Self Forgiveness is Paramount to becoming Our Best Selves

This article is a companion to blog post “3 Worksheets – Forgiveness; Making Small Shifts; Releasing Judgment.” Link is below.

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Forgiving ourselves is vital to becoming our Best Self. No matter what “bad things” we have thought, believed, supported, done, or not done, time we have wasted, money we have squandered, or any addictions we have succumbed to, we can turn our life around and rise above what has held us in negative attitudes or patterns hurting our self or others.

To do so we must embrace the concept of unconditional love for ourselves. The Universe (God, Spirit, Source, or whatever we call the creative universal power) offers us only unconditional love, and within that premise is complete forgiveness.

The understanding is that we only ever hurt our self, others, or act badly because we are disconnected from the love within our True Self, and are thereby misaligned from universal understanding.

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Even though at our core we are pure love, being distanced from our True Self and disconnected from the unconditional love within it we are not attuned to the nuances of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness it holds – for our self and towards others.

Detached from these loving qualities we do not always act in our own best interests. This disconnect from the love within us causes us to see others through a clouded lens, which induces us to act negatively towards them.

We are all somewhat misaligned from our True Self and these show up in the various ways we navigate life. This coupled with our various personalities, habits, preferences, upbringing, sexual identities, and our and racial and cultural backgrounds make us all look, speak, and behave differently.

When we have a strong connection to our True Self and the love within it we do not see or focus on the differences – we see beyond them to the core of the other person – to the love within them.

When we have a weak connection to our True Self and thereby to the love within us, we see others through the clouded lens of the unconscious influences that run our lives and lie between us and our True Self. These causes us to judge, blame, shame, belittle, criticize, ignore, or act in other impassionate ways towards others.

When we act in disapproving or hurtful ways towards others our inner being knows we are acting from our misalignment and still offers us unconditional love and forgiveness. However, the filter of our unconscious influences does not allow these to get through to us, and our ego jumps on the chance to instill guilt and shame into our psyche.

For eons Humanity’s history has been based on blame, judgment, guilt, and shame, and so the premise of unconditional love and forgiveness is long forgotten.

Guilt and shame are now so ingrained into our psyches that we unknowingly hold onto them and are unaware of the effects they have on our lives. Our inner-being knows it is not good to hold onto these, or any, buried feelings and aims to dispose of them.

In attempts to rid ourselves of these unwanted buried and confusing feelings of guilt and shame we project them onto others or out into the world. This is actually counterproductive, as in doing so we actually amass more and guilt and shame, and a vicious cycle ensues.

This is why self-forgiveness is paramount to  overcoming negative responses, and is what allows us feel empowered and become our Best Self.

Self-forgiveness requires giving up and releasing guilt and the shame that goes along with it. Guilt is the principal thief of emotional happiness, but it is only a trick of the mind and has no substance. The underlying causes of guilt are in the past and should therefore be relinquished.

Knowing why we said or did hurtful things makes it easier for our unconscious to exonerate itself from our attitudes or actions that have hurt our self or others.

To release the guilt and dissolve the shame we have to acknowledge and release the emotions of what we have done, or not done. Understanding that we were only projecting our unconscious influences onto others, room is then made in the deepest part of our self to connect to the peace and general feeling of well-being that is our intended state.

However, during this process of acknowledgement and release we must remember not to get stuck in the old story of what we have or have not done.

Depending on both our innate personality and what we need to forgive our self for, this can be immediate or take years of work. Even those who have committed crimes and are in jail can tap into universal unconditional love and the forgiveness within it and experience a sense of well-being.

We practice self-forgiveness when we recognize that the thoughts we had, words we uttered, deeds we did, or things we didn’t do that are causing us angst, guilt, shame, discomfort, or caused us to become dysfunctional or even an addict, and then release the associated negative emotions surrounding the issue.

Understanding that we only acted because of being misaligned from our True Self allows us to face what we have done – for release – not for self-condemnation. Peace and feelings of well-being are the goals of self-forgiveness. Adding more guilt is not.

It is the denial and burying of these shadow parts of ourselves that keep us in emotional bondage, take away our current peace of mind, and cause us to continue to act in ways that hurt ourselves or others.

We forgive ourselves for undermining becoming our Best Self by

  • acknowledging and addressing the how’s and wherefores of the attitudes and/or actions that kept us in dysfunctional patterns,
  • taking time to honestly look at the why’s allows our true thoughts and feelings on the subject to surface,
  • journalling allows our feelings and thoughts to flow through us onto paper. It helps us connect to our innocent self that only acted out of fear.

 

  • asking our self questions helps to connect the dots to why we acted in ways that ultimately hurt us. What were our triggers? Why did we do what we did, or did not do what we were supposed to or had planned to? Were we sad, lonely, angry, overwhelmed, or did we feel unloved or unappreciated? When we pinpoint the reason we can allow/invite the associated emotions to come to the surface,
  • crying, addressing our anger or frustrations at our self, or pretend yelling at a perpetrator as if he or she were there dislodges the emotions from our psyche, and so their hold on us disappears.

As well as in my book, there are many techniques that aim to empower us and can be helpful with self-forgiveness like The Sedona Method or Byron Katie’s The Work. These can help us examine areas that might need self-forgiveness, forgiving others, forgiving situations, and forgiving the world.

Forgiving ourselves for hurting others, especially our loved ones, brings up many emotions and we will have to effectively deal with the guilt and shame if we want to overcome the effects.

