It’s not an easy undertaking, what spiritual leader Christine Day is asking us to do.
Her guidance, revealed in the interview in this issue (also listen to Christine Day on the free Edge Talk Radio podcast on “Inner Views” with Cathryn Taylor on September 10), suggests that our task at hand is to stay present, in this moment, and to let go of all actions that have become so routine in our lives that we do them on automatic pilot mode — including our spiritual rituals.
She also says our focus is to be on ourselves, being present, so we are no longer spinning our wheels trying to change our external world to suit our view of how things should be.
That, she says, is the foundation for self-mastery in this time, being called The Great Shift, as the Earth’s vibrational energy transforms from the third dimension to the fourth and fifth dimensions.
Christine Day’s message reflects the evolution of human consciousness, from a collective slumber, or sleepwalking through life, to an awakening in which the past is nothing more than a story we continue to tell ourselves, and the future is just an imagining of the mind. That leaves us in the still, peaceful place where true life exists, in the present moment.
This message is not new. As noted author and speaker Eckhart Tolle shared in an interview, “the word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit word Budh, meaning, ‘to be awake.'”
“So Buddha,” Tolle says, “is not a name and ultimately not a person, but a state of consciousness. All this implies that humans are potentially capable of living in a state of consciousness compared to which normal wakefulness is like sleeping or dreaming.”
A growing focus on presence is occurring naturally in all walks of life, and we are experiencing this in the Twin Cities. Internationally known author Leonard Jacobson spent time in residence at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, teaching simple steps on how to be present. And coming October 5 is “Presence: Summit,” a daylong experience at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in which a variety of speakers, including Joan Steffend and Cyndi Dale, will assist participants in embodying authenticity and presence (see Happenings Events and read more about the event in the September Edge).
Christine Day’s focus, however, melds being present with what many describe as the ascension process — the transformation of human beings into awakened ones who are able to operate in multiple dimensions simultaneously.
That’s why those who teach psychic development are important. Regular use of intuitive skills helps move us out of the “automatic pilot” way of sleepwalking through life and into a more active way of engaging experiences in the present moment. We find new ways of coping that do not involve falling into past emotional patterns that prove destructive to ourselves and others.
A wealth of opportunity exists to learn more about the changing energetics of the planet and how they are affecting the body. Teachers like Jeannie Hamm with Ascension Spirit (listen to the free Edge Talk Radio podcast at http://bit.ly/1tFVG6I) are assisting people in experiencing higher dimensional living.
Personally, I meet all of this change one step at a time. I focus during my daily walks as I learned from the venerable monk Thich Nhat Hanh: We are present with each step.
“Look around,” he says, “and see how vast life is, the trees, the white clouds, the limitless sky. Listen to the birds. Feel the fresh breeze. Life is all around and we are alive and healthy and capable of walking in peace.”