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Light And Dark

As we awaken we recognize that we are not just light, but we are light and dark.  That ‘dark’ is not bad, but merely the parts of us we have hidden.  We had hidden our Christ Consciousness until we felt safe to bring it out.  The same is true for our dark side, our shadow side.  In fact, our Christ Consciousness is also the dark.  It’s the part of us that took on everything we rejected about ourselves.  We now are feeling safe enough to acknowledge and express that part of us.  To not judge it as bad or inappropriate.  To accept and love it.  And then it can integrate with our light.

Then we are in balance.

We can be unbalanced toward the dark, focusing too much on the darker feelings: the sadness, the anger, the feelings of unworthiness, feelings of abandonment, the fears and the confusion.  And we can be unbalanced toward the light, only giving ourselves permission to feel and think light.

If the dark is unacknowledged we will project it outward onto others, into the world, seeing the world as a dangerous place, or it can manifest in our bodies as illness, or in our minds as depression.  (De-pressing our emotions).  Our darkness, if denied, becomes the ‘evil’ that we see outside ourselves, or ‘the devil’.  How many times have you heard the term, ‘cast out the devil?’

As the light illuminates the darkness, it casts shadows.  If we try to run from our shadow, we end up encountering it over and over, in relationships, in situations, in illness.  How do you know someone is unbalanced to the light?  Often, they believe they need to save the world, save souls, they believe in evil, and they believe they must protect themselves from bad thoughts or from others trying to steal their energy.  They are always sheilding themselves.

As we accept the dark within ourselves, and as we see it as a part of our journey here as human angels, we begin to accept it in others, and in the world.   We can have true compassion (not pity) for those who are suffering and nations and peoples who are at war.  We have more compassion for those who are going through what we went through, the outer and the inner struggles, the drama and trauma. All appropriate for our soul growth.


If we try to focus on only love and light, and send that energy out in the form of praying for world peace, for example, and our own light/dark is out of balance, we will just send THAT unbalanced energy out to the recipients.  Most prayers for world peace come from personal agenda anyway.  How can we be so sure that the recipients want peace right now?  Perhaps they are needing to go through what we went through.  Perhaps they need to work out their ‘karma’ or their personal issues in this way for a while longer…maybe they need a few more lifetimes before they are ready.  We may want peace, but they do not…at least not yet.  And as difficult as it is to witness, we need to honor them for just where they are at.  Pushing our agenda on them only serves to disempower them. And it assumes that where they are at is not appropriate.  We see that in the missionaries going around the world and ‘converting’ so-called uncivilized tribes and peoples to Christianity, claiming to save their souls.  Really?  Who decides whose religion or truth is THE truth?  Just as our divinity honors us and would never push its agenda upon us, so we need to honor others just where they are at.

Yes, humanity is growing weary of war, of the battle, and at this point the consciousness on the Planet is much more balanced and man is not at this point headed for self-destruction.  (Of course many would disagree with that.) But it will take some time yet for a complete consciousness shift.  We on the forefront of the ascension have reincarnated into a time when there is potential for peace, but mankind is really at the very beginning stages of this ascension process. I’m o.k. with that.  Are you?

What we can do is just be ourselves, allow the balanced light and dark in our own lives.  Allow our soul to be more and more a part of our daily lives.  Allow the integration of our light body.  And as we do that, we can then radiate THAT energy out to whomever we choose, not trying to change them or their situation.   It’s like walking down the street or into a room full of people.  You are just being you, your full, joyful, radiant self, and then those who are ready can use that energy as a potential for themselves if they choose.  They FEEL it from you, and say to themselves, “Hey, that feels nice, I want some of that.  How can I create that for myself?” That does more good than millions of unbalanced prayers.  And you can do that as you feel into other countries or even the near earth realms, where many souls are stuck.  But don’t push it if you are not feeling the balance in yourself first, or you will get thrown about energetically.

We are beautiful souls, with kind hearts, and we don’t want to see others suffering.  But now, in the new energy, there are different tools we can use to help others, one of which is self-love. Loving ourselves so much that we can allow even the darkness to reside, without judgement.  And in that way, we radiate such unconditional love to our friends, family, community, and the world.  We send out blessings to all that can only come from self-love.  How amazing!

copyright © 2015, Maria Chambers, All rights reserved. Please feel free to share this content with others, post on your blog, your Facebook page, etc, but maintain this article’s integrity by including the author and source website link: Maria Chambers at

Also see my earlier post:  Darkness and Light:


There’s No Price To Pay

It’s o.k. to feel good.  Now, on face value, that statement may seem self evident.  But when you consider our history as humans, and even our own personal history from this lifetime, feeling good seemed to always come at a price.  Some kind of compromise was involved.

