Beliefnet
Healing and Transformation

monopoly moneyIn a climate of pessimism, spiritual mercenaries of the new age appeal to the hopes and dreams of the despairing. How do we judge capitalism in a spiritual context and the materialism often seen amongst a new breed of people wanting to “manifest” fast cars and luxury travel?

What kind of thinking is perpetuating the promotion of material that is at best misleading and egotistical, at worst fraudulent? How do we navigate through the “spiritual” world and make assessments on whether what is being offered has value for us or is “pseudo-spiritual?”

Firstly, many people are not fully in understanding of the concept “judgment” and hence use the word incorrectly. “Judgment” is the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions. It is entering into a healthy evaluation of what is true and right—deciphering, not condemnation. If we were not able to judge what was up or down, left or right, or follow health and safety protocols to protect ourselves, we would not be able to survive in the world. From an early age, we learn how to “judge” what is safe and unsafe, right or wrong.

The ability to “discern” is extremely important—from what to buy, who to listen to, how to get from A to B, which life decisions to make and so on; passing judgment is how we navigate through life. If one doesn’t know what judgment is and believes what some “new age” person told one (that is, not to “judge”), it makes decision making murky.

When it comes to “discerning” what is authentic healing and who has integrity as a healer, we need to apply the same principles as we would making any other decision. Blind faith (or desperation) is not a great arbiter. There are just as many charlatans in the spiritual world (perhaps more) as in any sphere of commerce. Spiritual deception feeds on people’s fear and gullibility. There are those who walk in the same shadow as the darkness. What if wearing the mask of healing gave access to walk within the illusion of goodness? Do not fear the illusion—his intentions are clear. Fear more the hunter in wolf’s clothing than the wolf.

There are just as many charlatans in the spiritual world (perhaps more) as in any sphere of commerce.

Why is there so much greed, jealousy and dishonesty amongst so-called healers and spiritual folk? This is a symptom of our collective dysfunction. The systems created by self serving technocrats are inherently individualistic and materialistic. Our economic model perpetuates selfishness and feeds on falsehood. Pursuing individual freedoms whilst practising aggressive consumerism is the norm.

Society itself is flawed on a cultural level—how we see ourselves—and the institutions set up to manage and protect us. In an era of narcissism, everyone is tarnished by competition, need and greed. Financial independence is the big dream achieved by just a few.

Critic of corporate globalisation, David Korten writes, “Life, not money, is the true measure of value; money’s only legitimate use is in life’s service. An obsession with making money is a sign of psychological and social dysfunction.”

The spiritual ego says that my teaching will shift your consciousness and I deserve as much money as Donald Trump because I am selling “goodness.” Here’s a reality check for those who consider themselves more “conscious” or “awakened”: We’re all spiritual beings in terms of having a soul or at least a component of a soul. How we see ourselves is unique as reflected in the trajectory of the soul’s journey. Who is to say that a spiritual healer is “better” than an economic leader? Different pathways do not define our worth or worthiness. Nor do they require the labels we give them.

Many people in the past have experienced ills and evils in the name of money, and the overall energy of money on the planet is quite weak. It is not a neutral energy (as some claim) simply because many people are dying for it, hoarding it, stealing it and perverting it. Collectively, our consciousness creates our physical existence and is creating how we think and feel and use the currency of “money.”

Our current environment is shifting and changing as people become aware of the mind and its potential. The energy forms are dense here, although the frequencies are dynamic. Aspects of ourselves are dying as we let go of the old definitions.

Consciousness and thoughts are the vital cogs of creation. With awareness comes choice. Since consciousness creates matter, what is our consciousness around money? How would a spiritually advanced civilisation behave? What would their understandings and beliefs be about money?

Since consciousness creates matter, what is our consciousness around money?

In Buddhism, “metta” (loving-kindness) and “dana” (giving freely from the heart) are practised as a culture. The problem with the Eastern approach alone was that spiritual development was advanced, whilst economic development lagged behind the West and they ended up with a lot of poor people. It’s all very well being spiritual, but what happens when people are going hungry en masse?

The Western approach has lead to people being wealthy yet miserable, rich yet feeling empty inside. Significant proportions of the population are on antidepressants. Overall, people have catered for their material needs whilst ignoring their spiritual needs. A value system built on commerce has left a spiritual void.

Finding a Balance

A true balance is optimal—between materialism and development and spiritual values involving “doing” and “being”—technological advancement combined with love and compassion. It is not an ideal to escape the responsibility of involvement with others. A healthy community is what creates happiness, not isolation and separation. This is the domain of advanced cultures and civilisations, the way of the future.

