How To Truly Change Your Life Situation

Submitted by Open on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 07:41

Sometimes you're going to hit a 'brick wall' on the spiritual path, and in life in general. Maybe you've reached a crossroads in your career, a relationship or general living circumstances and you don't know how to move forwards? This happens to many - on the Openhand work, we encounter it time and again. In the 5D Shift taking place, your very being is transforming, to a different way of creating, sometimes without even knowing it. So the old rules of the old world reality simply don't work anymore. You've got to find an entirely new way of creating. Then things will start to quickly unfold for you in a much more productive way and magical. Here's how...

Allowing Expression of the Soul to come through you

In the old model of creating, the approach is to fix on the thing you want to change, decide logically and emotionally what you'd really like to achieve, then to figure out the steps in creating that new possibility. Indeed this also accounts for how the Law of Attraction is (mistakenly) applied in many spiritual circles - focus on what you'd like to create, then use a degree of expanded 4D consciousness to intentionally manifest what you might want - you literally bend the field to your will (which can work for a period). I put it to you though, this is just the tail wagging the dog. Because you are already creating exactly the mirroring reflections you need to see - those that tell you what you're being now, including reflections of the old consciousness.

The key to changing any reality in a positive and lasting way, which brings joy and upliftment through right alignment, is first to uncover the lessons of the moment, to peel off the distortions currently arising. Then to look for a new aspect of beingness that now wants naturally to come through. Express the beingness, and the new reality situation will shape around you.

What is the purpose of your life?

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? The Openhand view is that it just happened, because if there was a phenomenal 'creator', where did the creator come from?. But that doesn't mean there's no divine magic or sense of purpose - it exploded into being from the infinite potential of pure presence. 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 macrocosym, 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.

How do you harness the flow of life?

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 just 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.

Dealing with Crossroads of Uncertainty

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 - "how do you feel to be now?"

Here's the crucial key to creating positive change from higher consciousness: you only hit a crossroads of uncertainty, because some aspect of being is now wanting to come through, but needs time and encouragement to reveal. And when you find that new aspect, embody and express it, then it manifests miraculously. You're self actualising in that moment - bringing The One into reality through your soul - you literally shape the Universe around you.

This works because you're tuned into the synchronistic flow that connects all life. Harnessing and embodying this new energy, then influences everyone and everything around you - new opportunities manifest in unfathomable ways. And pathways of resolution through new alignments can happen in relationships too - although of course each will still have to work through the obscuring density that gets in the way. So aligned outcomes aren't guaranteed, but if you keep consciously harnessing the flow of light through your soul, then just like a river flowing to the ocean, if one pathway gets blocked, another will sure open - so don't give up if at first you don't succeed!

The Seven Rays of the Soul - authentic beingness

So what you're really looking for in any given situation or circumstance, that is proving challenging or difficult, is a new aspect of beingness - a new expression of the soul. It pays to know what these key characteristics are. I've written at length about them - with real life examples - in the Openhand Book Series. They are summarised here below...

  • 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.

We help people understand and embody these characteristics in the...
Openhand Advanced Spiritual Course Program.

Take the Step!

So my first suggestion for our exploration, whenever you're in a challenging or uncertain situation, is that you take time out, gain some meditative peace, work to unwind any tightness, 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?

From this new aspect of beingness that then starts to peek through, look for the first step of Right Action that naturally wants to emerge - literally express from that new sense of being. In which case, you'll likely find your whole landscape begins to change progressively to more aligned, harmonious and magical creations. I wish you well in your endeavours, no matter how small or great. And to inspire you on your way, I'll leave you with this "Spiritual Snapshot"...Take the Step!

In loving support

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 Thank you once again Open.

I love that: spiritual integration rather than getting rid of stuff, thank you – a ‘towards’ rather than moving ‘away from’ motivation, which reminds me that ‘that which we resist, most persists’ etc…it feels right, and powerful. I’ve been doing that, quietly & determinedly taking small intentional steps forward to support my vision of vitality and ultimate complete service, despite being challenged many days by fatigue and pain, i feed the constant thread of raising my vibration.  I am letting go of the false promise of sugar (interestingly rooted in slavery, something I am adverse to, having embodied that in a past life in a dark skin) I’ve been reflecting on what it’s been giving me, and it really is just a drug, that temporarily anethetises me from the pain of being a HSP and empath. I see more self love is called for, deeper nurturing. New recipies being planned and tried out. Feels good. More reparenting.  All good, what we do for one, we do for all. I am grateful for the journey.

