Life is becoming increasingly more complex. With the rise of the internet we have access to more information than at any other time in recorded history. Social media has connected millions of people on a global network scale. Almost anywhere one finds themselves on the planet, they can plug into the internet, look up anything they are interested in researching, and “virtually” communicate with friends, family and strangers. 3 billion people are currently ‘wired’ into the internet, and this number is quickly increasing.
It is as if the internet has become a cyber collective data base that is operating in parallel to the collective consciousness of humanity. The information keeps increasing in a world that has become more and more unstable through economic meltdown, climate change, loss of privacy, and the inevitable corruption of government and authoritarian institutions. Despite these incredible technological advancements, most people in our world still live in poverty – and even in ‘developed’ countries, life has become a struggle, with many individuals facing great uncertainties regarding their future. The evolution of consciousness has not yet caught up with our technological progress.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you are drowning in this sea of information. Most people are living on autopilot, just trying to get by and ‘survive’. Technological progress has provided many solutions but created even more problems. People are glued to their smart phones, mostly communicating with others through texting and messaging. Their attention span seems to be decreasing, almost like an unconscious counter-reaction to the information boom, distracted by all the technological over-stimulation. Collectively, we seem to be at a breaking point. These are challenging times, but every challenge and struggle provides an opportunity to help awaken us from the collective slumber.
The struggle and internal friction experienced when trying to fit into a society that has become normalized with pathological values has pushed some of us into questioning our world and our cult-ure. Instead of drowning the little voice inside, engaging in avoidance strategies and jumping into the “consensus” rat race, we stop following the crowd and start seeking truth, trying to understand the world and ourselves in the process. Oftentimes, this journey is met with ridicule, resistance and attacks from others, and so it can become a lonely path to trod. There are forces at work who do not wish for humanity to awaken due to their own scarcity-consciousness interests – it’s the archetypal battle of Light vs. Dark; a spiritual war that is taking place both within and without ourselves.
Many of us do our best to speak out about the atrocities, injustices, oppressions, environmental issues, and corruption in our world. That is certainly needed, and shouldn’t be ignored. However, what I’ve also seen more and more of (in my interactions with others) is that many “truth seekers” and activists tend to focus only on these issues and get stuck on “fighting the system” on a 3D level. Many renegades who bring the darkness to light in our world – researchers and people in the alternative media realm – also fight each other over relatively minor points of disagreement, which quickly devolve in ways that shift into personal attacks. Be it on social media, message boards , or youtube comments (with people hiding behind screen names), they behave in ways they would probably never do when interacting in person – such is the price of living in the Internet Age. I don’t take myself out of the equation, for I have done the same in the past, being too harsh, projecting my own shadow and frustration onto others and the world at large.
If we recognize that shadow aspect in ourselves, without rationalizing it away by finding fault in others – and thus, take accountability for the way we communicate at all times – we can show more humility and have more compassion for others and ourselves. It’s OK to disagree and focus on the information itself so that we can get at the truth together, but personal attacks are just counterproductive. Life is hard as it is in this day and age, especially for the ones who can see through the lies of official culture and the matrix we live in. Frustration and anger are natural responses to the state of the world, and at time we feel helpless in our desire to help make this planet a better place, and just want to scream at the state of things-as-they-are, shaking our fists to heaven.
On the other hand, there are many times where people get triggered – not because of our failure to effectively communicate – but because of cognitive dissonance, that psychological state where people react in a defensive/close-minded/reactive way to information we are presenting which contradicts the beliefs which they identify with; this almost inevitably leads to them attacking us for it on a personal, ‘ad hominem’ level. At other times, people project meanings and emotions into the words we type that are simply not there, and therefore the observations/opinions presented are taken the wrong way.
This is an insightful video. Dealing with “critics” myself – most of them based in personal attack reactivity instead of critical thinking responses – I agree with his statement that many so-called critics project their own stuff, especially on the internet. These critics (and occasional outright ‘trolls’) hide behind screen names (often fake ones) and never really put themselves out there with their own work and words. They don’t write articles, make videos or share anything about their own personal process. Many of them just “shout” at the world and others for the most part, usually resorting to re-posting articles and videos without a single word of their own. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with that from a preference perspective (and I disagree with JP’s judgment with regards to number of YouTube “subscribers”, which is actually an “appeal to popularity” fallacy), as everyone is free to explore their own callings and approaches. I’m not here to tell people what they “should” do, I’m just giving some food for thought and consideration when it comes to how much weight should be given to the content of their contributions when debate occurs.
Vulnerability and Compassion
There are many people doing great work exposing the lies which exist in our world. At the same time, I feel all of these efforts would be even more effective if these same people (prolific researchers, journalists or anyone who shares information) would also divulge some of their own vulnerable personal processes with regards to living life in the matrix while simultaneously trying to expose its inner workings; talking about their own shortcomings, mistakes and lessons, but not in a pity-me or poor-me victimized fashion. I would be thrilled to see these brave individuals reveal some of their own struggles – and deprogramming journeys – so that they may help other awakening individuals, allowing their audience to relate to the same difficulties we all experience, each in our own way.
Why is it that we are so afraid of our own vulnerability at times, especially with regards to showing it? What keeps us from sharing our deeper fears and personal struggles? Is it fear of what others may think, fear of being shamed and judged, of being seen as weak and damaged? Maybe that’s part of it. Fear is natural. A warrior is not fearless, but accepts fear as natural and acts anyway, understanding that fear is part of the journey – not necessarily as a frequency to be conquered, but as a companion on that adventure into the embrace of the unknown; gaining strength by stepping out of one’s comfort zone. I have fears and worries, which my mind usually makes up, and they can certainly act as self-defeating mechanisms. Shame and guilt has been a big part of some people’s make-up for all of their lives, starting in childhood, when their parents didn’t respond with compassion when they screwed up, opting instead for punishment and reactions like “you should be ashamed of yourself”. Naturally, as a result of this imprinting, we have developed masks and defense mechanisms due to fear of getting hurt again, and therefore possess a lack of confidence and courage in our magnificent abilities.
I’ve always been hard on myself (and because of that I can be hard on others as well) and this can be traced to dealing with guilt and shame programming for most of my life – constantly self-analyzing (to the point of diminishing myself constantly), always finding something wrong with me, repeating the “not good enough” mantra. My inner critic has always been way harder on myself than any of my external critics. For the longest time, up into my early thirties, I even felt guilty for feeling good and happy. When I was in a more positive state of being, my mind came up with self-diminishing thoughts, telling me that something bad is going to happen soon because life can’t be that good and I don’t deserve it anyway. It was an unconscious mechanism, I wasn’t really aware of it at all – I didn’t question the negative introvert of my mind, but instead just accepted it as “truth”. This resulted in me self-sabotaging relationships and things I wanted to accomplish at times. I remember clearly the day when I consciously realized how I felt guilty for feeling good, and how I was my own worst enemy.
My lack of healthy self love – and my negative introverted nature – has also been mirrored back on me by others, who would shame and attack me for my shortcomings, or for things that have nothing to do with me, but are rather their own unconscious shadow projections. Ironically, in those moments, the universe was showing me how I, unconsciously felt about myself, which I then took on as my “truth”, pulling me deeper into the downward spiral of shame/guilt. There have been many times in my life where I have internalized things based solely on what others “pushed” onto me, without ever questioning why, always finding fault within me, telling me that I was the one to blame. The lesson in all of this involved me not trying to prove or explain myself all the time in order to be understood or “liked”, but rather to develop healthy self-love (which is not narcissism), self-acceptance, and self-respect – and to simply be good to myself first and foremost, expressing myself in an authentic manner.
In short, it was a project built around having compassion for myself – even if I made mistakes or poor choices – and to not take on the projected shame or guilt of others or the culture at large; to not care how others may perceive me; and to also show compassion for others who do not act with kindness towards me. That’s not easy to accomplish at times, because the ego loves to get into a fight and engage with our incessant feelings of righteousness, our attack/defensive modes, our need to criticize and put others down, our desire to “punish” them. This is not to say that we should abandon the principle of standing up for ourselves when needed, or just “turn the other cheek”, but I do think that it requires all of us to find a space wherein we can come from a more compassionate place in our personal dealings with one another.
People who hurt us oftentimes project their own pain onto us, and occasionally in turn, we project our own unconscious pain and hurt onto others. Sometimes the compassionate response is simply to remove yourself completely from the connection and not engage in it any longer, which basically means taking care of yourself and not trying to convince another person of anything in any way. Sometimes, there simply can’t be a resolution, and thus the “resolution” actually involves a non-resolution. That’s been a tough lesson for me, because I usually want to “talk things out” and come to a common, compassionate understanding and resolve things. I have learned the hard way that this is not always possible.
“I accept that no one is trying to hurt me whenever hurtful words or cruel behavior come my way. I accept unconsciousness occurs as a way for others to show me how deeply they suffer. I further accept the unconsciousness of others does not require me to lash out and match their vibration, nor does it reflect back anything unconscious about me.Many of us tend to be very hard on ourselves when we use spiritual/esoteric teachings (or psychology) to keep pulling out the emotional weeds whilst forgetting to water the existing soul-flowers. The same observation can be applied when speaking about the ‘social justice’ individuals who speak out about the issues of the world, to the point where they can become so preoccupied with the pathology of the planet – the corruption, atrocities, etc. – that they project their own shadow (internal unconscious anger, frustration, repression) onto both the world and others, and thus don’t see anything good anymore.
Instead, I allow every act of unconsciousness to inspire a more loving response, as I witness an unconscious world helping me evolve, at the rate in which I act out the very choices I’ve waited for others to embrace.
