FRACTAL ENLIGHTENMENT: “5 Signs You are Complicating Your Life”

Life is complicated. Relationships are complicated. Friendships are complicated. Life choices are complicated. Or are they? Is it possible that our excessive need to complicate life is just merely giving us something to do?

In our utter and complete fear of being bored are we perhaps overcomplicating every single thing in our life for the mere fact that it just gives us something to think about incessantly, or to complain about to our friends, or to distract ourselves from ourselves?

Could it be that our fragile little egos claim they want happiness, and inner peace, and simplicity from life situations but deep down are deathly afraid of this because in order to have true happiness and simple joy and uncomplicated relationships with others would mean the death of a majority of the jibber-jabber mind chatter that our ego spews out all day long?

Without over-thinking, worrying, complaining, and complicating everything to the point that we overanalyze every single situation the ego would lose 90% of its hold on us.

Our true self thrives in simplicity, in fact it is simplicity. It knows that anything outside of simplicity is merely our ego or false self begging for our attention.

As long as it has our attention we won’t pay attention to what is real and true… which is that we don’t need to spend so much time thinking about how we can go about achieving happiness. We already are happiness. We don’t need to spend all our time trying to get love from another person, we already are love.

As long as the ego can overcomplicate every situation to the point that we don’t see that all is well and perfect, it has already won. But the reality of the situation is, it doesn’t have to be this way.

As Confucius said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Here are five ways you may be making your life more complicated than it needs to be:

1) You live in your head too much

Our minds are constantly trying to make sense of everything. They are going over every single “what if?”, “why did they do that?”, “what does this all mean?” so much so that they forget that all of life is happening in the present moment.

Literally only this present moment exists. So mulling over past conversations, or stressing about future events literally just drives us mad. We spend hours playing out scenarios in our head that have never happened and may or may not ever happen. We overthink everything that we are completely disconnected from what is real and the beauty of experiencing the present moment when it actually happens… in the present moment.

2) You want to make everyone happy all the time

Trying to please everyone might work every once in a while, but most of the time it will be an impossible feat. In order to please one person, it is inevitable that you will upset another person to some extent.

There will be times when everyone in your life is going to have their own opinion on how you should live yours, so trying to satisfy them all would be undoable. How about you just do what makes you happy?

Yes some people will have something to say, or may be disappointed, but this is your life right? Once people in your life catch on that you have made yourself your first priority, they will be less inclined to ask you to go out of your way just to please them.

Also, they won’t be so shocked when you tell them “no” instead of desperately trying to prevent them from being upset by just doing exactly what they tell you to.

3) You believe your perception of life is the absolute truth

Here’s a secret: Your perception does not equal truth, it only means just that… YOUR perception. So the cashier at the store isn’t necessarily a rude witch, just because you perceived her that way. Did it occur to you that maybe she is dealing with a problem in her personal life? And the girl/guy you went on a date with isn’t necessarily an insensitive jerk.

Maybe they’ve had a really difficult childhood and they don’t know how to open up to people very easily. Regardless of the situation, we must realize that there are always two sides to every coin.

When we stop convincing ourselves and others that we know exactly what is going on in other people’s heads and why they act the way they do, we stop wasting so much time judging, complaining and criticizing others.

We simply see things and people as they are, without imposing our own little story on them which may or may not be anywhere near the actual truth.

4) You don’t trust that there is a higher intelligence at work

Whether you call it the universe, or God, or Source, or the all that is, there is a force that is working behind the scenes in every single aspect of our lives. There is never a moment that we are separate from its presence because in all actuality we come from it, meaning we ARE it, just a tiny little slice of it.

Our feeble little minds can’t comprehend this, so because of that we try to make our own plans and agendas on how things in our life will go. News flash: things rarely go the way we thought they would, right?

This is because the higher intelligence knows what’s best for us, even though we are convinced we know. The higher intelligence sees a bigger picture, it knows the reason your car wouldn’t start today was because there was going to be huge collision on the highway right when you would have been driving on it.

