Nature’s Gateway to Higher Consciousness

by Christine Horner –
Einstein, Tesla, Emerson, Thoreau and DiVinci are just a few who have revealed that Nature was a gateway to greater understanding into the workings of the Universe. Many a writer has divulged that daily walks in Nature revealed great insights into human behavior as well. What happens when one spends time in contemplation under a canopy of conifers or in the stillness of predawn hours? It can only be described as pure magic!

So powerful is the connection to higher states of consciousness and the deeper truth of who you are, that Nature has been misunderstood, discouraged and even banned as a practice for seeking enlightenment.

MIRROR, MIRROR…

Peer into the water’s edge of a lake or stream and see your reflection. All of Nature acts are a reflecting device, illuminating the qualities of the totality of Creation in parts small enough for you to discern profound wisdom and truth when you inquire into the metaphor it represents. As Creation (God), holistically is conscious, so, too are all of Creation’s “parts” sentient, as consciousness itself.

In truth, there is no separation, or parts — there is either a larger or a smaller fractal of Creation, relatively speaking, nested within itself like Russian dolls. Because all of Creation is inter-dimensionally connected energy and consciousness, you have the ability to expand or contract your awareness at will, far beyond the confines of your body, utilizing a number of techniques such as silence, prayer, chanting, consciousness-altering chemicals, Nature, etc..
In a meeting with scientists, world-renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking said the late Pope John Paul II once admonished them by saying, “It’s OK to study the universe and where it began. But we should not inquire into the beginning itself because that was the moment of creation and the work of God.”
So powerful is the connection to higher states of consciousness and the deeper truth of who you are, that Nature has been misunderstood, discouraged, and even banned as a practice for seeking enlightenment. For historically, most of the time inquiry leads to discoveries that contradict established doctrine and dogma.
Demonizing the reverence of Nature (Pantheism) stems from ignorance, such as institutions attempting to eliminate it from their organizations as a potential threat. Likewise, studying science and the cosmos is an extension of inquiring into Nature.
Any individual or organization that discourages or prohibits inquiry into nature, science, or the cosmos, should immediately cause red flags to rise, for the only reason for doing so is to subvert attention away from an opaque agenda.
So why is the investigation into natural phenomena still being discouraged in this day and age? Perhaps because in the past, veneration of Nature has been linked to Paganism; the worship of Nature, through its parts, resulting in complex belief systems and a multitude of gods that had to be pleased and placated, rather than today’s singular “contemporary” God (one that still has to be pleased and placated according to some).
THOUGHT EXPERIMENT

Let’s inquire more deeply by performing what Einstein called “thought experiments.” If you believe God is without limitation, then you would believe God is infinite. If God is infinite, then God is infinite possibility. Taking it further, God is infinite expression.

As infinite expression, God is everywhere. God being everywhere, God is everything. And this is the Divine Paradox: God is all that is seen and unseen, Creation Itself, as both form and formlessness.

Paganism is a point of view created out of separation consciousness. What was and is still misunderstood, from indigenous cultures to modern man alike, is that Nature is not being seen in its entirety, as part of the whole of Creation/God. When Nature is viewed from Unity Consciousness, it is revealed that there is no separation from God, never was and that we humans are also an expression of God, as a species in Nature, not separate from it.
This is the true symbolism of the rainbow; Creation expressed as a full living-color spectrum of levels of consciousness. Additionally, white is the inclusion of all color, while black is the exclusion of all color — the Divine Paradox reemerging — Creation being both light and dark, born out of relativity.

PRESERVATION OF EGO

A great man of enlightenment himself, the reasons behind the Pope’s rebuke can only be speculated upon as an act of self-preservation, a demonstration of his own humanity lost in the illusion of separation. For the first thing Nature clearly does is negate the need for organized religion.

Nature, by self-definition, essentially means revelation. As you immerse yourself in the flora and fauna around you, becoming one with it, it is clear that your salvation was never in jeopardy, only your belief that it was was.