This doesn’t justify anyone’s unconscious behavior, or mean that I should put myself in situations that compromise my well-being. It allows me to go wherever my qualities and talents are honored, while acting upon my soul’s highest wisdom, as a way of energetically helping those who suffer to find their way home.”
– Matt Kahn
We need positive reinforcement from time to time, especially from within ourselves. In the end, it’s about love – and by “love”, I am not referring to avoidance strategies or living in denial by forcing ourselves to be nice and positive all the time. I am referring to the love that allows everything to arise and be felt without judgement from the self or others, and allowing it to be transmuted through the power of its grace-full harmonic. This obviously also ties into compassion and forgiveness for self and others.
When we get in touch with our vulnerability without judging ourselves, we heal the wounded child within and discover that we all have the same fears, the same “issues” and struggles with ourselves; and the more we share our deeply-vulnerable moments with each other, the more others can actually relate to us (and vice versa) in a genuinely-authentic and compassionate manner. In this way, we are co-creatively helping to heal ourselves and the world we live in, while simultaneously creating more authentic relationships which possess a more compassionate approach which transcend intellectual information warfare.
In this digital day and age, it’s so easy to get distracted by the world “out there”, and we wind up losing our human connection to each other for long periods of time. This is not to say that we should ignore the outside world and become pre-occupied with ourselves and our “inner journey”. It is, after all, about balance and authenticity – inner and outer work go hand in hand. It surely can be scary to “go inside” the regions of the human psyche, and some people will always judge us or project their shadow onto us instead of receiving us with acceptance and compassion when we seek to find a mirror of relational understanding.
I feel that the “rulers” of the world – hyperdimensional, political, and otherwise – are actually feeding off of this quiet desperation, and want us to stay silent and withdrawn, to not show our vulnerability but rather to be pre-occupied with the artificially-presented outside world, keeping us in a lower frequency of fear and battling with each other. They feed off of the (unconscious) fear we have of showing ourselves as vulnerable – of expressing ourselves without masks – because behind all of that deception, buried in our vulnerability, is true love and energetic power. This power represents the deeper human connection we all possess towards one another, a heart-based frequency which vibrates at a level which they cannot touch.
At the same time, many people have a very hard time accessing their vulnerability and expressing their feelings. If we are not comfortable with our own vulnerability, we cannot fully receive the vulnerability of another person. It takes sincere self-work to access our deeper emotions, which lie hidden behind layers of armor and buffers built up over years of having lost connection with our bodies. Our body is constantly giving us clues. The more we are in touch with our bodies, the more we can receive these messages, which also put us in touch with our vulnerability.
Modern life desensitizes us and keeps us imprisoned in our heads. Many people have cunning intellects and are well versed in articulating their thoughts when it comes to topics of the external world, but when it comes to accessing their deeper feelings and expressing themselves through their “emotional IQ”, things can be very challenging for them. The psyche also has its own healing schedule, and deeper aspects of this process reveal themselves over time. Astrological transits can give some insights into that calendar. It’s a process of ‘peeling back the layers’ that cannot be forced nor rushed, and it is different for each individual.
“Our soul’s voice reveals our deepest wisdom and our deepest wounds, which is why unleashing our soul’s voice is often our deepest desire and our deepest fear. We ache to be self-expressed, to be authentic, to totally let ‘er rip and yet we are terrified of being that vulnerable, that raw, that real. So we edit, shape or even shut up our unique soul’s voice in order to be accepted, successful, and even loved. But deep down in our bellies, where our power burns the brightest, we know we cannot be of service, we cannot be free, we cannot truly come alive if we aren’t sharing the truth of who we are.”
– Sera Beack
However, sharing our more personal stuff and internal struggles – or speaking out about “taboo” topics – can be a scary proposition, so I understand why people are reluctant to do all of this more often. Others can misinterpret things being expressed, take things out of context (cherry picking fallacy), or have their own shadow-side triggered, which leads to them ridiculing or shaming us. Based on my own experience, these reactions (and the people involved) are definitely in the minority, and in the end their (unconscious) behavior teaches us to stand up for ourselves, and to not be concerned about what others think of us. Such scenarios may also reveal the identities of those whom you can consider to be “true friends”.
It’s important keep in mind that these people (who are not a part of our lives) don’t really know us at all: what we do or how we live on a day-to-day basis; nor do they have any understanding with regards to our personal inner process. They don’t know our whole life story, or even the whole picture (in terms of the things we share with relative strangers), so projections and distortions are inevitable. Obviously, what we see of the people we interact with online is just a fraction of who they are as a whole individual. Words on a screen can easily be misinterpreted or projected in false and misleading patterns onto ‘the Other’ when there is a lack of face-to-face , ‘felt presence’ interaction.
I make mistakes, learn my lessons, and figure things out as I go along, and in this undertaking I occasionally will share some of it, but not all of it. I’ve been quite open about my personal process and short-comings over the years – I would say that sometimes I was even too open, and I learned the hard way that just “wearing your heart on the sleeve” is not always well-received by others. We still need to be discerning with our expressiveness, and to ‘check in’ with ourselves when it comes to sharing our personal approach, so that we can feel safe in doing so. Obviously, we can’t be totally open about our own personal trials and vulnerabilities, as we need our own safe private container to work through stuff; we also don’t want to fall into “poor-me” victim mentalities or self-pity, trying to get attention from others in a pseudo-narcissistic fashion.
The Dark Side of the Internet
Carl Gustav Jung suggested that everything we feel about (or see in) another person is comprised of about 75% of our own “stuff”, our infamous shadow (i.e., the unconscious aspects of ourselves) – which we project, in either positive or negative ways, onto others; but in reality, such perceptions really have nothing to do with the other person. A more accurate indicator of an individual’s character and intentions are based on one-on-one interactions with them in real life, from a place of grounded awareness of self and the experiences which accompany that ‘work’.
As you can probably guess, shadow projection is even more amplified within the sheltered realms of the online world in comparison to “real”, face-to-face interactions. All of us can engage in shadow projection at any given moment, without exception. Ask yourself, how many times have you looked at photos of a person and projected qualities (good or bad) onto her/him that are actually completely off-base? How often have you been “attracted to” or “infatuated” with – or “repelled” and “offended” by – a person, based solely on the content of his/her posts or their appearance in pics? How often do we project emotions and “tone” onto other people’s posts that are not really there in the context of the content, but are merely arising out of our own unconscious shadow?
Consider, also, that the mood/frame of mind we are in (when an attempt at communication takes place) can distort the interpretation of that message. For example, a person who is sending an online text or writing a social media post may be smiling whilst doing so, and is offering it to others from a genuinely good heartspace, grounded in positive feelings; but the receiver/reader is on a different vibrational wavelength, and misreads the context of the content, seeing it as full of resentment, or perhaps finds it offensive – the misunderstanding, in such circumstances, is based on assumptions which are grounded in the reader’s own issues and stories.
Sometimes, when I’ve met people in real life with whom I had previously connected via Facebook, I can see how my perception of them (be it positive or negative) was off in parts, and I come to realize how much I had projected qualities onto that person – based completely on facebook interactions/posts/pics and nothing more – which were not true.
“The shadow is, so to say, the blind spot in your nature. It’s that which you won’t look at about yourself. …You can recognize who it is by simply thinking of the people you don’t like. They correspond to that person whom you might have been—otherwise they wouldn’t mean very much to you. People who excite you either positively or negatively have caught something projected from yourself…I don’t know whether you’ve had similar experiences in your life, but there are people I despise the minute I see them. These people represent those aspects of myself, the existence of which I refuse to admit to myself.”Facebook (or any social media portal, and the internet in general) is a great tool to connect with people and share information, but understanding shadow projection – and how we really don’t see others as they truly are at times – is worth thinking about. Let’s be clear here: It’s ok to not “like” a person; nor is there any need to become “best friends” with everyone. However, if we get triggered by someone out of proportion (and attack him/her personally or engage in gossiping), then there is usually more at play than just the “other” person’s behavior and attitude. But even if we see “negative” traits in another person that are true (without us becoming heavily triggered in response), can we still come to a place of compassion and empathy about their demeanour? Most of the time, people who act this way are deeply wounded and hurt individuals, compensating for their low self-esteem (due to childhood wounding and other trauma) by lashing out or goading others into reactivity. By the way, I’m talking here about everyday people in everyday interactions, not full blown psychopaths or sociopaths who have no conscience.
– Joseph Campbell
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
– Carl G. Jung
“In shadow projecting, we split-off from and try to get rid of a part of ourselves, which is a self-mutilation that is actually an act of violence. In the act of shadow projecting, we disassociate from a part of ourselves and “split” (in two), turning away in revulsion from and severing our association with our darker half, as if we have never met it before in our entire life. We throw our own darkness outside of ourselves and see it as if it exists only in others. We then react violently when we encounter an embodied reflection of our shadow in the outer world, wanting to destroy it, as it reminds us of something dark within ourselves that we’d rather have nothing to do with.The following questions can help anyone to become more familiar with their shadow side (from “Knowing your Shadow” by Robert Augustus Masters):
In the act of shadow projecting, we perpetrate violence (both psychic and/or physical) not only on ourselves, but on the “other” who is the recipient of our shadow projection. This act of external violence is nothing other than our inner process of doing violence to a part of ourselves changing channels and expressing itself in, as and through the external world. In trying to destroy our projected shadow in the outer world, however, we act out, become possessed by and incarnate the very shadow we are trying to destroy.
Paradoxically, in descending into the depths of the unconscious in order to deal with the prima materia of the shadow, we are simultaneously on the path of ascending to the truly real, as we become introduced to the higher-dimensional light worlds of spirit.”