Accept and surrender to whatever it brings to you or brings you to. It is always giving you exactly what you need in any given moment, your only assignment is to: TRUST

5) You’re not honest with yourself

This is a big one and actually a lot harder than it seems mainly because so many of us hide ourselves from ourselves so much that we don’t even know what the truth is anymore. Believe it or not a lot of people are comfortable in their misery. They have become so accustomed to it that the mere thought of not having something to be miserable about sounds like the scariest thing ever. So they fool themselves.
admire the simple beauty in life
They rationalize, justify, and make excuses of why they still need to work at the job that they feel sucks the soul out of them, or they need to continue to cling on to an addiction of whatever the object of their desire is.

As long as they can evade actually being honest with themselves, which 9 times out of 10 is that they are afraid, they can stay comfortably unhappy. This for some reason sounds better than simply admitting that whoever or whatever or wherever is never going to bring them any closer to the happiness they claim they want.

Life really doesn’t need to be hard. In fact, when we start to simplify it we realize that the simple life is where true joy and happiness actually lives. We take things and people at face value. We trust the process of life and don’t overanalyze everyone and everything. So, if you do anything, do this… keep it simple.

 

~via FractalEnlightenment.com

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Leave The Past In The Past, And Start Living In The Now”

A lot of people are living proof of how they can be captured in the claws of the past. Signs which show that you are living in the past are many, but you need to be strong enough to recognize them.

Here are actions you should use in order to live in the present.

1. Don’t escape the moment

Life is a battle, trying not to face with the reality will cause you bigger problems. Facing the fear will hell you to overcome it. After dealing with every issue, you will be stronger as a person, and you will appreciate every minute spent in the present.

2. Embrace your pain

Everything that life serves to us, is served with a reason. You should embrace that and move on. Pain and suffrage are part of life, and we cannot avoid them. They makes us stronger, and enrich us with experience.

3. Ground yourself

No matter what your problem is, you need to stay grounded. In order to achieve this you can go outside, put your arms on tree, focus, and feel the object, analyze what you are hearing and feeling. You are here now, and there is no other place that you need to be.

4. Project a better future

What you are surviving now, will make you a stronger and smarter person. You deserve a better future, so with new experiences you are capable enough, to reconstruct your project for your future. Don’t be anxious, make your dreams become reality.

5. Remember what didn’t go wrong

Experience is the best thing that you can get from your past. Learn from the mistakes, and try not to copy them in the present. Think before you act, and you will build your life as if it was an empire.

6. Welcome new joys

You need to get free from the claws of the past, and let happiness to enter in your soul. You should give yourself another chance, and move on with your life. Live your life fully, for yourself and for the people around you.

7. Make necessary changes

Changes will make you to stay in present, not to lose yourself, and to stay focused. Eliminate the fear from new things, change your job, your home, meet new friends. Break the monotony down.

Once you do this, you will see how all of the pieces in your life are getting into their place. And it is really satisfying to watch, believe me.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

NEZEL PADAYHAG: “15 Ways To Open Your Heart And Find Unconditional Love”

“Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.”

~David Icke

 

Love is full of wonders. It’s even said to move mountains. Regardless of your own definition of love, it has the power to make the hearts speak and establish a connection with others.

In the presence of infinite love, verbal communication is sometimes unnecessary. There is deeper communication that does not need words.

However, emotional blocks that hide in the masks of fear, pain, suffering, judgments, heartaches, illness, isolation, prevent us from loving infinitely and unconditionally.

We allow these things to limit our capability to love. Most people don’t know what love is, at its core, and how to express it. This can be possible by opening our hearts to love.

15 Ways To Open Your Heart:

1. Commune with nature.

In nature, there’s no chaos, no confusion, and no pain. There’s only peace, connectedness, and love.

The first step to opening your heart is to establish a deeper connection with Mother Earth and all its creatures.

