Masculine & Feminine Principles

The expressions of masculine and feminine energies are what we must look to when we lose ourselves or encounter troubled parts of our being. When the Anima and Animus or soul is disconnected, we devalue ourselves and become subject to all sorts of self-limiting beliefs and painful emotions. Unfortunately, the systemic root within our modern culture is to look outside of ourselves for the answers to our inner dilemmas. This attitude often takes us into the realm of relationships where we expend vital energy for achieving wholeness within ourselves to outwardly seek for the perfect companion. Although, relationships are one of the most fulfilling aspects of life because they mirror what we must learn about ourselves through another, they also promote co-dependence when we look to them for our wholeness. Using a relationship as a crutch or distraction from self always stifles growth. Instead, we might guide each other to connect with the authentic self, the wise inner being that nourishes and frees us from attachments.

Regardless of gender or sexual orientation, we each have a feminine and a masculine part of our being. True femininity, is connected to the masculine and true masculinity is connected to the feminine. Bridging and maintaining balance between these two compelling forces of energy or the archetypal aspects of our selves, the aggressive masculine quality and the receptive feminine quality, is a fundamental part of our personal development. Too often, we refrain from fully animating the masculine side of our nature because we believe it will harm or violate others, especially if our experience has proven it so. In reality, power is neutral and depending on our intent, power can be used either to harm or to help. We equally equate the feminine counterpart of our nature erroneously with weakness and accommodation. However, we are most powerful, effective and free when we can animate both our masculine and feminine energies from a place of love and openness as opposed to fear and defensiveness. The result of inner fusion produces a shift in consciousness as a state of sovereignty within us. Sovereignty allows the soul that is whom we are to achieve with ease its true purpose, which frees us of co-dependency so we can relate to others in an authentic way that is not sabotaged by neediness of the bifurcated personality.

The feminine and masculine archetype represents through the right and left halves of the brain and the corresponding sides of the body. It is always interesting to note the side of our body where our will, injury and pain originate. Are they limited fairly to one side of the body or are they evenly dispersed in different areas? Taking note of this pattern and where we hold our tensions or dis-eases, our strengths or weaknesses in body and character, is just as important as to which side of the body the imbalance is dominated. Essentially, the left side of the body is the receptive side of the body with a negative ion (-) and therefore, feminine, which relates to emotions and intuition. The feminine half provides the nurturing, inner awareness and vision we use to guide us through life. The right side of the body with a positive ion (+) is action oriented and therefore, masculine, which relates to logic and focused mental pursuits. The masculine half provides the action and the will we need to take us where we want to go. If the introspective feminine is underactive and the active masculine is overactive we may lack a clear, soulful sense of where we are going. Conversely, if we envision an appropriate direction of where we want to go in the feminine, but the masculine is underactive, there is no will and we thus find it difficult to ignite ourselves into action and accomplish our goals.

Overactive masculine energy is characterized by tough love, being very mental and achievement oriented. In this overactive state, we expend a lot of energy in a circuitous mental pattern that keeps us unfulfilled after months or years of effort only to feel burdened with a backlog of unfinished projects and unfulfilled desires. This often relates to people married to their job or see value in life only in terms of materialism. In turn, underactive feminine energy often becomes an “inability to do” that relies on relationships as a substitute for self-development. Internally, masculine and feminine energies need to be working in tandem to protect mutual sovereignty. This means that when the relationship between the masculine and feminine self is non-communicative our energies are not working together in harmony and we are vulnerable to internal and external invasion. While the feminine is most vulnerable to the controlling masculine and saviorship patterns, the masculine is equally responsible for the pattern of invasion of its feminine counterpart and others. If the male cannot trust and surrender to his inner feminine he will find it difficult to trust and surrender in his relationships or use his fear and mistrust to seek power over others. If the female cannot trust and use her masculine edge or inner phallic to defend both she and her children and support herself wisely, she will use this energy negatively to her detriment. She will either mistrust or hurt others with it unable to trust or surrender in her relationships or she will give her energy away on a silver platter and render herself victim to masculine power. She is unable to stand in her presence and fortify boundaries to feel safe, which is masculine energy.

The healing process begins when we develop a relational dialogue between the masculine and feminine energies, one at a time. This means we must get to know these energetic expressions that exist within and how they play out in our lives. To grasp that men and women are equal in value, but different in function. This way we can develop both sides equally, rather than only one side. For example, the feminine vision may be clear, but the masculine heads off in another direction for lack of inner dialogue that prevents us from understanding and/or achieving our true purpose. In such states of imbalance, the expression of the inner feminine is thwarted and we fear rather than trust our wisdom and intuitive guidance. When knowingness and common sense of the masculine is confirmed by the feminine intuition, balance is found. We need to be both strong and sensitive, to dance without being polarized.

