that statement first: “This is who I am, come hell or high water. And this is who I’m going to be". Dive right into the miraculous fullness of You…

    It doesn't interest me if there is one God or many gods.
    I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned.

    If you know despair or can see it in others.

    I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need to change you. If you can look back with firm eyes saying this is where I stand.

    I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living falling toward the center of your longing.

    I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of sure defeat.

    I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God. David Whyte

So if there's something out there your soul is calling you to do, especially when it's your passion and your dream, particularly when it's tough, difficult or risky, commit to it, full-on, all-in. Where there's no lack of commitment from you, then you'll find no lack of commitment from the Universe too.

I'm with you Openhanders!

Open *give_rose*

Thanks Brother Open! Your articles recently have been spot on, for me! I'm very much at that crossroads in my life, seeking direction from inside, looking for the synchronicity from the universe, trying to see the support. I SO want to give my gifts to the world.

Go for it msurvis, go for it :-)

Sometimes you'll have to take that risky path.
Sometimes you'll find you're half way up the mountain,
but then have to take a challenging leap of faith.
Look fear in directly in the eye, and let it reflect back the resolve in you,
sense and feel the eternal fearlessness of a soul on the edge of life.
This is what truly breathes you alive - the immortality of your cosmic self...

Open *OK*

I have been here almost every day for the last year feeling the energy of this collective of souls. Wow What a Ride it has been!! Namaste Brother Open and all Openhanders!! Big Etheric Hugs to All!!! Eddie

As I am sitting to write this, I am torn in myself whether to write or not, since I am currently feeling low and prefer to withdraw rather than share. So, normally I withdraw and ‘do my thing’ but this time I thought, well what the heck, let’s do it differently!

I have a great need to surrender fully and completely, and although there was a lot of softening that happened at the New Year’s retreat, full surrender – which was my intention - did not come through (and fully aware why it didn’t). Well, I jokingly say: this (me) is a tough cookie indeed! :)

I am currently going through multiple changes, radical ones, and it is very exciting and very much wanted. It is also unsettling and there is fear of loss. But I remind myself of all the risks I have taken in the past and what these choices brought me: more freedom, more creativity and more challenge that ultimately strengthened loving wisdom.

So, a couple of days ago I felt misunderstood and sad in a communication with a friend. When the good intentions of my friend became clear, I soon reminded myself that everything and everyone is a mirror. Alongside this, there was mental reactivity and deeper conditioning that was coming up. Part of me was very aware and saying to myself “great! Bring it on!” and another part was very reactive dragging me down. I had a conscious dance class to attend to that night which was a blessing. Dance has always been a favourite form of emotional expression and a form of embodiment I gladly surrender to.

I started dancing with a very reactive mind. I consistently, persistently and with determination kept on bringing my mind back to my body feeling the music, moving multidimensionally, dancing the density, the tightness and the pain – dancing with control and surrender! Dancing alone, dancing with others, contact improvising, dancing with the divine. Things soon shifted and moved from the experience of ‘being reactive’ to ‘laughing at the absurdity of it all’ and finally to a sense of inloveness, self-love and connection, where right action then followed from. Also, during the night, whilst being half awake and half asleep, body scanning and feeling through, I had amazing signs of rightness in a very vivid dream. Fascinating!

Trust though is paramount! Trust in the divine, the unknown but also trust in the Sweet Darkness of vulnerability. How we inhabit vulnerability? Paraphrasing David Whyte: How intimate can we be with disappearance so that love, compassion and expansion flow through rather than fear, reluctance and control?

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
It’s time to go into the night
where the dark has eyes
to recognize its own.
It’s time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will make a home for you tonight.
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.

David Whyte

Having completed writing, I now feel lighter and softer than when I started. :)

Blessings everyone.


Wow Aspa, how moving that is - brings tears to my eyes. Not just David Whyte, whom I totally love, but your sharing of the "dance".

Yes, before we step onto the 'dancefloor', we have to be aware there'll be conflicting impulses, the subconscious wanting to keep us on the sidelines or perhaps the thought that 'I won't find the footsteps'. This part is just awesome...

    "I started dancing with a very reactive mind. I consistently, persistently and with determination kept on bringing my mind back to my body feeling the music, moving multidimensionally, dancing the density, the tightness and the pain – dancing with control and surrender!

Deeply inspiring, a great example for everyone tuned in - I take my hat off to you.

