Finding the Balance

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In this world of polarity, we have allowed archetype to define who we are:

The saint—>The sinner
The good—> The bad
The light—>The dark
We choose to become these polar opposites as we invite them into our personalities. In this sense we are dualistic as we are one or the other, never finding the middle way.
You might ask what is the problem with choosing sides?

~Too much, too little~

The fact is, if we take one extreme and wholeheartedly follow it, that keeps us in a constant battle. Rather than being able to discover our higher nature, we are constantly drawn to one extreme as opposed to the other. This in effect influences our thoughts, decisions, and how we interact with the greater world.
“Oh no, that’s way too dark for me.”
There are several people who are afraid to see the dark. It is a fact that we are in a world where evil is present. That is not to say one is to focus on the evil, but rather be aware of its presence. Instead of hushing it away and covering it up with butterflies, it is a given truth that in the reality we are currently living in, there is a lot of pain and suffering amongst us.
On the extreme end, some have chosen to play the role of the harm-doer. Yet on the other extreme, others are in complete opposition to “the dark” that they shy away from their own shadows.
“It is all light to me.”
This is all good and merry. I was also among those to use the term light-worker and believed it defined me. Causing no harm, bringing good to others through kindness and appreciation are some ways in how one works with “the light”. However, at the extreme of completely associating oneself with the light, one can get caught up in self-perpetuated illusions and delusions where they think they are something pure and faultless. In the 3D world where we live and breathe, each and every one of us has a human ego. This ego can be quietened, however will always be present. In this sense, one may trick themselves into believing they are “all light”, yet forget that within them consists both yin and yang.

~We are Dual by Nature~

Our DNA is dual by nature, within us are both male and female aspects. We are both yin and yang, light and dark. In this sense, one can say we are not either or but both sides of the coin. When we understand this higher truth, we are freed from the chains and burdens of our own doing. Years, centuries, lifetimes of conditioning where one thought they had to choose a side, is understood to be a mere illusion. Instead, one can open up to realising their full potential as an ever-evolving being of neither light or dark, good or bad but The All.
The acceptance of The All is what truly grants you balance and allows you to transcend all confinements and restraints that you have created.
~You have the right to be reborn~

Rebirth is a matter of letting go of all things you believe to be true about yourself and others. It is a state of no-thingness where one allows themselves to BE rather than become. Instead of wanting to relate to a certain archetype, to be overshadowed by a concept or thought, to allow something to define you, rebirth breaks away from all restrictions.

Picture a bird in a cage. The bird has never known how fresh air feels, how it feels like flying in an open sky. The bird believes the cage is its reality. That this is what defines it. Waking up to bars, water, food and a casual song are the patterns it has taken upon itself. If one frees the bird, in the beginning it will be challenging for it to accept all the freedom it has been given as all power is now in its hands.
This analogy is relatable to the human condition. We have been programmed (by both ourselves and others) to feel like that bird in the cage. We believe ourselves to be less powerful, less capable, than we actually are. If we were told, you are neither black or white, neither good or bad, male or female, we cannot accept this as truth as we have been conditioned to believe everything exists in dual form. The acceptance of this truth provides us with so much freedom and potential that it is instantly rejected. Rather than accepting the ability to become the leaders of our lives, we prefer to conform to a limited understanding of who we are.
Rebirth throws us into the deep end, giving us no choice but to rise above ourselves.

~Your choice~

Not to worry, no one will forcefully push you into the deep end.
The decision is yours and yours alone. You alone can choose to break away from all restrictions. You alone can heal yourself from all limitations, You alone hold the key that will unlock the cage. You alone can grant the bird the freedom to explore the open sky.
You alone can be reborn.

© Nicoletta

Photo: Bolivia, The Inka Cross “Chakana”: merging the upper, middle, lower words, symbols of the wisdom, love, power within us all. 

All the Difference

Diverged in a wood

Two roads

Implanted in our genes.

A seed paints it’s

Own picture of destination.

The sun brewing

A beam of light

Steaming forth

Steps

Dragging dripping trails of mud

Along the way.

Trampling riddles

Shedding fragments of solitude.

Lonesome travelers

Stamping footprints

Of stories they once called companions.

Tales tailing their way into

The slippery tunnels tailored

By fashionistas,

Pinned by layers of dress.

Two roads.

One choice to make

He described

Never invoking a prescription.

Mercury running down a thin

Line of craze.

One slip,

A single cut of wrong direction

Crippling the skip of a mad hatter.

With a cringe,

Each lift of leg

Stinging its way onto the path

The beginning always,

Never the ending.

Finish line

A bird’s eye views the Exit

Far off in the distance.

Tempted to jump the hurdles

Reach the finale,

No longer can pretend.

