For the Love of Spiders

“How can we practice not yelling when we’re angry if there’s no one around to push our buttons?”
~~from Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham

I remember listening to an Abraham Hicks clip on YouTube a few years ago where they said that your Inner Being might sometimes steer you towards unwanted. This really bothered me and made me a bit angry, actually. I remember thinking, “What’s the point of doing all of this inner work and raising my vibration if I’m still going to have to deal with unwanted? I thought I was working towards creating my own reality!”

But I’ve come to see this from a different perspective. Your Inner Being and the Universe won’t randomly throw completely pointless negative events in your path just for giggles. Everything in our experience is there to help us learn and expand. Everything is here to help us reach new heights.

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Two Types of Accepting

“I am where I am.”
~~Abraham Hicks

So many spiritual teachers will speak of the importance of accepting what is and not struggling with life or the present moment.  I could kind of see how that made sense, but I had a hard time reconciling that with one of the keys of creating your own reality:  feeling as if you already have what you want in order to create the reality you want.  I was a bit confused as to how I was supposed to accept what is and be the change I wanted to bring about.

Well, I recently realized that there are two types of accepting, and I was doing the wrong one. 🙂

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Do you live on planet Earth?

Several months ago, I read a scientist’s comment (I’m sorry, I can’t remember his name) that instead of saying that we live on planet Earth, it would be far more accurate to say that we live in planet Earth. The Earth isn’t just the ground beneath our feet. It is also the air that surrounds us, the layers of atmosphere arching over us, and the magnetic field extending from the interior of our world and flaring up and out around the planet, shielding us from the solar winds and charged particles.

Reading this actually stunned me. It was as if I had walked into a brick wall in my head. Just a switch of prepositions, but it brings about such a different perspective and feeling. When I run the thought, “I live in planet Earth” through my mind, I have a feeling almost as if I’m wrapped in a warm, snuggly blanket. Or maybe even a feeling similar to being in the womb – curled up, safe, warm, and protected.

It also gives me a feeling of connection. Regardless of how many kilometres may be between two people, they are both cells in this large organism we call Earth – an ocean of air flowing between them.

A new name for the Big Bang?

The most widely accepted scientific theory of the creation of our universe is the Big Bang.

While the birth of our universe is, of course, an interesting topic, something else caught my attention recently.  The fact that we call it the Big Bang and talk about that initial moment where our cosmos went from not-being to being as a violent explosion is a bit telling about how we see things.  It could have been The Great Expansion, The Massive Surge, or The Vast Becoming, to name a few possibilities.  But when we look at that initial, wondrous instant the only way we can conceptualize it is by using the same terminology that we use for weapons of destruction.

Is it just that we find it hard to understand a wave of that much energy doing anything but destroying everything in its path, or is it an indication of our aggressive, weapons-oriented way of thinking?