Navigating the Inner Map

These days, it is crucial to know where we are coming from. Over the last few weeks, I have spoken with people from all over the world who are being confronted with major challenges in their personal lives. Do not underestimate this period of collective cleansing. Many people are referring to this time in history as the Great Unveiling. All we have to do is turn on the news, get online, or simply talk with our peers and we are inundated with news of corruption, scandals, and out and out crimes against humanity. Indeed, we are alive during a momentous period. Consider yourself blessed to usher in this new age – to take part in this renewal of self-sovereignty.

But this unveiling comes at a cost, and for some it is the most terrifying thing imaginable: the true knowledge of self. We are learning through this process, that we are incredibly powerful beings. Scientists are beginning to uncover what spiritual masters have known for millenia, that thought creates reality, that all is connected, that consciousness permeates every cell within our being, every atom within every stone.

More and more people are waking up. And they are emerging from the most unlikely of places. People who you would never suspect to collect their senses are beginning to see that there is more to this great mystery than what mass-produced society proposes on the nightly news. It is only in the face of great challenge that we are forced to rise to the occasion – make no mistake about it, we are on the verge of a collective evolution, a leap in human consciousness.

And human consciousness is coming to a great understanding, that all that exists before us is a physical representation of what lies within. But take a look around and we see that our planet is in a state of turmoil. What is this if not a wake up call, that we creators have been asleep and in our sleeping state have confronted our nightmares. But there are no victims here. We have the power to rouse ourselves from our sleep and take control of our lives. No longer can we blame anything external. If we truly want to heal this planet, we must learn to heal ourselves.

Many of us are being challenged to heal the traumas of the past that arise unconsciously in the present. I don’t know about you, but my personal shit is coming up in a variety of ways, be it physical illness, conflict in relationships, or out and out rage. Consider the analogy that we are a computer with programs constantly running, 90% of which are doing so without our knowing. Many of these programs were created in early childhood. When a trauma is formed we create a cocoon of security. We protect our true nature from further damage and in the process we create a false core identity. We protect the false core identity with mantras and affirmations like “I’m not unlikable, I’m attractive, I’m smart,” only perpetuating the false core identity further.

The reality is, we still contain the innocence of our truest nature. It is still alive within us. At times, we rediscover this childhood connection – it occurs in the wildness of nature or in the appreciation of beauty and art in the company of good friends. . .  and in the solitude of our inner silence.

Our highest self speaks through us when we are in connection with our divine purpose. Don’t forget, we came here for a reason.

Feel at peace that you are not alone in this processing. If you find yourself struggling with your own inner demons, rejoice that you are meeting the challenge head on. Forgiveness is a POWERFUL tool. Forgive those who have wronged you, let go! Most importantly, forgive yourself. The attitudes of retribution, guilt, or feigned ignorance only perpetuate the problems further. Call in your highest self and ask for guidance. You alone have the answers. Everything else is merely anecdotal.

As we change our inner landscape the outer too will transform. Coincidences and synchronicities will be the norm. At times it is daunting, the work that must be done. But the payoffs are immense. We are a uniting collective, shirking off the weights of the past and false beliefs of unworthiness. Most importantly, share your progress with others, for it is in this act that enables our co-creators to gather courage for their own inner terrain.