To own your Power (self-mastery, enlightenment, intuition, knowing) you have to find it. And it isn’t easy to do. You cannot buy or possess it. Self-Mastery is not something we can force or something we have to do. It is a gradual unfolding of understanding – of seeing ourselves as we truly are ‘Now’ and then realizing we are not that at all.
Working on our own lives and the depths of our being activates a spiritual knowledge we never knew we had. When we focus inwardly, deeply, remarkable psychic perceptions can occur. To make yourself the best instrument you can possibly be you need to work on yourself. You need to look at every aspect of your life and recognize what areas need to be healed. You have to work through your programming, your habits, eating habits and hygiene. You have to be willing to release things that aren’t working in your life and see all the relationships in your life as a reflection of you. It kind of like being Alice (Alice in Wonderland)….you may not always like what you find hidden deep within you.
Whatever reason for developing your psychic powers, you will have to look at areas of your life that aren’t working and question why. You need to delve into parts of your life that makes you feel uncomfortable and learn why. Developing your Power is about placing yourself between the past and the future no matter what situation is prominent in your live now.
“…..Now is not limited to the immediate instant. It is not just here and now, not just the spot on which we stand, nor this moment we speak. Our Now moment is elastic. Therefore, we stretch the present moment back as far as it needs to go in order to include as much of the past as is still an active part of the present. ……The now of our life thus becomes more than a moment. It is a unit of time that is as long or as short as the situation of each requires, and it includes the most recent relevant past as its moves into our present.
For each person, this elastic Now has a different content and a different duration. We may now be in the midst of a great love or between loves or deprived of a feeling of love. We may now be in the midst of a meaningful work, or between meaningful works, or feeling ourselves to be without meaning in our work and seeking it. We may be in a time of exhilaration or in a time of depression……Whatever it is, it is the Now for us, our own Now. It is the particular present moment in which we find ourselves…….this present moment…..may reach back three years…..[or] merely a few weeks…..The period that is Now varies with each individual…..Our focus and starting point is always the present moment in time….We begin by placing ourselves between the past and the future in the particular situations that are at issue in our lives.” Ira Progoff, Ph.D.
This Now can be likened to the process of grieving a tremendous loss. If you accept the pain and sadness you feel afterwards, you can truly ‘understand’ where you are and how difficult it is. You then have the means to slowly learn how to release some of that hurt and move on. If you can’t accept where you are now, you’ll be unable to move past the pain and unable to move forward in life.
Any situation that you find yourself in is an outward reflection of your inner state of being. One of the hardest things is to see yourself as you really are. When criticized, our backs go up and we feel a need to justify ourselves to others. It is hard for the ego to take criticism without reacting. ‘It’ feels smaller in the eyes of others, less loveable and of course very vulnerable.
When opening up to psychic work, you can’t be thinking about how bad your day was, why your child got a D in math or your partner’s problems at work, or worrying about your friends illness. You can’t be thinking about how tired you feel, or how angry you are after an argument. You also can’t be priding yourself on how much you’re improving, and how accurate your readings are, and how much you are enjoying yourself. How come you ask? Because all of the above restricts and imbalances your energy flow. In the book, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, he explains this beautifully in the section called “personal importance”. True psychic work is when you leave that earthly part of you behind, trusting implicitly in your inner Self and gaining access to a whole new and mysterious dimension.
The yearning for the spiritual is an inherent trait in us all. Perhaps this is why more and more people are turning to meditation to sense and rekindle this feeling again. We don’t have to go outside of ourselves to find it. It exists within us. When we learn to acknowledge and accept our Power with confidence, we access and are in direct contact with an abundance of information of this world and beyond.
Have you read spiritual books written by Mystics such as The Dark Night of the Soul, by Saint John of the Cross or the Interior Castle by Saint Teresa of Avila? What books have you read recently that touched your soul? These books were written by a greater power, containing a profound wisdom and a deep source of guidance for all humankind. Those who channeled such great works were known to have abilities to communicate with spirit guides, devas and angels and those who had past on. Their work was the highest expression of Divine Truth and Wisdom. This is the highest form of meditation where we experience the Self in its natural pure state.
“The Bibles (Great Books) of each of the major civilizations are connections to the past. They do not restrict us to the past, but they link us to it. They give us a sense of continuity so that each generation can be reminded that the present moment has been preceded by many that have gone before. No matter how intense our own experience may be, we are not the first to feel it. We are not the first to be groping and leaping our way toward the truth. We need therefore to be aware of what has taken place in earlier times so that we can live our present experiences in an organic relationship with the past.” Ira Progoff, Ph.D.
To be continued……