The ego is a reflection of confusion and fear. With greater awareness comes the opportunity to dissolve this illusion of limitation. Much can be much greater, much broader. Everything around you that you call life, is made up of possibility. You can change things, build, improve things. This is not illusion – this is fact…
Looking back, you know that you are a survivor. You got this far!
Going back to your very conception, there were hundreds of thousand and perhaps even millions of competitor sperm that you overcame. You are an almighty WINNER. In relative terms, you WON the LOTTERY of life itself! Congratulations! Do you think that is an accident?
You are alive. I know many people, myself included, are going through challenging times. It’s part of the transformation of the species and planetary system. It’s inevitable that transformation is tough. Imagine the heat of fire that can burn away entire forests. This energy can be used in life for transformation. The fire element is also painful. Its power can devastate.
So, if you are feeling this way at the moment, know that you are not alone. Your pain is not without reason. You are a SURVIVOR. You will get through this.
Love and light
Indeed life has a strange way of working out. You would think there may be a grander plan, something greater than any individual part. Yet, every person is invaluable to the big picture.
Without experiences of challenge and difficult, we would not learn, and the satisfaction in achievement would be lesser.
Ultimately, there is a plan at work, and it’s bigger than one can imagine. When you feel a bit “lost” or off-center, tune into the vast silence and infinite power of Creation, the Creator God. As the “created,” you have the ability to attune yourself to the Creator. It is an innate connection.
In Carlos Castaneda’s book, “Tales of Power,” the sorcerer, Don Juan explains what perception and why it is so important:
“We are inside a bubble. It is a bubble into which we are placed at the moment of our birth. At first the bubble is open, but then it begins to close until it has sealed us in. The bubble is our perception. We live inside that bubble all our lives. And what we witness on its round walls is our reflection. The thing reflected is our view of the world. That view is first a description which is given to us from the moment of our birth until all our attention is caught by it and the description becomes a view.”
How does one change one’s perception and feel whole and complete in an increasingly noisy, confused, stressful and relentlessly out of balance work environment?
The answer, of course, is quiet time away from one’s routine.
Retreat time is a time to find peace, introspect and discover one’s own answers. Personal retreats are becoming more and more necessary as a way to relax and revitalise as well as rest and reflect. These don’t have to involve exotic locations; on the contrary, they can be created within the home. The importance of having quiet is not to be under-estimated.
What people are seeking is seeking them. What people are seeking is inside of them already. It is waiting, it is asking them to wake up. It is tapping them on the shoulders.
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide.
The true journey is within, and each person already has what he needs for this journey. Everyone is imbued with the necessary personal skills and ability to take this journey. Don’t look back…