1. Love yourself. When you look in the mirror and say, “I love you,” what comes up? Are you met with compassion, or do nagging limiting beliefs resurface. If so, it’s your duty to find out why they are there. Trace them down to their source and remove them for good by placing your full attention on them. Pain arises because it wants to be acknowledged. With awareness, all pain can be transmuted into peace.
2. Take a look at your complaints about other people. Are people not listening to you or respecting you enough? Are people not “seeing” you clearly? Are people not giving you the attention and love you deserve? What if I were to tell you that all difficult situations and people arise in your life to reconnect you back to your own Being? Take your complaints about others and imagine them coming from your heart. What is your heart trying to tell you? How can you send more compassion to your own soul? If you find yourself criticising others often, you’re only illuminating to others what you’re carrying with you. Ask yourself, “Why am I choosing to hold onto shame, anger or resentment when I know the only person it’s hurting is me? Why am I choosing to give my power away to those who don’t deserve my attention?”
3. Be your own best friend. Whatever you’re waiting to do with a lover, do it with yourself! Take yourself out on fancy dinner dates and treat yourself to luxurious, romantic spa retreats (at home if that’s out of your budget!). At first it may be difficult to spend time with yourself… A lot of your insecurities will come up and guess what… no one will be around to blame except for you. But the good news, is that after the intense pain, comes a transformation, the ability for you to be in your power, to need no one to make you happy. With the extra time you have, you may discover things about yourself that you never would have learned if you were focusing on another person’s happiness. I’ve personally discovered that I am an EXCELLENT interpretive dancer. ;)
4. Do whatever the heck you want! Being in love is wonderful, but let’s face it, relationships take work, time and energy! They’re all about compromise. If you don’t have enough time for yourself or heck, if you don’t even know who you are or what you want, a relationship isn’t going to solve that for you. So what will? Sleeping in late and spending all day in your pajamas? Possibly. In my humble opinion, being single is a golden opportunity for you to get reconnected to the joy contained within you, to the passion, excitement and inspiration coming from your own heart. What truly drives you, motivates you, and lights you on fire? Why did you come here? How are you going to be of service to others, to the world?
5. Develop a spiritual practice. When everything is “going wrong” in your life… when things become too chaotic, simply shutting your eyes can do wonders for your sanity! Instead of looking externally to solve your problems, turn inward and realize deeply that everything you’re experiencing is a projection of your inner world. Talk to your body. What does it need? Heal the blockages within causing the drama without. Let go of attachment to thinking and spend time simply observing life. If nobody told you that the universe was “physical” or “spiritual” what would it be? Trust that the universe LOVES you, that everything IS you, that everything that is happening to you is always for your Highest Benefit, even if the mind cannot comprehend that. Focus on maintaining awareness, a connectedness to your body and to the moment. And remember, it’s not about what you achieve or gain in life or what you “become”… Realize deeply that you already are… and no matter what transpires in the future, you’ll always be experiencing it in the here and Now. And the you that experiences, the observer that witnesses lifetimes passing, will always remain the same. Perfect, whole and eternal now and forever more.
My latest interview was with the brilliant, Cullen Smith, an expert on exposing and explaining deliberately hidden (occulted) knowledge. You may know him from YouTube as Made Manifest or Lifting the Veil. He makes informative videos on a variety of topics including: NIKOLA TESLA, Anthropology, deep Esoteric truths and symbology, Semiotics, Metaphysics, Russellian Science, Zero Point Science, Sovereignty, Reclaiming Dominion, EXPOSING Fraud/Corruption/Crimes against HUMANITY, Living Off Grid, Sacred Geometry, Astrotheology, Astrology, Language, Etymology, and SO MUCH MORE!
In our chat, Cullen goes over his own awakening process and how on the journey to the core of the truth, it’s important to not only “listen to what resonates with you” or “makes you feel good.” That can be a major trap of the New Age movement, cherry-picking knowledge that appeals to the senses.
Cullen explains the difference between esoteric and exoteric knowledge and reminds us that there is an ultimate truth along with a personal one. We go over the origin of language, law and commerce, talk about how our entire world is presented to us through symbol, and why it’s necessary to know what those symbols mean.
Also, SATURN! Why the heck do people worship it? Cullen gives the most in-depth report on Saturn worship that I’ve ever come across in my years of research. Here’s a little preview: there was a time when it was Saturn that bathed our planet in light, long before our current Sun existed!
“According to the works of controversial theorist Immanuel Velikovsky, Venus appeared a terrifying comet in the heavens and Mars, the pupil in God’s eye. In this age the planets in our Solar System followed different paths than they do today, in perfect alignment and in a Polar Configuration. The five planets orbited the Sun as a single linear unit, which rotated around a point close to Saturn, before its break-up at the end of the Golden Age. The violence of this revolution inspired the myth-making epoch of human history.” Quote from this blog.
