The best service you can render to humanity is to recognise the true nature of your being!
The deepest instruction within us is to KNOW THYSELF. This is not a limitation because even if we choose to ignore it , or go against it , it is something that automatically occurs through experiencing a sense of being.
To say, KNOW THYSELF does not point you in any particular direction and does not limit you, pressure you, or tell you how you should think and act.
To enter the human experience is to KNOW THYSELF through the forgetting of who you are , which is unlimited, ever-present consciousness , and then remembering.
In remembering who we truly are, we learn about ourselves, our true self. To forget and then remember seems therefore to become more than you were before you forgot, hence your sense of evolution.
In this it should be noted that this more does not imply superiority; instead it is to have focused on an alternate perspective on what consciousness is.
To be human is to continue the eternal journey of spirit to KNOW THYSELF. Ultimately this is to know ALL beings as equal expressions of unlimited, ever-present consciousness and is realised through the experience of unconditional love for ALL.
To understand this is to realise that the human experience did not randomly evolve but is the expression of a focused intention.
The human experience has been designed to focus on the instruction of KNOW THYSELF.
The basic principle of that design is for each of us to become a focused aspect of the whole, instead of knowing ourselves as the whole, in order to better understand that aspect.
Although we tend to view that understanding in a mental way , which is a valid and valuable perspective, it should be recognised that even before we developed language and writing, we were operating within the design.
Our mind is something that has evolved over what we perceive as three dimensions of space and one dimension of time. We started out as instinctual creatures on a feeling-based journey of self-discovery.
Coming to an understanding of what we are as human beings is a fascinating field of discovery, but the design of this reality is all about the journey of coming to love ourselves.
At the heart of all intentions for this life is our intention to love the aspect of All That Is, of which we are a localised expression, just as well as love the other as an equal aspect of All That Is, of which they are a localised expression.
We are here to love ourselves and each other, or to recognise the other as oneself.
As we start to move from extreme individualism to a wider state of perception, through which we can love, so we come to embrace more of ourselves, others and the perceived world.
As we mature as a species, despite how it may look outwardly, we are coming to not only care for ourselves and our immediate family, we are evolving a feeling of care for all human beings, even when they appear to be different from us.
This may be causing tensions in the world at this time but that is all an expression of resistance to change, and that change is arising through a greater sense of being one species than ever before.
Although social media would seem to imply that we are divided, this does not change the fact that communication technologies and social media have made the world seem smaller.
Social media is full of people telling each other they are less than human beings. Rewind fifty years and many more people meant not deserving to be seen as human beings.
That feeling of complete detachment still exists today, but the trend is that we are becoming more conscious, not less, you just have to stand really far back to see it.
It only seems worse now because so much is on the surface to be seen. This is a good thing because it means we are becoming conscious of something we were previously unconscious of.
The rise of social media is a significant turning point in our evolution as we move beyond being so individualistic. Our focus on social media reflects a move from predominantly seeking to love and connect with our immediate family and a small social circle of friends, to seeking to love and connect at a much wider level.
This technology would not have developed if we were not ready to move forward into a different type of experience. What we are currently experiencing is the infancy of mass communication and it is causing us to change in positive ways far more than we tend to realise, because we tend to focus on the negative noise.
The internet has fundamentally changed the nuclear family by making it far less insular. A part of you may feel this as a loss or simply as not a good thing.
What should be remembered is that space and linear time are an illusion and, unlike the traditional view of reincarnation, we are not limited in what time period we can birth into. To spirit, what we call time is just a marker point for an event.
This means that the traditional nuclear family and the good old days are not something that modern society has destroyed. Every time-period is available to us when we birth. This is why your choice to be alive at this time in history is not a compromise. If you wanted simpler times then you would have birthed into them.
What this all boils down to is the realisation that the people who surround you aren’t just some random selection of humanity, they are a web of meaning, presented as the face of other, which reflects your desire to expand in a particular direction.
In this we are not just talking about the people you personally know, but also the public personalities, social media, and news stories you choose to pay attention to, regardless of whether that attention is positive or negative.
That which surrounds you is what you are choosing to integrate.
What you are isn’t contained within a single, physical body. There are circles, within circles, within circles of people that surround you, with each circle and your level of focus upon it representing a layer of meaning.
When you look at your life in this way, what is seen is that the closest of these circles is what you are most focused on integrating, with the circle outside of that being the next, and so forth. This means that your focus on these different circles of other is like a road-map of your intention to expand, rather like looking into your future.
In this vision of circles I want you to feel how what you are is represented not just by your immediate self, but by everything you choose to focus on, regardless of whether that is perceived as being your personal self or other.
In this we begin to see how what we have called other is actually a description of the human qualities that are currently awakening within us. In this light the other people upon whom you are most focused are seen to reflect and reveal your choice of evolution, through the direction of your attention.
What we call other could also be called our personal next in terms of it representing our expansion of focus.
