The revolution is here, and it begins within your mind, body, and heart.
Most people are not familiar with the amount of strength, courage, and tenacity it takes to break free of the societal ties that bind each and every one us. It’s much easier to consume or rebel against other people’s beliefs than to have our own.
Now is the time, during these challenging political days, to rise up and embrace the divine within. To allow fierce grace to move into our inner houses — our minds, our hearts, and our bodies. Change happens in activating for a cause, and that cause is you. For without you, there wouldn’t be a cause worth fighting for.
To be a warrior of the self is a noble cause.
It takes great strength to witness judgmental, critical, and negative thoughts, and stop them in their tracks. Simply by bringing awareness to the thoughts and naming them for what they are, the energy shifts. Freeing your energy to make choices with clarity.
For a specific practice on Naming Thoughts to Shift the Energy, click here.
It takes immense courage to sit with the waves of anxiety moving through the body, acknowledging the sensations as fear, feeling them, and sitting with them. By simply being present, the fear begins to unravel and release from the cells.
It takes tremendous tenacity to commit to the process of transforming negative thoughts, unhealthy patterns, and gripping fear. That’s the work. And who would want to do that? Who would want to be free of the shackles of the mind? Of the sensations wrecking havoc in the body? Of the tumultuous emotions flooding the heart? And why? Seems like a personal hell to go through the process over and over again. If hell is present, might as well be present with it, transform it, and dissolve it so that there's room for heaven to move in.
Free will is the ability for personal power to be available in order to intend thoughts, words, and visions into being.
Without going into a long statement about free will, let”s simply acknowledge that when programs, habits, emotions, and thought forms are ruling your life, your will is not completely your own. Which means that most of your energy is being given to other people's power or to the power of these programs and habits. Your power is at the mercy of all of the conditions developed over the years through consuming and holding onto other people’s beliefs. By bringing your awareness to unserving core beliefs and transforming them, your choices are more free to have the intent you wish for them.
It is your choice about whom you listen to, how you listen to them, and what becomes truth for you. One way of knowing what is true for you is that truth always rings like a clear bell. Because it stands alone regardless of who is speaking it. The challenge is unraveling all of the solidified beliefs and energies that bring shame, judgment, criticism, and negative thought forms into existence. The ones that keep you from shining your magnificent self into being.
Choices are made only in the present moment.
Because choices are made now, we always have the ability to stop an assumption, judgment, or criticism we have about ourselves or someone else. Then make a new choice in the present moment. The trick is being able to have the keen awareness to watch whether we are choosing from a misinformed belief or whether we are choosing from the heart — the seat of intuition.
And to know the difference, is the key. By clearing your house of unwanted guests, it has room for true knowing and intuition to guide you. Your house becomes your own.
And you have space for the divine source to shine through you as you.
As a self-illuminated being.
Your soul is precious, and wishes to reside within a house (mind, body, heart) of beauty, love, truth, trust, harmony, and peace. Your choices make a huge difference in the way you either honor or dishonor your house. Your guests may be the destructive ones storming through you in the guise of emotional turmoil or biting truths. If they are helping to clear your mind, heart, and body as a way to show you more of your truest self, to shine a mirror on the gunk you need to remove in order to feel joy, so be it. But if these demonstrative demonizers are there wrecking continuous havoc and causing pain — then acknowledge them, find out what they need, and send them on their way. For you have greater work to do than entertain a houseful of harmful bullies.
My recent story about working with inner bullies:
My old bullies of criticisms and judgements took up residence in my inner sanctum this past week — they arrived in my mind as pointy instigators, in my body as tightness in my solar plexus, and in my heart as grief. Woowee, ouch! I cried about them, wrestled with them, talked with them, and sat with them in meditation. Then, I made a new agreement with them. I acknowledged that in the past these criticisms and judgments may have seemed necessary, but now, I am making new choices.
I made an agreement that I am transforming my criticisms and judgments into discernment. I asked my divine guides to show me a way to discern my thoughts, words, and actions rather then have them criticized and judged to the extent of beating me into a pulpy mass.
Once I made this new agreement, I actually felt my shoulders and neck vibrate into relaxation. New energy moved through the places that had held my fear for so very long. Hallelujah! Celebrate!
don Miguel Ruiz, a Toltec shaman and author of The Four Agreements, provides a wellspring of wisdom in assisting to transform agreements. I highly recommend checking out the Companion Book of The Four Agreements as well.
Self-illumination is the divine source’s way of shining Spirit through your Soul; a celebration of your commitment to transform your inner turmoil into your diamond essence — your truest self.
If your calling at this time is toward revolution, I invite you to consider the revolution that is within you every moment of every day. In your mind, body, and heart.
I invite you to become your greatest ally. So that if you then choose to go out into the world to make a difference in the lives of humanity and in the sanctuary of the planet, you will have more ability to resource your divine intent to bring heaven on earth. Be. Go. Do.
And Begin at home - your inner sanctuary.