We forgive ourselves for hurting others by

  • acknowledging to ourselves how we may have hurt them,
  • making amends when appropriate and possible,
  • releasing the shame and guilt of it all,
  • getting help if the guilt and shame are overwhelming or we cannot find our way out of it all alone.

If we have been the person of authority and acted in ways that hurt, belittled, undermined, or disempowered those under our charge, once we face what we have done, are remorseful, are getting the help we need, and are aiming to change the path we are on, we too can return to wholeness and allow for our Best Self to come forth.

Forgiving ourselves for hurting our children or a loved one might be one of our greatest challenges, however it must be done if we are to move forward in life free from unconscious influences and the attitudes and behaviors they engender that create further chaos or conflict in our life.

And by us moving past the shame and guilt of hurting others and finding a new and better normal, we demonstrate to others who may not be able to face their guilt and shame and/or move past their regrets.

© Rosemary McCarthy October 2016, revised June 2018.

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Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift in attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction).

Somewhere deep within the crevices of our mind lies the cellular memories of the original feelings of living within a harmony-ruled paradigm and so, it remains a longing deep within us. (Chapter 1)

Most humans are deeply conflicted because we are born into a society that extols the virtues of love, caring, and honesty, but is biased in carrying out the representations of these virtues. This creates a pull and push within us.  (Chapter 1, Why We Are the Way We Are)

Powerful shifts will occur in us when we acknowledge the truth of who we are, while at the same time reconcile the truth of who we are being. (Chapter 2, Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It) 

Don’t wallow in what you have or haven’t done—don’t get stuck in the darkness. (Chapter 3)

How we choose to live life “in the meantime” will likely be the deciding factor to our happiness, because most of our life is spent in the meantime. (Chapter 3)

It is usually our intellect that is running the show, making our right brain and its creative impulses at its beck and call. (Chapter 4, Along the Way)

Every contact with another person is an opportunity to offer a notion of unity and Oneness, or one of polarity and separation. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

The real purpose of our relationships is to provide a learning tool for us to unearth and heal our misalignments. (Chapter 5)

Free will is our inheritance. However, we are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

Many have confused God’s revenge with the karmic Law of Balance playing out in our lives. (Chapter 6)

The seventh dimension (of the twelve noted) is considered the level of Christ consciousness. (Chapter 6)

The Universe will disappear when there is no longer any need for form to play out the duality we embraced eons ago.(Chapter 6)

The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 7, Science)

The Universe is holographic. As we move beyond the limitations of the 3rd dimension Humanity has existed under we will be able to take advantage of all it entails. This will allow us to feel empowered, be able to reach our full potentials, and feel connected to one another. (Chapter 7)

 The different races that visited earth inhabit dimensions with varying degrees of spiritual evolution, just as here on earth some of us are more spiritually evolved while others are more technologically advanced. (Chapter 7)

Our planet is a living, breathing organism … and just like us she has to cleanse herself of toxins – the physical and emotional toxins we have put upon her. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

 At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of “The Shift” to help bring about our and Gais’s Ascensions – a great cosmic event.  (Chapter 10, Ascension)

When we are completely aligned with the Oneness, there is no awareness of duality and all ideas of separation disappear. (Conclusion)

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3 Worksheets – Forgiveness; Making Small Shifts; Releasing Judgment

Below are 3 of the 22 worksheets from my book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. They are a companion to blog article “Self Forgiveness is Paramount to becoming Our Best Selves.” The link to it is below.

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Worksheet 18: Forgiveness 

(Start with a small, two-minute meditation, prayer, or attunement to your Best Self).

A) Self-Forgiveness:

  • I need to forgive myself for …

B) Forgiving Others:

  • I need to forgive others for …

C) Forgiving Situations:

  • I need to forgive the situation …

D) Forgiving the World: Humanity and Its History

  • I need to forgive the world regarding …

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 © 2016 Rosemary McCarthy, updated June 2018

Worksheet 19:  Small Shifts I Can Start With (see below for Large Shifts)

(Start with a small, two-minute meditation, prayer, or attunement with your Best Self)

Small Shifts

Replacing Judgment with Acceptance:

  • I can replace judgment with acceptance regarding …

Replacing Blame with Understanding:

  • I can replace blame with understanding regarding …

Replacing Anger with Self-Control:

  • I can replace anger with self-control regarding …

Replacing Indifference with Empathy:

  • I can replace indifference with empathy toward …

Replacing That Which Causes Discord with That Which Embraces Harmony:

  • I can replace my words, attitudes, or actions with more positive, uplifting, or empowering ones toward …

Large Shifts in Attitudes or Behaviors I can Make

  • Major Attitudes or Behaviors that negatively affect my life and the lives of those around me can be shifted/reversed – with focus, determination, and possibly professional help.
  • Whether being a work-acholic, a controlling or bullying person, or having an addiction dealing with and shifting my attitudes and changing my behaviors will help me become my Best Self. I will then be  able to show up for my loved ones in the way they deserve.

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 © 2016 Rosemary McCarthy, updated  June 2018 .

Worksheet 20:  Judgments of Self, Others, Groups, or Situations

(Start with a small, two-minute meditation, prayer, or attunement with your Best Self)

Where I Judge Myself:

Where I Judge Others:

Where I Judge Group of People:

Where I Judge Situations:

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The Importance of Embracing Our Passions

There are many reasons we manifest on earth.

  • To experience and to express love.
  • To remember, or to learn, the importance of tapping into joy,
  • To help each other through life.
  • To learn to overcome obstacles – our life lessons – that help us grow spiritually and our soul to evolve.
  • To discover our soul/life purpose.

