Published: January 25, 2015 10:46 AM
Greetings, and congratulations on making it through 2014! It was a challenging year for most of us, filled with hard lessons in how to let go, forgive, and most importantly, how to love more openly and more fully.
You must remember that you are walking the ascension path every day…little by little and step by step. So, too, is the collective of humanity on Earth. Ascension isn’t some event, or point in time “out there.” We are all moving through it right now, each moment bringing us one step closer to the actualization of non-polarized consciousness, or one step further away. And so the dance of ascension continues for us all, moving in direct relation to our understandings and our capacity to live from those understandings in the physical world.
How many of you still just want “out” of here? How many are sick and tired of all the drama in the world…the cruelty, hate, disrespect, fear, self-righteousness, violence, and lack of general decency? There’s polarization in all that and it will keep your consciousness trapped here. Or, are you still holding onto the idea that because you mentally understand the concepts around non-duality and ascension you will be ready for that final level of initiation back into the Illumined Worlds from whence you came? There is a level of denial present in that attitude, mostly due to the repressed fear that you won’t be up to the task at hand. Again, it is a trap. You must remember that you did not come here to escape this reality. You came here to master it; and master it you shall, even if it takes millions of years. No one is released from the grip of polarized consciousness without first mastering how to live in it while remaining unattached to it.
2015 will give us more opportunities to deal with our unfinished business. There is no longer time to play around with our spiritual work. For those of you who are serious about your spirituality when times are tough and lax when life is good, you may be in for a rude awakening if you don’t address the lack of importance you are placing on your spiritual work. Take this as your official warning. Ascension is not a game. It is not fiction or fantasy. It is very real and it is actually happening.
Likewise, for you seekers who are serious about your work all the time, pay close attention now to everything coming up in your world. The universe will point you to any unfinished business you may have been resistant to confronting in the past. It is sure to be placed in your awareness now, but don’t expect it to be right in your face. Part of your mastery here is to read into the subtleties of Spirit in your life and find their meaning and lessons for you. You will need to hone your skills in reading the energies and making connections to things that would otherwise seem unrelated.
You can all expect to witness greater disparities in the world this year. As we move closer to balance within, the world on the outside reflects the opposite. Everything the collective holds in polarization unconsciously is now being witnessed in the world by all. Don’t allow the highly charged energies of the polarization you will experience pull you into the space where you believe them to be real. Like reflections in mirrors at a carnival fun house, what you are witnessing is NOT an accurate representation of reality and it is not to be trusted. Your job is to see the world events as a necessary component of our collective ascension, but to remain unattached and unaffected by them. Your primary job is always to remain in your hearts. From the space of the heart, you will be able to do the following:
Love all, regardless of who they are or how they seem to be. All are reflections of the divine and all reflections, whether true to one’s divine nature or gross misinterpretations of that nature, have the divine as their ultimate source. See the divine in all things, existing at different points on the sliding scale of God’s perfection.
Honor all for their roles in this play of consciousness. Teachers come in all forms, from the ascended master in the etheric to the perfect representation of evil in manifest form. All have a gift to give you on your path home. Make it your work to see the unity in all of it, the interdependency and interrelatedness of all things. See each representation as something sacred and honor every atom of consciousness for playing out the role it was given.
Serve all from this day forward. Consider others’ needs more than your own wants. Be a conscious giver in the world. Assist those who need help, serve those who have something beneficial to give to humanity, and strive every day to be in service to mother-father God and to humanity. Pay attention to the promptings you receive from Spirit. You will be shown ways to serve. Listen and respond accordingly. There is only one, manifested as all, and in serving one, you serve all. Just as, when you help others, you also help yourself.
Be ready to weather the storms this year and equally expectant of witnessing the miracles and magic of Spirit along the way. Remember that God lives in you and through you as you, and that this life is just a dream in the mind of God…a dream of separation that never even happened. You aren’t that which is dreamt of…you are the witness to the dream.
Published: November 20, 2014 1:00 PM
How long have you been praying for a better world? How many of you have invested your hopes and dreams in a world of peace, without suffering? Surely, anyone reading this blog would apply. My question for you today is, how do you think it is actually going to happen? And, even further, are you prepared and committed to being an active part in the shift?
The reality is this: we live in a polarized world. Our current reality is based in the interplay, and balance, of opposites. Currently on Earth, if we experience joy, we must also experience sorrow, either in our own life, or witness it in the lives of those in the "outside" world. The shift into the Golden Age is a movement from the state of consciousness which believes in, and identifies with, separation, to living from the Unified Field, which is a state of Christed consciousness where all are known to be individuated, but never separated.
