The lies we tell, constructs our reality. We construct and live the lies because we are consumed by fear and shame from our past. We remain focused on the past, and often consumed by the weight of the lies we have to maintain.
Lies upon lies stacked becomes our lived reality, and we relish in self delusion. On one level, the lies you tell are serving you, but at the core root of self-deception resides our sense of powerlessness. We lie to avoid feeling pain, shame, rejection, and to mask our inadequacies. Yet the pain remains active. We essentially feel powerless, and the lies we hold on to serve as a plaster to our inadequacies and our lack of personal power.
We are never far from our personal truth, but if we are to be set free from the lies and the perpetual suffering caused by the lies we tell, we have to be willing to pivot our focus. Our cunning nature can never be extinguished, rather it has to be transmuted towards its polar opposite, which is integrity.
Integrity to self thus becomes our central value within this journey we call life. We must however, be prepared to walk away from the shadows of our past if we are to step in to integrity and truth. The constructs of the Self erected by lies, are mere illusions of our former self. We have to be willing to see their temporary and fragile nature. They may have once served us, but no longer are they sustainable. No longer can they remain as our reality. And with intent, and desired focus, we redirect our mental energy towards that which we wish to transform. Truth and integrity are not easy qualities to embody, yet, the only way to transcend suffering personally and collectively, is by you being prepared to walk the path of the less travelled. It is easy to lie to yourself. It is easy to live in delusion, yet it creates much suffering and discord, and diminishes your power and self-worth. It creates misalignment and disharmony. A life constructed on lies, whittle's away your power and dignity, and keeps you fighting and flighting in survival mode. The path forward may seem like barren land, or an empty landscape. The foundations for a new life we seek is not yet formed. Its construction must however begin from somewhere. And thus, it begins with refocusing your sense of mental projections. By becoming aware of your thoughts, you become aware of your desires and fears, and little by little, you will muster the courage to construct a new reality, and lay foundations that rests in self power and integrity. A life that finally liberates you from suffering, delusion, deception and lies.
Self Enquiry Practice:
When all is said and done, we go deep in the depths of our being, to cocoon and re-emerge anew. Breaking out of the cocoon however, is an arduous part of the journey. The shell to breakthrough is taxing. The new environment is unknown, and every part of our being fights to keep us safely nestled and tucked hidden in the cocoon.
What we don’t know however, is that should we choose to succumb to the familiarity of the cocoon, we will sacrifice our life and gradually whittle away.
There is much destruction that prevails prior to our cocooned state. It is no easy process, for us, nor our loved ones. Yet, when we finally find ourself in the restoration of the cocoon, it feels daunting to re-emerge back in to the world. It requires patience, resilience and compassion. It requires deep surrender to what needs to emerge, and flow in and out of our being.
The polarisation effect reminds us that pain is a transformative path. Suffering is liberating us from an old wayward life. A life that is no longer in congruence with what is emerging within and through us.
To reach the nectar, we must be willing to undertake the work in order to taste its sweet offering. They say nothing comes in to pass from passivity. Yet surrender is passivity in its highest form. The low road of passivity is procrastination. Succumbing to the tides of emotional disturbances. Swayed by the labyrinth of our mental projections and resistance. We fall prey to the superior ego that rests in our primitive, animal nature. We must, however, be willing to embrace the pain and suffering, so that we may emerge out of the cocoon, and know that what we see and who we are, is the resurrection of our former shadow self. We have arrived, yet the journey to a new sense of identity begins. From the breakthrough, we commence the slow, progressive ascend towards a new version of who we are. We are once more free to express the new version of ourself, yet, we know that there is more ahead in our journey, and with this, we embrace the unknown, the uncertain terrains, and the unknowable, we take a leap of faith and soar, because finally, we are out of the cocoon, liberated, at last.
The fool plans alone tucking away resources for his own miserly endeavours. The wise one plans through service to others and knows that he stands on a mountain of gold, and to stow away wealth without giving onto others will only be detrimental to his own fate. This system of giving and stowing is also witnessed in how nations accumulate wealth through trade. The nations who sit on rich resources bask in their power, but only have resources to trump their balance sheets. They understand their power only from the physical stance. They trade resources to other nations from a position of self centred arrogance, and this power is exhibited in our world stage in categorisation of the rich nations vs the poor nations.
The entire power structure is relative to the natural resources a nation produces or that which they colonise through war and propaganda, leaving the invaded nations poorer, and tilting the power dynamic in favour of a select few elite nations. The rich nations stand on the shoulders of their fore founders, they stand on the power that they amassed through their land, and the lands of those whom they’ve colonised, past and present. But if all that is taken away, what remains?
