Often, when we have difficult experiences with others, the tendency is to say, “They must be here to teach me a lesson”. Bypassing the responsibility onto another, one tends to overlook the life lessons intended and unique for one’s own personal growth. Including, the Divine does not use lower base energies inside of another human to teach us lessons. When there is conflict between two people, there are two lessons being played out according to each person’s life trajectory and maturation with the magnetic pull of planets. Usually, our life lesson has nothing to do with the other person. It is the experience for growth and maturation, individually, influenced by the magnetism of planets in the interaction between two people.
It does not matter who is in the movie. What matters are the forces creating the experience causing one to grow, learn and gain the maturity that is intended for this lifetime. Each person is at their own level, learning a unique lesson at a different pace. All of this is orchestrated by the cosmos, pre-ordained with a fairly predictable life story that can be conveyed through the science of astrology.
One person can be achieving an advanced level of awareness while the other person is learning lessons to prepare themselves for the next life ahead. The stories for each person involved is very, very different. The same applies with husband, wife, children, best friends, lovers, cats and dogs. The experience of life is immensely personal. How one makes decisions, determines how severe the lessons are while abiding in a particular environment with the people that one chooses to surround one’s self with. Depending how like-minded, how mature or advanced the people are determine the quality of life one is living and indicate which planets are influencing the life experiences.
Inside the environment are a cast of characters that color the experience of our growth and maturation process. If one person leaves and one remains, still, the lessons continue in some fashion as one continues to mature, grow and experience the planetary activations dictating the life maturation experience. Change the environment and the lessons continue, only with different characters who resonate and respond to our current life lessons and level of maturation.
As one matures into greater awareness, the stories do change and so do the experiences with others. Through higher forces, love comes pouring in with an attitude of gratitude; that changes life events and everyone surrounding. With the drops of honey in a simple place, in the correct environment for creating a successful maturation process with like-minded people, evolution does happen and the experiences become more gentle. This is where one has the power to transform life and influence others positively.
The evolutionary process on this planet is not about going off to the mountains to isolate one’s self, meditate and live peacefully in bliss forever, alone. Since the advent of the Age of Aquarius, the evolutionary process is completely reliant on group formations and interaction. The mutation that humans are enduring at this time, since the discovery of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (mid-1700’s) is initiated through group participation. It is a biological mutation fostering the super-human species, which is reliant on the collective gathering of like-minded individuals whose function is to serve, share, empower and grow together, in some way.
This is the beauty of ashrams and intentional communities. For it clearly states the intention of its formation and allows those who share a common interest to gather and focus on goals and the activities for improving quality of life. If the group is created as an ashram, it allows the members to focus on their spiritual practice while contributing to the vision and goals. This can help tremendously in creating a higher quality of life, yet, the movie continues to play out in some way, hopefully with kinder, more aware and gentle characters.
No matter the group, personality clashes continue to exist as each person works out their pre-ordained life path filled with tests, lessons, challenges, friction and a bit of chaos as the members push through the growing pains of the human process. Some spiritual communities are governed by a living guru who can overshadow the process of mutation and transformation whilst holding a frequency in the environment. Still, it does not make the process any easier, perhaps it becomes even more challenging as the guru tests the sincerity of the members commitment. For each person has an integral impact on the overall tone of the spiritual community. With a guru, it is expected that one matures, grows and function in a space of accountability.
The lessons remain and so do the influencing forces of the planets pushing one along on the journey through life. Only the characters are subject to change in accordance to how one is making the decisions about where to be and the cognition creating the perception. Hence, the importance of the Yamas and Niyamas in the yoga science tradition.
It does help to keep in mind as one rests their body in a particular place, that we are like an open town-square market with the thought currents, health conditions, karma and desires of everyone inside the group, flowing through and coloring how we feel about ourself, how we are thinking and the overall state of health. Most people do not realize how much they are impacted by others. Even a simple meal at a restaurant prepared by a stranger in the back of the cafe will have a huge impact on one’s state of mind. Wherever one is sitting and eating, one is also taking in the energy of others surrounding. Truly, we are a product of our environment, hence the need to choose wisely were we lay our head or eat our bread.
