“Burning the Boats” of an Outdated Reality Construct – Here’s How

boat-burningJanuary 6th, 2017

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You can see it now can’t you? The higher dimensional consciousness has opened up and you’re having visions of ‘future-landing-now’. As these visions begin to steadily take shape, the excitement builds. You’re creating consciously, you can literally feel the impact you’re having on the field around you. There’s no struggle to create like before. Things begin to effortlessly click into place.

However, to fully realise the completeness of these miraculous ‘dreams’, you’ve got to be prepared to let go of the old reality you’re stepping out of. You’ve got to be prepared to “burn your boats”.

Why is this so important?

It doesn’t have to be like this!

The outer reality is an illusion that looks separate from ourselves. Apparently it is something that’s happened completely randomly by chance. And if you want to have something, then you must work to control it – to produce some kind of outcome. This is the case for the vast majority of people on the planet. But it is a sad, shadowy existence, which makes little space for the soul to truly flow. There’s always the feeling that there’s not enough and that you must struggle for more. This is the redundant Homo Sapiens dynamic which is destroying the planet by its own sense of lack. 

It doesn’t have to be like this!
You don’t have to live that way!
You are so much more than this limited existence!

First is to realise that you are the creator of your reality; that you manifest everything from what you’re being within. Your inner world is seamlessly interconnected with the outer experience you create. But to create effortlessly and magically, you have to find internal alignment and congruency.

Basically you must connect up with the natural flow and harness it harmoniously through you in order to create with minimal distortion. Then your creations will be magical and miraculous. It’ll feel just like walking through a waking dream where the universe is working tirelessly to support your every step.

How can you realise this dream?

Realising the dream:

First there’s being surrendered to the soul. It’s learning to listen to that quiet inner voice and responding to it, no matter what. Even – especially – when it leads in the opposite direction from the crowd. You soul is unique and searching out a unique experience for you.

It’s not easy to listen to in the beginning. It takes practice and an aquiescence to the possibility of signs and synchronicity. Here’s how to observe and intuit signs more accurately….

When you’re following the soul, it’s going to challenge all of the fixed reality constructs that your ego has formed based on control, fear or sense of lack. Because at your core level, the soul is none of these! It works from a free flowing, in-the-moment spontaneity, which feels like universal love coursing through your veins.

How do you reconcile this free flowing spontaneity of the soul with the matrix construct we live in?

Self honesty is the fulcrum upon which aligned reality takes shape.

It is possible to blend the higher and lower flows, yes. There’s a characteristic of the soul we might call the ‘diplomat’. It’s about feeling the higher flow which is working to move reality in a certain direction, but also honouring other souls still connected into the old reality. Working with this characteristic means you’re able to function in the matrix, for example, and yet still find a good degree of soul freedom and expression. But you do definitely have to work at it. Here’s how… The Complexity of Blending the Higher Flow with the Lower on the Spiritual Path

This is all well and good, and in many circumstances it will work. But the flow into the higher 5D paradigm is shifting strongly now. The old reality is becoming increasingly challenged and beginning to unwind. We see this clearly reflected in the catastrophic break down of our biosphere, the dwindling of natural resources and the mass moving on (6th mass extinction) of all sentient life.

So, if your life is not changing at a fair old speed, then it’s highly possible you may be still stuck in the old reality construct. Here’s where self honesty is absolutely paramount. Self honesty is the fulcrum upon which aligned reality takes shape.

Are you holding yourself back? If you don’t honestly know, ask the universe and it will clearly show you. If you feel that you are, then you must be fully prepared to let go of the old reality construct; to open a space and let the new energy flow in. Because if you’re attached to the old way of being and living, then those threads of consciousness will keep pulling you back. This is where you’ve got to be prepared to “burn your boats”.

What does that mean in a practical sense?

Burning your boats — Here’s how in 5 steps:

Everything is of consciousness, everything interconnected. And so if subconsciously you’re tied into the old reality it will keep pulling you back. In short, you won’t have enough energy to create that bright new opportunity. You could struggle and effort to create like before by trying to manipulate the chequers on the board, but if you’re truly on the spiritual path, you’re way past that limited, out-dated way of creating.


What you’ve got to do is be prepared to burn away the old reality inside yourself. And don’t worry, if there are aspects of the old reality that you truly love, they will take shape again in the new one – if they’re definitely meant to be a part of it.

So at this point, take yourself into meditation. Then work with these 5 steps…

  1. Consider all the ties of the old reality. Visualise them, see the imagery in as much detail as possible.
  2. Feel where these threads connect inside of you. What do they pull on? Where are your fears and limitations? What are you afraid of?
  3. Contemplate the worst outcome imginable of taking that step, of unraveling that old consciousness and feel deeply into the inner impact of that fear.
  4. At the height of the fear, remember that you are The One, that this relativistic experience does not define who you are, and that you can transcend it (see this video on how).
  5. When you feel yourself transcending the fear, then you’re already free of the ties, and you can literally break them inside of you – see yourself cutting or burning them away.

The need for commitment and courage:

It’s going to take commitment and courage to do this. It’s not just about the softness of surrender, but summoning the passionate and determined inner will also. These too are vital characteristics of the soul — Discover all the Characteristics of the Soul. 

So, in these times of maximum turbulence and transition, there’s incredible opportunity for spiritual growth — for growth at a soul level. And when you’re progressing in this way, there’s absolutely nothing like the sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. You recognise it as your purpose for being – the very destiny of your soul.

Is it time for you to burn your boats to an old reality? Your heart truly knows, and when you do, there is nothing to fear but the fear itself. Burn the myth that it is, and find yourself sailing into a bright new dawning, to a new shoreline that enhances and glorifies the majesty of your soul!


(on behalf of Openhand)

About the author:

OpenOpenhand is a unique approach to spiritual evolution: integrating enlightened wisdom of spiritual masters through the ages, it is a way of tapping into the Benevolent Guiding Consciousness of the Universe and aligning with it in your life. It helps you unveil your True Self, remove karmic blockages and unfold your Divine Destiny. It leads to authentic, resilient and truly successful living.

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