July is a month of major decisions that will have a huge impact on the future direction of our lives.
This is a photograph of one of those railway turntables that rotates so the trains can travel on a new set of tracks in a new direction. This is exactly where we are right now. It's time to choose if we are going to continue traveling in our old direction or if we are going to shift tracks so we can travel in a new direction.
We need to choose wisely by listening to our knowingness as a True One because this is a huge opportunity in front of us. If we choose to shift tracks, we will be opening ourselves up to totally new experiences, new people in our lives, new areas of mastery. It may also be a choice to leap into the Unknown without a visible safety net.
If we choose to remain on our old track, it could be the right one for us. This will depend on whether or not we make our choice based on our Heart's Knowingness or on fears and insecurities. If we consciously choose as a True One to stay on the same track, then we will remain in the state of RIGHT TIME - RIGHT PLACE. But if we make our decisions based on insecurity and fears, we might find that our old security soon deserts us.
If we choose to move our lives onto a new track, we will also have to choose which carriages go with us on the new track. We may well end up with a shorter train that can travel much quicker. The same is true if we consciously choose to stay on our present track. We can now decide to unhitch any carriages that hinder our progress. We can clean out the carriages that are coming with us and prepare them for the new people who will soon join us.
Many people might pause while facing the momentous decisions of July. Some might panic at leaving their old lives behind because it is the known and the familiar. Some may feel uncomfortably insecure. Some might become nostalgic at what they are going to leave behind, even when they know that they weren't happy or fulfilled there. Everyone knows that when we move forward onto a new track that there is no going back to the way that things used to be. NO DOWN- NO RETURN.
What many people don't yet see is that it's not just that we are leaving our old lives, but that our old lives are leaving us. Change is all around us. The old worlds are shattering simply because they have reached their time of completion.
In July, anything that we're holding onto that weakens us or keeps us small and any situations that keep us from living as a True One will reach their crisis point. This will create a huge discomfort until we deal with them.
While waiting for the railway turntable to rotate, we might feel a deep sadness or a sense of hopelessness. We might have doubts that we can create a New True Life. When things get to the place where we are dissatisfied with almost everything, then we have reached the point of breakthrough. It now becomes untenable to remain where we are. When this happens, it's helpful to allow ourselves to feel this extreme discomfort, then utilize this opportunity to say goodbye to our old situations.
Many people are afraid to burn their bridges behind them, but if you do, it will propel you forward more quickly. If you burn the bridges to your old life, your old concepts, your old roles and definitions, your obvious safety nets, then you can move forward without the limitations of who you used to be. These old support systems are now leaving us and we will be fine without them.
Our positions in our old lives held us into certain roles that became crutches for us. We relied on these duality-based crutches to define who we were. If the old circumstances were seamlessly replaced by new circumstances, then the crutches wouldn't be removed; they would just replaced by new ones. This doesn't strengthen the True One within ourself. If we let go of our old safety nets and expect to get a new safety net that looks exactly the same, we will be disappointed. The same is true if we trade in one job as soon as we have a new job. That's not the way it works. Our new safety nets are Living True Lives as True Ones. We are being given tailor-made new situations and opportunities that are just what we most need.
This Transitional Zone between the old and the new is a time to strengthen the True One which is strong without any crutches or definitions. It can know itself without these old definitions and roles, and it can make decisions and perform actions which emanate from its core being. The challenge is to feel like a True One even when there is nothing outside ourself that supports that.
In our New Lives, our way of life is absolutely different. We aren't just replacing old jobs with new jobs or old karmic relationships with new ones. There is something TOTALLY NEW that is now coming in. It really is not only a New Landscape, but a New Paradigm.
I am learning this in my New Life in Peru. Previously, if I was walking from my house to the market in town, I would simply walk from here to there, lost in my own thoughts or focused on my destination. Here it is different. From the moment I open the door of my house onto the walking street outside, the adventure begins! I need to be super aware. I look all around me and greet each person I pass with love and respect. Often, there is a brief exchange of honoring as we pass by. If it's someone whom I have met before, we stop, shake hands, kiss each other on the cheek, have a small conversation, kiss each other on the cheek again, then walk on.
One of my areas of old mastery is the tool of language. I can no longer use this well developed tool to communicate since I'm not eloquent or fluent in Spanish. But I can go out as a True One embodying PURE HEART LOVE. I can serve my village by being a Sacred Pagoda. And this feels very fulfilling.
July is an intermediate state that gives us an opportunity to make a deep cleansing. We need to root old behaviors out of their most hidden places. Some of these are like addictions; we know that they're bad for us, but we can't seem to let them go. If we still try to hold onto them and carry them with us into our New Lives, they will come out into the open and bite us. They might destroy much of the progress we've made. There are many elements from our old lives that we can take with us, but there are some that we absolutely cannot.
One very effective way that we can clear our beings of all the old definitions, concepts, beliefs, emotional residue, astral hooks from old relationships, fears, insecurities, doubts, hopelessness, and duality-based ways of doing things is to stand tall as an Aslan, the mighty Golden Winged Lion. The Aslan's heart contains a million glowing Suns and it radiates within you. Put all the untrue things within you and your current life into the center of your Aslan Heart and let them burn up in the mighty fires of LOVE. You can do this whenever you feel old emotions stir within you.
The more we can let go of the past, the more we can embrace the new.
The more we can let go of our old ways of doing things, the sooner the new ways will come in.
The more we can let go of our duality-based behaviors and beliefs, the sooner we can fully be True Ones.
The more we open our minds, the more we will learn.
The more we release our old concepts, the sooner we will see what is REALLY going on.
The more we are fearless, the more we can embrace the Unknown.
The more we are our natural selves, the more we can demonstrate our true mastery.
The more we open our hearts, the more we LOVE will we feel.
There's a finality to completing the old that wasn't there before. We can't keep open all our options as we used to. There are some old escape routes that now need to be sealed off so they are not an option anymore. This will free us immeasurably and allow us to more fully inhabit the Expanded HERE and NOW.
In July, we will be completing old situations by either walking away from them or by taking them to a new level. We will pull off all the layers of our old skins until there is nothing left but Trueness.
Many of us still carry the old belief that dismantling our old ways of being is something that is hard to do, or that the needed support won't be there. The energy of this transitional month is supporting us by helping push out of us any untrue energies.
What are we waiting for? If you are miserable where you are, then move. Don't wait until the real estate market "recovers"; that may take years. Don't wait until you have enough money in the bank because the banks might fail. If you hate your job, then create a new one that fulfills you. Any of us could leave the planet at any second, then we will see how silly it was that we held onto our fears and insecurities rather than leapt into our New True Lives.
We aren't just choosing our new direction. We are choosing our True Selves. We are choosing to be true to our Heart's Knowing. We are choosing to be True Ones living True Lives.
What do you REALLY want to do?
Where would you like to live?
What would you like to be doing for your work?
Who would you like to live with?
What is most important to you?
What elements do you want in your New True Life?
What makes you wake up with a huge smile on your face?
What do you LOVE the most?
HERE'S THE TURNTABLE.
NOW TURN IT IN THE DIRECTION WHERE YOU MOST WANT TO GO.