When I look at the world today, I do so with such mixed feelings in my heart. For while I feel in the pit of my being that an immense shift has recently occurred on the planet, and has shaken the proverbial tree of change, I see it manifested in humanity as confusion, chaos, misdirected anger and hate, and deep-rooted shadows all rising to the surface.
I see hearts clinging to ideals and beliefs that have been fed through television screens and radio waves for so long. And I see those who won’t question those beliefs pitted against those who won’t stop asking questions. But alas, that is exactly what the bigger purpose of all this is. A catalyst…to get humanity asking questions about itself, so it can start counting on itself, to find its way back to self-empowerment and ultimately sovereignty and self-governance.
We are so enamored by the laws of man that we are born into, that we often forget they do not surpass the laws of the Universe and of Creation. The laws we are born under. We were not meant to be ruled over or told what to do as adults, were we? Or are we all just big children? Then why, I ask do we go for the jugular of our neighbors who pick a different master than us? Why instead are we not getting together with the neighbor to talk about how awesome life would be without having a master? This need to be told what to do ultimately takes responsibility of our lives away from us and hands it over to another power. As if we were incapable or not a divine creator being who came here for that sole purpose! The minute we believe that we are separate from Source or God, whatever term you use (or don’t use – in that case, whatever doctrine of law in which you run your life on the most personal level ), we are no longer able to see ourselves in others. And eventually…this is how hate is born.
Having empathy in times of change is vital for self-preservation. That might sound backwards, but allowing ourselves to connect with others and put ourselves in their shoes keeps our hearts open, and with an open heart, we are able to live more congruent lives ourselves that are more aligned with our goals, dreams, etc. When we are in our heart space, and in the heart-mind we are our in our greatest creative space and our own perceptions are presumably the least bias they could be, because we are not so clouded by indoctrination, doubts, fear, insecurities, etc. In a sense, we reverse “perceptual entropy” that is caused by years and years of programming by society.
If we lose sight of the fact that we are all in this together, we all end up losing! When someone triggers anger in us, that is an excellent time to look at what is being shown to us about what needs to be healed within our own psyches. Yes, we all get offended here and there, but justified or not, nothing ever truly changes with the issues we have issues with, until the mirror is turned onto ourselves. We are all individual expressions of the Universe and our inner worlds have always and will always manifest as the state of the outer world. To “fix” this current state of chaos, we need to turn our focus inward.
I am starting to sound like a broken record here, but knowing yourself is truly the greatest gift you can give to the world, because when you take the time to know yourself, you can greatly become more grounded in your choices, you trust yourself more because you show up in life and come through for yourself (do what you say you will) and begin to feel more confident in your own skin. You begin to filter through your own opinions and those that were instilled into your via conditioning.
The more one spends looking inward, they more they will SEE everywhere else. Call it obtaining your “Real Eyes” (Realize). Even during times where it seems like you cannot relate to anyone else’s point of view, or perceptions around you seem jaded, you still flow; unaffected. You start to notice that less things offend you because you are strong in your ideals and they don’t bend at the will of others passing words, glances and pointing fingers. You go against the grain because you follow your heart, not the crowd. But never faltering to forever keep the crowd deep in your heart.
About the author
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
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