Becoming Aware of Becoming Aware

There is a shift in consciousness occurring.  It is a shift in the perception of our world.  Many feel that something is not right, that something has been lost.  In our rush to create more for ourselves, the bigger house, a better car, a higher salary, we have actually created less.  We have less time to spend in that big house, less time to enjoy the company of our family and friends and less opportunity to appreciate a sunset or take pleasure in the natural beauty that surrounds us.  What is really missing, whether we’re aware of it or not, is that we have lost a part of our ‘selves’ along the way.  And at the end of the day, more, bigger and better are simply not enough.  We have disconnected from the things that truly nourish us and it has left us physically ill, emotionally unhappy, mentally exhausted and spiritually unclear about who we truly are.  This, however, is beginning to change.  

As more and more of us begin to shift we are starting to remember who we are.  We are recognizing imbalances in our lives and asking ourselves “What’s really important to me?  What truly makes me happy?”  The answer isn’t found by gaining more of the world outside but in gaining more of the ‘me’ within.  In our rush to the top we have left a part of ourselves behind.  We have traded respect for competition, kindness for advantage, and giving for taking.  We’ve lost touch with our ‘Inner Guidance’ which always directs us to a higher, more vibrant place.  This higher place is a place where cooperation, support and understanding create deeper trust, friendship and compassion.

A shift is occurring within the hearts of humanity now and millions are beginning to consciously awaken.  They are finding a new passion within and recognizing that who they are counts. “I AM valuable, important and significant.  I matter and I have a contribution to make!”  This passion is igniting within each of us.  This shift is taking place across the world in every town and village and in the hearts of each child, woman and man.  Whether the issue is feeding the poor, healing the sick, building community, or nurturing the Earth, there is a growing awareness.  It is an awakening—a Shift in Consciousness!  A connection is being made one heart to another.  In this connection of caring, sharing, giving and receiving, a spark within the heart ignites and grows.  This awakening consciousness has no limits.  It is a shift that is taking us all into a higher dimensional awareness; a higher, more aligned way of life.  We are ‘becoming aware of becoming aware’.

From one way of life toward another
The shift is not only altering our consciousness, it is changing the world around us.  A shift, by definition, is the ‘movement from one position to another’ or a ‘change in direction’.  The third-dimensional world as we have known it is crumbing around us.  The old ways were designed by governments and corporations to support and provide well-being to its citizens.  These outmoded ways no longer work.  All of these systems are deteriorating: governmental, legal, health, social services, education, food quality, political, monetary, protection of the environment, and more.  All are broken.  

But now, when we look a little deeper, we find there is a new passion growing.  Individuals, groups, and companies offer new ideas which clean the Earth, recycle waste and create new power sources.  More companies offer employee ownership, day care, equal pay and much more. The creation of Heaven on Earth is unfolding before us.  We are at the beginning of this new way of life, not the end.  But each of us must awaken now.  Each must make the shift within.  Many are awake and more are showing signs of waking every day, while countless numbers are still fast asleep—but not for long.  We will each experience becoming aware in our own unique ways.  For some it will be powerful and alive; for others it will be slower and more cautious, but we will all walk a common path.

Allow me to offer you an exercise that will rapidly take you down this path.  This exercise will interrupt your third-dimensional habits and assist you to remember who you are.  First, create a list of words.  Pick words that make you feel good.  Select words that you would like to be known by in your world.  For example: insightful, kind, respectful, purposeful, gracious, gratitude, integrity, dignified, caring, or helpful.  Make it a long list, choosing words that will help you remember your ‘Self’.  It is within the words that you will awaken.

Next, choose four or five of those words that make you feel especially good as you experience them.  Try each of them on and see how they feel.  Then, take one word each day for a week and be that word.  Demonstrate this word in every situation and notice how it makes you feel.  You will notice that when you become intentional about being the word, you feel more alert, aware, present in the ‘Now’ moment and in charge of yourself on your own terms.  If you find you have slipped out of the word, simply smile and become the word once again.  One note of caution however; this exercise produces side-affects that generally lead to feelings of Certainty, Well-being, Command and Happy.  Yes, there is a shift occurring and the shift is within you!


misafir 9th February 2009 10:14 am

Thanks to the spiritlibrary team for making us 'becoming aware of becoming aware' of Jim Self ! :smitten:

cathy olsen 9th February 2009 12:26 pm

Hello Jim. So good to see you as a fellow contributor to the Spirit Library family. As a student of yours I can sincerely say that your presence here will be a gift to many.


Cathy Olsen :thumbs:

Carleen 9th February 2009 6:18 pm

Bravo Jim!!!
I have been voicing this very same theory for a long time. So glad to see others can see it also. We have to get back to "heart". Do you remember when we were younger and used to have a Friday night (payday) outing to the grocery store to stock up for the week? The family would be together, go to dinner, buy groceries, sing together on the way home. I miss that!!! Maybe now we can get back to that. Bravo for getting the thought out there. Bigger, better, faster isn't always the answer!

joshua291185 11th February 2009 4:54 am

the title is great, and with a last name self covering the topic of looking inward, the irony was too great to not elicit a chuckle when i first read it.


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The co-founder of A Course in Mastering Alchemy, and an international speaker and author, Jim Self has been leading seminars and teaching healing, clairvoyance and personal energy management courses since 1980.

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