First of all, karma is not a bad thing and it’s not penance or punishment. Karma is not about learning a lesson, either.
Karma is exactly the same as your presence—the sum total of creation energy that your soul is being.
Karmic relationships are not a one-hit wonder like you would think of a “soulmate” as being your singular cosmic connection. Your soul has many mates. These souls journey as a system, not only for their individual soul agendas, but for a collective mission. Basically, they have business with each other. Their agreement is to bring light to the evolution of both souls. Often (but not always), this path to enlightenment is endeavored through circumstances that are challenging and that offer resistance. Your soul and the soul of the other knows that resistance can strengthen and reveal much about who we are and show us much about who we are choosing to become.
Separate from karmic love, a quantum entanglement is a different experience. This is when two (or more) energies share common realities, even across great distances of time and physical space. As far as romantic relationships go, some karmic lovers will be in your life for a period of time, until the work of both souls is complete. This may take several lifetimes, or it may come full circle in a single lifetime. Either way, as painful as it might be to be together (or apart), prior to both of your incarnations in this lifetime, your souls knowingly chose to experience a journey together. There are no mistakes or coincidences here, but that doesn’t mean that the relationship is “healthy” or “fulfilling,” it just means that your soul hasn’t yet evolved from the experience. It’s so important to understand that a bad or abusive relationship does not need to continue simply because your two souls may or may not be working through a growth process or path to enlightenment. Simply choose to complete your karma together and in doing so, the goal has been achieved: in that choice, you create your enlightenment.
But, guess what? Your soulmate is no myth. That beautiful, steady, genuine, lasting love that you dream of does exist. You will recognize true love by these three criteria of a soulmate:
- You and your mate never seek to overpower or undermine each other;
- You grow together (not stagnate, deflate, or outgrow each other) and your continued togetherness will fuel the evolution of your souls;
- Your relationship will be a secret to none and a beacon of light for all.
That is the formula for a true-love relationship. By those three criteria, you will recognize your soulmate.
You will have concerns and hesitations about your mate, sure. That’s normal. These might be sizeable challenges such as: he drinks too much; she’s deeply in debt; they are a nag about household stuff; he sometimes has a negative outlook on life; your religions are different; your families don’t get along; you don’t like his mom; you don’t even live in the same state (or country); you’re not sure if you share the same vision for the future; she doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. While you might decide that these concerns are too much for you, none of these topics identifies if the other person is or is not your soulmate. Ironically, circumstances and experiences like these are ideal scenarios for greatly beneficial karmic loves as you stretch to meet in middle ground.
Maybe you’re dating someone and would like to get a sense of your future potential together. Or you are in a long-term relationship (even living together or engaged) and you’re still not sure if they are The One. Using the all-important “Three Criteria of A Soulmate,” here is a yes-or-no quiz to help you recognize your soul’s mate:
- Does the person with whom you are in a relationship promote your strengths and encourage you to become your best and Highest Self?
- While you’ve been in the relationship, have you consistently grown as an individual and feel a sense of forward movement in your life?
- When in public together, are you proud to be associated with the other person and are you eager to introduce them to others as your significant other?
- Do you feel confident that your mate is trustworthy and faithful?
- Are you supportive of the other person’s personal goals without any fear of losing them to their dreams?
- Rather than simply saying, “This is Jane,” does the person with whom you are in a relationship introduce you with a title such as, “This is my girlfriend, Jane,” or “Did you meet my partner, Jo?” or “I’d like you to meet my husband, Tom?” (There is one exception: they have forgotten the third party’s name and are simply trying to avoid a formal introduction.)
- Is your mate a jealous person in general or often jealous as it relates to you being around other people?
- Do you feel that you and your mate keep having the same fights or are locked in a cycle of hurt-regret-makeup with each other?
- Would you prefer that your old boyfriend (or girlfriend) not know that you are serious with your new boyfriend, because you would rather not hurt the former’s feelings?
- Have you noticed that before you were with your mate, you were truer to the real you, or simply freer to be you?
If you answered, “yes” to all of questions one through six, and you answered “no” to all of questions seven through ten, then the person you are with could be a true love, perhaps even your soul’s mate. Any other combination of answers points to a relationship that is serving a purpose for a time, yet maybe not forever. Tough love? Perhaps. But if what you want is to identify a healthy, mutually beneficial, and forward-evolving relationship, then you now have a clear guide. True love means not struggling for power with the other and not fighting for the upper hand. True love’s primary function and goal is to grow the spiritual evolution of the soul, helped along by the relationship or directly because of the relationship.
You have karma with anyone and everyone with whom you are journeying in your life. Karma is the currency of energy that you have earned and that you take with you in this life, and even before and after this life. Your soul’s true mate will be evident by how your two souls individually evolve as a supernatural function of your togetherness. And when you find it, you will experience the beauty and magic of love’s quantum entanglement.
