Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 6 (6 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   2 comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

SPIRITUAL HUNGER Our Quest for Psycho-Spiritual Freedom, Authentic Sacredness & Profound Connection - Part Six

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 7/16/10

Become a Fan
  (1 fan)

In this installment of the seven-part series, I will offer suggestions about how to dismantle the matrix and live a life of self-sovereignty, spiritual freedom and glory, and in part seven I will offer my interpretive insights and impressions about the theories, prophecies and predictions associated with 12/21/2012.

In a previous installment, we explored how it might feel relatively easy to accept that the matrix fiercely and dutifully governs the design and framework of Earth's political and social systems, economic, educational and cultural constructs, religious structures and most New Age spiritual systems. However, somewhat more challenging and confronting to acknowledge is that the matrix governs the larger context of existence.

If you have stayed with this series this far, you are without doubt willing not only to entertain these concepts, but take the steps necessary to dismantle the matrix at its core. As I also proposed in a previous installment, the Source - the creative wellspring at the center of all that is - needs us to examine the condition of our current Earth reality and accept that we are living in a matrix. The Source also desires us to confront, as author David Icke and others have bravely done, the degree to which the human race and reality is manipulated by those who control world events and how these factors affect the global awakening. I propose that it is an honor for us to join with these other brave renegades in rising from our knees so we might as Mr. Icke proclaims, "take back the world from the sinister network of [global elite/secret government] families and non-human entities that covertly control us from cradle to grave."

The current paradigm shift requires several things of us. At the heart of this paradigm shift is spiritual adulthood and freedom, and the completion of this shift is dependent upon our graduation from spiritual adolescence to spiritual adulthood. The most vitally productive way to participate in this paradigm shift is by becoming spiritual adults.

Indeed, becoming a spiritual adult is necessary in order to dismantle the matrix. The most essential step in this endeavor summons us to reclaim our essence by embracing and embodying our cosmic identity as divine emanations of the Source. In light of this, let's recap something we explored in previous installments. We enter the physical world in the third dimension having forgotten our true divine identity. Remember how we previously examined the fables passed down that speak of the time in our mother's wombs when the veil doesn't exist and during which we remember all the wisdom of the universe. But many of these tales end by narrating that at birth our Guardian Angel gives us a sharp blow that causes us to forget everything we've learned! Isn't it interesting that we arrive in an incarnational experience programmed to forget the truth about our celestial origin and clueless about what we came here to do? After eons of forgetting, we believe it is our nature to forget. We forget to the extent that we forget that we've forgotten. Nevertheless, although oppositional forces sew doubt, restricts our receptivity, and confounds our remembering, I believe that our soulfire burns brightly and is the conduit for our re-membering, that we are designed to remember that we are made of the same essence as the Source, and that this, and nothing less than this, is our honorable divine lineage. In her book, Change We Must, Nana Veary shares, ""in Divine Providence, salvation is unnecessary, but self-discovery is essential. We do not save that which is lost; we merely discover that which is always there our divinity."

After reclaiming our essence, there are, in my experience, four passkeys to crossing the spiritual adulthood threshold that function as a foundation upon which we can extricate ourselves from any and all prisons. As part of this exploration, we'll examine three of the four.

One passkey is personal authenticity. Authenticity is the highest spiritual principle and the cornerstone of our humanity. When we are authentic, we are genuine, true, sincere, trustworthy and reliable. Also, being authentically who we are at any given moment restores us to wholeness and re-establishes our sovereignty.

The second passkey is self-examination and self-examination is the main ingredient of enlightenment. Regardless of the many definitions of enlightenment floating around that contain instructions for attaining this state that include remaining present in the moment, striving for humility, radiating unconditional love and serenity and/or aligning only with experiences and expressions of "positive" emotions, enlightenment is the process of bringing the light of awareness to darkness and illumination to denial. Carl Jung describes this process quite superbly, "Enlightenment doesn't occur from sitting around visualizing images of light, but from integrating the darker aspects of the self into the conscious personality."

The third passkey involves separating belief from truth. It is essential that we examine the truths that we've been holding to ascertain to what degree these truths are now holding us.

In his book, Becoming Like God, Michael Berg fearlessly addresses the third passkey by declaring "our lives are a war zone, a ceaseless battle against a negative force that operates inside our skin, our brain, ourselves, and consigns us to a robotic existence and kills us as a reward."

Dismantling the matrix's influence over our lives involves awakening to the truth that the matrix swindles us into serving our egos and thrives not only on us succumbing to indecisive lemming-hood, but also on engendering doubt, confusion, annoyance and suspicion. Even now, it opposes our awakening and the reclamation of our self-sovereignty by taunting us to deny that which resonates as truth. It wants us to acquiesce to both our incredulousness and our numbing comfort so as to validate that uncovering shrouded truths is at best annoying.

