Greetings my gentle readers and welcome to this week’s installment of the “Be Yourself, Often” blog. A time where we can sit back all together with a cuppa Jo and reflect on the sanities and insanities of the week. What it was, what it will be…. but most importantly what we have and can celebrate in the NOW.
I apologize that this blog is being written a day late and likely because (as most people have)… it has been a week of the thrill of Light and inspiration and insight, coupled with the crush of defeat. And to make it better, often these events transpired within mere hours of each other. So after much mindful reflection and the kind words and gestures of friends and feeling like being hit with a whiffle bat, lets see where this goes.
This issue of the challenge matters not in the context of this discussion, for the events have different names my gentle readers but all translate to the same end issue. And that is a feeling that this wasnt and didnt go down the way I planned and prepared so meticulously. You play the game, do the right steps and booya…. theres the whiffle bat! Does not matter what name we ascribe to it. Could be loss, disappointment, grief, agony, separation, unexpected negatives but the same outcome is consistent. The person inside. I cant and will not judge levels of importance. If it bites and feels like a bat, it is.
Here lies last weeks discussion on abundance. What do you wish to pollinate and propagate? More of the same or a different overall long term outcome? Sadly we dont know how long it takes to get to the other side of the tunnel. But resentments along the way is poisonous and deadly… guaranteed. Resentments about a situation where one has been mindful and honest and true to themselves or others is to denigrate the wins and successes that have gone into the situation. Its like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Its like the cat pooping in your Rice Krispies thinking it was the litter box and then ingesting. Pick your analogy. No matter what, resentments carry a toxic energy that an individual has one foot and one in tomorrow and sadly ends up urinating on today. SO not pleasant.
As you know, we have the Free Will Covenant and the ability to make some choices, to move ahead and beyond the mess of the situation. First off is the chance to step back and reflect from the challenge of the day (and there are SO many) in the course of the Western society! Did you put your all into it and why? If you did, what is the person in there thinking and believing? What was the root cause and root operating system that you have within you. Can that shine and are there masks that are dulling the reflections and ultimately the abundance that we all have? When you are faced with such an eye opening thought it well… opens your eyes. Even more than that if mirrored through the right gentle soul, venue and format can make you realize that ultimately “This too shall pass”. That the spirit inside very well may have been repressed and in the societal crud of the day. You arent getting the chance to live your own dream, you are living someone else’s dream. And as Harry Chapin said 35 years ago… at end of the day you dont settle easy.
To touch that soul and spirit within is a gentle caress opening up and finding the flame that is within us. A chance to look at our spiritus and touch the eager child within who is brilliant and young at heart. To be able to touch eternity. That is a miracle. There are miracles in the moment as we have described before. We need to step back from the societal drudgery of the day to be able to touch them. Rip off that mask (with assistance from friend and the situation) and say Hi y’all! I’m here! That touch of infinite in the moment, when we can be able to see the Spiritual Code written within us.
And when you reflect it that way, and can fearlessly take a step back…. you realize the buggers did you a favour instead of something punitive. You dont have to add another level to the mask and pander to societal rules and dictates. Maybe by touching the inner self, you have and can see that you have been given a favour and chance and incredible opportunity in the now… and that is to finally be yourself, often.