Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness
It’s very important to keep our fire lit right now, and the alternative could be the unrelenting sadness that vies for our attention. It doesn’t take much to inspire ourselves, and all we need to do is look around at our world’s current situation to be motivated enough to want to contribute.
There’s so much we can do, but we’re the only ones who can make ourselves do it all. If we’re motivated enough, we can accomplish a lot of revolutionary things in our short time on earth. Or, we can wallow in the pits of despair, depression or general laziness.
If we do, we’ll find in the end that we didn’t properly utilize our time here and we might wish we could go back and do it all again.
Those of us who’ve had trouble feeling uplifted can find our centeredness in the form of the work we do to bring humanity into the light. We’re here to raise social and spiritual awareness and subsequently raise the collective vibration, and our work can uplift us just as much as the people who find their way to it.
When the mind is an open receiver for the energy and inspiration of the heart, there’s no telling what we can do. We’re as infinite as we let ourselves be, and the extent to which we’re willing to open our minds and let the heart influence us will, in many cases, determine exactly what we get done.
It’s so easy to feel low or depressed, and for some of us, it almost seems like a preferable alternative at times. It isn’t, and as we’re learning, it actually traps us in an inactive condition that could cause us not to do anything significant to advance humanity’s evolution.
Some of us can have a hard time reaching an uplifted space, but motivating ourselves to contribute to our conscious revolution in whatever way we enjoy might be the cure for the downtrodden feelings that try to influence us.
Staying active in the name of humanity’s advancement might help us deal with the times when we don’t feel very great or uplifted, and needless to say, our work will help others who go through their own difficulties and sometimes look for a way not to escape them, but to ease them; to make them a little better.
We can not only uplift ourselves, but every socially or spiritually aware person who struggles with negativity. It always helps to remember that we aren’t really meant to ignore, deny or hide from negativity, but to face it and the things that feed it head-on so we can eventually transcend its overbearing influence.
The creative among us usually use their creativity to help confront and ease their negativity, because they know that creatively embracing it is one of the best ways to transcend it. A writer, for example, could write about the things they’re going through that are causing them to sink into despair, and a musician could write a beautifully sad song.
Both of these creative routes are great ways to confront our negativity, and the worst things we can do are ignore it or directly feed it, with full knowledge of what we’re doing. I’ve tried both routes, and I can say that they don’t help nearly as much as directly or creatively embracing our negativity, airing it out, and transcending it (at least for the time being).
Life on earth seems to entail a rehashing of the same negativity we’d thought we worked our way through. If the same negative situations or circumstances pop up that we’d assumed we were done with, we can monitor our reactions to them to determine if we really got past them or if we only temporarily transcended them.
A little time can make a big difference, and we can move on from a negative issue that plagued us only to find that it still affects us just as heavily a few weeks (or even months) later. It’s a difficult dance to do, and it requires us to take a serious look at ourselves to determine if we’ve really gotten over issues we assumed we did or if we’re still in the same hindered frame of mind.
If we find that we are, all we can do is try to move forward. We don’t gain anything by feeling bad about our perceived lack of progress, and the best thing we can do is accept the circumstances and do our best to work with them. It isn’t always easy, but it seems to be the most helpful way to go.
One of the biggest lessons I’m learning right now is of the importance of keeping the mind open and staying in the heart as much as we can. It sounds like a cliché ‘spiritual blogger’ recommendation, but it’s helped me a lot, and hopefully, it’ll help you too.
We’re all different and what works for one might not work for another, but I’m starting to see how helpful emptying the mind and letting the heart use it as an instrument for its expression can be. We’re left with no conflicts or desires when the mind’s an empty vessel for the heart, which is a very helpful state of mind to reach.
To be free of conflict and desire is a goal most of us strive to attain, but the mind’s self-created negativity will surface every now and then and make it difficult. This is why staying in our heart is so important, and the love and spirit really seem to flow when we don’t endlessly stress over issues we’ll find aren’t so important in the big picture.
We’re learning to use love and spirit to empower ourselves enough that we don’t give in to our own negativity, which we’re meant to confront and transcend, but we’ll have issues every now and then despite how hard we try. When we do, we’ll benefit from getting out of our own heads and letting our love flow without issues or complications, but it takes some discipline.
We’ll eventually reach our destination, and for now, we’ll have to keep fighting the good fight and striving to embody love while refusing to give into the mind’s constant desire for attention or stimulation. We can handle every problem we face from a centered perspective if we stay in the heart, so let’s continue to do so in the face of every attempt to keep us from being the active, vibrant, alive spiritual beings we’re here to be.
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