Shankara’s Description of a Heart Opening – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

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Michael 23I began to explore what God’s will might be and in the course of that research, I came across a passage on the will of the one I work for, Archangel Michael:

“My purpose as archangel of peace is to anchor peace on Earth on behalf of the Mother/Father One. And until that has truly taken place, there are many other events, such as the return of particular masters, that do not and cannot take place, because the vibration is too low.

“So every opportunity in the physical realm, in the human realm, of bringing forth peace has need to be heartily, immediately, and deeply embraced.” (1)

Now I’ve discovered the will of God’s principal agent in my life, the one I regard as my Lord.  And I’ve established my first beachhead of understanding, my first interim hypothesis, in my work to discover God’s will.

I said to myself that I cannot bring peace to the world or to another. But, in surrender to my Lord’s will, I can bring peace to myself.

I lay down to meditate and surprised myself by entering into a state of deep peace within a very short time – total stillness of mind. Just as love was transformative, so this peace I felt was palpable. It is not at all an absence of everything; the state of peace has a distinct quality to it, just as the state of love does. But I find myself unable to describe what that quality is. The only words I can find are “palpable,” reassuring, comforting, uplifting.

Later, when I checked my cellphone, it opened to a page in Safari with the following words from Shankara. They are probably the best description of a heart opening and the consequent entry into a state of transformative love that I’ve read. Reading it brought me into a state of love again, at that moment:

“What happens in this seeing, even as you look at your beloved master [Krishna in this case], at your godhead, the opening begins to occur in your heart. It is similar to being flooded. So when you are being flooded, you do not simply say, ‘Oh, my goodness! My toe is wet!’ You look around, and the whole room is flooded.

“So you may think of it as a monsoon of love. And everywhere you walk there will be love, and you will be able to see, because that is how powerful it will be. There will be no capacity for denial of this.”  (2)

Yes, yes, yes. That is such an apt and vivid description of what I think of as a heart opening. The opening begins in the heart. All of a sudden, love flows mightily and the whole room is flooded. It’s more than a river totally flooding its bank; it’s a tsunami or monsoon, in that it floods everything – every nook and cranny. Love is everywhere and it pushes everything else – like anger and jealousy – aside, back, and away.

“This is how powerful it will be.” Yes, it’s powerful enough to transform the circumstances rather than being transformed (or suppressed) by them. It conquers all it meets in the sense that it does not flee from anyone or anything. We can however flee from it. In that circumstance, love will leave.

No there will be no possibility of denial. One cannot mistake being swept away in love. The idea of mistaking it is laughable when one knows the power of love, but a mystery when one doesn’t.

Back to bringing myself to peace, as an act of surrender to the will of my Lord. I want to delve deeper into the subject of the will of God. Every day I have before life becomes overwhelmingly busy, I need to use wisely.

Footnotes

(1) “Archangel Michael: Violence and War Cannot Continue – Part 1/2,” Aug. 4, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/archangel-michael-violence-and-war-cannot-continue-part-12/.)

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Where Is Your Focus? – Kara Schallock @ Soulstice Rising

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Where Is Your Focus?07-Dec-2016

When you view life from the inside out, you are not seduced by anything outside of yourself; rather, you view it dispassionately (without attachment) as an observer and you find a message in it all. It begins with a meditation practice, as meditation brings your entire Awareness within you. Eventually, you view everything as if it was a meditation…from the inside out. Every book you read; every show you watch; every song or conversation you hear or take part in…all is especially for you, designed for you to evolve. This is not to say that buttons don’t still get pushed and yet those buttons show you what belief or pattern still is creating your life. When this happens to me, I give sincere thanks, for otherwise I might fool myself into thinking I’m all clear of the old. (I don’t use the word “trigger,” as that seems too violent to me and I am ever-vigilant with the words I use.) When a particular button is pushed, I journal and create a Sacred Rose above me to gather the old beliefs and patterns so they may transform  into Love.

When we focus on Compassion, Abundance, Love or any of the Soul Essences born of Love, anything that is not what we focus on will surface to be loved, accepted and then released. When we release that which is not of a particular Soul Essence, we will then fill up with more of what we’re focused on. As an example, if you choose to focus on Abundance, you may very well bring forth any energy you carry of lack.

Do you absolutely know that you are never alone and that you have a group of beings that are always guiding and cheering you on? These beings are an extension of you. Whether it is to see the deeper message in something or when you want to manifest something, you are always guided. They often speak to you through your feelings. Everything conspires to help you be more. When you truly trust this, your Faith grows and life become a lot easier and you feel a lot more relaxed. When you relax and allow things to unfold naturally, you actually manifest a lot quicker. You are not meant to struggle or worry. You are meant to flow with What Is in complete Faith. You open to receive. There is no need to advertise or market your gifts, for you receive according to your consciousness. You draw to you what and who you are.

Life is meant to be simple. Being in Acceptance of What Is in this Now Moment shows you exactly where you and your consciousness are. When you flow, you are in ease and when in ease, you open to miracles. Make a fist. It is tense and hurts after a while. Now relax your hand and feel how gentle you feel. When you struggle or push, it’s like making a fist, which affects every part of you and puts you in an energy of limitation. When you relax, your breathing become lighter and your entire body opens up. We are so used to striving and making something happen that this state of Flow may seem strange at first. You might feel guilt, because an old program tells you that you aren’t doing enough. Yet as you practice just Being, you will understand. This is a part of the shift.

