I thought I would begin this blog with an excerpt from my novel, THE ATLANTEAN LEGACY. In this particular scene Akana, the main character, is being taught how to astral travel. What she learns in one of her sessions with her Master Teacher, Kahotep, seems relevant to our times today. Read on:
Because, in the core of her being, she trusted Kahotep, she found it easy to let go, relaxing deeply into the trance. Her spirit rose up, allowing her to catch sight of the silver cord. It was as she had been shown many times in her training, except that it had a different feel, in itself equally as real as being in her body sitting in the chair.
On either side of her, she saw great shimmering light beings, their smiles radiant. The waves of energy that flowed from their backs resembled wings, so that they appeared to be flying. As they led her into the perfect beauty of the velvety midnight-blue sky, she felt more than heard the thoughts of love and power that emanated from them. Brilliant stars with planets rushed by her.
Soon Akana found herself drawn into a swirling vortex of energy, where a series of apparitions met her eyes. Flying quickly by her were images of rushing water and falling buildings. Shocked, she witnessed her own physical body as it was crushed. Then abruptly everything shifted. She saw people running, trampled by men on horseback. Screams of agony pierced the air. When she turned away to escape the horrific scene, she encountered unidentifiable weapons that were leaving thousands dead in their wake. Massive explosions rocked the earth, killing vast numbers. As skyscrapers toppled, she watched people burned and crushed, while others jumped to their death. The scene was followed by apparitions of flooding, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Over and over, she heard cries of panic, voices in despair. She realized she could actually feel their fear and their agony all through her body, burrowing into her makeup, becoming part of her cellular memory.
Sobbing now, she inquired of her guides, “Why are you showing me this?”
“The work you do here in Atlantis is only a beginning,” one of her guides explained. “There’s so much more to be done on this planet. You will come back many times to guide souls through the pitfalls of the physical plane so they might find their way home.”
“But what about the beauty, joy, and love we experience in life?” Akana asked, confused.
“It’s all there, right in the midst of the pain,” another of her guides said. “This planet and the people on it are greatly out of balance. Their journey is to find the joy that will raise their vibration above the pain. They can do it – they just need to be shown how. For lifetimes to come, your task will be to further this process. Along the way, you too will become embroiled in the pain and despair. Eventually, you will learn to navigate it and not be overcome by it. It will initially feel as if you have lost ground. But by experiencing the pain and healing it in yourself first, you’ll help others heal.”
“And you will not be alone,” said the guide that had spoken first. “Many souls have volunteered to do this work. You will be part of an army of lightworkers, whose mode of operation is love, for love is the answer – always.”
At that moment, Akana was inundated with a love beyond anything she had ever experienced – a feeling she perceived as a living entity, flowing from the depths of her soul. She suddenly realized that the mission of a lightworker was anchored in her spirit. She was to help keep love alive on the planet as it passed through tumultuous periods of growth.
Since before the election and now beyond, navigating this world of division and fear existing here on the physical plane is our civilization’s biggest challenge. The division is, well… divisive. As a result, we are separated into camps (concentration camps of the mind) of our own making, of the “we” and “them” mentality. We’re right and they’re wrong. As a result of the pain of that separation, many of us have been groping for that lost thread, a connection to our collective humanity and thus to our God Source. Funny thing is: God/dess is always here with us, but we lose the connection (or at least we think we’ve lost it) through an out of control, over-protective ego. Each of us has an ego, and it is truly an important tool to keep us safe in the physical body. But often times the ego gets really tricky; it can camouflage itself so well that it is mistaken for Spirit. We may feel that defending our side is the right thing to do, to stay separated from our brothers and sisters. That is not to say that if you see something in the system that you feel you need to do something about, that you should ignore it. Of course not! You do what feels to you as the most loving and spirit driven action. But throwing out hatred, getting your hackles up against people who see the world differently than you, is not a healing action at all. The hate spewed at Trump or Pence, or on the other side at Clinton and the Obamas amplifies and animates the energy of hate, making it more vibrantly alive.
Until we can let go of the ego and surrender to our Higher Selves, to that infinite wisdom of Spirit, we tend to fill that gap between Source and ourselves with things and emotions. I have been intensely aware of how people are so desperately holding onto their anger about the political scene– a huge red flag signaling that the ego is in charge. It’s not the kind of laser anger that cuts through the mess like Jesus did in the temple with the merchants (Matthew 21:12), but the kind of anger that digs one into a deeper hole of fear and helplessness. It doesn’t help; it only makes the gap bigger. If we were to fill the gap with love, love would do the healing and allow us to release the hold on our suffering, pain, anger and fear because love is all-encompassing; it does not judge.
But people are addicted to their pain, to their victimhood. Ask yourself if you were to let go of your anger, what would that look like? Would it feel like you’re letting go of control/of your power; that somehow being angry gives you more power? Really? More power to do what? Make yourself more miserable? To let go of the pain, the anger and fear can be very scary at first – those emotions are our old friends. But releasing all that weight can be actually exhilarating! Otherwise you’re using unnecessary energy. So like in martial arts, if you DO need to make some kind of move, you’re aware and ready, because you’ve not depleted your energy by spewing negativity all around your personal universe; you are coming from a balanced and centered place of love.
This is an ongoing process for me as well, learning what “love is the answer – always” truly is. Of course we’ve all heard about the ideal of unconditional love. But what does that mean? It doesn’t mean that by loving someone you are agreeing with him/her or approving of their actions. Unconditional love is not namby pamby, mushy Valentine’s Day stuff. True love is powerful; it gives one the courage to move when necessary or to retreat, but to do it from a place of wholeness. When you love unconditionally, you don’t judge whether someone is worthy of your love, you just send it out, like rain on a parched desert. The rain falls on everything including the cactus flowers and the scorpions. Another way of envisioning the energy of unconditional love is to see yourself sending out rays of sunlight that are breaking through the darkness. Miracles happen in the presence of love, not hate. “The real love is to love them that hate you, to love your neighbor even though you distrust him.” Mahatma Gandhi
I believe with all my heart that the divine forces in the universe are running the show, not we humans and our little egos. And isn’t that a relief to know that it is not our responsibility to run the world? It is only our responsibility to open our hearts and love. The rest will come…
Stay centered in your love!