To take responsibility for creating all we experience takes courage. When we reach the sign on the road that tells us there are no accidents, there is nothing outside us creating anything, not even the most uncomfortable situations, we have two choices; two roads to choose from.
On the first road, we can stick our heads in the sand, pretending we hadn't read the sign, and continue to half believe what we did before, what we have been programmed to think, the idea that life just happens to us and not the other way around. We can continue to blame others for the things we don't like. We can blame the government, God, the corporations, the city, the job, the family, the health system, the weather, the other person. Poor me, it isn't fair that I don't have enough money. Poor me, it isn't fair that this illness has happened to me. Poor me, this person isn't being nice to me. The road of the victim. I know this road very well. This road is painful, frustrating, and full of suffering. This is the most frequently travelled route.
There are of course a variety of ways to walk the road of empowerment. I personally, have chosen the Shamanic Path and also the Ecstatic Awakening Dance. The dance I believe compliments any path as it is a powerful way to drop into yourself, exercise self-awareness, feel, express and release what we are holding. Dance! Dance! Dance!
On the road I have chosen, the second one, there is no Guru to save me. I have to feel and release everything myself in order to find peace. This is an ongoing process. A road that never ends. I've given up the idea that someone else has the power to touch my third-eye and make all my troubles go away, this was the first road. The documentary Kumaré proves so poignantly this truth of the mirror. There is a link below and I recommend this documentary to everyone.
Now you have read the sign. It is time to choose which road you will go down. Good luck!
Youtube description: Kumaré (Documentary 2012). The true story of a false prophet !
Directed by Vikram Gandhi, Kumaré documentary film follows the story of a wise guru from the East who indoctrinated a group of followers in the West. Kumare, however, is not real--he is the alter ego of American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, who impersonated a spiritual leader for the sake of a social experiment designed to challenge one of the most widely accepted taboos: that only a tiny "1%" can connect the rest of the world to a higher power.