10 Tools to Absolutely Transform What You Experience in Life Every Day | Spirit of Change

10 Tools to Absolutely Transform What You Experience in Life Every Day

 February 16, 2021 JUDY LUCA ~ Spirit of Change

Seedling reaching for sunlight

Could a doctor perform surgery with a hammer or a carpenter build a home with a scalpel? Of course not; they would be very unsuccessful in their jobs if they had the wrong tools. They each use very different tools, and they each have many tools to choose from in their tool chest. The right tools will make all the difference in life.

To experience the life of your dreams, fill your tool chest with powerful tools. There are many tools that can assist you on your road to transformation. It’s a good idea for you to have a large variety of tools to work with too. Different tools will work better at different times and in different situations. You may find you prefer some tools over others. It’s important to find out what works best for you.

Here are 10 tools that can transform what experience on this journey we call life.

1. MEDITATION is a wonderful tool. It can relieve stress, quiet the mind, relax the body, focus attention, and center you, so you can make better decisions. It puts you in touch with the spiritual reality of life. Many people find a deeper connection to source, a deeper connection to themselves, to their inner knowing and the world around them.

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her: meditating can literally change your brain. She found thickening in four regions of the brain.

“1. The primary difference, we found in the posterior cingulate, which is involved in mind wandering, and self-relevance.

2. The left hippocampus, which assists in learning, cognition, memory and emotional regulation.

3.  The temporo parietal junction, or TPJ, which is associated with perspective taking, empathy and compassion.

4. An area of the brain stem called the Pons, where a lot of regulatory neurotransmitters are produced.

The amygdala, the fight or flight part of the brain that is associated with anxiety, fear and stress in general, got smaller in the group that went through the mindfulness-based stress reduction program. The change in the amygdala was also correlated to a reduction in stress levels.”

Meditation literally changes your brain and it can change your life. If you don’t meditate regularly you may want to begin. There are many ways to meditate. I began by staring at the flame on a candle. I also listened to guided meditations. Some find mediating to music or sounds of nature helpful. When you begin, choose a time and place that you can practice daily. You can meditate any time or place you want, but committing to the same time and place daily will help you establish your practice. I meditate before I even get out of bed every morning. This allows me to capture those precious moments before thoughts of the day come into mind. Try different approaches and see what works for you.

In the beginning of your meditation practice you may only be able to meditate 5-10 minutes, and that is fine. Like exercise, it takes practice, consistency and dedication to improve your ability and see the desired results. Stay with it and you will find it get easier so you will be able to stay with it longer. 20-30 minutes daily can make a big difference in what you experience in life. Be gentle with yourself but be persistent. Write your thoughts after you meditate as often as you can. Meditation often opens people up to receive new insights. Words and inspiration often flow easily when you are centered from meditation.

2. AFFIRMATIONS can be another valuable tool. Make a list of positive statements about you and your life. List the qualities you value and want to embrace. Write statements about the life you wish to experience. Make them personal, short, and always state them in the present tense. Write them 10-20 times. The written word has power, and writing them helps you feel them in your energy system. The universe tunes into what you feel, so fully embrace them as who you are. Say them out loud as many times a day as you can. This also helps you embody them. Record them so you can play them back to you as you drive or are occupied in other activities. If you can’t feel them, rewrite them so you can feel them. Often the ones you can’t feel will uncover a hidden limiting belief you have about yourself. This can give you the opportunity to examine it and develop new empowering beliefs.

Remember the truth of who you are. You are a glorious manifestation of the most high. Your nature is the nature of source. You are made in the image and likeness of God which means you are love, you are light, you are joy, peace, intelligence, creativity and wholeness. Once you have the affirmations that you desire, place them everywhere so you can see them often. They serve to remind you of the essence of your being.

3. TRANSFORMATIONAL VOCABULARY is a technology developed by Tony Robbins to employ habitual vocabulary (the words you consistently use) to amplify or lower the intensity of your emotional states. By changing the words you use you can lessen or magnify the impact they have on you. For instance, instead of saying “I’m fine,” say “I’m amazing.” Instead of saying “I failed,” say “I learned.” Change “I’m angry” to “I’m disappointed.” Defuse the negative things you say consistently with words that don’t hold as much of an emotional charge. When you take the emotional charge out of the words that generate negative states, you lessen that state. In the same way, when you change the words that generate positive states, you can amplify the positive state.

Pay attention to the words you use consistently. Consciously change the words you use to break the habit you may have of downplaying your worth or exaggerating the negativity you may experience. Transformational vocabulary can help you interrupt negative habits so you can break them and develop new empowering habits.

4. INCANTATIONS are positive statements that also include a physical quality to them by using your breath, gestures, facial expressions and movement. Incantations have the capacity to quickly raise your vibration. Incantations are similar to affirmations but they add a physical quality and action to enhance the impact. Write statements of virtues or beliefs that you want to experience in the present tense. Embrace the message with total conviction and see them as already accomplished. Declare them out loud to the universe with certainty and passion. As you say them speak loudly, use your body, use gestures, and declare them with emotional intensity. Use all your senses and really feel the statements completely throughout your body. Take them into your being and own them!

Repeat these incantations consistently allowing your new beliefs and emotions to become embedded deep into your subconscious. Set aside a time to devote to creating your incantations and then make them part of your daily ritual.

5. VISUALIZATION is another great tool to bring into your life the things you wish to experience. Think of something you wish to experience — a better self-image, a healthier body, a new home or car, a vacation, a deeper relationship. It doesn’t matter what it is; visualization can work for everything.

My daughter was doing some door-to-door campaigning years ago for a cause close to her heart. Since the group always did their work in the evenings, she found herself getting mercilessly attacked by mosquitoes. She used visualization to surround herself in a pink bubble to protect her from the mosquitoes and it did. To this day she does not get bothered by mosquitoes.

I have used it in obtaining parking, which in Boston can be tricky, but everyone knows my great luck with getting spaces. One time my daughter was searching for a spot while we were on the phone and she magically found one in a place where she never has any luck. She said, “You don’t even have to be here mom; I just have to be talking to you to get a good parking spot.”

Years ago I led a visualization group with people in the group from all over the country. We would write about something we wished to experience as if it we were writing in our journal, and as if it had already happened. Several years later I went one of the group members’ wedding. I was delighted to see him so happy, and I noticed that his wife was exactly as described in our visualization group.

I often say my husband is my greatest manifestation. I used visualization to see the kind of man and marriage I wanted. I wrote down the details of the man he would be, the woman I would be, the relationship we would have, the wedding and honeymoon we would have, the feelings we would have for our marriage. I wrote it all down, envisioned it all and saw it as complete. I knew it would come to be at exactly the right time, and it did. I found the man I dreamed of, had the wedding and honeymoon of my dreams and live in the marriage I have always wanted.

You can use visualization for anything. Use all your senses, picture your desired outcome in your mind’s eye with as much detail as you can. See it as happening right now. Imagine what it will look like, sound like, and imagine how you will feel when you attain whatever it is you want. See it as if it is already accomplished. Know with certainty it is the truth of your experience. Have complete faith that the universe is providing you with all that you need to see it complete. Know doors will open, new opportunities will appear and the right people will come into your life. First you see it in the invisible, then it will appear in the visible. “Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing.”