Embracing our heart’s desires, which show up as our longings and develop into our passions helps us achieve what we came here for. Heeding our longings – the yearning in our hearts helps us discover our passions.

Embracing our passions brings us joy. Makes us feel alive. Keeps us feeling empowered.

Leaning into our passions creates positive, uplifting vibrations within our being – which extend out into the world as we go about daily life.

Humanity is going through a metamorphosis – a Shift. The cosmos is showering us with gifts of love, light, and grace that are encouraging us to connect to what brings us joy, embody a lightness of being, discover and embrace our passions and life purpose, and become our best self.

We access these gifts when we are open to universal flow. We are open to universal flow when we are living through our hearts. When we are loving. Accepting. Compassionate. Fair. Generous of spirit in all ways.

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When We Are Closed to Universal Flow

Being unyielding to change, or at the affect of unconscious influences that direct our thoughts, attitudes, or behaviors in negative or divisive ways blocks universal flow. Blocks access to love. To joy. To our passions.

This Shift is encouraging us to become more flexible – more open to new ideas. To replacing old, outdated notions of what makes us happy and contented. Open to the importance of joy. To experiencing joy. More open-hearted.

It is also guiding us to recognize and overcome any unconscious influences that are keeping us distanced from our true selves and distanced from others. To become aware of how our thoughts, attitudes, and actions are affecting ourselves, those around us, and the world as a whole.

Guiding us to face what has kept us from accessing joy, being able to connect to our passions, discover our life purpose, and become our best self.  We are asked to forgive what we have – and have not done that is not of love regarding ourselves, and regarding others. To become more conscious. More accepting and open-hearted towards others.

To become more open-hearted and open to universal flow we can,

  • Engage in light-hearted activities;
  • Socialize with happy, positive people;
  • Spend time around animals;
  • Immerse our self in nature;
  • Listen to music attuned to the higher vibrations in the universe.

These all help our energetic beings stay in balance and in tune with universal flow amidst the onslaught of the stressors of modern day living.

The Importance of Embracing Our Passions

Many Possible Passions / Many Possible Callings

If your passion calls you to create – do it! You will be uplifting others by bringing beauty into the world. If it calls you to work for the betterment of people, animals, the Planet, or the world in general – do it! You will be bringing forth concrete efforts for change.

  • If your passion calls you to teach—become an educator! You are one of the lucky ones, as you will have the honor of guiding the next generation who have come at this time of the Shift fully open and aware of what the world needs;
  • If passion calls you to create a loving family—do it! The children you bring into the world will further our efforts to create a loving and compassionate world;
  • If you feel passionate about cooking, farming, or the food industry in general―embrace it! You will be nourishing people’s bodies, which nourishes their minds and souls;
  • If passion calls you to the business community, technical industry, or any other seemingly everyday job or career path—answer the call! You will be filling the needs of people in their day-to-day lives as well as those whose life purpose is to directly help others;
  • If you feel passionate about art, music, dance, writing, and so on—embrace it! You will be helping people connect to their heart spaces through the vibrations your creations hold.

It doesn’t matter what we do in life. What is important is that

we answer the call of our hearts, make conscious decisions, and

have passion for and bring integrity into all we do.

We must answer our calls to passion. It is what makes us happy – feel alive. And sometimes we have to go looking for it, even in non-traditional ways.

Robin McGraw is a true believer in the need to go looking for what makes us happy. In her book, Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose, she explains that this was the driving thought behind her wanting to lead a Brownie troop when she was newly married but had no children yet. This satisfied her passion to nurture children.

If you cannot tap into your passions, allow the Universe to guide you. You can,

  • Set your intention and allow your thoughts and words to flow on paper;
  • Sit quietly in prayer or meditations and ask Spirit, (God, the Universe) to guide you;
  • Make lists of what you like to do or have wanted to try or do. Notice how each makes you feel. Consider exploring those that generate good feelings.

The Importance of Embracing Our Passions

Our passions must make us feel excited. While embracing our passions helps us feel joy, it also helps the world in practical ways as we share our gifts, energy, and knowledge. Doing so also raises the vibration of the Planet. As we embrace our passions we connect to the joy within. Joy has a quality of lightness of being. Lightness of being raises the vibration of the Planet.

We are living in a time of planetary evolution. It is our cosmic time to embrace the lightness and expansiveness of the next stage of Humanity’s evolution. To live open-hearted. Tap into joy. Our passions. Become our best self. Loving. Fair. Accepting of all others.

It is our time to leave behind the heaviness of our past and its harsh ways of being and bring lightness into our lives, to those around us, and to the world.

This article is based on and an expansion of various concepts in my book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science.  About Book found here

© Rosemary McCarthy, June 2018

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Newsletter – The Importance of Appreciation – May 2018

Welcome to my May 2018 newsletter. The theme this month is on Appreciation. Here is a peak inside.

 

The Importance of Appreciation

Since we recently celebrated Mothers Day and Fathers Day is fast approaching lets consider the importance of Appreciation.

Appreciation for the People in Our Lives.

Appreciation for all that We Have.

 Appreciation for the Planet’s Beauty and her Abundance.

From a Practical Perspective Being Appreciative moves us into our heart space and makes us feel good. It creates a fondness around what we are appreciating. This goes into our memory bank and we can retrieve the feeling whenever we choose to – to feel good again.

