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My last post addressed the concept of 'them' vs. 'us' and how that perceptual position sets me up for failure. As long as I am running the 'them' vs. 'us' program, 'they' have me...or should I say I have me! Caught up in yet another illusory tangle, I have halted further expansion of my awareness. My spiritual awakening is spinning in circles and I am going nowhere fast....I say fast because there are more 'them' vs. 'us' scenarios 'out there' than anything! The only thing more distracting than that is the belief that there is a legitimate 'out there' in the first place!
My own expansion of awareness is largely aided by introspection and creative energy as I tend to get prompts or nudges from an inner aspect while I work. For the last few weeks a thought has been niggling at me the way these nudges tend to do. The thought is...What if 'they' are actually aiding us rather than working against 'us' to destroy 'us'? What if the end justifies the means? What if at least some of those "secret" programs and those behind them that we "conspiracy theorists" have uncovered as covert operations are actually in place to serve humanity? Hmmmm...
I have long been aware that at the very top of this wild spiritual projection of light into form (which is what this dimension is) there is only one! And, tag....we're it...fractalized expressions of wholeness. Therefore, it stands to reason that at the highest perspective, we are both the 'them' and 'us'! We are literally shaking ourselves awake from a dense, scary dream of form with an expertly designed individual and collective feedback loop disguised as 'them' vs. 'us'...disguised as 'out there'? The 'them' 'out there' is like a physical feed-back-loop reflection of what we need to experience, perfectly paraphrased (based on our most current expression) to show us who and where we are spiritually, so that we can make the next 'right' decision to further our individual and collective expansion. Ok...that's a mouthful, but stay with me here.
I'm not spouting some esoteric, religious based philosophy, though aspects of this are threaded through many such teachings. I am however suggesting that if I begin to look at everything around me, every situation and experience as an opportunity to see a 'paraphrased reflection' of me and thus respond or react differently....say with compassion and awareness of the WHOLEness that I actually am, might my experiences and my awareness shift dramatically?
I come from a decades old practice of not making the reflection/dream/illusory world 'real'. Seeing it for what it is and responding through the spiritual perspective of non-attachment. This has worked wonders in fostering my awakening. If however I see everything as some aspect of myself, loving me enough to express whatever darkness it needs to express, in whatever manner it deems necessary in order to show me my lack of awareness, then what happens if I respond differently to it? I don't know, but this idea invites a huge shift.
Imagine gratitude for the elite families and the secret programs that have oppressed and abused humanity for eons... not for gain, but in hopes that we might one day step into our sovereignty and raise the consciousness of this realm to such a degree that we all, the whole of us transcend the entrapment we have unknowingly imposed in an effort to stir ourselves awake. For me it's an idea worth playing with. It's a track I am willing to explore. If only in theory, if only in a perceptual sense, if I see everything around me as an expression from me, for me, for the purpose of feeding back to myself an opportunity to know myself on a larger scale by responding differently, what change may come? What expansion might I then experience? If I see that the 'good' guys and the 'evil'-doers are in on this whole thing together, how might that shift my awareness. How might that expand my consciousness?
Might the game change incredibly if I am to sharpen my skills enough to recognize who is playing the role of the trickster or the destroyer? Then, rather than project my unwanted darkness back on them, I simply say...I see you, and I refuse to lose myself on a bunny trail by buying into your role! In not raging or warring against 'them' but choosing instead to expose/pull the mask off of them so that all can see the game being played in order to shake ourself awake, are't my energies better spent? If, in my role as the exposer, I express compassion instead of hatred for the nasty role they played how might that effect me? How might that expand my heart? These are ideas I am going to play with as I continue to dive into the depths of the 'evil-doers' and their role in this third dimensional, holographic construct most call reality. At the very least I will be creatively inspired, and that always leads me to a new level of personal expansion and awareness.