Never again get angry at someone for "being different," or "being difficult." Get angry at a system that seeks to control others and make them amenable, agreeable, compliant, controllable. See the root problem for what is really is, a belief that anything should be different than what it naturally, innately, intrinsically is...not for the symptom.
Our True Nature is fearless and wild and free. It is whole and complete and perfect...always.
Any feeling that is not this inherent truth, that does not feel connected with our inherent freedom, is an acquired construct of man.
A belief, held in place by energetic patterns.
And, because our beliefs are ALL acquired, and because they are constructs of man created for the sole purpose of controlling that which is inherently free, they are not true. And they can be released.
Underneath the energetic patterns and beliefs if an awareness of our True Nature, an awareness of our connection with the Divine.
It is the meaning and purpose of my life to free myself of these acquired energetic patterns, and to guide those that seek the same to find their own path to freedom.
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Clearly Van Gogh did not paint pictures of haystacks because there was an unmet market need for them. There wasn't, and wouldn't be for many decades. He painted haystacks because there was an unrelenting truth inside of him that needed to be expressed. A truth that was so painful that it simply must be honored and followed, regardless of where it might lead or how it may be received.
Like Van Gogh, those of us on a radical, revolutionary path of inner spiritual wholeness cannot expect the external world to be a proper gauge of the quality of our truth of our experiences. We cannot look for followers or approval or the acceptance of the mainstream, conventional path to validate our truth, instead we must turn inward and follow the only metric over which we have any control: fidelity to truth.
And then, when our inner compass vibrates, when it rings and fills and tingles with the thrill of fidelity to a truth we didn't even know we knew, the truth that is felt so clearly within the cells, we hold a prize far more fulfilling than anything the outside could bestow. We hold awareness of our divinity alive within our church.
Like a human tuning fork, humming with the song of the divine.
Whatever we create, express, share, sing, or offer from this embodied bliss is filled with this same wholeness, this peace, this knowing, this freedom.
And that is how we experience heaven on earth, right from the middle of our ordinary, extraordinary lives.
I know the world is in crisis, and I don’t wish to avoid or deny it. Yet my own growth and evolution involves developing the trust and discipline necessary to honor and follow the “inner” and the “outer” cycles as they flow. There is time eno
Conscious Creation Exercise
We are ALL aspects of Source. As such, we are ALL Great Creators. It is the most natural thing in the world to create, we are doing it constantly. All day, every day, it is all we do.
The density of this plane of existence makes it difficult to remember our Original Source, however, so we use force instead of power, instead of magnetism.
And, through the cultural conditioning process we learn to disconnect further from our Original Source, which results in us judging and rejecting parts of ourselves. This perpetuates the division further, creating an endless loop of disconnection.
Here's an exercise to see and release beliefs that keep us disconnected from our awareness of Source, from our participation as a Great Creator.
1. Think about something that you want. A new house, a different mate, an award, a figure in the bank account. Anything at all, just something that dazzles you, inspires you, fills you with buzz.
2. Now consider this: we view these wishes like shiny beacons on a far away hill, as a solution to something that is missing in our lives. But what is missing from our lives is missing right now, and that thing is a far away solution. That thing is a means to an end, not an actual end. What we really want is the feeling that we believe that thing will create within us, within our bodies right now.
So ask yourself: what will that thing (achievement, relationship, account balance, etc) create for me within my body? What does it represent for me, what does it fulfill within me? It could be comfort, safety, peace, validation, etc. Really feel into the deeper unmet emotional need.
3. Now consider this: We cannot create on the outside what we do not embody on the inside. We cannot create those feelings on the outside through the achievement of that thing. At best it will soothe us for a short while, but the root problem is the disconnection from those qualities within ourselves, so we will seek the next external thing that promises to fill the gap on the inside.
A more sustainable way to address the hole is to reconnect with those qualities within ourselves, because they are simply places from which we are disconnected from ourselves.
So ask yourself this: When I think about that achievement, what beliefs do I hold about myself and my ability to achieve that thing?
This enables us to see the barriers we hold on the inside to experiencing the fulfillment of the feeling that we want.
"I don't deserve..."
On and on...
These are the inner barriers that we hold to experiencing the feelings we want to feel, and must be healed for us to experience the feelings we want to feel. And, just maybe, for that thing to appear in your life.
