Trimming Down for Paradigm Shifts

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Last revised: Oct. 16, 2009.

Enlightenment and Paradigm Shifts

I said earlier that we don't want ice on our wings when trying to take off in our plane or we'll stall.

Recent events have shown me that it isn't just Ascension that may bring a "take-off" in our lives. We'll be faced with the opportunity for multiple "smaller takeoffs" or perhaps "rising currents" if we are already in the air, every time we encounter galactics.

Ascension promises to be an enlightenment experience that will carry us from dualistic to unitive consciousness. That's a huge jump.

But there will be smaller contextual transformations we will face from just seeing and hearing galactics. These smaller transformations I call "paradigm shifts."

What is a "paradigm shift"?

A paradigm shift is a contextual flip, a contextual breakthrough , a moment of "Aha!", a deep insight, a revelation, a discontinuity in knowledge, a "break-open," a revolution in seeing or being, etc.

It may not be an enlightenment experience, but it causes a revolution in being at some level.

It depends on our openness, detachment, and stillness whether a paradigm shift merely rearranges our concepts at a superficial level or gets right in there and alters our context. The latter would be a more powerful experience.

I had a paradigm shift in 1987 when I was shown in a vision a working model of life that shattered all my previous conceptions. It showed me that we lived forever on a journey from God to God; it showed me that enlightenment had stages; and told me, without words, that enlightenment was the purpose of life.

That paradigm reorganized my life. It shaped thought, feeling, and action forever afterward. It made everything mundane insipid. I could only read the works of enlightened authors after that. And the vision itself was totally wordless and took eight seconds to complete itself.

A paradigm shift has all kinds of corollaries and deeper and deeper levels of significance. It can be a wedge that splits the wood open. It can reorganize our lives in an instant or in a gradual process.

How Does a Paradigm Shift Happen?

When the galactics finally do come, everything about them will invite a paradigm shift.

The depth to which their words and actions have impact may be determined by the excess weight we're carrying around - or what I called "ice on our wings" - whatever holds us down.

A paradigm shift starts with becoming aware that we have a way of seeing things that organizes our lives in that area. We may also become aware that our way of seeing things no longer serves us.

We usually see the new way or paradigm in a flash, which gives us a gestalt or overall picture, but not necessarily the details. I was given no details of the total life of the individual I watched in my vision. I had to study for twenty years to give that wordless vision words.

Some of them were:

"I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father." (Jesus in John 16:28.)

"For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a man has seen that and really knows it, he cannot help working for it and making himself one with it, because it is so glorious, so beautiful." (Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master, 17.)

We May Resist and Reject the New Paradigm and then Resent the Paradigm Challenger

The danger is that when we're confronted with a paradigm shift from the galactics and the spiritual hierarchy, we may resist and reject it because we want to hold onto our own worldview, fixed beliefs, favoured self-perceptions, resentments, or even in some cases possessions.

We may have relationships where we are still attahced by cords of love/hate; possessions that we are very much attached to; antiquated belief systems that determine our thoughts, feelings, and actions. That may be all ice on the wings. (Depends.)

Or we may resist and reject because an incompletion arises and calls forth a rejecting response from us. "He's ordering me around the way my Dad did. I don't need this. I'm getting outta here." We've stepped into the leg-hold trap of an incompletion.

Oct. 14 is an example of an incompletion. If we have not completed our upset about Oct. 14, 2008, then when something comes up on Oct. 14, 2009, we may be hooked by the "Oct. 14" part of it and resist and reject the 2009 part.

There is nothing the two share but the month and day, but up come our incompletions saying: "Never again. I won't be fooled twice."

If SaLuSa had published on Oct. 21, perhaps none of these reactions might have come up. In this case, we may be incomplete with Oct. 14.

Can you see how the mechanism of resistance works? And usually it plays itself out well below everyday consciousness.

Oftentimes rejection of the new paradigm comes with resentment towards the one who has catalyzed our new awareness and results in our moving away from him or her.

We lost both the paradigm shift and our relationship with the speaker. How many times has this happened to us when we've mentioned aliens to others?

We are going to have a lot of our life-organizing principles or paradigms directly confronted and challenged.

If we react to the new way of seeing by resisting and rejecting, we could lose valuable opportunities.

In fact, SaLuSa, in his latest message of Oct. 16 has said:

Dear Ones, be prepared to think anew and leave your selves open to new ideas.

Those who refuse to move on will be allowed their freedom of choice, but they will remain in the lower vibrations, which they cling to."

This is a pretty grim result that we are working to avoid.

We Need to Prepare for Predictable, Upcoming Paradigm Shifts

In the years ahead, we will probably go through one challenge after another to our existing paradigms.

SaLuSa says in his Oct. 16 message, speaking more of Ascension but his words are applicable to paradigm shift:

There is nothing to be frightened of, as you will lose little and gain much more than you could imagine.

Consider how you would like to jump ahead a thousand years by your present standards, and enjoy all of the benefits it would bring.

That is realistically that you stand to gain, and not least of all upliftment to a state of full consciousness.

We need to prepare for the challenge. When I say "don't get caught with ice on your wings," there are a number of scenarios, depending on the amount of ice.

We may have so much ice on our wings, our plane may not get off the ground. It could get off the ground but stall in a turn. It could get off the ground and lumber along but not be able to take advantage of a sudden updraft.

All of these are symbolic for missing one type of opportunity or another in a time of many desirable opportunities ("rising currents").

So, whether the time of contact between terrestrials and extraterrestrials starts before Christmas or later, the time between then and now becomes an important time to trim down and detach.

How Do We Successfully Drop One Paradigm and Assume Another?

Naturally we want to get to a place in which we live without contexual boxes. But until we do, we are trading up in paradigms.

When the galactics start splitting our paradigms like so many atoms, we face the need to make the jump from the paradigm destroyed to the new and unfamiliar one.

To complete a paradigm shift, we must first agreee to be temporarily denuded of our worldview.

We may be obliged to rely on the other person's integrity, brotherly friendship, and mentorship, as we swing off one branch and into the wind, not knowing if another branch awaits us. We become children again but not as cute and with less license.

It's a moment when we cannot fall back on what we know or what is familiar because that has been called into question.

We may have to rely on how able we are to relate in a friendly way to the person who just destroyed our existing paradigm because we may be relying on their kind offices to assist us to complete our transition.

Having one's paradigms laid bare and discarded can be a painful process, leaving no place to hide. We will be stripped bare, again and again.

It is a time that calls for humility and self-forgiveness.

Can we endure the embarrassment of appearing as if we know nothing, have nothing to contribute, and are causing our mentors to have to work with us?

Squeaky Clean

We need to get out the bar of soap and clean ourselves of everything that would hold us back, that would have us resist, resent, and reject the stunning news we will be hearing whenever disclosure, liaising with galactics, and First Contact come about.

We need to be squeaky clean if we are to drop our paradigms and try on what is being offered us without missing a beat.

Remember Richard Dreyfus's look of open amazement in Close Encounters of the Third Kind when we was selected to go aboard the craft and the space children walked him to the loading bay?

That's the kind of open mind I want to have, unencumbered by resistance and rejection, when the galactics come. (I know some of you have fears of entering spacecraft; I respect that.)

That is the situation we face in the years ahead, as far as I can see.

That is the reason to de-ice our wings, finish our incompletions, get rid of our old baggage, get caught up to date, and be present.

Namaste,

Steve

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