A New You – A New World – A Paradigm Shift in Consciousness
Since December 2019 I have been Divinely guided to understand that a shift in consciousness was coming. In fact, it has already taken place. It is a shedding of our beliefs in the illusion of ego consciousness. Many of us already know that life is akin to a dream, and that we have been steeped in something called Soul Print Energy Consciousness (SPEC) which includes ego. I am reminded that the ego is not real, that the consciousness that I have long believed is driving me, is just an illusion that has created a belief in duality and separation.
The paradigm shift is releasing all of the beliefs and stories that come along with ego consciousness (SPEC). We have been living under the influence of an illusion. Leading up to this paradigm shift, many of us that are awake have come to understand the illusion of ego and have worked diligently to stop believing in those thoughts, beliefs and constructs. Yet, we still talk about the illusion as if it exists, which only serves to perpetuate it.
Moving into the new world is moving into higher levels of consciousness in which belief in ego no longer exists, even though we might still see remnants of it. We are moving into a state in which we are more open and allow ourselves to be guided by our Divine Blueprint. What is interesting is that we are indeed only Divine, yet we believe through the earth experience, that we are only human due to the illusion of separation. Our Divine identity has never changed. We are always in harmony and balance with our Creator as Oneness, yet our experience of an earthly life has led us to believe otherwise. It is an intensely powerful illusion.
In my meditations I have been seeing a huge sailboat sailing peacefully over a beautiful tranquil sea in which Divinity and humanity embrace and enjoy the journey inextricably united together. There is no destination, just the journey. It is a journey of letting go and saying good-bye to the old-world system of beliefs, in which there is an unbridgeable separation between humans and the Divine.
I ask God if we are sailing in uncharted waters and He says “No, this is the new world.” I recognize the sailboat is a metaphor for understanding the amazing shift that is happening in our consciousness. We are in a dream within a dream, moving out of a three-dimensional consciousness and into an awareness of a higher vibration, a higher level of consciousness, the vibration of Love. We are returning back to more of our natural Divine state as we keep awakening from the illusion and are willing to accept our Divinity.
All this is taking place within a new chapter of an increased awareness within our dream. As our awareness expands, the vibration of Love becomes a state of being, not just a feeling. It is a return to who we truly are. After all, we have never truly left our Divine Home, we have only taken time out for dreaming.
It is truly a miracle and gift to participate in this magnificent game of life and to anticipate with joy the great unfolding of oneself and the world. This awareness and this new perspective brings a sense of relief and peace when we come to understand that we are One Mind, One Love, Divine Consciousness/God – Infinite Intelligence experiencing a creative dream.
Each of us awakens/ascends at a different time and pace. Therefore, there is still work to be done as we and our sisters and brothers continue to struggle with beliefs that we still need to be healed from our brokenness due to our perceived separation. As we experience life we often look for healing, it is normal and part of our human process.
As we journey, it is very important to continue to feel our feelings and process the energy. It takes love, kindness and courage to allow ourselves to feel in order to transmute and transform lower vibrational energy back to love so that we may feel in balance once again; and yet this too, is also part of the illusion for the Truth of who we are is never out of balance.
In Truth, no one is broken. No one needs healing. We ARE Divine perfection. The only thing we need to be healed from is faulty beliefs and what we perceive as negative experiences. We just need to detach from the belief in ego. It can be just as difficult to let go of ego consciousness as it is to accept our Divine perfection, yet this is the transformation and paradigm shift in consciousness that is happening right now.
We need to be patient, loving and compassionate with ourselves and others as we transition into a more internal harmonious environment which then manifests into our outer world. As we journey into higher awareness, we understand that the energy of Love is all that exists and anything that we perceive as something other than Love is all part of the grand illusion. It is only when we remain tethered to the illusion of ego consciousness that we succumb to the irresistible impulse to judge and label everything as good, bad, right or wrong.
These judgments have created the faulty lens through which we have viewed and perceived all of our experiences. Nothing is ever happening to us; it is all happening within us. Our ascension into awareness is always ongoing, however, it can be a sudden or slower process. Either way, it is Divinely-orchestrated and a unique experience based on each person’s journey. There is no need for attaching labels or imposing judgments about Divine timing.
