The Self Project
Within the larger framework of reality, everything you create through
your thoughts and emotions is part of an intimate dance toward your
spiritual growth, and your interpretation and response to a situation
determine the outcome you experience. Taking the time to unwind and
relax in a peaceful setting and focusing on your breath can do wonders
for expanding your perspective.
The simple act of asking why can also
unlock your fixation and liberate your thinking, opening you to new vistas
of possibility, as if you were taking a hot-air balloon ride over a glorious
countryside and seeing the world in a new light.
You must learn the art of
detachment: to silently observe and pay attention to what your mind is
Allow yourself a few moments of illumination and look for the
humor in the lesson being offered.
Your inner world and the intricate
workings of your mind are rich with answers and solutions; you must take
the time to look within and pay attention to what your senses say.
People often want to know what will happen in the years ahead and the
answer is, It depends on what you believe.
A belief in an empowered
existence, where all people are valued, will serve your world well. You
must first accept that it is your responsibility to initiate the necessary
changes required to achieve the desired results.
What feelings do you
have about change? Do you consider change a hard and difficult
process, a struggle that sets you up for failure and loneliness, or does the
notion of change call to mind the glorious and effortless unfolding of the
P B R Before you begin this exercise
Three Week Exercise
As an exercise for exploring your beliefs about change, find
thirteen photographs of yourself from various ages, ranging from early
childhood to sometime near the present. Choose photos depicting only
yourself in the scene, shots that are interesting rather than exclusively
glamorous or unflattering. Then on the next new moon, full moon,
eclipse, or whenever you feel like playing this game, set your intentions
to open the timelines into various versions of yourself, and proceed to
play with these thirteen pictures for three weeks—or longer, if you like.
Find a convenient location in your home, a place you pass by often but
where your project will remain undisturbed, and proceed to lay out your
Use your imagination and arrange them in various formations
using geometric shapes, the zodiac, spirals—whatever comes to mind.
Look at the pictures as often as you like. Talk to them. What do they say
to you? Pay attention to any beliefs about change that the pictures bring
Throughout the three weeks, rearrange the layout by changing the
order and relationship of one photo to another. Be spontaneous and
playful and allow the photos to teach you about yourself. Each photo
holds a version of you, who in that moment had no idea of what the next
moment held, yet each picture implies that change occurred again and
Your beliefs can become as flexible as you choose, like supple trees
bending with the weight of winter snow patiently awaiting the warm
security of spring’s soothing sun.
The current state of global uncertainty
reflects the inner energy projected from the mass psyche. On one hand,
the most exciting, life-liberating opportunities are coming to build
sustainable probabilities: astounding new healing techniques through
communication with other realms, an almost instantaneous changeover
of energy resources, and amazing discoveries for providing clean water
and air are just a few of the many discoveries hovering on the horizon.
Other probabilities hold the course open for those who are angry and
afraid to be in charge of their lives—and this path is not much fun. As you
expand your consciousness and find other pastures to graze in, other
mountains and mesas to climb from which to view reality, the most
difficult aspect of the expansion will be watching those who choose not to
You are here to witness, and a witness is one of the most
difficult positions to occupy. A witness does not close his or her eyes; a
witness sees and then reports about what transpires. It is tremendously
challenging and often very difficult to experience the full range of
emotional possibility— from the heights of exquisite joy to the depths of fear, hatred, and hopeless despair. As
your heart opens, you will soar with those who fly and find it challenging
to watch and feel with others who choose the depths of disempowerment.
Watching and feeling the courage of others, while they experience those
momentous melodies of emotion, takes you to your greatness. It is a fine line that your world walks in
these days of human transformation.
When you choose the path of empowerment, there are times when you
must deal with life on a very profound level.