The beautiful contrast in the world right now

Written by Amie on September 17, 2016 – 3:01 pm -

What is happening?

Many are wondering what is happening to our world. The world as we know it has been slowing dying for a while now. Depending on who you listen to or what you read, there are many reasons for this. I am asking you to let go of the fear based negative energy out there, and instead, go within yourself. You have all of the answers and everything you need right inside you, every moment of every day. You just have to choose to listen. If you go inside and you hear negativity, or you hear scary scenarios, these are not your inner voice, these are conditioned beliefs/thoughts. These are the voices of the fear based dysfunctional beings in our midst right now. Remind yourself that this is not you. Let go of this kind of hurtful, unhelpful noise.

This world we live in goes against our true nature; Listen to what your soul wants

Many people are depressed and full of anxiety right now because they are listening and internalizing the negativity that is grasping and clawing, trying to stay relevant. Many are depressed because they are not listening to the voice within, the truth of who we really are as humans. We are love, we are peaceful, we are one with nature and with each other. This world we live in goes against our true nature. This is why we are so depressed. Our true nature has a very difficult time being seen and heard and nurtured in this world. However, I am here to remind you that there are things you can do to change this reality. Drop the negativity from your life. Drop the people bringing you negativity. Do things for YOU, do more of the things that bring you joy and peace, no matter what anyone else thinks or feels about your choices. Find your truth! Heal your inner wounds by nurturing your soul. Listen to what your soul wants. I promise it will tell you if you choose to listen.

There is something beautiful happening

With all of that being said, I want to talk about the contrast happening in the world right now. As bad as we are told things are, (and we can see for ourselves the terrible things happening) there is something beautiful happening too. You have to change your perspective, and you have to learn self-care, self-love, self nurturing, and learn to listen to your soul’s voice. Once you begin doing these things, you will begin to see the beauty of what is really going on here.

The old paradigm

We are living in a world of contrast. We have the people who are living in the old paradigm, and clinging to it desperately, such as those who think Trump is a good person who cares about all people.(this is not going to be a political turn here)  There are those showing their true colors of being racist, hateful, and prejudice against anyone and everyone who is seemingly not like them, etc. They hide behind their claim to be good christians. (this is also not going to be a religious turn) There are those who believe they deserve better and deserve more than others. There are those who repeat negative and hateful words being spouted from horrendously hateful, manipulative, racist, narcissistic people, without using their own intelligence and inner voice to challenge this dangerous behavior.

Old paradigm creates self-hate

These are people stuck in what I call the old paradigm. The old paradigm is what creates self-hate, hate for others, hate for everything that doesn’t support negativity and dysfunction. In other words, this old way is the cause of so much suffering and pain for all. For those who do not live this way, it still affects us. This is because we have to constantly protect ourselves from this energy that goes completely against what it means to be a sacred being. We have this old paradigm happening on a grand scale, and we also have it happening on a smaller scale, such as in individual homes, relationships, schools, definitely churches, etc. All of the smaller scale “old paradigm” ways of being contribute to the larger scale dysfunction. Those who are fighting and clinging to “the old ways”, are those choosing the negative fearful ways; the dying part of our world. So, this is one side of the coin, so to speak. People are finally becoming aware of what is really happening here. Thank you to phone cameras, social media and the internet for helping us to wake up!

The attributes that make us TRULY human

The other side of the coin (the new paradigm) is beauty, peace, joy, unity, equality, connection, self-love. All of the attributes that make us who we TRULY are! I believe the people who want a world of peace, of unity, of equality, are the people who know deep down that the world we see right now, is not who we truly are as humans.  The world is showing us a beautiful contrast right now. It is painful, and it is very difficult to live in at times, but if we can focus on the outcome, which is pure beauty and love, we will get there. It is happening right now, I promise you. And we get to choose which way we want to be in this world. I can tell you this, the old way is dying. So many are depressed because who we are as humans has been overshadowed by greed, hate, injustice, violence, etc.

It is time to listen to YOUR voice

It is time to choose who you are. It is time to dig deeper. It is time to listen to YOUR voice, not those telling you what to think, how to think, when to think. Stop listening to those who say they KNOW what is right. YOU know what is right for you. If you are feeling out of balance in any way, go inside yourself. Turn off the outside voices, distractions etc. If you want to know truth, go inside yourself, learn meditation, learn to listen and honor your voice.

If you are curious about this contrast happening, if you are curious as to why we are being fed lies and hate, dig deeper. Research,(but not using mainstream news, or anything affiliated with the US government, because these sources are all based on lies to keep us under control so that only a small percentage of people thrive). Go beyond the made up history you were taught in school. You will be shocked at what you find.