There are three major pathways that one unconsciously or consciously chooses to travel as they make decisions.
Path of the Personality = a composite of parents DNA that is living out the imprint of the astrological story using lower forces controlled by the emotional mind. This path is lovingly referred to as the path of “ups and downs”, moving from pain to happiness, back and forth, as events happen.
Path of SOUL = moving past the path of “ups and downs”, tasting a deeper state of courage in the decision-making process, one enters the path with a specific route for work on the material plane, stepping into one’s life calling. On this path the direction is usually, unconsciously chosen yet, hopeful as one is spiritually inspired to connect with something higher and more fulfilling.
Path of SPIRIT = resting above the crown chakra, our Higher Self waits patiently for the invitation and responds by entering the system to impress direction, offer inspiration and a downpour of higher, creative thought-forms. In this place, one works for the betterment of humanity inside successful group interactions, consciously. This is the focus of the “sangha”, the spiritual community comprised of spiritually advanced members. In an ordinary community that is not focused on evolving, there is greater strife, chaos and personality challenges to work through. Most people are not connected to higher forces and living in a space of oneness and universal love.
Life travels on three paths, moves around, back and forth much like a holographic design, up and down, in and out, this way and that way.
In the first path, we bump into people as we experience severe tests and crisis, disappointment, lessons, heart-break and bouts of depression. The ego uses greed, desire, insecurity, fear, competition and delusion as the unconscious operating hub. It can be severely challenging and filled with drama.
The second life path brings us to the people who are resonate for working together or to clear karma as we mature, refine and humble our ego, gain greater understanding, a wider perspective, deepen our compassion and work towards becoming more patient in a state of grace.
Most people miss this path, giving up and settling back into sensual desires, fear or lack of self-confidence continuing the path of “ups and downs” and holding on tightly, attached to someone or some place.
The third path gets to enjoy life on this planet as one is calm, peaceful and relaxed, in a state of grace expressing the qualities of compassion, gentleness and gratitude. It is ideal and the goal that is written in most people’s pre-destined life map, yet, hardly ever tasted as a reality.
People like patterns as they feel safe, familiar and predictable without realizing that life is truly about change. Most people fall into a rut and respond to life from their senses, which are heavily influenced by a life driven by desire. Not until the disciplines of purification and right moral living have been applied does the life trajectory and experiences mellow out, become calm, more gentler and rise up to a higher frequency of experience that has a blissful quality.
With the process of maturing, mindful application of the Yoga science, the loving forces flow, guiding us into the correct environments with a continuing evolution of characters participating in our movie. Those who live and move with an open heart chakra make life experiences much easier to navigate. Thank heavens for the mutation.
“To see clearly, to see one’s way, where one is going, why one is going there, how one is to go there and what one is going to do and what is the kind of relation with others…..That is the problem so wonderfully interesting – it is interesting – and you can always discover things every minute!
You can never have finished your work.
There is a time, there is a certain state of consciousness when you have the feeling that you are in a condition with all the weight of the world lying heavy upon you and besides you are going in blinkers and do not know where you are going, but there is something which is pushing you. And that is truly a very unpleasant condition.
And there is another moment when one draws oneself up and is able to see what is there above, and one becomes it; then one looks at the world as though from the top of a very high mountain and one sees all that is happening below; then one can choose one’s way and follow it. That is a more pleasant condition. This then is truly the truth, you are upon earth for that, surely.
All individual beings and all the little concentrations of consciousness were created to do this work. It is the very reason for existence; to be able to become fully conscious of a certain sum of vibrations representing an individual being and put order therein and find one’s way and follow the way.
…..This is not to say that necessarily all things would become pleasant. It is not that at all. But your reaction towards things becomes the true reaction and instead of suffering, you learn; instead of being miserable, you go forward and progress.
~ The Mother
The Soul and It’s Powers, page 53-54