How can one build a bridge between consciousness, theoretical values and understandings, and our daily life, in practice?
Throughout the process of development, the individual is exposed to consciousness, knowledge and understandings that open a window of new possibilities, which were not previously known or accessible.
There are those who will be content with expanding the consciousness, and will not seek to move to the next step, which is the step of transformation. They will choose to remain within the confines of comprehension and the broad expanse of consciousness, as a theoretical state that is not bridged into the human experience.
There will also be those who actualize the consciousness, the understandings and values, and transform the psyche and their lives. They will not only discuss the change, but will also become the change.
How can one construct a bridge, between a theoretical state and actuality?
The bridge between theory and its implementation, between the desired and the actuality, is constructed through honest consent.
When the individual chooses transformation, he adapts himself to consciousness which is new, and applies it into applicable awareness that is expressed in practice, within his daily life. Thus the individual creates change that is not only based on consciousness, but is mental, emotional and practical as well.
Meaning, the process of transformation is based upon a willingness to bridge the consciousness with the mind, emotions, psyche and physical body, to change habits and conditionings, and to devote oneself to renewal that influences perceptions and way of living.
What prevents us, at times, from creating consent?
The human ego does not like changes, and will attempt making the self feel small, distancing the self from the new consciousness, new meanings and values that are exposed through the process of development.
This process of belittling and limiting the self, and the perception of consciousness as distant, theoretical, and irrelevant to the self, prevents change and keeps us within the confines of that which is known and familiar.
Three elementary question
1. The first step – When you seek to create change, ask yourselves: Are you willing to expand your consciousness, to open yourself up to new perceptions, to release prejudices and adopt a new awareness?
2. The second step – ask yourselves: Are you willing to open up to a process of transformation that will create a change in consciousness and awareness and bring it into your daily lives?
3. The third step – take a look at your inner self: Are you ready to let go of control, attachments and dependency, and devote yourself to change?
Where does the consent to devote oneself come from?
A willingness to devote oneself to a process of transformation is an essential step within the process of change.
Where does the willingness to devote oneself come from?
Devotion first and foremost emanates from the individual's willingness to recognize his self-worth and ability to cope with new and unfamiliar situations.
Self-worth is a quality that allows the individual to act with strength, without separating himself from the change, but rather learning to become the change.
Consent, entrust, and a willingness to trust yourself
In consent there is a reliance that emanates from the ability to trust the self. This is a state of being where you entrust the self and allow it to lead, creating sponsorship for the ego that allows for healing and completions.
● Do you trust yourself?
● Do you agree to embrace the higher consciousness, meanings and values, so that they will not be distant and theoretical, but rather close and real?
● Are you aware of the ego's tricks and tactics?
● Do you authorize yourself to create sponsorship for the ego?
The ego's tricks and tactics for preventing the implementation of consciousness
One of the ways the ego prevents from devoting oneself to change is by perceiving the self as separate from the consciousness and portraying the self as "unusual", "problematic", or "different", in a manner that sets the individual apart from the consciousness and thereby preventing change and growth.
Often the ego will try and keep you within the confines of that which is known and familiar, by using an internal dialogue that sounds like this:
"…Yes, the consciousness is true and sounds great – but it doesn't work that way for me…"
Or, "That makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t apply to me, because I’m problematic..."
Or, "I have a really complex and unusual ego that can't make changes…"
These statements, and others like them, are part of an internal dialogue that is limiting and delays change, keeping the individual small and within the confines of a glass ceiling, within the realm of the known and familiar, where the ego feels it is in control and the psyche feels safe.
A need for control as indication for weakness and fear
You will often react to change and transformation with inner resistance and a reluctance to devote yourselves to the process.
What is behind this resistance? Where does it come from?
Resistance can be seen as a mechanism of the psyche that is activated by the ego, seeking to arrest the development that leads to new and unfamiliar areas in the life path.
The ego seeks to remain within areas where it feels it has control.
This is translated into a mental and emotional state where the individual feels secure and at ease only when the ego feels in control and dictates the ways of conduct, the speed and the framework in which this process exists.
The ego prefers to remain within an area which is known and familiar, preferring to lead rather than follow. This preference keeps the individual within the limitations of that which is familiar and prevents him from moving forward into unfamiliar territory with humility and a willingness to gradually acquire new skills.
Transformation means continual development, moving from one step to another. The ego's resistance is meant to slow down this movement, seeking to dictate the pace of development and control it, by creating an experience of weakness and fear.
Often, in order to halt the process of development and change, the ego tries to delegitimize the path of development or the guides, and thus diverts the individual from the accelerated path of transformation.
The more the individual perceives himself as weak and establishes a sense of security based on control, the more difficult it becomes to devote oneself to a process of change that holds “passivity”, devotion and allowing. In actuality these qualities stem from a well-established sense of self-worth, and the recognition of a personal ability that creates development by experiencing new and unfamiliar challenges.
For more on this subject, please read the article on the Empowering Circle of Allowing:
Fear of power
What is behind the internal dialogue that seeks to stop the transformation?
One of the central motivations behind this type of behavior is a fear of power.
A fear of power is like a mental and emotional program that works in the background, creating hesitation, a reluctance to change and preventing transformation – all intended to leave the individual weak and powerless. This creates a safeguard for the psyche, insuring that no "mistakes" are made and that personal strength, which might be misused, is not established.
Transitioning from a fear of power – to responsibility for the power
In order to create change, the fear of power needs to be replaced with responsibility for the power.
Thus the fear of power and misuse of strength is replaced with responsibility that oversees the process of change, while maintaining an honest willingness to become familiar with the different facets of the self and recognize the existing internal forces that motivate the individual.
This recognition allows one to consciously choose between conditioning, habits, automatic responses of the psyche and body, and the consciousness, awareness and values – thus creating a clear set of priorities and new manners of conduct that are based on allowing and significance.
Significance that allows for devotion that gives birth to power
An honest devotion and significance for processes of transformation creates a new inner equilibrium, where the new consciousness slowly penetrates the psyche, allowing the individual to accept his humanity with humility and understand that the human vessel allows for a physical reality which can be supportive or obstructive.
Thus significance is born by substantiating personal responsibility, as the personal strength grows due to the process of transformation.
Significance creates a commitment that leads to true and unconditional transformation, so that strength may be expressed in a positive and harmonic manner, through an Enlightenment Heart.
Such significance allows the individual to fully devote himself to a process of change as he moves into the unknown. Thus the individual is able to rise above the objections of the ego, opening himself up to a process of transformation that amplifies the inner strength.
The growing inner strength leads to more devotion, and the devotion leads to further strength, and on and on – creating an infinite circle of growth.
Yours with love