Category: Allowing

Getting Out Of Drama Class

The drama triangle (Victim, Persecutor, Rescuer) is in action all around us and most of us don’t recognize it. Everyone’s favorite position is playing the Victim and moving from Victim To Persecutor and back again. There are many facets to this game of acting out. This unawareness continues the game as long as we remain ignorant of the game and that we are in the game. Once awareness of the game is in place, it is easy enough to stop playing the game by moving to the center and out of those dramatic roles. Habitual patterns are strong, but with awareness comes new strength.

There is no joy in the drama game; however, joy is always available to us any time we choose joy by moving into the peace, love, and harmony that exists outside of the drama triangle. We are the choosers.

Act Great!

What is the key
To untie the knot of your mind’s suffering?

What
Is the esoteric secret
To slay the crazed one whom each of us
Did wed

And who can ruin
Our heart’s and eye’s exquisite tender
Landscape?

Hafiz has found
Two emerald words that
Restored
Me

That I now cling to as I would sacred
Tresses of my Beloved’s
Hair:

Act great.
My dear, always act great.

What is the key
To untie the know of the mind’s suffering?

Benevolent thought, sound
And movement.

— Hafiz

Alternative Views

Alternate facts is a fascinating phrase and idea. To me, alternate facts is like experiencing a blinding snowstorm while laying on a sunny tropical beach. It can be distracting, to say the least.

Alternative truth. This is also fascinating. This is to say that truth does not exist, or perhaps that it is completely and totally malleable as to not even be what it was first thought to be. Truth is or is not. Otherwise, truth may only be a personal viewpoint, as in a truth and my truth. If there is really truth, it would be truth and anything other would be not truth. This would make alternative truth a misnomer.

Alternative reality. Reality is or is not. Yet reality is not one of those things that can be absolute. All reality, including so-called alternate reality would be the reality of the source of the recognition of that reality.

Emotions Are Guides Not Dictators

Let your emotions be your guide to your current thinking rather than letting your emotions rule your thinking. Abraham, Esther Hicks has so brilliantly introduced this concept of a powerfully effective and efficient way of navigating our human lives in our everyday world.

Emotions don’t create thinking. Thinking creates emotions. They are created in order for us to recognize that we are either in alignment with our Inner Knowing, or Higher Self, that part of us that is connected to Source Energy, or we are out of alignment. I like to use the view of being in tune or out of tune, in harmony, or in discordance. When a guitar or any other instrument is tuned to the right note, they resonate and become one. Until then, they are in discordance, or out of tune to the desired note. Our emotions are the perfect guide for us to navigate life with ease and clarity.

We have so many thoughts going on all day long, even tens of thousands of them each day. This amount of mental activity is not something that is easy to regulate or control even if it is desired. However, by paying attention to how we are feeling, we can then pay attention to our current thinking that is causing this emotion to come to the surface. As we are feeling bad or not good, we can understand that this guidance is telling us that we are out of tune, out of alignment with our Higher Self or Inner Being. Something is not right. It feels off.

This understanding, then, can help inspire us to see what thoughts are in our minds at the moment. In this case, we are thinking or seeing something that is not to our liking, not what we want, and such. It may be something coming up from our history or something new that is being related to our history. In any case, the bad feeling is our clue that we are experiencing something in our thoughts that we really do not want. Some may say it is negative thinking, but that is too big a category to deal with effectively. It is simply our thoughts about ourselves, another, or about some situation and our bad feeling emotion is simply and clearly letting us know that we are experiencing something we do not really want.

We can attach ourselves to that emotion and then the Law of Attraction will help find more thoughts that match the discordance for as long as we want to do this. Some people might do this for hours, or a day, or far longer. This is how depression is expressed. We are stuck in discordance because we are stuck in a loop of our thinking that is causing us to experience bad-feeling emotions because those thoughts are out of alignment with our Inner Knowing, and the Law of Attraction is bringing us more to match the vibration that we are emitting. It can be like flipping on a dark switch in a well-lit room.

