This week marks the July dates where both Canada and the United States honor their National Independence. Meaningful dates in history where the citizens of these countries celebrate their political sovereignty from the oppression and governance of a limiting rule to become nations that are self-governed, self-directed and self-responsible.
To be sovereign means to: possess supreme or ultimate power. To have absolute, unlimited, unrestricted, boundless, ultimate, total, unconditional, full personal and independent responsibility of one’s own being.
As authentic Mystical adventurers who deliberately choose to walk the path of transformation from the limits of Self to the expansiveness of Soul, so we too can become Sovereign rulers of our lives and claim our Spiritual gifts – our SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENCE is of utmost importance.
And yet more and more these days, regardless of whether we are walking a Mystical path or not, we are giving away greater and greater amounts of our power to external circumstances and as a result, we are being ‘falsely governed’ and are losing our Sovereign independence.
In order for us to become Mystically powerful, we need to reclaim our Spiritual Independence and become energetically responsible.
CLAIMING ENERGETIC RESPONSIBILITY
We give away Spiritual power to innumerable people, circumstances and situations. Some of those dynamics exist in the present moment, some exist far in the past and some haven’t even happened yet. But regardless of the time frame in which they occur, if we are not paying attention to our ‘relationship’ with these energetic situations, we will lose vital energy to them. (like a slow leak in a balloon, or a tiny hole in the bottom of a boat – eventually the balance of energy we need to sustain our own buoyancy and flow becomes depleted).
The current global political environment is a prime example of a ‘power leak’ as external situations took a major and off-balance turn. Many people are concerned about what the future brings and feel ‘powerless’ to truly shape their lives or have any meaningful say in what may happen moving forward.
On a personal or intimate level, there may be situations in your own life, where there has been an energetic shift that has resulted in a feeling of ‘powerlessness’ or lack of clarity. Whether the situation is global or personal, our ability to craft, cultivate, hold and maintain our energetic integrity so we can WILLFULLY guide and shape our lives, depends on us having an understanding of how we manage our Spiritual Independence so we can use it in meaningful ways.
As Mystics we make it a point to deepen our understanding of a couple of things:
#1. That the ‘created’ world (that is the outer world / our reality) is simply a projection of mind and so it (as a created thing) does NOT have the ability to CAUSE anything … especially our feelings of powerlessness, worry, anxiety or any of the other thoughts, feelings and emotions that drain us.
Our outer world is an effect. Our inner world, our SOUL[ar] power is the true CAUSATIVE power – and so is the only dimension we should be acknowledging as having any true power.
#2. We know that true Spiritual Power cannot be given, earned or purchased, for it is a natural energetic resource that we all possess and that we have access to by virtue of our Divine/Human nature. Nor can authentic Spiritual Power be taken from us. We can forget this knowing and so unwittingly disconnect or disengage from our power, which can leave us feeling vulnerable and uncertain.
#3. The more we are engaged with, and identified AS our Soul[ar] selves, the more Spiritual energy we have and the clearer a channel we become for Creative power to move through us. This open channel then becomes a conduit through which higher energies can flow, thus shaping our lives in alignment with our ‘highest good.’ ‘Good’ in this context meaning, wellbeing, balance, abundance, clarity, peace, etc. etc.
This means that outer circumstances, no off-balance leader, no mean girl/ or guy co-worker, no government program, no external law has the power to shape your reality … unless you let it.
3 TIPS TO RE-ACTIVATE YOUR SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENCE
#1. Stop giving your power away to the words and actions of others.
Many people on the planet have given their power away to WORDS and fallen into the misconception that WORDS have more power than they do. They don’t.
Forcing other people to manage their words by legislating thought, so that in an effort to be ‘politically correct’, others do not get offended, is the highest form of Spiritual restriction. If you notice yourself losing power because of someone else’s behavior or the things they say – it is not because of them, it is because there is a leak in you. If you believe that ANYTHING in the external world has the power to knock you off balance, your ability to master your Creative and Spiritual Power will be extremely limited.
