It is easy these days to feel bombarded by negativity. The discourses on the condition of our planet Gaia or the state of the affairs of humanity seem to drip, if not gush, with perceived catastrophes. We may find ourselves struggling with what our response should or could be. Do we seek sanctuary away from the storms, even denying them, or do we actively engage them seeking to alter the flow of energies behind the confusion and conflicts? Often, if not always, we find that all of our multi-dimensional resources, heart, mind, body and spirit, are called upon and tested in order to respond in ways that reflect our inner guidance.
Each of us must find our own responses to our common experiences as our multi-dimensional nature is magnificently complex. And as much as we might like, one response does not fit all. The good news is that we have all been endowed with the principles of consciousness. These principles allow each of us to create our personal map through the drama of life without becoming entrapped in it. Some of these principles that have worked for me include:
It is a useless journey to blame your neighbor! Despite our ego’s insistence, what is happening in our ‘external’ world is a reflection of what is going on in our ‘internal’ world. Simply put, we are co-creators of the world. Generally this means looking at ourselves first for the source of an issue or upset.
Although you may think you are, you are never alone. How many of us have pursued a connection with the Divine for years or even decades, thinking that the connection may happen only when we have left this dimension. W.B. Yeats, the Irish poet, once said ‘There are no strangers, only friends I have not yet met.’ If, as I believe, we are all one, then the Divine has provided us with about 7 billion ‘not yet met’ friends. And that is not even counting the birds, leaves, fish, rocks and other critters that fill every waking moment. Say Hello! to the several trillion instances of God that immediately surround you.
What you give, is what you receive. Give that Hello! or a smile at the first and every opportunity you have. You will receive many returns in kind. Even if you don’t get a smile back, you will have given a great gift to someone else who really needs it. You have given the gift of Divine Connection to them. Hellos and smiles will naturally grow in magnificence with continued practice.
Be aware that the future, the next moment, does not yet exist. That’s the job our Creator has given us, to create the next moment. In this incarnation, we are representatives of the Divine. We are connected to the Divine through each other and all those other critters. So what is really stopping us from creating the next incredible moment other than our unwillingness to accept who we really are?
Assuredly we all sense or know that there are many paths to the Divine. We are all on those paths now. Yours and mine may be different, and I do know if our paths should cross, you can expect a Hello! and a smile. In a small way, that will help bring some Joy to the world.
© 2016 Hamilton Hayes
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