- The takeaway from this week’s episode is … you will understand what has limited you so far and what to do about it.
- Here’s what this will do for you … once you stop reacting to the outer world you will see with clarity.
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … to break this habit you must redirect your snow globe mind.
Are you a physical being “trying” to have a spiritual experience? Or, are you universal spiritual energy having an earthly physical experience?
Seeing yourself as a physical entity means that you view all the things around you as being finite and in solid form. You can count them or weigh them or categorize them. Every thought, emotion, or event that occurs in your life is then interpreted as something physically real, something solid.
When you become dissatisfied or confused with your physical situation you look for your answers in this world to become spiritual.
That’s when spirituality is perceived as a goal for your life. People chase it and use it as something to make themselves feel unique; even feel superior to someone else. Or at least an improvement over who they used to be, that is – their “old self.” In order to become spiritual, people do many different things; they do yoga, learn about religion, follow gurus, pray, go into trances, experiment with drugs, fast, cleanse, dance, or sit in a circle and beat on drums. Some chant or even sit in a sweat lodge or do other things to become “someone” spiritual.
All these things are your ego’s way of entertaining itself.
It turns into a neurotic pursuit to become someone or something other than who you are. It’s a preoccupation with not accepting or being yourself. You end up “trying” to become conscious through a system or series of techniques or conforming to a spiritual “system.” By the way, “trying” will never be enough. For example, if you wanted to become a great artist, a painter, or a musician, you may seek out a master teacher. However, your goal would not be to become a clone of your teacher but to gain insight into the experience that the teacher provided – leading you back to yourself.
The fact is, your mind is like a snow globe – confined inside a bubble that limits you as it swirls around and scatters your thinking.
Only when it settles down, you can see clearly, that is, until you shake it up again. Meditation will allow your snow globe mind to settle down so you can see with clarity beyond what your limits were. Meditation helps calm your mind, allowing clarity and insight to “occasionally” creep in. But how about a walking meditation where you let your mind just “be?” There would be no limitations to your ability to achieve clarity at all times. What comes into your mind on this walk are not your thoughts or emotions, it’s more like a conversation. It doesn’t require that you suppress them either. A walking meditation is not about “emptying” your mind, it’s about “allowing” the experience of your mind’s energy to float freely.
People struggle when “trying” to be spiritual.
There is no need to struggle in order to prove your existence is worthwhile. In fact, it is in the absence of struggling when you will discover yourself almost by accident.
CALL TO ACTION:
- You have never appreciated who it is that you are until you experience insight and clarity – like when the snow globe is at rest. The beautiful scene was there behind the snow. The warm sun was always there behind the clouds.
- People have been focused on the non-spiritual, the physical, for so long they have forgotten who they are.
- Allow yourself to have this spiritual experience by finding the space between the distractions of your mind and what is really happening.
HOW IT WORKS: Surrender to the moment and allow yourself to accept that you came into this physical experience as perfect spiritual energy. Then, rather than seeking to become something you feel you are not, focus on who you already are. Ask yourself, what is great about who you are right now? How will you carry that spiritual greatness into tomorrow as your life unfolds perfectly? What can you contribute to others? What insight have you gained about yourself in your moments of clarity when the snow globe settled? Imagine that you already have all the answers and need to seek nothing. Making this connection allows your mind to draw upon an infinite realm of universal knowledge. ~ Linda Deir