– Paul Levy, Dispelling Wetiko
- What do I least want others to know about me?
- What do I tend to have a disproportionate reaction to?
- What am I offended by?
- What person keeps triggering or irritating me?
- What qualities of mine or others do I often feel aversion toward?
- Which emotions do I consider to be bad or wrong?
- Which emotions am I the least comfortable expressing?
- What am I most scared to openly express or share?
There’s no denying that shadow projection is a reality in our lives (be it from the receiving end, or engaging in shadow projection ourselves), and understanding and applying basic Jungian psychology is important and very helpful (even though many people also seem to over-simplify or distort the concept of the shadow, due to lack of education regarding its principal characteristics), all of which I’ve experienced in my own life, especially on the internet, where shadow projection is happening a lot. However, it’s not to be used as the only lens through which to see things, because there are limitations to solely employing that kind of psychological analysis, and it can be hijacked by reality-bypassing New Age programs in order to avoid personal responsibility. This topic will be explored later in this blog.
Those on the receiving end of this behaviour can wind up doing it to others as well, of course – I’ve also judged ‘opponents’ and projected beliefs (and my own shadow) onto them, based on who I “think” they are. But who am I to judge another person’s experience, let alone someone else’s life? What do we really know of another person’s unique soul lessons, karma, past lives, what they are going through on a daily basis, their struggles, worries, fears, joys and happiness, where they are at now (as opposed to looking through the lens of the past), things they have never expressed to anyone else and are most oftentimes impossible to put into words?
“There is no telling how much I might change in the future. Just as one wouldn’t draw a lasting conclusion about oneself on the basis of a brief experience of indigestion, one needn’t do so on the basis of how one has thought or behaved for vast stretches of time in the past. A creative change of inputs to the system—learning new skills, forming new relationships, adopting new habits of attention—may radically transform one’s life.”Sometimes when I get into an argument with a friend and we trigger each other, or when I become annoyed/”reactivated” by others in daily life or on the internet, I think how easier it all would be if we could just “inhabit” the other person for a minute or two, feeling and thinking exactly as they do, from their perspective. It’s a simple relational practice which helps me to get more in touch with compassion and empathy. Maybe we need to put on these ‘exchange’ glasses more often (if only the technology already existed!), or at the very least, understand the message of this video, and remember it when we find ourselves triggered in everyday life.
– Sam Harris
Our world is a moment-to-moment classroom of constant lessons. With the rise of social media, I see a lot of bullying, gossiping, and psedo-psychoanalyzing happening over the internet, alongside an endless shower of ad hominem attacks. The worldwide web represents a reflection of people’s own shadow being triggered (and subsequently projected), essentially offering up their own unconscious individualized pain for all to witness.
Think of Monica Lewinsky what you will (especially with regards to the conspiracies which lurked beneath the Clinton incident), but this is great talk about this topic – an issue that is like an elephant in the living room of our post-modern cyber age. It doesn’t always have to be on as grand of a scale as she has experienced it – some people seem to feed off of that kind of behavior, aside from the obvious trolls and “agents” who try to give genuine debaters a hard time. When there is no rational, compassionate interaction and feedback with each other (but rather, just a retreat into personal attacks and shaming – even if it’s hidden behind humor and sarcasm), then we have already lost that which makes us human – and, in a sense, become what we’re fighting against. The abuse of humor is a topic of its own, regarding when “comedy” and “jokes” are used to attack others with passive aggressiveness, or to cover up our own wounds, due to our unconscious fear of facing the shadow within.
“Sarcasm is not just heartless, but is cruel — in it we target whatever we can in the other to belittle or make fun of in circumstances that usually are far from funny. Sarcasm means that we’re not only being aggressive but also shaming, building ourselves up by trying to tear down the other, perhaps taking some pleasure in doing so.Moreover, as I mentioned before, looking at it from a hyperdimensional perspective, there are certain entities which feed off of that drama and fighting, given the”buffet table” of negative emotions, passive/overt aggressiveness, sarcasm and projections that arise during such occasions. Speaking of sarcasm, here’s a good video on the psychology of sarcasm.
However short-lived it may be, sarcasm creates relational distance, so that later on we might find that our “target” has put up some sort of a barrier against us, even if they’re being otherwise loving toward us. This may not be an act of retaliation, but simply a result of feeling on guard around us, especially if they’ve not received any genuine apology from us for our sarcasm toward them. Left unattended, sarcasm is an intimacy-destroyer.”
– Robert Augustus Masters
“I see many people speaking out about the atrocities and injustices of the world, and oftentimes it comes with a lot of finger-pointing and hostility. Understandable. Who wouldn’t be upset? The problems of the world often seem insurmountable and sometimes the weight of life wears down even the best of us. As important as honoring our healthy boundaries and anger is, dwelling in anger causes us to miss out on the richness of higher understanding.Sometimes we also tend to share too much, too fast, in our eager attempts to share the personal realizations, experiences, process, research, or discoveries we have made, which some people are simply not ready to hear – a lesson I’ve learned the hard way myself as well.
It’s important to keep in mind that the moment we demonize or vilify those who disagree with us or do things differently, we commit an act of violence by severing an opportunity to learn and find loving empathy and compassion to resolve conflict. We cannot hold on to spite and vengeance, for the problems of the world are too enormous, and hostility, no matter how small, simply creates more violence. We must become more mindful, understanding, and conscious in our behavior if we are to ask others to do the same.
Time shows us that even in the most dark of circumstances, there is understanding and love to be found, within and without, for all things serve a purpose in objective reality. As difficult as it can be to come to terms with, all moments of life are like lessons in the school of Earth. It is rightfully natural to be angry, afraid, sad, and defensive, passively or aggressively, but for the sake of transformation and growth, we must not stop there.
Justice is neither avoidance or vengeance; it is taking responsibility by utilizing the opportunity to see things clearly through gaining knowledge, healing, and, ultimately, understanding and finding forgiveness by seeing the greater context, which ultimately leads to compassion. With communication comes new perspective. With new perspective comes new understanding. With understanding comes connection. With connection comes love. And in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ”
– Humberto Braga
“If you do find an extraordinary truth, shall we say, from extraordinary evidence, more than likely, then in the course of your life, if you come upon that, you quickly learn there was a path to that view. And it may be complex, it may be simple, but there was a way to it. You don’t jump straight to it without the intermediate stages. And the more remarkable that truth is the longer it takes to deeply acknowledge and know it—know it at a very inner level.All of this shows the negative side of social media and the internet, when people only communicate by typing words on a screen. It tends to cut us off from our body and emotions. A lot of communication happens non-verbally when we look into each others eyes while sharing physical space together. Body language and energetic impressions oftentimes reveal more than words which are spoken or typed. Words are very limiting as well. Expressing what I feel and have experienced through language has, at times, been very challenging. This is often due to the fact that many people project different meanings into words, or that we use certain words but are actually trying to convey a different meaning.
Yet, we can observe that there is sort of a tremendous impulse to want to share our discoveries with people and to prove to them and to underline things and expound what we believe. But everybody has to wake up for him or herself. I’ve said this over and over. You cannot really do it for anyone else. So it is both unrealistic and unwise to say, to expect…[someone] touted in a mainstream view of politics and culture and education to suddenly entertain [certain fringe ideas].
The more outstanding the revelation the longer it takes to get to it. So we have to sort of respect that in a way. We have to expect also that it takes time for people to understand what is real and what is unreal. All we can do is set forth our discoveries and let people make of it what they will. And that takes discipline and a high degree of self-confidence. And amongst academics that is not always to be taken for granted. Because it is not just academic discipline but it is personal disciple in your own growth in your own being not just the computer element of our minds but all of the rest of the faculties as well.
And if we falter in our convictions, if we constantly need validation and reassurance then we start to compromise even our own materials. It is better not to do that at all. Just play your own game. Do your own thing and get as sharp and authentic as you can. And don’t stop and keep doing it. And it brings to mind the question of what actually is it when we say truth. And I very much feel, having worked with all levels of sort of philosophers, and academics, and psychologists, and mystics, and new agers…that being smart is not sufficient to know the truth.
And I would say that the truth reveals itself slowly depending on the intellectual, emotional, transcendental awareness of the individual. And those last two elements are sorely lacking in the average investigator—I would say. So their inquiry is necessarily therefore flat and rather one-dimensional. It is limited, to put it politely, like a [person] who cannot see the real substance of a situation because he does not really get it. He lacks sincerity, humility, and insight.”
– Neil Kramer
“Sometimes in our zeal to share our awakening process, we say more than we should about what we’ve discovered. It could be shocking to someone else’s view of reality who is less aware and then they, in their lack of awareness and cognitive dissonance will doubt you and make you “wrong”. Then tell others about your “problems” and so on. This really hurts when you discover someone you trusted is gossiping behind your back, poisoning others’ views and beliefs about you which are not true. The list is endless really, but the point I’m making is that discernment of character and especially spiritual discernment, is a fine art of deepening ones awareness, sensitivity, patience and wisdom. It takes a humility and courageousness that cannot really be done alone, and yet it sometimes feels like we are all alone when we are going through “the dark night of the soul”.
– Eve Lorgen
Personal contact, as in face to face connections, also helps us to be more compassionate towards one another, looking into each other’s eyes. Sometimes, we also just need a hug and to be approached with compassion – even (or especially) when we make mistakes, and seek understanding without being condemned, judged, psychoanalyzed and labeled for our “issues”; especially if we share views that challenge people’s beliefs, which often leads to being prosecuted by strangers behind a computer screen.
