LISA RENEE: “Androgyny and Indigo Children”

“Over the last twelve years a new breed of consciousness has incarnated on the planet, and many accepted the clarion call to help ascend and heal the schism of polarity. Many Star kids hold a polarity integration template of Androgyny designed for the Unity of the polarities and now are revealing this outwardly as their core essence. It is important to note that the social label of being gay has a spiritual purpose that has been hidden or bastardized. Many souls choose to be gay to learn to unify inner energetic polarities that were not completed in the previous life cycles. Some have come to reverse the frequency fence by holding the reverse polarity in their body, as an override to the 555 grid. Some come to establish new neurological templating for the human mental body. Some Starseed souls are totally androgynous on their planet and have come to Earth to learn what gender is.”

~Lisa Renee

 

As we progress in the Ascension cycle more of our Starseed and Indigo children are starting to emanate their core essence and evolutionary purpose for incarnating on the planet. We have an array of biological ages where our Star children are starting to get to the age where they are clearer about their inner core self than the adults are. This is creating many conflicts with the current educational, religious and parenting styles in society. Over the last twelve years a new breed of consciousness has incarnated on the planet, and many accepted the clarion call to help ascend and heal the schism of polarity. Many Star kids hold a polarity integration template of Androgyny designed for the Unity of the polarities and now are revealing this outwardly as their core essence. As they biologically advance as young teenagers, many kids are bewildered at the hostile or enraged responses they receive from the old reptilian calcified regime. This negative response runs the gamut from their biological families, and inept and ill equipped educational and social systems.

As we acknowledge these beloveds for their role we can apply the compassionate witness to see them for who they really are. We may see a teenager and young adult movement into homosexuality, bi-sexuality and confusion or bewilderment about their gender roles and sexuality. We may see more young adults that we cannot traditionally label as a male or female. This is an aspect of gender reconciliation designed to integrate and unify male female polarities, that is transpiring within the Indigo communities. This is a part of their contribution to redefine male and female roles as exploring new and alternative ways of being.

The issue is that confusion about this behavior, misguided ego deceptions can be emotionally traumatizing for the youngster. There is an incredible astral delusion used through 2nd chakra seduction to believe deviant and irresponsible sexuality is okay in the name of creative freedom. This ensnares the Indigo desperate to achieve freedom on this enslaved planet, through misguided perceptions and internal angst. As we witness more and more Star kids declaring their homosexuality and bi-sexuality the social attitudes need to get a grip on this changing paradigm, and clear negative ego judgment aimed at these youngsters. We will need to open dialogues to teach and support them to learn self love and self acceptance first, in order to engender unconditional loving relationships based on integrity and energetic responsibility. This group has been highly confused and has a high suicide rate. Adult Indigos that are same sex oriented may be called to support these young adults or children. The goal is the elevation of higher consciousness perception to support their core essence, to express without the lower chakra pain and trauma distortion.

It is important to note that the social label of being gay has a spiritual purpose that has been hidden or bastardized. The distortion to disrupt that lifestyle has been enormous in the draconian mind control through organized religion. Many souls choose to be gay to learn to unify inner energetic polarities that were not completed in the previous life cycles. Some have come to reverse the frequency fence by holding the reverse polarity in their body, as an override to the 555 grid. Some come to establish new neurological templating for the human mental body. Some Starseed souls are totally androgynous on their planet and have come to Earth to learn what gender is. Although there are organic principles of creation that have male and female energetic principles, those principles do not manifest neatly and cleanly with a pretty bow on top. There is no easy and absolute answer to the myriad of purpose that this has manifested on the earth. However in learning to have loving compassion for all of life, this is certainly another area that humanity could learn a lot, and could learn empathy through.

May we take a moment while reading this to send loving compassion and prayers to all of our Indigo children and Human Family that were born this way. We honor and love you!

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Shifting Timelines Newsletter – October 2011

LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “Demoralization Tactics”

“It is absolutely imperative that we stay neutral, focused and clear, be fearless in the presence of those who represent the anti-life or anti-Christ. Do not react to anything you see and do not lose control over your faculties, stay anchored in the now moment with neutrality and a calm presence. Remember this always, I KNOW WHO I AM. I AM THE ETERNAL SELF!”

