Jumping Off the Proverbial Cliff
Suppose you are similar to the way I was when my own crisis hit: you yearn to create those dreams you’ve been harboring of a life overflowing with joy, love, and abundant prosperity, yet you’re lacking in self-confidence and over-equipped with fear and possibly even resignation. You feel stuck. All you see and experience is lack. When your wake-up call for an inner paradigm shift comes, and the call to transform is greater than your fear of staying the same, how do you jump off that proverbial cliff?
Deeksha can spark an avalanche of change in our whole view of life… or it can catalyze a slower, progressive series of shifts. Each of us has a unique path, but what is common to us all is that the change starts on the inside with increased self-awareness of our perceptions, patterns, and conditioning. With tremendous gratitude, we begin to see the inherent beauty, joy, and abundance that is life.
A New Navigation System
Deeksha can help in elevating the inner voice, the sacred voice of wholeness, making it loud enough to hear the guidance needed to take that next step on the journey of transformation. That’s how we often get there, one insight or experience at a time, as we move from negativity and inner scarcity to inner and outer abundance. We come to rely on our inner guidance for every single matter in our life and the very unfolding of that life. That’s the practical application and infinite possibility that change in consciousness offers…
If the idea of having a “God” doesn’t work for you, just substitute whatever word resonates with you. Whether it’s a word like Universe, Spirit, higher consciousness, Source, a totem animal, Buddha, your intuition, your Higher Self, or your soul, there is something powerful that can be accessed from the stillness within. There is something beyond the limited, conflicted, and conditioned mind; something that guides, comforts, heals, loves, and leads the way.
Before awakening, we are running on the self-will generated by the mind. The mind is always trying to get something, to acquire what we think we need to survive. It’s a struggle to hear the inner voice amidst all the conflict generated by the mind. When the mind is dominating, we can only operate from the belief systems of the mind. Your thoughts, choices, and strategies will be subject to the collective unconscious and ancestral lineages that shape your thinking. But after awakening, when we are able to surrender to a higher consciousness to light the way, our relationship with the mind strongly shifts, which is why Oneness teachings say that awakening is being de-clutched from the mind.
When you awaken, your consciousness becomes an unfolding of oneness consciousness. Therein lies the abundance, the connection to all that is, for life is exceedingly abundant in nature. The infinitely creative power of consciousness is the truth of reality. From the consciousness of reality, rather than from the conditioning of limitation, unfolds all that you need.
A Prosperity Miracle
Debra Apsara, awakened Oneness Trainer and Sacred Chambers host, has an outrageously swift prosperity miracle to share. It perfectly illustrates the infinite, creative power of a sacred higher intelligence and the way that a deep connection to this divine consciousness brings us all that we authentically desire:
I was in the Sacred Chambers praying, and I needed to pay my rent. I told my Divine how much money I needed, and that the rent was due about a week later. I had been applying for so many nursing positions, and no one was getting back to me, so I was pretty desperate and said to my Divine, “You’ve got to do something! I need the money, but, truthfully, I really don’t want to work.”
As I was praying, I heard the phone ringing. I answered it, and the woman on the phone said, “I booked your airplane ticket; here’s your confirmation number.” I had no idea what she was talking about, so she switched me over to a recruiter who explained a few things to me. I was to travel for two days and come back on the third day. The plane was leaving the next morning for San Jose, California, and I still had only minimal details about what I’d be doing. I just said to myself, “Okay, what the heck. I’ll do it.”
When I landed in San Jose, I checked in to the hotel where they’d booked me and was then sent to a large meeting room. I went through a whole signing-in process with a lot of paperwork, which I’d filled out in advance, and was told at the end that I’d be sharing a room with someone. I immediately said that I didn’t want to share a room, but they said that everyone does that. So I reluctantly agreed. Then, to my surprise, I was handed a $100 bill because my paperwork had been filled out. They couldn’t tell me what was happening after that, but said, “Come to the lobby tomorrow morning at 5:45 a.m., and you’ll be picked up by a bus.” When I went to the hotel room after that, I found out that I didn’t have a roommate after all. No one was there. So I got the room alone!
The next morning, I was picked up by the bus and taken to a place where I would sit in a room all day long. It turned out to be an orientation, not to work, but to perhaps work in the future. It was called an induction. If a hospital in California were to have a strike, I might be called to fill in for other nurses. So I sat there all day, and they paid for my meals. I didn’t do anything. I stayed over night and they flew me home the next day. So I never worked while I was there. I had never heard of anything like that in my whole career as a nurse.
When I was leaving that day, they gave me $1,150. With the $100 in cash, that came to $1,250. I had $50 at home, and my rent is $1,300. So I was able to pay the rent and never had to work, which is what I’d asked for from my Divine. We have a very good connection!
Perhaps money is not a problem for you at all, or you are already successful in business. But even with plenty of money, you still feel unhappy or that something is missing; you’re feeling empty inside because that connection to something greater isn’t fully realized. Again, this is a consciousness issue. It’s that illusion of separation. It’s the false belief that we are separate from the inherent, great abundance of life and that we have to create abundance ourselves, for ourselves, with the sheer force of our will. This consciousness of lack is woven into our conditioning and has been re-created in the outer world by our beliefs, generation after generation. There are many people on this planet who are monetarily rich, but who do not have abundance consciousness. Awakening is the door through which we enter the higher consciousness of abundance and true prosperity…
Oneness teachings strongly encourage us to pursue our material desires in the outer world—there is no reason to deny yourself wealth, cars, homes, nice clothes, or any of the material treasures of modern life. In fact, Oneness teaches that it’s important to fulfill these desires. But what shifts after awakening is our relationship to these things...
Lying at the root of all of the poverty, wars, and destruction of the natural world is the consciousness of separation and lack. With a consciousness of oneness, on the other hand, there is only the abundance of connection and the limitless creativity to discover, negotiate, and utilize resources better. With high levels of awakening, we come to experience that extreme poverty in Africa, for example, is our own inner poverty. We come to intrinsically know that the pollution of faraway oceans and waterways is the pollution of our own water. It becomes clear that the plundering of rain forests in South America is the defilement of the wildness within us. With high levels of awakening, oneness consciousness provides the paradigm shift we need to end the ceaseless greed, destruction, and suffering.
This is not naïve idealism…These words are not meant to place blame on anyone, any business, or any institution for the choices made and actions taken, given the level of consciousness of those decision-makers. In truth, we are all only doing the best we can with the consciousness we have. We’re all subject to conditioning, karma, and the power of unconscious beliefs that perpetuate the illusion of separation. But this is why we profoundly need grace in order to change.
Perhaps reading these words will help you to understand why the blessing of awakening is such a huge benefit to all life, everywhere. It is an enormous gift to the world when each individual awakens. The fact that awakening is sweeping the globe gives us all reason to believe in a mass transformation of consciousness that will solve the problems we urgently grapple with today. There would be an end to this disastrous trajectory on which the world has been careening...
Are you beginning to see the impact that a shift in our relationship to prosperity and abundance would have on life if everyone awakened? If that were to occur, and the accumulation of money, power, and security was no longer the focal point in living and working, the abundance that comes from our true unity with each other would be realized.
~ Paula Rosenfeld
Awakened Oneness Trainer
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Reprinted with permission of the publisher, from THE ONENESS BLESSING © 2015 Paula Rosenfeld. Published by New Page Books, a division of Career Press, Pompton Plains, NJ. 800-227-3371. All rights reserved.
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