We’re almost mid-year and what a ride it has been!
I have to say thanks and Mother May I for all that came before to prepare us for this here month and all that which is to come.
To all the June babies: I wish you the happiest of birthdays and best wishes for a meaningful month and year filled with infinite possibilities for abundance.
To the dads and fathers-to-be who consciously choose not to be an accidental father (in name only), I wish you a very special Father’s Day in advance (:
Speaking about choosing and choices. To be brutally honest (in the gentlest of ways possible), there are many things wrong in the world today … but it’s not like it’s all ‘our’ fault. Some are too difficult to ignore (depending on where you sit … or stand).
Lots say: ‘Quit the complaining if you’re not part of the solution’!
A privileged few say: ‘It’s not my problem; as long as everything’s copacetic with me and my seed. After all there’s more than one way to skin a cat’! (not literally of course).
Yet others say: What can I do?
(I’ll just use a disclaimer here to say that this is not a Star Wars article, neither is it about cats!)
Here’s what we can all do (and by we, I also mean me). I know I’ve probably said this before in different ways, but we did not get here by accident.
Today’s thoughts and actions are as a result of our past. Whether it is our subconscious (repressed historical or ancestral past); or our immediate past choices.
While everyone may not at all times be conscious of why we do (and say) the things we do, don’t blame it on the rain (again not to be taken literally!).
Each of us are being led by a ‘force’.
Whilst I know not everyone is gonna believe everything I believe in (neither do I want to force my beliefs on anyone), the onus is on us to learn from our mistakes and be consciously guided towards our destiny.
Some may laugh at the notion of the Holy Spirit; but by whatever name you wish to call it/Him/Her, there’s a force guiding us everywhere we go.
I was taught early in life that depending on how you carry about your life, our signal to the ‘force’ may be stronger or weaker (kinda like our wifi signal based on our location ;-).
If we choose to diverge from what ‘the force’ wants for us, then our signal to it will become weaker and weaker, until we may be ‘guided’ by another force (if you catch my drift).
My belief (which I think is universal in all religious and/or spiritual teachings [and normal humans with a conscience] is to be just/fair, kind, respectful, non-judgmental, non-confrontational and appreciative for our blessings in the form of ppl or otherwise.
Everything bad seems good at first; but after a while, it just swallows up our joy, love, progress and prosperity as attempts are made to find placebos to outdo former ‘feel-good-sorta-temporary-(bad)-quick-fixes’ to appease something deep inside ourselves.
While some may measure ‘prosperity’ by houses and cars and boats and lofty positions; others may measure it by genuine, unconditional and unfailing love and acceptance from others, freedom, laughter, passionate and purposeful living, good health, a (natural) youthful energy and countenance, lasting joy and peace of mind.
With pure intentions guided by the one and only true force (whatever you believe that to be), all the (material) items in the first above list can be yours.
The continuity of such, depends on how well you (and I) manage the above virtues which are aligned to ‘the force’.
Side-note: One should discern between the want for (material) things that is coming from a personal place of enjoyment or necessity; in contrast to a need/urgency to disrupt priorities or values in an effort to play catch-up, or please/appease/compete with another.
The thing is: if (por ejemplo as the Spanish would say) I want a red car just to get the attention of someone else; then they leave — after realizing there was nothing behind that red car (but gas/hot air), then my efforts would be in vain and rendered wasteful if I never really wanted/needed the red car in the first place.
Of course, the red car is used as an analogy for anything we (think we) want in life.
Similarly, if you choose to associate closely with people who share these ideals, you will eventually become just like them and your signal to the force will grow weaker and weaker until it is no more… and your own persona (among other things) will be no more.
These are just my thoughts which are in no way meant to cause you to diverge from your beliefs, once those (consistently) work for you and you are happy with the outcome. To each his/her own.
Until next time. ‘May the force be with you’ 😉
My Endless Love,
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