Guest Article by Ken Stone
Beneath the ideas of who you are and what you want, is the awakened you. Beneath the mantras, intentions, and visualizations… you are already whole and your wholeness is not simply a conceptual state. It is real – and it is available to you viscerally: physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and in all aspects of the “outward” expression of your life (relationship, money, calling, etc.). This experience of Self is available to everyone on the planet… including you.
And if you’re reading this right now… I’m probably safe to assume you believe this truth on some level of your being. However, the questions you may be asking are, “How do I experience these truths? How can I experience myself as free and whole?”
The answer is both powerfully simple and fundamentally frustrating. Consider this… the strategies you’ve used to succeed to this point in your life are now the things that are actually holding you back. As you move to higher levels of consciousness on your spiritual journey you must contradict the lesson that brought you to this point in order to move to the next level.
Let me explain by sharing about the three levels of consciousness. The journey begins as Victims (first level), bearing no responsibility for any aspect of your life. Then, as you move to the second level of Manifestor you learn to take responsibility for everything in your life. As you’ve likely put to good use in your own life, you know the value of reframing your thoughts and focusing your attention on those things you desire, rather than focusing on what you don’t want. The transformation from Victim to Manifestor is extraordinary as you discover the creative power of your thoughts.
And yet, the question of happiness usually remains. Think of a time when you manifested exactly what you wanted. Did you feel happy? If you did, did the feeling continue?
Why does the feeling of true happiness subside for a Manifestor? Perhaps it has to do with the common human belief that we are flawed or broken at our core – that the solution lies beyond us. The Victim’s response is to say “it’s not my fault.” The Manifestor’s response is to say “I have attracted this” – and the Manifestor’s solution is to think a new thought and attract something different.
However, at some point along the journey this cat and mouse game of thinking new thoughts to try to achieve a sustaining experience of happiness grows old. That’s when you become more aware of a larger presence in the world – let’s call it the Divine. This is when you begin to recognize the Divine as necessarily possessing greater awareness than our own and you begin the journey of surrender… sometimes by choice and many times by circumstance.
In these moments of surrender are when you can find an ease and peace that up to this point may have been completely elusive… and the door to the next stage in your journey begins to open.
As you move to the third level of consciousness (Conduit) you understand that letting go of all control – complete surrender to the Divine – opens a door to grace, joy and happiness that you can feel in your bones! However, the pain of this paradox (letting go of the control you have worked hard to marshal) can stop you in your tracks and keep you stuck, preventing you from experiencing anything other than brief glimpses of the freedom that comes with complete surrender and allowing yourself to become a Conduit.
Fully embodying “Conduit Consciousness” is to open yourself to a transformation beyond words. What results is an experience of happiness that is pure bliss! This is the experience I want for you.
~Ken W. Stone, “The Soul Archaeologist” is an Internationally Recognized Teacher and Healer. www.KenWStone.com
PS – I hope you’ll join me and Christine on Thursday, November 29th for A Day of Awakening where we’ll be teaching you how to move through these stages of consciousness and show you how to quickly access your core truth so you can transform any challenges into a powerful gift. Learn to live in freedom and happiness – no matter what’s going on in the world around you. Watch our video at: www.ADayOfAwakening.com