Learning about cultures and about the social mores that each culture perpetuates is one of my favorite forms of wisdom building. Although I consider myself a spirit-driven woman, I’ll admit that sometimes it makes me feel a little smug that I have been exposed to something that’s a little out of my typical American upbringing. In my version of a perfect world, we would all investigate beyond our neighborhood biases and expand the boundaries of our exposures to differences globally. Only recently in one of these virtual attempts to extend awareness of others’ activities and actions and ways of being, I learned about the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. Already I’m on-board. If it helps people (me) to seek and learn about source energy, I’m a fan.
Lately, I have listened in on quite a few chats where folks, apparently oblivious to their hand in the consequences, are finally “fed up” with the way their subjective lives have “turned out.” These people are not happy with the current conditions they find themselves in, and so they have “once and for all” demanded that “My life must change and it must change now!”
And so, in many cases, it does (Hopefully for the better).
Listening to these conversations took me back to some friends of mine, students of Theta Healing, a process by which one “goes up and talks to God.” At some point during this conversation with God, the petitioner “commands God” to do whatever it is that the petitioner has deemed is necessary to get some needed action.
I’ve witnessed a few of these Theta Healings, and haven’t really formed an opinion one way or the other as to the effectiveness, and here’s why: God/Goddess/Source energy is inside of all of us. For answers and inspiration, I choose to go into the realm of wisdom by way of meditation. Others go out into the heavens for theirs’. In the end, as long as the feeling of light source energy brings the intended result, then I figure there is more than one street to the destination.
The difference between standing on a street corner with frozen blue toes and screaming out a demand that “life must change now,” takes place at a critical point. It is born of fear and frustration, and results in confrontation. Some folks need to get to this place of exasperation in life before they take the “bull by the horns” as it were.
Other folks are conscious creators of life circumstances and take a calm, dogged even, approach to living. These are the people in command of their own experiences. They plan and express gratitude and seek to find the valuable gem among the stones that are thrown. They may command the Gods/Goddesses/Sources for manifestation of all things good, but they are also most likely to understand that true empowerment is in allowing life to unfold in a perfect stream of consciously created conditions. Sometimes life happens to bring experiences that we think we would never have chosen: the death of a loved-one; injury; lessons which contain varying levels of pain, but which effect in rapid personal wisdom growth. Those in command are not set off course for long, whereas those who see themselves as victims of circumstances are not so quick to re-set the pace.
In the theory of feng shui which translates to mean wind and water both elements are equally powerful. And both are indicative of movement. Running water is a sign of prosperity, for instance, but needs to pool in order that prosperity not simply flow away. Wind clears the corners and is useful in air movement which is necessary in creation of music from chimes. The breeze clears air and cools our skin and our environments. Or wind becomes a tunnel or hurricane, and that degree of wind can cause immense damage. It is clear that each element has a place.
Whether one commands God/Goddess/Source, or demands seems to be an action of habit indicative of they styles in which life is approached overall. Some folks are demanding, generally because they have not been co-creators of their own lives, and although it may be predictable when looking in from the outside, “suddenly” find themselves in some corner surrounded by wet paint, or worse. Other folks are in command of life, and are very much the active captain of their individual vessels, knowing exactly where they are headed, and able to handle wakes when life happens. Most of us are probably teetering between the two possibilities moment by moment.
As a gestalt practitioner for almost 30 years I have been privy to the ways in which we humans approach or attack life. This mode of operation has deep roots in adolescence when we are trying on, mimicking, shedding and embracing roles learned from parents, peers, and caregivers. Attack mode, generally stems from a fear of losing something: Most often shooting out of a seeded fear of perceived impending loss of personal power. Approach mode blossoms from a more intuitive place where the participant has learned to see what’s in front of him or her before making a reactive move. In either of these approaches, the results are not always as expected. It’s fairly easy however, to guess which behavior gets more accomplished with the least amount of energy output. And because Gestalt Theory is a designed means of empowering the participants, if it is empowering and whole-self-integrating, I’m a fan. What I do not support is any sort of victimization; there is never a need.
Assuming you have consciously chosen your destination is not something I will do. Too few actually plan life. Too many plan too little, and far too many plan not at all. It is in the actual conscious choice that empowerment resides.
- Commanding one’s life adventure is to weather the storms and enjoy the process of sailing along towards a chosen destination.
- Demanding of the universal source energies is closing the cellar door after the tornado has passed. And some folks are very familiar with the adrenal surges of stress, and so stressful life conditions and painted corners are the norm of their creation.
Either way, whether attended to mindfully or unconsciously, life is lived, and ends.
~As always, with immense love and gratitude.
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