HILARION – Your Enlightened Journey – 9-13-15

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HILARION   –   Your Enlightened Journey  –   9-13-15
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Beloved Ones, As you allow the greater integration of the cosmic energies to take place within your consciousness and within your physical, mental and emotional bodies, you are digging ever deeper into your psyche. This is a process that is occurring for everyone upon the planet at this time. Depending upon your understanding of all that is happening, you who are reading this discourse are those who are now positioned to be of greater service than ever before.
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The world needs you to be fully present and willing to use your powerful energies for the awakening of the inhabitants of your planet. As the prevailing energies of polar opposites balance within, you become a mighty powerhouse of a force for good. Your divine essence is descending into your etheric field and there is a deeper integration that is taking place. On the outer level, this activity may not be seen but it is certainly being felt, for it is in the experience of the energy and awareness that one comes into their mastery on the physical level. We say to you, do not be afraid to face the shadows within, rather face them squarely and accept these as an important part of your enlightened journey.

by Open – The Patriarch Distortion – Breaking Into Enlightenment – 3-26-15

The Patriarch Distortion - Breaking into EnlightenmentBy Open, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World, March 26, 2015

In moving fully towards and into Enlightenment, there is often the sense of something much bigger supporting and guiding us. And it can feel so benevolent, so caring and so patriarchal when it’s there, that there often grows an incredible craving for it.

However, as you move deeper and deeper into presence, closer and closer to the Source within yourself, there’ll come the point where your soul yearns to drop into it. You actually become ‘the father’ so to speak. You become that openness which is the source of all authentic experience. Hence, paradoxically, the ‘father’ must disappear; the sense of external guidance must cease. It must all come from within. And this can be a very lonely place… at first…

Breaking Into Enlightenment

Those on a truly spiritual path will know that we are all ‘of the One’. But what does this mean in practice? It means there must be a place where there is no separation between you and life: at some point, inside of yourself, all must merge into pure presence.

Up to this point, you’ll have probably had the support of benevolent guidance, helping you forwards on the path – a more highly evolved consciousness perhaps, that has been assisting you along the way. But as we break into Enlightenment – into pure presence – this sense of external help must at least temporarily disappear. In fact, often, on the brink of Enlightenment, guidance comes and goes, waxes and wanes, as all is integrated within.

This can be a very painful experience, generating lots of disappointment and heartbreak (by the ego). It’s not that guidance will permanently disappear, not at all, but it will frequently feel that way, thus encouraging you to drop ever deeper inside yourself. Then guidance can re-emerge once more, but this time, you realise it’s YOU that’s manifesting the outer mirror, drawing people, guides and experiences that reflect who YOU really are.

True Benevolent Guidance on the Path

So this breaking into Enlightenment can leave one feeling lost at times, stranded on the beach with nowhere to look or to hide. If you experience this, work not to worry. Everything is okay. You are still progressing.

Just feel into the tightness – the sense of separation that the experience creates – soften into it, and keep reaching through into presence.

And if you are working with some kind of teacher or guide, that’s fine, but know that only YOU have the complete picture for your own path. You will at times be uncertain, and they can help point you to the Inner Gateways yes, but your path is unique, and ultimately, on the edge of Enlightenment, only your soul knows what works best for you. So let others reflect to you yes, but find your own alignment, your own reflection. This is essential in breaking into the pure presence of Enlightenment.

The world’s major religions have seen God in a very paternal way. And on the journey, this can be comforting. But also, the risk is, that it can be very limiting too. Ultimately, we must not be separate from God, we must become the presence of that comfort that we seek. Inside of us.

For me, the best kind of guidance at this point does not build itself as an identity to follow. Rather it ebbs and flows, waxes and wanes within the flow of life itself, pointing to distortions and authentic beingness, but then fading into the background again. It’s about coaxing souls into that hallowed space of their own true self – their own experience of ‘the father’. To me, this ancient benevolent presence has been sensed by people on the path for eons. I call it Openhand.

The Non-Duality Delusion

At this point, we also need to be careful that another key distortion doesn’t build itself into our consciousness – I call it the ‘non-duality delusion’. There’s a realisation that to be in presence, the sense of anything outside of yourself must cease – you must become as one with it, because you are that.

The Patriarch Distortion - Breaking into EnlightenmentBut life is a heavenly paradox. There is the presence of infinite potential – non being – which then separates into relativistic flows of consciousness – souls having an experience. If there was no relativity, no ‘this’ and ‘that’, then there could be no experience at all. You can’t know ‘you’ (as a soul) for example, in the absence of what you are not. Just as you cannot know hot without cold, up without down or love without fear. All such experiences are relativistic.

This is what I call the ‘dynamic equilibrium of life’. In pure balance, pure equilibrium internally, there is presence, absolute stillness and emptiness. This is the infinite potential of which I speak – paradoxically that which you are. But to experience this, there must be a dynamic flow of energy from it and through it – a flow of consciousness. The flow that is experienced as ‘YOU’, is your unique expression of that. It is YOUR soul. And to deny that, actually establishes separation from the source – the presence – that you’re ultimately coming into. So there has to be an acceptance of your uniqueness, of your flow, in order to truly arrive at the ocean.

For inspiration, check out this video… Who are You and How to Be That.

The ‘Holy Trinity’… Pure Balance in Life

Of course the religions sometimes speak of the ‘Holy Trinity’ – the father, son and holy ghost. Is there some kind of clue here, which can lead to pure balance and harmony in life? I believe there is.

For me, to find pure harmony in life, is to be continually ‘meditating’ in three directions simultaneously. Firstly, it is to be in pure presence, from which all authentic experience arises. But this must be allowed to flow into being through you (it does anyway, if the ego is not resisting constricting or attaching to it). This flow is what would be the ‘soul’, sensed as an arising impulse within you. The soul then flows into a vehicle of experience – the bodymind for example.

To me, to be aware of this continually reshaping dynamic and to be aligned with it the whole time, is true Enlightenment. It can’t be distancing yourself from experience, because that would be denial – an identity that is resisting. But also, frequently, the ego will own the arising flow of soul, which again cuts one off from the enlightened state, by causing interruptive eddy currents in the flow (inside yourself). It could be always needing the sense of bliss and love for example.

Continually Arriving on the Shore of Pure Heaven

For me then, there needs to be this focus on continual opening out, continual breaking through any tightness; allowing the soul to come through in any moment. Any sense of separated self – any need of some kind of patriarch for example – must then dive fully into this experience of emerging soul, as an unlimited, unrestrained expression. It’s a wave that carries you all the way back to the source – inside yourself.

So in any moment, within any uncertainty or sense of separation, seek to soften inner tightness and resistance, look for and ‘dive fully into’, the emerging expression that is your Soul.

You’ve arrived. You’ve come home. And you’re continually arriving on the shore of pure heaven.

Open

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Openhand is the name we’ve given to the Benevolent Consciousness of the Universe. It is that energy which works within the weave of the fabric of life, helping to unravel karmic blockages, infuse soul and thereby catalyse spiritual evolution. Openhand works as a synchronistic mirror, revealing what is holding us back and how we can take our next evolutionary leap. Openhand Foundation works on behalf of this energy, helping ground its presence in this realm.

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Wes Annac – Enlightenment and the Middle Ground –

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

“Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment; Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength” – Lao Tzu

I write about enlightenment so much because of its importance to the spiritual path, especially for the person who has unresolved habits and tendencies that keep them from raising their vibration. I’m not saying we shouldn’t take any advice we’re given with a grain of salt, however, and we should always be discerning with the things we learn, no matter who they come from.

Only the advice we receive from within should be taken with minimal discernment, and even when it comes to inner guidance, we’ll want to take what works for us and let the rest fall away.

Some people are against the idea of learning about enlightenment (or spiritual evolution in general) from spiritual teachers who’ve been put on a pedestal, and it’s understandable that we’d want to empower ourselves instead of a teacher who gives us a bunch of rules to follow.

The last thing we want is to give our power away to a spiritual authority figure who tells us we can’t achieve enlightenment unless we live up to a standard we didn’t knowingly create. However, there’s a difference between this and a genuine offering of teachings and philosophies that could help us transcend the Babylonian elements of our society and enlighten ourselves.

There are a lot of valuable teachings out there from spiritual teachers who genuinely want to help us find enlightenment, and all we really need to do is find the ones that resonate the most with us.

“There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart.” – Lao Tzu

Some teachers claim to be earthly incarnations of Source him/herself, and if we have trouble believing they are who they say they are, we don’t have to follow them. We can if we want to, though, even if we choose not to believe they’re God incarnate.

We don’t have to believe certain teachers are actual incarnations of God to benefit from their advice, but again, discernment’s always necessary.

Personally, I’ve reached a place in life that requires me to be completely open-minded, lest I want to stop believing in any spiritual material out there. Almost all spiritual material should be studied with a level head, because things will always be said that are too awesome or paradigm-shattering to readily believe.

For example – with spiritualist material, the hardest thing to believe is that mediums have actually connected with real deceased spirits who’ve given detailed descriptions of the afterlife. With ascension/new age material, it’s hard to believe that angels and extraterrestrials exist and are actually communicating with us through channels in an attempt to help us ascend.

With enlightenment material, it’s hard to believe that Source has actually incarnated on earth (or over-lit its followers) to share its sacred teachings.

No matter what we read, there’ll always be something in there that makes us want to run away from the whole concept if we’re rooted too deeply in the judgments and analyses of the mind, so we might want to accept or overlook certain things if we want to believe in the material.

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa

We don’t have to worry about any of this if we don’t follow any external teacher, and maybe this is why some spiritual seekers choose not to. Some people resonate more with the idea of being our own teacher; showing ourselves the way back into a higher state of consciousness. Personally, I think we can do both.

I think we can show ourselves the way while still taking time out to hear from whatever spiritual sources resonate with us. It doesn’t have to be a wayshower who talks about enlightenment – it can be a channeled source (which, again, discernment is necessary when reading), or even a friend who has some knowledge.

I think we’d all benefit from utilizing a little external assistance along the way, but the problem is when we fix ourselves on the external to receive awareness.

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As we’re learning, to fix ourselves on the external is to keep ourselves from exploring our inner realms and really spiritually thriving, and a healthy middle ground exists that allows us to utilize internal and external assistance with a detached mind and an open heart.

I honestly don’t explore much enlightenment material, except when I write about it. That’s the only time I really research what enlightened teachers have to say about our spiritual evolution, and the rest of the time, I tend to rely on myself and my intuition.

I’m not saying it’s the best or most helpful path, and I fall into self-created traps every day that drain my spirituality and keep me from shining. I might benefit from reading enlightened (or generally spiritual) material more, but I feel like my role is to produce more spiritual material than I absorb and I always try to give more and receive less.

“The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.” – Buddha

Maybe I (and some of you) would gain from taking more advice from enlightened teachers, but when it comes down to it, spiritual evolution is our responsibility and we have to chart our path ourselves, as opposed to endlessly focusing on a teacher who’s already found the way.

A little bit of external assistance is helpful and maybe even necessary, but despite how much it’d help some of us to read more spiritual material, it isn’t the sole way to enlightenment. My perspective so far is that the best way to enlighten ourselves is to take the journey day by day and strive to embody love, calm and emptiness while still being active.

I could be wrong, but I think my path requires more activity and less mind-driven stillness. There’s a difference to me between spiritually aligned stillness and mind-driven stillness, and the latter is a form of inactivity that’s caused when we unhealthily stimulate the mind.

For example – some people think television and video games are forms of meditation, and they are in a way because they quiet the mind (sometimes) and put us on a different frequency. I don’t think the stimulation-induced stillness that can result is healthy, however, and for me, it isn’t nearly as helpful as good old fashioned meditative stillness.

Taken from Keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

I (and plenty of others) would benefit from embracing more meditative stillness throughout the day, but beyond that, I feel like being more active than ever. I feel like love is driving this increased activity, and once our heart overflows with love, we can either stay still or get moving and achieve a lot every day.

Like I said in a recent newsletter article, we’ll want to be careful when we stay consistently active because it’s an effective way to close the mind without realizing it. This is something our spiritual teachers have probably told us, and this takes us right back to the benefits of listening to their advice as we chart our own path.

There’s plenty of guidance out there from plenty of sources, and the best thing we can do is find the teachers who help us the most and listen to their words while recognizing the importance of evolving in our own way. The heart and the intuition are our greatest teachers, and they’re activated when a teacher’s guidance inspires us to live in alignment.

I’ll continue to present material from enlightened teachers, but I’ll always encourage us to discern our way through the material and find what works for us. We’re free spiritual beings either way, and all we need to do is decrease our mind-driven focus on reality and let the heart take over.

Then, our aligned thoughts will naturally create the reality we desire, and even though our mind will be calm and quieted, we’ll be more physically and spiritually active than ever.

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Open Hand – What does Enlightenment feel like? – 5-15-12

The taste of presenceFrom the Openhand perspective, we all experience the state of Enlightenment from time to time, it’s just that as soon as the experience arises within us, we associate it with something else and lose the experience. Alternatively, a part of us is not comfortable with the experience and therefore creates once more the condition of internal separation from it. But this experience of non-identified presence is there in the background of everything we do and dictates every experience. It is the guiding light and the faster we surrender to its inevitable pull, the more harmonious our lives will become. So what is this state of Enlightenment like? How can we recognise it and surrender into it?…

The absence of all experience

We often hear that space and time are illusions, that there is only one being forming the Universe and here at Openhand we agree with this perspective. If we contemplate deeply the meaning of these two statements, then at some point we’ll come to realise that if they are true, then there must be the experience of everythingness everywhere in the Universe – including inside ourselves. But how would we know that state when it arises?

Once more, if we go deeply into the question of everythingness, then it is likely that ultimately we’ll realise that everythingness and nothingness are one and the same thing. If we have everything as a condition, then there can be no “this” and “that” therefore no relativity, therefore no experience at all. This condition of being is what we might call ‘absolute truth’ or the absolute and by deduction it must exist in and through all things.

When people refer to God, in our view this is what they are really referring to – not some white bearded guy sitting on a cloud (although the condition of absolute would include the white bearded guy and everything else too).

It’s what some enlightened people also refer to as “the void” – because it feels like the total absence of experience – and that’s exactly what it is. And yet experience arises from the void within us (and within all sentient beings). The true miracle of life is that we can be the void (the total absence of experience) and experience that at the same time. In other words, in Enlightenment we get to have our cake and eat it too!

How might we experience this void?

There are two hurdles to overcome in order to rest in the experience of the void…

The first hurdle
The first ‘problem’ is that if we go out looking for the void, then we have already established the condition of separation from it. We have created an internal seeker – an identity (like the white bearded guy on the cloud!). The void is an experience of pure presence with no small “I” inside. There is just being. If we are looking for it, the “I” arises once more and we move out of the state of completeness – the state of Enlightenment.

Therefore, we can only create the conditions whereby the void might simply arise. How will we know what those conditions are? For each of us the conditions are unique and our individual journey is about realising what those conditions are and settling into them as often as possible. Effectively it means understanding, following and attuning to the pull of the soul – doing those things where we feel totally “in the groove” so to speak.

So for some, it might simply be tending the garden. We might feel so at-one, that the hours slip by without us noticing at all. For others it might be in the adrenaline sports jumping off some high cliff or simply riding a bike or driving the car. For most of us, there will be a broad range of experiences somewhere in between. This is the path of the soul and how we come into our own experience of Enlightenment.

The important thing to notice whilst we are doing this is whether or not we (the one) are still present. So are we lost in the action or totally aware of what’s going on within it? If we’re totally present, then the condition of the void can effortlessly arise and simply take over our experience.

The second hurdle
The second hurdle to experiencing the void is that when it arises within our experience, it is so complete, so all encompassing, so crystal clear, so absolute that it feels as if no one is inside at all – because there is simply no identity. It has vanished into crystal clear clarity.

In the beginning, this feeling (actually an absence of feeling) can be quite scary. There’s a tendency not to like it – it might feel like we’ve just died, or alternatively become so alive that the small “I” wants to own it, to taste the absolute peace of it and so the condition of internal separation arises once more and the state of Enlightenment disappears like the spot on a switched off TV screen – it can be more that a little frustrating.

So the key is not to effort to find this state and then when it arises simply notice it and as much as possible dissolve into it. When we come out of it, ask why and what brought me out? Why was I unable to stay in that state? It usually happens because we buy into the illusion of our lives once more – the telephone goes and we feel we must answer it; a loved one engages us in their drama; or an infinite other number of distractions.

A process can be applied that helps you align with this state however – one which aligns us with our soul and helps us dissolve into the experience of presence. For it to be effective, it must be one that strips away the blocking false self identity. That’s what Openhand’s process openway is all about.

In conclusion…

Ultimately we learn to come from the void within all distraction. We discover how to centre in this majestic cathedral realising that nothing else really makes sense and there is no point being anywhere else. The continued occupation of this hallowed place is arrived at by becoming awesomely okay with whatever experience is arising on the outside…

“To be truly enlightened, is to be enlightened in and through ALL experiences”

    Openhand

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Steve Beckow – Ascend or Descend? – 1-19-15

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http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/01/19/ascend-or-descend/

Sometimes I feel so out of step!

Do I want to ascend? No. I want to descend.

Huh? Where did everybody go? Hellooooooooooo!

Seriously. There are those who are loving and joyful and exuberant. They emerge. They arise. They burst forth.

And then there’s me, who wants depth, who wants to descend into the heart, to go as deeply into the Self as is humanly … no, higher-dimensionally … no, existentially possible.

Here’s another place where I’m out of step: Do I want to visit far-off galaxies? Do I want to meet dozens of new civilizations?

Actually, no.  No offense intended to all those wonderful people, but I have very little natural curiosity in the area, even though I know it’ll be an important part of my personal mission later.

I’ll do it when the time comes and gladly. But does my heart cry out for it now? No, it does not.

What I want to do is to settle onto three square feet of floor under my meditation bench and find out who I am.

This Means Something

The enduring mystery of our true nature, what can be found by sinking ever more deeply into being, what awaits me in the inner world rather than the outer world – that’s what moves me.

Is this a vagary in me? I think not.  In my own defence, I feel the longing for liberation strongly and the form that that longing takes in me is to go into myself, not to go into outer space, just taking that as an example.

And I don’t think I’m alone. And I also don’t think that inner and outer exhaust the paths.  Some will want to paint furiously. Others will want to sing the perfect aria. Still others will want to worship the Divine Mother with the purest of hearts. All of us will find ourselves traveling different paths, the path which calls us and draws us onward.

When I speak the deepest truth I’m capable of? I’m left in the same place that the followers of the path of joy are. I feel the same love and bliss that they do and reach the same place of cessation of desire (and hence quietening of the ego and mind) that they do. Krishna said:

“All mankind
Is born for perfection
And each shall attain it
Will he but follow
His nature’s duty.” (1)

Our nature’s duty: our dharma. The law of our nature. The particular lessons that we agreed to learn and broadcast to the world.

That having been said, I welcome all paths and genuine spiritual inclinations and see a place for theirs and mine as well.

But …….. OK … maybe a short trip to Arcturus? No, maybe Sirius B. Or, or … how about Venus!

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/01/19/ascend-or-descend/

Wes Annac – Enlightenment and Making an Effort – 1-18-15

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Effort is always required for the seeker who wants to attain enlightenment, but things get easier after we work hard for so long. If we want to achieve anything, we have to show some incentive and refuse to give up when things don’t seem to go our way, and as long as we stay dedicated, we’ll be rewarded for our dedication.

Our reward will come in the form of a greater perception, which we’ll have justly earned by the time we receive it. As we’ll learn here, some effort is necessary in the beginning of our quest for enlightenment, and the harder we work (and the more dedicated we are) the easier things will get over time.

Some of us try our best and make as much of an effort as we can, and yet, we still don’t seem to experience the fruits of our work. When this happens, the best thing we can do is detach, perhaps meditate, and evaluate where we’re at along the enlightenment path.

If we do, we might find that we still have some work to do before we can reach the flowing, spiritually vibrant state of mind we want. We might also find that while we’ve worked hard, there have been times when we didn’t embrace our path or do the work that’s required to reach the flowing state of mind that makes everything easier.

Dedication is as important as anything else when it comes to enlightenment, and we’ll want to stay consistent if our goal is to enlighten ourselves. Together with dedication, consistency will enable us to continuously practice the things that help us raise our vibration, and these two qualities will always be important for anyone who wants enlightenment.

Paramahansa Ramakrishna tells us that initial struggle is inevitable, but it gets easier in the long run.

“Always keep your mind on God. In the beginning you must struggle a little; later on you will enjoy your pension.” (1)

We “must be up and doing in the beginning”, he tells us. “After that one need not work hard.” (2)

He also tells us that power’s only given to those who’ve proven they can use it properly.

“He does not give one more power if the little that is given is not properly used. This is why individual effort and perseverance are necessary.

“Don’t you see, everyone has to make some effort, however small, before he gets God’s grace. When one does so, the experiences due to be undergone in ten lives will come to fruition in one, and man will attain to spiritual realization immediately. But one has to make some effort.” (3)

Commitment, dedication and consistency aren’t just fancy words that sound nice. They’re important to the enlightenment path because we can’t receive a greater power we aren’t ready to properly use.

If we distract ourselves with things we know don’t serve our growth or evolution, we’d misuse any greater creative or spiritual power Source could otherwise bestow onto us. Even though our creator’s responsible for bestowing this power, it isn’t given to us just because we seek it – we have to earn it.

We have to prove that we’re up for the tasks that come with a greater perceptual power, and while Source loves all of its creation, it won’t just give the power of enlightenment away to anyone. We’ll all eventually receive it when we’re ready, but we have to prove we can handle it before we can receive it.

According to Ramana Maharishi, “None succeeds without effort and the successful few owe their victory to perseverance.” (4)

Effort is actually a form of yoga, he tells us.

“Effort is necessary. In fact effort is itself yoga.” (5)

He also tells us how complicated true silence and stillness can be.

“Everybody, every book says ‘Be quiet or still.’ But it is not easy. That is why all this effort is necessary. Even if you find one who has at once achieved the mouna (silence) or supreme state indicated, you may take it that the effort necessary has already been completed in a previous life. Such effortless and choiceless awareness is reached only after deliberate meditation.” (6)

With repeated practice, he tells us, we’ll get used to quieting the mind and looking within.

“By repeated practice one can become accustomed to turning inwards and finding the Self. One must always and constantly make an effort, until one has permanently realized. Once the effort ceases, the state becomes natural and the Supreme takes possession of the person with an unbroken current.” (7)

Even though Source and/or a guru can show the way, he tells us, we have to walk our own path, however unique or challenging it is.

“God and the Guru will only show the way to release; they will not by themselves take the soul to the state of release. … Each one should by his own effort pursue the path shown by God or Guru and gain release. One can know oneself only with one’s own eye of knowledge, and not with somebody else’s. Does he who is Rama require the help of a mirror to know that he is Rama?” (8)

We can only utilize so much external assistance before it becomes unnecessary, and at a certain point, we’ll have to get used to continuously looking within for a greater perception. There’s a lot of helpful advice from Maharishi and various other spiritual teachers that’s worth our attention, but we can only take in so much of it before it becomes necessary to find our own path.

There’s nothing wrong with disagreeing with the advice various teachers have given, for example, because it’s only advice that’s based on their experiences with enlightenment. Granted, some teachers claim to be embodiments of Source him/herself, but even still, their perspective is theirs entirely and it doesn’t have to heavily reflect or influence our path.

I think we can employ a healthy balance between utilizing external guidance and looking within for directions back home, and no matter what we hear or read, we’ll always want to be discerning. We’ll want to question things without letting our mind influence us too heavily, and we can be discerning with a calm, quieted mind.

All discernment really is, is the ability and willingness to decide if something resonates with us. If it does, great! If not, oh well – we have everything we could ever need within and we don’t have to integrate advice that seems misaligned.

In fact, we might disempower ourselves if we take advice that doesn’t ‘feel’ right, and this is partly why so many teachers encourage us to chart our own path.

The path we chart will require as much effort as any other, and it’ll also require self-empowerment and the willingness not to give up, no matter what. We know by this point that we’re spiritual beings who are capable of achieving infinity, and as long as we stay dedicated and continue to make an effort, the spirit will eventually flow through us with ease.

Then, our real work – internal and external – can begin.

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Wes Annac – Enlightenment – Wanting it vs Working for It – 1-15-15

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 Sometimes, we reach a point where we want to feel more connected with the Christ within; more connected with our essence, and when this happens, we might have to ask ourselves a few essential questions.

One of them is if we’re making choices throughout our day that are in alignment with our wish to be more connected. Are we helping ourselves live a lifestyle that’s truly inspired by spirit, or does the idea of staying connected only sound good at the surface?

Oftentimes, we’ll find when we take a serious, discerning look at ourselves that even though we think we want to be more connected, we still aren’t making choices that help us stay aligned. We’ll find that continuing to falter in some areas of life is what causes us to feel distant from love or spirit.

It’s safe to say that enlightenment (or spiritual evolution in general) is one of the hardest processes we’ll ever go through. It requires us to seriously and scrupulously examine everything about ourselves that keeps us from attaining our goal, and by the end of it all, we’ll have lost as much as we gained.

We’ll have gained more in the sense that we gave up our materialistic desires for something much better, but like Adyashanti and a few other teachers have told us, enlightenment is a destructive process. We’ll be uplifted by the end of it all, but we’re in for some pain if we aren’t willing to release our grip on the aspects of life that hold us back.

If there’s anything we’re unwilling to release, we’ll have trouble on the enlightenment path. In order to understand ourselves as God, we’ll have to be willing to transcend everything that keeps us from understanding our godliness, and it can definitely be hard.

The hardest part about it is watching the world continue its misaligned ways while we try to better ourselves, and this is where the most pain is usually felt. It’s hard to enact so many disciplines while the world continues to be hedonistic and uncaring, but it’s an unfortunate part of our spiritual growth that we’ll just have to accept, however hard it can be.

There’s a solution to the world’s problems, and we’re it. We’re the solution we’ve been waiting for, but in order to heal ourselves enough to heal the world, we’ll have to cease contributing to the aspects of our society that seem designed to keep us in lower, subservient states of consciousness.

Without becoming self-centered, we’ll want to examine everything about ourselves and determine what serves our spiritual growth and what hinders it. We’ll want to stay as open-minded as we can, as often as we can, but we won’t want our open-mindedness to lead us to things we know will hold us back.

We’ll want to let as much love flow out of our expanding minds and hearts as we can, and we’ll want to make sure everything we say and do is genuine and aligned with our vision. We’ll want to do away with limiting self-talk, like “I’m only human. Bickering and being unhappy are part of my nature. I’ll grow out of them someday”.

The goal of enlightenment is to basically stop being human; to rise above simple humanity into an omnipotent state of mind that’s free of the pains, worries and stresses that seem to come with being human. Yes, there will be times when negativity seems unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean we should feed it.

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Anything less than mastery will cause us to fall short of our goals, and we’ll know we’re falling short of them because we’ll feel unhappy; as if something’s missing that we just can’t seem to find. Something is missing in most cases, and it’s the devoted spirituality and godliness that come with enlightenment.

Most of us are reaching a point where we can’t stand the way the world is right now and we want to make a change, but the best way to make this change is to make it from within.

We can’t expect the external world to change until we’ve made some crucial inner changes, and as long as we accept certain aspects of society or tell ourselves it’s all ‘normal’, we’ll continue to be divided and controlled from within.

It’s obvious that a change needs made, and we have to be the ones to make it. We have to be willing to shed and transcend every bit of limitation or humanity that keeps us from enlightening ourselves, and anything less could cause continued dissatisfaction.

Overall, we’ll want to take things easy and stop taking life as seriously as some of us have. I know this sounds contradictory to what I said above about taking enlightenment more seriously, but both realities are possible.

There are a lot of serious issues plaguing the earth right now, but the enlightened seeker is calm and still in the face of it all. The seeker who’s embraced pure nothingness has it all figured out, because in nothingness, we discover Source.

Source is found when the mind’s as still as it can be and we’ve transcended our surface perception to the best of our ability, which requires calm, patience and an array of other masterful qualities that some of us are currently unable to grasp.

Most of us are afraid of pure silence, stillness or nothingness, because our minds have created situation after situation, circumstance after circumstance and identity after identity to keep us distracted. We’re so enamored with the distractions we’ve created that all-out stillness sounds impossible or undesirable, but it’s all we need to enlighten ourselves.

Maybe we should ask ourselves how we feel about being completely still and silent. Yes, a lot needs done and said to change the world, but what’s better – changing the world with a noisy, spiritually unaware perspective or a still, masterful one?

It isn’t necessarily complacent to want to change the world from a still perspective. Some people automatically assume it is, because in their mind, the idea of being still while the elite keeps us oppressed spells treason to their planet, and that’s the last thing they’d want to do.

Changing the world is absolutely possible with a still, enlightened mind, and in fact, it’s a better way to do it. It doesn’t cause complacency or inaction – it boosts our awareness but allows us to address the situations that need addressed with a balanced perspective.

It’s easy to want to stay connected, but it’s harder to do the inner work that’s required. As contradictory as it might sound, the best way to stay connected is to keep the mind open and silent, and when we try it, we might be surprised at how easy our creativity and our meditations flow.

They’ll flow so easily because we’ll no longer be concerned with making them flow, and our mind will be too still and content to worry about it.

Limitation fades when we can quiet the mind, embrace stillness (and the nothingness that comes with it), and repeatedly examine ourselves to make sure we stay aligned, and this is the challenge we face at this crucial time in our collective evolution.

It’s up to us to decide if we’re up for it, and while most of us readily assume we are, we’ll find that there’s more diligence and inner work required than we expect. If we can stay dedicated and continue to detach from the mind’s overbearing influence (thereby using it the way it’s meant to be used), however, the end result will be paradise.

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Lauren Fire – Transforming Self-Criticism – Stop Trying to Fix Yourself – by Tiny Buddha

Depressed Woman

 

“I define depression as a comparison of your current reality to a fantasy about how you wish your life would be.” ~Dr. John Demartini

 

I always wanted to do things “right.” I was the little kid at the front of the room, raising her hand for every question. I was great at pushing myself to succeed and please.

My drive to be perfect was an asset through college and law school. I rocked high grades and landed a big firm job right out of school. But that same drive drove me right into a therapist’s office at twenty-five, where I was diagnosed with severe depression.

Then just like any good perfectionist, I drove myself harder to overcome the depression, to be more perfect. I Cookie Monstered personal growth, intensely gobbling up books, lectures, retreats, and coaching.

Have you ever been cruising along, then suddenly realized you’ve been going the wrong way for a while?

When I had suicidal thoughts in my thirties after giving birth to my daughter, my intense drive came to a screeching halt. My desire to be perfect had driven me into a deep and scary postpartum depression.

My thoughts were no longer mine, and for the first time in my life I was afraid of what was happening in my head. Something had to shift.

So I went on a new journey, one designed to find out (for real this time) how to reduce the daily suffering that I knew I was causing myself. What I learned shifted my entire life. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Let me walk you through my journey. Maybe you can discover something about yourself along the way.

To Motivate or To Berate—That is the Question

Like all good journeys, mine starts with a hero (me) and a villain (my inner critic voice). Now, that “little voice” for me was not little at all. It was more like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, the mean one with the scary eyes.

One day I decided to turn toward my Mean Marshmallow Man Voice and ask it questions. Why must I be perfect? Why are you always criticizing me?

