I have subtitled our workshops (the first is being held in May next year), “Have You Heard the Call?” No doubt almost everyone has heard the biblical expression “Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen.” Well, who does the choosing? At times I am almost driven to despair the way most people are brainwashed into thinking small. You are clearly not one of them otherwise you would not be reading this blog post.
Some years ago, the wonderful “Secret” documentary was aired. There is no doubt that it helped many people to begin the process of realising their own magnificence. Critics suggested it had too great an emphasis on material success, and I would agree with them. However it was a brilliant starting point.
The Heroic Journey is not restricted to this incarnation. The spiritual underpinning of our web site filters out left-brain obsessive, this world/life is all there is, closed-minded darlings. I’m sure most people reading this realise that how they leave this world is how they enter the next. In other words our levels of awareness and consciousness may well determine our fate… As eternal spiritual beings, it surely “pays” us to combine the excitement of discovery (who really knows what awaits us?) with making the most of this adventure on the earth plane.
It can never be said too often, despite the sometimes formidable challenges, that our (earth) life goal must be to “follow our bliss.” Following our bliss may well test us to the limit, and many will fall by the wayside. We all know the matrix is designed to make us all debt slaves. Those with dependent families or relatives may well find conflict between personal goals and their family’s needs. T’was ever thus.
Maybe I’m very fortunate, or maybe I’ve made a conscious pursuit of “my bliss” for some time now. Serving others, as a healer and psychotherapist is my bliss. Helping others out of this trance, this prison without bars, is my bliss. None of these pay well. Before I go on however, I do not subscribe to the view that money is the root of all evil. Many wealthy people have made a huge difference to this world.
Now for the controversial bit. Is it possible that the whole incarnation-death-past life review-soul group reunion-plan your next life-reincarnation process might be flawed? If you read one of (Your Life After Death) the amazing Joseph books, in bold type, VERY LARGE BOLD TYPE you will find on page 113 that we do not have to come back to the earth plane. But there’s more. If you study the Gnostics, and I strongly suggest you do, you will find that the whole reincarnation cycle has been hijacked. Pause to take some of this in.
I suspect few days have gone by for most of my life without reading something that is challenging. However I have never got my head around the process of constantly returning to earth having had previous memories of past lives “wiped”. Most spiritual texts will tell you we are here to learn, educate our soul and make our way back to “the Godhead.” If that’s the case it’s obvious to me we would evolve and grow far more if we could access the knowledge and wisdom we had acquired through countless lifetimes. Another thing that’s always puzzled me is that we have to struggle in order to learn. We have to know grief, trauma, betrayal and many other assorted “nasties” to evolve.
As a psychotherapist I have met some people who have had enough struggle in this life to get a free Speedy boarding pass back to the Godhead. Surely it’s obvious that we learn from pain. One thing we learn is that we’d rather not have it. To balance things up however, I’ve had my fair share of pain, especially in the last couple of years and have changed massively as a consequence. Not enough emphasis is placed on learning from beauty, on learning from highly skilled teachers, on learning from love, appreciation and all the good things in life.
Those of you who are serious about taking our Heroic Journey workshops, I sincerely trust you have many doubts about the current state of “reality” on this planet and part of your contribution is to join with others to lift the veil of illusion and deception. I recently “reposted”, God forgive me, a short video on Facebook. The strap line? “So many Selfies, so little knowledge of Self.” To which of course must be added so little knowledge of the construction of reality.
So yet again we arrive at the point where we need to look deep within and wide without. The Heroic Journey is primarily about looking deep within but knowing thyself is somewhat limiting if the context, i.e. life, is a mystery.
Forgive me if my enthusiasm and my passion for a life of purpose, of significance, of service, of wonder and beauty comes over too strongly. I’m not going to be around for another 65 years and wish to use the time I have left here to help as many people as possible whilst following the third and dominant element of my bliss. My life with the beautiful Vanessa.
To repeat, “What is life calling from you?” Ignore calls at your peril; ignore calls at the expense of adventure, of meaning, of transformation. There is nothing I or anyone else can write here to motivate the person who is content with quiet desperation. But if you have heard the call, have decided to embrace it, and have crossed or are about to cross the threshold signup for our May workshop.
Or carry on following your bliss.
Much love, Jack Stewart, November 22, 2017. (see also "Who is the Fool Now?" below)
P.S. the call is getting louder for everyone. Some would describe it as spirit, others as truth vibrations, and even a potential solar flash. Whatever words you use to describe it, the world is waking up, and whether you have realised it or not, you did decide to be part of that awakening. Welcome brother, welcome sister.