Steve Beckow – In My Opinion: The Three Most Basic Survival Skills In These Quickening Times – 3 April 2012

Did you ever stand in front of a spinning children’s carousel and wonder what would happen if and when you leapt aboard it? Would you be swept away? Would you lose all ability to think? What capacity would you draw on once you found yourself spinning rapidly? How would you endure the experience without falling off or worse?

Our world is about to become a spinning carousel, according to commentators like SaLuSa. “If we said that the ball is rolling where the changes are concerned, it would be an understatement as it is thundering forward,” he told us on April 2, 2012.

Wanderer of the Skies told us on March 25, 2012: “When the dominoes fall, they will fall quickly.”  And the Ashtar Command through Greg Giles informed us on March 21, 2012 that “we have much to do together, and these activities will begin with a flurry of activity all around your world.”

What are the three most basic skills we can draw on when the world begins spinning and we along with it? Is it information that will save us from keeling over, metaphorically speaking? Is it our memory? Is it our winning number, or personality, or poise?

I don’t think it’s any of these, quite frankly. I think three skills will save us: (1) the ability to remain balanced or centered,  (2) the ability to remain as the observer, and (3) the practice of loving unconditionally.

I’ve discussed these matters before but I repeat them here because, perhaps any time now, the referee may blow the whistle and the game may be underway. We may have laid in food and put some money away at home, but have we prepared ourselves internally? That will be the most important question, I believe, in the times ahead. Let’s look at all three of these “survival skills.”

Remain in the Center

Remaining in balance and in the center mean the same thing to me. Our heart, our soul, our center of gravity is to be found in the center. I’ve been outside my body and returned to it so I know experientially that I exist in the body’s center.

“Balance” for me does not mean “more or less,” “up or down.” It means remaining in the center. When I’m out of balance, I swing from one periphery or one extreme to the other. When I’m in balance, I remain in the center, in the heart of my being.

We think of balance as referring to a kind of teeter-totter or set of scales.  But I believe it’s more useful to see it as remaining in the cave of the heart and not venturing out into the maelstrom.

For me strength resides in the center and weakness resides in the extremes. Conservation of energy is associated with remaining in the center. Manageability, response-ability, calm reflection are all associated, for me, with remaining in the center. So the first survival skill of paramount importance for me is to develop the discipline of remaining in balance or, if you prefer, remaining in the center.

Remain as the Observer

The second survival skill of paramount importance is to remain in the position of the observer. Observing what? Observing me. I am what needs to be observed. And why observed?

Think of it this way. Consider a mother and child in the supermarket.  The child is kicking and screaming and the mother is observing the child and responding.

Now consider what the situation would be like if the mother were also kicking and screaming. Utter chaos. No hope of anything constructive getting done.

When we adopt the observer position on ourselves, we are like the mother; when we remain in the upset, identified with it, acting it out, we are like the child. When we take the observer position, we break the connection between the upset or other unwanted condition and ourselves. We remove ourselves from the upset and make it something we’re looking at rather than being in the midst of.

Right away, this new positioning gives us a modicum of relief.  Right away the temperature drops somewhat and we restore a degree of manoeuvring room.

There is no satisfactory resolution to things when we’re “in it.” A satisfactory resolution does not become manifest or possible until we take the first step out of the upset by beginning to observe it. The positioning is altogether different. This different positioning is what gives us space. And space is what will be least available and most in need in chaotic times. So this is my second recommended survival skill.

Love Unconditionally

As far as I can see, it’s getting easier and easier to love. According to the sources we follow here, we’re being bombarded with love and light and our ability to come from the heart is increasing by leaps and bounds. Certainly I feel it.

Thus the discipline I think we need to practice and to practice with all our might, and mind, and soul, is to love one another, everyone, everything freely. This practice of unconditional love is the only one I can think of that seems guaranteed to leave no harmful residue when things get off-the-wall chaotic, too fast to permit us to think. Only loving empowers, ennobles, and endears us to others and others to us.  It’s the smokeless fire, in my view. So this is the third survival skill I recommend.

Now let’s combine the three. If we assume the observer position on ourselves while remaining in the center, in balance, we’ve maximized our ability to respond to the chaotic nature of this fast moving carousel we call life in 2012. If having accomplished these two ends, we face our world and simply love it unconditionally, we are positioned in the very best way, I think, to meet what comes to us without being thrown off track, off balance, confused, ending up in controversy and confrontation, and creating residue.

In my opinion, it isn’t the information we have, our neat personality, our winning smile or any other similar thing that will save us in the times ahead.  It is our ability to stay centered, to remain as the observer, and to love everything we see and meet, unconditionally, that will have us come through this time of rapid change – not only in one piece, but perhaps even having thrived. link to original article

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