I consider not solely that the Universe is alive, acutely aware and self-aware, but in addition that we’re an infinite, everlasting, ever-expanding half of it, and as we increase we add to the general expanse of the Universe itself. As our self-awareness and consciousness develop, as does the Universe’s personal magnificent vastness. Subsequently, it is sensible, to me no less than, that to make our mark on this world, we might be clever to study what makes us increase out; to shine that mild inside and to by no means cease reaching for the proverbial stars.
For those who’ve ever studied Sacred Geometry, then it’s probably that you’ve come throughout the manifold construction generally known as the Torus. A Torus is the 3-dimensional doughnut type which has been used to characterize a quantity of issues in our “real” materials world in addition to our “potential” imaginary one.
A Torus is the good illustration of the “Cosmic Flow” – all the things in, every little thing out. There isn’t a attachment, no judgment, only a good working order of absorption and launch protecting issues in concord and stability. This is give up; good belief, cooperation, connection, and oneness with the Universe and all that’s. The solely factor that disrupts this pure move which sustains stability inside us is our personal free will; our personal ideas.
Right here on Earth, we reside in the third dimension which occurs to be one of duality, or so our perceptions would have us consider. As people, we are likely to see our capability of self-knowing, of consciousness, as what places us at the prime of the species pyramid on this planet. Our potential to assume logically someway makes us the ones in cost, the rule-makers, the way-showers and controllers of all different life-forms and of course, of each other. We stroll this path of supposed linear time, convincing ourselves it’s a path of development as we see continuous advances in drugs and know-how, however alongside the means have we misplaced sight of our most valuable presents in the direction of Self-Mastery, just by overseeing the nonlinear truths mendacity simply beneath the floor of our personal egoistic minds? Are we too distracted by our outer world which we wrestle to regulate, that we now have forgotten to retain the pure state of the Torus, which brings forth the understanding that there actually is not any have to attempt to management something? If we solely cease for a valuable second and give up, we then permit the creation of the area the place the whole lot we anticipate the outer world to satisfy for us, can truly manifest inside us.
When one is solely targeted on the bodily world round them, it turns into straightforward to be ruled by the phantasm of duality. The veil of ideas and the 5 senses pulls the thoughts outdoors of ourselves and we get enamored with the countless opposites throughout us; all over the place we glance and in every thing we all know and care about. There’s good/evil, mild/darkish, and maybe the hardest to disclaim are the ones that the legal guidelines of physics help shifting extra into polarity corresponding to up/down, scorching/chilly, massive/small, and so forth. But when we glance nearer, they’re all relative and mere measurements of the similar entire, simply on opposing scales.
To additional instill the phantasm, we are often taught at a younger age that we have to be on one aspect and should not like no matter is at the reverse finish, with none regard for the middle-ground, or the reality one excessive couldn’t exist with out the different. We frequently see this in gender inequality, racial tensions & segregation, spiritual wars, homophobia, and so forth. We’d even be taught that we’re “special” or “different”, to compete or “be the best”, all which emphasize separation, nevertheless we aren’t typically taught that we’re all related, or that issues like race, faith, gender, and nationality are mere labels and beneath all of it we’re one and the similar. We’re not often informed of the magnificence and stability discovered by strolling in the center, and that to be of the Mild, we should additionally face in ourselves all that’s Darkish. As an alternative we’re often pressured to repress or condemn sure emotions which are labeled as dangerous or evil. As we all know, repression solely emphasizes, builds up and results in an eventual full-blown launch. Why, then if we see a lot injury carried out to our psyches, relationships, self-esteems, and so forth. are we not taught about wholesome methods to know and really feel via all of our feelings so we will greatest keep our emotional, bodily and religious our bodies? This has been a query I’ve been making an attempt to reply for myself for over 20 years now, and it all the time leads me again to the “damage of duality” and the way we’ve actually been caught in a generational loop of misguided consciousness about who we actually are, the place our true energy comes from, and the way we will all have the greatest probability at being our entire, comfortable selves.
So, how do we start to transcend duality and stroll the path of Self-Mastery? I’ve compiled an inventory of 3 principal issues I’m going to once I are likely to get distracted, or “stuck in the mud of matter” to re-center, to seek out my stability and primarily my means again house.
- Keep in mind – It’s All an Phantasm. I all the time remind myself that when something will get on my nerves or annoys me for not going as deliberate, that it’s merely coming from my interpretation that I’m separate from no matter or whomever could be bringing this sense up in me. As an alternative of instantly reacting, I ask myself, “What is this trying to show or teach me?” “What can I learn here?” And most of the time, issues that didn’t work out the method I initially had needed them to ended up turning into one thing much more superior! Permitting myself to belief and be in the pure movement of the Universe has solely introduced me extra peace and fewer stress. We all the time have that selection as to how we react to issues happening in our “outside” world, and I’ve discovered that not instantly reacting emotionally serves to not solely empower us, however has saved me from saying or doing issues out of anger I might later remorse. This isn’t to say I’m repressing my emotions, however as an alternative acknowledging them, sitting with them for a second & feeling by way of them, after which letting them go energetically quite than verbally or bodily spewing them onto one other. This has not solely empowered my life by permitting to step out of the “victim” position I used to so simply bounce into, but in addition has given me a greater understanding of simply how conditioned all of us are typically, and the way with apply, we will all study to make acutely aware decisions in our on a regular basis actions and general lives that work to raised serve ourselves and our relationships. This in flip, deepens our connections and strengthens our bonds, reminding us of the fact that we’re all related; we’re all college students and we’re all academics. And once we can reside in that coronary heart area, fairly than in worry, we discover we aren’t so simply fooled by the phantasm of separation. We start to know; above all else that nothing really exists however Love.