Open *OK*

Today in our Conscious Creating Journal through January, I wish to focus on an apparent paradox, which is crucial to effective, aligned creation, and yet not getting lost in the drama. I could define it this way…

    The path is all about the revelation of beingness and there is absolutely nothing else going on. However, in the revelation of you, the Universe sets apparent ‘targets’ and ‘goals’ - visions to move toward - which we must commit to, without which, we’re not properly tested to reveal the fullness of all that we can be.

Let me deal with beingness first. I put it to that what we’re looking for ultimately is a feeling, the sense of what we truly are. This is not an idea, it is not conditioning, it’s certainly not an identity. When people start to let go of identity - of ego - they’ll often say "I don’t know who I now am." Although the feeling can generate worry and fear, it’s actually a very good sign: you’re letting go of the idea of who you are, and beginning to create the space for the real you to simply emerge.

    When you create the space, watch for the sense of rightness within, a feeling of alignment. To me it feels warm, unconditionally loving, the feeling of being held compassionately in the open hands of the universe - you’re touching the source, and the energy of Unity Consciousness all around it. This, to me, is 'home'.

Now from 'home', all manner of different senses and expressions will arise. There’ll be inquisitiveness, curiosity and adventurousness, an excitement about what wants to create now. There’ll be an honouring and inloveness, an unconditional acceptance of what’s already been created. There’ll be the urge to evolve, and the compassion to respect other sentient life in the reality one is moving from. The challenge for any soul, is to find an harmonic of resonance - the tuned chords - by which to play the quintessence of you. And when you find that music, it’s like dancing a divine tango with the Universe - it’s mystical and magical. Why be doing anything else?!

But to arrive at this place, by the Law of Attraction (See Law of Attraction Unveiled), convolutions and misalignments of the soul - where the chords go out of tune - create mirroring situations and circumstances so as to challenge you to find the right attunement. You listen to and watch the reflections you create - in your relationships, careers, and general living situation - steadily tuning your ‘instrument' until it feels and sounds simply ‘right’. You’re doing this by constantly confronting the tightness and unleashing authentic sense of being…

Check out Openhand’s Spiritual Compass for finding your soul’s alignment in life…Openhandway

To get this attuement, the divine will invite you to create things. In fact the entirety of the Universe is one vast ‘play pen’ of infinite creativity - just look at the incredible multiplicity of form out there. It is in this intensely creative crucible, that the dross of misalignment is pared away, and the shining sword - the Excalibur - of authentic beingness is smelted.

    Crucially, you have to enter the crucible to smelt the folded blade:
    You can’t do it simply standing on the sidelines and dipping your toes in.
    You have to let the creative flow swallow you whole.
    You need to seek out your passion and have it surge through you.
    You have to commit to constant evolutionary change and growth.
    You must create, simply for creation’s sake, just as the Universe is.

Ultimately, you have to be prepared for everything to which you’ve committed your heart and soul, to crumble and perish, just as the fruit of the loom always does, thus providing the seeds of the next glorious creation - each perfectly formed fruit, providing the magnificent mirror of the Tree of Life itself.

So, it is not about the creation itself, but the revelation of you in the process. However, the paradox is, if you don’t fully commit to the creative action, the conditions won’t be testing enough - the landscape won’t be fertile enough - to bring you to fruition. In other words, you have to be prepared to go out on a limb, to pluck the very best fruit!

I think this video we made several years ago summarises my drift...


Open *OK*

Even as a response comes forth it feels suddenly fixed in time. Being within the density moving as each moment presents feels priceless. Who am I and why does that even matter as the collective unconsciousness of karma is playing itself out across all the land. The mirrors are blinding as people seem to look everywhere but inside themselves. The primitive tentacles lacing down with ever more control! The timeless Universal truths are spreading gaining momentum as the stone blocks weighing souls is ever so slowly chipped away, the pieces fall away to allow small slivers of light to transcend this time space capsule we seem to be caught within.
My creation isn't beautiful. It's not suppose to be within my knowing. I'm ok diving deep into the painful irrational dark painful 3d within all the lost souls and the cataclysmic chaos of so many beings who've lost sight of higher vibrational energy transfused from higher realms. It's those that I feel drawn to. This existence in a physical shell is the challenge. I'm ok with my heart breaking apart at the tragic realizations I may never be that beloved light worker. I will be ridiculed tormented as a learning experience for other souls caught desperately of their own unconscious ways that inflict harm to sentient beings. I hold their earthly hands that have killed harmed brutalized peaceful beings. What does that reflect about me that I chose that known creation? I feel the calling to higher dimensional landscapes that would be more aligned with the ascension of the soul to a more peaceful compassionate loving reality yet I find myself with murderers, liars, manipulative, controlling, spiteful, rapists, brutal beings. No matter how much I feel to transcend I am pulled into the darkest depths of the trenches within humanity. This is a baron landscape void of the sweet nectar of potential. It feels like an authentic creation should "feel" right or aligned with the souls purpose yet when I look through earthly eyes it's opposite and somehow I'm ok with that. This physical shell was manipulated at a cellular level to allow infusion of a higher dimensional energy to integrate realign transcend. It seemingly attracts the polar opposite.
Thank you Open for bringing words to all this to allow so many to see feel their own light. This is not the expression I thought would find it's way through but it's what I felt to share within this moment.
Much love

