Posted by: justbewhoyouare | December 22, 2011

SELF-LOVE IS THE NEW FRONTIER

At the core of all the celebrating we do during the holiday season there is a desire for peace on earth. The interesting thing is, for the thousands of years that we’ve been praying and hoping for peace as we’ve been celebrating this end of the year holiday, it’s never happened, and during this particular holiday season, global events indicate we’re far from it. So what gives?

Well, for us to truly create peace on earth, we need some important information we’ve been missing but is very crucial: The most important and profound relationship we can possibly ever have is the one we have with ourselves, where honor, acceptance, respect, love and compassion govern that relationship.

But wait—there’s another crucial bit of knowledge that’s been missing as well: We are divine beings of consciousness having a human experience and for this reason, the profound relationship with ourselves I’m talking about is actually the one we have with the divine, since that’s who we really are. In other words, loving God means loving ourselves. This means the body is not who we are. Who we are exists deep within us, called a soul, the divine part of us.

The reason this information has never been known is because when we chose to lower our vibration down from the ethereal spiritual dimension (where we came from) to a dense physical body, we collectively agreed to do so without any memory of who we are or where we came from because one of the things we wanted to do was to have the experience of remembering who we are while in a finite body. So, as we began our existence here on the planet, the soul within us was carrying a desire to remember who it is.

As it turns out, we have evolved from those early days when we didn’t have a clue about our divine identity, to today being on the verge of becoming fully conscious of this truth, and for peace to finally occur, we have to learn what it really means to love. Since we’re divine beings, this means we need to learn how to love ourselves in the truest sense. So, the recipe for peace on earth is for us to become fully conscious of our true divine identity and in the process, master Self-love. Hence, Self-love is the new frontier. To understand how we evolved to this point, let’s take a look at the evolution of our consciousness.

Merriam-Webster defines consciousness as “the quality or state of being aware…” There is a collective consciousness that we’re all a part of, and we each have our own personal consciousness, and both have been expanding during the historical process of remembering who we are. Because the level of awareness of our true nature as divine beings within our personal consciousness was non-existent in those early days of civilization, our collective consciousness was extremely dense. We were unaware, or out of touch with the world that existed around us. Perhaps you’ve had the experience of suddenly becoming aware of something that existed all the time but you never knew it was there. Back then we couldn’t see much of the beauty that surrounded us in nature because our focus was entirely on survival. This means we couldn’t see our own beauty either.

In order to have the experience of remembering who we are while in a physical body, we set this 3D world up to appear dual, which gave us a reference point to define ourselves based on what we saw and experienced with our five physical senses—light and dark, up and down, cold and hot, for example, each giving us perspective, allowing for us to gain understanding and to adapt. If you burn your hand, you learn to keep it away from fire.

THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE MIND

Another aspect of duality is light and dark, which includes not just the light that comes from the sun or the absence of it, but also emotions of love and hate. Both were a part of our divine nature but since we had no memory of this nature, we didn’t understand why we had dark emotions—the ones that we didn’t like.

Within the world of duality we began defining ourselves based on our interactions with the outer world. In other words, we looked to the outer world to give us a sense of who we are, or an identity. Because we didn’t understand anything about the outer world, fear played a major motivational role for survival. The need for acceptance and approval was high on our list of reasons to make a choice to take any kind of action or not.

As we multiplied, we also learned how to manipulate others in an attempt to understand who we are. Since we didn’t know, we thought maybe someone else knew, so we began manipulating others hoping to find out what they weren’t telling us. This was actually our way of attempting to gain acceptance and approval. We discovered that it felt good when we manipulated others. It gave us a boost of energy. This was the beginning of humans feeding on each other for energetic support. We began relying on others to feel better about ourselves.

The manipulation worked both ways. We allowed others to feed on us. However, having others take energy from us didn’t always feel good and at times we got in touch with emotions within us that we feared. Our initial response was to push these emotions away, hoping to eliminate them, but it didn’t work because they are a natural part of the light/dark duality of our world.

Our fear of our own emotions intensified our desire to know who we are and this eventually caused the birth of religion, which initially considered just about everything in nature to be a god and because of fear of the unknown, began encouraging all of us to do whatever was necessary to please these gods, hoping not to be harmed by forces that we didn’t understand.