Stop making other people’s words, attitudes, behaviors and thoughts responsible for your sense of Peace and Power. Remember the old rhyme – ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.’ There is powerful wisdom there.
There are 7 billion people on this planet with 7 billion opinions of you … yours is the only one that matters. Make THAT opinion the only one you listen to.
#2. Stop requiring that the world and others in it, think like you, act like you or walk the same path as you.
When we claim our Sovereign identity and become Spiritually independent, our ability to be self-governed and self-directed and follow the path that we know is correct for us, becomes greatly amplified.
When this power is activated, we are emboldened by our choices and make no apology for them. The side effect of that power is a greater freedom to let others walk their own path as well, without our interference, without our projections of what we feel is right or wrong and without foisting our opinion on them about what they should or shouldn’t be doing to make the world a better place.
If you want to be a vegetarian, be a vegetarian. If you don’t then, don’t. But regardless of your choice, let others eat what they want to without making them wrong for it.
If you want to be a gun owner, then be a gun owner. If you don’t then don’t. But regardless of your choice, let others choose how they want to protect themselves without making them wrong for it.
If you want to be a Democrat or Republican, Conservative or Liberal, or if you want Oprah or Elvis for President – then vote that way – but regardless of your choice, let others determine how they want to be led.
As Mystics with true Spiritual understanding you know that none of these external choices have any power over you anyway, so you are not influenced in any way by the decisions that others make. YOU are responsible for YOU, let others be responsible for themselves.
#3. Exercise your Sovereign power of CHOICE
Our Spiritual Independence comes on line in a very powerful way, when we commit to the process of becoming who it is we truly want to be. When WE start making powerful choices about the paths we want to take and the outcomes we want to generate, we align with a greater degree of power.
The Universe is not holding out with some big secret about what our destiny is meant to be, nor is it keeping our ‘ultimate purpose’ hidden from us … those choices are up to us. We get to decide.
This is the ultimate gift and responsibility of being Spiritually Independent. Our ability to CHOOSE.
So decide now, what you want your life to look like, the HOW is not important. In fact, you have all of the resources within you, right now, to make that outcome a reality. But you must CHOOSE it.
Stop waiting for the world to give you permission, for the government to get itself organized, for the climate to recalibrate, for your parents or your kids to be okay with it … the longer you wait, the longer you will wait.
When you exercise this power of COMMITTED CHOICE – 3 other powers will come on line to support you – they are Consciousness, Clarity and Character … all essential to true Spiritual Independence.
YOUR JOURNEY IS UP TO YOU
I invite you to declare your Spiritual Independence every day, not just on days when everyone in the physical world is doing it. The more awareness we have about the Mystical reality that ‘our world does not come TO us, but it comes THROUGH us, AS us’ … then we begin to realize that is it OUR direction, our energy and our power that we must become Responsible for.
Our lives and the reality that builds up around us to take shape as our health, relationships and contribution to the world – DOES revolve around us – so it is our duty as the Sovereign creator of our circumstances to accept that responsibility with grace, enthusiasm and a huge sense of adventure.
No one else is responsible for our ability to create, shape or transform our lives. No government, no education system, no leader, no parent, no preacher. We and we alone as sparks of the divine creative flame are responsible for our destiny and are channels through which it flows.
When this realization is crystallized, so much of the power that we have given away to external sources comes rushing back to serve us.
So as the celebrations unfold over this week – I encourage you to consider where you have given your Independence away – and commit as the fireworks explode overhead that you will call it back– so that your authentic power be restored and your ability to rule, direct and shape your life in a way that is perfect for you, returns to its rightful place – within your own personal and Independent Spiritual Nature.
Here is to YOUR Spiritual Independence. Celebrate!
One of THE MOST POWERFUL TOOLS we have is our ability to CHOOSE – despite what the New Age tells us, the Universe will NOT randomly direct our lives into fabulousness without our conscious participation.
