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The Purity of Our Soul/Life Purposes Are Often Corrupted: How Defeat, Frustration, Nastiness, and Aggression Can Sneak In  

We all come to earth with a soul/life purpose and if we answer the call of our heart we can usually bring it to fruition.

However, most of us are not 100% aligned with our True Self, as negative unconscious influences have often snuck into our psyches. Therefore, we often cannot manifest the fullness and/or purity of our soul’s purpose. We may even miss the call completely.

Souls manifest together in many types of relationships and for many purposes: to love and be a support for each other in life; to navigate the lessons each chose to learn in this lifetime; and/or to assist the other with his or her soul’s purposes.

Our life-partners, family members, and the many other people we have important or long-standing relationships with like close friends and work and business associations are in our lives for the purpose of helping us in some way in our life’s journey in this lifetime. So are those who come into our life for “a reason or a season.”

Our main purpose in life may be to give our spouse support with his or her life’s purpose, either emotionally or financially. It may to raise a loving family. It could also be to become successful in life so as to give our family a comfortable life.

In answering the call of our heart, we may bring goods and/or services to our community or the world, be an advocate of animal or personal rights or for personal health or planetary healing, or we may be instrumental in new scientific findings and technological advances.

We may feel guided to work in service to others through the medical, spiritual/religious, or political arenas. And it is our soul that calls us to bring our art, music, or writing to the world, uplifting or educating others.

Many people are able to successfully connect to their life purpose, others realize some success in doing so, while some never connect to it.

Those who do achieve what their inner-being calls them to do maintain the purity of their soul’s purpose if they conduct themselves with fairness, compassion, and integrity.

However, some people may be successful in attaining their goal, but fall prey to negative, unconscious influences and do not act with kindness, fairness, or integrity and lose the purity of their soul’s purpose. Their success may even totally unravel.

Those of us who have only a minimum or no success at all in connecting to our life’s purpose likely succumb to one or more of the many unconscious influences that can derail our efforts. (See below for a list of some common unconscious influences).

How Unconscious Influences Play Out and Affect Our Intended Purpose

When we fall prey to negative, unconscious influences our relationships become difficult, and if we have connected to our soul purpose it may become sullied. The underlying influences can cause us to be impatient, controlling, bullying, and/or aggressive in our attitudes, and greedy and self-serving in our endeavors.

This causes confusion and conflict with others and chaos all around us. The push of our soul’s purpose may still be very strong, and any backlash to our attitudes will likely cause us to dig our heels in deeper creating further negative fallout, and our soul’s purpose becomes tainted.

If our purpose is to be a support for our partner’s life purpose we may fulfill that role, but if our unconscious influences cause us to be critical, controlling, demanding, etc., this will not only cause relationship conflicts, it can also deflate our partner’s ability to fully realize his or her potential.

If we feel a strong push to become successful in life so we can give our family a comfortable lifestyle we can find the right partner and achieve success, but it can all unravel because we pigeonhole ourselves into the provider role and ignore the nuances of family life.

We are often dumbfounded when these failures occur because we were following what our being was telling us, but we were unaware of unconscious influences that affected the way we were bringing it about that negatively affected the others involved.

When answering the call of our heart if we become involved in bringing goods to the market or are in the service sector, sometimes in an effort to be competitive we may be get caught up in unfair or corrupt practices or treat our co-workers or employees harshly, and our innate purpose to be of service to others will become contaminated.

If we feel a strong desire to become an advocate of animal or individual rights or are involved in personal health or planetary healing, as we aim to bring attention to our cause unconscious influences can cause our passion to become tainted with judgment causing us to respond harshly or even cruelly to those who disagree with us or will not follow our guidance. This will create criticism and bring conflict to both us and the cause, and may even reduce its efficacy.

When we are instrumental in bringing new medical break throughs, scientific findings, or technological advances to the world we may succumb to arrogance and/or holier-than-thou attitudes.

Our desire to bring forth what is in us may be so strong that patience and humility are lost, as we can easily get caught up in the energy of the passion for our creation, or the importance of it, causing us to feel self-important, act superior, and to disregard common courtesy.

If we feel guided to work in service to others through community, religious, or political arenas, our unconscious influences may unduly impact the bringing of new ideas to or the shaking up of established norms. We may become self-righteous because of our newfound piousness or selfless efforts.

In an effort to bring our ideas forward we may overstep boundaries, push too hard, or become overly critical. These attitudes will all create conflict and alienate people, which may diminish the power of our intended purpose as it may cause our passion to serve fade, or our hard work to backfire.

Even gentle people whose heart calls them to bring art, music, poetry, or stories to the world may not understand why they are so often in conflict with others or are continuously surrounded by mayhem. Their strong soul connection usually brings with it much passion and deep emotions, and their work often addresses issues just on the cusp of society’s awareness, opening them up to controversy.

Artists whose self-worth had not been cultivated when younger or whose efforts were not supported may struggle with confidence in themselves and may not easily be able to handle any controversy. Some will turn inwards and struggle with depression or even addictions, while others will turn their frustrations outward and become needy, demanding, or look for validation by seeking attention and acting out.

There will always be differing opinions and some conflict and controversy in both our personal and professional lives. A strong connection to our soul’s purpose often brings with it great enthusiasm and passion, which unchecked can cause openings for conflicts to occur.

However, it is how we deal with controversies that arise and our ability to avoid over-enthusiasm turning egotistical that will determine how successful we are in fully connecting to and keeping the spirit of our soul’s plan and life purpose alive.

Common Negative Unconscious Influences

Negative Default Positions: being overly-reactive or overly-passive. These are learned coping mechanisms that attempt to protect us from perceived onslaughts to our emotional well-being.

Protective Mechanisms: defending ourselves or our positions no matter what; lashing out at what we perceive as criticisms. These are attempts to shield us from hurt or feeling disempowered.