6. GRATITUDE is another tool to bring your life to higher place. No matter what is going on in your life, there is always something to be grateful for. You can be grateful for just being alive, be grateful for your sight, your hearing, your ability to breathe, and even the ability to read this is something to be grateful for. The more you are grateful for all that you have, the more will come into your life. You can’t trick the universe though; you can’t bring more into your life saying you are grateful, but not really meaning it. You must really feel it deep within your heart. You must embrace a complete sense of gratitude and thanksgiving for all the gifts in your life. Nothing is too small to be appreciated and grateful for. What you appreciate, appreciates!

Start a gratitude journal. Begin each day or end each day by writing something in the journal that you truly are grateful for. Practice the three blessings; every evening I give thanks for three things that went well that day. Remember, the written word has power, and nothing is too small. It can be as simple as a beautiful flower you saw, a kind word that you received or shared, a good parking spot, or it can be something huge like a new life changing opportunity. The universe does not see size; it only senses what you are feeling, so embody gratitude with all that you are. You can even use gratitude for things that may not be in your experience yet. If you want something new in your life, give thanks for its manifestation. The subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and your imagination. See it as done, give thanks for its completion, and it will magically appear in your life.

7. RELEASE. Whatever you want to experience in your life, you must have faith and let it go. You can affirm, do incantations, visualize, give thanks, but unless you release it and let it go, it will not manifest and become part of your reality. This is the tool that so many people forget. Your job is to declare what it is you want to experience and then let the universe do its job. You don’t have to know how it will appear; you just have to embrace it as already done, be open to the guidance you will receive to bring it into your life, and watch the magic happen. Just as we don’t know how the seed actually sprouts and becomes the mighty oak, we don’t know how our dream will come to be. Our job is to surrender and let the universe make it happen. We have to plant the seed, water it by using the tools we have, then just pay attention to the signs and directions the universe gives us. This requires being still so we can hear the voice from within directing us, but once we declare what it is we want to experience, synchronicity appears, doors magically open, and it will be done.

It’s important to remember some things may take time, but if you worry about how long it takes you are not releasing it to the universe. Imagine a seed beginning to come through the soil, its tiny head reaching for the sun. If you step on it at this fragile time you will kill it. It’s the same way with your desire. If you doubt or if you worry about it not manifesting, you have stepped on the seedling. Anytime you feel doubt, worry or anxiety about what you want to experience creeping in, quickly remember the seedling and use any tools you can to see your desire as complete. Then release it to the universe and let it go! It is done to you as you believe, so don’t believe a little; believe with all that you are.

8. BE PRESENT. Today is all that we know we have. Living in the past can make one live with regret, guilt, anger, shame, sadness or fear. If we live in the past we lose the opportunity to make the most of today. It’s important to learn from the past, retain the lessons and let any negative emotion go. You are where you are today because of your past. Today leads you to what you will experience tomorrow.

Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present. What you do today will lead you to where you are meant to be tomorrow. Living in the precious moment of now assures you of a brighter tomorrow. Living in the NOW shows the universe that you appreciate where you are and what you have. It shows that you have faith and trust in the process of life.

9. BE CREATIVE. One of my favorite quotes is by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” There is something unique, something special, and something creative that only you can express. There is a gift inside you that you have to share with the world. It is one of the reasons you came here.

Get in touch with the things that make you come alive. Do more of the things that speak to your soul. You don’t have to know exactly how things will manifest from doing more of what you love but just do them anyway. You may be surprised at what comes into your life as you surrender to your heart’s deepest desire. Let your creativity flow and manifest in any way that moves your soul, makes your heart smile, and makes you come alive. Your life is the universe/God’s (whatever name you use) gift to you ,and what you do with your life is your gift back to the universe.

10. EXERCISE is another great tool. Changing your physiology will shift your energy and vibration, which will shift what you experience in life. There are many forms of healthy, fun exercise: yoga, walking, jogging, Pilates, biking, barre, Zumba, and dance, just to name a few. Choose the exercise that works for you. It is important for the body, the mind and the soul to move the body. Yoga is one of my favorites. I first learned to meditate through yoga and I learned how to breathe correctly through yoga. Moving your body and breathing correctly contribute to your overall health.

When I was young, I discovered that I had allergies to medications, so my doctor told me I had better stay healthy because I would run out of options. I attribute my health to meditation and yoga. I have tried and enjoyed other forms of exercise as well. Develop an exercise program that works for you and makes you feel alive, energizes you, is something you enjoy and can stay with. Your body will thank you.

One last suggestion…See the good in all things. Everything that has ever happened to you is happening for you, not to you. Everything is for the highest good, everything is happening to help you become more of who you are meant to be. It may not seem clear to you at times, but trust that there is good in all things. I know it can be difficult to see the good in things sometimes, but have faith and trust that something good will come from everything even if you can’t see it at the time. Everything that has ever happened to you and everything that is to come in the future is always leading you to uncover more of the glorious manifestation of the divine that is you! 

The carpenter needs a hammer to build a home and a doctor needs a scalpel to perform an operation. We all need the right tools in life — tools to help us learn and grow and tools to help us be more of who we are meant to be. Use these tools to reach your full potential and express the unique and perfect expression of life that is you!

Judy Luca is an author with over 20 books published and a life coach based in the Boston area. To see her books visit her author page on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/author/judyluca.

https://www.spiritofchange.org/10-tools-to-absolutely-transform-what-you-experience-in-life-every-day/

DAYKEEPER’S ENERGY UPDATE JULY 10-16, 2020 MERCURY DIRECT; PLUTO AWAITS

Mercury direct in Cancer

DAYKEEPER’S ENERGY UPDATE
JULY 10-16, 2020

MERCURY DIRECT; PLUTO AWAITS

Sunday, Mercury goes direct in
intuitive Cancer.
What have you
been thinking about? Planning to
do? Fantasizing about doing? What
problem has your mind been chewing
on? The quicksilver messenger,
direct but still in shadow, is
giving us a last boost to review
our thought-themes since June 1.
This is the weekend to get our
inner bearings and get ourselves on
track.
As Crystal says, we can use
our favorite tools—journaling,
therapy, etc.—to align ourselves in
readiness for the powerful midweek
Sun-Pluto opposition. At this time, we are
gifted with the golden opportunity
to “channel our inner purpose in
tangible gifts of mastery.”

Find out more at
https://www.daykeeperjournal.com

Premium Subscribers, log in directly,
https://daykeeperjournal.com/login/
 

– Susan

Selacia: Turn Anger into Positive Social Change – How to Productively Respond to Craziness –

Equinox

 

– How to Productively Respond to Craziness  –

If you are like most of us, you feel a combination of anger and discouragement about the state of our world in 2020. Indeed, things have gotten crazier, more explosive, more petty, and more unsettling. What’s unfolding now is a magnified version of what we experienced in the last part of 2019. Division, polarity, and hateful exchanges seem like they are at an all-time high. For us sensitives, this can feel brutal. Continue reading to know how to productively respond to this craziness.