~Lisa Renee

 

Dear ES Family,

As we travel in the high strangeness of these tumultuous and transformative times, many people can feel the weight of the attempts made to demoralize the public that comes from the constant spewing of the dehumanization agendas that are heightened in the energetic environment. It is important to know that demoralization and dehumanization tactics are the most important tools of psychological warfare and intentional torture that are used to break down a person, or groups of people.

Demoralization: A process in psychological warfare with the objective to erode morale or dehumanize those perceived as the enemy. By intending to destroy their dignity and morale, it can encourage them to retreat, surrender, or defect rather than confront them or to defeat them in physical combat. Demoralization and Dehumanization is the most important tool of psychological warfare and intentional torture used to break a person. Demoralization is most commonly implemented through various forms of fabricated propaganda to weaken people, while dehumanization is commonly used by the Satanic Agenda to mock and defile human dignity or attack the spirit within the person.

Thus, we must see it when it is happening around us, and identify what is going on before the subliminal messaging sinks deeply into our subconscious, as then we may feel emotionally spent and weighed down with energetic burdens, but do not understand the reasons why. Demoralization must be called out and recognized for what it really is — a tactic to weaken a person, weaken their spiritual strength and personal conviction in seeking higher truth.

I have made a partial transcript of what I feel to be a crucial understanding for those of us on the spiritual ascension path at this time, due to the high intensity of blow back generated from the recent field events.

Transcript: We come together today, to strengthen ourselves, to strengthen our spiritual dedication and conviction to be and live in truth, to work in harmony with the natural laws, to align ourselves into our greatest and highest expression of personal truth. It is of critical importance in truly understanding our heart, our pure heart, our connection to the Source through the undulating waves of light resonances that are shared in the environment from our heart, when we feel and express love.

When we recognize an energy signature around us and we can deeply feel something, this is the heart resonance at work, its function, the way it should function in all people. Recognizing that at this time on our planet we are sharing space with many human beings and human bodies that do not have this same function, some may even appear human but have lost their human abilities to feel love, compassion and empathy.

They do not have the same nadial structure upgrades or sensory connections which allow them to truly feel the presence of our human heart, our love, our empathy, our compassion, our caring for each other, and our caring about what happens in this world. Although we must remember that we cannot exert any kind of control over the end result. Without feeling love we wither and we die. Seeing death in this way, not death that is described in the physical world of the passing of the body, but that death is the decay of the loving spirit, when you do not have access, for whatever reasons, to experience love, heart, purity, affection, the unconditional acceptance that unconditional love brings, that is loving kindness.

Love is the organizing, harmonizing and synchronizing force that exists throughout creation, and through its expression, Love is in perfect balance and harmony with what is, as it is.

For this reason I’d like to share the strategy of the war over consciousness, in terms of more deeply understanding moralization and demoralization tactics that are used to shut down love, shut down our heart, and shut down our spirit. These concepts have been weaponized against our mind, and many of us suffer greatly from the plight of being misdirected by those controller figures who intend to gain control and power over us through the many complex layers of targeting that are directing psychological weapons of demoralization, and even misinterpretations of moralization.

What is demoralization? It goes hand in hand with dehumanization, and these are the most important tools of psychological warfare, which is increasing in its scope against the people of the earth, and it is for this reason we are surfacing this into greater awareness and understanding today.

We have been taught and conditioned to think that moralization has its basis in fundamental religion, and that its very nature is oppressive, judgmental and limiting. This is another lie we have been told, by those interested in the mainstreaming of Satanism and Luciferianism. When holding the concept of moralization in your mind, also bring to mind Virtue-Based Ethics which have their root in natural law and are essentially the foundation of the true meaning of moralization. Because demoralization is so common on the earth, I would like to bring to mind the association that needs to be made between moralization and Virtue Based Ethics, in order to clear the subconscious layers and the mental body of the negative associations that have been made to moralization, through the various levels of mind control that is used in many areas, such as organized religion.

