The way of the conscious seeker is to go against the fray – to be different. A lot of people have awakened because they willingly embraced concepts that are outside of the established social paradigm, but eventually, one’s personal paradigm is filled to the brim with spiritual concepts and they seek something greater.
This, in my opinion, is when the resolve to act on the ideas one’s discovered is really tested. What do you do when concepts like lightwork, star people, etc. that you’ve willingly accepted start to become too familiar?
What do you do when you find that this “new thing” you’ve embraced is also embraced and talked about by thousands, maybe millions, of other people? What do you do when “being different” isn’t so different?
Some people rebuke the concepts they once wholeheartedly embraced in an effort to keep themselves flowing against the curve. A lot of conscious seekers want to set themselves apart from the crowd – to be different, even among those who are already different.
The extent to which we let this mechanism muddy our intent to create change determines the progress we’ll make. In favor of rebellion against things that were once new and exciting but that have started to lose their luster, some people will seek new concepts before damning the ones they might’ve really believed in before.
Just like you and I might’ve put ourselves above the powers that were by speaking openly against them when we first awakened, there’s a tendency to put oneself above spiritual ideas that are really only just that – ideas.
Whether it’s rooted in spirituality or anything else, an idea is created and defined by each person who talks about it. And each person’s perspective is worthy of being heard.
For example – the terms “light” and “lightworker” have been used and defined in a host of different ways. To me, lightwork is simply energy work that you can open up to your ability to do, but some people have taken the idea of the lightworker and run with it.
I’ve seen the light unflinchingly lumped in with the powers that were, as if there’s no difference between them. When this has happened, I’ve wondered how other people define “light” because in my mind and heart, it’s about as far away from darkness as you can get. It’s the polar opposite!
One of you reading this might not agree. You might express an idea you heard about light or lightworkers that associates them with malevolence or control, and this goes to show that we each define the spiritual concepts we discover differently.
Understanding that these concepts are what we make them, nothing more, nothing less, can show us that they don’t matter as much in the bigger picture.
I’m not saying you should turn your focus away from concepts like lightwork or star people because they’re unimportant, but there’s a good possibility that you define them differently than I do. Does that make one of our stances right and the other wrong?
Throughout our respective attempts to decode and understand the concepts we’ve put so much of ourselves into, we’ve forgotten the basic, most important message: coming together with respect for the unique philosophy of each person.
I could receive a comment on my blog that destroys all of the spiritual concepts I place my faith and belief in, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t stop the most basic thing I’m driven to do, which is remind you all about the importance of coming together in love and, most importantly, respect.
This is the basic foundation of a new paradigm, and it’s essential to understand if we want to build anything new. You can tear down another’s spiritual beliefs all day long, but when it comes down to it, you’re only attacking ideas that nobody’s really grasped yet.
And in doing so, you’re working very far against the basic, essential message of peace, unity and respect. These too are only ideas, but in my opinion, they’re the most important ideas for us to grasp if we want to make any kind of change.
Concluded in Part 2 tomorrow. To read the full article, head here.