Like a snowflake, we are all unique and individual beings, artistically created to be unique and through this be creators ourselves. However, at the same time we are all part of one another like the snowflake made from an evaporated droplet of the ocean, we are an individual soul, with a spirit connected to the universe around us.
It would be clearly appropriate at this point to divulge my authentic interpretation of what ‘authentic-self’ means.
As the title suggests, it is about ‘oneself’ you, me, everyone, each of us an individual, unique creations of a creative world, to express one’s authentic self through life on Earth, by creative means.
Well, that’s quite a mouthful, but effectively we are the creators!
However, it is equally important to know, that as individuals we are also all connected both physically and spiritually to all life, not just on Earth and our Earth Mother herself, but to all life throughout the universe.
This is; as the universe itself is; an expansive subject, which we will explore over the coming weeks, months and years through various articles and projects. Think of this as a spiritual path, covering aspects of the true nature of life and purpose, knowledge and wisdom, creatively walking the path to enlightenment and true understanding, which I hope will assist many of you on your own authentic journeys.
To truly understand what is your authentic-self, we need to understand what isn’t and what we all share together and how we are all connected. In other words; what is not authentic about us. These can be divided into two areas; Physical, (tangible/visible) and Spiritual, (non-tangible/invisible).
· We are all made of the same physical material elements, water, carbon, calcium, protein etc., which are all elements associated with our Earth-Mother, (planet) this fact connects all of us together, including the fact that we all live and share our beautiful home; Earth.
· Our Earth Mother has been created from the elements contained within the Solar system, galaxy and universe itself and so again, we share these life-giving physical elements.
But we are not just physical beings, far, far from it! We already know from science that we are made up of various elements, and each element is made up of atomic components, or atoms. When an atom is examined closely, we see that only 0.1% of the atom is visible, even under the most powerful microscopes, which mean that 99.9% is invisible. So it follows that what we see as physical is only 0.1% of who we are! And that includes the world around us.
So if all we can see is 0.1%, what of the other 99.9%, well we could categorize this as energy or spirit. Think of all the things we know about that we can’t actually see, try listing them down, and I am sure even if you came up with 50 things, that would be just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
Think of ourselves not as physical beings living a spiritual life, but ‘Spiritual Beings’ living a physical life. Yes, you got it, 99.9% of you could be described as spiritual!
· Our spirit or energy is connected to the spirit or energy of our beautiful Earth-Mother
· In turn we are also connected to each other, the trees, plants, sea, wildlife and all living creatures. They all form part of us and who we are in unity and harmony. Energy flows to and from each, interacting in ways we can only imagine, until we tap into and recognize these subtle energies, thoughts, feelings, emotions and love. In turn the Earth and all life on and within her obtain energies from the cosmos, the universe around us, and as you can imagine other forms of life, all connected in a beautiful web of energy transfer, communicating on a waveband so wide, we have yet to fully understand it, or explain it through modern science. It may be deemed by many that any phenomena that can’t be explained through science, is usually known as magick! This does not mean its not real, it just requires you to use your imagination and believe, for those that believe will see magick happen.
Albert Einstein apparently said, the most important aspect of humanity is not knowledge or wisdom, but imagination. We will explore this much deeper in future articles, but it brings to mind something I have always thought; that is ‘anything that can be imagined, can also be real and possible’.
Therefore we are truly only limited to the things we decide and believe we are limited to. Free your imagination, and we will free ourselves spiritually.
If you are finding this hard to fathom, then do not worry, think of this as a journey, an adventure of discovery, and along this magickal path we will evolve together and explore the deepest cave’s, the highest mountains and the outstretched seas of our existence and the magick and wonder of life from all aspects, and along the way we will find ourselves, woken from a sleep, enlightened, re-energized and I hope find, joy, harmony and love.
Now this is the part of you that is truly unique and irreplaceable, the part that truly identifies you from everyone and everything else. This is the part of you that is only you and can only be experienced by you. Again, this can be divided into two areas;
1. The Physical You, your physical body, (or bodies as you (re)incarnate*).
2. Your Authentic Soul, (think of your soul being your spiritual hard-drive recording all your experiences and encrypted in such a way that only you can understand and access it)
*Whether you believe in re-incarnation or not, although you have probably gathered that ‘I do’ matters not in understanding your authentic-self. This is the true-you! Like a snowflake, unique and beautiful!
It is the place where all of your experiences, whether; physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual continually develop and evolve and are recorded and encrypted in such a way that only you can communicate with it, through consciousness, and sub-consciousness. It is your internal compass, and like ‘Jack Sparrows’ compass – it does not point ‘North’ but points you in the direction of your own true authentic and individual path… “What is it you truly want!”
The key is to have a clear unfettered access to your soul to be able to help fully guide you on your journey and adventure.
You have probably realized by now, that you have been communicating with your soul all your life, that inner voice, deep down trying to help you make the right decisions in life, but all too often society and environmental circumstances can interfere or even cut off this important communication, and then we are left feeling lost, disorientated and lonely. Having been a natural observer of things, I can see in so many people today, the sense that they are lost, and in so being continually look for guidance from others, and like a sheep follow the herd or allow themselves to be herded by someone in self-induced authority.
A bizarre example of this was shown on the news recently regarding the flooding in the west-country of the UK; a man with a house under threat of flooding was complaining that no-one and no authority had advised him on what to do to save his home and prevent the water from entering. This man seemed to be completely disconnected to his own ability to know what to do, expecting someone in authority to think for him and give him guidance. How is it that we allow ourselves to disconnect to our own inner-voice? This is an area which will require more explanation in another article. Needless to say, the man could have in fact helped himself and as some would say use his common-sense.
There is another aspect of the authentic-self which has a part to play in the creative world in which we all live. This is one of authentic-perception!
Just like our individual experiences are unique, so is our perception of the world around us. How we see it and how and what we view as fact or the truth. By understanding, appreciating and respecting the fact that anothers perception may be different from ours or yours does not mean that they are wrong or mistaken, it simply means that they have their own unique view on life. It is this diversity that ensures life continually moves forward, adapting and evolving, for to remove this would stop the evolution process and ultimately our survival. Whenever, this natural process is challenged or suppressed, it has always ended in stagnation, disease and rot. It could be argued that anarchy and chaos have their place in this world to challenge suffocating suppression of the individual and diverse perceptions and views of life, acting like release valves for unnatural and unhealthy regimes of society.
Authentic-Self represents the ‘multi-faceted’, ‘multi-dimensional’ aspect of human life and its interaction in the environment and world around us. Whether it is aspects of our physical-selves, our health, whether physical, psychological, mental, emotional or aspects of our spiritual-self interacting with all life and energy around us.
In this diverse and wide spectrum, this i-magazine will aim to help provide you with a useful guide to using your soul-compass, helping you experience the real you, the truth according to your own perceptions and to help create the tools and skills to help yourselves to navigate your own unique path through life itself.
Learning to master these tools and the inherent skills within you and discovering and developing your own unique gifts, will open up a brand-new world for you which extends beyond time and space, it only remains for you to ask yourself, do you take the ‘red pill’ or the ‘blue-pill’? Or; for those that have not watched the ‘matrix’ movie, ask yourself this: ‘do you really want to know?’…..