The next crucial Commitment that comes onto our List here is a decision to attune ourselves to FOLLOW THE ENERGY, however it may present itself, thereby making our lives into a flow rather than a struggle.
On the surface, this may seem to be a confusing and nebulous approach. After all, we are all part of a world that is, literally, overflowing with potential "energies." How does a person choose which energy to follow? Therein lies the challenge of living.
There are no good or bad energies. All people and things are just energy ...... which is, essentially, neutral. However, some vibrations seem particularly useful and attractive to us. Other vibrations can repulse. The reason for our implied hierarchy in this study (the order of commitments), is to provide some criteria for weeding through the potential energies, and help us discern where our "home" is. In energy terminology, that "homing signal" is called a Signature Vibration.
At the primary level, living is very simple. We inhale, we exhale. We eat, we eliminate. We sleep, we work, we play, we make love. The urge to survive surrounds and encompasses all that we do, so that focus can be achieved in physical form. Anything that requires us to go beyond the primal instincts to discern our direction, in any circumstance, puts us at risk of dissociating from our physical body and becoming misaligned. In short, we lose our connection with SELF, and wander away from "home."
All progress takes place in a state of imbalance. Necessity is the mother of invention. We experience desire or need, and we move toward meeting that goal, filling that void. And even the most "set" breeds of animal can become susceptable to an infusion of alien energy (thought forms, ideas) if we determine that aligning with these new energies can assist us in being more efficient in our drive to survive. This we call evolution. If we add to that dynamic the corresponding inner urges --- the desire and curiosity to explore --- the velocity of the urge to evolve goes off the chart.
Herein lies the dilemma. At what point do we consider ourselves to have been "abducted" by "our aliens," and carried away from "home," without a way to get back? At what point do we (or did we, as a species), allow ourselves to move from being sentient, grounded energy forms ---- at one with our physical environment --- to being "talking heads" whose bodies and emotions often appear to be our enemy?
The answer to this question could fill several books. And that is not our purpose here, anyway. We have already evolved. We are no longer merely primal life forms. We have mated with the "Gods" and we are a whole new species. But how do we maintain a harmonious balance between our animal nature and our God self? How can we evolve to the point where we are truly, beautifully HUMAN?? (It often appears to me that "Mankind is the missing link between anthropoid apes and fully evolved human beings."
For our purposes here, our experiences suggest a simple, yet profound solution. In order to maintain a balance between both sides of our hybrid nature, we choose to LIVE as INSTINCTIVELY as possible, always moving forward according to the best impulses that our body can provide. In so doing, we will behave honestly --- as children do at play, fully feeling through the journey with all our being. Then, at regular intervals, we can choose to stop and evaluate our path --- based upon the best ideals and life lessons we have accumulated to date.
Plato once said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." This wonderful principle is fulfilled by the second part of this process. What Plato didn't tell us is the fact that a person cannot "examine" his life and live it at the same time. Too much analysis causes paralysis. And, indeed, that is what is running rampant in our society today.
A commitment to follow the energy involves three things
1. Do what you want to do, when you want to do it. If you are blocked from fulfilling that goal, carefully examine if your course of action is harming another, or if your current goal is truly what the core of you wants. If you are certain that you are not harming anyone, and that you really "want" what you are seeking, keep at it until you have attained your prize. Do it in the moment. If the desire dies, it's often best to let the goal die with it. (there are some exceptions to this, but they are few.)
2. Realize that we are the creators of our own reality. That means that everything about our universe is the product of our own design (at the more expanded level of consciousness). With this in mind, it can be very useful to own that it is "impossible" for us to really want something and not provide ourselves with a way to get it. Therefore, if our goal continues to elude us, there may be something wrong in the selection process for our activities. Perhaps we are being overly influenced by the "aliens," huh?
We are living in a time where heaven is being installed on the Earth. As a whole, humankind has made the determination that we don't want to have our "pie in the sky, by and by." Instead, we want to bring the pie (and the sky) down "here," so that we can fully experience the tactile joy of every bite. With this in mind, it naturally follows that any goal which involves too much STRUGGLE has probably somehow gotten misconstrued or misaligned. In such a case, the chances are that we have overlaid a lot of "like to's" onto our "wanter," and lost our own natural way. Or, perhaps, we are being operated from an IDEALISTIC PLACE that does not include compassion for our body and a healthy recognition of our emotional needs. Self-sacrifice is the result. Those days are also coming to an end.
3. Purpose to place your own body and your own emotions squarely in the center of the place where you formulate your ideals. This is called moving and deciding from an Integrated Self, rather than a consciousness that secretly holds natural desires and needs in a place of disdain. The Crusades are over. There is no one left to save. Anyone functioning on the Earth with what appears to be an "unhealthy," or "dysfunctional" state is probably doing so because their soul needs to log into that experience for its evolution. Why fight it? Why tilt at windmills? Go with the flow. It'll feel better all around.
Helping others and loving others can be a wonderful experience, when it comes from a place of DESIRE and JOY, rather than obligation and "social responsibility." Everyone reading this has probably received a gift from someone who bought it simply because it was "expected." How did it feel to receive that gift? Have we fully grasped the fact that much of life on the physical plane today is being run that way?
To sum it all up: A decision to follow the energy puts us fully in our body and allows us to be guided by the best feedback mechanism ever created --- the human body. If in doubt, we leave it out. Or, we initiate a time of evaluation that helps us overcome the doubt and move ahead. Having achieved that, we gleefully spend every Now Moment on the look-out for the intersection between our strongest desire and our nearest available opportunity to fulfill it.
Imagine what living like this would be like. If we have to imagine that, then we're already off the path! If this is the case, we must stop whatever we are doing and head for "home." We do not worry about passing "go," and we "certainly" do not worry about collecting that $200.
Choose life. If we don't, it will choose us. It will capture us and ride us mercilessly. After all, we are the ones who have given up our power, are we not?