“Because you’re not perfect.” It said, with a booming voice. “You’re not…” and then it went on to list about 2,000 things that I was failing to do, be, say, or accomplish.

But this time, when I pictured all of these 2,000 things, I started to imagine the person who would actually have done all of those things. Who would this person be, this perfect version of me? Let’s name her Perfect Lauren.

Well, let’s see. Perfect Lauren would never let the clothes on her floor pile up, or the mail go unread. Perfect Lauren wouldn’t spend hours watching The Walking Dead or surfing Facebook. Perfect Lauren would work out every day, in the morning, before work.

Perfect Lauren would eat extremely well and would skip Starbucks, no matter how much she loved Salted Carmel Mochas. Perfect Lauren would have a perfect meditation practice every day.

I saw my entire life flash before my eyes, one long comparison to Perfect Lauren and one long failure to measure up. Did I assume that with enough self-abuse, one day I would become Perfect Lauren? One day I would finally be this fantasy super mom who would always “have it together”?

Suddenly I realized that my immense drive, the one that had allowed me to be so successful, was not a drive toward the happiness I wanted. I was not driving toward anything at all. I was driving away from something.

I drove myself to avoid feeling shame, self-criticism, and self-hate. I drove myself to please the Mean Marshmallow Man Voice. I drove myself to avoid hating myself.

Why do you do things? Do you exercise, eat right, study, or work hard because you love yourself and want good for yourself? Or do you do these things to avoid shame and self-criticism?

I had spent my entire life motivating myself with negativity. And I was now paying the price.

Why It’s Hard to Change

Once I realized how much I compared myself to Perfect Lauren, I tried to stop. It seems simple. Just stop doing it.

But when I tried too hard, I kept getting stuck in this Dr. Seuss-like spiral of hating myself for trying to not hate myself. My former coach used to call that a “double bind,” because you’re screwed either way.

For me to finally learn how to change this, I first had to ask myself…why? And yes, I know that I’m starting to sound like Yoda, but follow me here.

Why did I need to compare myself to Perfect Lauren? Why did it matter? When I pulled at the thread, I found the sad truth.

I compare myself to Perfect Lauren because somewhere deep in my mind I believe that Perfect Lauren gets the love. Real Lauren doesn’t. So I must constantly push myself to be Perfect Lauren, never accepting Real Lauren.

Okay, that sounds ridiculous. When you highlight a belief, sometimes it can look like a big dog with shaved fur, all shriveled and silly. I don’t believe that at all.

I believe the Lauren that leaves clothes on the floor and loses the toothpaste cap deserves love! The Lauren who hates to unload the dishwasher and loses bills in a pile of mail, she deserves love too!

How to Transform Self-Criticism

Have you ever looked endlessly for something and then realized it was sitting right in front of your face? It turns out that the solution to my self-criticism and comparison was actually pretty simple—start loving myself more.

Now loving Real Lauren, with all faults, is not easy. But I’m trying.

Instead of pushing myself with shame, hate, and self-criticism, I am learning to motivate myself with praise. Instead of threatening myself, I am pumping myself up.

And this has changed everything. I actually get more done using positive motivation. And more importantly, I feel better about what I get done. I’m happier, calmer, and feel more at peace with my life.

If you want to shift your own self-criticism and free yourself from the tyranny of your Mean Marshmallow Man, stop trying to fix yourself and start trying to love yourself.

Here is a practical way to implement this into your life:

The next time you notice that you are criticizing yourself or comparing yourself to Perfect You, stop. Hit the pause button in your head.

Next, say, “Even though I… I love and accept all of myself.” So, for me today, “Even though I shopped on Zulily instead of writing this blog post, I love and accept all of myself.”

Now imagine that you’re giving yourself a hug, internally. Try to generate a feeling of self-compassion.

When you do this regularly, you will start to notice what I noticed. Love and self-compassion can shift even the strongest negative thoughts and emotions and allow you to enjoy more of you life.

And that’s the real goal here, isn’t it? If we keep driving ourselves using self-criticism, we will never be happy, no matter how perfect we are, because we won’t enjoy the process. We won’t enjoy the journey.

I believe that the happiest people in life aren’t the ones with the least baggage. They are just the ones who learned to carry it better so that they can enjoy the ride.

The more we generate self-compassion and love, the easier perfectionism and self-criticism will be to carry. And the easier it will be for us to love and enjoy this beautiful and amazing journey called life.

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2015 Predictions by Jennifer Hoffman – Enlightening Life – 1-13-15

December 31, 2014*

Every year, since 2005, I have been writing annual predictions and every year I say the same thing, “I write predictions even though I don’t like writing them”. I hesitate to make predictions, especially about world events, because I do not want to influence anyone’s thinking or skew the energy in any particular direction.

Now, more than ever, there is enormous power in the shared collective awareness. Since my predictions are read by millions of people from dozens of countries, who can translate and interpret what they read in many different ways, sharing these predictions is a mission that I take very seriously and I write them with a great deal of care. That said, at different times during the year I refer to the predictions I made (which I do not change once they are published), and I am surprised at how accurate they are.

The details of exactly ‘what will happen’ are not always part of the information I share with you, as it is more focused on what has the potential to happen or what is energetically aligned to allow certain events to unfold in particular ways. Because we have evolved so much during the past decade, sometimes knowing the different potentials serves as a decision making guide, rather than a dire warning of the upcoming year’s events.

2015 features a number of powerful energetic alignments:

A full moon kicks off 2015 and activates the Uranus/Pluto square of December 2014
An old cycle that started in 2006 ends, and a new one begins
The seventh and final Uranus/Pluto square in March
Eclipses in April and October
A new 30 year energy cycle is activated in March and in September and it’s action time for all early Indigos and Crystals

We begin this year at the end of a rather lengthy cycle of healing and transformation that began in 1985. For 30 years we have had the opportunity to view ourselves, our lives, our connections, and our healing journey from every possible angle. At some point every journey  must end, and so must this one. Now before you get too excited, an ending does not mean ‘the end’ of all lessons and learning, it means the end of this cycle and the beginning of a new one. The new cycle may not be as challenging as the previous one, depending on where the individual is on his/her healing path. If they are complete and ready to take action in new directions, then new cycle may be easier than it is for someone who is just beginning. Just remember that ‘easy’ and ‘hard’ are relative, depending on the person and their path.

Since 2012 and the start of the Uranus/Pluto square cycle, we have been shown where we disconnect ourselves from our power, how we uplift or depress ourselves with our choices and fears, and who we allow to connect with us based on our needs and desire for validation. All of these have shown us where we limit our own power and if we are afraid to expand our power base because of who we think may be unhappy with or impacted by our choices, that process will happen by itself now.

2015 may be a record year for divorces and separations, and the end of many different kinds of relationships. Not because people will no longer love each other, but because it’s the alignment and resonance of our connections at the energetic level that are going to be the determinants of who we can live with and around, and who we cannot. And it works both ways, so the person you feel separated from energetically feels it too and they may be the one who decides that they can no longer be around you.

Don’t be surprised by anything that happens in relationships this year, as the greater focus on the energy of connections will release relationships that do not match and create connections with those that do. So while energetically outmoded relationships end, that happens so we can get new relationships that feel much better. Any relationship based on healing and karma is up for review this year.

This will also be a year of choices and decisions and some of the most difficult decisions will be those we have wanted to make for so long and then we are suddenly faced with them. It’s one thing to want to do something, and quite another to have the opportunity to actually do it. What pushes us out of our cycles are the choices we make to step into higher expressions of our own energy. We have what it takes, we have done the work, let’s see if we have the courage to do it. I believe we do because we have won both the battle and the war, now all we have to do is claim our victory.

Energy downloads, those shift and frequency changes that we have been experiencing since the beginning of the century and especially in the last 9 to 12 years, will appear to lessen but they actually increase in frequency and vibration. We won’t feel them in the same way because we have processed so much energy and raised our own frequency so high that we aren’t impacted in the same way by downloads now. That won’t be true for everyone, but for those of you who have already had a hard time with these and have been integrating energies for several years, you won’t feel this year’s downloads and frequency changes in the same way.

Integrity and alignment take on a new focus this year — it’s time to get serious about ascension now, not from the healing perspective, but from the action side. We must take action to give form to the new paradigms and make them possible on earth, as energy containers. The only way to bring energy onto the planet is through the connections that are made through us. This is a learning and healing planet, which is also going through its  own ascension cycle, along with us. As partners with the planet if we don’t create the energetic containers for these energies, then they cannot exist or be grounded here.

The temptation to stay in healing mode is there, and it’s our rather uncomfortable comfort zone. But it’s also where we know we are powerful and efficient and often our validation comes from believing we can or have healed others. Now we can align with our wholeness, instead of our healing, be in integrity with higher frequencies and vibrations, align with these energies without fear, guilt, or regret, so heaven on earth, which is also joyful living, becomes the new earth paradigm.

In 2015 we can, from an energetic perspective, turn our backs on the world. That doesn’t mean that we ignore what is happening around us, we just don’t give it any energy. We have the power to raise everything to its highest potential, as we did in 2014, and take it to new, previously unknown levels. If the purpose of our lifetimes here has been to complete ascension, what did we think we were going to do when we arrived at that point, which is where we are now? We have arrived at a destination and it’s time to get out of the car, so to speak.

It’s like the difference between being pregnant and having the baby. During pregnancy the baby is forming and it’s present but hidden so while you know it’s there, your focus is on taking the best care of your body so you nourish and support the baby. Then, once the baby is born, it’s a whole other story. Now you still have to take care of your body, in a different way, and you have a baby that demands care and attention. You still had your freedom and control of your life, so to speak, when you were pregnant. Having the baby changes everything.

We have had the baby and that changes everything but in reverse — we now have control over everything in a way we never had before because we were both unaware of our power and ability to choose this for ourselves, and the collective of humanity was not aligned at the same frequencies to a great enough degree to allow the collective energy field to focus energy with singular intention.

There is an increased focus on connection in 2015, and how we’re all interconnected, to each other, the earth, the universe, and to Source. It is our completion of the ascension journey that allows the rest of the universe to ascend. So we have to do this now – no pressure here, we can’t get it wrong but we can do things that will allow it to move just a little bit faster and now that we have completed phase 1, we get to start on phase 2 and make choices and decisions about what our completed ascension process looks like,  how we create those energies on the planet and start living through them.

Here are some of the  major themes for 2015:

From Healing to Wholeness

Every journey must end because at some point we arrive at the destination and stop traveling. We accept this as being true for everything but the healing journey of our life path. For that journey, we keep going around and around the same healing cycles, with the same soul group members, dancing the same karmic dance, and finding new causes and reasons to continue healing. At some point we have to acknowledge that we are healed but we look for that confirmation by telling ourselves that when there is no one else to be healed, or who needs our healing, then we’re done.

The truth is, we’re done when we decide that we are. It is imperative, in 2015, that we get off of the healing merry-go-round and start claiming our wholeness. Without this, we are not able to create new paradigms and move out of 3D and into higher dimensions of being, which is where our new work lies. Light work is gone, light beacons are the new reality. We don’t ‘heal’ anyone any more and certainly not with our own energy. Instead, we shine our light and let them cross the healing bridge on their own and they will, when they’re ready. We need to have the light shining brightly so that as soon as they are ready, the bridge will appear for them.

Becoming 360 Plus 1

In 2010 I began writing about ‘become 360 degree humans’, the healing journey that allowed us to see ourselves from every angle, front and back, inside and out, above and below, past, present, and potential future. Our healing cycles, journeys, and paths, take us full circle, to the point where we made the first karmic choice. That is the Becoming 360 degree journey. Then we find ourselves back where we started and at a  crossroads where we must decide what we want to do next, jump back into a healing cycle or leave the cycle behind and step into a new, healed, whole, and complete aspect of ourselves. That is the Plus 1. We have focused a lot of our energy on getting to 360, so we see every choice and reason for our paths and connections, every karmic pattern and cycle, and every source of disconnection. Our decision, in 2015, is to jump off of that cycle into the Plus 1, taking healing to wholeness, karma to creation, defeat to determination, and disconnection into integrity.

New beginnings, outcomes, and the unfoldment of new potentials are all possible when we stop spinning through healing cycles and take a leap of intention, which is putting our faith and beliefs in action. Creation follows energetic focus and intention and since we said we wanted to be in our power, this is our chance to embrace and use it, to see how that can work in our lives and in the world. We can change the world when we are willing to first become the example of the transformation we can envision for the world as we embody it in our own lives.

The Year of Determination

If we have the desire to live in joy, then we can create the determination to make our intention possible. Without determination, we have faith and no trust, intention and no beliefs to support it, motivation but no action energy to move it forward. This is a big step for us because we are always so afraid that we’re going to leave someone behind, do the wrong thing, be the wrong person, or fail in our mission in some way. All of those are impossible because nothing is ever wrong in the universe. And when it comes to other people and leaving them behind, that’s impossible because if we recognize everyone as powerful and as sovereign in their lives, then we have to also recognize their power to choose their own realities, and it’s not our place to judge their choices.

We can be kind and loving as we shine our light to point them to more powerful options that we are living, without insisting that we push, pull, or drag them there. We have enough to do this year with setting foundations for new energies and if we focus on that, we won’t have time to worry about who is not showing up for them. The people who are ready will be there, those who are not ready will be there when they are ready.

Love Becomes Awareness

I have always believed that the word ‘love’ which we use to describe universal or Source energy is either the wrong word or a deliberate mistranslation that has given rise to so many misinterpretations and expectations. I believe that the actual word which describes this omnipresent, constantly flowing, limitless, and expansive energy is ‘awareness’.

As we expand our ability to know ourselves beyond 3D and into higher dimensions of being, and as we accept that we are capable of living beyond any boundaries that we have imposed on ourselves, we become ‘aware’, and achieve a level of energetic expansion that opens us up to every potential and possibility within our field of potential. Awareness opens our field of vision to see beyond what we believe or know is possible into the ‘I am possible’ in new ways. This is a state of being extra conscious or super conscious, activating all of our abilities at every level, so we step into timeless, limitless, expanded being. When love becomes awareness, the empowered human/spiritual partnership is created.

A New Global Truth

If 2014 represented a global desire for transformation, we are now there. We’re ready for the truth now, in ways that we were not ready for before. But we don’t need to learn the world’s deepest, darkest secrets because that’s all history and it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that we create a new truth for the world through our shared intention, and one that reflects the greater good for all. Yes, there are those who wish nothing but harm for humanity but their power pales in comparison with that of those who want all of the best things for humanity.

And there are many more who want good — that is our new truth. We need to understand and appreciate the power of collective thought and connection, which creates in an exponential manner. When we share an intention for truth, peace, connection, and joy for  humanity with millions of others, we can overcome any fear or negativity — higher energies always trump lower ones and the light always overtakes the darkness.

That is why so much of what happens in the world is no longer of interest to many of us, because we know that much of what we see and hear is a version of a truth, but it is not our truth. The desire for truth that we hold for ourselves and for the world has expanded now and it is when we can move beyond wanting truth to have revenge against those who propagate ‘untruth’s, into becoming creators of a higher truth, then all will be revealed.

We are going to hear the truth in 2015, and in fact, many truths that are going to be very shocking but when we hear this from our own place of empowerment, nothing is going to knock us off of our feet, although it may be unsettling, from the point of disbelief. Think of the truthabout the NSA world-wide spying as revealed by Edward Snowden on a much, much larger scale. I believe we’re going to hear about so many new revelations and secrets that we are going to get tired of it.

That’s why it’s important to honor our dreams and desires for new life paths now, to stop healing others and start living from our whole, connected selves.  This is where we are at our most powerful and where we cannot be distracted or influenced by any lower vibrating energies that could easily take us off of our path. As long as we are steadfast in our own truth, what goes on in the world doesn’t matter and in fact, we influence the truth that can be created by having faith, confidence, and trust in the highest truth for ourselves and for humanity.

