May 2011 Monthly Visions: Moving from False Authority to Authentic Autonomy
a message from Dana Mrkich
I’ll be honest. I had a hard time getting in the space to write these Monthly Visions this month. Yep I forgot April’s Monthly Visions advice to connect to my inner zero point and I was hovering out of my Vortex for about a week there. How many times have I written ‘don’t let external events determine your inner reality’? Yet something well and truly took the wind out of my sail on May Day: The official announcement that Osama had been killed, and the ensuing celebrations by flag-waving patriots that they had finally smoked the evil one out of his cave and dumped him in the ocean where he belonged. The SuperMan good guys scored a goal for Team “Truth, Justice and the American Way” and the world could sleep a little more sound that night. Hmmm...
Leaving the topic of ‘Is he or isn’t he dead?/Has he actually been dead for years?’ debate aside, did anyone hear any mainstream news media commented on the astounding amount of data indicating that perhaps Osama and Al-Qaeda weren’t behind 9/11, but that there may have been other forces with other agendas at work there? Did anyone hear any mainstream news media mentioning how many innocent civilians, international journalists and troops have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since the US and coalition’s ‘War on Terror’ – it’s estimated the figure is 303 times the amount of people killed on 9/11!!! We are talking almost a million people!! (You can find some interesting figures backed up by official sources here:
As masses of the population united in a collective Shadow dance of ‘the bad guy is dead’, our personal tendencies to project onto the Other all that we disown and fear within was on high beam display. In reality nothing, whether on the personal or global level, is so black and white. There is no ‘us and them’. Rarely is the ‘good guys and bad guys’ story as clear cut as the movies would have us believe. Yet May Day showed that we still love a good movie as long as we all live happily ever after, with no real conscious thought or action or questioning on our part. The real causes of our terror may still be lurking in the shadows, but pointing out someone else who we believe is ‘really bad’ makes us feel relieved, as if that somehow absolves us of any such badness. In actual fact, all we are doing is abdicating our responsibility (three words that have come up many times this week) to find the real causes of our problems so that we can powerfully find real solutions for our dreams and desires. Why do we do this? As scared as we are of living with fears and restrictions, are we even more scared to actually live with authentic freedom? And in a nutshell, this is really what sent me off balance this past week, pondering how many people on this planet are still unconsciously choosing the illusion of freedom at the cost of quite the opposite for not only themselves but millions of others?
Yet how can one choose an alternative door of reality or reality perception if you really don’t see it or believe in it, or think your door is perfectly fine? And who are we to judge anyway? Doesn’t every spiritual master say that all doors and choices are fine, that everyone has their own path to their own destination? Yet one thing just keeps bothering me. While I respect everyone’s decision to choose the door of choice for them, it angers and saddens me no end that not everyone can see ALL the doors!! None of us can. How is that a fair choice? How is that freedom? It isn’t and that is why we have all been looking forward to this Shift for so long. This is known as the time of revelations – when all that is hidden is revealed with our graduation gift being a rise in vibration and consciousness for the whole planet and everything on it, opening us to more doors of reality and perception and choice. Bring it on, I say!! I want to see all the doors available to us, I want everyone to see all the doors available to them! Then choose away to your heart’s content!
Yes I know the whole theme of this huge cycle we’ve been karmically travelling has been about experiencing certain doors and intentionally being blind to others...blah blah....but we’re coming to the end of that cycle now, right? So, I’m thinking it’s high time some more doors starting getting blasted open for more people. Yes I know it’s happening, I’d just like to see it happening a lot faster with more gusto. Sure everything in its right time – but surely that includes our own inner alarm clocks that are ringing loudly, arousing us from our spiritual slumbers and awakening us into a new phase of conscious action. Our awakening has a greater purpose beyond the personal. Our awakening has a planetary, collective purpose, and it is time for more of us to step into that greater purpose.
It is true that all we each have to do is be our best possible true self, and we will be fulfilling our role in our giant jigsaw. Change starts within, and you can’t change anyone except yourself. Yet it is time for us all to expand what we believe we are capable of doing as individual beings. It is time for us all to expand our concept of just how influential and inspirational our individual actions and thoughts can be. While we are not responsible for shifting others, that can only happen from within, we are all responsible in our own way to shift this awakening up a notch, if we feel called to do so. By that I mean, if you work for a magazine for example and you keep getting a nudge to run a certain story but are sure the editor will say no, don’t just give up before even trying. Pitch the story, and even if you don’t get that story published, maybe you’ll get something close. Point being, we all need to stop automatically deferring to external authority, and start following our inner autonomy.