A Metaphor for Where We Are

Here’s a metaphor to illustrate where we are as a human society.

Imagine tigers and all other animals – including deer and wild pigs – locked up together in a zoo that has no barrier walls between types of animals. Each type of animal instinctively does one of two things: find a safe hiding place or attack edible prey.

We humans have both an instinctive fear-based nature and a divine loving nature. The loving one, as a reminder, is our true nature.

All of us live together on a self-contained planet that is our only home. We are interconnected 24/7 with one another. Yes, there are some artificial borders, but borders do not create peace. Our warrior-like instinctive nature for millennia has facilitated endless wars and a sense of artificial division between “us and them”.
There is no “them.” We are “us”  – one human family.

To change this dynamic is an inside job, within each one of us at a heart level. Our hearts can remind us daily of both our predicament and timely solutions for addressing things on a quantum level with love.

The first step right now is to acknowledge what I’ve described here. Don’t take it personally. We’re all in this together. There are no enemies. There is no reason for revenge.

Next I’ll outline some simple practical things to know and do in response to craziness.

How to Productively Respond to Craziness

FIRST
Know that it’s okay to feel outrage when you witness our world falling apart and leaders devolving into fear-based antics. However, remember that what’s unfolding now is part of a divine plan to shift our dysfunctional world into one based on love. Come back to this reminder daily for greater inner peace. And remember that you as a divine changemaker play an integral role by how you live your life and respond to the outer world. Learn more about your upgraded role for 2020 and much more in my new Predictions 2020 ebook – out soon!

SECOND
I suggest that we need even more meditation, inner work, time-outs, and a sense of play to navigate this difficult juncture. We must remind ourselves that we are here for the long haul. It’s really not about 2020 or the next decade, though this time is pivotal. What we want to factor in is the long journey of our soul over time to prepare us for this apex moment. We came resourced beyond what you can imagine! And we have lots to contribute. To play our role effectively we must regularly get resourced on an inner level and remind ourselves why we’re here now.

THIRD
Don’t make this about individuals – whether it’s national leaders, would-be leaders seeking to be in charge, or greedy billionaires with no concern for everyday people or the planet. The real things to focus on are ISSUES. These involve themes like human rights and the health and well-being of all citizens. I go into these more in my forthcoming book, giving you a grounded spiritual view of the underlying issues we’ve had with us for countless generations. Unless and until we find ways to come together, we cannot begin to resolve these longstanding issues preventing a loving world.
FOURTH
Avoid being like the caged animals in a zoo, allowing their instinctive fear to unleash a tribal fight or flight response. We are seeing this response now in multiple ways: disengaging from public discourse, losing interest in what happens next, and allowing weariness of craziness to block productive action. We are better than this. Do your best to remain engaged, stay informed, and fully participate in our society. Your voice, consciousness, and actions matter. If there’s an election in your country, be sure to vote. Do this even if you dislike all the candidates. Do this even if your ego-mind convinces you that your vote doesn’t matter. It does matter.
FIFTH
Remember the bigger picture of what’s happening now.When you notice things are toxic in our outer world, do your best to connect with compassion for all beings including yourself. All of us are here purposely now – and there’s a higher reason for the craziness. As humanity awakens more in the 2020s, the truth of many things will come to light. During this process, do your best to avoid judgment and seek a higher view of what happenstance actually means. Trust that within your own heart are the answers you seek.

 

Copyright by Selacia – a globally known writer, DNA intuitive healer, spiritual teacher, and the creator of The Divine Changemakers * All Rights Reserved * http://selacia.com * Feel free to share these articles with your friends and post to your blog or website as long as you include this entire copyright notice, with link back to website, and the full article text.

Below the photo – offerings:
1-Equinox Gateway Equinox Meditation 3/21
2-Divine ChangemakersYour Cosmic Self & You available now 
3-Predictions 2020 in production, out soon!
4-Private 1-1 Sessions with Selacia from any location worldwide
5-Staying Connected in 2020

avoidance chaos
Two women on park bench – symbolic of how many people during our current chaos and craziness want to look away and disconnect. It’s anger and weariness that’s causing this response. Our higher wisdom knows a better way, as I’ve illustrated in the article above.
 
red heart small
Saturday March 21 * Live & Recorded
6:30-8:30pm Los Angeles time   
 
Equinox Gateway Global Meditation
(weekend after March 19 Aries Equinox)
Join Selacia & The Council of 12 for this powerful live and recorded equinox healing meditation.
Timed the weekend after March 19 Aries equinox – don’t miss it!
Focus: New Beginnings
Energize new beginnings – receive inspiration for projects, balancing your life, and creating more harmony in relationships.
Background
During guided process with Selacia and The Council of 12, you will receive quantum healing designed to accelerate your momentum and open you to new beneficial experiences. Get resourced for stepping forward in a brand-new way! Receive spirit’s higher view of your life – your being able to connect the dots in your path forward. Connect with needed inspiration to make key changes for a more joyful, productive, and abundant life.
Participate in a powerful planetary healing facilitated by Selacia and The Council of 12 – assisted by energetic forms of dolphins and whales. Using sacred sound, crystals, and essential oils, the process is designed to help you achieve breakthroughs, harmony with others, and more inner peace. During the process, you will have a tangible sense of connection with spirit, the dolphins and whales, and other participants from around the world.  
 
Crystals (optional for registrants): if you have a favorite crystal you want to energetically include in our meditation (live or MP3), designate it in advance of guided process. Not necessary to hold the crystal, but you can if desired.   A quantum grid of healing will be created with the crystals, as part of the planetary healing.
Essential oils (optional for registrants): if you resonate with essential oils, it’s recommended that you apply or diffuse therapeutic grade oils. These will raise your frequency and help you experience the healing energies on a deep level. Suggestions for this meditation: Joy blend, Sacred Mountain blend, Abundance blend, Lavender, Frankincense.
All registrants receive MP3.
Register now and begin connecting with the beneficial healing energies ahead of our meditation.
Equinox
    
Follow Selacia on social media:
Instagram – Selaciaofficial
Facebook –   Selacia, The Council of 12 * Tools to Heal * Selacia
Twitter –      Selacia
LinkedIn –    Selacia
 
Received this from a friend? Join Selacia’s list HERE  to be sure you don’t miss any articles and announcements. 

 

Selacia MJB events  

Jennifer Hoffman: June 2019 Energy Report | Enlightening Life

Well we made it through May and it was a tough month. Did you find out anything about what holds you back in your life? Did you learn anything about your limitations, fears, and who your real friends are? Did you get a surprisingly negative response from someone when you did something you thought they would appreciate or like? If May was chaotic it is because dis-integration of our 3D reality creates chaos, which is required so we can see the different aspects of our reality and how they lack congruence, flow and harmony. Once we see the dis-harmony we can assess what is required to allow congruence to enter our lives. June’s theme is ‘human, meet divine’ and what we dis-integrated in May can be put together in new ways that express our divinity in our humanity to create congruence, harmony, flow, and allow us to become 360 as a fully integrated blend of divine human.