We know this too is an NAA creation and it is embedded in the NAA religious structures placed on the earth to enslave the population by controlling their beliefs and by controlling their relationship with their inner divinity and spirit. To moralize is defined as to reflect on or express opinions about something in terms of right and wrong, especially in a self-righteous or tiresome way.

We’ve all seen and heard the priest in the pulpit offering sermons on moralizing which are entirely hypocritical and judgmental, exacting judgment on people to dehumanize them in this way, to make them feel guilty or ashamed of themselves. Many times this occurs in very damaging ways, it is automatically labeling human behavior as morally wrong, when many times the harmful behaviors being carried out are actually violations made against one’s soul, and being entirely misinterpreted by that person. A violation made to the soul, is to bring spiritual harm to yourself.

Bring to mind the Law of Suggestion, for this is a natural law.

Essentially, this means we are the sum total of our accumulated thoughts and beliefs, what has been suggested to us through spoken words, our direct experiences and interpretations of life, subconsciously, consciously and through our spiritual bodies. Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another person. What is spoken, what is heard, what is seen and perceived from this body filter, is the suggestion of what we become. Please let this understating go deeper, really feel the repercussions of what we are living through now on planet earth.

This consciousness principle also explains the gathering of inner strength that is required to go beyond what is spoken and heard, therefore go beyond what was suggested to us from environmental conditioning, such as the family of origin inherited beliefs and behaviors. How do we shift out from the accumulated results of the millions of suggestions sent out to us since birth? We must learn how to think clearly and speak clearly by directing focused mental energy upon a positive idea or loving thought form, in order to magnify that spoken word or thought form substance into the manifest. Yet, by holding Observer Point without attachment to how it actually manifests.

People must learn to love, accept, respect and honor themselves first, and this is the most important part of moralization, or the building of virtue based ethics. As until one can truly love and accept themselves unconditionally, they are unable to love others in the same way. This is a critical principle to understand, you will remain unable to love wholly, completely fully and unconditionally, until you give this exact same treatment of love, honor and respect to yourself, and until you can achieve this, you are withholding love from others, you are withholding love from yourself.

We have been educated to withhold love from ourselves and to replace the void and pain in our heart and the holes within our spirit body with something harmful, generally misinterpretations of our worth and value, our inherent deserved-ness. You exist here now, that is proof of your deserved-ness, your true value and your inherent divinity, to be acknowledged and recognized in this moment, as totally, completely and universally lovable — to love and be loved is who you are.

Thus, moralization is an important tool in understanding the concept of maintaining independence in all relationships. This means to achieve sustainability in an independent model, such as the concept of autonomy and self-determination, self ownership — the basis of which we can achieve this state is through being in alignment with truthful principles that are in harmony with the natural laws, and are in harmony with nature itself. This is moralization.

However, moralization is essentially holding respect and dignity for all living things. Its dual, the opposing side of moralization, which is demoralization, is avoided in open discussion in the mainstream because it is the most important tool of the tyrant and controller that desire to maintain their power over others. This extends to creating a slavery system in which the resources that belong to others can be easily exploited and taken. The main methods for achieving demoralization is to target and attack the inherent divinity of the living being, and to attack the inner spirit, to attempt to demoralize. The first level of psychological and emotional warfare is to isolate the person or groups of people, which generates separation, and to make all people feel they don’t belong anywhere, and that there is no one they can trust.

Then to promote disinformation campaigns in so to lead people in the opposing directions, away from what generates community and unity, away from what creates more love, compassion and empathy, which is a tactic of misdirection. And then to propagate a type of brainwashing through repetition which fosters disbelief and doubt in anything that deviates from what is the common consensus of the mainstreamed larger groups, which all have been subjected to the same forms of repetitive mind control of the death culture courtesy of the Archontic Deception Strategy. This is the classical conditioning used to take one’s focus and place it upon the outer world, to validate the exterior material values, that have been meticulously shaped by the controller pre-meditated programming, in so to ignore and invalidate the interior experience. The interior experience is where our inner spiritual essence, our authentic core self resides. Our core self will whisper to us, you are loved, you are connected, you are respected, you hold dignity for life and all living things! Dear spirit you must honor, respect and give value to all of your life experiences, for all this information is valuable, and you are valuable.

