Through more than 30 years of study, observation and my own experiences I came to recognise a Three Fold Path for Deep Transformation. It’s the path of:
Self Inquiry, Self Knowledge and Self Awareness.
Self Inquiry leads to Self Knowledge, which then leads to Self Awareness.
Embarking on this pathway can lead to transform our suffering - by suffering I mean our main experience is marked by fear, conflict and a sense of lack and inadequacy. Another description would be ‘the absence of inner peace’.
I believe the only way out (of suffering) is to go within, and by going within I mean deep inner work - working on and with oneself, in order to ‘be the change you want to see in the world’ as Gandhi described it. I believe we are here to transform, not to change!
Self Inquiry - it is triggered when there is real desire to transform one’s suffering!
Questions for investigation:
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is blocking me from being at peace?
With self inquiry we are uncovering blockages or shadow aspects to the awareness, or recognition that the very thing we are seeking is already our essential nature, it is in fact calling us!
For identifying individual shadow aspects I have been working with Gene Keys Profiles for 12 years.
The Gene Keys, by Richard Rudd, are describing archetypical aspects of consciousness, taking you on a journey of discovering your genius, what essence and archetypical aspects your DNA is coded with and how you can unlock the inherent gifts. You're moving from survival to thriving. Within the 64 genetic building blocks of our DNA you will find your archetypical code that explains who you are why you are here.
For more more information about the Gene Keys and how to get your Free Gene Keys Profile go to my website: rolfkrahnert.com
I have also identified and work with 3 Archetypical Collective Shadow aspects.
1. The Shadow of Victimhood, belief in powerlessness, believing that we are powerless victims of a heartless system - constant shifting dynamic of blaming/complaining
2. The Shadow of Separation, belief in fragmentation, deeply embedded sense of lack and inadequacy - constant shifting dynamic of seeking/resisting
3. The Shadow of Forgetting, belief in materialism, believing that we share the limits and destiny of the body/mind - constant shifting dynamic of attacking/defending
Self Knowledge - it shows when shadow aspects are included and transcended!
Questions for investigation:
How can I activate my creative potential?
How do I stand in my sovereign integrity?
What is the nature of being?
With self knowledge we are discovering our Creative Potential. We can identify our Individual Creative Aspects in your Gene Keys Profile.
Self Awareness - it reveals itself when being in the flow and being non-resistant to what is. It’s really awareness being aware of itself!
Questions for investigation:
How can I embody my true nature?
How can I respond, from moment to moment, knowing my true being?
What is the nature of awareness?
With self awareness we are recovering our Divine Aspects. We can also identify our Individual Divine Aspects in our Gene Keys Profile.
I hope this short guideline can assist you in navigating in times of change and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the cosmos.
In Peace and Trust
Right now I’m contemplating what might an economy look like that instead of focusing on securing the future needs for some, it cared about meeting the current needs for all?
Involuntary slavery is one of the worst forms of the disease of Separation, Forgetting and Victimhood, the three main shadow aspects of the collective.
Do you ever wonder about the purpose of life? Why are we all here and what are we doing with our lives?
We live in an unprecedented time full of amazing opportunities on the one hand and terrible catastrophes on the other. But for the typical person working a 9-to-5 job (or more likely a 12 hour shift these days), it is likely that neither of these possibilities even registers on their mind.
So many people are simply concerned with the business of surviving, finding a job, paying the mortgage, raising their children, and finding what little time there is left to de-stress from it all. Despite all of the labor-saving devices that were supposed to usher in an Age of Leisure, people seem to be working harder today than ever before. On top of that we are facing an unprecedented medical tyranny, and a financial meltdown looming.
On the most basic economic level, there are two distinct classes of people – a select few that have the ability to live truly free lives with absolute sovereignty over their time while most other people must trade their labor or time – which can also be called their life – for the means to survive or to earn a living.
Why do we need to earn a living, anyway?
Isn’t your labor nothing more than your life’s energy? Isn’t it the same life from which you hope to fulfill your dreams, raise your family, and explore the fantastic experience of being alive?
When we trade our life and our precious time and energy, what we get in return ought to be worth something, not just a few dollars to pay the bills and some benefits and privileges.
There is another name for a living being with a status of a bonded surety to a bankrupt franchise, without standing and capacity and without sovereignty over his/her own time. We call them slaves, slaves within the Matrix of Control.
Up until just a few centuries ago, the elite were actually allowed to legally own other people. For example, in ancient Rome it was estimated that 35 to 40 percent of the population were slaves.
