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Healing and Transformation

Healing and Transformation

Light at the End of the Tunnel

posted by David G Arenson ND

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As Proverbs reminds us – “There is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Yet the tunnel fills us with a darkness so deep, we are left breathless, hopeless and lost in our suffering. It’s a black hole of hopelessness.

When you’re inside that tunnel and the darkness is all you can see and feel, it’s difficult to imagine there may be hope. The darkness can suck all the life out of you, and take you further than feeling lost, desolate, disconsolate – sadly some are nipped or engulfed by thoughts of suicide.

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The tunnel is the feeling of falling. The darkness is falling into oblivion.

When you’re in the tunnel, you can’t see any light.

If you’re there, take time out, be patient, and seek help wherever you can find it. Suffering alone makes the whole experience of despair deeper. There is help available, and there are those who do understand.

The light at the end of the tunnel is no illusion; the tunnel is. The tunnel is the illusion of separation, the illusion of being alone, the illusion of being lost.

“We are all on the same path… Our separation from each other is an illusion of consciousness.” ~ Albert Einstein

Life is an imperfect experience, a journey that, for everyone, contains light and dark aspects. Suffering is part of growth.

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There are choices to be made about whether to focus on the tunnel, or take positive active steps to shift into the light. Yet, I understand that in the tunnel, it feels hopeless, and it feels like there is no choice. I’ve been there. There is no judgment in the tunnel of despair. How can one judge another’s suffering?

Darkness imprisons us in fear, love liberates us from the tunnel of despair.

I believe we do have power to overcome suffering, although it may not always disappear. Until one reaches one’s last breath, there will still be a new sunrise on the horizon, a new day, a new breath, something to look forward to.

In the tunnel, the world makes no sense, and we are brought to a place we would do anything to avoid. Yet, the tunnel is there, it lies relentlessly in our consciousness like a noose held tightly around our neck. We feel strangled by fear and loss.

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The dark tunnel is the strangulation – it feels like one cannot breathe – one has nowhere to go but to vanish and be swallowed up into the earth’s abyss.

The vacuum is not the end of the road. There is a new beginning and a new hope, a new light around the corner. Stay present to the breath….

Some Helpful Suggestions:

    • Take a moment outside to connect to the ground preferably barefoot, and hug a tree, take some deep breaths and keep breathing deeply as long as you can. Don’t think of anything, just focus on your breath.
    • Go for regular walks in nature. If you can get a friend or partner to join you, even better.
    • Find ways to take small positive actions like connecting with an old friend, going for a walk, going to an exercise class, doing something you enjoy.
    • Reach out to others who understand and can support you.
    • Don’t give up on the light. There are people and organisations who can help. Keep moving forward even if you have to force yourself to consciously take it one step at a time.
    • Reach out your hand, reach out your hand. Give hope a chance.

Dedicated to those amongst us who may be feeling the pain of darkness. Please share with those who may be suffering with depression, confusion or loss. Somebody may benefit from your caring intervention.

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Remember, we are all one.

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach, Keynote Speaker and Healer
Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

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Meditations on the Alchemy of Perception

posted by David G Arenson ND
The Apollo 11 lunar module, the Moon, and the Earth. (NASA, 1969, Wiki Commons)

The Apollo 11 lunar module, the Moon, and the Earth. (NASA, 1969, Wiki Commons)

 

Nowadays, it isn’t difficult to picture the first man on the moon.

Virtually unthinkable before achieved, it was arguably the greatest single leap for humankind. Who can forget the legendary, enchanting image of Buzz Aldrin posing on the moon, allowing his fellow astronaut, Neil Armstrong to photograph both of them using the visor’s reflection?

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Our whole view of the world changed irrevocably with those images of man exploring another planet, and images beaming back of the Earth from outer space—a different perspective on our place in the universe. Nothing was the same after that.

One of the greatest statements made about our nascent civilisation is our potential to create beyond belief, to wander into the fields of impossibility, and do something extraordinary. Our world allows us this chance. What it means to have an image of such magnitude emblazoned in our collective memory. Seeing is believing.