Awareness produces an ever-increasing dictum of how life exists in polarity or dual nature. When the masculine and feminine self becomes an integrated composite of highly creative energies or sovereign, spiritual forces flow throughout the body and we experience our lives more fully and move forward on our path. When these energies are out of balance, progress is generally difficult, if not impossible.

Cultivating spiritual ethics, a set of values mediated not by thinking, but by feeling truth is a path of action that takes us from awareness to presence to bring us in touch to  become loving, that does not harm but protects.

By Alisa Battaglia, BD, EFT, CHT, TH

 

 

Alisa Battaglia©2008-2019

 

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WE THE PEOPLE ~ A Collective Energy Field

WE THE PEOPLE
A Collective Energy Field

By Alisa Battaglia

 From the heart of creation emanates a holographic force field that underlies the fabric of existence in its many dimensional levels.  It connects all life that has ever been, is, and of the future and is the pathway back to Source. This force is so great and will always prevail over of the seeming—the circumstances that we perceive as suffering, devastation, and war that is a thread in the divisive seam of time, an occurring part in the whole system of creation that we call reality.

The glue that holds this One Life together is LOVE. Love is the Master Grid that ensures the appropriate distribution of life-force energy that provides the templates needed for material creation, and is the physicalized expression of the sacred code of creation itself. Love is the blueprint of consciousness expressed in harmonic form. The Love principle is an example of feminine spiritual heart energy or compassion held within and completely embodied in the physicality and lived as that light essence.

Each of us has a force field around us—a personal grid that connects us to the Unity Grid, the Earth Grid and the Mass Consciousness Grid. Tapping into a particular grid will reveal its particular expression.

The current mass consciousness grid or template misuses spiritual masculine force in the expression of life energy. Resonating within this collective energy field is how we have a shared experience on the planet. There is no wonder that its lower vibration provides the channel way to spread divisiveness through fear, pain, stagnation, war, poverty, hunger, disease and victimhood.

There are myriad belief structures or programs that are not necessarily true or provide the “only” alternative to the way life must be. We all have the same potential within us to live our higher Self—to embody a new awareness. To be fully aware in the body as indwelling souls that operates at a higher reality of ideals rather than standards. Embodying the awareness, this knowing as that, is the journey of our existence. The biggest illusion that we must disengage from —to make the break from the mass conscious survivalist grid to the Master Grid of Unity Consciousness —is the illusion of separation. We are all divinely interconnected.

Since we each are connected to the Master Grid we, too can live as an expression of the sublime. We can choose which field of expression to live, move and have our being. Ultimate reality states that we are Love.

Alisa Battaglia© 2008-2019

Forgiveness~ Disconnecting from the Past

Forgiveness
Disconnecting from the Past
By Alisa Battaglia

When we have surrendered our expectations, softened our hearts and found the gift in our wounding experiences we are ready to activate the heart through forgiveness. Forgiveness may not be easy, but it will make us feel better by freeing our negativity and increasing our self control. The role of forgiveness is essential in our healing passage because it disconnects us from the grippings of the past and gives us confidence to get through other tough situations without harboring resentment, panicking or losing control. Forgiving does not mean that we have to forget what was done to us, or suddenly befriend or approve of someone who has trespassed against us. It does mean that we release our aggressors of any lingering resentments and also to forgive ourselves from mis-takes so that we may finally move forward to be wholly present in our lives.

As we evolve and develop a greater depth of understanding there is a natural willingness to engage in forgiveness.  The very act of forgiveness heals, constructs bridges and breaks down barriers in building right relationships in families, groups, communities, nations and humanity—the world of the soul.  It is understood that without forgiveness there can be no authentic relationships unless separative and narrow thinking are relinquished.

Forgiveness is not only a charitable act or benevolent gesture that we bestow or withhold at times. True forgiveness is actually an act that we do for ourselves to let go of the burden that hurt brings when we hold on. For example, we first experience a transgression as a loss in peace, happiness and separation that causes us to build defenses to keep a person out of our lives. Holding such a burden usurps our vital energy and we suffer in myriad ways. When we love ourselves we do what we need to do to liberate ourselves from the bondage of feeling separate, otherwise we trap ourselves in the ignorance that we are NOT from the same One Life and Source and we trespass against ourselves. True forgiveness helps to bind the spiritual realms ever closer to humanity. It is the recognition of our Oneness and the remembrance of our True Self as immortal spirit.

Both religious and psychological traditions have long extolled the virtues of forgiveness in the promotion of psychological, relationship and physical health. In fact, research studies conducted through the Stanford Forgiveness Projects have shown forgiveness to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress, which leads to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self confidence. Holding onto blame, judgment and expectation keeps our wounds open, while only forgiveness heals.

The four stages of forgiveness found in Clarissa Pinkola-Estes’s book, “Women who Run with the Wolves” is an alchemical recipe that catharts us through the forgiveness process. It provides an actual capacity to disconnect from the object of our attention imbuing universal wisdom.

