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Finding Your Truth

I could have easily titled this blog “Finding MY Truth” but that’s not what this written effort is about.  This blog’s focus is to help others in finding their own truth.

In reality, your TRUTH might not be the same as MY truth; but what I’d like others to know is that I compassionately encourage you in your explorations to find your personal truth because I know how arduous that search can be—how rocky the terrain that lies ahead—how tedious the extended journey awaiting you, simply to uncover those deeply-hidden secrets of YOU. 

And I also know how life can change in an instant when the winding, mountainous path that you were so confidently traveling suddenly crumbles beneath your feet—tossing you screaming off the cliff and out into space.

Having faced some of that unexpected “air time” myself, I know how shocking it can be when your life suddenly falls apart, forcing you to see how quickly you either learn to fly, or how well you can bounce once you do hit the canyon floor.  

Also from my own experiences in personal TRUTH finding (as well as surviving LIFE’s challenges), I know how rare it is to find others willing to offer emotional support or encouragement to get you back on your feet again without a ‘profit motive’ involved.  True, we all have to make a living, but there are times when you should compassionately look to help others without first considering what they can offer you in return.   

So up front here: I don’t want your money—in fact I don’t want anything from you other than some deep soul-searching to determine what you really expect from LIFE and what LIFE expects from you in return.

If you can answer those two key questions to your own satisfaction, then that’s plenty reciprocal reward for me.

Remember, MY truth may not be YOUR truth, but I know MY truth better than I know yours, so that is likely what I will write about the most and hope you can see parallels or divergences by which to gauge your own truth. 

Life is an adventure—one we may never truly understand in this plane of existence—but one we have to navigate all the same.  So good luck!  As you journey ever forward, stay alert to avoid sudden pitfalls and just watch where you step in general, because it’s one big ‘cow pasture’ out there.*   

* (I’m from Iowa: If you think dogs leave an unappreciated ‘pile’ behind in walkways, imagine what a bunch of cows might leave behind during your pastoral wandering.)

Trauma Survivors All

As have many before me, I’ve been through personal trauma so I would never minimize anyone’s trauma experience. But when I saw this graphic, I reacted strongly to it—especially the “…We’ve had to fight for our ability to think clearly and know who we are….”

For me that is SO true. I think a ‘survivor’ of any horrendous experience is one who simply refuses to give up, give in, or quit trying to recover one’s own being from whatever nasty situation that so adversely affected them. And I don’t DO ‘victim’—never have—never will. We are SURVIVORS—ALL of us. That’s the only way to make it through this LIFE.

Examples of trauma situations are too many to list—but believe me you know the aftereffects of TRAUMA when they strike you. Your entire world view shifts from being the confident person that you once were before the adverse incident or situation, to the shell-shocked, struggling ‘wisp of who you once were’ afterwards. And it takes a lot of time and effort to intentionally solidify into your true self again.

Plus if you are a stubborn little mule like ‘moi,’ you’ll want to face down the fears and nasty emotional/psychological residues all by yourself, because ‘Hey, it’s fine—I’m fine—everything is fine!’ don’t you know. Except you actually aren’t FINE—not even close. So take my hard-earned advice here and get some real help coming to grips with what all was and likely still is happening to you, because the hidden, lingering aftereffects are still the most devastating to your daily life, and especially to your relationships.

See, that’s the part of “Trauma survivors crave honesty and authenticity….” that you have to learn to acknowledge and respect about yourself now. You really are NOT the same person that you once were—you will never be that naïve and gullible again—that open and trusting of others—or even that arrogant and oblivious to other people’s/being’s reach and power (Yep, that’s me); because it’s just not possible that you will let yourself be so vulnerable to any others ever again; which either makes you hesitant and nervous around others or it possibly makes you defensive and suspicious toward them—simply to better protect yourself in the now from encountering a similar nasty past experience.  

I get it. I really do.

Totally and completely—I get it. I question everything and everyone around me now. I always look for motives and dive deeply beyond surface appearances in search of that illusive TRUTH thread to any situation or encounter.

I DO crave “honesty and authenticity” in any of my relationships, including friendships; and because I’ve had to fight so hard to recover my thinking abilities, I will never take anyone or anything at face value again, and never will I automatically believe whatever I’m being told by ANYONE, especially since as an energy worker I can FEEL the energies that they are projecting along with the meaningless words that slide so easily from their lips. You can’t fool a ‘human lie detector’ (an energy empath) who can literally FEEL your emitted vibes.

