Let your heart be quiet and still as you face the oncoming time and all it brings, as you face the truth of the times you live in, knowing that in heart centeredness your days will be content, your actions good, and your intentions pure. In heart centeredness do the right thing, no matter the pressure to do otherwise, for the times call for new balance, for the good to overpower the evil, for indeed evil is alive and well. Stand with that which is good and strengthen that good core within yourself so that good may reign outside of you as well, so that your actions may have an impact far beyond the confines of your own body and mind. It all begins with you taking your own heart centered stand, strengthening your own inner knowing that, no matter what happens, good is always the heart’s choice and so will it always remain.
Contrary to popular opinion, it may not always be best to push through every storm, to attack with aggression, or to unconsciously weather through that which blocks the way or presents barriers or interferences. Often a gentler approach, a consciously adopted wait-and-see attitude is the proper method of attack. This does not imply weakness but stresses that often the most hardened attitude is felled not by greater force but only by the unseen forces of love, kindness, and compassion. Sometimes strength should be a last resort. Sometimes the only persuasion needed is the right kind of energy touching at the heart level. Sometimes patient waiting in heart centered energy is the right action, even in the most violent of times. Let heart centered decision making become your own norm so that patient waiting also becomes your norm when right action is called for that is out of the norm. Sometimes doing nothing more than calling upon the energies of good is the best action. From heart to heart, may all find their way to right action that is loving and kind and all-inclusive. And through it all, keep a positive attitude.
Someone once asked Carlos Castaneda if we should recapitulate our current love relationships. He paused, and with a shy smile gently replied, “Not yet.”
Carlos knew that recapitulation would take the buzz out of love and desire at the level of archetypal projection, that which fuels the dance of relationship in the physical world. He wanted us to savor our projections, before the personal dissolved into the transpersonal knowing of the all-pervasive impersonal divine, that which maya clothes in the unique fabrics of this world.
Transpersonal love simply can’t limit itself because, at that level of pure truth, all is love. Carlos didn’t want us to have to suffer too soon the essential loss of specialness that our local illusions provide, the puppy love of our desire body.
Strictly speaking, the desire body is the emotional component of the astral body, the energy body component of our Soul in human life. The astral body is the home of ego-Soul, composed of both mental and emotional components. The astral body is the conscious personality that navigates waking life in the body. At night that same astral body unhinges from the physical body and journeys in the dreams of its desires. Freud called dreams the land of wish fulfillment. Pretty astute, from a transpersonal perspective!
Emotion is the fuel of action. A thought or idea from the mental plane requires the motivation of emotion to manifest. Emotion has a magnetic charge. A want is a mental idea imbued with a feeling tone that magnetically attracts, via the law of magnetic attraction, the object of its intent to us, or us to it.
As I sit and watch a show the thought or image of popcorn might appear in the mind’s eye. If the thought or image is then imbued with the energetic momentum of desire, I might pause the show, get up, and make the popcorn! A mental thought that lacks an emotional engine is not likely to result in physical action.
Hence the guidance, don’t attach to unwanted thought. Attachment is thought which, when given continued attention, becomes strengthened by the emotional energy of desire. Sustained at this level, desire ignites into blind compulsion.
Sex is a powerfully wired instinctive mandate at the subconscious, little soul’s level of body management. Cyclical release programs of both hormones and neurotransmitters, in concert with external environmental cues, trigger powerful waves of desire that inundate consciousness from the depths of the body unconscious.
Clearly, nature’s most primal imperative is survival via propagation of the species. Archetypal imagery imbued with the highly charged emotional energy of desire dominate mind and action. The power of these archetypes to overwhelm even the most apparently spiritually committed is evident in the Vatican’s recent conference on sexual abuse.
But what about sex beyond the childbearing years? As nature’s cyclical programs recede, sex is still possible. However, it requires the higher involvement of consciousness at the ego-Soul level of the astral body, with both its mental and desire components needing to be engaged, to stir the body physical. Sex at this stage is far more a function of choice than biological imperative.
Although habitual mental patterns of sexual preoccupation and expectation may persist at this stage, the emotional energy of compulsion becomes freed for higher refinement. From a chakra perspective this is the raising of kundalini energy from the sexual and will centers to that of the heart, where a more conscious love becomes possible.
Oh course, sexual union may indeed be a concomitant of love at the heart chakra center. However, at this later stage, its overriding motivation is genuine connection and affection. This continued refinement of love ultimately flowers into universal love, as one clears the channel to the oneness of High SOUL in infinity. Reaching this state of love while still in human form is possible, though quite formidable a challenge as well.
As love descends from its purest state at the High SOUL level, where it exists as the cohesive energy that binds all into oneness, it becomes increasingly separate and personal, eventuating in the desire body of human form. The major opus of human life is to refine the physical and astral dimensions of the desire body to ascend to true love of another and, ultimately, love for all. That truly represents coming home.
This is the major play on our current world stage. Can the collective human desire body rise to the level of interconnected love in this hour of greatest need? It will, because it must, but when and how has yet to be written. We are the active side of infinity here, and the heart of every individual is the active playing field of needed change. Synthesize pure love.
How are you choosing to do life? You may be of a mind to let yourself be at ease, knowing that what will be will be, that all things naturally change and evolve and will come to pass as they are foretold. This implies that you should let life bowl you over, that you should adapt, not lift a finger to help yourself, for all is predestined. In fact, the opposite is true, for life is not premeditated and set, but set in motion, alive and active. After that, anything can happen. No matter that life may seem to unfold in a prescribed manner, everything you do has an impact, so don’t just sit back but fully engage, take action, learn discipline, be responsible. It is only in breaking the inborn habit of inertia that one truly lives. Defy life. Cut through it with the truth of your spirit and show it that you are more than it anticipated. It is only in making surprise moves, in attending to your heart’s intent that you will have the ability to shift the course and anticipated outcome of life. It’s your life after all. Take command and show life what you are really made of. And do it all with loving kindness and compassion, because that’s the real secret that life wants you to discover. Along with waking up your own fight and muster, wake up your power of love.
Our audio channeling this week invites us all to open ourselves to the innocence within us so that we can experience the magic outside of us. All of this is in an attempt to align us with our spirit’s intent for our life’s journey in Earth School, of course!