The New 9 Year Cycle

We began a new energy cycle in 2006 that ended in 2014. 2015 is another 8 year, numerologically, and it begins on January 1. All of the experiences, lessons, challenges, and blessings we have experienced between 2006 and 2014 are the foundation we will build on in the next cycle. The best use of this energy is to expand the learning into higher levels of frequency and vibration, creating joy and prosperity from the ashes of any sadness, pain, and fear.

The worst thing we can do with any challenges that we faced during that time is to think that things will never change, they will ‘always’ be the same, or we will ‘never’ achieve our dreams. Whatever did not ‘work out’ in the ways you wished or hoped in the last nine years could not manifest, for a variety of reasons, including being in the energetic, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual spaces that would best serve your learning, healing, growth, and transformation. Remember that we all work on multiple energetic levels, and what happens on our individual path is part of humanity’s general path. We are part of everything, and everything is part of us.

One of our ascension promises was the healing of karma and in order to do that we had to be in a place where we could experience our karma and all of its energies. Most of us have done that since 2006 and with the release of that cycle, we are in new, karma free zones.

You will know that you have achieved this as you begin to feel more and more uncomfortable where you are, you feel finished and unable to move forward. That is because there is no more energy for you there, and the vibration and frequency of that energy is not high enough to connect with you at the level you need to expand. That’s OK, once we have completed the first three months of 2015, more movement potential opens up and you will feel less encumbered and more free to do what you want. For now, though, we are where we must be and need to be as we complete this ascension cycle and possibly, no matter how much you want to move or want a change, it may  not happen. If that’s the case for you, avoid getting depressed or anxious and focus on what you are contributing in a greater way. When it’s time for changes to happen for you, they will happen by themselves or without a lot of work or effort.

Another cycle that is ending is the 30 year Saturn cycle that started between 1985 and 1988. If you can remember back that far, what did you begin or end, what did you try to do or create, where did you feel empowered or disempowered, and where are you now with those things? With the end of that cycle we have a new beginning individually but the greater power of this new Saturn cycle involves the Indigos born between 1955 and 1961. It’s their time to shine, it’s their time to expand, and to start exploring and using their gifts in more powerful ways. Saturn is called the great teacher and this is less a choice than it is an agreement to take action. If we don’t do it voluntarily, it will be delivered to us in ways we can’t ignore.

The End of Hibernation, Isolation, and Suspended Animation

If you have felt isolated, in hibernation, or in suspended animation since 2006 (or maybe before), cheer up because that will end in 2015. I hope you are ready because for some, these have become habits and hiding has become a source of safety and security. I believe that for many of us our energy needed to be so focused on healing that we were isolated, for the sake of our work and for our own good.

While we were struggling and vulnerable, and while so much energy was being stirred up in the world, we didn’t need to be out there in the wild, we needed to be exactly where we were. Even if it was terribly lonely and frustrating at times, the greater good and higher purpose that we are serving has been working with us and we have agreed to put our own needs and our movement aside to focus on this work. But times have changed and that work is over, so you may want to invest in some new clothes and shoes, some luggage, and a new look because it’s time to get out in the world again.

Earth Changes

Earth changes will continue to be problematic at different times of the  year, especially around the spring and fall equinoxes (northern hemisphere). Much stronger earthquake activity in Kansas and Oklahoma in particular, also in states like Kentucky, Tennessee, north and northwestern Texas, Illinois and South Dakota, will force oil and gas companies to reveal the true breadth of their frakking activities, which is happening in many more areas than is currently reported.

There will also be news, around July, of some secret aspect of frakking that is far more destructive than reported and is responsible for extensive groundwater contamination and earthquake activity than we have been told. It appears to happen underground, using some kind of underground radar and sonic waves to split up the earth, which is probably why there have been so many earthquakes in areas where this kind of activity is rare or never happens. In addition to gas and oil, this activity is used to discover and extract gold, silver, and deposits of other types of minerals that can’t be easily extracted using conventional methods of mining.

The focus on global warming will decrease as much of the fear element around that is debunked but there will be more focus on environmental pollution, especially in the oceans, as people demand more accountability and effort from polluters. There will be an increase in earth-centered awareness, keeping the planet clean and attention to more long term consideration of the planet.

There will be a demand for transparency around the Fukushima reactor disaster and true levels of radiation in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the west coast of the US, which have been misrepresented and under-reported. Those numbers will be reported and monitored by private citizens and groups, and a new technology to ‘eat’ radioactivity and radiation from the ocean will be implemented around August or September, that will greatly help manage and lower the radiation levels in the ocean.

In 2014 I wrote that there will be activity around the Yellowstone volcano and I believe that it will happen this year. I don’t foresee a strong eruption, but I do see enough activity that scares people into thinking it may erupt. Some new geysers will open in the area, quite spectacular displays of the earth’s power. One of the reasons this happens is to draw our attention and our energy to this place, as it is an important earth vortex. The energy we need to focus there is not of fear, but of higher frequencies that expand the portal — fear energy will close it and limit its potential.

Power Periods

During the course of every year there are power periods where the earth’s energetic balance changes, we experience strong energy shifts, new energetic alignments occur, new vortexes open or old ones close. These often clash with our own energetic vibrations and they can make us very uncomfortable and even physically ill. We call these ascension symptoms and they are part of our ascension journey, for we need to bring new energy to the earth as part of our mission of creating ‘heaven on earth’.

With these power periods we may see earth changes, strong storms, floods, earthquakes or unusual weather. In our own lives we can experiences sudden endings, disruptions, changes of heart or mind or even physical illness. On a global scale we can hear of secrets, schemes, corruption, scandals and power plays. These power periods describe some of the more active or intense portions of these cycles, and the activity may not be focused solely within these periods.

In 2015 there are 3 big power periods and two smaller ones that overlap into the bigger periods:

Mercury retrogrades in January, May, and September, which are also power periods. We have two eclipse periods, in  April and October,

The final Uranus/Pluto square is on March 17, 2015 (although the effect is felt all year, to January 2016) and there is an especially powerful, significant, and unique cycle completion on March 20.

The Saturn transit square natal Pluto happens again from June to September as Saturn goes back into Scorpio — this impacts anyone born from 1956 to 1961.

This year is all about fast moving energy, quick changes, core level transformation, and the need to be flexible and to surrender (which means to stop fighting and resisting, not to give up), as well as expanding our personal energy field enough to bring in very high frequencies to move us into the next phase of ascension.

January to March 31, 2015 :  This is the  first significant power period  because the energy of the December Uranus/Pluto square is still active and the exact square happens on March 17, followed by the equinox and new moon at 29 Pisces on March 20-21.

The new moons at 0 degrees in January and February (in Aquarius and Pisces) complete the series of five  0 degree new moons that began in October 2014. This unusual aspect is historically associated with periods of great change. The February 0 deg Pisces new moon is followed by a new moon eclipse in March at 29 Pisces. This is the final sign of the zodiac, we have come full circle, the alpha and omega, and it marks the end of this ascension cycle. It’s also the beginning of the astrological year and astrology is how we connect with and integrate the energy of the other planets in our solar system.

June and July — This power period brings strong storms, high seas, unusual weather, such as snow in July, and big shifts in temperature that everyone will notice. Part of its purpose is to draw our attention to the earth, which is going to require that we send very high vibration energy instead of fear.

September — This power period marks the end of the 30 year Saturn cycle and of the first stage of ascension, as Saturn fully moves into Sagittarius on September 20, also the date of the autumn equinox. This is important on several levels, individually and collectively. By  moving into Sagittarius, Saturn completes the cycle that began in 1987, with the first Harmonic Convergence, the first global meditation gathering that ushered in a level of shared consciousness and connection never before experienced by humanity. It was also the beginning of the growth of the internet, another medium which has connected humanity as never before. This power period could very well bring disclosure about religions, the bible, and socially accepted spiritual beliefs. It also completes the energy began in October 2014 with Saturn reaching the last degrees of Scorpio. Life altering choices, transformation, the urge to do new and different things, or to do things differently, abound now, especially for those entering the second stage of their lives, now in their 50s and early 60s.

December — 2015 ends with a month for reflection and review, marked by action of Venus, which covers all 30 degrees of  Scorpio before moving into Sagittarius on December 31. If you didn’t celebrate at the end of 2014, you will probably be celebrating this new year’s in a very celebratory way.

Solar Activity

Solar activity will not be as intense in terms of frequency this year. The active periods will be shorter but stronger. So while we may see less solar flare activity, there will be large bursts of high level flares with more CMEs (coronal mass ejections) than we have before. I also see quite a few earth directed CMEs which will interfere with satellite transmissions and radio frequencies, especially in July and September, that will be very noticeable. I think that we’ll be more aware of the solar flare activity this year because there will be visible effects.

Vortexes, Portals, and Energy Grids

Vortexes are concentrations of energy on the earth that receive and ground energy and energy portals are openings in the earth’s electromagnetic grid that allow energy to flow into the earth from the Universe.  Some portals allow dense energy to flow into the earth, others are much lighter and their energy is less dense. You can tell where the ancient, dark and dense portals are because these areas are currently at war, or are areas of protest and civil unrest, such as Syria, Egypt and areas of the Middle East. Any area where the feminine energy is suppressed or denied contains an ancient, dense portal.

These are trying to close, and have been trying to close for several years now, but there is a lot of resistance to their closing, from those who feed off of this energy. 2015 will see a big shift in these portals as they were heavily attacked in 2014. Any area of intense conflict and war is indication of strong portal activity, where the old portals are trying to close and the conflict keeps them open.

New vortexes were opened in 2014 and are now ready to be supported and lived in but we need to be at the energy that will support the portal’s newer frequencies, which is why we need to be out of healing mode and into completion and wholeness. This year, new portals and vortexes open around the southeastern coast of the U.S., in Nevada, around Chicago, in New Mexico, big shifts in energies across western Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal which will also manifest as a limit on Muslim expansion into countries like France, the UK, Norway, and Sweden. Many people from Africa, who are now immigrating into Western Europe, will be moving to the area around the Philippines instead.

More activity in the UK and in Scotland and Ireland, the energy is quietly shifting in those two countries, as they quietly prepare for a renewed demand for sovereignty, which will be successful this time. By 2017 there will be many changes in the area known as the United Kingdom, which is the continuation of the Roman  Empire. As the 3D paradigms of domination and control end, their origins also end because there is no energy to empower them. The full scope of the information about this will eventually come out around 2016. This area is also a major Atlantis site and holds many of Atlantis’ secrets and information that have been withheld from the world, which will be revealed starting in 2016.

I see a lot of activity around the Philippines, China, India, Pakistan, and SE Asia in 2015, a lot of social and political unrest, more requests for changes in government policies, new scandals and revelations of corruption in politics and agriculture, and the revelation of some kind of ET activity there too. In fact, on the subject of extra terrestrials (ETs), I think there is going to be an ‘accidental’ reference to them that is going to make their presence on the planet very obvious this year.

And we can’t talk about vortexes and portals without also mentioning geographic moves, which have not happened yet for many of you (me included), although you have been waiting for two to five years, or longer, to go to new places. There is a reason for that and it ends in 2015. Your current geographic location has been very carefully calibrated to accommodate the energy of the new portals opening now, the energy reflected in the earth’s grids, your own ascension cycle and how much new energy you can receive, and expand onto and into the physical earth and its grids.

In fact, the more unhappy you are where you currently live, the more out of place, undervalued, unappreciated, and invisible you feel there, the more benefit and energy you are bringing to that area, whether it is opening new energy portal, holding a new energy potential, maintaining an energetic balance, or being present at a specific energy  frequency so to ground that energy.  It’s all part of a bigger plan to enable energy shifts in a balanced, grounded way and we don’t have to know why we are somewhere and had to be there, no matter how much we didn’t want to.  This necessity ends by March 31, after the Uranus/Pluto square, and movement can begin as early as mid-April, through June or July. Another opening for this movement happens in September through December.

Once it begins, it can happen very quickly and manifest in a matter of days or weeks. Just be prepared if you say you have wanted to move, that decision will present itself and then you will have to take action. Where you will move is to a place that aligns with your energy now, bringing you the kind of life and lifestyle you want to experience, the kind of friends, community, social network and experience you want to have in your new place. That is what will determine where you move to.

Here we are, ready to begin another year together, let’s make it a really good one. I think that we all know, on some level, that we have reached the end of a powerful journey. And it is not without some degree of regret and maybe a little hesitation, that we acknowledge our success and move on. It has been, after all, the reason and purpose for and of so many lifetimes that it is going to be a big change, for some, to step out of healing and ascension mode, and to be into wholeness and expansion. The push for ascension has taken all we had at times, and cost us everything. Now we can expand those energies, that we have had to focus so tightly, into new ways of being.

During this entire year, your intention will serve as your guidepost and guiding light for your life, so set powerful, meaningful, soul-ful and soul-filled intentions for this year to make the most of its many new beginnings and fresh starts. A new factor that we bring into it, building on what we learned in 2014, is the aspect of determination and taking action. We can be motivated but if we’re too scared to take action, our motivation will be like having a car with no gasoline. This is new territory and there is no map; we get to create the path with our intention and walk it when we are motivated enough to take our first step and determined to see it through. We must use the same level of energy and commitment now than we have through this ascension cycle. Just because we got through part 1 doesn’t mean we get to stop — the second part simply involves taking what we have already learned and adding a big dose of joy.

We still have free will in all things and nothing is ever ‘set in stone’ but we also live in highly transitional times and more and more people now share a desire for peace, love, acceptance and community. This is what has the real power to create change in the world and allow our individual and collective realities to become ‘heaven on earth’. As Uriel has often said, ‘It is not our job to destroy earth so heaven can take over. It is our mission to raise the frequencies of humanity and the earth so that a divine/human partnership can be created and we can evolve into ‘spiritual humans’.

This year can be easy or difficult, I think it will be a balance of the two and the challenges will be offset by the glorious moments of pure joy and bliss. We are here, there is truly nowhere to run and nowhere to hide in this process. Don’t be distracted by the chaos — change is inevitable, but chaos is optional and we always have a choice in the matter. Time to dust off the dreams and bring them out into the light so they can get re-charged because now we will have the energy to make them a reality.

I wish you the abundant blessings, peace, joy and love that a benevolent, loving and supportive Universe is waiting to co-create with you, and  a richly abundant, prosperous, joyful and joy-filled new year.

Many blessings,

Jennifer Hoffman

December 31, 2014

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Awaken the Buddha Nature Within – admasambhava11 – 10-17-14

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During the time between yugas or eras there is a transition time called a rishis period.   There is much debate at when this period begins and ends, but many of the astrological markers in the Vedas, Kalachakra Tantra and Hebrew literature are actually occurring now.  The Kali Yuga is the darkest and shortest yuga cycle.  Many Vedic astronomers will claim we have 427,000 years remaining, but the ancients monitored both minor and major cycles.  We really do not have to wait another 427,000 more years before the rulers of earth become plunderers.  The great shift of the ages is upon us right now and that is why you have been bombarded with so much false information, and the world outside seems to be getting worse.

In some ways, the fall in consciousness that occurs during the end of the Kali Yuga helps attract some of the darkness here.    Human faith and hope are one of our greatest qualities, so don’t be down on yourself too much if you have placed faith in some guru or galactic saviours racing in to change our situation.  The higher worlds would simply not interfere this way and a guru should not accept visa or mastarcard. Change will ultimately be up to the souls incarnated here.   People are starting to awaken to the fact that a hidden hand has controlled much of the world for far too long.  However, much of the alternative message is also being controlled and censored.  People are constantly given dates, timeline of events and all sorts of wonderful promises that always fail to eventuate.  People usually begin to loose hope during this second awakening stage.   Many feel compelled to warn others, but it is kind of like running into a kindergarten and telling all the kids Santa Clause is a fraud.

