Morning PagesJanuary 12, 2015

Peace on Earth

It’s early. The universe woke me up this time yesterday too. There’s something asking me to write in the cool with crickets to serenade my fingers dancing across the keyboard. So let’s do that…

Peace Offering is a card from the Doreen Virtue Ascended Masters Oracle deck. It talks about the resolution of an argument or misunderstanding where those involved are ‘ready to forgive and forget’. I’m not sure these are the words I would use but then I guess that’s why I’m being asked to write about peace on Earth.

The Oracle goes on to suggest one ‘be open to seeing the other person’s point of view to soften any hard feelings’ which just reminds me of the messages I get around knowing or trusting there’s a reason; that we are all on purpose, doing the best we can with what we have; and every single one of us is motivated by the desire to feel loved aka feeling safe, belonging and having meaning.

‘As you allow compassion into the situation, love’s healing power ensures that everyone’s needs are met harmoniously.’ Since we’re all interconnected there’s no actual healing required but having an experience of compassion, of seeing where the other person is motivated by and subject to their unique Divine experience can change the story we tell about them as well as the way we feel.

This change of Heart is enough to have peace.

‘Leave the details about how this situation will be resolved to the infinite wisdom of Spirit.’ Again, I would not use the word ‘resolve’ and yet this statement of surrender is exactly what we need to further understand the difference between an experience of working toward outcomes and an experience of being present to our purpose in this moment.

Let’s return to the first point – I’m not sure these are the words I would use but then I guess that’s why I’m being asked to write about peace on Earth.

Where I don’t believe in ‘resolution’ or ‘forgiveness’, I do see the way people label experiences in such language and how this need for understanding is integral to another label – struggle. When I say “I don’t believe in” I mean these ideas are outside of my cosmology. I am of the belief that we are interconnected aspects of Spirit, therefore there is no inside-outside, no exchange between separate points, and no discrete experiences.

We have been brought up in the language of exchange (materialist duality) which tells us that we are separate, that things happen to us, and that we can make assessments about what is best according to the information that we have access to. But there is another language – energy.

The language of energy is also known as Oneness, as unity consciousness, and what I call Heart Alchemy (which is both the language and the living, the noun and the verb, the concept and the practice). Within this language, there is no exchange. That means you cannot heal because healing is about fixing something that is not whole and integrated (which is impossible because we are all indivisible from Spirit, always whole, always interconnected). So, if there’s no healing then why do we have sickness?

We don’t. We have an experience that we have labelled sickness. I know, you’re thinking “yeah sure, change the name and we still suffer and die.” But it’s bigger than that.

Pathology is a myth we are beginning to reconsider. Medical research has been asked to integrate some radical ideas over the last few decades, and it’s not just about alternatives for hippies. The study of how and why traditional medical interventions are effective (or not effective) has led researchers to look at pathology in a new way.

For those of you curious about what I mean when I say ‘pathology’, I’m talking about the idea that we can label some things as symptoms of disease or a corruption of optimum health. Pathology looks at a snotty reaction to eating bread as an intolerance, and sets about means of correcting the flaw.

So, if pathology is the labelling of flaws, Western materialist biomedicine is the mechanics of correction or healing.

I use the word mechanics intentionally. Western healing uses a mechanistic or materialist biomedical mythology to inform its practices. In other words, we are seen as biological machines that can be separated into systems (like the nervous system) and organs and functions which medicine measures for imbalances or anomalies. This medical approach then intervenes to correct any pathological flaws.

So what, right? Who cares about how physicians and arbiters of healing view the human body?

We do. When you go to a GP or a specialist or a healer, you are making a decision about how you want your ‘health’ to be understood. Studies into the Placebo Effect have shown that all healing is placebo. That is, germ theory and biomedical science cannot explain the fact that some people respond to medical interventions while others don’t. It cannot explain how simply making an incision into the knee yielded longer lasting results than performing the actual reconstructive knee surgery on the control group. It cannot explain why provision of basic needs is not enough to ensure human survival. And it cannot explain how shamans can remove an inoperable tumour without touching the ‘patient’ or prescribing medication.

