The Courage to be Conscious

GurujiMa  | 

We selectively pay attention to different things throughout each day, and where our attention goes, so, too, does our sense of the reality we live in. Thought is not just an internal state. It is also an environment in which we live, defining oour sense of reality. If we are focused on problems which we meet with a sense of anxiety or foreboding, then the mileu in which we live will contain that anxiety and will reflect it back to us. If we choose to be conscious of those aspects of life that need our love and our help in order to heal, then our outer reality will reflect that back to us. We will see, hear, and feel more opportunities for extending love and healing. We choose with our intention, and every choice that we make is important.

Today, our world is greatly in need of our attention and our consciousness. We are here to add to the sum total of forces for change that will lead to a more light-filled world, a world in which love can predominate over fear, and forces toward unity and collaboration can predominate over forces that seek separation and isolation.

Today, our world is greatly in need of our attention and our consciousness. We are here to add to the sum total of forces for change that will lead to a more light-filled world, a world in which love can predominate over fear, and in which forces toward unity and collaboration can predominate over forces that seek separation and isolation. This is true on the national and global level. It is also true for us individually.

However, in order to be conscious in the expanded way that being aware of others involves, and especially in being aware of the suffering of others, we must create an inner space for this to happen. We must choose it, and where choice involves communication with others, we must have the courage to say what we most deeply hold to be true, even in the face of those who might disagree with us. Such courage is born out of our commitment to be a force for good in the world, not just to wish that the world reflect goodness, but to participate in helping to move the world toward that goodness.

We are well-intentioned. We wish for a more peaceful and loving world. Yet, something prevents us from recognizing our own potential as agents of change, not merely through outer activity, but through our consciousness itself. Every consciousness affects every other. Every consciousness affects those around itself, more so when the verbal content is also communicated and shared. This is a view of change that is fundamental to our empowering ourselves to become more conscious. It is based on the belief that: we matter.

We matter. Everything we do matters. There is no such thing as being neutral in a world in which everything and everyone is interacting. Our indifference, unconsciousness, neglect, numbness, sleepiness, and avoidance are all communicated as energies that radiate out from us whether we speak words to this effect or not. We matter. We are transparent to the network of life of which we are a part.

Today, in particular, as forces of separation, isolation, polarization, and fear of one group toward another are growing stronger, it matters more than ever that we have the courage to be conscious, and the courage to remain aligned with the values of kindness and love that we hold. For of all that we might be conscious of, that which is being eroded and replaced by fear and hoplessness is the consciousness of the importance of love as it affects our individual and collective life. In its place, distrust, enmity, and a desire to just take care of ourselves and let others do the same is being brought forward.

Within this milieu, it is more important than ever that we consciously stand for the light that counteracts these forces, and that we care about those who are suffering, whether we know them or not. It is the time, beloved ones, for each of us to stand firmly in the light of our own deepest truth, and to not give power to forces of self-doubt that tell us that we do not matter or that we do not have enough love to make a difference.

Love is at the core of our being, whether we feel it or not. To stand with those who are suffering, today, is an act of love, and it is part of the movement of expanding light that is currently taking place. Believe in the truth that your deepest heart carries. Carry it forward to those whom you meet during the day, without asking them to reciprocate. You are a blazing light of consciousness, beloved one, and in your hands and in the hands of the Divine One lies the destiny of the world.

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