Religion also began defining our light and dark nature as “good” and “bad” and attempted to control anything considered bad by setting up rules based on defining “right” from “wrong.” We were told it was wrong to entertain our dark emotions. Since we had already been pushing our dark emotions away, allowing religion to be in a position of authority over us was our way of justifying our actions. Thus, religion was actually just a reflection of us, which also means the perception of God religion taught us was actually just a reflection of us.

Religion’s emphasis on denial of our dark side only caused it to get bigger. This is because beliefs are what shapes our reality. Energy is completely neutral, that is, it doesn’t have any agenda of its own. However, when a being of divine consciousness (which is what we are) adds a belief to energy, it begins to shape itself to look exactly like whatever our belief is saying. This is the power we hold as divine beings. We shape energy into tangible reality based on our beliefs. We do this all the time whether aware of it or not.

Another thing about energy is that it needs to flow. When we fear it and thus suppress it, as religion from the beginning encouraged us to do with our dark side, it has the opposite desired effect. As the saying goes, “that which you resist persists,” but in actuality, it not only persists, it grows bigger. This is why our suppression of our dark emotions eventually turned into a monster that we defined as a devil that is out to destroy us and claim our souls forever. That was when we determined evil must be defeated at all costs, which inspired soldiers to challenge the devil (the enemy) on the battle field and in the name of defeating this evil, even die if necessary. This was the forerunner to today’s need to set goals and with a strong sense of purpose, defeat the competition at all costs. Both are products of the mind.

We chose to dwell in our mind because there we didn’t have to experience our dark emotions, and it was there that we made up all these stories of the devil, and then convinced ourselves it was the truth. In other words, we gave the mind the ability to control our heart. Thoughts took dominion over feelings. This was the beginning of a dictatorship of the mind, which has continued to rule humanity to this day.

Since there exists within us both light and dark emotions, when we suppressed the dark ones out of fear, what we were actually doing was fragmenting ourselves. Within our mind we built up walls around our heart to keep the darkness out. We played some amazing tricks with ourselves.

Imagine being in a house of several rooms with someone who judges you, hates you, and is jealous of you. Because we can’t stand this person, we decide to lock them into one of the rooms and completely forget about them. Well, that’s what we did with all these emotions we were carrying inside us and by locking them up and then denying they ever existed, we actually hid that part of ourselves from ourselves.

As we continue to push aspects of ourselves we can’t stand off into separate rooms, these emotions begin to build. Each time they attempt to get out of the prison we put them in (whenever they’re triggered), we scheme to find more successful ways to get rid of them. Meanwhile, we can’t help feel the effects of what we are doing. Guilt, shame, and even depression can set in and since we don’t want these emotions either, we push them off to a back room within us as well.

Something else we haven’t grasped to this day is that whatever frightens and triggers us emotionally in our outer world is simply reflecting to us what we have buried within us, that which we are in denial of. We created these emotions, which causes them to be energetically tied to us. Pushing them away does nothing to remove them.

One of the fastest ways to find out what kind of buried beliefs and emotions we have deep inside is to lose whatever has kept us in our comfort zones. Perhaps the loss of our home or a relationship that meant the world to us might bring them up. When enough factors are at play, eventually they all surface—bitterness, anger, resentment, hate, or whatever, and usually God is the first one we blame. As long as we have a belief that says we are separate from our true unconditional loving divine nature, it is inescapable that we will also harbor a belief that we are not responsible for our dark side emotions.

What I’m describing is what all of us learned how to do way back in the beginning, all because religion, through the mind, gave us a reason to suppress the dark emotions we already feared, and by claiming God hated these parts of ourselves too, this encouraged us to not take any responsibility for them. Instead, we began blaming something or someone outside us for such emotions when we got triggered. In time, all of us became so fragmented from ourselves that any one of us became capable of carrying out the most horrific actions imaginable. A close look at history will show you how this dynamic of suppression and denial of ourselves has been the force behind nearly every action we’ve ever taken.

In terms of our evolutionary process of remembering who we really are, depending on the particular predicament we found ourselves in at any given point in our evolution, we all collectively agreed on a soul level to create whatever beliefs were necessary to allow energy to begin bringing forth into our reality new levels of consciousness or awareness. It made for one hell of an adventure, the intent of which was the expansion of our hearts, because on a soul level we always knew that one day, when we had expanded enough, we’d at long last be in a position to truly grasp that we are indeed the creators.

