(Sorry certain parts of this are all bunched up. Sometimes the WordPress post format seems to have a mind of its own and won’t use the spacing/paragraphing I input, no matter what I do. Ah, technology.)
TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – An article by Gary Zukav about unworthiness and powerlessness…
What is unworthiness? Of course, it is the
awareness of a part of your personality that says to itself, “I am unworthy,” for example, I am unworthy of the love that I have in my life, or the wealth that I have, and more commonly, I am unworthy of the happiness that I feel. Thoughts such as “It’s too good to be true, and “This can’t last forever because it is too good” are experiences of unworthiness. You feel unworthy of what the Universe has given you, that you do not deserve it, that the other shoe will fall, and it is only a matter of time before you will get what you really deserve, which will be painful.
Unworthiness is all these things and more. It is theinmost frightening thought that you do not belong, no matter how much you want to belong. That you are an outsider and will always be an outsider. It is the idea that you are flawed and cannot be fixed. It is wanting to be loved and feeling unlovable, or wanting to love and feeling that you are not capable of loving. It is the feeling that no matter what you do, it is not enough, that you are incurably inadequate, intrinsically and permanently flawed. It is the fear of people seeing you as you really are, the belief that if they did, they would not want anything to do with you.
All this is the experience of unworthiness, and beneath all of this is the experience of powerlessness – of feeling powerless to be a real part of Life, to love, to be loved, to affect the world, to be heard, to be worth hearing or to have something worthy saying. It is self-loathing, self-hatred, and no matter how difficult this idea is to even consider, it will not leave you somewhere deep inside, and it is excruciating. It is the most painful experience in the Earth school, and everyone shares it. This is the pain of powerlessness.The pain of powerlessness has fueled our evolution. It has caused us to reach outward continually, relentlessly, to change the world around us. Pursuing external power – the ability to manipulate and control – has been our way of avoiding the pain of powerlessness.
Anything that we do to make ourselves feel worthy and safe is a flight from the pain of powerlessness. Every pursuit of external power – every attempt to change the world or a person in order to make yourself feel valuable and safe – is a distraction from the pain of powerlessness. All the distractions in the world cannot uproot the pain of powerlessness inside you.Our history is a chronicle of the ways that we have attempted to escape from the pain of powerlessness, or said the other way, the ways that we have pursued external power. Tribes fight tribes, siblings fight siblings, nations invade nations, individuals strive to become stronger than one another, or more seductive, educated, wealthy, or famous. The list is as long as it is familiar. The pursuit of external power surrounds us everywhere. We are continually attempting to mask the pain of powerlessness from ourselves, and others are continually doing the same.
Driving every avaricious banker, sexual predator, workaholic, perfectionist, and all attempts to exploit anything or anyone is fear of the pain of powerlessness and the need to escape it.Now that our perception is expanding beyond the five senses, we are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. This is our new emerging common perception: to dismantle the control of the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority – we need to look inward, not outward. We need to change ourselves instead of the world in order to liberate ourselves once and for always from the tormenting experiences of unworthiness.
Spiritual partners help one another recognize when a frightened part of the personality is active – when they are striving to mask the pain of powerlessness, for example, by becoming angry, jealous, or a victim. When you are not aware that a frightened part of your personality is active, you forget that all is perfect. You forget to relax and enjoy yourself. You become serious, concerned, and overwhelmed. If you were able to laugh with your spiritual partners, to say “I am doing it again. A part of my personality is again feeling like the most unworthy person in the Universe,” then you could all laugh at this. The pain of powerlessness is now fueling our evolution in a very different way. Instead of reaching outward to change the world in order to avoid it, we now look inward to experienceit, to change ourselves, to create authentic power, and we act on the healthiest parts our personality that we can access in the moment.
