Browsing Tag

awakening

about the mandela effect
The Esoteric, Videos,

VIDEO: How Cool Is The Mandela Effect?!

The Mandela Effect is a theory about the consciousness of jumping timelines. There are millions of people that identify with a past that can no longer be located anywhere in our current history.

Remember the Berenstein Bears?  How about Henry VIII’s portrait with a pheasant leg?  Go find evidence of them now.  If you can’t, perhaps you’ve jumped timelines with may of us.

Kimberly discusses the Mandela Effect, what her timeline was (and now is), and leaves you to go within for discernment.

Remember that you are not crazy, unless you say you are! Bam!

More info on the Mandela Effect at https://www.mandelaeffect.com

how you react to button pushers
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth, Oneness,

Button Pushing: From Asleep to Awake

There will always be people who push your buttons. They can leave you fuming at the ears…but then you remember that you’re awake, and smacking the shit out of them is no longer a viable option.

Those annoying souls are there for your benefit, you know.  An easy thing to forget when they push too far, through word or action.

I had a person in my life who was incapable of making a supportive statement.  OK, let’s be honest:  he’s a dick.

It doesn’t matter if what they say is true for you or not.  Anything presented to you is from that person’s perspective, and reflects their view of the world.  There will always be people to share their opinions with you, unless you decide to be that guy that meditates in a cave for the rest of your life.

So let’s do a little comparison between how you might react to someone pushing your buttons, back when you were asleep, and now that you’re awake.

I’ll share a recent public statement from my personal button-pusher:

A 52 year old woman can go off her meds and talk shit about unicorns and aliens without her friends and relatives catching her and locking her up until she starts taking her meds again. One day she will start to believe the things she says on You Tube and forget there is a difference between fantasy and reality and try to sell her concepts in the real world and then her friends and family will become the elusive unicorn and alien!  Love always!

Seriously! Love always!?

That is the sign of a soul contract, right there.  Or passive aggression.  Probably both.

So how to react to a statement like that?

As an asleep human, I would go into defense mode.

I might refute in anger the untruths of the statement, or…even worse…retaliate with the most painful dagger to his insecurity that I could muster up in a millisecond.

When we’re asleep, we see each other as separate people, at odds with the world and everyone in it. We’ve forgotten that each person we interact with is merely a reflection of ourselves, presenting an opportunity to discover something about us.

 

Now let’s take a look at how awake people could handle the same situation:

An awake human would recognize the opportunity to respond to any statement, whether negative or positive, with kindness and compassion.

The awakened soul will aim to deliver a response that deflects any negativity, through the understanding of the source delivering it.  Knowing that we are all one, looking at life through different eyes, we respond as if we are looking into a mirror. This maintains karmic balance and is self-love at its best.

Those button-pushers are giving you a gift, to practice your compassionate action.  To put yourself in another’s shoes.  To transmute from a reactive separate person, into a better you that understands the connection between all souls, no matter how separate they may feel.

So how did I respond? Well, I won’t claim to be Buddha. Initially, I devised many daggers to fling; but what good does it do other than create more karma for me to balance? So I said nothing until I felt that I could deliver a positive message, one that asserted my choice to detach from consistently negative people.

I’m sure another button-pusher is well on his way into my life, because that’s how we grow.

How blissful it would be if the awakening process were the simple flick of a switch…from Bitch to Buddha in the blink of an eye.

Don’t expect to be a saint; that’s not why you came to Earth at this time.  In this divinely-orchestrated interactive game board, you get the chance to decide, at every moment, who you will be in any situation.  You’ll have plenty of chances to better yourself, I promise!

And don’t forget that sometimes, the biggest button pusher is you, talking to yourself!  All the more opportunity to send love in the wake of statements that lack it.

Love always!

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

learning to become
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth, Oneness,

Move from a Human Being…to a Human Becoming

Do you want the secret of life?  It’s only one sentence.

Can it be that easy?  Well, easy is an attitude, not a process.  Yes, it can be that easy.

It’s more about your attitude than anything else.

The secret of life:

Move from being a victim to taking personal responsibility for every single thing that has, is, or will be happening to you.

