20th October 2012
By Chris Bourne
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
At Openhand we’re
truly blessed to connect with kindred spirits in the awakening movement
around the world. Whilst we’re all on a unique path, so many of stories
bear the hallmarks of similarity: so many of us looking at the mess
humanity has gotten itself into and wondering how we’re going to ‘part
the waves’ and find passage to a new shore. To me, everything is
going perfectly according to the divine ‘plan’. Yes there’s certainly
more financial instability on the way, yes climate change is
accelerating and yes natural resources are dwindling and getting ever
more expensive. But to me, these are exactly the conditions we need.
It’s not the status quo that needs to be preserved – not business as
usual – rather the system needs to breakdown to provide more freedom for
The carrot and the stick
have to admit, sometimes I look at the enormity of the task we
lightwarriors have taken on and it makes me balk a little, I have to
step back for a little breather. I look at the way our society is still
rampantly destroying our natural environment, I notice the disharmony
and discord between people and I notice the apparent injustice of the
rich getting materially richer whilst the poor get increasingly poorer.
as I look deeper, I see the perfect conditions gathering. We know that
society doesn’t really serve us don’t we? We know that the controlled,
conditioned and compartmentalised lifestyles only dehumanise and strip
us of our divine sensitivity. But still there’s the allurement, still
there’s the apparent dependency – the carrot and the stick – which makes
people keep plugging away, nose to the grindstone. So if the situation
begins to fragment and fracture, surely that’s a good thing?
is changing, we are changing. Bit by bit the old reality is beginning
to crumble and the new one coming increasingly into view. But you can’t
necessarily see it with 3D eyes. We have to look beyond the unfolding
physical drama and intuit the story within the story, both in our own
lives and on the worldwide stage.
For each a reason
single moment has a reason, a purpose, no matter how challenging or
difficult that moment might be. We lose a job for example, relationships
get difficult or break up, physical possessions challenge us like the
car, the computer or the TV. Inconvenience seemingly messes with our
lives. But there’s always truth within the inconvenience.
When people come on our Walking the Path course
which is all about aligning with and following the path, they often
complete it with a deep inner yearning to truly follow their destined
pathway in life. So as the course ends and they’re about to drive home
or catch the train, what so often happens? Yes, the car won’t start or
they’ve missed the last bus!
there’s the temptation to jump right back into the old patterns… get a
little irate, rip the bus ticket up, kick the car wheels… “Why does that
always happen to me?” Why indeed. Then the realisation returns, maybe
this is all happening for a reason? Maybe I should stay a night longer
before going home? Maybe I shouldn’t go home! When Trinity and myself
first visited Glastonbury together, on the morning we were due to
depart, her very reliable German car wouldn’t start. That was seven
years ago and we’re still here!
Expand into the moment
when (supposedly) ‘negative’ things happen to me these days, I resist
the temptation to get tight, I drop deeper into the feeling of the
moment within my body and expand into it. Often a wry smile arises
spontaneously from within “Okay, so what spanner in the works has the universe sent me this time?” “What am I supposed to get, what can I learn?”
I let go of any perceived need for an outcome and instead look for the deeper meaning. I don’t resist the flow, the natural organising energy of
the moment. Instead I work with what exactly is happening using ever
increasing sensitivity to intuit the new lessons, the new possibilities.
but always it works. It may challenge me yes, but then I know I
wouldn’t develop without the challenge. And I’ve learned to trust. I
have an idea of what I’m here to do. Even if what’s currently happening
doesn’t at first appear to be taking me in that direction, I realise
that the thousand mile journey would not be completed without each step,
without every twist and turn.
Ever deeper into presence
realised that the one true thing that can solve all our problems,
unwind all our knots and balance all our equations is increasing
presence. The moment purposefully reveals our blind-spots – where we
identify, where do we get owned by the illusion? So I look for those
places and drop deeper into them…
Dear friends our discomfort is a priceless gift!
Society so often wants to take it away,
pop the pill, desensitise ourselves,
but the pain is our passage to freedom and evolutionary growth.
Whenever you hit the ‘blind spot’ and tighten down
it’s exactly this situation which provides a priceless
opportunity to evolve and grow.
So don’t fear it and push it away,
instead embrace it, soften into it, know it intimately,
then we’ll reclaim the priceless empowering gift
that it is concealing.
I do this, the flood gates burst wide open, unity consciousness flows
like a torrent through the previous constriction. The flow is
flowing again. In fact I realise I wouldn’t have known this
expansiveness and awesome freedom of the flow if I hadn’t first known
the constriction blocking it.
So no, even in these frequently confusing times, there’s no need for fear, everything is perfect. Just perfect!
Previous articles by Chris Bourne
- Understanding The Moment – Are You Being Fooled By The Present?
- Escalating Middle East Tension
- Chemtrails: Why in the World are They Spraying? When Will They Learn?
- The “Seer” of all Things
- Crucifying the Ego
- Compost Capitalism
the age of 40 Chris was involved in a life threatening car crash in
which he thought he would certainly die. This precipitated total inner
surrender and a rapid reconnection with the conscious life force through
He found himself
suddenly able to experience and contemplate through multiple dimensions
of reality to see the deeper purpose of life itself. He began to
remember his true reason for being here.
the crash, time seemed to slow right down and I was guided back through
key moments of my life. I was realising that every moment in our lives
has but one underlying purpose – to reveal an aspect of truth about
ourselves to ourselves. I was beginning to dissolve every belief and
value our society had conditioned within me.”
was my initial awakening to the magical unifying consciousness of the
soul. Over the eight years that followed, I was guided through four
other inner ‘Gateways’ of consciousness. I have since come to know the
process as the five key expansions on our journey of Enlightenment and
ultimate Ascension into multi dimensional living – our divine
Prior to the crash,
Chris had a rich an varied professional career in industry, in teaching,
as an Officer in the Army and finally as a web development entrepreneur
before being initiated on his spiritual path. With a Masters Degree in
Natural Sciences from Oxford University, participants in the work are
finding his integration of grounded scientific understanding and
profound spiritual realisation deeply engaging and transformative.
Catalysing our Spiritual Evolution