The The holiday season at the end of a year in many cultures is a celebration of different themes from religious and traditions that have served humanity for centuries. The ancients perspective was very different from today’s technology and modern era. The person main focus was warmth and food to survive the winter months as in many counties the land was resting in preparation for spring. It gave the community time to reflect on life and having a simpler outlook.
Today the same basic needs are essential for an individual survival and thrive. One thing has changed today is consciousness because primitive man was developing the skills for survival and didn’t have the luxury for introspection. The irony with modern civilisation from agriculture objects and perspective with the birth of the industrial revolution has given many more time for reflection leading to greater awareness and consciousness.
The increased consciousness has definitely made human survival an easier journey for many in various domains in life especially in science. Through discovery the proliferation of inventions and globalisation humanity has the opportunity to live a different life compared from 100 years ago. On the converse side of the equation the consciousness has been diluted and been engulfed by distractions.
Awareness , mindfulness, meditation are the new kids on the block. These are tools that kick start the Psyche towards unraveling consciousness but there is another tool vital to embrace the soul. The tool for many including myself to use successfully is TIME. The soul of our consciousness is the engine of our reality that can drive us to the next destination.
Question yourself internally and your soul through awareness, meditation and quieting your ego will give you the revelations, that help you make resolutions. This practice I call is the 3 R. Reflection: Revelations : Resolutions. It is a mini meditation I practice every night before I go to sleep through journaling which I keep next to my bed. On top of my Journal I ask the question : How did you do today? I remember my mother saying that my Grandfather use to journal every night.
Let it go
Through my morning meditation I wanted to give a holiday gift from the collective consciousness and my Psyche. I wanted to do a post on consciousness and quantum physics but thought I thought it is too heavy for holiday season.But my soul had other ideas. Maybe in the new year I will share about consciousness in greater depth.
The emotions are a major part of our life with relationships that can effect our consciousness and general health. As in previous discussions emotions are energy in the body and when our soul , body , mind work as a team with our emotions the emotions come and go like waves on a sea. That is a simplistic view in another illustration : image you have an electrical circuit and a volt of energy or emotion travels through the circuit and it encounters a resistor or transformer. The result resistor will transfer energy into heat or the transformer convert the voltage to higher volume. The same is with emotion in the body it has to go somewhere or it will damage the body , soul, and even the mind.
2020 has been a difficult year for many and all that emotional energy can impact humanity and individually if not processed. The collective consciousness can infect the core effects of society. The example of watching a sporting or music event you can feel the atmosphere it’s electric with all that emotional energy. This is because of the social brain and it’s amazing ability to connect to others with attachments in groups.
On an individual perspective the impact of looses and gains will effect your inner core of emotions. The brain loves to feed on predicting the future , it program’s become familiar so it uses less energy. The downside of this , the brain believes that trauma ( that includes losses from emotional, Psychological, Physiological, mental, economic etc) will continue or it repeats as a loop , they call this in theory gestalt. The energy that is in the body needs an outlet or to let go so the body can use its resources to the maximum without entropy.
Imagine you are playing basket ball and one of the rules is you can not hold on to the ball or it’s a penalty. The objective of the game is to play and shoot , if you can’t let the ball go by giving it to someone to shoot. The game has time frames , the match doesn’t go on forever. Michal Jordan practiced away from the game and the only way he became successful was by letting go the ball and giving it his best shot. The same is in life if we hang on to ideas , relationships, beliefs or anything that stops us playing the game of life we will lose the present game of life.
I know it’s painful letting go and it will hurt some times. Let me give a personal example of letting go and why it is beneficial. My wife died of cancer at the young age of 45 and the last week of her life was hardest for her and me. On the Wednesday after 3 days in hospital she said to me “Steve I. Can’t go on it’s too much “ I said “just go “ her response to me was “ what about the kids” . We had four children living at home at the time . I said “ don’t worry about them , just go “. She was stubborn and on Sunday eventually the doctors said she only had 12 hours to live. I was there and intuitively I said “ Kate I will say a prayer and go” She let go during the prayer and died. It was tragic but by letting go she her continued her journey.
Play the game of life
Holiday season is opportunity to have fun and play with family and friends. Focusing on the good things in life will recharge your emotions. Happiness is a state of mind not a set of circumstances. If we go back to the beginning of this post our ancestors celebrated the winter solstice a new beginning. The sun was everything to them , heat , food and the sun was constant. They focused on the future of new opportunities, new crops , and survival. In a similar fashion like a river with its twist and bends in life focus on the good times ahead and let go of the past.
If you are literally holding onto something in your hands you miss the opportunity to hold on to something new. Plant the new seeds of love and compassion in your soul by connecting with the consciousness by awareness and meditation. The inner child wants to play the game of life and be there with them in your perspective. A child doesn’t hold onto negative beliefs about self and the world. Have a fresh look at the future with optimism and vitality.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde
There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
Life must be lived as play. Plato
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. Michael Jordan
Let it go and play the game of life. Steve Hyne