This Journal has potential to be a helpful summer study course you may chose to engage in….forever.
This summer solstice study entry has 3 sections for your consideration. Each of them relates to the others.
Part I—Vulnerability and Authenticity
Below is a link to a great video, and its subject is an issue I care deeply about. This video is about allowing vulnerability, and developing authenticity.
We cannot be authentic with others unless we are authentic with ourselves. Authenticity is important for the sake of all. It is the foundation of spiritual relationship, a subject I shall touch on after the video below.
When you own it, you can give it. We cannot give to others what we do not own.
In this talk Brene Brown reaches into your Heart and invites your rational being to embrace what is, and not what is not.
In my work with clients, I practice being authentic because this gives others permission to be authentic with me. This invites a healthy dialogue which is calming and empowering. It is our imperfections which make us whole and allows us to seek transcendent value, as was mentioned in the last section of the prior Journal.
Inviting authenticity invites compassion and empathy which are key to learning, and building community. Community building is extremely important to ongoing learning, especially in these times, and in this arena we all need to improve.
I hope you take some time to view this 20 minute talk. I think that you will be glad you did.
Part II—A Reconsideration of Healing
There is a difference between the meaning of “curing” and “healing.”
One can be cured of a disorder, say, a cancer. One can have conventional medical treatments, and be cured. However, the underlying physiologic at the biologic and psychic levels may not be healed.
Healing is a much deeper life process. One can go to the Great Beyond cured, but never healed in one’s life process issues.
On the other hand, it is the karma of some people to go to the Great Beyond healed, but not cured. Their disease is never cured, and it causes their demise. Even so, some may be deeply healed in their life process, and it is OK to move on.
Contemplate these 5 suggestions for improving your belief paradigms about healing:
1) Letting go of resisting the sensory experience of it.
Resistance comes from parts of our being which do not feel joy. Resistance is an obstruction in the flow of energetic, and is always based on held grief (s), and the fears which choatic grief creates.
Joy is an extremely high vibrational state and is a state of being, unlike happiness, which is a conditional state of emotion. To attain joy, we have to heal an obstacle….our grief process and the evoked fears. We allow ourselves to experience pain in order to heal it. If you can feel it, you can heal it.
Happiness usually depends on changing external circumstances. Joy depends on changing internal circumstances.
2) No longer putting names or labels on it.
Names and labels may infer deep seated beliefs and judgments which no longer serve us. Names and labels, such as “cancer” may also invoke a negative spiral of vibrational energetic from the Heart Mind-Brain Mind interface which will interfere with both the curing and the healing.
3) Using no words at all.
Welcome experiencing what you are experiencing in a radical way, unconditionally, allowing yourself to learn the inner lessons being offered.
Getting to “no words” is an important part of the journey. It will require stilling the thought waves of the Brain mind. The thought waves of the Brain mind is usually where most of the trouble begins.
And please remember this important and orienting consideration…..words, which we think with, are simply abstractions. They are a faint resemblance to what our deeper Authentic Self wishes to convey. Practice using words to the best of your clarified ability.
Just practice…and…eliminate the “failure” word. It is all practice on our learning curve. No failures really exist. “Failure” is some sort of severe judgment process. Leave this abstraction behind.
4) Cancel the thought forms and belief systems which you have become swayed by and entrapped in, some of which may be disabling your healing.
“Cancel” is too strong of a word here, and I used it intentionally to raise a point. “Cancel” is like trying to ignore the elephant in the room. An easier method to use here is to practice releasing and letting go of old thought forms.
Thoughts come up, and we let go of them. Watch them go by like clouds in the sky. There is no need to encourage an uncomfortable thought form, and there is also no need to try to crush it.
This step requires the development of witness consciousness and non judgment of your process. We accept our imperfections, and allow more gentleness into the process of Self.
At some point in our journey we simply lose interest in judging. When you feel this state inside of you, just continue your practice. This is good. Row, row, row your boat gently down the Stream…….
5) Choose the energy field of Love, which heals.
Yes, as one of my great teachers told me during a time of crisis when I was 30 years old, “Try more Love.”
Practice makes the master, and I am still practicing. When the Creation ceases to breathe my body, I shall continue this same practice at some St. Elsewhere.
Part III—Enjoy a Movie, Putting it all Together
The movie which I suggest for your review is The Green Mile. This movie was produced in 1999, and stars a number of greats such as Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, and quite a few others.
This movie is about human and Divine Love and “miracle” healing through the Heart based energetic of the healer. The healer in this movie is an anomolous Gift of Creation. He holds a certain space for others to enter into vulnerability and authenticity with him. The movie beautifully shows how the lives he touches are opened and evolved, in a most peculiar of settings….or, is it so peculiar?
For you and I to attain such a level of experience will require that we surrender and let our consciousness become vulnerable to the consideration of ancient human beliefs, technologies and Gifts.
Crestone and Beyond
I am attempting to nudge you into developing more spiritual partnership with yourself and with others via the development of authentic power.
We are not condemned to be permanently arrogant.
The parent-child relationship has the best potential for the development of spiritual relationship. It is a good place to initiate this practice if you are a parent or a child, and, you are.
Regardless of whether we have biological children or not, we are all parents, and we are all children; a point I have attempted to develop and portray in prior journal entries about parenting. We actually have to enjoin both roles at once, being a parent of self and other, and being a child of self and other.
Children carry and embody vulnerability and authenticity until the parent, and other social forces, override this natural state.
We try to make ourselves happy by changing others. Your happiness may be about staying in such a comfort zone, and having someone else approve of you.
There is no one to blame or fix in a spiritual partnership.
Spiritual partners say what they may be most afraid to say; that which may destroy the relationship if not said. A chasm will be created if painful matters are not addressed.
And sometimes things may be destroyed if the wrong words are used. Remember, we must craft our abstractions (words) with Love and Intention.
I want to leave this Journal open now—as grist for your mill. If you contemplate the essence of the suggestions in the Parts I, II, and III you will be able to reorient yourself more easily into Becoming Compassion, the subject of the April 14 and Easter Day Journals.
Please let me know what you discover. I would welcome learning from your experience.
About Intention….what we desire to manifest, we are likely to manifest if we can align our energetic of vibrational offering and vibrational attraction. The Creation plants within our Hearts the desire for what the Creation wants to give us. Where else could our authentic desires come from but from the Creator and the Creation?
“God yearns jealously for the spirit that He has made to dwell in us.” This statement is from the Book of James, 4:5.
I wish that the translators of James’ message had chosen a better abstraction than the word “jealous.”
William Blake’s word abstractions are helpful here, “God became as we are that we may become as He is.”
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond,