A huge part of manifesting the life we want is knowing when to take action and when to let go and let your higher-self take action. This can be a long learning process as we are generally taught to value the physical reality around us and de-value the energetic realities that lay just beyond our physical senses. This can be seen manifested in our reality through out the centuries as the higher value placed on the masculine expression points than the feminine expression points (P.S. this phase is/was necessary). The problem with that polarized mind-set is that many creations will never be grounded into your reality. Many people end up living out only a fraction of their potential. I don’t want to be a Debbie downer but, it’s true. Living your best life is about knowing when to take physical action steps and when to let go and shift into a lower gear. When we get good at following this rhythm we get good at life, we become embodiments of grace. When we are flowing our life becomes extremely efficient (time wise) and we begin to focus on deeper concepts as opposed to the shallow roller coaster feelings we feel due our obliviousness to the universal flow within us.
There are 2 phases/gears in manifestation: The in-active phase and the active phase. I have written about them quite a bit referring to them as expansion and contraction waves. These two waves are the base rhythm for our universe. The following points are the exploration of the expression of expansion and contraction waves in regards to the human manifestation process.
Inactive Phase = contemplation, rest, surrender.
This is the phase where your higherself is posturing behind the scenes for a new burst of inspiration that needs to be grounded into your physical reality. Much of your energy is pulled up into your over-soul or monad in order to asses your progress and do some much needed higher alchemical transformation work. The result of these transformations is inspirational sparks and palpable creativity pushing you into an action phase. Inspiration is the result of your higher self subconsciously processing your experiences, questions, desires etc. You share your life force energy with your higher self, you are directly linked with it, so during this time you seem to go inward as the your higherself is using a great deal of your consciousness to re-position you into self awareness and awakening. Sometimes we can perceive this as feeling a little empty or as though there is a void, this is because there is a void, your higherself has become quiet as it is processing and reworking your energetic c(h)ords.
The inactive phase is when the universe breathes you in.
You know when you are in an inactive phase because there is a deep slowness, and inward pull to your energy. You will experience it emotionally, mentally and many times even physically. It is as though it breathes you in to breath a new life back into you. The universe literally breathes you in via your higher self, during this time we become still, then, on the out breath, we are renewed and reborn, full of love and inspiration we begin to act again. Inspiration is simply the breath of the universe moving through you. Many times we associate the slowness and the void of action as depression or sadness, however, if you actually tune into your bio-energetic field you will observe that is is just slow and still as opposed to hurt. Sometimes we can subconsciously associate a slowing down of energy with feeling sad ,and it can trigger depression. When we feel depressed are are not able to get the most out of our inactive phase as depression is a denial of your own beauty and your process here. Slowness does not equal sadness.
When we are balanced in our inactive phase we experience this as a time of peace, inward focus and stillness. We want to rest, our feminine sides begin to come forward into our awareness. We are sensitive, emotional, open hearted and contemplative. If we allow ourselves to be open and quiet we can actually get fragments or glimpses into the higherselves process behind the veil. We can get blurbs of insights and feel beauty very deeply in this phase. Part of this contraction phase is learning how to feel beauty and love as opposed to understand it logically (which is what the mind wants to do). A completely different aspect of our consciousness opens up during this phase as information is being translated and experienced in a different way, a richer, deeper, poetic way. There is little room for mind when we are here, we do not need it as much as we need the emotional body to come forward and live for a while. We learn compassion and empathy here as we feel very connected to others. We feel very deep love for ourselves and the people in our lives when we are in a contraction and it can activate our nurturing, yielding, unity consciousness based aspects which are some of the most beautiful qualities that human beings have. The active phase is centered more in uniqueness and personal expression, where as when we drift into the inactive phase we feel enmeshed with each other. Due to this sensitivity the inactive phase is a great time to be intimate on all levels with others as we become very deep and receptive during this phase (if we let ourselves). It seems silent but it is loud with spiritual and emotional insights that become the base of all your creations to come. We crave family, friends, animals and a connection to our higher selves. It is actually just as passionate as the expansion phase just in a different way, a slower, deeper, earthier passion, similar to how a clear winter evening can bring reverence, depth, peace, comfort and family while a summer day brings adventure, optimism, activity and joy and individual exploration.
Each phase is cathartic and healing when we accept it as each phase is medicine. It moves through you and if you allow it, if you co-operate, you will never be the same. You will leave parts of you behind in each phase that were never really you at all.
Honour the phase that you are in.