It’s not that there is something ‘wrong’ with Western medicine. For those who believe in its powers and practitioners, this style of medicine is going to be effective – that’s the point. If all healing is placebo, then whatever works for you is part of your belief system. And even that is more complicated than the things you have chosen to consciously commit to.

Beliefs are part of our invisible navigation system, not a logical or philosophical theory.

You can tell what you believe by looking at what’s happening in your life right now. For example, if you believe that the pressures of life are eased when you get sick because people feel sorry for you and don’t expect you to do so much or try so hard or be perfect OR perhaps the ease is in a belief that people can’t expect these things of you when you’re sick because it’s unreasonable to ask a sick person to perform at optimum efficiency (even if the reality doesn’t match up), then this belief will manifest in your life. This belief is part of what keeps you safe. It gives you a sense of belonging, and meaning.

All of your beliefs are serving you, they are dishing out what you have dictated as immutable truth and no logic or spoken desire can distract them from their duty.

It’s a big shift in thinking so don’t wrap yourself into knots trying to figure it all out. We are only just beginning to speak energy on this planet and it is so radical an idea that people still expect something to be wrong.

We expect the new idea to replace the old idea because it’s incorrect. We expect the new idea to give us better outcomes because the old one was leading us astray. But here’s the deal.

No matter what you believe, no matter what it looks like is occurring, no matter what story you’re telling about how the world works or who you need to be… there is no right, wrong or incomplete.

No good-bad polarity, no right-wrong judgement, no high-low duality, no better-worse outcomes, no give-take separation, no healthy-sick pathology, no enlightened-ignorant disconnection, no easy-hard control. No levels, no layers, no journey, no growth, no lessons, no cause-and-effect manifestation consciousness. And yet if these things are part of your cosmology, then they are serving you perfectly!

This new way of being on the planet is not about making people wrong or convincing them that there is a better way or that we need to be wary of particular dangers or that opportunities for growth await them. This language of energy, this Heart Alchemy is about focusing on what people need to feel loved.

It’s about knowing we are already interconnected and that connection is impossible to separate out into particles or people that ping-pong into each other. It’s about interpreting every situation as a conversation with the cosmos instead of dividing our experiences into ‘issue; opportunity; work; play; purpose’. It’s about knowing every scenario is new and unique, even when it feels like a ‘pattern’ or ‘cycle’. It’s about tuning to the loudest point with curious surrender knowing whatever bubbles up is here for a reason. It’s about knowing there is always a reason and even when it seems unreasonable to seek the place where you can be with what is.

It’s also about knowing that the ones that are hardest to love are the ones that need love the most. Not because they have been denied or you need to ‘give’ or ‘transmit’ or ‘heal’ or ‘create’ something. Because a focus on what people need to feel loved is a way of life. It changes all the stories you tell about what’s occurring. Instead of ignorance and betrayal and violence, you will see what Spirit sees.

When you see through Spirit’s eyes you will see that your one obligation is to be whatever configuration of crazy the Divine made you without trying to change or fix anything, because by being YOU the world is perfect.

The ‘obstacles’ to being you are many and varied:

  • A sense of wanting life to be different
  • Uncertainty of one’s place
  • Denying permission to simply be
  • Distrust of intuitive guidance
  • Pathologising other people’s behaviours

Again, there are no actual obstacles because whatever is going on is perfect. I use the term to highlight where people FEEL that they fail, not where Spirit sees failure.

Spirit sees only that you are perfectly designed for your mission and that your one obligation is to be you. When you FEEL effortless as you, the world is perfect and you are having an experience of Your Divine Identity – which you already are, nothing to activate or improve. When you FEEL the truth of your intuitive guidance you are having an experience of personal truth. And when you FEEL focused on what people need to feel loved, you are having an experience of life as a conversation with the universe.

Halleluja!

See also: January 10 is 13 Oc/Tz’i. Eastern medicine considers that the patient is just as, if not more, responsible for his or her own health. This means having not only the knowledge but the authority to decide how best to heal your body and maintain strong, vibrant health long into the future. Today, harness the psychic energy of Oxlahun to tune into your body and go straight to the core of whatever ails you or needs attention now. Listen to the advice of your doctors and health professionals, especially those in holistic or Eastern medicine, but do your research and make the final decision yourself.