Thanks for Your post Erica, I can relate to the anguish and am glad that it feels to have catalysed something positive in me. Despite the dramatic circumstances You describe I can sense a strenght and purposefulness in the way put it. May You be blessed


My Dear Erica - yes I feel your pain too.
But know this, you are ALREADY a beloved lightworker!

Fond blessings

Open *give_rose*

This will be my last entry in our Conscious Creating Journal through January - I do trust you’ve all found it useful - we’ve certainly had some great exchanges :-)

    Quite simply, if you’d truly like to master your life, you must become conscious in every moment - because every moment has a profound effect on the moment that follows. So if you’re just making choices out of habit, then you’ll create the same limitations of yesterday. The soul is yearning to dance free, spontaneously creating joy, love and interconnectedness with all life - it speaks through the reflections you see in all situations and circumstances - but we have to consciously allow that to happen.

In the Openhand Course Work, one of the very first things I do, is get people to feel their soul in meditation: what is the sense of it? What does it feel like? Often the group will say things like… expansiveness, timelessness, joy, love, an interconnectivity. They’ll feel an uplifted sense of lightness, as if surrounded by a bubble of love. Then I’ll then get them to open their eyes and see how things change. Mostly what happens, in the beginning, is a focusing down by the mind on the physical objects we see in the room around us - walls, ceiling, floor, chairs, people. The expansiveness is quickly lost. So I’ll get the group to close their eyes again and go inside once more; upon which, the expansiveness quickly returns.

    And so it is in life. It seems society has been purposefully configured to pull you into all the distractions “out there” - things you 'simply have to', and 'must do'. Apparently you have to struggle and effort to get things done, often just to provide the basic necessities of life. Except….
    You don’t!

The matrix is an illusion. A compelling one, yes, but it’s an illusion nevertheless. And the light of higher consciousness flows ever stronger through it. Especially in these times of the Great 5D Shift, the matrix is loosing its grip on reality. Just look at the ridiculousness of the new US administration - going daily from one extreme to the other. These are the last desperate throws of old reality, tinpot dictatorship - be not dazzled by the intense physical solidity and division - the separateness of it - for in the end, not long from now, it will all be swept mercifully away.

Do not, simply do not, waste any more loyalty on it!

Your life will become immeasurably better, the moment you realise you have a constant conscious choice to decide who you are in all of this. You have the glorious possibility to self-actualise as what you really are, and there is simply nothing to compare.

    Remember how we began this thread - life is about the revelation of you, as the miraculous Cosmic Being, the God, that you are. And when we realise this, truly, honestly, deeply, then life really takes off.

No longer do you have to struggle and effort to control your life or the circumstances of it. No longer do you have to shovel yourself into some unfitting box. The gloves constricting your immaculate beingness need to come off. You realise what this "chess game" is really all about - and what’s more, by surrendering and committing to the revelation of YOU, then YOU can win in every moment, all the time. Would you like to live that way, fully, now?

All it requires is the constant conscious choice:

  • Look at each moment in truth - what’s genuinely happening to you inside?
  • How are you identifying and getting tight?
  • Or else, how might you be simply repeating dull, repetitive programs?
    (in which case it's hard to feel the soul at all)
  • Be profoundly honest with yourself - honesty is always the first step into truth
  • Decide that this dull, grey, unconsciousness no longer serves
  • Start to immerse yourself in the inner tightness that separates you from the joy of the moment
  • Express the tightness - what does it look like, what does it feel like, what does it sound like?
  • Animate the tightness - if you can’t do it in the moment, take yourself off into a private space, put on some appropriate feeling music, and animate the pain
  • Become so totally as-one with the pain, that you burst the illusion of separateness from it - you literally become the pain
  • Now you’re ready, ready to step through the illusion that the pain is, into the limitlessness of The One
  • Become the presence of The One by opening the inner doorway through the pain
  • Now you;re ready to unleash the majesty of your soul, like a dove unfurling its wings
  • What quality of being feels totally right and aligned now?
  • Express that feeling as strongly as you can - give all your emotional, physical and mental energy to it
  • Now you are truly setting yourself free. And with that, your life starts to create in a profoundly uplifting and positive way.

