Andrea: Hello, Aster. Can we have a conversation today? I’ve been feeling like speaking with you for some time, but the time didn’t seem right somehow.
Aster: Yes, in this now is ever a good time to commune with us. There’s time for communing and there’s time for silence and integration. We would suggest that you may trust when it’s time for every purpose.
Andrea: This leads me to something I’ve been thinking about quit a bit lately. It seems to me like the issue of trusting oneself to know what is true is coming strongly to the forefront for many, many people right now. This is a passage I’ve already been back and forth with for a very long time, but I don’t perceive this is so for a whole bunch of other people and there’s a feeling of discomfort in the communal mental/emotional field over it. I can feel this nearly all the time right now.
Aster: And so it is. We would say that this is a part of passing through the ‘eye of the needle’, which is represented by this time and space. As a path-cutter, you’ve already been passing back and forth through this narrow passage for a long time, and this is what path-cutters do.
This issue of perception and what may or may not be trusted is one that’s being brought up and out of the unconsciousness of the many at this time. It’s an issue which asks for the foundations of belief within the being to be reexamined and reconfigured in the case of the individual and ultimately in the case of the community.
The issue from our expanded view is one that is very much connected to how mature an individual is in a spiritual sense. We say this without judgment, as there’s no right or wrong in this, no matter where the consciousness may choose to go. However, there’s a point of maturing in consciousness that happens at some point, and in this there’s a realization that there’s a always a choice.
This choice point we speak of is one where the being may understand there’s a difference which is profound between only responding to what is perceived to come from ‘outside’ and what is perceived as coming from ‘inside’. In this realization we speak of, is the knowing that accepting responsibility for what is on the ‘inside’ must precede any ability to experience the magic entailed in the Divine Law of free will and what will be experienced on the ‘outside’.
Andrea: Ok, there’s something here that’s very important, can you expand on this further?
Aster: Yes. What we’re pointing at is the reality that exists beyond the concepts of in and outside of the self. Remove the concept of separation and imagine how one may choose to be responsible for how any given situation may play out. One may choose to focus on whatever details are playing out in any given situation. Who is responsible for this?
Take this further and contemplate how bringing the highest level of personal ownership to every moment and every interaction may change all outcomes.
We watch carefully and see that the many are unhappy with outcomes. The shift required to powerfully change outcomes will come from the shift that is possible within the many when more ownership in each moment is achieved.
Andrea: Wow. This is a big deal. No wonder there’s such an outpouring of discomfort I’m feeling in the collective field right now. I know plenty of people who just want the discomfort to disappear. I don’t think it’s that popular of a notion that we will be the ones who will change it ourselves.
Aster: And yet, who will embody the changes on Gaia? Who will cut the pathways to allow for a journey between the old ways of thinking and the new ways?
The old ways of thinking are based on denying the inherent power of the consciousness in one’s self. The issues of trust are foundational to this shift, and the trust that’s needed is the trust based on one’s own ability to perceive what’s true and real.
Looking carefully for validation is one thing, but relying solely on the perceptions of others isn’t going to repair the faulty foundations of the collective belief systems which are still strongly attached to the perception that the truth is outside of self somehow.
The work of shifting the belief that truth is found outside of self is first in the individual and then it will spread quickly into the broader field of the collective as well. This trend will continue to build until the illusionary separation between the self and what’s being experienced as outside dissolves. This is when the choices inherent within each moment will be easily revealed. The discomfort of denying and ignoring these moment-by-moment opportunities to choose will also dissipate in the collective field of humanity.
Andrea: I’d like to also ask for your expanded view of the information coming from ‘outside’, from channelings in particular. Though I call these conversations I participate in with you channelings, I know from our conversations that these are conversations with a greatly expanded aspect of myself. Can you comment on the perception of channelings in general?
Aster: We’ll be glad to honor this wish for you. We wish to honor those who willingly put themselves into the conduit position of providing information from more expanded viewpoints. All this information is available to all who seek it, without exception. So, this is the first thing we would mention.
There’s no specialness in having access to information from our view. Information and truth is available to all beings and this is the law of the Universe. All that exists contains information encoded in its very form. To read into or to know what this information is, this is the question, isn’t it?