When giving and taking stems on the premise of power, the polarity is that one party will eventually sense its powerlessness. When giving stems on the premise of wisdom, the polarity is that one party will eventually experience its foolishness. We live in a world consumed by duality. We cannot discount this universal truth. Therefore, how we address the polarisation effect of our personal undertaking is all that must reside at the focal point of our intention. We give of ourselves to our communities, through service and the roles we play and fulfil, but the intention that imbues our service and our benevolence is that which returns back to us. A world constructed on the premise of duality requires not only resources, nor wisdom. It requires a deeper understanding that the power we hold is only but temporary, and that the resources we sit upon are also temporary. The actions we undertake today may serve us tomorrow, but they can also cause our fall and demise. Nothing in this plane of existence comes with a stamp of permeance upon it. Not you, nor your treasured resources. Not your actions, your successes, failures, nor even your life. When we marvel at our own sense of impermanence, we can truly feel liberated from all the power plays and struggles that we witness in our own life, and on that of our world political stage. With this, we are freed from having to take sides on who is right and who is wrong. Who is good and who is evil. And we are certainly set freed from our own sense of entitlement, arrogance, fortitude and righteousness.
When all is said and done, we are confined by the mental schisms that cause our entrapment. We are regressed once more back to our raw animal nature. For most of us, this remains a cyclical undertaking. Trapped in the hell of our own creation, we find ourselves powerless, yet we have willingly stepped in to this zone with the exertion of our own mentalism, words and deeds.
The battles that paved the way to this place have caused much turmoil within our psyche. The battle ground of our mind has been a defeating war zone. We are trapped in the making of our own destiny.
The choice remains as to whether we continue to reside in our nature as the beast, or whether we choose to sublimate from the beast up towards our humanity.
Life has many facets, and often propels us back to our animal nature, where we are once again engulfed in shame and disgust. Disgust towards life and others, where in fact the real sense of disgust we are feeling is towards our own animal nature.
The entrapment is the game of projection. We project on to others what we really avert within ourselves.
The aversions we feel towards others are really a mirror towards our own afflictions. Shame and disgust hold us entrapped. In to the abyss of hell we roam, unwilling to face our truth. Some people choose to stay in this self-created hell most (if not all) of their life. It is most unpleasant, and they carry an aroma of hell where ever they go. For others, the regression back the animal nature is a temporary journey. They choose to see in to their shameful nature, and yet they choose the higher road of sublimating back to their human nature through loving their most shameful parts. They recognise that the shackles that bind them to the ground is merely a construct that is self-enslavement to the belief they are unworthy of a greater destiny.
Their lack of belief in their own strength and abilities keep them enslaved as the beast. Their mental churnings keep the illusion of entrapment alive. Yet, somewhere within the grasp of their awareness, there is a guiding whisper. The whisper that leads to liberation from the beast, and its transformation through sublimation of the denser energies in to higher means of thinking, being and doing. It is as simple as a thought. The thought thus grows and flourishes in to a seed, that expands and creates form. When we are propelled back in to our beast nature, we can but listen for the whisper. For it is our collaboration with the whisper that allows the shackles of entrapment to dissolve, and enables our journey towards liberation and love to unfold with grace.
The willingness and determination to rise up from the ashes is essentially the hallmark of why we exit on this tough and challenging planet. Adversities come and go, and yet the meaning we assign, and the virtues we master (or not) as a result of the experiences we live, are what remain with us at our Soul level. We carry the virtues we have mastered (or yet to be mastered) from life to life, incarnation to incarnation, body to body.
The imprints can remain as traumas, deeply scaring our mind, leading us towards living a life founded on fear and survival. Or we can choose to transcend the traumas and integrate the virtues, that enable us to live a life of virtue founded on liberation and self-mastery. The decision of whether we remain a prey to life’s circumstance is ours to make. Rising up from the ashes however bestows upon us a sense of authentic power that is all so expansive and illuminating. We don’t just rise, but we fly. We spread our wings, and we proudly stand upon the ashes that once served as adversities, and claim, that in fact, the adversities served as powerful teachers towards the art of transmutation. Transmuting the pain and suffering in to meaning and purpose is what we humans are here to experience and master. Mastering energy and its transmutation process is essentially what the earth school teaches us. Some repeat the lessons over and over, yet despite its repetition, something wonderful still occurs, the insights penetrate others in meaningful and illuminating ways. When we are willing to rise despite life’s trials and tribulations, life on earth becomes a rich playground for our own and the collective sense of mastery, serving as a potent path to liberation from the illusions encountered in life.
