Being Authentic & Personal Sovereignty

Submitted by Open on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:27

Hi Everyone, greetings newbies and old hands. The field called me to have a brief, but meaningful, exploration of authenticity and personal sovereignty at this time. It's fundamental to the Openhand philosophy to encourage and help build these qualities. It's  all about reflecting frequencies of being that people might resonate with, and feeling those for themselves inside. Be aware, that a good reflection is going to do one of two things, and ideally both...

  1. Resonate your own soul frequencies of being so that you can feel, embody, and be,
    more of your authentic self.
  2. Activate inner filters and blockages, felt as tightness or resistance, be it physical, emotional or mental, so you can work into them and unwind them.

Both of these reflecting activities, when done well, will support the growth of inner peace, plus a feeling of greater liberation and expansion.

Sometimes you might resonate with something very strongly, or be rejected very strongly. But before allowing the 'knee-jerk' reaction to govern activity, there's an invitation to explore internally what is catalysing? For example, if there's a concern about loosing oneself in the approach, and there's a natural desire for personal sovereignty, it would be highly productive to explore why? If there's simply a rejection and pulling away, is that being truly sovereign? The invitation of the Universe is to be you in ALL situations and circumstances.

Sometimes there might be a feeling to project onto the external reflection. By this I mean that blame is cast outwards at the subject for a reaction that is felt inside. What's actually presenting is a golden opportunity - where the external catalyst is working its magic. Rather than projecting at them - or for example Openhand - the invitation is to go inside and find out why? What am I attaching to or reacting to? I now have the possibility to discover something deeper about myself.

On being authentic, and what that truly means, in the Openhand Approach, it's about coming from the inherent frequencies of your soul. This would also include allowing the expression of distorted aspects of yourself to come through, so as to allow the opportunity for greater realignment - you can only realign what you can see!

Here's a video shot on tour, exploring what it means to be truly authentic. Take a peek and then do comment below - I'd be most interested in your authentic feelings & thoughts...

In loving support

Open heart

 

So, I felt this was something I need to look into; though wasn’t sure how to start the inquiry; so thought I’d write questions and answers with myself. 

 

What I resonate with in Openhand?

Not being told how something is, how I am or what to do. Authentic intention. The truths are the same as  I have felt from my own guidance. Nothing presented irritates or grates [though perhaps its the underlying energy contained within.]

 

I have a fear and corresponding retraction of loosing myself [individuality] in a group/community. 

If I witness this in spiritual circles of any kind; a pull-away reaction follows.

 

I question the retraction and feel past life events but also feeling to keep it here and now.  

Typing this, I feel the avoidance of feeling/seeing too much of energy of the past life. I think it’s a shame of weakness and allowing oneself to be manipulated, controlled and whatever else followed. 

 

Today I feel caution in my vulnerability aware I am more easily influenced at this time. 

The want of a feeling of family led me into a couple of dodgy situations in the past few years. Whereby I sacrificed myself in some ways and disregarded intuition and warning signs. 

I had a couple of close family members leave the physical and I think it was this feeling of aloneness here and a void which led to giving away sovereignty and connection. 

 

With the support generally of Openhand and helping to connect with my own essence; I feel a dependency/attachment can develop easily in me. It leads to a feeling of loss of self. I think it may be a distorted energy creation in my own field/sphere which gains it’s own momentum.

There is then a bit of a pull away. 

I then wonder if for my particular configuration/situation the energetic journey need be in undertaken more alone. ‘Though when I have asked this question; I get kinda pulled back into myself and with a feeling that it’s not to do with anything on the outside.

 

So, there is something here and a want to find a better balance.  

 

Thank you. 

 

Jennaya xx

 

 

He Jennaya, i resonate with what you are saying as i used to have similar concerns of being heard/acknowlidged on the forum.  For example, when leaving a comment of some personal and vulnerable nature on the forum, i noticed a dependency on being replied or heard in some way. In the past, I would notice myself checking throughout a day if i received any reply and if nothing came i noticed to become anxious.  