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I recall it was 2000 or early 2001. I was driving in my slick new silver Chevy Malibu with fancy gold detail on the tire rims. (I didn’t know it then, but this leased vehicle would be repossessed in the dark of night in about two months.) A talk-radio station was on and they were running the news. “A five-month-old German Shepherd puppy was dragged behind a pickup truck on a Toronto highway yesterday. The owner, who tied the dog behind the vehicle, says that he was angry at the puppy for chewing his shoes. Other motorists saw the incident and numerous calls were placed to authorities. The puppy suffered severe injuries and the county Humane Society is considering the option for a two-leg amputation, yet sources report that, due to the extent of the wounds, euthanasia is most likely. Per Ontario law, no criminal charges have been filed against the owner, although he has been given a $500 fine,” the news voice said, before moving to the next story. I pulled over to the grassy shoulder of the road, turned off my car, and cried.
Some time later, a petition was circulated by the Society for Cruelty to Animals and the laws were strengthened to provide Ontario judges with increased maximum penalties for the crime of “Cruelty to Animals” that equated to a ten-thousand dollar fine and up to ten years in prison. (Though, still today, this is just an upper limit option that is rarely handed down.) I participated in the petition, gathered signatures, and searched the depths of my soul to try to understand why anyone would want to hurt an innocent animal. What could be done to deter them from doing it again in the future? I knew that a stronger penalty was not the real fix and it wouldn’t stop someone if they were inclined to abuse. I soon got a personal education on abuse, and I think that I got my answer in the end.
I had been dating a guy named Brad whom I loved more than he loved me. (Or more accurately, more than he was able to.) I desperately wanted him to love me back and I made excuses for much of his bad behavior. He was adopted and he feared rejection from women—a wound of which he reminded me each time I threatened to break up with him. But I didn’t want to lose him; all I really wanted was to love the brokenness right out of him—that is, until I found him in bed with his nineteen-year-old neighbor. Yes, I actually walked into his house and caught them in the act. I ended it with him on the spot. This time I had no choice.
Over the next two months, Brad drunkenly broke into my ground-floor apartment three times, with his violence escalating each time. It was that second time, however, that I managed to dial 911 while Brad had my phone cord wrapped around my neck, choking the breath from me. “Were you with another guy tonight? Who dropped you off? Do you think I’m stupid?” He yelled in my ear with the force of a lion. “If the police come, you’ll be sorry, Penny.”
The police did come, and I was sorry.
A few days later, Brad broke into my apartment again, this time through my bedroom window while I was sleeping. (He easily bent open the window bars that my dad had installed after the last incident.) I woke up to a real-life nightmare. In a blink I was on the hall floor and Brad had a fist full of my hair from the back of my head. He forced my left cheek against the tile and held me down with the weight of his chest on my back. I looked around for something to grab. I could feel the winter air barreling through the open bedroom window and I could see my sweet cat Sabrina watching with her frightened doe look. She’s a cat that doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. I had rescued her from a life on the streets and she too had been abused. I called for her to run. She did.
My next-door neighbor, Glen, called the police that night. He was my landlord; a heavyset fifty-something man who spent most of his adult life in a wheelchair because he was paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a gang fight when he was young. The day before, he told me, “If that son-of-a—” He paused and ground his teeth. “If that piece of work comes back, I’ll crack him over the head myself with my baseball bat.” Properly matched with his cheese-grater trucker cap, Glen carried that bat everywhere. It was always tucked into the arm of his wheelchair, with the handgrip resting across his limp right knee.
After that night, I spent the better part of a month interned in a psychiatric hospital. Yep, it was the “depths of despair,” a line that had always resonated with me from the 1987 movie The Princess Bride. Though hospitalization didn’t cure my depression, it gave me a break from months of trauma. It was a solitary experience; patients mostly kept to themselves and blankly stared as though their spirits were traversing some other land. Maybe they were replaying their memories, or maybe they were just thoroughly dosed with Diazepam, Zoloft, and Paxil so they couldn’t think at all. (After all, I guess that’s the whole point.) For me, it was like a good long meditation. I wanted to know why some people hurt others. What kind of person would harm an animal? What benefit did Brad get from asserting his force over me? I believed with every cell of my body that there was more to it than what the psych ward doctors had explained to me. I could see it in their eyes, too; they knew that they didn’t have the answers. I wrote my thoughts in my journal and I sketched out ideas where an energetically depleted person sucks energy from a less physically powerful being. A cycle was emerging and it had everything to do with viral energy.
To reference my milkshake analogy, a kink in a person’s energy-straw will leave them starving to be energetically filled up. Some people are pinched off from life’s magical force due to massive energy interference like their fears or a past hurt. Their unconscious self is a monster, an energy-empty monster, and it wants to survive. To do this it needs to find energy outside of itself. It becomes a predator and it finds vulnerable and easy targets. The monster is on level with the lower energies and this tends to affirm more of the same. They thirst for personal power and they want yours.
