The 14 Principles of Personal Sovereignty
The following 14 principles of personal sovereignty are important to Lightworkers of all kinds. No matter what modality we may be involved in, we are all seeking to accomplish what the Hermetic Scientists referred to as the One Thing. I believe sincerely that the One Thing is the evolution of the Totality. That involves everything of every dimension and world, including the Divine Dimensions, including God.
These 14 principles were developed about a year ago, and at that time, I did not feel the time had come to share them. But recently, with the concept of the Texas Lightworkers Association developing in my heart, I thought it was the time to share this with all.
I would like to give thanks to Juels Yaklin and her Texas Lightworkers Facebook Page for giving me the encouragement to come out of my “closet” of hiddenness and share this with you.
PERSONAL SOVEREIGNTY is:
Self-Mastery is the mastery of oneself. This is the true Mastery the great Sages sought throughout time. It is more important to master yourself than to master others, for when you master yourself, you retain your inner power base and are able to carry forth with your mandate.
It is important for you to remember who and what you are, for in this you can find the inner discipline to keep yourself in balance. While it is true that you have the power to use the energy around you to do things, you must always keep in mind that there are laws that govern all things. If you approach all things, especially power, with a sense of humility, you will hold your own balance and be of benefit to others while you grow yourself.
Mastery is not about manipulation of others but about staying in control of yourself. When you control yourself, you have far greater influence over what others think or do without you forcing them to think or do anything.
2. True ownership of oneself
No other person in the world has the right to enslave you in any way, form or fashion; no religion, no political system, no ideology. You are yourself and are responsible for what you do or don’t do.
When you own yourself, it not only means that you have freedom to do what you will, but that you take upon yourself the responsibility of said ownership. That means that if you screw up, you can blame no one but yourself. If you get out of balance, it is you who have upset the balance by allowing others to invade your territory.
3. The right to self-determination
Since you own yourself, you can decide what you will do in your life. Not only do you have the right to do this, but it is your responsibility alone.
There are many who want to determine your life for you, but deeply within your heart, deeply within your consciousness, you know that you came into this life to do a number of things, this, of your own free will. No one beat you half to death and made you do anything. You chose, and are expected to keep your promises, whatever they may be.
This is your self-determination, your mandate, signed by your own words in the Center from whence you came. It is your personal Law of Being. You are expected to respect it by fulfilling it.
4. The right to self-respect
If you really want the respect of others, you must determine to respect yourself for you cannot truly respect others if you do not respect yourself. By this I do not mean developing an air of aloofness or smugness, but by boldly accepting your responsibility for yourself, knowing that your life is your life, and the path you tread is your path, not another’s.
It takes courage to respect yourself enough to take care of yourself in every way you can. This is your body you are living in. It has become a part of you. Keep it as healthy as you can. This is also your mind and your spirit. Do those things that keep them healthy. These are your emotions. Keep them as balanced as you can, but cry when you need to cry and laugh when you need to laugh. You know what you need when you need it if you respectfully listen to your heart.
5. The right to preserve one’s dignity and integrity
It is the right of every person to be respected. It is also the right of the person to do his work with dignity and to stand firmly on his integrity. These are things that make life honorable, and hold the line against unbalanced thinking and doing.
Dignity is within all people, even the most primitive people on Earth. We often destroy the dignity of others when we seek to destroy their culture or their way of life. We can preserve their dignity by seeking to preserve their culture as they wish it. This is the demonstration of our integrity, for integrity preserves dignity. This also honors the integrity of others because we allow them to keep their dignity.
6. The right to choose one’s path
You have the right to choose which way you will go in your life. If you choose badly, it reflects back upon you and you will be miserable. The blessing is in walking in balance through your life, and this includes the path you choose.
There are many who want you to walk a path they prescribe for you. This is unwise for you if your heart is not in it. Your purpose is to attain liberation in your life, not to become a slave of an ideology, religion or political philosophy.
7. The right to speak one’s truth
If you have Truth to share, I can guarantee that you will feel miserable until you share it, not because I say so, but because this is the nature of Light Working. The business of a Lightworker is to share, whether it be teaching or healing or whatever. I know this by my own experience. If you wonder why you feel miserable sometimes, ask yourself if you are being as forthcoming as you should be. It’s like going to the bathroom, as distasteful as this may sound. If you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go! So if you have to share, then share and you will feel much better!
