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  • Vicki Murtagh

We are all Empowered Everyday People

The wheels are turning and so often we are lost within the churning of life wondering what the purpose of it all is. During these time a deep breath is needed and a re-connection to the beauty way.

Beauty is everywhere ... even when the road ahead can not be seen

It is easy to become caught up in the despair. We all have experiences that shutter us, knock us for a six, cripple us and bring forth questions about who we are, what are we doing and what is the purpose of it all.

What lays ahead?

Today is the 8th day of the 8th month so it is perfect timing to be talking about the journey of power into #empowerment.

The energy behind the eight is to interact with the finite world around us by engaging in communion with the #Infinite nature of #Creation. This is where real power lays.

As you can image this is the shift that is needed within humanity at this current time.

The truth that this #Earth is finite and the resources that we devour everyday have an end ... an end which is insight.

This can lead to the sense of being dis-empowered.

What can I possible do in the face of such a downward spiral of destruction? This is where the connection to the Infinite #Source, that we are, comes into play.

We all have the power to make great happen within our lives.

Something amazing happens when we #listen to the inner knowing, that has be triggered by the despair and questioning.

This allows for the great, that you can make happen, to be aligned with #purpose, instead of being driven by #ego; or a desire to accumulate; or even the need to be recognized for achievements made.

The great, that you can make happen, is empowering yourself within everyday decisions ... to become a member of tribe of empowered everyday people.

How to become an empowered everyday person?

This month is teaching us this.

  • The #energy of the eight is here to provide an opportunity to observe and understand the relays you have within life on all levels and the impact that these create.

  • The subtle energy of the 9 is the gift for this month (10 + 8= 1+8 =9. 10 is the heart number of 2019). This subtle energy is asking us to notice the ripple effects of our actions ... both positive and negative.

  • The energy of the nine is all focused on understanding true #knowledge. The polarity of this is either through mastery where you study and rely on data and statistics. The other end of the polarity is about being tapping into the #universalmind and allowing the mystery to bring forth the clarity.

  • To put it simple ... you either access the Internet or you access the Ethernet. Ether is a yogic term for the element of space. In other words the energy of the cosmos that operates within and through everything. Access to both the Internet and the Ethernet is needed to bring forth the #clarity of conscious decision making.

  • This month’s gift is to play within this polarity so each of us to find our individual balance of how we access knowledge and information.

Accessing Information as an Empowered Everyday Person

Let’s ponder the role that empowerment has within this duality of accessing the truth, via both means of accessing information.

Firstly let’s look at Mastery through the Gathering of Information.

This is the Aquarian Age, the Information Age. Everyone has access to any #information at any time at the touch of the button.

It is a wonderful #blessing and is allowing you to read this blog right now, which in turn is opening up your intellect to the process of empowerment. Also accessing information means that we are no longer bound to the hierarchy where information was relayed depending on your statues or position.

The downside of this Aquarian Age, this age of Information, is the sheer width of exposure of data that we are subjected too.

Having the ability to know anything and everything makes so much #possible. There are so many choices, so many options, so many opinions, so many directions one can choose.

This sense of so much to do, see, learn, and know is being emphasized this year due to the overall path of 2019 being the three energy. The three is all about seeing opportunity everywhere. And this is exactly what the Information Age is about.... endless opportunity ... everywhere.

Whilst this might sound incredible, let’s be realistic about the impacts of this on our human psyche.

This access to information has happened so fast that your psyche has not had the chance to catch up, and it impacts on your #nervoussystem, or emotional well-being and our #mentalstate.

Cold Depression Quiz Time

Take a moment to quickly scan over the week just gone.

Now from the list below mark a number next to each sensation. With 0 being not felt at all and with 5 representing an intensity that stopped you being able to function and do what you wanted / needed to do.

On the average nearly everyone will score 30 or above. The reason for this high score is that everyone is impacted by the intensity of the times. #YogiBhajan referred to this as “Cold Depression.” This is a real condition of this Information age due to the impacts of overexposure to information.

Cold Depression is when the external demand is greater than the internal capacity to deliver and we have spent our reserves. We are depressed but we are so numb and insensitive to our own self, we do not feel it. The depression is therefore “cold.” This leads us to inner anger and isolation from our soul. Information overload, unrelenting stress, and rapid change contribute to Cold Depression. Bigger. Faster. More. These are all elements of modern life. The glandular and nervous systems of most people on the planet are not sufficiently developed to meet this challenge. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa

Take three minutes to feel the effect of Releasing Cold Depression

  • Sit with a straight spine either in a chair or cross legged.

  • Interlace your fingers and have the index fingers are straight up. The thumbs cross as well.

  • Push the hands together firmly. Rest this mudra at chest height.

  • Have your eyes open and focused at the tip of the nose.

  • From your navel point chant the following mantra Waha Guru, Waha Guru, Waha Guru, Waha Jio.

  • At the sound of Wha focus at the navel point; on Ha focus at the chest; and Guru and Jio focus at the lips.

  • Continue for 3 minutes building up to 31 minutes.