If you feel stuck or feel like you are lacking momentum, then you may want to investigate whether you have been using your power of CHOICE to shape your destiny, or if you have just been sitting on the side of the road, waiting for the Universe to figure it out for you.
If you are waiting for a ‘sign’ … chances are good you will continue to wait.
But if you are wanting to truly create your life in a way that brings you joy, then learning to exercise your POWER OF CHOICE will be the boost of momentum that you have been waiting for.
Our reality and everything we experience, is a reflection of our level of Consciousness. Which means that our lives do NOT come TO us, they come THROUGH US. When we CHOOSE what we really want to BE, DO AND HAVE and commit to it, no matter what, THAT is when the creative power of the Universe lines up to support us.
But if we do not exercise our Sovereign power of Choice, then we will feel like victims of fate, rather that authentic Masters of our own Destiny.
TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GO – YOU MUST BE THE DRIVER OF YOUR LIFE.
Think of it like this …
Your life is a map of the entire world. The possibilities as to where you can go on that map are limitless. You can go anywhere and do anything.
Your body is the car. It is the vehicle that you use to get you to your various destinations and support your activities while you are on the journey.
YOU / YOUR Mind/ Your Consciousness is the DRIVER. It makes the choices about where to go, when to start and what actions to take along the way.
If YOU do not put your hands on the wheel of your life – and CHOOSE where you want to go, then you will either spend the rest of your days, sitting in the driveway of life, feeling stuck or bored or you will be relegated to being a passenger on the journey and have your destiny determined by outer forces.
There is a powerful New Age Myth that we need to stop believing if we are going to reclaim our Creative Power …
There is no hidden secret purpose for your life, that the Universe (God/Creative Force) is keeping from you. There is no deep mysterious piece of a mystical puzzle, that if you could only discover, your life would make complete sense.
Source energy/Creative Force … whatever you want to call it, expresses itself through us – as us. So whatever WE want is an expression of that creative force. The more strongly we claim, commit and focus on that expression, the more energetic resources we gain as we align with the creative power that supports and nourishes all things. But WE must CHOOSE.
The Universe does not have an opinion about where you go, how long it takes you, or what you do along the way. It has no judgement about whether what you are doing is going to save the world, or only serve you. It does not withhold energy from you on any account. This is what is meant by the Mystical statement that says ‘The Mind of God is no respecter of persons.’
This powerful creative energy is available to anyone and everyone, if they know how to engage and direct it. (Yes, even a**holes can direct this energy) Our created reality and the energetic foundation that supports it, is merely a reflection of our consciousness and how we use it.
Our ability to CHOOSE is an aspect of Consciousness that must be activated in order for us to truly Master our lives.
CHOICE is a power given to us by the CONSCIOUS MIND. It is a part of SELF that provides us with ability to direct, select and intend the direction we want to go in and the things we want to create. It provides us with the ability to select a goal, dream or desire out of the field of all possibility and ‘cut it from the herd’ like an excellent cowboy can throw his rope around the head of one particular cow out of thousands and bring it towards him.
When we do not exercise empowered choice, and say, “I will just let the Universe decide,” we become victims of the conditioning that we inherited from our families and ancestors, or worse yet, we suffer the ‘law of averages’ that brings us the results that the rest of an un-conscious society experiences. This is the opposite of Mastery – and it is a guarantee that there will be no progress on the road from Self to Soul.
FIRST COMMITMENT – THEN CLARITY
When Empowered Choice is activated – when a commitment is made to selecting a goal, dream, desire or outcome – THEN and only THEN will CLARITY come. Most people sit around waiting for some sign from the Universe that will bring them Clarity – but because they haven’t exercised conscious CHOICE, nothing happens. And so they wait, and wait, and wait.
Think of Empowered CHOICE as being like the address you enter into the GPS in your car. In order to receive guidance and direction, you must enter the destination first – THEN the guidance system can direct you. But not a moment before.
Once that choice has been made and entered, then step by step, moment by moment, guidance, clarity and momentum begin to emerge. The Conscious mind has given a direction to the Subconscious mind and now they are working together in a common goal. When this happens the creative force of the Universe, does line up to serve and support us, and we become more aligned with the flow that will generate movement and outcome.
