Awareness and Change
Awareness to Change
Do you really believe that everyone can change his or her lives for the better, or is one stuck within the rut they find themselves in, bound by environmental circumstances, judgements or external influence? Of course you can and it takes only one decision, but before that decision comes awareness. The issue exists that even when you decide to change your life for the better, you are up against the sum total of all your missed opportunities (past mistakes) and other people’s perceptions and ignorance. What people consider to be truth is merely their own perception. Furthermore, if you are not using your own intuition, you will more than likely be guided by other people’s perceptions. It is important that in order to change anything at all, then you have to open up to personal divine awareness and not external perceptive awareness.
It’s Not As Easy Or Is it?
So, it does not seem as easy as just a decision as some would believe, for before the decision, one has to have awareness and after the awareness comes the action. However, the decision is the point when change becomes real as the catalyst. Anyone can change because we know that change is a constant, therefore we are always evolving, before change can come, one needs awareness. This means that we are always in a period of change. The blockages that you come up against are those that are created by yourself – believing that you cannot change, and from others who want to see you hurt because it makes them feel better. There are many people who have hidden agendas and from what you perceive or because they are not as evolved as they think they are. Upon the outside is often the lie. Consequently, truth is a constant and is not something that can be changed, but is more often revealed when the time and conditions are right.
Blockages In Your Life!
Let’s look at each blockage a little more in detail, which will hopefully enlighten you as to the methods or ways to overcome these blockages. The human being is a very resilient animal, yet if you bring in the spiritual aspect into the equation – life becomes a rollercoaster and you are the one in control. It takes on a new meaning, rather like panning for gold and recognizing that you have just struck the mother load. There is only two ways you can really be blocked. One is by yourself and the other is by people’s personal perceptions and prejudices.
Believe In Yourself
Believe in yourself! How many times have you heard this statement? I bet you have heard it many times over. It’s not as easy as you think, but the truth is that if you do not believe in yourself, you will find it very difficult to change anything or achieve anything. Moreover, If you don’t believe in yourself, you can’t harness the divine guidance that is hidden within you. Many people fail at this first hurdle and it seems that everything you really want to be or change for the better is so far in the distance, bound by yourself and others who do not know you or understand you.
True peace is freedom of the chains of bondage that you helped forge. If you believe in a higher power you can believe in yourself, and if you have difficulty with believing in a higher power, yet you are beginning to believe in yourself – you can bet the higher power is at work. This is because you are a spiritual being and have an amazing power that you can harness to better yourself. No matter what you think of yourself, no matter what false perceptions others have about you – you have the right to happiness and this is a matter of choice not restrictive to a particular make up or caste. Perhaps if you begin to really feel that you deserve happiness and no matter what causes lay in the past, you have the power to make the present wonderful by knowing that you can make the changes that are necessary. Every positive thing you do for yourself and in service to others strengthens your resolve for change to be affected. Doing this with unconditional love and understanding helps you to attune to the vibration necessary to effect change from within.
Now even after you have gotten over that hurdle and you are beginning to feel better about yourself, you find another hurdle. This is the hurdle that is erected, not by yourself but by those who are damaged themselves and who do not want you to succeed in anything, that have their own agendas and hidden prejudice. The truth is that many people are suffering needlessly and normally due to the three lacks. The Three Lacks are the same spiritual lessons that the Great Spirit has always wished to impart to us and that is;
These are the three lacks that are also the spiritual lessons of life. If we lack in any of these three lessons or attributes, then we cause suffering not only to ourselves but also to those around us. This is also true of the wolf in sheep’s clothing, with a facade of light and love but only with condition. This also means these people will act in such a way that will cause suffering to you because it makes them feel good, powerful and self gratifies themselves. Hurdles that are borne from the Lack’s are erected by those who do not wish you to change and who show you no compassion, love or forgiveness because it fuels their ego and makes them feel good. This is the worse type of suffering and no one deserves to suffer in life.
So how do you deal with those Damaged People? What you have to show or give is what they lack in themselves. Never retaliate, use loving speech and do not feed your negative seeds or the negative energy that may surround you. This reminds me of an old Cherokee Indian story that denotes the profound spiritual truth.
A Chief from the Cherokee Nation was talking with his son.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves.” The young boy listened intently. “One wolf is evil, unhappy, and ugly: He is anger, envy, war, greed, selfishness, sorrow, regret, guilt, resentment, inferiority/superiority, false pride, coarseness, and arrogance. He spreads lies, deceit, fear, hatred, blame, scarcity, poverty, and divisiveness.”
“The other wolf is beautiful and good: He is friendly, joyful, loving, worthy, serene, humble, kind, benevolent, just, fair, empathetic, generous, honest, compassionate, grateful, brave, and inspiring resting wholeheartedly in deep vision beyond ordinary wisdom.”
The son paused in deep reflection of what his father had just said. Then he exclaimed; “Oyee! (In recognition). His father continued; “This same fight is going on inside you, and inside all human beings even though they fail to recognize it.” The young boy paused in deep reflection and recognition of what his grandfather had just said. Then he finally cried out deeply, “Oyee! Grandfather, which wolf will win this horrific war?”
The elder Cherokee replied, “The wolf that you feed. That wolf will surely win!”
Sometimes the greatest weapon you have is silence for within the silence is the nourishment for the soul. Don’t feed fear for the fear will become the angry wolf and do not feed those that would seek to block you with your fear. You have the right to happiness as everyone has that right, and not one person should judge. You have the right to forgiveness but to forgive yourself before you can forgive others is of utmost importance. Even though your path may seem blocked your light will shine and resilience will become stronger. You will leap over the hurdle that others erect, for to you it is just an illusion as you awaken to the truth of who you really are.
The last and final hurdle that you will come across in your quest for change is the support network that you have around you. If you have no support you cannot stand. If your legs are taken from you, will you crawl on your belly or will you recognize that your spiritual legs can carry you further than the physical and material? As a spiritual being, you can transcend any problem that is presented in the material world. Maybe your support network does not seem to be around you. The truth is that you have the support of the spirit and when the spirit is strong, it can answer the call that nature requires of it. You are a spiritual being that can overcome these hurdles and all you have to do is recognize the power of the spirit no matter what life throws at you. The past is gone; the future has not arrived so the only time to live is now in the present moment.