Remember, you can’t live without personal power; none of us can. It’s your energetic-presence. This is the vibrational level in which your being’s energy resonates. It’s the stratum of your personal energy and therefore the presence that you bring to your life and the life around you. It’s part of the human experience to struggle for this energy source—that is, at this stage in our evolution. We are on the threshold of the era of our spiritual evolution. We are awakening to viral energy, and will ultimately be reunited with our sponsoring light energy, the mother of all light.
The pitfall for individuals like Brad and the man in Toronto with the puppy tied to the back of his pickup truck, is that the abuser has not learned a better way to gain light energy.
For them, accessing low and heavy viral energy is learned and habitual.
And so, for many people, a chronic depletion of power will manifest in animal abuse, then child and spousal abuse, or the abuse of power over a population. We’ve heard the pattern before but maybe we’ve never understood it from a spiritual truth. It’s humanity’s great thirst for power. We see it in our world leaders, religious establishments, industries, on Wall Street, in the slums, in the suburbs, and at our kitchen tables. It is the Energy-Thirsty Cycle of Abuse (ETCA). It’s not to be confused with the standard cycle of abuse, which is: tensions build, incident happens, followed by reconciliation, calm, and it starts again—a cycle that moves in a circle. ETCA is different.
In the Energy-Thirsty Cycle of Abuse, individuals who are depleted of highly vibrating light energy will suck energy from targets around them by way of physical, emotional, verbal, or mental abuse. However, because this source can’t and never will keep up the energy-empty’s power source, they escalate their abuse over time in order to attempt bigger or lasting power rushes. Yet, no matter what they do, they cannot be satisfied or fulfilled because they are in flow with one of the lowest energy strata of “Indifference,” “Ignorance,” or “Hell.” This cycle moves in downward devolution, inverting the transfer of power to a lower level. If caught up here, you are actually handing over power to the mother of all darkness.
Energy-empty people often abuse others not to take their power, but because they have an urge to get their frustrations out on them—they want to purge what feels so bad, essentially wanting to give it away. But this will never work. The thing is, you can’t give away your energy vibration. By sharing it, you spread it virally, yet you do not “get it out.” In fact, you get more of whatever energy vibration you share.
Be aware of the energy-empty. Through your awareness, you can break their power over you—it’s both simple and magical. To put an end to abuse and negativity, we need to understand and put the phenomenon of viral energy to good use. Our Higher-Selves do not hurt each other, harm animals, cause war, or create discord with nature of any kind. It’s time to find another way to get fueled. It’s time to lift the curtain between wanting and awareness.
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Our species is experiencing a shift away from the thirst for forcefully stealing power, toward the utilization of internal enlightenment energy.
As empowerment replaces our old ideas of power, we will no longer see each other, our planet, or the universe from the perspective of aggression force. Even the Big Bang theory, first proposed in 1927 by Georges Lemaître, will be supplanted because it fails to take viral energy into account—it can’t evolve with our understanding of life at the quantum scale of creation, and so it will become extinct.
Here’s a new theory of creation: you can call it The Big Push, if you like. However, because it draws the picture of creation with a profoundly greater meaning, I prefer to call it Mother Universe, or Mu for short.
While appearing to be a location of origination, the concentration of light energy in the universe is not a singular place, nor a bang, and it’s neither the beginning nor the end. Rather, it’s the omnipresent, powerful, and infinitely enlightened state of being. Mu is everywhere light is membered—it’s that Oneness that is our true nature and the very same source from which we emerged when our Higher-Self burst into physicality, much like a pop of Quantum Fluctuation. Mu is a portal to the realm from which your energy came and to “where” in time you will return.
She’s your Mother Universe and She didn’t appear in a violent explosion, but rather in a Bloom-Of-Creation: the flowering of light energy across the universe.
But, why should you care about the workings of space and time?
When we as individuals and as a species finally “get” the creation of the universe, we will begin to understand how creation itself works and how each of us can utilize this same power to create within our own lives.
Let me explain the cosmology of the universe in terms of viral energy. And, to do that, first we must talk about both space and time and how they relate to one another.
Spacetime is the fusion of space (which is three-dimensional) together with time (which is experienced as linear, therefore it is one-dimensional). While we do experience it this way, time is not linear from hour to hour or from day to day. Together, space and time is a single four-dimensional continuum and not a linear experience. It has been discovered in modern physics that space and time do in fact work together and must be measured together; they are literally and technically just one model that physics calls: spacetime.
Space and time go together like peanut butter and chocolate, or like Mickey Mouse and Minnie; they have an undeniable connection and they’re eternally interwoven. As new creation-energy in space is blossoming with more creation, space itself is stretching its metaphorical elbows, making room for more and expanding the distances between observable matter. As space is altered from what-was to what-is and beyond, so too is time stretched, bent, and altered.