  • To end inhale and hold. Listen to the sound of the mantra. Exhale. Inhale, hold and release all the cold depression, than exhale. Inhale, hold and feel the preciousness of life. Let it go through your exhalation. Relax.

Mudra for the Meditation

Secondly lets look at the Ethernet

To reduce the overload of information, well this is where the “Ethernet” comes in.

It is the most potent filter, or firewall, available and it is personally tailored for each individual to receive the information, direction, clarity and knowing needed at that time.

How it works is really beyond the comprehension of your human understand. However the #spirit that we all are allows this access to happen.

What is accessing the Ethernet and what does it feels like?

The Ethernet referred to the constant streaming of thoughts that are dropping in from the Universal mind. We all have these thoughts but for some reason we perceive that these thoughts are ours and are just happening within the thinking mind. Every thought you have is streaming in from the super- consciousness.

Just like with a Google search we have a search bar to filter through this archive of endless information filtering in. This search bar is the neutral #mind.

Simple ways to use this search bar are by:

  • taking a few moments to notice the pause within each breath.

  • slowly counting to ten without attaching to any other thought

  • running, walking, swimming, doing #yoga, dancing or any other physical activity

  • singing your favourite at the top of your voice

  • if you are blessed to play an instrument… pick it up

  • flash writing …. doesn’t even matter what you write

  • holding your breath on the inhale and exhale for as long as you comfortably can

  • and of course #meditating

What does it feel like when you are accessing the Ethernet

  • You suddenly find a solution or an idea to a problem that has been present within your life

  • The light bulb goes on

  • The butterflies in the stomach dance

  • Confusion or stress shifts to lightness and even a sense of excitement

  • Things make sense without them having to be explained in details or reasoned

  • You sleep well

  • The plan falls into place even though you do not actually know all the steps that are needed

  • It is #joyful within

Contentment in the Simplicity of Life is one way to access the Ethernet

The path of this month ahead provides an opportunity to enhance your connect with the Ethernet.

This months path, the energy of the 11, is about allowing things to unfold by trusting the messages, insights, knowledge and guidance received via the Ethernet. This energy is all about the universe providing unpredictable twists and turns to life as a reminder that you are not in control but there is something greater and bigger than all of us but in which each individual is an integral part.

So over this month learn the skill of letting this flow of information direct and guide you .. within each day, within each choice, within each decision. Use both ends of the polarity as well. Use the whole of the intellect. Not just the rote experience of learning but the resonating of a deep cellular knowing and sensation.

From this ability the power to be an empowered everyday person arises.

This is the gift of the 8th month.

What does it mean to be an empowered everyday person?

  • You are real and #authentic. You do not hide behind of mask of having everything worked out and that you are completely onto it all the time. When you have struggles your share them, when you have triumphs you share them, when you learn an important lesson you share them, you share the depths of your soul with all who are willing to listen. You are you in all situations and you share that fullness … not just the parts that play the role in the story you are trying to tell.

  • Take the time to listen. This is paramount. Listen to others, give them space to express. They know the answers they seek … they just need to be heard. Listen to yourself. This is the quiet hum of your inner most sacred space and be content with the nothingness the resides there

  • Give, share, take the time to connect without expectation of return

  • #SELFCARE you do need to put your SELF first and foremost as you are the most important person in your life. Others will come and go but you will be with you for the entity of your life

  • Laugh, cry, smile, shout, get angry, give out hugs, praise that which deserves praise, belief in each other and explore the emotions as these are the gifts of being spirit having this human encounter.

  • Give up those things that no longer serve the #truth of who you are. It does not matter how hard of a challenge that maybe … you are empowered by the divinity that is you … so you can do it

  • Face each day with the truth of how you are feeling and be brave and courageous in making the choice that enhance the well-being of your life and the life of all within each moment that you have.

Feel the Divinity within and let this empower you

We are all empowered everyday people … we just forget this.

There are some important factors to that bring forth the feel of being dis-empowered.

The big picture of our current global crisis is so impacting, then the cold depression that was spoken about earlier. These two things alone are enough for this sense of inner strength to be lost.

Allowing the inner knowing, that stems from the Ethernet, to reconfirm the fact that we all have a role to play, a task to do, a responsibility that we agreed too before birth rekindles your empowerment.

Your purpose may be:

  • #parenting your children to be open so they can see clearly

  • working in community

  • empowering other to awaken to their truth and potential

  • seeing #beauty everywhere so that the judgement and segregation drops away

  • planting trees or growing a garden

  • healing others

  • singing your truth

  • teaching the next generation the important skills for life

  • and the list goes on and on

  • What might your purpose be?

However small and simple or large and complex your purpose is … it is exactly what the Universe requires right now during pivotal time.

Don’t question your purpose. This only adds to the disillusioned way of humanity at the moment. Your purpose maybe as simple as to share smiles with all you meet or as complex as designing a renewable energy resource that has no reliance on fossil fuel at all. Each purpose is just as crucial as each other within the sacred time of evolution of humanity.