Please talk about obedience to authority vs. willfulness, and where to find balance between the two.
At this point in the evolution of the species, you are called upon to find and follow the knowing of your essential self and to follow this knowing as your ultimate authority. We realize that although easily said, it is not easy to discriminate between the reactive self, possessed by patterns of the past, and the essential whole self, present fully to the moment. This is the call, for each and all to connect to the ineffable knowing that is beyond the selfish ego-driven, motive directed persona that is so frequently mis-identified as the being that you know yourself to be.
There are and will be many false prophets and in your hunger to know, or to find a place of peace, in your search to awaken, you all too readily relinquish responsibility for yourself and your welfare to others who present themselves as more evolved or awake than you perceive yourself to be. The time of giving over your power to others must come to an end NOW! There is nothing now other than personal accountability. In cases where circumstances occur that seem beyond your control, you must, and we say this emphatically, you must claim your power in the response that you choose to those circumstances.
There has been much discussion about the law of attraction and there are those who misconstrue the notion of vibratory resonance drawing circumstance of like vibration as somehow a cause for blame when the circumstances that are attracted are less than pleasant. This is like blaming a ball for falling when dropped from a height. Gravity does what gravity does and the law of attraction does what the law of attraction does. The judgment of the attracted circumstances is often extrapolated to a judgment of the person experiencing the circumstances. The judgment in its very nature is flawed and misdirected. The circumstances are simply an indicator of the influences at work, just as the falling ball is an indicator of gravity at work.
So, a big part of the awakening that is taking place, and must take place, is founded in a reconnection to the essential self, the knowing that is beyond the ego, the knowing that is pure of influence and that is its own authority. In all circumstances, whatever they are, the goal is to be awake enough to take appropriate action and to be accountable for whatever action it is that you ultimately take. It is by taking responsibility, by being accountable, that you reconnect to your power, your creative, vital source.
Be cautioned that responsibility and accountability, although often mistaken for such, are worlds apart from blame or assignment of fault. Blame is a vehicle of domination and disempowerment; while responsibility is the gathering in of the affect of one’s life and a level of ownership that has the power, through choice, to move one from victimhood to active co-creation of, and participation in life.