I am sure as a child you remember those conversations where you silently thought your parents were slightly off their rocker.
It’s a moment most of us won’t forget. Here is my version.
My mother’s thinking process, for the most part of my childhood usually made sense. When she would ask me to do something as an obedient but very observing child I could see the logic and the benefit behind her request. But one day, I don’t recall what my mother had asked me to do, but I do remember thinking to myself: “This does not make any sense” and THEN I tried to reason with the woman, which only made her even more frustrated with me. That led to the defining moment when I realized that my mother knew that what she was asking of me was not reasonable. So the only way to get me to obey was to pull the all-time famous parental rank: BECAUSE I SAID SO!
Do you remember the first time you heard that? It’s funny looking back now. I often told myself that if I had a child I would not pull that rank. I would hope as a parent I’d be fair with my requests. I think “because I said so” is a way to get someone who is dependent on you to fall into line quickly, without a thorough explanation. I’d hope I’d be the kind of parent whose children willingly listened to a request because they knew it came from a place of reason. I only hope I’d have the time to tell my child the reason behind my request, versus the swift and quick reaction.
Maybe you parents can share how you get around it if you can.
So what happens when that child becomes an adult and another adult pulls the “because I said so” response?
“We don't realize
that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Our inherent spiritual state of being is love, joy and peace,
all in balance. This is a causeless state, meaning there is no outside influence
for the condition. Anything outside of our Self is either an addition, a subtraction
or an irritant to those three main states.
Fear is not an attribute of the spirit. It has been said that
fear and all that comes with it are manifestations and experiences within our
physical existence. By dancing with fear
and ego and feeling the overwhelming pains and discovering the spiritual disassociation linked to them, we eventually begin our journeyback to our original
How does one know that they are closer to these main states or in balance? You
will just know. It will vary as your individual spirit is beautiful and unique.
Perhaps, it could be that your evolution may unfold in a way
where you be…
One of the most amusing things I have every witnessed is a
spiritual mentor having a mini meltdown.
Oh no! Don’t get it twisted! The most zen personalities have these
moments. Yes, they use foul language! Yes! They get overwhelmed by all the energies
shooting on the planet! Despite all the awareness, peace and love that
they feel, they are also on their journey too. The
beautiful part about all this is that they give us the novices, those of us in
training hope and reassurance, that our meltdowns are a normal part of the
I had a particularly profound meltdown the week that Black Lives
Matter exploded this summer. There I was alone at home, writhing in by bed
completely aghast with one singular thought: I am trapped on this damn planet
and I cannot get off! I felt so suffocated!
Looking back now it was quite hilarious. However in that
moment I was in full melodrama mode! Why would a person feel that way? Imagine feeling
all the love, peace and happiness your soul can hold…
Many of you are standing on the Cusp of Truth! You have been
shifted without being fully aware. Your eyes are being opened. You're looking
around thinking to yourselves: Something is different!
Yes loves! The universe could not wait for you to open up on
your own. So events have been unfolding to stop you in your routine and shake
And now you're paying attention, and your souls in a state of
anticipation of "what next?"
Those of us who are a hair's step ahead of you are
celebrating your expanding awareness, though you've been shoving many of us up
that we've had to work hard to stay grounded! But we thank you! We've been
awaiting your awakening!
Listen. Just be still. Allow what is happening to unfold. Be
gentle on yourself and develop fearlessness. Tap into your hearts and ask for them
to be opened so the Highest Love can begin to enter into your lives. Because divine love, creative love is the
ultimate force, it will move you where your spir…