The point of today's blog is not to speak about how you hold yourself separate and the work that needs to be done to transcend that. Rather, I'm interested today in the very practical matter of how our physical actions right now are moving us toward the shift, or keeping us locked in an obsolete paradigm. It comes from my personal experience and from witnessing the experiences of true wayshowers who are in my life.
We live in a system of currency and value judgments. Money rules in our daily lives and we assign value to things based on the monetary value that has been assigned to it by the collective. For instance, a doctor is seen to have a high value to society and a fast food worker is not. Their salaries are proof of the collective judgment. Interestingly, there are other jobs where there seems to be a sense of confusion, or conflict, over their value and that value's relation to money. People love to bash lawyers, saying there are too many of them, they are ambulance chasers, and the world would be better off without them. Yet, lawyers make far over the average income, so we actually afford them a high value based on what we are willing to pay them. The same could be said of people working in the banking and investment industries, or the insurance or pharmaceutical industries. On the other hand, society is quick to judge the value of teachers, nurses and clergy members as very high, yet none of these professions is paid in accordance with the value we profess to place on them.
Who made the rules and why do we collectively say one thing and then lend our support to what we don't believe in and withhold support from what we do?
Will this work in the new paradigm? Can the concept of value as determined by currency even work?
These are questions very worthy of your deep contemplation.
The fact of the matter is this. There are people on this planet right now who are already walking in the state of Christ, or unity, consciousness. Operating outside of the established paradigm, these are the people who are fully capable of leading the world into and through the shift, yet the vast majority of them have little to no financial support to do their work and their work remains limited in its scope because of it. We, as a collective, moan and wail about how difficult life is and how we wish things would change, yet we do little to nothing to support those who are actually living the change right now. Remember the Einstein quote which, paraphrased, goes "you can't solve a problem from the level of consciousness which created the problem?" Exactly! And here is the unfortunate truth. How many organizations out there are struggling to keep their doors open because they function from loving service to humanity and refuse to function from the level of the existing paradigm? How many have just a handful of dedicated people behind them, funding all their work on their own, and can't seem to make those they serve understand how valuable their voluntary financial contribution is to the organization? I dare say, ALL of them.
We are being called to create a new paradigm from within the confines of the old one. How can that happen? Do you see the conflict? Seekers love to justify their lack of financial service to teachers and guides who don't charge set prices for their services by saying that spiritual teaching should be free. Is it true? From the highest level, yes, it absolutely is true. And anyone truly called to service either doesn't desire to charge a dime for their work, or refuses to place a monetary value on their services. On the other hand, seekers are not living from the level of highest truth. From this place, their mentality is flawed. Illumined or not, everyone pays money to live on this planet. So, how do expect a spritual teacher to do the work they are called to do without receiving some kind of support in return? And who is most-likely going to donate to their work outside of those they specifically serve? You must recognize that most of those who are the vanguard of change on this planet are living lives which depend on the sight and generosity of those they serve, but they will serve all, regardless of whether someone pays them or not. That, my dear Ones, is selfless service. They are not here to be taken advantage of. They are here to be supported and their work is here to be edified by you.
The harbingers of the shift have serious work to do and they have the will and the commitment to follow it through to the end. There are books to get published, centers to be opened, movies to be produced, and lots of travel required for lectures and conferences. Their work is full-time and, for most of them, it is a 24/7, 365 day per year job which requires huge amounts of energy to move through their refined nervous systems; all which is extremely taxing to the human body. Those who do not have this calling can have no true understanding of how challenging it is, which is why I am bringing it to your attention now. Did you know that many who are meant to be on the front lines of this movement have either given up or are contemplating it because they either don't have the resources to make it happen, or they work some worldly job to gain the resources and then they don't have the time or energy required to do their other work? Can you imagine how frustrating it can be when all you want to do is help and your hands are tied behind your back? Think about this: what if our collective lack of support for these people is the thing that stops us from being able to make the shift?
Ok, so here's where we get to the point. The average seeker in the world is very selfish and greedy. That's right, I said it. The seeker wants the keys to the kingdom for the price of a book or a series of workshops and doesn't believe they should have any more obligation than that. After all, it's all about them. You will never attain what you believe to be enlightenment without a heart for selfless service, dear Ones. Greed and selfishness is in complete opposition to the state of Christ consciousness. Take some time to objectively look at yourself from this light. Has it been true for you?
At this time, it is up to those who aren't called to be the teachers, inventors, artists, etc... to begin to acknowledge the value of those doing this needed work by doing what they can to help. Begin investing your energy toward the shift in the ways that you can. Some people have been blessed with careers that afford them more than they need and can add substantial financial energy where they feel called. Others work paycheck to paycheck, but have energy in the form of time to add to their favorite causes. The donation of time is always an immense gift to organizations who have volunteer staffs. Many could volunteer their own talents to organizations in the form of free services in accounting, marketing, legal, etc... and business owners could donate products and services like office supplies and items that could be used in fundraising activities.
