Everyday news around the world makes us sad and heart broken. The news about the recent Ukrainian plane crash and lives lost, the fires in Australia and it’s damage and destruction, possibility of war and so much more.
I see posts about blaming god, universe and government leaders for such tragedies. And as much as we like to put the blame on leaders, the collective humans have put these leaders in power and to represent the “entire” collective, and aligned with the energy of the collective. For those that want to blame god/universe, again god/universe is part of an unconscious collective and each individual is making their contribution to the energy stream of the unconscious collective and the reality that we all partake.
But the question to ask yourself is why is there always a need to blame others and something outside of yourself. When you blame isn’t that another way of being a victim? Isn’t that another way of giving your power away? How about instead taking a very deep look inside, taking responsibility for your part in the collective; seeing how is your actions, behaviors, thoughts and emotions contributing to the collective behavior; and choosing what you want to change for yourself. When you see you have choice then you empower yourself and those around you. So let’s instead of pointing the finger outside of ourselves pointing it inward.
I’m not justifying the leaders actions nor do I approve of them. But I do believe all that you see in their actions (wanting power, control, “more for me attitude”) is representative of a bigger part of the collective and so the balance of the collective needs to change.
We are all part of the collective, connected to nature and each other and the creation of this world and all that is going on around us and in our world. Let the outside be a mirror for you to see yourself. You want more peace in the world then look inside and see If you have peace inside with all of you and your life. If you want a loving and kind world then look inside are you kind and loving to yourself (all of you and not just parts of you).
I did an experiment the other day. I walked in a store to fix an issue. As I walked i could feel the energy of the space as I often do and in this particular store it was full of frustration, dislike, anger etc. I looked around the people’s faces, no smiles whatsoever including the employees. Since I had to wait for a while I decided to be a beacon of love and joy and I started sending out that energy around me. In less than 10 min later I had three different employees walk up to me with a smile and talk to me and I had two people that were in store waiting as well smile back and one coming to me to complement me on my scarf. By the time I left the place an hour later the energy of the place was so much better.
We did not get to this place overnight. The very long history of revolutions, wars, destruction, etc have come because of separation; thinking that your group is better than the other group, and therefore taking control and enforcing their ways of living and being or worst taking away their livelihood. And therefore the oppressed group feeling injustice, victimized, powerless, and therefore retaliate. So the separation has caused the battle. And that separation began because of not feeling safe and wanting to seek control in order to feel safe.
This is not an overnight task, it’s not fast practice, it’s an everyday practice and the more you practice the more you see the change in your home, in your community and then In the world. In the famous words of Ghandi “Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ the change begins with you; with you being at fully and completely being at peace with yourself, love yourself, being kind to yourself. And from that place you can be at peace with others and be kind and loving to others by allowing them to be who they are. And from that place you can stand in your truth and speak your truth. Giving others the power to do the same. And from that place our leaders and their actions will being more aligned with the collective, which will be representing peace.
Just my 2c and opinion .... Love and Peace to all
It is easy to get caught up in having a good day or bad day. We measure everything in a duality scale, especially our mood and how we feel, good vs. bad, up vs. down. There is nothing wrong with the scale; duality is an important part of our physical experience. But we can change the unit of measurement that we use, from day to moments, from hours to moments, from minutes to instances. Then once you place the moment when you found the right parking space as you pulled in the parking lot, when someone opened the door for you with a smile when your hands were full, when you went to a crowded store and managed to walk to the register at the right time to be the first in line, when your kid comes to your room with a smile and gives you a big hug, when you received the perfect job opportunity, when you needed cash and you found a $20 in your pocket, when you saw a rainbow after a big storm, when you gave someone a hug and they thanked you because they really needed it ... vs. the moment when someone cut you off on the road, when you woke up with a headache, when you spilled coffee on your shirt on your way to a meeting, when your kid comes to your room with a temperature, when the heater breaks on a cold winter day. When you fill the scale with moments then you see that in a day there are so many little moments that were magical, that fill you with joy and love, that put a smile on your face and make you feel good inside. And I am sure if your fill the scale with moments, then scale will be tipped in favor of the "good". With love and gratitude Atousa :)
If interested the artwork is called "Invitation To Truth," for details click HERE.
I always see myself as someone that has no problem sharing my life, the good and pretty side as well as the ugly side. However based on a recent conversation I wondered if I share the ugly side on my social media. After reviewing my social media it seems that I do share only the good moments. I share sunrises, sunsets, and many pictures of nature; I share pictures of great moments with friends; and yes most of my personal feed is full of pictures of my son when he is having a great time. There are no pictures showing that I came from a divorced family at age 2 and the bitterness of the divorce was present and active until my teenage years, no pictures of countless moves, and no pictures of my emotionally abusive father, no pictures of my marriage to an abusive narcissist, no pictures of my son dealing with his many emotions and meltdowns when he comes from visits from Dad that takes us almost a week to settle down, no pictures of me in my complicated relationship with it’s many ups and downs, no pictures of me putting aside family members because I was not willing to carry the loads of crap that was put on me and stay quiet because it was family. So why not the pictures of ugly parts? Frankly because its so much harder to capture those moments, feelings and emotions, just like it is so much harder to fully capture the storm and much easier to capture the sunshine after the storm. But I do share every detail of the "ugly" parts with my friends, clients, and anyone that I believe can use my experiences as examples to see that they are not alone and that they can overcome and to know their own power. So next time if you are looking at my pretty social media feed know that there has been many cuts and bruises behind those moments and I am truly grateful and blessed for all of it both the pretty and the ugly moments. One of my favorite Rumi quotes is "The wound is the place where the Light enters you,” and it is so true. If it was not for all the cuts and bruises I would not be the powerful healer that I am today.