Special Request: © Copyright 2007 Joseph C. Rumbolo/HealingTheUniverse This information may be freely disseminated, in whole or in part, provided there is no charge for the information and this notice is attached. When using a partial version of this material, please state that it is an abridged version and refer the reader to the original, complete version at www.HealingTheUniverse.com. Publications are encouraged to reprint articles by permission only. Please notify us at Joe@HealingTheUniverse.com
From The Desk Of Joe Rumbolo June 2007
We are at the halfway mark, six months into 2007. Can you believe it? From my vantage point and based on my experiences so far, it has been quite the exciting year, especially considering how mundane the last few months of 2006 seemed to be, in my world.
That was a period of time where I felt like doing absolutely nothing! As hard as I searched, there was no Motivation, let alone Inspiration. As hard as I tried, I continued to come up empty in the Motivation and Inspiration department. I was able to accomplish the bear necessities, but little more. Finally, I remembered to Trust Myself (see: THE CLEAR VIBRATION™ May 2007 Installment # 51), I Surrendered To It (Damn! I forget to do that sometimes!), I stopped feeling guilty for appearing to do nothing and was able to just Be. Sometimes that looked like doing absolutely nothing, just vegging on the couch and watching television or listening to music. Other times it looked like meditating and/or processing whatever feelings and emotions that would come up in the moment, and healing.
Almost as soon as I moved into that wonderful space of Being, the influx of information flowed as an endless stream. I could hardly keep up with it…one idea after another…along with ways to implement the ideas and oh…Do Nothing Now…was the main theme. I was instructed to Wait Until After The First Of The Year, Be Patient, Watch For The Opportunities and Take Only the Appropriate Actions as instructed; messages To Me; From Me…THE ALL THAT IS.
On January 2nd, it all began, as though someone had thrown a switch to the ON position as one idea after another began to take form…become tangible…Manifest…in shapes and ways that were not even remotely imaginable. All that it took from me was Trust…Surrender…Observation…Standing Back…Getting Out Of My Own Way…Taking Only Appropriate Action…and VOILA…MAGIC…The Magic of Merlin, THE MAGIC THAT IS ME, THE MAGIC THAT IS YOU, happening right here, right now, in the 3rd Dimension, in the Human Experience!
Many of you are currently having an experience similar to what I was having during the last several months of 2006. I suggest that you honor this time of gestation, or as one person put it, "This time of Marinating or Marination." There are interesting and exciting possibilities and potentials that are formulated during times like these. It is part of The Process, as it is often called and I suggest that you TRUST and HONOR The Process.
What I have just written was not the topic that I had originally decided to discuss this time. Of course, why should that surprise me at this stage of the game! Apparently, I am not as in charge as I thought I was! LOL!
I actually sat down to write about Martyrs and Martyr-dom, not in the traditional sense or context, but in the NOW context of the self-proclaimed Martyrs in today's metaphysics and spirituality. For those of you who have been to these pages before, you know that what you get here is metaphysics and spirituality with an edge, a sharply honed edge on the strongest and finest steel!
Here we go.
Traditional Martyrs and Martyrdom
According to Webster's Online Dictionary, the traditional definition of a Martyr is:
According to Webster's Online Dictionary, the traditional definition of Martyr-dom is:
As examples, traditional Christian martyrs would include Saint Peter (crucified upside down), the Apostle Paul (beheaded in Rome), Saint Andrew (crucified), Ignatius of Antioch and Joan of Arc, to name a few. These were all courageous people who suffered and died for their causes. I site these tenacious people as examples, in stark contrast to some of what I call the Faux Martyrs of our time.
To adequately define Faux Martyr, we must begin with the definition of a victim, in the Human, 3-D, traditional sense. A victim is defined as:
In the personal growth and development, metaphysical and/or spiritual context, a victim is defined as:
Having defined VICTIM in this second sense, a Faux Martyr is then someone who has taken victim, victim-hood and victim-ness to a new, much higher and judgmentally speaking, ridiculously and needlessly, intense level.