It’s where you can ground yourself while letting go of negative vibes and being present in the moment.

2. Stay in the present moment.

Staying in the present moment allows you to focus on your breath, which aligns you to your higher self.

When you tune in to your higher self, you open your heart to the loving connection with yourself and everything that is.

Staying in the present moment is something that can make you feel better immediately, and it can also improve your outlook on things.

3. Be still.

Stillness connects you to your inner knowing. It invites you to be detached and be the observer of everything that’s going on within you and through you.

Meditation is one way of practicing stillness. As you meditate, you see your thoughts come and go.

Seeing that you are not your thoughts allows your heart to feel safe. This triggers your heart to open up and allows love to flow through you freely.

4. Do something you love doing.

When you do something that your heart lights up while doing time seems to pass without noticing. And you can do this thing the whole day without feeling tired at all.

This means that the activity comes straight from your heart, it’s something that your soul resonates with and it lights up your shine.

When you do activities that you really love doing your heart opens up. Your soul shines and you are energized.

5. Honor your breath.

Your breath is the life force that brings you to the present moment.

When you feel you’re out of alignment, pause and take deep breaths. Through the awareness of your breath, you will remember who you are, a person born out of love.

By remembering love, your heart finds its center.

6. Connect with your tribe.

Your tribe could be your group of friends or the people who see you as you are without judgment.

You vibrate at the same frequency, which makes you feel comfortable and safe.

Being with the people whose frequency resonates with yours allows you to be aligned with your eternal nature. This encourages your heart to open up and stay balanced.

7. Practice color therapy.

Color therapy works with the aid of visualization.

Finding a quiet place, make yourself comfortable and focus on your heart. Take a few deep breaths as you visualize the first color that comes to you.

Trust your inner guidance to bring you the color of your aura that needs harmony, balance, and self healing.

8. Keep a journal.

A journal serves as something that helps you process thoughts and emotions. It’s a place where you can dump all your emotional baggage, confusions, pains.

By pouring on the pages things that no longer serve you, you come in fresh and with a clearer mind.

Once your mind is clear, it’s easier for you to open up and be aware of the love around you.

9. Be genuine.

In whatever circumstances you are in your life now, you’re playing a role in someone else’s life. Oftentimes, these people want you to play the role they expect you to play.

When playing that role is against your will, you’re being inauthentic with yourself.

You’re left with the choice of disappointing others by being your authentic self, or play with their dramas and be untrue to yourself. Just remember, true love can only flow when you’re being true to yourself.

10. Establish healthy boundaries.

Establishing healthy boundaries doesn’t mean closing your doors for other people. On the contrary, it is the first step in showing compassion to others.

When you set boundaries, you are being compassionate with yourself, giving it the necessities of life that it needs to stay healthy, balanced, and capable of love.

Once you’ve developed this compassion with yourself, it naturally extends to other people, allowing more love to flow.

11. Speak your own truth.

You don’t need to argue others to speak your own truth. Being your authentic self is one way of speaking your own truth.

Do the things that matter to you even if they appear unconventional. Never be afraid of being different.

When you’re confident of who you are despite the criticisms thrown at you, people will slowly show you respect and find inspiration in speaking their own truth too.

12. Send love to anyone who needs it.

When you send love, your focus is on love. The more you focus on love, the more it comes into your reality.

Send your loved ones love by imagining them to be standing in front of you. You can even send love to strangers or people who may have hurt you.

Sending love is the quickest way to heal and raise your vibrations.

13. Listen to your heart.

Self healing begins with listening to what your heart is telling you.

Set aside time for yourself and listen deeply to the messages your heart wants you to know.

Allow yourself to find safety in the quiet place of Surrender.

14. Follow your bliss.

“Follow what your heart is telling you” is a common phrase we hear. And there is truth in that.

When you follow your heart, you follow your bliss, the passion that points you to your life purpose. Whatever your passion in life is, love is at its core.

