When it gets dark, dense and difficult on the path, that's when to really get going. That's when the possibility is enormous. It's stunning just how many reasons, excuses and self-denials it's possible to find when you're approaching that moment of Breakthrough. At this point, so many people divert or stop. When what it really takes is to persist, to push on, to dig in, that little bit deeper, that little bit longer. And when it seems blackest on the outside, that's when, by contrast, spectacular light becomes visible on the inside.
Here's the opportunity right now for those who seize it.
The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?
As we enter the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere we're going into a new phase of Blackness here, with the mantel of tyrannous fascism raising its ugly head in Europe once more. It either raises the hackles or wants to make you retract back inside the shell. But here's the reason why to do neither...
It's when it's blackest that the light shines the most strongly. So many people turn back at this point or go into denial with soft comfort or avoidance. But when the storm is strongest, that's when you can most feel it. That's when to take the pain, and the boredom and the aloneness and make it really count: feel into the pain, whether it's the niggling voice of doubt - "you'll never make it, you're not good enough"; or emotional weakness - "just take that little pill of comfort"; or boredom and loneliness - "how long do I have to do this for?"
The path isn't all sweetness and light - that's one of the greatest deceptions of the shadowside here. Yes, there's surrender, but often the truth is about surrendering through all the reasons why not. The pain is illusion, and you're always one breath away from breaking through. You see there's feeling the presence of self-realisation, which is totally awesome, BUT, that's only the beginning of the journey. The real crunch BEGINS at that point, with the resurrection of your multidimensional beingness. And it gets especially tough when times are difficult, as they are now.
In the Desert of the Real
Society always was a humungous avoidance mechanism. Well, that surreptitious beast just turned on you. There's no avoidance anymore, other than to the terribly asleep. So they're mandating the juice. OMG, what an opportunity. Just as the appeaser's shaky stance collapsed when Hitler marched into Poland. It's THAT clear - thank you God for making it blindingly obvious.
If you chose to be here at this time in history, then your soul did so for a very good reason. You chose the steepest climb of maximum growth and possibility. You chose to really test the darkness by shining even in the most difficult of circumstances. But do you realise just how close you keep coming?
Push on in, push on through, dig deep. When things get tough for me, I visualise myself in the desert, with nothing but an old shall, a staff, and a pocket with a small stone of truth - cutting back the illusion of reality and working to find the sweet purity of transcendence. Outside in the 3D world, it's grey and bleak, good. The cars and trucks pass by oblivious to the light. Good. In the streets, the people pull up collars and don masks. Okay, it's their choice. They reveal to me in glorious technicolour what I am not. And so I dig deeper, transcend further. They're all now a distant dream, disappearing into the horizon. And now I'm in the oasis, the feeling of light and completeness. I rue not the external - that was always their choice. This is mine.
Forge in, Craft Soul, and Emerge Out
It's cold in the meditation studio at 4 am in the morning. Knees are still aching from yesterday. The back is uncomfortable and it would be oh so lovely just to laze in bed a while longer. But I know where that path goes - always to the same place. It never delivered anything different. Neither did the soft comfort or denial. Always the same place. By contrast, in this quietened darkness, there's always limitless possibility.
The whole universe of feeling and perception is inside. What can you find this time? Beware though, the desert is full of those who tried but gave up - gave up one breath away from that big Breakthrough.
And as you sit, 23hrs into that daily fast, even though the body is screaming, the mind is itching and the emotions sobbing, that's exactly where you're crafting soul. Did anyone say it should always feel good? No, it doesn't. You're breaking soul through, your forging light in the inner crucible. Surrender, surrender, surrender. But don't confuse - that's NOT giving up. Surrender is having the courage to take the pain. It's recognising the old pathway never led anywhere - and if there's resistance in you, that can only be showing you what you are not - so why not breakthrough it? That's exactly where to go to work. You forge in, craft soul, and emerge out.
The Lotus Reveals itself in the Mud!
There's so much cosmic energy coming in right now that wants to be grounded in this plane - and so many of us are here to anchor it. Is it all about floating around in love and light? Well in case it escaped your attention, the vast majority of human souls are digging around in the muddy trenches of the Flanders fields, picking through the barbed wire of fascism. Can we ground some light even there into the trenches? Can we dare to lower ourselves into that density? That's where it really counts. That's where you'll discover the most about yourself - the most coherent light.
So if you're feeling downtrodden by the nonsense, the latest mandate, if you feel at times like giving up, reflect on my words. Many times I have sat in this desert - countless times I have broken through. And this is exactly where you do it. The lotus reveals itself not from the sunshine, but from the mud. Your soul is taking you where you most fear to tread. But with each dive, with each breakthrough, you open another petal. And at some point, not even the densest of minds will be able to deny the beauty.
Losing is not an option.
Stopping is no solution.
There is only one outcome here,
there only ever was...
The lotus will break through and emerge out.
Warriors in the Heart
From the Lotus Flower to the Flower of Scotland, I'll leave you with this video sharing from the cave of Robert the Bruce, another valiant heart, who dared to challenge the dark veil of tyranny in different times. And with persistence and the sword of truth, eventually broke through. Just as we will in Europe. And for us lightworkers, of course, it all begins within. So be inspired by my sharing today and the video below. It contains a meditation from the cave of Robert the Bruce, shot during the last full lockdown in Great Britain. We will not be down trodden!...
Time to dig deep my dear friends. And you will be ecstatically thankful that you did.