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~ The Burning Issue ~
I went to Afrika Burns (like Burning Man) this past weekend and the most profound experience for me was being in a society (however temporary) without money.
Most of the people there opened up to the beautiful flow of life ~ that ‘give and receive pendulum’ did not swing about so crazily as it does in our current society… it seemed more balanced and with that balance came this emotional space of harmony and unconditional love.
There was no judgement ~ everyone was happy to express who they were at that moment in time… there were also no hierarchical levels that people like to define themselves by (particularly when it comes to money)… no-one was overly attached to anything… people felt free to express themselves any way they wanted to and it was truly magnificent!
And that really is the crux of the matter… in our society we judge everything… what car you drive… what work you do… how much money you make… how you are dressed… how thin you are… even how spiritual you are… it is all about hierarchical levels… better or worse… and it has got to stop because as Wayne Dyer says,
When you criticise another you are simple projecting something of yourself (that you don’t particularly like) onto someone else… when you are irritated with someone else… that which irritates you is actually something in yourself that you haven’t yet had the courage to face or can’t for some reason see… and the universe is simply showing it to you so that you can see it and deal with it… and you don’t face it with judgement… you face it with love… unconditional love and forgiveness… for it is the experience that matters not what is right or wrong!
Judgement of others makes you feel less than ~ it makes you attract things into your life that you feel you deserve (which is an experience that is “less than” that which you deserve)… what I realised out there in the desert is that without money this mental block or boundary falls away to some extent… and when it does fall away (when it is released) it allows integrity and truth to flow in… and with integrity comes freedom of expression and a deep self love and acceptance… and with this comes the flow of inner bliss… that abundance that we all are so desperately searching for.
In our current society people have lost their sense of belonging because they can’t perceive that they belong in a space that is so impersonal and unwelcoming… but how can one feel welcomed and a part of something if they are standing in judgement of it?
Harmony and peace begins within you… when you find it… the world will become like that little temporary town in the desert called Afrika Burns… a space of love… of self expression… and of harmony.
Transformation begins when you see that "all that is within you" is like the jewel within the lotus ~ perfect in everyway... this state of being may not fit well to begin with... but with a little faith and loads of grace you will soon be wearing it like a warm and comfy coat on a beautiful winters day.
So stop making choices that re-affirm the belief that you are "less than" and start make ones that affirm that you are more than you can possibly believe... because you are not one thing or one expression... you are an infinite being in possession of unlimited potential ~ the only limiting factor in this is you.
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