The Mother’s energies of clarity and purity are causing us to see things about ourselves that we may not have seen before or to feel an urge to be purer in thought, word and deed than we were concerned with being before.
I know of one person, whom I wouldn’t characterize as a lightworker per se (or, more precisely, who wouldn’t characterize himself as one) who’s ended up in a psych ward by refusing to handle irresponsible speech and behavior.
My own interpretation is that continuing to see others as the cause of his misfortunes has proven too much for him in these energies and yet he won’t let go of the tendency. It seems to be getting harder and harder to engage in Third-Dimensional drama and manipulations.
I found myself in an incident the other day that produced acute discomfort for me. I approached a bus stop in a part of town I haven’t spent much time in. I come from a part of town where people don’t line up for the bus and where they frequently sit at the bus shelter even when the bus is approaching.
Just the other day I had a bus go right past me because, even though I was at the stop, I was not facing towards the bus. Frequently the bus goes past people who insist on remaining in the shelter. And it’s cold out so I don’t want to have to wait for another bus.
As I approached this bus stop, people were lined up away from the bus stop, against the storefronts and I didn’t know why they were doing that. I went directly to the bus stop and faced towards the bus which I knew was only a block away. I was not going to be right at the stop and have the bus driver fail to notice me.
When the bus came, the man behind me came up to me and said, “Don’t you know how to queue up at a bus stop?”
Oh, is that why people were standing back against the store front? No, a queue is not a feature of life in the section of town I live in. I didn’t recognize that people were queuing.
Had I, I still could have stood at the stop facing the bus, but yielded place when people in the queue came forward. (Well, I did yield place as it turned out.)
That seeming lapse in my behavior caused an upset in me, an interruption in wellbeing, that lasted for an hour or so.
I lacked a means of “truing up“ to the higher standard of behavior the man was calling out from me and the higher energies had me feel acutely uncomfortable with appearing to have ignored a situation of civil politeness. By “truing up” I mean altering our thinking, speaking or acting so as to become aligned again with higher values that prevail in a situation.
The penny didn’t drop at that moment on how to handle the situation. It actually dropped for me only when I assisted another person to resolve an ethical dilemma she was facing.
She’s a financial lightworker and is struggling because love is showing up for her as more important than money and she doesn’t know what this means for her or what she needs to do in her life to honor this change in her values and thinking.
The question facing us is: How do we make a quick shift in ourselves from a place that appears to occupy a lower ethical or moral level to a place that seems to occupy a higher as we “true up” to higher standards than we’ve observed in our lives so far in the face of the rising clarity and purity energies?
There are various ways I’ve been taught over the years, which are now proving quite valuable. They turn out to be well suited to the very situations we now face.
I’d like to mention one and that is taking a stand on oneself.
My friend who faced the ethical dilemma was approaching the matter by looking to rearrange the external circumstances of her life. In the old est Training, we’d have called that “moving your Scotty dog around the board.”
In board games like Monopoly, deals are made by moving one’s piece, one’s Scotty dog, from one property to another. The property one lands on one can buy, often by selling an existing property.
One gains or loses by one’s moves but everything gained or lost is external – a property, a sum of money, one’s freedom of movement (by landing in “Jail”), etc.
Moving from a lower to a higher ethical place or moral plane may or may not result from dealing with the external circumstances of one’s life.
Usually it doesn’t. At least not automatically.
That’s dealing with the “content” of one’s life and what we really need to shift is the “context” in which we’re holding the content rather than the things themselves.
To make it easier for me to take a stand on myself, I sometimes visualize myself mentally stamping my foot and holding my head up high. I might say something like I will no longer do something that appears to place myself ahead of other people. I will no longer tolerate myself putting my welfare ahead of the welfare of others.
To look at her issue, I may say that I will no longer put money ahead of love. Or I will no longer tolerate fear in myself as an excuse for hoarding money rather than standing in the place of trust and love.
Or I will no longer tolerate myself placing myself in jeopardy by my actions and then blaming others for not supporting me. The stand depends on the issue.
Taking a stand on myself can propel me quickly from a lower to a higher ethical or moral plane. It’s decisive. It decides the matter in a way that rationalizing, pondering, or tinkering probably cannot or will not do.
And that’s something we’ll be doing a lot in the times ahead, I think.
There are other ways as well. Making a declaration is another way of moving quickly from a lower to a higher standard of behavior. Making a promise is another. Doing something that makes a real difference in the situation is another, as are apologizing, asking forgiveness, sharing the truth of one’s actions at the deepest level, sharing a withhold about another, etc. As a class, these are decisive actions. They decide the outcome.
All of these clean up an area of one’s life that has become unclean, so to speak, because one has been following lower standards of behavior in an environment which has suddenly become much cleaner.
The rapid changes around us are revealing the lapses or inadequacies in our behavior. What was acceptable before can now become or appear unacceptable. We need ways to “true up.”
The main point I wish to make is that what is needed is not something we think, say or do with or about other people or the world outside. It’s something we think, say or do with or about ourselves. We take a stand on ourselves or our thoughts, words and deeds.
In the last analysis, we’re really the only thing that we can do something decisive with and about. And the matters driving external changes are ultimately internal anyways. Gandhi said, did he not, “be the change you wish to see”? That expresses what I’m trying to say here.
Without judging ourselves, we “true up” to the higher standard which has now become apparent or has asserted itself because of the rising energies or change of circumstances (such as the arrival of the higher-dimensional galactics or ascended masters). If we want to be able to elevate our thinking, speaking and acting, one way to do it is to practice taking a stand on ourselves and truing up.