- Take Time to Be Nonetheless. Meditation is a every day ritual for me as it’s for a lot of. It’s a strategy to declutter the thoughts and take management of your head-space. Too typically we let the thoughts run on auto-pilot as we go on about our lives, and to me it’s completely very important to place it in “time out” no less than as soon as a day. Once you take time to quiet the thoughts and simply be current, you’re giving your self the present of your personal full consciousness and a spotlight. Identical to you’d recognize that from a good friend while you’re talking, be variety sufficient to provide that very same consideration to your self as typically as potential in the stillness of your personal being. You’ll study issues about your physique you might by no means have observed earlier than, just by being absolutely current with your self. It is just our ideas that ever disrupt this presence. But it’s in the stillness the place fact lives, as a result of it simply all the time IS; all the time simply BEing. If in case you have hassle quieting the thoughts, don’t give in to rising feelings of frustration or judgement. Simply let the ideas and emotions come, really feel by means of them and launch them with a superb exhale of your breathe. Assume of it as a recreation you’re enjoying together with your ideas, the place you simply all the time come again to middle; to stillness; to peace. Your acutely aware thoughts will struggle you tooth and nail to talk away endlessly because it doesn’t like being informed to be quiet, particularly in case you are new at meditation. However over time, it will grow to be simpler. Even in case you begin with a pair minutes a day, that might be a welcomed break on your spirit, as ANY quantity of time you actually pause your ideas and grow to be current, you instantly join your coronary heart area to all that’s; to the Universe…to the pulse of existence.
- Maintain Your Cup Full. One of the hardest classes for me to study alone path was accepting the proven fact that I used to be educating others the right way to deal with me. I used to be all the time the tremendous good woman, the “yes” woman, the woman who would assist anybody, anytime with something it doesn’t matter what it took from me emotionally, bodily and even financially. I might act from guilt and a sense like I wouldn’t be accepted as a “good” individual if I wasn’t all the time giving, giving, giving of myself and whereas I advised myself I used to be doing one thing good, I might by no means work out why it all the time left me feeling horrible. I might comply with do favors for individuals who I knew have been taking benefit of me, however to whom I merely lacked the braveness to set boundaries with and say no to. And maybe my biggest lesson of all of them lies inside my previous relationships the place I all the time dated guys that I felt wanted to be fastened indirectly. And each time they left me, they left me utterly drained in each space of my life. I ultimately discovered that I wasn’t being my genuine self and I wasn’t really serving to ANYONE by doing what I used to be doing. I noticed that to really be of service to others I needed to “keep my own cup full” in order that I used to be by no means depleted. How might I ever assist others if I’ve no power, no assets, no vanity, no path and no self-love? Reality is I couldn’t. So, I needed to study to lastly put myself first and to be okay with that. Self-love is way from being egocentric, and actually it’s the most necessary love you want in your life as with out it you really can’t love others. Till you’re keen on the entirety of your personal being, together with all of your flaws, shortcomings, and so forth. you’ll solely proceed to tug in individuals who act as mirrors to you who will mirror these most internal elements of your self you continue to don’t love. And you will notice this as one thing flawed with them, until you’re conscious sufficient to know higher. So, it’s truly the most acutely aware, wholesome selection you can also make for your self, for my part…to like your self first, in an effort to then love the world together with your entire coronary heart! To like your self sufficient that you’re continuously receiving from the Universe as a lot as you’re giving out, doing all of your service in the stream, quite than depleting your personal power. That is the magic of working with Supply-energy quite than towards it.
It’d sound egocentric to like your self first, nevertheless it all depends upon the place you’re coming from. For those who come from a spot of worry & separation and act as in case you are higher than or extra deserving than others (inflated ego), then sure, that isn’t a very good place to be. However if you love your self out of your coronary heart area, with the intention to need to be the greatest you, so you’ll be able to shine the brightest mild and broaden the farthest you possibly can out into the world, making a distinction; a constructive mark for the larger good…nicely, I consider that simply may be what life is actually all about. Coming from this area permits us to beat the insistent phantasm of duality and to stroll the path of Self-Mastery with confidence, braveness and peace in our hearts. This speaks not solely to the particular person, however to the whole collective consciousness we’re all an element of. We’re however a drop in the ocean, however as a lot of an important half of it as any. Don’t be afraid to make waves!
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor of CLN in addition to a Licensed Reiki Grasp, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & consciousness. Join with Tamara on Fb by visiting Prana Paws/Therapeutic Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com