Resplendent radiance shimmers ecstasy through the cosmos, as the cosmos, giving birth to all creation, conscious birth to all creation, giving birth to all creation through its light.
When we allow spirit to define our existence, we cease to identify with human things. We are in the world, but our experience of it is created by the higher consciousness of the universe, accessed through our spirit. One way to think of this is that our physical body is present in the human world, and we are accessing the world through it (our body), but our perceptions of the world are based upon the highest vibrations of pure truth, pure love, pure joy, and pure peace; rather than the human mind and its interpretation of our external senses. From this higher vibrational vantage point, the lower vibrational matters of the human mind and material world disappear. Their vibrations are too low to be perceived. We could always shift our focus to a lower vibrational frequency if we wanted to, and then once again become aware of these human things; and there may be strategic or relational reasons for doing so. But, overall, we will thrive in unimaginable ways when we learn to live in spirit! When we do, there is no fear, unhappiness, doubt, stress, or other negative emotions. There are no mind-based polarizations, like appearance, race, age, ethnicity, religion, etc., to result in the formation of biases, judgement, discrimination, distractions, and missed spiritual opportunities. Who we are and what we are here for become easily clarified, and the steps toward their realization appear naturally as we move forward in the light of higher consciousness.
And, contrary to the beliefs of some, our spiritually based experiences of material world things are richer, fuller, and more effective. There is nothing lost, only a lot gained. And since, from the perspective of higher consciousness, we can always choose to focus on lower vibrations if we want to, for a particular reason; we still have all human things available to us, but we are choosing to make the higher consciousness of spirit our primary residence. As a human who was trained to be 99% shaman, only bringing as much of my consciousness into the human world as is necessary to carry out my mission, I can joyfully say that there is great freedom, peace, and evolutionary potential waiting for us when we live our lives from spirit.
The Vulnerability of a Heart-Centered Love Relationship
The one exception I make to this is when I choose to make myself vulnerable within the context of a heart-centered love relationship. Although such a union begins in spirit; since it is also shared through physical touch, emotional vulnerability, and mental expression; I choose to allow myself to perceive and experience the full range of vibrations (human and spiritual) when connecting with someone in the splendor of open-hearted love. This means I open myself up to all the insecurities, ups and downs, raw emotions, and mental complications of complete vulnerability. I do this because I want to. I do this to share everything that can be shared with the woman I love, across all the possible connecting points, both human and spiritual. This way we can share everything there is to be shared, and perceive it based on the higher love of spirit. The unconditional love, trust, acceptance, and faith offered through such a connection may be the greatest gift we, as humans, can give to someone. I know it is for me.
Replacing Human Things With Higher Love
So to replace those things created by the mind and its interpretation of human senses with spiritual things, we must learn to recognize and rise above them. If we are experiencing the negative emotions generated by stress or issue triggers then we need to first overcome these so we can enter a state within which we feel safe, relaxed, and calm. Following the prescriptions outlined in Seven Colors of Happiness related to Survival Red, Emotional Orange, and Confident Yellow will help with this (including the meditation, yoga, gem, incense, and other practical recommendations). The educational and prescriptive advice outlined in the Chakratic Hierarchy of Needs related to the First, Second, and Third Chakras will also help with this. A healthy, heart-centered relationship can synergistically catalyze the overcoming of negative emotions, as well as our spiritual growth and development; through its higher vibrations of unconditional love and acceptance. A lower vibrational relationship may make things worse, or at best keep us stuck in a material world loop.
Once we have risen above our negative emotions, and are living in a relatively continuous state of emotional stability, happiness, and enthusiasm; we will be in a place where we can find ourselves and where we belong, a place that helps us connect our life with our spirit. This will happen most quickly and easily if we remain open to universal guidance, rather than holding on to our own ideas of what is best. When we consciously connect with our spirit, we can begin replacing human things with higher love. In the Seven Colors of Happiness, this would involve the prescriptions related to Loving Green, Communication Blue, Intuitional Indigo, and Understanding Violet. In the Chakratic Hierarchy of Needs this would relate to the information associated with the Fourth, Fifth, Six, and Seventh Chakras. In a heart-centered relationship, we would continue growing together in the unconditional love and acceptance flowing from it. The seven colors article will provide direction for practices of daily living. The chakratic hierarchy post will help identify physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that, when addressed and resolved, will make it easier for us to elevate and grow. It also offers ways to overcome these problems, and teaches us that they usually exist for years in our astral body before crossing over into the physical body; so if addressed on a spiritual level, they will never become human issues. Healing things on a spiritual level will prevent problems from developing in mental, emotional, and physical forms. Open-hearted love is transformative, and alone can transmute the distractions of the human world. Heart-centered, or spirit-based love is the fastest and most effective way to heal and grow.
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