Most of our current world can be mechanised, which means we don’t need human beings to produce goods and food. We just need a few to operate machines and robots. Thus, the theme of the economy has fundamentally changed. The Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions changed the landscape—now the computer/robot revolution means the old jobs have mostly fallen away.

The changing nature of the economy has seen the elite 1% of the populace take possession of over 90% (I’ve even read claims of 99%) of the wealth. The rich (corporations), in bed with political powerbrokers, are doing massive reclamation projects to destroy all of nature and develop every inch for their greedy, insatiable need for expansion and economic growth at the expense of upholding our responsibility to be custodians of nature. Our natural resources are being destroyed for the temporary energy needs of a privileged few.

Questions:

Is the energy of money neutral?

How can money be neutral if people are starving to death for the lack of it?

Historically, many of us have had previous lives of pure sacrifice or living in service and giving up all material want or gain. Because the overall landscape in which we operate is of low frequency and money itself has been tainted, we have a tricky game to play. Money in itself has a neutral charge—and has the possibility to flow effortlessly when we are of a sharing and abundant psychology. There is healing required to shift money into something shared—to birth a financial system that emanates from the frequency of love, and to let go of outdated notions like economic “growth.” The playing field is one of limited resources that need to be managed intelligently and honorably. From a spiritual perspective, attachment and hoarding are not warranted.

It is more complex than simply to say that money is involved with a lot of darkness, from child trafficking to sex slavery, cocaine and heroin… The abuses are not motivated just by money, yet it does affect the whole energy of the system. On the other side, there is wonderful goodness that is being chartered via charities and individuals bringing light into the world. It’s important to acknowledge all aspects.

While an evolved system would have no need for money, we may need to just deal with what we have for now. Uprooting the whole system is the best way forward as a new infrastructure can be built on a solid foundation, but we’re not yet at the stage where it would be politically and socially viable. Utopian ideals have their place, but it may not be our current life path to make that into reality just yet. If we are open to discover, there are many people designing ways to operate outside the current economic “capitalism” model.

If we were to develop an evolved monetary system, how would it work? How would money be shared so it was able to move freely, abundantly and fairly amongst all people? The only system I can imagine is one where all of humanity shares one currency, and resources are shared. Each community is given access to a small and equal amount as a base. Tax is unnecessary and cumbersome, as is inflation.

The current system doesn’t work as it focuses on individual freedoms and excessive selfishness rather than collective advancement and resource sharing.

It moves the wealth into the hands of a few, instead of sharing the wealth that is all of humanity’s birthright.

Pioneers of the spirit are leading a new wave of communities and tribes being set up all over the world. Here is an invitation to co-create new ways of collaborating, creating and living together based on human dignity, sharing, respect and common goals.

What would it feel like to honour and send love to each other, to feel part of a community, instead of like individuals competing against each other?


Our true nature is loving, co-operative, creative and sharing. It’s not in claiming to be able to save people. Nor in the selling of impossible cures sent remotely for thousands of dollars. Our Mother Earth freely gives food, water and sunshine. Universal energy (qi, prana, Reiki) is available free as our inheritance as children of the sun. All healing is, in fact, self healing.

The new wave of love connecting humanity to our hearts is all about truly encapsulating the Sanskrit greeting, “Namaste”:

I honour the place within you wherein the entire universe dwells. I stand together with you in this sacred space of wisdom, integrity and peace. In this way your endless love breathes together with mine, and so we are One.

_______________________________________________________________

Photo Credits: Via Flickr – No Copyright Infringement Intended. Image not supplied by the author.
What do you think – or feel? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!
And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David Starlyte (ND) – Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach. PERSONAL SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE (Email me for details: davidstarlyte@gmail.com)

Find out more about me: http://davidstarlyte.com
Facebook: davidstarlyte

https://static.pexels.com/photos/2029/landing-stage-sea-holiday-vacation.jpgI am that. I am that man who doubts. I am that man who wants to fit in. I am that man who wants to express himself. I am that man who wants to leap free of uncertainty. I am the rich man and the poor man.

I was deeply diving into a yoga stretch yesterday when I realised that I am no different from anyone else. I was striving for perfection, and realised that it’s not going to happen (at least this lifetime!), my feet may never touch the ground in downward dog, my sun salutation may always look like a cat on steroids. Is it okay to stop striving so hard for a goal that’s unreachable? Or is it the striving that will always take me closer to my goal (but never quite get there) – yet get me much closer than I would get without the striving?

Now, this isn’t a discussion just on perfection, and revealing and accepting imperfection – it’s also about how our society wants to make us into these figurines of photoshopped perfection – and our role-models are usually the biggest fakes.

I want to be naked. I want us all to be naked.