Fear of Success: caused by low-self esteem or unhealthy views of success. These can cause us to undermine our efforts and successes.

Neediness: causes us to be emotionally demanding often overstepping healthy boundaries with others. This causes them to pull away either emotionally, or avoid us.

 

This article/blog post is an expansion of concepts in my book,Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and  Science. “Book Synopsis” is found here 

© Rosemary McCarthy, March, 2017

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Below is a little peak at other concepts in the book:

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage … The Importance of Embracing Unity Consciousness: (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).

The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Overcoming current life lessons is our soul’s journey on a micro level. Overcoming all concepts of separateness and eventually completely aligning with the Oneness is our soul’s journey on a macro level. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions. (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Relationships: The Cavern between “You and Others” Is in Direct Relationship to the Cavern between “You and You”

The hurts or conflicts that arise in our relationships are mostly due to unconscious influences that run our lives. I say mostly, because for some, conflicts within our relationships are due to a mismatch, or it has served its purpose and we are meant to take our cues and move on.

For others, conflicts arise because the relationship needs to shift and change to meet new circumstances, or one of the individuals is making life-altering changes that affects the relationship.

When we do not heed the signals and make the necessary adjustments, compromises, do a bit or self-reflection, or seek help for a relationship that is in throws of changes, the hurts and conflicts will continue and worsen and both parties suffer unnecessarily.

Sometimes a relationship even ends that could be saved and a family kept intact because of the inability of one or both or parties to face his or her part of its breakdown. Except for when the relationship has played out and is intended to end, we are meant to work through our hurts and conflicts with those in our lives.

One of the higher purposes of relationships, whether it be with a life-partner, a sibling, a parent-child or child-parent bond, an extended family member, a friend, or even a long-term working partnership, is for the unconscious influences of both parties to the surface – for healing.

And except for the rare occasion where one party feels empowered in life and is the “light-holder” and stabilizer to the other as they work through a huge misalignment from their power base and feel and act within the confines of disempowerment, both in the relationship are usually misaligned to the same degree. These misalignments would not necessarily show up in the same way, but the degree of misalignment would be similar.

Feeling empowered in life comes from being connected to our power base, which comes from a strong connection to our True Self – of “us-to-us.” (True Self is defined below, and I used the term as synonymous with Source energy, Spirit, higher Self, God, etc.).

This connection gives us our confidence allowing us to reach for what we want in life, while doing so with integrity. We are able to become our Best Self.

Law of Expansion - Universal Law 6 (of 6)

When this connection is strong, we don’t allow people to push their neediness onto us, take advantage of us, or emotionally manipulate us. Nor do we get unnecessarily involved in their dramas.

When we feel disempowered in life we are disconnected from our power base and our connection to our True Self – of “us-to-us” is weak.

This lack of connection breeds low self-confidence and we have trouble reaching for or achieving what we want in life and what makes us happy.

Having a low confidence level, we may be indecisive, lack the courage to take risks and make things happen, and we may even undermine our efforts by making bad choices or backing away from opportunities.

We often feel at the beck and call of others and circumstances. This all frustrates us, makes us lash out at those around us, which further distances us from our True Self.

As we take things personally, we often feel hurt by others’ words, actions, or inactions. We then either blame them for our unhappiness creating conflict in the relationship, or we internalize the feelings creating more inner-turmoil.

We all navigate life differently, and differences are a natural and healthy part of normal relationships. Hurts and conflicts arise because we can’t accept the other’s different ways of going about life  and/or respect their differing opinions.

The expectations we bring into our relationship also have a major impact on whether our relationship with be harmonious or filled with chaos.

When our connection to our True Self is strong we can easily deal with the different way the other approaches life and our expectations from the relationship are reasonable and above-board.

However, when our connection to our True Self is weak and the other’s personality or way of dealing with life is different than ours we often internalize this as an affront, and conflicts ensue.

Attempting to make up for the weak connection to our True Self we also bring unconscious expectations into our relationships assuming the other will fill that void. When they don’t, we feel hurt, disappointed, and become disillusioned with the relationship.

These negative and unrealistic ways of dealing with others (and situations) come from unconscious influences we created at some point in our lives that play out in our attitudes and behaviors.

These unconscious influences affect our connection to our True Self. Our attitudes and behaviors develop in response to how we experienced or perceived life from within our familial and cultural backgrounds – with our internalizing of these experiences highly influenced by our innate personalities.

This is why people brought up in the same household can be so different in their outlook and approach to life. If the influences we internalized instilled confidence, hope, positivity, autonomy, and lightness into our being, our connection to our True Self would remain strong.

However, if we unknowingly allowed these influences to cause us to become negative, pessimistic, or needy, to have low-self esteem or feel that life is heavy and a struggle, our connection to our True Self becomes weakened.

When we internalized our past influences as generally positive, we are able to navigate life without much difficulty or conflict. We can attain what we want in life because we feel empowered, as the connection to our power-base has remained strong.

When our past influences cause us to view and respond to life negatively, we may act in counterproductive ways that undermine our efforts and that create conflict with others. This makes our life seem difficult and what we want in life hard to achieve because we feel disempowered: our connection is weak.

This disconnect creates a cavern between “us and us” as our power-base lies in our connection to our True Self.  It is where we find the strength and integrity to become our Best Self, and the fortitude to keep it.

Below are some of the developed attitudes and behaviors that keep us disconnected from our power-base and True Self making life seem difficult and keeping us in conflict with others:

NEEDINESS

We often bring our emotional neediness into our relationships, but are unaware that we are expecting our partner, child, parent, or friend to answer those needs. When they do not, we are hurt, become upset, and conflict often ensues.

Our need may be personal: to feel loved, appreciated, validated, or served hand and foot. They may be more general: to become wealthy, powerful, famous, achieve a great success, or have a big happy family.