For example, we choose to act with patience when we are angry, or to act with appreciation when we are judging. This is a very big change. It is a change in the way that humanity is evolving. Our evolution now requires us to experience consciously all the painful impulses that have created all the painful consequences in our lives when we acted on them and then choose consciously to act instead from the healthiest, most wholesome parts of our personalities that we can access in the moment. Each time we do this, we create authentic power. When we create authentic power again and again, we become authentically powerful. Each experience of unworthiness reminds us that now is the time to create authentic power.
# 2 – Is your energetic frequency sabotaging your dream life? Then check out this free event…
Join Energy Coach Christie Marie Sheldon on July 18th at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT, as she reveals the hidden forces blocking your manifestation efforts, and guides you through an immersive group meditation exercise for raising your vibrations.
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# 4 – A fascinating read about plant communication that reinforces how we are all connected and that energy transference happens, regardless of distance…..
# 5 – A first quarter moon and grand trine update from Henry Seltzer at astrograph.com….
Monday evening’s First Quarter Moon, taking place in the last decant ofLibra, is traditionally a time when the tension of the initiating lunar cycle peaks, so that we encounter a “crisis in action” as we attempt to move some factor in our lives further forward. In this case, with the Cancer emphasis, and under the reflectively inward orientation of the Cancer Mercury Retrograde period, it is inner rather than outer goals that resonate with us most strongly. Can you free yourself of outward diversions, enabling you to turn to the inside with awareness, with sympathy and with love? It is well said that in order to be able to reach out to others with compassion, we must first have a compassionate connection with ourselves, and at the deepest possible level.
It is a level that is difficult to reach. Like a deep-sea diver we need weights to find the depths we seek and to actually go down. The fruit of inner work is well worth the effort to harvest it; yet the Moon in Libra wants balance, and it wants partnership with others, and these are the beautiful distractions that can upset the apple cart. We must be, right now, spiritual warriors for our cause, which is to be enabled to simultaneously reach out to others, and inward to ourselves.
All this is especially poignant in view of the perfection of the grand trine between Mars, Jupiter, Saturn andNeptune in water signs that takes place over the remainder of this week, as Mars catches up to Jupiter. This important week is also when Mercury is preparing to station to direct motion on Saturday, in trine with Chiron.Mercury moves less than a full degree between the Quarter Moon configuration of Monday evening and its station Saturday morning, July 20th, and as it does it gets closer and closer to a perfect trine with Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in the same degree of Pisces. Mercury is also the entire time in forming square with the powerfully intuitive factor of Uranus, stationing, and therefore far more potent, at 12-plus degrees of Aries.
We are drawn to our emotional depths, and to our inner wounding, and as well to our deeply non-verbal process of intuition. The prayer is that, as we are, we pay the closest possible attention to everything that is happening; and with the ideal firmly in our mind of acceptance and forgiveness, of others, and of ourselves.
The Sabian Symbols for the Sun and Moon in square with each other in this Quarter Moon configuration are provocative and mysterious. For the Moon: “A third wing on the left side of a butterfly,” and for the Sun: “A woman and two men on a bit of sunlit land facing South.” These images reinforce each other, and speak of inner concentration and connection that goes beyond the normal ways of the outer world. The butterfly, perfect as it is, has suddenly acquired a third wing, and on its left side, translated ‘sinister’ in Latin, referencing an occult, or deeply internalized, mode of operating. The woman, symbolic of soul, is, in the context of South — representing an inner, profoundly emotional, dimension — confronted with relationship choices, so that the entirety of these images symbolize facing both inner and outer perceptions and concerns.
As human beings we are multiform and dwell not only in logical, but also simultaneously in symbolic inner spaces. We do well to acknowledge this simple fact and strive to accept ourselves at these deeper levels of our being, where our very humanity might actually be found. We must not thereby abandon the physical world; far from it. The inner concentration that is currently strengthened within us can, paradoxically, enhance our outer experience and bring us into better alignment with our true power.
# 6 – Living a joyous life is simple, says Abraham….
“If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.“—Abraham
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