AS WITHIN SO WITHOUT

How can we all help to change the world for the better? It’s easy to feel a sense of overwhelm when confronted by tragedy, such as the attack in Manchester last week. But we are far from powerless. The biggest change we can affect, is how we live our lives. By cultivating peace within, by extending the hand of friendship to each other, by living a non-violent life in every respect (in thought, word and deed), all these steps are incredibly powerful catalysts for change on the global stage. As within so without. To consciously choose love, empathy, forgiveness, compassion for self and all others is the way we as individuals can dynamically transform our world.


We can cultivate self belief and self love. We can visualise the world we want to co-create together. The biggest hinderance is that we think, feel and act so small, when in reality we are powerful beyond our wildest dreams. We have got so indoctrinated by the state into passivity, into feeling that others know what is best for us – experts, politicians, officials of every type, when we are all equipped with an inner barometer that knows what is right, just, kind and fair. We need to learn how to trust our intuitive nature, our moral compass, and listen to what it has to teach us. And we really need to stop fighting each other, we have been weakened and disabled by divide and rule tactics for centuries.

We need to get off our knees and take control of our lives. All this is possible, and more. But first, we must believe it is so by telling ourselves over and over that we are sovereign beings capable of wondrous transformation. And finally, we need to uncover that which has been hidden from us through lies, deceit,stealth and manipulation. We need to get proactive and demand access to the hidden knowledge that keeps us in the dark and misinformed. We are compliant in our own slavery and subjugation and that has to change. Until it does, nothing very much will change.

SELF ACCEPTANCE

Whether you accept yourself as you are or not, there you are, you being unequivocally you. Non-acceptance of self is a threefold act of war. It’s a personal vendetta against mind, body and spirit. Like every war, no one wins.

No aspect of self can win in such a personal war. By refusing to accept yourself in your totality, you weaken and damage yourself. Acceptance of self is key to healing and mastery. Just because you accept yourself, doesn’t mean that you let yourself off the hook.

When we move deeply into acceptance, we are much better placed to change aspects of ourselves that cause us suffering. It’s always easier to help a friend, it’s ┬ánigh on impossible to help a foe. Looking at yourself through the lens of acceptance reveals a truer picture than squinting through the muddy lens of non-acceptance. Aspects of self that we are afraid to look at and examine honestly, because we fear them, multiply and gain strength, whereas aspects of self that are viewed from the still point of spacious acceptance, lose much of their power through the transformative power of loving ownership.