8 January 2014
Sa-Ra 17: Self-Reliance
Today, dear friends, as always it is a pleasure to be here with you. Things are moving much faster than you could imagine from our perspective. Of course, you would be seeing it differently from yours.
In any event dear friends and family, there is much movement and there IS much progress being made - that you might see visible manifestations of change coming into view shortly.
But what I would like to address with you today is the question of self-reliance.
Self-reliance, beloved ones, is the ability and desire to rely purely on yourself for guidance and personal decision-making in your life.
Self-reliance is not necessarily the stereotypically painted picture in your world of one who is perceived as strong and often not needy of others. Instead, self-reliance has everything to do with self-trust. And self-trust, in turn, is knowing and accepting who you are at core. And the making of the decisions and taking of the choices that are the most in alignment with your Higher Self on your journey towards Oneness with God.
Your world and your society tends to equate self-reliance with emotional and psychological strength, often at the expense of all else. While inner strength plays a part in this, it is not the only quality needed as a person who is balanced and expressing in a state of self-reliance.
When we speak of self-reliance we do not speak of one who is exclusively aligned with their masculine energy within. But one who's able to maintain good balance between both the masculine and the feminine aspects within. In that expression are they able to create the self-reliance within that is able to be both objective with self and others, sensitive to self and others, compassionate with self and others, as well as firm with self and others, in addition to other qualities.
Self-reliance speaks of one who receives their answers, gets their guidance and takes their cues from within; who is not subject to the whims or the judgements of other and/or who does not give their power away to those outside of themselves.
No matter how close the relationship with others may be. This is a very fine line, we understand, to walk in balance with upon your earth.
For what it means is to share with those you love but not be influenced by them enough that your own self-trust and self-reliance is affected by the relationship.
The more one is in open-hearted and loving relationships the more difficult this can become. And there is a dilemma in staying free from those you hold in high esteem - while simultaneously acknowledging and even embracing what they bring sometimes.
And here we do not only mean in your intimate partnerships, but those relationships you share with your family members, friends and children.
So it is a question of observing, listening and feeling through that which comes to you from outside. And being able to hold all such external stimuli (often in the form of advice, opinions, insights, feelings) that comes at you, in a great measure of balance within.
While you receive much needed support from others in this way, a point to remember is that none of the external stimuli can ever replace your own inner voice when it comes to your decision-making. And this should always be priority in listening to.
Self- reliance, beloveds, is the stuff that Warriors of the Spirit are made of. But again, this does not necessarily mean you go it all independently. For there is not only strength in unity, but power in numbers, as you know.
And so while this might appear to be contradictory, it is not.
For you might stand together very very closely, allowing each others' positive influences to rub off on you.
But what we warn against is that you do not imbibe necessarily the perspectives of others, making THEM your OWN. For you have your own and it is for you to discern daily what that is and develop yourself to a point of KNOWING. Thus can self-reliance thrive.
Sometimes in the intertwining of your relationships with one another, there is a lack of 'breathing space', which can subtly usurp one or both. Particularly so in co-dependent partnerships and why, when they end, one or both parties will feel 'shattered' and have to rebuild their identities. That comes from having placed their trust and self-reliance into the hands of their partners.
It is our advice that you watch to see how your choices and thus your actions are informed by the influences of those closest to you...those who you depend upon and who YOU rely upon.
And while advice might be sound from some of these ones, please beloved ones, it is quite imperative that your choices be ENTIRELY of YOUR OWN CREATION. And this is what we mean by self-reliance.
So we will leave this with you today that you might ponder over it. And we hope this is another worthwhile piece of information that you might use to expand upon yourselves during this time.
Wishing you all
Our greatest love and admiration for your efforts
This is I, Sa-Ra, coming to you this day
And until the next
I say to you
Thursday, January 9, 2014
8 January 2014