All this side show is just another way to take your eyes of the real prize and that is attaining enlightenment.  It should not be waved around like a carrot, but perpetual bliss is the destiny of all sentient beings.  You are not some tweaked down strand of useless DNA that can proceed until you get an upgrade.  In addition, the soul that dwells within you is already divine and does not require alien technology to shine as bright as a billion suns.  No amount of yoga or siting can purify your soul any more than it is right now.  Most of our defilements come from the mind and body only.  The mind, body and soul are just not in the proper position for you to experience full consciousness.  What if there was a way to shift this inner orb of god light much sooner so everyone could attain enlightenment through their own efforts?  Everyone has what it takes right now  to attain full enlightenment.

All the avatars, old souls, star seeds, and drifters came here to help change consciousness. We will not manifest a golden age if we are not talking the steps to awaken the Buddha-nature within right now.  Have you ever noticed the pictures of orbs being taken with digital cameras all over the world?  Look closer and you will see a Buddhist/hindu dharma wheel in them.  Then you will see smaller circles and each of these is many lifetimes of knowledge.  This is your own personal dharma wheel of samsara.  It does not matter if you call it the atma, spirit, soul, god spark or Buddha nature.  It attaches to the lower chakras many months before birth.  This is why your heart chakra hurts when you grieve.  Also when you get scared you place your hand over this area.

When you see a halo over a gurus painting it is simply a person that has shifted this orb from the lower chakras to the crown chakra.    This is where a more complete meditation technique like kriya yoga or vajrayana are extremely effective.   It is very important your ultimate meditation focuses on the region at the base of the spine so this orb can be shifted.  However, what if there were some other factors that are crucial to attaining full consciousness.  We knew much about the hidden yoga in our past and it was hidden intentionally.

Have you ever taken a few  minutes in nature and realised that we are already living in the eden.  The only thing that needs to change is our consciousness.  Once global consciousness changes the golden age will begin to fully manifest.  Enlightenment is an individual responsibility, but it will come much sooner if you know how to breath natural prana deep into the base of the spine, and understand the mysteries of the Kalachakra Tantra.

The Kalchakra Tantra was a separate teaching Shakyumuni Buddha gave to the first kalki king.  This King of shamballa recorded the teaching and shamballa became an inner world of enlightened beings.  Like most surface beliefs and teaching the original Kalchakra tantra was lost and we only have an abridged version now.

Steve Beckow – Emergence – 10-16-14

In 29, I began the Galactic Roundtable discussion group, now Share 11, to give a then-prominent lightworker a platform for the discussion of his views. This article was posted there. We were discussing emergence even then.  Kathleen and I are in San Francisco today.

If the purpose of life is enlightenment and enlightenment means to know our true identity as God, then we should be able to see evidence of this in the ways in which life was designed.

And in fact we can. We can see that the truth, consciously stated, releases us from tension. That would make sense, would it not, given the purpose of life? The purpose of life is to know the truth and every truth we know and communicate rewards us with a release from an unwanted condition.

If every truth we told consciously further increased our tension and drove us further into unconsciousness, I’d have to question the way life was designed or my statement of its purpose. It would seem to point to the fact that God does not want the truth known.

Moreover, everything we pursue, every sensation we have eventually pales, except one: the desire for and the experience of the divine. Now that makes sense too, does it not? It makes sense that God, if he (she, it) wanted us to know him (her, it), he would cause every experience to pale except the experience of him?

Enlightenment can be reached by many paths, through many ways. For every sense door, a path. For every mode of experiencing, a path. For every temperament, a path.

And the mode called writing invites, for me anyways, a very particular path, which I’ve called “emergence.”

Emergence is to stand forth as one’s truth, to free our expression from all dogma and equivocation, all fear and anxiety, all suppression and intimidation, as people are doing right here [in this Galactic Roundtable discussion group], right now.

Emergence may not look pretty. It may be a noisy birth or a quiet birth. But the more we emerge, the more we break the knots that bind us, find our native voice, free our natural expression, and the more we stand forth in the way we were first created.

“Show me your original face” could be translated as “emerge.” Stand forth. Stop suppressing yourself. Stop hiding.

But it doesn’t mean attack, insult, or anything close. To do that would be to violate our divine nature. The way God designed life, it seems to me, makes that result in more tension, more layers of withheld energy and consciousness, further darkness.

Emergence is emergence from attack, from duality, from separativeness, the emergence of our nature as it is, free of restraint but also harmless and unconcerned with what others do or don’t do.

I emerge. It has nothing to do with whether you do or not. I stand forth. I don’t have you stand forth. I have me stand forth.

I do that by sharing who I am in the matter, as someone has just done.

The game in here, as far as I’m concerned, is emergence, throwing off the self-imposed chains of shame and guilt, letting go of worry about what others think of us, peeling back the layers and revealing one’s self, warts and all.

The one who can speak his or her truth without fear and yet without harm has achieved the individual sovereignty already that the galactics promise us, as far as I’m concerned. What’s left to win if we’ve released ourselves from our self-imposed prison of fear already?

Stop worrying about how you look. Stop trying to be right. Emerge in here. Who are you in the matter? Not who am I or who is someone else. Who are you?

Tell me who you are, deeply, transparently. I want you to know me deeply, truly as I am. The all of me, the how of me, the beginning and the end of me.

Tell me who you are. I will hear you.

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/10/16/emergence-5/

Adyashanti – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

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Also see http://batgap.com/adyashanti/.

I’m sorry about the technical quality of this video. We had problems which we weren’t able to surmount.

Adyashanti dares all seekers of peace and freedom to take the possibility of liberation in this life seriously. He began teaching in 1996, at the request of his Zen teacher with whom he had been studying for 14 years. Since then many spiritual seekers have awakened to their true nature while spending time with Adyashanti.

The author of The End of Your World, Emptiness Dancing, and True Meditation, Adyashanti offers spontaneous and direct nondual teachings that have been compared to those of the early Zen masters and Advaita Vedanta sages. However, Adya says, “If you filter my words through any tradition or ‘-ism’, you will miss altogether what I am saying. The liberating truth is not static; it is alive. It cannot be put into concepts and be understood by the mind. The truth lies beyond all forms of conceptual fundamentalism. What you are is the beyond—awake and present, here and now already. I am simply helping you to realize that.”

A native of Northern California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, and teaches extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area offering satsangs, weekend intensives, and silent retreats. He also travels to teach in other areas of the United States and Canada.

“Adyashanti” means primordial peace.

Interview recorded 8/30/2011

Wes Annac – Enlightenment Requires Releasing Resistance, Part 1/2 – 10-1-14

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness, September 30,2014 – http://tinyurl.com/pertlfn

“Strip away the layers and reveal your soul

You got to give yourself up and then you become whole

You’re a slave to yourself and you don’t even know

“You want to live the fast life but your brain moves slow

“If you’re trying to stay high, then you’re bound to stay low

“You want God but you can’t deflate your ego

“If you’re already there, then there’s nowhere to go

“If your cup’s already full, then it’s bound to overflow” – Matisyahu

At the risk of oversimplifying certain terms and beliefs, I’ll say that we have a foot in two worlds – the physical (the illusory) and the spiritual (the real). When we cultivate resistance to the refined reality we have the potential to perceive (or to the illusory), we trap ourselves in the false realm we’re ready to grow away from.

Resistance in any form feeds the ego and, thus, our external reality, and in the same vein, anything that feeds the ego creates resistance. Resisting spirit is easier than most of us think, and if we want to spiritually thrive, we’ll have to release any resistance that attempts to influence us.

Now that we’re becoming aware of the spiritual nature of our existence, we’re slowly yet surely being led to release any resistance we could otherwise cultivate.

We’re being led to cease identifying solely with our physical, identity-driven selves, and we’re being led to see that something far realer and more blissful exists beyond the ego-driven thoughts and actions our illusory selves would have us feed.

We’re gradually becoming aware of the fact that we’re divine beings who are on the earth to share the omnipotent love we’re starting to feel with everyone who can open up to it, and acting on this realization requires releasing any mental tension or resistance that could easily hold us back.

Our missions on this evolving planet are far too important to continue feeding the illusory, physical self, and with this in mind, we can empower ourselves to live for love; for reality.

We’ll continue to hold ourselves and the planet around us back if we continue to feed the illusion, but luckily, we’re awakening in massive numbers and proclaiming our readiness to feed only that which is real and spiritually nourishing without directly denying or resisting that which isn’t.

Sri Aurobindo tells us that the ego drives every form of resistance to our authentic selves.

“The centre of all resistance is egoism and this we must pursue into every covert and disguise and drag it out and slay it; for its disguises are endless and it will cling to every shred of possible self-concealment. …

“There is no I nor thou, but only one divine Self equal in all embodiments, equal in the individual and the group, and to realize that, to express that, to serve that, to fulfill that is all that matters.” (1)

Attempting to enforce our will, Krishnamurti tells us, will always lead to disharmony.

“The positive or negative action of will, which is desire sharpened and heightened, always leads to strife and conflict; it is not the means of understanding.” (2)

As Krishnamurti also advises, attempting to be ‘free’ automatically cultivates resistance because we’re already free – we just have to realize it.

“Meditation is the breaking of all bondage; it is a state of freedom, but not from anything. Freedom from something is only the cultivation of resistance.” (3)

The mind, Krishnamurti shares, can’t be quiet and attempt to acquire something at the same time.

“The mind is not quiet when it is acquiring or becoming. All acquisition is conflict; all becoming is a process of isolation. … Such a mind is a dead mind, it is isolating itself through various forms of resistance, and so it inevitably creates misery for itself and for others.” (4)

Only when we can surrender the ego to the higher facets of our consciousness that help us find a clear understanding of ourselves will we experience true liberation from the self-imposed illusion. We don’t want to strive to find this liberation, as we’ve learned so far, because to do so is to trap ourselves in the illusory idea that we aren’t already free.

I can say from experience that we’re only as free as we allow ourselves to be. If we let ourselves, we can be the freest and purest masters who ever walked the earth, but through the cultivation of resistance and our endless attempts to gain a glimpse of the freedom we already have, we actually trap ourselves in an ego pit of our own design.

We can transcend this pit if we make a real and true effort, but we’ll want to be careful not to create tension. In a sense, we really will have to recognize and accept that we’re already free, however difficult it could seem.

As Krishnamurti also shares, identifying with the physical personality automatically leads to self-enforced oppression.

“Identification, surely, is possession, the assertion of ownership; and ownership denies love, does it not? To own is to be secure; possession is defence, making oneself invulnerable. In identification there is resistance, whether gross or subtle; and is there love where there is defence.

“Love is vulnerable, pliable, receptive; it is the highest form of sensitivity, and identification makes for insensitivity. Identification and love do not go together, for the one destroys the other. … Identification destroys freedom, and only in freedom can there be the highest form of sensitivity.” (5)

Denying our thoughts, Krishnamurti advises, will keep us from discovering our true self.

“The denial of thought does not bring about love.

“There is freedom from thought only when its deep significance is fully understood; and for this, profound self-knowledge is essential, not vain and superficial assertions. Meditation and not repetition, awareness and not definition, reveal the ways of thought. Without being aware and experiencing the ways of thought, love cannot be.” (6)

We have to understand the things that make up our true self if we want to experience any degree of enlightenment. We don’t necessarily want to deny any aspects of ourselves we perceive as ‘lower’ or ‘darker’, because if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we need those parts of ourselves to thrive.

We can’t deny any aspect of ourselves if we want to advance, but the idea is not to feed them or identify with them as our sole means of understanding ourselves. Something very real, pure and genuine lays beyond our physical identities, but just because this ‘something’ exists doesn’t mean the illusion we’re immersed in isn’t still ‘real’ in its own way.

As long as we can grasp the illusory aspects of our existence in a detached way and go out of our way not to directly feed them, we’ll find the higher vibration we seek. Again – realizing that this vibration already exists within is one of the best ways to feel it.

Once this realization’s met, we can turn our thoughts toward spirit and Source and really enable ourselves to soar.

The very essence of resistance, Krishnamurti tells us, is denial of our true selves.

“Self-knowledge is to be discovered in the action of relationship. Self-knowledge does not come about through self-isolation, through withdrawal; the denial of relationship is death.

“Death is the ultimate resistance. Resistance, which is suppression, substitution or sublimation in any form, is a hindrance to the flow of self-knowledge; but resistance is to be discovered in relationship, in action. Resistance, whether negative or positive, with its comparisons and justifications, its condemnations and identifications, is the denial of what is.” (7)

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/10/01/enlightenment-requires-releasing-resistance-part-12/

Jennifer Hoffman – Enlightening Life – September 2014 Energy Report – Moving from Healing to Wholeness, Human Beings into Divine Humans, Limitation into Expansion, Fear into Love, Judgment into Acceptance

“September ushers in the final four months of 2014 and whether you think the year has gone by quickly or slowly, we have all been part of a deliberate process of shifting the entire alignment of every aspect of the energy we live in and with. Michelangelo said that he recognized the figures in the marble he worked with and merely chipped away the excess marble to reveal them. We have been doing the same thing, removing layers of emotional debris from lifetimes of karma, soul wounds, contracts, commitments, disappointments, betrayals, sadness, pain, and fear, to reveal the love, joy, and beauty of our core selves.  It’s time to put some ‘divine into our vibe TM‘ and move from healing to wholeness, we do that by choosing our most powerful outcomes and then aligning with the energy that will make them possible.

For those interested in astrology, Saturn and Pluto are in each other’s signs (an aspect called mutual reception), Saturn in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, and Pluto in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn. This makes these planets’ energies and impact extra powerful, so the learning and transformation take on a whole new level of meaning and impact, which translates into a ‘DO IT NOW’ kind of learning experience. Has that been your experience of 2014 so far? It gets a little easier in September but only if we have the courage to press on. We’re almost where we want to be and exactly where we need to be for that to happen.

What has this year revealed in your life so far? If it has been a tough year for you, its because you may have arrived at the point of greatest unhappiness. Sometimes we have to get to that point before we can decide that we deserve to have something else. Our journey of transformation, evolution, and ascension is not linear or a forward movement, it’s often back and forth and sometimes we can go way back before we decide to that we have had enough. The way out of misery is through and then up, but so often we get lost in our struggles and stop focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel.

The challenging truth that we are all facing now is that we are the source of power that we’re seeking to make our dreams come true. And in  September we need to create a connection with that truth because it is what will pull us across the 4D bridge into the higher dimensions we have been catching glimpses of for the past few months. We know that they are out there, we just have to be willing to cross that bridge into the unknown territory of higher dimensions, without being afraid that we’ll be disappointed in the results.

Mars changes sign in  September, moving from Scorpio into  Sagittarius. In Scorpio it dredged the depths of our limiting beliefs, actions, and thoughts. In Sagittarius it can help us expand into our higher truth, as long as we are willing to believe it. Mars has been especially active this year, spending eight long months retrograding through Libra where we learned about balance, then it moved into Scorpio with an unrelenting focus on truth, alignment, and honesty, and now it’s moving into a more expansive space but don’t get too comfortable with that. Sagittarius is the sign of the philosopher as well as the zealot. Everything in moderation is a keyword for September.

We have long defined humanity’s struggle with life as trying to gain victory over our humanity. But that’s like fighting fire with fire. Our journey is about learning to move from healing to wholeness, from human beings into divine humans, from limitation into expansion, from fear into love, from judgment into acceptance, and that can only be done via an energetic re-alignment that include our divine aspects. We don’t have to be less human because our humanity includes the potential to integrate the highest energies and dimensions in the Universe. We have to be more wholly aligned with all of our energetic aspects and expand those to include our divinity. Divinity is about wholeness, not holiness.

We have been sowing the seeds for this all year and it is now possible in September. As we begin the month we have a chance to review where we have been so far, jettison our emotional and psychic baggage and start making our moves, beginning with intention and alignment.

Everything that is aligned with our lower vibes has to go so we can replace them with higher vibe alternatives.

What does that mean to you?