It is not that these desires always bring negative results to our life or relationships, as having goals and desires can be a good thing, but when they come from an unconscious need to fill a void or fulfill and unmet past need, they hold an insatiable element.

We become self-centered as this need is most often at the forefront of our thoughts and actions and it takes precedence over any consideration for the desires or needs of those around us.

We also become defensive of our efforts to fulfill our perceived need, and blind to another’s attempts to compromise or work with us toward a favorable outcome for both. We are difficult to deal with and conflict in the relationship is inevitable.

RESPONSIVENESS

We all have a Default Position: it can be Neutral, Reactionary, or Passive. (Definition of Default Position below)

Neutral Responses:

Neutral responses come from feeling empowered. When we respond to others or situations neutrally, we respond to the matter at hand, do so calmly, and without a need to defend our positions.

We do not react emotionally because we do not bring in issues from the past, nor thoughts or fears of the future – which all hold an emotional component.

We can still disagree and say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done, but we do so respectfully, and with honesty and integrity. We come from a place of confidence and empowerment – of gentle strength, not weakness and aggressiveness.

Our connection to our power-base and True Self is strong so we are emotionally balanced, therefore we don’t feel the need to address how others act, or respond to what they say or do aggressively, because we don’t take things personally. And we are strong in our own convictions, so we don’t have the need to defend our positions.

Reactionary Responses:

When we react to others or situations aggressively, are defensive, or throw blame around, we are projecting our hurts, disappointments, or expectations upon the other or the situation.

We feel that what they said or did was an affront to us. We might perceive someone voicing an opinion as them criticizing us, when they are simply conveying how they feel about something.

When someone cuts us off in traffic we may feel they are doing it to us, whereas the other person is simply attempting to get to where they need to go, albeit in an inappropriate way.

Others’ attitudes or actions are no reflection on us, and allowing them to disturb us or cause us to react strongly is counterproductive to our peace of mind.

When a loved one is late or misses a date we had made together and we are hurt and feel they do not love or appreciate us we are taking it personally – when it likely had nothing to do with us. They may have simply been extra busy at work, been unavoidably delayed, or had a lot on their mind and forgot.

Passive Responses:

Passive responses come from feeling disempowered. Although passive responses may appear to be neutral, as there are no blatant outward signs, they are very different because passive responses hold an emotional component – just like aggressive ones.

Sometimes the hurts, feelings, disappointments, or perceived injustices are not voiced at all, while at other times they are, but are tinged with so much emotion and/or neediness that the other individual turns a blind ear.

In both cases, we are not heard. Either way, the emotions are internalized affecting both the individual and the relationship. These internalizations harm us because buried emotions add another layer to the cavern between “us and us,” and our connection to our True Self is further weakened.

Passive responses harm the relationship because as our true feelings are not voiced (or heard) we have not addressed the hurt or disappointment we feel, and we remain inwardly angry towards the other for not understanding or taking into consideration our feelings, or seeing our viewpoint.

And if we are do try to make our self heard but are ineffective, before we approach the subject again, reflecting on our approach last time and possibly adjusting it could help getting heard this time.

We can ask ourselves:

  • Are we being needy – only thinking about our needs and perspective?
  • Are we negative – only focusing on what is wrong?
  • Are we overly emotional – crying at any perceived slight or criticism?

Could we be acting passive aggressively – signing or putting on a sad face rather than sharing our thoughts or feelings?

Whether we elect these attitudes because we don’t like to speak our mind, are unable to articulate or feel embarrassed by what we feel, or are simply trying to keep the peace against an aggressive person, passive attitudes do not bring long term solutions.

Not only is the issue not addressed or resolved, but the approach may even backfire, as buried feelings come out – one way or another – and may one day cause a major blow-up from where there is not turning back.

Passive responses create and increase the cavern between “us-and-another,” because until we address and resolve the issue with them that caused the feelings we buried, each future interaction is tainted. Hurts remain at the forefront of our emotions and any new or positive communication has to work hard to get through them.

We can certainly live happy and fulfilling lives without being completely in touch with our True Self, are enlightened, or fully aligned to Source. In fact, most of us do.

Very few of us are completely connected, so most of us are somewhat misaligned, and these show up in many ways and in many degrees. This is why some hurt and conflict exists in most relationships.

Nonetheless, if we navigate the conflicts that arise with compromise and compassion, keep our disparaging emotions at bay, forgive how the other’s misalignments show up, and accept their idiosyncrasies, we can easily live a harmonious life.

It helps to be aware of our unconscious influences, or at least make peace with how our misalignments show up, otherwise there will always be the cavern between “us-and-us” as we are not living close enough to our core – we are living superficially, with no connection to the truth of who we are.

This causes us to relate superficially to others. A cavern will always exist between “us-and-others” until we close that gap between “us-and-us.”

 

True Self: The truth or memory of who you really are—free of any unconscious influences. (chapter 1)

Best Self: We are our Best Self when we are aligned with our True Self. This manifests as happiness, acceptance of life and our circumstances, and connection to that part of our self that feels empowered, confident, assured, loving, giving, and emotionally healthy. (chapter 1)

Our Default Position: The reactionary, nonreactionary, or responsive way of dealing with others or situations. We respond with either aggression, passivity, or neutrality. (chapter 1).

This  article/blog post is based on my book, Your Journey to Peace … Book Synopsis is found here.

– © Rosemary McCarthy, March, 2017, updated January 2018

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 Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift in attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction).What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage. (Chapter 1, Why We Are the Way We Are)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).

Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. They are set up to bring these misalignments from our True Self to the surface – for healing. This is why we find our close relationships so difficult.  (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions. (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Copyright © 2017 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. To copy, share, or distribute this article simply ensure the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.yourjourneytopeace.com are included. You can contact me at: rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com. Blessings, and thank you kindly.