All of our old systems are under review now and we have the opportunity (if we choose it) to unite with our divinity which is a function of embodying our 360 degree wholeness, not holiness. This is an opportunity to get out of healing cycles and into the wholeness of our energy. We aren’t used to this though, our focus has been on healing and fixing what we think is broken. At some point we need to assess the repairs we have made and practice seeing ourselves as whole. Then we move into the next step, which is congruence.

June is traditionally the marriage month but consider what marriage means, not the wedding ceremony, but the unity which marriage represents. Move your thinking about marriage from two people who love each other and want to unite into a couple to your relationship with your divine self. Both aspects, human and divine, are required for wholeness and one is not greater than the other. Just as a car is useless without gasoline or a key, our humanity works best when it is intentionally and consciously combined with our divinity. This is the theme for June.

And we need to expand that theme of unity and marriage a little more because while we tend to think of unity and connection with others, we forget that our first relationship is with ourselves. It is our natural tendency to put our efforts towards uniting with others and creating harmony and flow with them but that effort has to begin with us. We cannot become a fulfilled 360 degree human when most of our effort, time and energy is spent trying to get along with others, to make them happy, and to get their validation and approval. Our unity effort must be focused on unifying our own energy field, bringing our scattered aspects back to our center, to heal our soul wounds and to integrate our own divine trinity of body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

This is how we meet our divinity, when we are healed and whole. We cannot find someone else to help us do that and no relationship is going to bring us to wholeness. In fact, when we seek out relationships from our dis-unity, we end up with challenging, incomplete relationships that do not work because we must be healed and whole within ourselves first, then we can partner with others who meet us at our healed and whole level to create 360 degree congruent and harmonious relationships.

We have some pretty potent aspects that are going to help us do that too, including July’s total solar eclipse of July 2 and the lunar eclipse of July 17. They activate the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn and the nodes in Capricorn/Cancer. We are being pushed, individually and collectively, towards a rebalancing of the 3D paradigm of domination, control over, competition, and polarity into its 5D counterparts of community, connection, collaboration, and multi-dimensional duality. If you see every change in your life as moving you into the 5D aspects, you’ll understand why everything is under scrutiny now.

June’s new moon in Gemini of the 3rd opens the July eclipse window and its ruler, Mercury, is powerfully highlighting it from its position towards the end of Gemini. At this new moon we have 5 planets in their own signs, which makes their influence far more congruent with the energy of the sign they are in. Think of an orchestra playing with all of the instruments in tune. Congruence, the fit and flow of energy in harmony, has been an ongoing theme since I first introduced the concept of ‘becoming a 360 degree human’ in 2013. We are moving towards that objective with each step towards our 3D/5D integration.

 

June’s full moon of the 17th is in Sagittarius and highlights Jupiter. Now we have the two karma bookends, Gemini and Sagittarius, Mercury and Jupiter, highlighted. Isn’t releasing karma part of our individual and collective path since we began this lifetime, which is something I have been writing about since 2003. Look for some serious karmic revelations, release, and reconsiderations around this full moon as Mars conjuncts Mercury at 20 Cancer and they both square the ongoing Pluto/Saturn conjunction. Get ready to see some fireworks and it isn’t even the 4th of July yet.

We have the Solstice on June 21 which is also the day Mercury goes into shadow retrograde at 24 Cancer, adding more energy to the big Cancer/Capricorn action that will dominate the next 6 months. If it feels like your world is falling apart, think of it as your spirit asking you to release everything that is at a lower vibration than your true frequency as a divine being. What relationships hold you back? What fears limit your potential? What level of healing have you already achieved and it is time for you to acknowledge that you are finished?

Mars is in the sign of Cancer all month, a sign it is not very happy in but it’s going to oppose Saturn, Pluto, and the North Node most of the month, further amping up the energy. Think of Mars’ fire being put out by Cancer’s watery energy (Cancer rules the Moon), asking us to temper our desire for action with respect for and acknowledgement of our feelings. Sometimes our desire for action is also a desire for validation, vindication, or the things we believe others ‘owe’ us for the time, energy, and effort we put into our healing efforts on their behalf, whether we are actively trying to heal them or holding space and energy for their healing?

 

Are we treading water while we’re waiting for them to be ready or are we swimming strongly in the bright sea of our own potential?  This can be one of those tough situations where we realize we have been asking for permission to move forward instead of exercising our own free will and engaging with our potential.

We have strong activity with all of the outer planet retrogrades by August, then they start going direct in September to prepare for the January 2020 Capricorn action. Remember that everything from now until January is preparing us for that big event which is a rebalancing, restructuring, and repurposing of the 3D energy which has dominated earth and humanity for centuries. The last time we had this aspect was in the year 1516 and even then we didn’t have the nodes in Cancer/Capricorn participating in the action. It is an important milestone in our spiritual evolution.

And let’s not forget, with all of this chaos and dis-integration, that joy is our purpose so remember to take the time to create joy in your life, set that as your intention, be confident and clear about what you want in your life with your strong energy boundaries and remember to breathe as it helps you stay grounded and keeps your energy balanced and flowing. Have a wonderful month.

=======================================

If you like this article and would like to work with me because you are ready for profound personal and spiritual transformation, consider a personal intuitive consultation or intuitive coaching, where we work together to examine your life path, purpose, potential, and possibilities and help you choose one that will bring you the joy, abundance, love, peace and power that you are ready for. Click here to explore the possibilities for transformation.

Copyright (c) 2019 by Jennifer Hoffman. All rights reserved. You may quote, copy, translate and link to this article, in its entirety, on free, non-donation based websites only, as long as you include the author name and a working link back to this website. All other uses are strictly prohibited.

Energetic Congruence, True Congruence, False Congruence, Christed Awareness, Martyred Healer, Empowered Master, Life Re-Vibed, Energetic Significance, Energy Boundaries, Light Age, Light Beacon, Becoming 360, Becoming 360×3, Creative Expansion Officer, and Enlightened Mastery are trademarks of Enlightening Life OmniMedia.

High Vibes Living® is a registered trademark of Enlightening Life OmniMedia, Inc.

All commercial organizations, individual persons, or corporations claiming ownership to material that is the intellectual property, under copyright, and/or all published content of Jennifer Hoffman and Enlightening Life OmniMedia, Inc. shall be subject to legal and judicial process and all legal remedies shall be pursued, including damages, under state and federal law. It is illegal to copy someone’s work without permission, to trademark intellectual property that you did not create, and to claim ownership of any portion of content that is not your original work.

Critical operations preventing tonight’s Ground Crew Command Radio show….however….quick update…



Return To Your Truth: Critical operations preventing tonight’s Ground Crew Command Radio show….however….quick update…

The current rash of attacks got up close and personal for the Unknown Lightwarrior this week….

Unfortunately that means there will be no show this week.

Details have to remain classified for the moment.

Operations have gotten quite critical and very intense this past few days to a point where….

