~My Journey into a Manifesto~
“You say you want a revolution, Well you know, We all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s evolution, Well you know
We all want to change the world…You better free your mind instead!”– the seed was planted in all of us, perhaps log before John Lennon put words and music to it. After years of suppression, we are awakening. I was set to retire and paint, instead, I received a calling, a visionary message; “See beyond you world; Serve souls; Share the awakening; Be The Revolution!”
How does one woman go about being a revolutionary? “What is a Revolutionary?” was my first question. Thus my journey began. The political and militaristic meanings for the word “revolutionary” did not stir in my soul, thank goodness. Going to prison was not included in my vision, however there was one aspect of revolution that spoke to me;
revolutionary–”involving or causing a complete or dramatic change.”
Ah! Complete or dramatic change. Picture me, sitting on a bus bench in Old Town San Diego, eating a handmade tortilla, sipping a Mexican coffee and contemplating Revolución Espiritual, Spiritual Revolution. What my ego wants is to be more generative. I already know I love taking generous and compassionate actions for my tribe. (My Tribe are the hundreds of thousands of curious, creative, brilliant but spiritually exhausted women right here in North America, and of course across The World. And by the way to be “generative” is to instigate social change.)
So, what about that spiritual change? Is there a different word for instigating spiritual change? “In what way might I move beyond societal norms for spiritual change?” I wondered. Spiritual leaders were filling halls, stadiums and bookshelves. I encountered The Dalai Lama, Caroline Myss, Natalie Goldberg, Depak Chopra, and Shakti Gwain. Mentors who stirred my soul from beyond their ascension furthered my awakening, too.
Contemplating my principles, values, essence, soul truths, and my brain-connected spirituality, I searched for a cohesive approach. Is direct action called for right now? “No rush,” say my guides. Good, because I still had a lot of questions. There was something about that part of Lennon’s song, “You’d better free your mind instead.” I pictured the happy, smiling Dalai Lama. Perhaps Buddhism is the way?
So what is at the heart of my Spiritual Revolution?
His Holiness the Dalai Lama says his idea of spiritual revolution is “not a call for a religious revolution.” He does not advocate the Buddhist way of life and his spiritual revolution is not “magical or mysterious.” A practical man, he asks us to move away from our habits of self-preoccupation, towards concern for the wider community of beings. He teaches mindfulness and suggests that we recognize others people’s interests alongside our own. Embarrassingly I was too self-preoccupied to notice that my own idea of spiritual revolution should encompass the Dalai Lama’s, and more. “You’d better free your mind instead.”
Thus I entered a LONG discovery phase. Just ask my friends and family, even the people I paid to help me will weigh in!
“Discovery” was full of questions. Here are just a few:
Who am I?
What do I stand for?
What do I want?
What is my true nature?
Are any further experiments, experiences, or possibilities necessary?
What have I come here to be?
What are my gifts, talents, skills?
What am I here to accomplish?
What needs doing?
Is it for me to do?
What “forces” suppress me?
How might I leave a Love Note for the Earth?
What are my beliefs?
What is my DNA hearing?
What is my calling?
How then must I live?
I folded beliefs into my spiritual pie;
~Vision and Unseen Energies are real.
~~Visioning is a superpower.
~~~Love is an energy resource.
~~~~The Problem is a container for the Solution. (this is a biggie!)
YEARS went by.
More than one person said, “Dr. Judy, haven’t you taken enough classes, read enough books, taken enough sabbaticals, got enough degrees, published enough best sellers (ok one, but still)?”
“I get that I am to teach and share, and that I am a cutting edge expressive soul. Now what?”(I asked this about a thousand times.)
All of a sudden it hit me! The answer was there all along. I even highlighted the words in the first sentence of this blog post in bolded type so you could get a head start, if you noticed. Scroll back up and look. There it was, a revolution in my perception, at that moment! See, Serve, Share and Be. Arriving back at the beginning, I knew I would step out of the old soles of societal expectation and into the center of my soul-being. After all, this is an All Souls Revolution;
“You’d better free your mind instead.”
Now things are speeding up. The Inner Warrior journey freed my mind and brought “all of me” to the shores of my own revolutionary Soul Design. My calling is to gather my tribe and teach. I must teach. That is how I “Serve Souls” as a part of my sacred contract, because “what you learn goes far beyond earthly knowledge.” So, I intend to continue to explore, examine, contemplate, test, learn, and then to “deliver the gold,” the benefits of my wisdom and discovery to you so your mind, too, will be “free, instead.”
See, Serve, Share! Meet minds and free them! Ah! To that purpose I took myself through The Happy Startup Homeschool, then founded a business and a website to share it from; the Advanced Wisdom Academy of Soul Design. In the Advanced Wisdom Academy I bring together cutting edge and revolutionary entrepreneurs to share their mind-freeing offerings with you. Tribe-Writing and Soul Design are a part of the Academy, too.
“What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality.” –Plutarch
Because everything we do, think and feel will have an effect on our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life, it is time to be different in our minds in our lives and in the world. Kick off your shoes, step out of the old soles into your whole soul and join me in the light of the magnificence of who you are! If you are so inclined, I ask you to join The Wisdom Circle and to share the link to my blog with a friend.
The more you shine and share, the better our community. When we shine in our true nature, we build a better community and we live in a better world. Let us join together “involving or causing a complete or dramatic change.” This is the “Be Who We Are Revolution!”
FLASH: If you are a writer, or want to be, you must IMMEDIATELY sign up for the Writer’s Support Circle (Wednesday mornings) or Writer’s TeaTime Circle (Thursday afternoons) beginning in May. BIG MAGIC happening in my current writer’s circle. LIMITED SEATING in the next series, starting May 3rd.
See, Serve, Share, Free Your Mind and Be!
Mahalo, Dr. Judy