A prerequesite for those seeking transformation is the
urge for wholeness & love of Truth. You might think this goes without
saying, but many people are content to live within the social norms and pursue
happiness through acquisition or fame or power etc. In other words, "love
of the world". If you find yourself longing for something more, something
deeper, something real, then this quality is operative in you and you simply
need to honor it. If you do not feel a longing for completion, why are you
reading this? This flame of longing for Reality, Truth & Wholeness is the
field that contains the 'pearl of great value'. Be ready to 'sell everything
else' to buy it. Allow it to be your guide. Express it through your actions
Basic Trust, Faith, Courage
Transformation is change. Genuine Awakening involves changes on all levels of our lives. Weathering the insecurities & turmoil of a constantly changing sense of self and our perception of the world requires some kind of anchor or stabilizing influence. We must find a resource within to get through the storms of emotional turbulence, mental confusion and possibly disconcerting energetic releases. If we lack this quality, what can we do?
If you were going to jump off a cliff into unknown waters wouldn't you want to be able to speak to someone who has already jumped off that cliff? For years I languished at the edge of this cliff feeling alienated from the world, but not knowing how, or feeling able to move on. One day I met someone who was ready to leap as well and immediately we were both launched into a rapid series of transformational experiences... I don't think it would have been possible without the mutual support we gave to each other.
I urge you to hook up with others on the Journey, and to share your experiences. It could make all the difference to someone at a critical time. The Course In Miracles says, "To have peace, give peace"... and we can extrapolate... to have Love, give Love. To have a friend, be a friend. To get support, give support.
You do not have to feel you are far advanced to reach out and give support or information or just a loving acceptance or embrace. Just as importantly, someone who is new to the Path or even a child can reveal an enlightening truth at any time. Out of the mouths of babes... It is spiritual pride to close yourself off from the possibility of seeing Truth in anything and everything.
Inquisitiveness & Radical Honesty
Develop the ability to question everything. Bring every motive and avoidance of reality to the light of truth in a radically honest way. Learn to face life with open arms and open eyes. This will rapidly change your perception of the world and yourself. Deep contemplative inquiry allows us to discover and dismantle our story and our programs or patterns. Questioning works especially well on belief systems that we have adopted through our cultural / social conditioning.
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T Sebastian Digges is an author and Integrative Clearing Work Facilitator.