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I’m relieved Obama won — with huge reservations — but I’m not happy that Proposition 37 didn’t pass in California. And I’m very happy that Elizabeth Warren won in Massachusetts and Alan Grayson won in Florida. I’m unhappy that Monsanto might take down the ecology of the entire planet and I’m happy/unhappy that ___, etc.
I wonder what’s the derivation of the phrase, “getting thrown from pillar to post?”
In the wake of storms and elections, hateful perpetrations, and inspiring stories of courage and caring, it is easy to become worried or unhappy or optimistic or elated about the state of our lives or of the world. ‘E-motions’ truly are energy in motion and can wear you out.
There is a lot of fear energy and many negative thought forms blanketing this planet. Whether you believe the fear has been manufactured on purpose or that the sensations you are feeling are yours only, what matters always is how you move with it inside of you.
How well do you process or transcend or expand or embrace or accept? Can you hold peace, reach out in service with generosity and a smile, be joyful anyway? Can you reach up to find the love energy that is also always available?
It is all perfect, you just don’t like it that way.
In so many sessions and classes, and my own inner work, I’ve seen that when we lift up into a higher consciousness, we see the perfection. But when we allow ourselves to get dragged down, we lose that perception and don’t remember what we knew.
There is a storyline of the world and there is also a trajectory of the soul. The soul presents a self into this world through a body, into situations which will provide an opportunity to experiment with creativity and its consequences, enhance its learning, and express itself in myriad ways. The world provides the opportunities. It is hard not to be discouraged when we see things happening in the opposite fashion to that which we hold right and wholesome inside. In the end what we take ‘home’ with us is not our misfortune, though that has its effect, but how we dealt with the decisions we made, the lives we believe we squandered, the time we believe we lost and the way in which we allowed others to hold sway over us.
Over and over the message is: you are love, you are the Beloved.
The Game is Rigged in Our Favor
Do you believe that life is for you or against you? That you belong here? That you have a right to live and thrive?
[The soul] sinks into the source again and again to find new inspiration and come back fresh and somewhat new to complete its trajectory. This is true no matter what is happening in this world. That goes on and on, never getting a whole lot of improvement, only one problem and devastating thing after another. Yet here there is a new statement to be found, one that you are standing on and in, that we are only getting better in the face of adversity and leaving alone the greed that leads us down the path to the destruction of our lives. As we lean into a grace-filled existence, we are led astray with nothing. Then we can transcend this world while living here, too. We can be happy anyway.
— Inner Master
What matters is that we keep moving, holding ourselves accountable without blame or scrutinizing ourselves harshly, and loving it all. Can we be kind inside and approach with kindness? Can we remember that the world we experience with our so-called five senses is only a tiny fraction of what is actually going on?
They [the trees] are training you to see the world and the layers of dust or matter (what matters to you) that encompass this reality and then transcend it. There is a continuous loop; a grace-full ascendance through all the layers, that does not require stepping over anything or leaving any of the layers aside. They do it so gracefully; leaping about through the stars, sitting in the ground so patiently for centuries at a time and then flying off to the heavens. No judgment, no letting go of anything to go to the next, spanning the entire continuum.
You have learned that you have to leave behind people and things and causes and different aspects of personality to get further, higher, leave this planet behind. You get miserable with leavings and letting goes. It is not necessary. You can be all things, all places, all times at once. Never let anything go that serves a higher purpose; that of becoming one with the universe, being the universe, traveling gracefully, lovingly, from issue to issue, point to place to time to relationship, etc. And it is all done in the blink of any eyes, so to speak. By being everywhere, you encompass all things and become the totality. They know this, do this, act this and are examples of this.
Go inside and seek out your nascent longing to become everything and give it ‘candy’ — give it what it wants and has wanted all along.
— Inner Master
The Art of Withdrawal: A Powerful Technique
In the Laboratory of Life work, which is the basis of many of my trainings and sessions, we’ve learned that we store memories and relationships spatially. For instance, when you think of someone in your life, they may show up on your left, right, back, front, etc. Those of you who have worked with me or others practicing family or systemic constellations are already aware of the power of displaying relationship by where you and others stand in a room or other space.
One of the myriad ways I’ve utilized this is to develop the ability to step out of a negative energy. You set it up in the room you are in as a field (you can sense where the field naturally shows up in the space) and then move your body out of the field until you feel the relief. I usually like to back slowly out of the field, experiencing each threshold as I move out. Update yourself from no longer being in that field. Once out of the field, an entirely different set of qualities appears. Then you can clear the space (I just ask for it to be cleared) and live from the new place. I have seen many people’s lives transformed as a result.
Some examples include withdrawing from:
• Election frenzy
• Your parents’ relationship
• A relationship, group, institution, culture
• Belief framework
• An obsessive thought: that last conversation, client session, movie you watched, emotion, that you could not let go of.
Get intensely able to attune within and know yourself. This is most important; nothing else exists. Everything leads there; all paths, all lives, all experiences. All your wonders exist within the whole.
Get this straight. In this world, nothing goes easily; it is fraught with traps and distresses and strengtheners and then you die. Your ‘marks’ if you will, are gained by getting through it without losing your loving heart. That is all. It will all be over all too soon. Love yourself and take yourself seriously again. What you’ve gained is yours to keep; no one can take that from you. And you will rise again and then it will be time to get rid of stuff; your own baggage; of trying and failing and not accepting the changes. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. But your soul is fascinated and fascinating. I love you and have always supported you and all in heaven are glad you exist.
— Inner Master
Elisa Novick, MSS does profound work as a healer, teacher, counselor, coach, minister, and facilitator of workshops and trainings in personal, professional, and spiritual development. She can assist you to clear personal, karmic and genetic patterns that have limited you and teach you exquisite attunement skills so you can become the magnificent master of life and Light that all of us are destined to be. Elisa has been assisting people in their growth since 1982 through her counseling practice and in facilitating over 1,000 workshops in holistic health, human development, family constellation, systemic constellation, organizational dynamics, planetary healing and spiritual awareness. Read her other Planet Waves articles here.