Saturday, 9 November 2013
Now & again I will come across a post that sticks out for me mainly only because I resonate with it, I thought I would share my resonation with you today.
The Following post was unearthed from the succeeding site address:
No one wants war, no one wants conflict, no one wants poverty and still these exist. As fast as we try to eradicate those things that hurt us, they are replaced. As Neale Donald Walsch says “How is it possible for 7 billion on the earth to all want the same thing and to be unable to get it?”
We know that we want peace, health, harmony, friendship, abundance, a life free from excess worry, love . . . I have begun to think that knowing what we want is not as effective as focussing our intention on what we want. I know that I prefer peace to war but do I really focus on peace and intend it to happen? I can’t say that I do. I think I just hope it will happen.
When I try to focus my intention on something as large as peace, I find that picturing it in my mind is very difficult for the reason that when a formless, faceless concept is placed under a magnifying glass it can only centre on a small shred, a tiny area, and it is difficult to know what to home in on. What would be the defining picture of peace that I could focus on with the intention of bringing it into my reality? Where shall I focus my intention for peace? Do I focus on a part of the world or on personal experience? Is there a focus which will bring about peace more quickly or easily?
If all of us around the globe focussed on peace we would in all likelihood be picturing different things. And here I believe lies the crux of the dilemma. It is easy to picture war. The images are often on the television and in the newspapers. Mud splattered men standing in desolate fields, weapons at the ready – I can picture it. Now let me picture peace . . . Mmm.
When every newspaper and news programme presents us with more of what we do not want, we find it difficult to imagine what we do want and visualise it clearly with energy and vigour. It is like asking someone not to think of the colour red, which is ofcourse the first colour that will spring to mind.
And if we have difficulty envisioning peace, then what about abundance, or love? Don’t we have the same dilemma here? Let’s not think about recession – oh dear, too late.
When I focus on peace I have decided that I am going to zoom in on a potter pottering in a shed, fashioning clay, humming along to a song on the radio, not minding whether it is sunny or raining outside just losing themselves (or is that finding themselves) in a perfect, infinite moment. One image of peace. One image, one part of a collage of peace being focussed on around the world. Perhaps this is the beginning of a new art – zoomed in images of ordinary lives being lived in peace (or in abundance, or love ... ) there’s a thought.
Pretty good ay & you would have noticed this lass has also written a book as well, if it’s like the many posts I have read of hers it should be worth a peak.
Envisioning: I thought I would add my bit as well, as usual. If you could envision looking back onto the world what would it seem like with everyone visualising their own interpretations & desires of what the world should be like, it would be quite chaotic & what does this world dominated by, chaos!! But of course if we did this more collectively we wouldn’t manifest such chaos, religion/spirituality have tried to collectively to do this ever since the dawn of man so what’s going haywire when we desire & pray for one thing but quite the opposite keeps occurring?
A number of things are happening here, the ego for one. Even in a collective group people some people will still visualise something for their own benefit or desire which of course adds to the chaos, there is also something else that is happening here as well to do with visualisation. When we see God or an angel for example we will all envision these images differently to others to one extent or another, no wonder the world is in chaos. I think Carolyn has nailed it here within her post; it’s all to do with our own individual visualisations, now how the heck do we get around this? It’s as simple as bursting out in laughter, instead of visualising try feeling. Spirituality is all about feelings not visualising, visualising/envisioning is very human & most of the times our emotions & ego will distort what we are actually visualising but on the other hand feelings, once mastered, can’t be fooled by such human tendencies.
We visualise because in a logical set minded world this makes more sense to just feeling something as it’s a part of our five senses & if it’s not a part of our five sense it can’t exist but of course being spiritually aware people we know better. Don’t think for one moment you have anything to prove to anyone including yourself, this is your ego telling you this!! The ego has its advantages but it also has its drawbacks, just be aware of this & you will do fine.