It is important to sleep. Sleep helps to turn the mind off and helps to integrate the many upgrades we receive. If you find yourself experiencing disruptive sleep, meditate or call on a spiritual being and have a conversation. Lately I’ve been calling in The Magdalen. It’s fun and revealing and helps you align with Love and higher consciousness. You can call on anyone actually. They like to connect with you. Once when my youngest daughter would crawl in bed with me as a child, she told me that there is a web and each light in the web was someone who was no longer on Earth and someone we could speak with. The brighter the light, the more they were willing to speak with you. Of course, I don’t look for a bright light in the universal web; I just call on whoever pops into my mind. You can call on your Angels, Guides, Ascended Masters, a beloved one who has transitioned or anyone you like. And then you sleep. Last night Yeshua popped in. I found this to be interesting because I don’t feel a strong connection with him. He told me some interesting things including that some have more than one Soul, like he does. This was a new piece of information for me and based on how it felt, I know this to be true.

While we end 2016 in human terms, do remember that in Truth there is no beginning and no end; therefore, each year flows into the next infinitely. All is a circle of Unity with no beginning and no end. However, let us focus on being more loving, more kind and more of everything we know is of Love. Anything that is not that which we focus on will then surface to show us what still needs to be done. As we do this, we become more and more of that which we choose to be. Be the Compassionate Observer so that you don’t recoil in angst if you see you still have non-Love within you. Remember too that we are free to choose, as we have Free Will and Sovereignty…no-one forces us to do one thing or another. This is powerful; do you feel it? Do you sense that you are no longer bound to the 3D matrix? We get to choose what and who we move forward with and what of the old we choose to let go of. We know because we have an inner guidance system. When something isn’t aligned with who we are now, it feels off-kilter. When something is aligned with who we are, it feels like Home and things flow with a wonderful feeling Flow.

As you focus on Love, realize that old emotional energies of worry, guilt, judgment, etc. are shadows of fear and they simply do not belong within your new vessel. They do show you what beliefs you still hold. For those who are fully anchored in the New, these old energies hold no charge at all. You know if you have transcended old limiting energies when they surface, for you do not react to them. If you do react, it is something that pushes your buttons and then you may choose to either let it stay as well as the underlying belief, or you may choose to release it, followed by a change in behavior and filling up with Divine Love. Let us not create a new pattern however, for then eventually you create another situation that is solid, rather than flowing. It is the same with beliefs; do not create a new belief to replace the old one, for that too limits you. Allow yourself to flow, because as your consciousness shifts, your life does as well. Perceptions flow; beliefs stifle.

If it seems that all your shifting and changing does not make a difference, please know that it does. Let go of looking outside of yourself for proof and let go of wanting approval from others. You know who you are, so trust that as you honor your own Integrity, you make a very large difference in the world. If you are discouraged by what you judge as bad, please realize that all is in Divine Order, even when it doesn’t seem so. Everything shifts, so continue to shine your Light and be all that you are, letting go of what appears to be true; for all is not as it seems.

To help yourself be more Love, take care of yourself through meditating, spending time in Nature, eating and drinking healthily, move and be creative (whatever that means to you. Creativity empowers the Soul). And more than anything, trust yourself, love yourself and be kind to you. From your full cup of Love, you effortlessly share all that you are with others.

http://www.soulsticerising.com/index.asp

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The Principle of Mission – William Meader @ Emergent Light

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The Principle of Mission

Central to living a spiritual life is the question of one’s purpose and soulful destiny. It is a yearning for understanding that naturally arises once an individual has inwardly discovered the soul and its higher promptings. Every human being has a spiritual purpose to ultimately fulfill, for the soul within each of us is guided by the Principle of Mission.

When pondering the mission of the soul, it is wise to see it as a directional process, rather than a goal or an end point. The reason for this is that the soul’s purpose is not something that is fully achievable within an individual’s lifetime, but instead must be understood as a multi-incarnational endeavor. It is always, therefore, a work in progress. In truth, one can never fully sense the soul’s destiny, but only a piece of it.

Having stated this, there are many clues that can help us to recognize that aspect of the soul’s purpose to be unfolded in this incarnation. One of the most obvious is indicated by one’s gifts, talents and skills, and their synthesis into an effectively expressed working whole.  These are normally rooted in the soul itself. Their expression within one’s life has tremendous uplifting value, which is ever the underlying motive of soulful expression. For the soul’s purpose invariably will leave the Mark of Betterment in its wake.

The soul’s mission can also be recognized by examining of the trend of one’s lofty thoughts. You will recall that the causal body (the vehicle of soul consciousness) resides on the higher mental plane. As such, the soul will have a tendency to launch trends of lofty ideations. It is therefore well to constantly examine the general themes of our spiritual thoughts and interests, for at their core can be found a golden thread of soulful purpose.

An authentic sense of the soul’s destiny opens up within the mind when there is a convergence of the spiritual and secular aspects of life.  The individual begins to truly live for the sake of the greater whole, realizing that all aspects of life are spiritual. Indeed, the spiritual and secular worlds fuse as one. In the light of this understanding, the disciple gradually and surely becomes the destiny that he or she has long sought.

William Meader

https://meader.org/