CONSCIOUSNESS BEGINS TO EXPAND

Because in the beginning we were so unaware of anything about who we really are, suppressing our dark side as we worshiped nature was all we could do. Since then we’ve been having the tremendous experience of getting ourselves into challenging situations that provided motivation to ask deep within for a way out (which again, based on our beliefs caused energy to manifest accordingly). With each step along the way, our collective consciousness became a little less dense, allowing for a bit more awareness of our true divine nature. At one point when our awareness was enough, our collective consciousness allowed for Abraham to appear with his emphasis on there being only one God, and Judaism was born.

Even though this new focus on one deity was a huge shift in our level of awareness of who we really are, when we found ourselves wandering in the wilderness, there was a lot of dissent among the population. Without knowing our true divine identity while at the same time continuing to suppress our dark emotions, it was easy to feel like a victim and to expect others to take care of us.

Moses played a significant role in contributing to the consciousness when he introduced the Ten Commandments. Among these commandments, the first two defined the divine and what our relationship was to be with the divine:

  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (Exodus 20:1-6)

In these two commandments we were introduced to a God who was both jealous and angry, and had no qualms about extracting punishment if disobeyed. These words very much reflected the relationship we had with ourselves at that time and they reinforced our need to manipulate others. Our choice to push the unwanted emotions away because of fear of our dark side was causing them to get even stronger. We felt a strong need to control this part of us by engaging in battle with it and that’s exactly what these commandments encouraged. They contributed to the notion that God wanted us to battle with our enemies (the Old Testament is full of battle stories) so that’s what we did, but again, this was just reflecting the battle that was already taking place within us. Our fragmented aspects were literally battling with each other. Part of the battles took place through demands and manipulation. One aspect of ourselves would demand obedience from another aspect and this was then reflected in us controlling others through manipulation and demands. Thus, we continued to allow the mind to rule the heart which was reflected in a victim consciousness.

Still, when combined with the other eight, these commandments ushered in a new era in terms of how we defined our relationship with each other and the divine. This caused an expansion, however slight, of the collective consciousness in our awareness of who we really are. 

War between tribes was common amongst the Israelites and their neighbors and this began wearing down their spirit at times. The consciousness began crying out for a savior—someone who had in fact been prophesied to come and slay all their enemies. This cry intensified the belief that it would happen and this eventually caused the appearance of Jesus. We created this collectively on a soul level to satisfy our desire to move to a new level of awareness of who we are.

Jesus definitely ushered in yet another era because he remembered who he was, that he was divine. However, as we know all too well, he wasn’t the kind of savior we were hoping for back then.  The authorities were threatened by anyone who didn’t go along with their mandates, and we know Jesus definitely did not.

In terms of the evolution of our consciousness, the victim consciousness was still very engrained within us at that time and thus, the collective consciousness was not ready yet to expand to the level of awareness of our true identity that Jesus had remembered. Nevertheless, we did want to get away from an angry wrathful God, which is why Jesus introduced to the consciousness a God of love and forgiveness. Of all the Laws and Commandments, he stated the most important was to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…[and] a second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt. 22:37,39)

When he said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” Jesus was actually saying that the most important thing we can do is love ourselves (since we are divine). Doing so would naturally allow us to love our neighbor. However, the words we see written in Matthew represent the consciousness at the time, still needing to keep this God separate, because almost no one was capable of opening up their heart the way Jesus had done. Yes, he did have a profound affect on a small handful of his followers, but once he was gone what he had actually said became distorted when they began passing his words down to the next generations.

THE CONTRIBUTION OF PAUL TO CONSCIOUSNESS

The Apostle Paul contributed greatly to this distortion and yet, his missionary activities were a response to the collective consciousness at the time. Without him, Jesus would have been relegated to obscurity. What no one knows is that when he had his encounter with Jesus on the way to Damascus, he became aware that his bitterness, anger, resentment, and hate was a result of being unaware of who he really was. Jesus revealed to Paul that he too was divine, but this was way too much for him to fathom. Such awareness was a shock to his entire being, which is why it literally blinded him

As the months passed after his experience, Paul attempted to make sense of what had happened to him. Consider what this man was going through emotionally. He had been persecuting and murdering anyone who was sympathetic to the message of Jesus. Such individuals were a thorn in the side of the authorities and as a Roman guard, he was encouraged to get rid of them. This was right up his alley because this gave him a way to express legally the anger and frustration he was already carrying around inside.

