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Overcome Fear & Stop Unconscious Self-Sabotaging – Guided Meditation

” This is a natural outcome of purifying and strengthening our relationship with ourselves. That is not as simple to practice as it sounds, but it is a lot more simple when you adopt a surrendering and self-embracement attitude in every moment. A deeper sense of self-mastery is required. We tend to do a lot of things unconsciously to counteract that harmonious relationship with ourselves. As in, we tend to judge, criticise, overthink, overanalyze and fill our focus with a bunch of nonsense, therefore create a mental fog through dysfunctional perceptions that distort things from how they really are.

We all do that at times, it’s alright, give forgiveness to yourself for it. I’m not saying it’s wrong or right, I am saying there are a lot better things to focus our  energy on, instead of holding onto the undesired. “

Paragraph from: Taking Responsibility – The Art Of Self-Empowerment

Meditation from:

Jason Stephenson Youtube


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Love and Light,


Taking Responsibility – The Art Of Self-Empowerment


We are going through some auspicious moments in terms of manifesting the new earth in our current physical reality. We have been constantly absorbing, integrating and grounding the latest light waves/light codes/downloads, however you choose to call them and I’m sure many can feel still feel the intensity, or not, either way, it’s all good. As I am writing this, I hear something that sounds like a tibetan bowl, it is a sound that’s saying – Ta Daa! This is it. Welcome Home!  Celebrate.

One thing I feel guided to point out at these times is that no matter how helpful all this light information is from whichever Source, no matter where it comes from and from who, we need to be able to flow from within-outer. No one outside of yourself knows your journey better than you do, ever. That not only implies discerning everything through the heart/intuition, but also it is of utmost importance to cultivate our inner guidance, as in being able to consciously and directly connect to our Soul and to our Heart’s  deepest core truths. Become more aware of how information from outside sources feels. All this information is meant to empower you, but there are different expressions of it and sometimes, because we express the information through words and through our level of consciousness, it might not come out as empowering as it was meant to be at times.

 Ultimately, it is all about how we absorb information. Do you empower yourself or do you give your power away ? In truth, all information serves a purpose, it’s all light information, but it also a facet of self-mastery to know what to do with it.

This is a natural outcome of purifying and strengthening our relationship with ourselves. That is not as simple to practice as it sounds, but it is a lot more simple when you adopt a surrendering and self-embracement attitude in every moment. A deeper sense of self-mastery is required. We tend to do a lot of things unconsciously to counteract that harmonious relationship with ourselves. As in, we tend to judge, criticise, overthink, overanalyze and fill our focus with a bunch of nonsense, therefore create a mental fog through dysfunctional perceptions that distort things from how they really are.

We all do that at times, it’s alright, give forgiveness to yourself for it. I’m not saying it’s wrong or right, I am saying there are a lot better things to focus our  energy on, instead of holding onto the undesired. For example, on nourishing, nurturing and cultivating harmony within ourselves. There are multiple ways to do that and you already know them. They are always simple and come from the heart. A strong, transparent and harmonious relationship with yourself opens up many heart pathways and all lead to the reconnection and merging with the Soul Source.

There is also still an unconscious tendency floating around to deny our humanness, when we embrace a “more spiritual” lifestyle, to deny the experience of being human and all that comes with it: emotions, thoughts, physicality, the reality of being human etc. I see this unconscious pattern daily. But a higher truth is, our humanness is the key to our reconnection to the Divine, to the Soul Source. Being human and what comes with it, is already very spiritual, our whole existence is highly spiritual. There is no one and no thing more spiritual or less spiritual. We are already Spirit and much more.

Embrace and accept the gift of being human, there is no coincidence you are one. I can’t express into words the beauty of being human and the beauty of experiencing it. It is a great gift. Try and see the gift, feel it, feel the gratitude for the now moment, for all the now moments, for all and everything and for all your experiences and lessons, even for the less pleasant. I can almost hear a big cosmic shout going ” How can I be grateful for that bad thing that happened to me a millenia ago? “

 I’d recommend not to attach to any experience, whether perceived as “bad” or “good.” They are not who you are. Things don’t happen to you, you made them happen for your own Soul reasons. Of course, some situations are really not very pleasant, we’ve all experienced situations like that. The key is to not place your focus on the experience, but what it showed you, what it taught you, what it triggered within you or the aspects that merged within yourself as an outcome of it.

Sit in silence and reflect on the situation. Why is it happening and what is it trying to show you ? Is it something to let go of ? Is it something that triggers the integration of a higher state of being ? What’s shifting within you ? What’s the gift that it brings ? When we stop shouting like someone else is responsible for our states of being, for our situations, for our creations – clarity follows. The gift is there for you to grab it, but we can’t see it, because we are too busy shouting and pointing the finger.

