One of the questions I am asked on a regular basis is, “How can I shift my vibration?” My answer is; become aware of all pieces of who you are. Awareness is one part observation, one part honesty and one part willingness to change. For, it is through awareness that we are able to see the next steps we need to take in our life path.
Awareness comes from many things, your personal Astrology being one of them. But, another key component to awareness is learning how to objectively look at yourself. Yes, your astrology can tell you what strengths and challenges you have in life. However, as you move through the lessons of your gifts and challenges, it is very easy to let your emotions influence how you view what is happening. You are in control of how you act and react, and having awareness of yourself will show you where your specific emotional buttons are.
Just because you have a plentiful amount of energy in an astrological sign does not mean that you can use that as an excuse for your behavior. See, as your personal awareness changes, so to does your ability to understand your past actions, without judging them. Astrology is there to give you clues about the specific areas of life where you came to work on yourself. As a Libra, one of my struggles is becoming overly worried about what another person thinks or feels, and so it is my lesson to learn about emotional detachment. But, that does not mean I get to put the blame for my behavioral pattern onto my Astrology. Instead, I choose to be aware that this is an area of life where I need to be cognizant of what I am feeling/thinking/doing, so that I can learn how to act and react based on the given moment. This doesn’t necessarily mean I will make the best choice, but as long as I stay in a place of awareness, I will learn something about myself.
The Ego likes to move us into a place of extremes, with its favorite words being “never” and “always”. The Ego is both conceited and feels worthless; it is both prideful and depressed. It is only when we use our tools of awareness can we move into a perspective about ourselves that does not encapsulate these extreme emotions.
Recently, I have encountered many people who are ignoring the tendency of the Ego to be prideful or conceited. (Of course, this is a good reminder for me as well.) They have said such things as; “I will never be that way.” But, that statement itself is prideful, and comes from the Ego. For to deny the possibility of a certain reaction, or the possibility of a certain emotion, is to permit the Ego to have reign over it. It is only when we can be honest about all of the capabilities of the Ego, can we learn how to truly keep it in check. It is an ongoing check and balance process, and the moment we decide that we no longer have to monitor and be aware of the Ego, is the moment we are shown otherwise.
As long as we are connected to the 3D construct, the Ego will be there. But, we can learn how to neutralize this force, and how to take away its power and control over us. That comes from consistent honest awareness of all of the capabilities that the Ego part of us has, and observation of how our individual Ego likes to act and react. This is the most difficult lesson of the incarnation process, and a lesson that is not complete until we have learned to neutralize the Ego. So, how can you shift your vibration? Learn to be aware of your Ego, observe yourself and your life with detachment from emotion, and do your best to work through the issues and emotions that are revealed to you.