We may feel that it is especially difficult to stay on our spiritual path in these days of political difficulties. As Christ said, “Many of the elect will fall away.” This statement also pertains to when we stumble and fall flat on our faces when trying to maintain our spiritual center.
The real issue is not that we stumble and fall away from our center, but rather that we work to try again and again to return to that center. It is entirely reasonable to recognize that we will stumble and fall flat on our faces when we struggle with that which we see and hear which can be harmful to ourselves and other people. We are at a place in our paths where we face strong challenges from within our very own selves – to practice our learning of that which is a higher path to walk in life.
How do we stay on our spiritual path? When so much upsets us? by praying for guidance, being willing to try over and over again – one day at a time, holding to and trying to live from a chosen higher ideal, and asking a very important question. “God, how do I serve You?” [instead of my own fears, anger and aggression towards others]
Remember also Christ’s words to Peter, before Christ ascended. “Don’t be concerned about those others. They are my concern. You follow Me.”
The Illusion of Battle
What is the purpose of all this fear, anger, and aggression? When it’s on both sides of any issue?
There really can be a purpose created from this struggle. One purpose can be to learn what it’s like to walk in the other person’s feelings and thoughts, but from inside ourselves. During this unique learning, if anyone can step back from the fear, anger and aggression, and look at the whole “fear and anger” experience, then we can see that this whole fear, anger, and aggression experience is exactly what the other person is feeling and thinking, too – only on a different side of the issue.
It’s the exact same feelings – fear – anger – aggression, and even righteousness in these feelings. Step back from the motivating issue and look only at the feelings.
If anyone is wondering why the other side is so entrenched in their viewpoints, we can begin to understand at least their fear, their anger and their aggression. We feel the exact same feelings. There is no better teacher than to walk in another person’s shoes – to feel the same feelings (even when it’s from different thoughts and beliefs.)
Would you give up your current viewpoints when you’re feeling this fear, anger and aggression against opposition to these viewpoints? If you would not, then you can understand, now, why “they” don’t either.
Is there a purpose to being inside the experience of fear, anger, and aggression? There can be. It is to give us a chance to decide whether we want to learn something from this whole 2-sided battle going on.
Moving from 3rd to 4th
If anyone wants to fight, to get their 3rd chakra’s adrenaline going, we can stay in the 3rd chakra for eons and eons and eons – for thousands of millenniums. And if any of us wants to move into our 4th chakra – the chakra of the heart – the chakra from which we can love God above all else, and love our neighbor as our-self, then we can choose that, instead. In the 3rd chakra, we can readily experience 2-sided battles. In the 4th chakra, we move out of duality into recognizing a Oneness among us.
The winning of a battle is an illusion. But, using the 3rd chakra, one feels adrenaline in the battle, which brings the belief that adrenaline means power. However, there is no winning of any argument or battle, because we stay in the 3rd chakra when we bring forth our contribution to battle. We only win, when we realize that life isn’t about winning the battle within the 3rd chakra – the battle of fear and adrenaline. We win when we realize there is no battle, only learning. This realization happens when we move into the 4th, the heart chakra.
It literally is like moving from one world or plane to another world or plane. The experience is very different, and it can only be understood after the move is made.
There is no convincing another to leave their 3rd chakra when it is the adrenaline which they seek from the experience. As it says in the movie “War Games”, the only way to win is to not play. There is only one way to conquer fear – as Christ says, “Perfect Love casts out fear.” Choosing to move into the heart chakra moves us out of the Solar Plexus chakra.
There is only a choice of where to live – the 3rd chakra or the 4th. In giving all of us freewill, God lets all of us make our own choice. Moving into the heart chakra, we can then see that part of the expression of the heart is to let others choose for themselves the lessons and their timing on when to learn them.
“An idea is like the stars in the heavens. An ideal is like all of Space in which all the stars exist.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)