For some people, that statement can be a big jump.  We’ve been programmed to give away our power to others: teachers, parents, the government.  After all, they know best, right?

Nope.  You know what’s best for you.  And you don’t know what’s best for others, so Step One:

Focus on you.

Catch that doubt that just dropped in—about being selfish to think like that—and toss that shit out the window.  That’s programming too, and unless you want to stay a victim, then throw it out. If you want your life to change, then you must put yourself in the forefront of your attention.  You can’t light anyone else’s torch without lighting your own first.

 

Now that we’ve got that down, let’s move to Step Two:

You are a powerful creator, who has decided to put a small portion of yourself into a low-vibrational state that looks solid, and you made that portion of you forget that you put yourself there.  

You then set out to reconnect with the other parts of yourself, both visible and invisible. Part of the process of awakening is about remembering that you put yourself in the physical realm in the first place; and that most of you is somewhere else, waiting for you to acknowledge it. Once you have that connection back, you’ll realize the truth of yourself as the creator, by tapping into Universal wisdom that demonstrates, through “coincidences” and synchronicities, that your thoughts are manifesting into the physical.

The Universal laws apply whether you remember them or not. That’s how victims stay victims; by consistently thinking victim thoughts, labeling themselves and others as victims, thus attracting yet more situations of victimhood.  This will continue until one realizes the correlation of their thoughts to their reality.  If this is you, then you are well on your way to recognizing this truth.  It’s a good time to change, if you are tired of being a victim.

Once you understand that you created your reality, then you must take responsibility for every single thing that has happened to you, and also for your judgment of it.  Any feelings of victimhood were simply a choice, and other choices are always available.

If you’re reading this, you are realizing this truth.  As you cognize this truth, you will readily take back the power you previously relinquished to others and you will use this power to create a life that you do want.

 

Finally, Step 3 takes over until you’re done around here:

Recognize that the nature of Life is not just BEING, it’s about BECOMING.

This means that you are constantly expanding through the experience of situations and scenarios…situations and scenarios that you have created for that purpose.

“Being” changes to “becoming” when we embrace that truth, and allowing the higher self to take the joystick to steer us in the direction of our desires.  The act of “becoming” is a dynamic state, rather than a static one.

Ready to try it?  You can start with a mantra, stated with intention and resolve to live your life as a creator who, although you can’t see the whole picture yet, knows that other parts of you can.  It’s just a simple request for assistance:

“I’m a human becoming…help me to become!”

You can use anything you like to speak to the higher part of yourself that can see where you’re headed.  Since you’re endowed with free will, other aspects of “you” will only assist when asked to do so.  It’s you requesting help from yourself, so there’s never any power relinquished in such a statement.

Making the shift from “being” to “becoming” aligns you with the secret of life by right use of the main Universal laws that govern creation:

  • Law of Attraction, by drawing to you the people, events and situations that match your current vibration.
  • Law of Intent, by your stating your particular desires for expansion, and focusing on them with feeling.
  • Law of Allowance, by asking for a bit of help from other parts of you that can see more of the picture.

An entire world is out there for the creating. If you can imagine it, it exists.  Self-empowerment is the secret!

 

*This mantra is a suggested statement from the Handbook of the New Paradigm, written in 1999 by Gary Green.  I’ve included a link below if you want to delve into it more.

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

 

Resources

The Universal Laws:  Abraham-Hicks

Handbook of the New Paradigm, by Gary Green.

 

where do you feel ugliest?
Awakening Rants, Life on Earth, Oneness,

Where Does the Ugly in You Come Out? Go There More Often.

As you awaken, you raise your awareness of your own behavior.  Hopefully, you’ll recognize when you’ve done something nice, and praise yourself for it.  And when you do things that aren’t so nice, you’ll recognize it and aim for better “next time.”

So when will there be a “next time”?  I suggest you actively plan for those times by putting yourself in the places where you’re challenged the most.

The places where you feel most vulnerable, most inadequate, most unnerved by the situation.  Where the people scare you, where your “comparison” muscle gets the most action. Go there.  Face it.

For me, it’s the gym.

