Dedicated to the Task
As one awakens inner courage and bravery necessary to continue the evolution commitment becomes dominant and the concordant escalated level of happiness is in itself very rewarding as one becomes increasingly liberated from the seductions of ignorance and the narcissistic, ‘negative’ emotions. With the courage to accept one’s consequences and see life as an experience for growth, the development of true qualities of self-love and inner happiness begins. During this period there are various challenges and obstacles that arise as one learns to perfect self-compassion, forgiveness, and maintain a constant remembrance of innocence in order to persevere through all temptations of regression.
Eventually the primary goal becomes actualizing unconditional love and with each step of progress the internal reward is self-fulfilling. The majority of all growth from this point on seems to perpetuate itself through the profound increase in joy that occurs as a result of liberation from the illusions of the limited ego self and its judgments and vanities. It may be inspiring to know that the presence of happiness as one transcends the limitations of the ego only dramatically increases with each advancement, especially once one has reached the themes of commitment, empowerment, and acceptance.
The Evolution of Consciousness is the Source of All Fulfillment
With this in mind it becomes clear that all happiness comes from expanding our contextual awareness of life (being more open-minded and having a bigger perspective) and thereby moving into grander realms of acceptance, forgiveness, and lovingness. It is only the essences of love, surrender, trust, and devotion that bring all joy, happiness, and fulfillment in life and as consciousness evolves the rate and quality of love and fulfillment expands and grows with it. Once again, we recall that the evolution of consciousness is the evolution of lovingness and happiness. Therefore, as we begin to accept the bravery to improve our life situation and make peace with our inherited karma the evolution gains positive energy through motivation based in empowerment and ambition.
In the stages of courage and commitment it is all about establishing healthy self-esteem through self-honesty and accepting our faults in order to seek improvement. One must humbly accept the life that has been given and then realize that it only makes sense to be grateful for it and therefore seek to maintain and improve it. It is always helpful to reflect on gratitude and the fact that we even have the gift of life to begin with in order to move past any temptations to wallow in misery and self-pity that may arise. Since gratitude and concordant humility are of a high frequency of power they have the ability to drastically support the evolution out of the negativity of ego narcissism. Thus as obstacles arise we are able to have faith and trust that Divine goodness will see us through all things for we wouldn’t have been created if this weren’t the case.
Novelty of Consideration
The biggest shift that begins to take place during this period is the discovery of loving others and the happiness and fulfillment that comes a result. Around the emergence of commitment to self-honesty the concept of caring for others and showing them true consideration arises. This new awareness then brings empowerment to want to give back to society or at least one’s family and friends and genuinely think of others. One seeks out ways to develop skills or talents in order to first establish and development oneself and revel in the enjoyment of inspiration. Next, these talents and skills are then realized to be gifts that can be utilized as opportunities to serve and give back to others.
As far as the spiritual development is concerned the continued focus is that of seeking positive consequence and alignment with lovingness and a full acceptance of forgiveness. We eventually become confident that we are officially out of the darkness and aligned with integrity and self-honesty. This can be noticed by the fact that temptations of self-defeat still present themselves such as the desires to feel angry, covetous, lustful, prideful, or hateful yet they are now seen as unappealing and regressive.
Arising from the states of honesty and commitment, there eventually surfaces a sense of neutrality and a desire to relax as we finally feel we’ve ‘paid off’, neutralized, or put the past behind us along with all the negative karma/suffering that we had to go through (the addictions to narcissism). Life at this point seems to have balanced out and one is contributing equally what is being taken in. In this experience it manifest as a carefree jovial attitude and a desire to just enjoy the simple things in life without needing to prove anything anymore. There was an open-mindedness and unbiased approach to life that was to the effect of ‘live and let live’. It is a peaceful state of comfort and security as our soul finally feels free form the control of the negative states of ignorance and self-deprecation. We become at ease with life as integrity and inner confidence become the dominant themes. We have confidence that no matter what unfolds in our life it will be okay. It’s the sense of ‘I’ll get through anything life throws at me’.
