"The same living reality," postulated Carl Jung, "was expressed itself in two forms." That living reality is, according to authorities, light. Physical events can be looked at in two ways, according to Dr. Jung. One side believes that every event has a cause, but no purpose. Others maintain that the force driving physical events is intelligent, conscious, and purposeful. Insofar as events are purposeful, they can't be the blind effects of mindless causes.
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When we have a healthy, balanced self-image we feel inwardly rich, even when outwardly we are challenged. We possess peaceful, full hearts, a spiritually complete connection, and the ability to see beauty everywhere instead of challenge.
Most people rationalize about why we have each challenge. Overriding concern rules life. When we deliberately choose our life paths, understanding the challenges pertainent to that path, we are not swayed to deviate from that path, we actually become secure within ourselves and so the "need to feel secure" falls away.
For some, self-empowerment is the first moment of self-sovereignty and realization of what they are actually capable of. Resistance to trust living our purpose is reduced, we begin to trust life again and our ability to love increases. We heal our psyches and feel the universe wrap a warm, protective force around us… guzhugjua… perfectly encirled, we walk a sacred Path of Self; a path to evolving, and the ending to self-negation. Sabotage becomes an infrequent visitor. Self -respect.
As we actualize we are intrinstically involved with the energies of Earth and use this partnership to help us understand life happening around us. We have a keener understanding as a result of our connection. We discover many truths in trusting that connection, truths that help us understand and move forward. We accept our sacred point of view, and allow others theirs. This holds true for all things of life and the choices we make. It's liberating to understand three opinions count: ours, personally, Changing Mother earth and Creation.
To start the Path to Self we live daily in ways that support and enhance life. Often this seems odd. However "stretch and grow" experiences always validate our choices and allow us to express our truest beliefs.
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Being reunited with ourselves is the 1st Initiation of Love. We see our dignity in our hearts and awareness as an actualized humane being.
We are examples of learning, personal growth and pure fun that we experience through walking our Path to Self.
Life is something tangible that we esteem and it includes good health, integrity, beauty, courage, compassion, playfulness, self-reliance, sustainability and time dedicated to relationships. We are the reward of our activities that point us in the direction to travel.
At each milesone on our path, we are surprised by the revelations of Self we encounter. It seems unreal. It brings up latent talents – things we only dreamed of doing, not really possible – want to bet?!!! It's fun because it's sort of a game an also because deep down, its fulfilling, we're answering that inner call that NEVER stops. This amazing feeling is not new, but every time it's a surprise: that we just came face to face with the next moment of ourselves!
A way to grasp this quickening energy is to take an uninterrupted period of quiet time to do some integrating!
Take an area of your life in which you are experiencing a challenge. Write it down.
About the time I was thirty years old I had come to the conclusion that I was not destine to a "normal life." It was killing me. (I have always, since childhood practiced the ways of the tlish diyan, learning to be part of all things. As a child, I could not conceive of anyone living any other way. Imagine my surprise when I found out I was one of a very small minority.) With children and a home in the suburbs, I tried, and lost it, went into a type of shamanic madness, and spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how I got where I was.
"Shamanic madness" as I now understand it from those I have counciled over the last four decades, is a cracking open to new levels of consciousness and energy. For this I would say, assimilate, because it seems to happen both ways. What I have heard described is very much like what I experienced. Whether you open to the shamanic realm of life, or open to the contemporary norm, it is a bewildering time. I invite you to consider the possibility that a moment of shamanic madness is necessary to finding our way into the 5th World Mind. Do you wish to step outside of your current reality and go beyond?
Think now of the people you know who have "lost it" momentarily. In knowing them, have you found inspiration in your own journey into the unknown? Think of how they have regained their sense of self. It is important to recognize those who exude light, have first overcome a place of self-doubt and loss of direction. And it is time to be aware of regaining clarity on this matter. We grow rapidly now and humanity's dark night of the soul make come to an end… what then?
Remember three time you felt empowered and in synch with time. Really experience that feeling. Write them down.
List at least three areas in which you still find yourself presenting yourself in this way without having to think about it.
Guess what, you're there!
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