Self-Forgiveness Is Paramount in becoming Our Best Self

(This article is a companion to Worksheet #18 in the book. Link to this worksheet (and 2 others) is found at: http://yourjourneytopeace.com/3-worksheets-forgiveness-making-small-shifts-judgment-of-self-others/

Forgiving ourselves is vital to becoming our Best Self. No matter what “bad things” we have thought, believed, supported, done, or not done, time we have wasted, money we have squandered, or any addictions we have succumbed to, we can turn our life around and rise above what has held us in negative attitudes or patterns hurting our self or others. But to do so we must embrace the concept of unconditional love for ourselves.

The Universe (God, Spirit, Source, or whatever we call the creative universal power) offers us only unconditional love, and within that premise is complete forgiveness. The understanding is that we only ever hurt our self, others, or act badly because we are disconnected from the love within our True Self, and are thereby misaligned from universal understanding. Even though at our core we are pure love, being distanced from our True Self and disconnected from the unconditional love within it we are not attuned to the nuances of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness it holds – for our self and towards others. Detached from these loving qualities we do not always act in our own best interests. This disconnect from the love within us causes us to see others through a clouded lens, which induces us to act negatively towards them.

We are all somewhat misaligned from our True Self and these show up in the various ways we navigate life. This coupled with our various personalities, habits, preferences, upbringing, sexual identities, and our and racial and cultural backgrounds make us all look, speak, and behave differently. When we have a strong connection to our True Self and the love within it we do not see or focus on the differences – we see beyond them to the core of the other person – to the love within them. When we have a weak connection to our True Self and thereby to the love within us, we see others through the clouded lens of the unconscious influences that run our lives and lie between us and our True Self. These causes us to judge, blame, shame, belittle, criticize, ignore, or act in other impassionate ways towards others.

When we act in disapproving or hurtful ways towards others our True Self knows we are acting from our misalignment and still offers us unconditional love and forgiveness. However, the filter of our unconscious influences does not allow these to get through to us, and our ego jumps on the chance to instill guilt and shame into our psyche. For eons Humanity’s history has been based on blame, judgment, guilt, and shame, and so the premise of unconditional love and forgiveness is long forgotten. Guilt and shame are now so ingrained into our psyches that we unknowingly hold onto them and are unaware of the effects they have on our lives. Our inner-being knows it is not good to hold onto these, or any, buried feelings and aims to dispose of them.

In attempts to rid ourselves of these unwanted buried and confusing feelings of guilt and shame we project them onto others or out into the world. This is actually counterproductive, as in doing so we actually amass more and guilt and shame, and a vicious cycle ensues. This is why self-forgiveness is paramount to  overcoming negative responses, and is what allows us feel empowered and become our Best Self.

Self-forgiveness requires giving up and releasing guilt and the shame that goes along with it. Guilt is the principal thief of emotional happiness, but it is only a trick of the mind and has no substance. The underlying causes of guilt are in the past and should therefore be relinquished. Knowing why we said or did hurtful things makes it easier for our unconscious to exonerate itself from our attitudes or actions that have hurt our self or others.

To release the guilt and dissolve the shame we have to acknowledge and release the emotions of what we have done, or not done. Understanding that we were only projecting our unconscious influences onto others, room is then made in the deepest part of our self to connect to the peace and general feeling of well-being that is our intended state. However, during this process of acknowledgement and release we must remember not to get stuck in the old story of what we have or have not done.

Depending on both our innate personality and what we need to forgive our self for, this can be immediate or take years of work. Even those who have committed crimes and are in jail can tap into universal unconditional love and the forgiveness within it and experience a sense of well-being.

We practice self-forgiveness when we recognize that the thoughts we had, words we uttered, deeds we did, or things we didn’t do that are causing us angst, guilt, shame, discomfort, or caused us to become dysfunctional or even an addict, and then release the associated negative emotions surrounding the issue. Understanding that we only acted because of being misaligned from our True Self allows us to face what we have done – for release – not for self-condemnation. Peace and feelings of well-being are the goals of self-forgiveness. Adding more guilt is not. It is the denial and burying of these shadow parts of ourselves that keep us in emotional bondage, take away our current peace of mind, and cause us to continue to act in ways that hurt ourselves or others.

  • We forgive ourselves for undermining becoming our Best Self by acknowledging and addressing the how’s and wherefores of the attitudes and/or actions that kept us in dysfunctional patterns. Taking time to honestly look at the why’s allows our true thoughts and feelings on the subject to surface. Journalling allows them to flow through us onto paper. Asking our self questions helps to connect the dots to why we acted in ways that ultimately hurt us. What were our triggers? Why did we do what we did, or did not do what we were supposed to or had planned to? Were we sad, lonely, angry, overwhelmed, or did we feel unloved or unappreciated? When we pinpoint the reason we can allow/invite the associated emotions to come to the surface. Crying, addressing our anger or frustrations at our self, or yelling at a perpetrator as if he or she were there dislodges the emotions from our psyche, and so their hold on us disappears. (As well as in my book, there are many techniques that aim to empower us and can be helpful with self-forgiveness like The Sedona Method or Byron Katie’s The Work). This can help us examine areas that might need self-forgiveness. It also covers forgiving others, forgiving situations, and forgiving the world. Forgiving ourselves for hurting others, especially our loved ones, brings up many emotions and we will have to effectively deal with the guilt and shame if we want to overcome the effects.
  • We forgive ourselves for hurting others by acknowledging to ourselves how we may have hurt them, make amends when appropriate and possible, and release the shame and guilt of it all. If we have been the person of authority and acted in ways that hurt, belittled, undermined, or disempowered those under our charge, once we face what we have done, are remorseful, are getting the help we need, and are aiming to change the path we are on, we too can return to wholeness and allow for our Best Self to come forth. Forgiving ourselves for hurting our children or a loved one might be one of our greatest challenges, however it must be done if we are to move forward in life free from unconscious influences and the attitudes and behaviors they engender that create further chaos or conflict in our life. And by us moving past the shame and guilt of hurting others and finding a new and better normal, we demonstrate to others who may not be able to face their guilt and shame and/or move past their regrets.