From a Spiritual Perspective Being Appreciative creates a vibration that invites more of what we are appreciating into our lives.

~ Rosemary McCarthy© May, 2018.

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We Are Always Praying

In a way, we are always praying or making requests for what we want. Our thoughts and attitudes give off vibrations and Spirit, God, the universe (or whatever term we use for the conscious creative universal force) interpret our vibrations as what we like and returns more of the same to us.

It is always important to be aware of our thoughts and attitudes – for us, those around us, and for how we want the world to progress, but it is vital regarding what we want in life. If they are not congruent with what we want, we undermine the process.

Whether we are formally praying, requesting something in a meditation or from Spirit, or simply dreaming of what we want, we are answered in accordance with the quality of our general vibrations, as well as those we have around our desire.

All our thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions create vibrations. Our prayers, requests, and heartfelt desires are affected by our vibrations. Our vibrations change when we adjust our thoughts and attitudes. They are organic.

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Archetypes Act As Conduits to Help Us, and to Strengthen Latent Qualities Within Us

We Can Influence If, and to What Degree, Our Prayers Are Answered

What we have asked for and desire is not only affected by our vibrations at the time of our request, but also if our vibrations surrounding it change. To get the results we want, we must:

  • ensure that our vibrations are generally positive when praying;
  • believe that we are deserving of what we are requesting;
  • have faith that it can come about;
  • keep our thoughts and words around our desire or request positive;
  • ensure we do not undermine our original request;
  • be positive around the general theme of what we are desiring or asking for;

We must feel confident and deserving of what we are asking for. For example, if we applying for a new job, but think we will not get it or lie about our qualifications we are showing a lack of confidence in our self and our abilities.

If we second guess our request because we believe that what we request cannot come about, we lack faith in Spirit to deliver what we want.

We must keep our thoughts about what we have requested positive, but also talk only positively about it.

For example, if we have requested a loving life-partner, but talk negatively about that sex in general or about how we have been treated badly in the past, we are not setting ourselves up to attract someone loving and positive in our life. We can’t talk negatively about what we want and expect it to show up in a positive way.

Worrying about the outcome, being impatient and wanting it now, becoming obsessive about it, or conniving or manipulative to help bring about what we have prayed for shows a lack of faith that the universe is working on our request and can deliver.

Having negative attitudes about or being jealous of others who have what we want creates negative vibrations around our request.

For example, if we want to be successful in our career but are jealous or critical of others who are successful and wealthy, our vibrations about success are muddled. This affects the clarity of our request.

Any negative, faithless thoughts, attitudes, or even words undermine our request. They are inconsistent with what we are asking for, which creates vibrations that affect the outcome we desire.

They confuse Spirit as to what we want. Our desire may not be answered how we wish. Vibrations inconsistent with our original request can even have the effect of canceling it out completely.

Science and Religious Teachings are Looking to Each Other Again

Although talk of praying and vibrations may seem counterintuitive to the teachings of traditional religion whereby we pray to God for what we want and expect it to be delivered to us without any self-examination of how we may be blocking it, many within the religious communities are integrating scientific explanations with spiritual theories – as the ancients did.

We Are Always Praying

In his talk “Miraculous Probabilities: The Science of Faith,” theologian Dr. Jim Richards tells us that “electromagnetic fields” are created around our prayers and requests. That it is our faith, confidence, and the clarity of our requests that allow them to be answered.

Others within the religious communities are also now teaching that we must have a positive mental atmosphere that is congruent with our request to help bring it about. (1)

We must fully believe that we are deserving of what we want, confident that it is possible, and be clear in our message.

Wishy-washy requests, second guessing ourselves, or having negative and/or limiting attitudes around the theme affect our vibrations and the electromagnetic fields we create that dictate if, and when, it comes about.

Our Requests Are Usually Granted – in Time

If our vibrations are positive and remain mostly consistent regarding our requests and it is within the realm of possibilities, our prayers are usually answered – at least in time.

I say usually, because sometimes we pray for things that are way off base from our soul’s journey, and they may not come to pass.

Still, most of our requests can be answered because our soul’s plan does not include the minor details, just general guidelines, such as dealing with our controlling tendencies.

However, some soul lessons that we came here to fulfill cannot be overruled, and if a certain request is not congruent with that, it will not happen.

We never know God’s full plan for our lives, and from our limited perspective we may feel we want something that will not ultimately serve us or that plan.

And patience is always vital when waiting for our prayers or requests to come about or our desires answered. The timing of elements surrounding what we want may include other people getting prepared or events or conditions falling in line.

Spirit works on many levels to make our requests happen, however the universe does not work in a vacuum. Things and circumstances must be lined up.

We Are Always Praying

Pray in our Joy; Pray for Qualities; Give Appreciation.

As well as praying for things we want or what we want to happen, it is also beneficial to ask for qualities that will help us manage life’s difficult circumstances, become our best self, and grow spiritually: like patience, courage, guidance, wisdom, and discernment.

As Khalil Gibran suggests in his well-loved book, The Prophet, we should also pray when we are happy and satisfied in life.

You pray in your distress and in your need;

would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy

and in your days of abundance. —Khalil Gibran (2)

Thanking God, Spirit, the universe for what we have – being appreciative for all that has been bestowed upon us puts us in a receiving mode.

And in our prayers and requests the concept of “make me” instead of “give me” goes much further for our long-term happiness, contentment, and spiritual growth than asking for things.

~ Rosemary McCarthy© May, 2018.

