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Taking things personally. I bet you have never done anything like that have you. ;-) Maybe there is a very strong chance that you have or still do take things personally. Well...think of it this way. It can be one of the most selfish things you can do in your life. Yes. You did read that correctly. It can be like a jolt to the system when you read that. It was a "stop dead in my tracks" moment when I had the realization. Woah! How often do I talk about the difference between being self - full and selfish? Quite often I share a teaching about the difference the meaning of the two. It is important to have an understanding As a refresher, I will share with you the difference right now.
The definition of selfish according to Merriam-Webster, "concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others." My definition, "Doing something for yourself at the expense of others." Similar in definition. Lets take a look at the definition of Self - Full. When Googled, the definition of self is "a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action." The definition of full is "containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space." So my definition of Self-Full is filling yourself up with your essential being so that there is no empty space. That you are filling yourself up with the Divine Love being that you are. Hmmmm.....let's delve into this a little further.
In looking at the definitions above...specifically the selfish definition...and reflecting on taking things personally...that really is selfish isn't it? When we take the actions, word, perceptions and opinions of others and internalize them as if they are directed at us or because of us, then we have just made it all about us didn't we? WOAH! Wild isn't it? It sure strikes a chord with me. If everyone is doing that, then how could it possibly be about the person when we are so worried about ourselves? We talk about oneness yet we are too busy taking things personally to really understand and feel the oneness on a level other than conceptional.
How do we possibly stop the cycle of taking things personally? First of all, remembering that we are our own truth. We have all of our truths. No matter what anyone's opinions or perceptions are, it doesn't ever mean it is our truth. The deepest way we can learn to not take things personally is to connect with our higher selves. Here is the secret to that. It's to being open to receive fully from your higher self. That is the ultimate receiving. We can work on receiving until we are blue in the face, however, if we are unwilling to fully receive our higher self.....you get the picture.
Subscribe to my YouTube channel to look for a meditation that can help you connect with your true essence fully. Whether you realize it or not or never will....you are absolutely amazing and I am in awe of you every day.
I love you.
Have you ever felt like you were standing on the edge of a cliff, wanting to jump, to take the step....to just move forward? In moving forward, it feels like you would unpack a few more bags...bags that you have held onto for so many years. These bags are ones that you know some of the contents, but do not remember most of what you have packed in your luggage. Somehow you know that the contents all seem to match...are interwoven almost to the point that they could be one whole "outfit. " Yet, you could care less about what the content is inside of the bags. You are just ready for the unpacking. The chance to give the items their time to move on. The chance for you to not have to carry the extra luggage moving forward in your life. Have you felt this? I sure have. As a matter of fact...I am feeling this right now.
The fact that I am feeling this way is excellent. This is a perfect opportunity for me to be at peace with feeling this uncomfortable place. It is uncomfortable to be feeling the heaviness of the contents of my bags, but what I feel is even more uncomfortable is that fact that we have been taught somewhere in our journeys that to feel the heaviness is wrong. That somehow it makes us weak, vulnerable, unreliable; that there is something wrong with us and we are no longer a part of God. Somehow we have fallen from grace and are being punished for it. We also seem to discern that this is not how we are supposed to feel. We are supposed to be upbeat, happy, loving, full of life, always smiling. If we are not that way, then we are less than perfect. We are less than what the Divine is since God is Love. We are supposedly Love. WHAT? Where in the world did we get these ideas? I can give you a couple of clues, however, that topic is for another day.
I am not feeling all of those feelings right now, but some I am and at various points of my life I have felt all of the above feelings. I am writing this to say that I hear you. When the cliff is there, we so much want to take that step or leap to move forward. We are so ready to unpack those bags. We are so ready for the freedom of less baggage. I am posing a question to you. What if the movement forward is the fact of standing there at the edge feeling all of what it is to feel as you are on the precipice? "Great!" You think with a sarcastic tone. Thinking to yourself, "Now why would I want to stay teetering on the edge feeling crappy?" Because, allowing ourselves to feel the "crappy" is allowing the Divine to express itself in full interpretation of the individual essence of you. Some how we come to believe that only feeling the feelings of joy, peace, bliss, love, etc. are Love and the Divine Love. They are only part of the equation my friends. Divine Love is not the feelings and emotions that stir within you. (They are, but hear me out first.) Divine Love is a vibration that we really cannot put any words to that our human brain would be able to comprehend.