Are you thriving?

If you are not thriving, there is something out of balance. Dig into it. I promise you, there is a whole “new”world waiting for you. Turn off the stuff that got you here, whether it be people, tv,news,etc. Change it up. Try a different way and see how it feels. Let go of what you thought you knew. Let go of others’ beliefs and behaviors. Take care of YOU. It is way past time! Remember, it is very difficult to give to others (in a way that honestly makes your soul happy) if you haven’t first given to yourself.

What do you need?

Some questions to ask yourself today….What do I need? What is beautiful in my life in this moment? What is my soul trying to tell me? What can I do right now to nurture myself? When is the last time I was out in nature (really in nature, not a walk in the neighborhood with cars and black top) without distractions? What message has my soul been trying to tell me but I haven’t been listening? Who brings negativity to my life? What one small thing can I do differently today that will add beauty to my life?

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Becoming aware of the truth of your inner voice

Written by Amie on September 2, 2013 – 4:48 pm -

“I made it to adulthood and I am fine”

I was meditating this morning and a very strong insight came to me about how we learn the message very early on to dim our light. We are all born shining radiantly and feeling very connected to divine energy (or whatever label you choose to give it). As a baby grows and gets older, she is given many messages that in a subtle way (but not always subtle) tell her she is shining too bright and she needs to tone down her brightness. (This is not always true, so I don’t want to sound as though I think this is true for every single person. There are some conscious adults who treat children respectfully) Based on my experience and my experiences with others, I feel so much truth in this. I want to start out by saying it is nobody’s fault that this happens. This is the way our society has been programmed and conditioned for quite some time now. Until each person is willing to take responsibility for their experience and heal their inner world, it continues to be passed from one generation to the next. It is not uncommon for people to say, “this way worked for me, I made it to adulthood and I am fine, I turned out okay, you have it better than I did, so something must be working”. This may be true to some degree, but my question is, “what is your baseline?” What criteria does one use for measuring and defining, “turned out okay”?

the agenda, or curriculum, is to make sure we *don’t* feel how powerful we really are!

Before I go off on that tangent, I want to stay with my meditation experience and the insight I gained. On some very deep level, I received the message that we, as humans ,were taught beginning many generations ago, that our power is scary. We were taught to hide the power that is in every single one of us. It seems we were taught to look away from our divine connection, to dim the light so as not to shine too brightly around other people. It seems the agenda or curriculum is to make sure we *don’t* feel how powerful we really are! I imagine how shiny and happy and full of light a new baby is. And for awhile this may continue. It seems to continue until the child starts pushing buttons (subconsciously)  that emotionally trigger the adults, parents, etc. This creates anger and/or fear in the adult. Rather than acknowledging this, the adult may “blame” the child for being “bad”, or wanting to “make things difficult for me”, or “he is just ornery”, or “she is too sensitive or too dramatic”, or he is “strong willed”. (and the list goes on! All ways of dimming the child’s light in hopes that the child will stop calling attention to the adult’s wounds). Not to mention in many cases, the child may be punished, creating more damage to the already dimmed light. All punishment (physical, mental, emotional, verbal) hurts the child, and dims their light.  

not experts at all

The beginning of the dimming is the moment a parent or caregiver decides to go against their own inner knowing and cling to the unhealthy messages they themselves were conditioned with. It is not unusual to hear a parent say something like, “I really wanted to hold my baby all day but the doctor said this is bad,” or “my parents said that would spoil the baby.” So, instead of listening to that inner knowing (that radiant inner voice we were all born with) some may go along with what “the expert” says, or with what the society has deemed “normal” and “healthy”, because this is how many people have been conditioned. Listen to everyone else around you and doubt or ignore your inner voice. One thing I try to remember is that most “experts” who claim to be experts may not really be experts at all.  They may be other wounded human beings who have not yet dealt with their own inner issues. This is another reason to listen to your own inner voice. Listen to what feels true to you. We can listen to other people, but the bottom line is that we need to gauge their information against our own inner voice to see what is best for us.

respond in the present time, rather than reacting from our own emotional wounding

This is one way the conditioned behavior of dimming one’s light is passed on to the next generation. The baby or child is crying (not always literally) for what they need, and the caregiver reacts to them from their own wounded self, rather than the inner light of knowing; the light they were taught to ignore. Emotionally wounded adults have to work very hard to be able to respond to others’ needs in a conscious way. It takes someone who is willing to be a work in progress to be able to respond in a healthy way. In order to meet the needs of a child or anyone really, we have to be willing to see them, hear them, and respond in the present time, rather than reacting from our own emotional wounding. As adults, the “crying” continues in ways that are unacceptable or in our world. The “crying out for help” is looked upon as weakness by other emotionally wounded adults. The “crying” is the adult who is always angry, who explodes in rage, who takes to drinking, eating, or shopping (many other outlets as well) excessively, or who submits to others in hopes of getting what they need. The adult who is crying to get their needs met by something other than the inner voice they no longer feel intimate with because they were taught to ignore it!