If every aspect of Creation is Self-Conscious, absolutely nothing is hidden. You are free to inquire into your nature and in fact are encouraged to do so. Notice the natural tendency of humans to be curious and to investigate life from a plethora of points of view, not just through scientific inquiry. To be in a state of awe and wonder of the world we live in and why we are here is Creation in awe and wonder of Itself!
If you haven’t yet experienced the magic mirror of Nature, one that extends into infinity, you are encouraged to begin by asking the basic open-ended question, “What is the deeper meaning of what I see before me?” thus expressing your willingness to know and inviting it to be revealed to you. Be prepared for it to change everything in your life as everything taught to you by others will eventually come under scrutiny by proxy, and then be seen as a limited and outdated belief system.
Become lost in the vastness of who you truly are by immersing yourself in your Oneness with Nature. Whisper in Nature’s ear and Nature will whisper back to you. Nature/Creation has given you everything as a gift. You are that gift — the Gift of Life.

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Living Abundantly After Self-Realization

Living Abundantly After Self-Realization

by Christine Horner –

Congratulations!

You have awakened to your true nature, Oneness with God/Creation. You may or may not still be in the honeymoon phase.  If you’re not sure, symptoms range widely, including but not limited to:  A general disinterest in most everything you were interested in before; a lack of desire to engage in unnecessary busy-ness and activity; a heightened sense of awareness that includes the recognition of the insanity of the rest of the world; an acute kinship with Nature; exuding an aura of being in love, with no one in particular but with the same yearning to lie around and do nothing but simply BE LOVE!

Self-realization, essentially is when you become conscious of being conscious or moving out of separation consciousness into unity consciousness.  Usually it is preceded by a “dark night of the soul” or some type of hardship that acts as a catalyst.

As awakening is the falling away of personal limitation so that consciousness can expand, restrictive beliefs and social constructs are the first things to go.  A common concern for the self-realized individual is how to live abundantly within the desire for full immersion into the Oneness with God experience.  You may be asking how the Universe will take care of your needs.

Creation is designed to thrive—and that includes you.  But, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will look like your current situation and expectations.  What you perceive as needs and what’s best for you are from a limited point of view, crafted mainly from your personal experience within your local culture and conditioning.  Let’s take a look at why those undergoing the transformation into unity consciousness undergo the shared challenge of living abundantly during and after.

SUPPORTED NATURALLY

Humanity was born out of this spectacular, living organism called Earth.   As we inhabited our home planet initially in a state of harmony, abundance flowed freely, provided one learned to align with the cyclical rhythms of Nature.  As humans grew in technological sophistication, and because of our dualistic nature, we went on to develop unnatural societal structures separating us from Nature, disallowing self-sustainability, as we became a dependent, power-over hierarchy that has made it difficult for humans to thrive.
You may be one of the many initiates to have been hugely disappointed and even shocked to lose all forms of security in your life while on your spiritual journey—your home, your status in the community, career, and maybe even the ability to hold down a regular job.  Friends may have judged you harshly, blaming you for your problems.  Why is God allowing this to happen to me?
Dependence is not interdependence, which is the natural order of a cooperative Universe.  If you expected that the Universe would continue to support the unnatural, man-made competitive chaos you were submerged in—no, mostly likely not.  Why?  Because what man has created is not self-sustainable.
However, the Universe is always supporting you. Meaning you may or may not be “homeless” if your ability to pay the bills falls away (not a bad thing), but you will be fed and sheltered in due course. The fearful part of us that has been conditioned against what is natural will be subjected to those still living in the old paradigm who will find fault and judgment with you no longer participating in the insanity of a dependent society until you embrace your co-creative part in the Universal play/dance as if you’d chosen it.
This can be very challenging for you, and if you have a family who didn’t ask to join you on your expedition into higher consciousness (at least not consciously), it can be extremely difficult.  It’s not uncommon for the old separation paradigm to be so distasteful after the transition that old careers are left by the wayside.

rollercoasterHOW DO I LIVE?

