Holding higher ground

We may know which way to live is better for ourselves, but we cannot dictate what is better for someone else.

by John English — 

Let’s face it — there are a lot of things happening in our world today, and for those of us who have made the decision to live a spiritual life, this presents certain challenges. The massive spiritual awakening that was foretold by prophets from several cultures and across the ages appears to be upon us.

In fact, we are in the middle of it. This awakening that so many of us are experiencing has produced a great polarization within all areas of society. A great example of this dichotomy can be found in Washington, D.C., and the great rift between the Republicans and the Democrats.

There is a good reason for this polarization and an explanation for why it is happening: the simple matter of energy and frequency. As we continue along our spiritual path in life, we shed what does not suit us and leave illusion after illusion behind. All this work is changing the frequency of our vibrations. As our vibrations increase, a great chasm develops between those of us who are seeking to improve ourselves spiritually and those who are simply caught in the routine of trying to survive.

If you look back, perhaps you can remember a time when you lived in this survival mode. Most people at this frequency live in a hostile world full of fear and violence; whereas the spiritual aspirant lives in a benign universe that conspires on their behalf; again, these are different frequencies.

Who can say that one vibrational level is better than the other? We may know which way to live is better for ourselves, but we cannot dictate what is better for someone else. Every soul has its own path and its own karmas to work out. One lifestyle definitely resonates at a higher frequency than the other; however, one is not better than the other. They are just different. This can be a very beneficial perspective for us to take. It can keep us from moving into judgment and, thereby, lowering our vibrations.

One trouble many of us have encountered in walking our spiritual paths is when we have loved ones who are suffering (needlessly so, from the perspective of a higher vibration) but who have no interest in receiving help from us or anyone else. This also applies to what we see taking place in our world today. When we become attached to what is going on in our friends’ or loved ones’ lives, through our emotional or mental bodies, we lower our own vibrations.

This has many effects. It delays our spiritual progress, it can make us ill and, at the very least, it wreaks havoc on our peace and serenity. Here is the kicker — it does not help them anyway. All it does is move us out of the higher vibration where we are holding the space for them to enjoy a better life. When it comes to the state of our world, if we bemoan the way things are, we are no longer at the frequency of power where we can do anything about it.

However, we can cut the cords of attachment to others and detach from the outcome, and then continue to hold the higher ground of our spiritual path. When we do this, we are standing in our power and subconsciously giving our loved ones and this world permission to do the same. A good analogy would be this: if your friend were caught in quicksand, would you jump in to save them? Of course not! Or you would both go down. You would grab a branch from a tree or get a rope and throw it to them, and pull them to safety.

If you find yourself caught up in this scenario, instruct your spirit to unplug from whatever attachment is causing you to leave the higher ground of your power and vibration. Stand ready with your rope to help, whenever anyone asks.

When we no longer leave our center and power, the whole world shifts and everyone is better for it.

 

John English is a shamanic healer and award-winning author of The Shift: An Awakening. He conducts private sessions and workshops about destiny and the dreamtime, shamanic healing, journeying and the medicine wheel. www.dreamtimeonline.com or 480-473-8957.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 25, Number 5, October/November 2006.

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