Good morning and Happy March 1st! For those of us living in Michigan, this day brings a breath of fresh air, with a new moon in Pisces and the Mercury retrograde ending yesterday, let’s just say a new energy abounds…
We come to part IV of the book which is termed, Going Beyond. It shifts the discussion from recognizing the thoughts and overwhelming chatter to grasping how to get past the chatter and thoughts that have been keeping you, what may seem, stuck… in your own mind.
To begin the conversation of this chapter, I love the comparison of being stuck in your house in the middle of this beautiful field of light and empty space. The sunflower fields surround you and that is part of the beauty of your home, but as time goes by you begin to create more decor on the inside, you add your own artificial light so that you may feel comfortable and safe in your own space. You have to read and write and so you need to create this light. You can’t depend on the light from the outside. You begin to love your space so much that soon begin to forget about the outside and what sits just on the other side of these walls. You begin to feel so safe within your walls, you create a sense of pride for how perfect your space is. There is one problem, you have actually closed yourself off from any light from the outside, any new spectrums touching and this is now what you begin to sense as your safety. But then there comes the day that the lights die and you have no intention of going out to get more lights. You have not been outside in who know how long, it is scary, it is unknown. You begin to try to control the light with the candles you had, you try to create a sense of control that you can maintain the light with the candles. It is the day that your housemate comes up and takes you down into the cellar of the house to show you all of the emergency flashlights that can be used to light up your space. What a relief. So here it is… YOU have the eternal and infinite light inside of you that can change your life. You can begin to tear your walls down as you enter into this dark space within your being that you just have not discovered yet. You have not gotten in touch with it yet but it is there. And this, my friends, is when the journey of what most term, enlightenment, begins. As you take the time to get to know this infinite space within you, you begin to tear down the walls that you have built to protect yourself. All the past beliefs, the past wounds, the past experiences come up for healing and we are actually able to let go quite easily once you are ready to move beyond the walls. The first step that we have come to is recognizing the walls are even there, then recognizing that we built the walls and then being willing to tear down the walls. And it all can happen with these small moments of clarity as you set with this beautiful light within yourself. The problem normally comes as we begin to step towards the walls, we can become scared and resist the tearing down, because for Gods sake, these walls have kept us safe, they have kept us feeling comfortable. The closer you get to the walls the more the resistance will be. The way to get past this is to consciously choose to be aware that you are ready to break free of the prison that you have built around you… You have to be courageous as you step towards breaking free, and let me tell you what courageousness is built from… vulnerability. Yes, we must be vulnerable to face the fact that we are not supermen, we are not the prison guard and we may actually be wrong and weak in some areas of our lives. To me, this vulnerability is one of the most courageous acts you will do. You will find yourself stepping through your fear, anger, and many other emotions as you begin to discover your actual freedom. As I always say, these emotions are just that, emotions. They are just energy and we are made of energy and we can choose to let go of this energy but it takes a conscious choice and then the strength (vulnerability) to allow yourself to move through them to the other side which brings about the greatest light ever. The more that you travel into this small light within yourself, the bigger it will get and soon you will be expanded into the light of which is everything , everywhere and you will look back and giggle at the little box you lived in, all the limiting and self sabotaging beliefs you accepted as your reality. It is so freeing and it so close. We are moving into some really good parts. Allow yourself to laugh at yourself, cry or just sit in nonjudgement as you move in to this new awareness and this new beingness and understanding that your freedom sits right on the other side of those fears and lies you have told yourself.
Are you beginning to see the box you have created? Are beginning to see the light shining through the darkness? I hope so. It escalates from here : )