Interdependence means we nurture and support each other, harmonizing with the ebb and flow of all aspects of life.  There will be periods of your life when you will be in the physical service of others, and other times when your activity will become still, in a state of BEing, the vibrational resonance of Love.  (BEing and Doing are two sides of the same coin—a concept third dimensional consciousness, or separation consciousness is unable to comprehend.
Though, it may feel like you will never desire to do much of anything again, the feeling does pass and eventually you begin to move.  What you do is not as important as the intention behind it.  Are you fully present, with a giving heart?  In reality, being in service of others (which is really being in service of Self) has no “levels” of distinction, nor hierarchy.
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help – Enlightened or not, those souls who will be your support system can be right in  front of you; sometimes the ones you least expect.  You may need help with shelter, food, and more.  You ask for help knowing that one day you will offer it, the circle of life personified.  It is only in separation consciousness that asking for help is seen as a sign of weakness—in actuality it is a sign of strength.
  • Uncover Your Inner Genius/Life’s Purpose – If you haven’t yet, begin discovery work on your unique energetic signature known as your life’s purpose by exploring what you are passionate about and enjoy doing.  Your life’s purpose isn’t about money, but it is inextricably linked to working cooperatively with the Universe so that you may thrive and be abundant. 
  • Seek Out and/or Create Cooperative Community – Now that you wish to reside fully in Mind/Body/Spirit, you may feel led to seek out and/or create a local interdependent community.  Ashrams, shambalas, cooperative communities, etc. have existed around the globe for thousands of years.  When in the presence of these advanced consciousness souls, your needs will be provided for without discrimination, guilt or shame.  You may work within these communities part or full-time, or some communities may offer you respite as you fully integrate into Unity Consciousness.
To be ready and willing to let go of unnatural societal dependence on your way to becoming a sovereign being in union with all of Creation/God is an act of great courage.  Most don’t willingly (consciously) do so, but are led down this path as part of their spiritual journey by their super-conscious—no two experiences exactly alike.
When every one of your fears finally falls away, then you will truly be free.  Until then, it can be a quite a roller coaster ride. Breathe. Absorb the twists and turns, highs and lows, by relaxing into your body, rather than resisting. Follow the energy wherever it takes you. Just when you can’t take it anymore, open your heart even wider, as if you have no choice. For, the truth is, the choice was already made.

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Money 101: The Missing Link to Your Abundance

Money 101:  The Missing Link to Your Abundance

Money 101: The Missing Link to Your Abundance

[NOW IN SYNDICATION]  It’s time to have a talk—a serious talk about money. It’s been a couple of years since 12/12/12 and many awakened ones are still struggling financially, still trying to figure out how money fits in within their expanded spiritual views.
Recall, prior to the frenzied run-up to the “twelves,” rumors ran rampant that the “Forces of Good” would finally extract control of trillions of dollars from the “Forces of Evil” to be distributed to lightworkers globally, along with the revaluation of several currencies. Many people put their lives on hold or lost everything investing in and waiting for these events to materialize, or are still waiting for invitations to live in cooperative community.

blog-money2TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Fundamentally, the only thing that has changed, is that we have heralded in a higher consciousness collectively—a glorious thing for all of humanity. Prior, only a handful of enlightened ones walked the Earth, now thanks to the Grand Awakening, many do. We realized that we are the Second Coming of Christ, as a state of consciousness—Christ consciousness, or Unity Consciousness.
Those of us that were industrious before enlightenment continue to be so, chopping wood and carrying water, as the saying goes, transitioning from competitive separation consciousness to working together cooperatively—though your occupation may also have evolved.
You are now aware that the all of everything is God, including you, as love itself. As part of God’s perpetual existence, God/Creation loves and supports Itself as the One, meaning Creation loves and supports you, the caveat being—your participation is required.

THE ROLE OF MONEY IN OUR UNIVERSE

Let’s examine how money energetically fits into the Big Picture. In dimensions higher and lower than the third, money is not found. But, as a multi-dimensional being, you also live in the third dimension where money exists as a means of energetic exchange within Creation for the purpose of perpetuating more of itself. Creation/God is its own power source, perpetually making love.
As you appear to have a physical body that arises out of third dimensional energy, the metaphor of money represents is an inseparable part of living in third dimensional consciousness and always will be, unless one wishes to live like an animal or be totally dependent on others for their basic needs.
When in the physical body, no human escapes vocation. Jesus was a teacher with so much money coming in, Judas managed it for him. Even a beggar with a begging bowl works hard as a beggar. Many spiritual teachers/gurus are masters in marketing higher consciousness, attracting devotees happy to handle the third dimensional aspect of their vocation for them. The beggar begs, the spiritual teacher markets concepts, the student studies, the artist expresses… Everyone works at something.
Dependence on others is not interdependence, the natural order of things. Though the true teacher teaches out of compassion and not for money, he or she realizes money is part of the package of being human and does not oppose it, therefore it flows freely. Even the honeybee and the flower have a symbiotic relationship, the flower bearing the pollen for the bee to cultivate. Those living in caves in the Himalayas are brought food in recognition of the “work” they are doing on behalf of all of humanity on a much higher plain of existence because the third dimensional aspect of physicality must still be handled. And you must handle yours. Like the yogis, you are not asked to do so alone. The Universe is synergistically offering you abundance and means now, in this moment. In the third dimension, it takes two or more.

