If your turbulent emotions are stemming from upsets in your relationships, look closely-are you accepting other people for who they are? Or are you withholding your love until they become who you want them to be? There is always a better outcome when you support others in being who they are rather than who you want them to be. Usually, when you release your attachment to wanting people to be a certain way, they become more cooperative and loving.
Your most intimate relationships involve your greatest expectations and present the greatest challenges to being calm and focused. I your loved ones are upsetting you, ask yourself, “Why am I reacting this way? What pattern within me are they triggering? Does this situation remind me of something hurtful from the past? What am I learning from this turmoil?”
If you feel disappointed with the way that others are behaving or treating you, rather than assuming that you have done nothing to cause this behaviour ask, “What am I doing? Am I making them defensive? Am I demanding that they act in certain ways to please me? Am I making what they do wrong in any way? Am I accepting and loving for who they are?” Knowing how your words and behaviours impact on others makes it easier to create the harmonious reality you want with them.
Although this is no longer fresh on the press, I must ask – What was your thoughts when you discovered the news about the meteorite that disintegrated into the atmosphere in Russia? Did you stop and think about the state of the economy? Or maybe you prayed to your God (depending on your religious affiliation, if any) and hoped that another was not coming close to your vicinity.
Such events make you realise that we are only a microcosm in the scheme of things and racism, sexism, homophobia and politics in general become immaterial. Government officials have contributed considerable funds towards research within Aeronautics which reiterates the fact there is a wider existence beyond planet earth.
What if a meteorite actually hit our planet, causing a catastrophe, in this space and time? We are so preoccupied with everyday things such as work, pay debts, visit family/friends and going on vacation – this could all end due to the natural cycles of the solar system. Events such as this, places all aspects of life into perspective and we cannot avoid questioning the deeper meaning of life since our physical existence is temporary.
We need someone to love without question, without thought or reason…just love
If we can find it within ourselves and someone else, that is all we need .
We look high, low and below and yet nothing is found.
The love we long for has been here always, surpassed and past but yet still longing.
Take time to care, share and bear another whether it’s friend, sister, brother or lover.
We need someone to love without question, without thought or reason…just love.
Our hearts hurt while denying this love, all choked up, caught up in dust.
We know, we must express this love, it was meant and ought to be.
There is no waiting or contemplating whether it is good, bad or ugly.
Love just ’is’ and can never be wrong – it’s how the Creator intended.
We need someone to love without question, without thought or reason…just love.
Any time you feel an unhappy emotion do not be convinced that the cause is due to someone else or thing. If you are angry do not blame it on anyone else , instead work directly with your feelings of anger. Taking the time to learn why you are feeling angry will result in knowing yourself better and bring you closer to Higher Self rather than attempting to figure out how to get someone to change.
Expecting others to act in certain ways to be happy is making your happiness dependent on a factors outside yourself and therefore your happiness is in the control of something else and not you. It is turning your power over to something else and allowing it or them to determine your happiness.
Emotional stability derives from knowing what you are feeling is of your choice. Why should your good feeling depend upon another person or outside situation. Place your energy and time into going higher and making your own life work. Spiritual growth involves developing the ability to understand yourself and to act in higher and higher ways. Every experience in our lives is teaching us about ourselves. Do not consider yourself wrong if there is a lot of turbulence in your life; see it an opportunity to grow and become even more familiar with ourselves.
- Emotions in The New Energy (soulsoothinsounds.wordpress.com)
After reading the post from Emerging Mind titled ‘Your Other Half is Your Higher Self – Why am I single’, I was inspired to write a short post on the subject of Higher Self.
Your higher self is dynamic, growing life-force consciousness. Existing in a realm where all beings are unified as one multidimensional consciousness. Our everyday consciousness is an aspect of your Higher Self that lives in your physical reality. Your Higher Self sends you impulses to be loving and united with everyone – oneness. Your Higher Self knows harmony, order, and light, hence operating in such a way is a manifestation of the Higher Self.
