Evolutionary Spectrum

My feelings are that no matter where one is on the evolutionary spectrum, all beings are manifestations of spirit and therefore have value, and deserve ‘respect’, regardless of whether or not a person has yet to figure out ‘how’ to give it to themselves first.

Ultimately, what we are all here to learn is the concept of ‘Self-Love‘, which essentially is the befriending of oneself through the softening of one’s internal dialogue, turning the ever-present tyrannical ‘inner-critics’, voices of doubt, into inner ‘best friends’, so that the continual running commentary becomes a supportive inner-dialogue that enables one to love others through the simple nurturing of ones own inner-resources, the building of a natural inner-support system that is solid and robust enough to not take anyone, or anything, as personal – in particular to not take other people’s woundedness, brokenness, or pain personally – and instead to have compassion, by rekindling a thread of connection with all beings, all creatures and the natural world.

And also not just loving “the one“, but extending compassion to all, including the ‘unlovable’ for this is real ‘peace on earth’ – for ‘judgment’ is simply the absence of compassion, and ‘cruelty’ is the absence of love, or rather a lack of awareness to the presence of love, for one cannot cast a judgment, or be cruel to another, if one does not already extend these conditions unto one’s own self, for how we treat others is always an extension of how one’s own internal dialogue speaks to oneself; a voice that one has become overly, habitually familiar with and accustomed to, so that it becomes automatic and we are no longer aware of it going on in the background, just like a radio that’s been left on, and we normalise it. Although what it may be saying to us may be anything but normal.

A sense of reconnection and compassionate self-dialogue begins within one’s own cranium in the form of a balanced mind, ie: both left and right hemispheres working together in tandem. Engaging the right hemisphere engages the compassion of the heart to temper the single mindedness of the left-brained ego, and reconnect us with spontaneous humour, innocence, joy, enthusiasm and the natural order of things.

And from one’s capacity to generate self-love comes the ability to manifest the ‘right‘ life-partner. Without self-love one will magnetise other partners who will help us to discern what one doesn’t want, in preparation to identify what one does truly want. But only by being truly authentic without guile, without pre-desired outcomes and by cultivating the qualities within oneself first that one desires to receive from another.

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September in the Park

 

I place two shiny new conkers in your hands

Commenting on how many leaves are gathering now under the trees, fallen to the ground

We count the grazing geese upon the green, (there’s more than fifty!)

And remark upon a fearless squirrel darting across our path with boundless energy

I let down our ponytails so we can feel the Autumn breeze in our hair

With the sound of the fountain spray upon the lake in the air

We stop to say ‘Hello‘ to a majestic white swan upon the pond who holds its neck so proudly

And over the hump back bridge we say ‘Hi’ to a crow changing branches in a tree

Whose slick black feathers shine iridescently

Then we see two little girls chasing each other around a playground

They laugh and shout: ‘you can’t catch me, you can’t catch me…’

On the way back we wave at our reflections in the window and pause briefly

Before I comb and braid your hair into a plait so very neatly

via Wednesday 28th September 2016 — Cat & Pat

Faith

faith

Belief is a choice

For without belief one doesn’t actually have anything

Because despite all the technological advances in life

There is still no proof

That anything actually happens after death

Or that people even have souls

Or that souls will reconnect at a later point in time

Or that there even is some place else to go

And so no one will ever really know, for sure

For there will never be any definitive proof

Until one can find out for oneself

Which when that day arrives

Can only ever be a uniquely personal experience

That cannot be shared or verified

In the mortal world

Therefore so far as any guarantee of an afterlife is concerned

Is merely pure conjecture

And so faith has become the cushion

That offers emotional comfort and protection

From fear of the unknown

From abandonment and being alone

From insecurity, uncertainty, vulnerability, despair

And the finality, associated with the death process

But faith in illusions can actually serve as resistance

As tactics of avoidance

From dealing with emotional pain

Actually causes more resistance

Which in turn causes even more pain

Caught in a ‘Catch 22’ cycle of denial and inhibition

By refusing to engage in ones emotional evolution

Somehow a person can become

Trapped in a time loop where the years seem to slip slide by effortlessly without noticing

For life’s inner pearls of wisdom

Are often borne from the sand storms of adversity

Where precious insight

Is gleaned from first hand experience and hind sight

To which there is no short cut, remedy or magic pill

And so in order to soften a granite heart hardened by disappointment

And make an unquiet mind be still

One must embrace the present moment in full

Embody the Here and Now

As it is, with no strings or conditions

Breaking rigid cycles of resistance in the mind

That keeps a person stuck in destructive patterns

On constant rewind

For ultimately one has very little to no sway in life’s grand design

And so surrendering to the process of flow

In spite of life’s trials and tribulations

Is how one is able to regain control

Over those fears and tears, more able to let go

Actually fast tracks a troubled heart to less turbulent times

Where peace of mind reigns supreme

As one gets better at reading the signs

And therefore more able to stay ‘in the know’

Frequently updating old illusions as new information becomes available

Allows ones true nature, or purpose to unfold

Without restrictive beliefs holding one back

Or maintaining their strangle hold