You know this person and probably all too well, this person who does not think that he is being or portraying the ultimate in victim-ness, but is such a prime example of this that it lands him directly in the midst of this Faux Martyrdom, oh so willing to give of himself, such that others would not suffer; willing to give when she has nothing left to give; willing to sacrifice everything…family, friends, children, relationships…to do the spiritual work for others, especially if or Exclusively If Others Are Watching! LOL! Of course, for this Faux Martyr, it is all about the drama and the image that he portrays…how things look…always attempting to make that grandstand play so that others will approve of her, what he does and the way she does it and will think that he is something that she is not. It is very important to this people that others perceive him to be knowledgeable and important.
I recall in one instance, a person informed me that she had just had a reading from some super-physic (who of course, could never possibly be wrong) who said that she (the client) was here to fulfill a spiritual mission of such grand proportion and magnitude that she did not even have a choice in the matter, that she must fulfill this mission at all costs, sacrificing everything if need be…family, friends, children, relationships…for the benefit of the whole, allowing no-one or no-thing to get in the way. This person said that she was willing to give up everything for the success of this mission and that she wasn't doing this for herself but for the entire world. WOW! This is rather Heavy for a Lightworker and riddled with ego, wouldn't you agree?
Another person that I recently met gave me a similar story and that she too, was doing all of this grand spiritual work, not for herself, but for all the people on this planet and throughout the Universe who couldn't do the work for themselves because apparently as she insinuated, they were not capable of doing the work for themselves. She would check-out for several days at a time saying that she was going to spend time alone processing feelings and emotions at a very deep level, deeper than most Humans have experienced, deeper than most Humans have the ability to experience, arriving at a new, much deeper and more sensitive level of vulnerability and of course, she was doing this for the benefit of everyone else on the planet. Again…very heavy…and quite egotistical!
In both cases, these people inferred that they were a cut above other people, much more spiritually evolved than most and certainly much more so than you and me. They usually talk down to people, making sure that you know that they are doing it right and you are doing it all wrong and informing you in no uncertain terms that they were doing this important spiritual work, again, not for themselves, but for the world, for the Universe.
What I have noticed in my encounters with these Faux Martyrs is that while they are off somewhere blowing smoke and inflating their own egos, creating their cover stories about all this wonderful work that they are doing for humanity and the Universe (which by the way, no one asked, wanted or expected them to do in the first place) they do a great job of avoiding their own, deep-rooted issues, they do a great job of avoiding their own lives. They do a wonderful job of begging for that hey-look-at-me spotlight by nailing themselves to a cross that again, no one asked, wanted or expected them to do in the first place!
We can each only do our own work on ourselves, for ourselves. We can seek guidance from coaches, mentors, counselors, hypnotherapists, etc. and we can visit chiropractors, massage therapists, energy workers and more. They can help us to do our work but they still cannot do the work for us. There are some who, in the practice of their modalities, will tell you that they can remove the blocks and cut the cords that are keeping you from having the life you desire. Many of them can do this, but keep in mind that if you are not continuously doing the work on yourself, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, the blocks will return and the cords will reattach.
As a coach, I know the value of having a good coach. I am fortunate enough to have a couple of extraordinary coaches and a couple of great energy workers. Even so, it is up to me to do my own work, otherwise the guidance and the expertise of these people ultimately means nothing.
The bottom line is that I must start with myself…do my own work on myself. If I want to change the world, I need to change myself first. As I do that, moment to moment, my energy shifts in a positive manner and as it does, my world and everything in it shifts. It is felt by everything and everybody on the planet. All I need to do is to do my own work things begin to change. I don't even have to nail myself to a cross! All I have to do is work on me; then perhaps you will work on you; then maybe the next guy will work on himself; and the woman over there will work on herself; and the next thing you know, we are collectively effecting change just by doing our own work on ourselves and allowing others to do the same.
To all of you Faux Martyrs out there, I would ask you to come on down from the cross. First of all, it does not become you. Secondly, this idea of doing your own work instead of having to do it for everyone else is just so much easier to do and much more effective. Of course, by doing your own work you will no longer be able to avoid your own life! Perhaps it's time for you to give up that martyr role and step into something much more fun! As always, it is your choice.
I am thankful and grateful to have the opportunity to express my flavor of the truth for your discernment, through this venue.
If it is your choice, feel free to tell your friends about HealingTheUniverse.
Your questions and comments are always welcome. You may contact me at Joe@HealingTheUniverse.com.
and Pack Light!