  • to forego- to leave it alone
  • to forebear – to abstain from punishing
  • to forget – to aver from memory, to refuse to dwell
  • to forgive – to abandon the debt

What will you forgive in yourself today?

Alisa Battaglia©2010-2019

All of Life is in Polarity

All of Life is in Polarity
By Alisa Battaglia

All of life is in polarity-that is, in relationship to its opposite or polar energy and our level of connectivity in relation to it. For instance, our relationship in opposition to the social structures set into place. The disconnection or division comes from having to labor our living at the expense of our creative soul urge. Life demands that we work and pay taxes for our keep and yet this causes a drain on our life force creating exhaustion, dis-ease and aberrations. The balance, of course, between the two polarities would be to find right livelihood…in so many terms, to “Live our Bliss.”

The second opposition that we struggle with is our relationship to our environment. With the first opposition in concretization, there is little time for connection with nature outside office buildings. In cars, we come and go to the workplace, the mall, grocery stores and so on. We pass by what is left of nature around us. We are disconnected because there is no real connection to the environment. This lack of connectivity to nature causes us to disengage from vital life preserving forces that through connection would align us by default to the greater rhythm of our planetary body and the Kosmic circuit in which it resides. Harmonizing with nature whether by walking through a park, gardening, or even honoring the moons monthly cycles puts us in touch with the greater rhythm that has become so elusive in our busy lives.

The polarity continues as we move within because what we see that is not right in society is actually a reflection of the collective mindset in a particular area. This points us in the direction of looking at that which is not right within us. Inner conflict runs between extremes. On one end of the polarity spectrum there is total withdrawal expressed as narcissism in the personality complex. The narcissistic defense mechanism is one that detaches emotions from intimate forms of connectivity with a need to control life, people and circumstances. Functioning from the head, the focus is most often on material gain or position while the emotions are withdrawn from the needs of self and others. Sensitivity and inner sight of the authentic nature is lost and life is superficial and myopic. However, for every control freak there is a counterpart to play out the role of victimhood or supplicant. This is best expressed in the co-dependent and addictive mindset whose intense emotional grasping to things, people and circumstances causes them to lose sight of their deepest needs and desires as a human being. Again with the focus powered onto the object of ones attention-things, people, drugs and alcohol, money and gambling, clothes and glamour, thoughts, and so on, the fulfillment of the immediate need causes the mind to skim only the surface of self, others and life. Both expressions, one overly mental and one emotional, produce disjointed human beings. When time is not taken to examine what is right and not right within us, we live miserable, lonely and loveless lives. Passion for life’s gifts, mysteries or energy to investigate them is lost, as life energy is disconnected from the Kosmos, nature and self…and slowly the spirit within is asphyxiated from lack of connection to the wellspring of life. The spirit within is the nexus of our existence – it is the force that animates our body, the Promethian Spark that gives life and substance to an otherwise lifeless body.

The next polarity and perhaps the most vital, as it moves to the very core of our existence is between the human being in relation to spirit – the polarity between resistance to living our inner light and fully embracing our divinity. The question is “Who are you in relationship to this borrowed body whose name you call yourself?” “Are you the body or the dweller within the body?” This apparent disconnection to the source of our being is the very peril that binds us from liberation. Our mental constraints take the lead setting parameters when the soul is timeless and without human boundary. The soul’s limitless space reflects the potential of our human capacity. Our connection to the source of our divinity is the stuff that all of life is made. In this space or void, the boundaryless fairway of existence is the opposite spectrum of our human struggle – the brain that divides, bifurcates, separates and sections off with an attachment to ways of perceiving and living. Finally, the polarity of the soul in relation to Spirit – between the souls urge to immerse back into Sources spiraling well of energy as One Life or attachment to the souls sheath.

In all these levels of connectivity and separateness are layers and layers of differentiation between them. The balance point always meets at the neutral middle – the center path of heart where there is acceptance in the reflection of the other. It is the point of light within us that is wise, creative, joyful and loving. This sacred point of light that is the true self within is the initiator between extremes, the conjoiner of opposites – the multitude of polarities that exists on this plane. When we arise from the heart of neutrality, the true center of reality we act as the center point between Heaven and Earth.

 

The Illusion of Fear and Addiction~ the Psyche of Limitation

The Illusion of Fear and Addiction~ the Psyche of Limitation

Fear has many faces, love has one”~Alisa Battaglia

By Alisa Battaglia, B.D., C. H.T., EFT, TH

FEAR occurs in the emotional realm of human consciousness. It is the dominant emotional energy permeating our planet at present time whose distortion, aggression and violence are all negative limitations implanted in the feeling-thought complex of which emotion is derived.  While this defensive mindset is no exception, it functions as a survival mechanism that proves to be suicidal operating in an exploitive mode of consciousness. Its presence is capable of reducing human beings into timid and frightened automatons insufficient to cope with life’s situations and stupefied by the problems of existence. Fear is the greatest enemy of self-understanding and the basic element that supports an addictive and compulsive mindset expressed in a myriad of unconstructive ways within our own lives and within our global paradigm.

