I’m old enough to remember the Colonel Abrahams 1 hit wonder song “like a fool I’m in cage I can’t get out, you see I’m trapped” are you humming it? ;-). So we are often Trapped by patterns of behaviour:
Answers don’t empower, knowing better does not mean doing better. We do things in full knowledge that it’s not good for us, e.g. fight, smoke, drink, blame, complain, circulate negativity even though we’ve read 7234 self-help books and attended everything from Mind Power to achieving a PhD in Healthy Human Behavioural Determinists that support a Wonderful life. You may have written a book on consciousness and call yourself an expert. It’s all in the domain of content and yes some experiential learning yet the questions begs – Are you fully realised? Self Actualised? Impacting life at your optimum? I’m definitely not and I’m humble enough to really get the Zen perspective “only an empty hand can receive”.
The second we say we don’t need something then we do. I don’t need to go on a course like Master 1 or any other awareness process because ( “”now the stories seek their expression””). Only when we empty ourselves does the REAL possibility of growth occur, only when we can see that a commitment to continual learning & development is in place then we stay present, innocent like children open to newer and even better & greater possibilities.
The spiritual ego is as much an ego as a money hungry one especially when it comes from superiority or I know more. I am but a baby novice and if I did an awareness course 1000 times I’d still learn. I am happy to go on any training or process (and do) no matter how much I perceive I know; as I also know that it’s already past history and if I commit to staying open like a 24/7 shop I can receive. The minute I close, I cannot. The reason we are trapped is when we listen to the ego whispering that we know more, we don’t need anything. We are also trapped by patterns that are blind to us, conditioning & programming that gets us to repeat things over and over again.
For me it is important to be up for seeing these patterns and choosing whether they serve me yes or no. In my experience Master 1 provides a context within that one can truly see many of these patterns. I also say there are many other great courses too, however to be straight I am a fan of Master 1 by comparison so do have a level of bias, hey least I get that!
So I extend an invitation to not be as trapped by stories, conditioning, reason, intellect, survival & security, excuses, justifications, intellectualism, comparison, spiritual narcissism, self-righteousness and a few more and see the space that occurs Beyond Thought into the light of authenticity. Listen I’m guilty of everything I’ve said and listed, yet I touch that place every now and then when aliveness & being are one and the more committed I am the more it happens.
David R Hawkins in his book Power vs. Force says “Apparently, even though one undergoes untold millions of individual experiences in one’s life, only a few lessons (shifts) are usually ever learned. The attainment of wisdom is slow and painful, and few are willing to relinquish familiar views; resistance to change and growth is considerable. It would seem that most people would rather die than alter those belief systems that confine them to a lower levels of consciousness”.
Wherever we are on our consciousness development journey when we become willing students and embrace the seeing of a pattern and decide
to shift to something new & fresh we liberate ourselves, we become lighter, sharper, more present, charismatic and an attractor of positive things David R.Hawkins talks about this true perspective in great detail in the book I’ve already mentioned. The simple awareness that the context alone of consciousness development, awareness creation is bigger than the course, its facilitator’s; the power is inherent in that we would choose to step into the context. That context lifts, that context delivers, that context is an act of love of Self and others. Power yourself up in consciousness, see you there.