So, the more I listen to Abraham’s teaching the more I am understanding we are here FOR the contrast. We aren’t here to lead perfect contrast free lives. I know, for me, I have spent most of my life fighting the contrast and then spending tons of time, after the contrast, regurgitating what had happened. In my meditation today, I had a really cool (and funny to me) vision of how it should be for a happy life.
So, I am aiming to ride contrast like this instead…
and then react this way once the contrast has passed.
Me heading toward all the good stuff the contrast put into my vortex…
I was very lucky to find an email from Byron Katie in my spam mail box this morning. Her take on how to feel better with what is currently going on with our country is very refreshing. Mind you, if you are REALLY angry about what our government is doing right now, you might find this really hard to swallow. Ultimately, I believe that what she is saying will help ME find more peace no matter what is going on. Maybe it will help you too.
I Am Angry and Disgusted with a Large Segment of Our Population for Supporting the Current Administration
A man at the 6 September LIVE—At Home with Byron Katie event reads his stressful thought to Byron Katie and the audience. “I am angry and disgusted with those who support the current administration.” This thought usually occurs to him when he’s reading an article or some comments on Facebook. Katie brings him back to the moment when he is reading. “How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought, and you’re reading an Op-Ed?”
“Very tight in the throat and chest,” says the man.
“I want you to know where you feel it,” Katie says, “so that the physical reaction can remind you to look to what’s going on in your mind. What images of the future do you see when you’re believing this thought?”
“Environmental devastation, people with no access to education or doctors, people being silenced for having alternative beliefs, and basic 1984 fear,” says the man.
“The 1984 image is of the past in your mind,” Katie says. “I want you to know why people often say, ‘Be here now.’ You’re reading and you see what is not happening now; it’s a case of imagination witnessed in your mind’s eye. And you see future fearful images. You become upset yourself as you witness false past and future as a movie in your head. Who would you be without those thoughts, images of past/future?”
“I’d be Forest Gump,” says the man. “I’d be happy. I’d be a much more sane and calm person.”
“So is it really those of us who are supporting the current administration who upset you, or are you just sitting in an internal movie upsetting yourself?”
“I’m absolutely just sitting there upsetting myself,” says the man, laughing.
“And then others take the blame.”
“I guess I’m kind of trying to rule the world.”
“I’d drop the ‘kind of,'” Katie says. (Audience laughter.) “Now how would you turn your thought around?”
“I’m disgusted with myself for assuming all of these things about people I don’t know anything about.”
“The way you have identified yourself, you’re up here and we’re way down here,” says Katie. “We seem to be who you believe us to be.
“Another turnaround,” the man says. “Thank you for supporting something I don’t believe in, so that I can learn a different way of looking at it.”
“A clear mind is a beautiful mind,” says Katie. “Can you find another turnaround?”
“I’m not disgusted with anybody, because that’s insane,” says the man.
“I love your open mind,” Katie says. “That tight feeling in your chest will always let you know when your mind is closed.”
When the man gets to statements two to six on his Worksheet, he is astonished that he now feels embarrassed to read them.
“What we are thinking and believing is the cause of all suffering. No administration has the power to cause you stress or ultimately take your freedom from you.” —Byron Katie
Before leaving today, I pulled my “focus today” card. I am using them as a focal point for all I do during the day.
Today’s is Star.
Star – Inspiration
I am hopeful and inspired by life right now, and everything that is happening points to a renewed sense of encouragement. After all the changes I have experienced, I’m starting to recognize the hope that comes with new beginnings.
That’s definitely an encouraging point of view for me. 😍 I have had a lot of crap raining down on my parade in the past couple of years and now I am deciding to thrive ANYWAY. Life may still provide a lot of the same type of things, but I have full control over how I choose to respond to it all.
Meditation, EFT and Abraham are my tools of choice to stay balanced more often.
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted here. So much stuff has gone on in my life that I’ve allowed to throw me off into the bushes. I’ve come to understand that other people’s mental health issues can really derail me. As a gift to myself, I have started focusing on me and my connection. Everything is still going on around me, but with Abraham and meditation, I am regaining my balance.
This morning, I started out by pulling some cards from my “The Good Tarot” oracle deck. I shuffled them with this question in mind: “What do I need to know in order to reach my highest joyful to self?” Mind you, joyful has been pretty scarce around these parts for a while.
Messenger of Air
First Card: Where you are now
Opinions informed by experience, adherence to dogma, allegiance to a way of thinking or acting, a learned response, subconscious programming, and swift reactions or responses.
“I need to broaden my perspective.”
“I am reacting to a situation from my past. I have to think about whether I want to do things the old way or respond differently this time.”
” I can adapt a new way of thinking and behaving.”
“If I am swift and move quickly, ensuring my actions are for the highest good, positive outcomes are assured.”
Second Card: What is coming in to influence the situation
Purpose and true prosperity
I have everything I need right now to move forward with purpose. I’m being called into a deeper and more authentic relationship with myself, with my Higher Power, and with others. I am here for a reason. I’m required to step forward into my true self, expressing that through my actions. I need to trust that my life has a purpose, that I am “enough” and that within me is a divine blueprint that has meaning for myself and others.
Page of Water
Third Card: The energy that will come in to influence the situation if you continue along the same path you are on.
Open-heartedness, childlike innocence and curiosity, beginning of intimacy and relationships, playfulness, cheerful optimism.
“I open my heart fully, allowing myself to feel childlike wonder and innocence.”
“All adventures lead me where I need to go. Love awaits!”
“Life is a delightful dance, and I am here to frolic and play. I am ready with a big smile and I have on my dancing shoes.”
Well, that was pretty spot on. I am definitely stuck with a bad case of what-is-itis. Most of current thinking is definitely due to past experiences. Subsequently, that thinking makes me act in ways that aren’t always forward moving. I’m pretty much stuck in my old patterns.
The second and third cards are pretty much affirming that my decision to move forward and become more ME is a good path 🙂 I am not sure what my purpose is and that is a tad bit scary. It feels like jumping without a parachute. But it looks like I am most definitely guided so I have to be open to the guidance and the path and purpose will become clear.
I know I have plenty of subsconscious stuff but between meditation and eft, I think I can make my way though. Patience and persistence are my friends. 🌈💖🌈💖