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Morning PagesOctober 19, 2014

Essentially Powerful

It’s 6am. I haven’t thought about my dreams yet. They’ll evaporate soon. Melt into the ether like so much party banter from the night before. It’s Sunday. I’m wondering about who will ask me for what and whether that’s what’s really going on. What’s really going on?

The universe asks you to listen. When it’s loudest you can’t bare the dissonance (Ken Stone might say), the distraction (John Carter might say), the high pitch alarm, the smoky haze, the multiple demands from various directions. I’m not sure how to pin down exactly what it feels like because it’s different every time, and there’s no sense of it being an unnatural interruption… for me.

For other people, for the people I care about, it’s a catastrophe! It’s painful, a disaster. An unpredictably dangerous attack on their very capacity to exist. It screams so brightly they feel the urge to end it all, to remove themselves in order to find some peace. But not for me.

For me, it is an urgent telegram. A loud invitation, a call to action (to be present). It’s like a rapid heart beat asking you to breathe or a sensitivity to dust asking you to wipe down all the surfaces in your home and refresh the world. Each moment, each scenario, each ‘distraction’ is a calling. Right now the calling of purpose is loudest. It asks me to say “no” for myself. It asks me to stand in my power and demonstrate my love for those closest to me by giving them space to stand in theirs. It is an unfamiliar request. I am not sure of the protocols, except to listen to the call and speak my truth.

The unspoken fills my early morning, my late night. I know to bring myself back to what is happening, to where I am present to my power. I know to trust that this is enough, that I am enough, that the request is never without purpose. If I can stand in my truth, in the face of any other pull – to be caring, to sate another’s hunger, to quell their storm, to find the familiar – then I am serving. I am embodying my purpose, my present.

It is never as you imagine. For many, the story of being pulled away from what they know is not about a violent stranger. It is the one’s we truly love, the things we hold dear, that tempt us to stay silent when asked to speak. They are more likely everyday moments than grand political statements where clear lines can be drawn. Do you know them? Can you feel the last time you stood in your power and allowed some lesser calling to direct your actions?

It is nought to be ashamed of. Shame can only blur your vision. It tells you the story from a particularly ugly place. A picture of you justly punished and rewarded is not acknowledging your purpose, or your power. Those moments that frightened you to give your power away (again, as Ken would say) are yet another invitation. To know yourself, to know your experience of the world uniquely yours. The feelings and tales you tell about how they came about, all central to your knowing as only you can. No shame in that.

No shame in admitting that things felt a particular way or told a particular story. Not if you give yourself permission to embody the spiritual experience as a human being. Not if you know all experiences as serving you, as valuable conversations with the All That Is. Not if you know your own sense of life having no bounds bar the stories you now tell, in this moment.

A breath. A moment to pause, to take in the world from this place. To know myself as a powerful being with a purpose I cannot sway from no matter how many temptations to give my power away. No, I am what I am. Not because I do things in a particular style that other people can identify and label, but because it is my essence. And no amount of ‘distraction’ or the unspoken can diminish this truth.

So go gently as you listen for the calling. Go gently as you answer it’s pious bell. There is nothing more beautiful than an embodied experience. Whether a powerful toll or mere tinker bell. The world is not looking for soldiers of spirit unwavering obedient disciplined men. It seeks a more natural family circle, tormented by choice and uncertain as hell. With the truth revealed in every moment there can be no more rules to give you an edge. We each have a place to stand on the planet. A role, a part, an essence, a pledge. I can’t know yours but from how I’m connected to this moment with time to tune for myself. You cannot know mine and so it continues, until we all plug in to right now for ourselves, indifferent to stories of what ‘they’ are doing too busy focused on what’s happening now. Responsible only for how you are feeling as far as the story for who, what, and how. One great big recycled language of energy pointing us all to how we feel loved. Our uniqueness the thing that draws us together, interdependent, entangled. No below, no above. Just one multi-dimensional conscious experience expressing itself in every breath. No time, no journey, no struggle for enlightenment. The lessons are over. There will be no test. I’m standing in time as a powerful being receptive to life as a phrase to embrace. If you’re waiting for something to change to invite you, it’s already happened. Just surrender to grace…

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