Many of us were invested in religion early on because we sensed there was more and hoped that going to church or mosque or temple would satisfy that desire. But we found that we couldn’t embrace a set of rules created by others that really didn’t resonate with us. Rules built on an old energy, that showed us a judgemental male god that we must worship above everyone and everything.
In one breath we were taught that we are all God’s children, yet in the next breath we are told that unless we commit to this God, we do not qualify for his blessings or healings. So most people follow that lie, follow all the rules and wonder why their lives still remain unfulfilled.
And as we know it’s because they have not yet owned that God is within them, that they are god, also. They bought the external, judgemental God concept, and along with that, they bought that God is all light. And that anything else, any other ‘dark’ thought must be the devil. So they relegate their dark side to a devil outside themselves and call it the enemy of God. All dark thoughts are ‘impure’ and must be banished.
Now we can loosely interpret these concepts and say that the God they refer to is actually our own divinity within us, and the devil they talk about is our mind, which we must not worship or we will end up out of the favor of our own soul, or that we will not be able to create miracles and joy if we follow our mind and exclude our divinity.
We can leave organized religion yet still carry around the concept that our mind is the devil. That any thought that is not of the ‘light’ must be banished. The problem with that is then we are separating ourselves from ourself. Because contained within the light is also the dark. The dark is all those parts of ourself that don’t feel loved, don’t fee good enough, worthy enough. The sadness, the hopelessness, the loneliness, the anger, the jealousy and resentment. Those parts of us that we consider ‘unevolved.’
But unlike the God of organized religion, our own divinity, our soul does not judge these parts of us. It simply loves them. But we may not feel that love from spirit because we judge them as unworthy of that love.
Even in the new age community there is a belief that we must seek only the light. That ascension in about denying the darkness and becoming pure light. If that was ascension we would have just stayed in the non physical realms. Spirit came here in this dense physical environment to discover self-love. Self-love isn’t about just looking at all the so-called positive and excluding the so-called negative. We came here to finally embrace all of ourselves. And in that embracement, it all gets transmuted.
YOU COME FIRST
The prevailing belief is that the world is falling apart because people are selfish, are looking out for only themselves, that it is a virtue to put the needs of others first. Yet without being fully and completely in love with ourself first, in a compassionate and unconditional way, the only thing happening is various degrees of feeding.
We are discovering that unless we do fall in love with ourselves and make that love our priority, we have not much to give to anyone else. We are discovering that is what this whole ascension is all about. But we are discovering that we can’t do that purely from the human level. We need to invite our soul into our bodies and our everyday lives.
That is the challenge that many of us face.
This process isn’t for those who just want to feel good by avoiding the discomforts, both physically and emotionally. The so-called dark emotions (and even the physical conditions) for the most part are inherited from those before us and around us. But to deny them or to suppress them is not the answer.
This process is not for those who are unwilling to step out of their comfort zone of playing it safe. Of continuing to hide their light. Of being afraid to stand out because they are daring enough to make their love for themselves, their relationship to their soul, their only priority. It’s not for those who are afraid to appear selfish, or crazy to others. It’s not for those who believe that being spiritual is all about being even-tempered, about being some ‘perfected’ spiritual guru. It’s not for those who are afraid to make a little noise.
This process is not for those who are not willing to step out of their comfort zones of responding to the emotions as if they are their truth. We need to step out of the comfort zone of feeling stuck, and moving toward the truth of our limitlessness.
Our truth is we are already fulfilled. We are already complete. And as we embrace that truth, all our heart’s desires can flow more easily into our life. We are discovering that as our human self, using only our mind, we can’t access that truth. We are in the process then, of moving toward our divine nature as the ‘head of the household.’ Of listening to that voice within us, of feeling the love that our soul wants to share with us.
Patience and trust are required. It’s happening. More surrender, more breathing, more relaxing, and less trying makes this transformation easier. In the new energy, in the new consciousness, self-love is the new virtue!
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