Fear is the primary response that holds captive the human reigned by the five senses of the instinctual life from evolving towards the higher grades of intellectual and intuitive consciousness. Understanding the basis of psychological fear will help us meet with our instinctual fear nature that is part of our primal brains genetic DNA inherited from ancient human memory of past pain and grievances. The primal part of the brain that we have long inherited from animals in our human evolution whose biological conditioning in nature is based upon the ignorance of Universal Law and forces of nature and terror of the dark. It is the part of us reactive to threat that is meant to protect us and lend access to courage and directed will to carry out achievements that might normally have been impossible. However, when the stream of life is centered on this basic level it becomes dominated by the emotional responses of survival that protects and governs most of our habits.

Four psychological fears are borne out of the instincts for self-preservation. The sex instinct, which has its roots in the instinct of self-preservation, guarantees the progenitor of the species and abandons the psychological fear of loneliness of being unmated. The herd instinct governs us toward family and community, which abandon our fear of isolation. From the instinct of self-assertion we work to sustain our self and family from fear of death, victimhood or failure.  The instinct to enquire drives us forward to gain the depths of knowledge through experience and education for fear of not knowing or of being left behind. The instinctual survivalist fear package is a part of our DNA and can never be rid of, as it provides the vital foundation for all other facets of our development. We can, however, develop the necessary tools that will advance us in its integration within the gradient stages of evolving consciousness.

In order to extend beyond the initial stages of these instinctual fear vibrations that hold dominion over the non-mental animal kingdom and the emotionally reactive unthinking persons, we must be able to ascertain the dynamics that form the dysfunctional interplay between physical fear and psychological fear. In recognition of our deeply rooted psychological fears interconnected with our basic instinctual responses we can begin to examine the network of escapes, habits and addictions we have developed to pacify them. Unlike animals, the roots of psychological fear is a conditioned human response potently increased through the power of the mind and aggravated through the perpetuation of memory that draws upon accumulated experience, knowledge, tradition and time that creates the background from which we react. The combined effort of our conditionings and reliance of our instinctual senses to guide us through the everyday world makes us highly sensitive and uneasy to disarm.  Often, even something slight or someone instigating this indwelling impulse will trigger the primal guard whose relief of tension is an aggressive or violent response from that slight perturbation. This uncontrolled impulse is responsible for the reckless aggressive drivers that we experience on our highways everyday and for the jealous acts of passion that engage a protective and dominant response to threats against what we consider “our property.”

To grasp the basic nature of the personality governed first by instinct is to know that any situation whose actions are associated with defeat or borne of opposition than allowance, the lower mind structure will perceive it as a threat and will struggle to dominate. The power to dominate again is easily seen in an aggressive driver on a highway that speeds up and challenges passage irked by a slowing vehicle to change a lane or in the exit of the ramp. The struggle between functioning within our lower responses with the more evolved brain can be observed in the over-sensitized person whose emotional response pattern is towards hysteria, the energy is of a nervous quality with thoughts that run in an effusive manner and their dreams and visions are expanded filled with fear. The veneer for such an emotional response pattern would naturally be one of the extreme opposite of altercation whose defense mechanism is meant to keep any altercation from its core.

When we feel unsure the instinct of self-assertion clutches tightly for its survival and automates defensiveness. How often have we felt defensive by some looming insecurity or assassinated our characters or others because of it? If we did not get hooked into a defensive posture we observed two things. First, our instinctual need to take control by some form of response or action by striving for certainty of attitude and then to dominate it, which would be the directive power of the will upon another or plainly, manipulation by turning the situation around in blame or verbal abuse, or we would walk away defensively easily disguised. We can easily observe this emotional pattern in relationships whose unconscious instinctual fear attachment is expressed through jealousy. Jealousy is stirred into action when attention is moved away from us.  The response is assertiveness that seeks power over a loved one or friend as protectiveness through domination and pride of possession. Jealousy is a reaction for fear of loss that plugs into the illusion of security and whose distorted thinking is that if we have a person to ourselves and we can control them they won’t go away.

The same holds true for the fear of losing money whose emphasis of financial success dominates the competitive mind that there is not enough money for everybody and that in order to make money to live it must be taken from another in ruin to succeed. The motivation of this belief is structured at the most base level of our being whose fear of rejection by comparison values and survival is equally shared with all of humanity. These are the fears that teach us to say “No” to life for us to feel safe. They are the same fears that bring question to our worthiness of love and devotion and reject our deepest longings and dreams. These fears of limitation are the same limitations we have adapted to and have built our entire lives around.