I live in Hollywood, California, so I’m sure I don’t need to explain much about the scenery around here.  And going to the gym, which is regularly populated with 6′ freaks of nature disguised as models and actors, can send me into a negative vortex of inadequacy. These fairy-like people who bend themselves into knots in every yoga pose imaginable, and lift more weight than I do, and look good doing it.

The hardest part?

Most of them are NICE.

That’s the kicker, eh?  I’d love to hate them for their perfection, their contribution to the continuation of the unrealistic ideal standards by which our society measures beauty.  I’d love to sneer and scoff and compare.

But all of those negative feelings I experience: comparisons of worthiness and value in our jacked-up society, my personal insecurities, and sometimes just plain despair…are simply MY feelings, and they don’t represent the people I’m viewing at all.

Facing these feelings head on allows you to redesign your attitude about being around those who challenge you.  Hiding from them will magnify your insecurities later. So go there, and experience it head on.  Bring each insecurity to light, and ask yourself if it serves you, or if you can let that go.

And you might find out that those you were afraid of, comparing yourself to, and avoiding, are people with their own insecurities, who long to be loved and accepted just as much as you do.

Go do that shit!

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

 

 

 

reading for those struggling with waiting
The Esoteric, Trigger Messages,

Insight: Rapid Manifestation

Are you struggling with the aspect of TIME?

You’re awakening, and you’re realizing that time isn’t constant like they told us it was.  And that can lead to some confusion while you’re waiting for things to happen.

I pulled these three cards today, and felt compelled to share.  If you are reading this, then it was meant for you.

 

reading for those struggling with waiting

 

The key (23 Trigonic Quartz) to rapid manifestation (36 Pink Granite) is maintaining your inner landscape.

Maintaining your inner landscape, represented by the Lavender Aragonite card (37), is a reminder to be aware of the thoughts running through your head as you consider something you’re waiting for.

Thoughts of lack, like these listed below, can knock you out of alignment with what you’re wanting:

  • What’s taking so long?
  • Why can’t I have this thing?
  • Why does SHE have it and I don’t?

Just like a well-kept lawn, the neater your landscape is, the easier it is to navigate around it.  Tripping over weeds and slogging through unkempt grass will impede your progress.

So if you do notice those resistant thoughts coming through, recognize them, thank them for their previous service to your growth, and go back to focusing on what you do want with the knowledge that you’re perfectly capable of creating it because you are a conscious creator.

Crystal Wisdom Healing Cards by Judy Hall.

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

how to know that you're over your ex
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth,

How Awake People Know They’re Over an Ex

So you’re waking up, and you’ll see some relationships fall away. The inward journey then begins, where you might replay situations over in your head in an attempt to find out what went wrong.  Was it you?  Was it them? Will you ever get over it?

Simply being awake doesn’t necessarily mean that the end of relationships is any easier.  In fact, when you allow yourself to actually FEEL, you could experience pain that you would have previously pushed aside or stuffed down in order to move on with your life.

That’s great!  Feel it! It sucks, I know.  I’ve had my heart broken into minuscule pieces and stomped on, as I’m certain you’ve had too.

And I’m sure that you know by now that stuffing those feelings down, whether it be emotionally, physically or spiritually, doesn’t serve you.  Not only do you fail to glean the lesson from the relationship, you’ll also dredge up those unaddressed issues in future relationships unless you clear them out.

There are plenty of ways to do this, including counseling, crying uncontrollably on the floor for a while, or writing in a journal. Feel that stuff, and let it go.

So how do you know when you are fully over someone, and ready to move on to another relationship?

I made a handy chart for you.

how to know that you're over your ex

Note that at the beginning of a breakup, you may experience base feelings such as hate, anger, jealousy and other immediate reactions.  Such feelings are associated with the lower two chakras: the base chakra and the sacral chakra.  These are common initial responses to a breakup.

As you heal—and not generally in a linear fashion, as denoted by the jagged line—your focus will move upward to the higher chakras; feelings related to those energy centers will be more balanced, and head towards greater respect and compassion for your ex. These include acceptance (solar plexus), forgiveness (heart) and wishing your ex well on his or her journey (throat chakra).

Still further along in your healing, you’ll finally move to gratitude and thankfulness for their contribution to your lesson.

