DUALITY OF LIFE

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Have you ever felt as if one half of you does not know what the other half is really thinking or more importantly feeling. It’s as if you are torn between one way of behaving that is in total conflict with how the other half of you would like to engage and or respond.
So how does one handle the inner conflict that seems to wage war on our ability to determine what’s best for us and not just to pacify a situation do to our inability to know which side we are really on.
The image above expresses the understanding that all opposites create a whole and with clear observation a happy medium of awareness can bring a state of acceptance that allows for a sense of peace and calm.
The realization that the only thing we have control over is our thoughts about the situation, and all else is not in our ability to persuade for very long, the real truth of the matter will rise on its own without any contradiction on your part.
Less is more and if one half of you is wise enough to quiet the other than listen and watch the result of non action.
Within your grasp is the consciousness of your behavior which not only affects you but all those around you. Taking a few moments to think about something before reacting to it, allowing for your other half to respond and show a different perspective on the subject will save you hours of conflict and defensiveness that can serve no one.
We have the power to go within, listen to our gut which is the heart giving us a vibration that comes from either fear or love. Let love rule your life, for only good can come from that sense of knowing.
We are all children trying to find our way home. A place where we are seen for who we are not what we are. Love defines us gives us strength to carry on even when all seems so dim and hopeless.
Remember we are all on our own paths and the journey home is longer for many and they must be permitted to make mis-takes along the way. Our roll in their journey which we are a part of for whatever reason, is to be kind and forgiving. Forgiveness is the hardest lesson but the most rewarding.
Listen to your higher self it is closer to God and has a direct connection to the cosmic computer, all you have to do is plug yourself in and sit back and enjoy the ride

INTO THE LIGHT

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Pure as the white driven snow can be like a metaphor to the state of our consciousness once we cross the bridge that connects us to the other side of our reality. The purity of heart that carries us closer and closer to the light gives us the courage to venture across the bridge that leads us to true freedom.

What freedom you may ask must I strive for, I have all the freedom I need in this modern day existence? Well the freedom I speak of is that from the ever present voice in the head which we mistake for being ours.

The relentless chatter the egoic self batters us with every minute of everyday is so present we mistake it for ours and believe it’s a natural occurrence. There’s nothing natural about it, it’s quite the opposite. Who is the it you may ask, well, that’s the voice in our heads causing us to stay in fear and unease as we go through our day.

The true purpose of the ego is to trust no one, especially the heartfelt reaction to events that shape our lives. It keeps us in a state of doubt and dependency on the opinions of other rather than our own, as we strive for acknowledgement and acceptance. It’s easier to agree than disagree so we make friends with the ego thinking it will serve us and all will be well.

All this sounds rather dim in a time when seasonal cheer is amongst us, however for many the New Year is a time for new resolutions and clarity of their lives. I bring this to the attention of those who already had a sense something was not right in their decision making, as the internal conflict seems to continue.

The correlation between the heartfelt response to a situation as opposed to the egoic reaction can truly prolong and lengthen the path on your life’s journey. The path is that of self discovery, truly understanding who you are in the silence of stillness, and that requires a quieting of the mind that may have stored a lot of out dated programing the ego has cluttered our mind with, leaving very little room for new ways of approaching your life.

Awareness is the first step to accepting what truly is, not a mind made story to suit our needs for the moment that the ego feeds on. The truth shall set you free, for the ego cannot live there.

Recognize yourself as you take the shorter way back home, “cross the bridge” eliminate that which causes you to second guess yourself. Avoid any unnecessary suffering as you struggle to find your own voice which the ego had control over.

The winter of our lives can emerge as beautifully as the springtime, we too can unfold as a flower as our unconscious self becomes conscious and we can relish in our true beauty. Follow the light for no darkness lives there.

Love and Light

Barra