Sometimes sharing is not as comfortable as you would like it to be, because what you have may cut through the core beliefs of other in many ways. Then there is your own fear of the unknown to deal with. Yes, it can seem a bit overwhelming at times, but this is what we do as Lightworkers, despite the flack we sometimes get from people who don’t understand. But if you will listen to your heart guidance, you will know what to share and when to share it.
8. The right to be free of political and religious dictum
A dictum is a statement or writing that says how the cow eats the cabbage! You are faced with many dictums from your political parties as well as your religious dogmas.
You have a right to be free of this! You have the right to think for yourself without fear of political and religious leaders breathing down your neck, without fear of being thrown in jail or oppressed by church, temple or mosque.
In order to have this freedom, you must be willing to make it happen by demonstrating your freedom in various and sundry ways. I know how hard this is from a religious perspective, but it is necessary for every Lightworker.
9. The right to be free of condemnation
Condemnation can cut both ways. If you condemn others, you open the floodgates for your own condemnation. If they do the same to you, so do they reap as they sow, for what goes around, comes around, and what you sow, you will reap in greater abundance. “What ye throw out comes back to thee thrice.” This is a rule known to every true sage, and it can be both positive and negative.
If you have no condemnation to give to others, you cannot receive any from another because you have set up defenses against anything that would upset your balance and sense of well being. There are those who would like to upset your apple cart, but you will not allow them to do so.
10. The right to be free of fear
What are you afraid of? You may say that you fear nothing, yet retain an inner, hidden fear that you don’t let anyone know. Yet your actions speak volumes and testify about your fears.
I personally don’t fully trust people who claim that they fear nothing. They are either great masters of are hiding something they don’t want you to know. That means that you are possibly doing the same thing. It is time to deal with all the hidden fears and continue on your way!
11. The right to be who and what one is
You are you, and no one else can be you but you. There is no way you can deny this reality, but do you really know who and what you truly are? Many think so, but do you know for sure? If not, you should find out and quickly!
You will find that the real you is not the one that bears an earthly name given you at birth. You will find that the real you is beyond the manifestation others see when they look at you, and only you can find out who the real you is! But it takes guts, and only the courageous among us would dare to find out. I dare you to do so!
12. The responsibility to uphold and respect the rights of others
If you want others to respect your rights and freedoms, you are required to uphold and respect theirs. This is one of the three responsibilities of a Lightworker.
The way of a Lightworker is the way of honor, love and understanding. In this path, you are honored when you honor, loved when you love, understand as you understand others and peaceful when you offer others peace. You cannot do this if you cannot truly respect others and their ways. If you think your way is the only way, you deny the others you come in contact with their unalienable rights and freedoms, and therefore, you are not free yourself. The way of dishonor is the way of a slave to the false dream. You must choose which path you will follow.
13. The responsibility to refrain from forcing one’s path upon another
The second responsibility seems to be one of the hardest to fulfill. It is easy to get carried away with things that work well for you, and you want them to work for others as well. But the old saying is that one man’s medicine can be another man’s poison.
Each person has his own path to follow, and you must allow him to do so without interfering with it or his heart directive. That means you must fall back on the first principle we discussed, which involves self-discipline. One does not help a butterfly out of his cocoon or a chick out of his shell. It is through their own efforts that they gain strength.
It is easy to help too much, but it is equally easy to have a hard spirit toward others and refuse to give aid when needed. The idea is to balance the two extremes with wisdom.
14. The responsibility to refrain from denying to others their personal sovereignty
The third responsibility is equally as hard as the second, because you often cave in to judgmentalism and think you do God a service by denying others the same liberties you have. Yet they have as much right to pursue their path as you have. It is easy to slide from an altruistic attitude into a dictatorial mindset, as loving as it may seem to you, but others see you as interfering with their lives.
Taoism has a term for what I am talking about. They call it Wu Wei, most times interpreted as non-ado. In truth it means non-interference in the lives of others. You are responsible for walking your path, not theirs. That is their responsibility, and theirs alone.