by: Nicolya Christi –
Humanity is experiencing an unprecedented collective trajectory towards a shift from the old and into a new paradigm. The time is upon those of us spiritually awakening, or awake, to more fully align with the higher purpose of our Souls.
A part of us knows that beyond our personal world lies a greater purpose – that we each have a soul mission. However, many lose sight of such, overwhelmed or blinded to the fact by psychologically dysfunctional patterns formed as a result of difficult and painful early childhood experiences and/or unresolved karma.
However, many of us are beginning to remember that there is a truer expression of who we are and what we wish to offer to the world, due to the various spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and self-healing explorations we have undergone in order to become more psychologically integrated. If we use the analogy of an onion, many of us have spent years peeling back the layers in order to re-encounter our True Self which had been buried under history, cultural conditioning and pre-determined evolutionary experiences. The closer we come to re-encountering our core Self, the more we remember.
It is possible to express our gifts in the world proactively without the painstaking peeling away of layers. Accomplished artists, philosophers, musicians, poets, pioneers, inventors, healers, mediums, and great spiritual teachers have contributed enormously to the world without having done such. This is because of their ability to either bypass or access the core of their emotional wounding to tap into and express their higher purpose.
However, many of the great minds, creators, and sensitives of this world, such as musicians like Mozart or artists like van Gogh, writers like Tolstoy, pioneers like Howard Hughes, seers like Nostradamus, and humanitarians like Oskar Schindler, live unfulfilled personal lives having split from their psychological shadow, unconsciously sabotaging their lives at a personal level, thus failing to develop any deep intimate knowing of themselves or those around them.
Unless we seek to heal our psychological wounds and trauma, deep inner fulfillment will remain out of reach. Fulfillment, not to be mistaken for security, arises from the integration of ourselves. As we heal ourselves, we enhance the world in which we live.
Most of us forget our worldly mission and the life gifts we can share remain unexpressed. This tends to create a deeply unfulfilled experience, often expressed as a feeling of emptiness. This inner vacuum causes many to find solace in religion, consumerism, addictions, and unhealthy preoccupation with the news, media, politics, sex, or anything else that might fill that void.
This inner void develops in early childhood when we may have felt ignored, humiliated or shamed for attempting to freely express our individuality, raw talent, and uniqueness.
What is imperative to overall well-being is our capacity to be able to physically express our creative energy (each one of us is creative in our own way). To do so can give us a sense inner fulfillment and make us feel as if we are able to positively contribute to the world we live in.
Our evolutionary goal is to manifest who we truly are. We can support each other to remember our unique individuality as creators and by doing so, we can create a better world. Embodying our unique, empowered, and glorious true Self is the greatest experience we can have of ourselves, and the greatest offering we can give to the world.
We must stand in our truth, even if we are a lone voice in the crowd. Gandhi said, “The truth is the truth even in a minority of one.” Instead of investing our time, energy, and resources in attempts to fill the emptiness inside, we need to rediscover ourselves. To do this we must recognize that we are not victims and that our suffering is largely of our own making. As we think, so we create.
There are organizations and resources in our local communities and neighboring towns and cities that can support us to empower ourselves, as well as support the transformation of the current global system into a new and functional one. We need only type the word “WorldShift International” into a search engine to be able to instantly become part of a global community of like minds.
For those of you who believe you are too wounded, angry, sad, unworthy, or are not intelligent or spiritual enough to align with your higher purpose, recognize that this as a myth you have been steeped in for too long.
There is no need to have to repress, split off, or deny those aspects of ourselves which represent the truth of who we are. We do not need to hide our light behind the veils of a psychological shadow. We live in times that wholeheartedly invite us to become more open, integrated, achieve a greater sense of psychological balance and be present in the magnificence of who we really are.
We live in high energy times which offer many therapeutic practices that can support us in letting go of the past, and stepping into the new. Why hold onto pain when you can live in joy? It is as simple as a matter of choice—love or fear?
It is up to you what life experience you choose. Yet remember, it is you who is choosing in the here and now. It does not have to be your history which dictates your everyday reality.
Why hide in the shadow of your psychological history when you can step forward into the fulfillment of who you really are and what your presence can bring to this world?
We tend to hold fears, hurts, and resistances close to us like precious jewels, afraid to let them go because we have built a whole identity around them. We have forgotten who we truly are. However, if we seek to reclaim our true selves and refuse to let the past dictate the experiences of our present lives, we will go from strength to strength, and our lives will be forever transformed.
Letting go of the old and daring to step into the new will allow you to experience the true beauty of your soul and, perhaps, for the first time in this life, come to know what deep peace and fulfillment truly are.
The organizations and resources listed below have been selected as those that provide important ideas, support, and inspiration for self-empowerment and global transformation.
These individuals and organizations represent inspirational cutting-edge thinkers working at the forefront of the conscious evolution. Whilst this list by no means represents this entirety of this arena, you may find the work and ideas of those listed below particularly useful in assisting the evolution of your own consciousness.