I know this might seem sophistic, however the “place” and “moment” currently known as the Big Bang (though perhaps it will become known as Mu) is both the beginning and the finish line of evolution. That coordinate in spacetime is essentially the future. Yes, the future!
It’s so easy to get this turned around and to hypothesize that the “birthplace” of the universe must be in the past as it happened so very long ago, yet that would be inaccurate. Furthermore, it would be inaccurate to say that the place of the Big Bang is the birthplace of the universe as there are countless birthplaces of the Infinite.
What we can say is that at Mu, in relativity terms, creation has been creating in physicality longer than younger incarnations of light energy. At the place of the Big Bang and also at countless other spacetime coordinates within many universes, Mu’s light energy has existed in physicality the longest and has experienced the natural forward-moving spiritual evolution of creation—it has grown to true enlightenment.
Nearer to Mu’s spacetime coordinates, there are worlds that are much more highly evolved than our own and that have progressed to a homogeneous balance with both the physical and spiritual realms. After all, they’ve been evolving for billions of years longer than we have. From our perspective, imagining these worlds can give us a glimpse of our own future, but for the Light Beings there, it’s just “now.”
(To really underline the idea of time, I’m going to allow us plenty of repetition.)
Nearer to what we currently refer to as the Big Bang, that which is being experienced at this very moment is happening now. Well, that is, “now” for those beings at that particular spacetime coordinate.
And, what is happening at this very moment on Earth is also happening now. Well, that is for those of us located at the spacetime coordinate shared by planet Earth.
However, what is being experienced way, way far away (at a given point nearer to that which we currently refer to as the Big Bang) would be a spacetime coordinate that, from our perspective, would be countless years away—years into the evolutionary-future.
In this same way, what is being experienced by us here on Earth is the evolutionary-past from the perspective of light beings at the spacetime coordinate of a given point nearer to that which we currently refer to as the Big Bang.
But why stop there?
Going further out away from the Big Bang moment, even further out than our own spacetime location, and still much further out to the far reaches of the limitless universe, there are also light beings “there”—some newly bursting into physicality. To us, that spacetime coordinate would be the evolutionary-past. Then, yet again, for the light beings there it is just now.
The Mother Universe Creation Model is a new theory in the field of Cosmology.
I do not dispute the Big Bang theory; the science is solid and has been measured. I am, however, suggesting variations to What-It-Is and how we think of the universe’s inception. What I am most definitely proposing is a new idea—new-consciousness—about what is expanding the universe and how it continues to grow and evolve, as you too evolve. (And right there, in the subtle phrasing of that sentence, is the ancient truth and the key to you becoming the power to fulfill your own dreams.)
Here are the key differences between the Big Bang (the current concept of the universe’s beginning and its design or “architecture”) and the Mother Universe Creation Model:
- The spacetime coordinate that is the Big Bang was not an explosion as we currently think of it. This is an old idea born from humanity’s current obsession with force—an attitude that creates most of our problems. We are looking at it all wrong. The Big Bang did happen—I’m not challenging that. However, all of the physical matter involved was birthed into physicality—it was an on-mass flowering or Bloom-of-Creation that came through from another realm; the realm of Heaven where all Creation is born. In an “instant” an entire field of energy and matter bloomed—and so began the creation of the physical realm (in this universe).
- Let’s now consider what happened next (and is still happening) after that first inception, or Big Bang. Physicists today have no idea why or how the universe is expanding. They are still asking, “What is the force that is pushing apart the stuff in the universe?” But that is the wrong question; the wrong assumption. The Mu Creation Model says that CREATION is the push that is expanding all of the empty space between the stuff. Where there was nothing but empty space, now pops new stuff: new creation. (It is actually called Quantum Fluctuation, yet no one has applied it to why the universe is expanding. Until now.)
- What is also different about the Mu Creation Model versus the Big Bang is that in the very same creation-evolution-expansion modality, Creation is happening, has happened, and will always be happening in many other “places” (spacetime coordinates), too. So therefore, Mu is not only at the Big Bang coordinate in spacetime, it is everywhere that new creation is popping, and it is therefore growing and expanding the universe. And by the way, this is not the only universe. There are countless universes, all being and creating.
Earlier, I mentioned “the natural forward-moving spiritual evolution of creation.” So, if the future and past are interwoven with spacetime and both are happening now, why then do we experience time as only moving forward?
Ponder this concept for a moment, plainly and simply as it relates to your own life, right here on Earth.
Why is what we refer to as the “arrow of time” an experience of moving from the past to the future, but never in reverse? And what’s more, why do cosmologists, physicists, scientists, and philosophers say that time is an illusion, when in every way real and true we only experience time as a progression from then to now, past to present, present to future?
To understand time, you need to first understand your own evolution.
You are evolving from one creation-moment to the next.
Every moment you are more evolved than the last. Just as your thoughts move in succession from one to the next, and just as the cells of your fingernails divide to become slightly longer from one moment to the next, this too is how you evolve—always forward.
