These are extraordinary times of great change and upheaval. Many things we've come to rely upon, the establishments and systems in society, even the very foundations of the reality we've believed in, are beginning to topple. In an environment of such turmoil, who and what can you really trust in? Gone are the times when a great saviour - a Messiah - has come to 'save the day'. Now is the time to put faith in your own soul. How best do you work with the full spectrum of your authentic beingness?
The Soul Emerges - A Subtle Sense of Perception
One of the greatest problems humanity currently faces is the deceptive fog of karmic consciousness that we're living in. It's a past where many have unconsciously devolved responsibility to others for decisions made. Perhaps it was previously to a Religious or Spiritual teacher, a politician or a business 'chief', our very society has been founded on the notion of devolving responsibility to the state.
To varying degrees, we've all done it - accepted the reality society has created and gone along with that. It's formed a matrix of belief systems, ideas, rules, regulations and codes of conduct. It's a fixed reality that's limited people more to an identity that fits within the system.
Of course, now the lid is lifting, the confines bursting at the seams.
The problem is: What to trust in? Who to believe?
Learning to listen carefully to the soul is not easy. Certainly not in the beginning. It doesn't speak as the ego does. It doesn't package answers around what you most want to hear. It doesn't always provide the immediate answer, the immediate choice. It will often leave you guessing, wondering what is supposed to be going on. The soul has an intangible air to it, like the wind blowing through the trees, you only know it by its effect, its rustle through the leaves.
You have to become still enough to be tuned inwards in any given moment, no matter what is going on outside, whatever the distraction or compulsion might be. Then watch for the flicker of a feeling sense, a subtle emergence of a perception - this is how to be now.
Embracing the sense of not-knowing
The problem is it's so easy to become conditioned in society to the immediate answer. And if you don't have one, you're often seen as woolly, indecisive or vacillating. Yet this is often how the soul builds energy. It's watching and feeling the way forwards. You have to learn to trust that reality will bend around what you're being and that somehow, the path will shape from that.
You have to become patient and courageous enough to 'hold the moment open', waiting for all the parts of the jigsaw to land before moving. In exchanges with people for example, you're not being evasive, you're just not feeling obliged to commit to anything until you can truly feel it - and don't be afraid to say so.
The soul will start to feel as an upwelling - "this is how to be now" - but it is not always immediately clear what to do.
My observation is the need to get used to this sense of not-knowing, to become awesomely okay with it. What happens then, is that your consciousness opens around the moment. You watch, feel and in so doing, build energy. It has nothing to do with fear nor timidity, it's about holding the space until divinely inspired action wants to naturally happen through you.
And when you truly feel it, it's like all the lights of the universe got turned on all at once. There's no longer any question. Even no need for a choice. The choice is obvious, it reveals itself. I call it the Power of Being.
The Seven Rays of Consciousness - Life's Game-Changer
They say "Being is the Change", but what does this beingness really mean? What does it feel like?
Often when people in spiritual circles say this, they mean the sense of surrender. However this is just ONE quality of the soul, whereas it has many: the drive and will of the warrior for example; the sophistication of the diplomat; the joy and vivacity of the child; the mysticism of the magician. Just for example.
When light refracts through rain, the awesome majesty of the rainbow is materialised. In fact, what you're witnessing of the 7-rays of consciousness - 7 frequencies of being that comprise your soul. By knowing these, and their distortions as they come through - anger for example - you can learn to forge the soul and peel off the distortion.
Looking in the Mirror - Working with a Guide
Despite the fact that your ultimate guru is within, it can still be of great value to work with someone who you recognise acts as a mirror to your own authentic beingness. So you can truly see and feel your truth. I'd say this is what humanity most needs right now: people who can hold the space empathically and people who can catalyse a feeling deep in your own being - remembering that it's always Your feeling they're activating.
How will you know it's your soul you're feeling? The first thing is to move beyond the collection of beliefs and ideas banded around as truth. To me, truth is what you feel as a deep resonance inside. Others may share a point of view, but if elements of our own truth are contained within it, we have to truly process it. And by that I mean to feel it as a resonance.
A good guide will not tell you "the truth". They may share a perspective yes, so that you may feel your own truth. Getting these reflections can be very helpful, especially at times where you're in some karmic density of unclarity. But what you're really looking for in the reflection offered, is how YOU then feel about it - what new aspect of YOUR beingness wants to come through?
Empowerment of Your Soul: The Rainbow Tribe Rises!
Let's not be afraid to make mistakes, for this is how we learn - you get to feel the distortion, but most importantly, then locate the truthful expression within. Progressively you're gaining reflections in the outer mirror and fine-tuning the multiple colours of your inner beingness. Now the landscapes you create in life become increasingly harmonious - even when the world is chaotic, you can navigate the aligned pathway through the storm.
You're becoming a part of the Worldwide emergence of Rainbow Souls!
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