(Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part blog.)
When we reach the point in our personal evolution of going beyond being stuck in any particular belief system or systems, events in our lives truly have meaning because their meaning comes from within us and not from an external source. We are connected to the power and essence of our source. We no longer need to go outside of ourselves for answers or validation.
It is a wonderful stage in our growth. Our only reference point is within. We have learned to live our lives from the “inside out.”
The whole point of this is not to get identified with the system of growth you are using presently because it ultimately is temporary. Know that at some point you will graduate from relying on it and/or it may take on a form very different from what you thought it was.
Please note that I myself am presently writing this piece using a belief system of some kind, but I know it won’t last. Actually, I hope it doesn’t last very long at all.
I am climbing my mountain of mastery and mystery and each turn brings me to a new vista—a new horizon—a new perspective. One that builds to some degree on the previous one, but ultimately is very different from the previous one; and it does not allow me to “go back” any more. Once through the “rabbit’s hole,” you are in a totally new dimension—an entirely new reality or timeline—and there is nowhere else to go, but deeper.
So, what is important to understand here is that whatever system of beliefs you are using is bringing you closer and closer to who you really are and to finding your own personal meaning and purpose for your life; and that you are gaining more personal power every step of the way.
I have come to realize that as I have integrated and released many belief systems, I have come to feel so much freer and so much more empowered and authentic than I ever imagined. I have come in this process to really understand what it means to “be true to myself.” And clearly learned that, “if I follow any one other than myself, I surely will get lost!”
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is that everything that is represented as what God said—every word of it—has been brought to us by men/women. Now maybe they were good men/women, well-intentioned people, but they were just human beings like you and I are who were filled with strengths and wisdom, but also with the contradictions and foibles that you and I have. They just made huge claims and they spread them and lots of folks “believed” them.
Until you can stand up to the authority of those who claim they have “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” and instead live according to the God/Goddess truth within your own heart, you’re not following your Self. You are following someone else. Period. And that will get you nowhere. Actually, it can only get you eternally and infernally lost. Remember that the view of a follower is from behind and that is not an enjoyable landscape to have in your face all the time.
You are the creator and the authority/author of the meaning and the purpose of your life. No one else is or can ever be. Claim it.
Actually, when all is said and done and I enter the world of spirit, I’m sure that I will see that I knew nothing, but perhaps there is nothing to know other than my Self?
If you follow any one other than your Self, you will surely get lost!