One of the best things that came out of 9/11 is that we pulled together as a nation and it felt great. I read somewhere this week (I think it was Karen Bishops Energy Alert) that we’re going back to a time when we all worked together to help each other out. Like many many years ago when a snow storm hit and everyone got out and helped each other shovel. I remember those days when I was a kid. Everyone helped each other back then.
We hardly see that anymore but we did see it for a few brief weeks after the 9/11 incident. It felt great to be so connected to everyone. I loved the feeling of oneness with each other.
So here we are again. Another world wide crisis and we can do this. We can pull together and get through it. We have to. This is a time for us to transform once again. There’s a great poster of an older gentlemen whose been pumping iron and it says, “Getting Old Isn’t for Sissies.” Well living on this planet isn’t for sissies either. We can do this. We can go through anything (except more political ads on tv).
It strikes me as so interesting when people say they’ve lost their security in the stock market. SECURITY? It’s numbers for God’s sake. It’s not security. If we put our security in anything material, we’re bound to go through this kind of thing because we can lose it all at the drop of a hat.
A message that keeps coming through in the meditations I’ve been doing for my students this week is to step outside of the situation and observe what’s going on as a third party. Get your fear, insecurities, anxiety and anger out of the way and observe all of this from God’s eyes. Yes I know that’s quite alot to ask, but if we’re on a spiritual path and we’re constantly striving to grow and transform, it’s these kinds of situations that provide those opportunities. Look at your life and the economy through God’s eyes. And I’m not talking about a religious God. I’m talking about the real deal. The God within you and of the world.
Take five minutes to close your eyes and sit in the silence. Focus your attention to the white light in your solar plexus (belly button area). Yes, there really is a light in there at the core of your soul. This is where your higher self (God) resides. With each breath that you take, see that white light getting bigger and bigger until it completely surrounds you and you can’t see yourself anymore. Then just sit in that white light and ask God to show you his/her perspective of what is going on in your life and in the world.
It’s really cool what happens. And if nothing happens, try it again later. We need to get to the point where we can detach ourselves from the world fears, anger and anxiety and go within to the truth of our lives and ourselves. Connect to our true God self and feel that safety. That’s where the real security is.
I know for some of you those are just words that you’ve read in new age books and it goes right over your head because you won’t let yourself have the experience of finding out that it’s real. Drop down from your head and let yourself start to connect with your intuition. Your inner knowing. That gut feeling that guides you. It’s real. There’s nothing more real that that inner wisdom and knowing.
Living on this planet is not for sissies. We have to stop focusing on all that we’ve lost and make ourselves focus on what we have left and go from there. We can do this guys. We can.
And I guarantee you that if you can free yourself up from putting your faith and security in material things, YOU WILL BE FREE. Freer than you thought was possible.
This horrible economy is an opportunity to start over and do things differently.
So as Larry the Cable guy says lets”git er dun.”
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