Remember, it's not just about firing the soul, it has to be forged in the crucible too. That will certainly mean being authentic in your relationships, being honest and true about how you really feel. We'll be in society, yes, and it'll require us to honour the truth of others, but that doesn't mean compromising our own soul. You don't have to agree with another to honour them.
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We so often here about "surrender and letting go" on the spiritual path, but with that I often see an acceptance of "anything goes", which is not being in the soul either. Yes surrender can take you into the Eternity of The One. But from that infinite potential, soul will arise and yearn to express. And if you learn to ride that wave as it surges through you, then you can constantly stay on the edge of reality, always expressing from the Void of Potential.
There is a flow, which you can tap into, when you're prepared to step into the void of not knowing. Think about it, where there is emptiness, there is the infinite potential before the moment is born. This is where the flow comes from, this is what brings life alive, this is what breaks the continual repetitive limitation of ground-hog-day. But you've got to work for it. You got to test it, challenge it, work to open out through it - to accept that you simply don't know, and be awesomely okay in that. This is the key to living the flow - being awesomely okay with not knowing.
The Enlightened Aproach is to realise the nature of the relationship between Soul and Presence: when there is presence, then soul naturally flows from it without efforting. It just arises, mirroring the bigbang experience that flowed from presence to create the known Universe - it just happened. So here's the key: align with the soul, and presence will naturally start to happen due to the interrelation with presence.
The hardest thing is to change yourself. Because that takes responsibility, ownership of your sh** and a willingness to change. If you can dig deep, and find this quality, if you can own your creative path, then you have what it takes to meet the crucial obstacles of change - those inside yourself. And when you do decide, the path is actually quite straightforward - not easy, but straightforward: begin with the moment right now, what are you feeling? What are you resisting? What are you being invited to let go of inside yourself? You know which step to then take.
I think there's a generalised belief in some spiritual circles that when you attain Enlightenment life's trials and tribulations all fall away. You've reached some higher dimensional beach, whereupon, you can chill out and just hang ten. Think again! There is only the process. In Enlightenment the difference is that there's complete recognition of it, a complete surrender to it, and above all, a constant turning into the density that presents, a constant unwinding through.
When you step purposefully forwards, when you commit to making true and lasting change that's real and authentic, one that's aligning with the flow, then you become a reflection to all around you. They see your light, which challenges them to step out of their own box too. If they are anxious or fearful about what they're being invited to do, then the knee jerk reaction is often to shoot the messenger, rather than have to deal with an inconvenient message. That's exactly when judgment and projection will come calling. BUT, it can only land if in someway you are judging yourself. STOP.
The Deep Energy field binds into the subconscious and is deceptive and distorting. But with the razor edge of profound self honesty, we can break free. It's about channeling awareness into all our behaviours and aligning only with that which we know and feel to be in alignment with our soul, no matter what the external temptation. It's about the forging of soul sovereignty. It leads to true freedom of being.
Honour every moment. Especially when something 'goes wrong' and you get tight, for these are the pristine, golden opportunities on the path. If we can honour our truthful feelings in the most difficult times, without placating, changing or pushing away, then there's the opportunity to feel into and feel through as The One - the blank canvass of pure presence through it. When this infinite potential of absolute nothing becomes enough for you, then you'll unleash all manner of miracles and magic into the moment. But you have to fully honour it, exactly as it is.
It's essential always to get into internal blockages, distortions and density, so that we may effectively process and release it. Sometimes that will involve containing it, until we have more appropriate circumstances, but definitely don't suppress and ditch. Find the right space just as soon as possible. Regress back into the situation, honour and express - then the distortion can be peeled off to allow unbridled liberation and expression of soul. It's only by freely expressing your true beingness that the presence of the One can arise through you.
What brings true contentment and sense of fulfillment? How extraordinary it is, to discover it doesn't come from what you consume or achieve. Actually, it's a simple sense of complete acceptance within, of oneself and the moment. I find it comes most strongly of all, when I'm letting go of things, rather than acquiring them.
I find divine manifestation is kind of like working with swirling clouds in the heavens. They're up there and moving around, but not entirely tangible, beautiful to watch, but a degree out of reach. It requires much patience in this formative stage. You can tell something is about to land, but you're not sure entirely what, or how. Just keep paying attention, notice the synchronicities as things begin to connect, but work not to force anything, or else the creation will be distorted or misaligned. Let nothing be hurried, yet be in complete awareness and ready to move.