Look at where your life is limited, where you feel stuck, blocked, unhappy, or afraid.

Do you have the courage to change, even if you are not sure what that means or where it will lead you?

Are fear, lack, and limitation addictions or habits for you? If this is how everyone in your family lives, then they probably are. You can break those habits and addictions and learn to live from a more healed, whole, and fulfilled point but you’ll be the first, the pioneer, so you won’t have any idea of where that leads you. It takes courage to be the pioneer or to live in a higher vibration when you don’t know what that means for you or what results you will get but once you take a step towards the 4D bridge and get a glimpse of  higher dimensions and other ways of being, there is no turning back.

September’s keywords are transition, transformation, and re-alignment. Our movement potential is forward, when we are ready. It’s about timing now, not time, and timing refers to energy, alignment, resonance, frequency, vibration and our own internal readiness for transformation, with a focus on wholeness (not holiness) and a push to raise our vibes and create the human/divine partnership. Have a wonderful month.”

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Are you ready to raise your vibes to bring in the divine? Then come to my Raise your Vibes LIVE workshop September 12 & 13, 2014 in Kansas City, MO. More details are on the event page here. There are 50 spaces available so we can have opportunity to work closely on raising your vibes to levitate your life to new heights of potential and possibility.

You can read more about these topics, a more thorough description of this month’s keywords, and a new energy exercise for September by joining the Light Beacons community. Full energy reports will be posted there monthly, as well as an audio of the monthly energy report, more detailed monthly tools and topics, along with the other benefits of joining the community.

Click here to learn more about the Light Beacons community.

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Val and Valana Thor – Step Back Into Your Power – 8-22-14

 

 If the one born ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Lord of Lords’ could do nothing in his own self how can any expect to do so?

  “Beloved Yeshua claimed no power, no anointing and no teaching ministry other than the power, the anointing and the wisdom of the ‘Father within’.

 

“Of my own self I can do nothing, the Father within doeth the works.” – Jesus

 

The words that I speak are not mine but the Father’s that sent me.” Jesus

 

When you stand before the magistrates take no thought what you will say, the Father within will speak.” Jesus

 

This above scripture has been misinterpreted to mean some power other than yourself takes over and speaks through you. This is not to be done.  This is the way to invite demon possession or being taken over by a lower astral entity aka the powers of darkness.

 

It simply means, you will do the speaking or writing and the words will come to you, similar to a flowing stream. You will not have to pump them up or attempt to search them out or attempt in any other way to do it within your own self.

 

 Step back in your own Christ Identity  and know thyself.  It is said to have been written over an ancient Temple of Wisdom, “Know Thyself”.

 

As the scriptures tell us, ‘Be still and KNOW, that I AM God’.  Where is the “I AM”? Beloved Jesus made clear when he said,

 

“The Kingdom of God is within YOU.”

 

Stand back in that Kingdom and allow the fullness of the glory of God to descend upon you and just BE what you really are, the beloved I AM Presence of the Living God within your own Soul.”

 

“May you stand in the glory of the true Self…So Be It, Be It So, Amen.”

 

Val and Valana Thor

 

©Copyright 2011 Valana Thor

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AscensionAngels – 3 Simple Things To Observe That lead To Enlightenment – 7-27-14

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By Ray Kamille

Keeping it simple…

“It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.” ~’Einstein’s razor’

3 simple things to observe that lead to ‘enlightenment’…

Observing these three simple things, time has no meaning, money is irrelevant, and the concept of selfish… evaporates like the morning dew.

1. Every creature, every person, every thing, every where, makes the very ‘best’ action, makes the very best choice… considering all the information they perceive.

2. Every creature, every person, every thing, every where, is intimately connected to one another, as if it is, one grand organism.

3. The very ‘best’ action, the very ‘best’ choice, is the one that considers every creature, every person, every thing, every where to the benefit of one another, as if it is in fact, one grand organism.

In truth, we are all one. We are all apart of each other. The observance and awareness of that connection between each other is what is known as Enlightenment, and the practicing of seeing that connection and acting upon it with virtue and honor strengthens bonds and builds powerful relationships, with ourselves, each other, and the higher connections that are far beyond our knowing in these physical vessels.

We are One,

With all of my love,
Ray

 

http://ascensionangels.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/3-simple-things-to-observe-that-lead-to-enlightenment/

 

Gary Z. Mcgee – Surpassing Mentors and Escaping the Master’s Shadow – 7-24-14

standing on Shoulders Of Giants Surpassing Mentors and Escaping the Master’s ShadowWritten by Gary Z. Mcgee, Fractal Enlightenment, July 23, 2014 | Thanks to Awakening Daily.“It is good to remember that the goal of Buddhism is to create Buddhas, not Buddhists, as the goal of Christianity is to create Christs, not Christians. In the same vein, my teachings are not meant to acquire followers or imitators, but to awaken beings to eternal truth and thus to awakened life and living.” –Adyashanti

Standing on the shoulders of giants is very important, but remaining stuck there can lead to impotence. If we remain on the giant’s shoulder we can only see as far as the giant sees, but if we get creative and climb atop the giants head, or build our own platform to climb even higher, we can see further, and farther, than they ever could.

The way to transform boundaries into horizons is to constantly question what the masters of a given boundary are declaring as truth. Play with the “truth.” Juggle it. Smash it at your feet. Then put it back together again, this time instilled with more flexibility.

Learn their way of handling it. Just remember to do it your way afterward. Tweak their way. Twist it into a more elegant form. Tug at it until it becomes taut with refinement. Then pass it on to a student and encourage them to do the same. Like Robert Greene wrote in his book Mastery: “Choose the mentor who best fits your needs and connects to your Life’s Task. Once you have internalized their knowledge, you must move on and never remain in their shadow. Your goal is always to surpass your mentors in mastery and brilliance.”

The problem with mastery is the finality of it. The problem with mastery is that the goal has been achieved and the journey is no longer the thing. Remember: the journey must always be the thing, otherwise the adventure is over and complacency and stagnation become rulers over our life. The reason we kill Buddha on the path is exactly because of this complacency. A master becomes complacent because he or she becomes too comfortable with their achieved goal and the fame and accolades that come along with it. Put simply: too much comfort makes us soft. Indeed, too much comfort actually kills the journey.

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The reason why so many Christians are not Christ-like, and so many Buddhists are not Buddha-like, is exactly because of the comfort that their religion brings them. They are so bewitched by the coziness of convention and relief from shame and grief and “sin” that they believe they never have to worry about anything. They feel safe on their crutches, even as they lean into the unknown. But, and here’s the rub, the journey is the thing exactly because it’s uncomfortable and challenging and difficult to navigate.

The journey is the thing exactly because it isn’t a groundless consolation or unfounded reassurance. The journey is adventurous exactly because of the unknown. Eventually you have to toss those crutches aside and discover your own way in order for the journey to continue. Besides, the burden and joy of figuring it out for ourselves, of really being accountable and responsible for our own direction in life, is exactly what transforms us into masters like Christ and Buddha.

The only way we evolve as a species is to learn from the mentors who came before us, internalize their knowledge, and then move on with our own journey even as we discover new ways that make their ways obsolete. Like James Russell Lowell said, “Time makes ancient good uncouth.” This applies to what we learn from our mentors as well. This even applies to our own mastery. If enough time passes by even the “good” that came from our own mastery of a thing can eventually become uncouth. This is because the only absolute in the universe is change. The only permanent is impermanence. Nothing remains the same. Even Truth is a chameleon. This is why the best mentors have an unwavering sense of humor.

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“If your mind is empty,” writes Shunryu Suzuki, “it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” Cultivating beginner’s mind is important for escaping the shadow of mastery, whether it’s our mentor’s shadow or our own. The master’s mind turned beginner’s mind is what I call the New-layman.

New-laymen escape the shadow of their own mastery and create for themselves a freedom for new creating. They realize that learning is not linear, but cyclical. It’s not about accumulating information and mastering it, but about internalizing the relationships between information and then synergizing the experience into recyclable mastery. They don’t seek followers to teach, they seek leaders with the hunger to learn. Think Christ. Think Buddha. Think Gandhi. Think Nietzsche.

At the end of the day, mastery, like enlightenment, is an illusion. It’s a stopgap at best, a reverse speed-bump on the path, or maybe a ramp that launches us over certain obstacles. But the path is still the path. The journey is still the thing. No amount of so-called mastery can change the fact that change is the only absolute. And so the ability to adapt and overcome becomes paramount. Learning from our mentors is adapting. Escaping the shadow of our mentors is overcoming. And the “journey being the thing” rolls on.

Like the Zen proverb states, “Let go, or be dragged.” We “let go” by moving on smartly with what our mentors taught us so that we don’t “get dragged” by complacency and comfort. We don’t become masters by standing on firm ground and having fixed conviction about what we’ve been taught. We become masters by having the courage to question and improve upon what our mentors taught us, so that we can adapt and overcome the vicissitudes of life. Like the great Alan Watts brilliantly opined, “For what one needs in this universe is not certainty but the courage and nerve of the gambler; not fixed conviction but adaptability; not firm ground whereupon to stand but skill in swimming.”

http://galacticconnection.com/surpassing-mentors-escaping-masters-shadow/

Openhand – What Is Enlightenment?

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Steve Beckow – What is Enlightenment and How is It Achieved – 6-30-14

Archangel Michael’s recent message through Ronna Herman discusses the rise of world servers. (1) Undoubtedly this is a continuous process and will happen before and after Ascension.

He specifies that they’ll be enlightened beings and, of course, all of us will as a result of Ascension. And we needn’t go through the rigors that ancient sages needed to to reach that happy culmination because of the assistance that the rising vibrations on the planet are giving us.

The raising of the vibrations is what all paths to enlightenment achieve. At the end of each 26,000-year epoch, it becomes very much easier to ascend than it did for the spiritual initiates centuries and millennia ago.

Still it can be useful to hear the way the ancients accomplished it. I take my research from terrestrial sages, as found in From Darkness Unto Light at http://goldengaiadb.com/From_Darkness_to_Light.

What is enlightenment? There’ll be many different definitions. The one I prefer is that enlightenment is a radical discontinuity in experiencing which sees a person move from everyday consciousness to a greatly expanded awareness and knowledge, the certainty of being immortal, the experience of joy and bliss, etc. 

There are stages of enlightenment with names like spiritual awakening  (fourth-chakra enlightenment), cosmic consciousness (sixth-chakra), God-Realization (seventh chakra) and Sahaja Samadhi (a permanent heart opening, Ascension, Fifth-Dimensionality, Moksha). There are many stages beyond these, until one finally merges again with God.

Very few sages identify the level of enlightenment they’re discussing. Most are referring to God-Realization. Very few people on the planet today have yet experienced Sahaja Samadhi. An example of a sage who did is Ramana Maharshi.

Those who have ascended early have experienced what Archangel Michael called “Ascension lite.” They’ve entered the vestibule of the Fifth Dimension but have not yet experienced the full enlightenment available in the higher subplanes of the Fifth. Some gatekeepers (early risers) I know have ascended as many as three times. And how radiant they look!

The paths to enlightenment are many, one for each sense door and proclivity. But three factors are essential to cause us to rise. The first is the ability to discriminate between what is permanent and what impermanent, what is Real and what unreal, as Sri Ramakrishna tells us: “Discrimination means to know the distinction between the Real and the unreal.” (2)

So important is the development of discrimination that Sri Krishna cautions us: “Lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose.” (3)

When a person lacks discrimination and his mind is uncontrolled, the Upanishads explain, “his senses are unmanageable, like the restive horses of a charioteer. But when a man has discrimination and his mind is controlled, his senses, like the well-broken horses of a charioteer, lightly obey the rein.” (4)

Sri Ramakrishna adds: “With the awakening of the spirit of discrimination a man wants to know God.” (5) The awakening of the desire to know God did not come easily in former years.

The second pre-requisite is to let go of the many desires for things and pleasures of the world, which constitute the unreal. As Sri Krishna tells us: “Devotees enter into Him when the bonds of their desires are broken. To reach this goal, they practice control of the passions.” (6)

The Upanishads point to the central difficulty with desires for sensual pleasures:

“The Self-Existent made the senses turn outward. Accordingly, man looks toward what is without, and sees not what is within. Rare is he who, longing for immortality, shuts his eyes to what is without and beholds the Self.” (7)

Lao Tzu advises us: “Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.” (8)

The third prerequisite is devotion or attachment to the Real, God, the divine qualities, etc. As Sri Ramakrishna says: “[The way is] attachment to God, or, in other words, love for Him.” (9)

This devotion to God causes longing or yearning for God to arise, without which there is no match to start the fire. Sri Ramakrishna tells us:

“Nothing whatever is achieved in spiritual life without yearning.” (10)

“Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.” (11)

The anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing gives us a deeper look at the longing required:

“Your whole life now must be one of longing, if you are to achieve perfection. And this longing must be in the depths of your will, put there by God, with your consent. …

“Hate to think of anything but God himself, so that nothing occupies your mind or ever will but only God. Try to forget all created things that he ever made, and the purpose behind them, so that your thought and longing do not turn or reach out to them in general or in particular.”  (12)

One outcome of this process is transcendence of the ego and the weakening or end of separative consciousness, as Adyashanti explains here:

“Enlightenment is not only the experience of transcending the me; it’s also a condition where the me, as a separate somebody, doesn’t hold importance anymore. It doesn’t always start out this absolute, but this is the direction non-personal love pushes you toward.” (13)

Put together these three pre-requisites tell us to discriminate between the Real and the unreal, detach ourselves from the unreal, and devote ourselves to the Real. This is the basic spiritual movement.

A paradox of enlightenment is that only God can realize God. Zarathustra tells us: “The final victory is the Lord God’s own.” (14) Many other sages say the same thing. To really cement this point, let’s look at a few sages’ words.

Ibn Arabi: “Only God sees God.” (15)

Byazid of Bistun: “I went from God to God, until they cried from me in me, ‘O thou I!’” (16)

Sri Ramakrishna: “Only grandeur appreciates grandeur: and God realizes God.” (17)

Franklin Merrell-Woolf: “This space I produce that My Glory shall be revealed; yet I alone Realize that Revelation.” (18)

Enlightenment is in fact God meeting God. I maintain that this is the reason God created this illusory world: to have the pleasure of meeting himself (herself/itself) when God is the only thing that exists: One without a second.

This is a gloss on the generic path to enlightenment. Everyone will choose their own specific path, whether it be service, worship, meditation, or something else. And all who wish in this lifetime will achieve a high state of enlightenment (Sahaja Samadhi) when full, mass Ascension is complete.

 

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/06/30/what-is-enlightenment-and-how-is-it-achieved/

 

Steve Beckow – The Progress of the Light, Part 1/3 – GoldenAgeOfGaia – 6-19-14

Moses was enlightened by an angel in the burning bush

Angels Bring Enlightenment to Individuals

So very often in our sacred texts, angels are portrayed enlightening humans. This relationship has been true as long as what we’ve been considering has been the enlightenment of discrete individuals, rather than the enlightenment of an entire planet.

With the whole planet ascending, more beings of a higher-dimensional nature are more deeply involved in the process of bringing of Light to the planet. Let’s consider for a moment the angels’ traditional role in bringing Light to people. Later we’ll look at the situation that exists when Light is brought to a whole planet.

Stepping down the light of God to the worthy is one of the services that angels offer us. Let me give you some of these scenarios.

Paul said in Hebrews 1:24: “Are [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Salvation is what we now think of as Ascension. It brings with it Moksha or liberation from the round of birth and death.

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Full Ascension is what Sri Ramana Maharshi calls sahaja samadhi. He says: “Sahaja Nirvikalpa [Samadhi] is permanent and in it lies liberation from rebirths.” (1)

I don’t think full Ascension occurs when we simply enter Fifth Dimensionality as the gatekeepers have done. If the situation is the same as on the the planes of life after death, I think it will occur deeper inside the twelve subplanes of the Fifth Dimension. (2)

Here are instances of angels mediating enlightenment in our sacred texts.  Moses was enlightened by an angel. “The angel of the Lord appeared unto [Moses] in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” (3)

When the prophet Isaiah looked upon “the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he said to himself ‘Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.’”

“Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

“And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” (4)

This action was the enlightenment of Isaiah.

Daniel saw the Ancient of Days (Sanat Kumara) ministered to by a “thousand thousands” of angels. (5) Tobias was told of his impending enlightenment by an angel.  (6) Mohammed was enlightened by Gabriel on the Night of Qadr (the Night of Glory). (7)  All were enlightened by or ministered to in the course of their enlightenment by angels.

Not only were the ancients enlightened by angels. Here’s the case of Alfred Lord Tennyson, who stood on the shores of Africa in modern times and was enlightened by a descending seraph.

I stood upon the Mountain which o’erlooks
The narrow seas….
A curve of whitening, flashing, ebbing light!
A rustling of white wings! the bright descent
Of a young Seraph! and he stood beside me

There on the [mountain] ridge, and look’d into my face
With his unutterable, shining orbs.
So that with hasty motion I did veil
My vision with both hands …

… my human brain
Stagger’d beneath the vision, and thick night
Came down upon my eyelids, and I fell.
With ministering hand he rais’d me up:

Then with a mournful and ineffable smile,
Which but to look on for a moment fill’d
My eyes with irresistible sweet tears…

“There is no mightier Spirit than I to sway
The heart of man: and teach him to attain
By shadowing forth the Unattainable….” (8)

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Tennyson’s experience helps us understand a comment like Archangel Michael’s, that “for my full presence to suddenly apparit [appear] would probably cause you to drop dead.” (9)

I checked with Archangel Michael on An Hour with an Angel the validity of this perspective and he agreed that angels mediate enlightenment.

Steve Beckow: We often say that we “get” enlightened, and we sometimes say that God graces us with enlightenment. But is it not the case that angels actually mediate enlightenment, in other words, bring enlightenment to us?

Archangel Michael: They assist in your enlightenment process, yes. That is one of the gifts to them and to you. (10)

Angels not only transmit Light; Archangel Michael says that “the Angelic Kingdom amplifies [it].” (11)

He described his own work in bringing Light to humans. He says that ascended masters act as an example of Creator’s Light but he does not say in this passage that they enlighten others.

“It is my greatest purpose to act as a divine expression of the Creator, connecting with and reminding souls of the vibration of the Creator within and around them. I carry the light of the Creator to you, I allow for you to see the light of the Creator within me and I support you in realising yourself as an aspect of the Creator in manifestation.

“In many ways I am here to act as an example of the Creator’s light as well as your own light. This is the role of all Angels, Archangels and Ascended Master beings.” (12)

On another occasion, he described in detail the role the angels play in enlightenment.

“The angels, particularly what you think of as the second and third spheres, but particularly the archangels, the angels, and the virtues, actually, play a great role in bringing that enlightenment that you asked for, that you seek, that you open your heart to receive, and acknowledge that is already within you.

“So what we do is in many ways we blow on the flame until it becomes an inferno. And their breath is the breath of wisdom and love and joy and sweetness. …

“I guess this is one of our greatest joys! To beckon to you, to travel with you, to embrace you, to point you in certain directions. …

“But that is our joy, not simply to serve the Mother, but to bring and to be the bearers of her gifts, the greatest of which is enlightenment. (13)

Tomorrow I’d like to look at the progress of the Light that the Earth is being bathed in. We’ll see that not only angels now but ascended masters, both from Earth and off planet, now assist in the planet-wide enlightenment and Ascension that is taking place.

(Continued tomorrow in Part 2.)

 

 

 

 

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/06/19/angels-mediate-the-light-of-enlightenment/

Higher Self Guided Personal Transformation – Mastering the Laws of Change

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As you create changes within yourself, the world will change around you. When our lives change it can be difficult to stay on the spiritual path of growth. Learn how to work with changes in yourself and in your life to achieve your goals with ease.

Often we fail to reach our spiritual goals and life goals because our minds and egos resist the changes that we are creating. The ego depends on the illusion of permanence and change terrifies it.

For example, a person may start to create affirmations or perform energy work. As they change themselves, their relationships with other people will also start to change. How they view their jobs and lives will change too. If a person is not ready for these changes, fear and insecurity can arise (root chakra issues) — which can cause the person to abandon their spiritual path and stay in their old patterns and habits.

In this video you are taught how to understand the laws of change (karma) — both inner and outer. You will learn how to anticipate these changes and how to best work with them so that you can succeed in all that you do.

Ultimately change is good. The entire Universe is always in a state of change. However it is change that our ego’s fear most. Even the ego structure itself is built on the false belief that we do not change — holding onto fixed beliefs, fixed emotional patterns, fixed behaviors and a fixed identity. Often these fixed ego patterns cause us great suffering, yet we rarely overcome them. This video will teach you how to purify your ego and live in greater spiritual mastery.

The entire Higher Self Guided Personal Transformation mini-series is based upon our spiritual ability to consciously change our lives. This video helps you make all of these video exercises more successful — by you understanding how change happens and how to best work with change, even as ego challenges arise.

With a new video each week, Lincoln Gergar of Channel Higher Self personally guides you through the process of self mastery, personal transformation and spiritual enlightenment. Every video contains useful information and direct practices to gain the necessary skills to master your human experience. Every part of the human experience — from spirit and consciousness, to mind and emotions, to the body and this world — is examined and mastered. The goal of these Higher Self teachings is genuine spiritual awakening and total mastery of the human experience.

Many blessings and much Love!

Satsang with the Self video series by Channel Higher Self

June 13, 2013

Higher Self Guided Personal Transformation — Step 21: Mastering the Laws of Change

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Wes Annec – Enlightenment Really Is the Purpose of Life

Written by Wes Annac, The Aquarius Paradigm

Lately, I’ve been going out of my way to look for things that’ll light the fire within – that’ll motivate and inspire me to work with as much passion as possible.

I obviously enjoy this work, and I’ve been developing it with each article I write and each communication with my higher self and guides, but inspiration runs dry every now and then and this leaves me with the feeling that I’m not acting on my purpose; my reason for being on this planet at this important juncture in its evolution.

I aim to keep developing and expanding this work, and I constantly search for inspiration that’ll help me move in a forward direction instead of pausing or slowing my rate of progress. I’m ready to work far harder than I or most other seekers have before, and I recognize that to do so, I have to feel inspired enough to push the limits and keep going.

One of my goals is to reach a flowing state so potent that I never tire of my creations. I want to be able to spend ample time with family, doing chores, etc. and still have plenty of energy to spend hours working on raising consciousness and awareness by writing, channeling, and doing anything else that resonates.

 

I’ve been searching for the proper motivation to do this, and a profound realization just hit that’s making everything clearer: the two things I seek the most are enlightenment and the flowing way of life that both precedes and results from it.

I seek the flow so I can do this work as often and as purely as possible, and I notice that I’m feeling it constantly now, whether or not I’m working. Even though I only became interested in the divine flow for the sake of this work, it’s becoming a big part of my life and serving me in important and appreciated ways.

Likewise, I’m realizing that enlightenment is my ultimate goal in experiencing the lower dimensions, and this is driving me to orient my work and my lifestyle in general to it and start seeking it like never before. I’ve written elsewhere that I’m ready to start living for spirit, and I’m realizing now that I really seek to live for enlightenment.

The enlightenment path is challenging, exciting, enjoyable, and, at times, painful. Ultimately, we’ll find that it was the greatest thing we ever experienced, and I’m infinitely grateful for all of my experiences, good and bad, so far in these lower realms.

I’m grateful to Source for allowing us to create these dense, lower circumstances so we could experience the bliss and ecstasy that come with growing out of them, because I’m just starting to get my first taste of real spiritual awareness and it feels great to say the least.

Some of the more impressive meditations I’ve experienced have reminded me of a place that I (and we all) once existed in; a place of glimmering, indescribable vibrations that, to me, felt like home. I feel more comfortable in a meditative state than anywhere else, and it’s a familiar feeling of a place I used to inhabit but left for a short time.

We’re re-reaching this place now, and even though we have a lot of work ahead of us, it’ll be enjoyable if we approach it from an enthusiastic standpoint. I can say from experience that any work we do, whether it’s related to enlightenment or not, can be enjoyable if we’re enthusiastic about it.

This is in part why I’ve searched so hard for inspiration. I want to feel as inspired as I can in every moment to change this planet and find enlightenment, and I’m realizing that if inspiration runs dry, there are plenty of things I can do to refill it.

If I ever tire of writing articles in this format, for example, I can switch over for a while and discuss the material of sages and gurus or even channeled sources. If that becomes daunting, I can switch back over. I can channel; play music; meditate on any given summer night.

This existence is truly a blessing, and realizing this is the first step to situating ourselves on a good vibration and motivating ourselves to match our collective vibration with the blissful states of consciousness we’re rediscovering. We’re realizing that these states of consciousness have been here all along, waiting for us to pick up on them and enjoy the good vibration that results, and I don’t know about any of you, but I’m feeling more inspired than ever to start exploring them.

If they’re right here anyway and we can tap into them, why not enthusiastically explore them? It only makes sense, especially if we want to raise our individual and collective vibration.

I’m ready to devote myself to studying, writing about, and excelling along the path of enlightenment, and I’m ready to utilize the divine flow in every area of my life, especially my work. Given that I can refill my inspiration as much and as often as I want, this work can and will be a breeze – a breeze I very much enjoy feeling and bringing through.

The most recent message I channeled flowed through very easily and gracefully, and I was actually surprised with how easily I was able to receive the impressions that came to me. When I move out of my mind and let the flow, which is received through the heart, take the lead, the things I receive and write pour through like a river as opposed to the dried-up stream I receive when I’m rooted in the mind.

Personally, I can’t write from a mind-centered space.

Sometimes, I accidently fall back into my mind when I’m writing, and it puts me at a pause until I’m able to get back into the heart. It can be difficult to get out of the mind and let the divine flow take the lead, but I’m ready to start doing just that and enjoying the flow that delivers the things you read from me.

Like most of you, I’ve always known that I’m here for some purpose – some reason. The fact that I started offering channeled messages with the thought that I’ll just do this while I enjoy it, even if nobody picks up on it, and found such a large, receptive audience, displays to me that I’m here to do something spiritually significant.

Until now, I just haven’t known what. I haven’t known exactly what to feel inspired about, and it’s subtracted from my sense of purpose and direction. Now, I’m realizing that one of my purposes is to traverse and write about the path of enlightenment which, to me, is an infinitely abundant source of inspiration.

There’s so much to say about enlightenment and the various levels we can apparently attain, and I’m filled with excitement at the idea of orienting my work and my lifestyle to this sacred path, which’ll bring us endless love and joy at the end of our lower-dimensional experience.

I say ‘at the end’, but I really mean in the fifth dimension.

Even when we’re in the fifth dimension, our paths won’t end. They won’t end until we’re back in the pure and undistorted realms of Source, but the highest level of earthly enlightenment will take us to the fifth dimension where we’ll experience further enlightenment that’s unknown to man, given our current, dense state of consciousness.

I think enlightenment’s always been my and our purpose. Given that we’re infinite, immortal souls, we were all somewhere before we decided to come to earth, and I have a feeling that I was off in a temple somewhere, gaining as much awareness and enlightenment as I could.

Something tells me I was pushed from my endless quest for enlightenment to assist in the evolution of earth, a planet of lost souls who could use help raising their vibration, and I think my mission entails introducing the rest of the world to enlightenment by presenting works that are built around it.

And that’s exactly what I’ll do.

I can’t say enlightenment will be the focal point of everything I write, but there’s a lot to be said about it and I look forward to doing my part in raising the planetary vibration by talking about it, the divine flow, and, of course, the construction of our utopian society, which a lot still needs done to build.

Our future’s very bright, fellow seekers. We have the opportunity to do unprecedented things – things we would’ve never thought ourselves capable of in the past. With the power of the higher vibration we’re rediscovering, we’re infinite and capable of doing the spiritual and revolutionary things the pioneers of our past did.

All of those great minds of our past tapped into the divine flow we’re starting to access, and they were clearly able to do a lot of amazing things that continue to benefit humanity. Spirit has inspired the minds and hearts of various revolutionaries, and it’ll continue to as humanity continues opening our channels to the greater energy and inspiration we’re being given.

Plenty of seekers have relayed the idea that enlightenment is the purpose of life, and while I’ve always generally enjoyed the subject of enlightenment, I’ve never been pulled toward it like it I am now. I’ve never felt so inspired to shape my work around our search for enlightenment and live a lifestyle that’ll raise my vibration, but it definitely feels right.

I look forward to the inspiration we’ll all receive from here on out, and I especially look forward to honing my reception and expression of the divine flow. Hopefully, I’m not the only one who feels inspired to be creative and use this creativity to raise the planetary vibration, because everyone will need to work passionately if we want to change the planet.

Inspiration has to be felt worldwide, and the more inspired we are now, the more inspired the rest of the world will be when the time comes and the meek justly inherit the earth. We’re the examples, and I think it’s time to find our passion and work away with the knowledge that we’re working for something real, tangible, and important.

Our inspired work is essential to the creation of our new world, and as long as we act on our inspiration, we’ll flowingly construct our new society and enjoy ourselves along the way, finding the harmony we’ve always been meant to find. It starts with the things we do right now, and this is one of many reasons I’m ready to start working hard.

Steve Beckow has written a wealth of articles about enlightenment, and I’ll direct you to one of those articles, The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Chapter 1/12.

Wes Annac – A grateful receiver of higher-vibrational inspiration and insight.

I’m a 20 year old awakening seeker and creator of The Aquarius Paradigm daily news site.

The Aquarius Paradigm features daily spiritual and alternative news, as well as articles I’ve written and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material that’s spiritually inspired and/or related to the fall of the planetary elite and our entrance into a positive future.

I can also be found at Conscious Oneness, The Golden Age of Gaia, Lightworkers.org, Ashtar Command Crew, Facebook (Wes Annac and The Aquarius Paradigm), and Twitter.

Photo Credit: Agnostic Buddhism

Selacia – Spirit Library – Tap New Energies at Wesak – 4-30-14

What does this mean for you as a divine changemaker? In this article, I will explain the background of how this year’s Wesak can be a vital catalyst for your next steps and enlightenment. For context, too, I give a brief summary of the energy passageway you have been navigating for the past several weeks.

Readjustments after April’s Energy Passageway

As you process the roller coaster ride of this past month, you may be feeling mixed emotions about the next steps. On the one hand, you likely have some new insights about yourself and what has been keeping you in limbo. At the very least, insights have been coming to you on the inner planes and in your dreams – even if some of them are not yet tangible.

Over the next few days, you probably will be more inspired and driven to act on these insights. You may even feel in a hurry to do so!

At the same time, since energetic repercussions of the grand cross and eclipses will take time to unfold, a little voice within may be telling you to tread with caution. Given this, consider taking one step at a time. You want to allow for the natural readjustment process after an energy passageway like the one you just experienced. Do not underestimate the importance of divine timing and the need to balance after big energy shifts.

Much more is going on within you – and in your energy field that can begin attracting new opportunities – than you can possibly imagine! There are subtle shifts still unfolding at a deep level inside of you. As these begin to surface and become available for tangible transformation, you may be pleasantly surprised at your new levels of energy and enthusiasm. Indeed, you will need those expanded levels in place to accomplish cherished goals and your growing plate of projects.

New Energies at Wesak

Wesak, an annual celebration of enlightenment, is your opportunity each year to connect with an expanded level of spiritual fuel made available when masters like the Buddha and Kuan Yin interact with humanity on more tangible levels. The purpose is more than celebrating these ascended beings – it is the acceleration of your own enlightenment potential.

