Awareness as a Path – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Art by Malinda Prud’homme

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Awareness as a Path

I said earlier that in recovering a baseline, I often review my stands, path, and other fundamentals.

I’d like to look here at my own love of the awareness path.

My twin flame, Annastara, said:

“One of the things that you do and which you will be doing is looking in the nooks and crannies, into the corners of your being because as you do that you also allow others to.

“There is a curiosity inside of you to examine those quarters that have really gone unexplored, not really because of fear but simply because it wasn’t time.” 
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She hit the nail on the head.

Since 1975, when I went on a three-month resident fellowship at Cold Mountain Institute, I’ve followed the awareness path – “looking in the nooks and crannies.”

The nearest Hindu equivalent would be Jnana Yoga. While both aim at Self-Realization, the awareness path tends to be more experientially-based.

This path emphasizes maintaining awareness of one’s self at all times.  But not just awareness of our thoughts; awareness of our feelings as well.

It sees as the panacea for all emotional troubles simple, bare awareness.

One of the tenets of the awareness path is that, as Jesus said, the truth will set us free. Knowing the full truth of who we are – as we all will – will cause us to ascend to the next dimension.

That is, the truth of who we are will set us free from the round of birth and death that transpires in the Third/Fourth Dimension (“physical” and astral planes).

By the same token, the truth of an upset will set us free of the upset. That circumstance is what spurs us on in listening.

We listen until the truth is spoken. We know the truth when we hear it because it sets the person free from the upset. (2)

The litmus test of whether we’re going in the right direction is whether we’re experiencing increasing release. If not, we need to back up and go another route.

The awareness path is about the truth and about freedom from issues and upsets.

Followers of this path tend to enjoy communicating above most other things. They share what’s happening with themselves. They compare notes with others.

If you listen to their conversations, they have an easy intimacy to them, deep sincerity, and love of inquiry about them. I never enjoyed myself as much as when I was in them. My ear pricks up when I hear someone say “I feel….” (3)

Everyone’s share is born equal. Your feeling has no more nor no less weight than my feeling.   “I feel….” = “I feel….”

I practiced Zen for two years and Zen is also an awareness path. The Zen way of life is very sparing so as not to cloud or distract the awareness. I love stillness. I love a meditative walk.

But it has consequences. I’m lost to procedures. I have no interest in rituals or adornments or affirmations or anything extra.

I’m simply interested in who I am in the moment. When I’m in awareness, I love each breath, each view of nature, each vivid color.

What SaLuSa called “soul love” flows freely when I’m in the moment, barely and simply aware. (4)

When love flows, I care for nothing the world has to offer.

I think all paths aim to deepen our experience of love, do they not? Devotion (Bhakti)? Service (Karma)?  Meditation?

All paths lead to love.  All we need to decide is how we want to travel to that sole/soul destination.

I’m returning by constantly and regularly burrowing as deeply into myself in the moment – in awareness – as I can. What am I aware of in this moment? This moment?

That to me is what a three-mile hike is to some people. Or water-skiing. Or deep-sea diving.

Footnotes

(1) Annastara, my twin flame, in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Dec. 9, 2010.

(2) Which provides a useful tool for us. If the speaker is moving in the direction of increasing release, we are going in the right direction. If they are feeling more bound, we’re going in the wrong direction.

(3) What am I saying? I’m fortunate to have these kinds of conversations whenever I want them with my friend Len.

(4) “With your upliftment, what you are discovering is that there is a distinct difference between physical love and soul love. One is for the satisfaction of the physical senses, whilst the other is Universal Love for all life everywhere. On Earth you tend to be led by physical attraction and often take up partnerships without really knowing the person.”  (SaLuSa, Nov. 14, 2012, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Cha 

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CONFIDENCE – Archangel Oracle – Divine Guidance

Confidence

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Confidence, from the Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish  

CONFIDENCE

PUBLISHED JUNE 7, 2018 BY DEE ~ ARCHANGEL ORACLE

Confidence: “Perhaps you are not aware of how great you really are. Maybe you have been doubting yourself or your purpose in life. Have you been questioning whether you are enough, good enough, able or worthy? IN some way you are in need of a confidence boost. And this is Spirit’s way of telling you that you are doing just fine. Spirit believes in you, and you need to believe in yourself too. It will take time and effort on your part, but the rewards of having self-confidence will be well worth it.

You may not do things perfectly; of course you will make mistakes. But mistakes are simply opportunities to learn how to do things differently. It is always easier to see the greatness in others. Seeing another person’s gifts, talents, abilities, and successes is much easier than seeing our own. This is a cosmic mirror from the Universe, and it is reflecting back to you, all of the incredible qualities that you really do have.

Sometimes we just have to fake it till we make it. And that is what you are being asked to do. Just try on the suit of confidence. Se how it fits and how it feels. You do have what it takes. You are just as gifted and wonderful as any other person. Now it is time for you to feel confident about you.

It is important to note though, this too much confidence or over-faking it can actually come across as arrogance. Heaven knows you are far from arrogant, so go gently with it. It is not about proving anything to yourself or others. It is about knowing that you are important in Spirit’s plan and that you are worthy. Who you are and what you have to offer is so very important. It is time for you to believe in You, the way Spirit believes in You.”*

– Cheryl Lee Harnish

There is so much pressure on us to strive for perfection. So much competition out there that we are constantly trying to keep up with. Perfect bodies, anti aging, perfectly clean houses, perfectly behaved children, nice cars and perfect vacations. It’s never ending. And when one or more of these doesn’t seem to match up to the strived-for perfection… we take it as a reflection on ourselves. We feel that we are not worthy if we can’t manage to keep all of these balls in the air to show the world that we are valuable. We think that we must try harder; or even worse we just give up and feel badly about our inability to live this perception of perfection.

It’s time to let all that go. Phew!

Breathe deeply and ground yourself by connecting to the Earth beneath your feet. Feel her heartbeat. Feel her Unconditional maternal love. Feel the magnetic pull towards the center of the planet, our beloved Mother Gaia; who nurtures us without judgment. Breathe in her love right through your feet and up into your heart chakra. Allow her energy to cleanse all these petty insecurities planted by a dismally disfunctional society. See her perfection reflected in your own. Feel the connection above and below. Know that you are an integral part of the Universe; a part of All That Is. And let the illusion go.

There are more important things to do, and our feelings of self doubt are the biggest trick we have been taught in order to keep us small.

And know, in your heart of heart, that you being uniquely, beautifully and uncompromisingly You, will always be more than enough.

Then go out and help others see their innate value as well by being true to yourself.

Pure love and acceptance are the bridge….  the only way we can break free from this material insanity.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish  

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