24th July 2013: Attention and Discernment

Cosmic Distractions Abound

We are surrounded by contradictory energies at the moment, which may leave us feeling that we’re not really sure who we are, what to believe, what to strive for, what to let go and whether we should even be wondering about any of these things in the first place! So if you’re feeling a  bit confused, over-whelmed even, with too much information and not enough intuition, too much emotion and not enough logic, or too many of other people’s ideas spinning round your head and not enough of your own, don’t panic. That’s kind of how it is at the moment and it will pass.

It’s a bit like someone’s turned up the volume control so we can no longer ignore the background buzz of our lives: the constant commentary our mind undertakes from the minute we awake to the time we return to sleep; the voices in our head which aren’t even ours but other people’s thoughts, ideas and beliefs that we just seem to have absorbed somewhere along the line; the unremitting flow of sensory stimulation that assaults our eyes and ears on a daily basis. Right now it may all seem too much.

But it’s too much for a reason. The volume control has been turned up precisely so we can see just how much data we’re actually trying to process every day just to stay remotely in control of our lives. No wonder we can feel on edge and uptight so much of the time! We’re like living breathing satellite dishes receiving and transmitting signals all day long, or antennae forever picking up every random radio wave in the vicinity. And the fact is, we can’t go on like this! In these times of shifting energy and heightening awareness we need to learn how to edit out the background hum in order to focus our energy and attention where it’s needed the most. And to do that we need to be aware of just how much interference we must get to grips with.

In the modern age there are so many calls on our attention. Just walking down the street we can be bombarded with adverts and noise, hundreds of people, traffic, aromas wafting from countless eateries. Then there’s the internal stimulation of thoughts and feelings, worries, fears, anticipation, plans, hopes and dreams. And we wonder why we’re so exhausted and desperate for a break! We are constantly stimulated and right now the cosmos needs us to understand what that does to us on a daily basis. It leaves us depleted, distracted, our attention is diffused and our resolve drains out of us. We become receptors of any old thing that’s out there, soaking it all up regardless.

Which is why today the heavens speak of discernment, of paying attention to our attention: where do we invest it and why? Do we hand it over to the ‘loudest’ thing in the vicinity, be it someone else, our own thoughts or the tempting smells from that café over there. Or do we make a conscious choice about where we rest our attention and why? Do we decide where it’s best used today and then gently but firmly tell everything else that assails us we’re not available right now, thank you. Life is full of distractions.

They’re everywhere and some can be extremely seductive, but if they distract us from peace, from pursuing our heart’s desire, from recognising our own inner voice amidst the babble of the outside world, then we need to master the distractions, not allow them to master us. We need to be able to turn from them to invest our energy where it’s best put to use. We need to decide what really matters, and then do that regardless of anything and everything else that tries to tempt us away.

Today we get a chance to practice just such self-discipline. It may seem like an onerous task with so much call on our attention, but the more we do it the easier it becomes and it’s a skill well worth having in the frenetic and demanding world in which we live.

Here’s wishing everyone a focused day.

Sarah Varcas

Comments

Sandra Smyre 24th July 2013 7:19 am

Thank you so much dear Sarah! I'm having a hard time dealing with loud noises--motorcycles, barking dogs and car radios. I needed this reminder because it turns me upside down--my system is very sensitive(as we all are) and it really creates havoc. I'm also feeling alot of joint pain and nausea so would love to hear from others feeling yucky :crazy2 My mantra today is "keep on keeping on", it will change. In LoveLight, Sandra :)

Sarah Varcas 24th July 2013 7:35 am

Hello Sandra :) I live in the countryside where it's generally very peaceful, but as I was reading your comment a group of farmers gathered right outside my house having a VERY loud conversation with all their tractors still running lol. If you can't escape noise in the middle of nowhere then there's no hope! They seem to have moved on now so peace reigns again, except for all the nonsense inside my head of course, which never shuts up! :D Sorry to hear you're feeling physically bad. Yesterday I had a dreadful headache and nausea all day for no apparent reason. It just seems to add to the overload so yes, keep on keeping on, but also take some time out just for you if you can, to rest and recuperate. I hope you're feeling better soon xx :smitten:

spring 24th July 2013 7:56 am

Fantastic post!! I so needed to read that! Thank you so much Sarah :smitten:

Conni99 24th July 2013 8:43 am

I love reading your daily posts Sarah, you're so intuitive and they're usually so spot-on! You're amazing!

