Unveiling—Seeing the Whole
At a recent Sunday night meeting, I illustrated the idea of unveiling by using a work of art, bronze sculptures of racing thoroughbreds. A master artisan works for a very long time to be able to create a work of beauty, but throughout the process, more often than not, an artist has helpers. The truth of it is, it’s extremely rare to have a work done on the mountaintop, where nobody else takes part and nobody else sees. Even at the celebration of the unveiling, there are the sneaky little children who look up under the drapes of the statue to see what’s under the sheets. In the whole process, there have been people who have known what was going on.
I’m saying this because several important points need to be made. The first one is, your process has not been one that you have done alone. The whole process of unveiling who you are is thanks to everyone who has gotten in your way, to everyone who took a chip out of you, to everyone who has been in your life. Individuals now, more than ever, need to recognize the group process, and in ascendancy you can see it better. It’s important to see it, because when you allow for the free will of others affecting your plan, you’re going to be less apt to resist or to insist that things go only your way. The moldings from many make the miracle you are.
Second, a part of that unveiling process is that you might recognize that some of the things that are suddenly unveiled to you might be things that your friends—or enemies—have been seeing all along. It might not be a new you to the world. So don’t become discouraged when others don’t get your excitement. Don’t get discouraged when they say, “Oh, I knew that about you.” Recognize instead that what’s going on is that they have been, in their own ways, cheering you along, because they have seen the potential of what’s to come.
On the other hand, of course, they may have been seeing what has been coming and not particularly cheering you on, which makes it that much harder for you to unveil and that much more of an accomplishment when you do. So either way, the fact that there are already people who know what’s going on with you is to your advantage.
So often people want to be able to say, “All right, here I am, brand new.” But in reality, it tends to be just a whitewash of the old. A true creation process involves others, and it is because they see something you might not that that extra polishing happens. So it’s very important.
Finally, in an unveiling process, you have a great celebration. Celebrating reminds you of who you have become and helps confirm that to you, and celebrating who you are gives permission for someone else to celebrate who they are—or to celebrate with you who you are, too. But it is also important because it puts you in a bind—a lovely bind: You’re either going to stick to this new unveiled self or you’re going to lose a bit of face, aren’t you—a bit of credibility? And so celebrating becomes a very nice way to instill a commitment into that unveiled self.
11:11 was an entrance into a much wider group process. Group process means group vision. It is only when you have a “view of the vision” and you can make it yours that you can let go of your own agenda to take part in that vision. The goal remains the vision, but you begin to see that the means to the vision is through the group and the energy created in the group, rather than the individual.
The goal is learning to manifest love through form to the intensity that love becomes form and form becomes love, at which point you have returned. The process of reaching that goal, at the very first level, is through the individual awakening. But when the individual awakens, there is a need to reach out to a group. Through the battering and molding and polishing and cutting of group endeavor, you begin to see, “On my own I’m not enough, but together more can happen.” That creates a stronger individual who can do more, who puts it out there, gets battered into shape, and returns to the group for more. The singular work, one by one by one, brings change on the inside, which will create an example for the outside. Then you come together on the outside to create a better work for the inside. It’s a constant cycle.
Your work is in the world. If you don’t know how to work with the world—with the worldly—you’re useless. If you don’t recognize the part the world plays in who you are, then you will constantly be lost, lost in the shifting sand of victim and martyr, at the mercy of the world rather than working with it. If you can’t bridge, you’re useless, because this world has no patience for the individual so rooted in spirit that they can’t function in the world. You won’t hear, “It’s okay, because you have so much to offer that we’re going to put up with it.” No, this is a world of no patience, more likely to say, “If you can’t tell me what benefits your life brings to me, I don’t want it. So despite your beloved airy-fairy pure-spiritual-nature-because-you-know-how-to-talk-to-God, if you don’t know how to tell me how, it is worthless.”
Hoo, what a soapbox!