DOES MONEY FIT INTO THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE?

The belief that money is not “spiritual” or the rejection of money is actually a belief born out of separation consciousness. To reject money is a form of rejecting love itself, and/or creating separation.
Let’s go deeper briefly by understanding that the human is always doing both—creating separation and unification as part of the ebb/flow cycle of the physical world. When you become fully conscious, transcendence of your own habitual looping ebb/flow patterns occurs as you uncover them, but you are still subject to the ebb and flow of the physical world.
You may not be interested in money other than your daily bread. We could possibly speculate that 99% of the planet would be quite content to simply receive their daily bread without struggle, preferring to live a joy-filled life with no need to amass fortunes for fortunes’ sake, however, in 3D, action must still be taken.

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THE MISSING LINK

So many awakened are suffering from such poverty, it’s time we collectively address the matter. As stated previously, many reject money believing that austerity leads to even greater depths of spirituality, that money is no longer required, or they are waiting for someone to hand them money, gifts, resources and opportunities without having to take any steps on their own behalf.
These imaginings, now a full-blown collective fantasy also derived out of separation consciousness, have taken on a life of their own. As Christ consciousness is within, so too, is your abundance. Do you see how rejecting any aspect of life, including the human part of existence is to reject yourself? Money is spiritual.
As we do live multi-dimensionally, there is no choosing money or not choosing money—it’s all you. This is the missing link: We transcend the paradox by accepting and living our lives from both the physical world and from above.
Energetic exchanges and “free” occur simultaneously. (There is actually still an exchange occurring in the “free” economic model.) We give freely of ourselves—our time, talent, skills, knowledge (and yes, money)—which creates the opportunity for others to give to us. We also accept gifts/donations and set prices for materials good—no avenue more or less holy or “spiritual” than the other. Giving is receiving is giving… This is the Circle of Life.

ENTERING THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

In the third dimension, DOing is the physical expression of the BEing. So go creatively chop wood. Launch exchange systems where money is not compulsory, if that is your calling. If you wish to live in cooperative community, find others and construct one, or start one on your own. Do not wait for an invitation. Allow the creativity and the money to flow.
Giving and receiving is the Universe in perfect balance, meaning you are in perfect balance. If you don’t wish to handle the busywork of money once you receive it, delegate it to those who enjoy it. The fun of receiving money is not in furthering accumulation, but in the joy of giving it away again!
–Christine Horner
About the author: NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE — Founder of What Would Love Do Int’l, media arm, In the Garden Publishing and educational arm, Bodhi UniversiTree, Christine Horner is dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness and awakening the miraculous in you. Christine is the author of the acclaimed and ground-breaking WHAT IS GOD? ROLLING BACK THE VEIL, merging science and spirituality. 
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5 Steps to Living as An Awakening Soul

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People all over the world are experiencing what many call an “awakening.” Where suddenly the world seems different, feels different and what we are doing starts to no longer make much sense. If you are reading this, you are likely one of those people.

You may or may not still be in the honeymoon phase. If you’re not sure, symptoms range widely, including, but not limited to:  a general disinterest in most everything you were interested in before; a lack of desire to engage in unnecessary busy-ness and activity; a heightened sense of awareness that includes the recognition of the “insanity” of the the world; an acute kinship with Nature; exuding an aura of being in love, with no one in particular, but with the same yearning to simply BE LOVE!

Becoming Aware of Self/Awakening

blissSelf-realization, essentially, is when you become conscious of being conscious, or moving out of separation consciousness into unity consciousness. Usually it is preceded by a “dark night of the soul,” or some type of hardship that acts as a catalyst. As awakening is the falling away of personal limitation so that consciousness can expand, restrictive beliefs and social constructs are the first things to go. A common concern for the self-realized individual is how to live abundantly within the desire for full immersion into the Oneness with God experience. You may be asking how your needs will get taken care of.
Creation is designed to thrive—and that includes you. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will look like your current situation and expectations. What you perceive as needs and what’s best for you are from a limited point of view, crafted mainly from your personal experience within your local culture and conditioning.

