2.1 Journey into Self
Imagination is power. Many of us can only handle it in small doses. Most of us restrain our supplement to that which is given out on Sunday morning in the churches, temples, synagogues, through stories of thrones, chariots, and fabled ancient battles of good versus evil sharing messages of hope and salvation.
But these stories just reflect the potentials for good and evil already inside us. Truthfully we are the protagonists in them and the more we grow the imagination, the more we can grasp the unseen and the stronger grow our own awareness of good.
The good in us wants to be reunited with the whole, that is its mission. When you aid it along, using your imagination to wonder about the world and mentally connect with things outside of your realm, you become that much closer to good yourself.
Armed with that awareness, this chapter will follow the pursuit of wisdom as we learn the secrets of the universe through the journey within.
Along this journey to self, the demons we face are those that arise from self-limiting beliefs, preying off our fears and stagnating our growth.
They want to extinguish our light because they have lost theirs. They want to bog us down with our failures and inadequacies so that we forget the light that we are. They are the false stories we tell ourselves based upon our insecurities.
They whisper, “you are not good enough”. And only once you turn your awareness onto them does their deceit become obvious. Challenge them bravely: “Not good enough for who”?
After all our defects of character are the things that make us special. And if you give attention to those defects of character, treating them with loving awareness, they will lead you to the secrets of self that make you you! We can be ashamed of our flaws or realize that everyone has them and they are only the rough edge of a brilliant talent in the making! This reassures us that we are not the odd and outcast; we are part of the whole, even the ugly parts. This connection to the light is our superpower, the light to lead us through the dark forest.
Take hope in this message, and when you feel the walls closing in on you, search inside of you. Search thoroughly, search gently, look at all of it kindly.
You’ll brush your finger on it and it will take you on a journey. Tickling your interest, a deeper part of you reaches out to follow it. It takes us deep inside ourselves, and into the trees and into nature.
This connection is the root of existence, without it, we are just imperfect. But with a wider view, these imperfections are part of the grand journey towards higher evolution and we again can find our place in nature.
We appreciate the sunset because we see ourselves in it. Everything is connected, the patterns inside our molecules are echoed across the cosmos, open your eyes and see the chemistry and potential in every fiber of our being. We then realize, god-consciousness is not something that can be earned for it does not live outside of ourselves. The same celestial rapture of the sunset burns within us when we allow the past to die with the dying sun and out of its ashes embrace the transformed self.
Therefore, this path of upward growth to fulfill the highest summits of our quantum DNA is a path inward. A gauntlet to discover the sunset within us and harness it to burn our fears in effigy. When we can recognize the outward as a reflection of the inward, we have the keys to reprogram ourselves and even the reality around us. This is the growth mindset, there are no accidents, everything is contained in this universal source code; if we find a bug, our perspective is too shallow.
With a growth mentality, every hurdle is an opportunity so long as we can reflect on its values and ride its waves to something useful. This washes away the shame for our mistakes and equips us with the tools to challenge our inner demons. With this mentality, our perspective rises out of our bodies, past our limitations, to see the limitless potential the universe has in store for us.
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Pursuing Perspective – Manifest
- Chapter I – Purpose
- Chapter II – Wisdom
- Chapter III – Clarity