Time follows in this same way—forward. Time is just your experience of the flow of evolution; the arrow of creation is forward. Evolution, even by name, means advancement and (like time) it cannot be experienced in reverse.
You are part of a forward-moving spiritual evolution. Starting this very minute, you can begin creating the life of your dreams. If you desire happiness, fulfillment, peace, love, success, respect, and compassion, then raise your energetic-presence—and therefore your consciousness-energy stratum—to where happiness, fulfillment, peace, love, success, respect, and compassion flow in abundance.
Viral Energy as a New Field of Study
To further the understanding of viral energy and how it can be used for your greater happiness, empowerment, and purpose-pursuit, author Penelope Jean Hayes established the Viral Energy Institute.
Viral Energy Institute—also known as The Science Of Living Viral Energy (SOLVE) Institute—is dedicated to a new and evolutionary field of study to advance the enlightenment of the human species and our awakening to the contagious nature of energy and its impact on our personal happiness, Higher-Self development, interpersonal relationships, and global concerns facing planet Earth.
The Science Of Living Viral Energy (SOLVE) Institute offers online courses on self-help, the journey to true happiness, utilizing the magic of viral energy for the life of your dreams, becoming a Viral Energy Teachings Coach, and understanding viral energy masses in communities and upon the earth.
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I wonder, do you know what your most basic needs are? Do you, really? You might have heard this one before: you can live without food for weeks, without water for days, and without oxygen for minutes, but you cannot live without energy; not even for a fraction of a second.
You operate from your personal power: your presence. And when you don’t feel seen or heard—when your presence is weak—you sometimes turn to anger, frustration, jealousy and all kinds of low thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Have you ever felt drained after visiting with a negative or frantic person? Of course you have. What about being left exhausted from a phone call with someone who is down and miserable? Yep, and often. That’s your light energy being drained by the denser energy around you. However, what it feels like is your energy being drained away. Your friend, co-worker, or relative might not mean to, but they’re being an energy sucker.
You see, when they stick their metaphorical straw in your “energy milkshake,” they unconsciously want to feed off of your light energy—they “suck” what was yours in order to fuel themselves. Sure, they feel a little bit better after unloading their low and uploading your high, but what does that leave for you? What kind of day are you now going to have when you’re operating from a depleted tank, poisoned with frustration and agitation? (And yet, you can be there for others without allowing their energy to drain yours.)
“Watch your viral energy” has become a euphemism between my husband Burt and me when we want to remind each other to be aware of time spent with a negative friend or family member, or even when monitoring our exposure to violence on television. While writing this book, Burt periodically reminded me to censor the deluge of messages and phone calls that I received from certain friends who far too often wanted to share every detail of their precarious relationships, daily problems at work, some sad thing that happened to their neighbor’s cousin, the things that angered them in the news, the thing they wanted to buy or do but can’t afford, or how they have too much to get done in too short of time. I mean, I pride myself in being a listening ear, but sometimes too much is too much! Burt would say, “I can tell when you have talked to so-and-so. Now, remember what you always say—watch your viral energy.”
So, this happened recently: Another close friend, let’s call her Britney, warned me that she had a number of issues building up—love life, decisions regarding marketing expenses for her business, the confusion of a guy friend who likes her (so, more love life), and what to wear for her upcoming birthday dinner. She had apparently been saving up a litany of topics and she needed my help to figure out everything. One of the issues involved her boyfriend whom she would be seeing again the next night, therefore putting a clock on her reception of my feedback and advice. She texted to give me the overview of what was coming and then sent nine voice memos totaling one hour and twenty-six minutes that I could listen and reply to when I had “time in the next twenty-four hours.” (Yes, this happened.) But this next part is where the mistake was made and I did it to myself.
The following morning was Saturday and the day of Britney’s scheduled date with the boyfriend that she had teetering on a fence. Burt and I had planned to decorate our Christmas tree early that day—it was Thanksgiving weekend—and while he was hauling all of the decorations in from the garage, I thought it would be a good time to get it over with and listen to all (yes, all) of Britney’s voice memos of concerns, complaints, guesswork, conjecture, anger, and fears. Um, big mistake.
I had opened the floodgates of heavy viral energy right into my day. I couldn’t shake it. I was beyond irritated by Britney’s messages and what I felt was a load of narcissism, making me mad at myself for taking it all on at once, or ever. Heavy viral energy had robbed both me and Burt of the peaceful morning that we had planned and to which we had looked forward. And needless to say, the Christmas tree didn’t get decorated that day. (Poor Burt! Thankfully he understands the power and magic of viral energy.)
I have come to know how important it is to watch and protect my viral energy. I know that the quality of my energy—that is, my presence—is the quality of my creation fuel for everything that I write, say, produce, and am. If my presence is polluted, so is my work, mood, happiness, physical health, and output in every way.