A hint further,

In the steepest of the woods

There lies the One.

The One

Description.

Imagination prescribes itself.

A difference

Crafted in art,

Stagnated in the minds of

Endless dreamers.

An all knowing eye

Seeing the choice as wise.

A prophetic ray,

Slyly hidden in the seemingly gloom.

Torn between a choice of two.

With only the courage in their hearts,

The path decides their way.

Paving sight for those willing

To look with a direct precision.

Condemned to blindfold

Those shadowed by the mind.

They.

Those few

Took on the creative genius

Of a Bard.

To prove

Through stumble and fall,

Shaking off gravel of abrupt turns

Stepping steep stones of uncertainty

Lessening lifting loads of lessons.

That One

Dear Sir,

Though tempted by a curious few.

Does make all the difference.

 

© Nicoletta

 

EGO: Take Off The ‘E’ and Let It GO!

19th September 2014

By Nicoletta

Guest Writer for Wake Up World (wakeup-world.com)

Let Go Of The Ego!

This day and age is full of challenges and obstacles. They are brought to the surface in order to make room for a new beginning which will replace old patterns. The air is tense – chaotic – and we are all feeling the effects of the transition. It is unavoidable, as each and every one of us is being squeezed and squeezed like a water-filled towel.

Many of us want a chance to be in the spotlight, to take center stage. In this battle of egos, we may challenge each other and attempt to show that we are better than the other. As a result, this often leads to disputes and arguments with others who have opposing views to our own.

The greatest challenge is to set ego motives aside and instead, focus on contributing and providing for the greater whole.

How Do I Deal With This Chaos?

The first thing that must be done is to identify and set aside our ego desires. We must each let go of ego wants and desires – the wanting of more control, more spotlight, more gratification – and observe our lives from a higher state.

The key is to step back, detach and take some time to breathe. The truth is, this is not a time for control or controlling, as all is in constant transition and flux. This is a good time to spend some time alone in order to relax and see things from a calmer perspective. As you spend time alone, meditating or just relaxing your mind, you can observe things from a higher state. In this way, you can choose which of the things circulating in your overwhelming world you need to prioritize and spend energy on. This will save you stress and anxiety, as you gain a greater understanding of what you need to bring more attention to, and what is not that significant at this time, and can be delayed for later on, or released entirely.

Listening or Being Heard?

As you spend time in solitude, it is important to pay close attention to the messages and signs that you receive. It is not about who hears you, but how well you listen. Rather than trying to make your voice heard to more and more people, it is first best to focus on listening to your own inner voice. Only with a peaceful mind will you be able to ‘see’ things from the viewpoint of your higher self.

In this way, you may realize that some people or situations are not contributing to your highest good. Therefore, this might mean that you may need to leave certain situations or individuals. There is nothing harmful in letting go; it is all necessary in your own personal evolution. On the other hand, not letting go of things that seem toxic to you will cause you to feel suppressed and caged as a result.

Let Go and Feel Sweet Liberty

When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite.

Not a lot of people are aware of the significance of letting go to what they truly desire. Desires are the most vital part of our existence. We want – we desire – we believe we need. We are driven by our desires and often haunted by our unfulfilled longing.

“I need to be in a good relationship.”

“I want a better job.”

“I need a higher salary.”

When you decide to release the self-perpetuating energy of wanting, that is when you can attract what you truly desire.

Obsessive behavior is not beneficial to fulfilling your desires. Think of a stalker, who is obsessed with a certain individual. The more energy he/she projects, the less he/she will be able to attract the individual they desire. Instead of attracting that desired person, you are more likely to repel him/her and push them away. The feeling of want and need is perpetuated, never satisfied.

Vulnerability to the Heart’s Desire

The main cause of this repelling is due to vulnerability to our wanting and needing energy. Our vulnerabilities are like an open wound, exposed and unable to be healed. The more vulnerable you are, the more bacteria you attract into the wound. As a result, this does not allow our body to naturally heal itself but rather infects and deteriorates the injured parts of your being. Hence, being unconsciously vulnerable to your individual wants and desires acts in the same way as the open wound analogy. In other words, the more emphasis you put on what you want desperately to obtain, the less likely you will be to obtain what you desire.

After all, desperation projects a mentality of lack and scarcity, which sends out signals to the Universe that you cannot achieve your heart’s desires. Once you release the energy of needing and wanting, sometimes that is precisely the moment when you actually gain that something.

The Simple Formula

Relax, step back. Breathe. Meditate and clear your mind.

Cut that ego chord.

Lower the tempo of your desires and wants.

Release vulnerability and obsession.

Embrace love and light.

Receive inner peace and guidance.

We are all in this together ❤

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