Furthermore, the outlook on life has a sense of emotional detachment or in other words there is no need to be invested in particular outcomes and extremes such as ‘winning’ or ‘losing’, rather, it is enjoyable enough just to play the game. This theme of development is simply about ‘going with the flow’ and has nothing to prove anymore. There is no longer a necessary strong ambition, such as in the rise of courage in which one feels empowered and determined to develop and prove oneself in order to establish self-esteem. Thus ‘neutrality’ is a theme of easy-goingness and equanimity and unless we are continuously aligned with higher levels of consciousness to inspire further evolution, consciousness may settle at this point for the remainder of the lifetime due to its unassuming, peaceful nature. However, if aligned to continue in development we begin to realize that although neutrality is comforting and secure it doesn’t offer the incredible reward of putting forth effort into extending love and thus experiencing even more love. For as we give we only receive and we begin to realize that if there is effort put forth more happiness and satisfaction with life seem to come as a result.
Moving Beyond Neutrality
The attraction of neutrality can best be bypassed by realizing it is nice to be at ease with life but it is much more rewarding to love life and devote oneself to giving back through service out of gratitude and appreciation for life. Thus willingness to develop further and live with gratitude and love become the motive that attracts consciousness to continue its evolution and seek further self-improvement. We begin to realize that the more we love life the more there seems to be able to love. Thus through willingness and inspiration to perfect our talents and abilities to love and serve, consciousness expands into a grander awareness of life. Consciousness begins to realize that it is our inner conviction, confidence, and trust in goodness and love that bring fulfillment and happiness from within. In the spiritual realms we begin to focus on accruing ‘positive’ karma and seeking out opportunities to share joy and serve others.
The realization occurs that as I give to others I’m really only giving to myself. It becomes clear that it is the act of lovingness itself that is rewarding not necessarily any particular outcome or external reward. Accordingly, love, happiness, service, self-improvement, gratitude, humility, joy, and joviality become increasingly attractive because they are self-rewarding. It was extremely helpful to perfect one’s sense of humor and joviality towards life at this point because it helps weaken any ego attachments that may try and formulate due to any clinging attachments or pride. Pride has the potential of arising due to feeling like we are ‘righteous’, ‘well-off’, or ‘gifted’ as an ego identifying quality and therefore it is ‘our’ gifts of love that we are giving. This can best be bypassed by realizing life is a gift to begin with and it is not of any personal volition, thus to love life, develop one’s talents and skills, serve others, and be grateful only seems natural and obvious and pride is simply a vanity. We can realize that all has been given and therefore life is a beautiful blessing rather than a self-earned accomplishment. Thus joviality and humor seemed to help keep the ego’s pride at bay by keeping life fun and light hearted rather than serious or pious.
In willingness the primary focus became that of enjoying life and therefore developing the gifts and talents that have been given. The importance was to always maintain an emphasis on gratitude and humility and in fact these qualities when mastered carry one through to the fulfillment of salvation and the final doorway of enlightenment. To bypass all barriers of conscious evolution it is important to constantly surrender to Divinity for the gift of life itself and remember gratitude, praise, humility, and love. As we focus upon gratitude and humility the love for life continues to grow at exponential rates. The rate of happiness increases in concordance with gratitude and humility and thus everything in our experience only seems to improve.
We begin to truly realize that it is through our perception of life’s events that determine how we feel from moment to moment. With the actualization of this truth life seems to unfold in our favor and the more we are grateful and humble life seems to continue to reveal gifts to be grateful for. Inner passion and love for life becomes the primary quality of conscious awareness and it only makes sense to enjoy the beauties of existence. Felicity, joviality, appreciation, humor, happiness, gratitude, and love become dominant fields of attraction and human life is seen as an incredible experience to mature and develop the soul.