So long as the foundational belief for any being is that they have no access to information without seeking out some ‘other’ to deliver it, then there will be the playing out of these story-lines where there will need to be those who volunteer to deliver information, serving as a conduit for such.
There’s nothing wrong with this, and at the same time, there’s nothing right with this either. This is a feature of awakening within the collective of humanity at this time. All of this will fall away in time, as each being will eventually build the foundation within themselves to support their own instantaneous access to the information they need.
Andrea: You make this sound so simple and yet this is the rub for people right now. How to heal the broken trust comes up again and again, and it’s presenting to so many as trust that’s broken by those who deliver information as a service, serving as conduits to information to celestial or any other realms.
Aster: This is why we would ask those who rely on such information to be delivered to them to notice whether or not they’re being personally responsible in receiving such information. Is there trust within the self to know what’s being experienced? Who is responsible for filtering what’s being received? Where is the trust positioned, is it inside or outside the self?
If the answers to these questions are anything but self, self, self, then we suggest the foundations underlying such streams of consciousness are faulty to begin with. Again, we have no judgments on this, as we understand the consciousness may go where it will. We would ask only that the level of responsibility be raised in what is being created by ignoring the truth of responsibility in these choices.
The thought that such choices are affecting only the self are incorrect. There’s a feature of a less than mature view of the greater truth inherent in the interplay of Life in this and in all Universes as well. The concepts of separation are useful in that they allow for the focus that’s needed to apply consciousness to any given point, but to understand that infinity is affected by each and every movement, or non-movement for that matter, of every being is a truer truth we would love for all to consider as well.
Andrea: I wonder if what you’re sharing here will be all that helpful, honestly. There’s an inherent hopelessness in the thoughts that people have over ‘figuring it out’ in terms of what’s true or real, and what’s tricky and false. We’re drowning in falsehoods everyday it seems, figuring it out seems hopeless. I think people just want some simple truths to hang onto.
Aster: We’d say these truths are here in force. They couldn’t be any plainer or any simpler from our view. The obviousness of them is so profound we’re consistently amazed at the power of humanity to ignore them.
We also understand that the long dream of separation and confusion has closed the eyes of the soul tightly and that this is an anguish we don’t have to deal with. From our view, it’s simple as can be.
Andrea: Can you then give some form of outline to what you’re saying here for me to study?
Aster: We can and are pleased to do so. We’re not here to tell people what to do, but since you’ve asked we may suggest that there are truths to consider. Each of these truths can be directly perceived if the focus of the individual consciousness makes this choice.
Consciousness can and will go wherever it’s directed. With or without awareness, this will happen always. Bringing awareness and personal responsibility to bear on this will enhance the levels of trust in one’s ability to know what’s being created by the inherently creative nature of consciousness.
Allow us to repeat this concept again. Consciousness creates! The choice of where to cast the consciousness that creates is up to the individual point of perception that is choosing. So, this leads to the necessity of personally raising the bar of awareness to what these choices are.
Without consideration given to the choices in the law of free will, in conjunction with the personal awareness of what these choices are from moment to moment, what’s being created is going to continue to be highlighted by the shadow side, the unconscious and unaware portion of this equation.
The solution to this is always the same. The solution to this is Love. It’s Love that integrates instead of separates. It’s Love that dissolves all barriers to acceptance, and therefore renders all judgments which separate as invalid.
So long as the choices are made to separate the consciousness in parts that are considered to be me and not-me, then the integration needed to provide the foundations for awareness to be present in each choice-point moment are not present in a conscious way.
The supposed not-me portions are left to play out in creative ways which aren’t being owned up to. With no ownership present, this is a ship without a captain. We would ask all to consider, who is at the wheel of your personal portion of creativity?
The nature of all consciousness is inherently creative, no matter where it goes, and no matter if awareness is present or not. We would ask all to consider who is responsible for this?
This is a long conversation to bring forward, and we don’t wish to fatigue you with this discussion at this time. This is enough to consider in this now.
Andrea: Thank you, Aster. I think this is, indeed, much to consider. Farewell for now.
Aster: Farewell, my sister-self. We love you…