Conscious Living

I have nothing to sell you. Nothing here that is “new”. I invite you to set aside your spiritual concepts and second-hand knowledge, that you may abide wholeheartedly in the fullness of your own true Self.  – Shambo ~ Mark

Words in the wild Grace and Create in me a pure heart

The Necessary Recontextualization of All Relationships Post Awakening

~ January 14, 2024

Following self realization and our awakening, the dynamic of family and close interpersonal relationships can be one of the most challenging domains to operate in.

While we can easily take retreats from the world to nurture our balance and honor times of solitude there will be times we can not so easily make this shift with family.

ALL of our relationships from this point forward will undergo a tremendous metamorphosis. They will either flourish with vigor or whither and die. Sometimes painfully and rather abruptly.

They have to. For we have changed so deeply and profoundly that so too must our newfound understanding and dynamics of operation be recontextualized within this new state of being and seeing.

Some relationship dynamics will be transformed rather abruptly and painfully while some will gracefully be integrated into new contexts. Others will need to be let go entirely in love. For it has been accepted in a bittersweet revelation that they no longer serve us, them nor the universe as a whole. We still love yet we free them within that love.

Suggested Verse Reading – Mark 3:31-35
Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.” “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

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Shambo ~ Mark D. Hulett is an American born spiritual teacher and nature enthusiast from Southwest Georgia who freely shares his own experience of spiritual awakening, conscious living, Self-discovery and recovery from addiction.