The Universal Law of Authenticity – Part 1 of 2

(Part 2 will be published in a few days)

The Law of Authenticity follows the Law of Openness because our heart has to first be open to universal flow for us to feel joy, inner-peace, connect to what will truly make us happy, and become our Best Self.

To embrace the Law of Authenticity we must come from an honest place within our self – from our heart-space – in touch with our soul – our True Self.

To be truly authentic our heart must be fully open: we must be in touch with that honest place within our self.

Our hearts are often somewhat open and we may feel moments of joy, sometimes connect to what makes us happy, and have inklings of what our Best Self looks like.

At the same time, we may have a vague feeling that we are not in touch with the part of our self that inspires us to become all that we can be. We are not fully in touch with our True Self – the core of who we are our essence – our authentic self.

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Why we are the Way We are

We may have unknowingly erected barriers that weaken our confidence, influence our thought-processes, block inspiration, and stifle our creativity.

When in touch with our essence our authentic self – and connected to our True Self we feel assured and are confident in our value and strengths. We feel inspired.

We act on our inspirations. We use our strengths to bring them to fruition. We go after what we want.

We view others and the world from a clear, unbiased framework without the need to blame or judge. From this clarity we can bring forth all that we were meant to be. We do not need to puff our self up, yield to popular attitudes or beliefs, or succumb to pressure from others.

Our True Self is continuously expressing to us in ways that guide us to become our Best Self. But we must hear it.

We cannot hear what it is attempting to convey if unconscious influences run our lives. If we live in fear. Are in denial of truths about our self. Or hold strong to outdated beliefs or ideals.

Our unconscious influences are ruled by our created Self. Negative reactionary attitudes and/or behaviors may have emerged as a result of unhealed emotional wounds.

We may have adopted defense mechanisms to protect who we feel we need to be. Unmet emotions may have created neediness in us.

As these come from deep within we think that they are true expressions of who we are – that we are being authentic when we feel and express in these ways. But we are not being truly authentic.

Everything Stems from Either Love or Fear

We are not connected to our essence. Yes, at this moment in time this is how we feel. But our feeling and the urges to react in negative and disharmonious ways are not coming from a pure place.  

Negatively charged reactions and defense mechanisms are automatic. Erratic. Highly emotional. They come from unaddressed hurts or issues.

They may show themselves as anger, control, impatience, or defensiveness, etc. They are often loud and forceful.

Or, they may show up as passive-aggressiveness, which appears subtler but holds an internal emotional component that will eventually rear its ugly head and cause disharmony.

These emotionally charged ways of reacting block the connection to our True Self. Neediness causes us to emotionally attach our desires, expectations, and happiness onto others, bypassing the connection to our True Self.

This is based in my writings in Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. About book found here   and my Newly Released Why We Are the Way We Are link is with cover image above.

Rosemary McCarthy, © September 2018, updated December 2018.

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Today’s Understanding of Angels and Miracles (part 2 / 2)

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Demystifying Miracles

Miracles are usually associated with healing or the manipulation of elements, such as a spontaneous healing, a yogi bending spoons with his mind, or Jesus turning water into wine.

The answer to an impossible prayer/request is also often considered a miracle, as are events that defy reason or probabilities, such as having the strength to lift a car off a trapped person.

The limited perspective of the linear, third-dimensional awareness most of us exist under does not allow us to see or understand what cannot be explained by our physical laws.

The higher the level of consciousness we exist under, the more easily we can connect to the universal forces, where the laws of time, space, and form are easily overcome.

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Engaging our higher, supernatural God-selves, we become attuned to the organic, quantum makeup of the elements. Just as we can direct our hands to move a book, in advanced states we can manipulate the elements with our consciousness. Enlightened yogis and the Masters all attained these high states enabling them to overcome the physical laws.

When we partner-up with Spirit, or invoke higher-realm beings in our meditations or prayers, physical laws can be overcome, as those in higher states can make what seems impossible happen for us. Synchronicities happen.