I want to stand strong, look deeply into your eyes and reveal all of my soul, strong in my own truth. I am tired of all the judgements I see around me. Judgement eats at the soul of the judge, not the judged. All those who think that they understand or perceive reality, when all they are seeing is the limitations of their intellect, the failure to be able to open up to their hearts. I speak to you, I speak to me, I speak to all of us. We are together.

The judgements are at breaking point. It’s become normal to break others down. Life is too short for all this judgment.

What does getting back to love look and feel like?

Relaxed acceptance, allowing flow to enter and exit gracefully. Simple to experience? Yes. Simple to achieve? Maybe!


Thich Nhat Hanh writes in ‘Cultivating the Mind of Love,’

“Your first love has no beginning or end. Your first love is not your first love, and it is not your last. It is just love. It is one with everything.”


Call to action.


Next time you catch yourself feeling unworthy, judging yourself (or others), feeling inferior to others – or just inferior to the “impossible self” that you created in your mind – stop and let that go. Accept that these quirks of the mind are just quirks, just thoughts (not real) – and reach out to another living person. It doesn’t have to be anything more than it will be – just start a conversation. Be present. And be a witness to your interaction. Even better, go outside of your comfort zone and talk to a complete stranger. Conversations are what bring us closer.

_______________________________________________________________

Photo Credits: Via Pexels – No Copyright Infringement Intended. Image not supplied by the author.
What do you think – or feel? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!
And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G Starlyte (ND) – Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach. PERSONAL SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE (Email me for details: davidstarlyte@gmail.com)

Find out more about me: http://davidstarlyte.com
Facebook: davidstarlyte

Via Flickr I stand before you naked, revealing, strong in my own truth. I am alive with the desire to be myself, to be fully animated and express myself in the world we share. I have clung to limitation so many times in my life, and released so many layers of healing.

Have I become a cliche, as many sceptics and the intelligentsia who want to break everything down into intellectually formulae, want to believe of me? No. I am just myself, having a human experience. And that is meaningful and not a cliche. Because 8 billion other people are also having this experience, doesn’t make my sharing less worthwhile or relevant. I am tired of all the judgements I see around me. Judgement eats at the soul of the judge not the judged. All those who think that they understand or perceive reality, when all they are seeing is the limitations of their intellect, the failure to be able to open up to their hearts. I speak to you, I speak to me, I speak to all of us.

I am tired of feeling unworthy, tired of feeling that I am not the Divine, loving, caring, graceful person that I am at my core. Despite all the cynicism, my heart shines, my love spreads and I know in the end, that’s all that matters. How I leave this planet counts the most – will I leave it a more caring place – or will it be worse of for my presence? I know I am here to shine my light, and to show people that Divine Love still exists, still rings true…to demonstrate what unconditional love is, what unconditional forgiveness is, what true love feels like. I am here to leave a kinder world. That’s all I care about at the end of the day. That’s all I want to be judged for.

Life is too short for all this judgment, and the cacophony of intellectual statesmen who want to dictate what “reality” is based on their perspective of limitation. I am here to shine the light on this narrow world-view of limitation, where reason rules over feelings. I want experience to be the greatest teacher. I want the voice of love to be the loudest guide.

No matter how much people try to run away from their hearts, their spiritual hunger will always ultimately speak to them. This is our time to let our love shine.

Osho says (in Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1 Page 3):

“The less you know, the better. To be philosophical, to be dogmatic, to be doctrinaire – this is easy. To tackle a problem intellectually is very easy. But to tackle a problem existentially – not just to think about it, but to live it through, to go through it, to allow yourself to be transformed through it – is difficult. That is, to know love one will have to be in love. That is dangerous because you will not remain the same. The experience is going to change you. The moment you enter love, you enter a different person. And when you come out you will not be able to recognize your old face; it will not belong to you. A discontinuity will have happened. Now there is a gap, the old man is dead and the new man has come. That is what is known as rebirth – being twice-born.”

This is your journey. Let your love shine from your heart. And don’t listen to the other voice – it’s not what will leave a mark on the world. All that truly matters is the voice of your heart.

_______________________________________________________________

Photo Credits: Via Flickr – No Copyright Infringement Intended. Image not supplied by the author.
What do you think – or feel? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!
And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G Starlyte (ND) – Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach. PERSONAL SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE (Email me for details: davidstarlyte@gmail.com)

Find out more about me: http://davidstarlyte.com
Facebook: davidstarlyte

Via FlickrWe all face hardship and suffering. The idea that we can make a change, an internal shift and in some way transform or transmute our inner experiences, is in itself inspiring.

The support we can get from practising visualisation or meditation is deep-rooted. The Transformation Meditation below offers a possibility to shift one’s perspective and let go of that which is holding us back. The limitations we see within are experienced in tangible and intangible ways, profoundly affecting the quality of our lives.