It took me nearly half the day to get back to a good place energetically. I did a meditation specifically to purge anger; it’s all about breathing out with force and purging negativity from the heart chakra. I then actively filled our home with pleasant music and built up the atmosphere with a lovely pumpkin-coconut scented candle. Oh, and I also did some shoulder blade squeezes to release tension. Yeah, it was no joke—I had to work on turning around my energy and replacing bad vibes with good ones.
Remember, dilution is the solution to pollution. Very true. But the key to preventing this in the future is the awareness that Britney didn’t do this to me; I should have limited my exposure or said: “I’m happy to help, however, no, don’t send me everything that’s been on your mind this week.” After all, I’m her friend, not her therapist.
Just by being aware of the nature of viral energy and limiting your exposure to heavy energy, you can protect your good vibes. So, don’t let others slurp and shoplift your presence. Get their straw out of your milkshake!
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Towards the end of the medieval period—or middle ages—undermining was a method for bringing down a castle’s curtain wall by digging a tunnel under the surrounding protective wall. The tunnel would then be intentionally collapsed, compromising the fortress walls and foundation below the tower or castle itself. Trained soldiers called “sappers” did the undermining. (Sounds like a fitting name.) And by the way, these tunnels weren’t dug overnight; if you were undermined, it was going on for a long time and it went unnoticed. However, if the king became aware of the sappers’ undermining, he would rapidly stop it and fortify the wall.
To undermine a person is kind of the same thing—to compromise one’s protective deflector shield. Today’s definition of undermining is: “To damage or weaken (someone or something), especially gradually or insidiously.”
So, here you are. It feels like the bottom fell out again. Some sapper (or Stage Five Energy Sucker!) has attacked your dreams and left you feeling deflated. If you’re ruminating over what happened, stop doing that. If you’re crying over the fight, or blaming someone else, stop doing that. If you can’t take any more, stop taking any more.
The undermining of your dreams, goals, milestones, and beliefs is negative and heavy viral energy that you don’t have to let in. Think of it like this: if someone were trying to hand you an apple, maybe one with a big fat worm in it, and you didn’t care for the apple, you would just wince and say, “Thank you, I’m going to pass on the offer.”
Or, let’s say that you were enjoying a day in the park, just sitting on a bench in the sunshine. You notice someone scooping their dog’s doo-doo and placing it in a bag. Then, rather boldly, they walk right over to the bench where you’re seated and attempt to hand you the steaming bag of their dog’s poop. Now, I’m just guessing here, but I bet you would not hesitate to say, “You can keep that! I do not accept it.”
You need not accept undermining any more than you would accept an apple with a worm or a hot load of doo-doo. The same response works very well: “I do not accept that.”
As it relates to your dreams, undermining often comes from someone whom you were hoping would—finally—acknowledge your accomplishment, support your goal or passion, be proud of you, and validate you in your journey. It’s important for you to know the difference between healthy feedback and foundation-shattering undermining. Some people just don’t have a clue how to support you or your dreams, and they are often a family member or close friend. If you really peeled back the onion, you might find that they are either jealous of your dreams, in fear that they are losing something because of who you are becoming, or fearful that your choices are putting you in peril in some way. So, that’s what’s going on with them; it doesn’t need to be your experience just because it’s theirs. If it doesn’t feel good, you don’t have to internalize other people’s beliefs or their opinions—you can plainly choose not to accept it.
When others attempt to undermine you, let them know that the jig’s up and you’re not having it. Keep your dreams sacred from those who are unable to support your vision.
Disallow these sappers to steal your power simply by letting them know that you don’t accept undermining. You will regain your foundation and avoid the same old implosions of your past.
In responding to sappers, keep in mind that undermining is often a battle over power and who will come out on top. Don’t wish to undermine their energy in return; each side thinks they are right and undermining the sappers will not get you closer to what you want and need. You see, it does not serve your empowerment to enrage others with your response. An emotion-based response lets the other person win because they’re taking (sapping) your energy and they know it. Let’s practice some responses to those who attempt to undermine you. As we try these out, also note that when facing a sapper in your life, leave out the word “but”—it’s a word that has a way of stirring the pot that, trust me, you don’t want to stir. You can use these replacements to the word “but”: “yet,” “and,” “at the same time,” or “still.” Here are several suggestions for ways that you might respond to a sapper in order to safeguard your creation energy and fortify your foundation:
“While I appreciate you wanting to provide feedback, at the same time I don’t accept negativity around the matter of my dreams, and so I am not in a place where I will internalize other people’s doubts and fears.”
“We have some areas of our core beliefs that are not exactly aligned with one another, and that’s okay. I will not argue with you on what’s so foundational to who you are, and I do not engage with any attempt to disempower my beliefs either.”
“You might not agree with me and I know that this is hard for you. Yet, I’m not asking for permission about what I choose to create.”
“I do not accept anyone’s attempt to undermine my dreams or accomplishments.”
