Here at Openhand we're truly blessed to connect with kindred spirits in the awakening movement around the world. Whilst we're all on a unique path, so many of your stories bear similar hallmarks: you're looking at the mess humanity has gotten itself into and wondering how we're going to find passage to a new shore? To me, everything is necessary within the divine unfolding. The system is looking ever more crazy by the minute. Yes there's likely more instability ahead, but the other side of the coin is an immaculate realisation of self, seeing what you are not, and unleashing the divine majesty of your being. That's the heightened possibility...
The carrot and the stick
I have to admit, sometimes I look at the enormity of the task we lightwarriors have taken on and it makes me balk a little, I have to step back a while for a breather. I look at the increasingly craziness and distraction of society, I notice the disharmony and discord between people and I notice the apparent injustice of the rich getting materially richer whilst the poor get increasingly poorer (made even more extreme by the political 'leadership' of late).
Yet as I look deeper, I see the perfect conditions gathering. We know that society doesn't really serve us don't we? We know that the controlled, conditioned and compartmentalised lifestyles only dehumanise and strip people of their divine sensitivity. But still there's the allurement, still there's the apparent dependency - the carrot and the stick - which makes people keep plugging away, nose to the grindstone believing that somehow the system will deliver their dream. So if the situation more strongly reveals its shadow side, to me that's definitely a good thing. The awakening ones can see past these dancing veils.
Life is changing, we are changing. The Opposing Consciousness, that sustains the old reality, can feel it, and is thrashing around desperately clinging on, tooth and claw, to the old ways. Although it may look strong on the surface, it is struggling to maintain its agenda - it has to go all out now, only because it is already so exposed. So don't fear the bravado and the bluff - the paper tiger has no teeth!
Increasingly the old reality is revealing its shocking shadow side, and that's a very good thing, because it makes the path away from that ever clearer. The new reality is coming increasingly into perception - through the inner gateways. You can't necessarily see the New Paradigm with 3D eyes (except in metaphor). We have to look beyond the unfolding physical drama and feel the unfurling higher dimensional dream within the story, both in our own lives and on the world stage.
A Reason For Everything on the Soul's Path
Every single moment has a reason, a purpose, no matter how challenging or difficult that moment might be. We lose a job for example, relationships get difficult or break up, physical possessions challenge us like the car, the computer or the TV. Inconvenience seemingly messes with our lives. But there's always truth within the inconvenience.
When people come on our Advanced Spiritual Courses, which are all about aligning with and following the path of the soul, they pretty much always complete them with a deep inner yearning to truly follow their destined pathway in life. So sometime after the course has completed, something unexpected will frequently happen to derail the old pathway - some kind of 'spanner in the works'...
Meditation and inner exploration will most definitely reveal the higher self energies we're looking to integrate. But it's their practical application into daily life where we attain true mastery of self. What are the challenges of interpersonal relationships or of your career? Above all, what happens to you when things go wrong? Do you lose it, do you flap? Or do you see it as an opportunity to soften and go deeper still, to unfold a priceless new quality?
Expand Consciousness into the moment
So when (supposedly) 'negative' things happen to me these days, I immediately embrace the opportunity, I drop deeper into the feeling of the moment within my body and expand into it. Often a wry smile arises spontaneously from within "Okay, so what spanner in the works has the universe sent me this time?" "What am I supposed to get, what can I learn?"
I let go of any perceived need for an outcome and instead look for the deeper possibility of being. I don't resist the flow, the natural organising energy of the moment. Instead I work with exactly what's happening, using ever increasing awareness to intuit the new lessons, the new possibilities: You lose a really expensive pair of headphones - it's a fairly small thing really in the grand scheme, but even this has a message - perhaps you're supposed to tune into your higher dimensional guidance more attentively?
Always but always it works - an answer follows. It may challenge us yes, but then we wouldn't develop without the challenge - if these situations didn't feel very real (like your financial circumstances for example), then we wouldn't have the motivation fo change. And I've learned to trust - at the very deepest levels. I have an idea of what I'm here to do. Even if what's currently happening doesn't at first appear to be taking me in that direction, I realise that the thousand mile journey would not be completed without each step, without every twist and turn.
Dropping ever deeper into presence
I've realised that the one true thing that can solve all our problems, unwind all our knots and balance all our equations is increasing presence. The moment purposefully reveals your blind-spots - where you identify, where you might get owned by the illusion. So I look for those places and drop deeper into them.
Dear friends our discomfort is a priceless gift! Society so often wants to take it away, "pop the pill", get desensitised, but the short term pain is our passage to lasting freedom and evolutionary growth. Whenever you hit the 'blind spot' and tighten down it's exactly this situation which provides a priceless opportunity to evolve and grow. So don't fear it and push it away, instead embrace it, every nuance of what's now unfolding - see it as part of the path, then reclaim the priceless empowering gift that it is concealed within that particular step.
When I do this, you hit this immaculate point, that you all know, where the penny drops, you reintegrate that lost fragment of soul and now you're suddenly riding high on higer dimensional thermals. You can feel the expansion, the 5D wind beneath your wings. Suddenly the challange all makes sense, the density falls away from you. You experience indescribable joy at reunification with the divine. It matters not if you've just physically lost something - this was the price you paid to unleash another immaculate divine aspect of self.
It's all about our Ascension of Consciousness, because that's what's changing life right now in unprecedented ways. It's time to begin your shift into the New Paradigm and progressively transcend into the new landscape in the process. That's the golden opportunity available to us right now...
If you feel inspired, join us for the World Ascension Summit this August. It's perfectly timed and specifically crafted to meet these times of profound evolutionary change...
Avalon Rising: World Ascension Summit
See you down the flow