I was about eighteen years old when I went for a walk with my new boyfriend in a small park in Switzerland, it was spring, and many trees were fully in bloom. As we walked down a narrow path, a small thorny tree sat on the edge of the path in front of us, its leaves were missing and just a few flowers had butted. It was scraggly looking and carried some odd knobs on its branches which looked like some disease. Most people would say; ‘look at this ugly tree, they should just cut it down’. But when I saw it, I delighted; out of all trees I saw this one as the most amazing one. Something about how it framed the picture I saw in front of me, its gnarly branches wrapping in curves around the pathway and making it all look whimsically secretive and adventurous. My boyfriend looked at me and said; “You know why I like you so much? You have the innate ability to see beauty where no one else can see it.”
This subject has been coming into my awareness a few times over the last couple of weeks. It is not the first time, but it is reappearing for a reason. Every time a problem reappears, it means there is another layer to it that needs to be explored. True bypassing does not have to be about spirituality but in truth is about denial of the problem and ignorance. A healthy amount of curiosity allows us to explore issues without getting personally involved, nonetheless, one may feel triggered by a problem and may react in ways that show ignorance, avoidance or simply immaturity. This is not to judge or belittle anyone, it is to create awareness of what needs to be embraced, what part of the self needs to be acknowledged so it can be healed within the individual, and also within the collective consciousness.
Self work is key to raise the human consciousness to higher levels of understanding, of which I have seen evidence everywhere.
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Spiritual bypass is a label used to judge someone’s perspective, from a lower consciousness level. The individual on the lower levels of development will feel triggered by the wisdom coming through and feels an innate need to attack it through labelling it and putting it into a box to be put away. When one does not comprehend a concept, one tends to label it to create a reference the mind can understand. This is very limiting and creates stagnant energy through fencing the concept; it limits one’s ability to grow and elevate the self by not embracing this truth and not allowing oneself to study it more thoroughly. One therefore cannot see beyond the illusions of stories of duality.
When one welcomes their own triggers and allows to pause to consider what was said, before responding, one gains perspective through lengthening the time it would take for a cataclysm to collapse on top of one’s head. Perspective is directly related to power of perception. Greater perception can be gained by changing perspectives which creates a much more powerful understanding.
To pause and observe, allows one to gain wisdom and recognize the beauty in all things.
Seeing an issue from the greater perspective, does not mean at all that we do not acknowledge someone’s pain and suffering. We acknowledge the reality someone is experiencing. Validation of feelings and experiences can be especially important to the individuals affected and as such shall not be belittled, denied, or ignored. Such behaviour creates doubt in the individual’s own experiences, and it creates chatter in the mind resulting from unacknowledged and non validated experiences of trauma, in whatever shape or form. This chatter leads to a dissonance in the human spirit and creates conflict.
Unity consciousness does not deny the individuality perspectives and the contributions our diversities bring to the table, it welcomes it and sees the greatness and uniqueness in each being or situation. Unity unifies not as in sameness but acknowledging the uniqueness’s in the field of the one. When we divide and reject or ignore, we create different fields of realities. Each field may be in opposition to each other. This creates unrest and volatility.
Respecting each others’ viewpoints as valid experiences and embracing all our differences shows the effect of our work that contributes to our development, but choosing our focus, allows us to see the beauty in all things as we observe the magic of life unfold.
Link to elephant journal article
Sabrina Goeldlin / Reiki Master / Angelic Medium / Essential Oil Specialist / MLT / Writer & Blogger
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