Humanity is going through challenging times. It can be seen as going through a door or falling into a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the door is yours.
If you permanently consume mainstream information, expose yourself to extremely negative energy, feel constantly nervous, maintain a fearful and pessimistic outlook … you will fall into that hole.
If you take this opportunity to look deep within yourself, to contemplate the meaning of life … and death, to take care of yourself … and others, you will walk through the door.
Take care of your home, take care of your body, take care of your soul. Connect with your spiritual essence. When you take care of yourself, you can take care of others.
Do not underestimate the spiritual dimension of this crisis. Take the perspective of an eagle that sees everything from above, above the battle ground, with a broader vision.
There is a social demand in this crisis, but also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism, without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and futility.
You are prepared to go through this crisis, that’s what you are here for.
Grab your toolbox and use all the tools at your disposal. Connect with like-minded people, engage in conscious conversations, come together to sing, dance, light fires and have fun.
Don't feel guilty for feeling happy in these difficult times. Being sad and without energy doesn't help at all. Resilience is resilience through joy!
You have the right to be strong and positive. You need to keep a beautiful, happy and bright attitude. This has nothing to do with alienation (ignorance of the world). It is a strategy of non-compliant resistance.
When we walk through the door, we have a new view of the world because we have faced and transcended our fears and difficulties.
This is what you can do now:
Keep your serenity when you feel you’re in the storm
Contemplate and meditate daily
Make it a habit to encounter the sacred every day
Show resilience through art, joy, trust and love
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We, the people, have a God given, absolute, unlimited and unrestricted right to ‘believe’ whatever we want. It is our fundamental human right.
You and I, we are free to believe whatever we want:
… or whatever … everyone has the right to believe what he/she wants!
So it seems that almost everything is a matter of belief. Our experiences are shaped by our beliefs, it is like a programming language of our minds.
Here’s the thing; I don’t have the right to impose my beliefs onto another human being. So, anyone else, including the so-called elites, don’t have the right to impose their beliefs onto me.
On social media I’m witnessing the appearance of countless followers of new groups based on certain beliefs. I also have the feeing that following these groups and their cherished beliefs forms a distraction, a distraction from the truth. These distractions are keeping people from the truth, and they are learning to filter the truth through adopted beliefs.
What we need now more than ever is discovering the nature of reality, the nature of our experience, who we really are and why we are here - discovering the truth beyond beliefs!
This is our chance to realise our freedom. Especially now it is crucial to form communities of like minded people, focussing on the truth and life-affirming beliefs. We need to come together, with respect and without imposing our beliefs upon each other.
Eventually we need to withdraw our energies and attention from the current system and it’s life-denying beliefs, which are forced upon us. We need to demand our freedom to believe what we want.
I feel the need to recognise and uproot all of our corrupted, life-denying beliefs! In the light of awareness they cannot survive. As an analogy; what do you do with corrupted files on your computer?
I encourage you to openly proclaim your individual beliefs.
Here I am proclaiming my individual beliefs:
Welcome in the Age of Aquarius.
With Love + Respect
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‘Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, realise the truth. There is no spoon. Then you will realise that it's not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.’ - From ‘The Matrix’
The ego wants you to believe that ‘I AM’ is the body and that ‘I AM’ is the mind. None of it is the truth. The ego wants you to believe that the beginning of life is your birth and that the end of life is your death. None of it is the truth.
‘I AM’ is unlimited, ever-present awareness. ‘I AM’ is aware presence, or knowing being. ‘I AM’ is aware of being aware and is at rest, or is eternally resting in Being.
The mind is awareness in motion. Deep sleep is awareness at rest.
‘I AM’ is aware, it knows your present experience. Your experience consist of the movement of awareness, or process of thinking and imagining, sensing and feeling and perceiving.
A practice for you actually practice aware presence, is … instead of saying e.g. ‘I am upset’ … the truth would be expressed this way, ‘I AM’ is aware of the experience of feeling upset’.
It means that all objective experience, like thoughts, sensations and perceptions appear in awareness. I use awareness here synonymously for consciousness or knowing presence.
There are no single thoughts or perceptions, it’s a movement, a process, a wave of experience, which is known by awareness, appearing in awareness and ultimately made of awareness. Nothing exists outside of awareness, awareness never begins, never ends. Therefore awareness is infinite and eternal, beyond space and time.
It is perception that creates space and it is conception (mind) that creates time.
Clusters of thoughts, feelings and perceptions feel like a separate entity, but these identities are, of course, not real. They have no independent existence apart from the presence of awareness, the ‘I AM’.
Realise the truth. There is no spoon (ego/seperate mind) so don't try to get rid of, fight or change these identities. Simply see the reality that there is no separate self living, a separate individual life.
The ego is illusory in nature. There is only life itself and ‘I AM’ is life itself, pretending to be an individual in order to take part in this experiential journey of eternal Consciousness.
Consciousness would be the scientific term, Awareness the spiritual term and God the religious term.
When we see ourselves from the highest reality, then the ego/separate mind can no longer have a foothold on us.
So, while it's true to say that it seems that you HAVE a body, it’s more accurate to say that the appearance of the body is known by awareness. All we really know of the body, if you investigate closely, are clusters of sensations, feelings and perceptions, all appearing in, known by and ultimately made of awareness.
You don’t HAVE a body, awareness HAS a body.
It is this imaginary ego identity that causes all of the suffering we experience. However, the ego can only be an automated activity, seeming outside of the focus of our aware attention.
The moment we are aware of the fact that what we are is unlimited, ever-present awareness and not the body/mind/ego, the program of fragmentation, vulnerability and scarcity loses its grip and influence over us because the ego is dependent (conditioned) on our unconscious beliefs in it, in order for it to sustain itself.
'If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.' William Blake.
In other words, when we see ourselves the way that consciousness sees itself then we cannot be vulnerable to the programs of the ego.
Therefore, when we feel insulted, we’re insulted on behalf of an imagined self. This is a consequence of the story we tell ourselves about ourselves and about how the world should be. That's why we see in different cultures and subcultures people are offended by different things.
It is usually when something conflicts with our own personal story (whatever that maybe) that can lead to feeling upset. If you investigate deeply, you will discover that you’re always upset on behalf of a non-existing self.
However, it is most wise to ‘respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment’. Be mindful, pause and ask yourself certain questions in the very midst of being on the receiving end of insults or other mean spirited words.
We could ask ourselves: who or what is it that is feeling upset? Is ‘I AM’, the aware presence upset? Which reactive patterns are triggered? What thoughts, feelings, sensations arise?
The practice of mindfulness is an invitation to grace and graciousness. It shows much more character if we try and seek the root of our own emotional reactions within ourselves instead of immediately pointing the finger at the outside world. This is what it means to be mindful in this context.
After all, our own thoughts, beliefs and opinions are our own responsibility and what other people think is none of our business. That is the meaning of responsibility, I AM is able to respond, or it doesn’t need to respond.
That is where our freedom lies. This is what gives us inner stability.
If you want to know the ‘I AM’, look inside your heart.
With Love + Respect
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Rolf Krahnert. ConsciousLiving Coach, Guide and Mentor for Transformational Processes.