Talk #13 (October 2004)
A MESSAGE FROM JACQUELYN
SMALL, Founding Director of Eupsychia
by Jacquelyn Small
You gradually start to remember who you are
through visions your Higher Self sends down into your brain,
offering you glimpses of our bigger story, of all you came here
to be, and showing you portions of your life’s work as it is
ready to unfold. I call these visions "soul events,"
that reveal themselves upon the larger canvass of our inner
life, and only happen spontaneously in their own timing. This
Self-remembrance brings with it a thundering awareness that we
are co-creators and totally responsible for all that we think
about and do.
This expanded self-definition brings fear at
first, because none of us feel that we are good enough to be
that perfect image our Creator carries of each one of us.
Gradually, however, as we realize that we are truly sons and
daughters of God, we discover that "perfection" simply
means being oneself authentically, flaws and all. And we find we
do have the courage to accept our holy fate. Then we will no
longer block the automatic dissolution of any old, dysfunctional
patterns that are in our way of being fully ourselves. We
"let go and let God."
Today, the Higher Self is reclaiming its
vehicle, our ego personalities. The ego is being called now to
refine and turn toward expressing the true desires of the human
Soul. Many I meet today are feeling this Call to let go and come
fully into themselves. And much fear is up right now all over
our planet as we see that the ego has run to the edge of its own
demise. The rapid purification process that accompanies this
identity shift is shaking up our bodies, emotions, and minds,
because we are now being required to resonate to higher, more
refined frequencies that bring us a whole new point of view. The
trials that accompany this purification process, we must also be
willing to face and pass on through, making sure we commit to do
the inner work required to cleanse our psyches of all unwanted
selfish or limiting habits and beliefs.
The evolution of our awareness of divinity
has been slow, but at certain points in each of our lives, as
well as in humanity as a whole, critical moments are reached,
and crises emerge and must be transcended. Each of these moments
is an initiation which leaves the person or the human race
expanded in love and understanding. Today humanity sits at the
threshold of such an expansion, about to step upon a higher rung
of the evolutionary ladder. And here’s a rather humorous
warning from esoteric wisdom teacher, Dion Fortune:
"People who cannot deal with life successfully
upon a single plane of existence are ill-advised
to multiply their difficulties by expanding their
It’s no wonder there is so much bewilderment and chaos in our
current world situation. We are experiencing a process of
temporary destruction for an immanent rebuilding of our world.
Consequently, a restructuring of each human life is also
underway. Perhaps the height of material achievement has been
reached here on our planet. Now comes the opportunity for that
subtle divine Self to manifest through the experience we call
"a new birth." Or perhaps it is simply the time for
consciousness to catch up with technology! Each individual soul
must hear the new "Word" for oneself. It comes from
the center of each human heart.
The symbol of the Cross, with its
two-directional opposing forces, offers the imagination an
inspired image on which to focus while we awaken to the purpose
of our human suffering, and slowly release its hold on us. One
arm represents the horizontal, or earthly, direction that
unfolds the outer conditions and events that shape us. We take
on the human condition through the roles we play in everyday
situations. When this arm of the Cross is perceived as the only
reality, we tend to fixate on each other and the outer
materialistic aspects of life to feel secure, pleasured, or
The vertical arm of the Cross represents the
inner dimension, the spiritual life. This arm is the hidden,
uncarved side of consciousness, experienced as a field of
rapidly-spinning energy that is transformational in nature.
Spirituality can be defined as that internal moving force that
perpetuates our yearning to be whole. The vertical subjective
life expands and heals our psycho-spiritual inner nature,
enabling us to live in the outer world as more integrated, wise,
and loving. To focus inwardly and received the gifts of Spirit
strengthens us in spiritual stature. These are the highly
energetic forces of Evolution itself at play in our lives.
When these energies lift us "above the
horizon" we experience those high moments of feeling in
touch with God or the heaven worlds; we have entered the
Superconscious Mind. Spontaneous healings, manifestations of the
sacred, and revelations occur through the workings of the
vertical arm of the Cross. We travel here through dreams,
meditation, deep contemplation, prayer, spontaneous mystical
experiences, music, breathwork, hypnosis, trance dance, symbolic
artwork, or other means of altering ordinary consciousness.
When the energies of transformation move us
"below the horizon" they churn up our separate ego’s
past that needs to be made conscious and healed… aspects of
our nature that have gotten lost in time and never integrated.
These unhealed relationships and events arise to the surface to
be met, acknowledged and accepted in the light of love. This
psychological inner work can consume our consciousness while
being dealt with and can put us "in process." It’s
important to have a guide and do this work in a safe container.
In our work, we call this "cooking." Parts of us are
literally burning in the alchemical fires of the heart. And
though this more psychological process seems less glorious than
the loftier spiritual experiences, they are every bit as sacred,
for each time we clear something from the past, we automatically
rise in consciousness.
Living simultaneously on both arms of the
Cross is the work of co-creation. Our lives take on both a
numinous, transcendent quality with high meaning and purpose, as
well as the more painful purification of our egos, and ordinary
human experiences. We learn from the inside out that we are both
human and divine!
The magic of the inner life, studied and
honored as real, is the path of the mystic. Orthodox religion is
the outer form of the inner religious life. Mystics experience
God; theologians study God. Mysticism is the age-old religion
that heals the human psyche. It is the Path of Direct Knowledge,
where things unseen are accepted as real through a growing
internal certainty based on one’s own subjective experiences
that are numinous in nature, containing insight, illumination or
healing events that are buried deep within the human psyche.
Walking the mystical path is a journey into the Self and back
out again in the world as healer, as teacher, or simply as one
"who has been twice born." The Path itself is the
Teacher. We gain wisdom only in one way: by becoming the Path….
The Way of the Christ, the Way of the Buddha.
As an archetype, it’s the Bodhisattva, or
World Server, who guides this journey and provides the blueprint
for who we are to become when we enter this Path. You can invoke
the World Server by simply making this inner archetype your
focus, by honoring it so much and so longing to be "likened
unto it" that you just naturally start to take on its
qualities and express them here in this world. And you will live
in the inner bliss and freedom of knowing God both within and
without, in nature, in yourself and others, in experiences, and
in the cosmos.
Mystics live in Self-remembrance, knowing
that when faith is rich and love is pure, all things are
possible - maybe not in the ways we’ve thought them to be, but
in ways only known to Spirit.
"It is only with the heart that one sees rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye."
- St. Exupery, The Little Prince
Eupsychia's retreat programs founded in soul-based psychology
are designed to take you on your inward journey back to the
source of your being, to find what's waiting for you there. our
methods are tried and proved through years of experiential work
with hundreds of awakening souls. you already have within you
all that you need to be whole; we're all just been called now to
re-member why we came here and who we truly are.
So join us anytime you can and discover
members of your soul family you've always known, waiting to
greet you and support your next right step in coming whole! if
you've read this far, your new life is already beginning.
Be conscious out there! In loving service,