Your path lies within, and your heart and soul are your guides.
Too long have we looked on the outside for change and assistance. Someone to show us where to go, where to find the answers. There is only one place this information resides, and that is within your own being.
This is not an easy part of your journey, for there are no quick answers. This is not a time of answers but rather that of living the heart virtues and allowing your evolution to unfold. You have heard that you are the one you have been waiting for. That is the truth. You are the one that is the carrier pigeon of your expansion, but first you must clear the path. What is abundantly obvious are the issues that stand in the way of your awakening. These are the things that are being shown to you now in the form of thoughts, emotions, fears, and recognitions. These things are coming up for healing and release.
The way has been shown to you, and the work that must be done for your inner clarity is to connect your mind to your heart. This is referred to as Divine Mind or Heart Mind. This cannot be done with unfinished business, and the way to this healing and release lies in using the Heart Virtues (see the post Heart Virtues) to heal and live by.
The first step is to begin from a place of humility. The first thing that happens when finding an issue within that you wish to heal, is to understand that the ego wants to argue with you about healing the issue! The ego fights for its weaknesses and its place in the grand scheme of things. This is the first sign of resistance, for the ego does not want peace. The ego does not understand peace unless it has its way and is never happy. The result of this first stage of resistance is to create cognitive dissonance. That is the mission of the ego, for without this stage the ego has no existence. So, since the first step is to come from humility the ego has to be set aside. This in itself will not be easy, for the ego will not give up easily. Arguing with it makes it stronger and its goal is to wear you down.
The ego reflects your programming. This means you must understand that you have been programmed by everyone in your life including your experiences. The ego has been running the program very efficiently keeping you in line. The only way the ego can control you is if you believe in it. If you argue for your limitations, you will have them and you will make them stronger! Seeing this as an absolute truth is essential to creating a new creed. This new devotion to your inner being and becoming who you really are is believing in your true self and living life through the heart virtues. This means dropping the drama and changing your life to include support systems and people that think the same way you do and also want to be true to themselves and others. This is referred to as Ascending and evolving which is what we are here to do. We are here to overcome the 3D aspects of the illusion we have been a part of and create a new world free of CCC and living together in peace without the ego programming of fear and discontent. There is so much more than what we have and we must decide, each one of us, to dedicate and devote ourselves to our own well-being. We are all here to evolve, and that is what the ego does not want us to do. Once you take control of your ego and choose to heal it and merge it with your soul, you will be able to step into humility. When you are ready to do this first and most major step, you will be able to heal anything! To follow is a guide on how to accomplish this.
The mind can be the ego mind or the heart/soul mind aka Divine Mind. It cannot be both at the same time.
The ego mind is programmed to keep you inoculated with fear with fracturing thoughts. It is what drives you to accomplish and stay ‘occupied’ with thoughts of lack. Lack of money, love, acceptance, approval, etc. Humility doesn’t recognize lack and doesn’t live in fear of lack or not being good enough. Humility activates the other heart virtues. These are essential virtues for your soul’s evolution, and they bypass the ego because they connect the heart/soul with the mind.
Your healing starts with humility which, when fully activated, you would believe that you are worthy and deserving of love, peace, and harmony. These virtues are not part of what you were programmed to believe about yourself otherwise you would not have been searching for satisfaction in every job, place, face, deed, or accomplishment. The ego requires sacrifice, the heart virtues do not.
Humility is not about settling for less, for less is not more. Therein lies a contrast that is created to feel better about the other end of the spectrum which is surrender into self-deluding beliefs of not being good enough. This is not humility. This is resignation into settling, settling for less and feeling that you weren’t one of the lucky ones and not able or willing to fight for what you want. This opinion of the self leads to self-medicating, undulating behaviors, sadness, and depression that manifests as physical impairments as well as mental delusions of all kinds. This is the old path of internal processes and devolution that is fed by society which is supported by the ego. Most of what I am saying is subconscious until it is awakened, and you are willing to see it for what it really is. It takes humility to look at these things within ourselves as truth and courage to undertake the act of choosing to step out of these destructive beliefs and become who you really are, which is a loving eternal being of light! Not one that falls into whatever is the easiest path that reinforces your latest opinion of yourself depending on what is happening on the outside. Some believe that there are those that want the best for us, so we follow, enact, and believe what they say. Have you asked yourself why you believe in them and what it is that they do for you that has earned your precious approval? What are you sacrificing for that devotion? Is it loving, kind, and good for all concerned? What price are you paying for your conformity to another’s ideals? Is it providing you with more, better, or different? Will it bring you happiness? What is the price that you will have to pay for this yellow brick road? If you’re not a psychopath or a sociopath, you will see deeply into what I am saying. There is another way to have what you desire and not have to sacrifice for it.