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Endnotes:

(1) Jim Richards, “Miraculous Probabilities: The Science of Faith,” New Day, Vision TV, August 2012, http://www.mynewday.tv/shows/miraculous-probabilities-the-science-of-faith/.

(2) Khalil Gibran, The Prophet (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), 67.

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The Indigenous Beliefs, Our Planet, and Our Future

Gaia, our Planet, is a living, breathing organism. She is a conscious, living being. She is our home. She is meant to sustain us. To nurture us. She gives to us freely and asks for nothing in return.

However, most of us in the industrialized world have somehow forgotten the importance of our connection to her.

Both Physical and Emotional Abuses Affect Our Planet

Although some of the changes our Planet is going through are simply part of her evolutionary process, many are because of our greed, ignorance, and modernization – what we have physically done to her by defiling her land, polluting her air and water, damming up her waterways, and raping her natural resources.

Our Planet has also been affected by the emotional abuses we have put upon her. Humanity’s hate, greed, killing, judgment, and control over each other have also affected her energetic body.

Just as mistreatment of our physical and emotional bodies affects all aspects of our well-being, it is the same with our beautiful Planet.

In attempting to rebalance herself, Gaia’s energy flow has shifted and swayed, often causing violent weather patterns.

Humanity once lived in harmony with nature and lived sustainably with the Planet’s natural elements. The further we fell into duality the more we aligned with attitudes of lack and greed.

Our lives became based on acquiring, amassing, and trotting over whomever and whatever to get what we wanted, or thought we needed to survive. Thom Hartmann expresses this beautifully in The Last Hours of the Ancient Sunlight.

Modern civilizations have come to truly

believe that the paths to a better life are 

consumerism and to use our cleverness to

manipulate the “machine of nature”

to our advantage. (1)

For the most part, the Indigenous peoples around the world have maintained a connection with Mother Nature – they still hold a close, reciprocal relationship with her.

Maintaining harmony and a connection to nature was actually a conscious decision Indigenous people made as a group, eons ago, so that when we lost this connection they could show us the way back.

This article/blog post is based on concepts in my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. Book Synopsis is found here).

This article/blog post is based on concepts in my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. Book Synopsis is found here).

Archetypes Act As Conduits to Help Us, and to Strengthen Latent Qualities Within Us

Indigenous People’s Roadmap to Harmonious Living

The Indigenous peoples’ gentle nature and connection to the earth are linked to the healing of Humanity.

In his article “The Three Seeds,” Charles Eisenstein tells us that thousands of years ago when we chose to play the game of “separation” with nature, the prophets at that time suspected we would lose our way and left “three seeds” to help us find our way back. (2)

The first seed was the “wisdom lineages.” These preserved and protected the essential knowledge, and became the mystical branches of the religions or belief systems: the Zen masters / gurus in the Eastern religions; Hasidism / the Kabbalah in Judaism; Sufism in Islam; the mystical branches of Christianity. The sages and holy men within these spiritual branches upheld the humility and mystical, experiential aspects of their faiths. (3)

The second seed was the “sacred stories: myths, legends, scriptures, fairy tales and folklore.” These tales, crouched in imagery and allegory, transcend the conscious mind, as they are supernatural conduits that convey the hidden knowledge of the ages. They infuse us with awe, wonder, and hope, so that however far we wandered into the “Labyrinth of Separation,” we always had a lifeline to find our way back. (4)

The third seed was the “indigenous tribes” who consciously chose to forgo the journey of separation with Gaia and growth into a technological society that destroyed nature. They instead continued to live close to the land and in harmony with nature so they could eventually provide us with a roadmap back to living in accordance with the “laws of nature.” The various tribes hold different aspects of the knowledge we have lost, such as how to commune reciprocally with nature and the animal kingdoms; read and understand dreams; raise our children; and see beyond our limited third-dimensional idea of time. (5)

Traditional teachings among most native people worldwide reveal their understanding of the concept of enough.

  • Those who live off the land, free of material obsessions, believe the earth will provide them with basic necessities;
  • They understand our deep connection to it;
  • They appreciate that the earth nourishes us with water, air, and food and understand that maintaining the purity of these is crucial;
  • They recognize Mother Earth as a gift from our Creator and that every molecule on it lives and breathes.

(For more information on this notion of enough see here for my article/blog post “The Concept of Enough.”)

The Indigenous Beliefs, Our Planet, and Our Future

Embedded in their histories is the belief that we are all our Planet’s stewards.

We would do well to listen to the Indigenous peoples and their concerns about maintaining fresh air, clean water, and healthy land. To carefully study and reflect on their approaches to nature.

We must do this for them so that they can maintain their connections to the land and cultures, and therefore their sense of empowerment, but we also must do it for all people.

As a collective society, it is the Indigenous people who have maintained the knowledge of how to keep our Planet healthy. Their beliefs about it are our roadmap to achieving a good and healthy future for our children and our survival as a whole – just as they intended eons ago.

We Disempowered Many Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous people all over the world tap into and sustain their empowerment through their connection to the land and cultural traditions.

Wherever we have overtaken their lands and/or forced our ways upon them we disempowered them, to say the least. The effects of centuries of abuse, misuse, control, and marginalization has done extensive damage that echoes through their generations.

It is imperative that we partner with the descendants of the Indigenous peoples throughout the world so their healing from the effects of how we treated them in the past may begin.

We must work acknowledging the accumulative effects of past abuses, with compassion for the plights they now suffer, with fairness in mind, and a goal towards equal rights.

