Our human experience is shifting. Old traditional structures and institutions are crumbling. Our consumptive lifestyle is running out of resources. The pop culture’s values, glitter and bling are less and less appealing.
Our human senses are waking up. We hear with different ears. The superficial lies and posturing of our world leaders comes through loud and clear. We see through to the hidden agenda of corporations, political rhetoric and patriotic causes. It’s like sitting through a movie and predicting the end – we’ve seen this same script many times before. We’re bored and time for a change.
But what is causing this shift of perception? Is it really just since recent disasters in this country: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina or globally the Indonesian Tsunami that so many people are acknowledging that something is going on? And what is the difference we sense, witness and feel stirring deep inside?
If we study the evolution of consciousness on the planet rather than wars, we realize that the next obvious step is usually expressed philosophically, spiritually, or socially long before we wake up and honor the dead guys. Pierre Theilhard de Chardin wrote in the first half of the 20th century, “We are not human beings have a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” I believe the truth and reality of ‘what that is’ is just now dawning for many.
Dawning happens gradually.
Different aspects are illumined as the heart and mind move beyond the familiar way of perceiving and expand ‘down the rabbit hole’. We can sense something new before we can articulate it; contemplate it before we own it; have a new awareness before we become it. The form is usually the slowest to catch up with what we have already seen and perceived. To hold steady during the transition from essence to form requires steadfastness, endurance and courage.
If we are to lead the formation of new business, social and spiritual models impeccably, and not continue to follow old dead end paradigms helplessly, attention must begin inside – to access true empowerment, clear and focused attention and soulful intention.
It is not enough to change horses in mid stream. The water is toxic. It is fear-based creating separation, alienation, power struggles, lack, and hierarchical belief systems. We must claim and exercise the spiritual mantel that is our divine birthright – a cocreative partner with the divine forces of the universe. Then the flow of life creates abundance sustaining us all to do well, live well and love well.
We are powerful cocreators.
Learning how to cocreate responsibly and in alignment with our Soul, rather than our ego, takes patience, practice, higher levels of cooperation and grace. A way to shift into the divine cocreation playing field is to become a spiritual scientist.
The New Age Spiritual Directory defines spiritual science as: The evolution of high consciousness as it relates to the human being, to the Universe, and all creation, as taught by the ageless wisdom, esoteric studies, and theosophy.
In my work, I define a Spiritual Scientist as one who observed through the eyes of the soul how to work masterfully with the human reactive nature, apply the learning to their life and cocreate heaven on earth.
When you learn self-mastery, you no longer need self-help.
Many self-help approaches give good, practical advice for solving problems. Solving problems doesn’t always resolve the deeper issue. Like constantly putting out fires, you can tire of the old drill because problems continue to pop up.
Self-mastery is the ability to recognize and be successful at choosing a loving point of view. When your choices come from knowing the goodness of who you are rather than wanting the pain to stop you create lasting peace of mind, joy, happiness, fulfillment and abundant loving. This new point of view shifts the way you view any problem that may appear. It’s another opportunity to grow in compassion. It’s an expansive gift of on-going awakening. It reveals the truth that lies beyond the veil of unknowing.
Self-Mastery also opens the door to cocreating with your Divine Self - the wise, impersonal, unconditionally loving partner that knows exactly what you can do to discover and live life differently