Being shown the truth of his own divine nature actually caused him to be even more torn emotionally than he had been before that experience. This is because he carried a tremendous amount of shame and guilt about the crimes he had been committing. It was so intense for him that eventually it became too much to bear. He was so desperate for some relief that he ran to his mind where he intellectualized the experience by choosing to shrug it off as the light playing tricks on his eyes—not the experience itself but the part about him being divine. Then, within the safety of his intellect, he came to the conclusion that Jesus was his Lord and Savior.

This provided a tremendous amount of psychological comfort for him, and this became the basis of his teachings, never mind that he still suffered emotionally. Paul’s concept of Jesus’ salvation did not include our time spent on the earth. To Paul, Jesus promised “life eternal,” but only after you die, and only if you believe in him through all the suffering. He made this very clear in his written word. For his entire life he carried a great deal of frustration because he was unable to control his fleshly desires—desires he despised because the Law had taught him they were ungodly:

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. So then it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? (Rom. 7:14-25)

 

For Paul, it was easier to blame his struggles on his body, as if he had no control over it. In fact, because he believed he was a victim of his body, this belief made it so because again, this is precisely how energy works for a divine being of consciousness. Acting on behalf of the collective consciousness, he managed to create a new type of consciousness that set in motion a means of manipulating energy that today is the basis for the predicament we now find ourselves in. By clinging on to a future potential, he kept himself in an illusion, never able to enjoy the moment, always putting joy off until one day when Jesus came back. This is exactly what we continue to do today.

What Paul believed became the central teaching of Christianity, that Jesus died to take responsibility for what we were actually responsible for creating. It was actually a sugarcoating to help us all cope with the trials and tribulations that life brings us, which we believe we have no control over. Actually having a savior to turn to set Christianity apart from Judaism. Both carry the need to battle the dark side but again, in Christian doctrine Jesus is a source of comfort while suffering on earth and provides great hope for heaven in the afterlife.

The problem with this approach is that it does nothing to alleviate external drama. Jesus actually taught that we’re the one’s responsible for creating the drama in the first place, and then by choice, turning the drama into suffering by claiming victimhood. He told us (and lived by example) we could have heaven on earth if we were willing to take responsibility for being the creator of our lives, but again, his words were distorted because they were not understood at all.

I have great compassion for Paul because I understand the level of inner turmoil he was going through and why he was so desperate for a savior. Besides the fact that he was still tormented by his fleshly desires despite having made Jesus his savior, Paul had a bad reputation. Jesus’ followers knew who he was and had a very hard time trusting him because they feared he was only trying to trick them when he suddenly showed up claiming conversion.

For this reason, and the fact that the authorities were now after him for defecting to the other side, he chose to take his word to the gentiles. He sensed an unfamiliar audience would be more receptive to him. This also gave him a chance to preach his version of Jesus, which brought forth energy to support his new belief, thereby solidifying it as real, and this also provided a distraction so he wouldn’t have to deal with what was really going on within him. You could say that through his travels, more than running from the authorities, Paul was running from himself, his heart. In his travels he clung to his intellect, boasting his views and facing persecution without flinching.

CHRISTIAN LIFE AFTER PAUL

The consciousness Paul helped create began to expand and quickly became such a threat to the authorities that eventually, in 313 AD, the Roman emperor Constantine came to the conclusion he would gain politically if he was to legalize Christian worship. Once he had done this, in 325 AD he oversaw the Council of Nicea in order to decide what information would be allowed in the Bible. Paul’s words were included only because they encouraged loyalty to authority and were an example of someone who lived a life of sacrifice and dedication even as he suffered, something Constantine wanted others to emulate because it would allow him to maintain political control over the faithful. He wanted people suffering, not satisfied and content. It was a brilliant scheme that worked because the masses continued to allow themselves to be told what to do and how to live.