This shows that you’ve created a balance among the upper energy centers of the third eye (seeing the reason for the relationship) and the crown chakra (thanking your ex for his or her contribution to your growth.)

How long does this take?  Unfortunately, there is no set formula. Variables such as the length of your relationship, the magnitude of the soul lesson, and whether others (such as children) are affected, will all determine your particular healing path.

What’s important is your recognition of your progress!  Are you able to look back at the person you WERE, and compare it with the person you are NOW?  Such comparisons are the only ones worth making, so please recognize and honor yourself for your growth.

This will prepare you for the next relationship as a better, more loving partner.

Love to you!

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

do you know what you really want?
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth,

Do You Give Yourself What You Want? Do You Even Know What You Want?

Awakening souls journey through the process of ridding ourselves of unwanted things.  People, jobs, non-serving habits, and a lot of stuff, all find their way out of our lives as we expand beyond the illusion in which we’ve been living.

This is great for reducing the clutter that monopolizes our mind processes, freeing up space in our lives for us to enjoy being, rather than protecting, insuring, coddling and storing things that no longer serve a purpose for us.

Following this process certainly lightens up the load, yet it may also dredge up an issue that might need addressing:

Do you really know what you want?

The other day, I saw a crocheted handbag that was really cool.  A basic design, neutral color, and the perfect size.  I loved it the minute I saw it.  The price was fair.  It would fill in a huge gap in my wardrobe. And I didn’t buy it.

Why? Well, I told myself at the time, “you have plenty of bags, you don’t need another one.” And yes, although I do have a few handbags left in my collection, I definitely didn’t have one that looked like this or would serve its particular purpose.

So I went away, and yet I couldn’t drop the idea of owning that bag, and how useful it would be. It kept popping up, despite my attempts to put it out of my mind.  And when that happens, that’s a sign that there is a lesson in the situation.

So I sat down, and I followed my feelings about the process of buying something I wanted.

I realized that I was unable to recognize the difference between my own desires, and those of the people that benefit from selling me things.

Our society bombards us with desires that really aren’t ours at all.  They are the desires of those who want you to buy their products, their services, or their opinion about something.  They stream emotional images, words and concepts to affect your most vulnerable parts.

“You’ll be more attractive if you buy this.”

“You’ll never be happy unless you have this.”

“If you want to be like us, then you must do this…”

 

It’s no wonder that awakening people are gun-shy about making decisions, for we question the integrity behind the motives of those offering things to us.  We increasingly recognize the shadiness behind many actions—the secrecy, the lies and the misinformation. And knowing these things can send us into a tizzy of inaction altogether.

So in the case of the bag, I was rendered unable to make a decision about whether or not I really needed the bag. I subconsciously worried if I weren’t going to revert to the shallow, materialistic consumer I had evolved from, who collected things for the sake of impressing others with the sheer volume of ownership.

Sitting a while longer brought options to light. For example, I could donate an older bag that I no longer found useful, in order to make room for this one that was.

Andby the time I went back for the bag, it was gone.

So next time you are faced with a decision about whether or not to add something to your collection, ask yourself to feel out three things:

Do you really want it?

Would you really use it?

Does it bring you joy?

If you can answer “yes” to these three simple questions, then you’ve got every right to have it.  Your soul knows the answer to these questions, even if your befuddled mind does not; and it sees beyond the illusion of advertising and skillful emotional manipulation.

You are a good person.  And you can have what you want, so make sure to define what that really is!

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

 

 

waiting for twin flame?
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth, Oneness, Trigger Messages,

Been Waiting For Your Twin Flame? What’s Taking So Long?

The Twin Flame Experiment is in full swing, and unions are occurring around the world.  Still waiting for yours?  Doubting you have one? Both are good questions right about now.  It’s time to get internal.

I would love to give you news like all of those YouTube channels that display Hindu gods and goddesses, enrobed in jewel colors, intertwined in an eternal kiss of everlasting love.  I would love to be another one of those people that gives you readings that your Flame is just around the corner, and when you meet, then everything in life will be perfect. But that’s not my gift.

My particular gift is to trigger you into remembrance of what life is really all about.