© Rosemary McCarthy, originally posted October 2016,

revised December 2017

This article is based on and an expansion of the sub-section “Self-Forgiveness Is Paramount in Making the Required Shifts” from the Conclusion.  It is a companion to Worksheet #18 in the book, It (and 2 other worksheets) can be found on linkhttp://yourjourneytopeace.com/3-worksheets-forgiveness-making-small-shifts-judgment-of-self-others/.

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Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift in attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction).

Somewhere deep within the crevices of our mind lies the cellular memories of the original feelings of living within a harmony-ruled paradigm and so, it remains a longing deep within us. (Chapter 1)

Most humans are deeply conflicted because we are born into a society that extols the virtues of love, caring, and honesty, but is biased in carrying out the representations of these virtues. This creates a pull and push within us.  (Chapter 1, Why We Are the Way We Are)

Powerful shifts will occur in us when we acknowledge the truth of who we are, while at the same time reconcile the truth of who we are being. (Chapter 2, Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It) 

Don’t wallow in what you have or haven’t done—don’t get stuck in the darkness. (Chapter 3)

How we choose to live life “in the meantime” will likely be the deciding factor to our happiness, because most of our life is spent in the meantime. (Chapter 3)

It is usually our intellect that is running the show, making our right brain and its creative impulses at its beck and call. (Chapter 4, Along the Way)

Every contact with another person is an opportunity to offer a notion of unity and Oneness, or one of polarity and separation. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

The real purpose of our relationships is to provide a learning tool for us to unearth and heal our misalignments. (Chapter 5)

Free will is our inheritance. However, we are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

Many have confused God’s revenge with the karmic Law of Balance playing out in our lives. (Chapter 6)

The seventh dimension (of the twelve noted) is considered the level of Christ consciousness. (Chapter 6)

The Universe will disappear when there is no longer any need for form to play out the duality we embraced eons ago.(Chapter 6)

The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 7, Science)

The Universe is holographic. As we move beyond the limitations of the 3rd dimension Humanity has existed under we will be able to take advantage of all it entails. This will allow us to feel empowered, be able to reach our full potentials, and feel connected to one another. (Chapter 7)

 The different races that visited earth inhabit dimensions with varying degrees of spiritual evolution, just as here on earth some of us are more spiritually evolved while others are more technologically advanced. (Chapter 7)

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

 At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of “The Shift” to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions – a great cosmic event.  (Chapter 10, Ascension)

When we are completely aligned with the Oneness, there is no awareness of duality and all ideas of separation disappear. (Conclusion)

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How Embracing Our Passions Helps the World

We all came here with a higher purpose: to learn, to experience, and to help others in life and through their life lessons. These show up as the passions within us, and they play out in many ways. Our passions always bring us joy, make us feel alive, and keep us feeling empowered. Leaning into our passions creates positive, uplifting vibrations within our being – which extends out into the world as we go about our daily life.

If your passion calls you to work for the betterment of people, animals, the Planet, or the world in general—do it! You will be bringing forth concrete efforts for change;

  • If your passion calls you to teach—become an educator! You are one of the lucky ones, as you will have the honor of guiding the next generation who have come at this time of the Shift fully open and aware of what the world needs;
  • If passion calls you to create a loving family—do it! The children you bring into the world will further our efforts to create a loving and compassionate world;
  • If you feel passionate about cooking, farming, or the food industry in general―embrace it! You will be nourishing people’s bodies, which nourishes their minds and souls;
  • If passion calls you to the business community, technical industry, or any other seemingly everyday job or career path—answer the call! You will be filling the needs of people in their day-to-day lives as well as those whose life purpose is to directly help others;
  • If you feel passionate about art, music, dance, writing, and so on—embrace it! You will be helping people connect to their heart spaces through the vibrations your creations hold.

It doesn’t matter what we do in life. What is important is that

we answer the call of our hearts, make conscious decisions, and

have passion for and bring integrity into all we do.

While embracing our passions helps the world in practical ways as we share our gifts, energy, and knowledge, it also helps raise the vibration of the Planet. As we embrace our passions we connect to the joy within. Joy has a quality of lightness of being.

We are living in a time planetary evolution. It is Humanity’s time to raise itself out of the depths of the denseness and limitation of the lower dimensions that we have occupied for eons where anger, power, greed, control, and divisiveness have reigned. It is time to embrace the lightness and expansiveness of the higher dimensions. It is our cosmic time to awaken.

Humanity is now going through a metamorphosis – the growing pains of that awakening. The conflict and chaos we now see around us and on the world stage are a result of the pushes and pulls of the new, lighter, loving, and inclusive attitudes we are being encouraged towards by universal energies smashing into the old attitudes and beliefs that still have a strong hold on many of us.

Choosing love over hate, compassion over criticism, acceptance over prejudice, harmony over conflict, and embracing what brings us joy helps to anchor in the lightness and expansiveness of the higher dimensions Humanity and the Planet are entering. And we all invited.

We can be dragged along kicking and screaming holding on to fear, blame, prejudice, divisiveness, selfishness, and unfairness, and creating conflict all around us. Or, we can come along gladly embracing the qualities of love, fairness, acceptance, and integrity, and create peace and harmony around us.

Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016,

updated December 2017

This article is based on and an expansion of various concepts in my book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and  Science.  The chapter titles are listed in the “Book Synopsis” of this website found at: http://yourjourneytopeace.com/book-synopsis/

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Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage … The Importance of Embracing Unity Consciousness: (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It).

Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. They are set up to bring these misalignments from our True Self to the surface – for healing. This is why we find our close relationships so difficult.  (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Being somewhat enlightened means that we have some awareness of the cause and effect of our thoughts, attitude, and actions, and of our interconnectedness. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about ur and Gais’s Ascensions.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Five Masters and their Different Aspects  

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To be happy, feel peaceful, and have harmony in our lives we have to make peace with (forgive) all aspects of ourselves (including our upbringing, our past, or current life situations), offer understanding to those around us, and to forgive the world as a whole (for what has gone on and what is still going on). We also have to make peace with the religion we were born into. We don’t have to embrace it, but we do have to let go of any angst connected to it and forgive how any of the original messages of its Master were corrupted. We also have to forgive what has gone on, what may still be going on, and what any of its representatives have done in its name that is not of love.

With the understanding that we are all just coming from a place of being misaligned from the love within (brought on from a decision made eons ago that we have no memory of, but that has been perpetrated throughout Humanity’s history), we can forgive ourselves and others – for what we have or have not done. We can also forgive the world for all that has transpired: cruelty to each other, the abuse of power and inequality put upon the less fortunate by those who wielded it, and how we misrepresented the Masters’ messages.

Over time, many of the messages of love, compassion, acceptance, fairness, and forgiveness they taught that unite us were replaced with those of judgment, prejudice, greed, hate, and cruelty that divide us – to such an extent that we killed each other for not following the rules we had made up. The term Holy Wars is the greatest example of an oxymoron.

Our more recent history has shown that judgment, abuse, cruelty, monetary corruption, and divisive attitudes are still widespread in many religious bodies, but this is starting to change. As society is recognizing the importance of being more accepting towards others and our differences and more and more of the abuse towards individuals is brought to the forefront, people are demanding change and reconciliation – we are ready to return to the true messages the Masters taught.

We all emerged from a Oneness – the universal God-energy – made up of light and love, and we all still hold a spark of it within us. The Masters came forth as rays of universal light from this Oneness with messages of unconditional love to help us re-connect to this universal light and love held in our hearts. This spark of light and love is now buried deep within our hearts as the darkness we unknowingly erected and perpetrated because of how Humanity evolved overshadows it. However, it can be rekindled, and this is what the Masters came to teach us to do. 

The Masters came to us through different rays of the Oneness, but they all embodied all its expressions of unconditional love. And as they came to us at different times and into different cultures their teachings held different slants. The different nuances in their teachings affected the focus of the religions that emerged later. (Illustration #20 “12 Rays Within the Illusion” in the book shows how each of these rays manifested outward separately).

Below is s brief description of some of the differences and similarities in five Masters who came to us. My explanation of them and the religions/followings that later developed is but a simple overview to show the subtle differences. This is helpful to our understanding of the different concepts highlighted in the various religions or by the followers of prophets and philosophers. It also elucidates how and why people can find personal and spiritual guidance from all of them.

Lau Tzu is commonly known to have brought us the Tao Te Ching, which focuses on embracing simplicity and suggests that we must empty ourselves of all egoic thoughts, ideas, and longings so the Tao, the primordial energy of the Universe, can flow through us. Although Taoism does not promote vegetarianism per se, its respect for all living things encourages the eating of pure, clean, energy-giving foods to promote health and longevity. This includes eating only meats that are raised in humane ways, as Taoists believe the body takes on the energy of the killing.

Krishna is thought to have inspired the Samkhya and Vedanta ways of life, which in turn later became the main philosophies of Hinduism. These teachings promote personal transformation through worship and devotion, by addressing our negative emotions and egoic passions, and through service to mankind, which they advocate is the greatest expression of our love for God. Although not all sects of Hinduism promote vegetarianism, most do. Buddhism has many of its roots in Hinduism.

Jesus is perceived by many as the prophet the Jewish people had been asking for. He brought us his message of love, forgiveness, and acceptance of all our brothers and sisters—whatever their station in life. His followers brought us Christianity, and practitioners are encouraged into prayer, worship, and helping their fellow man. Christianity does not promote vegetarianism, although some follow the ancient Abrahamic tradition of abstaining from pork.

Muhammad is considered by Muslims to be the last prophet from the Abrahamic line of great prophets. He aimed to unite the people of the area under one God, as many had strayed back to worshipping many gods and idols. He is known, loved, and followed for his promotion of social and political justice, and the Sufi sect considers his gracious character and faithfulness more important aspects to emulate than the external facets of his teachings. Although Muslims do not necessarily advocate vegetarianism, true followers abstain from alcohol and pork.

Confucius is not considered a true prophet by many, however he deeply impacted China for many centuries, and many still embrace his philosophies. He promoted adhering to positive attitudes and behaviors, good moral judgment, and ethical ideals rather than strict rules. Like Taoists, those who follow the teachings of Confucius are not necessarily vegetarians, but they do adhere to clean and healthy eating habits.

Many people find it valuable to look to a Master and to his or her teachings for guidance. The act of worshiping a Master or guru was created to open us up to the love within. Those I mentioned above, or any other being we invite to help us serve as symbols of love, and we use them until we no longer feel the need to do so. As we increasingly embrace higher-vibrational attitudes and begin to access the fourth, fifth, and higher dimensions, we will no longer feel the need to call upon them as much, as we ourselves will feel the connection to the love they represent and are guiding us to find within ourselves, without the need for them as symbols to access it.

This article is an extension of section “Masters Came to Us as Different Aspects of the Oneness” from chapter 7, Science, and is based on various concepts in the book. The chapter titles are listed in the “Book Synopsis.”

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All Humanity’s issues arise from the false belief of our separateness from Source. (Introduction)

Our personal and collective attitudes have shaped our past, affect our present, and create a blueprint for our future. (Introduction)

Humanity’s history has been based on conditional love. This has created conflicting messages within us because we extol the virtues of love, but do not uphold them. (Chapter 1)

Somewhere deep within the crevices of our mind lies the cellular memories of the original feelings of living within a harmony-ruled paradigm, and so it remains a longing deep within us. (Chapter 1)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

We have been detached from and unaware of the unconditional love that is at the core of our being. (Chapter 4, Along the Way.)

