Thursday, July 19, 2012

are not always what they seem

It is easy these days to feel enlightenment stress.
All the current in-phrases repeated on the internet ("Be the change..." "You are not a body..." "There is no try..." "Meditation is the Way..." "Everything is Energy..."* etc) make it very tempting to go into hidden guilt over every way one feels one is not ascending into the new paradigm; mouthing affirmations of one's divine worthiness can feel like hypocrisy! 

Hidden inner programs have always been the delight of psychologists - after all, they earn good money from our phobias and supposed deep failures - yet these programs are usually "just programs", neither more nor less, hardly something to judge ourselves about. 
Seeing the world through bars?

One of the exercises I have been doing is to spend less time beating myself up with the "new-packaged-truths-as-aforisms" and instead spending more time seeing the inner wisdom inside of what may seem like abberant behaviour!! I've been inspired by Rikka Zimmerman's way of affirming the depth of OK-ness that lies in each of us, at our core. Quite challenging, given the way we see the "bad people" of our history!!

It's been especially important when seeming setbacks occur. 

Instead of seeing these setbacks as indications or outcomes of my "inability" to manifest or to stay out of judgement, I'm learning to watch them as interesting views on the journey - views which may be bearers of deeper knowings and truths. It's rather "cool" to see what happens inside when self-judgement turns to fascination and allows a sense of "What else is possible, here?" 
Eucharistic vessels used in Europe's northermost church - in Svalbard
 A feeling of lightness and joy!


We'll See 

Author Unknown 

Once upon a time, there was a farmer in the central region of China. He didn't have a lot of money and, instead of a tractor, he used an old horse to plow his field.

One afternoon, while working in the field, the horse dropped dead. Everyone in the village said, "Oh, what a horrible thing to happen." The farmer said simply, "We'll see."
read the rest of the story here ...

* I sometimes wonder if we have, almost unaware, traded old-paradigm "truths" for new-paradigm "mores" and, energetically, we're doing exactly what we used to, but with other words... 
OK, that's a blog-post for another day!

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