Sitting By The Edge Of A Lake - Staying Above The Battleground
Today my love and I went for a beautiful hike in one of the most gorgeous nature preserves I have ever been too. The energy there is just so healing and pure, and I felt instantly replenished.
I had a very rough week at work and when I was able to shut down my computer on Friday, I felt absolutely depleted of energy. I felt like an energy vampire had literally sucked every last bit of energy out of my energy veins. (On a side note, I was lying on the floor, not able to move with my legs up the wall, when my honey came home. Legs-up-the-wall is said to re-energize you and even that did not really help). In fact, the energy vampire was a client who had written one more very nasty and extremely inappropriate email, causing a lot of drama within the companies. As an intuitive and empath, I was plugged in even more.
I have the talent of reading peoples energies, through which I can translate their thoughts and feelings into human terms. This energy is often shown to me visually and in this instant I just saw a big black cloud of energy smog hover over the entire situation.
Interestingly enough, I had joined a Course In Miracles study group for the first time on Wednesday, and the chapter that we opened, serendipitously, was Above the Battleground . This chapter talks about how when we buy into the illusion of being our body and think that attack is actually directed at us and take it personally we create even more fear and attack. In other words, if I react from a place of ego and I buy into the illusion that the battlefield is real, I will create more drama and fear. Instead ACIM (A Course In Miracles) urges us to stay above the battleground and not buy into the ego illusion, that what we are experiencing is truth. Staying above the battleground means to take the high route, ditching our ego and the fear stories it creates, and instead making a conscious decision for love. It also means to understand that we are not our bodies and separate from one another, but really Spirit. Divine, loving, consciousness, and dwelling within these shells called bodies that we identify with as "I" or "My Body". ACIM also teaches that souls who feel the need to lash out and attack others are actually not conscious of the fact that the perceived battleground is a fabrication by the ego and not truth at all. And that the attack is based in a lot of fear, suffering, and pain. So lifting above the battleground also means to become compassionate toward the suffering of others and recognizing it as our own, instead of taking it personally and looking for fault within yourself. I'm sure we all can relate to the feelings of discontentment, frustration, and unhappiness. So why not extend some kindness, compassion and understanding when its accidentally taken out at us out of unawareness of the other soul. They are merely entangled in their own ego story.
When I first received this email, I initially was entangled in my own ego and my fears, and baggage. I kept wondering what I was doing wrong and how I possibly deserved such a nasty note. And then it dawned on me. Thanks to my intuitive talent, I was able to read her energy and through that started to understand that this lady was actually extremely unhappy, stressed and frustrated. This was confirmed to me after the fact. She was entangled in her own ego and unaware of it. Someone who is aware of their ego acting up, might go for a run to let out the extra, negative energy - or go for a yoga class, or find any type of other healthy outlet. Someone unaware of their personal ego show and shadow instead, will take their anger and frustration out on other people, using them as the screen for their suffering, pain and fear-based thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately, in this unawareness we not only hurt others but ourselves even more in the process.
Reading this specific chapter in ACIM with my group and being reminded of this concept, turned out to be extremely healing. Instead of holding resentment and frustration, I was able to radically forgive and extend compassion. This attack, was indeed, not meant at me. Staying above the battleground and aligning with divine love is always the high route and the one that offers the most healing.
I have been thinking a lot about what ACIM teaches. It is so simple, yet so powerful and if every human being would truly embrace this teaching, we would soon have a much better world founded in love, instead of fear.
Walking in beautiful nature, with the best company ever - my future husband - I felt extremely clear about this. Nature replenished my energy, the energy suck of my past week was instantly forgiven and I felt whole, clear and very, very happy.
Towards the middle of our walk through this ancient, originally Native Indian land, we passed by a lake and decided to walk around it. There we found a formation of rock, which bordered the lake. I closed my eyes to feel the spirits of the lake and take in this positive and healing energy even more, when suddenly, another miracle happened. A vision rushed into my being.
I could feel the essence and structure of every single being - dogs, humans, butterflies, birds, critters big and small - who were enjoying themselves around the lake. I saw their bodies as shells and their true essence, their consciousness, as a flickering light, within these body shells. I was shown that our true essence is pure love consciousness, it is light that flickers from within our core and heart centers. Some beings I was sensing in my vicinity had bigger lights and more consciousness, they understood this concept better than others, whose ego identity was bigger and light was somewhat dim. They all however, where shown to me like this: bodies with beautiful divinity and light sitting at the core. Pure Love. I was told that, if more people recognized who they truly are, more people would stay above their battlegrounds and not buy into the illusions that their bodies are the only reality. I was told if everyone saw that they are pure and divine love, holy and whole, we would have peace on Earth.
I was deeply touched by this vision and urged to share it with you all. My ego did chime in with fear. "What if people think I am crazy?!", it whispered quietly. In the car ride back, I reflected on it. And I had another very powerful insight. Isn't insanity buying into this whole illusion and crazy drama our egos have a tendency to accept as truth? Insanity is to suffer because of all this drama, isnt it?
Healing is to be able to tap into nature, and into spirit, feeling so intensely, and with such sensitivity as many of us do, to be able to receive the knowledge and wisdom that is loving, kind, compassionate and available to us all.
Insanity IS buying into the fear-illusion that the ego fabricates. It is crazy to believe that the corporate world, our politics, our governmental institutions are run by people, who actually believe that their egos and bodies are truth, and who make a decision for fear and acting out of fear, instead of love, every day.
As human beings we have two big decision to make each and every day. Will we act out of fear or out of love? Will be engage in the battle and its illusion of separation, drama, and suffering or will be lift up into the realms of love and compassion to float above the battle ground like an eagle soars above its territory? Will we believe that we are alone and separate from one another - me against the world? Or will we finally see the truth that we are: pure, divine, loving consciousness in the image of our Higher Power, encased in a shell that is our body and therefore choose true happiness?
What's it going to be? LOVE or FEAR?
From Soul to Soul and Heart to Heart,
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