I remember working with a professional Gestalt therapist a couple of years ago. She embraced everything that came up for me without any judgment, but with plenty of empathy and compassion – there was no psychoanalysis or application of any psychological labels, no reading quotes to me from psychology books or telling me that I should read this or that, no informing me that I should feel ashamed or bad for my failings and mistakes (which were actually not “mistakes” but unconscious defense mechanisms which served their purpose).
On the contrary, she helped me to feel good about myself – not so that I could rationalize away anything I did or thought in the past, but so I could experience forgiveness for myself and others, and so that I could understand how all of it related to things in my upbringing which I was not fully aware of; mostly childhood wounding, past life trauma and energetic karma. This was all accomplished by guiding me into my body and emotions, a place where the rational analytical mind cannot go. This process and empathetic approach helped to release and heal deep wounds. I was crying many times during these sessions as my psychological and bodily armor was dissolving. Doing this kind of work one-on-one in a private safe container with eye contact is also very important. Something way deeper emerges if we take this kind of “physical” approach, which is impossible to replicate in an online consultation.
Besides imparting to the reader the positive effects of professional embodied psycho-spiritual therapy, the point of this recollection is to reinforce the importance of relating to each other with more compassion, empathy, and forgiveness. You don’t need to be an “expert” in psychology to do this.
“The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal. Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures, but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people. Only other wounded people can understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.”Limitations of 3D Thinking
– Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Recently we’ve experienced the last of seven Pluto-Uranus squares. It was quite a ride since the first square of this series occurred in 2012. Personally, it felt like my life was being taken apart, spit out and reassembled, diving into the shadow and bringing it into the light of awareness, integrating unconscious aspects as they were being mirrored back to me in everyday life situations. Something seems to be accelerating in the “field”, I can feel it in my body. A big shift has happened within myself, which is something that is very hard to put into words – perhaps some of you can relate to this. It’s akin to a new frequency/vibration which has anchored itself, forcing me towards a new approach, encouraging me to let go of outdated belief systems/views, trusting myself more, and engaging with my intuition as I go beyond the limits of the rational/logical mind.
This is not to say that I dismiss logic and critical thinking, but that I understand both the limits of left brain-focused activity and the importance of not getting distracted by narrow-focus 3D linear thinking and constant overanalyzing. There is, within me currently, a sense of grounded calmness and a deeper embodiment of compassion, for both myself and others as well. I feel less and less concerned about 3D world issues – yet of course, not going as far as to deny their existence, since that would be ignorance. I remain aware of them, but am not focusing all of my consciousness on these “issues”. I will still speak out about them, but there is really nothing new out there that I haven’t said or written about before; the same old shadows on the wall, just wearing different disguises.
However, constantly focusing on 3D issues regarding the world (and how screwed up it is) starts to sound like a never ending flushing toilet of problem-prioritizing. If we keep approaching the world’s concerns from that level alone, nothing will change, and we’ll actually miss out on the bigger picture of what is happening, because we are stuck in that frequency of reactivity. In the end, it comes down to activating the evolution of consciousness; and while it is necessary to make the darkness conscious, we can easily get caught there in that abyss of problem-analysis, as there is always more to come to light.
At some, point, we come to the realization that it is about transcendence and adopting “4D thinking” – a place where the logical/analytical mind cannot go. It means recognizing the holistic nature of the universe and our own multidimensional selves (which are capable of going beyond our physical bodies and five senses) and tuning into our intuition and inner knowing. In short, our connection to “God”, the higher self, the divine, or whatever you may want to call it. It’s nothing that is external to ourselves, either – it isn’t some disembodied “authority”. ‘Transcendence’, in that spiritual sense of liberation, also doesn’t mean denying or ignoring what is going on – it’s not about focusing on the “positive” and ignoring the “negative”. It’s merely a shift in consciousness that is still aware of the darkness, yet creates outcomes based on being ‘anchored’ in some way into a higher vibration/frequency that affects reality in powerful ways.
“Your challenge at this time is to gain your freedom, and this does not mean fighting the government, the military, their mind control, or any of the other forces that appear to trap you in 3-D. Although it may appear as if you are being squeezed and your individuality annihilated, there is always a bigger picture. In dealing with day-to-day living, you may find yourself questioning your sanity, your purpose, and what to do from moment to moment, overwhelmed by the whole spectrum of life. We will say to you that the picture is bigger than you can imagine.
As you experience the massive opening of energy, which is indeed an infusion of light, an equal experience of looking at the dark cannot be avoided. In the world of duality where you dwell, shadow defines light, just as it does in photography. It may be that the more light you create the more you will see the shadow that defines it. Perhaps some of you have been a bit naive, too willing to play the game, listening to those in authority and doing what you are told rather than thinking for yourselves. People are not encouraged to think.
Mass programming is in effect all over the world. You are taught what to think, and you pay a good amount of money for this experience. This type of misuse of energy can only go so far before people become disconnected little boxes, compartmentalized fragments without a connection to the whole. When anything becomes fragmented in this way, it eventually collapses on itself. The part cannot stay separate from the whole for very long; only for a little while can a small part remain isolated.
Because you have been fed a series of falsehoods for thousands and thousands of years, each person on Earth has become compartmentalized in what he or she believes, disconnected from real thinking and from the self and other people.
Many of you think managing 3-D requires going faster, having more technology, knowing more people, and rushing here and there. As things go faster, slow down and put yourself at ease. Take time to listen to the birds, the sounds of Nature, the crackling of a fire—the natural sounds. Get outdoors. Be by yourself. Take time for yourself and learn to expand your awareness and to hear a voice inside. Then be certain to question that voice and all that the voice brings. When you begin to open the fan of yourself, with respect to these voices in your head, an opening to the abstract occurs.
Humankind has long been deflected from thinking in abstract, nonlinear terms. Living nowadays is quite solidified and linear. Yet you rob yourself of a great venue of experience, a necessary frontier for masses of you to become artists within. Many people must create a new high art of thinking in order to translate the changes that are coming.
Your great solution, no matter what is occurring, is to love yourself and vibrate that frequency outside yourself. Doing so will allow many doors to open, and likewise many unwanted probabilities will simply pass you by, like a bird on the wing.
A dark shroud has been cast over your consciousness, a darkness so vast that now so many of you are truly frightened to live. Your bodies are filled today with cancer, stress, and pollution because you have been primed for fear over the years and have drawn to yourself negative energies from the other realms, and these, spirits of lower energies feed off your fear. Reality mirrors itself.
The marketing of fear has been massive: Through meaningless data and meaningless living, you have drawn to yourself those who suck your power, vampires and parasites completely invisible to your perceptual acuities. They are, nonetheless, sucking your vitality because you do not want to claim it. We will say to you, dear humans, love yourselves, place value on who you are. As you move forward and understand the unfolding absurdity of your times and why your civilization is collapsing, love yourselves.“
– Barbara Marciniak, Family of Light
We all have our individual journeys and purpose-for-Being. Some people struggle with not knowing their purpose of what they “should” be doing with their lives. But even a positive concept like “finding your purpose” can be over-analyzed and loaded with cultural programming, thereby disconnecting us from what we always knew – or from that which is right in front of our eyes, but we are simply too distracted to tune into its presence. Some people mistake occupation for “purpose”, as if purpose is that huge big thing which we need to “do” or define ourselves by – a “career” identification – when it is simply about how we show up every day, wherever we are, under whatever circumstances, whatever job we have, and it’s about how we relate to others.
In the context of transmitting felt experience, words are so limiting; sometimes, it’s simply our presence which can affect others positively via the frequency/vibration we emit from the toroidal field of our hearts. I experience that sensation more and more, especially in my bodywork practice – working with up to 15 people a week (on average), I have seen that just a basic, nurturing, supportive touch can help a person more than a thousand words of therapy. This is especially true in this digital age that has disconnected us from our bodies – and there is so much wisdom in our body; it is the mechanism through which we access our intuition.
The more we feel into our subtle bodily sensations, the more we can access our “inner knowing” without relying on constant outside information or authoritarian ‘proclamations’, and then we can make the right decisions that guide us to our unique calling. But this also seems like a natural process that is different for each individual, as we are all at different stages of our own personal evolution.
“Inhabiting your body – reuniting with its intelligence – is one of the most potent political statements you can make. Disembodiment is tacitly modeled and promoted by every institutional hierarchy in our society – whether corporate, political or religious. Each of them is shaped around a top-down ‘command and control’ power structure run by the head of the organization, with executive power consolidated at headquarters – which might lie with the CEO (‘chief’ derives from the Latin word for ‘head’) in head office, or with the head of a political party in the nation’s capital (‘capital comes from a Latin word for ‘head’), or with the head of the church. The implicit message embedded in these hierarchies is that the head should rule. That message remains acceptable to us only because it expresses, even as it further consolidates, our relationship with ourselves.Comparing ourselves to others is the worst thing we can do to our sense of well-being. It actually cuts us off from who we truly are – our own unique voice and purpose – and replaces that harmonic with the relentless distortion of self-judgment and impossible standards we put on ourselves, alongside the pressure to “do”, to “become” something, and the negative introspection, which results in shame and guilt (“not good enough”), at which point, the neurotic ego becomes our “life coach”, with all its analysis paralysis regarding ourselves and others, keeping us in a scarcity state of anxiety and “fight or flight”.
