• Jim Hostler

Navigating the Unknown

Remember the days when life was certain. You planned things for weeks, months, even years in advance and there was no doubt that was going to happen. Welcome to the present. Today it can seem at times that you don't know what is going to happen by dinner time. Uncertainty, gives unknowing, and unknowing can lead to stress, anxiety, despair, anger, frustration, resentment, resignation, fear, and may open doors to a host of negative emotions and moods. Coupled with prevailing negative emotions and moods, humanity is confronted with a multitude of issues throughout the world. We are living in unprecedented times.


Said differently, humanity is in a crisis on all fronts; environmental, social, political, humanitarian... and the list goes on. But a special crisis is confronting us, one humanity has never faced: our consciousness. Humanity has dealt with crisis but never has humanity been at a level of consciousness to have the awareness they do today. And with awareness comes choice.


The critical distinction at this time in navigating the unknowns of the world is how to cope, handle, deal with, and ultimately, choose to live in, embody, higher and higher levels of consciousness such that we create a future - no matter what the material world is giving us today - to live into that is in higher consciousness where we transcend, transmute, and transform the issues and crises of today's world. The thousand's of years old paradigm says "fight like hell against..."! Yep, you just created your own hell by fighting against an issue and everyone looses.


To fight against means you give your power... read that again... you give your power... over to that which you say you don't want. You have to be in the same energy, the same vibration as that which you say you don't want to fight against it. That is hell. That is also the Law of Attraction at work. And just like gravity, you don't have to even know of the Universal Law of Attraction, but it is always working... always.


Instead...


Know you, me, humanity, are infinite spiritual beings having human experiences. We are One, of the One. We are make in the image and likeness of God - we are Creators! We are consciousness expressing.


Now you may think, "what do I do?". What do I need to do in these times of uncertainty to have life show up differently? This is the old paradigm! This does not work! This will not work!


Remember, I previously said, humanity is at a level of consciousness they have never been at before. We also are in a crisis at basically every aspect of our existence.


The question, therein lies the answer, isn't in what do I do, rather who am I being, who am I becoming? If you ask yourself what do I do, it implies that your beingness showing up to do the doing is already the consciousness to be different - higher consciousness. Instead put focus on your consciousness... raise your consciousness... raise it again... ground yourself in higher and higher levels of consciousness, open your heart and seek the wisdom of your heart. That is the gateway to infinite, divine wisdom. The brain, the "what do you think" domain is designed to be the servant of heart.


This is the path of transformation. Not all change is transformation, but all transformation is change.




But where does one begin this transformative journey? The answer is you begin your transformative journey of raising your consciousness exactly where you are, exactly where you are not. Focus, focus, refocus, and focus again, on being happy, joyful, loving, force a smile if you have to, have an initial mindset of the other person didn't mean to ____ (fill in the blank) if they upset you, forgive, accept (acceptance is one of our most powerful emotions!) and live from a "peace beyond understanding" domain. Feel it. Feel this from your soul, emanating from your heart. This is the domain of higher levels of consciousness. This is now who you are being.


Now, and only now, do you take a look at the issues, crises in your life, in your community, in the world, and now ask, "what do I do?" In higher consciousness, this changes your emotions, moods, somatics, distinctions, interpretations, language, listening, intentions, and commitments. You transform your very context of your life on all levels. And yes, the Law of Attraction knows, is always at work, and more of your higher levels of consciousness is what you are attracting to yourself.


Gandhi said this years ago when he said "We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do."


Being in higher levels of consciousness will cause the actions to take... not take... or give up taking.


Own, embody, the essence of your heart wisdom guiding your life in all you do because what you do is but a reflection of the essence of the Truth of who you are. People are waking up to this new paradigm, a new paradigm as ancient as the Creator Itself, to be in to address any and all issues of their lives as well as in our world today.


Namaste.

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