Beings like the Buddha did not put themselves on pedestals or create religions. Their lives were meant to be an example to the everyday person. Within everyone at a DNA level is the seed of enlightenment. Stages of that enlightenment will vary from person to person – in a process that unfolds over lifetimes on Earth. At Wesak, beings like Buddha shower great blessings upon humanity – helping those who are ready to progress to the next stages of the path of awakening. It’s not about religion – enlightenment is a spiritual unfolding.

Wesak celebrations – like the May 10 global meditation with The Council of 12 – are your opportunity to put yourself amidst these beings already enlightened and to have memorable experiences with them.

More than any year to date, this year’s Wesak has a flavor of quantum. The masters are helping humanity this Wesak season by providing a bridge to the higher-dimensional energies of quantum. This bridge has been there in other Wesak seasons, but with humanity’s awakening unfolding to a new place an expanded level of help is available.

Mastery of Quantum Energy

This has particular relevance for you at Wesak because you are wired to lead humanity’s dance into quantum. To lead, you must master the new quantum reality – this mastery occurs in a process over time. You are knee deep in that process right now!

Since you have the same linear conditioning the rest of humanity has, some days it may feel like quite a stretch.  Black-and-white thinking, ingrained within you as a child, can cause you to doubt your progress simply because you often have no linear markers of what is evolving behind the scenes. The good news is that your wise higher self knew what these times would entail, preparing you for a series of wake-up calls to remember your divine changemaker role.

Divine changemakers are encoded at a DNA level to develop mastery of quantum energies and quantum perspectives. What this means for you is that you are a pioneer during these pivotal years, as humanity moves out of ages-old linear thinking and conditioning. This is a messy and often confusing process, especially because quantum perspectives are so novel and so confronting to a society entrenched in a dysfunctional status quo.

Being a Pioneer

Pioneers naturally experience things first. When you get nervous or uncertain about your pioneer role, remember the gifts that come with laying the foundation for a more enlightened world.

Each time you stretch beyond your comfort zone to meet a challenge seemingly too big to face, you enlarge your view and your ability to tap the more quantum energies. Each small step helps you to build confidence to travel the uncharted territories. Each tiny win helps you to build perseverance.

From these developing energies, your frequency shifts higher and higher. Each higher octave connects you more tangibly with spirit, with your divine purpose, and with the wisdom of enlightened masters who set the template for your enlightenment. From this, miracles can occur.

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Wes Annec – Enlightenment Really Is the Purpose of Life – 5-8-14

Written by Wes Annac, The Aquarius Paradigm

Lately, I’ve been going out of my way to look for things that’ll light the fire within – that’ll motivate and inspire me to work with as much passion as possible.

I obviously enjoy this work, and I’ve been developing it with each article I write and each communication with my higher self and guides, but inspiration runs dry every now and then and this leaves me with the feeling that I’m not acting on my purpose; my reason for being on this planet at this important juncture in its evolution.

I aim to keep developing and expanding this work, and I constantly search for inspiration that’ll help me move in a forward direction instead of pausing or slowing my rate of progress. I’m ready to work far harder than I or most other seekers have before, and I recognize that to do so, I have to feel inspired enough to push the limits and keep going.

One of my goals is to reach a flowing state so potent that I never tire of my creations. I want to be able to spend ample time with family, doing chores, etc. and still have plenty of energy to spend hours working on raising consciousness and awareness by writing, channeling, and doing anything else that resonates.

I’ve been searching for the proper motivation to do this, and a profound realization just hit that’s making everything clearer: the two things I seek the most are enlightenment and the flowing way of life that both precedes and results from it.

I seek the flow so I can do this work as often and as purely as possible, and I notice that I’m feeling it constantly now, whether or not I’m working. Even though I only became interested in the divine flow for the sake of this work, it’s becoming a big part of my life and serving me in important and appreciated ways.

Likewise, I’m realizing that enlightenment is my ultimate goal in experiencing the lower dimensions, and this is driving me to orient my work and my lifestyle in general to it and start seeking it like never before. I’ve written elsewhere that I’m ready to start living for spirit, and I’m realizing now that I really seek to live for enlightenment.

The enlightenment path is challenging, exciting, enjoyable, and, at times, painful. Ultimately, we’ll find that it was the greatest thing we ever experienced, and I’m infinitely grateful for all of my experiences, good and bad, so far in these lower realms.

I’m grateful to Source for allowing us to create these dense, lower circumstances so we could experience the bliss and ecstasy that come with growing out of them, because I’m just starting to get my first taste of real spiritual awareness and it feels great to say the least.

Some of the more impressive meditations I’ve experienced have reminded me of a place that I (and we all) once existed in; a place of glimmering, indescribable vibrations that, to me, felt like home. I feel more comfortable in a meditative state than anywhere else, and it’s a familiar feeling of a place I used to inhabit but left for a short time.

We’re re-reaching this place now, and even though we have a lot of work ahead of us, it’ll be enjoyable if we approach it from an enthusiastic standpoint. I can say from experience that any work we do, whether it’s related to enlightenment or not, can be enjoyable if we’re enthusiastic about it.

This is in part why I’ve searched so hard for inspiration. I want to feel as inspired as I can in every moment to change this planet and find enlightenment, and I’m realizing that if inspiration runs dry, there are plenty of things I can do to refill it.

If I ever tire of writing articles in this format, for example, I can switch over for a while and discuss the material of sages and gurus or even channeled sources. If that becomes daunting, I can switch back over. I can channel; play music; meditate on any given summer night.

This existence is truly a blessing, and realizing this is the first step to situating ourselves on a good vibration and motivating ourselves to match our collective vibration with the blissful states of consciousness we’re rediscovering. We’re realizing that these states of consciousness have been here all along, waiting for us to pick up on them and enjoy the good vibration that results, and I don’t know about any of you, but I’m feeling more inspired than ever to start exploring them.

If they’re right here anyway and we can tap into them, why not enthusiastically explore them? It only makes sense, especially if we want to raise our individual and collective vibration.

I’m ready to devote myself to studying, writing about, and excelling along the path of enlightenment, and I’m ready to utilize the divine flow in every area of my life, especially my work. Given that I can refill my inspiration as much and as often as I want, this work can and will be a breeze – a breeze I very much enjoy feeling and bringing through.

The most recent message I channeled flowed through very easily and gracefully, and I was actually surprised with how easily I was able to receive the impressions that came to me. When I move out of my mind and let the flow, which is received through the heart, take the lead, the things I receive and write pour through like a river as opposed to the dried-up stream I receive when I’m rooted in the mind.

Personally, I can’t write from a mind-centered space.

Sometimes, I accidently fall back into my mind when I’m writing, and it puts me at a pause until I’m able to get back into the heart. It can be difficult to get out of the mind and let the divine flow take the lead, but I’m ready to start doing just that and enjoying the flow that delivers the things you read from me.

Like most of you, I’ve always known that I’m here for some purpose – some reason. The fact that I started offering channeled messages with the thought that I’ll just do this while I enjoy it, even if nobody picks up on it, and found such a large, receptive audience, displays to me that I’m here to do something spiritually significant.

Until now, I just haven’t known what. I haven’t known exactly what to feel inspired about, and it’s subtracted from my sense of purpose and direction. Now, I’m realizing that one of my purposes is to traverse and write about the path of enlightenment which, to me, is an infinitely abundant source of inspiration.

There’s so much to say about enlightenment and the various levels we can apparently attain, and I’m filled with excitement at the idea of orienting my work and my lifestyle to this sacred path, which’ll bring us endless love and joy at the end of our lower-dimensional experience.

I say ‘at the end’, but I really mean in the fifth dimension.

Even when we’re in the fifth dimension, our paths won’t end. They won’t end until we’re back in the pure and undistorted realms of Source, but the highest level of earthly enlightenment will take us to the fifth dimension where we’ll experience further enlightenment that’s unknown to man, given our current, dense state of consciousness.

I think enlightenment’s always been my and our purpose. Given that we’re infinite, immortal souls, we were all somewhere before we decided to come to earth, and I have a feeling that I was off in a temple somewhere, gaining as much awareness and enlightenment as I could.

Something tells me I was pushed from my endless quest for enlightenment to assist in the evolution of earth, a planet of lost souls who could use help raising their vibration, and I think my mission entails introducing the rest of the world to enlightenment by presenting works that are built around it.

And that’s exactly what I’ll do.

I can’t say enlightenment will be the focal point of everything I write, but there’s a lot to be said about it and I look forward to doing my part in raising the planetary vibration by talking about it, the divine flow, and, of course, the construction of our utopian society, which a lot still needs done to build.

Our future’s very bright, fellow seekers. We have the opportunity to do unprecedented things – things we would’ve never thought ourselves capable of in the past. With the power of the higher vibration we’re rediscovering, we’re infinite and capable of doing the spiritual and revolutionary things the pioneers of our past did.

All of those great minds of our past tapped into the divine flow we’re starting to access, and they were clearly able to do a lot of amazing things that continue to benefit humanity. Spirit has inspired the minds and hearts of various revolutionaries, and it’ll continue to as humanity continues opening our channels to the greater energy and inspiration we’re being given.

Plenty of seekers have relayed the idea that enlightenment is the purpose of life, and while I’ve always generally enjoyed the subject of enlightenment, I’ve never been pulled toward it like it I am now. I’ve never felt so inspired to shape my work around our search for enlightenment and live a lifestyle that’ll raise my vibration, but it definitely feels right.

I look forward to the inspiration we’ll all receive from here on out, and I especially look forward to honing my reception and expression of the divine flow. Hopefully, I’m not the only one who feels inspired to be creative and use this creativity to raise the planetary vibration, because everyone will need to work passionately if we want to change the planet.

Inspiration has to be felt worldwide, and the more inspired we are now, the more inspired the rest of the world will be when the time comes and the meek justly inherit the earth. We’re the examples, and I think it’s time to find our passion and work away with the knowledge that we’re working for something real, tangible, and important.

Our inspired work is essential to the creation of our new world, and as long as we act on our inspiration, we’ll flowingly construct our new society and enjoy ourselves along the way, finding the harmony we’ve always been meant to find. It starts with the things we do right now, and this is one of many reasons I’m ready to start working hard.

Steve Beckow has written a wealth of articles about enlightenment, and I’ll direct you to one of those articles, The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Chapter 1/12.

Wes Annac – A grateful receiver of higher-vibrational inspiration and insight.

I’m a 20 year old awakening seeker and creator of The Aquarius Paradigm daily news site.

The Aquarius Paradigm features daily spiritual and alternative news, as well as articles I’ve written and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material that’s spiritually inspired and/or related to the fall of the planetary elite and our entrance into a positive future.

I can also be found at Conscious Oneness, The Golden Age of Gaia, Lightworkers.org, Ashtar Command Crew, Facebook (Wes Annac and The Aquarius Paradigm), and Twitter.

Photo Credit: Agnostic Buddhism

46 Articles by Michelle Walling, CHLC – Ascension, Spirituality – in5d.com

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Michelle Walling, CHLC

About the author:
Michelle Walling is a Certified Holistic Life Coach.  She has devoted her life to being a bearer and grounder of the light in service to others. As a truth seeker, she is committed to share her experiences with the world. She is also a hands-on healer, a distance healer, an empath, and an intuitive. Michelle has recently joined forces with Gregg Prescott as an admin for the In5d Facebook page, as an assistant for In5d Events, as a contributing author for www.in5d.com and webmaster/author/editor on CosmicStarseeds. Michelle also supports Gregg’s endeavors in many other areas including alternative and holistic healthcare. Their next project is a walk in clinic under the name AHH- Alternative Holistic Healthcare to be launched in 2014-2015 in the Sarasota, Florida area, and then subsidiaries will be opened around the world based upon that model.

 

Articles By:  Michelle Walling, CHLC

  1. Opportunity for Transformation: Astrological Cardinal Grand Cross
  2. Hypnotized Client Reveals Upcoming Ascension Event | In5D.com
  3. The Meaning Of Ascension for 2014 | In5D.comHow to Ascend – Intention and Awareness | In5D.com
  4. 10 Common Signs Of Spiritual Awakening Ascension Symptoms
  5. How to AscendAscension 101 | In5D.com
  6. How to Ascend – Going Within – Part 3 | In5D.com
  7. How to Ascend – Loving Yourself – Part 4 | In5D.com
  8. How to Ascend – Healing – Part 5 | In5D.com
  9. How to Ascend – Raising Your Vibration – Part 6 | In5D.com
  10. How to Ascend – Transmuting Karma – Part 7 | In5D.com
  11. How to Ascend – Transmuting Karma – Part 7 | In5D.com
  12. How to Ascend – Changing Your Thoughts – Part 8 | In5D.com
  13. How to Ascend – Transmuting Fear – Part 9 | In5D.com
  14. How to Ascend – Taking Back Your Power – Part 10 | In5D.com
  15. How to Ascend – Mastery: Serving Others – Part 11 | In5D.com
  16. 11:11 – Repetitive Numbers and Their Meaning
  17. Cutting Energetic Cords- How to Maximize Your Energy Flow |
  18. How to Heal Past Life Programming | In5D.com
  19. What Can We Learn From Near Death Experiences? | In5D.com
  20. Beyond Science: How to Talk to Your DNA | In5D.com
  21. How Rejuvenation Could Bring Freedom to Humanity | In5D.com
  22. 2014 Galactic Call To Arms | In5D.com
  23. The Benefit of Exploring Past Lives | In5D.com
  24. How to Surf the Waves of Change | In5D.com
  25. The Holy Grail of Sacred Relationships | In5D.com
  26. All About Food Choices and Spirituality | In5D.com
  27. Coming Together: Resolving the Dis-Unity Paradox | In5D.com
  28. Pleiadians: Extraterrestrials from Beyond our Universe | In5D.com
  29. How To Identify And Clear Spiritual Hitchhikers | In5D.com
  30. The Secret Of Mind Over Matter | in5d.com | Esoteric, Spiritual
  31. If There Was No Such Thing As Money… | In5D.com
  32. A return to the 1960’s Love Revolution | in5d.com |
  33. Can Judgment be a Tool in Spiritual Awakening? | In5D.com
  34. The Future of Community Living | In5D.com
  35. The Benefit of Exploring Past Lives | In5D.com
  36. How to Surf the Waves of Change | In5D.com
  37. What is ‘The Event’? | In5D.com
  38. Astrology – What You Need to Know About Sun Signs | In5D.com
  39. The Future of Healthcare | In5D.com
  40. How to Refine Your Psychic Powers | In5D.com
  41. Extreme Polarity: Could the Illuminati be Serving Humanity? | In5D
  42. 33 Keys to Spiritual Mastery | In5D.com
  43. Tuning in to the Needs of Indigo Children | In5D.com
  44. How Sound is Keeping Humanity Enslaved | In5D.com
  45. Could An Electrical Grid Failure Be A Blessing? | In5D.com
  46. Learning To Live Vibrationally | In5D.com

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo – Secret of the Lotus Sutra

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Our World is at Tipping Point
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Establishment of the Legitimate Teaching for the Protection of the Country— Rissho Ankoku Ron —
The Three calamities and seven disasters are now occurring in Japan expressed in the
– Rissho Ankoku Ron –1278
Why has this terrible earthquake and Tsunami and nuclear meltdown happened in Japan ?
I pray that all conflict between the SGI and Nichiren Shoshu will end and peace will prevail be between the SGI and the Priesthood
I pray that division and antagonism will be ended, Harmony will prevail and resolution will occur
The Protective forces of the Universe cannot evidently protect those who hold grudges against each other

Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo

Let us establish peace in the land and secure peace and harmony in our own individual lives
We invite you to chant for World Peace and Join us in solidarity and Unity by adding your voice here-http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/c…
Please E Mail here to attend Chanting Meetings in Melbourne—buddhistcentre@ozemail.com.au

The Enlightenment Game – Tobias Lars

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