For example, as a society we are currently collectively focusing on the aspect of abuse. This is being reflected through many public individuals having the world become conscious of their abusive behaviour.
In its current initial presentation of anger, which is a natural and necessary stage of the process, it is easy to think we aren’t integrating abusive behaviour but are trying to fight it.
This is because we are still in the stage of vilification where we pronounce ourselves to be the opposite of the abusive other through the expression of how it disgusts and repels us.
This reminds me of a few decades ago when statements like ‘I’m not racist, one of my friends is’. (insert race of choice here) were commonplace.
Whereas now, we have a wider understanding that a racist is not always some overt thing that you either are or aren’t. Instead we have found there are a myriad of subtle ways in which it can operate.
We aren’t quite there yet, but eventually it will be realised that to be an individual is to carry some level of prejudice by design, with the understanding that you can have positive prejudices as well as negative ones.
This is because to become an individual is to express a preference of qualities that lead you to experience yourself as different from those around you. It could even be said that the point of humanity is that we feel different from each other and see each other differently.
Whether we bring a positive or negative charge to that difference is up to us, but we are designed to see each other as different.
By this I am simply saying that this world was always meant to contain other, which includes the journey to meeting and connecting with that other.
We came here to be different and to integrate that experience of difference. Equality isn’t about seeing everyone as the same. Equality is about the celebration, rather than fear, of what makes us diverse. And you can’t celebrate diversity by pretending it makes no difference.
In relation to our current situation with the abusive aspect that is now coming into the light of our consciousness, even though it has gone on since the beginning of humanity, we are at the let’s condemn them phase.
However, once we have drained the swamp of the past abuses, we will only be left with the present. And then, pretty soon, that anger will start to shift as our personal pasts start to not look so comfortable when compared to the new values we are adopting.
What is currently a discussion about those abusive people who we see as other will become more and more personal. Increasingly, either ourselves or people we love, will come to be labelled as abusive and we will have to find our own personal balance of love and condemnation.
The positive shift in this is that going forward we will put less and less weight on the past and who we were and instead be all about who we are now. This won’t be some cosmic enlightenment; it will simply be because we each personally want to be judged for who we are today rather than who we were in the past.
This will be the beginning of a new era that births from the current state of pain we are expressing through the social media as a platform for people expressing their anger and pain.
The current state of anxiety and tension is not sustainable and it will collapse in on itself as the human drive to be famous changes.
So-called fame at any cost is still prevalent in our collective psyche and this is fuelled by those who are famous choosing not to be transparent as to the negative aspects of their experience.
The war we see on social media today isn’t just some sad aberration; it is a magnification of the abusive aspect within the human mind.
Social media isn’t making people cruel and abusive; it is showing us our cruel and abusive aspects and tendencies.
All this abuse that currently seems to be about other people who are out there and did things in the past is going to eventually become about each and everyone of us in the present.
This is why it is ultimately going to be meeting and integrating our own abusive aspects and tendencies as opposed to humanity becoming kinder by identifying and locking up all its abusers.
Let’s go even one level deeper.
Today we have looked at how the people who surround you are there with a purpose, meaning they are your chosen focus rather than a random cross-section of humanity. In this I highlighted how we can birth into any period in history. What this means is that not only are the people around you there by your choice, but…
The entire state of the planet , as a whole , is your backdrop to your human experience.
Therefore, it is not that those who surround you are a choice, but the whole of humanity is just what it is, and you have to take it whether you like it or not.
This present version of humanity, which you chose to experience, seems to be your individual choice for the collective other that is providing a profound level of context to your life.
Although it is normal to have some resistance to this idea, as it doesn’t give you many options to deal with your frustrations, there is a clear logic because the whole exists within each self. We have painted this picture of expansion through other where we are integrating more and more of what it is to be human.
This eventually leads to a point where you are capable of seeing things from ALL perspectives. This is when a human being realises that they are not only connected to the others that most closely surround them, but are connected to ALL others.
The realisation of SELF AS OTHER and OTHER AS SELF leads to the recognition that the WHOLE WORLD is a reflection of you.
The reason this is so mind-blowing is that although you are a part of what could be considered a collective project called humanity, the whole of what humanity is, is the perfect vehicle for the experience you personally came here to have.
This is the realisation that there is ZERO compromise in your choice for this life. This seems impossible as our linear minds cannot logically comprehend how billions of people could be having a shared experience where everyone is getting exactly what they wanted.
When we started being human we enjoyed the challenge of coming to love ourselves and those closest to us. Now, at this time of awakening, we are enjoying the challenge of coming to love each other at much wider levels.
See how, although this can be seen as an evolution of intention, it is in fact still the original intention , just seen through a wider lens. This is because ultimately consciousness is holographic with each self containing the whole. This means that…
To love ALL THAT YOU ARE, as opposed to just your most celebrated aspects, is to come to love the world. And to open yourself to love the world is equally the path of coming to love ALL THAT YOU ARE , the I AM that your are.