© Copyright 2007 Joseph C. Rumbolo/HealingTheUniverse™...All rights reserved
THE CLEAR VIBRATION™ June 2007 Installment # 52
Dearest Warriors of the Light…
It is with great Love, Joy and Appreciation that we come to you today with practical information that you can apply right here, right now, to assist you in having the Human Experience that you chose to have.
Much has been spoken and written about this process of ascension, moving toward the 2012, the establishment of the New Planet Earth and how wonderful everything will be once you get there…once you arrive at your destination. A time will come when there will be no more secrets! Everyone will be so tuned in that no one will be able to hide. You will not be able to keep a secret even if you want to! Everyone will be an open book. Now, we are not necessarily saying that this is a good thing or a bad thing. It will, however, make for just as interesting of a game as you have now, if not more interesting, with all of your secrets and hiding, only with no secrets, there will be different challenges. There will be NO COVER STORIES!
Now, if you really want to play a game…if you really want to challenge yourselves, if you really want to get metaphysical, spiritual, ascending and such, how about playing the game of No Secrets, Right Now! How many of you are up for that game? We didn't see too many hands going up with that question. You see, even the most ethical of you, the most metaphysical of you, the most spiritual of you, is hiding, is lying and has a cover story to one degree or another. This is not a condemnation of you, who you are or your character. You are having a Human Experience and at this time, that is part of it. To play the game of No Secrets, Right Now, you are going to have to get naked, metaphorically, and depending upon what your cover story is, perhaps literally!
There have been times when you have each come close to playing this game of No Secrets, moments when you have opened yourself up…perhaps not completely, but close…with a certain person or group of people, situations where you voluntarily invited someone into your heart to look around, kick the tires and give it a test drive, but if you can be completely honest with yourself in this moment, you know that you are not in this space the great majority of the time. On the rare occasion when you do go there, how does it feel? Do you feel scared, excited, adventuresome, apprehensive, hurt, angry, free or exhilarated?
Once again, here is a thought…No…a challenge. Why wait until the scheduled starting time of the Game Of No Secrets. Why not just start now, if you dare!?!
What would it take for you to fully play this Game Of No Deception, No Deceit, No Secrets, right now?
Perhaps the first thing that it would take would be courage. It would take courage to even think about playing the game this way, let alone actually play it. Besides having the guts to play, the second thing that you would need would be a code of ethics by which the game would be played, and that leads us to our discussion for this time.
So…what are ethics? Simply put, ethics can be defined as a set of moral principles, a system of moral values, and a guiding philosophy…the moral rules by which the participants play. How many of you are 100% ethical, 100% of the time? Okay…you in the back…put your hand down! We know who you are and as hard as you may try, you are not 100%. Oh, and you sitting on the floor in the front row…please put your hand down. You know you are not 100% after the financial scam you pulled in the name of the Universe providing for you while you are doing your spiritual work, but we will address this in a moment.
Yes…that's right…hands down…but we are not judging you. What we are doing is showing you how much time you spend out of integrity with everyone, including with yourself…especially with yourself…instead of in integrity, how much time you spend being unethical and dishonest with yourself and others. Perhaps in some situations, you even believe your own lies that you tell yourself. How many times have you lied to your kids, your significant other, your insignificant other, your other family members, your friends and your associates? How many times have you lied to yourself? We are not condemning you for this because if you are Human, and we know that most of you are, you will act like a Human and that means that even the best and most righteous of you will at times, Lie, especially to Justify.
Just keep in mind that your Santa Claus is not the only one who knows if you have been naughty or nice! LOL!
Please! Put your hands down. There is no need to explain. It is just a story, anyway; it is just Your Cover Story.
NO…MORE…SECRETS…Indeed! Now, that will really be a fun game for you to play and for us to watch! Perhaps this Ascension could be equated with your popular video games of the day. When you have mastered one level, you move on to the next level…more fun, more exciting, more difficult and more challenging. Please start now, oh please, oh please!
Situational Ethics! This is the game that many, if not all of you play, the game that the best and most righteous of you play. The game of Situational Ethics is the game that many of you play, at best, and can be defined as a system of ethics whereby behavior is judged, each behavior within its own context, rather than by the context of the whole. Just to clarify, say for instance you have behavior XYZ. XYZ is not only the behavior, but unto itself, it is also the container or the context. Within the container, or context, called XYZ, there are certain behaviors unique to that which is XYZ. The behaviors within the container called XYZ are judged only by the behavior which is the container called XYZ. Hmmmm? Did that clarify or confuse?
