You Are Divinity

A channeling from St. Germain.

Today I wish to address one of the most common questions posed to me by awakening beings. And that is the grand question of – “what is the right path and formula to ascension/enlightenment?”

There is a distinct idea within spiritual circles that a being must act and look a certain way and perform certain tasks to be “spiritual”. That anyone deviates from these “norms” are doing it wrong and will not reach enlightenment or paradise or heaven or whatever it is you want to call it.

Dear ones, you do not perform acts to be “spiritual” beings, you are spiritual beings. No clothes, nor books, workshops, meditation practices, prayers, circles, yoga, sound healing, trinkets….oh I could go on…will make you “spiritual”. Do you not realise that whatever you do, be that “spiritual” or “non-spiritual” are all expressions of the divine, they are not the divine itself, nor are they a road map to the divine.

A being can torture themselves for years getting up at the crack of dawn, meditating in uncomfortable positions for hours on end, eating or not eating certain foods, wearing certain clothes, only participating in certain activities and get to the end of it and realise that those things are completely irrelevant to the realisation of the I AM.

That is why these practices were presented by the masters in the years of antiquity. They were a way to crack the being who would not look at themselves and see God. It was not the practices themselves that assisted a being in realising themselves, it was the frustration of getting no where that did.

A being could reach a point of complete frustration after years of following the formulas, throw up their arms and then in a moment of clarity realise the absurdity of everything they had just been doing – because it was them they were searching for all along.

You could realise yourself right now, if you let go of the game. There is no key and no path. Leave yourselves alone and enjoy life! Enjoy existence! And perhaps when you are ready you will one day laugh and say I AM.

In service,

I AM St. Germain

 

Liberation

Here is my latest channeling from my spirit guide Cuchulain.

“Cutting back to the bare essentials is both liberating and exhilarating. The society you find yourselves in is one of excess in many ways. I feel many have chosen the path of excess in regards to their spiritual journeys also. I know that I sound at times, like I preach the same message over and over, or perhaps one can view it as a mantra. However, you are all you need.

So then why dear ones do you spend so much time trying to gain? Trying to attain something? That something can be anything from enlightenment, to healing, to understanding. It does not matter what one is trying to attain, the problem is the idea that one needs to obtain anything at all.

I know I invite you all to your breath often also, however this is a good anchor point. The amount of spiritual books on your shelf is by no means a measure of how close you are to obtaining your spiritual goals, nor are the amount of lectures you may have attended, nor the spiritual paraphernalia you have collected.

There is no measure of what cannot be obtained. That which you seek is unobtainable because you already have it. Feel into it. Do not think into it, for this is something which dwells outside of the realm of the mind. To know thyself, one must be willing to strip back all that they think will get them there and all that they think they are.

Painful? Challenging? Perhaps. But only to those who resist the very essence of their being. Those who are not willing to surrender unto themselves will find suffering in the process. Those who view it as a process will be lost in the process, going in circles around the truth of their being.

There it is, in that still point, in the present moment. It is you. Breathe.

I AM

Cuchulain”

The disease of the spiritual entrepreneur.

This post was inspired by a phone conversation I had with a good friend recently. She is on an adventure overseas to find herself, to find her feet on this crazy planet we live on and to find her calling. She was distressed when she called, nothing was clicking, nothing was igniting her passion, nothing was doing “it” for her. She felt lost.

I suggested that perhaps she just needed to accept that is where she is right now and just be with it. She disagreed, she felt she had been stagnant and waiting for too long. I understand this feeling, I have been through it many times, until my realisation.

Then she began talking about my life – why don’t you do this or that? You shouldn’t still be doing these other things. At the time I was kind of taken aback, I wasn’t sure how to respond. I said that I was content, even if my life wasn’t “perfect”. This position was not accepted. I said that I had spirit’s backing, that I was doing everything in alignment with their advice. “Geez, spirit are putting you through a lot”. They’re not really putting me through anything, they are offering advice and I am listening. I was kind of at a loss for words, on the one hand I felt a need to defend my position, on the other I felt no need at all. I am content, is that not enough?

The phone conversation ended and I went back to gluing a Magneto costume together I was making for a party. She struck a cord though, she got me thinking and feeling.

There is a certain theme I have noticed in the spiritual community at large. It is this idea that in order to be a fully realised spiritual being, for some reason you need to be an entrepreneur. For some reason you need to make a livelihood out of being “spiritual”. That can look like anything really, from being a life coach to a yoga teacher. It might also involve getting involved in certain altruistic pursuits such as volunteer work, or you might go the other way and becoming an eccentric artist or musician.

There are a lot of preconceived ideas over what a “spiritual” person does, acts and looks like. They have to have a certain type of vocation, live in and travel to certain locations, eat certain ways…the list goes on. When you think about it, it is a lot of pressure.

It is as if all these things have become a prerequisite. I cannot be content or find enlightenment or find healing until I have checked off everything on the spiritual prerequisite list. The concept that is often missed, is that the list can and does go on forever because you’ll never get there following these pursuits. You won’t get there following any external activity.

I often joke that I incarnated for dark chocolate, coffee and heavy metal. And a lot of people often look at me in this funny way – you don’t fit the mould. How can you be a “spiritual” person and then enjoy a number of “contradictory” things. But truly, there is no mould and putting yourself into a box is just a denial of you.