On the upside regardless of which side of the conspiracy theory fence you are sitting on, one thing is being made very clear: the majority of people do want freedom and peace and I believe that that collective desire will get us there. Some of us might get there in a harmonious way, others a more challenging way, but surely being united in a common desire counts for something when it comes to co-creating a different kind of future?
There is a story of a positive little boy who upon entering a room filled with manure smiled widely saying “With all this s*@$ there must be a pony here somewhere!” So too, with all this heavy Shadow stuff intensifying on not just the global level but in many of our personal lives, there must be a massive amount of incoming truth and light creating that Shadow!
The best way to hand over all power, control and responsibility for our lives is to believe in lies. The problem is, what happens if we have believed a lie for so long we just assume it’s the truth? How do you stop believing a lie if you don’t even know it is one? How do you even decipher between what is truth and what is not? Asking someone to ‘tell you the truth’ isn’t necessarily going to work, because they might be totally convinced that what they are saying is true even if it is not. This becomes dangerous when they are in a position of authority, whether it’s your parent, teacher, doctor, priest, political or spiritual ‘leader’ or nightly news broadcaster. We rationalise ‘well this person I see as my authority, or the authority on the matter, said it, so it must be true.’ Unless we were lucky enough to be raised in a conscious environment, we never really learned to think with our hearts, to feel with our souls, to sense with our energy. Quite the opposite, we were taught to completely ignore those things and to ‘do as you’re told, stop questioning everything, you’ll get into trouble with that kind of attitude’. If we did learn to do these things, we would soon start seeing the difference between truths and lies as clearly as if a neon light was flashing above someone’s head.
With ‘the Apocalypse’ now coming toward us like a speeding train (this is a good time to remind everyone that Apocalypse means ‘lifting of the veil’, ‘revelation’, ‘that which has been hidden to be revealed’) we are currently experiencing a personal and collective lifting up of the carpets. While the upside of this time of revelations is that much truth is being and is yet to be revealed, the other side of the process is that all the lies that have been swept under the carpet are coming up like a choking dust storm. New lies that don’t want the old lies to be revealed are emerging out of nowhere. Old lies that you thought had died long ago are suddenly in your face again.
Deeply imbedded family beliefs that your cells may have carried without your conscious awareness are likely confronting you in one way or other. It may be blatantly and directly or subtly via the blocks you keep coming up against that are intensifying now. We are becoming aware of where we are still holding on to our parent’s or grandparent’s beliefs/lies like ‘you’ll never afford that’, ‘you can’t make a living doing that’, ‘get back to reality’, ‘who do you think you are’ and so on.
The good news is, for those who are starting to think with their hearts, feel with their souls and sense with their energy, anything that is not true is clear as a bell. Everyone has their own body signs of when they hear something that is true, or not true. Some of us experience truth as tingles in our body, our heart beating excitedly, an inner knowing of ‘yes’ this is true, or a general inexplicable feeling that is as strong as knowing the difference between a train track clicking into place or not. Some experience lies as having no energy, like the voice saying it is hollow or disconnected from something, like a knot in the stomach or a general sick or cold feeling. Everyone is different, but where we are all the same is this: your body knows the difference between something that is true for you, and something that is not. It is really, really, time to start listening to your body!
In these times of ‘revelations’, we can expect both major truths and major lies or distortions of truth, to confront us. It’s time to take responsibility for how we choose to respond to what it is we hear and see. We need to think twice (the second time with our heart if not the first) before we believe what we are told just because it comes from someone ‘in authority’. A word of warning: if you choose to see and perhaps even share what you feel is truth, you might be dismissed as crazy, a conspiracy theorist or a leftie hippie, all meant to infer that you just have no common sense, are unpatriotic and just don’t understand how the world works. The irony is, you may be standing there with a truckload of intelligent, factual evidence supporting your case, but such is the stronghold of ‘authority’ that people will ignore a truth unless it is made ‘official’ by someone in ‘authority’.
It is time to let go of our addiction to false authority, and turn inward to our authentic autonomy. If we believe that the big bad boogeyman outside us can threaten our lives, we also must believe that there is someone outside us who has the power to better our lives. We are the ones who have the power to change our lives. We are the ones who will determine how our world looks in 2013 and beyond. As the Hopi say, We are the ones we have been waiting for.
(c) Dana Mrkich 2011. Permission is granted to share this article freely on the condition that the author is credited, and the URL is included.