The Indigenous Beliefs, Our Planet, and Our Future

  • We must ensure that future projects for profit (or those in the name of progress we want to promote) no longer infringe on rural, native, or Indigenous peoples’ health, culture, community, or way of life;
  • we must also acknowledge what we are still doing to undermine them, or their healing. Their welfare must be kept at the forefront of any decision-making that impacts the environment as a whole, their health, general welfare, cultural traditions, and their lands
  • we must do this so that Indigenous peoples can regain and maintain their connection to the land, which is essential to their sense of empowerment. This is what will allow them to thrive again;
  • we need to create partnerships with the Indigenous groups within our countries and work together to create a harmonious future that will benefit us all, and our future generations, on the lands we now share.

Programs and Movements Are Being Created Around the World

We are starting to address Indigenous peoples concerns: for the repercussions Indigenous peoples suffered at our hands, as well as to support their struggles against further encroachment on their heritage lands for greed and profit.

In 2012, a movement called Idle No More, was started in Canada countering a specific bill that would directly affect the First Nations concerns.

It spread to the United States, where it grew into one of the largest protests ever regarding Native American issues, and various other protests arose in solidarity around the world.

Many who were not of Indigenous heritage joined the Idle No More protests – some to show support for the native peoples’ concerns and others because of general environmental issues that affect all of us and our future.

In 2015 Canada set up a commission to bring to light and address the abuse and other ill effects for First Nations children that resulted from the Indian Residential School system that was set up by Government and Church over 150 years ago, with the last school closing only in the mid 1990’s.

These schools were aimed to alienate the First Nations children from their families and undermine their culture. The children who were forced to leave their reserves and attend these schools (where they were also badly treated) were heavily affected.

So were their descendants: the repercussions from alienating these children from their families and culture caused far-reaching negative effects.

In India, and after years of struggle, in 2010 the Dongria Kondh tribe won their battle against a resources company to prevent a planned bauxite mine that would have had a huge impact on their land and way of life.

They received support from various sources, one of them being Survival International, who helped create a documentary film “Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain,” about the tribe’s life and this struggle. Survival brought in well-known British stars Joanna Lumley to narrate the film and Michael Palin help promote their cause. (6)

The film shows that the Dongria Kondh people are autonomous and actually thrive in the area their people have occupied for centuries, contrary to the popular belief that rural tribes and those living isolated from civilization are all characterized by hardship. The proposal to go ahead with the mining project was denied.

This denial has set a precedent and now has an international impact for future companies whose intention is to encroach on tribal lands for profit.

The extensive research that was done throughout the tribe’s struggle brought to light the necessity of fully investigating the effects projects of large corporations have on tribal and native peoples and their way life.

Our Countries’ Harmonies Are Linked to Indigenous Peoples’ Healing

In North America, most of us were not taught and therefore have not been aware of the extent and repercussions of the abuses the Indigenous peoples suffered when colonists came from Europe in search of a better life and took over their land.

The settler’s conquests paved the way for comfortable lives for themselves, and now ours. To ensure we create a good and safe future for all of us it is important to acknowledge and address what our ancestors did as they settled.

It is arrogant, even ignorant of us to complain about immigration and how those seeking a better life are changing the cultural landscape while we have not righted the wrongs made when our ancestors not only changed the Indigenous peoples’ cultural landscape, but in many cases eradicated some tribes completely.

If we want a harmonious future with those who are now immigrating into our countries as well as ensuring that our laws and the spirit of them are upheld, we must connect the dots between how we acted in the past towards the Indigenous people we usurped, the karma this was created, and what we want for our future.

Past karma can be overcome – when we choose to hold to positive attitudes around similar concepts and if we address the repercussions of past negative attitudes and their actions.

The Indigenous Beliefs, Our Planet, and Our Future

We Must Be Wise, Hopeful, and Open to Alternatives

Most of us understand that we have to change our ways to protect our environment and we do what we can, but fully embracing sustainable living while at the same time keeping our mouths fed and our houses heated and/or cooled is a complicated issue; it will not happen overnight. In the meantime,

  • we can educate ourselves;
  • we can start making wiser decisions;
  • we can support others in their quests for environmentally safer choices;
  • we also have to believe in the possibility of creating a cleaner and safer world for our children and their children;
  • while at the same time face the fact that some of what is familiar to us may disappear;
  • and we do this by being open to alternatives.

For example, we can exchange our lush green lawns and properties that require much watering to those characterized by various decorative alternatives to grass and plants.

Kelowna, B.C. (a dry, arid area in the Okanagan valley) has some beautiful properties that use a combination of different colored pebbles, small rocks, mulch, and small flowering and cactus-like plants and shrubs to create beautiful gardens. I’m sure other dry arid places have adopted similar practices.

With a little foresight and imagination there are many alternatives we can implement that are better for the Planet and that will also satisfy us – we just have to be a little flexible and open to new ideas.

Ideas and insights like this will start to be birthed in us once we make the decision to do what we can for our home. Gaia wants to survive – to thrive.

The energy of the planetary evolution we are in is inspiring us to reach for viable alternatives.

There is enough of what we need for all of us to go around, we just have to use what our Planet has bequeathed to us wisely – as the Indigenous peoples are asking us to do. (See here for link to article on our Planetary Evolution)

Eisenstein also tells us that the Indigenous mission has not been to change the world, but to act as a signpost showing us the way.

And although many tribes have disappeared, and most of them and many of us are saddened by this, their assignment was only to continue to exist long enough to show us how we as humans can live in reciprocity with nature and Gaia.