 

I love, respect and honor myself, through all of my life experiences, I am loved and valued.

I choose to love, respect, honor others, through all of my life experiences, they are loved and valued.

I choose to speak words that are kind and loving, and in return, I create more loving kindness for myself and others, I feel and hear kindness and love coming from others.

I am a strong, vital and valuable person, I am Love, I am lovable and I am Loved.

 

These are truthful words aligned to natural laws, the inherent design of what is, it just exists as it is.

Now we have controllers, bullies, intimidators, and the scope of what has been negatively co-created through the Law of Suggestion to oppose these natural laws, in order to replace the truth with deceptions and lies, in so we can be more easily controlled through spiritual oppression and rejection of the natural laws.

Remember that Demoralization Tactics are the most important tool of the Tyrant seeking control, and to place all of your conviction inside yourself to refuse its oppression upon your mind, heart, soul and spirit.

Demoralization is most commonly implemented through various forms of fabricated propaganda to weaken people, while dehumanization is commonly used by the Satanic Agenda to mock and defile human dignity or attack the spirit within the person. It is also the act of reducing another’s confidence and hope, or discouraging and disheartening someone’s optimism, causing them to lose faith in the future.

demoralize. … to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of: The continuous barrage demoralized the infantry. to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder

We have to change ourselves to change the world, so it is a good practice to not demean or deliver criticisms to anyone, as we can be honest and kind at the same time. A few suggestions:

1. Pay attention to who uses demeaning and demoralizing words, words that spread self doubt, and figure out who is who? It may be family members, a co-worker or a friend or anyone else. First realize who is a demoralizing person, as they may not be doing it knowingly, but sometimes they inject fear and doubt which will misdirect your thinking and feeling into the wrong direction.

2. When others are being critical towards you, listen carefully first, then use critical thinking, intuition and guidance. Then proceed with a decision or action. Listen deeply first to feel the motivations behind the words and behaviors, do not interpret when a person is advising you in that moment. Deeply listen to the words in the present moment, and then feel into it in so to let it germinate, making a well thought out decision.

3. Stay away from Demoralization Tactics and demeaning people whenever it is possible. Demoralizing people place seeds of doubt in our mind and that is more than enough to destroy everything we have been building or moving towards in the future. Do not let others demoralization tactics hurt your heart or enter into the garden of your peaceful mind.

4. Sometimes we cannot completely avoid these kinds of people or situations, so no matter what, always do your best to be kind. Most of the time people act like this because of ignorance or a lack of knowledge about a particular thing. They have been treated this way by others, so they repeat the treatment they experienced. When we are kind they may be open to become educated into expressing more kind behavior, which is shining a light into the darkness. When it is possible to light up the darkness and show genuine care for them, this can potentially help to evolve them into a higher expression.

5. Hold healthy boundaries. We must make an effort to identify what choices we do have and make changes in our environment that can increase our sense of safety and comfort while in a physical space. In order to be pro-active in creating healthy boundaries, we need to assess the physical safety of our environment and assess the emotional safety of our environment. And realize it may be necessary to remove people or situations from your life who are entrenched in extremely destructive or harmful behaviors in order to make these necessary changes to our life style.

Beloved God, We dedicate ourselves to love, honor and respect and value our inner spirit and the light that is within all things. We know we are the light of the world, and we value our light with all of the love in our heart.

We are in service to the light of the world, we are self-aware and know it is a time of great personal turmoil when we may see others go through the process of seeing deceptions and demoralizing situations. When we see things that are truly dark and evil, it is an assault against our spirit and we can feel demoralized. We must gather the inner spiritual strength to deflect these assaults against, us, and constantly affirm our true value, our true love, honor and respect for ourselves and each other.

