Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear. And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear take the wheel and steer. It’s driven me before, and seems to have a vague haunting mass appeal. But lately I’m beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel. – Incubus/Drive
Hello friends, so how are you doing life post-eclipse season? I am enjoying June’s energies so far and feel they will be bringing us a much-needed change of energy and perspective. Also a reminder that we are *creative* beings, and can take wheel again in our experience. From March though May of this year, we may have been slammed with so many unusual and/or startling events, that we may have temporarily forgotten.
We’ve all been there, so hurt and angry with negative, victimizing thoughts barreling through our heads like a freight train. How could so & so have been so cruel and insensitive?! We may never know the answer to that question, but we can temper our own response. That is the part of the equation that we still *do* have some control over. It seems family and friends are particularly skilled at “pushing our buttons” either consciously or unconsciously. In this way they truly become the “guru.” Sometimes, the greater the anger, the greater the potential teaching. We are certainly being “rubbed the wrong way,” and our ego is quick to let us know about it. I know there are those of you thinking “but what if others DO say or do something completely inappropriate or offensive?” Yes, this certainly does occur. Our response is what matters here, and it is a window of insight to how free or “hooked” we are ourselves. This is also not to suggest to “roll over” in the face of true injustice. It’s our attitude that counts. We can accomplish much more from a state of loving detachment than a state of reactivity that just puts us back on the same hamster wheel.
This is also not to say that it doesn’t hurt. It is particularly painful to see a good friendship end over a triggering event, where one or both of the parties would rather be “right” than happy. One of my teachers used to say, “Being right is like a coffee cup with a hole in the bottom. It’s not really worth much.” True ‘dat. This is the destructive power of egoic/ordinary mind at work, and it’s often not very pretty.
Spiritual teacher Vivekananda spoke of “verbal and mental delusion.” I can think of no better example than cyber attacks and “flame wars” that are ignited and continued simply by words upon a screen. It’s pretty silly when we step back and think about it for a little bit.
The Akashic Wisdom Keepers have often said that as global and galactic citizens one of the best things we can do to contribute to being among the “clean up crew” for the planet is to quit taking offense, even if it was intended. In that moment when we feel triggered by an outside circumstance, we have a choice. To let fear and aggression take the wheel, or to realign with what is *real* and more consciously aware inside of us.
Q: What can you tell us about getting offended? After that last Full Moon/Eclipse, it seemed to be going around. Thank you.
Wishing you a great month ahead of much love, happiness and further joyful awakenings.
An uncomfortable feeling is like a compassionate alarm clock saying “you are caught in a dream.” Wake yourself up! – Byron Katie
© Irma Kaye Sawyer 2013. Please feel free to share these messages as you are guided with author and copyright information included. Thank you.