Through empowerment, ambition, willingness to improve, and acceptance of one’s inner power there comes the ability to master increasingly more sophisticated aspects of life such as one’s career, artistic pursuits, hobbies, academic performance, and anything else we’re aligned with. Whereas before it may have been alright to just ‘get by’ or do things as they are expected, now it seems we are more satisfied with doing things to the best of our ability. We seek to perfect our talents and abilities and go above and beyond. Success becomes common in practically everything that is participated in due the inner-reward of simply enjoying achievement. We enjoy pushing ourselves to new limits and seeing what we’re capable of. When pride is absent this manifests as a sense of healthy competition and drive to continuously improve oneself for to do so is rewarding in and of itself. The significant thing to note is that fulfillment is coming from the internal rather than external. From henceforth happiness and satisfaction in life therefore become internalized and dependent only upon oneself and the effort that is put forth.
Wanting to ‘Save the World’
Eventually, one begins to realize that the world is missing out on such joy and that perhaps it is up to oneself to ‘save the world’, that is, personally spread love and happiness. This experience arose a few different times in this experience and it can best be bypassed by remembering some simple yet profound truths. We must accept that all is exactly how it should be according to karmic alignment and all of life is unfolding according to Divine Will. Furthermore, all is therefore perfect and unfolding according to divinely ordered consequence and therefore there does not need to be any judgments of life such as ‘needing saving’ to begin with. Remember always, judgment is an illusion both of ourselves and especially of others. Judgment can be bypassed by realizing all are doing what they think is best and therefore the world is exactly as it should be. There doesn’t need to be any projections of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ onto the world for in Reality these notions don’t actually exist. Thus one must recall the teaching from the beginning stages of evolution that all judgment is an illusion and instead one can have compassion and kindness towards all life out of knowledge of consequence. One can simply be an embodiment of love without any attachments to outcomes such as trying to ‘change things’.
By shifting into a realization of consequence, judgment falls away and the vanity of the limited ego self is weakened by realizing one doesn’t need to worry about others and their affairs, one need only love others and seek to help when necessary without attachments. Within this theme we are able to offer inspirational service and a willingness to help others without getting caught up in vanities of judgment or attachment to outcomes. It then becomes clear we don’t need to save/change the world; instead we need only serve others by continuing to love life and be an uplifting example. As we shine our light we inspire others to shine theirs as well and thus we be the change we want to see. Human beings respond to expectancy and as such when expected to be loving and gracious they are effected by that influence whether it is readily seen or not. Therefore one begins to shift into the realms of acceptance for the perfection of life and its endless array of differences.
By releasing judgments and projections from the ego, we begin to truly realize that the subjective experience of life is simply an internal creation and that all circumstances of life only have power over us that we have given to them. Thus, there is a powerful self-discipline that begins to be harnessed and happiness is commonplace due to our ability to re-own the power over our internal reality. There is a realization that ‘I, and I alone, determine my happiness and no one, nor thing, can give or take that from me’. One is able to accept that all are creating their own perceptions of reality and therefore peace and acceptance arise as a result.
True Acceptance and Empowerment
Since we are free to create our own perception of the world, all becomes viewed with the same inner respect and appreciation and therefore we officially release the need to change anything. Everything is finally realized to be exactly as it should be because in the end we have realized that it is a matter of inner perception that actually matters, not the external conditions or circumstances of life. It is at this point that officially acceptance of our inner power is solidified and all blaming or possible projecting of unmet needs is no longer appropriate. Due to this clarity, forgiveness and inner conviction of genuine self-confidence emerge as we see the world clearly as only a reflection of our own inner reality composed of our belief systems and perceptions. There is no longer any one else to blame and there is nothing to complain about. Everything is accepted to be from within and therefore love and happiness are internal creations rather than externally dependent. With this realization we begin to truly understand the nature of love.
As our self-discipline and ability to control our internal reality is perfected it becomes obvious that all fulfillment is not dependent on any external reality. We begin to see clearly that love itself is actually an internal creation and therefore absolutely everything is lovable, it is only a matter of choice. An obstacle to truly actualizing this awareness is the intellect and its ability to constantly prevent this realization through its vanities of opinion and judgment. However, it can certainly be bypassed by skipping straight to the perfection of lovingness through devotion and dedication of the heart and affirmation that all is only the Divine and therefore full of perfect love. Yet the ‘path of the heart’, although understood was not specifically focused upon in this experience at this point and therefore it is worth sharing the obstacles of the mind that arose.
Wishing us Peace and Love always,