Moving into the new world means letting go, as your mind allows you to move out of the illusion of ego consciousness/SPEC. It is very important to stay in reality with God – Divine Truth, as the veil of unconsciousness continues to fade. The more time you can spend quietly listening within and following the prompts that you hear, the more smoothly and peaceful your journey will go.
The paradigm shift is within you. You are moving into a higher awareness of Divine consciousness and as the process shifts within, you will see it manifest on the outside. Allow, accept and let the process unfold within you. It is Divinely guided. No resistance, frustration or expectations are necessary. Allow yourself to ‘just be’, no pressure, no ‘I should’ or ‘I shouldn’t.’
Even after we discover this wisdom of Higher Consciousness, it does not change the fact that we are living this dream. As we navigate away from a state of ego consciousness, these faulty beliefs and illusions may still linger, but we need to remember that we have an amazing role to play in humanity and can go about our roles in a much more light-hearted, joyful way. Letting go of the ego’s judgment makes it easier to enjoy the journey and respect what we and others came here to do, which is to spread love and light with our unique gifts.
Stand in your beautiful perfect self without excuses and own your true identity. Everything starts with you. You create harmony within as you keep letting go of the old illusion, leaving old constructs behind and the beliefs in the whispers of the ego. The only way to flow into this new world is by staying in peaceful joy, anticipating goodness and trusting your Creator to bring you into a more loving, kind, and harmonious world, a new you, a new dream. Show willingness to trust in God to change you and you will experience profound peace even though you cannot see the future. Trust with your heart not your eyesight.
Your transformation will be taken care of from within, as God will shift your awareness. Believe it is already done by becoming deeply rooted in Divine Love and its security and protection. Stay present in each moment and know that you are an eternal flame of love and light. Trust in your connection to Divine Love and remember your Truth. Feel the gratitude within your heart knowing that you are always deeply loved and guided by the Divine Creator of your life.
By Debbie N. Goldberg
A Divinely Ordered Life book series on Amazon
As part of the spiritual journey we learn about self-love from receiving it from our higher-self and guides. Eventually we need to internalize this and learn how to lavish it on ourselves. As I write this it is a lesson that I am still focused on. There is a terrible rebellion from within against doing this, from our wounds and our ego. Our ego is what makes us feel guilty for taking time for ourselves and it is the same voice that tells us we are not doing it good enough when we do take the time. I had never learned how to put myself first in a loving manner nor had most of my clients and I don’t mean getting my nails done! Learning how to cherish every part of you, your needs, and what is best for you does not come naturally. It is learning how to become a loving nurturing mom to yourself where you make good decisions for you, set boundaries with yourself and others and unconditionally love yourself no matter what you are doing or feeling at the moment.
The rebellion makes everything outside of us more important than us. If someone needs something, I can’t say no, I don’t know how to turn my phone or email off, etc. Our wounded internal children do not know how to receive our own love and the ego distracts us from doing it. What I found is that when I started to take the time to nurture myself, feel my feelings and have love and compassion for myself it was done very hastily. I would give myself 5 minutes and then I was done. My ego was still tugging on me to get onto the next thing. The 5 minutes was a good start but it was abrupt and it does not create safety within you. We need to see it as a problem when you are willing to give something outside of you more time than yourself. (I realize we need to work, that’s not what I mean).
I started to think about things that I do even if I like doing it and how much time I give it versus what I give to myself. So let’s separate some things. I can write all day because I love to do it, but if there is no balance within me, I am not truly taking care of myself. I would give a lot of time over the years to my work, cooking, children, cleaning, going to the gym, my husband, social time, doing my hair or putting on make up but not sitting down with myself and asking how I am doing. What am I feeling? What has my heart been yearning for that I have been depriving it of? What parts keep crying to me that I have been avoiding? This is part of the reason that we don’t take the time to meditate and journal consistently.
There is something so strong within us that wants to rebel the love and time that is needed to become balanced within ourselves so we can become balanced on the outside. This rebellion to get quite and indulge in self-love is a force to recon with. It feels like war inside and this rebellion never stops. We need to be persistent in the quest of allowing us to be the most important relationship we ever have.
