Thank you for these lessons <3
To this current day I see that we find it difficult to share our stories with one another and we choose to focus our attention upon things that are happening in events, that seem to distract us from searching deeper within our own experiences. There is a tendency to take on the current mind sets of the times and not look beyond those to find what it is that we actually feel or believe. To search for ourselves within ourselves for our own knowing. How can we so easily take on the beliefs of others as our own. And when I say others I mean the current mind sets that are built within society.
You say to me, “I dont usually talk this deeply” and I wonder why. What does deep mean in this context? When these are just everyday wanderings in my mind.
Why do you sit with me and cry about things that have made you sad and tell me that you have never been able to do this with others? That these are things you have never shared before with another. When clearly the crying and the sharing is so soothing for you. To know this only makes me feel sad as I see how much you benefit from being heard by another. But I am also happy because now you are allowing yourself to be seen, and from your tears more light enters you. How is it that there are parts of us that will never been seen or felt by another, when these sharing s give us a greater sense of purpose and connection.
Such tears of relief suggest that there is great suffering in not being heard. Purhaps the pain of us not being able to share our feelings with others in the past such as our parents. Purhaps carrying the belief that it is not ok to have such feelings. Why are we so afraid of feelings… of another’s feelings, of our own feelings? We seem to fear them more than physical pain and stuff them down or hide them somewhere, and yet of we ignored a broken leg, it would not get better.
When we love ourselves it is impossible to hurt another being. When we love ourselves we have worked our way through letting go of the old stuff that no longer serves us. We can only but live more consciously and we come to understand that everything is connected. If you want to help the world then start by helping yourself. We send energy out to all those places that need our love but the real power is sending that love to ourselves. Then from that place of self love it naturally does pour out into the world!
When we send loving compassion to ourselves the energy goes out in all directions but when we send it to a person or an object or a place etc it only goes to that person or place. That’s not to say that we should not send that person love of course that matters too. But we have displaced our power by only sending it in one direction and ignoring ourselves. This limits the energy. We have been taught to chase our tails to find love. We are told ‘its out there’, ‘its a big car’, ‘its a boob job’, ‘its a holiday’, ‘its in a relationship’ so we keep chasing our tails as we will never find love out there, it is impossible. We are being distracted by things that actually are really not important.
If you do not love yourself genuinely and compassionately then how can you really love anything else in life? However you treat yourself is how you treat the world. You are a direct expression of source and if you cant love what you are how can you love the life outside of you, as everything is totally interlinked and connected.
Where does the idea of separation come from? Where does any of your ideas of the world come from? other people? education? media? the doctor? the policeman? the government? your parents? And where did theirs come from? The only place we can find any answers to the puzzle of life is to LISTEN truly to yourself. Follow your own truths and if you need help to demist the foggy radar (as it will be a little rusty without much use) to hear yourself, just speak to those that have found their way there.
The governments would not be going to war if those individuals running it loved themselves. It is absolutely impossible to love yourself and then go to war. Those who have mastered self love are peace makers. Lets start a revolution of peacemakers.
Sending myself love..
Studies have shown, by using scans on people who are mediating, that brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress are effected whilst meditating.
I have found meditation to be very beneficial. It has helped me to observe my mind and in any one moment I can now meditate in most circumstance. It creates a moment of rest in my busy day or brings gratitude as being empty really throws you into the hear and now.
It is surprising to observe so many thoughts that I was actually unaware of in my day to day life. I started meditating at 16 years of age and would attend a buddist class in this little room. There were about 10 of us. We would listen to the fairly young man with a large smile talking about Buddhist Scriptures and then he would guide us into a meditation. The man next to me wore a hearing aid and it would always start to buzz after he fell asleep.
It took me some time to start to slow those thoughts down and not to get “stuck” to one of them and follow its trail, without even knowing I am following it. The mind seems to enjoy thinking, well it would do as this is apart of its job is it not? But have you actually noticed what it is thinking about? man oh man if you heard that on a radio station all day long you would have to change the channel, or better still switch it off!
Mediation helps you to start to sift out what is actually not beneficial and therefore leaving space for the thoughts that have a greater benefit to your life. Our thoughts are like little seeds, and if we water them enough they will grow. So we should be careful what we are planting and nurturing. Thoughts really can become things. What kind of things do you really want in your life. Meditation is a great place to start.