Don’t wallow in what you have or haven’t done—don’t get stuck in the darkness! (Chapter 4, Along the Way.)

Couples are usually just smashing into each other trying to get their needs met. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

Our relationships are affected by our presumed need to maintain our masks of fear. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We yearn for intimacy in our relationships, but the playing out of our unconscious influences drives wedges between us. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

 The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. Our turbulent weather patterns are the result of her cleansing herself. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Universal Truths and the Masters Messages Come to Us in Many Ways

Portals and Vortexes

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Portals and vortexes are energetic openings. Solid forms, such as powerful artifacts like the Arc of the Covenant, megalithic structures like Stonehenge, and high-level energetic stones, crystals, or technologies have been imbued with powerful alchemic energies and act as portals or gateways to other dimensions. Certain places can also act as strong energetic gateways, and portals can open in areas where a sacred event was held. Places that were once gateways can and have maintained their energetic openings, such as in Machu Picchu. Cosmic alignments also cause gateways to other dimensions to open during certain time frames.

Throughout Humanity’s history portal openings have been given to us so that we can step out of the limited 3rd dimensional awareness we have been stuck in for so long. These openings allow our consciousness to expand. When in a state of expanded consciousness, we sense, feel, and become aligned with the universal love and Oneness we emerged from, and are still a part of. This helps us attune to our True Self, which motivates us to become our Best Self. This connection to our True Self allows us to find peace within our self, encourages us to do the things that bring us joy, inspires us to reach for our dreams, and guides to find our soul/life purpose. As we have been attuned to the universal love and Oneness around us, we are able to recognize it in others. Our relationships improve and we experience more harmony in our lives, because we are able to extend the love we have experienced and the compassion and understanding this brings with it to those we come in contact with.

Portals to the higher dimensions are imbued with healing energies. These create impulses in us to release fears, limitations, and what we no longer need to hold onto to feel safe. They allow for new ideas to come through us or to be brought to us. The energy of portals to the higher dimensions allows what is not of love, within us or about others, to be recognized and acknowledged. We can then deal with what is keeping us from accessing the love within, or love and understanding for others.

Although portals are powerful energetic gateways to the higher dimensions in the Universe, we have access to any of the 12 levels within the 3rd dimension Humanity has occupied for eons (of the 12 within our Universe). The vibrational signature of our Life Matrix* (see below for definition) dictates where we reside within our 12 dimensions. However, we can move through the various levels in our lifetime, and even on a daily basis, by the vibrations our thoughts and attitudes create.

Our Energetic Vibration Dictates in Which Dimension We Reside

When we are angry, cruel, unfair, judgmental, lash out at and/or blame or hate others, or are constantly creating chaos around us we are existing within the lower echelons of the 3rd dimension. When we are contended and life is going our way and is reasonably harmonious, we are existing within the middle levels of the 3rd dimension. And when we are happy, joyful, perfectly contented, are able to create the life we want, and can extend love and compassion and live harmoniously with others, we are existing on the highest levels of the 3rddimension. We can live our entire life within the lower levels of the 3rd dimension, at the middle levels, or at the highest levels. And at any point in life we can shift levels, either for a short time, or never return to our previous level.

What we do, what we watch, and who we hang out with can also affect our vibration. Engaging in lower vibration activities, such as aggressive video games, or even witnessing harshness or cruelty on TV can lower our vibration. Being engaged in higher vibration activities, such a light-hearted gathering with friends or family, listening to beautiful music or an inspiring talk, or watching an uplifting TV show can raise our vibration. So can laughter, prayer, meditation, yoga, etc., or being in nature.

Depending on where our energetic vibrations are from moment to moment, we can even vacillate between different levels within a day. For example, if we are generally happy and contented but something triggers anger in us and we remain angry and fall into blame, judgment, or revenge scenarios we have tumbled down a few levels. The reason it is so important to override these or any other negative attitudes and their behaviors is that we can get stuck in the negativity of the lower levels. Until recently it has not been commonly known or understood that negativity breeds negativity, or that positivity breeds positivity. Our thoughts and attitudes create vibrations and wherever these land us within the dimensions becomes our current set-point.

The lower dimensions are dense and murky and weigh us down emotionally. This makes it harder to be positive. Life seem more difficult existing in the lower levels of the 3rd dimension, partly because of its denseness, but also because our vibrations attract more of the same, so negativity surrounds us. The lower dimensions are also harder to override, as the murkiness holds us down.

The higher dimensions are lighter and energize us. They make it easier to be loving and positive. Life seem easier existing on these higher levels because of their lighter energetic makeup, but also because we attract more positivity around us. And the ease, joy, and lightness of existing in these higher dimensions inspires us to reach to even higher levels.

We Can Create Portals to the Higher Universal Dimensions

Portals, vortexes, or energetic pathways can also be created through a concentration of positive energy during a gathering. The energy that is created and uplifts us from an inspiring speech, sermon, or spiritual gathering, at a great music concert, the perfect sports move or performance that awes us, or an event that brings us together for a good cause, all create portals or vortexes from the accumulated energy of the participants and spectators. Through the experiences these bring us we are reminded that our hearts can expand to feel more than what our every-day living allows.