It doesn’t matter what face you love, the face in the mirror or the face of the other. Every way in which you do not love this world and the other it contains, is a way in which you do not love yourself!
Love is love and, when fully realised , cannot be divided. To love the whole of anything is to love everything.
With Love and Respect
Feelings of brokenness, shame and inadequacy are about the very foundation of who we believe we are. Basically, we feel that something is wrong with us.
But this fundamentally wrong belief is also where we have the opportunity to heal ourselves. These feelings are the symptoms of a healing crisis. Something inside has cracked and healing is about to happen.
Let’s say you have an infection and you take some remedies. After two or three days you start to feel sick. Why is that? The remedies have dealt with the infection. Now your body deals with the toxins and dead pathogens.
Your body is temporarily overloaded, and that’s why you feel sick. This temporary sickness is, in fact, a sign that the treatment has succeeded, even if it doesn’t feel that way.
In the same way, you first have to bring whatever is feels wrong, repressed or unacceptable about yourself to the surface, so you can deal with it. If you want to heal, there is no other way around. You have to face the pain.
What happens if you don’t deal with the pain?
If you bury these feelings inside, if you keep them away from your awareness, you start to dissociate from a part of yourself.
With time, all these things that are not acceptable will grow stronger. They will create a new identity, your shadow. Soon, without even realising, there will be two of you: the Acceptable You and the Unacceptable You.
There are two identities sharing the same body, but not communicating with each other. At best, they will ignore each other. At worst, they will start to fight. There can be only one of you, right? This is what physical, emotional and spiritual sickness is. A split, followed by a conflict between two ‘foreign’ entities.
Yes, you can take remedies and try to kill the ‘enemy’. But because you created that enemy in the first place, it’s only a matter of time until you create it again.
The dis-ease comes back because that which you are trying to kill with pills, fasting or other treatments is a part of YOU.
When we go through pain, we need to accept that pain is part of us, and indirectly, we accept that part of us we were trying to hide. That’s how we heal.
I’m not saying that pills, exercise, or healthy food are not good for you and are not contributing to heal you. But if you have an illness, then trying to ‘cure’ what is ‘wrong’ with you, trying to ‘fight’ the enemy is not going to work.
The only way to heal from an illness is to accept yourself fully.
I encourage you to look out for your physical symptoms and your shadow aspects, and be open to learn what you need to do to bring these aspects into a unified whole and to acknowledge your genius.
When you feel shame, guilt, or inadequacy, ask yourself: which part of myself I am trying to hide, or to ‘fix’? That’s exactly that part of you that you must learn to accept.
When you search for integration move inwards. Become your own medicine!
We usually look for answers outside. We go to the doctor, to the shaman, to the spiritual guru, to the coach or we travel to faraway places.
When you start to look for answers inside you become your own medicine.
Bring all of your broken parts together, including those you are ashamed of the most. Make peace with ‘the enemy’, which are your ‘shadow aspects’.
Accept yourself fully. When you own your brokenness, your shame and your inadequacy, this is when you become whole, this is when you heal.
With Love and Respect
Awakening to the Presence of Being and Knowing
The best service you can render to humanity is to recognise the true nature of your being.
Self Inquiry is one of the most important aspects of personal growth and to reaching your full potential. It doesn’t have to be a lonely enterprise, but an exchange between people.
The most important question you may ask yourself is: Who AM I?
And to avoid misunderstandings; I don't mean the different roles you play in your everyday life, such as husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, employee, self-employed, alternative practitioner, doctor or entrepreneur.
Also I do not mean your identification with nationalities, religions or cultures, but who you really are in your true essence independent of all these programming?
You are now probably wondering why it should be so important to know ?
Well, maybe you experience a lot of frustration in your life or even feel a deep dissatisfaction with your current life or circumstances? (Of course there are also positive exceptions!!)
Or do you feel more and more powerless due to the economic and political events and conditions in your country and as a result more and more as a victim of circumstances?
Maybe you are plagued by money worries, various health problems or fears about the future?
If yes, then let me say to you in all clarity that all these adverse circumstances have at the core a common denominator:
You are currently on the threshold of your individual awakening. An awakening from the limitations of your previous 4 dimensional world of conception and perception.
Because fact is:
The problem is not the individual circumstances of life, no matter how bad they may seem at first glance, but your own consideration and evaluation of these circumstances with your limited perception of the world in connection with a false conception and limiting beliefs and values.
For the truth is:
If you have only very limited or even wrong information about the laws of life and the world at your disposal, then you can only make wrong decisions based on this information and, derived from it, only perform wrong actions and, as a result, only achieve wrong results in life.
Sounds logical, doesn't it?
The key to a fulfilled, happy and successful life can therefore only be found within yourself, your REAL SELF.
This in turn also means that you should first recognise and experience WHO YOU REALLY ARE. Herein lies your freedom.
Love and Light
For more information go to:
Rolf Krahnert. ConsciousLiving Coach - Mentor for Awakening and Transformation.