Along the way, things may happen that slow the journey down … we may get a flat tire, experience a rain storm, or run out of gas. These obstacles are not ‘signs from the Universe’ telling us to abandon our journey, they are opportunities for us to Master and refine our consciousness and learn to take appropriate action. When stuff happens along the way, we can either play the victim and give up, or we claim our power and take action to correct the situation, always keeping our destination activated as we move ahead.
If powerful CHOICE has not been activated, it will be very easy to give up, turn around and return home when the going gets rough.
Choice leads to COMMITMENT. Commitment leads to CLARITY. Clarity leads to ACTION. Action leads to MOMENTUM. Momentum leads to OUTCOME. Repeat as necessary.
THE STEPS TO GENERATING MOMENTUM.
#1. GET CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.
To begin to activate Momentum and begin to powerfully partner with the creative force that shapes all things – you must CHOOSE.
What do you want? Career wise? Money wise? Health wise? Relationship wise? Lifestyle wise? How do you want to spend your time? How do you want to spend your money? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? If your deepest desire could be granted … what would it be? If you could, BE, DO or HAVE anything you wish … what would it be.
WRITE IT DOWN in all of its juicy detail. You do not need to know HOW – that will come later. But you need to be clear about the WHAT.
#2. COMMIT TO, SET A DATE AND SCHEDULE YOUR DESTINATION.
When we plan, commit and set a date, we set things in motion. Our subconscious, intuitive mind comes on line to support us with guidance and direction. This is when the creative energy of the Universe begins to recognize our consciousness and we become aligned with the flow that will sustain us.
But you must COMMIT. Set a date to begin your journey. No turning back. No cancellations allowed. **Please note this is not a date about your arrival or completion – this is setting a date of beginning your commitment.
Do you want to write a book? Schedule time to write – starting when. Now? Plan for it – daily.
Do you want to get fit/lose weight? Schedule a time to exercise. Shop for healthy food. Starting now. Schedule it daily.
Do you want to grow a new business? Schedule time to plan/prepare and shape it – do it daily.
When you commit in this way – YOU are putting your hands on the steering wheel of your life and driving it! Only you can prevent you from taking the action. Only you can stop you from remaining committed when things slow down or go sideways. As you take these actions, you begin to ‘make the dream welcome’ (like preparing for a new baby) and eventually, over time, momentum is generated, courage is cultivated and experience and Mastery are developed.
#3. RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU STOP DRIVING YOUR CAR
Recognize the ways you sabotage yourself or talk yourself out of movement. Notice when you are using New Age euphemisms to justify your lack of action. (Things like, ‘Oh this is challenging, The Universe must not want me to do it.’ or ‘I’m not feeling it, I’m just going to let the Universe bring it to me.’ etc)
**Just so you know, we ALL do it. But it is important to know when you are being lazy or talking yourself out of moving ahead because a trigger has been activated, or you are genuinely resting to regenerate and recuperate from an extended period of activity.
What are the ‘triggers’ that stop you from being in the flow, or that frighten you into turning the car around?
Spend some time with these thought forms and begin to challenge them so they are no longer the energies that are driving your car. For awhile, there may be a bit of a power struggle as you regain your control of your Will and Determination. It doesn’t need to be a big deal – but it will be an important piece of the puzzle as you recognize the patterns that have restricted you in the past.
These subconscious patterns of fear or uncertainty are remnants of your past conditioning that need to be transmuted and released. Acknowledge them, but do not allow them to shut you down. See them, bless them and continue to take steps forward. (even if only small ones)
As you begin to deepen and empower your CHOICE, new energy, guidance, support and direction will begin to flow – but it won’t be because The Universe has just randomly stepped in … it will be because YOU have made a powerful decision to determine your destiny and claim Mastery over your own life.
When you make that kind of commitment to your own power – the Universe can’t help but align with you – helping to make your goal far more of a reality, than it has ever been before.
