Our minds are an interesting phenomenon. While we are not paying attention, it creates a whole personality and life for itself.
Deconstructing this unintended consequence of being unaware of our true self is the first step in moving out of automatic programming by the world and into conscious choice about how we want to be and experience this world.
Once we have somewhat deconstructed our habitual reactions into innocent triggers from outside events and realize the emotion resonated within us was something already inside us way before the event occurred, we can finally own them. We can be the author of what is occurring within us.
With this ownership, we can stop believing the false programming that anyone or anything outside of us has the power to makes us feel or do anything. We are not victims of events but rather are innocently unaware of the programmed thoughts and beliefs hidden within our unconsciousness that is causing the emotions.
Now enters Love. We let go for a moment of all the conflict of our mind. We just drop it and place it on the shelf for a minute or two and allow ourselves to connect to something loving. We are taking a breather from all the intenseness of looking inward.
Once we connect to that beauty, peace, joy or whatever comes up for us (as mentioned in the previous blog), a knowingness surfaces that this is the truth of what is Love, of what God, Creator, Universe or All Goodness is, that keeps life occurring moment by moment; that keeps the sun shining and the wind blowing, in spite of the craziness in the world.
This truth, this Love that is ever-present, silently, quietly waiting for us to recognize it, is our hope in the darkest, hopeless and most fearsome moments.
With this sense of connectedness to something larger than ourselves, the world and our problematic situation, we can just ask to have the emotion, the desires/goals for the trigger or event to be changed as well as the secret payoff our hidden belief gives us that has kept us locked and trapped in the habitual pattern…in this state of connectedness, we can just ask to have it all brought to light, risen to the surface of our consciousness to be dissolved. We ask to have all of that canceled from existence.
This asking requires only one thing. Non-Resistance or Willingness.
Once connected to Love, we are safe to go back to all that has troubled us and let it come up. All the anger, all the injustice, all the pain, all the judgment, all the guilt, all the hopelessness; let it all rise up in the safety of our connectedness.
Perhaps the body will shake, perhaps more fearsome thoughts will come, perhaps many physical things will happen that we fear are taking us backwards…but our strength is to be willing to just be with it. Do not resist it. Allow it to run its course.
Do you know why we can do this without fear?
What we are beyond this world is Infinite. There is no end. This may be a hard concept to grasp in a world of beginning and ending. Quiet your mind and request that it allow this conceptualization of Infiniteness to occur.
This Infiniteness is Love, God, Universe or however we choose to label it. It is the energy that animates the atoms and molecules stuck together called us, or any human being. This Infinite “us” is unchanging and is resistant to everything that is falsely perceived because it is the source and seed of Truth.
What is more interesting to note is that the worldly energy of emotions, thoughts and beliefs are finite. They are limited. There is only so much of it in us. If we are patient and allow it to rise, come to light and express itself, it will dissolve.
Then we are FREE of it.
The programming of humanity has been to DO SOMETHING to resolve the emotions within us that have been generated because of our beliefs. If we fall into this trap, we feed the intensity of the emotions and make them grow stronger. All of this feels so real and so right to us because it is a habit. For some of us, it is the only experience we know of how to be in this world. This is what the unaware mind believes and gives in to.
However we have choice! We can be more intelligent about this. We can see more, have a broader vision, experience more of reality and live right now in this moment, FREER than we have ever been before.
All that is worldly is limited. It can only exist in its form for so long and then it dissolves like steam from a boiling pot of water into diffused nothingness.
Through our connectedness to Love, we can safely and willingly be with our emotions, thoughts and beliefs to outlast them with non-resistance. Then finally we can rest in our true nature which is Infinite.
In touch with our Infinite state, we can return to the issues of the world, of our lives and work with them (if they still exist to us) with a much higher and more extensive base of wisdom than we ever had access to before.
Next time, we can look at how to do this. Until then with much peace and joy,