Thank you for the info on alkelising and gut biome and blind spots, now added to my to do list.

Last week I made a decoupaged kitchen window pelmet in the colours of the spectrum and went on a food & drink fermenting workshop in Brighton, and suddenly my kitchen feels like a hive of powerful magic with all these jars of life giving alchemy bubbling away for me. I AM getting there. And despite being chronically unwell (only currently), I also feel very excited.  Remembering I am light and love, oness.

A heartful of love for the Openhand family and those on a similar spiralling journey home.

Hi Indi,

It's wonderful that you connected here again, the warmth of your presence radiates volumes The Sun Emoji

So great that you persevered with the login - I think there is a big clue to the diet and cracking the sugar issue. Thumbs Up Sign

I was working on that almost immediately after my incarnation - the last 16 years basically, trying everything I could to find the right internal harmony. I feel like I've found it now, but that could only have happened with persistence and peseverence because there are many complexities and different influences counteracting each other (and entities playing in the mix as you rightly point out!).

The first thing I feel to offer is to suggest working to see this not as getting rid of something, which becomes a painful challenge and quite attaching, but rather a progressive illumination. So every iteration you come up with or explore into, becomes in itself another step to greater awareness and self-realisation. It's not a journey about diet, but spiritual integration!

I think it would be important to explore what the sense of consuming sugar gives you? Where is the truth in it that your being needs?

Maybe it's because you're an energy worker and the sugary foods (chocolate perhaps?) generate the endorphins providing the feel good factor? So can you find alternative ways of generating the endorphins where necessary, and if that happens to be in food, an essential thing would be to subsitute unhealthy and addictive - processed - sugars with healthy alternatives. So consuming raw chocolate instead with natural sweateners.

Do look at any self-judgment within the behaviour too, because here's where the blind spots are causing people to consume more than necessary, with then can then spiral.

Another big one, that seemed to influence many of the complexities, was the state of play with regards the gut biotics. So certain behaviours, especially energy work, can cause depletion through the excessive production of adrenaline which then gets deposited in the gut as acid. It increases the desire for consumption of the wrong type of foods. So transforming the gut biotics with alkalising foods, like grapes, pears, broccoli, kale, cellery and rather than rice grain, instead quinoa and millet.

Also shifting the balance from fats and sugars into more protein - chick peas, lentils etc.

Essentially there's a natural searching for some form of completion. But with a misaligned internal configuration, it creates a self-defeating spiral. The important thing is not to self judge - there is a natural requirement to honour. It's about increasing awareness of the processes and progessively switching to more healthy balances incrementally. Then you'll find over time you'll make lasting changes.

Wishing you bundles of support with that.

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I am feeling inspired to read the threads above from everyone, thank you.

Im struggling to let go of a long term addiction to sugar. Its grip on my pyche is significant and numbs me down in mind, body & spirit, considerably. Accompanying intestinal parasites and an out of balance micro-biome have wreaked havoc on my health and well-being for many years, so its not a quick fix, though I am open to miracles J  

These attachments to sugar addiction and unhealthiness are the things im letting go of, without fully knowing how. (many previous attempts have failed, though ive made many improvements, and lots of knowledge is not enough to address it.  It feels like im dealing with an alien entity possession that im housing in my gut and brain. I feel its presence and long to be free of it.

Ironically, whilst being low over Christmas and floored with the flu, I somehow got a sense of separation from it amidst a feverish state; glimmers of clarity and a sense of an ability to be free of it appeared, I just hope this lasts. Im taking the courage to share what im working towards letting go of here since ‘that which is revealed to light, becomes light itself’, and I know I’m in good company.

I long, in fact, often feel desperate, to be free of what’s been holding me back so that I can be of increasing service to shine an ever brighter light into the darkness of the world. I connect more in meditation and reflect on the 7 rays to see what emerges.  

Ironically, i'd intended to comment on this thread yesterday, but was also procrastinating by watching videos, and feeling overwhelmed with 3d tasks like resetting my password so i could log in.  Anyway, i had been reflecting on how overwhelmed i feel about my various chronic health challenges, and last night i was woken at what felt like 3-4 am to be 'shown' very clearly (a knowing - ray 5?) that Open was working on these collective issues in the field. I know it's my stuff to clear, and i kinda don't want to ask if you were working on healing for humanity in this way, as it felt so hope inspiring to feel im not alone in lifting the shakles. 

With much grattitude for your generous and loving presence Open.

