Becoming Aware of Becoming Aware by Jim Self
A shift is occurring within the hearts of humanity. We are finding a new passion within and recognizing that who we are counts. “I Am valuable, important and significant. I matter and I have a contribution to make!” This passion is igniting within each of us. This shift is taking place across the world in every town and village and in the hearts of each child, woman and man. A connection is being made one heart to another. In this connection of caring, sharing, giving and receiving, a spark within the heart ignites and grows.
This awakening consciousness has no limits. It is a shift that is taking us all into a higher dimensional awareness; a higher, more aligned way of life. We are “becoming aware of becoming aware.” We are beginning to remember who we are. We are recognizing imbalances in our lives and asking ourselves, “What’s really important to me? What truly makes me happy?”
The answer isn’t found by gaining more of the world outside but in gaining more of the “me” within. In our rush to the top we have left a part of ourselves behind. We have traded respect for competition, kindness for advantage, and giving for taking. We’ve lost touch with our “Inner Guidance,” which always directs us to a higher, more vibrant place. This higher place is a place where cooperation, support and understanding create deeper trust, friendship and compassion. From one way of life toward another.
This transition is not only altering our consciousness, it is changing the world around us. A shift, by definition, is the “movement from one position to another” or a “change in direction.” The third-dimensional world as we have known it is crumbling around us. The old ways were designed by governments and corporations to support and provide well-being to its citizens. These outmoded ways no longer work. All of these systems are deteriorating: governmental, legal, health, social services, education, food quality, political, monetary, protection of the environment, and more. All are broken. But now, when we look a little deeper, we find there is a new passion growing. Individuals, groups, and companies offer new ideas that clean the Earth, recycle waste and create new power sources. More companies offer employee ownership, day care, equal pay and much more.
The creation of Heaven on Earth is unfolding before us. We are at the beginning of this new way of life, not the end. But each of us must awaken now. Each must make the shift within. Many are awake while countless numbers are still fast asleep — but not for long. We will each experience becoming aware in our own unique ways. For some it will be powerful and alive; for others it will be slower and more cautious, but we will all walk a common path. A tool to expand your choices.
Allow me to offer you an exercise that will rapidly take you down this path. This exercise will interrupt your third-dimensional habits and assist you to remember who you are. First, create a list of words. Pick words that make you feel good. Select words that you would like to be known by in your world. For example: insightful, kind, respectful, purposeful, gracious, gratitude, integrity, dignified, caring or helpful. Make it a long list, choosing words that will help you remember your “Self.” It is within the words that you will awaken. Next, choose four or five of those words that make you feel especially good as you experience them. Try each of them on and see how they feel.
Then, take one word each day for a week and BE that word. Demonstrate this word in every situation and notice how it makes you feel. You will notice that when you become intentional about being the word, you feel more alert, aware, present in the “Now” moment and in charge of yourself on your own terms. If you find you have slipped out of the word, simply smile and become the word once again.
One note of caution however: This exercise produces side-effects that generally lead to feelings of certainty, well-being, command and happiness. Yes, there is a shift occurring and the shift is within you! Jim Self is an international teacher, speaker and author.
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