One thing I discovered being a musician and artist is that a work of art or music can be technically perfect but can lack real ‘soul.’ That the so-called imperfections sometimes are what make the work unique and relatable to other humans.
One of the biggest illusions, the greatest lie going, is that you must strive to ‘Be Spiritual.’ That you have to perfect yourself before you can ascend. That you have to display certain characteristics, heal certain issues, act a certain way, be always loving, forgiving, and patient for example before you can receive your enlightenment. That you must strive for this ideal.
If that is what you embrace, then by law of attraction you will continue to ‘strive’, or search for yourself and your enlightenment. In an earlier post entitled, “Perfectionism in Spirituality” I explained that the Masters of the past were also human, and displayed idiosyncracies, but stories were passed down throughout time that they were perfect, saintly beings. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Once they stopped trying to perfect themselves, and accepted all of their humanness, they became enlightened.
But then our society holds up impossible to attain images of the ‘perfect’ body, the ‘perfect’ lifestyle, and our religions teach us that we are ‘imperfect’ beings who need forgiveness. So it’s no wonder that we carry these concepts over into the spiritual arena. What happens when we beat ourselves up for not being this perfected spiritual being is that we pull in past memories, from this or other lifetimes where we believed we had done something less than ‘good.’ We actually believe that we have to heal or transform the event. But the problem with that is we are not our past. We are spiritual beings having human experiences. Period!
Our soul took the wisdom from the experience, yes. But it is not who we are or who we continue to be unless we choose that. One of the most difficult things to wrap our minds around is that we are perfect exactly as we are.
Instead we push ourselves to become better human beings, better spiritual beings. It’s exhausting. It’s a waste of time. Enlightenment is just a breath away. There are no courses you need to take, no books you need to buy, no rituals you need to practice. That can become a bit of an addiction, a distraction. Because do you notice that there’s always one more cd to buy, one more channelled message to read, one more issue to resolve? Where does it end? When will it be done?
What is actually happening in the process of ascension is we are recalibrating our bodies and minds to a faster vibration in order to embody our spirit, here in this lifetime, on this planet. And as this happens we will be releasing patterns of thinking and being that no longer serve this end. But that being we are beginning to embrace isn’t necessarily one who walks on water, or parts the seas, walks around curing the sick, or sprouts wings and a halo.
It’s not necessarily someone who cares about saving an endangered species or the soul of his fellow-man. It’s actually someone who doesn’t care much about anything in particular.
You will probably lose interest in the ‘new age’ altogether.
You will probably have less and less interest in ‘making things happen’, or fix anything.
You will become more grounded, more peaceful in the full understanding that all is well, and that all your needs will be met easily.
You will walk around in a knowingness that everyone else is just where they need to be, and you’re not trying to prove to them or yourself that you know something they don’t.
As you move out of linear time you will realize that your enlightenment already happened, so there’s no anxiety about it.
One of the hardest things to get over is the concept that ’tis better to give than to receive.’ Because if you are wanting to become enlightened, to remember who you really are, you need to get over that one! Because the foundation of the new energy is about receiving. It’s about receiving the abundant energies available to you in order to create your desires. You can’t give those energies to anyone else, it goes against the laws of the universe. It simply will not work.
In fact, it’s being a bit arrogant. it’s saying that others are weak, that they are incapable of creating for themselves. And even if you tried to give it to them, it simply wouldn’t work.
But you are giving to them by your example, by being a living, breathing example of someone who loves themselves enough to create with the abundant energies available to EVERYONE.
You are also a living, breathing example of someone who accepts themselves, and all their so-called imperfections. Someone who knows that they are a creator god embodied in the human experience.