“It feels as though you are trying to disempower me. I had hoped that you would support my dreams. Still, with or without your support, I know that I am serving my highest and intended purpose.”
“I admire your passion for what you believe in, and yet I have to tell you that it comes off as insularly. I have my own ideas and experiences that support my beliefs. I think it’s okay that we respectfully agree to disagree.”
“I’m sure your intention is to be helpful. Yet, what I’m hearing is about your own beliefs and ideas, which are wonderful for you. At the same time, I am going to follow my truth and I have every valid reason to know that I am on the right path.”
You can cut off the access that energy-sappers have to you. Take responsibility and acknowledge that this didn’t exactly happen overnight; you’ve let other people undermine you in the past. They might believe that there is a weakness in you at which they can chip away. Not anymore. Disengage their access to your creation power. Stop emotionally reacting to other people’s doubts and fears. Do not accept being dejected from your own dreams, and practice a thoughtful response to those who would, even if unwittingly, undermine you and your vision.
You likely know that you can advantage or depress your state of mind, and I believe both happiness and depression can be understood from a quantum physics perspective. After all, thanks to the discovery of quantum mechanics at the end of the eighteen-hundreds, the science is responsible for opening up the entire fields of electronics and computers and is credited with the invention of cell phones and most everything technological that we know. It’s energy and particle science at the smallest level, and because our mind is a powerful computer, I figure it’s a pretty important topic to wrap our minds around.
I spoke with the quantum physicist of quantum physicists, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, otherwise known as Dr. Quantum. He’s a genius professor, bestselling author, and world-famous cast member from the films What the Bleep Do We Know!? and The Secret. If you’ve seen these movies, then you’re sure to remember Dr. Wolf—he sort of looks like Albert Einstein. Here’s what he said: “Okay. Let’s say that right now you’re sitting and you’re saying, ‘Oh, I’m so depressed. I feel so bad. I feel terrible.’ Just do one simple thing. It’s very simple. Ask yourself this question: ‘Who is feeling depressed?’ But don’t answer the question. Just posing the question without answering it changes the chemistry inside the body, and just by asking, you can begin to lift yourself from that depression. You’ve got to keep doing it for a while because it isn’t like automatic pilot. It’s not like throwing a switch. You’ve got to keep doing it, and after a while you begin to realize that the person who is saying ‘I am depressed’ is not you. The mind is a process, and it’s related to what is happening at the level of what we call the quantum field of reality. At this unobservable invisible level of reality, we are dealing with a field of possibilities, not a gathering of physical objects. Think of a magnetic field produced by a bar magnet. The field is invisible. But sprinkle iron filings on a sheet of paper and then place the bar magnet beneath the sheet and you see the effect of the field on the filings. Changing the field of possibilities changes the pattern of behavior. Your brain is like the iron filings. It’s a bunch of ‘stuff.’ Your mind is like the quantum field and is not made of ‘stuff.’ In fact, it’s not made of anything. From the point of view of quantum physics, your mind doesn’t even exist in the material ‘spacetime’ world. It comes before it.”
(KABOOM!! My mind comes before space and time!?)
Now, to be clear, Dr. Wolf—winner of the National Book Award in Science—is not suggesting that getting out of depression is easy; he is suggesting that when we reprogram our habitual self talk and—even deeper—our beliefs about our Self, the energy quality created by our mind (the part of us that can choose this or that) will change our state of being and our state of mind. How that change occurs is very plainly the result of how we know energy to behave and to produce outcomes. The essential sentence is, as Dr. Wolf said, “Changing the field of possibilities changes the pattern of behavior.” Of course, in this example, the “pattern of behavior” is an actual change in the chemistry of the brain (an organ no different than any in the body, with the body being the part of us that experiences the output of our choices).
He continues, “That which is aware is not in spacetime, hence it is a spiritual entity perhaps related to the quantum field of the mind itself and inherent in the whole universe. As far as I could speculate, and mind you, I am only speculating here, the simple technique I explained should work to change your mindset and therefore the observer in you causing you to change your perspective on whatever you observe, be it feelings, intuitions, senses, or thoughts. The ancient key lies in the usage of the word ‘I’ in English, ‘Ya’ in Russian, ‘Ich’ in German, ‘Anee’ in Hebrew, and ‘Je’ in French. Although a simple word, it represents many different people living inside of our brains and nervous systems and muscles and skin and bones.”
I love this insight from Dr. Quantum. So, thoughts create the torque—the moment of force—to manifest into form.
Your thoughts can either disrupt or advantage the quality of what you’re manifesting in your life, your experiences, and happiness. Heavy energy will depress your state of mind. Light energy will advantage your state of mind and provide the torque.
