by Carol Fitzpatrick
The message this month is dedicated to Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 1926 - April 24, 2011 and to Griffon, 1996 - April 25, 2011.
This time of flipping the human dynamic away from pain and anguish toward unconditional love and self-acceptance comes with a personal price to pay. We have all had to give up something of our unconscious selves in order to gain the clarity and understanding--the kind of clarity that can only be realized in hindsight, and through the knowing of an open heart.
The stuff we experience in life is a part of the awakening process, and April has been quite an eventful time, which had us choosing between these two seemingly polar opposite ways of being.
As we are called to make choice, the unconscious part of self creates yet another story. These life stories are often built upon other fear-based stories that were formed from life-experiences long ago. They are like computer viruses. Once triggered, these primordial fears flood into our awareness and threaten to over-ride what is happening in the moment.
The beauty of fear, in this context, is designed to get us to make the choice for love without condition, devoid the fear-based story.
When we decide to keep our heart open, even when everything around us, or even sometimes within us, tells us otherwise, fear must transform into higher awareness.
Therein lies the flip: The flip in the energy pattern comes when the stuff of life still happens but instead of unconsciously reacting in fear, we make a higher vibrational choice. The choice is to continue to entertain hard-heartedness and allow these lower vibrational patterns to eat us alive, or open our heart and accept the flow of unconditional love to guide us toward higher vibrational ground.
This time of learning calls us to embrace and accept our human nature, and the consequences of our unconscious behavior, while at the same time maintaining balance and harmony as we integrate the higher awareness that comes with the more dramatic tactile experiences.
As a young child, I used to think that being God-like meant that one made no mistakes; that if I was truly a child of God I would always be guided to do the right thing.
Now with the wake of life behind me, I have come to understand that life is fraught with mishaps, ill begotten choices, and life-altering circumstances that back us into proverbial corners. Over time, I have come to understand that it's not what happens, but the choice one makes in the moment of each turn of event that matters.
Do we recoil in hurt or go into attack when we feel threatened or our sense of safety and security is stripped away, or do we stand in our power and keep our heart open, only allowing words of kindness and compassion to leave our lips?
It gets tricky to discern the difference between the two levels of awareness as we toggle between reaction and self-empowerment, but that is why we have physical bodies -- to feel the difference between the two.
I am finding that simply being present in every moment is "The" thing that keeps me from diving into those lower patterns, and helps to maintain balance and harmony. The thread of conviction from my early time of learning to now is the same: at the end of the day, I'm still convinced that unconditional love and kindness must always prevail.
Unconditional love is the very essence of "Help ever, hurt never," as Sai Baba so often would say. Griffon would have wagged his fury black tail and jumped up and down in anticipation of another delicious meal before settling in to his green velvet pillow, both expressions on the same theme.
Carol Fitzpatrick is an avid spiriitual activist. She uses her gift to help others understand what is beyond the fives senses; to help people to see clearer pictures of their lives, and to understand what role they have chosen to play in service to humanity at this critical time. She is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient. It is her role as a translator for the Guides, angels and other light beings who are here to share their wisdom that brings her the greatest joy in service to others.
Carol resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is the mother of two grown children.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011