Today, involuntary slavery has, for the most part, been legally abolished, but life on earth may actually be worse for the vast majority of the working class; they are subject to voluntary slavery. Are you aware that your status is that of a voluntary slave?
What’s the solution? How can we create a life with Peace and Sovereign Integrity? Who are you? Why are you here?
In Peace and Trust
What if your perceived reality is a fiction of your imagination? What if none of it existed the way you believe it does? What if reality the way we have been told is made up by the thinking mind? And what if the One consciousness dreaming it all into being, spontaneously. Pure potentiality at play! Because it can!
What if you are living in a kind of computer program, like in the movie ‘The Matrix’ with different levels or dimensions, like a dream-like experience, just with different layers of simulations.
That the only thing that was truly real was Source, all is One and all originates from and returns to that One. It is always atONEment with every aspects of its spontaneous creation. All other layers of this illustrious game are but part of that, these being the different dimensions. Awareness being aware of itself.
God Source, or all that is, was and ever will be, being the only true reality and all else, all fragmentations, separation into seeming different forms of consciousness, appearing as duality, as multiplicity and diversity, was but a dream.
A dream to imagine all the ways consciousness could experience itself as, because it can. From the highest most delightful and joyful expressions to the deepest, darkest and most painful ones, That One can imagine and create. An endless play of unlimited, ever-present consciousness.
When Neo gets shot by the agent in ‘The Matrix’ he survives. Why was that? It was because he has transcended it, the Maya, the play of light, he knew, he remembered. He woke up from the dream of forgetfulness, he remembered that he was, is and ever will be ‘The One’, and any apparent expressions of the dream have no existence by and in themselves. Knowing is knowing knowing, it’s all there is really going on.
There is no spoon because it doesn't exist, it's a 'hallucination', part of the dream. That's why later on no bullets can hit him. He absolutely knows they're not real, that all is energy and inter-connected fields of frequencies. He has learned and remembered to see things as they truly are. Yet any experience is real! Experience arising in, known by and made of the One, the One consciousness.
Also, it is one thing to understand the concept of All is One and another to actually feel it, be it, and knowing that we are all potentially The One, it's just that we've forgotten, fallen asleep to our true nature.
What we are is fractals of God Source but also all of it. If we inquire into everything we imagine we are and exists and we follow down the rabbit hole, let’s see where it leads us. The reassurance is that it will always lead us back to our true Self and Source. Time is multi-dimensional, all exists simultaneously, in truth there is no past or future. Time is a construct of the thinking mind. Space is a construct of perception.
We exist in all moments of time at once, the time we were born, the time it was our third birthday, the time we had our first kiss, the first time our heart felt broken, and the time we die in this physical body and all those other life's we're living. All is happening simultaneously. All is interconnected. And we are always One with God Source, with All That Is.
There is nothing to be afraid of or we could miss out on as WE ARE it, ALL OF IT, all of the time. The rest is illusion and the dream of forgetfulness.
In this way we then understand that truly all is always conspiring for us, nothing and no one is against us, even though from a level of the separate mind’s perspective this may seem so. There is nothing to defend, nothing to promote.
Even when for the majority of the time in our human life's we have learned through pain and trauma, instead of play and joy. That still is all part of the dream, how could it not. This is of course as simple and as complex as one makes it, infinite layers to that we call consciousness, and all is that. So there is just One here, there are no others. The sense of separation is the cause of our suffering.
At the level of perception of course there is the sense of ‘me and the other/s’, but we are solving this challenge from a higher viewpoint. It's both and as the saying goes, you can't solve a problem from the level it exists, you have to rise above it.
From there all can be seen simultaneously for what it is, each level from from a different perception. Here there is no good versus evil, there is no war besides the inner, the imagined. So when there are no others and we are everything and everyone, we have dreamt this all into being as The One, then we also have the power to dream another dream into being. We are Infinite and Eternal and there is no beginning and no end, all is NOW, HERE, and nowhere.
In fact, it is The One that is dreaming it into being, this dance of Maja. Does the entity who believes it is making any decision really exist? On who’s behalf do we make decisions? Where is that one, can you point to it? Remember, every level of this game is valid and exists in energetic form and the experience is real.
As we are One with it as well as all of Life, we can increasingly rest in being, letting choice-less awareness exactly as it is. And then we can also be aware of this energy, let transformation be, letting us dive into ever widening rings of awareness.
We remember that everything is inside of us and not out there. And we realise that the universe is in us, not we in the universe.
With Love + Respect
ConsciousLiving Coach/Mentor and Gene Keys Ambassador
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Rolf Krahnert. ConsciousLiving Coach, Guide and Mentor for Transformational Processes.