When we speak of Earth as a planet that we reside on we are relating to something that we perceive outside of ourselves as separate. In the spiritual community some people say “Mother Earth”. Meaning the planet is like a mother who loves, nurtures, and provides for her children, as well as disciplines when necessary. I get this perspective in all its beauty. However, this is merely a conceptualization from our standpoint as a human. When looked at holistically, everything and all the places in between are the Earth. We are the Earth. There is no separate Earth “out there”, and then there is you, and me. It’s like we have collectively made a distinct separation between us as a reminder of how guilty we should feel for being human and all the damage that we did—like we will be repenting for our ecological sins for eons to come. People like to suffer. They like it. It’s true. Look deeper into this before you react.
The reason why the awakening hasn't happened for most folks is because they like to suffer. They are not done playing the game of duality, not quite finished with feeling guilty and repenting to Gaia for their fellow humans shortcomings. It’s like if they do then their gratitude, apologies, light, and love will heal the Earth and all the wrongdoings of man. Like man did something wrong, and that the Earth needs healing. This is not accurate. You know, I speak for Gaia too, and this is not at all how this being perceives what has been happening. Gaia is completely aware that humans are waking up. As well as understands this term “waking up”, or becoming aware has many layers to it. There is a depth as to how far a human can go with their awakening. When knowing and loving the self with all its imperfections and joys, one will know the entire world!
People first become aware of themselves as separate from the rest with an identity, family, and community. Then, they become aware of how that community has been living, and their awareness brings them much heartache and trouble for their fellow citizens and the Earth. They find themselves taking on all the guilt and walk on a mission to wake others up. Isn’t this beginning to sound a little like what religious people do to “share” or more like convince others that their God is the ultimate truth? They are not happy. I know from first hand experience, and there are many people who carry this heartache with them-- "The Gaia Cross of Burden”. Ok, so they woke up to how unnaturally man has been living, but this is not the full extent of the awakening. It certainly helps, but without full understanding of the nature of reality and creation, partial awareness can bring way more problems than it helps to resolve. Look at the activist movements and countless ceremonies based on healing the Earth and praying and meditating oneself into balance. It’s an endless repetitive loop and feelings of never getting it right. Always trying to fix the self, or others, or the world. “I love the Earth” become words that they cannot apply to themselves. I’ve lived these very things I mention. There is an absolute art, beauty, and connection and experience, and all this represented. But, as Gaia has pointed out some feel they are ascending because they’ve been tried and tested throughout life and have gone through their hell’s, trials, and tribulations. They call this initiation. However, this is simply life. It’s actually the human condition of having a need to suffer and work through it, wash and repeat. As if it’s a way to show their existence to others, their ego or it’s simply something to talk about in conversation besides the weather outside. “I exist, dammit! Listen to me!” that sums up common dialog among humans on a daily basis. The true awakening happens when the individual wakes up to their own internal world. When one human realizes themselves for themselves. Now, just imagine when there are millions who realize everything on the outside is on the inside. Remember, it only takes a few.
If the true way to “help save the Earth” is to endure what it takes to dive into the deepest parts of the self, well I say put down the picket sign, walk off the line, and celebrate your last repentance. Yes, sure you can do both. Why not? Well, if you have this question running through your mind I suggest to re-read this entire section again and take some time with yourself as to what has been presented here. I’m sure you could use the rest from all of this. Now, breathe.
(this is an excerpt from my upcoming book, 'Soul Ship'. For more information or to show your support visit: https://www.gofundme.com/soul-ship)
Your Sovereign Expression: Coming Out of the Closet While Embracing the Age of Vulnerability and Transparency
We are now living in the age of vulnerability and transparency. It’s the perfect recipe for sovereign expression. One opportunity which I will gladly embrace, and why not? At this point, if you are catching the wave of conscious living and existence, we all know the high vibrations are carrying us home to our selves, and love is a nice movement holding everything together.. my goodness, there is so much more! Yes, of course. But, one thing...no one can give you the right or freedom of expression. You give it to yourself. The time has come to take this step. Going into all of who you are without reservation, or compensation of any kind. Sure, you will feel vulnerable. They will ‘see’ you. You have no leaders to follow, and no leadership to commence. No gurus or groups to confirm your wisdom, and better yet… no outside God overseeing your eternal existence. You, simply expressing that which wants to be expressed. Simple. You are simple. You are God. You see? I just expressed a bold statement that most of humanity cannot understand at this stage in the awakening process on the planet. There was always somebody else telling the individual what to do, or how to act, or express, or to be. And always plenty of volunteers to the cause. They wanted you to be like them. To belong to the group, and go along with the others. To be different just like everyone else! You see the freedom of expression that I am dancing with here? Good. Because “the times” only change when your consciousness changes. With all the freedom we have to express ourselves now, I see far too many who are still holding back, following orders, or better yet… checking in with someone outside to confirm their own inner truth. Sovereign, but yet needing to belong to a group, hmmm... I never felt comfortable belonging to any group. Most of them couldn’t understand, or even see me, and they didn’t like how I enjoyed using curse words when appropriate. They would look past me over to the direction of the more important people in the room. This was a saving grace. It was easy for me to say ‘bye and bye’ to all that. But, regardless of my vulnerability and transparency and despite those who are still looking for Jesus Christ to come around the corner… Here I am, Muriel--all of me, and so much more now present for all to see.
Most people who know me understand that I am rich with my own personal expression. Sometimes I can be funny, and times when I say some pretty deep shit. I get to watch the glazed over look on the faces of those who are “listening” to me. But, for the most part, I am pretty funny (and very certain of myself as my life partner so lovingly loves to point out, lol!) Seriously, those who know me understand that I do not bullshit and spend my time playing in that arena. They can feel the honesty, and know my integrity when it comes to sharing my soul-wisdom. You just feel the vibe, and it’s really good. It’s all coming from me. It’s not some made up story (well, maybe sometimes, ha!). It resonates deeply with people who have the opportunity to spend time with me. They get it, and it really doesn’t matter if it sounds crazy or so far fetched that it falls into the realm of fantasy. It really doesn’t matter if it’s not being understood, because generally I quicken most and leave them laughing on the floor. At least a moment of lightness occurred for them, and that’s pretty special for me.
You see, I spent too much energy dabbling with social media and posting countless soul expressions. They didn’t all go to the wind, but many did. Well, one day I realized that I needed to write a book. There is just way too much wisdom here that requires compilation into a format that is laid out for all to see. So, I did just that (aside from posting here in my blog). It’s such a personal project for me because it’s not only a recount of this lifetime (and several others that run into this one) and some of the events which led up to my self-realization, but the visions that I have received about the next nine decades (this is the more “crazier” shit that has come over the past several years). So, why the reason for this article today? Because, if you are feeling the times that are upon us, I share my story as a “thumbs up”, hey… you know, I’m over here doing it too. I’m about to come out and tell the world about my multidimensionality and all of who I am. And I’m serious. I’m not presenting it as a “funny guy” skit like I usually do when I write my social posts. The first book I published, Dreamweaver, came out the same way. It’s a nice afternoon read while spending some time in a hammock, and great for children of all ages. Story-time just got a little more exciting and enriched for the higher mind. Regardless, I got to share my story and it has and continues to be received in kind.
If I waited for an outside confirmation from a person (friend, colleague, group, or family member) I would have never embarked on this journey of publishing such a provocative book.
With all that being said, I invite you to stay tuned about the progress of my new creation, ‘Soul Ship’, and encourage you to get a copy when it becomes published early June. May this article inspire you while making your own sovereign move away from the mother ship of group mentality to come out and express your unique soul voice. The world is waiting for you.
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