So in truth as the graphic above states, I am NOT “…willing to engage with those who do not honor that” —who do not honor ME as a valued person.

And that is exactly how I feel about dealing with other people now. Show me who you really are by your actions and mannerisms—don’t tell me of your sterling character and numerous accomplishments because they mean nothing to me.  Self-proclamations are merely your ego’s hubris surfacing which does the opposite of your intention. If you brag on yourself, I trust you less, not more.

I value silence. I value humility. I value witnessing your actions with and your reactions to others who come in contact with you—especially your reactions to animals. You can’t fool animals, as they read and react to people’s energies better than most humans do.

So if you want to book a visit to MY personal island, you better have a valid TRUST passport and proof of authenticity as a ‘caring human being’ before even thinking about approaching MY shores.

You know, …just sayin’.

When Words Fail

What He Said

Alberto Villoldo 

“We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there is conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace. The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you are living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.” – Alberto Villoldo, PhD.

The Manifestation Antenna

“Think of your body as an antenna that interacts with this fundamental field at every moment.”

Nassim Haramein

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Perhaps one of the hardest things to comprehend is that in many ways we create our own reality—we create our own situations that challenge us, inspire us, motivate us, revolt us, reenergize us—whatever effect that situation has on us—we created the ‘learning environment’ for that reality to affect us in some way because it provides education to us on many levels of awareness.

HOW we create those ‘educational situations’ is what Nassim is talking about above.

Our body is actually multidimensional; and while we tend to consider ‘our body’ as a single physical mass, that physical being is also encased in a many-layered energy cocoon that operates at specific frequencies of electromagnetic lightwave energy.

The generator for this human-energy cocoon is a unified combination of the human body “systems” that operate in conjunction with each other and basically radiate the energy generated by our emotions outward throughout our energy field — (see 2 of my posts on The Body’s Many Systems  and The Human Energy Body)—which then ‘attracts’ similar frequency energies to us.

Since we are constantly swimming in this ‘fundamental energy field’ that Nassim describes, whatever we emit outward from us through our thoughts, emotions, mental distress or peaceful mental alignment is the same energy that is attracted back to us from that oceanic energy field of life in which we swim. So in effect using our thoughts and emotions, we become the transmitting antenna that calls for the ‘manifestation energies’ to align to our desired personal frequencies.

But the problem for many of us is that we aren’t aware that we have some control over what we experience because we think that LIFE just ‘happens as it happens.’  When actually our own lives happen through a multitude of factors (including co-existing with 7.2 billion people in the world right now all emitting their own frequencies), but for us personally to stabilize and change our own environments and better affect our own manifesting abilities, we have to better control the energies that we send outward into the ‘manifestation arena.

That’s why I keep harping on keeping your frequencies higher and lighter—focused on love and compassion, because those frequencies are the most harmonious and peaceful ‘manifesting energies’ that we can create.

If you keep your thoughts on anger, resentment, hatred, jealousy, fear, anxiety, and worse, then those very low frequencies are what you transmit outward from you, which in turn is what is most attracted back to you.  (Believe me you DON’T want that nastiness coming back on you.)

That’s why Nassim is saying that you should “Think of your body as an antenna that interacts with this fundamental field at every moment.”

What we think—what we feel—what we focus our energies on—ALL of that is what we attract back to us.

Now in today’s world with all the carnage everywhere, it is pretty hard to stay focused on LOVE and COMPASSION, but in truth, it is totally necessary that we do so to call the best possible future situations back to us.

I know, I know—not easily done.

But for ALL of our sakes, it is necessary that we do it, especially now.

Energies are shifting, changes are beginning, but there is so much more to do. So don’t be disheartened. Don’t be discouraged.

Just be clear about your intentions. Set your mind to achieve those intentions, and then align your energies to match it.  That’s how you change your personal situations—how you change your own life for the better.

That’s how we change the collective world—though our intentions, our energies, and our focus to do so.

Whatever our collective antenna continually transmits to the greater manifestation field; that is what it will provide back to us because that’s what it is designed to do—to match our energies with likewise situations.

Be an antenna for good things—for joy and happiness—for abundance and love.

You can do it.  We all can.

Secrets

Hey, who doesn’t have secrets?

