Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Eye of the Tiger

As the winds of change continue to gather momentum, there are distinct currents of shift and change occurring on different levels of consciousness. One moment, we feel centred, calm and collect; but the next we can feel disconnected, disenchanted and discombobulated. In the blink of an eye, we can oscillate between knowing and trust to disarray and doubt; such shifts are undoubtedly hard to manage, for they are so unpredictable. At the same time though, despite the uncertainty, there is still an overall sense of forward movement and transformation.
 
This is a time of intense change; the path to Self (the path of awakening) is not an easy path, but it is one that we intuitively know we are ready to walk. Knowing ourselves, being ourselves and loving ourselves lies at the core of all of this change, for it is once we have become true to our essence, that we become love and feel divinity flowing freely through our veins. We always have been Divine of course, it’s just that life’s twists and turns have so frequently tripped us up or taken us off-piste, that we have ‘forgotten’ out true state of being.
 
It is all too easy to say ‘be Divine’ and the rest will take care of itself, for whilst this is true, as human beings, it is not always as straightforward as this, for we like to think, to probe, to understand and to seek out meaning. We need to feel a part of our transformation and to feel a conscious shift towards ‘being Divine’. Accepting it blindly rarely works, for we need to feel it, be it and believe it.

This is a time for becoming One with the flow within in order to find peace within our hearts and souls in order to let go of the doubts, the fears and the angst connected to living consciously and being ‘awake’. This takes strength and courage, for it means facing our depths and Truth, and connecting to the source of power within.

Although we may feel lost in the tangled jungle within, it is time to find the beacons that illuminate the path to becoming Whole and complete. This is a deeply personal experience, and one that cannot be easily defined, for it means something completely different to each individual soul. Whilst we are collectively shifting and awakening, the path of Divinity is innately personal as well.

Standing firm and standing in Truth takes strength and vision, for it is a sign that we are ready to embrace All that we Are and willing to open up to being All that we can Be. This takes dedication and focus, but it goes beyond ‘doing’ and chasing dreams and rainbows, to a place of being and knowing.

Whilst we are all seeking out Heaven on Earth, it is only once we realise that it is already within our hearts and souls that we open up to letting it flow freely. It is not some state of being to chase or seek out; it is here already.

So, when we find ourselves in the tangled jungle within that life so often creates, and we feel lost and alone. When we hear the roar in the distance or snapping twig behind us, we can become consumed by fear or we can open up to the power within and realise that this inner jungle is within us; it is a part of us. We have nothing to fear from ourselves, and once we accept this, we can move through the fear and find our true majesty and strength. When we look (metaphorically!) into the eye of the tiger, we see our reflection and we see our fears and our storylines playing out before our eyes; in short, we see Truth. The jungle may be an unknown and sometimes treacherous place, but there are many treasures and joys in its midst...we just have to open our eyes to them.

Once we have overcome the fear from within, then life changes. Whilst we can never eradicate uncertainty from daily life, once we feel the strength and the power within, we no longer feel like helpless pawns or driftwood, but we become conscious and awakened, empowered and inspired, and we begin to ride the waves and dance with the winds of change with love in our hearts and joy in our souls...

Monday, 22 October 2012

Dancing Rainbows

As the path of awakening continues and as each of us chooses to live more consciously in the present moment, it seems the waves of consciousness are creating shift after shift after shift...

On the surface, life may look and feel unchanged, but when we go within we can see that we are rapidly shifting and evolving, and with each passing day we are opening up to new experiences, new ideas and new beliefs as we step more consciously on the path to Self.

When we have the courage to look deeply within, we can expect to find a wide array of cupboards and closets tucked away and hidden from view. Some of these contain painful memories and experiences, whilst some contain peace, stillness and bliss. At the same time, many of these closets appear empty, and this has been a cause for concern for many. Yet, it is the ‘emptiness’ or space within that brings us closer to Self and closer to the Divine, for space suggests an openness and awareness that we are not finite in essence, but infinite. 

If we step a little deeper into this space we can sense the infinity and the power of Divinity, for it is only in the spaces (those spaces where we are beyond expectations, storylines and cycles), that we realise the Truth of our existence. The space shows a willingness to step beyond the familiar and open up to the true infinite and expansive nature of the Universe. Of course, space suggests a void or a vacuum, but it is so much more than this, for it is everything and nothing at the same time!

Without getting lost in riddles, it seems that we are ready now to open up more fully and more consciously to Source. Having the courage to allow space to rise up from within is important, for this space allows us to rest in the moment and ‘be’. In a way, the space is a sign of our willingness to evolve and step beyond boundaries in order to move towards a more conscious way of living and being. 

It is all too easy to fear space, for it invokes a sense of being beyond control and beyond our comfort zones. Yet, this is the point, for it is only by relinquishing our need to contain and control that we can open up and become a fluid and free moving part of the Universal Whole. Once in such a flow, we realise the Truth and our power, our infinity and divinity. 