This is pure alchemy, because you’re positively influencing the very consciousness from which life is created. This is the Openhand Breakthrough Approach.
You can explore it more fully through reflective circumstance in daily life - through relationships, careers and general living circumstances - in the first of the Openhand Book Series… Breakthrough: an epic Journey of Awakening

So, life becomes the constant conscious choice. Even if you can’t quite find the alignment of your higher self in every moment, at least you acknowledge you got a little lost and can regress back into the situation later in the day. Then you can positively change the consciousness of it so you’ll act differently - more empowered and aligned - next time.

    My dear friends, this is YOUR life,
    this is YOUR time,
    this is YOUR infinite possibility.
    It’s YOUR day.
    Let’s step out positively and become all that we can be.

I can feel you. You melt my heart.

Open *ok*

Beloved ones....I am including a posting I put on my fb page last week...I have loved reading this journal although I have little time to spend on-line these days as my homeschooling is occupying much of my time. My passion is to now transfer all the Openhand work into direct experiences for children, beginning pre-birth onwards. Our global family is in peril right now. Many already know this first-hand, but most are asleep and insisting others sleepwalk as well. Children, however, left to their own expressions, naturally demonstrate what we as adults have long-lost. For example, at a birthday party for my grandson Campbell...who turned 4 yesterday...all his friends plopped down on the floor and everybody opened his gifts with him, sharing the wonder of it all, the joy of receiving even if the gifts would all be going home with him and not them. Somehow that didn't even matter..even to Campbell! It was the pure joy of friends discovering and opening gifts, unorganized by adults...noisy, chaotic oneness. ''YES'', I thought. ''THIS IS IT". And ''except ye be as little children....''. The presence of ''God'' is not some static pew-sitting mindless ritual. It is messy, with ribbon and tissue paper flying about. The very little babies actually enjoyed those things more than the contents the gifts contained. putting issue paper on their heads..ribbons dragging on the floor...All too soon the ''party'', this miniature ''kingdom of God'', was over and the children were reluctantly ushered out the door by matrix driven parents constrained by the time-limits and schedules of a matrix driven world. But there was a glimpse for a few moments...for those who had eyes to see and ears to hear...

My posting last week... This past week, as I have been off-line and have spent more quiet reflective time, again and again I have asked myself ‘’WHY’’ and ‘’HOW’’ did we come to be in this awful state-of-affairs? And again and again, the answer came…’’Look at Donald Trump, now president of the most powerful nation in the world, because he is your mirror. He was able to ascend into this position, not because he bought his way into it, but because he is a reflection of humanity, of your own self, if you will only look within rather than without for your answers as to WHY and HOW, for only if you enter that process will you be able to truly make a difference and be the change you want to see in the world.’’
In our haste to DO something after the global march last Saturday….’10 things we must do’….the most important thing is to look into that ‘’mirror’’ set before us and be very honest…’’Yes indeed, I helped create this mess’’ by my addictions to my comforts, my car, my performance, my failure to let go of the fragile crutches society has given as the stability we have craved only to see them crumble before our eyes every day. I feel the pinch in my soul every time I fill up the car with gas, every time I pass by a homeless person on the streets, every time I hear about yet another shooting in KC and think maybe I should conceal and carry, every time I enter the grocery store with shelves and refrigerated stocked full and think ‘there is coming a time when this will not be here’, when I face the uncompassionate everywhere, glued in separation to their cell phones rather than speaking with each other…and another war heating up which will cost millions of lives and make money for the few… …
Yes indeed! We now have one of us, our shadow side, sitting in the White House, with the only priority being his own power and creating a family dictatorial dynasty. And how does that reflect back to me, to each one of us? That is The Spirit’s question, and Her Invitation……

Open, this journal has been incredibly useful to me. It has made my January richer and I know I will be re-reading it many times throughout the year. As it is coming to a close my soul wants to express the following:

Some people make the world a better place just by being in it. I am grateful to have you.