There are secrets that we keep from others—even secrets we keep from ourselves about our own lives. You can claim to not keep ANY secrets from others (or even from your conscious self), but I’m pretty sure you have something deeply stashed somewhere that you aren’t comfortable sharing or even seriously considering as an aspect of your actual being, because we all do.

There are likely facets of our personalities or of our behaviors that are perhaps a bit too sensitive to expose to the light of day or to the scrutiny of others who might judge or condemn us in some way. In our minds, those facets represent a ‘lesser’ feature of who we are as living, breathing animals that occasionally don’t adhere to social confines or guidelines—especially around others.

We may feel there are secrets that if exposed to our friends might make them reconsider our friendships or scorn us for our imperfections, so we don’t risk sharing those more hidden parts of ourselves with anyone—but seriously—we ALL have them.  You are not alone in that.

Sometimes ‘secrets’ drive our waking lives, and have likely driven them for the entirety of our existence from childhood onwards.

Those secrets are often the fodder of counseling sessions to uncover reasons for personal neuroses or persecution complexes or paranoia or deep, ingrained fears of exposure.

We might even develop TRUST issues because of the secrets we hold—but there are usually good reasons for doing so. Trust is earned, not freely given to any who claim to be ‘trustworthy’—as many folks do, but prove they actually weren’t.

How about this: Have you ever been physically ‘threatened’ for who you really are?   

Personal safety is a main reason for keeping our deepest secrets. Sometimes the threats can become actual assaults against us—simply for being the person we were born to be.  So to avoid serious altercations that can threaten our lives or livelihoods, we keep our secrets secret.

Parents may withhold love or affection if we don’t conform to their expectations, so we often keep our deepest feelings secret even from them for as long as we can.

It can take a lot of soul searching and personal examination to work through WHO we really are as opposed to who our parents had wanted us to be—again, more counseling fodder.

So if during your journey to find out who you really are on all levels of your being, you encounter some sudden ‘secrets’ erupting from your subconscious into your NEW conscious awareness, be gentle with yourself. You are the only one who truly has to live with YOU in all your personality’s multi-facets and struggles for survival in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Examine your secrets without judgment, but determine WHY you keep them hidden from others or from your conscious self to see if those secrets are even worth hiding. And if they aren’t, then they aren’t really SECRETS any longer. They are simply another aspect of your life.

Living In an Inverse World

As the graphic above describes: Welcome to the inverse logic of an inverse world that we all currently inhabit.

What I’ve noticed lately, amidst all the daily acrimony and carnage, is that if there is one thing that this chaotic time is offering to us, it is a much closer examination of our most unquestioned childhood beliefs—you know, those ingrained cultural beliefs that we’ve always been told were TRUTHs that we could rely on to help guide us through our lives; but they really weren’t TRUTHs at all—they were simply fairy tales—certain view points that others wanted us to BELIEVE were TRUTH.

These types of skewed ‘fairy tales’ told to malleable children are behavior motivators—they often become behavior-manipulation techniques used by parents and teachers to steer young psyches in a particular desired direction, i.e., they are comprehendible examples of the perpetual battle of good vs. evil, or the battle of the EGO and the ID—cultivated conscience against unbridled natural behaviors.

But to discount these old tropes as simply ‘clichéd stereotypes’ is to underestimate their still lingering effect on young minds whose very foundation was built using those primary-belief examples.

The same is true in our current political environment. Who do you believe? Who actually speaks TRUTH in our world now?

Can you tell the difference between facts and fiction?  Do you WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH between them?

Can you tell the difference between a highly-manipulated “infomercial” and a fact-based documentary?

Again: Do you WANT TO KNOW the TRUTH?

Is TRUTH important to you?  Or do you simply want to believe ‘what you WANT to believe’ because it makes you feel better about yourself and about the world around you?

What about the people of your world—of your life—what do you believe about them? 

What are you basing that belief on: your emotions, your longing/need for closeness, or how that person actually treats you?

TRUTH itself is such a hard concept to corral—especially in today’s environment. That’s why it is so important for you to define TRUTH for yourself, especially with such an upside down world in which we currently reside.

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“…Sometimes we shouldn’t define people by somebody else’s point of view—just because it’s what we’ve been told, doesn’t make it true.”

Find your own TRUTH—make that your goal in life.

Discovering actual TRUTH about the world may not always be a pleasant revelation for us, but at least it is the firm bedrock on which you can stand to make further decisions affecting your life.

Believe in the clarifying power of TRUTH.