It happened on a few occasions but then i stayed with the feeling.  Then i realized that Openhand forum is in itself a great tool or reflection to my own subtle attachments or shadow identities so i let go and it no longer bothers me if i get a reply or a specific kind of reply.  The main thing is to put it out there - make your statement/inquiry.  

Having said all of the above, i should add that the forum is alive and most of the time you get some feedback but if not - that means there is a reason (like in my case). Now that i think of it, i think it was only once that i didn't get a feedback but that only helped me see myself better.  So either way, it works.

Great inquiry!

With Love,

Anatoly

Hi Anatoly, 

Thanks :) I wasn't thinking of absence of feedback at the time....but it certainly has come up today and in the past. Spot on!  

A bit comforting not being alone in the reaction. Thank you :) 

Much love, 

Jennaya 

Hi Jennaya,

Thanks for being brave and sharing so openly. Bringing awareness to the truth we feel inside is the only real way to heal something. And as we express our feelings out into our environment, if they are touching some degree of truth (including the distortion), then the Universe will reflect back to us. Hence it's very worthwhile doing.

Generally, what you've shared about losing yourself and personal sovereignty, will probably affect many people - perhaps the majority. Why? Because when we look back at human history, including up to the very near term, the majority have been subjected to some kind of religion, spiritual group, or controlling society. Hence the majority will likely be carrying mixed karmic influences from these past lives - you are not alone!

So let's 'unpack' some of what you said, for your benefit and for others tuning in...

I have a fear and corresponding retraction of loosing myself [individuality] in a group/community. 

This can happen, yes. Especially if we strongly resonate with a particular group or approach. But as long as the ethos of the group is to reflect back personal power and sovereignty, and doesn't prey on this fear, then I'd say the important thing is to explore the fear. In other words, not to pull away from the conditions that activate it. Because activating it is the key to healing it. Clearly in this case, as I've experienced with you on the courses, it appears to be touching a karmic past life where you were controlled by some kind of "shamanic" group.

Clearly then, the reflection you're getting now, is touching that source pain. For everyone reading, at Openhand we'd generally apply the 9 step process for touching this karma, becoming as one with it, and working through... Openhand 9 step healing process

Jennaya you then said...

I think it’s a shame of weakness and allowing oneself to be manipulated, controlled and whatever else followed.
Today I feel caution in my vulnerability aware I am more easily influenced at this time.
 

In the Openhand approach for dealing with all kinds of blockages, is to recognise that all distortions contain a hidden truth. That's because generally speaking, originally all impulse and action had it's origins (at some time) in a genuine soulful feeling. So a distortion is of the soul's expression. That's why it's important not to simply walk away from the distortion - because that's like 'throwing the baby out with the bathwater'!

The key is to touch the distorting pain and work into it - just as you have been on the gatherings Jennaya. In this case, I'd say it's about feeling what the energetic boundary is for you (this could be just as true in group spiritual work or in a loving partner relation for example). So touch the space where you feel you're loosing yourself, but then make a sovereign - willful - decision not to go beyond the boundary. Thus you define yourself and bring your energies back inside. This won't necessarily be easy though, if you're carrying that karma. So it needs to be constantly worked on, like working a muscle. Then over time, your personal boundaries establish themselves. You get to know where you're going unconscious and then become conscious instead - you're illuminating inner darkness by infusing soul through it.

You then said this...

With the support generally of Openhand and helping to connect with my own essence; I feel a dependency/attachment can develop easily in me.

So where's the truth in the distortion? We are pretty much all social beings. We come from soul family groups too, where there are resonances very close to our own. And these resonances can remind you of your own frequencies within. So it can be highly beneficial to be connected to such a group. And it's the same reason why the Openhand approach works tirelessly to encourage people to be in their own energy, and to work in their own space too. It's why was have no large 'ashram'!! The 'ashram' is this website, which people can tune into as and when they please. So again, the invitation is to connect, but then work on personal boundaries in what may activate.

Finally you asked...

I then wonder if for my particular configuration/situation the energetic journey need be in undertaken more alone. ‘Though when I have asked this question; I get kinda pulled back into myself and with a feeling that it’s not to do with anything on the outside.