He says that as a whole, they have no awareness of this, but they do feel and have felt sorrow and the unfairness of what we have put upon them and the Planet.

As we all should! Not to focus on past mistakes based in ignorance but using newfound knowledge and understanding to look to creating a better future for all of us.

~ Rosemary McCarthy© April, 2018.

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ENDNOTES:

(1)Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation (Northfield, VT: Mythical Books, 1998), 191.

(2)Charles Eisenstein, “The Three Seeds,” Golden Age of Gaia, June 9, 2012, www.the2012scenario.com/2012/06/charles-eisenstein-the-three-seeds.

(3)Ibid.      (4)Ibid.    (5)Ibid.

(6)Mine, Story of a Sacred Mountain, narrated by Joanna Lumley, (Survival International) http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/mine

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The Importance of Connecting to Mother Nature – April 2018 Newsletter

At this Time of the Year as Nature Comes Alive let’s All Resolve to Embrace the Healing Power of Connecting to Mother Nature.

 

Below is a Bit More of What I Discuss. 

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At this Time of the Year as Nature Comes Alive let’s All Resolve to Embrace the Healing Power of Connecting to Mother Nature.

All spiritual practices I have encountered encourage us to connect to nature in one way or another – that we can benefit from the connection just by being near it, around it, or immersed in it. Lucky are those whose work allows them to be surrounded by nature everyday!

I have even heard ministers finish off their sermons by suggesting we go sit by the lake and take in its peace and beauty. This is an encouragement to connect to our divinity – our true self, through nature – God’s canvas.

Connecting to our true self is vital for our happiness.

It is where joy abides. Where wisdom speaks to us. Where inspiration comes from.
Connecting to nature energizes us.

Blessings,

Rosemary

 

 

 

The Secret of Enough

Even though there is still much need and poverty in the world, there is enough for all of us – to survive, to live with dignity, and even to thrive. We just have to use what our Planet has bequeathed to us wisely.

Our ancient societies lived balanced lives. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual lives were in balance. And we understood the concept of enough.

Most native people worldwide today still understand this concept of enough. Those who live off the land, free of material obsessions, believe the earth will provide them with basic necessities. They take only what they really need.

They love and revere the Planet and understand our deep connection to it. They appreciate that it nourishes us with water, air, and food: it supports us, and they understand that maintaining the purity of these is crucial.

The Indigenous people around the world recognize the Planet as a gift from our Creator and that every molecule on it lives and breathes. Embedded in their histories is the belief that we are all its stewards.

Throughout the world, most native peoples understand and maintain a reciprocal connection with Gaia. This connection is their spirituality.

This article/blog post is based on concepts in my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. Book Synopsis is found here).

Archetypes Act As Conduits to Help Us, and to Strengthen Latent Qualities Within Us

Today, much of Western society is focused on acquiring far more than what we really need. This focus causes us to rarely move beyond physical concerns into the emotional or spiritual needs, which are necessary to keep us balanced.

Appreciating what we have ensures its continuation. If we could appreciate all that Mother Earth offers us – clean water, fresh air, and bountiful land we would make wise decisions so that they continue to support us.

Communing more often with nature we would be less inclined to focus on the material aspects of life. Her energy connects us to our hearts and true self. It holds a healing quality that helps us settle our emotional worlds. When are emotional worlds are settled and we are connected to our true self we are less inclined to focus on unnecessarily acquiring. We are more inclined to embrace the concept of enough.

What is enough? Enough is different for everyone. Most of us in the Western world do want some luxuries and modern commodities and some of it can be supported by Mother Nature (if we are wise about it), but many of us have gone overboard.

In The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight Thom Hartmann reminds us that our current society lives under the myth that “some stuff will make you happy, then twice as much stuff will make you twice as happy, and ten times as much will make you ten times as happy, and so on, into infinity.” (1)

And although greed has been around for eons, it has only recently extended to such abusive actions towards our Planet as to threaten her (and thereby our) very survival. Where did this current greed come from?

In his essay, “The World of Wonder” in Spiritual Ecology, Thomas Berry explains that in North America this attitude of acquiring grew as a result of our lack of embracing or understanding the concept of “Earth-based spirituality” when we first came here from Europe.

He reminds us that not only did the Indigenous people understand the relationship between heaven, earth, and its people, evidenced by their rituals and ceremonies to evoke the powers of the Universe, most ancient cultures did as well. He tells us that the pillars in India, China, Greece, Egypt and Rome “were established to delineate a sacred center which provided a point of reference for human affairs and bound Heaven and Earth together.” (2)

The Secret of Enough

Barry explains that we came to America from Europe believing we were religious, educated, scientifically advanced, and able to create our own political organizations. We “saw ourselves as a divine blessing on this continent. In reality we were a predator people on an innocent continent.”

We saw a land that could allow us to break away from the “monarchical governments … and their world of royalty and subservience,” but rather than be in awe of the grandness and beauty of this land, we saw it as a “continent available for exploitation.” Although we were searching for new values, our attitudes of greed and control did not really change; nor did they reflect the values of the native people already here. (3)

In large part, except for the few who have rejected commercialism, such as the Mennonites, Indigenous peoples, and certain rural tribes, having lost the connection to the concept of enough and respect for our Planet, most societies have fallen under the spell of acquiring and greed.

Our Planet is meant to support us. If we return to a reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth we will all have access to its life-affirming energy: we will all have enough. Returning to the wisdom of nature at this juncture in our evolution and with our growing population is vital!

