By Steve Clayton
Yet another month has passed quickly by as time is want to do these days! October was a beautiful and busy month as well as an exciting one. October 28 marked the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar which is the terminus of a couple of galactic cycles and the beginning of new ones.
Even if you do not believe October 28 to have been a significant date in and of itself, we are in an area of flux between the old and new cycles which is significant. The media overall and, especially, the social media has been full of articles and stories dealing with the end of these cycles, ranging from being extremely fear-based to being extremely joyful. Like anything in life how you choose to view this time will determine how it unfolds around you. I, for one, choose to see it as a golden opportunity for positive growth; as a gateway into a greater realm of existence. Of course the onus is on those who wish to pass into the next phase of existence; one must be in one’s heart. But what does this truly mean?
First of all, we must see the unity that connects all life everywhere. All life, from viruses to stars and everything in between, is made up of, and connected by, the same living, intelligent, and conscious energy. Every single thing is as equal, integral, and important as the next thing. (‘As good as any; better than none’ is my motto for this). The heart is the seat of unity consciousness and to reside therein one must be authentic, have integrity, and take responsibility for oneself and the world one manifests. If you are thinking this is easier said than done, you are absolutely right.
If you have been reading our newsletters you are familiar with the theme that we as human beings give our power away; that we are much greater than we realize. You may ask why we do this. Many see an upside to giving away their power: they absolve themselves of any responsibility for their lives and for the world around them. They can hide their head in the sand in the hope life will pass them gently by.
The time has come, however, when there will no longer be any sand in which to hide. The time has come for change; change that does not have to be scary or harsh, but rather joyful and enlightening. As in any journey, the way into one’s heart begins with a simple step. Start by telling the truth. Pick a day in the very near future and vow to tell no lies – big, little or white – to spare another’s feelings. Simply speak the truth about what you are feeling. But ensure that you are doing so from a place of love. Do not be mean, disparaging, hurtful, or negative in anyway; speak from your heart with integrity and authenticity.
In today’s society, speaking from the heart is a difficult course to follow, so if you find you have slipped, forgive yourself and begin anew. Tell others what you are doing if you wish. Your true friends and loved ones will understand for they will be on the same energetic wavelength, the same place on the path, as you. Those who do not understand are not worse than you, but are simply at a different point on the path. Send them love, and let your paths diverge, knowing that all paths will eventually be reunited.
The more accustomed you become to speaking your truth and speaking it with Love, the more aligned you will find yourself becoming with the universe and with all creation. As this alignment happens, you will discover the truth behind ascension. It is not a terrible event to be feared and avoided. Ascension is, to tell the truth, a wondrous, beautiful, joyful and perfectly natural step into the next realm of existence.