I’m sure you are familiar with the statement, “no pain, no gain.” Or “laugh today, cry tomorrow” or “if it tastes that good it must be bad for you.”. How about ” sinfully good” or “guilty pleasures?”. We often ratchet back feeling too good, especially if there is someone close to us that doesn’t, or even in ‘consideration’ of those in the world who we perceive as suffering.. We allow ourselves just so much…just so much joy, whether it is in the form of money, health, good food, or just feeling good.  It’s o.k. to feel good.  There doesn’t even have to be a reason, really.  Haven’t you just felt good, and things didn’t necessarily need to change a bit in your life?  You are most likely experiencing that more and more.  People around you may be wondering what has gotten into you!  What cult have you joined?  How can you possible feel good when you look at what’s going on in the world?

Well mostly the rest of the world is still in suffering mode.  It has become very addictive to play victim, of family, of their job, of the economy, of the government, of illness, of their emotions.  We know what that’s like.  We are still sometimes in that knee jerk response to life.  It’s hard not to be.  But the difference is that we now know we have a choice in how we want to perceive things.

 For example, while it does feel at times that we are just along for the ride relative to this ascension process, and while it seems we have little control as the human self, as our body and emotions go through a major transformation, we are realizing that we are not just these human selves, that we are also our soul and our soul initiated this process.  It wasn’t just thrust on us.

We are advanced souls and we wanted to be the first to go through this process, where we, as spirit, integrate and live intimately within the human body.  We ascend and remain here on the Planet.  Then from that place we can use our avatar abilities like never before.

But as the human we have had such a history of struggle, we tend to carry that with us into this process.  So when we have those moments of feeling good, we may tend to temper them.  When I was in the ‘work force’ I would feign sickness to take a day off.  I didn’t have vacation days, so I had to justify it to my employers.  But other times I would genuinely get sick so that I could justify not doing something my heart wasn’t into.  This is a pervasive coping mechanism in our world.

Why?  Because we can’t allow ourselves to feel good, and sometimes that involves saying no to outside demands on our time and energy.  I spent years, decades going through the motions at the Christmas holidays especially, with friends and family.  I finally extricated myself from the traditions I no longer felt connected to.  Even though there was some residual guilt.  But I told myself I’ll live with some temporary feelings of guilt, but I no longer need to get sick to get out of commitments.

This also applies to no longer needing to take on any energies or emotions on behalf of others.

What happens often when we begin to feel good, whether it is emotionally or physically, is we begin thinking we should use that energy, whether it’s to do some chores, whether it’s to take care of someone or an obligation.  It’s like when someone wins the lottery and their first impulse is to give some of their money to charity or to their friends or their family before they spend any of it on themselves.

The same can be happening emotionally, giving away the energy that we need to spend on ourselves.  And then if we choose we can share the overage with others.

And of course our mind will try to rain on our parade without us involving anyone else.  It will try to convince us that those feelings are false, and that we are just kidding ourselves.  That the sooner we get back to reality the better.

But the feelings of joy are who we really are.   Not the feelings of guilt or obligation.

We are in the process of integrating our dark and our light.  It’s not about hiding from our feelings.  But as ascending masters, we are understanding more and more it’s also about owning only the feelings we want.  We get to choose if we want to own the guilt or pain as our truth.  It’s always our choice to believe that other’s needs come first, or that we are not worthy of feeling unconditional love from our own soul.

It’s a bold human who chooses to feel joy without a price to pay.

copyright © 2015, Maria Chambers, All rights reserved. Please feel free to share this content with others, post on your blog, your Facebook page, etc, but maintain this article’s integrity by including the author and source website link: Maria Chambers at


How Serious Are You About Your Enlightenment?


Are you serious about your enlightenment?  A loaded question for sure.  The answer is probably a resounding, “Of course I am!  I wouldn’t be here otherwise and have gone through and am going through such ______(trying to be polite here, but you can fill in the blank with your favorite swear word.)

You are serious, and getting more so each day.  And by serious, I don’t mean joyless.  I don’t mean that you can’t laugh at yourself or this whole process from time to time.  You are committed.  (Yes there are times you think you should be committed, or someone close to you thinks you should get signed into an institution!).

See, now there’s a little of that humor!  But, you are deeply committed, and deeply loyal to your personal enlightenment.  And you have to be committed to this process.  There is no other way.  You can breeze in and feel the energies of this or that website or blog.  But until you take total responsibility for your awakening, until you put both feet into the new energy, you are still playing games with yourself.

No, ascension, enlightenment can’t be done in a half-hearted fashion.

But, now stay with me….if you are taking yourself too seriously, you’re not taking your enlightenment, your self-mastery seriously.  In other words, are you taking your symptoms, physical, emotional and mental…too seriously?  Too personally?  Allowing your human mind to continually push you into fear, worry and anxiety around your symptoms or around your enlightenment in general?  You can’t afford to consistently identify with the symptoms, the emotions, the illnesses and the diseases…the imbalances coming up…even if some have been with you a long time.


