Twelve Guidelines For Self Mastery
Twelve Guidelines For Self Mastery
Self mastery is often defined as self-control, the ability to exert a strong will against our impulses to steer our future to one of our choosing. But this is only one aspect of the term. Self mastery requires having a vision for your future self. And harnessing the will to realise that vision. The best way to learn to master yourself is by getting out of your own way. Strip away what you are not, in order to understand who and what you really are, to realise your potential in the process. These twelve guidelines is designed to assist you on your path. It will point out the pitfalls and offer suggestions to support your efforts in your own personal spiritual development. 1 Self Actualisation Free yourself from being a victim of circumstance and create a willingness to be accountable for all perceivable manifestations as direct projections of intended learning from your personal consciousness 2 Self Sovereignty Free yourself from the need for approval from others, or the need to rebel against any form of external authority. Through understanding that you, as a manifestation of the God Source, have the ability to create personal freedom without violating the spiritual rights of others and without allowing others to violate your spiritual rights of being. 3 Self Containment Take personal responsibility at all times for your actions, as you are accountable for directing your personal energies . There is no one or no thing that “upsets you” and thus justifies or validates any personal spiritual misuse of reaction, idea, intention or action; You alone upset yourself by allowing the emotional body to follow misperceptions of the mental body that tell you your power lies outside of yourself. At any moment you can choose what words, associations and ideas you use as the filters through which you interpret an event. “Upset,” “mad,” “hurt,” or any other category of labelling (conscious or subconscious) are all mental body filters that direct emotional and physical body function. The self-contained individual recognises that at all times the freedom of interpretation exists, and thus a “negative” experience and its associated disharmonic energies of “upset” feelings can only exist as a personal interpretation of events. Accepting any less responsibility for the direction of your personal energies will place you directly into the "Victim / Victimiser Blame Game", which can only take place among people who are placing their personal power and responsibility for manifestation onto externalised sources. Only you have the power to “upset yourself” — regardless of what others say or do, you are fully entitled to your own interpretation. No one and no thing has the power to upset you unless you give this power away. Self containment comes when one recognises that the direction of personal energies–physical, emotional and mental (ideas, beliefs, labels, interpretations), conscious and subconscious, is an attainable level of personal mastery and exists as an implied responsibility that comes with the gift of free will choice. The more responsible you become, the greater freedom and personal empowerment you will know. 4 Self Discipline Accepting responsibility for directing personal energies toward, rather than in opposition to, the outcomes you desire to experience. The physical, mental and emotional bodies have long been directed by the subconscious forces of the hidden “shadow,” creating within us urges, reactions, thoughts, impulses, perceptions and feelings that often work counter to the life creations we desire to manifest. Part of spiritual mastery entails teaching yourself to be consciously diligent in observing your own mind, emotions and physical body-talk, so that you may employ a conscious redirection of subconscious shadow energies that run on auto-pilot. If you learn to catch yourself when negative thought patterns or emotions run through you, you can use that moment of recognition to reclaim this errant energy and consciously use the power of affirmative attitude, remedial word choice and direct energy-re-direction to direct opposing energies of the self into fulfilment of your desired constructive, spiritually mature creations. It takes self discipline to become the “Lion Tamer” of your roaring subconscious mind, but do you have the intrinsic power to help your subconscious shadow to evolve through loving but firm redirection, that will lead you into constructive co-creations. Self-discipline emerges when you consistently remind yourself to employ the spiritually correct thought, action or attitude, even if you don’t feel like it when the shadow sneaks up from “down under.” The shadowy parts of self surface, so that you may see these parts of self, rise up to the conscious mind for healing, through which the conscious mind itself learns greater attributes of mastery. 5 Self Love It is your own responsibility to love and nurture yourself through the limitless gift of Divine Spirit that moves through you at every moment; genuine love must come from within, and can only be through genuine spiritual connection to the eternal God-self and its inherent connection to all creation. If you seek love from the outside, in order to fulfil a personal loneliness or lack within, you enter into relationships as energy vampires; seeking a substitute for your personal spiritual connection through tapping into the spirit embodied within other people or beings. This is not "Love", it is "Need", which implies the Lack of something essential, which in turn implies a limited personal connection to God-Source Universal Consciousness. Such lack cannot be filled by external “love,” it can only be filled by recognising the God Source within you, and thus recognise that you are a living embodiment of "Absolute Love". Once you recognise that you have the greatest love of all – "God Love", and from this position of "Divine Power", you can go into the world seeking those to whom you can give this love, rather than seeking those from whom you can “get” love. When love is approached through Self Love, the motivation is to give joyfully, knowing that anything you might need can be made manifest through the Love of the active God Force that you carry inside yourself. 