Thanks for the kudos SB, AP, Jack and Infinity! I look forward to playing more with you all.
Everyone - We have the Akashic Records thread to dive into to discover more about them, but I haven't discussed the importance of releasing conflict and shifting from a reaction to a response, so I'll mention more about it occasionally on this thread.
I've said this before, but it's our own internal conflict that creates what we call karma. Karma is not an outside imposed agenda. If we are holding onto anything, from any lifetime, we will guarantee some kind of setup of external circumstances to help us release it. A response right now, cleans up any karmic influence, like dropping a stone in a pond and watching it ripple out into the lifetimes.
How do we know if we have conflict and need to respond more? Take a look at your core beliefs and see if your thoughts, feelings, words and actions are integrated. The healthy core beliefs will be things like: I'm safe, I'm loved, I'm welcome, I can have my needs met, I can be myself and be in relationship, I can say no, I can ask for support, I can express emotions and be vulnerable, I can express my sexuality.
If we have any area of our lives that we are playing the victim, holding onto the past, projecting onto others, gossiping, blaming, shaming, not forgiving, having addictive/repetitive behaviors, having addictive/repetitive behaviors (that was a joke to see if you're paying attention)
, resisting change, struggling, needing to be right about something - all of those conditions will lead to a reaction and not a response.
When we have conflict, it affects our relationships, our ability to communicate, our ability to manifest, our spiritual path, our health - pretty much everything.
What happens when we try to manifest or attract our heart's desire? When light shines through a stained-glass window, only a reflection of the picture in the glass comes out on the other side. When we have conflict, what we're trying to attract, ends up resembling our conflict, just like the light through the stained glass. When we're free of conflict, it's like shining light through a clear piece of glass. The pure light goes through unchanged - just like the energy we place into calling our heart's desire. So what we attract is a pure reflection of what we want.
More to come later.