Try this out:
* Stand in front of a lake or river or other body of water and drop a pebble into it.
* Observe the ripples.
* Drop another pebble nearby. Watch the ripples come together. See how they connect, merge, or stop the path of other ripples.
* Try again by dropping a third pebble nearby. Observe how these ripples affect the first and second set.
* Record your thoughts and observations in your journal.
WHOSE WORLD IS THIS?
Recently I came across a note on Facebook that made me think. It was to do with taking responsibility for your own life and happiness, and not being responsible for the joy of others because that was their thing to deal with.
I didn’t really know what to make of it. It infuriated me to no end. I was absolutely pissed off that someone had the audacity to say that they weren’t responsible in any way for the joy of others. I understand what this person was really stating: we can work on our perception of life and transform our anger to happiness and what not. We choose how to take this criticism and that remark. We can allow others to affect us or just move on. In this way he was accurate.
BUT… We live in this world together.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND...
There are some books that talk about the idea that our consciousness creates the world we live in. If, indeed, our consciousness created the world we live in, who dreamed the world into being before we existed?
In reality it’s not as simple as that.
Energy moves. It ebbs and flows; it lives and dies and is reborn. We share our power with others when they become receptive to it, and we receive our power back when we are receptive. Watch the ripples – did any of them become receptive and flow in the direction of a different ripple, causing a larger wave?
Everything we choose, do and think affects everything else in the world. It’s not just about thinking positive and attracting/sending positivity. We co-create. We co-exist. And the beings who helped shape this world into what we see today are beings we are no longer speaking to and are destroying every day.
WHAT IS THE EXERCIS
Our consciousness creates our individual perception of the world we live in, not the actual world.
We are part of the greater world. Each of us with unique abilities and experiences, each of us walking our own paths.
The water is the world we all live in, every being on this planet.
The pebbles are our choices, actions, instincts, and thoughts.
The ripples are the energy waves or outcomes sent to others. Our actions affect others and we can work together to create a small wave or fight each other and destroy both our worlds.
Gently, the beings of the tree and plant worlds affect us by the way they breath – taking in carbon dioxide and transforming it to oxygen that is breathed out into the world for us to take in. They affect us with the way they grow, and how they flower and what fruits they provide. The beings in the animal world affect us by their actions and instincts, and the way they adapt to us and us to them. The beings of the elemental world affect us with their shifts: volcanoes, the wind, the rain and storms, the quakes… And we affect their worlds too. Our actions, responsible and irresponsible as they are, have brought us to a huge turning point in history, to a time where we have an important decision to make. We can continue on our path – by ourselves – or choose to join forces and sides with others who co-exist with us on earth.
We all exist in the same world as each other. We may only see one part of the wave that we let into the world but that doesn’t mean we aren’t responsible for the joy (or any other outcome) in others. We are connected in an intricate web… in the primordial waters…
This is the way of the Earth being: you have your pebbles and you have your vision of the world but you are also part of the whole, affected and affecting others.
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