…we all need to remain on high alert, do our inner work DAILY ….

and be sure to request the higher timelines we really want.

…..more on that later…..

There’s a LOT going on behind the scenes right now….

Ironically, the intensities are actually a sign of good things coming our way.

It’s always the loudest and hardest before that surreal calm of victory arrives.

Although I apologize, I can’t provide details.

The only thing most of us need to do is stay grounded.

Stand Firm.

You have all the reason in the world to keep your chest out and your chin up….

despite whatever you might be going through….

and do whatever you need to do to clear any negativity in that methodical and disciplined way that a proud 144k member like yourself is easily capable of doing.

“Now is not the time to fold”.

BELIEVE ME.

The show will definitely go ahead next week as part of the preparation for the big
144k Mass Meditation on the Equinox.

You are loved…. and you are SO very needed.

… Yours in service …

The Unknown Lightwarrior

ps. Keep an eye on your email.

pps. Please write to support@returntoyourtruth.com and let me know what you have personally been experiencing with this current wave of energy. This will be addressed at the next 144K Meditation – the Equinox Meditation on March 20th.

And if you’re really struggling, you can always seize the moment RIGHT NOW, go up to the TEAMS and show them what you’re dealing with.

You don’t have to put up with this, and the Teams can handle ANYTHING….so long as there are no mind blocks on what you believe is possible … and you use the most robust clearing around.

The secret sauce here, is pushing past your current boundaries …. [of what you’ve never done before … of what you think you can’t do … in terms of energy work and 3D mindset/approach. ]

This is what forced me to grow into my power and how I discovered important breakthroughs like Soul Fragment Retrieval.

Gaia needs you strong.

RETURN TO YOUR TRUTH
http://www.returntoyourtruth.com

 

 

Innocence ~ a message from Jamye Price

Innocence

Blessed Being, as you incarnate into the Earth experience, you are subject to the collective field of creation. It is the nature of this connected physicality to reflect the inner into the outer experience. The reflexive nature of duality is that the mirror offers perspective and ultimately, choice.

For thousands of years, Earth and humanity had lost the structure of knowing that reflected the full picture of connection. You have been rebuilding this structure through time, as your natural evolution into a connected species progresses.

In order to support this structure, the inner work of your sovereignty and freedom is paramount, so that you are able to utilize the strength of diversity of the physical experience and the connection of the invisible, subtle realm unity.

Innocence is often mistaken for youth or ignorance. Yet it is a powerful energetic of openness and excitement for knowledge. We would call Innocence a passive force: it does not merely seek to consume, it seeks to connect. Because it is a natural openness, it is subject to consumption in physicality unless it is carefully guarded.

How do these two opposite energies; the openness of Innocence and the inaccessibility of guarded protection connect? Through choice.

As a child, the Innocence is guarded by the parents as they teach the child to make healthy choices for the self. As an adult, the Innocence is often lost because the openness has been barred by fear. Ideally, it creates compassionate strength and discernment.

Innocence is the inner-sense. The unique, unfiltered, non-judgmental sense of life. It is not ignorant, it is curious. It is creative, playful, and nurturing. As your inner sense of self is nurtured to play and choose with life, you are actualizing your creativity and life flows boldly through. The crystalline structure of your inner sovereignty and freedom supports your flow.

How free is your Innocence to flow?

Your Innocence is your inner sense of joy with life.

Your Innocence is your inner sense of worthiness for life to share itself with you.

Your Innocence is your inner sense of connection to potentials of  co-creation.

What are you sensing within?

As we sit to Blast Innocence, we are strengthening our inner sense of joy to play freely with life. We are letting the whispers of love soothe the cries of fear for forgotten freedom. We are sensing the love within each being, even if it is invisible at the moment. We are protecting our inner sense of self, honoring life’s sacred love for us as we create a new path for love’s flow into this world.

We are the Innocent, those strong enough to love when fear has tried to consume us from the outside in. Those that have not forgotten the divine freedom of love within. Blast on!

Aluna Ash: Starseeds & Lightworkers- Purging, Age Groups 11/9 + 11-11 Rainbow Wave Timeline. Twinsouls 11/9

These are particularly pertinent messages from Aluna. There’s some great information that will help us understand and adjust to what we’re experiencing, and why. She also explains what’s going on in the world, and how not to be caught up in the illusion that’s being projected at us to divide us. ~PB

 

Starseeds & Lightworkers- Purging, Age Groups 11/9

Published on Nov 8, 2018

https://youtu.be/FvvDKNmy-uE

Thank you to the ones who are here with pure intent, encouraging others & speaking your truth without creating more division… Ive noticed Divine Feminines rising in every way right now and because of that- being attacked/gas lighted by the Masculine 3D archetype. Its not the person attacking you, slandering, gossiping, judging, etc… its the darkness attached to them or the darkness within them. And right now you will see the darkness with full transparency. STAY STRONG & FOCUS ON YOUR PATH NO MATTER WHAT. The star family/galactic family says: “Humanity’s Upliftment” instead of Ascension so when I speak of “The Upliftment” in videos, it is the Ascension.

This shift is really going to start picking up, there will be an increase with the poles shifting very soon. As soon as we start seeing certain volcanic eruptions at specific energy points on the planet, thats when we know the 3D matrix grid overlapping the natural grid system of The Mother energy, is removed at a level where the collective will be tuning in to the original memory structure of Gaia & galactic memories/template of humanity and sychronicity(4D)

Stay strong if you’re dealing with a lot of changes & purging. Stay dedicated to your inner work. And remember, this is just a stop, not the destination💜 We each have different roles that evolve and grow over time… we are all pieces of the puzzle. *

We are each like flashdrives of information or conduits needed in order for one system to fully operate.

If you have anything that you’ve been working on or if you’ve been sharing your experiences & would like to share, Feel free to link your channels, websites, etc.. in the comments for others to connect.

 

Cleaning your inner world: Total Lunar eclipse in aquarius – July 27th, 2018 by Aleksandra Ceho | Master the Stars

Cleaning your inner world: Total Lunar eclipse in aquarius – July 27th, 2018
by Aleksandra Ceho
| Master the Stars

The Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius happens Friday July 27th, 2018 at 20:21 (UTC). It will be visible pretty much everywhere except for North and South America.
It’s coming up….Eclipse number 2 in our Eclipse trio for the season!

On Friday, July 27th we have a total Lunar Eclipse happening in the zodiac sign of Aquarius! As some of you may have read, this eclipse will be the longest Total Lunar Eclipse in the 21st century but unlike many other bloggers out there, I’m not going to tell you that this is doomsday, the ushering in of a new era or the beginning of an alien takeover…

 
Astronomical details of the Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius:

The Total Eclipse will last a total of 1 hour and 42 minutes with the partial and penumbral phases extending it to over 6 hours in length. It will be centralized over Africa and the Middle East which means that for those of us in North America, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will be below the horizon and not visible to our eyes. The greatest part of the Eclipse begins at 20:21 (UTC) so if you’re in anywhere in Europe or further East, you can feast your eyes on the event!