Today marks Solstice on our beautiful planet. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere it is the longest day of the year, with exposure to the greatest amount of sunlight, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it is the shortest day of the year with exposure to the greatest amount of darkness.
Regardless of where you are on the planet, it is a sacred and special day that if you truly understand (as the Ancients did) can be used to benefit you in meaningful and powerful ways throughout the rest of the year.
Throughout history these special days have been marked by powerful ceremony with great temples built to harness the energy of the sun. These energetic rituals (performed by the High Initiates of the culture) were designed to influence the consciousness of the society that existed around them, which would then shape how the culture expressed itself. When guided properly, these expressions of consciousness would manifest themselves in elevated culture, high art, profound mystical understanding and peace.
These celebrations are of course, still practiced today – but to a large degree, the authentic meaning of them has been lost and so much of the power that can be cultivated has become limited.
But if you understand the Esoteric meaning of Solstice and how you can USE it, that authentic understanding is returned to you and you can begin to use it specifically in your own life, to refine and expand your creative power.
But before we do that, first we must have at least a basic understanding of a very important spiritual principle … The Principle of Polarity.
BEING IN TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME
One of the most powerful Spiritual gifts one can attain, is that of ‘Translocation’ which means to be in two places/ or two stages/ or two levels of energy at the same time. Authentic Mystics who are deliberate Spiritual creators, take full advantage of this understanding and use it to their benefit in accessing creative power to shape their reality. But NOT in the way that has been taught or focused on in the New Age (ala: Law of Attraction / only Vibrating High)
All seven billion people on the planet are always in two places at once – but few are aware of it. Solstice marks this powerful reality as Earth and all of her inhabitants are in both the ultimate expression of light (the longest day) and the ultimate expression of darkness (the shortest day) at the same time. This moment in the calendar is a snapshot in time that reminds us of the power of POLARITY and how it is always in constant expression in our world.
Earth IS a POLARITY. In fact every CREATED thing is a POLARITY. Meaning everything we see or experience in our physical world/ everything that is MATERIAL (this includes our body, our thoughts and yes even our emotions) has an expression of opposites. Polar opposites. Light/Dark. Masculine/Feminine. Up/Down. Hot/Cold. Abundance/Lack. Love/Hate. Positive Electrical Charge/ Negative electrical charge. Even Matter and Spirit exist as polarities.
Each of these expressions are the SAME thing – that is, they exist on ONE scale – they only vary in degree. Light and dark are a measurement of ‘ILLUMINATION’. Hot and Cold are a measurement of ‘TEMPERATURE’. Masculine and Feminine are an expression of ‘GENDER’ … etc.
In our Earthly realm, these polarities, CANNOT – NOT exist. In ALL dimensional manifestations, that come out of the Creative energy of the Universe, in order for them to BE PHYSICALIZED, polarity MUST occur. There is no way around it.
In order for something to ‘manifest’ out of the ‘mind’ of Source energy, it must split. (ie: the Masculine/Feminine as represented by the ‘Creation Story of Adam and Eve’) Where masculine and feminine ‘fell to earth’ (into polarity) – thus forgetting their origins of The Garden of Eden (non-polarity perfection/whole/complete perfected/ Source energy) and losing their power to be deliberate creators.
Polarized matter cannot create matter. Only Non Polarized SOURCE ENERGY can create material things. Physical matter is a RESULT. SOURCE Energy is a CAUSE. Physical matter is Polarized. SOURCE energy is not.
So in order for us to be ‘AT CAUSE’ in our lives and to begin to authentically engage with SOURCE ENERGY/CREATIVE POWER we must map, neutralize and integrate Polarity within ourselves.
How do we do this? By USING the challenges that the EARTH plane provides for us to begin to Master our own energy. It has been said many times, that the Earth is an advanced Spiritual school and that only the bravest of Souls sign up for it. Polarity is the reason.