5 Steps To Living As An Awakening Soul

  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help – Enlightened or not, those souls who will be your support system can be right in front of you; sometimes the ones you least expect.  You may need help challenges you are going through or even more intense experiences like help with shelter, food and more.
  2. Give Help When Called Upon –You ask for help knowing that one day you will offer it, the circle of life personified. It is only in separation consciousness that asking for help is seen as a sign of weakness—in actuality it is a sign of strength. Helping others is part of the core of our nature.
  3. Uncover Your Inner Genius/Life’s Purpose – If you haven’t yet, begin discovery work on your unique energetic signature known as your life’s purpose by exploring what you are passionate about and enjoy doing. Your life’s purpose isn’t about money, but it is inextricably linked to working cooperatively with the Universe so that you may thrive and be abundant. A balance between finances and your passion will need to be found, but don’t give up your love for something. For more on this, you may enjoy Discover Your Inner Genius: Discovering Your Life’s Purpose.
  4. Seek Out and/or Create Cooperative Community – Now that you wish to reside fully in Mind/Body/Spirit, you may feel led to seek out and/or create a local interdependent community. Ashrams, shambalas, cooperative communities, etc. have existed around the globe for thousands of years.
  5. In the Service of Others, Offer Yourself as a Gift – You may work (now we call it play) within these communities part or full-time, or some communities may offer you respite as you fully integrate into Unity Consciousness.  When in the presence of these conscious souls, your needs will be provided for without discrimination, guilt or shame.

SUPPORTED NATURALLY

Humanity was born out of this spectacular, living organism called Earth. As we inhabited our home planet initially in a state of harmony, abundance flowed freely, provided one learned to align with the cyclical rhythms of Nature. As humans grew in technological sophistication, and because of our dualistic nature, we went on to develop unnatural societal structures separating us from Nature, disallowing self-sustainability, as we became a dependent, power-over hierarchy that has made it difficult for humans to thrive.
You may be someone who has experienced a loss of “security” in your life while on your spiritual journey—your home, your status in the community, career and maybe even the ability to hold down a regular job. Friends may have judged you harshly, blaming you for your problems. “Why is this happening to me?” You may have thought.
Dependence is not interdependence, which is the natural order of a cooperative Universe. 

If you expected that the Universe would continue to support the unnatural, manmade competitive chaos you were submerged in— it likely won’t because what man has created is not self-sustainable.

However, the Universe/You is always supporting you. Meaning you may or may not be “homeless” if your ability to pay the bills falls away (not a bad thing), but you will be fed and sheltered in due course. The fearful part of us that has been conditioned against what is natural will be subjected to those still living in the old paradigm who will find fault and judgment with you no longer participating in the insanity of a dependent society until you embrace your co-creative part in the Universal play/dance as if you’d chosen it.

rollercoasterHOW DO I LIVE?

Interdependence means we nurture and support each other, harmonizing with the ebb and flow of all aspects of life. There will be periods of your life when you will be in the physical service of others, and other times when your activity will become still, in a state of BEing, the vibrational resonance of Love.  (BEing and Doing are two sides of the same coin—a concept third dimensional consciousness, or separation consciousness is unable to comprehend.
Though, it may feel like you will never desire to do much of anything again, the feeling does pass and eventually you begin to move. What you do is not as important as the intention behind it. Are you fully present, with a giving heart? In reality, being in service of others (which is really being in service of Self) has no “levels” of distinction, nor hierarchy.
To be ready and willing to let go of unnatural societal dependence on your way to becoming a sovereign being in union with all of creation is an act of great courage. Most don’t willingly (consciously) do so, but are led down this path as part of their spiritual journey by their super-conscious—no two experiences are exactly alike.
When every one of your fears finally falls away, then you will truly be free. 

Until then, it can be a quite a roller coaster ride. Breathe. Absorb the twists and turns, highs and lows, by relaxing into your body, rather than resisting. Follow the energy wherever it takes you. Just when you can’t take it anymore, open your heart even wider, as if you have no choice. For, the truth is, the choice was already made.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Christine Horner – Awakening the Miraculous in You. Author, publisher and humanitarian, Christine Horner is dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness. Christine is the author of the ground-breaking WHAT IS GOD? ROLLING BACK THE VEIL, nominated for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, merging science and spirituality. Upcoming book releases include “The Power of Unity Consciousness” and debut novel, “Meadowlark.” ChristineHorner.com, Facebook.com/hornerchristine, Twitter.com/itgpublishing