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Ascension and the Consciousness of Struggle and Conflict

It is hard to navigate the many voices and interests filling our media these days, particularly those of various distortions on the role of spirit, ascension and consciousness in what is currently unfolding. And though I use their channels to speak with you, know that my intention is not to convince you of anything or steer you in any particular direction.

Rather, I only offer my limited perspectives to give you greater awareness of what may be going on within you and in your life, so that you may know more about yourself and have more choice over how you see and deal with whatever life serves up for you.

When you turn on the news, it is filled with stories that trigger fear, anger and hatred. Perhaps their words are heartfelt and meant with good intent, but mostly it seems they all push one agenda and narrative — that your life and future are in jeopardy unless you see things as they do and do what they want. And for many of them, that means giving up your free will and opportunities to exercise it to conform to some shifting (and often intolerant) standards of thought and behavior used to divide us and benefit a chosen few.

This is not my perspective, for it detracts from the peace and joy that are rightfully yours in this 3-dimensional world. Rather, I see all the chaos and turmoil as bringing to a head all of the ills carried within the human vehicle that cause us to act in such harsh and harmful ways to each other and this planet on which we ride.

As such, I welcome the horrors I witness. For even as much as I try to turn away, I know these are the End Times of third density consciousness in this 3D world, allowing us to see and address within ourselves all those attributes that lock us into struggle and conflict. And for that, I am grateful to experience all that it shows me in myself, as well as in the collective and individual consciousness of humanity.

I am one who believes in ascension, having spent life after life working for the upliftment of consciousness and how it manifests in our world. But the ascension I know is not one sudden event that will magically transform our reality into something that it now is not.

Instead, it is a gradual unpeeling of the layers of distortion that separate us from the oneness at our core and the divinity that each of us has inside.

As we do, we expand what we know ourselves to be and grow into greater manifestations of the best we have inside, albeit with many fits and starts along the way.

This life has been about the exercise of free will through struggle and conflict, two closely-related concepts involving the application of will and desire. Fueled by an inner discontent with what is, it leads us to strive to become more than what we have created ourselves and our lives to be.

Naturally, the effort to do this creates catalysts through which we can learn and grow when our desires bump up against the free will and desires of others, as well as the circumstances of our lives that impede our efforts. Conflict is the result, and it plays out in many ways.

Struggle is the natural result of trying to make our lives into something that they aren’t, whether that’s to overcome lack and limitation or the effort required to achieve and become more. Discontent with the status quo provides the impetus for us to try and try again, whether we’re successful in achieving our goals or not. And when we have had our fill of falling short, to learn to live with and within our shortcomings and still find peace and joy.

The powers that be are trying to force their wills upon the people. Some welcome their effort and direction; others do not and only go along kicking and screaming, if at all. How it plays our remains to be seen, but what can be known is that their efforts are triggering a great expansion of consciousness for individuals to consider the kind of lives they want to live, and the kind of world needed to live them in.

Others are acting out long-held resentments and oppression against those they perceive did them wrong and blaming class, race or other differences was reasons to take their retribution, unable to accept that they must somehow move beyond those differences if they are to evolve toward the light. Their opposites too often are willing to meet them on the field of battle (politics and social media) or stand against the views and practices they want to force down everyone’s throats.

To all the combatants I say, good for you that you are growing aware of what you feel inside. Now, learn to let it go. Free yourself of the beliefs over which you fight, and trust that by knowing yourself and bringing the best you find inside into your life, that your conflicts will begin to subside and you will learn to live together in new relationships that honor the truth of each of you.

Currently those in conflict see such relationships in terms of power. Who controls behavior? Who sets the rules? Who will benefit from the spoils of your war? These are the tools of service-to-self, and while some of you have chosen such a path for your return to the light, most of you have not and must find a way to balance the interests of self with others and the source of life within you.

It is this balance with which you struggle. Unable to do so and find a center that works for you, your ego demands you fight to preserve your free will and get what you want, the rights or interests of others be damned.

This conflict will not go away as we ascend into higher levels of consciousness, at least not for a long while. But our ability to see and address the various causal factors at play will grow, and with it we will become more and explore better ways to get along. And thus conflict will provide the rungs of the ladder of ascension that we all — at least, all our souls — want to ascend.

This does not mean not to fight, or to roll over and play dead in the face of harm, oppression or wrongdoing. No, we must stand for the best we know inside, and work to bring it into our reality as best we can. Nevertheless, as our vision lifts and our consciousness brings us new awareness, we will have more tools with which to deal with the difficulties life serves up — always making our way, step by step, to the Creator from which we came.

Maybe you don’t believe in a creator, or in spirit, or in ascension either. If not, that’s okay. Or maybe you believe you have to fight for what you want, and overcome all that gets in your way. That’s okay, too.

But know that your beliefs are creating your reality, and bringing you the experiences you need to get from it. Just don’t put too much faith that what you think you know is all there is, or even right, and that what you want is what you have to get, whatever the cost.

For there is always more. Seek it. Become the more that you are.

God bless you indeed.

John Dennison
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