 
In Toronto, this means that the greatest part of the Lunar Eclipse will begin at 3:21pm and as I mentioned above, this unfortunately means that the moon will be below the horizon and therefore not viewable.


Another cool piece to add to this is the fact that Mars will be hovering in the sky very close by and will be the closest to earth it has been since 2003. For those who can view the Total Lunar Eclipse, Mars will be a red body hovering just below the moon!


Astrological Details of the Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius:

Well, first things first, let’s state the obvious: the Lunar Eclipse will be located in the sign of Aquarius!


And that doesn’t really say much to many of you, does it?


Allow me to expand – as a brief understanding, Aquarius is the sign of service to humanity, friendship, the mind and mental creativity. As an air sign it is mental in nature – think Vulcan…highly logical. The Moon however governs over our emotions and emotional expression. So when we take the emotional body and put it into a friendly but unemotional and logical state, what happens?


Now, since Mars will be in conjunction with the Moon, we have to add in another piece. Mars is the God of War and Aquarius is sometimes labelled the rebel without a cause, when we add in the emotional Moon to the mix, we definitely need to take a look at a few things within ourselves.


There are 2 key themes to this Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius:
1) The Mental Body vs the Emotional Body – who drives who?
2) Justification – what justifies an action you know to be wrong/harmful?


Between these two themes, I believe that we can definitely manage to do some inner work and healing. Remember that Lunar Eclipses are internal in nature! They bring up the inner world and what resides within and so don’t be surprised if you gain some new insight into your mental/emotional function or if you realize that there are behaviours that you justify even when you know that they aren’t right for you or others.


Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – Mind vs. Emotions:

As I mentioned above, Aquarius is a sign that is mental in nature meanwhile the Moon governs over our emotional functions. When the Moon tenants the sign of Aquarius, she loses some of her emotional edge and the value of logic tends to gain more appeal. When the Moon Eclipses in Aquarius, it brings up the question of which nature within ourselves is the dominant driving force: the mental nature or the emotional nature?

In the teachings of Kabbalah, the Mental and Emotional spheres are known as Hod and Netzach respectively and they sit towards the bottom of the tree of life being the last two spheres on their pillars. As the energy flows down the tree of life moving from pillar to pillar, it is said that the distance between the poles widens energetically and reaches its extreme in the swing between Hod and Netzach – meaning that the mind and emotions experience the greatest degree of separation in nature and this is why we can see huge swings in behaviour from any single person. We all have the capacity to go from bawling and being ugly criers to handling ourselves with Vulcan-like logic and efficiency.

 
Such extremities of change in behaviour are not healthy and this Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th may help you notice some of these patterns and the degree to which that swing can be present. No one wants to be a drama queen (I think) nor does anyone want to be as dry and boring as dust and so finding that happy medium is essential. If you’ve historically been having trouble balancing your mind and emotions, this Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius can be challenging but it can also help steer you in the right direction.

 
Now some of you may not experience the swing from extremity to extremity…maybe you’re just plain emotional or mental. Perhaps you live in either realm and find it uncomfortable to be any other way. This Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will shake that up for you. Remember that we are multi-dimensional, multi-faceted beings! There is no singular way for you to be and as humans we partake of all four elements, we have to be comfortable in all of these realms because all of them hold meaning and significance for us!

Resolving the Mental and Emotional Connection:

So now we come to the question of how to be productive with this! Remember, I told you that this is not the herald of doomsday or of a hostile alien take-over so if it’s none of those things then we need to make it productive (I don’t believe in propagating misery)!

 
If you’ve been experiencing the swings from extreme to extreme between the mental and emotional realms, I’m going to give you some very cheesy advice that’s really not that cheesy:

Listen to your heart!

Our emotions can help us navigate our choices in life and our minds can add the practical tangible components that we need. Without the navigation, we tend to make the most practical choices that leave us miserable and don’t fulfill us. Without practical and tangible, we may never see our direction through or have an incredibly tough time reaching it. The truth is we do need both!

 
Enter the heart – the heart is the metaphysical seat of intelligence but we do know that it is also connected to our emotional state. How do we know? Well, anyone who has ever suffered from a broken heart or who has ever been in love intimately knows that connection between the heart and emotions. The heart is able to bring in that balance that is needed and anchor us in stability so that we no longer swing between extremes. The moment you find yourself going too far into either state, simply touch your heart to remind yourself of where you need to be at and breathe!

 
For those of you who love the world of emotion (or who have been labelled as drama queens by others), emotions can get the better of us. The world of feeling becomes so potent that it can overtake the actual physical realm and decrease our awareness. When we’re super emotional, we lose track of what is going on and our ability to pay attention decreases dramatically. Since we can barely pay attention to what’s happening, it would make sense that we also tend to make bad decisions when we are very emotional.

 
Your first step in restoring yourself to balance in to breathe! From there, start to ask yourself questions about yourself, your situation, your surroundings, whatever you can come up with to start bringing awareness back. That awareness will help to anchor you back towards that happy medium so that you can disengage from the crazy whirlwind. I also recommend meditation as a practice that can help restore you to center as well. If you’re new to meditation or feel like you need help, there are all sorts of meditations that can get you started. I offer a few of these methods myself in Toronto if you’re interested.

 
Lastly, for those of you who are stuck in the realm of the mind, this is where creative expression becomes such an amazing tool! Remember that Aquarius is mental in nature but it is also a highly creative sign! Of course some of that creativity is logical or dictated by need but in your case, you get to be creative for the sake of being creative. The challenge is to not apply logic! Can you be creative and simply flow with what you desire in that creativity? Can you create images where gravity does not apply (that aren’t in space)? Can babies be bigger than adults? Can you have a garden bordering a desert? That’s the beauty of creativity – logic need not apply!

 
So find whatever means are needed to begin tapping in to that creativity! Do you like painting? Sculpting? Singing or dancing? It doesn’t matter what it is, simply do it and do it without logic or criticism. If that’s asking a bit much, I definitely recommend the Life Activation and Full Spirit Activations. They will help you to unleash some of that inner creativity and expression of the self.

 
Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – Justification and Righteousness:

So in the beginning I mentioned that the second theme for this upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th is justification and how we justify things that we know aren’t right or are harmful to ourselves or others. Aquarius is the “Rebel without a Cause” of the zodiac at times and so the combination of the Lunar Eclipse in conjunction with Mars in Aquarius can bring up issues around justification and the righteousness that fuels it.

Let he who hath no sin cast the first stone!

(silence…)

 
The truth is that none of us is innocent in this regard. We all have rebellious moments and in those mini-rebellions we sometimes do things that aren’t good for ourselves or others…but we play it off like it’s cool, as if there is some logical reason that makes up for the harm and makes it ok. Truthfully, we usually do this to ourselves more than others but we’ve all done things because the other person “had it coming”.

 
With Mars in Aquarius, rebellious action is far more likely at this time and you may catch yourself acting out in ways that are not normal to you. The Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius however wants to draw attention to the rebellious behaviours that are harmful in nature and to the righteousness that fuels the justification. When our moral compass says that something is off but we do it anyways, we tend to like to come up with an excuse for the act. And if you’re going to do something “wrong”, you may as well be “right” in doing it.

