Remembering our reason for being


In my September column, I wrote that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are living with all kinds of chaos spinning around us – seemingly through us – but each of us has the ability to make a conscious choice to promote peace and love with every action and step we take. Instead of waiting for someone to pave the way for us, we can live awakened lives in spite of the fear we see outside of ourselves.

At the end of the column, I wrote: "You can also go up in the woods and never come back. In that case, it will be you who I am waiting for." I was implying that we are all connected. I am you and you are me and we are all together. If you run and hide in the woods, because the world is too scary, then part of me is with you there – and a part of me is still here, moving forward, one step at a time.

Sometimes I swim in subtlety. Some readers didn’t understand what I was saying at the time. One reader e-mailed about the increasing fear she is feeling in response to the events in her life and in the world. The reader wondered if I also felt like finding shelter from the storm, whether I literally felt like going into the woods and never coming back. I tried responding to the reader, saying that sometimes I feel that way, but I don’t think that is the answer – but my e-mail would not go through.

So to the dear reader who is feeling fear, and to each of you reading these words, I say to you now: Be brave and don’t be afraid to be who you are.

Our next challenge
In that ethereal space where our eternal souls rest, gathering momentum and initiative to take on another incarnation in this physical dimension on Earth, we couldn’t wait to come into body once again. We were overjoyed that our next challenge would be more difficult than the last, and quite honestly, we felt we could do even more. We spent hours imagining how we would grow as children, learn as teenagers and become self-empowered adults, willing and able to share our unique gifts with our community of souls. Whatever challenge came our way, we would be more than able to overcome it. We could rise above every obstacle and become a more brilliant light than ever before.

Easier said than done. Easier imagined than done.

I never imagined that I would be telling you this, but it is not easy being a human being. From the poorest pauper on the street to the wealthiest person on the planet, and from the most evil convict to the most holy adept, each one of us struggles. This isn’t lighter-than-air gas that we’re scurrying around in. We live in a dense world, with gravity to hold us down, with atoms and molecules that bind together to form concrete and other solid material. And in that denseness, thought patterns of fear and hatred and scarcity and pain linger easily in our collective consciousness.

However, our bodies are as sensitive as the world is solid. There is a transparent membrane that separates each of our cells. Fluids and energy are constantly flowing in and around our beings. We are electric. We are liquid. And we are soul, seated in the core of our body, operating in multiple dimensions simultaneously. Our children and our pets are keenly aware of things we cannot see. Most adults are like billion-channel satellite TV sets that have been programmed to receive only one. And most of us don’t like what we’re watching.

Your full potential
The good news is that each of us still has the ability to connect with the frequencies of the universe. The connecting software has not been removed. It takes intention. And there are many teachers, described in this publication and throughout your community, who can help you reconnect to your full potential. They are here to help you remember. They are here to put you back on track, back in step with your original plan, the one you were so eager to achieve as you made your way into your body.

The question is, do you want to remember? Do you want to carry on? Do you want to actively shine your light into every darkened doorway you come across? You came into the body as a soul with infinite capabilities, as a shining star with enough light to fill the galaxy. You have the opportunity of a lifetime. Do you want it?

Be brave and don’t be afraid to be who you are. w

Copyright © 2005 Tim Miejan. All rights reserved.

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Tim Miejan is a writer who served as former editor and publisher of The Edge for twenty-five years. Contact him at [email protected].


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