Bruce Lipton, PhD www.brucelipton.com An internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit who has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as key- note presenter for national conferences.
Byron Katie (The Work of Byron Katie) www.thework.com The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the fear and suffering in the world.
Carlos Barrios (The Maya Mystery School) www.mayamysteryschool.com The Maya Mystery School of Northern California is an educational network whose purpose and goals are to relay information about the coming 2012 time shift as recorded by the ancient Mayas, to inform the public as to how the Maya and the Mayan sites will play a key role in the preparation for this 2012 shift, and to network with like-minded organizations and entities that are applying the teachings of the ancient mysteries as interpreted by the Maya.
Elkhart Tolle (Eckhart Teachings) www.eckharttolle.com Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution.
Ervin Laszlo www.ervinlaszlo.com Ervin Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, serving as founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group and as past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He is the author or editor of sixty-nine books, translated into as many as nineteen languages, and has over four hundred articles and research papers and six volumes of piano recordings to his credit. His current work focuses on prospects for Humanity’s future and the interconnecting cosmic field that underlies all. Ervin Laszlo is Founder and President of the Club of Budapest www.ClubOfBudapest.org
Gandhi www.mkgandhi.org Comprehensive site that is regularly updated and maintained by non-profit Gandhian Organizations in India, providing a wealth of information about Gandhi, his life, work, and philosophy.
Geoff Stray (2012: Dire Gnosis) www.diagnosis2012.co.uk A database for information about the year 2012 with information from scientists, artists, mystics, alternative Egyptologists, prophets, divinatory systems, shamanic psychonauts, mythology, and Mesoamerican research.
Gregg Braden www.greggbraden.com For over 22 years, Gregg Braden has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. Combining his discoveries with the best science of today to offer fresh insights into ancient mysteries.
John De Ruiter (College of Integrated Philosophy) www.collegeofintegratedphilosophy.com John de Ruiter simply yet sublimely answers any heart that has honestly longed to live for what is real. Exposing the fundamental distortion within human consciousness, John gracefully unveils the immanent living way of Truth.
Kingsley L Dennis, PhD – www.kingsleydennis.com – is an author, researcher, and futurist. He is the author of the book New Consciousness for a New World (2011); The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think (2012); and New Revolutions for a Small Planet (2012). He is also the co-editor of The New Science & Spirituality Reader (2012). He discusses how our perceptions and consciousness affect how we manifest ourselves in the world. He is co-founder of WorldShift International.
Nicolya Christi www.nicolyachristi.com Nicolya Christi is an author, writer, visionary and futurist. She is the author of ‘2012: A Clarion Call: Your Soul’s Purpose in Conscious Evolution’, and is currently writing her next book ‘Contemporary Spirituality for an Evolving World’. She campaigns for peace and is a catalyst for conscious evolution. Her work focuses on the critical importance of cultivating inner-peace as a pre-requisite to attaining a world peace. Nicolya is the Co-Founder of WSI, the Founder of WorldShift Movement, and a Co-Initiator of WorldShift 2012. Nicolya’s active Facebook – which serves as a platform for her work and her teachings is: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002787825791
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. www.stanislavgrof.com A psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension.
Thich Nhat Hanh www.plumvillage.org One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist. Thich Nhat Hanh has been dedicated to the work of inner transformation for the benefit of individuals and society. Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future.
Wendy Webber (The Heart of Change) www.heartofchange.org Wendy Webber has been working in the field of personal and social trans- formation for over 25 years. She trained and practiced as a transpersonal psychotherapist for many years in the UK, where she founded a Center for Harmony, Health, and Conscious Evolution.
The Centre for NonViolent Communication www.cnvc.org A global organization that supports the learning and sharing of NVC and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings. The NVC community is active in more than 65 countries around the globe.
Damanhur www.damanhur.org Damanhur is an eco-society based on ethical and spiritual values, awarded by an agency of the United Nations as a model for a sustainable future. Damanhur promotes a culture of peace and equitable development through solidarity, volunteerism, respect for the environment, art, and social and political engagements.
The Findhorn Foundation www.findhorn.org A spiritual community, ecovillage, and an international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
The Foundation For Conscious Evolution www.evolve.org Widely regarded as Buckminster Fuller’s philosophical heir, Barbara Marx Hubbard is a social innovator, speaker, author, educator and pioneering leader in the new worldview of conscious evolution. In 1990 she co-founded the Foundation for Conscious Evolution through which she developed the Gateway to Conscious Evolution, a global educational curriculum enrolling participants in the developmental path toward the next stage of human evolution.
Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University www.giordanobrunouniversity.com A humanistic online institution committed to creating informed and ethical agents of change who bring a new consciousness, a fresh voice, and up- to-date thinking to the global community, transforming obsolete paradigms and empowering the co-creation of an equitable, responsible, and sustainable world.
And of course, WorldShift International! www.WorldShiftInternational.org
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