However, you can change that in a nose twitch.  You change that when you take responsibility for every single thing in your life, for yourself and to place your focus on what you truly want to create, without ignoring what is, but accepting and surrendering to it, as all is as it should be. Equilibrium.

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,


The Freedom Of Fearless Forgiveness

“You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourself. Forgiveness is an act of self-love.” –Don Miguel Ruiz

Forgive all things, not because all things are worthy of forgiveness, but because you are worthy of peace.

Forgiveness is first and foremost an act of self-love. In a world where the majority of people are using people and loving things instead of loving people and using things, self-love is all the more important an ability. Self-love is having the wherewithal to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first upon realizing that we’re all living within a “crashing plane.”

Indeed, the “crashing plane” that is our human condition hitherto, is a disaster situation screaming for its inflicted members to learn the much needed ability of self-forgiveness. If it can be taught, and it can, then self-love might finally be able to triumph over the scourge of narcissism that has been plaguing our species, and systematically destroying the world, for a millennium.

Pay attention! The pathetic, and now grossly cliché, excuse of “it’s just the way things are; there’s nothing we can do about it,” doesn’t fly anymore. And really it never has. The oxygen masks have been deployed, and we are all of us being held responsible for our actions. There is no wiggle room here. Either we get busy placing the much needed oxygen mask on ourselves (fearless forgiveness), or we get busy dying (cowardice cognitive dissonance). The choice is yours, and it begins with forgiving yourself.


Sincere forgiveness tears down the prison bars of our own expectations:

It turns the tables on the petty, small-mindedness of the ego. It exonerates us from the existential burden of mortal guilt, even as it frees our soul to be a force beyond the ego, a force to be reckoned with. Like Lewis B Smedes said, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

Indeed, deep, visceral forgiveness is accepting – balls-to-bones, ovaries-to-marrow – that though we were once prisoners, victims, or slaves to an immoral system, through the sacred practice of daily soulful emancipation, we can become liberated spirit warriors with the ability to turn the tables on the very notion of slavery itself, be it mental, physical or spiritual.

When the ego rules, one cannot forgive. The ego is too busy with its whiny, woe-is-me disposition toward a world that “owes” it something, to even fathom the concept of forgiveness. The reason why authentic forgiveness is so rare in the world is precisely because the majority of people in the world are operating under outdated, parochial, and ego-centric programming. Under such programming, even the concept of forgiveness itself is seen as something outside of our power, as something that is only in the hands of a higher power. When, really, it can only ever be within our own power, and within our own hands.

Deep forgiveness keeps the ego in check. It subjugates the ego, making it a pawn to the truer power of the soul. This is because genuine forgiveness forces one to take responsibility for our individual humanity in regards to the humanity of others and the interconnectedness of all things. Through authentic forgiveness true liberation is within reach.

Fearless forgiveness is courageous vulnerability:

Self-forgiveness is taking personal responsibility for the burden of having a paradoxical self in an interdependent cosmos. It is the full-on acceptance that we are each fallible, hypocritical, prone-to-mistakes, fumbling, stumbling apes who will make exceptional mistakes. Fearless forgiveness is declaring to the universe how this is absolutely okay. It must be okay, lest we shoot our own progressive evolution in the foot. Like Mark Twain eloquently said, “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” But we are the heel and that which gets crushed. With fearless forgiveness we transcend both the heel and the crushing, launching ourselves into courageous vulnerability, where we have the capacity to learn from our mistakes, have fun with our hypocrisy, and have a good sense of humor in regards to our fallibility.

“But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself! And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and villain. You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?” –Friedrich Nietzsche

Yes! Nietzsche hits the nail on the head. He speaks directly to the power of self-forgiveness, and even further to the power of fearless forgiveness. In order to escape the prison of the self (to become new again) we must be able to forgive ourselves our prisons (burn in our own flame). Then, and only then, do we self-overcome, and finally transcend the prison (become ashes and rise again as a phoenix).

But first we have to declare to the universe, to the gods, to the so-called powers that be, that we are no longer a prisoner. That we will no longer make the mistake of playing the victim. That we will liberate ourselves from all forms of slavery. That we will forgive ourselves our unexceptional nature (individuation), so that we might liberate our exceptional nature (self-actualization). As Laurence Sterne said, “Only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never forgives; it is not in his nature.” So let’s be brave. Let’s personify courage itself. In such a state of fearless forgiveness, not even fear itself need be feared.

Forgiveness is existential liberation:

Forgiveness is one of the most difficult abilities that a human being can master precisely because it is a self-overcoming into newer, hopefully healthier, versions of the self. Genuine forgiveness frees us from our desperate need for things to be a certain way. It emancipates us from our slavery to things that are out of our control. It is equal parts letting things go and letting things be what they need to be in order to adapt and overcome. Like Jack Kornfield said, “Forgiveness is giving up all hope for a better past.” The past is what it is. Forgiveness is a moving on, a getting-back-into-flow, a getting-out-of-our-own-way, while allowing for a better future to be a possibility.