As I was exploring various subjects when researching for my book Your Journey to Peace …, (whose concepts this article is based on) a notion was growing in me that the Indigenous peoples’ gentle nature and connection to the earth were somehow connected to the healing of Humanity. I was directed to various answers.

More of what I discovered is further explored in my next article/ blog post, “The Indigenous Beliefs and Our Planet’s Healing.” I will explain how eons ago the Indigenous peoples around the world actually made a conscious decision to forego industrialization so that they could show us the roadmap back when we had lost our way – when we had forgotten about the secret of enough and the importance of our connection to Mother Earth and of our reciprocal relationship with her.

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Notations

(1) Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation (Northfield, VT: Mythical Books, 1998), 235.

(2) Thomas Berry, “The World of Wonder” in Spiritual Ecology, The Cry of the Earth, a collection of essays edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, (Pointe Reyes, CA: The Golden Sufi Center), 15-17.

(3)  Ibid.

~ Rosemary McCarthy© April, 2018, updated May 2018

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What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage

What is held in our minds and the attitudes that stem from this is reflected in society. When our minds are calm and peaceful and our attitudes express love’s qualities as we go about our day we invite more of the same into our lives, and also into our world.

When we come from a place of fear, blame, judgment, revenge or any thoughts or attitudes based in me-against-you instead of me-and-you, we not only invite divisive and disempowering attitudes back to us, we call them forth into our world.

All aspects of the universe exist under universal laws – including us. The well-known Law of Attraction translates our thoughts and attitudes as how we want things to be: it is as if we are promoting these attitudes.

We are actually inviting in more of the same – for us and around us. And so whatever attitudes individuals hold toward situations or one another play out in society. (See below for link to my post on universal laws).

This Is a Time of Huge Evolutionary Change

At this point in our evolution we are encouraged to face ourselves.

  • Who we are.
  • How we think.
  • Our attitudes.
  • What we do.
  • To shift expressions not of love to those that are of love.
  • To embrace fairness, acceptance, understanding, compromise, mediation, and to look for win-win situations.
  • We are to seek empowerment for ourselves – and for others. This Shift we are in is allowing what is not of love to rise to the surface – for healing.

(This article/blog post is based on concepts in my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. Book Synopsis is found here).

Archetypes Act As Conduits to Help Us, and to Strengthen Latent Qualities Within Us

This Shift’s energy is flushing out all divisive attitudes and actions, and they will be exposed for what they are. If in our approach we judge others and focus on peoples’ differences, we create conflict.

If we do not change our methods there will be fallout, because when we create conflict it always reverberates back to us sooner or later. It also invites more conflict and divisive attitudes into the world.

We may not be able to connect the dots between what we put out there and what is happening in our lives, communities, or in the world, but if we are experiencing conflict in our lives or are upset by what is happening around us or in the world, we need first examine our attitudes. They may need an adjustment.

The issues negative attitudes bring about may not exactly reflect what was put out there, but the themes and impact will be similar. The motives at play influence what negative attitudes bring about and the mechanisms at work reflect them back in comparable ways.

Until individuals drop their propensity to judge, to blame, we relinquish our tendencies toward greed and unfairness, and shift to coming from a place of hope instead of fear, the world will not change.

As more of us drop negative, divisive, and disempowering attitudes and exchange these for expressing love’s qualities out into the world we will all start to reap the benefits.

This Shift Is Guiding Us to be Gentle and Non-combative

This Shift is guiding us to make our points to bring about equality and fairness, but in gentle non-combative ways. When we push too hard to make a point, or push against something, the Universe will push back. There will be repercussions for us individually, and for the world.

We can adopt Mother Teresa’s attitude of marching for peace, not against war – to give energy to what we want, instead of pushing against what we do not want. Although she didn’t name it, Mother Teresa lived by the Law of Attraction. All the peacemakers of the world have – in their own way.

What Is Held in Our Minds Is Reflected onto the World Stage

Having ideals and beliefs to live by can be very valuable. They give us a life framework to live by and support systems to help us. And when promoting them we are doing what we think is helpful or right.

However, sometimes we can be erroneous in our interpretation of them or misguided in our approach. Ideals from the past can also be outdated – in need of an upgrade.

In our sincere efforts to guide others to where we think our world needs to be going, we need to keep our focus on promoting what we believe and the benefits of what we are doing and why – calmly and with integrity, instead of focusing on what we think others are doing wrong or should be doing.

Even when we are sincere, doing so only endorses divisiveness: it does not promote unity or God’s love. It does not create the vibrations needed to bring about the world we all want.

So, even when we feel very passionate about something we must ensure we are presenting our point of view with compassion.

Most of us are contributing in any one of the numerous ways to bring about a fairer and more egalitarian world – some in practical ways that are outwardly visible, but many by just being loving to those around them: they are creating the positive vibrations needed to help bring it about.

Even though most of us won’t be able to make major changes in the world, we can all change our thoughts, shift our attitudes, and make small choices that are better for everyone.

We can learn to connect the dots between our actions and their consequences and thereby affect the quality of life of those around us.

Even small shifts in attitudes affect those around us, and they then affect those around them. This will then affect the generations to come.

~ Rosemary McCarthy©, April 2018.

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Newsletter – March 2018 – Happy Spring

Welcome to my March 2018 newsletter with my Spring message and links to my many recent articles/blog posts. Clink link to access it.

Enjoy,

Rosemary