For goodness sake, don’t get caught in the net of this “resigned” kind of thinking!
As someone who has been on the magical mystery tour of well over a decade of bizarrest health symptoms, I can assure you that the power is knowing you are on a journey…and this phase, whether we love it or loathe it, is just one of the stop-overs…
As soon as we get into the mindset of “this is how things will be from now on…”, we make it so, with the power of our minds. We can almost feel someone willing us to do this very thing…and another aspect, our own highest self shouting “noooooo!”…if we only listen.
I heard this delectable phrase “this is how things will be from now on” in my household today and it riled me because the person who uttered it usually knows better. And I felt deep compassion because, we all know too well at this stage, this kind of thinking is a symptom of one of the most pernicious side effects of “lockdown”; the risk that even switched on people start to loose morale and circumspection.
We mustn’t let it happen!
It’s how we strip ourselves of our basic liberty and hand ourselves over to dark so-called inevitabilities created by a different kind of mind than ours; we each owe it to ourselves to hold onto the right to envision and move towards our own brightest future, as players in life, not livestock on a conveyor belt.
Complacency is our most lethal weapon.
When I get like that, I move things around, shake things up, including my body (stagnation only feeds the resignation)…or, I allow myself to go and lick my own wounds for a little while, to process it on the inside, but I don’t spread it around in my space; because its more contagious than any virus.
Using that knowledge, we should be concentrating on spreading the good stuff, the optimism, the creativity, the love of nature, of beauty, of kindness, of life…and the mindset that we are creator beings who bring into being whatever we most focus on…
Because we do!
I had my own “down day” last week, but I took it off to a chair in the garden and did the inner work. And it was deep, dark and heavy, I can tell you…but at the end of that day, I went out for my walk and I hugged a tree. It was the most tremendous, massive oak tree I had found around these parts for a long time; one of the many “ups” of seeking out new places to walk daily…an example of what seems constricted really feeding immense neurodiversity via our newly innovative behaviours. I felt so much better from the grounding and reminder of more organically shared-traits than the currently shared feeling of frustration and helplessness out there in the collective. By morning, I had bounced back…”the bounce back”, even stronger, more positive and more determined than ever, being one of my most developed qualities after all these years of many seeming “set-backs”.
And I know the person who said “this is our life from now on…” will also bounce back, but, in the meantime, I’m not going to throw him any fish!
The truth I have uncovered, over years that may look broken to some but have really been the creation of the bionic New Age woman on the inside, is that these moments that seem most stuck are our greatest catalysts, our launch pads, and the beginning of a “story” that is just about to get interesting.
All of my greatest, most game-changing moments were born out of such moments…times when I felt emotionally, spiritually and quite-literally and physically “stuck”!
So, when I get stuck, I always find its best to get curious…not defeatist.
As soon as we do, its as though the gears of manifest “reality” slip into a different gear and signs, clues and synchronicities appear where once there were only dead-ends and densely tangled obstructions. We need that spirit of adventure and possibility on the inside to effect this gear-change, the colourful imagination to hold whatever preferred reality we choose as a way finder “up ahead” in our sights, plus the sheer determination to never give up. If this sounds so very hard to pull off, it’s a measure of just how far we have been separated from our most intrinsic “higher” human qualities by a false narrative that tells us we need machines to do everything for us when, really, we have more than enough unexplored capacities built-in. Its a matter of making the choice to go there…not into that other thinking…wherever there is a choice; and there is always a choice, since it’s an insider job.
There is such light at the end of the tunnel when you open your “eyes” to it and make it your goal to help manifest it. Find your own light-infused path and, once on it, notice with curiosity what holds other people so fascinated or imprisoned by beliefs, be compassionate and helpful wherever possible but, above all, stay on your own path. Avoid swaying off it to keep them company where they are stuck or “going back” to help; because we do far more to add momentum to positive change by being this change ourselves (see my last post about “being” more so than “doing”) than sending out the rescue parties…because we are powerfully effecting that change, already, in the quantum field. This is what we came for and is our skillset used in the best possible way.