6 Spiritual Integrity It is your absolute responsibility to chose to act with spiritual integrity at al times; there is no excuse to knowingly violate the spiritual rights of others, regardless of how poorly they may react to you. Spiritual integrity requires that you begin to look at what we are really doing in the way you live your life. Do your eating habits violate the plant, animal or earth kingdoms? Do your choices of words and actions show respect for other people and other life forms? Do you play the “survival of the fittest” lack-game to give yourself an excuse for unethical behaviours in money matters? Do you tell people what they want to hear in order to gain their approval and support, even if it is not fully true and does not reflect your personal needs or feelings? Do you try to “get others to do your share” as far as work or responsibilities? Do you use erroneous excuses such as race, gender, creed, academic or economic status to justify disrespectful, exploitative or unkind treatment of others? Spiritual Integrity requires that you take a good hard, frequent look at how you conduct your life, face the areas of activity in which you are performing in less than spiritually congruent ways, and employ active commitment and discipline to bring these areas of your life into Spiritual Integrity. One does not “get through the gates of Heaven” (or anywhere else desirable) through using excuse for not employing genuine, not feigned, Spiritual Integrity. Cultivating spiritual integrity is a major responsibility on the path of spiritual mastery, and the way the universe works, you “can’t leave home without it”… meaning that there is a biological reality of spiritual integrity that manifests chemically within the DNA as a result of that state and focus of your consciousness; if you do not possess a sufficient amount of consciousness bearing spiritual integrity, neither will your DNA Template, and though you might be able to “pull the wool over the eyes of others”, your own biology will be your task master For passage through star gates of Heaven requires a sufficient amount of chemically encoded spiritual integrity of consciousness. 7 Appreciation Present society continually teaches you to “want more”, “need more”, “be more”, “do more” etc…. you may be constantly influenced to perceive what is lacking in order to motivate you to buy more, work more, eat more etc. . Stop to think about all that you do have and begin with the gift of Life and mental free will choice. If you begin to believe that “you are entitled” or that “Someone owes you” whether it is God, the Universe, your parents, spouse, children, employer, government, etc… and once you fall into the “You owe me” mind trap, you are setting yourself up for continuing self-created frustration, as you place unrealistic and untrue expectations upon life, others and yourself. You then get angry or hurt when you find the universe doesn’t conform to your imagined picture. No one owes you anything … if you feel you are “owed,” then you are entertaining what is "lack consciousness" . where a large void within yourself is being recognised. If you simply give to another in order to receive for yourself, and the other does not pay back what you expected to receive, you may feel cheated, taken advantage of, or “owed”. Instead learn the lesson that giving should be done for the "giving alone", and not for the expected return. If you give what you desire to give, for the joy of giving, you do not feel owed … if you live for the joy of living, without forcing your demands or expectations upon life, you will not feel that “life has short changed you” It matters not what your neighbour possesses, comparing yourself to each other to see how you “measure up”, continually distracts you from seeing and utilising the blessings that are your own. If you can work to cultivate the ability to appreciate even the smallest of gifts, blessings and gestures, you will begin to create a life that is at least “half full, instead of half empty”. In terms of the "Universal Law Of Attraction" , what you focus your attention upon expands, and what you resist persists, and what you do not give the energy of appreciation toward will eventually de-manifest itself right out of your experience. When you approach the world through the chosen filter of genuine giving, you are being an "electrical transmitter", sending energy out to the world around you. When you release electrical energy in this way, you personally become “more magnetic”, as the sending out of energy creates magnetic vortices within the Katharic Grid anatomy. The “magnetised” Diodic points of the Kathara, then draw in more universal energy supply, at a higher frequency and quality than the expressed energy, to re-fill the energy void created by the “giving”. When you approach the word with the attitude of “getting”, this natural physics process becomes inverted; the more you try to “pull” energy from the outside world, the more your energy becomes “stuck” in the Diodic Grid as miasms. The miasms progressively