Hi Alex - great that you've shared and are being honest with your situation - it always leads to breakthroughs. OK Hand Sign

Actually I've witnessed a good deal of procrastination leading to stagnation abound within the shift situation, and especially at this time of year, so no surprises that it's coming through and being expressed here. Writing Hand

Actually what I've found with stagnation, is that rays 2 and 3 can help greatly too. So the ray 2 being that of surrender, and the ray 3 that of honest inquiry - interpreting authentic reality. Let's explore this. With the ray 2, that of surrender, it's essential however that we're not in 'acceptance of anything goes' mode. What it means is to accept that some stagnation is happening, but feel and explore deeply into that. So be in the stagnation as a feeling inquiry. Watch the videos, yes, but be as present and inquiring as possible. And afterwards, feel into the effects of what that does to your consciousness, and crucially, without judging. Where self-judgment creeps in, there's the tendency to 'go blind' in your own consciousness and then you loose the thread so you can't find the source of the problem.

This is where the ray 3 becomes essential too - keep observing the situation, keep inquiring, keep feeling into with keen observation. It's always awareness and illumination that cracks any problem. Once you've seem the issues and felt them fully, and once you've seen how the negative patterns adversely affect you, that's when the ray 1 can come through to change the situation and behaviourisms themselves.

I don't wish to create this as a fixed strategy, however by looking for combinations of the rays in this way, can lead to more complete breakthroughs, especially in complex embedded situations.

Wishing you well in your inquiry

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PS: for anyone else reading and wishing to understand what Openhand means by the "rays" of consciousness, scoll to the lead article at the top

It's about this time of year, once the Christmas festivities have died down, that we might find a degree more room for introspection, and an exploration of the things we feel we might want to change in our lives going forwards. Of course it's essential to frequently take stock, not just at New Year!

You might feel to change some pattern that's cropping up in your closest relationships - some disharmony perhaps? Or else it could be your job or general living. circumstances. Let's remember though, to change any of these things requires a change of beingness in us. What is the situation inviting you to change in you?

So I invite all reading, to browse the main article above, and especially the explanation of the 7 rays of beingness, because these are the real keys - you're looking for a new expression to come through - that's what really changes you beingness and life situation.

So I invite you all to share some key things that you feel need to change for you. I'll happily offer a supportive reflection...


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Thank you Jessica, indeed, you expressed it very eloquently. It was Grace. One of those 'initiations' as Open puts it. “Found” that her (the foal) and I - all and I - are inherently already connected. Heart-breaking open. What saddens me is that I can only pray for her VERY uncertain future.

much love x

Open yes, I have been to put it..."activations" happening for quite some time now but more strongly in the last year or so. And it's getting stronger...also the conditions are there. It's lovely to know that someone else - you - can sense this.

Jessica, i'm totally with you on 'we are energy' indeed! How liberating!

Jen, thank you too for your generous sharings they always invite deeper reflection for the reader (myself included).

Cathy, I love this famous quote: "It strikes me that pure being flows through me when I laugh with wild abandon, at peace with what is, everything lit up and sparkling in those carefree moments!"

I totally laughed my socks off when I got lost on Dartmoor today (after thinking where the fuck am I? etc etc) and there was a lot of uncertainty! - had to laugh at it! Epic! Lots of little magical moments always manifest though. In one of those there was an amazing, meditative encounter with a dartmoor pony. She, a foal, was with her mother eating and wandering. Sat down beside them embracing the moment. The little girl slowly approached. Eventually, our noses and lips touched and we connected. It was the best ever moment! I was at the same time in awe, love, sadness and wonder!

Felt to add a story about St. Teresa of Avila who was noted for her humor and who apparently said, "A sad nun is a bad nun!" Further, “From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.”

Once, when she was travelling to one of her convents, St. Teresa of Ávila was knocked off her donkey and fell into the mud, injuring her leg. “Lord,” she said, “you couldn’t have picked a worse time for this to happen. Why would you let this happen?”

And the response in prayer that she heard was, “That is how I treat my friends.”

Teresa answered, “And that is why you have so few of them!”



Here are a few quotes that came to me today as I was feeling the pull to lighten up and laugh some more!

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities." ~Jean Houston

"Man, when you lose your laugh, you lose your footing." ~Ken Kesey

"When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." ~Buddha

It strikes me that pure being flows through me when I laugh with wild abandon, at peace with what is, everything lit up and sparkling in those carefree moments!

x Cathy

At times I struggle to understand EXACTLY what is being written because I want to KNOW I haven't misunderstood.
But, I am learning to feel the resonation rather than the absolute of the words. When I remember that I am pure energy and I set aside my fixation on being matter, I feel the flow, I see the flow, how as my energy moves, shapes, and morphs, it is that I encounter new synchronicities relevant to my new platform, for want of a better word. And, particularly these lines worked well for me in your article.

