Big World Issues Easy Solutions and SAFELY Getting out of the Game
I was watching a show on TV recently in Australia, called Q&A in which a panel of individuals are invited to discuss, on live television, current topics facing Australians and the World. This particular episode consisted of 2 politicians and 4 teenage delegates – each representing their schools or ‘their neck of the woods’.
It was great to hear from some young people. Each participant came to the table with enthusiasm, speaking with clarity and showing courtesy to one another. I thought “this should be a good discussion, some new ideas and hope for a new future”. But alas
The next morning I was chatting to my hubby about the panel and it suddenly occurred to me that I was describing words and ideas that might have come from the mouths of 4 ‘old school’ adults sitting in the place of the teenagers.
The teenagers (our future) sadly were regurgitating the same old arguments from opposing corners of the same old square (read boxing ring). It was a Deja vu experience with a difference; same experience, different ‘mini me’ actors.
Unconscious conditioning is the way of the world. Mostly we are oblivious to being swept up in this vortex of the world’s energy field. And the fact that we are fighting a losing battle by trying to change this and other things from within this field seems to be unbelievably hidden from our view. Or maybe we just do not want to see.
When we express our own ideas and opinions as we communicate with others, we often think we are saying something new but really it is just a carbon copy (possibly modified) of something already in existence that we have adopted along the way. Our responses to life are carbon copy, working within a matrix of ideas that fundamentally do not change.
We do have the ability however to ‘step outside of the circus, get off the merry-go-round and look at how these dynamics operate.
We are Earthly beings but we are not required to be Worldly.
Only when we become conscious and step out of the ‘ring’ can we change our inherited habitual ways – In turn becoming more conscious or enlightened.
This is a process, not something that we do just once but the thing that we do over and over, day in day out, minute by minute. Until we understand…
“You can’t take sides on a round planet.” Wayne Dyer
Going back to the panelists – Although possibly more courteous than others I have seen on the program in the past, they were actually playing the same ‘age old’ worldly game and portraying a mix of worldly characters as if they had labels on their chairs saying: the logical conservative; the activist; the theorist; and the battler/worker.
Although they had their individual take on each topic, the words being used were coming from within the parameters of the field of an archetype of which they were playing out.
Archetype as a Jungian concept is “a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious”.
I realised that their opinions were not really theirs but were representative of the environment in which they were raised. Any fresh wholesome ideas were lost by the continued adherence to the opposing sides of each position and the limited view that could be seen from that stance.
A couple of the panelists would occasionally step outside the box as was witnessed by their heartfelt words and demeanour, changing the tone of conversation and bringing sanity and possibility, albeit briefly. The rest was rhetoric and obviously now well-worn.
As heart speech has a soft, gently tone to it, it is usually felt quite profoundly but often gets fogged away by the unfortunately loud and flashy words of the world.
You need to listen with your heart to hear the promise of true wisdom.
Bringing the heart into any situation takes us to a place of greater understanding, of good will and actually builds value into our lives. Acting and speaking through the heart is actually very healthy and healing. It has many great and subtle benefits. See Dr Rollin McCraty studies. Bringing heart to a situation is one that needs to be made consciously until it is understood. All else in reality is of, and has, no lasting value.
Love’s value lies in its ability to shift the energetic vibration of all involved.
Several of the teenagers in particular played the archetypal characters so well I guessed that their prowess is what got them the gig in the first place. We all know that having an opinion, arguing a position and standing up for your principles is held in high regard in our society. And heartfelt substance is often looked upon as weakness.
Very little of the conversation in this program, as in our lives today, touched on points that would bring people together. Instead the focus was on the differing opinions, which encourages the audience to pick a view and inspires the panelist to more strongly establish theirs. This is the world that we are creating.
Will we ever save the world in this way?
The archetypes (symbols/labels) displayed on the program are not bad as such, they form part of the human matrix, an invisible field or map for the human consciousness. In literature we see archetypes expressed as typical characters, e.g. the hero and villain; actions e.g. you blame your past (wounded child) and situations e.g. intimidating others (bully) that are familiar to all of us in the human experience.
