I won’t be able to continue this look at the conditions of successfully creating lightworker projects very much longer probably. The past two days have been spent trying to fix the Internet problems I’ve been having. But let me comment on the subject as and when I can.
We said earlier that many lightworker projects never get off the ground because people fail to make a distinction between outreach teams and hub. They don’t see the contribution the other team makes and think they’re working on different projects when in truth a successful lightworker project needs both.
Another rock upon which many projects founder is that they think that having a different approach than another teammate means that the two can’t work together. In this instance too, people are following outdated beliefs and watching an effort that might have succeeded fall apart.
Here’s an example, We commonly hear it said that we should have a positive outlook. We’ve enshrined in our society such phrases as “the sunny side of the street” or “the bright side of life.” We’re enjoined to remain positive, look at the glass half full, and choose joy.
Other lightworkers don’t agree with that approach. They say they’re interested in the truth of things, whether seen as positive or not. They argue that “positive” and “negative” are in the eye of the beholder and that much that was good and workable in the past was dismissed as “negative” by those who didn’t want change.
They regard positivity as potentially blinding one to truth. They see people who stress a positive attitude as “cheerleaders.”
The two groups of lightworkers may argue over the point until they part company and seek out what they think of as “birds of a feather.”
Archangel Michael characterized “either/or” thinking as Third-Dimensional and pointed out that in the higher dimensions all approaches are accepted as either containing something useful or teaching a valuable lesson.
The approach for us, the new paradigm, is to have both rather than either/or.
What would happen in our case if we kept both philosophies?
And what would happen if we found a distinction that showed they both accomplished work, albeit different work, in different settings and probably under different circumstances.
Let’s look at what might reconcile these two approaches.
I assert, and Kathleen agrees, that having a positive attitude is a big plus when working on project teams. It forwards the action. It uplifts people. It causes the least amount of friction on the team.
Positivity is definitely a social skill. Let’s imagine it as extending outwards horizontally.
I further assert that a commitment to the truth is a big plus in solving the essential puzzle of life: what’s the truth of my being?
A commitment to truth is definitely a sadhana skill. A sadhana is one’s chosen form of spiritual practice. Since we sink down deeper into the truth of who we are by our spiritual practice, let’s picture being committed to truth as a vertical skill.
When we make a distinction like this between two ideas or approaches, we find that two seemingly-contrary and even contradictory practices can be made to work together. They each accomplish a certain work and both are needed.
Notice if, when you read the caption at the top of the page, “Positive thinking or truth?” you felt moved to make a choice between the two. If you did, notice how strong the impulse on you was to choose between the two and have reasons thought out for which you chose.
When faced with two items, humans seem almost driven to choose one in preference to the other. We’re “either/or” machines.
The net result of this type of thinking is that people with different approaches often go their separate ways. But far more difficult is that the one without the other can only (dis)solve a small range of problems for the world. The effort isn’t complete without having both approaches to draw on.
What we’re trying to do here is to show how problems that beset lightwork can be overcome. We’re also exploring whether many of the obstacles that stand in our way are those we’ve knowingly or unknowingly placed in our own path through our beliefs.
Having weeded out our vasanas, we may now need to weed out our false and limiting beliefs that make it seem like work to build Nova Earth – when it could be as enjoyable as a game.