Thus, following your bliss is the shortest way to finding yourself and finding love.

15. Practice unconditional love.

Unconditional love is a sacred place where respect and honor resides. It’s loving people despite their weaknesses, shortcomings, and even indifference.

However, unconditional love is not a ticket that others can use to abuse you. You must have enough self respect so that people will respect you in like manner.

Show unconditional love without being tolerant, without apologizing, and without seeking approval from anyone. Just love with all your heart. Give love to the world.

 

~via LifeCoachCode.com

INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY ~ Nickolas Patrick Joseph Schoff: “Quieting The Mind”

It’s time to quiet yourself

Not physically and not externally, but rather quieting yourself internally. Quiet the voice you identify as you. That voice; it is not you. It is only an aspect of you. An aspect of you that resides here in the third dimension. That same voice and the two lower voices come together to create what you think of as “your” voice. Its the same voices that analyze, criticize, hate, and doubt. Its time to finally shut those people up. You do not need it anymore. Simply let it wash away and silence it. Once you quiet that specific voice and let go of control within your head, you will be able to hear a myriad of other voices. Other voices that still sound like you but have distinct differences in the kind of messages they send. These higher voices or your “Higher Selves” can only be heard when all the chatter stops from the lower three.

It’s time to start looking inward

…instead of looking towards the external to tell us what we already know deep inside. I know we’ve all heard that “the answers you seek are inside of you”, but how many of us truly understand what that means? These higher voices I speak of are the “inner knower”. They reside at a higher vibration or dimension if you will. Dimensions being frequency bands or spectrum’s. And because these voices reside at such a high base frequency, they have access to the dimension of infinite knowing. Dimensions where all data exists. So if your questions or problems seemingly don’t have a solution in the 3D, then you look inward using meditation, extreme focus and thought control. Listen for the answer from within and make sure it resonates. You don’t want to be taking any answers from the voices that doubt and hate. Don’t hate these lower voices or reject them. Simply understand that these are their answers from their perspective.

Remember that when you look inward, right and wrong no longer apply nor need to be labels anymore. Everything has its purpose. Arguing over right and wrong is the same as arguing over left or right. They’re both the right direction; depending on your point of view. They’ll both lead to the same location but the real question is how fast will this direction take to get there? How many dead ends or accidents are involved in this route. Is it worth running out of gas and doubling back to the best route? Or do you just start on the best route because it’s what’s best for YOU? Everyone else benefits too but mostly importantly YOU. It’s important to look at this data from a non biased perspective. I like to use visualizations of floating above and out of my body when I’m making important decisions. It puts you in the shoes of no one, yet everyone. A very important, neutral position where human judgment and hate are hard to reach.

I wish I could say awakening is easy and I really wish I could give you all the answers, but you didn’t come here for that. You didn’t come here to just be told the answers. You came here to find them for yourself. To EXPERIENCE it yourself. You chose to come to challenge yourself and what you know as your reality. And no, no one ever promised you that this would be easy. Nothing good or worth it comes easily.

I’d like to share with you the “keys” that got me where I am today.

1. Never live in fear

I repeat, NEVER think or make your decisions based on fear. Fear of being alone, broke, or even death. A decision made out of fear results in greed, lust, gluttony, adultery, murder, etc. Sound familiar? Replace fear with love and gratitude. Fear needs an illusion to survive, remember that. Understand fear and anxiety for what they truly are, a simple illusion because you forgot you are infinite in life and love.

2. The Middle Ground:

Within the middle ground is the new direction. The trinity of two extremes. When in doubt, the middle ground or neutrality is usually the safe bet. But in order to find the middle ground, an understanding of both extremes is necessary. Moderation is different for everything which requires caution and observation to find. You do not need to always make mistakes to figure things out. The quiet observation of the world around you reveals everything.