At this point in time we were still willing to accept victimhood to the mind, as represented by authority, allowing it to maintain its dictatorship over our heart, which is why we soon entered into what has been called the “dark age” because of the amount of suppression of the human spirit through bloodshed that took place in the name of religion. The heart of humanity was crying out and again we all collectively agreed to do whatever we needed to do to allow energy to begin bringing forth into our reality opportunity for us to expand and evolve. The invention of the printing press in 1440 was one of the first major events that allowed for a shift in our consciousness to occur because for the first time it gave the populous access to what was actually written in the Bible.

This was quickly followed by the Protestant Reformation, which began in 1517 when Martin Luther presented his “95 Theses” to a church in Wittenberg, Germany. This was followed by the Industrial Revolution and later, the American Revolution, which saw the beginning of a democratic form of government.

While all this was taking place, both Roman Catholics and Protestants were conducting which hunts throughout Europe in an attempt to eliminate sorcery, which was considered to be from the devil. The expansion of the consciousness was allowing for people to open up to the spiritual dimensions but anyone who had such a gift was burned at the stake because their awareness was a major threat to religious authorities who still needed to maintain control of the masses at all costs. However, it was only a matter of time before the consciousness would no longer allow this practice to continue.

Something else that had occurred much earlier was that the church and state had become bed partners and, despite the intentions of America to separate the two, once a brand of democracy caught on in England, both countries continued to use their authority to suppress others through missionary zeal in the name of spreading freedom and democracy. Indigenous cultures became the victims, and we know all too well about the use of slavery as well.

Everything I’ve discussed so far in terms of history has been my way of taking us through the evolution of our consciousness. As you can see, despite the continual dictatorship of the mind, which used authority to suppress the masses in extremely brutal ways, a gradual awakening of who we really are was occurring. Humanity was gaining freedom to an extent, and the more we gained, the more we longed for an even greater freedom, that of the heart. And yet, while on the one hand our consciousness was demanding freedom, on the other hand this continued to be a major threat to the dictatorship of the mind. This is why we saw the rise of dictators who ruled their countries with an iron fist.

It was this deeper longing that energetically called forth the two major world wars, which was our collective creation as divine beings because we continued to believe we were victims in need of salvation. Such a belief is the root of feeling unworthy and that nothing is ever good enough, which has been the primary driving force behind our desire for an improved lifestyle all along. Remember, the fact that we suppressed our dark side caused us to become fragmented within. World Wars I & II reflected this fragmentation on a global level when the dark and light were literally at war with each other.

Both of these wars wore down the spirit of humanity so it was a huge relief when they were finally over. This relief opened the door for the consciousness to expand to an even greater level of awareness. The Beatles led the way in the creation of the hippie movement, which reflected the collective consciousness because at its core it was tired of authority and just wanted to live freely in the spirit of peace and love. Such a notion didn’t take hold at the time because we still weren’t ready for it, but it did plant a seed that has been germinating over the past 40+ years and is now beginning to sprout.

WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF A CYCLE

Which brings me to today. There are a lot of prophecies going around about 2012 and most of them are about doom and gloom. But if you ask the indigenous cultures, they’ll tell you 2012 represents the end of a 26,000-year cycle. Although none of these cultures have a clear idea what lies ahead, they all agree that it has something to do with humanity waking up to a greater awareness of who we are. To me, this means remembering we are divine—and this means learning how to love ourselves. That is why Self-love is the new frontier. It’s time to actually live Jesus’ commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself by falling in love with the divine so that we become an embodiment of unconditional love.

Time magazine named “The Protestor” as its “Person of the Year,” stating, “A year after a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself ablaze, dissent has spread across the Middle East, to Europe and the U.S., reshaping global politics and redefining people power.” This reflects the level of shift in consciousness that is now occurring and the dissent being felt around the globe comes from a demand for authenticity at the soul level. We have become so tired of the status quo that our awareness of who we are has literally caused a shift in the way energy works.

Consequently, by collective agreement today anything that suppresses the human spirit and is unauthentic will no longer be tolerated by the energy. Since the mind is the main dictator that we have been using all along to keep ourselves from being truly authentic (by not allowing ourselves to be expressed in any way that would be considered unacceptable and would thus threaten our need for acceptance and approval), this means the mind’s ability to analyze, figure out solutions, and keep everything under control is no longer going to work in this new energy. Another thing that is not real is our belief in being separate from the divine and thus, this belief is now being questioned as well, and will eventually be shattered in the new energy we have created.

