Friday, May 31, 2013

Epic Consciousness

What would it be like if we chose to be completely aware?

What kind of potency in life could you have if you were in complete allowance of yourself and others?

What if who you are, IS the answer to the world changing for the better?

All these questions and more have been presented to me as a part of my learning about Access Consciousness.  What I love about Access is that it doesn't matter what ideological background you come from, you can ask questions and open up the possibilities in your life.  You become more of you, not a cookie cutter of some other person's point of view.

In my thoughts lately, I have ventured into the deep recesses of my own soul to see what needs to be cleared - my fixed points of view - that keep me from really expressing the totality of me.  It may be that epic journey we will take as our whole life.  A one-day-at-a-time sojourn into being the best we can be.

It's not always easy to be on the journey of awareness.  There are days when my awareness of others' judgements and thoughts brings me to my knees.  Needless to say, in the past I would have put some block or bubble around those thoughts and cut off my receiving of them.  That's what so many gurus and empaths speak about in classes or teachings.  Just cut those horrible things off and you'll be better.  Those nasty people out there who can hurt us....get rid of FB friends, or dysfunctional people, they all say.

What they are essentially saying, however, it to stop "receiving" and when you stop receiving you cannot truly be connected in oneness with others.  Moreover, you can't be at one with yourself. Before you know it, shadows are popping up everywhere - people trying to take advantage, wife beaters and haters.  Health issues and unchangeable circumstances beyond your control  - or so it appears.  The more you try to hide, the more the Law of Attraction, sends you what you don't want.

The key then, is to accept it all.  The good, the bad and the ugly.  When the totality of our experience is present, we have a clear choice what we allow into our reference.  We see it as receiving.  So the crazy person who is willing to hurt themselves by being rude is a neutral party over there making his own damned choices.  Wow, too bad for him he has lost all awareness of his connection.

The pure connection to the source of all that one who is connected would willingly hurt another because in so doing, they would only hurt themselves.

We cannot change how other people think or what choices they make - in fact, trying to do so will only say more about you than the other person.  It will be a perpetual job you give yourself to stop your own receiving and your own awareness.  What if you saw instead that moment as an opportunity to look within, to shift that part of you that IS the other person "out there."  Maybe you aren't very kind to yourself?  Do you get up in the morning and say nasty things to yourself in the mirror about your butt being too big or your face too saggy?

What if that mirror out there on FB is really the judgement of you, you are aware of reflected back in some random statement.  What if the person is, in their own way trying to help you SEE yourself?  True, there are people I choose not to spend a lot of energy on or with - in totality, I don't judge myself for keeping my distance.  I don't cut them off, I simply heighten my awareness of the other choices.  It works both ways. 

I want to make a call for Epic Consciousness.  You may not change the world today and get every hater or perceived crazy person to be nice and stop the violence.  Just start with you.  Start with the places in your own soul that are like dark seeds festering in self judgement and lack of awareness about how amazing you truly are.  Act with others how you would want to be treated, not how you are treated.  And stop, in the end trying to teach other people lessons or think you get how the world SHOULD work...

Because in my mind the world works amazingly with all its good, bad, ugly, amazing brilliance it is transitioning into an awareness never before seen....and it begins with YOU.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Aligning or Resisting - a Constant Polarity

Consciousness in Interaction

In our polar Universe we often feel the need to either align (agree) or resist (disagree) with a point of view.  It may be a thought presented on the news or by a friend or even a relative. 

Just about all the elections in recent years have been so polar that some family members and friends have stopped talking to each other over their divergent point of views.  Whole businesses are set-up to ensure we "choose" one of the sides.  Facebook and other social media sites are replete with status messages and postings admonishing other for holding a differing point of view of the author.

We seem to feel that if we don't hold an opinion about something we aren't quite doing our part.  There must be some inherent truth and if we aren't aligned with something we must be off, illiterate or uncaring.

A Different Way

What if in either aligning or resisting, we are not only creating more of what we don't want but we are shrinking our energies to fit into a world that doesn't really serve us in the first place?

To act from a place of polarization, choose sides and "speak up," we weaken our own ability to generate energy in consciousness.  Consciousness is inherently non-polar.  If I instead see every point of view as interesting and receive it all, I am in the flow, and I am not blocking anything.

When I am not blocking energy and receiving in totality, I can be more of "Me" - I am not cutting off my foot just to align with you because I want to be your friend or get a job or impress you.  It's not that you can't or won't choose a point of view, but can you do this and maintain that points of view in general are just plain interesting. 

What's the difference?

One of these tactics is non-judgmental in nature.  You can be on the opposite end of the political spectrum from me, and I can say, "wow, your point of view is interesting..."  That's remaining in the flow while still choosing a path to take for myself that works. 

The other version, is what we see almost everywhere these days, judging you for your opposing point of view, not accepting that you have anything worthwhile to say and making you bad.  In doing so, I cut off the flow of energy in receiving which may show up in my health issues, my money, my lack of ability to relate to anyone outside my defined group.  I become smaller, my world more restricted and if I want to relate to you, I have to, in some way not be conscious or real at all.

Unconscious Relating 

Most people seem to think relating involves either aligning or agreeing so that the other person "feels good" about themselves and we are "relating" or disagreeing with the other person and blocking the interaction.  But what if the more we cut off parts of ourselves to take these limited points of view, we are diminishing our light and our true BE-ing?

In instances where we are defending a particular point of view (including one in which I am just a part of me in order to please you), I am essentially blocked from the parts of myself that don't hold the same point of view.  We could use the example of the gregarious, fun personality who has to stop "flirting" in order to please the date who is jealous or believes that a person can't be super social if they are "with" you.

Before long, the party that becomes "smaller" to please the other, comes into quiet or full-blown resentment over the activity, even though it was their choice to relate this way.  Fights, and the need to control the environment become their way of being and a type of depression may even set in.  If they have been conditioned to feel that all relationships must be this polar and contentious, they will keep trying to please the other person, all the while finding ways to control - maybe escaping with constant work or travel, or not answering calls etc.

Conscious Relating

A conscious relator is whole  unto themselves.  They aren't cutting off pieces and parts and only acting themselves under limited circumstances.  They may be fun and flirtatious, they may be serious, they may crack silly jokes or speak on a difficult subject.  They are who they are and fully present. 

They relate to others in order to more fully express their true nature and when they choose to be in an intimate relationship, it is so they can create a type of awesome fire and combustion that makes both parties MORE of themselves, not less.

Start to practice just seeing everything as an interesting point of view...see if it opens you up to be more you and begin to see the flow restored in all areas of your life.