When we center our thinking in our heads, we unknowingly reinforce the hold those social hierarchies enjoy. So it seems natural to us that ‘heads’ of business, politics and religion should rule our society. If we reject the leadership of a particular ‘head’, we will seek to replace that individual with another ‘head’ – unable or unwilling to consider other ways of organizing human affairs…
We cannot begin to reign in our madness until we recover what the body knows and learn to accord with it. To root ourselves in that accord is to flood the emptiness of our lives with the experience of the present – the only true way to begin to harmonize with reality. This embodiment revolution begins with the honest recognition of the extent to which we have internalized the hierarchical message – the extent to which its top-down power structure currently lives in us and rules us…
Think about it: you cannot reason your way into the present; you cannot reason your way into love; you cannot reason your way into a harmony of being. More than that, though, as long as the head rules, it keeps you from truly feeling and answering to the currents of your own being; it fragments you on the most personal level, so that even as you obsess over refining your ideas about how best to supervise your progress, you sabotage any possibility that you might respond to your circumstances with your full and unified being – because this inner tyranny obliterates being and silences the body’s wakeful attunement…
The challenge we face is great, because we are starting from a disadvantage: we are divided within ourselves and have been relentlessly habituated to that state by the story that surrounds us – a story communicated by the language, the architecture, the hierarchies, the customs and even the icons of our culture.
Facing the challenge before us is made easier, though, by its sheer necessity – and by the keenness with which each of us feels that necessity in our own lives. We feel estranged from the unity of our own wholeness, and that ignites within us a smoldering anxiety. Such anxiety is the foothold by which those who wish to wield power keep others off balance. That is why they stoke anxiety so deliberately: the more anxiety we feel, the more control we feel we need…
Ultimately, our head-centric way of being keeps us in a stressful, self-perpetuating loop:
• top-down living disrupts wholeness;
• a lack of wholeness induces anxiety;
• anxiety makes us yearn for more control;
• and more control is promised by top-down management – both within the self and within society – even as it further disrupts wholeness….
Learning how to liberate yourself from the frenzied treadmill of the head is far from easy – it requires a skill set that is not readily available, and defies our culture’s messaging and conditioning. On the most personal level the process may feel as monumental as the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, because it threatens to change everything: old, stuck pieces of yourself topple and make room for a newness of breath and ease and clarity, and a dangerous awakening to the deep, true passion and calling of your life. Opening to the world you find not obstacles, but guidance; not indifferent geography, but companionship; not resources, but a living web that shares your own ancestral origins in star matter.
We cannot align with the body’s subtle genius by adopting new ideas about ‘how to be’. In fact, to be directed by ideas, however progressive, is to be ruled by the head. What is needed is a new experience that will put us in touch with our being so that it can speak to us about all that is. We need practices that will help us beyond ‘listening to the body’ and instead enable us to listen to the world through the body. The task is not to make the body do new things that are good for us, but to surrender the tyrant’s place in the head and yield to our embodied wisdom – which belongs to the world as much as to us, and knows the whole so intimately that it recognizes its steadfast, unseen gaze in each individual pebble, star and blade of grass.”
– Philip Shepherd, The Embodiment Manifesto
The rational mind is a beautiful tool that shouldn’t be dismissed, obviously. We need critical thinking, but not at the expense of our intuition and those deeper emotions which guide our choices when the mind cannot help us. It’s easy to rationalize anything away, and we can trick ourselves in that sense – cutting ourselves off from the body and its intuitive insights for which we have no rational explanation, and are even hard to describe in language. Then there is the struggle of “shadow ego”, either inflated with its sense of entitlement, righteousness, judgment, superiority, or the opposite end of this gloomy spectrum: feeling victimized, depressed, diminished and less-then-everyone-else. And so the struggle remains within the individual, as always, and we all do battle with it constantly.
Looking back at my life now, I know that the major decisions along the way which aligned me with my “purpose” or path did not come from a rational series of thought processes, but rather, they stemmed from an embodied inner knowing – where there was no doubt whatsoever about the next choice, nor was there ever a pre-existing “plan”, nor did I have any clue where it was all leading me to. It was reminiscent of the saying, “tell god your plans and S/he will laugh at you”. There was no “I should do this” commandment coming from the mind (or someone else, for that matter); nor was I making a ‘manifestation’ list in my head about pros, cons or possible outcomes; nor was there any anxiety, pressure, or hurry. I felt like I was being pushed and guided along by something far bigger than my mind could ever grasp, involving unexpected synchronicites which paved the way to where I’m at in the here and now. If you’d have told me ten years ago that I would be living where I live now and doing what I do now, I’d have laughed at you in disbelief.
Sometimes we forget that we (the bodies-that-we-are) are transducers of higher energies, a truth which we need to align ourselves with if we are to seek out true emancipation. Even now, I have no idea what the future holds. I don’t make long range plans anymore. It’s all about where my intuition guides me on a day-to-day basis. I’m not saying “don’t look past today” – it’s good to have intentions and visions of future endeavors, and act on them with accountability; just be open to change, and avoid being chained to your tunnel vision of desired outcomes.
This “letting go” aspect is a vital component of how manifestation works as well, and if we are aligned with our “expanded self’s” agenda, we get exactly what we actually, truly want and need – which, in turn, is in resonance with our higher purpose and evolution. It’s just the neurotic ego that thinks it’s in charge: trying to control and micro-manage every process; blind to the bigger picture; wanting something else based on conditioning and programming; running subconscious self-defeating ‘viruses’; discouraging the embracing of a healthy self love vibration; and wallowing in the resultant sense of lack in our lives (be it the lack of a partner, lack of acknowledgement, lack of a more fulfilling job, or lack of abundance – which oftentimes is mistaken as a lack of money).
Even so-called “bad” things that happen to us eventually (if viewed through an embodied and holistic lens) help to push us onto our own unique path by presenting us with the necessary lessons for our evolution, even if it results in broken relationships, lost friendships, and financial hardship. It can be very hurtful and confusing in the moment, as we can only connect the dots by looking back, and there are many times where situations don’t make sense in the present tense. It comes down to the reality that if we resist change and endlessly fight it – all while blaming and complaining about everything and everyone else – we miss out on gaining the deeper message and guidance that is all around us (if we had only known how to listen and observe them, both within and without).
This is also where faith comes in – not faith in some religious god, but faith as the term relates to the art of learning how to swim with the currents of everyday life. Faith, in this case, involves trusting that the river of existence is guiding you to the ‘correct’ destination, even if you cannot see where that may be from this vantage point; it also involves grace, in that the destination is most likely to be different than the one you dream of now. It is actually an outcome which is more aligned with who you truly are, as opposed to that personality who is clinging onto familiar ‘coping’ rocks out of fear of the unknown. Once again, I am not saying to simply ‘go limp’, as “only a dead fish goes with the flow”, and the world requires people who are willing to take action in pursuit of making it a better place; what I am saying is that you need to leave room in your heart for the possibility that your life trajectory could swiftly take a curve at any moment.
“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”
– Joseph Campbell
I also feel drawn to spend more time in nature, engaging in any practices that help me to tune into my body (be they Qi Gong, meditation, dance, yoga or bodywork), and also connecting with others in real life – eye to eye exchanges of mutual appreciation. This whole social media business has really cut us off from embodied personal interactions. Despite the great benefits it can offer with regards to sharing information, building connections and networking online, there are obvious limits involved with typing words on a screen in “chatting” or “messaging” mode, and as a result, misperceptions about ‘sociability’ have become too obvious to ignore.
For the longest time, I had trouble trusting myself. My intuition was always there, but the rational mind was over-riding it at times, coming up with all kinds of excuses as to why I couldn’t trust myself – looking outside of myself instead for guidance and wisdom about what I ‘should’ be doing. Life has taught me the hard way to listen more to the subtle cues buried deep in the body and emotional centers. Recently, I’ve had an increasing number of stupendous synchronicites occur in my life, which guided me to the right people who, in turn, provided insight and information that were in perfect alignment with where I’m at in this Moment. We also do that on behalf of others: helping them in ways that were not consciously planned by either party beforehand, and sometimes we don’t even know how deeply we’ve helped others with little things that seem insignificant at the time, but made somebody else’s day more bearable.
Some people ask me what they should read, and if I have any suggestions for books. My answer is usually always the same: I don’t know you, I don’t know where you are at in your development, and I don’t know what you are going through on a deeper level…I can’t tell you what you should read! All I can suggest is to keep “asking” sincerely for subtle guidance, and to put the intention out there. Be aware of what resonates with you on a deep level. The universe always brings along the right teacher/teaching, in whatever form and approach this may take.
As the truism goes: the teacher appears when the student is ready. The teacher can be a book we feel drawn to; it could involve unexpected synchronicites which always lead us to the next teaching or person (anyone can be a “teacher”, and can provide unexpectedly-profound insights) who offers wisdom that corresponds to where we are at in this present time. There are many quotes from various books in my writings – if you resonate with any of them, go and read them, but keep in mind that what I share is also a reflection of my personal journey, and we all have our own unique path and evolution to create for ourselves.
I can see that, in my life, the right teaching, book or person came along at the perfect time to help me evolve into a more aware state of consciousness. I don’t use any teaching as a foundation or dogma, but take what was needed and then move on. Looking back, even things I don’t necessarily agree with anymore today have helped me in the past. I also realize that so-called “ancient esoteric teachings” have their limits, written in an age that doesn’t reflect the circumstances of the times we are in today. There are old paradigm teachings which worked well for the people living in those times, but were also very generalized in a way that didn’t take into account the vast difference between individual energetic experiences, nor the epoch we live in now, with 7 billion people on the planet.
As Carl Jung said, “The shoe that fits one person, pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.“
Nowadays, there are new and evolved systems, models, and teachings that can help us to tune into our own unique evolution. For example, astrology has branched out, and many astrologers combine it with psychology, which can give tremendous insights into oneself. There are new systems like Human Design that can show our unique blue print. Then there are new body-mind techniques such as Gestalt therapy (as mentioned above), advanced forms of bodywork and many other modalities which can help us in ways that the more traditional esoteric/spiritual teachings cannot.
