Pay attention. Become more fully aware of nature assisting you on your unfolding journey. Listen carefully, see clearly, and intuit correctly by being fully alert and aware of what you need now. Everyone needs help at some point in making decisions or in knowing where to go next. Ask for guidance to assist you and then wait for a response. It will come in some form. Question its meaning so that you choose correctly. Is it right? Be patient as you let nature guide you. The right answer will come. Have no doubt, because if your heart is open and innocent you will be heard and love will find you. For love is what will guide you. Love will help you. The energy of love is everywhere. Be open and it will find you. Love is and has the answer.
Persistence brings results. Push through all blockages within and without to achieve your fulfillment and your goals. Set yourself firmly on a path of loving kindness to self and other and let waves of love penetrate through all barriers and carry you forward. It’s all an illusion anyway, but you can feel love and that is no illusion. Use love to your advantage and your advancement. Use it for good. Use it in all interactions, meaningful or otherwise. Use it because sometimes that’s all there is. Love never runs dry nor fails to touch even the hardest of hearts. Love is the way.
Let there be no discussion about the heart being the center of all human goodness, for there is no doubt that if all beings operated from their heart center the world would indeed be a far different place, in far better shape, both the humans and the environment, and that which is most sought after would be achieved. A loving state, with all living beings embraced, would change the world. Be in a loving state yourself and see what happens in your own little world. Let your loving heart begin to change the world.
Whether we feverishly track the news or guardedly protect ourselves from incoming data storms we are all, at our interconnected core, impacted by what is happening in the world. Though we might insulate ourselves from the plight of children separated from their parents, at a certain level the emotional energy of their fear and sadness runs through us all.
The high profile suicides we have witnessed recently speak to the existential despair of our fragile egos, subjected to a milieu of instability, uncertainty, and disintegration. As a psychotherapist my role is to acknowledge these truths and help people safely cross the tumultuous river of our time.
Recognizing that we are all interconnected means that certain currents of thought and feeling that flow through us are collective in nature; they are greater than our individual selves yet we might interpret them quite personally. Ego can forge its navigating ship by recognizing its interconnected core but at the same time not identify with or attach its individual self to its collective affiliation.
Copycat syndrome is actually ego loosing its grounded footing and identifying itself with the mood, thinking, and action of another. Ego is indeed vulnerable to dissolving its identity and merging with a collective impulse, as is well illustrated by a mob mentality. In fact, at present we are witnessing mob mentalities emerging from many corners, deeply challenging our individual egos to know thyself apart from the collective self of the group.
Turning attention to the body self is most helpful at this time. The body registers the collective emotional currents of now in stress reactions that tighten the body boundaries through clenching. Giving ourselves the message that, “it is safe to release in this moment,” accompanied by slow deeper breathing releases these inner dams of tension and better prepares ego to go with the flow.
From this more personally grounded place, ego can contribute to calming the collective angst by tapping into love energy, which radiates back into the collective river of energy at its deepest current, our interconnected oneness. Love is the glue that binds us together as a human family.
Feel and send love to the separated children. Feel and send compassion to those in control of deciding the fate of those children that they might find their way to love in their actions. Arm the self with love energy that it may hold together while weathering through the great changes and challenges of now.
Encased in love we hold together and advance regardless of outer circumstance. Love endures the pain of separation. Love issues from beyond space-time where all is one, all the time. It is our deepest challenge and greatest opportunity to find our way to this enduring connection in this time of great distraction and separation.
Through stabilizing and dis-indentifying with the violent currents of now we find our way to the deepest current of love, which contributes to the restoration of our true oneness. Find your way down to that which always flows at the depth of your being, the universal current of love, and let it radiate, period.
Remain heart centered though your moods may shift, though your temper may flare, though your needs may surge. Keep a steady inner beat, like a drum marking your steps as you walk your path through life, encountering what you must. Remain heart centered and sure that it is the way to go, that love is the answer, because it is.