When we are imbalanced (resisting) in our in-active phase it feels like a dark night of the soul, it can feel depressing, sad and melancholic. Generally people tend to resist the inaction phase believing that it is lazy or insignificant in comparison to being “busy.” Many people do not realize that the inactive phase is what gives the action phase sustenance. When we feel depressed, frustrated or cut off it can be because we are trying to assert an action mentality during an in-active phase, we are trying to expand during a contraction. That can be extremely painful, in that pain you are mourning your connection to your feminine aspect, to slowness and surrender. When we have that kind of pain we are desparate to relax into our hearts and just let go and feel ease, simplicity and know that we are taken care of.
Action Phase = Confirmation Phase.(physically behaving from the new insights our higherself has transmuted down into the heart.)
When you are in an action phase you feel inspired. Your higherself has done its alchemical role in shifting and releasing and is now breathing life back into you. You are full of ideas and you have lots of energy. You have good timing, things are adding up and it feels like you are on the right path. We feel drawn to ground concepts and get things done. You feel your actions are travelling in the weave of the matrix reaching all who may need them and pulling people and things you need closer to you as you go. You feel as though your actions, or how you act in the world, are more transparent and far reaching. You can see patterns in people and know that even the smallest actions carry huge impact. The action phase can be ecstatic and bold as you are experiencing the rush of alchemy coursing through your veins. You are celebrating your power as a creator when you move into your action phase, it can be intoxicating, which is why we may resist switching gears into an inactive phase.
The action phase can also be seen as a confirmation phase, it is a time where we have the opportunity to behave in a way that reflects the life that we want and when we do that we create it. We must blend the inaction phase with the action phase to feel balanced, this means carrying a piece of that still, insightful, emotional, reverence with us. Just like we must carry a bit of action and motivation into our inactive phase to keep our routine and world turning (so its there when we transition back into physical action). This concept is exemplified in the yin/yang symbol. Physical action and thought are the last phase in the creative process so how we position our thoughts and how we spend our time is directly co-related to our ability to actually carry out the life we say we want. We can “know better” all day long but in order to actually shift we have to do better.
Heart centred action is balanced action
In order for us to act in a way that reflects the life we want we need be be walking in step with our hearts, we honor our hearts by acting in accordance with its wisdom. Mind and logic is important but it is actually best when working in tandem with heart and emotion. When we are imbalanced in this phase it is generally because we are listening more to our head than our heart. Our heart contains new information and inspiration from our higher self while the mind is full of paradigms that you have already grounded through action. When you act mainly from mind you will experience a cyclical nature to your life, you will repeat patterns. In those cases we become busy, even though we are not actually getting anything done. We are consumed with busy work as opposed to being busy with purpose, when that happens it becomes apparent as you feel hollow and empty. It is a red flag when you become very busy yet have little sense of accomplishment. The heart is what gives our life richness, inspiration and purpose. The heart is the junction between spirit and physicality, it steps down guidance and information for us. When you act mainly from your heart you experience progression, growth and productivity. The heart is imperative to the action phase, without it there will be little integration with your spiritual bodies, which is where true physical action and physical manifestation stems from.
Balanced Creation: In-Active and Active Phases Honoured.
The creative process is essentially the oscillation between the inactive phase and the active phase. The deeper you allow yourself to go into the inactive phase the the greater the expansion. In other words when you feel the slowness of an inactive phase come on the deeper you allow yourself to let go and surrender the quicker and farther you will project into your expansion phase. When you feel the rush of your action phase coming through the more you align with your heart the more productive and fulfilled you will feel during your action phase. After your physical action cycle you will then be drawn into a contraction, or inactive phase again, during that phase you will transmute and work through all questions, new intentions, and desires you have created during the expansion phase. The higher part of you will kick in for that of course and it is your time to rest in order to have the new information and energy for your expansion phase. The cycle then continues spiraling you deeper and deeper, allowing you to become more integrated and therefore a better vehicle for personal/universal expression.
So, honor each phase. Get deep into them, lose yourself in them completely because, to be honest, we all have parts of us we don’t really want to find once we lose them. The inactive phase is a releasing phase so disengaging the mind into a place of surrender allows parts of you that cause you pain to literally fall away. The action phase or expansion phase is your opportunity to begin acting out how you would be now that those paradigms are gone. When you do that you confirm that you are no longer that person with your action. You confirm the new person you are becoming by acting from your heart/higherself (new you/future you) as opposed to the mind (the old you).
It is best when we allow ourselves to be carried by the breath of the universes completely letting go during our inaction and completely confirming our best selves during our action phase. This is how reality is formed, this is how we were made to function. This is the roots of all magic and alchemy…this is you. You are amazing, do not be afraid to own your rhythm, to honuor your rhythm. At your core you are light, sound and love, this process is your unique music becoming physical matter. It reverberates through the universe and touches hearts that you don’t even realize exist with your physical mind. The work you do is bigger than you, so let that carry you when you feel discouraged. This process of creation is the most beutiful thing in existence, do not be afraid to do it well.