Through the eye of a needle
‘Hope springs eternal’. From An Essay on Man, a poem published by Alexander Pope in 1734.
Without hope we tend to fall into the trap of doing depression, anger and other such un-resourceful emotional states. Recognising that the leap from less than helpful ways of being to really being who and what you dream about is sometimes a gap just too large to do in one step. At this point many people give up and wonder what the point is.
Where did we ever begin to think that life owed us a living without effort? I mean, I understand that life can be easy and that our unconscious mind is programmed to look for the path of least resistance, and yet there are some decisions we must make which mean great change, mean losing the ego and mean holding onto a dream and using stepping stones and markers to take us there.
In a wonderful blog I found via a Twitter earlier in this week called Escaping Mediocrity Dave Navarro a product launch coach and marketing expert tells the group about how to overcome these challenges of when life becomes less than easy.
You’ll already recognise that we have thoughts and ideas coming to us all day everyday. Many of those thoughts aren’t our own – have you ever found yourself wondering ‘where did that come from’ and I also wonder if like me, you have a drawer full (it used to be a shoe box) of ideas to go back to?
These thoughts float into our conscious mind, via our unconscious mind from the ether, from the Universe/spirit, collective conscious – whatever name you’d like to give it. You’ll have noticed, have you not, that some resonate more than others and these are the ones we take action on. Many of the rest are either ignored, don’t charge us with the same positive emotional enthusiasm or we might like them but feel they are beyond us, our capabilities, our skill or who we believe ourselves to be.
What needs to happen to these thoughts and our ideas is that we pass them through one of each of our bodies – spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. If there are blocks in any of these areas, then our project, thought etc doesn’t happen. Often this can be a self fulfilling prophecy or it can be called a failure by many.
Our chakra system – I don’t have time to explain that all in this blog post, but I will have a very specific blog about them put up soon – is a very useful tool to help us determine exactly where and which body is out of alignment with our work, our life, our projects.
Very often those on a spiritual path, miss out the bit about passing the thought through the physical body. Very often people are drawn to connecting with Source, God, the Universe and ignoring what’s going on on the ground. It’s long been advocated that connecting with Source is the answer to our problems and yes, that’s where we will ultimately find one kind of peace, total love and the ability to switch off and hand over our problems. It’s a very different matter if your bank account is empty, you aren’t taking care of your health, your family (immediate and larger) and your relationships.
A tree can only grow when it has strong roots deep in the earth. Yes, it has a purpose to grow as big and tall as possible, reaching way high up into the sky, some even stop us in our tracks and we gaze in awe at the size of the trunk, the impact it has on humanity is immense. I wonder just how big its roots are – how far below do they extend?
As above, so below is another often heard phrase. So, when we wake up and realise that we are humans on the physical plane of life itself, drawing source energy from Mother Earth,we just might like to get ourselves rooted in order that we can reach up even higher and have an even bigger impact with the work we do.
I may be teaching granny to suck eggs, however I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who has listened more to the upstairs and given scant recognition to downstairs.