Monday, April 20, 2009

Coming Into Higher Consciousness

The following excerpt is from a session with Aaron on March 25th, 2009:

"Within the self often there are heavy emotions, anger, fear, greed, impatience, and so forth. It’s important not to act out these emotions, and many of you strive to do that, and yet you do not give equal time to the beautiful emotions that are present in you.

"If the windows on the front of the room here were very dirty, would I break them out and install new windows? Of course not. I’d wash them. Their nature is clear and radiant and perfect. So often you relate to yourselves as if there was something broken about the self that needed to be fixed.

"Many of you, especially those who are on a conscious spiritual path, strongly yearn toward what we might call purification of these heavy emotions. But my dear ones, there’s nothing broken, there’s nothing bad. You are human; of course emotions will arise. The problem is not the emotions, the problem is the whole idea, “No, this should not be here, I must fix it,” almost breaking out the window because it’s dirty. Can you see in yourselves the way you sometimes attack the self when anger arises, or fear or greed, instead of simply stopping and noting, “Here is anger. Here is fear. That which is aware of anger is not angry.” You all have the capacity to touch that deep awareness, to rest in that deep awareness and learn to relate to the world with it. This is the coming into higher consciousness.

"The earth is going through enormous changes right now and you will want to change with it or literally be left behind. Just as there is not much place in your world now for the person who threw his trash out of the car window—everybody turns around and says, “What are you doing?” Because people have evolved into a more conscious sense of responsibility toward the earth––in the same way, those of you who threw your inner trash at other people or at yourselves are now in a position where you need to look at these habits and ask yourself, “Where is kindness here? How can I more clearly see and live my interconnection of all beings? How can I live with more love, more kindness, with more awareness?”

"You live with a sense of limitation, many of you. You have sets of beliefs, “This is how the world is,” and as long as you hold to that belief and don’t consider the possibility of something beyond it, you simply keep recreating the world as you know it. If you want a world that’s peaceful, yes, you do have to acknowledge that there are people on the earth who are very angry and afraid, and who would do harm. We’re not talking about hiding the head in the sand, there is a reality. There are angry people who would do harm. But if you then walk around constantly with weapons and shields, locking everybody out, the heart never has a chance really to connect.

"How do we connect to another? How do we open our hearts to others? It takes trust, and sometimes that trust is violated, so one closes up again and says, “See, I knew it wouldn't work.” You do not want to extend trust to someone who you know not to be trustworthy, but don’t let that stop you from extending trust to those who might prove to be trustworthy. If you never open your heart, you’ll never connect with others. You’ll never learn truly to love and to see the world through this united vision of all beings.

"The world you are coming into is changing so quickly; the world you are coming into is going to ask a lot of you. It’s going to ask you to step beyond your prior sense of limits, your belief in who you are and what you think you can do. It’s going to ask you to look at old beliefs and leave them aside."

Aaron, through Barbara Brodsky on March 25th, 2009.
You can read more of this and other transcripts at the Deep Spring website.