The closest we can come to describing it is Love. This Love vibration I am talking about is all forms. It is all feelings, emotions, and embodiment. For us to not want to be with the feelings and the emotions that are somehow deemed uncomfortable, is still allowing what we have been told is our Truth. What if I were to tell you that feeling anger, discomfort, etc. is the most delicious thing you could possibly feel? Again...hear me out. The highest vibration can be "painful" to feel also. Yes. It can be uncomfortable to feel the light bursting every cell of your body. The high vibration can bring about what appears to be dis-ease. Those very sensations can bring on huge amounts of fear. It can change us and rock us to our very core. Yet, we don't judge that as often as we do the other vibrations we feel from emotions. Somewhere along the lines we have been taught to create a polarity with the emotions and feelings. That there are right and wrong emotions. We are only allowed to feel the ones that supposedly make us feel better. We then want to hurry through or not feel the other ones at all. We have decided that they don't make us feel better and we aren't very nice to anyone if we allow them to be expressed.
We also become so afraid to let those emotions out and express them...fearing that we won't be able to get out of the grief, the anger, the tears, etc. We think that we will completely lose control and never be able to gain composure again. So we continue to pack more luggage thinking that it will be alright, we will address what is in the bags later. When we have time. HA! We are such the tricksters aren't we? We trick ourselves into thinking that we have to control emotions....to control our lives. The very thing we are to control is the choice of allowing ourselves to share the Divine Essence that we are here to express. To allow our light to shine bright. I will share with you a little secret. This secret is something that no one talks about.....Your light shines bright even when you are standing on the edge of that ledge. It shines so bright, even when you are feeling the so called uncomfortable emotions. Your luminescence is so bright that you light the way to your own heart, which in turn, lights the way for others to illuminate the path to their own hearts.
The path to our hearts is what brings us home. Brings us back full circle (never ending) to the cliff....those bags....that we have lovingly unpacked....not just for us...but for generations to come. I applaud you for take the bold step onto that precipice, taking a deep breath, and swan diving further into your greatness!
I Love you with all of my heart,
Fifth Dimensional living. I am sure you have all heard about it, but what does that look like and really mean? Those that have awakened or are waking up right now, are familiar with the third dimensional living, maybe fourth dimension, fifth and beyond may be a bit of a stretch. Let's take a look a some of the different dimensions now. This is not from a science, mathematical or physics standpoint, but from my perspective as an infinite being that is/has downloaded information and through my experiences.
The third dimension. We are very much in the material world in the third dimension. We consider everything separate, a rock is just a rock, we want the big house, new car, 2.5 kids, etc. Fear is a very real and natural state. Love is a concept that seems wrought with pain and suffering. We can occasionally tap into the truth of Love, but then we tend to wrap so many emotions around it that we don't even truly know what it is. We can be very much asleep at the wheel of life, driving the same way to work everyday, to a job that you hate, to keep the big house and the newest latest trends. All the while feeling completely hollow on the inside...not satisfied at all. Some may start to ponder that there has to be more than this. At this point we may look to other relationships, leaving our current ones, move to different areas, searching....continually searching for the next thing to try to fill that empty hole.
The fourth dimension. At this point we have awakened to knowing there is something more than having the job, the car, the kids, the house, etc. We have started on our spiritual journey, recognizing that emotions are involved in everything that we do. Time is not what we thought. All of our "beliefs" are not necessarily our own. We start the unraveling process, feeling the highs of connection with Spirit and the lows of feeling the lower vibrations of the energy that has stagnated in our beings for years. We can sometimes turn our material ego (3rd dimensional) into a spiritual ego...searching for the next modality, the next thing that will help us put letters behind our name. We can be growing by leaps and bounds. We recognize that we are Love. We talk about "All are One," however, we truly do not know what that means.
The fifth dimension. Heart centered living. We recognize and live from that space, which requires us to be authentic in every moment. To be the unapologetic beautiful human that we are. To integrated our Soul in every breath. We recognize that in order to feel that "All are One," we must do our inner work, which includes connecting with our higher self and fully integrate it into our body. Recognizing that we are energy, we are Love, and that Love is not an emotion, it is the highest vibration that we all are. It is the only word and way we can describe the Divine and who we truly are. We recognize there is more to this, however, in choosing to incarnate on this planet at this time, we are somewhat limited to what we can access at this point.
Although I wrote this in a linear fashion, dimensions are not linear at all. We may flow back and forth between multiple dimensions. Some of us live in other dimensions such as the eighth, the sixth, the ninth, etc. You may run across those that "claim" to be in the twelfth dimension, eighth, etc. Most likely they will be wanting to be in those dimensions. There is one way you can tell if those that claim to be in those dimensions actually are those dimensions. Humility. They are humble and will most likely not claim to be in any dimension. They just are a blessing to be around and are in complete service of all beings. Not just for humanity. If you question what dimension you are in...take deep breaths, and connect with you and embrace yourself fully. You will automatically be where you are to be.
I Love You.
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