Note: Although much of this analysis might appear to be more Western world related, it all trickles into other cultures. The Western world has tremendous influence on the rest of the world, from extreme subtlety to the extremely obvious. Please note that when I decided to write this article I had no knowledge that this was the month for breast cancer awareness. Food for thought!
Each day I am reminded of the closely guarded rules and conditions that we have established in our lives. We are on guard watching for any thought or idea that may come along and possibly alter that paradigm. Most often we go running to the safety of our own mental prison.
This is a question that is well worth examining from many different angles. Who is in charge of the humans, do humans need handlers/controllers? Humans are hard wired to be controlled; hard wired for slavery. Because of this the vast majority readily accept the need for control by government, corporations, religion/spiritual constructs and education.
Life as a human being is an insatiable experience despite it being an emotional wild ride. To say the least, it is profound, mysterious, exhilarating and maddening all at once! Being alive is addicting, we want more despite the ups and downs.
Being spiritual is in some respects an overrated concept steeped in all sorts of conjured up rules and expectations. Instead it becomes a state of being that we try to achieve yet every act is in honor of the spiritual experience. It is how we experience being human.
posted 19 April, 2019 (Wednesday, 17 April, 2019) - Sonia Barrett
Our lives are run by ideas that we hold allegiance to, ideas that institute restrictions in the human experience. We are run by dos, don’ts and suggestions of impossibilities. What is seldom realized is that we live a life of suggestions.
Ok so I have written about this a number of times but for goodness sakes when I run into this stuff it is so funny…yes it is funny. No I am not laughing at anyone but I am laughing at how creative we are in making this game really exciting! There are a group of new agers that are relentless at overdosing the masses with this construct of a future of bliss, where we hang out with the ascended masters and sing kumbaya all day, while we hug mother earth and just feel nothing but joy and love…oh my god just stop it already!!
Is there ever a moment when there is truly nothing left to give. Everyone has experienced that moment of spiritual exhaustion. It’s that feeling of having tried and tried yet things seem to take three steps forward and two steps back. The idea of being positive becomes more of an annoyance especially when others attempt to be encouraging. It’s the journey through the valley and into the dark night. What is perhaps perplexing is the certainty held in believing that one has exceeded a reoccurrence of that experience. One is left speechless, exhausted, a little ticked off and thinking what that *%#@ !.
The degree to which we dismiss or ignore the evidence of our efforts is quite staggering. Often we limit ourselves to specific outcomes or evidence. Because of this, the treasures reflected by the evidence cannot be seen as it does not resemble our narrow expectations of the path forward.