People. Wow. Family people. BIGGER WOW. My recent move has taken my trip here on Earth to another level. Let me just use the words “other level” rather than put any other descriptive adjective onto it.
As they say, it is one thing to meditate up on the mountain in a cave quite alone and totally another to bring your soul into the village and practice there! I can see I’m going to get some good practice!
Yet, I’ve brought the mountain with me—it’s in my heart and in my mind and yes, the mountain is in my soul. The mountain and my soul are one—and like the American Indian would say, “I am one with the Earth”. In fact, I have a t-shirt that says that on the front.
I’ve had more human activity and family activity (call it human drama—that’s more the truth) than I’ve been accustomed to in the past. I’m still making the adjustment and truthfully have longed for the solitude from which I’ve come and have had moments wherein I’ve had to consciously remind my ego-self that all that I seek exists within.
Change takes some getting used to–I’m living that truth fer’ sh’ure!
It was therapy–I just came back from a 2 mile hike in a nearby state park area; very nice. I still want to call on the I-ching oracle for a word or two about this whole topic of human dramas and dealing with that type of energy scenario. You might be having the same type of issue because after all the Sun in still in the family sign, Cancer. And it’s still within striking distance of a wide opposition to Pluto.
The question has to do with dealing with those dramas–what should we keep in mind around the human theatre arenas? The information below is general and not necessarily specific to my situation–it’s just some I-ching wisdom to apply to human theater generally.
Well, we’ve received several things here. One is to remember that in the heat of the drama or in the midst of the battle, it is best to not charge up the hill when both sides are firing at one another, least you become the unwitting recipient of a bullet or two. Or you could become shouted at when one of the guys from the opposing side mistakes you for the enemy. Making one’s self a small target at those times is wise–once the heart stops pounding and you catch your breath, the circumstances may change by then.
The other bit of guidance is if you do make a preemptive strike, trust that your intuition was guiding you to do so and do not defend your actions or entertain any type of rationalization.
Aside from that, be willing to “roll with the punches” as the sayings go while increasing your strength and capacity to endure difficulties in the face of change. If recent change is part of the scenario, its normal to feel vulnerable and shaky at times. It’s also normal to doubt and question yourself in areas where there was previous unshakable certainty! All that is “par for the course” to use another saying.
Keep a steady pace and stay in touch with the real needs of the moment rather than bringing in past of future scenario thinking.
Remember, that we can’t always make sense of things or other people when it comes to human ego-dramas or family-theatre.
Breathe deeply and tune into the inner guide, the voice of truth that speaks from your intuition.
Most of all, have patience with yourself and this will help you to have patience with others–yet, don’t allow yourself to be a doormat either! If YOU don’t respect you, who will?
If you weren’t ready for the human drama and family theatre productions that certain changes can provide, remember that the Tao would not have provided the current opportunity.
That’s how to see it all — as one big opportunity to expand your Earthly trip!
And yeah, that other opportunity… to take a drive to the nearest state park and go for a hike by the lake! Amen.