Hone your energy. No matter your age or your condition, it is the most important aspect of life in human form. Your energy is your life force, your spirit’s vehicle within you, your guiding force through life. It is your most valuable asset, your greatest friend and traveling companion. Without it you would not exist as you know yourself. Keep it in tiptop form. Hone it by your intent but also by how you take care of yourself so that it does not get damaged. By your intent keep your energy in good shape, keep it interested, engaged, and always eager for a new day. It’s so easy to get lost in the mundane, to forget about it. When that happens, bring your attention back to your energy and with your intent, with your breath, and with your lust for life give it a boost. It’s up to you to do all you can to keep your energy alive and well!
In today’s channeled message we are asked to deepen our connection to our own path of heart, to our own spirit guide within us, to find our way to beauty and truth within, rather than focusing on what is happening outside of us.
We all have the same abilities within, the abilities to connect with spirit, to change ourselves, and then to assist in changing our world, one new thought, one new idea, one new experience at a time.
We begin this week with a channeled message asking us all to get into the Tao of Now, with these changing times we live in. Rather than dismiss them, ignore them, or fight them, it’s time to get in alignment with them as necessary, inevitable, and real.
Each one of us is part of the world now and thus we are part of these changing times. We all have a role. Let’s get in alignment with that.
In our audio channeled message today, we are encouraged to be open, in the flow of the river of life, actively calling to us what we want.
If we intentionally call for change, change will come. If we sit inertly, like a mountain or a rock, thinking we don’t have any power to change things, nothing will happen, or that which does come along will not be noticed because we are not in a receptive mode.
A simple way of understanding the need to reincarnate is to appreciate the very human reluctance to leave the human form. Humans are bipartite beings, humanly attached to the physical world, and energetically attached to infinity.
As energetic beings, we have a living connection to everything in the universe. However, as human beings, we limit the scope of our connectedness.
Carlos Castaneda writes in The Power of Silence:
“Don Juan had asserted that our great collective flaw is that we live our lives completely disregarding that connection. The busyness of our lives, our relentless interests, concerns, hopes, frustrations, and fears take precedence, and on a day-to-day basis we are unaware of being linked to everything else.”
We come into this world equipped with a sensual body that is granted a finite life to experience, in magnified form, sensations and feelings of pleasure, pain, love, and hate. Indulgence can be defined as the intensity of attachment that we give to these transitory experiences, which we unconsciously maintain throughout our lives.
If we’ve yet to fulfill our experience of these states, or simply can’t get enough of them, our indulgence is tenacious. Mastery of these sensations and feelings could be defined as sobriety, a readiness to let go and deepen exploration, beyond the limits of indulgence.
Human exploration inevitably fixates on excess. The greater the excess, the more powerful the experience. Part of the exploratory process drives us to extremes to discover the boundaries of the human form. This drive to push, even beyond those boundaries, is often fatal, yet at the same time it is at the heart of our evolutionary imperative.
Even now, as the Earth dramatically reveals its limits to our human indulgence, humanity insists upon more, more, more. We can see the fatality of this attitude on the very near horizon, yet indulgence still dominates. At the same time, this indulgence is delivering us to our evolutionary destiny: the discovery of our energetic core.
We are being guided to discover our energetic selves out of survival necessity. At an energetic level, we are collaborative beings, all parts of the same whole. Survival requires a unity and an equanimity of our species that puts the needs of our wholeness over the specialness of our separateness. At present, despite the disintegrative signs that abound everywhere, we are still able to indulge in the excess of our specialness.
However, intuitively and viscerally, we know that our current level of overindulgence is unsustainable. This knowing is constantly under attack by the heightened concerns of everyday life, that which hypnotically showers upon us daily.
Our propensity to seek refuge in the worry of self-reflection—that is, in perseverating about our personal standing—keeps at bay the full impact of the direct knowing of our energetic selves. If we can luxuriate in the luxury of pure reason the full truth isn’t necessary, or so we surmise.
Nonetheless, we are precipitously close to abruptly awakening to our energetic selves, as the Earth, that great sentient being, moves closer to shutting down our viral overindulgence. The introduction of the interconnected energetic self is critical to survival after the fall of our current overindulgence.
Individuals can begin to experience their energetic selves through connection to their dreaming selves. The practice of not doings promotes the inner silence that allows for encounter with the energetic self.
Specifically, one can introduce the not doing of reversing one’s dependence on their dominant side, inviting their non-dominant side to take part in daily life. The intent behind such controlled folly is to cross the bridge to one’s energetic side and more fully experience the contributions of both sides of the self, beyond human indulgence.
Another simple gem, from the shaman healer’s world, to connect with one’s energetic self, concerns the use of water. Pour a glass of water. Then vigorously rub your hands together until they become hot. Next, place your hands upon the glass and allow the heat to transfer to the water. At this time, state your intent, then drink the glass of water. Be careful, however, to not overindulge this drinking practice! Once at night and once in the morning is all that is recommended. Then, see what happens.
Quote from: The Power of Silence, Carlos Castaneda, p.103.