This is rippling through many people in the ascension and spiritual groups at this time, and it is for these groups, we pray and ask the God Source for divine intervention when aligned to Cosmic Sovereign Law.

Through consecration of our body to be of Service to Others, we evolve to become the Compassionate Witness on behalf of God source. Thus, as the Compassionate Witness we may extend goodness through the blessing of others, which catalyze their own inner spiritual awakening so they can feel their own direct relationship with the God Source.

 

I am a strong, vital and valuable person, I am Love, I am Lovable and I am Loved.

Beloved Holy Presence, In Cosmic Sovereign Law, I am your Compassionate Witness. In service to all those friends and colleagues, that are being intentionally targeted into terror programming to reject their spirit, or to confuse them into deep despair, by the NAA groups targeting, I pray with all of my heart to bless them and protect them in the eternal light of God, and in the blessings of the Holy Spirit and Spirits of Christ, to be fully freed from the spiritual burdens and shackles that have been placed upon them, by those Impostors and Deceivers of God’s eternal light. Through the light of God I am, through the power of love in my heart, I consecrate and bless ___________ to be freed into their highest expression and true nature, that they may be God Sovereign Free in the eternal light of God, now and always.

It is absolutely imperative that we stay neutral, focused and clear, be fearless in the presence of those who represent the anti-life or anti-Christ. Do not react to anything you see and do not lose control over your faculties, stay anchored in the now moment with neutrality and a calm presence.

Remember this always, I KNOW WHO I AM. I AM THE ETERNAL SELF!

End transcript.

May we hold each other in unconditional love, kindness and acceptance, knowing that we have many dark entities and controller types who expect us to fail, and succumb to a crisis of faith and divide and conquer behaviors. It is the pure heart and internal love presence that each of us must find deep inside of the recesses of the self. This is the challenging path to live as God-Sovereign-Free and to be in the first line of the world lightbearers and the way-showers, bringing us back to being authentically human again at the end of the dark cycle.

Much Love and GSF always,

Lisa

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – March 5, 2019

MICHELLE WALLING: “4D Frequency Brings Full Transparency”

“Those who have had their psychic abilities for a while will see a huge leap in the magnitude of their abilities in the month of July. Those who are awakening will begin to understand what their abilities are, and they will be shocked and astounded at their capability.”

~Michelle Walling

 

3d has completely merged with the 4d frequency. New levels of psychic abilities are activating and the veils are almost completely down. If you haven’t already, you may soon encounter a situation where you realize someone is not being truthful with you. It is important to know why this is happening and what to do about it.

As we weave in and out of time towards the end of time, you begin to connect with your higher self on a galactic level. The higher you go, the higher you vibrate. As we continue to merge and ascend, our etheric DNA is activating. As our DNA activates, we have more of our Superpowers coming online.

Those who have had their psychic abilities for a while will see a huge leap in the magnitude of their abilities in the month of July. Those who are awakening will begin to understand what their abilities are, and they will be shocked and astounded at their capability.

Precognition is increasing. This is the ability to know when something is going to happen before it happens. Many of us have an increased sense of knowing, which is called claircognizance. The veil is lifting more each day so that we see beyond the programming of the matrix.

One of the most prevalent abilities will be feeling when someone’s vibrational truth is not matching their words. This is due to the activation of our astral DNA and when we connect our energy field to another’s (aura), our “spidy senses” activate, as if the tiny tendrils in your aura connect with theirs. If you are an empath you have probably already been able to feel other people’s emotions but this is a whole new level of gauging their energy. You may be able to clearly tell if someone is not telling the truth, including if they are hiding something or not fully disclosing something.

It’s important to know this because society has been programmed to not be fully transparent out of fear, even if we tell a little white lie or omit the full story to protect someone else’s feelings. If you do this to your children, they can sense it and this can cause confusion. Some people have not been honest all of their lives and do not even realize it.