Unfortunately when we believe that taking sides or taking a stance are good and that having ‘heart’ is not; we are stuck in the game. As our universal laws command – ‘As we see and experience we create more’. This is the order of things. This is how we keep the game going infinitum, forming this background pattern that maintains the world as we know it.
There are 12 common archetypes and they come in a variety of disguises/names (see Caroline Myss: she has come up with a list of 70 but explains there are hundreds).
We do not recognise that we as individuals are not being who we truly are, that we are play acting in a set of rules dictated by the archetypes, and consecrated and developed by the environment that we are raised within, forming positive and negative patterns within our lives and our-selves. This is all passed from generation to generation helping us play this game of opposites in the world.
As is said earlier Archetypes are actually neutral, neither good nor bad. We use these archetypes constantly and they guide us. We play within a set of rules.
As we come into this world, a world of opposites we find our individual selves in our own particular environment, which may be viewed by us (life’s extension) as a negative or positive environment and we may have positive or negative reactions to it – the memories begin to form and a story is created (history), “catalogued” and played out within the rules of the game, creating a marker for the future for when we play in this part of the game again.
We learn, react and memorise, we shape our thoughts, opinions and who we think we are, unconsciously in response to the system. The matrix holds this memory and we hold it in our bodies also, since our bodies’ form part of the matrix. We become who we are, or more precisely who we think we are – Essentially a tapestry of set patterns overlaying who we truly are.
Imagine if the environment that you are in is in any way hostile, stressful or you perceive it to be that way.
As we know, stress is a situation within the body that is called fight or flight. If a child is raised in a stressful environment – and tell me who does not live in a stressful environment in this world, they might react to any one or various inputs (external and internal) in that environment in that moment. The reaction will be labelled as: this is who I think I am. Our reactions to the environment will either be neutral or loving (we are not in the game) or attractive/addictive, fight reaction or flight or freeze reaction or a combination of these (we are in the game), and this in turn creates a story around why we continue to choose our reactions and pass on our opinions.
In the example of the activist – their reaction of choice might be – I fight the world (this can be altruistic or avenging depending on how you look at it), or in the case of the logical conservative – I shut out my feelings and emotions and box them as irrelevant because only data is important.
Fight or flight is hardwired into every living thing – we need it in order to survive (but thrive? I am not so sure). Will the human species continue to survive and thrive if we do not become conscious of the game that we have been playing and choose to no longer play this game?
Until we become enlightened to these facts, patterns remain the background holders of the past and predictors of the future and we continue to play the game not realising that we have the power to just leave the game. In fact it is as simple as: we are outside of the game any time we witness the game and choose not to play. When we go within to heart or become present in the now we change the game.
Because we have free will i.e. the power to make a better choice each time we are faced with a situation. We can choose a more conscious heartfelt way. If we go within to our heart we see the truth of our reactions and can use the heart to direct our opinions more healthfully.
Once we realise that we are being trained and retained by this system we have the power to step out of it and make better choices.
There is a more intelligent way to live. Through the tools of meditation and consciousness awareness we can change our trajectory and use what we learn to better raise our children and begin to teach our children to self-regulate and create their own environment (internal leading to external) to no longer be negatively reactionary to the outer environment and at the ‘disposal’ of their internal reactionary environment, but instead observant of their inner environment and guided by the underlying universal principle of love which is their/our source.
Through understanding that the environment that we physically inhabit impacts our mind and body but not our spirit and that it is our psychophysiological environment that feeds back into the matrix creating life as we experience it; that our reactive sensory perceptions are for guidance, and to observe and respond to them and not to the world; and that we need to go within to our hearts in order to better mould our own futures and save ourselves. We will then come together to be truly who we are as ONE – Strengthening rather than weakening.
This is happiness. This is intelligence. This is wisdom of LIFE. And I believe it is our (human race) only future.
The Wellbeing and Life Creation Coach ®
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