Our ego comes with being human; it is a part of the brain that controls fight or flight. The ego believes it is separated from God/Spirit, everyone and everything. This is the judgmental, negative, prideful, shadow side of us. The Soul and ego are in direct conflict and always fighting for control. I believe that the ego is spiritually purposeful to help our soul evolve to higher levels of consciousness. The ego knows nothing about love but directs us all day long. We have all learned to listen to the voice of the ego as our own voice and believe what we hear is true yet there is no truth to what it says. Our ego projects onto our outer world what we believe unconsciously about ourselves. It actually creates a mirror for us to see ourselves in others both positive and negative. Our Soul’s job is to awaken to this mirror and remember that it incarnated into human form, transcend the ego, and learn to live with the ego within a harmonious state. This is a lifetime of work if not many more.
So what is Self-love? It is a difficult concept since most of us have not witnessed or been taught what it is. I thought self-love was taking care of myself spiritually, emotionally and physically, which can be an extension of the meaning. In exploring myself with the help of my Spiritual guides I have been learning that it truly means loving ourselves without judgment. Whether we are in the highest form of ourselves, which is Spirit, who is pure love, joy and compassion or whether we are in our ego and full of fear. Fear gets manifested in many ways, behaviorally and emotionally such as, anxiety, frustration, anger, performing and controlling so we feel comfortable in our environment.
As a human being it is normal to waffle back and forth from being our highest to our ego. Our Spiritual journey awakens us to all of the complex intricacies within us and calls on us to learn discipline and love for all of the dichotomy within us being a beautiful blend of spirit and human. Our life quest is to align more with our highest form (Spirit) and less with the ego and to accept and love ourselves regardless of which part is present or not. By the way, this takes a lot of boundary setting and self-discipline within us and outside of us.
Our Spirit lives in the present and our ego lives in our unconscious world where everything is an illusion and then a projection of that illusion. As a human we have both of these extremes happening within us and that will never change, although we work diligently to remain present so we can be in our highest form the majority of time. If we can develop self love by understanding the immense task we have taken on to awaken and master ourselves it should bring the same love and compassion for others as they are also in the same trance of the ego and are trying hard daily to understand themselves and life, just as we are who have already embarked in the awakening process. Self love means accepting the whole of who we are not just when we are in our highest form.
We are to transcend judgment of others and ourselves. We become aware of behaviors but that is different then judging. Something that can help take away some conflict and judgment of yourself and others is while we are walking an awakened spiritual path remember that we are all helping others whether we are in our highest form or in our ego as we role model to each other what needs to be healed within. We are all student and teacher. I learn from watching my own behavior and what I witness in others. If I see others as broken, I see myself as broken since everything outside of us is a mirror image of us. Judgment is pure belief in brokenness, which comes from the ego. We only need to stop believing that we or others are broken. The only way to do this is by walking a Spiritual path of awakening, enlightenment and remembering that we are all innocent, sinless and the same.
Over the years I’ve worked with many clients who did not want to journal. I have heard lots of excuses and used many of them myself at times…
”I don’t have time”
“I don’t know what to write”
“It’s not going to help anyway”
“I don’t want to see what’s inside me”
“I’d rather think about things than write them down”
“I’m afraid someone will read what I wrote”
“If I write things down than I will have to do something about them”
“I will have to take action then”
“I don’t like to write”
“I don’t write well”
I can go on and on. Journaling is an amazing tool and it provides a way for you to understand your feelings, track your progress and hold yourself accountable.
There is no right or wrong way to journal or an ideal time for journaling. It is your private journal and no one should read it unless of course you want them to. You need to be totally open and honest with yourself. You don’t want to edit what you write as if someone else was going to read it. It does not matter if it is sloppy or that you make grammatical errors, no one is checking your work. I like to journal in the morning, some people journal during their lunch break or at bedtime. You fit it in your schedule where it works best. It should be something you look forward to doing, quiet time for yourself.
If you would rather type than write then you can journal in your computer by opening a word document and start with the date, type your entry and then save the document. You will want to go back to the same document the next day, type the date in and start your entry, then save when completed. This way you have one journal document. I have had clients that like to use the “notes app” on their phone as well to journal. I prefer pen and paper myself, my thoughts flow much better. You use what works best for you.
If you have trouble knowing what to start writing about, just ask yourself, “how has my day been going, what was good, what was bad, what did I notice about myself or others today, ” whatever comes up as an answer to those questions is what you write down. You never need to start at the beginning of a story like a narrative, you know all of the stories and the writing is for your benefit. It should become automatic writing, or a stream of consciousness, or whatever pops in your mind.