And believe in yourself to FIND IT.

Believing What We Want to Believe

“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes that see reality”

~ Nikos Kazantzakis      Earthschool Harmony

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Reality is often a reflection of our inner beliefs about the world around us: Beliefs about ourselves—like WHO we are, WHY we are here—beliefs about our perceived tasks in the world—including our own sense of purpose and motivation for doing what we do while we are here.

If you have no idea as to what ARE your ‘inner beliefs,’ here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you an active participant in your life or are you a passive reactor to whatever the day provides for you? Do you make daily plans and then actually see them through, or do you sort of ride the wave of whatever the day presents—if you feel like it?
  • How do you normally face your daily challenges? Do you take a deep breath and raise your head high to meet the coming difficulties and then plow ahead with courage to face the unknown before you, or do you sigh and shrink away from the challenge and perhaps even go back to bed and hide under the covers until you think the worst of the difficulty has likely passed because it’s just easier that way?
  • Do you take responsibility for yourself and for your actions to change your own life for the better, or do you place blame on others for your life’s current failures and expect to be rescued by ‘someone other than yourself’ when times become hard and things get too rough to handle?

Since I’ve always been a firm believer in the “LIFE is what you make of it—NOT what it makes of you” theory, I’m a head-strong, plow-through-it type of person. Things haven’t always worked out for me the way that I had hoped or had planned for them to; but whenever I got knocked flat on my rear (many times) by an unexpected glitch in my original plan, I at least had the courage to stand back up, dust myself off, and try a different tactic to achieve whatever it was that I truly desired.

In my opinion I think our chief LIFE problems arise NOT when we occasionally get knocked down during the living process—because that is simply inevitable, but our actual LIFE problems begin if we fail to get back up and try again—and then KEEP trying until we progress our lives forward in some way—even if we have to alter the original plans to do it. We must keep trying.

And we can start small:  If by chance you are undergoing a physical injury or a mental/emotional challenge, you simply start wherever you are and move forward from there. Then day after day, you move forward a little more, and a little more. You do what you need to do as long as you need to do it.

Meaning, if for instance you can’t currently walk without assistance; then daily you keep putting one foot in front of the other until you have progressed a yard by yourself; then the next day a few more steps and a few more yards, then a few days later you can walk half a mile, then a mile, then two, then three, etc.  I’ve personally had three serious back injuries—from ruptured discs to fractured vertebra, so I know what I’m talking about here.  If you want your life back, you often have to work for it.

Living in general can be hard—it can often be grueling and quite painful, but that’s how you make it through this LIFE. You never give up, and you just have to keep moving forward—always forward.

But first of all you need to BELIEVE that you CAN DO IT!  So it’s important to focus your beliefs on what you most want to do with your life or on whomever the person is that you most want to BE during the time you that are allotted here in this plane of existence.

Sometimes we get lazy, and we tend to fall into the trap of ‘believing what we want to believe’ about the world around us or about ourselves, or about our families or our friends; and if those beliefs are ever shaken by actual TRUTH arising that counters the belief, we THEN must make the choice of believing the newly exposed TRUTH and all the repercussions of that, or we sink back into the previous fantasy belief that so captured our attention in the first place—because it was what we WANTED to believe was true—even though it wasn’t true.

Well a suggestion is that maybe you could examine what you ‘want to believe’ about yourself, about this world, and about LIFE in general all around you; and see if those inner BELIEFS are making you happy or sad or angry or resentful, and then make a choice to CHOOSE a BELIEF that moves you forward toward a better, more harmonious way of living—toward a better LIFE for yourself and for those you love.

It’s always your choice: You can believe what you want to believe about most anything—that is easily done. But can you believe in moving forward with your life into a better future for yourself and for all of us together?

That belief might take some effort to achieve it. But as one who has spent some time getting knocked on my rear and then struggling to stand again, and to take the steps forward toward a better future life for myself, I know it is possible to change your life for the better—all because you believed that you could do it

Until you did.

Chaos and Cosmos

I’m not certain that what I say on this subject will be of any value to others, but I should at least attempt to clarify what I’ve been personally feeling lately, as I assume that if I am experiencing these feelings, then it’s likely that others are as well.

Let’s look at Jung’s statement above” “In all chaos there is a cosmos,…” Pretty sure we all know what CHAOS is and what it represents—just watch the news shows, but perhaps we don’t all recognize COSMOS.