"This works because you're tuned into the synchronistic flow that connects all life. Harnessing and embodying this new energy, then influences everyone and everything around you - new opportunities manifest in unfathomable ways."

Much love, thank you.Jessica

Lovely sharings indeed!

On the spiritual journey we each go through what are termed 'initiations'. I don't particularly like the word, so in 5GATEWAYS, I changed it to 'ceremonies'. It's where we enter a corridor of change. In the corridor, all of the reasons "why not to" hit you at once. You're tested emotionally, physically and mentally, and just when you need the guidance most, it can switch off because of the inner battle of transformation.

This is where we have to soften, and find depths of trust we never accessed before. In doing so, you soften your consciousness - your soul - into those previously obscuring layers which created distorted outer realities. It's only then that you can truly make sense as you forge a new pathway through the density.

Aspasia you said: "It is the allowing of the ‘body wisdom’/’inner wisdom’/soul to come through; the beingness which is already there, always to be trusted and which does not want to live a life of simple calculation." Indeed, Yes! And if I may add, it's the ray 7 or pure spontaneous magic that feels like it wants to now come through for you more strongly on the path. No surprises then that you'd have an affiliation with Quan Yin - who works on the seventh ray.

Jen, and in the love - in the ray 2 - look also for a deeper sense of the warrior. The ray 1 and commitment to change.

Much love

Open *OK*

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I love what you say here Open.

What I see is where there is any fuzziness around the sense of where the movement is going, the fuzziness draws reflections of itself that cling to the fuzz within me. There is the perception that these outer manifestations make it harder to move forward, but I am just seeing myself. Yes, it's all perfect in that way - in that I see more and more that the fuzziness within me has to be addressed and then yes I may still face reflections of the old reality around me, but my own sense of focus gives me fortitude to face that. It feels like going through a tiny hole and there is a trimming and a shedding of unnecessary layers. The saying "you can't take it with you when you go" really resonates for me.

Thank you for the reflection on the ray 1 commitment to change...I needed to hear that as I keep just feeling it as the destruction of realities - yes there is a rightness in that too.

Aspasia - thank you for sharing the beautiful poem - so inspiring!

With love,

PS wow! Just woke from an illuminating dream... A teenage boy that I know was holding a blue dragonfly but wouldn't let it out the door... Instead he squeezed it until the head came off.. I was horrified and confronted him but he towered over me and held something sharp over my head... I felt intimidated and powerless... Wax filled my mouth and I could not speak. These are the images and sense I carry inside about the masculine... No wonder it's scary to embrace the aligned masculine within!

I find uncertainty to be a creative force in life that encourages one to pay a profound and courageous attention to the body/mind/identity only to find that uncertainty is already a reality within; experienced every moment, in all immediate experience.

Yes Jen, love this part too, an ongoing experiential inquiry indeed:

"""Here's the crucial key to creating positive change from higher consciousness: you only hit a crossroads of uncertainty, because some aspect of being is now wanting to come through, but needs time and encouragement to reveal. And when you find that new aspect, embody and express it, then it manifests miraculously. You're self actualising in that moment - bringing The One into reality through your soul - you literally shape the Universe around you."""

So then there is certainty in face of uncertainty... It is the allowing of the ‘body wisdom’/’inner wisdom’/soul to come through; the beingness which is already there, always to be trusted and which does not want to live a life of simple calculation. I love this poem by Anne Hillman who also so eloquently expresses this.

We look with uncertainty
beyond the old choices for
clear-cut answers
to a softer, more permeable aliveness
which is every moment
at the brink of death;
for something new is being born in us
if we but let it.
We stand at a new doorway,
awaiting that which comes…
daring to be human creatures,
vulnerable to the beauty of existence.
Learning to love.

With Light & Blessings to all.

Great Article Open!!

This is a huge piece and I have been working with it through many transitions - love the shift it creates inside.
"Here's the crucial key to creating positive change from higher consciousness: you only hit a crossroads of uncertainty, because some aspect of being is now wanting to come through, but needs time and encouragement to reveal. And when you find that new aspect, embody and express it, then it manifests miraculously. You're self actualising in that moment - bringing The One into reality through your soul - you literally shape the Universe around you."

Much love, Jen