Seeking truth and gaining knowledge – no matter if it involves topics which lie “outside” of our current comprehension, especially with regards to self-understanding – is an individual journey. Never take what anyone else says as “gospel”. Emotional maturity, embodiment, compassion and empathy are just as important as intellectual insight, if not more-so. In this day and age, it’s easy to lose the connection to our bodies, which houses our intuition and deeper emotions as well as our inner knowing, our ‘compass’. It’s hard to stay grounded within ourselves when we are glued to the computer screens and plasma TVs. I’ve seen many “great minds” – people who do amazing work in their particular field – engage in clever intellectual sophistry, cut off from their bodies; even though they “appear” wise, something feels very off – oftentimes, this was due to the fact that the emotional intelligence was missing. In the past, I would frequently ignore this intuitive download because I assumed they must “know better”, putting them onto a pedestal due to my authoritarian programming.
“Steiner, Gurdjieff, Manly P. Hall, Alan Watts and many other teachers said many great things but also screwed things up, were flawed characters, imperfect men like me and you. So they screwed up, got things wrong at times and they made mistakes just like everybody else….but at the same time they had this incredible capacity of insight and accomplishment ….and those things can co-exist together.There is something else to be considered: not everyone starts off in the same metaphysical “place” and state of being/consciousness. There are millions of souls who have incarnated in this time and age in order to assist in anchoring a new frequency – souls that don’t necessarily have deep ties to humanity and planet earth, and don’t have past life times here. These people have certain kernels of knowledge and awareness already imprinted within their DNA, as well as a “mission profile” that needs to be activated and remembered. Not everyone starts at zero – each particular soul is at its own unique place of evolution. There are many young souls; there are those in the process of “growing” a soul; and of course, there are others who possess old souls.
The imperfection and mistakes co-exist with excellence and insight. What we have to be careful is not to see these or other people as representatives of ourselves or idealized versions of ourselves. They are not. They are just people saying things. Some people say good things often. Some people say good things then and now. What I’m looking for are wise mature flexible moral ethnical good human beings. I must see the wisdom applied in their conduct and character.
Many people put an artificial sealing over their work and research, getting stuck in a tunnel vision of topics they keep focusing on, trying to explain everything through it instead of being truly opened minded and looking at the many other angles of our multifaceted reality. Don’t attach yourself to anything you can’t honorably walk away from. Keep free and flexible.
There is an experiential Side of Truth and Discovery. Particularly the last ten years of travel, which I continue happily to this day… I have seen things…about the conspiracy movement and about the new age movement and the modern contemporary spiritual practice that totally changed what I thought…so what I saw on paper and what I have heard in books, which was all very nice and neat and tidy, all unraveled as soon as I started to actually physically interface with these things and people and events and conferences and projects and retreats and what not… Some of it excellently and some of it disastrously.
So…It’s like the Divine impulse on this planet compels you to do it for yourself and until you do it will punish you with confusion and vagueness as the Hindus called it Dukha, which is “false perception creates pain.” Right? So the way to eliminate pain in life…the suffering the struggle of life, to diminish that and maybe even to eliminate it, is to perceive correctly, so it is only when we have false perceptions, we have misunderstood something, that pain is generating.
So pain is the result of false perceptions. That is massive. Right? That is massive. So if you get a relationship wrong in your life…or you have got a wrong job, You have mis-perceived who your boss was or your friend you have mis-perceived who they are you have mis-perceived yourself who you yourself are…you will generate pain and drama and theater in your own life which won’t be very pleasant. So it is as if Divinity, which I firmly have experience of personally. This Divine intelligence that permeates this world.”
– Neil Kramer
None are better or worse than the others, but all are unique, and are essentially a fractal expression of the Divine/God/Source Consciousness or whatever you may want to call that Unified Whole-ness of Totality. Each soul has their own talents, lessons, and karma – there is nothing here that shouldn’t be here. Even psychopaths and the hyperdimensional overlords have their roles to play in this cosmic drama (or farce, depending on your point of view), creating the necessary, contrasting friction for the evolution of consciousness. It’s not about denying “evil” either, but understanding its role in the bigger picture. Part of our work is to be discerning, and to make the darkness conscious both within and without; not living in a bubble, nor using generalized higher truths like “we are all one” or “all is illusion” as an excuse for inaction.
However, there is nothing “wrong” with reality. Everything and everyone has its place in this game of consciousness evolution and expression of “God”-self. It just comes down to finding our own unique “setting” within it all; to be discerning, and to understand what it is that we are aligning ourselves with, since we are all transducers of higher energies.
Hyperdimensional Control and Interference
Michael Topper wrote an excellent article, summarizing the bigger picture whilst going beyond 3D world affairs. This is an important topic to understand, especially for “conspiracy theorists” who only focus on 3D aspects of manipulation, which are mere shadows projected onto the wall for distractionary purposes, diverting attention from the real negative 4D agenda, i.e. soul harvesting:
“In the higher densities, the Name of the Game is Consciousness. This simply means that the higher densities of existence, whether positive or negative in orientation, all recognize that the business of all being and existence everywhere is always that of Consciousness… becoming more and more “Aware.” Awareness is related to “density” of consciousness, so to say.It’s easy to fall into paranoia, especially in light of comprehending the scale of hyperdimensional manipulation. As I have mentioned in a previous blog, these archonic critters feed off of lower vibrational emotions, and hook into our blind spots, triggers, traumas and wounds, thereby feeding off of ‘lower’ emotions (and creating them through us). These include::
So, we have to understand here that the true Negative Realm agenda is to “eat consciousness.” So, this actually prevents an overt “take-over” in literal, physical terms. If an “invasion” was detected, this would mean that the veil would be lifted and all would see the “man behind the curtain” and would be disgusted and turn away. Just as in the “Wizard of Oz,” those Ruby Slippers have to be obtained VERY CAREFULLY! Gathering the essence is an art of great subtlety! The “negative alien plan” is, in its purest sense, STALKING.
The aim of Stalking is to create a completely controlled artificial environment composed of thoroughly predictable human behaviors – made predictable because they have been programmed to respond to cues of conditioning [inculcated through centuries of lies and obfuscations presented in the form of religions] and all of this revolves around a ‘story’ that is actually untrue, and wholly misrepresentative of the real negative aim.
A lot of people think that the “alien invasion scenario” is a ruse concocted by the government to create the impression that there is a forming “threat,” thereby enabling the institution of a New World Order. But, this idea is based on a misrepresentation of the process just described.
The important thing to remember is this: there is NOT a “unified conspiratorial activity” going on here in the hierarchy of government. The “divide and conquer” effect is also manifest at this level and suits the alien purposes to a “T.” Such activity at ALL levels is consistent with their program of STALKING, in which confusion and cross-purpose prevents a clear perception on the part of the Stalkees.
Yet, at some deep level there may be a direct conspiratorial interaction between the “secret government” and the negative aliens… but it is unlikely that any name of those involved would be recognized by anyone, no matter how “in the know” regarding the subject. These “secret superiors” are just that: SECRET. Any organization you can name, or about which you are AWARE, are merely “outer circles.”
What is the designed objective of this STALKING? It is two-fold. First, the effect of Stalking is sort of like stampeding a herd of cattle. Bit by bit, they are consolidated into a “negative mode” which consists of the idea of “us vs. them.” Even though, on the surface, it may seem that this “mode” is positive or STO (Service to Others), (i.e. save the world because it is “wrong” or flawed, or blighted with original sin or whatever) the very fact that it is formed in the “dominator” mode of perceiving salvation “outside,” means that it can more easily be “taken over” body, mind and soul at a level that is “unseen and unseeable.” In other words: Satan CAN and most often DOES appear as an Angel of Light![…]”
– Michael Topper, The Positive/Negative Realms of Higher Densities
Blaming others or self; anger; sense of victimization; paranoia; fear; guilt; shame; feeling deprived; worry; feeling sorry for yourself; bothered by being lonely; self-depreciation; feeling unworthy/not good enough; impatience; resentment; entitlement; needing to punish; needing to be praised; needing to be right; lack of humility; attention seeking narcissism; righteousness; sarcasm; hate; jealousy; co-dependency; distorted sexual energy; repressed sexual energy; lust; depression; feeling disgusted about oneself or others; shadow projection; neediness; feeling unappreciated; feeling irritated; feeling trapped; head in the clouds; disassociation; sophism; being cut off from the body/emotions; denial of darkness; avoidance of reality; everything’s got to be perfect; controlling; feeling better than others; feeling less than others, etc.
There is nothing wrong with these “issues” mentioned above. Lower vibrational or negative emotions are not bad, nor is there judgment involved in identifying them. We all experience at least some of them to varying degrees, and fall into them at times in our own unconscious ways. It’s part of the human experience. In fact, given the times we’re in right now, all of these emotions are coming up to the surface of the psyche for many of us. It’s part of the necessary purging phase, like a spiritual detox. When we detox our physical bodies through a healthy diet and associated protocols, we also tend to feel lousy and sick at first as the body is releasing those long-held toxins. It’s part of the process, and nothing to be ashamed of.