Space is but a word, it is useful to describe the stillness within as a clear space, for it helps us to see, feel and touch it. Yet, this stillness is not a vacant plot, for whilst it is calm and still, it is teaming with life and energy at the same time! The concept of space helps us, as humans, to perceive ‘space’, but in truth, space is never empty, for it is not a vacuum; it is vibrant, alive, breathing and amazing.

When we contemplate life and take a conscious step towards Truth on the path to Self, in many ways we are seeking a simpler, but richer, way of living and being. Letting go of the complications and distractions of life in order to live more in-tune with one Self and the Universe, is a powerful and life-affirming step. Once we let go of our perceptions of the space we are seeking out, we realise that as we open up to the nothingness, we are opening up to everything at the same time, for we step beyond boundaries, limitations, restrictions and fear and instead open up to the full magnificent splendour of infinite possibility.

Infinite possibility should not feel confusing or overwhelming though, for once consciously in the space within, we realise that this is our true state of being. In essence, it is only by letting go of the clutter that we can begin to seek out more balance and wholeness, for we realise the true power of All that we Are. 

As we celebrate the joy that the space within can bring us, we soon see beyond the discomfort of the void as our awareness opens up and we see rainbows of light dancing through us and with us. We then realise that we are all an integral part of the Whole; we are all Divine sparks. It is time now to let both the waves of consciousness and rainbows of light dance freely; to feel the freedom to dance with them, to open up to them and to choose to become One with them...

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

True Majesty

As the charge of the Light Workers continues in earnest, many souls are beginning to feel confused when it comes to finding inner balance with Light. The reason for this seems to stem from a growing realisation that whilst the Light is important, in order to find a true sense of balance, we have to be equally as open to the Dark as well. So many fear the Dark and they push it away; they cling to the Light in the hope that the Light will bring salvation, Truth and redemption. Yet, without the Dark, how can we achieve balance, for they are equal forces in the flow of life?

The journey to Self and the path of awakening means something very different to each soul; we are unique, and, as unique beings, our perceptions and understandings are personal to us; the Truth that we carry is not necessarily the same Truth as anyone else. Yet, does this mean that others are wrong and we are right, or is the opposite true? 

When we take the path of Truth within, we become aware of our own inner battleground; that place within, where heart and head frequently clash, and where we can struggle to find unity with the polarities of life. Light and Dark are one such polarity, and we can spend so long focused on these polarities that we lose sight of the bigger picture. Sometimes, we get lost in trying to understand life; we look for answers, solutions and resolutions, as we seek out a rationale for our existence. 

Such quests are an innate part of being human, but as we continue to awaken, it seems that we are being faced with the realisation that sometimes there is no answer. It is all too easy to see the ‘problem’ as an outside force: the job, the relationship, the income etc., but when we open up to Truth, we can see that seeking the answer is no longer important, for we realise that until we find balance within ourselves, we will continue to struggle to find understanding in other aspects of our lives.
As we loosen the shackles of the mind and stop dragging the chains of sacrifice, suffering and heartache, we can begin to widen our perspectives. Being human, it is often so hard to move beyond the inner battleground, and very often this is the reason for clinging to Light, for it takes us away from the pain that we perceive in the Dark, and yet, until we merge the two in Divine Union, we cannot grow, evolve, learn or fully awaken. 

When we look beyond ourselves for the answers or the solutions, we loosen the connection that we have within, to both our Selves, and our Divinity. We are Divine, and as Divine Sparks, it is important to honour all aspects of our Selves. Sometimes this involves letting go of perceptions and ideals, and sometimes this can mean self-forgiveness. The latter may seem a little strange, but, on the whole, most of us spend so long putting ourselves under pressure to do more, be more and have more, that we continually put ourselves down and run ourselves ragged. When we open up to Truth and open up to truly forgiving ourselves, we open up to Love. 

In many ways, we can see Love as the unification of Dark and Light, for Love is a powerful force that weaves into the hearts and souls of us all. Whilst some push this away, others are opening up to the true majesty and magnificence of what Love brings. Love is a state of Being, and it goes beyond trying to chase dreams or being warriors of Light, for Love allows us to live fully consciously in the present moment, connected to our Divinity and beyond denial, storylines and polarities. 

It is time to move beyond fear, beyond the fear of being hurt, of being rejected, of not fitting in, of not being enough; of life, and instead open up fully to the process of living and of being alive.  

Part of this process involves opening up to the healing power of the darkness as sometimes we need to let go of the drive to illuminate the darkness or to push it away; sometimes, we need to go into the darkness and let our eyes adjust. Life is created in the darkness of the womb; we are incubated in the womb and this is where we receive nourishment.  We therefore need to expand our understanding of the Dark in order to let go of the resistance and to instead be open to the inspiration that lies at its core. 

If we see ourselves as seedlings planted in the rich, fertile and dark soil, and, in time, with the right cultivation, we know that we will burst forth into the Light. Yet, we do not leave the Dark behind us, for without our roots, we wither and die. Therefore it is time to honour the balance and to rediscover the Truth of our foundations. 

So, it seems that we are now moving beyond the charge of the Light Workers to a more powerful and majestic flow of inner Unity, strength and Love...