There is no greater motivator than fear. But we are noticing more than ever how taking action from a place of fear is counterproductive. And as we feel into the predominant energies of the planet, it is a fear-based reality. And it’s heating up. People want things to improve in their lives, they fear that their sense of security and support systems are being threatened, but at the same time, there is a fear of change. People see change – real change – as bad.
And their fears are being fed by the media, and more recently by political figures.
A beautiful example of giving into feelings of fear and vulnerability is what has played out in our country with our recent political election. Many point fingers and speak disparagingly about those who were elected, but if the predominant frequency, or consciousness of the nation is one of fear and vulnerability, the political leaders will reflect those fears right back to those people. And cleverly embody someone who claims to be the solution. In this instance, the politician elected was adept at spoon-feeding the prevailing fears in a ‘larger than life’ scenario. And so great were those fears, that citizens turned a blind eye to what this figure was about. He didn’t need much intelligence or integrity to sway his followers.
So the ability to fuel people’s fears for personal power ‘trumps’ intelligence and integrity. Nothing new in politics but in this election it was brought home in spades with the hollywood-style machismo tough guy routine. But many of those same citizens, who were so deeply invested in their fears, began to soberly question the integrity of the one they elected. Had they been ‘duped?’
AS WITHOUT, SO WITHIN
The political climate echoes what is also happening on more personal levels. We can no longer afford to put our trust in the conditioned human mind to take care of all our issues. Because our mind, much like a political huckster, will try to convince us that we need its protection from the clear and present dangers out there. It has the ability to persuade us by enumerating, with dramatic finesse, the potential disasters that await us, whether it’s related to our health or finances, or any other area of our life. When our survival and personal safety feel threatened, we naturally need major protection, and for that type of protection we need to bring in the big guns. And the mind is well-trained for the macho-style ‘power’ and control game that’s going to get the job done! Or maybe we can liken it to a boot camp Sargent who is continuously harassing us to get it together. And the louder and more insistent the mind gets, the more apt we are to believe it.
We will cast our vote in favor of an energy that really knows nothing about life lived from a place of ease, joy and peace. This energy does not have our best interest at heart. Instead it wants to feed on our fears in order to satisfy its need for power and control.
Life is all about balance, but if we become too conservative in our viewpoint toward life, we end up forfeiting our freedom. We begin to pull in our resources, arming ourselves against potential ‘enemies.’ Putting up walls, becoming suspicious of anything that feels different from the way we have done things in the past…. Just as it appeals to some when they hear the words, “Making America Great Again,” so it is appealing as our mind suggests, “Let’s go back to the way things were, to the good old days” “Let’s go back to letting me make your decisions for you, to controlling your life for you.”
Making decisions based on emotions such as fear have little to do with lack of intelligence. Some of the most brilliant people are the most susceptible to the mind’s fears, because they hold the mind in the highest esteem, above all else. So if their mind is in fear, then it must be true. And of course the mind can find evidence to back up its claim. It looks into its history, into its old story for that evidence. Then they must defend themselves in some way, protect themselves from what they fear. And of course, fear begets fear, and it creates the need for more guns, higher walls. It makes people do things they don’t want to do, but are told they must do, so they will not starve. And so it goes, prostituting one’s soul for a paycheck. Or maybe it’s staying in a relationship that no longer brings them joy. Or holding back from allowing themselves to just enjoy life. Allowing themselves to just feel good, without guilt. Letting themselves off the hook for feeling responsible for anyone else’s happiness.
THE NEW DEAL
The good news is we on the forefront of the new consciousness are in the world, yes, but not of the world. There is a brand new system in place, in which we can rely upon our eternal self, our divine presence, whatever name you feel comfortable calling it. We honor our mind and its place in our life, but we are no longer susceptible to the fears of the mind…if we choose.
Those last three words are critical. Because as we are discovering, in the new energy, we get to choose how we want to feel. If we want to feel safe, care-free, joyful, and passionate, that’s available to us, absolutely. But not from our human mind. We will not find those feelings there.
But they are the feelings of our soul, of our already enlightened self, which is here now. And the more we ‘indulge’ in those expansive feelings, the more life reflects that back to us. (Initially we will experience things breaking down and things leaving our life, but it’s all part of the process.) But this presence will not force itself upon us. It will not try to manipulate us. It has no need for power. Which, power is only an illusion anyway. So it’s going to take some practice, and some time to trust this part of ourselves. We did have the trust when we came into this lifetime, but we had to put our christ consciousness away at a very young age.
THE WALL COMES DOWN
We kept our divinity buried, up until a few years ago, because we could see in our parents’ eyes back then, as a child, that they didn’t understand this presence in us. Nor could our siblings, our classmates, our teachers, those in the community, and in our local church. Because we feared for our own survival, we lost touch with our beloved. We remembered in other lifetimes that exposing our light proved to be risky, even deadly. So we felt alone for quite a long time.
But it was good that we sent our divine self away, because forgetting who we were helped us to have a deeper compassion for most of humanity who have forgotten who they are.
This awakening was never intended to be so painful. But when a light so radiant is present it can’t help but disrupt old systems, and a part of us will want to hang onto the old systems out of fear of change. Just as parts of the population try to hang onto old ideals at the expense of their personal freedom.
Protection vs. freedom seems to be what it has come down to. If we believe we need protection from anything we consider a threat, whether it has to do with our health, our safety, finances, or relationships, we will forfeit our freedom. We will continue to put up walls between us and our own soul.
Because a wall is a wall. It keeps energies out there from harming us. But at the same time it keeps out our freedom.
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