 
The truth is that none of this comes from you – at least not the real you. The desire to rebel in a harmful way, the righteousness and the justification all are driven by that tiny little devil on your shoulder that we like to call the negative ego. Don’t know what it is or how it affects you (this is an essential understanding for all humans), check out the Empower Thyself Class and Initiation – that’s where you’ll get the best understanding of how it functions.

 
How to navigate away from Righteousness and Justification:

The first thing to remember is to do no harm (and this includes to yourself). I have heard this several times from one of my own teachers Ipsissimus Hideto Nakagome. Truthfully, none of us wants to harm others and if we can bring that to the forefront of who we are, then righteousness and justification become almost distasteful.


Also, we can only feel righteous and have ability to justify our actions if we hold opinions about the way things should or should not be. Opinions are deceptive because they tend to create dissonance between themselves and reality and as we attach emotional importance to our opinions, that creates room for us to be “victims” or “correct” all based on the premise of a value. Values are different amongst different people so who’s to say that your opinion (or anyone else’s) is correct?

 
Clearing your mind of opinions (I’m not saying to become a brainless ninny) is such an essential part of our spiritual progression. If you have no opinion of something, then you’re free to experience it as it is and learn from it. If you have some opinions or beliefs that are seriously stuck, I would recommend contacting me to see if Etheric Reconstruction or the Hermetic Rebalancing modalities could help you. Both are effective in clearing away mental and emotional debris that allows deeply rooted opinions and beliefs to bring toxicity to your life.

 
Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – be bathed in the Aquarian Waters of Life!

To finish up here, I would love to remind you that Aquarius is the Water Bearer who pours forth the waters of life for man to drink. While a Total Lunar Eclipse here may not seem like the best thing, remember that there can be a lot of healing that comes about as a result of the greater awareness of your inner world that you can gain.

 
We often don’t realize just how much effect that mental and emotional balance has in managing our stress, making decisions, strengthening our relationships and ability to act. We also don’t realize how opinions lead us to do things that aren’t right for ourselves and others and then give us convenient excuses to write it off based on a value.

 
This Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius is stimulating us to restore balance to our mind, emotions and actions and if you’re down for that then I think that this can be a period of wonderful growth in your inner and outer worlds!

About the Author: Aleksandra Ceho

Aleksandra began her studies with the Modern Mystery School in 2005 and is now an Initiated Teacher and Guide. Upon her path, she has also been blessed with the honor of being a Wiccan High Priestess and Apprentice Teacher for the Warriors of Light program. Her love for astrology, esoteric arts, healing and teaching has fueled her upon her path and inspired her studies. It is her extreme honor to assist others in remembering who they are and the gifts that they bring to this planet. It is her sincere hope that those she touches move on to touch and empower others as well.

 

The Rainbow of Human Emotion in Times of Duress and Uncertainty [video] : Reaction to Q Plan To Save The World Video

The Rainbow of Human Emotion in Times of Duress and Uncertainty

 

Reaction to Q Plan To Save The World Video

Published on Jun 26, 2018

https://youtu.be/PI3kdaMQfPc

(see the Q video link in comments)

We are now seeing a great deal of blind hatred and violence against people in many positions, for multiple reasons, and a growing number of us find it abhorrent and don’t understand how the current agendas have brought out such an incredibly inhuman side of a few Humans. (Indeed, they may not all be Human.)

What we do know is that the intolerance, bias, racism and hatred has been cultivated by the dark to turn us against each other.

Historically, the dark always planned decades in advance at the very least, on some levels. The New World Order’s annual Bilderberger Meetings are strategy sessions for how they will deal with our current and growing responses to break free of their control.

They understand Human behaviour very well and anticipated how we would respond to their tactics. That’s why they have rolled out their multitude of agendas so gradually, and the reason for apathy in most people, who unwittingly fell for the “conspiracy theory” psyop.

It’s the boiling frog syndrome. Fortunately, some of us are more sensitive to temperature change than others, left the confines of the pot long ago, and have been trying to get the attention of the frolicking bathers ever since. They don’t seem to notice the scum on top of the water.

Now that more Humans who made the leap are aware of the conspiracy—the plot to destroy, subjugate and dominate everyone on our planet—they are experiencing the fear that goes along with the Hope that the benevolent interventions might not be real, regardless of the messengers.

We can be certain that there are and have been plenty of messengers bring us false information of all kinds. They come and go. Some have been outed, and some have not. Some folks are simply not going to trust anyone—even when thousands of others do, and many claim proof of the validity of the crusade to rescue Humanity from certain doom and destruction.

Sometimes what looks to be, is quite the opposite. Sometimes there just isn’t sufficient proof—yet—to let go and embrace a remedy full on, and that’s okay.

It’s only natural to wonder, “what if” they are not who they say? “What if” they are merely tasked with lulling us into complacency—secure in the fact that “someone else” is doing the work to free us?

The following is an emotional and honest video from a Canadian who experienced that reticence to accept the hidden patriot movement, and also lived through the vicious experiences of the English in Quebec, Canada, when the Francophones hated and targeted them.

I was young but I remember that time. I never understood it fully, but I recall how some shopkeepers even in the multicultural city of Montreal wouldn’t smile or speak to you when you made a purchase if you spoke English. Our friends in Québec weren’t English-haters so it wasn’t deeply felt, in my case. I just thought they were arrogant.

This video describes the terror some did experience in those years, and it is what makes the speaker willing to stand with the invisible patriots and fight the New World Order. She says she can’t go through that again and that’s where she sees the situation going if we don’t intervene in an organized fashion now.

She doesn’t know if the fabled “plan” in the freedom movement is real, but has agreed to embrace it because the alternative is something she can’t face. We all have to decide who to trust; who to believe in. One thing is certain.  We have to believe in ourselves, or we can’t pull this off.

There are still many threats to our freedom and false prophets attempting to lead us astray. We can go into fear mode, or we can rise up, recognize who we are, and make up our minds that THIS TIME (there have been several previous attempts) we will be victorious.


There are sufficient men and women of wisdom and valour to get this done—legions of them—and we now have the tools, but we know the controllers have taken great pains to ensure we remain in fear mode all the time.

Of course the antidote to the fear of falling into victim-hood again is action, but not everyone has figured that out. Some are too fearful of even signing a petition because they may be added to a list of dissidents to be targeted.

If every patriot over the past several decades felt that way, we would have been doomed long ago and would not be here to debate this issue.

We’re all on our own unique journeys and it can be difficult to encourage others to climb onto our ride because we have opposing perspectives, but in the end we are all on the same trajectory toward liberation because it is bigger than any ONE of us.

The systems running Creation don’t work for the evil, service-to-self creatures—particularly now. Our freedom train left the station millennia ago. The past has been altered by allies to remedy the future; our NOW.

There are far more individuals fighting for the Light than the dark, and the evil parasites who have plagued our existence since time immemorial know their demise is certain—and soon.

