Universe/ Expanding You
I had an arresting insight when I read that the Noel
Prize in Physics was just awarded for the discovery of a mysterious,
unknown force called ďdark energyĒ that has been expanding the universe
for billions of years at ever-increasing speeds. Doesnít expansion also
describe whatís happening to each of us personally today? Weíre being
pushed to expand at every increasing speeds by unknown aspects within
Iíve found that so many of us personally are feeling more
inner pressure lately to grow and expand more rapidly and become more
than what we currently are. Weíre being pushed to evolve and expand
into new horizons. Everything seems to be speeding up lately, going
faster and faster, like weíve entered warp speed.
Like so many people today, Iíve expanded my abilities,
skills and knowledge through personal life experiences, and Iíve also
grown larger to accommodate new information and understanding of
different people and diverse ideas. Beginning in my early life, I
identified only with my family, which then expanded to those with
similar religious beliefs, then to my racial and cultural group. Then as
a teenager I expanded to identify with my peer group, then to those with
similar political views, then to those in my country, and ultimately I
began to identify with all of humanity in some way.
All this helped me to grow and develop different aspects
of myself, as also occurred when I expanded beyond my professional role.
Rather than just identifying with being a writer and a teacher, Iíve
expanded by developing other skills, such as administration and finance,
gardening, cooking, and dancing. Iíve learned to appreciate other
cultures by travel and developing good friendships with people in other
countries. Iíve also experimented with different lifestyles and
different ways of expressing myself creatively.
Because the world is becoming more interconnected through
technology, Iím expanding my understanding of different cultures, and
because immigration is expanding, Iím learning to live with people from
very diverse backgrounds and values. All of this is encouraging me to
learn more about conflict resolution so I can find common ground with
people who have different views and needs.
But besides these outer expansions, Iíve also noticed
inner expansions in myself. I feel a greater depth of spiritual
awakening and growth. Have you found this also? Perhaps like me, youíve
expanded to include more of your soul or higher self in your identity.
Perhaps youíre including more of those previously dark or hidden parts
of your subconscious, which youíve learned can become your friend. This
may help you discover new spiritual as well as practical resources
within yourself and lead to greater joy and success in life.
Iíve found that as I expand my awareness to include my
subconscious and begin communicating directly with it, I suddenly have
access to all its practical skills and knowledge to help and protect
me. When I expand into identifying with my higher self, I experience
tremendous light, wisdom and inspiration. I have a clearer sense of my
purpose in life and how I can of greater service in the world. I
experience a tremendous joy and a connection with all of life, and no
longer feel as small or isolated.
All of this seems to be happening so much faster than any
previous changes Iíve gone through. Iím being pushed and expanded, just
like the universe.
How about you? Are you finding yourself expanding
lately? Are you expanding mentally by exploring new ideas, or by
listening more carefully to those who have different political or
spiritual views? Are you expanding your inner life?
It all begins with a clear intention to grow and
transform any inner blocks to the essential light within you. It begins
with the intention to evolve more consciously and willinglyóto expand
into greater light. The universe is knocking on our door.