However, what is important to understand is that, through the act of becoming lost in these lower vibrational states, hyperdimensional entities can attack, influence and manipulate us, making things worse than they actually are, as they feed off of these energies by “directing” thoughts and emotions. That doesn’t mean we should fall into paranoia or blame the “aliens”, but rather, we should take responsibility for our own actions and behaviors. It is through mistakes and attacks that we learn and grow – at the end of the day, even these forces are our “teachers”, making us aware of where our work is required within our innerverse. As Tom Montalk wrote in a recent article:
“While we may not always be the source of injustices against us, we are the cause of its entrance into our lives. The Matrix, even with all its imbalances and corruption by those freewill entities who have overstepped their place in nature, is nevertheless still a learning program entirely responsive to our own ignorance and weaknesses. It may be a predator’s choice to attack, but it is our choice to accept the attack and succumb to it.In his essay “The Art of Hyper Dimensional War“, Montalk gives some practical steps on how to deal with hyperdimensional attacks, and also stresses the point of taking responsibility, using these incidents as learning opportunities to help us become more aware in order to accelerate our spiritual growth:
The Matrix Control System can only trip us via the elements within us that correspond to its low vibratory nature. If we ignore our intuition, have blind spots in our awareness, or engage in ignoble feelings and behaviors, then these are the avenues through which we are had. Attacks serve to identify our own weaknesses, thus providing focus for where to take the next step on one’s path of spiritual awakening.“
“First, understand that you only experience what you need or choose to experience, and what you need to experience was chosen by you at some other time or level of being. Therefore, you are in some way responsible for all that happens to you, whether you created it or allowed it. The attacks you receive ultimately serve to teach you lessons, and how successfully you defend against these attacks determines how easily you learn your lesson. Learning a lesson before the experience often voids the necessity of having to experience it.Montalk also made this excellent 3-part series about the Matrix/Hyperdimensional Control System – it’s a good summary in a nutshell:
Second, in the absolute sense the Matrix Control System serves to accelerate your spiritual growth, and although its agents see you as the enemy, know that you can utilize them as teachers. You do not need to seek them out, for they will find you as you progress in your learning path. Most importantly, know that you will never be given anything you cannot choose to handle successfully.”
Instead of succumbing to the paralysis of paranoia, we can also look at all of this from the view point of ‘pronoia’: the idea that the universe “conspires” for our own good and spiritual evolution, even if “bad” things happen to us. In the end, these are just lessons to help us become more aware and conscious. The trap lies in the possibility that we might get stuck within a lower vibration or 3D “thinking” prison, and get bogged down in negative emotional “loops”, projecting them onto others and the world-at-large.
Obviously, it’s not about denying these lower emotions; attempting to do so oftentimes results in an “isolated-head” situation, with us repressing these feelings in response, thereby disconnecting/disassociating from our emotions and bodies, and eventually (and inevitably) shadow-projecting these repressed feelings onto others – or even worse, beating ourselves up and judging ourselves for having negative emotions, resulting in shame, which is like a buffet table for the critters. On the other hand, some people may not experience “negative” emotions in their experience at all, but this is not due to them having worked through their “process”, but rather, they have become so disconnected from their bodies and desensitized (having built layers of armor that keeps them in their heads) that they have become aloof to their own bodily sensations and ‘early warning systems’, existing instead on a superficial and illusory level of “positive” emotions.
Many intellectually-strong people are cut of from their emotional Selves, and have a hard time tuning into their bodies. They are not embodied in any real sense of the term, and tend to rationalize away anything that may come up within their psyche and/or shadow-project it outwardly onto others and the world at large. Alternatively, they may understand (on an intellectual level) what the issue is, but they can’t allow themselves to feel through it and let arise what needs to come up on a deeper emotional level, due to their being so out of touch with their vulnerability. This situation happens unconsciously for the most part. If they are engaged in self-work, they also tend to overly psycho-analyze and fall into a state of ‘reflection inertia’, unable to move forward with their healing and forgiveness processes.
It’s more about letting whatever wants to arise from within to consciously surface, without resistance – thereby enabling you to feel your way through it without judgment. Oftentimes, the simple act of just experiencing these emotions helps to fully release them. That, of course, is easier said than done on occasion, and it is a process that is different for each of us.
For example, one day I felt very vulnerable due to an emotional wound being triggered. Instead of resisting or escaping it by distracting myself, I sat with it in meditation, focusing on this unpleasant feeling. After only a couple of minutes, I felt intense sadness coming up. My face contracted instantly, and I felt the need to cry, but I couldn’t get the tears to flow. Then I suddenly felt this block in my throat, like an energetic barrier, and I started to cough out of nowhere. As I was coughing, I started to gag, and the coughing intensified. It felt like I was throwing up. It reminded me of some of the ayahuasca ceremonies I had done in the past: the purging of trauma. It felt familiar, and I peacefully let it happen. Just like with my ayahuasca experiences, the purging was only energetic in expression. As I was gagging and coughing, the block in my throat dissolved, and I was able to cry. I moaned and sighed a lot. After that purge, which lasted for about five minutes, I felt relieved, and went back into a meditative state.
Then I got up, thinking that was the end of it, and I did feel better. However, shortly after I finished with the meditation, I started to feel uneasy again, as if something else had opened up. I felt the need to move my body, so I put on some music. Instinctively, I chose some heavy Rock music, turned it up very loud, and started to dance in my living room. The song I chose resonated strongly with my whole body. I got goose bumps and just cut loose – dancing hard, stomping my feet and moving my limbs in rhythm to the music. The heavy guitar riffs triggered deep-rooted anger in my heart. I expressed and released it by dancing with fierce, fiery energy. It really felt as if primal rage was coming out of me. I even started to punch the couch while dancing, getting fully into my anger, completely letting go of its hold on me.
After dancing to three songs, I collapsed in my sweat, breathing heavily but also feeling a deep release, a sensation of being centered and calm. All of sudden, I realized that this was not just a trauma or childhood wound I was processing, nor was it related to anything “psychological” at all. In this moment, I knew that I was under some sort of psychic attack, or an entity had attempted to attach itself (or an implant) to my energy field. Without thinking about it, I started to speak loud and clearly: “Back off! You are not allowed to enter my space! This is my space and my boundary! You have no permission to enter! Get off of me and stay away! This is my body and you are not welcomed!….” This kept going for several minutes. I had no fear whatsoever. I also wasn’t screaming but stating these words loudly and clearly, with focused will. I felt very grounded and embodied. After I spoke these words, claiming my space, I literally felt a presence leaving my energy field. I felt lighter, and any residual anger and sadness had dissipated. That night I slept like a baby.
Some clearing/protection techniques may work better for some people than other modalities. For example, Holographic Kinetics is a powerful healing practice that can help with these kind of interferences. But there are basic things we can do for ourselves as well so as to keep our aura and energy clean on a daily basis. The key is to get into the body. Later on in this blog, I’ll suggest some practices that have worked for me as they relate to the kind of incident described above.
It also depends on the degree of the attack. In the extreme case, this can take the form of total possession. On the other side of the scale, it could be just a feeling that something is off, and that some ‘thing’ is intruding. Attacks can also happen through dreams when we sleep. For example, when friends/partners/relatives appear in the dreamscape reality, it could be an entity cloaking itself in order to generate a response from you because the fear/grief/regret/sexual longing you feel in the dream is generating the same endocrine system response in your body, and those bio-chemical stimuli are then releasing/emitting the same low-density frequencies that the critters feast upon.
If these hyperdimensional interference-runners cannot generate the reactionary emotional/sexual/physical response they seek from their target in the 3D world, then they will try the back door route. These kinds of dreams are common, especially after we made clear boundaries and have removed ourselves from people that are not good for us. Since the attack cannot happen anymore “through” these people in a physical presence scenario, we can be tempted via dreams to re-connect. I have experienced these kind of dreams myself.
There are many different techniques and modalities that help with these kind of attacks. Most of the time we can do the work on our own, but there may be other times where we need the help of a skilled healer who is experienced in this kind of work. This article gives a basic overview of how to deal with hyperdimensional attack and/or entity attachments:
“Entities feed off emotions of all sorts. What are your emotional triggers?…Acknowledgement and acceptance is the first step to self-empowerment. The next step is to know that entities are normal; most people have them in their field without realizing it. The world, in fact, is a large cauldron of emotion, the perfect feeding ground for these pesky pests!
The most important thing that you can do is work on your stuff. It really is that simple. Once you remove the food source – charged emotional distortions – then they have nothing to grasp onto and fall away.
It’s also vitally important that we don’t deny the emotion. Because denial and suppression of self also creates the ‘grey’ areas where they hide. What we’re looking for is the authentic – non-loaded – emotional expression of self, that which is aligned with the source. It is the distortions of these that the entities feed off.
People can and do remove entities, which sounds like an ideal solution. It can work temporarily. HOWEVER – unless you deal with the energy that invited it in the first place, you will simply draw another entity to you again and again and again UNTIL you release the attachment to that emotion from within yourself that draws it in. No one else can do this for you. It is part of the spiritual journey of self-realization, back to who you truly are. Be inspired and supported by others (catalysts and empaths can highlight them in your field), yet know that you have to walk the path with your own two feet.
Release the trapped emotion; let go of the attachment to the emotion and there will be no place for an entity to attach to you. Most people have to do this multiple times for different issues, over a period of time and through various levels of vibrational consciousness. There isn’t a quick fix solution. It’s a powerful way to catalyze the spiritual journey though, as you create the space for higher consciousness to flood in where you were once blocked.”
– 4th Dimensional Entities and What You Can Do About Them
A couple of weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a friend. She shared with me that, while she was currently in a psychological place where many of the old patterns and ‘pain body’ suffering programs had disappeared (or at least were not bothering her anymore), this one particular problem still persisted, and she could feel that literally nothing could make it go away. She just felt this weird hum in her navel that drained her energy and seemed to keep certain programs in place. She kept having this sensation of feeling very sexual, but it was overwhelming, and she didn’t know how to channel this energy in a constructive way. Intuitively, she felt that something else was going on.