We are once again reminded on the law of mentalism, and that we manifest what we project mentally with passion and conviction. When we reside in survival mode of fight or flight, we are often swept by overwhelm of anxiety, panic, fear and stress. We see ourselves under attack, and we see life and its manifestations as a threat to our survival. We become overwhelmed by the scale of our anxieties and fears. However, our focus on our projected fears exacerbate the threat further, and in the absence of logic, the world becomes a dangerous place amassed with threats that lurk everywhere. In essence, we see what we are. Yet, we must be willing to see what calls to be harmonised and reconciled within us. No-thing is really a threat unless you become a vibrational match for its consumption. When we shrink our power against life, we become consumed by life. And we are exalted when we stand firm in claiming who we are, and claim to life itself that we are powerful beings beyond measure. This belief places you beyond the threat of being consumed by lower frequencies such as fear and anxiety. When we believe in our power as spirit manifested in form, we see how our projections can hinder us, or lead us to victory. The choice remains with you as a living breathing conscious warrior whether you choose to fight or you choose to love. We live in a universe that is governed by the mind. When we realise the laws of mentalism, we realise our true power, and we are able to extend beyond the projections of the mind that is so easily consumed by trickery. The 9 of swords is thus a card of revelation on the laws of mentalism, and how we can so easily be tricked and deceived by our own mind, and project fear and doubt towards life and our responsibilities. Yet the only escape from this threat resides within your own mind. Remember that all is mind, and life is a game of mentalism.
The five of swords reminds us to become aware of the vastness of our world, and to step out of the hypnotic trance that spellbinds our mind towards mentally combating others or undesired circumstances.
Who or what we invite in to our minds remains a personal choice. We are reminded that we always have a choice on who or what we give our thoughts away to, for our thoughts shapes our reality, and our reality shapes us.
We are granted tools of perception, energy, and mind, and how we choose to use these tools remain a personal choice. When we are spellbound by a thought, we seldom challenge the thought, as if the mind is always right in its projections.
We unconsciously direct the tools of our energy and perception towards shaping and moulding the single thought in to form and manifestation. Yet, when we decide to question the thought and actions we embark upon, we give rise to new possibilities and new higher perspectives to be birthed.
New ideations, and new potentials arise. The spell is thus broken from our willingness to question the thought. A wise person once said, our thoughts think us, we don’t think them. The question remains, how will you decide to step out of your thoughts before they consume your energy and mind?
What is victory without failing, for the sweetness of taste surely arises from the taste of bitterness that precedes it in failing.
To be victorious in an endeavour, we must know how it is to embody the greatness that arises from the victory. To fully embody this sense of order, we must first taste the misery that arises from failing, for one cannot taste or even know the sweetness of success, without having first tasted the bitterness of failing.
The two poles of the greater paradox are from the same spectrum. Failing and victory are part of the greater whole, and this journey we call life cannot exist without duality of senses, and perceptions. The wheel of karma that determines fate, can too be shattered through our perception and realisation of the existence to this greater dualistic whole. When we stop perceiving experiences as victory or failing, we begin to rise beyond karmic retributions that lock us in a wheel of repetition and suffering. The human conditioned mind is plagued with victory and failing that causes entire belief systems to be created in their name and pain.
When we hold truth to both sides being equally distributed as an experience, rather than a validation, we begin to steer and lead a life that is joyful despite conditioned projections. Rather, we become the master of our journey, rather than the passive observer and victim of circumstance. What is but the truth be known, that life is an extension of our perception, and our fortune, and misfortune, are all interictally woven by the sheer force of our projection upon the material manifestation. Projection that is so deeply imbued with conditions laid upon our mind and hearts by society and culture. We are spellbound to view victory as success, and failings as misfortune and worthlessness. Yet, when we view the cycle as a greater whole, we extend beyond the conditioned hypnotic cultural trance, and we begin to enjoy and revel in this marvellous journey of expansion and growth. This journey we know as life.
Let me remind you of your elegance, poise, beauty and grace.
Let me show you how to hold your head up high and know you will always rise.
Let me take you on a journey called life, imbued with emotions and desire, where you may feel that at times the currents will wash you off kilter, yet, the connection of your centre to your highest vision and spiritual tools is what shall liberate you back to your harmony and restored sense of balance.
The willingness to master the ability to rise above the emotional currents, is what will set you apart in self mastery.
The only strain is moving beyond the stored shame for who you really are, so that you may rise above the emotional chaos that seeks to drown out who you truly are.
The spiritual gifts we are endowed with are nestled on the crown of our head.
The gifts are residing in our intuition, in our natural self-expression, and in the way in which we carry our self in the world.
Our nature cannot but express who we are and our spiritual gifs – yet we will do our best to hide it, for we fear shame and retribution.
When we learn to hold our spiritual gifts in high regards, and step forth as who we truly are, we become enveloped in greatness, nothing can beat us down, nothing can hinder our progression to express the truth, and bring magic in to creation.
Yet, we must be willing to connect and accept the spiritual gifts we are carrying.
We must be willing to balance life in truth of these gifts and their relevance for our life path ahead.
When we hold on to our truth, we hold on to creation itself, and we realise how creation expresses though and within us, in every moment and in everywhere.