Life has a habit of throwing challenges at us in varying degrees and forms and these can affect us very deeply. 

Some of these experiences are wonderful and we can feel a sense of joy and upliftment.   Other experiences can be very painful and challenge our thoughts and emotions.  It is at times like this when we question what life is about, what is real and what we are supposed to learn from it all.   It is maybe then that we contemplate making changes in our lives.  The concept or intention of change is that it is bringing a possibility of altering our lives or at least certain aspects of it.    Sometimes these changes are by choice but other times it is imposed on us.   If we have made the decision to do or begin something different in our lives, then we do so perhaps in the hope that a change will open up new beginnings and ways of living.   We embark on this with optimism and joy.   However, as life is certainly very challenging sometimes change is imposed on us whether we like it or not.   This can bring negative reactions and we really do need to be very motivated and enthusiastic to cultivate this concept of new beginnings.   But remember it is only the personality that reacts, whether emotionally or mentally, positively or negatively, to change in our lives.  How we respond to changes is of course our test and challenge.

But what does changelessness behind change mean?  The statement appears to be contradictory if we look at it only at face value.   However, it is worthwhile remembering that this life on earth is a soul journey and the whole point of this journey is to develop and unfold spiritual qualities.  To do this the soul needs strength and above all, the recognition of the spirit within.  It is on this level that the soul can meet all of life’s changes, tests and trials in a space of ‘no-being’.  In other words, it can accept and meet any changes in the outer world, ie the material or personality life, without the spirit within being affected.  This means that no matter what the personality faces by way of the tests and challenges in life, the spirit can and will remain untouched and detached.   This is simply because the spirit understands the purpose behind the outer changes and moves on without the emotions and mind pulling it hither and thither.   It is therefore in a space of ‘changelessness’ untouched, detached from the outer circumstances and changes.

The fundamental purpose of our existence on Earth is to remember who we are.   In this quest it is therefore necessary for the Soul to learn its lessons through the challenges of the personality as it moves through the seven major chakras and all the trials and tests attached to this.   At each point where the Soul has attained a deeper understanding of its path, it needs to let go and move on.   One of the biggest problems we have as human beings is our attachment to the past.   This is because we are so indoctrinated and conditioned since birth.   The spiritual impulse is to free ourselves as we understand the soul lessons of the chakras and keep on moving onwards and upwards, letting go of that which no longer serves our spiritual growth.    Only then can we receive the energies and vibration of a higher consciousness.

When we enter that Oneness with all life, we have entered the realm of the spirit.   When we have the recognition that life itself is a gift, a ‘gratitude’; to be grateful for life itself; to be grateful for all that life has given us, whether joy or pain, we are moving into the realm of the Divine.   This is the I AM and, in this consciousness, we express our thanks for ‘being’.  No words are necessary, no outward expression but simply awareness of wholeness.   We are simply ONE.  This is also the moment when true healing can take place.

Let us embrace change and move forward along the path of the Soul, reaching ever upwards to our Divine reunion.

Astra Ferro

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