Selacia Council of 12 Message for Apr. 2008: Part III - Your Place in the World
How do you identify arrogance? You can think of it as a mindset that says "I am better than others." The opposite of being humble, the person expressing arrogance is prideful and self-important. When being arrogant, the person is ego-driven and often has a condescending manner.
At the root of arrogance is a lack of self-love. If a person loved themselves fully, without condition, they would have no need to show that they were important or better than others. However, since few people have fully realized their self-love potential, arrogance will show up in varying degrees from time to time.
Examples of things a person might say with arrogance include:
"I'm only on the planet to help others."
"Isn't it amazing how messed up everyone is?"
"Notice how stupid he is."
Discovering Your Unique Niche
It's normal that you would want to know how you fit into the world and how you can be of the most service in birthing humanity's higher consciousness. Each person has a unique role to play.
To discover your unique niche involves an ongoing process of becoming the most aware and awake human you can possibly be. It means regular inner work to clear personal issues that you might not have faced in a typical lifetime. As you know, there is nothing typical about being alive today!
Each time you grow more spiritually and increase your vibration to hold more Light, you avail yourself of new and expanded opportunities to serve. Being of service, after all, regardless of what that service looks like, is how you can do your part in creating humanity's great shift.
Being of service relates to work you are paid for as well as helpful actions you take without payment. Your unique niche relates more to your personal energetic signature than to any job title.
No one else has had the same current life experiences and past incarnations that you have. No one else made these experiences mean what yours have meant to you, nor has anyone else responded to what happened in the same way. Because of your own individual path, and what you have witnessed and learned, you carry an energetic resonance all your own. If you could connect with this resonance from the higher dimensions, it would have a unique sound.
Your unique signature involves key qualities and abilities you have developed over time. Some people, for example, have had numerous lifetimes devoted to the arts. Perhaps they had talent as a musician, sculptor, painter, writer, or designer.
Even if you have no awareness of your past lives, if you have worked in the arts during this life, you likely have some abilities associated with success in the arts.
An artist often is called to develop and utilize qualities involving such things as: imagination, curiosity, creativity, focus, observation, patience, tenacity, decisiveness, intuition, commitment, and good work habits.
The same qualities and abilities an artist hones on a personal level are also needed in the world. Someone out there can benefit from them. In fact, there is sure to be great demand for those who are skilled in using their intuitive right brain while also being able to observe and focus the mind to make intelligent decisions. These types of skills are an asset in countless types of work environments.
Making This Life Count
Regardless of your age and circumstance, you can make your life count. What does this mean?
You can make your life count by being present and awake to the many opportunities you are given to personally advance and help your planet evolve into higher consciousness. Be aware of these and act on them.
In order to notice more of these windows of opportunity as they arise, become mindful of just how precious this particular lifetime really is. On some days, when you are mired in mundane routines, it may be difficult to view life as precious. However, especially on those days, do your best to focus on the bigger picture of why you chose to incarnate at this auspicious time.
Remind yourself of how living right now can greatly accelerate your enlightenment process. Enlightenment is not for a select few, but is your natural state. This state can be yours at some time in your human evolutionary process - why not utilize the potency of being alive now to help yourself realize it?
Be grateful that you chose to be on Earth now, and to be an integral part of humanity's great shift. If you can generate gratitude within you in sufficient amounts, you will find less to complain about. Your more positive mindset will become a magnet for even more to be grateful for.
When you have questions of how to best contribute, start where you are.
Young Adult-If you are a young adult, know that you don't have the rigid roadmap for life's success that your parents did. Be glad of that. Rigidity, in all of its forms, must fall away in the new world you and others are helping to create. There is no single way to contribute, no single path to career success, no single worldly anchor to reply upon. To be sure, you most likely will have more than one type of job in your life, and sometimes it will be you who creates a brand new type of position, company, or industry. Realize that you are not what you do for a living. Your job is like a coat you put on for a while. It may fit you very well, but it is not "you." When you are working in a job that doesn't seem to fit, remember that you are always in a place for a reason. If you feel dissatisfied with the job, connect with your intuitively guided reason to determine why. For example, you could be there to work for a boss who triggers your pattern of perfectionism. If that is the main reason, and you clear your pattern with inner work, it may be easy for you to move on to another more suitable job. Keep in mind that any job, in any field, can be connected to your path of spirit. You can bring your Light to any environment, and you can learn how to more fully express your Light by being in a number of diverse situations over time.
Mid-Life-For people in mid-life, to make this life count you will need to be willing to continually update your world view and your skills. The pace of changes on the planet is now more rapid than seen by any previous generation. No one could have prepared you for this. You are required, much more than your parents were, to continually adjust to everything from new technologies to radically different methods of communicating and working. Almost as soon as you begin to figure out one novel device, something else very different takes its place and you must adapt to that. If you work for a living, you must keep current with the market in your field of expertise, sometimes learning an entirely new set of skills. These skills include being up-to-date about how people in your field communicate and find work. You cannot afford to stick your head in the sand, refusing to learn these new ways. If you do, you may find yourself unemployed or underemployed. The other element in your adaptation process is the challenge of bridging your outer world activities with your spiritual unfolding. Your DNA is changing as you rid yourself of old patterns, hold increasing amounts of Light, and raise your vibration through higher vibrational thoughts and actions. Staying grounded and focused is essential as you become more multidimensional and access the higher frequencies. After all, the whole purpose of becoming multidimensional while on Earth is to bring the higher spiritual energies into the human experience. To do that, you must be in your body and fully participate.
Retired or Elderly-If you have retired or are elderly, to make this life count you will need to stay interested in your own personal growth, other people, and living in the outside world. Be as fully engaged with life as you can, for as long as you can. Refuse to accept old paradigm views of age and aging. Know that you have something to contribute, even if it's simply the wisdom you have gained from living life in the best way you could. People in your inner circle, and even strangers you see in public, can benefit from this wisdom if you will only share it. Trust that if you are still alive, there remains something for you to learn as well as something for you to share with the world. You can continue to evolve and to grow spiritually until your very last breath. On the days when you feel you are "finished" with Earth's lessons, remind yourself of how beneficial even one more day is when you learn to love more deeply and less conditionally. Invite those opportunities into your life. Welcome them with gratitude, and use the gift they provide for your advancement as a soul.
As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, we surround you with our love and blessings. We are The Council of 12.
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