That is my belief, although I can’t prove it—nor do I need to. Every day brings new evidence, and we all get to choose who our messengers are; false or real. We’ve all been fooled, and there’s no shame in that. We’re only Human, and we are FREE.

If we don’t believe that, we may as well toss back a bottle of pills today and preempt the anguish we feel certain is imminent.

For me, when the sun rises each morning—whether covered by chemtrails or not, I can look into the eyes of my loved ones, see the exquisite beauty in my garden or find my allowance in the dryer, it’s a good day—and we’ve got this.

Thanks for the share, P.  ~ BP

Reaction to Q Plan To Save The World Video

Published on Jun 26, 2018

https://youtu.be/PI3kdaMQfPc

(WOW)

 

 

Caitlin Johnstone: Activism Without Inner Work Is Impotent | Steemit

Have you ever known someone who’s intensely interested in helping people, but is so neurotic and unskillful that they mostly just make things worse?

“Stop!” you’ll find yourself wanting to yell at such people. “Stop helping! Go help yourself!”

That’s how I see most political activism today. So many well-intentioned people who want to help, and are so crazed by mass media psyops and cultural mind viruses that their energy seemingly goes everywhere but where it needs to. I’d like to say a bit about that here, if you’ll indulge me.


It’s really weird how many people in the political circles I move in are still running pretty much the exact same programs they were running in 2016. There are still former Berners acting like Hillary Clinton is the single greatest threat to America despite her being more or less irrelevant in 2018. There are still leftists and anarchists acting as though small neo-Nazi groups present a greater existential threat than the mainstream neoliberal neoconservative Orwellian power establishment.

There are still liberals running the same “OMG TRUMP NAZI LITERALLY HITLER WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” script despite overwhelming evidence showing that the most evil things this administration has done are all extensions of Bush and Obama administration policies. There are still anti-interventionist Trump voters doing everything they can to compartmentalize away from the undeniable fact that this president is continuing and expanding the interventionist policies of his predecessors.

Even if you had a crystal clear understanding of what was happening in US politics in 2016, continuing to perceive through the lens of that same understanding today is blindness. And the more the world continues to change (and change it always will), the more blind you will be if you continue to apply your 2016 worldview to it.

Unless you’ve got a very clear sense for what’s true and what matters and when you’re being manipulated, your conceptual framework for understanding the world is almost a matter of luck of the draw. You were born into a particular family with a particular worldview, you have a set of life experiences which shapes your ideology, and that ideology forms a perceptual filter through which you consume information. That filter dictates what your media consumption habits will look like, what you’ll take in as true, what you’ll reject as false, and what you’ll overlook or omit. You might get very lucky and coincidentally stumble into a worldview which happens to accurately reflect what’s going on in the actual world, but before long that world will change, and your habitual relationship with information will necessarily lead you and reality along diverging paths.

The only variable in this process, as near as I can tell, is consciousness. Individuals who have done a lot of work bringing consciousness to their mental habits and inner workings are not randomly floating about at the whims of chance in a tornado of information, but are grounded in a clear sense of which way is up. This doesn’t mean that everyone who has done a lot of inner work will necessarily share the same ideology (I often feel like I have more in common with someone on the other end of the political spectrum who has engaged extensively in self-discovery than I have with a fellow socialist who has not). What it does mean is that they have a much better chance of correctly figuring out when they are being told the truth, when they are being manipulated, and whether something is ultimately good or detrimental for the path they’d like to see society walk along. In a culture that is saturated with media propaganda, this is an indispensable asset for understanding the world.

People often ask me where my perspective comes from. What media outlets do I use? What books have I read? Who do I look to to get my finger on the pulse of the world? I usually just list off a few alternative publications I honestly don’t use all that much and a few journalists I mainly enjoy because they sometimes say cool things on Twitter, but I only do this because I don’t expect my real answer would be particularly interesting to the people asking the question.

In all honesty, I actually get my ideas about what’s going on in the world by meandering around between conversations with my husband, conversations and debates I get into with people on social media, random articles and video clips that readers draw my attention to, bits of information I happen to stumble across, and all the while checking in with my guts about the whole mess as I go along. It’s an ongoing and ever-changing process of taking in useful information and discarding unhelpful or harmful information, and it’s guided primarily by the intuition and insight I’ve cultivated through many years of dedicated inner work.

I’ve got a picture of a guy meditating as the feature image for this article (credit to Toshimasa Ishibashi) because that image is a commonly recognized symbol of the pursuit of inner work, but that isn’t to suggest that meditation is the only form that that work can take, or even that it’s necessary. Any method which brings consciousness to one’s inner processes and mental habits is beneficial, including self-inquiry, mindfulness practices, yoga, energy work, and psychotherapy. If you remember that the goal is to no longer be at the whim of preconditioned mental habits in perceiving the world, it’s easy to figure out what practices are useful toward that end by how acutely aware they make you of how little conscious control you have over your own inner processes. Anyone who’s ever tried to still their mind in sitting meditation for the first time knows what I’m talking about.

This matters politically because activism without inner work is impotent. If you’re beholden to the whims of your unexamined mental habits, any political activism you engage in will be determined by the groupthink of the people you’re surrounded by (who are generally equally unconscious) and leaders who may or may not be guided by truth and compassion.

The difference between the activism of someone who has done a lot of inner work and someone who hasn’t is the difference between a highly trained sniper and someone randomly firing shots in the dark. If you don’t have a finely tuned inner truth compass you won’t know where to push, where to pull, when to stop pulling and start pushing and vice versa, or where pushing or pulling would be a waste of energy. You won’t have a clear sense of what’s a worthy goal or what’s just a politically convenient agenda for someone in power. You won’t be able to see the gaps between the bars in the cage and know when and how to make a break for it.

No matter how well-intentioned you are, your good intentions are useless in this fight unless they are guided by cultivated wisdom. Plenty of well-intentioned people have thrown all their activism and energy into feeding into America’s pernicious two-party system, into fanning the flames of Russia hysteria, into cheering for western interventionism in Syria or Iran.

No matter how intelligent you are, your intelligence is useless in this fight unless it’s guided by cultivated wisdom. Plenty of highly intelligent people have poured all their cleverness into justifying neoconservative agendas, into staging coups to install brutal dictators, into creating engines of genocide.

The only thing that will enable you to use your gifts for the benefit of mankind is the guidance of clear inner wisdom, and the only way to obtain that is by buckling down, going against the grain of your unconscious habitual conditioning, and getting to work. The most compassionate thing you can do for the world is to clear your perceptual lenses of falsehood and delusion so that you can make yourself useful to it.


Internet censorship is getting pretty bad, so best way to keep seeing the stuff I publish is to get on the mailing list for my website, so you’ll get an email notification for everything I publish. My articles and podcasts are entirely reader and listener-funded, so if you enjoyed this piece please consider sharing it around, liking me on Facebook, following my antics on Twitter, checking out my podcast, throwing some money into my hat on Patreon or Paypal, or buying my book Woke: A Field Guide for Utopia Preppers.

Bitcoin donations:1Ac7PCQXoQoLA9Sh8fhAgiU3PHA2EX5Zm2