Our vice for security makes for powerful illusions generated from a psychologically conditioned mind whose “fixed entity” our instinctual or lower mind relies upon to solve the problem of fear.  Through observation we see innumerous fears that infiltrate our minds that we believe to be true, in fact, our world is constructed of them and they are imbedded into our very code of existence creating conflict. We are always subjugating ourselves to patterns within a system whether they have been established by our selves or others creating immense stress that permeates and dominates our minds. An exhaustive amount of energy is dissipated by keeping control of the images of our selves and others in tact creating a falsity of internal order that never solves the insecurity that underlies it. When we seek to look deeply into how our self-image is justified and supported by this code of existence that is our conditioning, we see how fear has been imparted to us as an effective life tool having high value.  The only value that is worth honoring is the value that comes from honoring ourselves and sharing our gifts in whatever we do, the value of recognizing our worth no matter where we stand.

Moving through the fear

As we merge into our psychological fear brackets we no longer see it as a separate threat to us and we become our fear in motion as we walk through it trusting. Our mind begins to rejects the falsehoods that have been adapted to for generations and liberates us from its psychological attachment. We can now take control of the physical body and its reactions. The directional will of the higher mind frees our energy so that we are in a state of actuality than moot in fear of the unknown of what will be, or what was, riddled by the fear of the future or fear of the past.

We recognize that as long as we fight something we empower it and that when there is no renunciation of the mind reflected through the lower instinctual processes to the mind cognizance of the soul or Essential Self reflected through the higher brain states, there is no surrender to wholeness and we are left empty living life as a spiritual vagabond without fulfillment. Living fearfully is to live within an isolationist perspective where we shut out our Essential Self and therefore, render ourselves incompatible with wholeness that is love.  Trusting Spirit as ally removes the insidious fear while we come to understand the inherent Laws of the Universe that provides for us through all of life’s ups and downs, a path beneath our feet. When we recognize the mysterious force of energy, wisdom, patience and compassion operating in and through us we awaken from our illusion of fear – out of our minds jail to create our colorful dream of choice. Thereby, we transmute our state of fear holding the power to transform into a universal human and to co-create our present-future equal to our full potential. Living that choice changes our lives forever!

 In the poignant words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.  The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.  The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.  The third is freedom from want…the fourth is freedom from fear.”

How can I tell if I am on the track of fear?

  • Associative memory of the past makes me anxious and resistant to the next step when I am confronted with it.
  • I have multiple reasons that are both logical and legitimate and circumstances that support my resistance in moving forward.
  • I experience frequent episodes of burn out or lethargy.

Questions to Consider

  1. If fear did not stop you, what might you be doing differently?
  2. How does it make you feel to walk out of fear’s prison into freedom, which means to open your heart to yourself-accepting the essence of you as divine?
  3. What does it mean to you to create life based on possibility, than on fear’s teachings?
  4. In what specific way might you eradicate a fear and replace it with trust in your intuition or inner wisdom?

I can integrate my fear by:  

  • Setting personal boundaries around how much time I spend serving others and by using agreements to let others know what my boundaries are.
  • Keeping boundaries firm develops inner trust and strength, which means that I must agree not abandon my inner self when I feel the pain of someone’s rejection because I hold a boundary that keeps him/her from getting his/her needs met in the moment.

Alisa Battaglia©2005-2019

OBSCURATION OF OUR EMOTIONAL ENERGY PATTERNS

OBSCURATION OF OUR EMOTIONAL ENERGY PATTERNS

By Alisa Battaglia

Denial is the avoidance of noticing something that might disturb us. It is the resistance to the confusing welter of emotions that offer valuable insights into our emotional episodes. It is the obscuration of intelligent response to incoming and outgoing energies of the underlying qualities of our Soul. While we could continue on the path of pain that leads to the pit of despair, there is still another choice, one of refined awareness freeing us from the recoiling and grasping of life to a more responsive channel of free will. Instead of abandoning or suppressing our emotions, we could see them as opportunities rather than threats.  How uncontrolled and uncoordinated emotional responses are effects to bring attention to soul growth, whose opportunities occur so that we may gradually evolve into a more coordinated, fused and blended personality.

A divisive or bifurcated human is always subject to resistance. Once patterns are persisted, they become the path to least resistance, but when we resist, we deny and when we deny we lie to our selves.  When we lie to ourselves, we to lie to others and the more we lie to others the more we come to believe the lies of our distortions.  When we believe our distortions to such a degree, we become deluded.  These are likened to the layers upon layers that obscure our emotional patterns. Veiled under the soot of our illusion is our inner diamond waiting to be discovered. We alone must decide when it is time to end the inner preoccupation of our negative emotional experiences and their psychological sufferings. It takes the courage of a warrior to uncover and transform our negative qualities into a mind free from constraint. My experience is “resolve to go deeper and deeper, truth above kindness and resolution over comfort,” this is the dedication necessary for such a task. There is bravery in those who are courageous enough to express their pain, their imperfections, and who not to give up on themselves when they see the reigning of their negative qualities upon their lives. Being in touch with our truthfulness dispels the fear of avoidance to be open with our feelings and provides a pathway to look at our emotional reactions and patterns with the full presence of awareness that is normally obscured by habits of inattention.

