by Zen Gardner
December 14, 2015
No man ever steps in the
same river twice.
For it is not the same river,
and it is not the same man.
There is nothing permanent
It seems things change more than we
think - way more and in more ways.
Even when we're aware of the underlying
reality of constant change, we reference new changes by our memory
and perception of old changes. And those were based on previous
We seem to be judging change by points of previous attachment, even
though they continually shift. That cannot be very accurate. Nor
While assessing a particular situation, as my mind wandered backward
to find context, I was surprised to realize how strongly and easily
I was able to reference my previous "points of view".
It jolted me knowing I'm not that person
any more yet it was so very available in my consciousness. But
that's how the mind is wired. A lot of information is stored there
awaiting activation depending on our perspective and awareness.
Hence we often have to wade through a
mire of influences whether we want to or not.
Everything's shifting. And in shifting ways, in a shifting
perception of change.
I realized what I was comparing to was a
sort of emotional imprint. I was looking back to different periods
of time in my life in comparison to what I'm going through now,
consciously conjuring up old impressions in contrast to a current
I found myself doing this for whatever reason.
There's so much that flows through our
minds as we seek meaning and definition.
But that really struck me. I realized how I frequently use old
imprints to gauge comparative changes. Not necessarily bad in itself
as there's no doubt something to learn from experience, but I
shouldn't compare to times in my life when I was relatively
unconscious. There is virtually no basis in comparative reality
there once I've woken up to true conscious awareness.
More importantly, these current vibrational changes we're
experiencing are completely new, as am I.
Recalling old imprints can subtly
reinforce my attachment to them. Looking in relation to an old
perceived set point will only let me see so far. It's almost beyond
comparing apples to oranges when it comes to perception shifts. They
just don't compare, even dimensionally.
Another analogy might be a rock climber who won't fully let go of
his gear attached to the lower rungs he made in his ascent. He'll
only get so far. As you go higher your perspective shifts
phenomenally, but he won't get to those really inspiring views if he
won't let go of those lower footholds that got him started.
These memory reference points are psychically embedded in emotions
and memory clusters. It's very similar to the crystalline knots a
massage therapist works out of muscle tissue that then have to be
flushed from the system.
Memory can be an anchor as well as a guide.
Letting Go in
a Shifting Reality
It's all good if we let this shifting reality pass and we have solid
anchors in conscious awareness.
However a lot of people are fighting
these very present and persistent changes, consciously and
subconsciously. We've known these major shifts in not just our
perception but the dystopian world around us would be hitting, but
as we get further into it our minds tend to get fixated on the dark
details and less on maintaining our conscious awareness.
That's when blinding reactive mechanisms start to kick in.
It also manifests as confusion. When life seems to be in disarray
and we're put on the defensive, which is a major tactic for human
control, left brained fear and survival modes start to take
That's why it's important to remember
what we knew in the light when the times of darkness fall. It's also
why we should act in the light while we can still see clearly.
To delay is as good as to deny.
What conscious behavior inevitably calls for is a lifestyle shift.
That's what grabs stubborn souls by the throat. If someone doesn't
budge and they keep refusing to acknowledge the evident Truths
around them and yield to those arising Truths by consciously making
the needed changes in their lives, it can be pretty tough.
And it will only get tougher...
These changes include continually
disengaging from the system, letting go of unfruitful and hindering
relationships, adopting a healthier lifestyle both physically and
mentally, and preparing spiritually and practically for the
increasing economic and social storms coming our way.
There's really no reason not to disengage
from the Matrix. Just begin in stages.
Those imaginary handcuffs of the mind
are weaker than cooked spaghetti. It's the habitual fear programming
that keeps people from doing the obvious. That's the design, to
The awakening cannot be thwarted, but individuals can be seriously
hindered, mostly by living in virtual denial. We can't say we
understand what's going on and not respond to the call to help
change things, beginning with ourselves.
More often than not ours is to simply defy the system programming…
disobey, disconnect and disengage from anything
throw at us, or our programmed past throws at us for that
matter which is often even more profound and difficult to deal with.
But once we do whatever it takes, the rest will follow.
And don't worry, change will continue to happen no matter what.
Remember, you are the conscious observer, not the reactive self.
Ironically, all of this life is not about you - it's all about YOU!
The real you… not the egoic, clingy muscle false self that reaches
out to attach to anything and everything for what it thinks it
And the beauty of it all is that the
loving yet firm scalpel of conscious awakening will separate
the two for us to where we can get free… if we will just let
it do its work.
The choice is always ours. And the rewards for ourselves and
others are beyond our comprehension.
Stay free. The cost is only things you don't need anyway...