We are born into this world with the precious potential to realize and remember that we are a part of creation itself. Unlike our physical counterparts in the animal, mineral and plant kingdoms, our adventure on this planet comes with the gift of self-awareness.
posted 6 May, 2015 (Saturday, 2 May, 2015) - Ann Albers
When you see those are affected by disasters, tragedies, and other events that seem so random, it is human nature to grieve and wonder why these things occur. We want to reassure you, it is not punishment dear ones. It is not a "balancing of karma," except in the most pure, energetic sense of the word.
This morning, while reflecting on my last unpleasant visit to a doctor, I wrote a letter in my journal as a way to work through my frustration. A letter I wish I could send to every ‘checked out’ healthcare provider.
As an ex-pharmaceutical scientist, I enjoy reframing the term ‘side-effects’. We typically think of side-effects in the negative, as in the side-effects of drugs. But many of our positive behaviors also have side-effects.
Last week I made a mistake that had me mentally kicking myself pretty much every day. When my landscapers came to prune several trees in our yard, I also had them cut back a line of wild bushes and vines along the perimeter of our back lawn to allow the sunlight in to nourish the edge of the grass.
Ever feel like you were blindsided by the mind field of another person, projecting something having nothing to do with you? It takes skillful means to relate to others projecting their unfinished business.
Have you noticed people acting more strangely this month, perhaps saying or doing things out of character? Perhaps you feel you’ve had your own unusual moments, too, wondering how you could have said or done what you did.
Are we wired to be kind? Absolutely! Although I think some would disagree. It seems that the business model that’s operated for the past hundred years or so has been based on ‘survival of the fittest’, with the idea that humans are inherently selfish.