by Marcy Heller
Dear Courageous Spiritual Champions,
In 1998, Gary Zukav began an ongoing conversation with Oprah Winfrey, appearing on her television show 35 times – more than any other guest. For many his best-selling book, ‘Seat of the Soul’, was a game-changer!
Personally, the book changed my life. Zukav introduced me as well as millions of others to the concept of the alignment of personality with the Soul as the creation of “authentic power”. He asserts that a transformation of humanity is underway from a species that is limited to the perceptions of the five senses, evolves by surviving, and survives by pursuing “external power”, which he defines as the ability to manipulate and control, into a species that is not limited to the perceptions of the five senses, evolves by growing spiritually, and grows spiritually by creating authentic power. He further asserts that this transformation brings with it the new potential of authentic power and that the pursuit of external power is henceforth counter-productive to our evolution and produces only violence and destruction.
He defines intention as a “quality of consciousness that infuses an action”, i.e., the reason or motivation for the action, and choice of intention as the “fundamental creative act” that each individual performs continually, whether unconsciously or consciously. Creating authentic power requires consciously choosing intentions that create consequences for which the chooser is willing to assume responsibility (responsible choice), which requires emotional awareness, and which intuition can assist.
If it is true that everything is timing and there is a season, a reason for everything, then it is not a coincidence that Zukav’s last book, ‘The Universal Human’, came out last July 4th, the Birthday of America, Independence/Freedom Day! The newer window for us to give birth to our Newest most-empowered Selves!
According to ‘The Universal Human’, we are all being re-born, becoming a Universal Human. He writes, “A Great Change is upon us. Our social structures are disintegrating. Wars are ceaseless. Nuclear destruction nears. Global climate catastrophe comes closer. Individuals with little vision hold the old kind of power. These events are NOT the Great Change. They are effects of the Great Change. Until you understand the Great Change, you will not understand these events. An obsolete world is disintegrating. Pieces of it are tumbling down, and a new world with a new kind of power is being born. We are on the ground floor of this new world. We are the ground floor. Human history and consciousness are changing quickly and dramatically. A new human species looks to the sky and sees beyond it. Human evolution now requires spiritual development. The dying world dismisses this, but the dying world is dying. Human evolution is becoming conscious. This is the Great Change. New perceptions and insights fill us. The five senses no longer limit our experiences. We are learning to distinguish love from fear within ourselves and to choose love no matter what happens inside us or what happens outside. This is authentic power. We are seeing for the first time that the love and fear in the world are the love and fear in us. Therefore, only by changing ourselves can we change the world. All this is only the beginning. Look inside yourself for these experiences. They are emerging in you. They are appearing like the sunrise of a new and different Dawn. You are more than experiencing this Dawn, more even than participating in it. You are the new Dawn. You are the Great Change. What you do with your awareness of the great change is for you to decide. A new potential has been born. Your new potential.”
Our new path is letting go of how you thought your life was going to be and surrender to the life that is being integrated into your consciousness! I never gave much thought or knew that our Souls are immortal. That they are our essence. What literally is driving the Bus known as YOU! If you’re reading this now you are one of the few and of the many beautiful, powerful, creative, compassionate and loving Souls that have chosen to participate in the evolution of the human species at this time in our evolution. Many of us are now awakening to the truth of who we really are. That we are the Gift! One of my favorite sayings is, “We have our PhD in giving, now we must learn that we are the Gift and for eons of lifetimes in service to consciousness and humanity must learn and know we deserve to receive!” This is our new creation story! We aren’t in the field of Infinite Potential, WE ARE the field of Infinite Potential!
As the uncertainty grows in this current climate and the crisis multiplies on the outside, the sense that there is a deep self or Soul within each person becomes more important than ever before! Moreover, we still need to have compassion for ourselves and at the same time we have to have a greater tolerance for the insecurities and anxieties of the little self that is trying to drive the bus!
With all these challenges before us it is essential that we keep uncovering our creative genius so that we can use our imagination to expand our life rather than diminishing it. With all the chaos and uncertainty we must build that infrastructure based on our self-worth and unconditional love that we hold for ourselves.
Again, this is where we find ourselves, in the threshold between regression and transformation. That is our work to discover where we are trapped and allow transformation to begin.
There is always the danger of giving up on our true self at a time when abandonment and overwhelm are two of the more prevalent challenges we face. Therefore, we must not forsake and abandon ourselves. For each time we do, we create more pathways in our brain. Each of us were traumatized when we were abandoned at a critical point of our life. Therefore we fear that pain and trauma over and over again, as it is still within us from birth. Only our Souls can reveal what we are holding on to and what is blocking us from our own truth and authenticity!
If we do not uncover what is within us, we can’t let it go. That is why we have such a hard time stepping into our creative genius. When we don’t let go of what lacks vitality, we have no room for the surge of imagination to come into us. Therefore, it keeps us trapped in a small life that at best provides a small sense of safety. When we can’t let go of what no longer serves us, we are carrying too much baggage which then weighs us down immensely.
Moreover, like Zukav wrote in his brilliant book, I too have been sharing this message for years…there is so much more to our life that we can see and feel when we let go of limiting ourselves to our five senses and that limited perception. We are all connected and are a part of a larger whole. Whatever we are broadcasting is what we are putting out to the universe and receiving those same vibrations in return. In choosing our words, thoughts and actions with awareness, love and compassion, you will receive more than you can ever imagine in return. So on that note, what I AM personally beginning to experience directly is nothing short of Magic! (Expect a Miracle!) As written in ‘The Universal Human’, “We have much to do together. Let us do it in wisdom and love and joy. Let us make this a Human Experience!”