 We might remember that mental anguish, emotional and physical pain is a signal to our body that something is amiss within us, that there is something to understand that needs investigation. For instance, frustrated desires, suppressed resentments, anger, greed, hatred and delusion are all emotional energy patterns that usurp our life force creating emotional pain and discomfort. Instead of turning a blind eye, we might anticipate a look at how much of our waking energy is spent creating a breeding ground for these powerful emotional forces whose effect is reactionary.

From outside of ourselves, the reactionary effects of our clinging to patterns and habits are more familiar than the root of cause that resides tangled within us. The clinging, the holding onto patterns simply creates the vicious cycle that reinforces the faulty beliefs that accompany them. If we expect change to occur or differentiate by looking through the same lens and respond the same way, we forever invite the pain of the vicious cycle whose energetic ring is circuitous, imprisoning the soul. The vicious cycle is the controlling factor whose cause and effect pattern eventuate its function within the Law of Attraction. This means that because energy follows thought, that wherever the mind focuses all its attention it attracts to the area of distress that results in becoming steadily worsened than better.  Begin to examination of how emotional energy patterns move.

Law of Attraction~ A motion that gathers out of the immediately surrounding environment. The indiscriminate grasping of things needed from our point of focus that forces the appearance in a dynamic and forceful way with the quality impressed.

 By Alisa Battaglia, B.D., C.H.T, TH, EFT

 

Alisa Battaglia©2010-2018

 

 

All Extremes Are Toxic

All Extremes are Toxic

By Alisa Battaglia

All extremes are toxic. They are opposite ends of the same spectrum. The middle way is the only place of sanity. The middle way is the evolutionary pathway centered in cooperation and collaboration and grounded in peaceful engagement and the community of goodwill. It is the Path to Sanity and constructive human evolution in celebration of the Life Urge in All things.

Drop the layers of illusion of differences that bracket us in the divide and rule judgments of religion, race, politico, skin color, gender, and income. This divide and conquer is the oldest form of subjugation in the psychopathic playbook. Rather, judge people on their integrity – their behavior, what they say and do. The merit of “Being” that supports higher consciousness is the antidote to savagery.

Do not decry “diversity,” and then act to destroy it. Do not take the bait of either extreme of centralized tyranny. Show to the world the beauty of your evolution…it is always an inward journey. That is how to change the world! Change yourself first! Self-mastery is the focus.

 

Alisa Battaglia ©2017
South Carolina

We Are How We Vibrate ~ Whole-Self Wellbeing

We Are How We Vibrate
Whole-Self Wellbeing

 By Alisa Battaglia

 “Spirituality is a lens through which we view life and a gauge by which we evaluate it.” ~Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Master your senses, what you taste and smell, what you see, what you hear. In all things be a master of what you do and say and think. Be free. Are you quiet? Quieten your body. Quieten your mind. By your own efforts Waken yourself, watch yourself, And live joyfully. Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you. ~From the Dhammapada

 Whole-self wellbeing (the Body-Heart-Mind-Spirit organism) is essentially the result of a harmonious flow of energy with the Source within—the pure positive energy of our Eternal Nature. As non-physical energy beings, we abide in kosmic flow that is out of time. We feel the living stream of Spirit flow through us when we are present, focused in the ever unfolding Now. Yet, in the physical manifest self, we are locked into structural frames of time. These frames are of things past, the known, and also of future events that are unknown. These frames of time orient our minds and lock us into limitation. The words “letting go” and “flow” are keys to increasing vibrational resonance because they allow us to expand. Expansion is who we are.

The vibrational evolution of the Kosmos, of humanity, of ourselves all expands, but when we stand apart from that expanded vibration—negative emotion, ideas and selfish desires are born, because the physical and non-physical self are not in the same space time continuum.

Our eternal non-physical self is always in high vibration and since the Soul is the human standard of our inner striving we must align and keep steady to that signal of the expanded version of ourselves. This is how we deliberately create our reality—the law of attraction brings to us what we think and then brings more of it. We either manufacture positive or negative streams of vibration to magnetize those thoughts into manifestation. It is really that simple!

To strive toward the standard of the Soul, we must have a self-loving willingness to align with Source Creator. The motivation is about caring how we feel in our bodies. How feeling states always serve as our vibrational barometer to the quality of alignment with our Source within. For instance, negative mood states tell us that we are off track—that we are holding vibrational discord and have disconnected from the greater stream of wellbeing.