Before I finally “got it”—that is, the magic of viral energy—I too used to feel like I was creating the same relationships all the time, or constantly repeating the same failures and disappointments. I kept cycling through the same old breakups, the same old heartbreaks, and repetitive letdowns. Even when it seemed that this would be the time that things would work out, things would suddenly fall apart and it wouldn’t make sense. These dreams of mine that were practically guaranteed, locked down, already promised, and all but contracted, would disintegrate before my eyes. Poof! Gone. At times, I bet you’ve felt like that, too. For instance, you’ll face the same old job problems and dissatisfaction even when you change jobs. There may be new people, but the issues remain the same. Maybe you’ve thought, “Why am I going through this again? Why do I have to go through this same old crap, again?” What is the answer, do you think? Why are you going through this same disappointment and loss again? This dream was looking like a ringer, right? Well, what happened?
I’m going to tell you what happened (or what’s still happening) by way of a little shopping trip that you’re going to take—right now.
You open your eyes and find yourself in an unfamiliar building. The sun is streaming through perfectly clear windows, lighting up all corners and passageways throughout the space. Everything about this place feels good and natural, but somehow you don’t remember where you are, so you look around for signs. You come to a corridor that appears to be a landing area or foyer and there you find an elevator. Next to the lift, there are “Up” and “Down” call buttons, so you push the down arrow to call the elevator car. The door opens and you step inside. Once inside, you notice an informational panel displaying buttons for seven levels. Now you can see that you are on the sixth floor of a seven-story building, yet the ground floor is actually level three, and the floors are not simply labeled one through seven. They are labeled:
H – 7th Stratum and Penthouse Access
C – 6th Stratum
A – 5th Stratum
W – 4th Stratum
In – 3rd Stratum or Ground
I – 2nd Stratum or Parking
H – 1st Stratum or Lower Level
You press “W.” The elevator begins to move with a sudden drop that you feel in your stomach and a moment later the door opens to floor “W.” As you look around, you now see that this is a department store. There are sections for home appliances, home repair tools, kitchen dishware and accessories, and exercise equipment, but you don’t want any of that. As you walk around you know that this stuff is not what you want; you want yellow tulips. Hmmm. You return to the home repair section and look for flowers thinking that they might carry gardening supplies. When you can’t find any flowers there, you look around again in the kitchen accessories—maybe tulips can be found there, you hope. After much scouring and finger-crossing, you can’t find yellow tulips. You’re now starting to give up on yellow tulips and so you decide that you could be somewhat happy with any color of tulips.
Just then, you see a large, shiny, backlit poster of a very satisfied looking woman wearing a wide-brimmed hat (the kind that you only wear on vacation) and boasting an armful of multicolored tulips. The poster reads: “Wake Up Your Senses.” Ah-ha! So, they do stock tulips here, you tell yourself. You continue to search but continue to have no luck.
As you put more and more effort into finding tulips, you’re giving up on ever getting any flowers of any color or variety. You know exactly what you want in your mind—it is your dream and deep desire after all—but you’ve looked and looked (and even panicked and feared and hoped and prayed) and now you’re starting to get frustrated and disheartened. Your vision of flowers is waning. Maybe I’m not meant to have the fresh flowers that I want, you start to think. You reason with yourself that you will strive only for plastic flowers—that’s not asking too much, you think. And so you keep wanting in a cycle of futile effort.
During all of your dreaming and searching and wanting and praying and wishing and reasoning and compromising, you never notice the sign that reads: FRESH FLOWERS—ONE LEVEL UP.
The fact is, flowers were never going to be available on level “W” because they are on level “A.” To reference my own past—when I was experiencing nonsensical loss and defeat, I didn’t have access to my dreams because of the “level” of my presence. I didn’t know it, but I was running on a treadmill within the stratum of “Wanting” when all along my dreams were not there. My dreams were big and bold and beautiful and they vibrated and shared energy with the “Creation” stratum. No matter how much I chased and wanted my dreams, I didn’t share energy with them—not in the presence that I was being at that time; not on that level. I didn’t flow with them. I didn’t pulse with them. (Not then at least.)
I wish I knew then what I know now, and that is that we each have the ability to change that to which we have access. You should be very empowered to know that no matter your repeating issues, or what you’ve been told (or have told yourself), you can absolutely change your presence—that vibration that sets your presence—and therefore change your stratum flow.
You do all of this through the management of viral energy.
(Maybe your sign reads: TRUE LOVE—TWO FLOORS UP. Or: DREAM JOB—LEVEL C.)
Consistent exposure to light or heavy energy does indeed impact and raise or lower your presence. By way of the process of your spiritual evolution coupled with the osmosis of light or heavy energy, your presence ascends or descends, evolves or devolves, all within the consciousness-energy strata.
Once again, think of it like a marinade. Your energy field is permeable, and you soak in the energy that exists all around you. After some soaking, you take on the flavor, temperature, and quality of the viral energy sauce. Even still, you choose what you accept into your presence. You have the power to let in light and filter out the heavy energies.
So, what stratum are you being?
Continue reading about the 7 Consciousness-Energy Strata and take the Viral Energy Self-Assessment Quiz! Click here.
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