99 Pathways of the Heart

Pathway 24 – Dhul Jalal Wal Ikram – Overwhelming power and beauty

“When you are guided to this pathway, take the opportunity to feel humbled by a wave of divine power and abundance flowing over and through you.”

I was determined that the next pathway that we explored together was going to be lighter and more uplifting and I decided that regardless of what came, that was going to be the focus. Having spent a lot of time in solitude, especially since I came back from Konya, I had decided I was going to make more of an effort to get out and about in this world and actually integrate in to 3D life rather than living in my bubble. I think the Universe had other plans but I also feel that I’m learning this lesson in a different way.

Lo and behold, the world was struck with Corona Virus but that doesn’t change anything. In fact it actually helps us to see the world in a different light. When you spend a lot of time in prayer and meditation, what happens is that you begin to disconnect from this reality. As you travel through different realms, you lose the love of this world and this reality. You start to see it as an illusion, seeing it for what it really is – a training ground for you soul to learn valuable lessons before it travels on in to the next realm.

In order to learn these lessons, it means that you have to participate in life and that’s something that I’ve always found challenging because I am more comfortable with other realms. An important lesson of this pathway for me has been this. I have always associated overwhelming power and beauty with God but this pathway teaches Oneness in such a deep way and this is what I have come to find. This interconnectedness between all things. Yes you can sense that wonder and power and beauty in a meditative state, you turn away from the world because of the people in it but the missing piece is beginning to be able to see the face of the One in all things. The face of the One is in all people, in all circumstances and all situations. It’s understanding that EVERYTHING comes from Source. Every breath, every attachment, every morsel of food, every penny you earn.

My belief is this. When God created the Earth, he created the light of humanity first. He then created the Qalam, the scribe. The scribe wrote every single destinity and every single permutation of that destiny. And that in itself is overwhelming power and beauty that makes you disappear in to the Universe. But we human beings use destiny to keep us powerless. It’s like this.

The scribe may have written, today you will help someone and they will give you a huge blessing. The scribe will also have written that today you won’t have the opportunity to help someone so you won’t get a blessing. Both are possibilities. What is the defining factor? This is the overwhelming power and beauty of the One because he gives us choice. Free will. If I choose to go out in to world today, I come across someone that I can help and therefore there’s the blessing. If I choose to remain in solitude, I may think my prayer and meditation is the blessing but I may have missed out on something greater. In this context, we can understand that although everything comes from Source, we are not powerless because we have choice and our destiny depends on the choices that we make.

Looking at what is happening in the world I feel a mixture of emotions.  I don’t want to dwell on it because I think we have all been saturated by conversations about Corona Virus and it’s impact. I realise that we all have choice when it comes to how we see what’s happening.

I believe there is a reason for everything. In times like these, the first thing we will notice is the ego shouting, “Me! Me!” We saw this in the panic buying and the greed initially. Then we look around and we hear the humbling stories of people who we know will struggle more than we will and it starts to soften people. We begin to find our humanity and we want to help rather than feeling helpless or simply thinking only of ourselves. We realise that that there is so much more to life than the 9 to 5. There’s love, connection, community, solidarity, supporting others, kindness. Mother Nature has put us in our place. I joke about it but it’s like she’s sent us to our room to think about what we’ve done.

“The voices saying “me!” can often become so loud that they can cause us to forget that there is something greater, the only “I Am”.

The usual routine helps distract us. Now we are all forced in to a space where we have to be alone with ourselves and that isn’t easy. It’s a bit like being on retreat in solitude. It brings up a multitude of emotions. Initially, we will look for distraction and ways to fill the day. Once we have done everything that we need to get done, we realise that we need to just sit with ourselves and it makes us think about who we are without the distraction of life. And there isn’t an escape for any one of us.

I’ve always said this but for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt like I want to go home, like I don’t belong here and the world just feels like a really strange place to me. I felt like nobody understood what that felt like and with all this happening, I feel like people can resonate with that feeling because of the experience that they’re having.

The feeling of being humbled is a really powerful emotion in all of us because this is what allows us to shift and overcome our ego state. This feeling, like all other feelings and emotions comes from Oneness. It is a call and a realisation that all beings are connected, and in these times, all beings are experiencing similar emotions and that is the rope that binds us all together.

We choose our perspective through these difficult times and for me my tendency to live in a bubble has really helped me through it but as an empath, this has been difficult. With these observations, I realised that if anyone understands what its like living in a strange world, I do. All my fears and insecurities are much easier to put aside when people are calling for help. So ironically, even though I was trying to hide out and escape in to my own world, I understand why it’s important to live in 3D as much as 5D.

I think all of us can look inside ourselves at this time and realise that we all have so much more to give to life. This idea of overwhelming power and beauty – this pathway opens up choices in terms of how we want to live and what we want to give in the world. It makes us see that the One has given us all a heart and in this heart sits the power and beauty of the one. It manifests itself in love, kindness, gratitude, appreciation. When we recognise this, it becomes so much easier to intuitively know what Source wants us to do in the world. He has created for us a set of circumstances that make it easier for us to help, to give, to love and to connect.

We can’t see the One but the One manifests itself to us in these ways – allowing us to see who and what we truly are, what’s within. I can feel that so many people are reflecting right now and they’re being led to finding their own light. This is a step change moment for humanity created by Source to wake us all up.

I am going to leave you with a quote to ponder. It comes from a giant in spirituality, the great Sufi scholar of his time Muhyideen Ibn Arabi.

“It is necessary that you know what the Truth wants from you in any Realm, so that you hasten to it without hesitation or resistance.”