3. The answer’s always right in front of your face:

So many times the revelation I sought was staring me in the face the entire time I was searching for it. What I realized is that the universe not only just works through the voices in your head, but also through the eternal. Events, conversations, Internet, music, numbers are all different ways the Universe can communicate to you. Stop and listen.

 

4. As above, so below; As below, so above

 

5. Stay calm in Chaos.

 

6. You can do ANYTHING. Literally.

Don’t limit yourself. Don’t try, just do. The biggest thing that prevents people from being able to control your body, feelings, emotions, and thoughts is that we’ve been bred and trained to believe that we can’t. So stop using the term I can’t all together. We are gods, not metaphorically but literally. We are in control of the most power piece of technology known to man. OUR BODY. It is but a tool for our consciousness. Removing this old programming is one of the hardest things you will have to do when ascending. But it’s so worth it once you develop that control. Self control is but a muscle.

7. Don’t be upset when things don’t happen the way you want.

Yes, this is contradictory to number 6, and thus is the nature of the universe. You can do anything but that doesn’t mean it’s right for you at this moment in time. If a door is closed, that just means that’s not the door for you. That’s closed door is not the path you have chosen. Though maybe you could’ve beat down the door and pry it open, but you’ll find everything you didn’t want behind it. Remember to see the big picture when bad things happen. If something bad happened, maybe if it didn’t, something even worse may have happened.

These are some of the things I wish I was told about Awakening.

Remember to stay in Love and Light. Be kind, be generous. Help those around you in need. Guide and provide wisdom when asked. And remember to still have fun and don’t take yourself or your past too seriously.

Meditation is simply listening to these voices.

Victory of the Light!

Nickolas Patrick Joseph Schoff

 

 

~via In5D.com

JOE MARTINO: “20 Profound Quotes By Carl Jung That Will Help You To Better Understand Yourself”

One of the things I love about Carl Jung is the fact that he was a deep philosophical thinker who examined all aspects of the self when writing about the human experience. As you will see in the quotes below, Jung was clear on the notion that we are spiritual beings, and that having a spiritual relationship with oneself truly helps us to understand the deeper aspects of who we are.

To some, this idea translates to religion — to finding solace in the existence of something greater than yourself — but I believe this to be a fickle form of spirituality, and one that does not truly help a person get to the core of who they are (or, alternatively, who they are not). According to http://www.cgjungpage.org:

“Carl Jung was one of the creators of modern depth psychology, which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us. He contributed many ideas which continue to inform contemporary life: complex, archetype, persona, shadow, anima and animus, personality typology, dream interpretation, individuation, and many other ideas. He had a deep appreciation of our creative life and considered spirituality a central part of the human journey.”

 

This summation of his life and work connects deeply to what Collective Evolution is all about, and shares much in common with what inspired me to create this platform in the first place. In putting together the quotes in this article, I gained an even deeper appreciation for Jung and his work, as I uncovered the conscious themes that were apparent throughout his teachings. He was clearly a deep thinker with an intimate knowledge of his inner being.

Jung also had an appreciation for astrology which, over the past few years, I’ve begun to understand more and more and see profound value in. I’m not talking about opening your daily paper and reading your generalized horoscope, however, but true astrology. Something many of us have never been properly exposed to and thus don’t understand the real meaning of or value.

But enough on my own musings — onto the quotes! Here are 20 from Jung that I feel not only serve as an accurate representation of his work, but also provide much to reflect on.

 

20 Profound Quotes By Carl Jung That Will Help You To Better Understand Yourself

 

1. ”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.”

 

2. “Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.”

 

3. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

 

4. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

 

5. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

 

6. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

 

7. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

 

8. “If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.”

 

9. “Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”

 

10. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

 

11. “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”

 

12. “Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”

 

13. “Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.”

 

14. “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”

 

15. “Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.”

 

16. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

 

17. “What you resist, persists.”

 

18. “A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego.”

 

19. “We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.”

 

20. “Everything about other people that doesn’t satisfy us helps us to better understand ourselves.”

 

 

~via Collective-Evolution.com