Research writer Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div OHPM, ROMC
The Final Doorway to Divine Awareness
What!? As you read the title to this article, I can imagine that some of you are sharply sucking in air, feeling a kick in your solar plexus and/or feeling a slightly violent resistance to the idea that being fully human could possibly help you achieve the ultimate level of Divine Awareness. Yet every fiber of my being is crying out that ‘being fully human’ is indeed the “final frontier” to be explored on our current spiritual journey. (This idea recently floated to the top of my awareness while planning the presentation schedule for the upcoming Oneness Consciousness Conference. My guidance was quite specific about the fact that the speaking would be done in shorter segments with sound, music and body movement added at the end of each segment to help people fully integrate the information just received.)
My Body, My Self Most paths of awareness teach that you must “tame” your human emotions in order to be “spiritual;” That you must always find a positive aspect to situations; that you must NOT let your emotions get in the way; that you must not speak something that could be perceived as judgmental. As a first step in practicing heightened awareness, I found value in noticing my emotions enough to set them aside in searching for spiritual solutions to my earthly challenges.
Now, however, after years of seeking, I’ve found the true value of my human experience: that in order to be Spirit having a human experience, I MUST learn how to UTILIZE my emotions as key signposts for my life instead of suppressing, “rising above” or denying them. One element that needs to be in place for this to happen is for me to fully inhabit my body, head to toe, so that I can be fully engaged enough on the physical plane to FEEL my emotions and their impact on my body, mind and soul.
The question that keeps coming forward is, as spiritual pioneers, how can we make friends with that most human (and sometimes scary) part of us – our emotions?
A Resource for Context Years ago I read “Conversations with God, Book 3” by Neal Donald Walsch. I book marked the pages on which he explored the purpose of emotions for our human experience and often I’ve used it as a resource in working with my clients in helping them reframe situations based on their emotional reaction to them.
Now these concepts come back to me in a new light – that of partnering with my body for increasing my levels of awareness as well as for health and well-being. I’m no longer willing to suppress, ignore or “rise above” my emotions; I want to learn what doorways these human feelings can unlock on my personal roadmap to greater awareness.
In “Conversations with God, Book 3 (Pages 24- 27),” here is how God explained what was referred to as “the five natural emotions”:
“GRIEF is that part of you which allows you to say goodbye when you don’t want to say goodbye; to express – push out, propel – the sadness within you at the experience of any loss.”
“ANGER is the tool you have which allows you to say, ‘No, thank you.'”
“ENVY is the emotion that makes you want to do [something] again; to try harder; to continue striving until you succeed.”
“The purpose of natural FEAR is to build in a bit of caution. Caution is a tool that helps keep the body alive. It is an outgrowth of love. Love of Self.”
“LOVE, when it is allowed to be expressed and received – normally and naturally, without limitation or condition, inhibition or embarrassment, does not require anything more. For the joy of love expressed and received in this way is sufficient unto itself.”
As Signposts, Emotions Can Be Very Useful Tools Indeed Knowing these “natural” purposes of emotion, I then can feel my emotions (or experience them coming at me from another person) with the intention of recognizing what that emotion is trying to signal to me. Is there a resistance to sadness or saying goodbye? Has a personal boundary been breached? Is there an unfulfilled desire to reach higher? Is Self being threatened in some way? Is an insufficiency of heart-felt connection being spotlighted? Instead of getting “hooked” into drama by emotions, these signposts help me see a much broader spectrum of the energies at work and what is being asked of me in the face of those energies so that I can continue to grow.
The Doorway to Freedom Responding to emotions in this way, there is a doorway to Center, where the Silent Witness can show the bigger picture and where the pathway is more clearly marked on anyone’s personal roadmap. There is also access to greater levels of compassion as well as heightened awareness; unencumbered by the energies of suppression, the ‘natural emotions’ can emerge once more – the doorway to Divine Consciousness swings wide.
Making the Invisible Visible As each human learns to make friends with all emotions, embracing and honoring being fully human, the New Earth is being birthed. That New Earth will be fully formed as soon as we learn how to express our emotions in their ‘natural’ forms. With that tool comes not only freedom of being, but also joy, harmony and Oneness – heaven on earth is achieved.
“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” ~ Robert Bresson
I invite you to join me in making the invisible (our ‘natural emotions’) visible – each of our experiences adds to the richer tapestry of what it means to be a human being. We co-create, with ease and grace, the perfect balance of our Divine Feminine with our Divine Masculine – and we each contribute equally along the way by sharing our stories with one another in love and compassion.