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Lord Sananda on Commitment and Self-Empowerment
Received by Sal Rachele
June 16, 2006
Greetings, beloveds, this is Sananda, here with a general message for all
human beings upon your planet. Whether or not you are in the mystery school
program, subscribe to several different channeled messages from different
channels, read the Bible, A Course In Miracles, Love Without End, or any
other messages, it makes no difference. If you go deeply enough into any
written form of my communication, you will find the same themes throughout,
albeit in different word combinations. My main message is, and will always
be, that you are created in the image and likeness of your Creator, and that
you are without sin. You are wholly free, wholly innocent, and have unlimited
power to create like your Creator. That will always be the crux of my message.
Today, beloveds, the channel has asked me to speak on commitment and self-empowerment.
In several of my programs across your world, I have been doing what you
affectionately call “upping the ante.” This is, of course, an expression
from your card game “Poker” where bets are made before the hands are dealt.
In essence, dear Creators, you anted up before you came into embodiment,
and the stakes were high. You knew this would be a difficult and challenging
time on Earth, and you knew it would be an exciting time. A part of you knew
that this would be the time when you would start to remember the eternal
nature of your being and you would begin to awaken to the unlimited power
and creativity within you.
Many of you are indeed awakening very rapidly to the awareness of your
higher nature. This channel and many others have mapped out the levels and
dimensions of consciousness and if you use those models, we would say that
your upper six levels of being are now becoming aligned with your lower
six levels of being. This means that the flow of communication from your
higher selves to your lower selves is improving daily, despite your emotional
ups and downs. The emotional mood swings are not just due to what your doctors
call “hormones”, but they reflect the ongoing purification of your emotional
bodies. All that is false will rise to the surface to be healed and released.
You have heard that expression before. It is indeed true. As the false self
(ego) becomes merged with the true Self (your soul), all that is not in
alignment must fall away.
It is essential at this time that you love yourselves completely and without
reservation. You must love every little quirk, anomaly, blemish, glitch
or abnormality. No part of your being shall be outside your love. Some of
you have been very critical of the way you have been handling your new-found
knowledge. Some of you have been beating yourselves up because you do not
appear to be following through with your commitments.
Aaahhh, there’s that C-word – commitment. To many, it has become a dirty
word, riddled with guilt, shame, coercion, obligation, drudgery, strict
discipline and all sorts of mandatory activities. This need not be. Commitment
can be a joyous experience. It can be a declaration of your power. It can
be a loud trumpet for your truth. Some of you, in false humility, have been
bleating on a tiny pennywhistle instead of declaring your truth with a bullhorn.
Perhaps you believe it is not right to declare your truth publicly. Perhaps
tooting your own horn has become associated with snake-oil salesmen and
con artists. These, dear beloveds, are all forms of guilt manifesting in
subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
If you are committed to your path of awakening and enlightenment, then
you must examine all the ways you have hidden your light under a bushel
basket. Some of these will be obvious, as in when you hold back from telling
the truth in your relationships. Other examples will be more subtle. Perhaps
you are critical of those who toot their horns loudly. It is certainly true
that some are coming from ego and want the world to think they are important.
There are many who are more concerned with making money than in service.
You and I are aware of all that. This is not what we are talking about here.
We are exploring the aspect of ego that feels “less than” and that fails
to declare the truth when such declaration is called for.
Beloveds, if you are committed to self-empowerment, freedom, awakening,
love and enlightenment, then it is necessary to value yourselves enough to
declare your truth. How do you do this? I’m not suggesting you all race to
the mountaintop with a bullhorn, or splatter your name across the Internet,
or write your elected officials, unless that is the guidance you are getting.
Actions speak louder than words. Take an honest look at your actions. Where
are you honoring your magnificence and where you are hiding behind a bushel
basket? Let’s use some specific examples:
How many of you are simply putting up with your primary relationships?
How many of you feel locked in a dead-end job? How many of you are wishing
to do your work, but keep putting it off? What about taking charge of your
health, diet, lifestyle, addictions, habits, etc.? Are some of you still
giving power to cigarettes, alcohol, junk-food, television, or any number
of distractions to your path? I suppose I should mention that I am not advocating
a celibate, sterile lifestyle. If that worked, then every nun and priest
would already be totally enlightened. Did I live like a nun or priest? If
the stories in your Bible are to be believed, then I drank wine and hung
out with prostitutes and made merry on many occasions. I did not lose my
focus on the goal of awakening and enlightenment, but I was not what you
call a “stuffed shirt” either. I had feelings – I wept and laughed and enjoyed
life. I was not a martyr. I was not a puritan. I did not hang my head low
to the ground so as to not be tempted. I preached moderation. Somewhere between
what you call hedonism and Puritanism is the happy balance of a live well-lived.
Beloveds, the purpose of today’s message is to fire you up a bit and get
you back on track with the commitments you made before coming into embodiment.
If you are reading this message, then you are one of the souls who made
this commitment. This is not about beating yourselves up if you seem to
fail, nor is it about setting impossible goals. It is about making a strong
commitment to moving through your emotional issues, health problems, financial
challenges, relationship conflicts and all the rest. It is about making
choices that are for your highest soul growth, happiness and well-being.
It is about investing in yourself, whether through taking self-empowerment
workshops, holistic healing, meditation, right diet and lifestyle, or some
other method. The methods are not the goal. They are means to making the
goal easier to attain. There is really only one goal and that is remembrance
of your eternal Self. All the rest will fall into place.
Everything you do, say, think, feel and imagine can be what you call “grist
for the mill” of awakening. Love yourself completely and unconditionally.
Then follow through with your sacred promises and soul contracts. They are
joyful to behold once you move out the guilt and shame. Say goodbye to guilt
today, beloveds. It has never served you and it never will. Move it out
of your being completely. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get moving
on the path you know so well. Start fulfilling the reason you came here.
Start celebrating the beauty that you are. You are magnificent and I am privileged
to behold your shining purity and innocence. I AM Sananda, forever at your
Feel free to distribute this as you see fit, giving credit
where due. Sal Rachele, P.O. Box 20545, Sedona, AZ 86341 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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