You NEVER judge what you are writing, even if you don’t like what you are saying, it doesn’t matter. You are eventually going to see differences in thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Some people say that their writing is scattered and all over the place or that they keep writing about the same things over and over again. It is all okay, you are just seeing what is going on in your head and you cannot fix or heal anything unless you are willing to look at your truth and be honest with yourself. No JUDGING just OBSERVING what your thoughts and feelings are. We don’t judge a feeling or thought as good or bad, this is what the EGO does and this creates all of the shame and guilt we feel or hide from ourselves.
I can write for 5 minutes or 5 hours, it depends on what wants to come out. I just stop when I am finished. Do not be afraid to look inside, you already know every story, and if you feel fearful of what you write, it is just something for you to learn about yourself, heal it and build confidence in knowing that you can handle your own feelings.
Keeping ourselves in balance emotionally, physically and spiritually is an awesome task but over time it gets easier. Everyday and sometimes more than once a day we need to check in with ourselves to see if we are in balance, in tune, present, conscious, and taking great care of us. It’s like taking your car in for a checkup, and we have to look under the hood– we need to do this with ourselves daily. So many of us are busy with today’s life, taking care of children, partners, co-workers, friends, family, our homes, jobs, etc. that we forget about ourselves. We are exhausted. Many of us are hooked on the adrenaline rush and the cortisol flowing through our body that we just keep moving to the next thing as fast as we can. We are killing ourselves with this flow of chemicals in us that is created in our own brain and is manifesting in physical illness, medical problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioral problems to name a few. When I started my journey, I found an app for my phone that is an insight timer and I set it to go off several times a day to remind me to check in with myself since I would forget due to unconsciousness.
Our Ego likes it that way. It does not want us focused on ourselves because then we would have to feel our feelings and the Ego does not believe we can manage them, nor does it want to deal with them. Our Ego is striving to be noticed, to be affirmed, valued, gain self worth from the outside, it does not care about you in the way it needs to. The Ego is totally irrational. We need to stop letting it drive the bus because it will drive you straight over the cliff. No one told us not to listen to this irrational voice in our head that we have been listening to all of our life. This is also part of the soul’s training, to overcome the Ego, with LOVE, we’ve never been taught this.
We all have the power to create balance within us and for each of us that might be something different. How do you balance yourself, your life? For me, I need to start my day off with prayer, meditating and journaling. It is how I center myself. It is how I go forward with the rest of my day. There are other things I like to do like dancing (I do this at home), swimming, cooking, spending time with friends and writing. It is very difficult to fit all of these things in a day and unless you are not working, it is not always possible. You do the best you can to balance your weeks so that they are dosed with things you like to do and fit them in as you can. By keeping your mind and heart balanced is where you start. Sometimes I have to take some quiet time and rebalance myself more than 1 time a day, depending on what is happening in my life.
Life will always throw you out of balance regularly, it is part of getting you prepared, like an obstacle course, you are always in spiritual training as a soul. Sometimes we can’t help what happens that throws us out of balance but we need to be present and aware of what is happening so we can use our skills to get back into balance. We all make choices every moment of the day and lots of times we can make a choice or series of choices that throws us out of balance because we are making them in an unconscious state of mind. The Ego loves when we are in this unconscious state of mind because that is how it controls us. I was amazed at how many ways the Ego is tricky and can get you to be overly strict with yourself or be totally permissive! The Ego can be disguised as both sides of the same coin. You are offered a caramel sundae just at the time you’ve put weeks into eating right. Ego says, “Don’t you dare have a single bite of that sundae, you always succumb to weakness!” or “Go ahead, you’ve been good for weeks you deserve a treat.” Interesting isn’t it?
Do not get frustrated or beat yourself up each day as you try to rebalance yourself. Deep breathing is very quick and always brings me back to center, clears the clutter out of my mind, so I can start over. When I first started on this journey I was using deep breathing at least hourly if not more often as I became aware of everything I was suppressing and all my feelings wanting to come up at the same time. It felt like lots of energy, anxiety and mixed emotions. Although this sounds scary, it is manageable and is part of the Spiritual Awakening. Your soul is saying, let’s go, let’s get all these feelings out of here, we have great things to do, we need to heal them and let them go, they are taking up all of our creative space! Deep breathing and journaling was my go to and still is when needed.
Balance is only elusive to the Ego. We can train our behavior to reset at various times of the day for a Balance Break….try it!