Your Higher Self is fully aware of the challenges faced in life, your higher self is the essence of who you are and stores records of knowledge from all your life times. It is the wise teacher that exists within. The Higher Self is not bound by limitations and is not attached to any role you play. It can heal and evolve as you bring its high, fine, vibration into your body and all your energy systems.
Your Higher Self usually communicates to you through your intuition and feelings. It can also communicate by sending you odd coincidences and synchronicity in the forms of people, newspapers, books, movies, and any other thing that provides the message you need to hear. As you strengthen your relationship with your Higher Self, you will experience increasing insights, revelations, and expanded awareness.
It is the tenth day into the new year, new years resolutions have become cliché. However we cannot help but reassess our life every January at least, if not, several times of the year. Do you ask yourself ”What is my purpose in life?” . Every human being has something special to offer the world, whether it be a skill or an ability to benefit themselves and others. We all have specific gifts, talents which we utilise on a daily basis and possibly take for granted. You maybe a great speaker and often deliver speeches at work or on social occasions. Or brilliant at organising fund-raising events and contributing to charitable causes. Skills, abilities and talents often derive from life experience, situations that promote learning and adapting to our environment at any given time.
There maybe gifts unidentified, never been used and lain dormant since childhood. Have you forgotten some of the things you were good at as a child? Everyone is born with gifts, for example, creative, athletic, a logical mind. We simply need to rediscover, we discovered them quite intuitively as a child when we favoured certain types of games or excelled in particular subjects at school but as adults it is so easy to lose track of our talents and follow the wrong path.
There is no magic formula for finding your true purpose. Your purpose can change over time, nothing remains the same, the world and people within it change and you have to keep abreast. Thus, it is so important to establish a good understanding of your inner wisdom. Simply ask for guidance and if your accustomed to looking within to find knowledge and/or answers life will be much easier.
By always asking your inner wisdom for guidance you will know what you should be doing, and how best to use your talents to serve humanity.
A soul mate is someone you get along with extremely well, you both understand and accept each other as you are. This could be friend or romantic partner but the most important aspect is that the relationship is special and like no other. According to those who believe in reincarnation, you have already met them in a past life, and in this life you are continuing the relationship. There is an emotional bond between these soul mates and each is able to sense the feelings of each other.
I am going to talk about soul mates in terms of romantic relationships, how many of us say that we have not met the ‘right’ person as yet! We all have our prerequisites and/or criterion of the qualities we hope to find in a mate, however do we possess those very same qualities which we desire in others.
Apparently there is someone for everyone, soul mates are not simply a physical or sexual attraction; instead, it is a relationship inextricably linked to an individual’s own process of spiritual evolution and growth. In other words, personal relationships interconnect with a soul’s spiritual development. We come to know ourselves through the interactions with others, identifying our strengths,weaknesses and what is necessary to improve. It is within the dynamics of our relationships that we become conscious of our true self and ultimate connection to the divine.
On contrary, some argue that anyone has the potential to be another’s soul mate providing each one is willing to accommodate and compromise. In order for any relationship to work, we must adhere to certain conditions such as mutual respect, understanding, patience, love etc. Even if conflict does arise, there is a calm after the storm and such events should actually bring you closer, consolidating the bond. However, this argument refutes the notion of why we are attracted some people and not others…the fact is that we do gravitate towards certain people rather than others – this could be due to a multitude of reasons.
Have you ever met your soul mate and, if so, what was your experience?
After reading two articles in The Times newspaper I was bewildered by the overall aims of the NHS (National Health Service) mental health provision. The first article titled ‘Mentally ill are being denied help in crisis’, which basically stated that those in a mental health crisis were either denied or given an appalling service. An investigation by Mind (mental health charity) and University College London revealed many services in England do not meet the staffing guidelines; people are not getting the help required; delayed assessments; some crisis units are not providing a 24 hour, seven day service a week; people cannot contact crisis teams directly but must be referred.