‘Cosmos’ can mean ‘the Universe of conscious existence’—or an ordered and structured overriding concept that involves purpose and planning.

Which then alludes to the second part of Jung’s statement saying that “…In all disorder, a secret order.”

So since we all are living the CHAOS part daily, what is the SECRET ORDER aspect behind this world-wide mess?

LIFE itself is an educational experience on many dimensions of existence beyond this one that we know so well. So for the time that we are engaged in our earthly ‘education’ in THIS dimension, what can we gain/learn from personally experiencing or even witnessing such  barbaric, inhumane, deconstruction of our collective world societies?

I’ve been asking myself that for awhile now, and I’m not sure I have a solid answer to that question, but I can deduce some possibilities based on what I am inputting myself and what other intuitive energy workers are saying about these times that we are ALL experiencing: It may feel like CHAOS, but there IS a COSMOS behind the horrific actions all around us—a secret order in the disorder, as Jung had stated.

I mentioned a couple posts ago that it often takes extreme dissatisfaction in our daily lives to force us into much needed change (“Something NEW”).

Well I think that is what is happening right now. Only when you reach the “I’ve had enough!” stage, do you finally make the much-needed change in your life—or in ALL of our lives as a collective humanity. We badly need CHANGE. And we need it NOW.

Many folks may be currently misaligned to their true sense of purpose and meaning in LIFE. And many may have NO IDEA what that even means. My guess is that you wouldn’t be reading my blog on “Finding Your Truth” if you were actually one of those “NO IDEA” folks, so you already have the concept of ‘finding more meaning in your life’ well defined by now.

Long ago LIFE in general was pretty simple—you did what you had to do to survive as long as possible in a fairly hostile world.

Today, depending on where you live, that may still be your life’s focus but in general, many of us are searching for greater meaning as to WHY we exist here at this time, in this place. Most of us have more exploration time, more contemplation time, even more distraction time beyond searching high and low daily for something to eat or somewhere safe to sleep.

For all of us, there are ways of being/cohabitation that promote more harmonious living situations; as well as ways that do the opposite—ways that bring more chaos, killing, heartbreak, and cruelty to our lives and to everyone around us.

Right now we are being offered a basic choice—complete societal destruction or innovative societal reconstruction.

My guess is that with 7.2 billion people in the world right now, and world economies interconnected and interdependent as they have become in the last forty years, we now have the CHOICE to CHANGE focus on fighting with our neighbors over every little thing, or to find a way to work together to solve our mutual problems.

Do you want to see how much you like ‘total chaos’ every day of the world—a world full of anger, hostility, killings—okay, here it is—you are living it right now.

What do you think?  Do you really like living in perpetual chaos?

Or do you want to CHANGE the situation?

So if a situation gets bad enough that it forces those who normally hate CHANGE to actually do it, then CHAOS and devastation have finally served a useful PURPOSE because it forced much-needed CHANGE.

The intuitive folks I listen to are saying that this is a time of ‘transition’—a shifting from ‘this to that’ time.

The ‘THAT’ that we are supposedly shifting to will be of hopefully higher frequency than the current ‘THIS’, so we may just have to tough it out and try to keep ourselves as sane as possible—remaining stable, hopeful, and optimistic while waiting out this extremely uncomfortable ‘transition phase.’

I know there are days when it’s all I can personally do to pull myself back from the intense anger and resentment over such unbelievable stupidity and self-focused actions so prevalent in those of state legislatures and congress who can collectively ‘legislate’ change for the better, but as an energy-worker I also know that giving in to my emotions and emitting those lower-frequency energies into the collective ethers are not what is most needed right now.

As ludicrous as it might sound, we ALL need to hold within us the higher-frequency energies of love and compassion. And we need to transmit it outward from us everywhere—all around us—as much love and compassion as we can all muster.

So despite how despondent you might be feeling, please hang on.  Don’t lose hope or faith that we can shift this world into a better space for greater peace and mutual cooperation.  It CAN be done!

Remember: “Right now we are being offered a basic choice—complete societal destruction or innovative societal reconstruction.”   Which is it that you prefer?

Are you ready for a much-needed change?

Let’s intentionally look for the COSMOS in the CHAOS, and the ORDER in the DISORDER, and finally make some much needed CHANGES where it counts the most–like at the ballot box.

Irrational Logic

Perhaps the world makes sense in some perverse way.

Or perhaps it doesn’t.