I have gained many benefits from shifting my awareness into my heart, and connecting to that field of love we all carry within. When in doubt, confusion, or fear, I have experienced rapid changes into calmness and insight.

With a courageous breath, we make the decision to be free of our past, free of the stories that have haunted us, free of the limited self-beliefs we have been holding on to, and ready to make a giant leap of consciousness into the present, into trusting a new way.

Helena Blavatsky writes, “Thou canst not travel on the Path before thou hast become that Path itself.” The road less travelled represents leaving the familiar and moving into the field of the spiritual warrior. Many lifetimes may have led you to this point – reading these words right here, right now. Something is awakening within, drawing you into this field of light, liberation and possibility.

We are living in a time of limitless opportunities for expanded awareness. One thing that blocks us is dissatisfaction with how things have arisen in the present moment. Are we seeing what we have and how perfect it is for our spiritual growth? If we feel dissatisfied, why are we feeling this, and how do we shift our perceptions? If we are not feeling at peace and fulfilled within ourselves, is there something missing from the outside (our environment), or is there a void within that requires addressing? Are we still haunted by our past experiences?

What beliefs do we have about ourselves? These beliefs shape our perceptions and what we are experiencing. To understand what we believe, we can observe how we feel. It is not only what what we are seeing, feeling and experiencing (that is the illusion) – it is the inner world behind that – the (smoke)screen of awareness that filters into everything. The reality of the womb behind the reality we perceive is where breakthroughs occur.

The development model means that we are always gaining wisdom from our experiences. We learn and grow through having those experiences, so even though we may have perceived our experiences as “negative,” really they are neutral feedback mechanisms that are just “showing us the way” – giving us information and lessons – so we may acquire learning and wisdom.

The great discoveries have always been on the back of hundreds or thousands of “failures” – so here we understand that really it is not “real” to think something is “negative” – or a “failure” – it is always our PERCEPTION that matters. With awareness and diligence, we may change our perceptions consciously and take control of our emotions, thus taking back our power. The opportunity is always in the present moment to make this change.

The deepest missing link may be our inner beliefs about ourselves – do we feel unworthy?

I am enough. And so are you. We are enough and we always were. That’s all you need to know. The rest is merely the details of learning how to trust the journey.

Stop searching for perfection…it does not exist. Start accepting imperfection. It’s not enough to keep telling yourself that – its impact will be felt and experienced when you embody that and step into the field of love that is your true home. You will feel embraced as if you never left. We go out on a ship from the harbour of safety offered to us via the mothership (mother, father, family) and leave our childhood behind. It takes a brave spirit. The development process is ongoing. We don’t suddenly arrive at a destination and our development ends right there.

Feel the touch of your skin on the earth again. Let your bare feet caress sacred earth. Here is the miracle. Right here, right now. It’s not in some far-off exotic location. Or in the arms of someone else.

This marks a new beginning for you. I encourage you to expand what your previous (old story) notions were of yourself. A positive mind will always lead us to the greatest outcomes. Terence McKenna offers an elevational frame of reference:

“Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

All is miracle. There are no absolutes in life, except in the power of perception. Think of all the miracles that got you where you are today. Now, start with your first breath that will embrace all the small things – the uplifting essences of gratitude, love, passion, grace and purity.

The love you seek is in your own heart. All that is left is to have faith that the stardust that you are – breaking through the fabric of space-time within this world of illusion – is also capable of making your dreams come true.

The poet, Rumi reminds us that the treasure we are seeking is within, “You wander from room to room. Hunting for the diamond necklace. That is already around your neck.”

Transformation Meditation

Visualise yourself standing over a body of deep, endless azure-blue water that fulfils and heals. Now dive in, completely submerging yourself until all of the stains of unworthiness that you have carried through lifetimes are cleansed and released.

Arise up from the surface of the water now. With your first breath you are reborn into a new expansive space.

Now, placing your hands over your heart and repeating:

The past is gone.

Now, All that I am is an entire universe.
Now, There is no part of me that is wrong.
Now, I accept all of me including those thi
ngs I perceive as imperfect.

Now I am ready for rebirth.

My heart is whole.

Now I am reborn.
I have arrived fully into my heart.

Now, I am enough.
I am home.

Acknowledgements: With gratitude to Jocelyn Joy Thomas: https://joysreadings.com

_______________________________________________________________

Photo Credits: YouMeFlickr – No Copyright Infringement Intended.
What do you think – or feel? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!
And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G Starlyte (ND) – Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach. PERSONAL SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE (Email me for details: davidstarlyte@gmail.com)

Find out more about me: http://davidstarlyte.com
Facebook: davidstarlyte

Previous Posts