Written by Steve Beckow
I actually found the last two posts on the perils as well as the
rewards of lightwork so exhilarating that I’d like to share more.
I said that we have different paths as lightworkers. Just to
illustrate. I have a friend who forgives herself and others as part of
her path. The equivalent action for me is to look inside, see what the
truth is and then communicate it. That act for me results in the same
release as forgiveness might for her and, because it brings release, is
the equivalent of forgiving myself. Same destination; different route.
Perhaps forgiving myself and others may be an easier path! I don’t
know. I just prefer the path of truth and awareness and, frequently,
it’s simple preference that decides which path we take.
Until recently, I didn’t share much on my own path of awareness
because I believed that it was shared by most people. Sharing about it
seemed unnecessary. But events of the recent past have suggested to me
that that appraisal may not be the case. In fact, it may have been
shared by most people many years ago, but perhaps not now.
It may be the case that the intervening years, which I thought saw
the path survive and grow, may not have seen it prosper. Certainly the
cabal did everything it could after the decades of the Sixties and
Seventies to defeat lightwork. So maybe our knowledge of the path of
awareness did not blossom in quite the way I thought.
I’m going to take the chance that it may not have and begin to communicate about it.
The path of awareness is something that draws on the spiritual
insights of people like Ramana Maharshi and the Zen masters, but extends
them into everyday life in a way that they had not previously been
extended. Another name for the path of awareness is consciousness
raising or the growth movement.
The earliest and the single biggest motivator for consciousness
raising was the civil rights movement and its leading proponent was Dr.
Martin Luther King. The motivation was thereafter taken up by the
feminist movement, which took consciousness raising to a whole new
But the end of the Seventies saw a time of recession arise and the
beginning of the many corporatist “bubble” economies that began with
junk bonds and may have ended most recently with the mortgage and
derivatives bubbles, the bail-out and the fall of cabalistic capitalism.
The end of capitalism as a viable economic system (well, it was
probably never viable and never intended to be) saw economic survival
became the order of the day. People seemed to put aside an emphasis on
human growth and concentrate on making a living. I recall reading
articles on what happened to the hippies in later life and many of them
donned suits and ties, probably out of necessity. After this time I lost
sight of what happened to the growth movement and just assumed that
each succeeding generation somehow built on it. In that I may be
I’d like to return to the human growth movement of the Sixties and
Seventies and look at some of their insights with a view to
resuscitating them here for those who may have forgotten them or for
those who were perhaps never introduced to them.
Its most basic tenet was to expand and increase the purview of our
awareness. Perhaps the key statement of the path of awareness or of
consciousness raising was “I’m aware of.” It’s a basic aspect of being
human to notice that one can bestow consciousness on things. We can be
aware of all aspects of life, and we can be aware that we’re aware of
it. We can make of ourselves an object of awareness. We can even make of
God an object of awareness.
Awareness is a divine attribute, is it not? God is aware of
everything. If the purpose of life is to know ourselves as God, so that
God can meet God in a moment of enlightenment, then the continual
expansion of our awareness can be seen as a path to God, is that not
true? And in fact it turns out, as far as I’m concerned and as far as
many practitioners of the path of awareness are concerned, to be true.
And, when we do bestow awareness on something, if we observe closely,
touching each thing with our awareness results in something. And that
is perhaps the second basic insight of the awareness movement.
Bestowing awareness on something without attempting to change it
causes the something to move or release. Resisting it causes that
something to persist, but simply bestowing awareness on it causes the
circumstance or condition to lift, release, complete itself, etc.
So, for instance, if I was upset, if I simply bestowed my awareness
on my upset and observed it, rather than acting it out, projecting it
onto another, gunnysacking it, or doing the myriad things with it which
our society does, all of which cause “drama” or ritualized activity
perpetuating upset, then the upset would lift about as fast as it was
ever going to.
So perhaps I can end this first instalment on the path of awareness
by establishing this basic insight, that becoming more and more aware of
every aspect of our lives turned out to be a good thing and produced
good effects, that simply becoming aware of our upsets and unwanted
conditions, without trying to change them or fix them, caused them to
work themselves out and be released.
Article Link Here: http://the2012scenario.com/2012/04/the-path-of-awareness-part-1/
And Here: http://aquariuschannelings.com/2012/04/22/the-path-of-awareness-part-1-the-2012-scenario/