After posting the main ascension attitudes of Love, Praise and Gratitude, it’s time to share the seven supporting attitudes. The upcoming weeks these will find their way to the blog and perhaps become an integrated part in your daily awareness. Today we’ll start with time.
The Seven Supporting Attitudes
The seven supporting attitudes as an active part in someone’s life create a person who has mastered him or herself. No longer can such a one be pulled out of the center of his or her circle by the occurrences of daily life. Such a master welcomes pain as well as joy, and sees in pain but another opportunity to triumph over resistance to life; to relinquish the desires of the ego upon the altar of indwelling life while affirming: “Thy will be done.”
Running throughout these supporting attitudes is the golden thread of deep, abiding respect for the divinity within all life. They harbor respect for our own inner guidance, for time, for the mixture of folly and wisdom that belies the greater destiny of our fellow man. They bring a respect for the process of life unfolding that demands that we live life well.
The largest draw-bridge imaginable still rotates on the smallest fulcrum point. The tapestry of illusion spanning the vastness of the denser realms of Creation begins to unravel when a single thread is cut. The difference a single life can make in the grand scheme of Creation is incalculably immense.
Our lives themselves hinge on the moment. One key event or insight can alter the course of a life forever, pivoting destiny in an entirely different direction. With this, the outcome of events in the cosmos could also pivot. Only the most profane and shallow-minded person can treat the importance of the moment as anything less than sacred.
If, for just this moment, we can see ourselves as being the center of the cosmos; as having the ability to influence with the quality of our thoughts the very fabric of existence, what would we contribute? Would it be enthusiasm and passion for the myriad of life forms that flow forth in a river of change, unstoppable in their quest to explore the unknown? Would we radiate awe and reverence for the courage of our fellow man to descend into realms of forgetfulness where pain is often our only source of guidance?
If we can see ourselves as this central point of influence, affecting all of existence, for even one second, then we can do so for the next and the next. Then suddenly without even realizing, at some point we’ll discover that we have transfigured ourselves into a being of great light through the power of our thoughts; a being that has power over death and a love so great that through grace it melts the illusion of others.
The future is being written this moment, malleable to our intent. The past, too, loses its painful tyranny over the present as we transmute its heartache to wisdom. If neither the fear of the future nor the pain of the past any longer rules our lives, we have become a free sovereign being. No longer do we seek truth here or there, but instead create it moment by moment in mastery and in light. There is only this moment. Let us seize it with determination and pivot our lives from victim-hood to skillful mastery and by some chance we may discover that all the cosmos pivots with us.
This excerpt, and those of the other supporting ascension attitudes can be found in Almine’s breathtaking second book Journey to the Heart of God.