Category: Politics

Are you caught in the undertow?

underwater-1150045_1920I know this has been a rough year and the last few days have been very difficult for many.  I’d like to offer a (hopefully helpful and very humble) spiritually based perspective… an approach in dealing with these times of intense 3-D polarity to find our way to internal peace.  Take it or leave it – I just hope it helps in some way.

Why focus on internal peace instead of the external situation?  Internal peace spreads into external peace when those around us learn to follow our example.  When we hold that energy, it provides space and permission for others to do the same.

I was in meditation about all of this, and a vision of a wave came to me.  As I analyzed the wave, I observed that the wave could be really great if we are riding on top and seeing all of the beauty and the bigger picture of all-that-is.  Compassion and wisdom thrive in that space.

I also noticed that if we are pulled into the undertow of that wave, it can get chaotic, confusing and difficult very quickly and then it takes everything we have to keep from drowning.  This is where our limited earthly 3-D perspectives and judgments rule our experience.

Do you ever wonder how other really wonderful people can have such dramatically different points of view?  Well, it’s because we have all had very different experiences and have individual perspectives.  Literally, no two people see the world exactly the same way.  Some perspectives are more extreme than others, but they are all just points of view… mine, yours, theirs… we are creating a group consciousness that has become quite chaotic.  This is because we are putting our collective and individual energies into the undertow.

The word undertow means: any strong current below the surface, moving in a direction different from that of the surface current. Higher consciousness, compassion and peace flow in one direction on the surface, and that which prevents it flows in the undertow.

I truly believe that tough things happen for a deep and ultimately beautiful purpose.  Chaos is sometimes necessary to spur growth and healing, and it seems that the more healing we need, the more chaos is needed to stimulate that healing.  It doesn’t mean that we need to get caught up in the undertow of the chaos and we certainly don’t need to add energy to it.  We can keep putting our energies to the surface and rise above the chaos the best we can, helping others to do the same.

So, I encourage everyone to take a look at ways in which you are being caught in the undertow.  How are you responding to this chaos?  Are you adding chaotic energy by swimming in the under-current or are you helping to neutralize the chaos by rising to the surface?  We all have triggers on some level – pay attention to your triggers.  That is what needs healing inside of you.  This life seems to be more about what the triggers are bringing up to heal than it is about the trigger itself.  And, now is the perfect time for this healing to occur for and within all of us.

Let me know if I can help in any way – I am here for you.  Energy work is a powerful way to heal the triggers that are being experienced.  Meditation and exercise are also helpful, depending on how you prefer to process things.  Remember, the undertow doesn’t have to control you.

Because I Believe It Is So

Lately I’ve been contemplating beliefs – specifically my long-held and very personal beliefs.  We recently had a wonderful Avatar® workshop at Nourishing Journey on Belief Management, and it got me thinking about things on a whole different level.  What is a belief?  What do I believe in?  How strongly do I feel about those beliefs?  Where did they come from?  Are they really my beliefs or someone else’s?  Am I afraid to change perspectives and take on new beliefs that better align with me?

Many of my beliefs run very deep.  We all have beliefs about those topics that are best not discussed over dinner, such as politics, religion or if Mom’s homemade meal tastes as good as she thinks it does.  (Yes, the tastiness of the meal should never be questioned!)  What I find incredible is that so many of us are willing to give our lives or end relationships for our beliefs.  If we take some time and realize that our beliefs come from a perspective, and that our perspective may or may not be based in truth, maybe we can be more accepting and understanding of one another.

Those who know me know that I spend a great deal of time on self-improvement.  When you really want to create change in your life, you must always focus on improving you.  As I worked on my list of beliefs in different areas of life, I had some realizations that stunned me.  Here is what I learned about my beliefs.

  • Many of my beliefs don’t help me in any way.  In fact, they block me from achieving all that I am capable of.  I limit myself by focusing on the beliefs I’ve created out of fear.  To enable change and growth, there needs to be a feeling of boundless expansion.  Hmmm, yes… I have too many limiting beliefs.
  • Some of my beliefs are in fact FALSE – especially about me.  We are always our own harshest critics.  How can we expect to be our very best when we tell ourselves we can’t be?  I know I’m not alone here!  WE are usually the road block we are experiencing. 
  • For quite a few of my beliefs, I’m not sure how they came to be – is it the experience that created the belief or the belief that created the experience?  I used to think that it was the experience that created the belief in most cases, but I’m seeing things differently and it’s very empowering.  I have known about the law of attraction and how you bring things into your life with thoughts and emotions, but I never really took inventory of my beliefs quite like this.
  • Many of my beliefs are indoctrinated despite my efforts to question them for the last few years.  We all have indoctrinated beliefs that we take on because we live in a society.  We are taught certain “truths” that we accept without question.  However, just because society believes something to be true, it doesn’t mean it is true.  We can all come up with great examples of a widely accepted belief that society held many years ago that we think is insane now that we look back at it.  What is it that society does today that should be questioned now instead of in the future?

With the arrival of 2012, what areas of your life do you want to improve?  Whether it is health, career, spiritual connection, or really any desire… your beliefs are a very important part of your goal, and they will probably be your biggest hurdle.  I challenge you to take an inventory of your beliefs and see where it leads you.  If you have already done some of this work, what have you discovered about your beliefs?  This is such a great topic and I would love to hear your feedback!

Michele Beisler is the Licensed Avatar Master who gave the workshop on Belief Management at Nourishing Journey, and she can be reached at avatarawakenings@aol.com.  Avatar is a great program for anyone wanting to grasp a different perspective.  Here are some links to find out more:

www.AvatarIntro.com
www.TheAvatarCourse.com

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