When this occurs, we must orient ourselves back to center— toward the Soul’s range of vibration of pure positive energy. The more we practice aligning to our inner Source, the easier it gets and flow becomes our natural state of being. Until then we need lots of practice because our high vibrational inner being will not join us by dropping down into negative vibration or move toward us. Instead, we must hold willingness and use our feeling center to move closer to our inner stream for alignment. The closer our vibrational stream aligns to the vibrational flow of the Source within, the more positive our stream of consciousness and the less resistant we are to life.

 While there are no good or bad forces, just a stream of wellbeing, we either allow alignment with pure positive energy or we do not. Deviation from our inner stream of Beingness is what makes emotions feel bad and we enter negative mood states because we are drawn away from our true nature.  Holding ourselves vibrationally hostage to negative emotion pinches us off from higher vibrational feelings such as balance, peace, clarity, and joy. Negative emotions such as friction, fragmentation, worry, anxiety and divisive thinking, always produces inner turbulence which is a clear indication that our thoughts are out of range or don’t match with the fast streams of our positive expanding vibration.  Negative thoughts always have emotional tags attached, which is a clear indication that we are out of integrity with the vibrational range of our expanding self. Those same negative thoughts held for too long a time creates distortion in our stream of wellbeing that invites dis-ease because dis-ease blocks the light from beaming into our experiences.

Inner healing means that we have to practice ourselves into alignment, as the Source within us knows what it wants, while the physical part of us is in gridlock because it is focused on what it does not want and therefore, cannot expand.  The perspective of the Soul sees things in the expanded version, while the physical self has not caught up. For guidance, we ask, “Inner Being, how do you feel about this? What do you think? Inner being, how am I tuning myself?” And then we listen for first response!

The inner dimension of our expanding Higher Self always seeks fusion between the opposites giving birth to multidimensional realities. The matrix reality and the Spiritual reality become holistic partners for fusion into the physical. As we focus on the expanded reality of what is possible, rather than what is garnered by our conditioning projected as actual, the steady stream of pure positive energy activates our natural feeling guidance system and we tap into the conscious inner knowing of the heart. Expansion begins, and we create from the inside out.

When we are attuned to force, our relationships are healthy, occupation fulfilling, creativity is positively channeled and regular physical nutrition and activity is a commitment. A stream of well-being pervades us and our hunger for living is satisfied through a constant expansion of being and greater congruency between what we think, feel, say and do. We experience joy,  simplicity and ease.

Living in the stream helps us to drop old patterns and attachments. As we resonate higher, we attract new experiences and relate with an expanding awareness. Old attachments to food and needs to insulate to feel good, dissolves. What we eat becomes “secondary” because we feel full with excitement, have fun, feel love, and passion for life. When these areas are out of balance or we are in disconnect with vibrational flow of the Source within, our body wisdom sends us messages to get our attention as to what it needs to fill the vacancy or hunger void of unexpressed potential.

Messages come in the form of cravings, addictions, body pain, negative mood states, or things that appear as problems overwhelming our lives. Other insights about ourselves come through dreams, synchronicity, Nature, and intuition if we pay close enough attention.

Whole-Self Wellbeing involves continual learning and flexibility. To make a difference we have to do something different; we have to step out of the box of time that we were born into, change the way we are doing things and adjust aspects of our perspective lifestyle to experience something new. This requires making a choice and the willingness to follow through until the changes have become inherent within. Responsibility therein, is placed on the individual, where it becomes a matter of self-evaluation and self-assessment to make changes as necessary to enhance the state of wellness and to elevate consciousness.

For more information visit www.EcologyoftheSpirit.com and www.IntegralLifeWellness.com

Alisa Battaglia©2009-2018

Flower Me Imagery Journey of Free Will

Flower Me Imagery Journey of Free Will

By Alisa Battaglia, B.D, C.HT, EFT, TH

Imagine yourself as a flower seed uplifted by the kind energy of the wind, your host in seeking to pollinate upon a fertile ground. Imagine the optimal place where you would like to implant your roots. Where you would get plenty of fresh air, sunshine, rain, communion with other flowers and plants, shelter from the harsh weather and mostly, where you can expand your growing body without confinement. Imagine such a place and ask the wind to settle you there.

How does it feel to be upon a new foundation? Do you feel estranged or do you feel content to build your life amongst your place of choice? What kind of flower will you be? How wide and high will you grow? Will you nourish yourself in the sun building a strong body or will you cower from the light building a weak body? When you have determined who and how you wish to grow, imagine settling your roots deep into the earth drawing unto you the rich minerals to sustain your strength so that you may rise out of the earth to greet the sun.

Have you broken ground…a sprout of life? Imagine your roots moving deeper into the earth to found your growing body so that you may rise higher towards the sun.  Imagine the first unfurling of your leaf, the first outward expression of your unfolding beauty.  How do you hold your glorious stem?  Are you bent over or are you balanced and poised?  Imagine still many unfurling leaves…what color and what shape and texture are they?  What kind of insects do you attract?  Does your posture call forth a healthy repose that repels insects to chew on your lustrous leaves or do you stand unprotected as their host?