And sometimes that means providing you with an internal perspective of what concepts like the Twin Flame experiment really encompass.

 

The Twin Flame experiment is part of a collective soul contract, in which 5th dimensional beings have the opportunity to ramp up the Earth’s frequency by incarnating into two (whole) parts at the same time: one masculine, and one feminine.  They live two separate lives, going through their individual stuff, learning and remembering such lessons as heartbreak, security, abandonment, lovability and unconditional love.

The purpose of this division is to play out the illusion of polarity, from both the male/female aspect, as well as the separation/integration aspect, of a soul’s existence on the physical plane. Twins, as they are called, will come into union after a certain amount of inner work is done, making them better candidates for bonded relationships that foster growth for both parties…AND multiplying their energy for the benefit of humanity.

Once union–or integration–occurs, then that couple, as two complete souls combining their energy as one, emanates an exponential amount of light versus the two separate entities alone.

So 1+1 does not equal 2 in the case of those enrolled in the Twin Flame experiment.

In the case of Twin Flames, 1 + 1 = 10

Think about what this would do for modern-day Earth, where we are playing out the Dark vs Light scenario in full force right now.  You don’t have to look far to see that those of negative polarity are having their final temper tantrum, rising up in any way they can in a final fury before the Light succeeds in being the prevailing polarity for Earth’s inhabitants.

When two super-charged twins unite, that’s all the more powerful light to shine on the collective.  And this is why the Twin Flame experiment is coming to fruition in these next years.

So are you part of this experiment? Do you feel like there is someone out there that mirrors you?  Perhaps you only experience the connection on the astral plane, through voices in your head, a feeling of deep love for someone you don’t even know, or the feeling of not being alone.

If you feel like you have a Twin, and you’re frustrated that he or she is not in your physical plane, then read on.

We’ll put aside the entwined-lover scenario for a second, and go internal, because ALL of life is really just internal anyway.

That part of you that is in 5D is integrated to the point of not needing physicality.  Incarnation is a choice, and many of our 5D selves chose physicality at this time and place as a service to his fellow souls.

In the case of twins, that 5D part of you wanted to both assist the collective and also grow on a personal level, through living life on the same timeline from different perspectives.  So it splits itself up into a 4D portion (the non-physical part that you feel, sense or hear in your head) and a 3D portion (the physical body.)

So the 5D YOU divided itself into four portions, each with all of the powers of the whole:

Divine Feminine in 4D (non-physical)
Divine Feminine in 3D (physical)

and

Divine Masculine in 4D (non-physical)
Divine Masculine in 3D (physical)

 

And then you forgot! And you’re set free to live lives, from FOUR different perspectives. And the name of the game is to integrate ALL of those perspectives into one, by remembering your power as the creator of the whole experiment in the first place.

When you do this, it’s a win-win situation:  for both the collective, and on a personal level.

So first, you may encounter your twin in your dreams or in meditation (non-physical); and you two will build up a relationship between your non-physical selves.  This is your integration on the non-physical level. 4D + 4D.

And this is where lots of us get stuck.  We yearn for the 3D + 3D part of the equation. We want the integration on the 3D level so much more—to experience the sensation of touching, kissing, feeling of security, and….sex.  And we wonder where that damn twin is. And we start looking all around us, second-guessing the perfection of the Divine Design, trying to push things along.

We question the Universe…which turns to begging, and will eventually transform into self doubt:

  • “Is she with someone else?”
  • “What if he isn’t attracted to me?  Am I too fat?”
  • “Where do I have to go to meet her?”

That initiates a wild ride along the rapids of self deprecation, and it’s easy to be pulled along with the negative current. Perhaps it’s time to remember who is creating your show in the first place.

It’s YOU.

Your twin is merely another aspect of yourself. When you make that merge in 4D, then it’s time to go inward and ask yourself what work needs to be done on the YOU that will make up your portion of the relationship.

Because it isn’t about whether your twin will find you attractive.  It’s whether YOU find yourself attractive.

It isn’t about if your twin is in the right place at the right time.  It’s about YOU being in a place of joy that will bring that twin, also in a place of joy, to you.