The other article in the same issue titled ‘Its less about stigma than the lack of science’ states how a new Mental Health Bill will be implemented by the Commons via Gavin Barwell, MP, the 19th century definitions of depression and schizophrenia need to be revised in order to remove all kinds of discrimination and stigma. Also recognising the misdiagnosis of service users and its detrimental affects on their lives.
Apparently, due to the lack of research into mental illness a relevant science has not been applied. Genetics, brain imaging and sophisticated psychological and social research are the remedy for such a situation. Lord Stevenson of Coddenham is founding chairman of the new mental health research foundation based in London.
I question the validity of this reasearch since statistics only serve the purpose of shaping a persons thinking, money is being placed into research but not existing services that desperately require funding. The numbers of people approaching mental health services are increasing, there is no mention of social changes apart from removing stigma. Eliminating stigmatization and further research is going to resolve the current dilemma. We exist in a climate where care services are being integrated into the community rather than institutionalised settings – cheaper alternative . It just does not make any sense!
It is not rocket science to know that mental health is largely dependent on social factors and obviously some are heredity. What further research is required! Possibly, a step forward would be to approach mental illness as advised by R. D Laing Institute www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/02/rd-laing-mental-health-sanity whereby only those that have undergone the journey of ‘madness’ and recovered should be the ones to assist sufferers of a mental breakdown, since they have first hand experience. Laing aimed to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Another alternative would be to use intervention in aid of preventative measures such as talking therapies and make such services more accessible.
Yesterday evening I visited a friend in a psychiatric unit and I was perplexed by the amount and range of medication she had been prescribed. Is the aim of reducing the stigma expressed towards mental illness a way of normalizing this particular state of being due to the growing numbers of suffers and the GP’s tendency to hand out psychoactive drugs like candy. If labels like schizophrenia and depression are to be revised than this can only be replaced with criminalization. I must wonder!
Only the pharmaceutical companies will benefit from these sort of proposals.
The only time that exists, is when the sun rises and sets.
Then hours, minutes and seconds are obviously man-made.
Time has become master and time can be disaster if we do not take heed; since time waits for no one.
There is a time to sleep, wake, eat and go to work. Never enough time for ourselves or anyone else.
Time moves slow in moments of obligation and flies during times of pleasure.
We can remember the past and hope for the future but ‘here and now’ is most important.
Will the clock ever cease to exist?
I know real-time is eternal!
The subconscious mind is a very interesting phenomenon, although working very closely with the conscious mind, it functions independently. Since the subconscious has a ‘mind of its own’ so to speak, which is not necessarily subject to our control; it does not discriminate in terms of what information is perceived, stored and utilised. However, the subconscious mind can be consciously manipulated through programming by hypnosis and learning as a result of repetition www.2knowthyself.com/subconscious_mind. Nevertheless, the autonomous nature of the subconscious is due to its life force/spirit. Thus, mind is spirit and although there are various methods (as mentioned above) for programming the subconscious, the most effective procedure is meditation. For instance, if there is a particular behaviour we would like to promote or extinguish, the behaviour in question would be visualised in our imagination through meditation (mediumistic trance). The subconscious /spirit does not distinguish between actions visualised in trance or carried out physically.
To explain further, suppose you were playing darts and managed to hit the bull’s eye 100 times whilst in entranced imagination. As far as the subconscious is concerned, you actually performed these acts. When you play a game of darts again, your performance will have improved dramatically, if not, perfect. This is due to the fact, that the subconscious/spirit is the executor of all actions (Ra Un Neter Amen, 1990).
The above provides an explanation for why the media is a powerful tool (repetitive images, stereotypes etc) in influencing the thought processes and even actions of viewers/readers. The perpetual bombardment of certain images and ideology creates a reality in the subconscious that is acted out or relied upon as truth – forming a belief system.
Subconscious Dissolution into the Continuum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)