It gets us back into flow by parting the waters of historical guilt. It places us in the forefront, in the vanguard of our own life’s developing adventure. We are suddenly allowed to be the champion we always knew we could be, starting small with the all-powerful blessing of self-forgiveness, and then moving forward with it as a daily practice. Before we know it, an artistry, a skillfulness, begins to form, and we become the empty canvas upon which that artistry becomes its own mastery.

Remember: forgiveness is never a forgetting. It is in fact only ever a deep remembering, and an even deeper letting go. It is a sacred reminiscence, and an even more sacred release. Forgiveness begins at home. If you can forgive yourself again and again, you might earn the right to forgive the rest of us. It takes unwavering strength to forgive so deeply. It takes resolute bravery, sometime in the face of stanch anger and absolute villainy. But as Khalil Gibran profoundly opined, “And God said “love your enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.” So it is also with forgiveness: And God said “forgive your enemy,” and I obeyed him and forgave myself.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Gary Z McGee

(Cover image by Cameron Gray)

6 Lessons Learned On A Spiritual Path

When people make the choice to pursue a life path of personal development and spirituality, they encounter certain universal lessons that seem to arise as archetypes.  If you are on a path of higher consciousness, there is a good chance you have experienced these realizations already.  What’s great about lessons learned on a spiritual path is that these same lessons were learned by people 1000, 5000, and 10,000 years ago.

Here are 6 universal lessons learned on a spirit path:

1) Other people are a reflection of you

The outer world mirrors your inner world.  And no, this is not just some cute cliche that I’m putting in this list because it gets thrown around a lot.  Walk into a store in a frustrated mind-identified state of consciousness.  Walk into that same store after meditating for 5 minutes.  Now, walk into that same store after meditating for 30 minutes out in nature.

Notice the quality of the energy around you.  Notice how people seem to behave differently and respond to you differently.  It’s almost like walking into a new universe.  Relationships are the biggest spiritual mirror of all.  Pay attention to the little things that bother you about people in your life, and everything that makes you angry, frustrated, or impatient can teach you something about yourself.

2) You realize you have power and responsibility


You are a powerful creator of your own life and of the world around you.  But with this power comes responsibility.  Once you realize that you hold the power to shift your consciousness, to expand your mind, to center yourself, and to reach higher truths about yourself, it is your obligation to share that knowledge and wisdom with the world.  What good is spiritual wisdom if it remains an unshared secret?  Once you change yourself, it’s your job to encourage others to be the change as you try your best to be the change.

3) The more you know, the more you don’t know

The more you learn in life, the more you realize you don’t know.  Every new lesson and experience shatters old assumptions you had about the way the world works.  And every lesson you learn about yourself shatters old belief systems you had about who you thought you were.  Part of being on the spiritual path is knowing that there is always room to grow, and that what you “know” now may very well change with a new experience.

4) Love gets you further than fighting


Love creates more good than fighting does.  Fighting is necessary sometimes, but only insofar as it contributes to a greater degree of love.  For example, fighting in relationships or with friends may catalyze an even stronger friendship, but only because it helps you understand and love each other more deeply.  People on a spiritual path would rather love, forgive, and understand than fight, bicker, and judge each other.  To love and accept others is to love and accept yourself.

5) Suffering is a catalyst for growth

This point really speaks for itself.  If we could all choose our “ideal” life, we would instinctively choose one filled with happiness, friendships, our dream job, our dream lifestyle, etc.  But how many would choose heartbreak, depression, anxiety, failure, and and loneliness?  What if, by experiencing these things, we develop more wisdom, more personal depth, more appreciation for the miracle of life, and more knowledge?  As it turns out, a life that includes these ingredients often leads to a much happier and more rewarding life.  Suffering means you are expanding into something new.

6) Other people’s opinions don’t matter


A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.  On a spiritual path, a lot of people are going to judge and mock you.  You will be bullied for your different beliefs, values, and way of thinking.  But who gives a sh*t what other people have to say about you?  Are you happy? Are you on the path you know you need to be on at this point in your life?  Stay true to who you are, and the universe will provide you with relationships that nurture your individuality.

There are many other lessons that could be on this list, but these are some of the most common universal lessons that are learned by everyone who takes a spiritually-minded path in life.  Truth the Universe, and trust the path your own.  It is here to help you evolve, but it can only do this if you are willing to let it help you evolve.  As long as you are in integrity, are authentically you, and are living in truth and in honesty, only good will come to you.

by Steven Bancarz

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

This article was taken from Spirit Science. Original source is here