When a loved one becomes ill, there is intense focus on it. There is a deep want for them to be cured and a severe dump of life force energy goes into the fact that they are ill. Sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, everyone is involved in this energy dump around illness. Doing so causes the one who is ill to focus on that illness intently.
There is one small problem with this, and it isn’t so small.
With all that focus on illness, it actually can cause a dramatic growth and exacerbation of the illness. There are many studies from all around the world which prove this to be the case.
Of course we want to help our loved ones. We want to do everything in our power to increase their chances of becoming well, or healing to the greatest extent. We want it so badly that we make ourselves sick with worry. Hence, where thoughts go energy flows, not only for our loved ones, but in us as well.
The most powerful thing that can be done is to step back from the fear about illness and shower the situation with love, acceptance and joy. Fear, and a form of panic does not do the situation any good at all, it increases discord and fear ~ it promotes uncertainty and loss of hope. Essentially, it can cause one to just give in and give up.
Love must be allowed to over-ride the fear of loss, it must over-ride the fear of the future outcome. Loving … day to day, day after day, is what brings peace.
It is important to take a deep look into the situation and consider what type of energy is being contributed. Where is the power of the human creator going to? Where is the focus of will going? What is being empowered?
Snap, pop … ever hear and feel that when you move? It is a blessing to experience this … it is a statement of living, and proof that life IS still.
It can be easy to spin on the discomfort or pain, and then it becomes even easier to fall into victim-hood … the woe is me point of view. This can morph into bitterness, “Why isn’t this happening to so and so? I’m not as careless” … or whatever one may find themselves saying.
Practicing a grateful response to all of lifes experiences eases the possibility of negatives growing and becoming fertile. It really is true that what ever is watered in our gardens of thought will flourish.
Many of us have experienced moments in life where we find ourselves saying, “I should be dead. How did I survive that?” and yet, we did. And we are still here … there is opportunity to prove that life can be more, get better and shinier … all it requires is effort.
True wealth is not about money or things … it is about the inner garden. What is growing there? How many can this inner stuff feed? What do we have to offer? Here is were sharing comes in.
Many of us start out looking to others, or to things, or to title and wage or some other privilege bestowed upon us by someone else. If we are fortunate, we live … and we begin to notice that none of that matters. We understand that no one has more authority over our life than our self. In this scenario, we make choices, moment by moment, we learn, we grow.
Some people want others to believe they cannot function without being told what to do and when to do it. They pay a wage, and then they expect they are owed something in return. In a good system, it is a conscious agreement that is entered of give and receive ~ or give and give, an agreement that can be altered or canceled at any time by either party.
It is all good in freedom ~ when we honor each other.
Without honor, integrity, morals and care, none of it matters. None of it. For love will never grow there, and without love ~ everything is worthless, there is no point of anything, and slavery remains.
Saying good-bye is never easy. Even when we leave behind situations that are painful, it still requires an adjustment, for pain, too, is something which can be missed once gone.
Every relationship, every situation, is for a reason. It may be that some knowledge of current, must be brought forth into future endeavors. Usually, if paid heed and utilized correctly, this new knowledge can be beneficial to all involved.
Grow. Never stop adding to the learning adventure. Stretch your comfort zone, move beyond what you may see as your capacity. There is always room for something greater. You have so much to offer, and while others offer their own experiences for lessons, you can do the same for them.
Your life is valuable, your knowledge is perfect and when used for good can shift the world view and path toward the outcome of peace and compassion. The seeming negatives, which undoubtedly have been yours, are teaching tools. For others, and also for self. Moving beyond the pain they may have caused, increases care for self, and for all in the world.
This morning as I drove to my destination I looked in my rear view mirror and noticed the license plate of the vehicle behind me ended in 333. I thought “hmm that’s odd, usually it’s 444.” So I pondered the triple threes, wondering of the message.
A short time later a vehicle in front of me pulled to the right lane and lo and behold, the vehicle there now had a license plate which ended in 333. Now there was one in front and one behind.
I arrive to my destination and look it up.
The number 3 represents the Holy Trinity, it is also the number of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity.
There are many things the number 3 represents, however, this morning I feel the embrace of Love. I will ride with this all day, and on into the future.
What signs are YOU receiving??
With an open heart and open mind, in gratitude, acceptance of knowledge must be. Asking “Why?” is no longer needed, for in the quiet the answer is already there.
Panic does no good. Change is inevitable. Rather than focusing on what ‘might’ be, focus on now, and what actions will be taken to improve this moment. The intention behind building the future is what is important. For peace to thrive, this intention must be strong, consistent, and true.
Just as in taking a road trip we cannot arrive until we drive, the outcome of peace will not happen until we drive there. Let not the mind travel ahead, reign it in and focus on the intention. The end result will be more solid this way.
Every small detail has a tremendous value. This life is training on how to adapt quickly to change. How well we thrive is up to us. No one else is needed to make these choices, to decide for ourselves what we must do, or where we must go in order to receive benefit.
There are many in the world who will turn their back, who will attack ~ Pay them no heed. Like the wind, flow around them to another destination … physical, mental, spiritual. Only the individual knows in their heart what is best for them personally. It is not necessary to convince the whole crowd.
Trust in your intuition. Trust in the silent urging of the soul. It will not fail you.
Life’s purpose is to bring goodness to the earth, to show what it means to overcome distress, hate, and negativity. At times it may seem those emotions swallow the peace that dwells in the heart.
Like a wave, we rise. Soon, the waves will become smaller, calmer ~ looking into years gone by it is possible to see that these waves have already lessened in severity ~ yet they continue to come, and go.
Time is an amazing thing. Anxiousness may well in the belly, however when considered deeply, it can be seen that this energy bubble which rises may be coming from elsewhere, being only a sensitivity to what is going on ‘out there’. Knowing that the emotions are only energy, breathing, they fade.
We are all highly sensitive … we are more connected than we have been taught to acknowledge.
The ocean of energy we swim in on a daily basis is opportunity to practice grounding, standing firm. These energetic impulses flow around, through, and past us. Sometimes it is easy to float along, coast on the current … and sometimes we dig in the heels and hold ground for a time.
The opportunity to build strength and endurance is what this life offers us. The difficult part is not growing bitter through the testing, to continue seeing the good, feeling the love, being compassionate and lifting each other, assisting each other to become more than we were before.
Kindness goes a long way, and we should be kind to ourselves also. Negative self talk will only reinforce what the bully once instilled in our mind. Break the habit of repeating those words and instead create a positive flow of affirmation.
Life is a gift, good things are coming, believe it.