This brings us to an essential step in dismantling the matrix's influence that involves our comfort zones. As part of this step, we must be willing to confront the degree to which we define comfort as the absence of extreme pain. The comfort zone of the oppositional energies - our individual ego and the world mind mental matrix, is formidable. We are told, as part of the illusion, that if we seek comfort we will have ease. However it is only when we seek truth and freedom that deep and lasting ease can envelope us. When we move out of the comfort zone, the opponents become aware of their diminishing hold on us. The way to our power is through responsibility. If we negate new concepts because they collide with the acceptable structure of our current beliefs, we might be resigning not only ourselves but also others who will benefit from our courage to remain within the grip of the incomplete and inaccurate belief paradigms enforced by most religious dogma as well as assorted psycho-spiritual suppositions.

Consequently, it is essential that we utilize the first spiritual adulthood passkey of personal authenticity and in so doing recognize and own how and when we become anxious and rigid in the face of change and therefore tend to hold onto familiar beliefs. Familiar beliefs reinforce the repetition of patterns, and this paradigm shift assures us that we cannot afford to remain stuck in repetitious patterns. When we acknowledge the truth of our current emotional, psycho-spiritual state, then we can move forward into expansive receptivity.

This brings us to a point of great magnitude, which is that there is a profound connection between authenticity and our ability to recognize truth. In order to access and embrace the larger truths of life we must be willing to acknowledge the truth about our everyday lives, including the state of our spiritual evolution.

In the same vein, it is also of great consequence that we take a courageous moment to employ the second spiritual adulthood passkey of self-examination, to the light of truth to the fact that most, if not all Earth inhabitants, experience bewilderment, fear, struggle, endurance, and suffering, decay and death as the main ingredients of their experience of 3-D. We all know individuals who function like intoxicated robots on a treadmill of illusion convinced that they're getting somewhere. We also know individuals who are devoted to complacency. Some of us feel relieved that we're not one of them. However, all Earth inhabitants struggle to maintain an awakened state. Many meditate regularly, read spiritual books, go on sacred pilgrimages, donate to charities, participate in spiritual programs and have profound, illuminating experiences that temporarily change their lives. But these experiences often dwindle or are diminished by subsequent feelings of uncertainty, superiority, fear, restlessness, or envy with only a few translating into actual transformation. We don't have a lasting sense of having transformed because we don't yet believe it is possible. We don't believe it's possible, because we have not yet owned the truths we recognize and remember.

A further next step revolves around each of us liberating ourselves from all constraints associated with our identities inclusive of our name, gender, job title, our allegiance to our roles in relationships and groups, as well as from our addiction to approval. I recommend that we explore how in our daily thoughts and actions, the matrix holds us prisoner using the ego aspect of our minds to hypnotize us. The ego aspect of our minds is where the matrix plugs into and operates from because our egos function in survival mode from a place of fear. Therefore, to counter this, all aspects of our earthly/ego mind must serve the heart because through the portal of the heart not only are we intimately connected to our intuitive knowing, but we also have access to the far-reaching wisdom of cosmic mind. I further propose that we observe how often we find ourselves thinking the thoughts we have been trained to think and accepting the pathways we have been trained to accept. Next, I champion us to open to discover new, perhaps even astonishing ways of thinking and acting, noticing when these discoveries are accompanied by thrilling, life-enhancing sensations.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

MariAngela Pino Landau, the founder and co-director of a non-denominational spiritual organization The Center for True North offering programs, services and products that promote personal authenticity and spiritual freedom - is a mystic, medium, (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

SPIRITUAL HUNGER Our Quest for Psycho-Spiritual Freedom, Authentic Sacredness & Profound Connection - Part Six

SPIRITUAL HUNGER Our Quest for Psycho-spiritual Freedom - Part Seven

Really facing the Sedona sweat lodge tragedy

SPIRITUAL HUNGER - Our Quest for Psycho-spiritual Freedom, Authentic Sacredness & Profound Connection - Part Five

SPIRITUAL HUNGER - Our Quest for Psycho-Spiritual Freedom - Part Two

SPIRITUAL HUNGER - Our Quest for Psycho-Spiritual Freedom - Part Three

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

"At the heart of the current paradigm shift is spi... by Mariangela Pino Landau on Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 8:41:45 PM
Of course we already have:Psycho-Spiritual Freedom... by martinweiss on Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:08:01 PM