You know that a strong stem becomes hardy in harsh environing conditions and so you draw your roots deeper into the soil to cement your foundation. Having strived the season of experience you feel strong and balanced to flower forth.  Imagine the bud of your being flowering unto the root of your experience.  What holds the center of your petals?  Are you one flower or do you give birth to many?  How do you receive life? Do you give landing to butterflies, ladybugs and surrender to the work of the bees?

How brightly have you shone and how boldly do you grow?  Are you steadfast in your root creating a colony of flowers or have you withered and died within a season of expression?

The journey of your imaginary flower’s life is a creation of your own life.  Implant good thoughts, action and deeds in life and the possibilities become endless!

Alisa Battaglia©2005-2018

Awakening to A New Earth

Awakening to a New Earth Starts with Ourselves

By Alisa Battaglia

“Our morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.” ~ Albert Einstein

There are many things that cause my essence to leap out in passionate expression. Such fundamentals are found in a beautiful environment bestowed through Nature & by the human hand-societies cultural artifacts; loving relations cultivated through the heart of compassion, which fosters goodwill toward all; and service to humanity, governed in Truth by the laws of Spirit-the pervading One Life that connects everything together even when it appears disconnected and chaotic on the outside.

The cultivation and preservation of these primary fundamentals rely on the foundation of Free Will in order to take root and flower in expression. Imagine Free Will as the soil upon which humanity lives, moves and has its being. But, what exactly does Free Will mean? In humans, it is the power or capacity to choose among alternatives or to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints. Without such a principle, our creative imagination would have no natural channel for manifestation and authentic communication. Communication is our most essential right. Without the freedom to communicate, other rights deteriorate cracking the foundation upon which all else is built.

When our capacity to freely communicate is muffled, our 1st amendment is threatened and walls are erected in order to block channels of communication. When there is a need to block, coerce, destabilize, confuse, divide, manipulate, distort and control there is always an insidious agenda of force that attempts to hide something…pulling a veil over the eyes of humanity…to seal the truth from those who have ears, eyes, can speak and think abstractly that is the bigger picture. Illusion is an obscured sense of reality.

Please note that it is impossible to govern the law of one’s own being if one is not aware of what is going on around them politically. The political arena deeply affects our lives as it sets the stage for what is permissible socially, economically, environmentally and even personally. When people choose not to admit to things that are apparent or even acknowledge the subtleties of intuition that cause them to think twice, that often discarded for failure to believe such things could actually occur…there is a need to break free from the illusory trappings of our cultural conditioning and patriarchal template that is presently functioning in the extreme. When we do not choose and instead fence sit, by default, we align with the forces that seek to control, manipulate, and destroy life. We lose our voice, our capacity to communicate freely and most importantly, we surrender our Free Will.

 We live in an era in time where we are confronted with what we consider a greater sense of freedom than most, but now as a populace rising to awareness we discover that our freedoms in all areas of life are truly being usurped and threatened. As this occurs, we hear many stories about goodly forces that are to rise against the dark forces of invasion to save the human species without our need for action or some claim miraculous intervention by just waiting and praying. Brothers & Sisters, WE ARE THOSE PEOPLE that we read and hear about, WE ARE THE MIRACULOUS…THE GOODLY FORCES & SAVIOURS when each of us enters our heart into guidance of action in alignment with the greater Spiritual Will that is ALWAYS Life Affirming! Naturally when we enter a crisis in perspective we must be careful not to respond reflexively…we must move beyond our mammalian–programming which contains a pair of primal routines: fight & flight; dominance & submission; hunter & prey; victim-perpetrator, and so on. Perhaps we must think more and reflect with intensity, honesty, and emotional courage – to walk the labyrinth of our psyches to gain a kind of “mountain-top” perspective necessary to keep the human biography alive.

The higher road is for each of us to claim our courage with an assertiveness that is always necessary as is boundary setting and boundary defending. In some part of our lives, we must decry, “Enough!” This claiming does call for great intestinal fortitude, but outside events often are forced upon us slowly until we recognize the necessity of claiming our legitimate needs that we exercise the power of our Wills. This evolution of the Self is often an undertaking of a Herculean effort. Those who respond weakly generally experience some sort of victimization, are exploited, abused, get depressed or into accidents.

Ponder this statement closely in relation to the archetype of the Spiritual Warrior: “There may be violence, but no love of violence. There is skill with the sword, but no love for the sword.”

Let us awaken & join together in cohesive action to preserve the good, the beautiful and the True, both human and planetary life.

Heartfelt Blessings,

Alisa Battaglia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alisa Battaglia© August 2007-2018