Absolute Responsibility — From My Heart
Absolute Responsibility – From My Heart
There’s a theme that’s been rattling around in the back of my mind over the last couple of weeks: Absolute Responsibility.
What does absolute responsibility mean?
And what is the role of complete responsibility as we transform our consciousness?
Responsibility plays a critical role in the transitions from Victim Consciousness to Manifestor/Controlling Consciousness.
In this transformation, we see ourselves as moving from a place of no control over anything – to control over everything.
When we are first confronted with Manifestor Consciousness we learn that we are the author of all aspects of our lives. We create everything we experience.
We learn how to master our thoughts.
We learn how to master intention.
Driving everything is a desire to experience grace and spontaneous joy – peace. A desire to plug that empty hole at the center – you know: the one we never talk about with each other.
We labor under the belief that another experience will finally fix what is so clearly wrong.
Yet we are stuck in illusion – thinking there is something broken that must be fixed.
Eventually we learn that we can’t conceive of how to fill this hole – for no matter how much we may manifest or control, it the pain of that empty place within never goes away.
There comes a point when we begin to realize once again that we have no option but to take complete responsibility for what is happening in our lives – even this empty place within for which we can’t seem to find a solution.
With this admission: I am completely responsible – and I have no clue how to fix it – we are ready to surrender.
This is the doorstep to liberation and freedom: Surrender!
Sometimes its one or two aspects of life.
More often: it’s everything.
For me it always comes back to self love. Perhaps I’m confused about what Self Love is – or how to experience it – or both.
I can create elaborate creations to obscure this basic truth – all the better to engage my mind and my ego, thinking I can solve it!
Ohh the allure of this illusion!!
In the end I return to this basic truth: I have but one option: to take absolute responsibility for everything in my life.
Which quickly leads me to the realization that I don’t have a clue how to “solve” it to return to an experience of deep resonance.
What to do?
Let go of control completely and get out of the way, so there’s room for Divine grace to reveal itself.
How often do I revisit this awareness in my own life?
Is it every minute or every second?
Surrender is an extraordinary act of faith.
An experience of wholeness can temporarily ease the tension of discomfort.
Wholeness ALWAYS removes all tension (in the experience) – and it itself is an act of surrender.
However, a practice of wholeness also serves to increase the tension between MY ideas – and the experience of wholeness.
Ultimately I am left with only one option (should I want to remove the tension completely): stop all efforts to control – and surrender completely.
As I surrender I acknowledge there is something larger than me (that I am an expression of) that is expressing itself through me. In my surrender, I get out of the way to let this larger-than-me-energy express.
This Divine expression is for me – and for the world through me.
I need not control any aspect of this expression.
Indeed, the more I get out of the way, the more extraordinary the experience of its expression.
Absolute Responsibility plays a critical role in the transition between Manifestor/Controlling Consciousness and Conduit Consciousness.
I’m on the verge of taking complete responsibility for everything in my life once again. I can feel it. It’s been building for some time now.
It’s time for me to get out of the way …
That’s it for this week … From My Heart.
PPS – To my brothers and sisters outside the States: Happy Gratitude Day (isn’t every day Gratitude Day?!)
The Soul Archaeologist
Experience the Divine Within