These days I am resonating with what my teacher, Mada Dalian, teaches.
Healing into consciousness means we are free of the imprints we took on from social, religious, cultural conditioning, so we can live and create from our consciousness – our pure state of presence.
In light of what is happening on the world stage, especially in American politics, I’ve been looking within myself to try to peel away divisiveness, anger, mistrust, and fear that reside within me.
While I find this whole journey into consciousness fascinating, it is not always pleasant to see some of these things within myself and to take responsibility for how I have behaved!
So first I ask, do I have the courage to admit that what I see around me is a reflection of what is going on inside myself?
If I answer (tentatively sometimes) yes, then…
- What beliefs and patterns do I hold that contribute to these destructive (and self-destructive) ways of being?
- Where do they come from – what conditioning from my social, cultural, or religious background are, perhaps unconsciously, influencing my behaviors?
- How can I heal those parts of me so I do my part to “heal the world?”
And most importantly,
- What is all this trying to teach me/us?
Once I see and know in my bones somehow, that on a deep level, I am responsible for myself and how I act, or don’t act, in relationships, to myself, and in the world, I then open the door to transforming those patterns within me, to the best of my ability, so they don’t have to manifest in the world around me any longer.
For me, the “big lesson” is to remember that we are all one and that we are not separate. I don’t mean this in a woo-woo kind of way. This conditioning is so invasive and unconscious. It takes a lot of courage to uncover it layer by layer in order to reveal the innate love and inner beauty within which goes beyond any one religion or belief system.
If more of us, including those in business and politics, could operate from that place of inner knowing and presence, do you think we would have all the wars, climate problems, and fear in the world? I don’t think so.
I have had some fleeting experiences of this truth – where I (or maybe more truthfully, my “ego”, who I think I am) has “disappeared” and I have been surrounded and guided only by LOVE. I am nowhere near operating from that place most of the time. But I am dedicated to peeling away the layers of my own unconscious bit by bit so I can live more joyfully and on purpose.
I believe the unconsciousness that has been running our lives for thousands of years is rising to the top to be seen in order to be healed. I like to hold onto the possibility that if enough of us do the work of healing into consciousness, individually and together, a shift will occur and a new way of “being” will be activated that awakens a world that works for all. Are you in?