We have been so deeply conditioned

This happens generation after generation until people learn to trust their inner guidance and to trust that their own inner light is safe to follow. We have been so deeply conditioned. I do believe people are feeling this misalignment, but many aren’t sure how to change it. The pattern runs deep. Think about it, you were taught that your beautiful radiant self is too much for other people to handle, so you need to turn a part of yourself off. The moment you accept this message, you begin to lose who you really are. And the more you accept this message, the more you ignore your inner voice, and the more you change who you are to try to fit others’ definition of who you should be. Ignoring the inner voice that is the same voice of the divine energy in which you were created! Your lifeline! Your life force! We have been so conditioned to believe that others know better than we do about ourselves! We are being conditioned by other people who have also been wounded and are coming from a false sense of self! (assuming they haven’t done their own healing work) In this way, dysfunction is passed on from generation to generation until these false beliefs are questioned and healed. The theme seems to be, “this is the way we’ve always done it.” We accept this because our inner light is so dim (or sometimes almost extinguished), that we are unable to hear it. This light will never burn out, even when your physical body dies. But it can become very very dim. Your light will continue to send you messages no matter how dim it becomes. It will continue trying to get your attention, trying to wake you up from the conditioned belief that it is right to go against your inner light.  You may be unable to hear these little zaps of truth.

UNTIL YOU QUESTION EVERYTHING

This is the cause of depression. We dim our light so that others will be more comfortable and to keep our truth at bay. Keeping your truth at bay is hard work, and also taking responsibility for your truth is hard work. Self-hate becomes the standard because how can you love yourself if you are going against who you really are? How can you love yourself if you also feel you are failing what you have been taught is “normal”. We keep telling ourselves we shouldn’t be depressed, we shouldn’t be angry, we shouldn’t be disappointed, we shouldn’t be longing for something more, we should be independent, we shouldn’t crave connection. Even when we say we crave connection, do we act on it? Many people are afraid. I was one of those people, and still am at times for sure. They are afraid they will seem needy or clingy or others will think of them as weak. So our basic human nature of being vulnerable is masked at all costs. It is so common in our culture to apologize if we cry or become upset. As if we are bothering others by being human! Think about all of the conditioned behaviors in our culture. Most of them perpetuate the cycle of dysfunction. Think about the messages that are sent to the victims in our world. So many receive the message that it is their fault what happens to them and that they need to forgive and get over it. Is it surprising that so many people are depressed and unhappy and unfulfilled?We have been conditioned to believe that being human equals being an emotionless robot! Starting from a young age we hear, “you are fine, stop crying”, or “you just have to deal with it, it’s the way it is”, etc. etc. etc. This indoctrination continues on UNTIL YOU QUESTION EVERYTHING!!!!!!

be curious as to why it is “normal” to go against what you *know* 

Humans are naturally curious! Ask yourself questions, be curious as to why it is “normal” to go against what you *know* in your body. Ask yourself, “when did I start believing that someone else knows me better than I know myself or my child?” Ask yourself, “why is it normal for children to be taught to keep their opinions, thoughts, and feelings to themselves when it comes to emotional situations especially?” Why does it scare adults or make them uncomfortable when a child points out a truth about an adult? Why are children not being taught that there is a divine connection they are tethered to 24/7 that uses their inner voice to help them have a spectacular life!? (I am not talking about religious indoctrination). When did you agree to go along with the expert advice to stop listening to yourself and to stop listening to the children in your life? Why is it okay to treat those younger than you with disrespect? Why has it become okay to look at children as though they are a liability in our lives rather than the incredible teaching beings they truly are? Ask yourself, “when did I stop trusting my inner guidance? And when will I make the choice to want to feel better?”

Depression is repression of yourself, all experiences that were traumatic, including the traumatic experience of accepting the message that your true self should be turned off. (Please know I am in no way making abusive situations into a minor detail in depression, not at all) Depression means ignoring that inner voice that is telling you something is off, something is very off.

This has gotten really long, so I think I will continue later with ways to get your inner light shining bright again so that it radiates so strongly it can’t be missed. Big big love to all. Remember you are loved every second of your life no matter what. The big love is in that inner light right inside you, right now.  

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