So simply allow the beliefs to surface, and then allow them to breathe. Acknowledge all of the beliefs, and see them. Allow them to exist, and honor the beliefs. They are "real," and they are happening.
And then, feel into how those beliefs feel within the body. A tightening in the gut, a lump in the throat, a constriction in the heart. All of it.
5. Dissolve the energetic patterns fully, and then release the Energy of Life to be free. This restores our connection with our inner wholeness, and with the qualities we seek to feel.
And then we are free.
If this resonates, and you would like to go deeper, or have a guided Embodied Root Wholeness session to experience this process with me, please reach out. I'd love to support your journey.
One of the most powerful ways that we manage and edit ourselves is the fear of criticism from others. We allow this fear of the perception of others to control us.
When we do this, we are actually controlling ourselves, minimizing ourselves, editing our truth. Denying ourselves.
Deeper still, we are all an aspect of Source. That is as spiritual as it gets. We ARE Source.
As such, we are constantly creating. (We have just lost sight of how much we are creating, all the time, day in and day out.)
Because we believe in the power of the criticism of others to harm us, we have ingested the control structure that we fear so much on the outside. When we have ingested the control structure, we cannot help but perpetuate it.
We cannot create on the outside what we do not embody on the inside. We are incapable of doing otherwise, until we heal it within ourselves. If we want to take the sting out of the fear of external criticism, we must take responsibility for all of the judgement, criticism, and control that we perpetuate.
Because when we see the extent that we are part of the control structure, and take responsibility for all of the places that we perpetuate the pattern, we will free ourselves on the inside.
And when we are free on the inside, there is nothing on the outside that can harm us.
The first step is to release the pattern of criticism and control that we hold within.
The Embodied Root Wholeness process is one way of releasing this pattern. It is a teachable/learnable process of self-reflection and energetic release. Once learned it can be applied to any circumstance in life.
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We are ALL aspects of the Great Creator, the original Source.
There is nothing more spiritual than what we already are.
But, through the cultural conditioning process we have lost our awareness of our connection to Source, with the innate aspect of Source that we all hold.
(And! Everything else is the same - everything. The birds, the bees, the rocks, the angelic realm. ALL are aspects of Source, and all are innately equal.)
The religious control structure created by humans would have us believe otherwise - that some are "higher" and some are "lower," that some are "good" and some are "bad."
This is untrue. Some are more connected and aware of their aspect of Source, and some are less.
The density of this plane of existence combined with the control structure of the cultural conditioning is what disconnects our awareness of the aspect of Source that we are.
Any belief otherwise is just a place where we have lost our awareness of the aspect of ourselves that is Source.
Our “purpose,” is to be whole, complete, and peaceful, and to have the experiences of life that only we can have.
We get caught in a trap of seeking an outer purpose, a role, a job, because we have lost connection with our inner Source of life.
The way to live a purpose driven life is to reconnect with Source and do the next right thing.
It's that simple.
If you want continuous growth, get used to shadow work. It is the necessary “pruning” of our bushes that shapes our life. Our wholeness, peace, and presence is nurtured and honored by tending to the constant cutting away of, the death and transformation of, outgrown beliefs and patterns, in order to maintain the balance of pure growth.
Your life is a garden, it is up to you to shape it, prune it, cultivate it.
Doing so makes room for greater flow and ease and peace.
Stay connected to your inner wholeness.
What disconnects us from embodying ourselves will keep us from Source and our ability to create.
Cutting away, releasing, is what keeps life flourishing and healthy, in balance.
A spiritual life is not an untriggered life. It is human to be triggered. A spiritual life is determined by what you do AFTER the trigger.
When you get triggered, what do you you? Do you go inward, and find the root of the trigger within - where the root of the trigger is *always* found - or do you look outward for someone/something to blame, judge, fight, reduce, squash.
This first choice, in the first moment of awareness of triggered pain, is where the spiritual path is walked.
Our true power, and the spiritual path, is found in that moment when we forego protecting our wounds, and courageously look at what is underneath the wound.
And when we do this, very little needs to change on the outside...that was never where the problem was.
(Of course, when something does need to be addressed, we do so from a clear, focused, neutral energy.)
Our culture does not have responsible ways of managing our energy, of managing our pain. So it is up to us to find this path for ourselves. The Embodied Root Wholeness is one path to release the thorns and restore inner peace.
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Norma Van Horn