But most of us believe that it MUST make some type of sense for us to continue to live comfortably within it.

Because if the world made NO sense, then wouldn’t that make us as senseless and purposeless as the world around us?

Since we can’t handle the thought of that possibility, we concoct answers and excuses for all that we encounter in the world. I mean seriously, isn’t that the foundation of all world religions—to make sense of seeming senselessness?

We offer up motivations and biological/psychological drives for acts that have no logical basis other than the emotional tantrums of extreme depravity and perverse vindictiveness prevalent most everywhere now.

But still, our minds need REASONS—we need to know WHY this is happening.

But WHY do we need to know WHY?

Does that offer some semblance of normalcy and stability for us to compare our own lives to those of the seemingly ‘perverse and depraved’ whose horrific actions harm the fabric of our society?

Does that help us to put our heads into our pillows at night with greater assurance that the pillow won’t swallow us whole before dawn?

I don’t think there is logic to be found in the actions of a people ungrounded in our mutual collective reality and misaligned to the values of LIFE in general existing.

And motivations or subjective REASONS for such treacherous actions make no difference in the aftermath of a loved one’s life cruelly snuffed out like a spent candle long before the wick burned low.  

In today’s world, as it has in ages past, there is NO logic to be found in the malicious inhumanity of humans.

There are only chills that run our spine as sighs escape trembling lips before the realization arises that, yes, it could have been any of us—or our families or friends or neighbors or acquaintances or….; but does that make a difference to the bigger picture, which is WHAT?

What is the bigger picture here?

Does ‘logic’ matter when irrational behaviors in a society become the norm?

Ask that question to the Ukrainian people after suffering through three months of senseless annihilation and social/cultural devastation. Ask them about ‘the LOGIC’ of it.

When a madman runs the entire stage show that you are personally experiencing, do you expect to see anything like LOGIC in the assessment of his genocidal/homicidal actions?

Actually, it might be more ‘irrational’ for us to expect logic here.

Something New

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”Eckhart Tolle 

Love the image. Think the artist is L. Roche, and hope s/he doesn’t mind my sharing it here so others can appreciate its jewel-like beauty.

As for Eckhart’s quote, I’ve lately noticed that with the overwhelming anger, cruelty, and natural/man-made disasters around the world, it is pretty hard to stay focused on positive outcomes for ourselves and for those around us.

That’s why we need to appreciate ‘beauty’ whenever we see it because beauty is what helps us to realize that LIFE may be oppressive and overtaxing at times, but when you stop and simply look for it, ‘the essence of BEAUTY’ is still all around us: in nature, in the loving/sharing actions of others, and in the stalwart intentions of those who refuse to be defeated by oppression and aggression so rampant in today’s world.

As Eckhart claims above: “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something NEW to emerge.”

That ‘something new’ is what we all seem to be waiting for, isn’t it? A new attitude—a new direction—a new outcome from what has previously been forced upon us.

We need something NEW, because the OLD ways of how the world around us functions have become nearly intolerable.

If I’ve learned anything in all these years of hanging around, it is that much of our personal and collective lives are dependent on how we perceive them to be, and how we perceive our responsibility toward whatever our life has become.

It is easy to play victim to the nasty verbal and physical attacks from others—easy to place blame elsewhere: on family members, on social environments, on political leaders and their flagrant personal ambitions that ignore the welfare of the people that they supposedly represent.

But sometimes that sheer negativity, so pronounced and so intrusive in our current social and professional media, is the driving impetus for our personal change simply because we can’t stand to keep listening or doing exactly the same thing day after day with the very same negative results.

When we finally reach the ‘intolerable’ level, we search for SOMETHING NEW to fill our waking minutes, hours and days.

And when that “I’ve had enough!” finally occurs for us, we look for new directions to travel—new goals to achieve—new associates with whom to share our lives.

In truth much needed ‘change’ is often initiated by extreme ‘dissatisfaction’ in or with our current lives.

That all-consuming DISSATISFACTION we may feel with some aspect of our lives is actually the course-correcting motivator of our personal CHANGE action.

And for personal CHANGE to occur, we must stop allowing that intolerable SAMENESS to rule our lives, which requires that we then make INTENTIONAL space for that something/someone NEW to emerge because without allowing for the possibility of NEWNESS to blossom, the old bloom simply withers away on the vine—devoid of all life until it finally drops to the ground.