She went to see a psychic healer who scanned her aura and detected an alien etheric implant in the area of her navel/second chakra. The psychic told her that this implant has been put into her at a young age, during a moment of trauma. She said the strong sexual feelings she experienced were actually a distraction, and that it was not about seeing it from the perspective of sexual ‘groin’ energy and working with it from that perspective. This implant was usurping her creative sexual energy (kundalini) in order to block her from manifesting her potential and, essentially, denying her access to her “mission”. This is exactly what she experienced in her life: a blockage, a feeling of being stuck. Sexual energy is creative energy at the end of the day, and it is seated/produced in the second chakra, the place where the implant was found.
The psychic healer then removed the implant. The woman felt better right away, and the sensation in her navel region was gone. However, the psychic also told her to keep taking care of it. Just like in physical surgery, the removal of etheric implants or attachments creates a “wound”, and has its own healing process. She also recently realized – through her own intuition and feedback from the psychic – that she’s a “wanderer” or “star seed”, incarnated in this particular time with a specific mission profile. She remembered the time when this implant was possibly attached to her as a young child going through some traumatic events in her life. This also confirms that “wanderers” or “lightworkers” are prime targets of these hyperdimensional forces because they are a threat to their manipulation agenda, and these sensitive people also have difficulty adjusting to the 3D vibration of physical life. All of this is explored further in this blog.
The possibility of having an etheric implant – one that can create all kinds of emotions or “sexual” feelings that actually distract the victim from the real issues, and sucks away their creative energy at the same time – puts the whole topic of sexuality and cravings into question, which is a huge subject of its own. Most of us never question why we feel what we feel, and just tend to act on it, when in fact we may be animated at times by external forces via implants or entities who feed off of that kind of energy.
“Astral beings are like parasites that are attracted to you. The astral realms continue to collapse and pour down onto you humans; you then become possessed by these energies, and although you do not recognize their presence, your lives change. You may feel drained and depleted, or your habits suddenly become bizarre, and you cannot sleep at night, have headaches and unexplained body aches and illnesses. In actuality, you are battling more than a toxic Earth where foods are irradiated, or grown outside your country and then returned full of poisons.Limitations of Psychological Self-Work and Analysis
Vast beings, living for thousands of years in your terms, make their living ruling and parenting you, seeking their value from you because you have considered yourselves valueless and purposeless. Those who would rule you on the physical and multidimensional planes understand the power of your genitals to create life, pleasure, pain, and death. They use your genitals as doorways without you even realizing it.
You are re-gridding Earth and changing the frequency so that one-by-one lights go on and fields of energy are established. You must learn how to stop feeding those vampires who suck your energies, from the astral planes, from the dimensions, and from on and under the Earth herself. Your sexuality and how it is used are the key elements.
It is in this very deep part of your regenerative self, your sexual organs, the core of your being, that many of the main problems lie, problems so dark, so secret that no one would dare speak of them. Yet they must be revealed. To relinquish power over your sexual organs is truly to abdicate the power of living.
By power we mean a sense of connectedness and accountability, the maturity to know when to express yourself sexually and when not to…..First you must make peace with the sexual organs of your being because it is here that life springs forth….And most of all, seek to understand the power of your sexuality, to infuse its expression only with love, for sex without love is truly not worth experiencing.”
– Barbara Marciniak, Family of Light
[For more on that topic, see chapter “Sexuality – A Bridge to Higher Levels of Consciousness” in “Bringers of the Dawn” by Barbara Marciniak]
When considering the reality of etheric implants, spirit attachments and hyperdimensional/psychic attacks, one is also shown the limits of psychological analysis as a healing model. The more I delve into research on this topic – while simultaneously reflecting on my own experiences, life, and self-work (as well as talking to other people about their experiences and struggles) – I come into a greater realization regarding how relying on psychological self-work alone can create a kind of tunnel vision, which focuses on symptoms that are attached with all kinds of labels. Such a ‘process’ can even potentially make things worse via overly-intellectual, detached psychoanalyzing, while the root cause of our (or others’) “issues” may actually be related to entity attachments, hyperdimensional interferences and etheric implants which need to be addressed directly in the body. However, this is a huge topic for most people to come to terms with, since the ignorance and denial of this “topic of all topics” is widespread, and presents an immense challenge to people’s view of reality.
Even shadow work can become an endless loop of rabbit hole-ing, because there is always more to dig into – especially in light of hyperdimensional attack possibilities, when thoughts/emotions are injected into us or triggered by events. Oftentimes, what people go through is merely a spiritual crisis (rather than a psychological pathology), which distracts us with “psychological issues” we actually do not even have or ‘own’. Even worse, being stuck in these tunnel visions of psychology (especially when it comes to “treating” them with psychiatric medications and their myriad side effects) can make things worse in the long run – killing our “soul”, so to speak, and cutting us off from our inner purpose, when the reality is that any crisis is simply part of the healing process, and there is nothing “wrong” with it.
“Those who develop so-called mental disorders are those who are sensitive, which is viewed in Western culture as oversensitivity. Indigenous cultures don’t see it that way and, as a result, sensitive people don’t experience themselves as overly sensitive. In the West, “it is the overload of the culture they’re in that is just wrecking them,” observes Dr. Somé. The frenetic pace, the bombardment of the senses, and the violent energy that characterize Western culture can overwhelm sensitive people.”As I have mentioned in previous writings, I definitely feel that psychological work has its place, and we need to work on our “stuff” so that we don’t become suggestive, vulnerable and open to these kind of attacks. Psychological work does serve as a protection of sorts, and can even stop attacks, but there are limitations to psychological work as a solitary mode of healing. Psychologists who are not aware of the invisible reality of higher realms can’t help a person in getting rid of attached entities (for example, war veterans who may have taken on spirit attachments from people who died in battle). On the contrary, it can be an incredibly counter-productive treatment, especially when one considers that the brain and endocrine system cannot cognitively-differentiate between a vividly-experienced memory and what is actually occurring in the here and now. The usual clinical method of asking a patient to repeatedly re-live past events (many of them traumatic in nature) – and then working through a psychological mind-frame alone in response to this “recall” modality – reinforces or merely “manages” the trauma, instead of getting rid of the root cause. It’s not a black and white issue – it’s about expanding our view of reality. In the end, this subject involves an understanding of holistic self-work, and that includes comprehending the hyperdimensional control mechanisms of humanity.
– What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital
There comes a time when we need to go beyond “self-work”. This may be a radical view, since we’re always “a work in progress” (and I don’t mean this in the absolute sense). There are constant lessons to absorb, but ultimately it is about anchoring our Selves to a higher vibration/frequency, and learning how to consistently stay there without having to endlessly “work on ourselves” in order to do so. It is also about understanding that there is perfection in imperfection.
Self-Love and Anchoring a Higher Frequency
Deep down inside, we are perfect, and nothing can touch or change that. We just tend to forget that truth as we engage in the 3D play of finding ourselves and accessing our divine nature. When we have cleared enough of the material-emotional debris from our consciousness, we need to begin focusing on “refilling” the vessel. That’s where healthy self-love and compassion come into the picture, which permit us to surrender and let emerge what was always within us: love. In other words, instead of constantly pulling out weeds (or worse, unconsciously replanting even more weeds) whilst always looking for something that’s ‘wrong’ with us, we should be drawing our attention to the task of watering the flowers and planting the seeds for more flowers to bloom. ‘Flowers’, in this analogy, are positive re-enforcements, co-creative love, compassion, and forgiveness for self and others.
Some people may think that this is an avoidance strategy, and can be used to fuel narcissistic tendencies. However, I’m talking about a specific state of consciousness that can rise above it all. It’s the emergence into the light after spending time exploring the underworld. Many of us tend to forget that this ‘mission’ is what it is all about when we find ourselves stuck in “making the darkness conscious” mode – constantly pointing out what is “wrong” with the world, with others and ourselves (or when we keep blaming the world and others from a victim state mentality, projecting our own shadow). It is possible to consistently experience positive emotions, but not from a forceful place of escapism, which would be spiritual bypassing and avoidance. We need to do the groundwork of clearing before we can truly anchor a higher frequency and consistently stay there. Some of us may still be in need of a lot of clearing/working though our shadow, which is fundamental to creating the vessel for higher frequencies to anchor.
Narcissism is an inflated egoic shadow-state, and has nothing to do with the self-love I speak of – this affirming harmonic doesn’t need praise, validation or attention from outside ourselves. It is not concerned with the opinions which others have of us. It doesn’t listen to the “negative introvert”, our self-diminishing thoughts of guilt, shame, and insecurity, nor will it get inflated by flattery and compliments. It is also not an aloof/intellectual state of being, detached from our body and emotions. It is connected to the divine within us – something that is untouchable and cannot be defined nor described by the limitations of language. Of course, there is an irony in that I am attempting to write about it as well!
“The old spiritual paradigm focuses on tearing things down, whereas the new spiritual paradigm invites a more miraculous depth of transformation by building yourself up. Whether the focus is on dissolving illusion, duality, the ego, or unconscious belief patterns, there is no way to tear anything down without ripping your innocence apart in the process. Instead of having anything to resolve, process, maintain, or remember, it is the activity of building yourself up that raises your vibration to bring your highest qualities to life.Read More at: veilofreality.com
This includes loving what arises, viewing life through the eyes of beauty, and focusing on what you are doing right in any given moment. When building yourself up replaces any tendency to tear anything down, you will no longer manufacture erroneous symptoms to overcome. As this occurs, you free yourself from believing that spiritual evolution can be earned, when it exists as a truth, you are free to remember by declaring it so. This is the way of heart-centered consciousness.”
– Matt Kahn