If you are “reading” an energy signature or pattern and are confused as to why something is not adding up, you can ask your higher guidance to show you the answer. Pay attention to dreams internally and outward manifestations in your individual matrix. If things are balanced and benevolent, things should flow smoothly in your day. When barriers, sirens, and difficulties begin to happen, this is a sign that something is off or is about to be off (precognition). Go within to find out what this all means to you and operate accordingly or with more awareness that something is coming up to be seen. These recent waves of energy are bringing all things to the surface that are not in integrity.

It can be difficult to witness people not being honest with you or themselves. If you call them out on it, their ego can kick in their defense mechanism and they may go to many lengths to salvage their integrity. It’s not about the subject matter of the deception as much as the energy mis-match and responsibility. Either we are creating our thoughts and words with an open heart in truth, or we are creating with an semi-opened or closed heart in fear. An untruth or omission matches the vibration of fear. Even there is no wrong or right int the eyes of Creator and in a free willed creation, there is a vibration that matches when someone is in integrity, saying what they feel or when they are in fear and in deception.

On a soul level, they would never want to do anything to hurt you, and in many cases they are not aware of the damage they are causing by not being responsible for what they are creating energetically. You have to decode if you want to become the teacher or allow them to learn through another.

If you decide to address the energetic imbalance, it is important to stay balanced and centered in order to not match their energy. Otherwise, you may fall down into a negative energetic spiral in a dance of argument and proof. Sometimes the only way to understand how not to do this is to have it happen a few times and learn how to emotionally remove yourself.

After experiencing a blatant energetic mismatch, you may wonder if you can ever trust this person in the future. You can also wonder if you are projecting dishonesty with yourself onto them for them to mirror back to you. It is important to dissect but do not overthink the situation. After all, this energetic dishonesty has been the norm for thousands of years. Being able to see and feel it and having it surface is something new that we will all need to be able to compassionately work through.

This initiation will also come in handy when we are finally visited by our extraterrestrial family. Because of the increase in energetic intention discernment there should never be a fear behind whether you will be able to trust a particular fourth dimensional being (or higher). You are being given all the tools you need.

This initiation takes practice in order to break down the underlying energetic imbalance. Be forgiving and compassionate, even when you are hurt over dishonesty. Imagine how this all fades in 5d as everyone operates with an open heart and treats each other as they would want to be treated. We can learn a huge lesson from being involved with a situation like distrust and untruth. It is a huge opportunity to look within to make sure that you are being honest with yourself and are creating the highest and best possible reality you are capable of.

“We are in a matrix of lies and deception and by witnessing and standing up for truth, we are breaking down the illusions and the matrix itself. It is a part of the work that we came here to do.”

Take time for yourself to heal your emotional wounds if you feel hurt after witnessing distrust, try to remember not to take it personal. We are in a matrix of lies and deception and by witnessing and standing up for truth, we are breaking down the illusions and the matrix itself. It is a part of the work that we came here to do.

 

 

~via HowToExitTheMatrix.com

JAMYE PRICE (Weekly LightBlast): “The Name of Love”

Blessed Being, do you recognize the profound Love that you are? Do you recognize how special and unique you are to Life? Do you recognize how much Life Loves you?

It is unconditional, infinite, and eternal. Just as you are.

Being human is a unique experience within Life. Your path is to adapt Life to you, whereas many other aspects of Life are more resonant to adapt. This is overly simplified, and therefore only part of the whole story. Yet this shaping of Life is your path.

You offer harmony to chaos, and chaos offers opportunity to you.

The power to adapt life troubles some because they observe how life on Earth has been shaped by greed, egoic power, and disregard for the sanctity of life.

It is frightening because it means that you must risk coming out of the safety of your shell, and letting your seed of compassion root deeper into the depths for the strength to reach higher toward the Light.

Everyone around you is interacting from a place of Love, whether you recognize it in the moment or not.

Perhaps in one moment, it is an easy and wonderful reflection of your highest hopes for life. Maybe it’s a different way of Love that makes you uncomfortable. It may be in opposition to you, causing you to fear it, resist it, or push against it. Perhaps another is reflecting an immature aspect of self-preservation that causes harm in a moment.

