Aligning With Transformation
There’s a lot of talk about how the world has gone crazy. I totally agree. Though I see it differently. I feel it’s more about the way the world is transforming. We know the vibration has been raising throughout the world. We can feel it. We can see its effects. We, as individuals, have been making small and large shifts whether we realize it or not. I believe that’s what’s happening with the entire world on a grander scale. I feel all of that ugly stuff we had convinced ourselves had been dealt with to a greater degree – civil rights, gender inequality, equal pay for equal work, and so much more – had merely been pushed down, renamed, or covered up in some way and it’s all coming out. I think it’s a good thing. I think it’s past time we truly dealt with these issues. We need to face our fears – our prejudice, our bias, our lies, our anger, our bad decisions and policies, our misplaced trust, our insecurities, and our pride. We need to acknowledge that stuff we’re not so proud of, exposing the ugliness and learning from our mistakes or our inaction in order to transform and to heal – as individuals, as a nation, and as a world.
Unfortunately, I feel it’s far from over. I think we’re riding on wave after wave of initiations and transformations. I’m sure you feel it. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is stuck in their emotions? No one is getting along and nothing is getting accomplished. People are reacting to every one and every thing around them. It’s like everyone has lost the ability to think and to reason. And no one seems to want to communicate, they just want to push their agenda.
The thing is, we really can’t control what’s going on around us, but we can control how we react to it. We’ve all heard that truth in one form or another. It’s our reaction or, better yet, our lack of reaction, which can help neutralize a situation. We can affect how those around us behave by being a calm presence in the midst of the turmoil and confusion. As you learn how to become more peaceful by regularly meditating, doing deep breathing exercises and other practices to help still your mind, you can learn to maintain greater control so those around you will have the space to settle down as well. Regular concentration exercises can help you stay focused so you can demonstrate the ability to reason – to stop and think. Anger is about misunderstanding and there’s plenty of that to go around. Neutrality could help you initiate a productive dialogue instead of letting opinions and tempers escalate a situation.
Emotions can be wonderful teachers so don’t ignore them. Pay attention to what triggers a reaction in you so you can learn more about yourself then you can choose a different response the next time. Allowing ourselves to get caught up in emotions (lost in the feelings) is how we get distracted which can lead to our losing control or, said differently, giving control to someone else.
Personal power is about managing your state – how you “be”. When you’re calm and your mind is still, you are able to be aware of how you are in the moment. Then you get to choose. And what you choose affects those around you. Your presence can be healing or detrimental to yourself and others. It can cause chaos or lead to peace. The Universal Peace Covenant was created by School of Metaphysics teachers and leaders so that people everywhere will have a living, dynamic image of peace. A portion of it states that “Peace is first a state of mind. Peace affords the greatest opportunity for growth and learning which leads to a personal happiness. Self-direction promotes inner peace which therefore leads to outer peace. We vow to heal ourselves through forgiveness, gratitude and prayer. We commit to causing each and every day to be a fulfillment of our potential, both human and divine…Living peaceably begins by thinking peacefully.”
That’s how we change the world – we start with ourselves. May Peace Prevail on Earth.