In other words, you must BE the person you want your twin to be.  Because you’re really only integrating your separate selves together anyway.  You must be in that vibration to attract it to you. Every time.  No exceptions.

Are you in that vibration?

Or are you waiting for the perfect partner to show up when you’re not even sure who YOU are yet?

Again, it all comes down to frequency, and that is an internal job, every time.  If you feel that you have a counterpart out there that is the “yin” to your “yang,” or the “yang” to your “yin,” then that person will show up when you’re truly yourself.  All the time.  Good and bad.  Cranky and bubbly.  Tired and energized. Mean and nice.

It’s not about being perfect.  It’s about being YOU, with all of your quirky traits, and your idiosyncrasies, and your recognition of areas in which you could grow. It’s about acceptance of who you are, right now.  And any twin that’s worthy of your time is doing the same thing in his or her life right now too.

That person exists, out there, in the physical, yet just out of sight.  As within, so without.

Look inside to see what’s showing up for you outside…and you will remember the Meaning of Life.

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

 

 

 

 

nothing is too good to be true
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth,

Today’s Bullshit Belief: Some Things Are Too Good to Be True

Our 3D Earth is steeped in polarity. Good vs bad, Right vs Wrong, and Better vs Worse; all judgments we make based on a dualistic perspective of our world.

Your true, whole Self knows that polarity is merely a construct applied to the game we are all playing on Earth.  Although all of life is based on balance, your Human Self chose to forget that we can have that balance without the judgment…and without having to actually experience either extreme in our physical world.

So, for now, we’re living in a Dark vs Light world, slowly coming to the realization as a collective that we have the power to choose either side—or NO side—and honor the other side’s beliefs as just as valid as our own.

This means that we’re busting through some old programming that’s been passed down through the generations.

One coming up a lot for the collective now:

“That is too good to be true.”

This is bullshit.

So why would anyone tell you that some things are “too good to be true?”

Because our forefathers lived in perceived powerlessness.  Tossed about by forces they believed were out of their control, they were constant victims of “acts of nature,” of the government, of genetics, of bad luck.  This powerlessness fostered manifestation by default, and the physical world reflected the unconscious intentions of the humans creating it.  We’ve been living in very dark times.

“Too good to be true” implies that to have some things, you must give up other things.  That you can’t have your cake, and eat it too.  That there is nothing on Earth that is perfect.

We were taught to be fearful.  We were taught to believe that someone out there knew better than we did, so we had better listen.  Such beliefs were recounted by countless exhausted, overwhelmed parents to hopeful children, over centuries of darkness-instilled existence.  It was easier to set up a child for failure in advance, than to watch him experience a heartbreaking defeat later in life.

And I’m sure you understand that it’s not a stretch to think that someone would take advantage of the fear of others, and magnify it, and then utilize it for their own selfish purposes.  This is why such fear has perpetuated across eons of human existence, even when meeting basic survival needs is easier for us now than ever before.

So the words of past overwhelmed parents are now reinforced through social media, broadcast news, and reality TV.  And it keeps people fearful, and powerless to believe that they can have what they want.  Because if you have everything you want, then it is hard to control you.

You can have it all. Everything can be good.  You can have all the money you want.  You can have the love of your life.  All of these things can be yours.

Thankfully, your Higher Self has the schematic of the major goals your soul set out to achieve during this lifetime, and it will guide you to the things that serve you on the quest for your divine purpose. If you allow things to unfold with a recognition of your power as a creator (even if you can’t see the big picture right now), your Human Self will align with your Higher Self, providing you with a satisfying life of love and inner peace.  It’s your belief that you can have the things that you want, according to your divine purpose…that will bring those things to you.

You will be so enthralled with what you have—placed in exactly the right place in your life, at exactly the right time—that you will want to openly share it with others.  You won’t even pay attention to the extremes of polarity, because your emotional, spiritual, and physical needs are met.  And you spread that energy to all those that you encounter, and maybe they’ll start believing it too.  That’s how the world changes.

Today, I want you to feel what life would be like if you knew that things can be good.  That everything CAN go right.  That your desires WILL be fulfilled, simply because there is plenty for everybody.  These are remembrances, not lessons.  You already know this; you just forgot.

