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Living in the Now – Part 3 of 3 – with Mother Sha-Riah

The Creation of You
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Living in the Now – Part 3
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In Part 2 of this series of articles we introduced the idea of incorporating the past and future into your present self, your now self, and growing from that incorporation. In this article we are going to tell you how to do it.

The first step in this process is to understand and know “the creation of you”. We are not just talking about the conception, gestation, birth, growth, socialisation, conditioning, and so on, of you, but also where and how those aspects were created. Did you have anything to do with it? Was it all by chance? Are your family and community responsible for the person you are today, including all of your past experiences in this life and beyond, and your future expectations and desires? How are you really created? And in that creation how do all of the aspects of you, past, present, and future, come together to produce your behaviours, thoughts, feelings, and strivings?

First of all, what do we mean by “the creation of you”? Well, we are looking at you as you are right now, in the present. We are looking at such things as your akashic record, the concepts of pre-determination and fate, the notion of a life’s purpose, the human gift of choice, and the spiritual belief of karma. Now, we are not saying that we subscribe to all of the concepts we just laid out, but you might, and that is all that matters. If you do believe in any, or all, of the above, then understand that these are crucial contributors to the creation of you. It is because of these things that have gone on in the past (akashic record, pre-determination, choice, life’s purpose, and karma), and of those that are deciding and calling to the future (akashic record, fate, life’s purpose, choice, karma), that you are the creation you are today. If you try to separate them out then, at best, you are three (past, present, and future) separate and distinct creations, trying to work out three separate and distinct creations in one life. Or, at worst, you are three separate and distinct creations fighting for control of the present, but by trying to make the present win you are denying the other two aspects their contribution to your life.

So, we have incorporation. Incorporating the three aspects of past, present, and future, means at first: take a breath. Take a long, full, and determined breath, taking the outside world in and then expelling it along with all pre-conceived ideas about how you should be, how you should live your life, how you should think, how you should act, how you should feel, and so on. This sounds easy, right? But we all know that this is quite a hard thing to do, because by doing this you are letting a lot of “shoulds” go, and these are the things that make culture and society, thus us, what they are. This just means that you will have to do it alot! But once you set the intention to breathe in the world and then breathe it out again with a little of it’s baggage along with it, it will eventually become easier, more freeing, and you will be lighter in body, emotions, mind, and spirit. Once you feel this lightness of being, then you go to work. Oh, you thought you had already started? No, we have yet to begin. It is always a well-prepared path that makes the way for a well-laid path.

The Past
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Start with a small, current, issue in your life. Sit with it, allow that issue to wind it’s way back, perhaps to an incident in your life, or a family tendency, for example. Imagine the twists and turns in the winding back, what colour is the wind back, is it a piece of string, a web, really visualise it. Does it have any noises, voices, words that are particularly strong for you? Who is involved, are there any stand-outs there? You may feel some distress during the many times that you try this, breath through it, let it wash over and through you, seek professional help, talk to a friend. Don’t punish yourself by not reaching out, or feel shame because this issue is such a small thing. Taking action and being responsible for yourself is all part of the process.

Initially, you may only be able to go back so far, but you may find that each time you do this you can go back a little farther, this means that your consciousness, and thus your self, is growing and expanding. How far do you go back? Only you will know, but a good rule of thumb is, when you feel you have gone as far as you want or need, do it one more time. During all of this you will need to take note of your thoughts, feelings and subsequent actions. You will need to be aware of changes,
both positive and negative, and endeavour to understand them (this is where you may require professional help). There is no point in doing this if you are not going to be personally responsible, and learn about the self. This is your present, your now.

The Present
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Once you feel you have exhausted the past on this issue, start winding forward to the future. Ask yourself, how is this affecting my present? Is it making me behave in ways that are not compatible with my idea of myself? Can I change that? Do I have a choice? Take note of how these questions make you feel; nauseous, frightened, irritated, and so on. What thoughts do they bring into your life; I am hopeless, I am pathetic, I thought I was over this, will it never leave me, and so on.

The Future
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Then, ask yourself how this is affecting your future (NOT, how is it ‘going’ to affect my future)? Is this issue deciding the future for me? Do I have a choice? What do I want my choices to be? Again, take notes because here you will start to see an action plan form. You see, it is all very well and good to ‘know’ and to ‘understand’ but it means nothing if you don’t act.

Grow
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We have said that by incorporating the past, present, and future, you grow. But really it is incorporating the past and future into your present that enables growth. All of those experiences that you have had, all of those experiences that you are going to have, are all available information for the enhancement of the present; the now of your existence. Knowing that, understanding that, and allowing action to be taken on that, gives breadth to your life, now.

Remember, you are responsible for your life. That is why possibilities such as the akashic record, fate, karma, and choice exist. We chose for them to be here/there, we created them, and are, therefore, responsible for them, ourselves, and our input.

Mother Sha-Riah, 2015
Channelled by Caroline Allinson-Dunn.

Part 2 of the edited version of a talk by Mother Sha-Riah, 2014.

Part 1: http://ancestralmedicinewomen.com/living-in-the-now-a-lect…/

Channelled by Caroline Allinson-Dunn.

“How you can incorporate and grow” will be the subject of next week’s article.
Meet Mother Sha-Riah: http://ancestralmedicinewomen.com/meet-mother-sha-riah-sha…/

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Brad Dunn / Hinorayam

Hi, I'm Brad.
The Ancestral Medicine Women are a lineage of healers from my Mothers ancestral line, and I'm delighted to be able to share the experience of these amazing people from our past.
I am an apprenticed shaman and healer. I have more than 10 years consulting experience, and a love for spirit, gardening, farming and people.