Years ago, I’d come across a TV evangelist who had made a revelation. There are passages in Matthew 24 which describe “who would not get to the Kingdom of Heaven”. This evangelist thought to look at this list the way you would read an ingredient list on food packages – what there is the most of is listed first, then on down the line. On this list are the usual suspects like murderers and thieves, etc. but at the top of the list – the fearful.
A few weeks back I came across someone’s comment on a blog. They were basically saying that if it wasn’t for the “Religion of Peace” then perhaps all others would be able to embrace 5D, etc.
I had this to tell them:
What those of the “Religion of Peace” (how Orwellian is that?!) have to get from all this is one thing. What they are helping others with is another thing. Everyone else, individuals or collectives at some level or other, including the nation level, are learning how to set boundaries and stand in their own power.
Europeans are struggling with concerns about “being racist” vs being raped, both literally and figuratively. Some rape victims won’t even report the crime because they don’t want to “play into racism.” If that isn’t the epitome of some severe lack of self-respect and self-love, I don’t know what is. And what? Like NOT reporting the crime is somehow helping the criminal / thug? Really?
As drag queen Ru Paul says, “If ya can’t love yourself, how the hell ya gonna love somebody else?”
Sad the level things need to get to before people start being MORE Self-Centered, as in Centered on Self. It all starts with self. Read the book “Awake & Aware – Top Priority: Self” for how to get one’s priorities straight.
So, this person makes it sound like if we can just somehow get rid of all the “villains” out there then everyone else will be magically ready to ascend. Nope, don’t think so. Sorry to have to break this to ya, but the “victims” won’t be ascending either.
There is much talk these days of doing one’s “shadow work”. Rightly so. Yep, you’ll have to connect with the Divine as part of your healing and ascension process, but you’ll also have to address your shadow.
In many cases, one’s shadow, one’s own darkness has mostly to do with ignorance, ya know, that whole “in the dark” thing. The ignorance causes disempowerment. Just being “nice” and not being an ax murderer is not enough. If you attract ax murderers you won’t be ascending before they will. Not really a joke – we draw to us what we fear.
So, there will be many “shadow parts” that you will eventually just release because they belong to a disempowering experience and you’ve had enough of that.
There are also “shadow parts” that really aren’t “bad” or even “dark” but people have allowed society to convince them that these characteristics are not desirable. Folks could stand to realize this and embrace these characteristics, to reclaim them and utilize them, not to mention gift the world with them.
No folks, what you’ve possibly “done unto others” really isn’t what will keep you from ascending – everyone is redeemable. We just might get some reformed ax murderers ascending too. Yep, good chance of that. They turn around and do the inner work, yep, they’re in.
But what you do to yourself with your disempowering thoughts and beliefs and how you ab-use yourself and allow others to ab-use you, those kinds of things can and will keep you from “the Kingdom of Heaven”. There’s that Power and Responsibility thing again. You want your Power? You’ll have to take Responsibility for your own creations.
In K.I.S.S. ing Ascension, I describe how, in broad terms, ascension is about Divine connection AND healing, which in LARGE PART has to do with addressing one’s shadow, one’s own darkness.
It reminds me of a twist on the first step of all those 12-step programs, so instead of “admitting you have a problem” it’s more a case of starting from a point of acceptance. Not acceptance like in “condoning” something, but more of acceptance as in “this IS how things are in this moment”. Denial is more than just a river in Egypt and there is no “healing” happening or perhaps not finishing as long as you are not willing to face your shadow, your own darkness.
Just being nice, wearing the crystals and the flowy purple dresses, saying “Namaste”, putting out flowery messages and “playing a part” aren’t enough to get the job done.
That superficial makeover isn’t the deep clean required.
The first step is looking right at your darkness. Ask the Divine to assist.