As I am sure you have noticed, the world is getting crazier and crazier by the minute. Lots of people are suffering. The world is changing rapidly and appears to be getting worse. My question is this: “Why?” Is there is a purpose in all this insanity?
Over the years, I have noticed that most people need to hit the bottom before they will ever look inside and have the awakening they need to have the rest of their lives be great. Maybe the same is true for our planet.
Maybe all this craziness is pushing us to a place where we will have an awakening that will change our lives in a very positive way. Maybe we are in the process of a personal and global transformation. So what is transformation? Let me explain.
The nature of transformation
In one of our workshops, we do an acknowledgement exercise where participants create a cycle of loving, supporting, and empowering each other. The result is a very profound state of oneness. People experience a connection with each other and with life that is beyond words. Upsets and problems disappear. All that exists is a deep state of love, freedom, and peace.
Then we look at the nature of this state. People discover that, in this state, the circumstances of life have no power. Fear and upset cannot exist. Judgment disappears and the past has no relevance. Even the ego and the concept “me” disappear. All that exists is love.
When you are in this state of love, you are happy, alive, and free. You feel good about yourself and good about life. You can flow with whatever happens. You are confident, creative and very effective. You are also very positive. You see life clearly and can see what needs to be done. Problem areas clear up and great things happen around you.
When you are in this state, you are living in “the light” and life works incredibly. Ultimately, this is the natural state and the very essence of who you are.
The opposite state is one of fear, upset and resisting. When you are in this state, you close down inside and become very negative. You get tunnel vision and lose your ability to see clearly. All you can do is fight, resist, hang on and withdraw. Everything you do in this state makes your situation worse.
This state is referred to as “the darkness.” It produces unbelievable suffering and is where most people live their lives. On a planetary level, we are getting deeper and deeper into this destructive state.
Whether you are in the light or the darkness seems to be a result of what happens around you, but this is an illusion that will keep us struck forever. Our inner state is not determined by our circumstances, it is determined by how we relate to our circumstances.
A good way to see this is to look at the nature of upsets. When we get upset, it seems like the upset is caused by what happens, but this is an illusion. No circumstance can create an upset.
The nature of upsets
If I spill a glass of water on you, you are going to be wet. This is true no matter how you feel about it. No matter how much you fight the fact that you are wet, you are still wet. Your feelings don’t change a thing.
If you fight being wet, you will be upset and the more you fight being wet, the more upset and the more destructive you will be. If you are at peace with being wet, the upset would disappear. You may not like being wet, but you would see your situation clearly and be very effective.
Upsets are not caused by what happens. They are caused by fighting what happens. Effective action can handle a situation, but not the inner state of resisting.
When you are at peace with the truth, you have peace of mind. You see clearly and can see what needs to be done. Look at the areas of your life that work great. These are areas where you can flow with whatever happens. Things happen that you don’t like, but you don’t get hooked and you can take effective action.
Now look at the areas of your life that don’t work. These area areas where you can’t flow with what happens. This creates a state of fear and upset. It destroys your ability to find solutions and forces you to act in a way that makes your situation worse.
Think of a time when you resisted something. Then, for whatever reason, you stopped the resisting. You said, “The heck with it” and got on with your life. Notice what happened the moment you let go of the resisting.
Instantly, you restored your inner peace. Solutions appeared and that area of your life started clearing up. Life always works when we let go of the resisting and flow with whatever is going on. It’s only when we get our pride and ego in the way that life stops working.
Living in the light
We don’t notice, but there are two separate realms in life. There is the light and there is the darkness. There is the realm of love and the realm of circumstances.
When you are in the light, the only thing that matters is love. The circumstances of life are irrelevant. This is the realm of love, peace, joy, and miracles. When you are in the darkness, love is irrelevant and the circumstances of life are the only thing that matters. This is the realm of fear, upset, and suffering.
Personal transformation takes place once you discover, experientially and emotionally, that the circumstances of life are an illusion and that living in the light is the only thing that matters.
Once you have this awakening, it changes your life. Instead of fighting, resisting, hanging on and withdrawing, the focus is on trusting, healing and letting go. Your actions are then based on facts rather than emotion. You see clearly, solutions appear, and you become very effective.
In terms of spirituality, it’s about letting go, trusting in God, and letting his light shine through you. This is transformation. It’s also the opportunity of life. When you live in this state, life works. This is the transformation that is needed both on a personal level and a global level.
The fastest and easiest way to have this awakening is to attend our weekend workshop, Return To The Heart. You can also take our Mastery of Life Video Course.
All of our work is about showing people how to live in the light. We show people how to heal relationships, resolve problem areas, and create great lives. Come join us.
The day after I wrote this article, I watched a video that explains, on a scientific level, why our world is in such a mess and what needs to be done. It is one of the most profound videos I have ever seen. You can watch it at http://crossroadsfilm.com/watch.