Or, we can be in our awareness of this guidance that we are experiencing something we do not want and then make a decision to consider what it is that we do want. It may be as straightforward and simple as we want to feel better. And, this is the key to feeling better: Find some bit of relief by choosing a thought that feels just a little better. Then again, and again, and then we are soon feeling better and better until we are feeling good again. The fastest way to do this in my experience is to find anything at all to appreciate, then something else to appreciate, and so on. And, the best part of all this is that we are now living deliberately, choosing deliberately, expanding our lives deliberately because we now understand our emotional guidance system and how to make use of it and make use of the power of the Law of Attraction for our benefit rather than our detriment.

Resonating As Love

“When you resonate as love, you are the gift of love to others. And as they resonate with you, they begin to heal and become who they are as well.

One person lights up and gives permission to the next and to the next and to the next. And as consciousness changes on the individual level, it can change on the mass level as well.”

— Paul Selig
The Book of Love and Creation

Lousy At Math

Once a group of thieves stole a rare diamond
Larger than a goose egg.

Its value could have easily bought
One thousand horses

And two thousand acres
Of the most fertile land in Shiraz.

The thieves got drunk that night
To celebrate their great haul,

But during the course of the evening
The effects of the liquor
And their mistrust of each other grew to such
An extent

They decided to divide the stone into pieces.
Of course then the Priceless became lost.

Most everyone is lousy at math
And does that to God–

Dissects the Indivisible One,

By thinking, saying,
“This is my Beloved, he looks like this
And acts like that,

How could that moron over there
Really
Be
God.”

— Hafiz

I Have Learned So Much

I
Have
Learned
So much from God
That I can no longer
Call
Myself

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
A Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
or even pure
Soul.

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed
Me

Of every concept and image
My mind has ever known.

— Hafiz

Loving Ourselves

The Bible says for us to “love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” The first part is often thought to be easier than the second and so that is the way many of us were brought up. We may have been told that it is better to give than receive and yet we struggle with that because we want to receive and of course, we want to give. It all can get so confusing emotionally and yet these are such simply written edicts, aren’t they?

Loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Look how that has turned out as we look around the world at historical and current events. It might often seem that we are certainly not loving our neighbors, nor giving to them in joy, but so focused on our own desires and needs that we step in front of them and manipulate them to our imagined benefit in hopes of getting our needs met.

And so, I was thinking that the second part need really be the first part. As we love ourselves, we have the capacity and experience to love our neighbors. It seems that it must be this way. How could we love others without loving ourselves?

Self-Depricating Humor Is Not Funny

It has been said by many that to be able to laugh at oneself is a sign of maturity and confidence. It has also been said that self-deprecating humor is one way we can laugh at ourselves and fulfill that edict of it causing us to have maturity and confidence in ourselves because we can laugh at our mistakes, missteps, failures, and foibles.

I think that this is pure crap.

Any form–I mean ANY form of self-deprecation–is a tragedy. What is needed is self-congratulatory. What is needed is celebrating ourselves, our value, our relationships, our love, and so much more. Belittling ourselves so that others might think we're funny is not really funny. It is belittling ourselves, making us less than, putting ourselves down so others can feel good about themselves, and so on. Why should we ever put ourselves down for any reason? Pure junk.

It's time to celebrate every single day. No matter what. Celebrate the experience of living. Celebrate the love that we have in our lives and the love that we feel for others. Let go completely of the need to make ourselves less so that someone else can feel better. We rock! We are. We matter. Regardless of who else is around us and regardless of their position or title in life, we matter. Celebrate!

Now, I do agree that we need not take ourselves too seriously. Our ego wants to be in charge of that, for sure. However, we need to appreciate ourselves more because we are all valuable. We need to celebrate ourselves more because we are all deserving. We need to love ourselves more because we all deserve to be loved.

Rather than laugh at ourselves or each other by finding fault, let us love and respect each other and ourselves as we see the love and joy in each other on our journey in this life we share.

Remaining In Connection

“Unconditional love is really about wanting so much to remain in connection with your Source of love that you deliberately choose thoughts that allow your connection (no matter what manifestations may be happening nearby). And when you are able to control your point of attraction by deliberately choosing better-feeling thoughts, the conditions that surround you have to change. The Law of Attraction says that they must.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

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