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For further research into the truth, check out the resources mentioned in our chat:
Mark Passio: http://www.whatonearthishappening.com
Santos Bonacci: http://universaltruthschool.com
Jordan Maxwell: http://jordanmaxwell.com
Sevan Bomar: http://www.astralquest.com
Michael Tsarion: http://www.michaeltsarion.com
The Thunderbolts Project: http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp
What REALLY happened with the 911 Trade Towers? Check out Dr. Judy Woods: http://drjudywood.com
Recently I went through a brief period of depression which lasted about a week. Old fears resurfaced for me to view. But instead of hiding from the “negative” emotions I was feeling like I usually do, I dove into them. Instead of returning to thinking to find some temporary pleasure, I sat with my pain. And soon, that pain passed, but in place of it was a numbness. I couldn’t figure out why, after being so present, I felt… nothing.
That nothingness, however, eventually turned to profound joy. I realized that I upon letting go of the mental labels that I so dearly clung to, a space was created within my reality for an innocence to blossom.
Here is a direct quote from https://www.eckharttolle.com/newsletter/october-2011 that may help if you are presently going through the Dark Night of the Soul:
Eckhart on the Dark Night of the Soul
Q: Have you ever experienced the dark night of the soul? Your teachings have been so helpful through this difficult period. Can you address this subject?
A: The “dark night of the soul” is a term that goes back a long time. Yes, I have also experienced it. It is a term used to describe what one could call a collapse of a perceived meaning in life…an eruption into your life of a deep sense of meaninglessness. The inner state in some cases is very close to what is conventionally called depression. Nothing makes sense anymore, there’s no purpose to anything. Sometimes it’s triggered by some external event, some disaster perhaps, on an external level. The death of someone close to you could trigger it, especially premature death, for example if your child dies. Or you had built up your life, and given it meaning – and the meaning that you had given your life, your activities, your achievements, where you are going, what is considered important, and the meaning that you had given your life for some reason collapses.
It can happen if something happens that you can’t explain away anymore, some disaster which seems to invalidate the meaning that your life had before. Really what has collapsed then is the whole conceptual framework for your life, the meaning that your mind had given it. So that results in a dark place. But people have gone into that, and then there is the possibility that you emerge out of that into a transformed state of consciousness. Life has meaning again, but it’s no longer a conceptual meaning that you can necessarily explain. Quite often it’s from there that people awaken out of their conceptual sense of reality, which has collapsed.
They awaken into something deeper, which is no longer based on concepts in your mind. A deeper sense of purpose or connectedness with a greater life that is not dependent on explanations or anything conceptual any longer. It’s a kind of re-birth. The dark night of the soul is a kind of death that you die. What dies is the egoic sense of self. Of course, death is always painful, but nothing real has actually died there – only an illusory identity. Now it is probably the case that some people who’ve gone through this transformation realized that they had to go through that, in order to bring about a spiritual awakening. Often it is part of the awakening process, the death of the old self and the birth of the true self.
The first lesson in A Course in Miracles says “Nothing I see in this room means anything”, and you’re supposed to look around the room at whatever you happen to be looking at, and you say “this doesn’t mean anything”, “that doesn’t mean anything”. What is the purpose of a lesson like that? It’s a little bit like re-creating what can happen during the dark night of the soul. It’s the collapse of a mind-made meaning, conceptual meaning, of life… believing that you understand “what it’s all about”. With A Course in Miracles, it’s a voluntary relinquishment of the human mind-made meaning that is projected, and you go voluntary into saying “I don’t know what this means”, “this doesn’t mean anything”. You wipe the board clean. In the dark night of the soul it collapses.
You are meant to arrive at a place of conceptual meaninglessness. Or one could say a state of ignorance – where things lose the meaning that you had given them, which was all conditioned and cultural and so on. Then you can look upon the world without imposing a mind-made framework of meaning. It looks of course as if you no longer understand anything. That’s why it’s so scary when it happens to you, instead of you actually consciously embracing it. It can bring about the dark night of the soul – to go around the Universe without any longer interpreting it compulsively, as an innocent presence. You look upon events, people, and so on with a deep sense of aliveness. Your sense the aliveness through your own sense of aliveness, but you are not trying to fit your experience into a conceptual framework anymore.
Watch my interview with Mark Mauvais, a Psi Researcher from England devoted to the investigation of psychic phenomena. In our chat, we went over his spiritual journey from atheism to developing his psychic gifts including telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance and telekinesis. Learn how he enters into a trance-like state to work with qi.
You can find him on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/markmauvais
His website its: www.markmauvais.com. Find his psychic forum on there as well!
If you want to stop smoking, over-eating or even over-thinking, running from your addiction will only serve to exacerbate the problem.