There are two emotional seductions that caresses our subconscious to the point of total infatuation most every day. They hold us back from enjoying ordinary moments and experiencing other possibilities for creating genuine and lasting happiness. Yet, there are ways to free ourselves.
#1. Everybody’s into it; me too!
We like to be constantly busy, working, moving, doing anything to fill our time, otherwise we can feel guilty, lonely, lazy, crazy, wasting time. Everybody is doing something and the subconscious ego does not want to be left out! Or get bored!
I’ve had to become very conscious of how many times I pick up my phone to check texts, emails, FitBit. I am aware that tech can be helpful; a tool for information, communication and generally making life easier. I used it to write this entry. But, so many of us have become unconsciously addicted.
We tend to look down when we use tech, which gives us an indication of unconsciously relating to the sub-conscious ego and to the past. We are seduced emotionally, loosing our conscious awareness of the moment.
Your heart knows
To rise above the fear of being left out set tech aside and relate to your heart. Gently rest your hand over your heart and feel the warmth of your inner tenderness. Enter the Silence, listen and become conscious of your spiritual heart and the present moment. The beautiful thing is that your heart knows without a doubt the deep connection to the Source of everything.
In that moment you accept life as it is. There is no seductive emotional desire to connect or make yourself busy because you have connected with all love, all beings, and their source through your inner love. And, you relax and let life unfold according to universal law, aware, observant, grateful for being part of That.
So next time you start to absently minded pick tech up, pause momentarily as described, and then live the moment to create a compassionate cause.
#2. Taking sides
We’re seduced not so much by the issues of politics, social , economic, religious and world affairs, rather by the emotions that are attached to the issues. Emotions predominately related to the past.
We are so attracted to and relate to like energy we join band wagons and form tribes. We mimic the rhetoric and propaganda to defend our position. And defending a position eats away our life energy, while adding weeds to the ego.
Critical thinking, logic and reason are thrown out of the mental process because those emotions associated with the past color our judgment. We see the world through the human perspective of duality. Good and bad. Right and left, blinding ourselves to other possibilities.
A blatant example
A current example is the U.S. feeling divided. Emotions run so high violence erupts. We say we deplore discrimination, but we’ve lost our ability to discriminate! We see problems rather than opportunities for building harmony.
It’s an obvious example of being motivated by fear rather than love, the human perspective of the law of duality. The same thing for religious jehads, many political, economic, social and personal agendas.
Take the opportunity
We get all fired up, wanting to defend our position. Yet, the Eternal creates opportunities for Harmony through us and issues. Rather than fight against lconsider the law of duality as the Law of Unity – everything blends and has a deep meaning and spiritual purpose.
So when your emotions start to flair up, become conscious of them. And, ask yourself if you are emotionally relating to the past. Has it triggered feelings of protest, anger, resentment from deep rooted fear and possibly hatred.
Be mindful and discriminate. Be conscious of your authentic powers and balance energy, intelligence, accuracy and Love in the moment, seeing in everyone and in everything opportunities to learn something that will help you evolve and enjoy life. And for those around you.
In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB
“We must be guided by the only Power that can show us Right, by Love, a deep, wide, unassuming feeling which is the foundation of Harmony throughout the whole Universe.”
Eugene Fersen, Pearls of Wisdom, Volume I, page 229.
Photo: Valencia, Spain 2017 PSLB