I believe there is no such thing as THE TRUTH. Instead, I believe that each of us is a unique being on our own spiritual journey and the collection of beliefs we hold at any given time is our personal truth – that which makes sense to us based upon what we’ve learned and experienced to that point. There is always a higher, more empowering truth to reach for.
What makes sense to me, the foundation upon which I stand and the way I live my life, is based upon this truth: “I create my own reality. All of it. All of the time.”
The raw materials out of which I manifest my ever-changing realities are my thoughts and feelings, beliefs and attitudes, and choices and decisions. I have learned that choice – determined choice – is a powerful force that can spontaneously change my reality and redirect my life. However, before making a ‘determined choice’ comes wanting to change and a willingness to let go. I know that is true but sometimes my fingers are so tightly gripping a familiar and gnarly issue it takes more time and effort to pry them free. Lifetimes, in fact.
As I write this, the old and familiar issue I’ve been clinging to – but know I must release – is my relationship with the energies of chauvinism. I’m talking about the energies of chauvinism within me, the multidimensional, multifaceted being that I am. The more expansive and expanding spiritual being I truly am.
Those chauvinist energies – familiarly known as Judge, Critic, Self-righteous Authority, Arrogance, Martyr, Victim, Blamer, etc. – are reflections of aspects of me that appear up close in my personal life and out there on the world stage (where they are now in retrograde – seemingly heading backwards to the 1950’s and beyond).
It helps to understand that “chauvinism” means having beliefs, attitudes, thoughts and feelings that keep alive the perception that “one thing is superior to another.” That is the basic premise of human consciousness manifesting the world at large (as it has been for eons) and it influences our personal consciousness.
The good news is: Human consciousness and human spirituality have been evolving toward a bright light. A brand new paradigm is on the horizon.
But back to me. My hot button issue is ‘male chauvinism.’ I’ve been at war with that infuriating reality in this and many other lifetimes, usually as a female. But I’ve experienced both sides of the conflict.
In my efforts to grow and change I have done many, many guided meditations in which I process my thoughts and feelings that are so frequently aroused by people and situations in my Patty Paul life. I’ve also done many more meditations to meet and understand those aspects of me who are living my other lifetimes, experiencing their own versions of male chauvinism.
My final step in every process is always to love, to embrace and to consciously integrate that aspect of me into the whole of who I am. Then I affirm: “I, the mature spiritual adult, am in charge of my life.”
The elements of chauvinism are living energies resonating within the multidimensional wholeness of the being I am. It is not for me to change them or try to eliminate them. Their value is in helping me to understand the conditions of being human so that I may love my whole self unconditionally.
The inherent battle within the energies of chauvinism is not over, nor will it ever end. It is time to simply leave the battlefield. Now, as I write this, I make the determined and empowering choice to do so – for beyond chauvinism, a new paradigm awaits.
© 2017 by Patty Paul. All rights reserved. Patty Paul is the author of A New Spirituality: Beyond Religion, and host of “Living Wisdom with Patty Paul” videos on YouTube. For more information please visit her web site: www.23brightfuture.wix.com/patty-paul