Sandra, I've been feeling out of sorts; the other day I felt nauseated and feeling pretty yucky. I'm over it now, but there are mornings when I feel like I'm getting sick, but as the day wears on, it goes away. It's strange. Some days it's so hard being human.

love, light and blessings to all!

Conni

queens4freedom 24th July 2013 12:30 pm

omg! thank you! i was drowning in tears, in the 3d lower energies, out in the middle of the ocean. alone & lost. your insight has given me pause to refresh & hope again! LOVE!!!

realist_idealist 24th July 2013 12:43 pm

Now apply all of the contents of the article to the Pluto in Libra generation. The ever present mysteries of romantic relationships, of course, being the theme! :idiot2: ;D

Radiant Love Energy 24th July 2013 3:51 pm

This was just what I needed to hear today, thank you!

bluefeatheryone 24th July 2013 5:53 pm

"...it will pass." Best news all day. :) Thank you, Sarah, for the loving reassurance, gentleness & kindness sprinkled throughout your messages. <3

Sandra, I haven't experienced nausea recently, but joint pain & headaches are something I have experienced lately. Hope you feel better soon!

Much, much love! :smitten:

ToniSarvallo 25th July 2013 12:05 am

Thank you again Sarah, for a timely and comforting message.

Physical symptoms keep me from feeling fully alive at the moment as I also feel shaky, sick to my stomach with sore muscles a lot of the time. I am feeling this is a strong sign to focus on what's inside, and it keeps drawing me back to the things I know about myself thatI don't like, but have seriously well developed skills of 'ignoring and suppressing'. Some of them are OMG...I can't believe I operate like this...type of stuff.

It's definitely a trying time, though the healings do go very deep and I need a lot of sleep as well!

Sarah Varcas 25th July 2013 4:27 am

Hello Sandra

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Thank you so much dear Sarah! I'm having a hard time dealing with loud noises--motorcycles, barking dogs and car radios. I needed this reminder because it turns me upside down--my system is very sensitive(as we all are) and it really creates havoc. I'm also feeling alot of joint pain and nausea so would love to hear from others feeling yucky :crazy2 My mantra today is "keep on keeping on", it will change. In LoveLight, Sandra

I responded to your comment yesterday but for some reason it wouldn't post so this is attempt number 2 lol :) I've been experiencing a lot of headaches and nausea lately, kind of like low-grade migraine but not. Let's hope we both start feeling better very soon :thumbs: I live in the countryside in Wales so it's generally very peaceful here, but yesterday a group of farmers gathered outside our cottage and had the loudest conversation in the history of the world with all their tractors still running lol. It made me chuckle really... there is no escape :) :smitten: Lots of love to you

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:24 am
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Fantastic post!! I so needed to read that! Thank you so much Sarah

Glad it resonated Spring :)

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:25 am
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Some days it's so hard being human.

you're not wrong there Conni! Especially when we're healing on so many levels and all kinds of stuff is happening as a result! :D Sending you lots of love :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:27 am
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omg! thank you! i was drowning in tears, in the 3d lower energies, out in the middle of the ocean. alone & lost. your insight has given me pause to refresh & hope again! LOVE!!!

I hope you're feeling a bit better as this new week begins Q4F :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:28 am
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Now apply all of the contents of the article to the Pluto in Libra generation. The ever present mysteries of romantic relationships, of course, being the theme!

Is that the voice of experience realist-idealist... ?! I suspect so... :)

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:31 am
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This was just what I needed to hear today, thank you

Very glad the timing was right for you RLE :)

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:32 am
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"...it will pass." Best news all day

indeed bfo... best news every day! :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 29th July 2013 2:35 am
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I need a lot of sleep as well!

Hi Toni :) This is something else that I'm hearing from a lot of people.. the need for either a lot more or a lot less sleep. I find I go through stages of needing loads then being able to get up really early and feel very energised all day. I guess we just have to go with the flow on that one! :)

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Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.

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