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.
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.
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.
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.
Sense of feeling lost
Not feeling capable
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Know your Self
To feel a truth in the fact that you are an empowered everyday person there are some crucial aspects for this shift if happen within. It has to do with the #Self.
To gain clarity around this lets look at two terms that we are all familiar with
Self – esteem which is the belief and confidence in your ability. #Selfesteem is related to what you think and your ability to apply yourself in certain situations
Self-worth which is the sense of your value that you place upon yourself. #Selfworth is an inner sensation. It represents the relationship you have with yourself.
Self-esteem is like a weighing scale:
where experiences from the external world impact on the balance point.
too many experiences, which have negative impact, brings us down - it low self-esteem. When in this space we doubt, judge, compare and feel incapable.
the other end of the scale is also true. Too many positive experiences also bring our self-esteem out of balance.
if we operate all the time in a state of high self-esteem the ego takes front stage,
we can become complacent and create falseness about who we are and our #confidence can become unrealistic.
to put this simply, we can feel that we are the God of our life and nothing can touch us.
this makes us vulnerable. When trapped in high self-esteem, and life hand you an experience of negativity, you fall hard as the capabilities to adapt have fallen away.
The middle point of self-esteem is being #humble.
“Humility comes when you use the rock of wisdom to balance your perception, relationships and life. The seesaw of balance has the small ego, womb-like from earth, on one end. It has the greater ego, spiral and cosmos-born, on the other. Wisdom changes from the small to the large. When you are small you can only hear your own talk. You are petty. You don’t hear the other person. Humility is a gateway to the vistas of Infinity.” Gurucharan Singh Khalsa
Remember to bow to the altar of everyday, seeing the beauty in all and knowing you are just a speck of star dust in this incredible universe.
This assists with becoming trap within the ego’s game of being overconfident. #Humility is the path to working deeply with self-worth
The role of self-worth:
assists with working with the polarity of self-esteem.
is to be a constant reminder of who you truly are
is completely about you. It has been impacted by conditioning but underneath those layers there is the truth of who you are.
is to know what matters to you and what is of the highest value to your soul.
offer the reminder that you are creation in action. That you are a slice of divinity blessed to have this human experience.
is the compass needles that points in the direction of action that is needed to return to being humble during the impacts on your self-esteem from external experiences
How does self-esteem and self-work impact on being an empowered everyday person?
You have a friend who is in the habit of only calling when a favour is needed. You have been going through some difficulties in life and really need to connect deeply with someone. Your friend calls and you feel relieved as you have a chance to express what has been happening. Your friend is not interested and starts talking about the favour needed. Your self-esteem lowers. A negative experience has happened at a time when you are feeling vulnerable. You feel incapable of being heard and not expressing yourself. This brings forth a sensation within of hurt. Your self-worth recognises this sensation as something that is not in alignment with the true of who you are. Your self-worth reminds you that supportive communication is something that you highly value. You sense within that it is time to end the phone call. You express clearly that right now you do not have space to help. You then take action, which resonates with what is of value for your Self. It maybe calling a friend who can listen, or write a letter to yourself; which is such a potent way of healing. The external situation reflects the meeting of your values so the level of self-esteem is increased.
Basically if you value yourself and know your worthiness the whole world will value you.
To sum it all up empowered everyday people are just like you and me.
We all have access to the universal wisdom that guides us forward.
We have the wide broad spectrum of the emotions and sensations so we can feel and experience the depth of life.
This sensory experience of life allows us to know the actions needed to return back to a state of equilibrium.
This equilibrium is the contentment that comes from doing what fills the soul. This is our self-worth.
And if it brings deep contentment that it is aligned with the agreed of our sacred contracts.
Breathe in the beauty.
Recognise the struggles and allow this to trigger the drive to make great happen.
Feel the empowerment within being driven by being who Creation knows you to be.
Sat Nam Beautiful People
Thank you for reading the #blog#blog. Trusting you found some insightful and useful #wisdom#wisdom among these words. Would love to hear your views so please #comment#comment And if you feel that others will benefit from this blog please #share.
Keep beaming your beauty
Founder of Mala Alchemy