In the previous post in this series, Boundaries, I wrote about the necessity of consolidating our energetic boundaries by stepping out of our comfort zone and standing up to anyone who imposes on us.
In theory this is easy but in practice it’s very hard—and at times it seems almost impossible. Let’s say you have a situation with an overbearing family member. First, you might ignore the issue on the basis that “if I ignore it it’ll go away.” On the Ascension pathway, nothing goes away by being ignored. It just becomes more pressing.
So you finally decide to confront the family member who is imposing on you. An opportunity arises. This, too, is the Ascension process at work. Once you commit to challenging an issue, you magnetize the opportunity. You know what you need to say or do. Yet—at the crucial moment—something inside you gives. Certainty turns to doubt. You lose traction. You back off.
You’re back at square one. Actually, it’s worse than square one. Not only do you still have the family situation to deal with, but you also have to contend with the guilt of failure and the fear that it will happen again.
Check your permissions.
Most of us are familiar with the word ‘permission’ as it relates to access rights on computers. In some instances we have ‘edit’ rights that allow us to change things. In others we have ‘read’ rights that allow us to view things. In some situations we have no permission whatsoever. Sometimes, when we have no access rights we don’t even know what can be accessed.
The same concept applies energetically. Everything inside our comfort zone is what we typically have ‘edit’ rights to. We can stand up for ourselves. We can make changes. The further we go outside our comfort zone, the less permission we have. That’s why, when we right an imbalanced situation, it can still feel like we’re violating some kind of taboo.
In patriarchal 3D society, we are conditioned to defer to Authority. Authority has various levels—family elders, schoolteachers, business leaders, military officers, politicians, etc.—right up to the top of the tree.
You have no permission to do anything that violates this age-old pecking order. You are supposed to live out your squiddly little life doing what you’re told and not rocking the boat.
You have no permission to do anything that violates this age-old pecking order. You are supposed to live out your squiddly little life doing what you’re told and not rocking the boat. Ascension is a massive exercise in boat rocking—to the point that the whole 3D vessel capsizes and sinks.
So, next time you have an issue you need to resolve, start by giving yourself the permission to do so. Take whatever spiritual or metaphysical practice works for you and consciously use it to grant yourself permission. As the critical moment that calls for you to step outside your comfort zone approaches, be aware that you are violating a taboo and this will destabilise you. Also be aware that what you are doing is appropriate and you have ‘edit’ level permission.
Then step into your power and do whatever needs to be done. Rock that boat!
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This article was originally posted on www.in5d.com.