Aim for the feeling that things are going well for you.  It may be a feeling that brings up some guilt.  SCORE!  One more bullshit belief that, once cleared, releases the resistance for allowing in what you want.

You’ve got this.

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author

 

pulling out old beliefs
Awakening Rants, Featured, Life on Earth,

Mental Gardening Makes For A Clearer Path

Old beliefs stand in the way of realizing your full potential.  Maybe it’s time to clear your path.

If you’re like me, you want to clear out EVERY negative aspect of yourself, from the ego-driven sarcastic statement deliverer, to the overly critical observer catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror. It seems like it’s a never-ending torturous path of whacking away the non-serving belief systems with our spiritual machetes.  Yet some of those beliefs are rooted so deeply that we never really see the whole thing, and so it never really goes away.

A machete won’t do that.  You gotta dig out the roots.

OH GREAT!  More processing!  More tears! More lessons to learn.

Well, yeah.  That is always going to accompany a physical incarnation.  That’s why we come here.  Yet you could look at those beliefs in a different, more gentle way.  One that gets you to the core so you can pull up that mofo, roots and all, for good.

Let’s take an old, outworn belief, and imagine it’s a prickly bush.  It’s knee-high, and spiky, and you keep running into it because it’s in the path you take every day; and because your attention is elsewhere while you’re walking.

You really know that your path would be easier without smacking into those damn thorns every time you start walking, but you also know that pulling it out would require tools, and thick gloves, since your bare hands would be a bloody mess if you tried to just yank it out of the ground while passing by.

So you continuously sidestep the bush, hoping to avoid scratching yourself, and so far you’ve been managing.  But sometimes, every once in a while, you forget it’s there, and you walk straight into the bush…and the painful scratches are your reminder that you really need to just pull the damn thing out.

You may imagine all the effort it would take, finding gloves, and time, and the proper frame of mind to tackle the situation. And when you encounter such obstacles, the self-bashing begins.

  • “I don’t have the time to pull out this bush.  I’ll do it next week.”
  • “The roots run really deep and I may need a shovel to get way down.  I don’t have a shovel.”
  • “Even with gloves, I might still get some scratches.  I don’t want that pain right now.”
  • “Who the fuck planted this stupid bush in my path anyway?  It’s their damn fault.”

And I don’t even have to tell you this, but bushes grow.  Both upwards, further into your line of sight…and downwards, extending their roots deeper into the ground.

It doesn’t matter who planted the bush.  Could have been you.  Could have been someone authoritative from the past.  You can spend your time cursing the bush, or blaming the bush, or hating the bush.  But the bush is there. And it’s your path, and it’s your responsibility to pull the fucker out.

So how to remove the bush with the least amount of time, effort, and scrapes?

You soak the ground with water.

The moisture loosens the dirt around the bush, creating a softer surrounding environment, thus making it easier to pull the whole thing up, roots and all.

The water in this case, is neutrality.

By softening the foundation supporting the bush—or looking at the situation from a neutral standpoint, rather than one of self-judgment or blame—you facilitate the removal of the whole thing, with less effort. And then you can move on with your life with a clear trail ahead of you.

Could you get scratched?  Well, sure, you could get a few scrapes, but you’ve got your gloves, and other tools that you’ve gathered over the years to address “bush” issues! A few scratches on the arms far outweigh the burden of sidestepping a growing, perpetually painful belief system that constantly inhibits your journey.

The use of neutrality is a skill that will benefit you in all areas of your life.  Not just pulling out bushes, but dealing with your beliefs about people with opposing views, your beliefs about your self-worth, or your feelings about your place in society.

Allowing things to be as they are, without constantly creating a story around them, is like softening the foundation.  It gives you the ability to observe these concerns without the judgment, to review your belief, and then update it to reflect the new You.  In all honesty, the bush wouldn’t be prickly if it weren’t meant to be addressed in some way.

And each time you pull out a bush, you will encounter fewer and fewer of them along your path.  You’ll then walk with your eyes up, rather than continuously looking down for thorns.

 

Kimberly

author: Kimberly

read more posts by this author