Perhaps this comes from the “follow your heart” preaching, but why does following your heart always seem to end up in having to make money out of it? If I were to truly follow my heart as is often preached and money was not an issue, then I would be an ecstatic wanderer in the wilderness. I’d go hiking every day and camp for weeks on end.

This is usually the part where I am told I just need to work on my manifesting, perhaps make a vision board, really get into those affirmations. Or, I could just be content with where I am now, I could accept that hiking is a weekend and holiday activity and just see how life unfolds. Because as I have often learned what my head wants and what my soul wants are often two completely different things. I would rather be in a state of openness and see what life can surprise me with.

When I started all of this “spiritual journey” business as a teenager, there were two concepts that really stuck with me; “Know thyself” and the concept that the shaman path was a lonely one. I know not everyone walks the shaman path, but this is what spirit had pulled me into. I bring this up because when I look at these concepts, what screams at me is – this is an inner journey.

I reflect now and all of a sudden it seems this spiritual journey business has turned into an outer one. Perhaps it is a sign of the times, where social media is driving a constant quest for more and the projection of the “perfect” life. Humans have always had a certain level of discontent, I guess that is what strives us forward on these kind of quests.

It would have been that drive that would have found individuals retreating to mountains, caves, temples and monasteries back in the day. Modern life has added a twist and I know this comes from a thirst for integration with the push from the new energies coming to Earth.

I often think of Socrates from Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. An enlightened being working in a gas station. What a contradiction to all the preconceived notions we are fed about what a spiritual being does and looks like.

Freedom lies ultimately in knowing that it does not matter. It is all you. It is all sacred, it is all a reflection of the divine. As St. Germain often says in our channeling evenings – “leave yourselves alone”. You do not need to be or do anything. Relax. You are God.

 

My mistake on presence.

When I was a teenager, in my quest to answer the ultimate question – why am I not happy? I went on a reading rampage.

Fortunately at the time I worked in a second hand book shop and the owner had a preference for new age, self help and spiritual books. So often I would find myself standing behind the counter facing a wall of these sorts of books.

I read many books on affirmations, attracting the life you want and the power of your mind etc. And then a book dropped into my sphere. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. It was the first time I had been introduced to the concept of mindfulness and being in the present moment. It changed my life.

But here enters my mistake. I had read so many books about the power of the mind and affirmations, I was completely convinced that it was only okay to have “good” thoughts and “good” emotions. That anything else may lead to cataclysmic events or at the very least demonstrate what an unevolved and unspiritual person I was.

I started practising mindfulness…with a twist. I was completely present, it took a lot of practice at first, constantly guiding my mind back to the present moment. It became second nature to me after a while though.

My mistake however, was a rigid control of the mind. At any point I noticed a negative thought or emotion enter the present, I would talk myself out of it. And in a strange way, I hypnotised myself into this place of what I can only describe as ecstasy. Negative emotions did not exist in the reality I created, they didn’t have a place. I kept this up for a good 3 months. And then it all came crashing down spectacularly.

What I missed was the concept of neutrality. The state I was living in was not real. The state I was living in was a complete disregard to the entire spectrum that makes up my being. To practice true mindfulness, one must accept everything that comes into their space with open arms. It doesn’t mean you must like it or approve of it, but you accept it is there. That is the world of duality we live in, without “good” you cannot have “bad”. It can be likened to the yin and the yang. When you are mindful, you experience the now moment fully, but you do not identify with it. That is the difference and that was the mistake I made.

Happiness is not an end game. You can be completely content in the space of neutrality with “negative” emotions whirling around you. That is the complexity of our being, you can experience numerous conflicting or paradoxical things at once.

Often the new age movement will tell you that happiness and positivity is your goal, that if you are having negative thoughts or emotions then you are doing it “wrong”. The power of the mind is often preached with such fervour, that they often forget the one who sits behind the mind, the observer.

I invite everyone to take a step back, to really take in what is around them in this present moment and to witness it and welcome it in the space of neutrality and see what transforms.

~ Fox Robin

Slow to your cycles

What do you say to humans when everything on Earth is in a whirlwind? What do you say to ease the heart? To ease the mind? How do you convince a soul that they are in essence, alright?

It is amplifying isn’t it dear ones? You know of what I speak, the human collective has become intense. So many different aspects of the One fighting with each other, many opposites not coexisting.

And yet, humanity has asked for this. Humanity has created it. They wish to crack themselves, to know themselves and they feel the only way (on a subconscious level) to come back to themselves is to put enormous pressure upon the ego and the human personalities they are playing.

Fear is so strong in the air, there appears to be a theme of destruction. Not only on a global scale, but on individual levels also. As the wheel of the year turns she demonstrates to us both the great life giving and life taking principles of life on Earth. Mother Earth also demonstrates the need for patience, the need to slow. How many of you are flying through your lives without actually paying attention? Is the fear feeding this?

Do not underestimate the power of small steps. Do not underestimate the power of small acts within your own individual lives. Do not underestimate your own power to create and destroy – and remember that creation and destruction are neither good or bad, they are reliant on each other.

What needs destroying in your life? Where do you need to birth creation? These are good questions to ask as the wheel of the year turns to samhain (southern hemisphere) and beltane (northern hemisphere).

Breathe easy dear ones, do not fight what is. Flow, bend. Your lives will be easier for it.

With great compassion,

I AM Cuchulain