You may have decided to get some real, tangible support from your ascension community.  Either in the form of workshops, webinars, counselling, bodywork.  Perhaps to regularly connect with a group or individual who has the track record to know what you are going through.

I feel it essential to connect with a few guides/mentors along the way who I consider bridges to my soul when I find it difficult to connect with my soul on my own.  Sometimes the assistance is needed to help us to move stuck energies.  In turn I find joy in assisting those who also feel stuck, as you enjoy helping those who are where you had been.  And now you help them to move stuck energies.

You always have the choice to slow down this process if it gets too uncomfortable.  The body especially needs time to integrate. Yet you have discovered that this awakening requires more than an occasional ‘time out’ from the world, from family and friends.  It requires more than just taking a vacation.  It is a daily commitment.  It requires being selfish, being totally supportive of yourself.  Being there for you.  You become your first priority.


This accelerated path is not for everyone.  Those who decided not to do it this lifetime are deeply honored also for their choice.

Embodied enlightenment takes everything you’ve got.  It tears you apart.  It tears your life apart.  It is challenging to the core.  It will bring you to your knees.  It’s not pretty or polite.  It’s not about new agey catch phrases about only love and light.  Most people, including many new agers haven’t yet addressed their own shadow within, so they have no choice but to project it outside into the world.

That’s the most challenging part of this whole process, feeling all the feelings that have been buried, suppressed, all the heavy, murky stuff that’s being pulled to the surface.  Most people won’t go there.  They are not prepared yet for such a process.

So it’s a bold choice to claim self-mastery.  It means being responsible for our own awakening, not so much as the human personality, but giving it over to our divine self.  (kind of like the caterpillar surrendering naturally to the process of being crushed and transformed into a butterfly.)  It means loving yourself  like you never had before, loving the light and the dark.  It means choosing how we want to feel, and releasing the rest.  It means allowing our Christ Consciousness to come forth, even though we know that brings up all the energies that didn’t feel loved. All the resistance in the form of sadness, anger, hopelessness, doubt, fear, boredom, disease….loneliness.

When we ask for our freedom we feel acutely all the ways we haven’t felt free.

 And even though we may not know exactly where all this is taking us, we do know that there is so much more than the limited human existence we have been participating in.  We could no longer endure being just human without having spirit in our body and in our life, not just as a concept, not just occasionally when we channel or create art or music, not just when we feel safe to do so.

Once you’ve had a taste of what it feels like to be loved by spirit, its hard to just sit at the shallow end of the pool, dipping your toes in the water.  You want to dive in.

copyright © 2015, Maria Chambers, All rights reserved. Please feel free to share this content with others, post on your blog, your Facebook page, etc, but maintain this article’s integrity by including the author and source website link: Maria Chambers at


How Does It Make You Feel?

More than likely your ascension process was initiated or accelerated by some kind of crises, physical or emotional in nature.  It pushed you to go deeper, to get out of your head and into your heart.  Life as you knew it was no longer the same.

As you opened up to spirit, your old life wasn’t cutting it anymore.  It was no longer satisfying to have just enough financially, settling or compromising in terms of health, just enough in terms of significant relationships.  And after you released so many old energy relationships, jobs and situations, you then found yourself face to face with your own self, and your shadow self, your mind.  So, yet another releasing was required.  Releasing, or rather, not identifying with the limited thoughts that paraded through your mind.    But it also required you to feel on the deepest level, whether it was sadness, anger, fear, feeling unworthy.   It required a deep compassion for all those feelings, and at the same time, a growing understanding that those are not yours.  That your I Am does not experience anything but joy and balance and passion.

You grew to understand that you the human personality could no longer manage your life.  That your mind did not have a clue how to bring you true joy, or true abundance or health.  But that understanding didn’t come easily.  There was, and most likely still is a certain amount of battle going on.  The mind can’t seem to let go of its desire to control yet it is exhausted by having such a responsibility for which it was never intended.

You understand more and more that you, the human self, can serve your divine self, the self that does all the creating for you.  And your human self, including your mind, can best serve by stepping back.  By doing whatever it can to love you.  To nurture you. To accept you.  But it gets in the way by analyzing things, by worrying, by micromanaging.

You the human best serve your soul by making the soul the master of your life.  The mind will tell you that your big dreams are far-fetched, impossible, and your soul will say, it’s all possible!  Your mind will tell you that it’s all going downhill, but your soul says, it is all just transforming into something better than you dear mind could ever imagine.  Your mind wants to make sure you don’t appear crazy to anyone, so you try to dim your light, but your soul can’t be contained.