The need for salvation has always been with us since the beginning and has served us in a wonderful way. It was the underlying motivation for looking outside ourselves attempting to remember who we are, but it caused us to believe we are unworthy without it and this belief has influenced everything in our life. It has been the impetus that has motivated us to improve our lot in life. We feel we need to work hard in order to earn our keep, for example.

Even though Apostle Paul preached a different brand of God than his fellow Jews, it was based on the same need to manipulate others. This is because he continued to suppress his dark emotions. He felt unworthy, not good enough, and in need of being saved from this dilemma. Today this drive for something better shows up in our need to set goals and then manipulate others in whatever way will work to achieve those goals. We’re driven by competition. All this comes from deep-seated beliefs in needing salvation.

I’m not saying this is a bad thing. Again, it’s what has caused us to expand our consciousness. Competition involves struggle, through which change has always occurred, which then brings a new level of clarity or awareness. This is the belief we initially created and energy has been working in support of it ever since.

Each time a shift occurred it was because we had collectively reached an unbearable point in our struggle with the status quo so that our desire for something better was off the charts. This is the level of desire that causes energy to begin shaping itself accordingly and as a result circumstances happen that allow for something new. This is the way it’s worked all along and whenever the collective consciousness has expanded to a new level of awareness, all of us have always had access to it. We are all affected and experience the change in our personal lives and in our perception of life around us, which is how and why the vast majority of the world has become civilized. Thus, today life is totally different from the way we perceived it in the beginning.

In the beginning change occurred very slowly because of the density of our consciousness. As time went on, our ability to move to new levels of consciousness became a bit easier, so that it occurred more quickly. The more we expanded, the faster expansion occurred. By the time we reached the 20th century, especially the second half, things were advancing at an unprecedented speed compared to even the beginning of the same century.

TODAY WE HAVE ENTERED A NEW PARADIGM OF EXISTENCE

By 2007 we had collectively expanded so much in our awareness of who we are that we literally took a quantum leap in our consciousness, which actually created a new energy in which the need for struggle as a means of creation is no longer necessary or needed. At our core we’ve known all along that all the competing and manipulating wasn’t necessary, and we at long last became so aware of this that we literally reached the unbearable point, causing energy to take the quantum shift.

This doesn’t mean that the old energy way of creation doesn’t work. You can see people everywhere involved in competition and benefiting from it. However, when you become aware that it’s not necessary, and we all have access to such an awareness within the collective consciousness, you suddenly begin losing interest, similar to when we lost interest in continuing to use Cassette tapes when CD’s were introduced. And yet, because the old energy patterns are so engrained within us from our entire historical evolution, our tendency is to cling on to them. This is causing a great deal of stress because even though most are not aware of the existence of the new energy, it can be felt because it exists within the collective consciousness. This new energy is causing us to feel deep down that we’re not somehow being true to ourselves, and this threatens our integrity—but most don’t really see this and without understanding, life can really get hectic.

In the new energy, all the drive to achieve a purpose and goal, striving for a better life, competing to get more, is not as fulfilling as it used to be because it ultimately does not allow us to feel true joy and love of self. Yes, it feels good to accomplish a goal, but no matter how much we achieve and accomplish, deep down it’s never good enough because this entire way of doing things is not based in the now.

Even for those who have managed to earn a six, or even seven figure incomes, and have found a way to have a lot of time for themselves to do whatever they want, there’s a nagging feeling inside that wants more and it keeps driving them to work harder. We are driven to improve our future by getting away from our past, but this has kept us from experiencing the now moment, which is where the “life eternal” that Jesus promised is found. Instead, something in us always wants more, and this is why we’ve never been able to create peace on the planet. Even when we did have it to a large extent, like at the end of World War II, it didn’t last because we were still chasing after future goals. Besides, there have been plenty of dictators all along, and for peace to truly come on a global level, these rulers will all need to be replaced by leaders who allow freedom for their people.

The Consciousness we are in today is calling us all to become authentic, and this means literally letting go of who we thought we were—someone who needs to prove our worthiness, ultimately to God, but this gets translated into needing to prove to the world that we’re good, worthy, acceptable. This is why we do what we do, but it’s all based on an illusion. The more people become aware of these illusions, the more they will collapse.