Rick Hansen offers an inspiring example of how the energy created by embracing a higher purpose can move us and expand out heart-opening. In May 1987, I was in Vancouver the week Hansen was finishing up his eighteen-month Man in Motion World Tour of over thirty countries. His dreams of being an athlete and of an adventurous life abruptly changed at the age of fifteen when he lost the use of his legs in an accident. After many years of struggling with this new reality, he eventually became fueled by a vision of bringing awareness to and creating better accessibility for those in wheelchairs, and set out on this tour. I didn’t know much at all about him or the details of his trek, but I was in Vancouver as he was to arrive in town on the final leg of the tour, and I stood in the crowd and waited for him to appear. As he approached, a heightened excitement welled up in me. This surprised me greatly. I had not yet embraced any spiritual concepts or practices that could account for this, but later when I had, I realized that this heart-opening I experienced had come from him and what he had created. Hansen may not have been a religious or spiritual master, but I could certainly sense the uplifting energy that surrounded him. With his authenticity of purpose, he touched many with his fearlessness, courage, and the awareness he brought to the issues of paraplegics. At the same time his energetic output created a vortex around him that allowed witnesses to experience heart-openings they may not have even been aware they could tap into.

Hard work, determination, and purposeful energetic focusing can also create a vortex. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a palpable positive energy was created by the Russian figure skaters. Evgeni Plushenko was the first to skate in a group event, and as soon as the music began, he surged with confident energy. Throughout the performance, the audience was so silent and captivated you could hear a pin drop: his skating was flawless. Plushenko’s moves were perfectly in step with the music and together this created a perfect rise and fall of sensitivity and intensity, culminating with the music intensifying urging him to a dynamic conclusion. As the other Russian skaters took to the ice during the same event, they also performed with that perfect combination of energy and confidence. While witnessing this, I thought that these Russian skaters must have had strong guidance individually and as a group to create such positive, uplifting vibrations. Kurt Browning, the announcer, voiced exactly what I felt by saying something to the effect that these Russians were working at such a high level that they had “created a vortex.”

Cosmic Portals

Throughout history many cosmic portals have opened up. The energetic openings around these time frames created an atmosphere for spiritual awakening, and they brought forth great teachers to guide us. And although comic portals are often associated with specific dates, like with December 21st, 2012, the powerful energy they bring with them that creates the impetus for change and spiritual growth can last for years, decades, or even centuries.

Around 400–500BC the Greek truth-seekers in the West and Buddha in the East brought their new ideas and philosophies to us. 2000 years ago, Jesus appeared with his teachings of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Later on, around 600AD Muhammad came along with his message of unity and that we must show mercy and compassion for all mankind, even the animals. The years around 1400–600AD offered great opportunities for change. Martin Luther challenged the limitations the Catholic church had put on its devotees, disputed the need for sacrifice to attain salvation, and under this premise broke away from the established church to start a new one. This Renaissance period brought us many artists whose works could break through the barriers of our hardened hearts, giving us the opportunity to see life and others through a softer lens. The cosmic portals to the higher dimensions that were created through all these time frames were aimed to help us override our propensity to see ourselves, others, and the world through the limitations and harshness of our 3rd dimensional perceptions. The energy these portals brought forth was carried forward creating a snowball effect, and although most people at the time did not embrace the changes, new ideas, or philosophies proposed, they are still considered periods of great enlightenment because the impact of these cosmic time frames is still influencing us.

More recently, the powerful cosmic portal openings of the 1960’s and of the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 (which lasted until December 2012) brought impulses to overcome what is negative within us –  individually and as a collective. This encouraged us to recognize, unearth, and bring to attention what is not of love. The recent focus on addressing the abuse, prejudice, and corruption that has been prevalent in our society is due to this powerful cosmic force.

Even more recently, another major portal opened in December 2012. Many say this portal is ushering in a time called the Shift, and it is aimed to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions – a time of great cosmic and conscious awakening for Humanity that was written in the stars. This cosmic opening brought with it much healing universal light and uniting transformative love. It has ushered in waves of such healing and unifying proportions that more individuals than even feel inspired to embrace what is positive and find their empowerment while turning away from negative and disempowering attitudes; as a collective, we now not only feel motivated, but obliged, to respond to the plights of any who are disenfranchised and/or who have been victims of unfairness, prejudice, or hate crimes. Humanity is embracing this Shift – one that is written in the stars – we are responding with great aplomb.

This most recent portal opening will continue to shower us with light and love for all, and for everything, including our Planet. It has helped us turn the corner from a society that was based on fear, blame, hate, control, greed, revenge, unfairness, prejudice, inequality, and divisiveness, to one based in love, understanding, compassion, acceptance, sharing, equality, fairness, and unity – for all.

*Life Matrix: Is the lens through which we see and navigate the world. It holds all our underlying perceptions or misperceptions and all our unconscious influences. It supports what we think we need to be, as well as what we think we need to do to uphold our perceptions, whether real or false. (chapter 1)

This article is an expansion of the section “Portals / Vortexes” from chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts and Prayers.

 © Rosemary McCarthy, (originally posted October 2016,

updated April 2017).

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The truth of who we are lies quietly in wait just below the surface of any false illusions we may have inadvertently constructed. (Introduction).

Whether positive or negative, our unconscious beliefs act upon us without our consent, or real knowledge of why. (Chapter 1, Why We Are the Way We Are)

We were not sent away by a vengeful God, but as we bough into the ego or Satan’s deception that we had broken our connection to our Source, we were filled with remorse, guilt, and fear. Fear of retribution and the projection of that fear with its ensuing shame and guilt into judgment of others, is the basis of the human predicament. (Chapter 1)

Powerful shifts will occur in us when we acknowledge the truth of who we are, while at the same time reconcile the truth of who we are being. (Chapter 2, Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

Don’t wallow in what you have or haven’t done—don’t get stuck in the darkness. (Chapter 4, Along the Way)

Overcoming current life lessons is our soul’s journey on a micro level. Overcoming all concepts of separateness and eventually completely aligning with the Oneness is our soul’s journey on a macro level. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions. (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Copyright © 2017 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. You may only copy, share and distribute this article provided that the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.yourjourneytopeace.com are included. You can reach me at:  rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com. Blessings, and thank you kindly.