 When I let go of control and allow a desire to manifest, it comes to me in ways I would never have expected.  Often a desire to experience something new will evoke some fear because it requires us to move out of our comfort zone.  But what I am finding is that as the new desire manifests, I do feel safe.  I’m sure this is true for you as you look at your own life.  Yes, this really does work!!  But it’s not mental, not trying to imagine what we want to experience.  It’s a feeling.  It’s passion.  And, this concerns many who are not feeling particularly passionate.

Again, passion can’t be created from the human perspective.  It’s from the soul.  Sometimes it’s o.k. to be in the void, and just know that you are in the process of creating a new kind of passion in your life.  Remember, you have been living in a mental world for a very, very long time.  You have been operating from the mind for so long that it will take a little time to integrate the soul, the true passion back into your life.

In a way, the old needs to dissolve before the new can come in fully.  But the important thing to remember is to ask yourself, when you are in a crisis, or in what you consider a negative state of mind, who am I speaking from, in this moment, from my mind, or my soul?  Am I owning what my mind is telling me as my truth?


Since we know that how we feel, how we are vibrating creates our experience, then it’s not a bad idea to feel as good as we can.  So, knowing that, why not ask ourselves how something makes us feel before we so hastily select it as our truth.  Universal law of attraction is always working no matter what. And now that the energies are intensified, the manifestation time has become shorter.

Because we are learning to work with our so-called dark feelings, we are learning to allow them breathing room but not identify with them. And the reason for that is first, it just feels better not to identify with those heavy feelings. And second, it is how we create our reality. As we identify more and more with our expanded selves, you can call it our soul, and less with our personality selves, it will be easier to not identify or create from the mind. But meanwhile it’s important to be aware of how we are feeling in the moment. Sometimes we ask, where did that anger come from? Where did that sadness originate from? Is it from my ancestral lineage, is it from me picking up on my husband’s or wife’s or friend’s energies? Is it my shadow self? We can drive ourselves quite crazy trying to figure that out. The answer is probably from many sources. But wherever it originates from doesn’t really matter. What really matters is how do we want to feel? Because feelings of joy, passion, peace, contentment, adventure, hopefulness, are of a higher vibration, love being the highest. But to get to those feelings does not require trying or hard work or effort. The first step is to give the uncomfortable feelings room to breathe, not judging them or identifying with them. No, not always easy to do.

Sometimes we feel at the end of our rope… like what’s the point? We would rather just move on from this life because things are just getting too difficult. Our bodies and our emotions, perhaps our finances are just not where we want them to be. Many who feel this way feel guilty about that. About wanting to move on, to pass away. To shed the body.

I admit, there have been times where I have felt such a desire. When that does come up, I find it is much better to acknowledge it without judgment. I just begin to observe how it makes me feel. It is a mixed bag of feelings. One is of relief of shedding the physical body. Of exploring new realms. Of a new adventure. The other end is feeling sad, and also feeling that I didn’t accomplish what I came here to do. To claim my freedom as a sovereign embodied Master.

But as I feel into it and take the weight off myself of having to accomplish anything or feeling as if I have let myself or others down, there is a sense of relief and peace.

And interestingly, that feeling of relief and peace gets to be shared with all the ‘issues’ that I am experiencing. And from that place, I feel differently entirely.

Many feel a sense of taboo around the subject of death. And yet, we are all going there at one point or another. Whether it is the death of the old self and the rebirth of the new self, whether it is shedding the body and refocusing into the non-physical, or whether it is departing the earth as an ascended being.

So if you know that feeling good brings to you good feeling experiences, you would probably want to find that feeling as often as possible. So if anything comes up that you have a question about, run it past your emotional GPS.

If you’re wondering whether a physical condition you have is serious, ask yourself how does it make you feel to believe that it is. If you’re wondering if there really is an illuminati, or a dark cabal, ask yourself how does that make you feel? If you’re wondering if you should be watching the news more often to keep up on world events, again ask yourself how would that make you feel to watch the news. If you believe that the world is in chaos and will only get worse over time, and man is going to self-destruct, there’s nothing wrong with feeling that. But if you spend a lot of time feeling that, you will absolutely attract into your experience that energy of vulnerability.

We have to be careful here however because this is not a mental game, only thinking good happy thoughts, or feeling good feelings. (Many, even in the New Age community believe we must focus only on the light.) We are in the process of releasing so much stuck energy that we need to allow all of these feelings to flow through us. The problem is when they start flowing, our mind swoops in and thinks there is something wrong. The alarms go off and we start to worry, wonder, ponder, analyze, run to doctors, psychiatrist, take medicines and supplements. We run the risk of buying into all those fears. And then if we do, we create more discord in our bodies and our minds.

But the good news is, no matter where you are, no matter how much you think you have fallen into the abyss of negativity or physical decline, you just have to push the reset button. (Take a deep breath.  Take a nap). You can do that at any time. There are no mistakes. You really can’t get it wrong.


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