Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia, December 28, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/n9w8fwf
As a lightworker building Nova Earth, one of the agreements I’ve made (and you may have made it as well) is not to follow the path of the mystic this lifetime – not, that is, to the exclusion of my lightwork.
Archangel Michael has been clear on the matter on a number of occasions, and what he says here of me may also apply to you:
Archangel Michael: You did not come to live as a guru in a western or eastern manner. … You are here to be a transition point and … to show people how to do both [awaken and build Nova Earth].
If you were completely involved in your full awakening, you in very great likelihood would not be forming a platform with me. You would be off somewhere in an ashram meditating. (1)
My focus needs to be on the here-and-now life in and what works in regard to observable human behavior. Again you may find that this is one of your agreements as well.
There’s nothing inherently wrong about being a mystic. Far from it. But what’s wanted and needed right now is people turning their attention to the practical matters of building the New Earth.
And I’m learning. I make lots and lots of mistakes and sometimes get triggered and drawn in and all the rest of it. So I’m not pretending to be some paragon of virtue, but more of an explorer.
There are several pieces of the puzzle that are indeed mystical in nature in that how they work is a mystery to us. But they nonetheless serve us in the practical arena of our lives.
One is the whole discussion about remaining in the center, remaining in balance. Kathleen and Graham excel in this area.
This area is related to such things as talking in Perro, which is emotionally-neutral, bare and descriptive language. It’s related to staying in the heart, which is the center and fulcrum of our being.
It’s accomplished by detachment, equanimity, the lack of an agenda. It’s helped by lowering (downscaling) every need to a want and every want to a preference and then having no preference.
We might consider this similar to the training a soldier goes through before being assigned to a combat unit. We trim down, focus in, strengthen our resolve and ability to concentrate on the work at hand. In the process we let go of more and more of the personal.
Lao Tzu gave the best statement of it:
“Let this monkey [the ego] go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center,watching. And then forget that you are there.” (2)
What are we to attach to if we let go of all that’s “worldly” or Third Dimensional? The simplest term for it would be “the heart.”
Years ago I was talking about the basic spiritual movement as discriminating between the Real and the unreal, detaching from the unreal, and attaching or devoting oneself to the Real. The heart is the Real. The heart is the Christ, the Atman, the Self. Staying in the heart, in the center, in balance is all three spiritual actions rolled into one.
A second, very practical but mystical action is what I’ve been describing over the past two days: to take three breaths and on each inbreath to imagine yourself drawing love up from your heart and on the outbreath sending that love out to the whole world. I predict you’ll end up in bliss by the third breath. But maybe the fourth. Whatever it is for you.
Again, why that results in bliss I don’t know. I’m not really sure that I need to know. It just works.
Matt Kahn in the video The Love Revolution discusses the tremendous power that’d be generated by every person telling their own heart “I love you” and continues:
“Every single person who says ‘no, that’s not true’ is justifying why they have the right to give their attention to the very thing that distracts them from the love they have not learned how to give themselves.” (3)
Matt goes on to say that we may find that the activities which keep us from exploring love expand to fill the space we provide for them. If we provided no space for them, they wouldn’t appear in our lives and we’d have time for love.
And it isn’t that the other activities press on us – although they may. It’s that we allow them to press on us when there’s often no need to. Much of what we do instead of exploring love turns out to be non-essential.
I’ve certainly seen this over and over in the past few weeks. I’ve become a little more realistic and scaled down in my workload. I was ready to drop from the amount of work I was doing.
And one thing I’m seeing is that a lot of what I was doing was non-essential. Some of it was almost ritualistic but with little necessity underlying the ritualization built into it.
I’ve reduced my workload and now I’m free to experience love in my life, to explore its conditions, to watch it rise and fall.
And, just as Matt says, I did justify why I wasn’t taking the time to experience love and work with it. And now I feel abashed that I did.
And that isn’t all that Matt says. He also says the people who distract themselves have not learned how to give love to themselves. Again here is the corrective to the chief error we make in our 3D ways of thinking: believing that love is something we get, rather than something we give ourselves.
The practice of drawing love up on the inbreath and sending it out to the world on the outbreath allows us to give love to ourselves even as it passes through us and out to the planet.
If we haven’t learned how to give love to ourselves, isn’t that job one? How can we make of the desert a watered plain when we ourselves are internally a desert? If we don’t irrigate ourselves from the ancient spring in our hearts, how will we have the strength to help others?
Although some will take the statement that we need to love ourselves and turn it around in the service of selfishness, it’s a basic and necessary preliminary step on the spiritual path nonetheless. And I mean really love. Blissed-out love. Transformational love. The greatest respect, appreciation and admiration for ourselves going along in its train. Just as we have for others.
Do unto others as we would they would do unto us. But also do unto ourselves as we’d do unto others. Extend the same respect and caring to ourselves that we do to others.
Not arrogance. Not vanity. Not ego. Love has nothing to do with those. If we really do feel and come from those things, the love we experience will be non-existent or shallow. Matt said that, when we love ourselves, it extends to every person on the planet. Well, I’m willing to have that be my next experiment.
(1) Archangel Michael in Personal Reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, May 6, 2013.
(2) Lao Tzu, The Hua Ha Ching, Canto Ten.
(3) Matt Kahn, The Love Revolution at Youtube.com.