We are all part of the natural order within life. The universe is ordered, nature is ordered and the divine is ordered.
When we are in union with our divine essence we easily understand the divine order of life. Armed with this awareness, we can use the operation of divine order for the well being of the planet as well as for our selves. This we accomplish by observing the natural order of the life around us and by how we interact with it.
When we go outdoors and away from the city, we discover a whole order of nature that works together in harmony. Each river and stream, each tree, plant and stone, seem to be strategically placed to work in harmony with one another. All of the animals serve a purpose through their nature as do insects, wind, fire, and rain. All these things work together to preserve the natural order of our planet. Humans are the only species upon the planet that do not naturally harmonize.
Through a process of discovery, we learn that growth and development take time. We discover we must learn how to walk before we can run. We must learn our letters and numbers before we can put them together to read and write, add and subtract. We discover that a tree or flower must be seeded before it can grow. Ideally and necessarily, a parent teaches a child to survive and fend for itself before he or she goes out into the world. We are continually learning that there are elements in life to be overcome. These experiential lessons are our tests of inner strength that affect us both physically and spiritually. This is the order of life to which we adhere daily, living on this planet.
Opening to our divine nature is simply a beginning in our spiritual process of learning. We think that in realizing our divinity, we will be able to stop or change our soul karma; we deeply desire a magical experience that can change destiny. Getting in touch with our divine nature does not save us from ourselves, but puts us into the awareness of our true work. Within our divine nature lie the necessary tools for the understanding and patience needed to discover ourselves as a spirit being.
To change our destiny, we become the masters of it.
Human nature always seems to get in the way of us developing and using our spiritual tools accurately. Our rational and emotional conditioning continuously try to regiment our lives and destinies. Our human nature inclines us to be dissatisfied with ourselves and leads us to believe that by being someone other than ourselves will solve our problems. This makes it difficult for us to accept ourselves as who we are in the moment.
All things simultaneously exist in the present moment. We are able to experience all things at all times in a proper state of meditation. This is called multidimensional awareness. It is within this pure experiential state that we no longer think, but simply experience. In this experiential state, we learn entirely through a process of osmosis; here we are able to absorb the information needed to understand the dimensions of life. Spiritual enlightenment is achieved by using patience and allowing. When we learn to be detached and objective about ourselves, we learn to allow, in this way the answers we want and need easily come to us.
Our maturity spurts in life often appear as tests or initiations to us. These growth spurts occur in our spiritual development just as they do in our physical development. In order for us to remain integrated when our consciousness expands, all aspects of self must grow as well. All aspects of self are rooted within our chakra system. Each chakra emits a frequency and vibration known as a dimensional body; each of these bodies is consciousness and serves a specific role in our life.
The subtle body emitted from the root chakra is called the etheric body. The sacral chakra emits our emotional body; the solar plexus, the lower mental; the heart chakra, the astral body; the throat chakra, the causal body; the third eye chakra, the celestial body; and the crown emits the ketheric body or divine mind.
When our consciousness expands, all of the subtle bodies in our auric field are affected. It is when the soul memory within these bodies becomes activated that they realize their hunger for the spiritual food being offered them.
This is very similar to the changes we went through with the physical body when growing up. As our physical body grew larger, so did its capacity for food. Our taste buds changed as did our thinking and behaviors. It is the same with our newfound spiritual consciousness. The only difference is that now changes occur within all dimensions of self rather than just the physical.
Consciousness expansion may be likened to a volcanic eruption. Everything inside of you has to make way for whatever was trapped at the bottom. Sometimes when experiencing this great eruption we find that our life also erupts. To reiterate it is very much like growing up. When the physical body spurts, we get larger clothes and shoes. The bedroom becomes too small and we require more space. We even outgrow our parents’ environment and learn to define our own. It is the same with spiritual growth.
As we grow spiritually, we often find out tastes in life begin to change. We outgrow the need for various people and places in life. We require more serenity and space for quiet contemplation.
Often we encounter resistance from those around us who do not understand or relate to the changes that we are experiencing. This feels like a test of strength.
Initiation is likened to a test when it is simply an expansion of self. This expansion is how we bring about the desired changes within our self as well as our life.
When energy expands in one place, it displaces energy in another. The displaced energy can only compensate by reorienting itself to become comfortable with the change. When an expansion of energy is continual, energy is unable to settle into a new comfort zone. When this happens we feel displaced. This means that we have already become too settled in a given comfort zone and do not know how to react when outside of it. Feeling unsettled and uncomfortable pushes us to grow and develop. Comfort zones are important but can hinder our progression when we become too attached to them.
True security can only be attained within. When we follow the inner journey toward our divinity, we realize that whatever we previously believed to be important probably was not. Many of the ideals not previously embraced, now become paramount as we break free from old concepts and ideas that locked us in an “ivory tower” of assumed security and comfort. Suddenly we want to break free of the passive thinking and actions that imprisoned our true character and potential. Breaking free becomes the goal and the challenge. This is initiation.
With initiation now in stride, we challenge our beliefs on every level. Our subtle bodies have been asleep¾numb¾for a very long time. As we hurl ourselves forward into expansion, our habits and beliefs pull strongly to hold us in place. Like a frightened child, we cling to the fear of change, often finding ourselves tired and dismayed, wanting only to break free of the struggle.
Our struggle comes from those aspects of ourselves that are afraid to learn and grow. Aspects of us that have never been taught, nor given the opportunity, to understand there was something beyond the complacent acceptance of what we thought life should be. These frightened aspects of self are terrified of the unknown path we now wish to explore, and so resist. Thus, now is the time to be still and go within.
It is within the stillness that we commune with these aspects of self and appease their fears.
As spiritual beings, we can teach our frightened aspects to overcome and trust in the new progression. We need to be patient with this process as it is important for these aspects to believe they are heard, loved and wanted so they can feel safe and heal. They may have felt alienated or inadequate for much of life and now need to find a place of understanding within you. Healing takes time. By giving yourself permission to go through the process, you will make the time to overcome any difficulty involved.
To achieve a state of blissful happiness, all the vibrational bodies in your energy field must be activated and developed. Until now, you have merely existed. Now you strive to be alive, REALLY ALIVE! You strive for interconnectedness and the spiritual nourishment that sustains all life.