One of my favorite movies is the Truman Show, in which a man has unknowingly been born and raised on a massive TV set on which the entire world watches his life unfold. Eventually Truman begins to discover that the life he has been living is contrived, and he attempts to escape the tiny world in which he is trapped.
"If prayer is so powerful, then why does it seem like
the more we pray for peace, for example, the worse things seem to
become?" Without bias or judgment, is it possible that what we see as
an unsettled world of chaos is simply the Field, the Divine Matrix,
mirroring our belief that peace is missing—our "please, let there be
peace" echoed back to us as
Your inner being – your soul or higher self – is not something that you have. It is what you are. Your complete consciousness is your inner being. All of the so-called parts of your mind – the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious parts – are all facets of your one, complete consciousness, your inner being.
It can be so suffocating when you feel yourself fenced in by emotions, perspectives, thoughts and beliefs that feel like they are squeezing the lifeforce out of you. Anxiety feels like that. Depression feels like that. Energetic sensitivity to difficult weeks feels like that.
I know life requires us to be present to everything – the success and sadness, the peace and pain. Learning to be with all of our feelings is fertilizer for growth and healing. It’s just not that easy.