Why we’re fated – or seemingly ‘destined’ – to have some experiences in life is a mystery. Is it karma? …a benevolent (or not-so-benevolent) Being having a laugh? Whether it’s an unexpected death, a lottery win, or an imposed career change, all can seem to come from beyond our control.
(Love being a given,) what might most people assume as being the answer to that?
…[apparently, it’s] forgiveness.
I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with forgiveness; after all, it does remove barriers/ illusions and wanton allusions, but where concern regarding forgiveness can be skewed is when one attaches a hope or expectation to it, a (conscious or unconscious) desire that you’ll be conferred with some manner of ‘cosmic prosperity’ as a result, that’ll it’ll be bestowed upon you by some benevolent being outside of yourself as a reward (for good and proper, quantifiably admirable behaviour).
What do you really ‘have’ to do?
It (~ what you’re considering) ‘seems’ like the thing to do, right?
…I’ll let the doctors handle it – they know best.
…I’m getting bored of this relationship – I think I’ll ease my way out.
…I’ll buy those chips – it’s not like I can’t afford the two bucks.
…I refuse to accept this – it’s not like there’s an alternative (…?)
But what if the truth of the matter is that ‘what feels right’ is just what’s familiar? (And what if what’s familiar isn’t actually doing you any favours?)
Our physical self is great matter for our spirit. It connects you to your experience in ways that your presupposed thoughts alone can’t. For the majority of us (not having a conscious appreciation of having experienced it before), death causes us to surrender to sensation, apart even from how our thoughts rationalize or interpret those sensations.
‘The’ truly personal journey, the expiration of our physical bodies, death inspires us to an appreciation of aspects of life we’re otherwise inclined to deny. Whether your own appears imminent, or is a long way off, ultimately, there’s no ‘thinking’ our way through it. It’s the one education that our minds can’t ‘solve’ for us, and as such, it grounds us in visceral experience.
It sets the appeal that you trust your intuition and throw the net of your awareness out into the world around you, pulling in truths that may defy your intellect, your rational mind, and what your conditioning might wish to (superficially) espouse.
Well, it’s a ‘trend’ that we feel we need to make an effort to directly control things, or we won’t be on the same road our Dreams are. The truth is, though, that by endeavouring to manipulate things, we won’t be. Self-will limits what Spirit can provide, because it limits what we’re capable of believing we Deserve. It begs the question, ‘are you desiring something that’s actually Good for you (and others), or is it possible that you can manifest something Bigger and Better?’ What motivates us isn’t necessarily in our Highest, best interest. ‘Going right’ might get us what we’re conditioned to want, but not what we well and truly Need.
Another trend is fear, of ‘bad news’, of change, a detour, loss, and /or disappointment. In our grasping at what we imagine is ‘valuable’, we miss our lifedream’s inherently invaluable message: that sometimes, our going in circles is right on target. It’s an invitation to becoming a Master… and what do you imagine that’s worth?
Big Medicine Love to You
David ‘Black Feather’ Nagy
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