Unlike traditional religious tithing, which more often than not stems from guilt, we are being called to view the world from a higher place and to function from that level of understanding in our current lives. Find the ideals that you truly believe in and walk them NOW. Lend your energy to those who, right now, embody where you want to see our collective end up. Don't wait for change to come and then offer support. If we all do that, change will never come. Be part of the growing surge in consciousness on the planet by supporting it before the sleeping masses catch on. A leader is nothing without those who step up to join him and the "followers" are truly the ones who make all the difference in the end.
Find the awakened ones and support them in their missions. For all you know, that just may be the purpose of your mission at this time.
(For more, tune in to Shusara on BBS Internet Radio, Station 1, each Thursday from 9-10pm eastern time during Satsang with The Kumara Center)
Published: November 4, 2014 1:32 PM
Today I want to write about the necessity of true “down time” for the committed spiritual seeker. Traditionally, aspirants spent years…even lifetimes…in relative seclusion from the world. The higher you go in elevation, the less you feel the impact of the collective consciousness, which is why mountains have always been very sacred places and why many of you feel so at peace when you are among them. The life of a spiritual seeker requires that the nervous system be fine-tuned in order to be able to move into the higher states of consciousness which he/she aspires to attain. What people do not understand, and can’t understand until they have reached a certain level of dissolution, is how detrimental the current construct of life is to anyone doing serious spiritual work. For instance, it is very difficult to attain spiritual advancement within the very dense energies found in large cities, yet some of us are called to do our work within them, despite its challenges.
What is needed is to prioritize the importance of alone time in your life. It is not a judgment on those you love. Friends and family members often take it personally when you assert that you need time away. The fact is that just being in others’ energy fields all the time is very draining on your own vibrational resonance in direct relation to the levels of consciousness you are surrounded by. When you sleep next to your partner at night, you are affected by his/her level of consciousness, whether beneficial or not. When your kids run around the house playing, you are bombarded by their energy. But, you say, they are happy children. That’s not a bad thing. Of course it’s not bad. However, the higher your level of consciousness, the more refined your energy is and even the energy of happy, playful children can be enough to make you feel as though your nervous system is being fried.
I have taken two trips in the past month to go into seclusion so that I could do some writing, which is quite a challenge as a wife, mother and guide. I was amazed on the first trip that it took me a full five days to get through the exhaustion that came upon me as soon as I got to my destination. It was an entire week before I could write anything, as my energetic resources were completely depleted and had to be recharged first. I was equally amazed at how quickly my newly built-up resources were wiped out when I returned home. I observed over the course of several days how my energy got lower and how my experience of being “tapped in” had completely dissolved within a week. All the signs of Spirit, or synchronicities, that I had been observing during my trip vanished in the barrage of daily wife/mother/guide activities. The constant pull from the world took its toll on me and my capacity to do deeper levels of my work. For anyone who does energy work, or who has been called to function as a spiritual teacher or guide, I cannot stress enough how imperative it is that you figure out a way to remain attuned energetically. Granted, this is far easier for some than for others and I am equally speaking to myself as I write these words.
The bottom line is this. People won’t understand. You have to do it anyway. People will think you are just selfish. Do it anyway. People will think you are being lazy and shirking your responsibilities. You must do it anyway. If your loved ones truly love you, they will not stand in the way of what needs to be done, even if they don’t like it.
Do you understand? You see, unlike the seekers of old, we are challenged at this time to hold the highest levels of Light possible in form AND live among those who are incapable of doing the same. We are called to keep on keeping on in the face of incredible adversity, but we are NO GOOD to anyone if we are depleted. You can’t be of service to others if you are too exhausted to raise your own vibration, no matter how much physical and mental effort you put in to it.
The world doesn’t understand this. People will judge you as they would judge an accountant. It’s no big deal…just get the work done. Except, we aren’t here to do worldly work, are we? It’s time that we honor our calling and give it the attention and respect that it deserves. We aren’t here to fit into a mold of what our lives “should” look like and how we “should” function within them. We absolutely must learn to trust our own inner guidance, regardless of what anyone thinks. We need to do the best we can in our daily lives, lean on the help of others when needed, and learn to recognize when it is time to walk away from it all for a little while. Your sacred calling must not take a back seat to your worldly life. It is not life-denying by any stretch, but it does require your constant attention. After some time, you will learn the signs of depletion to be on the lookout for when you are engaged with the world. When they pop up, be kind to yourself and do what you need to do to get back to your center.
No excuses and no apologies!