An example would be a religious, spiritual or any person, for that matter, who would never steal from friends, family, associates, strangers, retail stores, restaurants or under any circumstance, because he knows that it would be wrong, out of integrity and unethical but with one exception. The person would steal from where he works because his perception is that his boss is a jerk or he isn't paid enough money or he was passed over for a promotion or they owe it to him anyway, or he hates his job, blah, blah, blah! Even if all of these accusations are true, is that really justification for stealing, for operating out of integrity, for operating unethically? Well, of course not. The person is just trying to justify the situation, thusly; we have a case of Situational Ethics! According to the person, Stealing Is Always Wrong Except For If You Are Stealing From Work. That Is Okay because for some reason or another, the job owes it to you. This is quite the convenient rationalization.
NOW, let us discuss our person who pulled the financial scam. This person scammed what we will call the system, for financial gain. We really do not mean to be picking on you, but yours is such a wonderful example, we just cannot resist. Thank you for volunteering for this assignment!
You said that it was okay to scam the system…well, not exactly in those words, but by your actions, that is what you meant. Your justification was that this was the Universe's way of financially supporting you so that you could do the spiritual work…this huge spiritual mission that has been thrust upon you…that you incarnated to do. Great try, but you might as well have walked down to the corner convenience store, stuck a gun in the clerk's face and said, "Give me all of your money." At least by doing this, your intention to rob the store, would have been up-front! At least that would have been the honest way of stealing…No hidden agenda; No Secrets!
From Situational Ethics, it is only a short hop, skip and a jump to what might be seen as Situational Spirituality.
Hold that thought for a moment and consider this.
If Situational Ethics is a system of ethics whereby behavior is judged, each within its own context rather than by the context of the whole, then Situational Spirituality is a system of spirituality whereby behavior is judged, each within its own context, rather than by the context of the whole, as well. In other words, Situational Spirituality is spirituality relative to a combination of circumstances at a certain moment.
Let us site an example. You have made a commitment to do a particular thing. There is a person or a group of people counting on you to do a particular thing. It may even be You counting on Yourself. As the moment approaches for fulfilling the commitment, you decide that you would rather not fulfill the commitment, for whatever reason. You decide that you would rather do something else, so you break your promise…yes, a commitment is a promise…and you do not keep your word. The reason that you give for breaking your word is that Your Truth Has Evolved and now you have a new and different truth that does not include keeping that particular commitment.
Situational Ethics with a Spiritual twist! Situational Spirituality! Spiritual Cop-out! Do You Recognize It!?! Do you see yourself in this?
Perhaps the most blatant example of Situational Spirituality…Lying, stealing and cheating or worse, in the name of spirituality…would be The Crusades or other so-called Holy Wars; you know, Killing For God? This is happening, right here, right now, on your planet!
Keep this in mind:
NO…MORE…SECRETS! Many of you speak of this to your clients, to your students, to each other in discussion groups, to your spiritual families, but beyond the intellectual, do you really know what this is? It is one thing to talk about this; it is quite another thing to actually live it as part of the Human Experience. Are you really prepared for this?
If so, then again we suggest that you start now. Humans are always saying, "As soon as THIS happens, then I will do THAT. As soon as THAT happens, then I will do THIS." Why wait? Instead of just Talking the Talk, why not WALK the WALK that you TALK, right here, right now! Are you ready? It is your choice.
Until next time, WE ARE ONE and we express to you our most heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the opportunity to present this information to you for your discernment.
ALL OF THIS IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING.
TAKE ALL OF IT. TAKE SOME OF IT. TAKE NONE OF IT.
We ask only that you…
Spread The Light
DO NOT FORGET TO BREATHE!
YOU ARE GOD, and So Is Everyone Else.
We reluctantly leave you at this time but before we go, please allow us to reveal ourselves:
All along, it has been Me talking to YOU; You talking to Me; You talking to You; and Me Talking to Myself…no mystery, no mystique.
From the beginning it has been Us talking to Ourselves.
I AM Joseph…I AM the Sentinel…I AM the Human
I AM You
WE ARE ONE
© Copyright 2007 Joseph C. Rumbolo/HealingTheUniverse™...All rights reserved