When we incarnate here – it is POLARITY that refines us, shapes us, breaks us and wakes us up from our deep, forgetful dream of separation from our authentic Spiritual origins. Without the trials and tribulations, the swings from light to dark, from apparent good to apparent evil, there would be no refinement, no awakening and no evolution.
The Earth is harsh for a reason – we agreed to it, so we could remember who we really are.
Self exists WITHIN Polarity. Soul EMERGES OUT of it.
WHAT GOES UP/MUST COME DOWN
Another very important Principle in our Earthly dimension, is the Principle of Rhythm. Which to overly simplify means that ‘what swings to the left, will swing to the right’ – this principle of rhythm is expressed vividly on Solstice as the swing of longest day to shortest day moves from Northern Hemisphere to Southern Hemisphere and back again. (it is also expressed in tides, seasons, climate change and earth changes)
Mystics and Masterful Spiritual adventurers know how to NEUTRALIZE this swing, to rise out of it and above it, so they can position themselves firmly in the CENTER POINT OF CREATIVE POWER. Like the pivot point at the top of a pendulum – that is immune to all of the action happening below it, but is the source of the action at the same time.
The Law of Attraction which tells us to ‘Vibrate High at all times’, forces us into an unattainable artificial polarity, that MUST swing back the other way. This is why so many people who are practicing the Law of Attraction are feeling stuck and exhausted. Not because they are doing anything wrong, but because they are unknowingly putting themselves into a very powerful Polarity that requires an intense amount of energy to maintain and that will eventually do what it is rhythmically supposed to do… swing back the other way.
BEING IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF IT
So how do we begin to use the message of Solstice to regain our authentic creative, spiritual power?
#1. Realize that Polarity is a part of being Physical. That both sides of the Spectrum Light and Dark are a part of the whole and exist at the same time, all the time. The longest day and the shortest day are happening simultaneously. Your physical self is a polarized version of your Spiritual self – they are both a part of the same equation, the same moment in time and both are essential.
#2. The harshness AND beauty of Earth are here to refine us into a remembering of our authentic Spiritual origins. When ‘crap hits the fan’ it isn’t a punishment from the universe or a ‘Law of Attraction FAIL’ – it is an opportunity to refine and amplify our power.
#3. Stop trying to manipulate experiences by ‘polarizing them’ into thinking positively or vibrating high.
#4. When you experience a Polarizing experience (either positive or negative/good or bad), do NOT judge it, simply witness it the energies contained within that experience. Observe it, observe yourself within that experience, become aware of it as though you are watching a movie. Do not take any of it personally. Realize it is a part of your Initiation into Mastery.
#5. As you spend time WITNESSING/OBSERVING without judgement, you are bringing the awareness of higher consciousness (your Soul) into the equation, which begins to break apart the energetic structures that are held in that experience, thus freeing those energies up for you to then use and direct as you wish. (***This is the Highest form of Alchemy and Transmutation)
#6. The result of this Alchemical process is PEACE. (Scientists call this creative place Zero Point) Which is the center point of Polarity and is the door way to authentic Intuitive guidance, true Spiritual Wisdom and meaningful creative power.
#7. From this place of PEACE you can then ask meaningful questions for guidance and take meaningful action into growth.
As you become proficient at these practices, you begin to move out of the limitations of SELF and into the limitlessness of SOUL. You remain IN the world, but because you understand how it is structured, you are no longer a victim OF it.
With this understanding you begin to Master all elements of Polarity, neutralizing and integrating them so you can use the energy contained within them. Here you are immune to the unconscious rhythms of the rest of society and you reclaim your ability to authentically engage with the Creative Power of the Universe – and as the sun rises and sets on each new day, and in every Solstice to come, you will be reminded and remember your true mission here – to Remember Who You Are.
** MASTER MORE OF YOUR SPIRITUAL POWER ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH POLARITY AND MOVE MORE POWERFULLY FROM FROM SELF TO SOUL. Join me for my new Summer Class – INITIATION – Walking the Path from Self to Soul (starting July 5) Early Bird Prices.