by Fionn Zarubica
It is often said: Do not pay attention to what people say, pay attention to what they do.
When I remember to, meaning when my ego doesn’t leap up and cause a fuss, I try to follow this advice.
I have found that a wonderful way to put it to work in my life, is to take as many people as I have energy for, up on what they say. Sometimes I do it just to find out who I am dealing with; sometimes, I admit, it is a sport. Ok, not very evolved of me, but more fun than a room full of lawyers without an Internet connection.
An immediately accessible situation where one can study this dynamic is by interacting with the players in the contemporary “consciousness change” movement. There are a plethora of teachers and professional inspirers emerging today, many of whom have statements at the end of their YouTube videos, movies or websites that ask us to write them and connect with them. My particular favorites are the ones who make it about a greater mission. Through their benificent gestures at outreach, they position themselves at the top of a new world hierarchy, while inviting everyone else to humbly connect with them to create a global network of conscious people who want to change the world. I am thinking that all that will be needed when their new world order is established is a wardrobe change – something white and flowing.
So, write them, take them up on it; call them out on their advertising.
Now, let us be clear, we need to have something to write to them about, not just to set them up for a fall – that would not be loving. We should also be as courteous as possible, non-demanding, and avoid questionable revelations such as “I wear aluminum foil on my head to protect me from …” Any reasonable person in the public eye might avoid communications of this kind. But, if we have a genuine interest in them, in their work or a wish to participate in or engage them in like-minded and like-energy pursuits, why not drop them a note?
Then sit back and watch.
Watch not only if they respond but also how they respond. My red flags usually involve any mention of money, or fear that I want some. And, most disappointing of all, is when there is not even an automated response that says “Thank you for contacting us, however, we are on a super-consciousness tour of the Pleiades and will not be able to respond to you at this time”.
There are a lot of wonderful people out there doing great work and generously offering their wisdom who do not open the door to starting up a communication; and I respect that. But, if you are going to present yourself as a consciousness leader who is available for dialogue and ask for feedback, then you need to put some mechanism in place to make that real.
And the same goes for the rest of us.
There is nothing wrong with not feeling particularly loving all the time, neither with not wanting to interact with the public. We all have those moments. The question is whether or not we are in alignment with what we are presenting and sharing with others; and whether or not we are investing our energy appropriately in people who are in alignment with what they represent.
This is a confusing time, let there be no doubt, and we are bombarded with a lot of misleading cues. The key is to stay focused on simplicity and truth. Take people up on what they tell us about themselves publicly, professionally and privately. Because, if they are being honest, if they are for real and operating from a place of love, we will know it immediately – we will feel at peace.
Then, commit to loving ourselves by only surrounding ourselves with the ones who come to us in love; and do our best to love the ones who at this time cannot.
Love is all that matters!
Image: Les Contes de Perrault, dessins par Gustave Doré. Paris: J. Hetzel, 1867.