For the reasons explained above, and in the lead article, I think to simply pull away from the conditions that activate the distortion - in this case loss of sovereignty - simply leads to denial. I then have to deal with it in some other guise in some other place. Better to confront it now, allow the distortion to activate but then work in it. Just as your question was titled, I'd say to look for a balance - plenty of solitude and time by yourself, but also tuning into the place where the distortion might activate and working with that.

I think you're doing really great and starting to touch the real karma but bringing awareness into it. I think it will be very healing over time.

In loving support

Open heart

Hi Open, 

Thank you for the in depth reply. I think parts of it may sit and be mulled over in me for a bit. 

I reflected on life this morning and realised that I’ve not been pulled into groups previous to this more conscious spiritual journey, which started a few years ago. 

I have always been able to fit yet never loose myself here. I think some karma was activated and also like you say if there’s a stronger resonance with a group. 

Being aware of current active patterns, recent interactions with healers and Shaman and generally feeling lots of vulnerability here, it is finding a place where these are not taken advantage of. So thank you. This is in itself massively healing.

This bit hit something

“feeling what the energetic boundary is for you…So touch the space where you feel you're loosing yourself, but then make a sovereign - willful - decision not to go beyond the boundary. Thus you define yourself and bring your energies back inside” 

Yep, there’s much room for practice here. 

There’s something also about the word ‘boundary’ which often makes me want to cry. Perhaps the difference from where I feel is “home”. 

There’s now an acceptance of physical and mental limitations, and I think of the emotional body now too. Maybe something around a deeper acceptance of light and dark here and energetically responding accordingly - which I think will help staying in my own space. 

With the support generally of Openhand and helping to connect with my own essence; I feel a dependency/attachment can develop easily in me.

So where's the truth in the distortion? 

I think it’s around what you said about being social beings. Accepting positive [empowering] help and support and for me being graceous [and grateful] in this without feeling it equates to weakness . Mixed together with a toughness on the inner child where I still reject the feelings of abandonment and so I think it may gets blown up out of proportion as attachment. Much room for feeling and gentleness here. 

Yes,“to simply pull away from the conditions that activate the distortion - in this case loss of sovereignty - simply leads to denial. I then have to deal with it in some other guise in some other place.”

 I did this for a time. I thought I needed to do this alone just with my guiding energy. I avoided healers, psychics etc but found the energy  played out with men I worked with and even male friends whom I’d always had a positive, healthy way of being with……so I started avoiding male company where possible…..next, the lovely, gentle old female dogs I lived with started being dominating  - this was actually quite funny! 

Thank you Open, for all the support, it really helps. 

Much love, 

Jennaya

Hi Jennaya! I really resonate with your sharings and attempted to post something last night but it wasn't coming together. I feel you though and definitely can relate to loads of what you have shared. Feeling out my energetic boundaries has been a massive help for me as well as allowing the relating experience that stirs up the issues ... I have swung to extremes of extreme vulnerability without any boundaries to closed off to outside reflections in a form of protection. Its been key to engage with the places I lose boundaries or sense of self and reclaim it as Open said. Not really adding anything new here but just thanking you for sharing!! 💗 Jen 

Hi Jen, 

Thanks for re-affirming, especially the bit about continuing to re-engage in those more challenging situations. It's something my mind continually plays ping-pong with - finding the best way through.  

Lots of love, 

Jennaya 💛

So interesting, this conversation of sovereignty. I recently noticed that the film "Wrinkle in Time" is coming out soon in theaters - based on the novel and felt to read the book when I saw it on my daughter's bookshelf. The book is about dimensional travel and being a warrior of light to confront the controlling energy of "IT" which pulls entire realities into it's power by feeding on the need for belonging, comfort and security. I bet the film is going to be a great one!!

Hi Jen,

Thanks for sharing the trailer - I find it incredibly inspiring that 5D consciousness, and multi-dimensionality are now edging its way into the mainstream, opening doorways to the imagination. It's only the limiting stories that people have been told, which holds consciousness back. With ever more younger starsouls beginning to activate, I see a future where the floodgates open wide.

With love

Open smiley