reduce the quantity and lower the frequency of the natural energies you can internally draw from the universal supply. Giving, even in its simplest form of giving appreciation, keeps the natural energy flow moving. so whatever you give out will return to you amplified (this works in reverse as well, however; give goodness, you get more goodness in return. Give out bad attitude, ego arrogance and “garbage”, and more of this will return flow your way. Appreciate what you have, love it, find perspectives through which the joy of it can be known, and know that in the act of genuine appreciation itself you will set loose the powers of manifesting more of what you desire and less of the illusion of lack. "The Universe owes me” mind trip is one of the most powerful self-sabotage games in the world …trade it in for consistent appreciation and your world will progressively expand to hold the reality of the things you most desire. I require a greater understanding of the nature of creation and better use of your personal power within the life creation game. Say thank you to the "God Source Force" more often, to help yourself remember what things you have to appreciate, and many more of the kind will be sent along your way. 8 Patience The God Source Force has its own schedule! You can either acknowledge this intrinsic reality of manifestation and choose to work co-creatively with the God-spirit within, trusting that together you and the universe will create the perfect “Divine Right Timing” or you can let the ego self try to force its will upon the intrinsic nature of time. If Time does not cooperate with your expectations, you can “let that be OK, and trust in Divine Right Timing” or you can progressively frustrate yourself with attachment to the artificial time of clocks, and choose to believe that you cannot have what you desire just because it does not appear when you demand. If you learn to relax, and realise that most things you desire can indeed be achieved, in Divine Right Time and Order, you can learn to work co-creatively with the consciousness of time, and find that it will progressively better conform to your wishes when you ask nicely, rather than demean, and when you trust the universal God spirit to do its part in your co-creation. Patience is a virtue that reflects your comprehension of the nature of Universal Order. 9 Kindness Like Respect, Kindness is a birthright, but one that is quite often overlooked and misunderstood. When you approach the world through genuine kindheartedness, sending love and respect to all of creation in Honor of the God Force that lives within all things, you are transmitting electrical energy of a higher frequency, that will follow the mechanics of universal physics to bring more of like kind back to you through universal back flow. Kindness is a gift you must first give to yourself, in order to have it, to give to others. Kindness implies being concerned and caring toward the needs, feelings and desires of both the self and others, and to express in action, attitude and intention this concern. Give to yourself random acts of kindness, then pass along the gift to all who cross your way. Try being kind to the mean and grouchy neighbour, and you may help them rediscover the ability to smile. Treat all things with kindness and you are demonstrating that you acknowledge their intrinsic value as manifestations of the God Source Force, and you will find quite often the God Source Force lovingly returns the favour. 10 Conservation Conservation is a form of respect and appreciation for the God Source Force energy in all of its expression, from conserving and protecting our natural resources, to being attentive to the needs of our bodies, to using the energies of your words and actions with gentle conservation by which you freely use what is needed, but not more. The God Source Force continually recycles its energies for the rebirth of new expression; all is given freely, but no thing is valueless or wasted. Conservation demonstrates that you have respect and appreciation for the gift of creative energy that God has to provided to you, and as you learn to use this energy, in all its forms, with respect and clear intention, you will progressively fine tune our ability to create what we desire, while assisting all other kingdoms to simultaneously do the same. There is truth in the old saying “Waste Not, Want Not” … if everything you perceive in your hologram of life is understood to be the manifestation of personal God Source Force energy, you might all employ a bit more respect, appreciation and conservation toward the use and applications of the energies of the Divine. 11 Dipolomacy Existence is and will always be a co-creative endeavour. You must be willing to allow other beings the fulfilment of their needs and desires if you hope to have your fulfilment known. Creating "win/win" situations is the natural way of being; creating with the intention of giving genuinely. You might not always agree with the intended creations of others, and we all have a right to our points of view. Yet diplomacy can be a bridge between forces of opposition, through which effective actions or decisions can be reached to mutually support each perspective. You can learn to agree to disagree respectfully, so the spiritual art of co-operative co-creation can progressively evolve to higher levels of expression. 12 Common Sense Learning to identify and appropriately apply both common sense and the ”uncommon sense” of spiritual knowing will allow you to establish the greatest balance of energy expression within all aspects of our lives.
Michael J Robey
Psychic Medium | Psychic Investigator