So my guess is that something NEW is about to emerge for all of us, but that change will likely require a lot of individual effort and collective support to cultivate its growth toward greater overall positivity in our lives.

Let us first recognize that BEAUTY still exists all around us (so look for it), and when assaulted with extreme negativity wherever you turn “… realize that space is being created in your life for something NEW to emerge;” and then look forward to the positive changes it will eventually create if we all work together toward that unified goal.

‘Meaning’ Is An Internal Experience

Again, I’m just sharing a good source of info and inspiration. The online company “Sounds True,” founded by Tami Simon, is a great source of both. Here she is interviewing one of my favorite Jungians: Dr. James Hollis, whose focus is always on finding more ‘meaning’ in our lives.

It is well worth listening to, especially if you are trying to ‘Find Your Truth’ in this world of strange experiences.

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What Is Wanting to Find Expression Through You? with James Hollis

Sounds True

“Dr. James Hollis is a Jungian analyst, a former director of the Jung Society of Washington, DC, and a professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston. He is the author of The Middle Passage, Living an Examined Life, Through the Dark Wood, and Living Between Worlds, among many others. With Sounds True, he’s released the expansive audio program ‘A Life of Meaning: Exploring Our Deepest Questions and Motivations.’ In this episode of ‘Insights at the Edge,’ Tami Simon speaks with James about the journey for personal fulfillment—how it starts, what it demands, and how it changes your life. James explains what it really means to take responsibility for your life’s path, as well as how you can rediscover and reclaim your innate authority. Tami and James discuss how childhood experiences shape our present behavior and what it takes to live fearlessly. Finally, they talk about overcoming lethargy and the joy of becoming comfortable with mysteries.”

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A Loving God

We humans are amazingly self-focused (for survival) and because of that natural inclination, we tend to view the world around us as simply extensions of our own ‘humanness.’ That leads to interpreting/comprehending the world in which we all interact with certain proclivities; i.e., we anthropomorphize just about everything that we don’t truly understand—or in a sense, we give inanimate objects and incomprehensible subjects human characteristics and emotions to better assimilate them in our own minds—to make them more palatable—more digestible to us.

And while I certainly don’t object to the sentiments of being kind to others; I do suggest that perhaps viewing GOD or the original SOURCE behind all existence as having human-type ‘emotions of LOVE’ may not be quite accurate.

I do agree that the LOVE frequency is the essence of perfection and rightness, and is the overriding harmonizer of all lesser frequencies; but to assume that GOD is the ‘paternalistic’ overseer to all of humanity and looks upon us all with kind and loving stewardship, is not likely the truth.  

Those phrases like, “God is watching over you,” or “God is watching everything that you do,” are maybe not quite how we should view our actual living situation here.

When I hear someone angrily ask, “How could God allow this to happen?” to some heartless atrocity or intentional cruelness inflicted on innocent people; I think, ‘Do you really view LIFE in general, and YOUR life in particular, that way?’—like there is an omniscient ‘referee’ in this giant world coliseum of battling contenders who decides the ‘fairness’ of all human interaction?  Sorry, but I don’t think that’s the case.

And while I understand the reasoning for telling children that we live in a comprehendible, stable, and loving world, the facts don’t really bear that out—and they never have

We often look to organized religions to give us a solid foundation for telling us WHY we exist here—for helping us to determine the RULES of co-existence with all others—from “The Ten Commandments” (of Judaism and Christianity) to Islam’s version of “…”al-Din al-Jami'” (the Universal and Comprehensive Teachings of Religion).”  

Those RULES are meant to be guidelines for humanity to live in peace and harmony while on Earth. But the problem is that there are SO many different religions with SO many different interpretations of those RULES for co-existence with others, that it isn’t that ‘God allowing all the badness to happen to innocents’ is the problem. The problem is that some PEOPLE can be unbelievably heartless and cruel to each other, and All-Omniscient referees don’t actually exist to stop the cruelty, other than ‘other people’ forcefully stopping it.

This ocean of SOURCE energy that we swim in provides us with all the basic ingredients to create a life as we choose to create it—that is the premise of FREE WILL behind your behaviors. And until ALL people start viewing each other as ‘gifts of LOVE’—the highest frequency vibration of existence—then our situations won’t change for the better because as those holy scriptures declared, “GOD in HIS/HER infinite wisdom” gave that behavioral choice to us.

So it isn’t that GOD allows cruelty to exist here—it’s that WE do!

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