So as I mentioned I have been unconscious for quite sometime now , but realize I try incredibly hard to play the "good" guy part. I am continually giving advice on how to be that individual who does not place judgement or does not get sucked in to this unconscious world we live in. Notice how I said, I "play" the part........There are times when I am the part, but it has been way too long. When I am in a room with people discussing news topics or debating(which I love doing)...(Hello EGO!!!) I try very hard biting my tongue. I am going to guess that 6/10 times I fail. After the moment happens of me debating or playing the jack ass devils advocate I shake my head in disappointment. Why again did I puke all of that out? Why do I sometimes intentionally(yes, intentionally) hurt others? Where does this nonsense come from? I am aware of it after the fact, which does no good.......or does it? What happened was a circumstance that I definitely created. Do I beat myself up? Or do I learn from this, acknowledge it and attempt to grow from it? In this lifetime it definitely took me about to the age of 30 something to realize I did it.......Now in my 40's I am realizing it and noticing it happening much less.
So where does this subject matter lead to? My favorite topic......you all know it.....PEACE! Specifically peace within and eventually world peace. Whoa........world peace? In this lifetime? A girl can dream, hope and wish, right? Not only do I want to discuss peace but also as a whole how we have created this non-peaceful world we reside in. We are ALL guilty and responsible. So first lets start with inner peace. Let's go back to how your morning radar reads. Let's say 5 out of 7 mornings you get up with no pep in your step. You grab your coffee and drive right into the happy crappy news we hear about all day long! The stock market, innocent people being raped and murdered, crime, politics/primaries(that's a positive one....lol). If you really think about it and are 110% completely honest with yourself, hearing the news or reading crap like that will set the mood for the rest of your day. You get into work and everyone is gathering around the copier or water cooler to only repeat all of the yucky stuff previously mentioned. Now multiply those negative energy vibes by millions(because that is probably what most of the world is taking about as well). I am no mathematician but that is not only stealing all of our peace within, but spreading out to the non-peaceful world as well. Get it? Energy? Do you believe it?
I was reading one of my faves, "Oneness" by Rasha and a few lines that she wrote completely resonated with me today. I have read this book many times and have tons of highlighted sentences but these few lines were not meant to hit me like they did today. I hope you enjoy them.
"It is the responsibility of every individual to become aware of the patterns of response that are calculated to sustain the diminished energies of separation. A RESPONSE THAT IS NON REACTIVE TO A PROVOCATIVE ENCOUNTER SERVES TO DISSIPATE THE ENERGY CHARGE AND PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS FOR HARMONIZATION AND MUTUAL CONCERNS OF THOSE IN QUESTION."
What does this mean? Let's spell it out........STOP REACTING TO SOMEONE ELSE'S NEGATIVE COMMENT IF YOU DO NOT OR EVEN DO LIKE OR AGREE WITH IT! STOP GIVING IT POWER AND ENERGY IF IT DOES NOT SERVE YOU WELL OR BRING YOU HAPPINESS WITHIN! Man do I love that! So basic and yes may be a tough practice but this is the smaller peaceful picture that needs to be attempted in order for the much larger peaceful picture to appear~! Just side step that negative energy and you WILL feel a little bit of peace inside.
Okay, my next find in this book today, "The whole is merely the sum of it's parts. With every word, every gesture, every choice, and with the underlying sentiments and beliefs one holds at the heart level, one adds a measure to the energy of the whole." So, what parts do you bring to this equation? Not what parts do you think about bringing. What do you actually bring, day to day this conscious world? I spend many moments thinking and not doing. I am guilty! It always feels good thinking about kindness, joy and peace. Instead I need to DO kindness, peace and joy!
One more statement....."In truth all are responsible, energetically, for co-creating global conflict. And all are capable of making a measurable difference in energy projected in every encounter with every fellow being with whom one shares the adventure known as life." BOOM!(insert< microphone being thrown down>).....
Whether you agree with any of these statements or not is completely up to you and okay by me. I just become sad and confused at times with things I read or hear in our crazy ass media non-sense, unconscious world. We become consumed with all of the bad things......and we love talking about it! I always claim I am not political and will always adhere to that. I am saddened to hear the way our front runners, (not just one), but most are treating each other. I do not believe one person can change our government or make America better. I believe we all have a part in it with the energy we give out, not our votes or who gets nominated. But as humans...........create happy stories, don't let others get in our minds, and DON'T feed into it!
I am once again(probably for the 400th time or so) conscious and choose to go through my day as present as possible. If I come across any social media or conversations I may or may not agree with I will not give them my energy. By falling on and falling off with this practice, I will keep ascending and hopefully someday will be with all of you in a peaceful world. Right now we need to begin with ourselves. If someone spats stuff out that is yucky or you have any negative encounters, just ask yourself, How does this moment serve me? Joyful and Peaceful? Or head spinning and consumed with crap? Look back one more time and figure out what your part is and what you want your whole to be? My whole is filled with love and all of us living in a loving conscious world. I intend on always practicing this part, even when I fall off. Its been many years of practice and we can only get better..........