Patience, Tolerance, Compassion
How do you deal with opposing forces? The ego mind loves to criticize and condemn anything that it does not see as ideal to its views and comparisons to oneself. If someone does not agree with you, do you see the truth in their opinion? Do you try to understand their viewpoint? Do you enrich your own being with their indifference? Or do you discredit their opposition? We are all on a different path and it is the compassion that we hold for one another that enriches our own experience and beliefs. But what is compassion? And when is it used as a virtue? Most consider pity as compassion or feeling sorry for someone else and their lot in life. Compassion is another form of love; it means understanding the differences in another and honoring them and yourself for seeing and believing that what ever these differences are they are chosen by the one you are observing. Feeling sorry for someone is judging them as incapable of being or doing anything else that you find is disheartening and that they are incapable of helping themselves to be what you would consider as what’s best for them. In other words, they are victims. There are no victims. Whether we know it or not, or believe it or not, we choose what and who we are. With some its not an easy choice and without a conscious decision. There are many reasons why we are on the paths we are on, and this requires respect from each one to another. Our individual evolutionary reasons for what or why are known only to the highest expressions of ourselves unless we want to know, and that takes an awakening. The one person we must have the highest form of compassion for is ourselves. We have chosen to do some heavy lifting and make some mistakes, but they all lead to the next step in our spiral of evolving. There is nothing to feel sorry for! It is each one’s choice. Nothing happens to someone……. everything happens for someone. There is a higher purpose. There are no accidents or mistakes. You can only see this with a higher mind, and that takes a true spiritual awakening. If you choose that, how do you get there? This requires tremendous amounts of patience and tolerance for oneself, for this path requires a Divine Mindset. That brings us back to having humility for your process to unfold. Taking on your greatest foe, the ego, requires tremendous effort and resolve. No easy task, but with some compassion for yourself and courage you can do it.
Understanding and Acceptance with Gratitude and Appreciation
There is an inner knowing when truth resides. This is not something you learn or strive for; it is there and you feel it. There is an understanding when you find truth. You cannot understand anything other than truth, for everything else is a lie. If you have to find a reason or defense for something to be true, it is not truth. That is your attempt to turn something your ego feels is important to maintain your façade, into a truth. Do you see that if you understand something that means you see the truth in it? Truth is not a justification. It is fact. Without understanding you cannot live by any of the other heart virtues. For truth and understanding lie within every virtue. Acceptance of this is a crucial step to the foundation of each virtue. You cannot replace truth, however the ego likes to think that you can. It will just patiently wait for you to forget you even tried to step into truth, for the programming behind it will justify the reason for excusing truth away for when you understand what it takes to uphold your decision to live the heart virtues you may decide its too much work or it doesn’t align with your programming (ego).
An easy way to tame the ego and deprogram it is to circle around to gratitude and appreciation. These are not programmed virtues, for if they were you would not need a dogma to turn to and the ego would not have a job! Most of your programming would not apply because you cannot have gratitude and appreciation while you are standing in judgement which is the foundation of the ego’s programming.
The opposite of judgement is discernment. Discernment is used to function in choosing the best thought, word, or deed. Gratitude and appreciation flow easily with proper discernment. It is not harsh or used out of fear. Discernment is used to take you back to the heart and through the heart by using the Divine/Heart mind.
This is an ongoing process and starts within for oneself. There can be no forgiveness for anything or anyone outside of ones being without first forgiving self. Forgiveness is for you, it does not excuse harm or hurt. There are no excuses only truths. Proper experience creates mistakes, and a mistake is nothing more than doing something without thinking it through for this creates consequences. It is the consequences that need forgiveness. True forgiveness invokes grace. There is no forgiving in forgiveness. Forgiving means acceptance of the consequences not judging the act. Forgiveness is the emotional result of forgiveness which allows for compassion, tolerance, and understanding of oneself within the act causing the need for forgiveness. If there is another involved, it is up to them to use forgiveness for themselves. Some think forgiveness is a bestowment upon another. It is only bestowed on oneself, for it is not used to discredit or excuse an act. That is not your place unless you do something intentionally to cause another harm. That is, in most cases, an act of a fear-based reality, and unless a person believes that they deserved the repercussion and they take ownership of the deed, there is nothing to forgive. Compassion for yourself and the others involved is the proper understanding. When a deed is done that you feel requires forgiveness, in most cases it is an act of passing responsibility on to another when understanding is refused or lost. The one causing the pain needs to forgive themselves. If the receiver of the act is harmed or sees an injustice that is done to oneself or others, one must look at why they feel victimized by the action. There are many emotional reasons for one to feel victimized and that must be looked at, but compassion should be realized. This means then that one has to believe that they have been victimized and they believe themselves to be victims. What causes victimhood? Is it a question about believing that another has the right to accuse you or injure you through a lack of approval? Is it a psychopathic action on the part of another or does the accuser need the person involved to believe in what they have done to feel better about themselves and their choices? If so, it must involve compassion, for it is not another’s responsibility to fix anything or anyone who felt a need to cause harm. This is where one must let go with compassion and let God.
The easy path clearly is the path of the ego, for that means passing the responsibility on to someone else when accepting the responsibility is more difficult. It is emboldened for you to live by the heart virtues if you want a spiritual existence. This is not the path for anyone happy with the results of the ego, however that won’t be the case for long. That is a path that leads nowhere, and after the sparkle of it wears off there is nothing left that the ego wants from you, so it will diminish. There is nothing beautiful on the other side of the abandonment of the ego. Can you hear the music?
Be Well, Be Love ❤️