I’ve just completed Openhand’s highly successful 5GATEWAYS world tour (phew, what a ride!). I met many wonderful people, stepping out of this crazy screwed up 3D society, with such humility, beauty, softness, empathy, courage and will. I feel so blessed to be working with the ascending group of souls - you melt my heart. One thing that seems common to just about all of you, is how challenging you find it in society just being you - that society seems to undermine pure authentic beingness. So it does. But there is a way to work through it. It’s about opening a space through the contractions you might feel and looking carefully for the threads of beingness that are wanting to come through. I call the approach Openway...
Transforming your life from Doing to Being
It’s old hat now in the spiritual mainstream to speak of switching from a life of doing to one of authentic being. But what does that mean exactly? What is authentic being? I frequently witness a major misconception about it. To me, authentic beingness does not mean 'meditating in some high vibe place' and not doing anything at all!
Authentic being is coming from the soul, as a flow of aligned consciousness from the source - inside of you. Now in my observation, the soul has many different authentic characteristics: it can be soft and surrendering, empathic and compassionate; it can be strong, courageous and focused to bring something into manifestation; it can be curious, inquiring, adventurous and entrepreneurial. It can be a leader, a servant or a diplomat; the artist, the magician and the scientist.
When I witness someone being truly successful in life, it’s because they've found a way of tapping into aspects of this beingness - they channel it through them, and unleash it benevolently into the world.
- How might we each do that for maximum fulfillment and success in our lives?
Openway - attuning your spiritual compass
I believe we each need a spiritual compass, in order to attune to, and align with, the flowing mainstream of our soul, which wants to come through. That’s what we’ve been working at on the gatherings during the recent Openhand World Tour, with great success.
I would say there are three key aspects to discovering, attuning, and aligning your own spiritual compass...
- Opening into the Soul
- Opening through internal blockages
- Opening up for authentic beingness
Firstly, it goes almost without saying, that to flow with the mainstream of the soul, we must work to open a space internally for it to come through. Although this may sound obvious, and although I believe it is straightforward, it’s not always easy. The biggest challenge I witness is letting go of the need for an outcome in the external world, which is necessary to soften the identification with the outer reality. Practically all people form identities - rigid internal relationships - around what they want, aspire to, dream of, or are fearful and resistant to. To me, this is the Homo Sapiens condition that we must Breakthrough.
So how might we effectively break into the mainstream of the soul?
Here’s a summary of the things we were working deeply on during the 5GATEWAYS tour:
- Breathing and movement meditations to connect with soul’s lightness.
- Connection with nature to unleash soul by feeling more keenly through the five senses.
- Becoming the Observer of all arising thoughts and feelings without forming judgment of self or others.
- Continually letting go of the need for a particular outcome and resistance to the situation going a particular way.
- Watching for intuitive impulses of the soul to act, either as a heartfelt pull, visions or knowings.
- Responding with higher truth choices.
Connecting then staying in the soul's mainstream
It’s not that hard to get into the expansive timeless connectedness of the soul. The challenge is staying there! That’s because when you connect up, the soul's mainstream is kind of like a hot air balloon wanting to rise up through the inner dimensions - it pulls on any 'tethering' - places where the soul has fragmented into the lower densities and attached, based on the things you think you want or need, or are resisting. So once the mainstream is activated, then pretty much immediately inner resistances also start to activate. Which means we need an effective approach to breaking through these attachments. And denial of them - simply dropping the hot coals - which seems to happen a lot a in the spiritual mainstream, becomes self defeating. Even though we may not feel the pain, the karmic tethering is still there, and limits the degree of expansion (into the more subtle higher dimensions) that you’re able to achieve.
I believe we must become as-one with the karmic source pain - which means to activate it, express right into it, totally accept it, and thereby become "The One" in it. That way, we integrate that lost fragment of soul that had ‘forgotten’ it’s connection to The One. So for this part of the spiritual compass, we’ve been using Openhand’s Breakthrough approach, which you can see a summary of in this video...Breakthrough Subconscious Limitations
Unleashing Authentic Beingness
It's not the end of the story though, because to truly maximise the effect of the soul in our lives, we must attune to authentic beingness that now wants to arise through. This beingness is enormously creative. Even the subtlest of feelings can shape the most incredible outcome - Right Action in life flows like a path of light from authentic being. Here’s how we were working with it on the recent tour...
- Opening doorways through the tightness into the sense of profound peace – awesome okayness and expansiveness.
- Dissolving any automated and conditioned behaviourisms through visualisation, and interrupting them as they arise.
- Witnessing, and attuning to, new qualities of beingness wanting to come through.
- Following the sense of Right Action, which becomes the natural consequence of authentic beingness.
- Watching for supportive signs and synchronicity to confirm your accurate alignment with the flow.
- Keep expanding, keep unleashing, keep expressing authentically as you feel it.
Summarising our Creative Process
At any one stage I believe your creative process is going to be in any one of these three cycles that I mentioned earlier...
- Opening into the soul (or at least being invited to)
- Opening through blockages (once we move past denial of our karmic source pain)
- Opening up for beingness - when we’re truly wanting to unleash our greatness into the world.
I’ve found that by considering our lives in this way, and working to self actualise - to express the authentic nature of the soul that wants to come through - means you prosper in all situations. Because you connect up, and live from, the soul's mainstream, which is intrinsically interconnected with the flow of all life. How can that not be abundant!
Of course I’m not necessarily speaking of financial success (although that can happen too - assuming the resources are for the higher overall good); What I truly mean is abundant living supported by the universe, where all our true needs are met. It feels like you’ve come home to a great loving, cosmic family, that has all your real interests at heart and will work tirelessly to help you manifest them.
To me, this is what it means in life to be coming from authentic being - from the mainstream of the soul, and it is truly magical!
The Revelation of YOU!
Finally, we caught this interview during one of the breaks on the tour, which Trinity turned into a colourful and inspiring film. Travel well my friends, see you down the path.
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