Carolyn Myss - Some Good Advice
Yes, that's me, 'socking it to 'em' with a story. Just love it!
The world behind our eyes is our new frontier
I agree with Carolyn Myss's statement: "The world behind our eyes is our new frontier." Except it isn't new at all. New to today's world population, perhaps, but old in that it has been known to spiritual seekers of truth for eons. Carolyn is, of course, talking about Self-knowledge, Self-understanding, something I've been drawn towards for many decades. It brings us to MEANING. It brings us to PURPOSE. It brings us to working towards that greatest of all questions. "WHAT AM I?"
Every thought has its emotional component
My own studies and experience have led me to an important truth: Every thought we have has its emotional component, and every emotion is stored within us. Yes, right there in our bodies. You probably won't find it there by use of any scientific tool. It doesn't show up on X-rays or Ultra-sounds. But the results of all those thoughts and accompanying emotions, are held within, inter-penetrating, influencing, interpreting everything in our lives - including our happiness and our health.
Sunset over my back fence.
Liars don't heal! We have to be truthful
A common term for it is 'conditioning.' and it begins at an early age. And, of course, we're generally not aware of it. But Carolyn Myss makes the statement what we are born knowing that our choices are powerful, and that is often why we find it hard to choose. She then goes on to talk about health, and makes the statement, "Liars don't heal." And then explains that, deep down, we know when we are not living a life of integrity. Carolyn points out that if we are to live the sort of life we want to live, we have to adhere to certain principles. The first of these is the conscious decision in which we say to ourselves, not just in the head but in our hearts:
"I AM GOING TO LIVE A LIFE OF INTEGRITY."
We all experience life AS IT IS, not necessarily how we would like it to be
The second point Carolyn Myss states is: "I will not pass my suffering on, but my wisdom."
We all experience life as it is. There is suffering. And we have to choose "Wisdom or Woe." So if we have a life of suffering - and we all have some of it, some more than others, but we all experience it. The choice is to whether to spend our lives feeling sorry for ourselves and contributing little if anything, or to pass on what we have learned - our wisdom.
Flower arrangement by my darling wife
The choice is always ours
We know of people who have lost their ability to live the life they had at an earlier time. They may have had an accident that left them a paraplegic. We all seen examples of those who then went into themselves, never coming out of their despair. Yet we have also seen those who became great. They triumphed. They grew even greater because of their physical disability than they would have become had they not received it. They have become exemplars of courage, determination and, of course, teachers of wisdom.
Don't look backwards for guidance
Carolyn's Myss's third point: "Take risks. Take risks in your life. Don't wait for truth." She then goes on to say that when we begin to lose our stamina - even if it be temporary, such as in a cold, or flu, we begin to think of our regrets: what we should have done.
"Don't look backwards for guidance." Don't do it, "Because there is nothing back there. The reason you are where you are today is because that part of your life is over," says Carolyn.
Okay, so leaves did block the view in summer
Now is the only moment any of us ever have
We've probably heard that expression: 'Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, and the present moment is all we have." It is all we have ever had. Our life comes towards us in never ending moments of Now. Yes, Time is one of Life's great mysteries for us. Do we move forward in time? Or does time move towards us?
But to quote Carolyn Myss some more: "What builds vitality, what builds the desire to live your life fully and be present, is for you to say, 'It's time for something new.' Be IN the newness. Be not afraid of it. BE IN IT!"
Words ARE powerful. Be careful with them
"Next. Choose new words." Words are powerful. They really do influence. Sometimes the influence is gradual, subtle, taking a long while to bring about changes within ourselves or others. Sometimes those changes are abrupt, even brutal, bringing about immediate change, and often for the worse. Shock! Denial! Fear! So be very aware, and very discerning in the words you use and the words you accept from others. You are influencing others. And they are influencing you - if you choose to react to or accepting of those words that 'put you down' -including your own - "Think again."
A nearby 'by the river' walk
Medicine hasn't got there yet - it will
A good way to do this last is to say, "Next!" and ignore that negative thought, after having examined impartially any sensation that might have arisen within you. Note any reaction. Feel it through to the end WITHOUT adding to it with any reactive words. Feel the vibrations in your body. By feeling them, and not reacting to them, they are released.
"When we finally do quantum energy medicine, micro-energy medicine, we will finally do analysis at a level that will include the power of the vocabulary that we use." She then goes on to say, " We will be able to say to people, 'Your vocabulary is so toxic that the vibration of your neurology includes thoughts, includes frequencies (vibrations) that are so toxic that even if you do (positive) visualization, that it is offset by a vocabulary that is organically so negative" (the visualization is rendered ineffective)
My experience of what is being said here
I have mentioned in previous essays of my experiences in Vipassana Meditation. I attended my first ten-day course in 1986. Fourteen of these ten days courses followed over the next few years, though the most recent was way back in 2002. Today, I have around 25,000 hours of this type of meditational practice behind me and I can tell you this:
Our bodies are continually influenced by the sensations which move throughout our physicality from what I believe to be a level of a energy field which surrounds and interpenetrates us. I can feel these vibrations at will. They are there. So what are they?
And here's the river.
Our thoughts do have an accumulative effect on our bodies
I cannot prove what I say but here. But I can say what I currently believe.
These sensation are the cumulative effect of every thought that I have ever thought or, more accurately, the emotional residue of every thought I have ever held. As I've worked through these emotions through my twice-daily practice, I have gradually been ameliorated their effect upon my character. This has wrought changes - positive changes. I am not the man I used to be.
That said, I still have a way to go before all the gunk, the long forgotten traumas, phobias, fears, reactions of all types are eventually, and finally, purged. And maybe they never will be in this lifetime.
Wonderful area in which to live.
Words to drop from habitual use
But back to Carolyn Myss.
"Three words that are lethal: Entitled, Blame and Deserve. And if you could extricate those three words from your head, you have no idea how much better you would feel. If you never used those three words again, I can tell you right now your depressions would be much less. Because you're not entitle to anything. And blaming anyone for anything will take you out of your PRESENT and it will absolutely put toxic perceptions in you. And you realize is who is blaming you for something - or who you are blaming for something.
The Contextual Field in which we live out our lives
And finally this: "Choose to get up and every day bless your day. And say to yourself, "Nothing in my life that is happening right now will every come again." Bless that you ARE. That you are here. That you are experiencing."
Or as God says to Neale Donald Walsch in Conversations with God Book One. I refer to the story of the Little Soul and the Sun. WE ARE HERE TO EXPERIENCE. That only by being born into the Realm of Relativity, with its Context Field of opposites, can we experience. So embrace the positive and the negative because without the latter we could not know of the former. Have preferences. Seek out and bring into your life as much as you can those preferences. But be aware that without those things you do not prefer, what you do prefer would not be.