When you see them for what they are—illusions, that’s when you know it’s time to let the old go, but what does this mean? It means getting to know the real divine you. This requires trust, but not in an outside God, but in yourself. Developing trust in yourself creates a safe space inside that no one can ever take away from you. You can always go within to this place when things become challenging. The more trust you have in yourself, the easier it becomes to be at ease even if everything around you appears to be falling apart. This safe space was always there inside us, we were just unaware of it, so we had no idea we could cultivate a relationship with it.

The more trust you have in yourself, the more love you feel for yourself. Your safe space within becomes your source for comfort, security, and that warm feeling of knowing you’re understood and accepted, just the way you are. When you feel this within, you no longer need to go outside to find it. That’s when the manipulating and feeding on other’s energy stops. You begin doing things out of passion, which comes from your soul, rather than being driven by the pursuit of a purpose. You are no longer concerned about the outcome because you trust that whatever it is, it’s going to be perfect and in divine order because after all, as a divine being, why would you not take care of yourself?

And so it is that Self-love is the new frontier. Absolute trust means knowing we are all part of a grand design of our soul. Fear, worry and doubt, by-products of putting trust in the mind, cause resistance, which impedes energy, slowing it down in its ability to support what we are consciously choosing to create. With absolute trust, these things fall away, and that frees up the energy so it can flow within your life without any restrictions. This is when you discover what a magician you really are, how you are actually the creator of your entire world. To arrive at such a level of consciousness you have to be willing to let go of being in control, and of all your agendas. The soul knows what we want and need. Our job in the new energy is to choose what we want but to then get out of the way of the soul, allowing things to manifest in their own time and place. Meanwhile, the joy of the now moment is enough to sustain us in every way with no need to look outside for any form of energetic support.

The greatest challenge that lies before us as we enter 2012 is to begin letting go of who we thought we were. Every single thing we’ve ever defined about ourselves, as well as our world, is now beginning to change. To truly shift our consciousness into living in the now moment as divine beings, we will need to go beyond all definitions because the divine cannot be defined. The mind doesn’t understand this, and that is why we are now experiencing a tremendous resistance from the mind within ourselves and this resistance is being reflected in the activities of our outer world.

Our entire evolutionary experience has been by grand design of our soul. Until now we’ve been experiencing life from the vantage point of the mind but we are now on the verge of an entirely new paradigm of existence. Peace on earth can only come when we accept that we are God also—not just human. We are indeed both, and the divine within us, after all these centuries of experiencing the expansion of our consciousness from a distance (since we were keeping it at an arm’s length), now wants to meld directly with us so it can experience what life is like through us. This means become fully conscious of who we really are, which requires letting go of needing to control life. Self-love means we become fully present of the Self within the now moment—our real Self. Thus, Self-love is the new frontier and we are about to learn a greater love and compassion than we’ve ever known before. Are you up to the challenge?

If this article (or any other articles of mine you may have read) has inspired you, I invite you to at the very least, re-post it on any Social Media you use—Facebook, Twitter, and the like. Add a link to it on your blog—anything to spread the word that we are so much more that we’ve ever known ourselves to be. Doing so will actually contribute to the expansion of the new consciousness of Self-love, which will help escalate our willingness to allow the divine to be expressed through us, making peace on earth all the more possible.

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I also invite you to leave a comment below. I’d love to read what you think about this topic.

Blessings,

Paul

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Responses

  1. Estoy muy feliz, pues veo que en todo el mundo hay movimientos relativos al despertar para una nueva Conciencia.
    Ultimamente, e leido los libros de Amit Goswami y estoy perfectamente de acuerdo con el.
    Trato en lo posible vivir de acuerdo con lo que pienso,. Tenemos que empezar por nosotros para tener un mumdo mejor.

    • Gracias María. Sí, de hecho, el mundo realmente no necesita cambiar. Amar todo acerca de nosotros mismos es todo lo que tenemos que hacer. El mundo va a cuidar de sí mismo. Bendiciones para ti.

  2. Thank you so much, Paul, for this thoughtful and expansive post. It is hard to add anything to it…so well said.

    • Thank you Colleen for your kind words. This is actually the tip of the iceburg of what comes out of me…hahaha. Well, I’ll just keep sharing. Have an awesome Christmas! 🙂

  3. Very creative writing!


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