Not all miracles are physical; some are mental or emotional, such as having a change of heart or attitude.

The word miracle in A Course in Miracles proposes that every second of every minute of every day, and with regard to anybody and within every situation, even minor shifts in our attitudes or though processes from those based in fear to those based in love* are considered miracles.

Each positive shift in attitude raises our consciousness, changes our vibration and trajectory, and as we are all connected changes those of Humanity.

Today's Understanding of Angels and Miracles (part 2 / 2)Every shift to a love-based attitude helps to alleviate the fear-based paradigm that is keeping us all tied to the limitations of third-dimensional living.

*The aspects of love and those of fear are found in my book, and also in my article “Everything Stems from Love or Fear” on my blog page found  here 

This article in an amalgamation of a few sections from my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. About book found here  

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The Secret of Enough – Part 2

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What is enoughEnough is different for everyone. Most of us in the Western world do want some luxuries and modern commodities and some of it can be supported by Mother Nature (if we are wise about it), but many of us have gone overboard.

In The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight Thom Hartmann reminds us that our current society lives under the myth that “some stuff will make you happy, then twice as much stuff will make you twice as happy, and ten times as much will make you ten times as happy, and so on, into infinity.” (1)

And although greed has been around for eons, it has only recently extended to such abusive actions towards our Planet as to threaten her (and thereby our) very survival. Where did this current greed come from?

In his essay, “The World of Wonder” in Spiritual Ecology, Thomas Berry explains that in North America this attitude of acquiring grew as a result of our lack of embracing or understanding the concept of “Earth-based spirituality” when we first came here from Europe.

He reminds us that not only did the Indigenous people understand the relationship between heaven, earth, and its people, evidenced by their rituals and ceremonies to evoke the powers of the Universe, most ancient cultures did as well. He tells us that the pillars in India, China, Greece, Egypt and Rome “were established to delineate a sacred center which provided a point of reference for human affairs and bound Heaven and Earth together.” (2)

The Secret of Enough

Barry explains that we came to America from Europe believing we were religious, educated, scientifically advanced, and able to create our own political organizations. We “saw ourselves as a divine blessing on this continent. In reality we were a predator people on an innocent continent.”

We saw a land that could allow us to break away from the “monarchical governments … and their world of royalty and subservience,” but rather than be in awe of the grandness and beauty of this land, we saw it as a “continent available for exploitation.” Although we were searching for new values, our attitudes of greed and control did not really change; nor did they reflect the values of the native people already here. (3)

In large part, except for the few who have rejected commercialism, such as the Mennonites, Indigenous peoples, and certain rural tribes, having lost the connection to the concept of enough and respect for our Planet, most societies have fallen under the spell of acquiring and greed.

Our Planet is meant to support us. If we return to a reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth we will all have access to its life-affirming energy: we will all have enough. Returning to the wisdom of nature at this juncture in our evolution and with our growing population is vital!

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As I was exploring various subjects when researching for my book Your Journey to Peace …, (whose concepts this article is based on) a notion was growing in me that the Indigenous peoples’ gentle nature and connection to the earth were somehow connected to the healing of Humanity. I was directed to various answers.

More of what I discovered is further explored in my next article/ blog post, “The Indigenous Beliefs and Our Planet’s Healing.” I will explain how eons ago the Indigenous peoples around the world actually made a conscious decision to forego industrialization so that they could show us the roadmap back when we had lost our way – when we had forgotten about the secret of enough and the importance of our connection to Mother Earth and of our reciprocal relationship with her.

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~ Rosemary McCarthy© April, 2018, December 2018

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Notations

(1) Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation (Northfield, VT: Mythical Books, 1998), 235.

(2) Thomas Berry, “The World of Wonder” in Spiritual EcologyThe Cry of the Earth, a collection of essays edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, (Pointe Reyes, CA: The Golden Sufi Center), 15-17.

(3)  Ibid.

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Cherishing Moments

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