Most of us along our Path, have had peak experiences or shifts in our perspective, which have brought about a feeling of intense joy, happiness and connectedness and of course, we want to have this feeling all the time.
The ego on the other hand, steeped in fear, separateness and superiority, along with its myriad of subsets like judgment, cynicism and victimhood, thrives in the past and pushes us into the future, denying us the fullness of the present moment.
When we are totally present, the ego cannot influence us.
So when we find ourselves longing for those peak experiences to remain or come back again during our meditation or whatever practice we may be engaging in, we should recognise that the longing is coming from the ego. We need to be present and accept whatever is arising at the time, rather than being stuck in the past wishing some other state or condition will present itself.
We are the creators of our life. We are standing in the middle of an infinite field of potentiality, drawing to us, opportunities, people, circumstances to experience, in order to grow our awareness. The impetus to become more conscious lies behind our every choice, decision, thought, word and action. It is the driving force that propels us along our chosen Path. If this is the case, how can we possibly be anything but the creators of our life, working in concert with the Source of Creation? How could we possibly deem ourselves victims?
There has to be some intervention that convinces us that we are something other than magnificent beings of light with endless potential and that is the work of the ego.
At any time we feel less than magnificent, less powerful, less connected or less creative in our lives, we are being offered on a silver platter, the opportunity to view our thoughts, words and behaviours and guide them to a higher vibration that inevitably will bring about a feeling of wellbeing and wholeness.
On a grander scale, we are experiencing these less-than-peak experiences due to the human condition, which through genetic manipulation has us caught up in a fear-based, dualistic paradigm, which is not our native state. At this time, where the bulk of humanity is stuck in this old paradigm, it is not always possible to maintain our true connected state of brilliance and so we experience our ups and downs from time to time. But remember, this is not our true nature and by continually nibbling at the opportunities presenting themselves to be more conscious, we can change ourselves and in doing so, we change the field in which humanity dwells.
This is why your inner work, your journey along your Path and the changes you make are so important, because they ultimately affect every sentient being on this planet and beyond. That is how important you are – stay with that thought for a moment. Breathe into it. What you are doing to become more awake, more conscious, is having a profound effect on the matrix/grid and the whole of humanity!! We are nearing the tipping point, the critical mass where humanity has the opportunity to morph into a new way of being and what you are doing IS important and is making a difference.
When we find ourselves in a less than optimum state, we can choose to remain there, projecting our fears outwards and blaming others or we can take responsibility for what we are creating, accept the is-ness of this present moment unfolding and consciously choose to acknowledge that we are drawing these circumstances to ourselves in order to grow. It is merely a change in perspective as to how we see ourselves and doesn’t have to manifest as some hyped up, ultra phony positiveness, but a real sense of who we are beyond the veils of illusion.
That which is unfolding in your life is the reality of the present moment you have created, consciously or unconsciously. How much richly rewarding would our lives be, if every moment was consciously created?
It pays to be conscious in every moment.
Pay it forward!!