Into the Unknown…

Every day I am feeling more and more that I am being asked to let go and surrender. I am feeling that I can’t hold on anymore to this feeling of trying to feel safe in a relative world that shows itself to be unsafe. I can no longer struggle to not get caught in the negative spiral of energy that infiltrates the most common activities. I am feeling a sense that I just really have to surrender to complete, unconditional love and the ability to let go to the unknown in every moment. It was as if my answer to everything I was thinking came to me in a blog by Dr. Jim Lockard, a Science of Mind minister, speaker and author.

He introduced me to Caitlin Johnstone, who calls herself a rogue journalist. She wrote:

“If there is to be any deviation from our species’ self-destructive trajectory, the cause of that deviation will come completely out of left field. No one will expect it, because it won’t come from a direction that we have been conditioned through our experience to look. Our unpatterning will necessarily come from a completely un-patterned direction. A collective movement in an unprecedented direction will necessarily have an unprecedented antecedent. But one thing you can do in order to help grease the wheels of drastic change is to prepare yourself and the world for a leap into the unknown.”

Yes, but what does this mean? To me, it means having an open heart and trusting in your own Power and ability to live in love no matter what. It takes the ability to be able to let go of everything you thought was true for you and be open to a completely new way of experiencing your life and the world. I takes letting go and letting go again, and trusting in your own consciousness to navigate change.

The shift is a shift in consciousness. We have to break down our walls. There is no right or wrong way to solve a problem. Sometimes hanging onto our way can create even more chaos. We have to even let go of our way. The only thing that is true and holds true is acting in love and that love begins within each of us – self love.

We must live as an example of someone who doesn’t react from the same old consciousness in regards to an experience. We watched a Cinema here on Friday. The Buddhist monk teacher was sharing his wisdom. Whenever someone would come with a problem, he would advise them to let go of the situation’s importance. How we cling to the importance of everything in our life – the big and the small. We try so hard. Can we stop making everything so important and just let go? This doesn’t mean we do not care, but if we can let go of the importance of the known, and surrender to the unknown from a higher consciousness, we might just make room for the new. This takes inner work, individual inner work.

Caitlin wrote, So what you can do on a personal level is let go of your attachment to the known. Sell off all stocks you’ve invested in your conditioned mental patterning and begin doing the hard inner work necessary to embrace the unknown and unknowable. Begin surprising yourself, and opening doors to allow life to surprise you. Take chances on new and unpredictable situations instead of taking refuge in the known and the familiar. Give less and less interest and attention to your conditioned, looping mental narratives and more and more to the uncontrollable present moment in which literally anything can be born.”

Can you stay in as Dr. Joe Dispenza would define it, “the sweet spot of the present moment?” Yes, anything can happen in that space. Looping our mental negative dialogue keeps us in that negative state. How many times a day do you loop? Awareness is the beginning of change. Are you willing to do your inner work? Are you willing to unlearn and relearn? Without this ability, and it starts with one person, we will not survive this time. Dr. Lockard quoted Alvin Toffler in his blog…”“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

For myself, I know that I must be diligent in feeling what I want to feel and thinking what I want to think in spite of what is in front of me.  I must continually reinvent myself by rethinking everything. I love the Buddha belief that this material world is an illusion. Illusion doesn’t mean it isn’t real, but as Ernest Holmes would say, it isn’t true Reality with a capital “R.” The illusion is the fact that everything is energy and everything can change with a change in consciousness. When we realize that we are the cause of our experience and that we can change the cause by changing the way we think, we are on our way to changing our conditions.

When you feel yourself getting sucked into the energy of fear and negativity, stop, pause, breathe and Center in the Love that is greater than your given situation instead of trying to control the situation. Sometimes all we can do is do that. We can’t take people’s pain away or change our brother or sister. We can’t get a better life for the poor. We can’t stop the wheels of the political system. But, we can change ourselves and be more flexible, loving and ready for whatever comes. We can trust and have faith and know we are strong enough because we have love. We can love right where we are. We can create from that place. We can be a beacon of Light to others. I love this advice, from Aldous Huxley, also quoted by Dr. Lockard:

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…”

There is a Power for Good in the Universe, wrote Ernest Holmes, “and we can use it.” This is our gift. It is the Power that we have in how we use our mind. It matters greatly and one Mind thinking lovingly and greatly in the one Mind lifts the consciousness of the one Mind. We are all in this together.

It’s time to let go, surrender, and take a leap into the unknown with more love than we’ve ever given before.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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