I’m starting to see phases of growth that we’re going through and I’d like to share some of them. The term I’d give to the stage we’ve been going through for a few years now would be “Clearing” and the term I’d give to the phase of that stage we’re in now is “Emergence.”
We’re beginning to see who we are, who it is that’s here, what an important occasion this Ascension is, what important missions we have, and so on.
The risk to waking up to this knowledge is that, in the process of emerging, we might fall into a pit on the left or right. The pit on the left is narcissism or solipsism.
We may become self-absorbed. We may get too caught up in ourselves. In conversation with others, we may not allow them a moment to speak. The conversation is said to be “all about us.” We can’t wrest our attention away from our own situation, which appears all-important.
The pit on the right is arrogance, pride, one-upmanship, feeling better than others.
We consider our input as crucial to all victories, successes and gains and incidental to all defeats, failures, and losses. We avoid those we think of as being “beneath” us.
To stay clear of these pits, I think we need to speak about ourselves and others in Perro – emotionally-neutral language, barely descriptive, (1) without valence or bias. We simply say what’s so and leave it at that. We choose the truth over self-puffery. We let go of wanting fame and approbation. We do what comes to hand. We do it to completion. And then we move on to the next, without wanting or seeking credit. We travel light as lightworkers, which feels appropriate.
The actual process of emergence itself sees all our vasanas triggered, all our core issues rise to the surface, all our belief systems challenged. We may think that we’ve been thrown back to an earlier phase of “Clearing,” which I’d call “Reactivation.” But then we remained in Reactivation as a phase for the benefits it brought us (control over others, predictable outcomes, seemingly getting what we want, etc.) and now we’re using it to end it, by clearing the upset once and for all when it comes alive once again.
Initially the reactivation may overwhelm us but nowadays we’re mastering remaining the observer and simply watching the rise of these matters, understanding their content, experiencing what we need to to complete the incident, and letting it go.
By doing this with all that arises, we finally hit a time when each number, act or racket is completed and we find ourselves in a space that I’d call “Normal.” Not normal from the world’s standards. That “normal” is not “Normal.” That normal so often means conditioned, suppressed, self-contained, conformist, not stepping out from the herd.
I mean that we’re restored again to innocence and purity, with nothing added and nothing taken away. We’re now ready to take some definite and concrete actions in the area of our service.
An example of something added would be arrogance or self-servingness. An example of something taken away would be unworthiness or unloveability.
We now take ourselves and our missions seriously and request respect from others rather than allowing, tolerating, or colluding in ill treatment.
We’re less and less reactivated by our unfinished business as time goes on. We now have little unfinished business and what remains is not pressing. It’s manageable without plunging into upsets or other breaks in well-being.
We’re watching this phase of things (Reactivation) coming to a close.
The next stage of growth I’d call “Accomplishment” and the phase of it we’re in now I’d call “Trial and Error.” We now formulate the vision that we serve (the end of hunger on the planet, the end of homelessness, the achievement of abundance for all, bringing peace to the world) and then we begin taking well-conceived and certain steps in the direction of realizing our vision and fulfilling our mission.
We draw on all the disciplines we’re studied, all the jobs, volunteer positions, parenting skills. Right now I’m drawing on human-rights decision-making knowledge, scholarly training, museum-historical experience, configuration-management skills, and other fields.
Every step we take builds on the last and is the foundation for the next.
But in the process, everything we undertake is new and we make plenty of errors. So we have to devise issue-resolution skills, the art of workarounds, therapeutic ways to handle breakdown, etc.
Each new stage and each new phase of it is unknown to us and is discovered as we walk along the way. Only later do we see in retrospect what was unfolding. Then we look wise while now we may look foolish.
I don’t know what I’ll do tomorrow. I only know that I’ve contracted with the Mother to join force with all others of like mission and reliable character to build Nova Earth. From this vantage point, that seems to be all I need to know.
(1) That is, descriptive with nothing added, no overlay or covering of bias or preference.