Human beings exist in a transient space where thoughts, beliefs, conditioning, expectation and fantasy all hold weight.

Don’t believe everything you think!

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There is something of the mysterious, magical and exciting about this changing environment of self-perception.

Throughout our lives, we develop, change and evolve as a “work in progress.” Only at the point at which one takes one’s final breath, does this growth finish.

It’s certainly a thrill to believe what one wants to believe, to create what one wants to create. This fish bowl of perception is as temporary and fleeting as you make it. In fact, the only constant in life is the ebb and flow of change.

Either way, thoughts are crucial as are the resulting beliefs that are formulated. Many powerful people have used their minds for creation, and it’s something we are all doing whether choosing our thoughts consciously or without conscious awareness.

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It seems that beliefs lend weight to thoughts. Thoughts alone are very powerful, but when we believe in them, then they become intractable truths in our lives. Be careful what you think, but more importantly, be careful what you believe.

“There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.”

~ Henry Ford

An expectation is a strong belief about what will happen, an assumption of what will be. Expectations combine desire with habituated thoughts about what one thinks the outcome will be. Usually we create and attract our expectations. A wish or hope is not a belief. Expectations are not what we want, they are what we anticipate and believe will happen.

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“What have you decided is unchangeable, that is actually changeable, that if you allowed it to change, would allow you to have and be all of you?” (More than you ever thought possible!)

~ Dr. Dain Heer

Sometimes, I go about wondering how I got where I am, and where I’m going to. All along, I am dancing-flying across the universe at a million miles an hour.

Nothing’s going to change my world unless I allow that possibility into my scope. It all starts with me.

 

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Awakening From the Illusion

posted by David G Arenson ND
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NASA – Man on the Moon (via Wiki Commons)

 “I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me”. ~ Isaac Newton

Is there such a thing as a true reality – perhaps the whole world is a dream or a dance of consciousness dreaming itself alive?

We are surrounded by illusions, and perhaps the greatest illusion of them all is what we think is reality – what we perceive with our five senses. The vast illusion is that life happens around us. Really our experience of life is driven by a multitude of unconscious and subconscious processes that affect every thought, feeling, belief and perception we have ever had.

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We are creators, not victims of our experience.

No feeling we ever had was actually a direct result of the experience we had. This is the illusion.

Our consciousness filters though what is reality, and feeds us with what we perceive and then experience as our reality. Our minds focus on what we as a human being considers relevant.

What is really “reality”?

Merely conditioning, based on beliefs? Or something more?

“A human being is a part of a whole—called by us ‘universe’—a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Einstein

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Are we real? Are we even capable of seeing what is real?

The real reality is within. What we see is an illusion, and only reflects what our brain is capable of showing via its own mechanisms. Technically and physiologically speaking, we’re unable to see the truth that we live in an illusion that can equally imprison or free set us free.

We can master our consciousness and begin to co-create our perception of reality via gaining perspective on what makes experiences seem real.

This is like awakening from the matrix.

What will you swallow – the blue pill or the red pill?

Through the fog of illusion, there is an answer.

The choice is yours…

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We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us

posted by David G Arenson ND
A Lonely Galactic Island

A Lonely Galactic Island; Source: NASA

“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

All we can do is be open to what is true, and grip on to what we can feel with our senses, and I include all six senses in this.

The era of gurus is over.

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Consciousness is shifting on the planet and as human beings, we are evolving to a higher level. In fact, we have no choice to evolve or to die out. Such is the nature of life.

“Nature’s way is simple and easy but men prefer what is intricate and artificial.” ~ Lao Tzu

Our “awakening” coincides with a massive technological shift, with the introduction of mobile communications and all the way to full automization.

Finally we will have robots and computers to do all the work humans used to do. We no longer require a go-between, as availability of information and resources is widespread. Life is immediate, especially media and entertainment. Everything is being presented to us on the film screen of our minds. Immediate. Often even larger than life. The question of “what is real” is becoming more central as entertainment takes over many lives.

The key at this point is not knowledge, but wisdom; not attitudes but beliefs, a return to an appreciation of the simple things in life.

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