Yet each being, and indeed all aspects of Life, are deeply connected to Love and interacting from a resonance within the full spectrum of Love, even what seems like its opposite.

Where you are in that spectrum determines your experience.

Your current time calls for your empowerment to hold your boundaries of Love so that your resonance stays strong, maintaining a powerful vibration that interacts with humanity—affecting the vibration of life on Earth.

The Name of Love?

You see it all around you.

One is called human, one tree, one flower, one challenge, one moment.

Recognize the Love, the sacredness of each, and you recognize Love amidst all Life.

Your awareness gives Love strength, nourishing it to grow.

As we sit to Blast The Name of Love, we are recognizing that every aspect of separation is another name for Love. We are seeing the sacred in all expressions, even those that call us to greater strength through opposition in a moment.

We are clarifying our desires and holding our bond of Love strongly within, as the human experience touches our unique vibration. We are becoming strong enough to sway with the winds of change while rooted deep in supportive Love. We are compassion in human form, echoing that I am into future form as humanity transforms. Blast on!

Jamye Price

 

 

~via Jamye Price.com

MICHELLE DAWN: “What Happens When the Mind Looks at Itself”

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In the absence of mindfulness, it is easy to get caught up in difficult situations without even realizing we’re caught up in them. Perhaps it is a difficult person, an obstacle in a relationship, or a financial struggle. It could be any type of burden upon the spirit. When we start investing more energy toward observing the burden than toward the cultivation of our self-awareness, we begin to experience suffering. We may even sometimes project the suffering onto other people. We may [unintentionally] judge someone when we are suffering in this way — especially if we perceive that person to be the cause of our suffering.

This is not compassion. 

This is not awareness.

In a past situation when I acknowledged that my lack of personal awareness was what was truly affecting me, I could see that I was putting too much effort in trying to be helpful (and getting nowhere in the process) which I believed was causing me to suffer. Implementing mindfulness allowed me to communicate calmly, openly, and honestly. I now have an entirely different view and a deeper understanding of things, as well as a clear view of my own path.

We can only move forward when we recognize what it is in ourselves that is allowing the suffering to occur. Perhaps we can find ways to grow in the situation, or perhaps we find that it really is time to move on from it in order to grow. Either way, choosing to stay in the situation without any hope for it to improve infects and disrupts the situation further.

“The human mind has the capacity to look at itself.” — Thay Phap Luu

I was deeply moved by a dharma talk by Thay Phap Luu “The Practice of Non-Fear” which helped clarify how, through mindfulness alone, we can embrace difficult, unexpected, and emotional situations.

The Steps to Mindfulness

Breath | Mindfulness. Practice of mindfulness begins by following the breath. Simply noticing the breath as it flows into and then back out of the body, the way the lungs expand when we inhale, and then contract again when we exhale.

Recognizing | Developing Concentration.   We cultivate our awareness as we learn to follow the breath all the way through the inhale, continuing all the way through the exhale. We notice when our attention comes away from the breath and must come back to the breath through our intention. Thay Phap Luu defines this as recognizing.

Embracing | Experiencing the Body. We can then begin to apply recognizing to other situations. For example, when we are able to recognize when our emotions are difficult, we can choose not to plant the seed of that emotion or allow those challenging feelings to turn into negativity. We can simply recognize them, choose to embrace them, and then more easily choose to let them go.

Soothing | Calming the Body. We create a larger capacity to soothe ourselves as we continue to train ourselves to recognize and accept who we are. Through this we are not only settling the mind, but also calming the body. This leads us to the threshold of creating the habits which can lead us to personal freedom.

Experiencing Joy. By continually choosing to care for ourselves in this way, we create conditions for joy to become possible. The experience of joy is a sign of freedom in the purest form.

While developing a mindfulness practice, it is important to remember that it is not something to be perfected, but rather something to be practiced. It is a continuum. The beauty of practicing is that we can and will learn from each experience, as we consciously guide ourselves to becoming more emotionally and spiritually mature.

 

 

 

 

 

~via ForestandCrow.com