More and more people are starting to ‘wake up’ but the awakening impulse can also be hijacked. The moment one embarks on the journey towards awakening, all kinds of resistance and forces emerge to put the seeker back to ‘sleep’.
Esoteric traditions have talked about it and pointed out these traps on the path toward awakening. They are lessons to test the sincerity of the seeker to ‘cross the threshold’.
This resistance is coming from the ego or separate mind and all kinds of suppressed and unconscious shadow aspects, the wounded inner child and traumas we have buried deep under the surface of the ego-personality.
We usually like to cover it up with this false persona we most often mistake for the true Self. There is the temptation to engage in spiritual bypassing to avoid deeper shadow work or to intellectualise the process without embodying it.
There are other forces triggering our shadow aspects, tempting us to externalise our pain and fall into well versed patterns of complaining and blaming. Anything and anyone becomes the target of our unconscious projections and our victim state takes a firm grip.
Most often we mistake ‘awakening’ for a mental external process of gathering information alone, yet true awakening is a deep internal process.
This process engages multi-dimensional levels because we are multi-dimensional beings, hence the work we are called to engage in during this time of transition must occur on all levels - the Mind (thinking and imagining), the Body (sensing and feeling) and the World (perceiving).
What most people do not understand is that the moment you want to truly awaken and re-connect with your true Self by engaging in inner work, there will be immense unconscious resistance with all kinds of excuses and rationalisations of why you ‘can’t do it right now’ as well as other forces trying to distract you and pull you away from deep inner work to keep you in chains and asleep while you ‘dream to awaken’, staying in the comfort zone of the ‘persona’ slumber.
Integrity, sincerity, determination, decisiveness, will, effort and dedication with unbending trust are the attributes that are necessary to engage in inner work enabling you to navigate during these times of great change.
I would also be beneficial to connect with others to do inner work together. There is only so much self-work we can do by ourselves, we all have our subjective blind spots, tunnel vision and mechanical patterns we are not aware of.
It is not enough to just be around like-minded people but people who are also engaged in the same process. i invite you to join our:
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Conscious Conversation and Contemplation exploring the Nature of Consciousness, Awakening and Solutions to Navigate in Times of Change.
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In Peace and Trust
Ilya Prigogine, born 1917 in Moscow and died 2003 in Brussels, was one of the most brilliant thinkers of the 20th century.
Prigogine proved beyond doubt that a system needs a certain amount of participants to jump to the next level of development. Let that sink in!
So it's not so much about quality, but quantity; that‘s it, quantity! Right now the world population is about 8 billion people.
That is enough people for the 'system humanity' to jump to the next higher evolutionary level. That is sensational, paradigm shifting.
Today, it seems, the indoctrinated error about over-population sits too rigidly in the heads of people, we’re told that the increase of the population is the root problem and needs to be addressed.
Yet the exact opposite is the case. Increasing the world's population is the solution!
How can this solution look like?
First of all in a shift in perception. It means that enough people wake up from the hypnosis of separateness and recognise the knowing-feeling that all life is connected.
This is the actual awakening that is possibly ahead of us. Let me re-phrase that; it is already here and nothing can stop that. The direction of the evolution of consciousness is towards higher, deeper and wider rings of awareness.
As soon as the ‚one against the other‘ mentality becomes a realisation of togetherness, it is over with the fear mongering, agitation and alarmism, it is over with the whole psychopathic insanity.
The solution is the cohesion of people and the inclusion of the forces of nature. It is a question of consciousness, connected with a shift in perception, towards connecting and co-operation, towards Us and All of Us, towards the WE intelligence, towards spiritual and emotional intelligence.
How is this to be done?
By starting with yourself, by radically deepening and expanding your awareness, by knowing who you truly are and why you are here. What you then encounter are solutions, possibilities and opportunities.
Who you then meet are people who think and feel similar to you and who offer respect, solutions and co-operation.
We‘ve had solutions in all areas for a long time. We know how to clean up the oceans. We know how to reforest the planet. We know how to build a regenerative agriculture. We know how to build a circular economy and how to provide for all people, because we know about the economy of connectedness. We know how to organise new learning. We know how to activate the self-healing powers of the body. We know how free energy can be generated. There are innumerable patents in the drawers, which can make a completely new life possible.
There is already a solution for everything. If ... if we leave the madness of separateness behind us. It is up to us, to each and every one of us. With you, with me. That's it, 8 billion people are the solution.
In Peace and Trust
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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
Rolf Krahnert. ConsciousLiving Coach, Guide and Mentor for Transformational Processes.