I was catching up on the messages from one of my woo-woo channeler buddies, Steve Rother, who channels a group of energetic entities (some of them have names now, but originally, they were just “The Group”).
The Group says to empower others every day, and that means not telling them what’s wrong, but giving them permission to shine on their own, wherever that takes them. So many folks seem to be afraid to step out and be themselves; all those family and other social voices wanting us to be what they are looking for or what society’s rules say we “should” be. I don’t like “shoulds” much. Don’t like fences, either, unless I’ve built them just in order to define who I really am. And even in the midst of having healthy boundaries, I don’t want them to be so rigid that I can’t be open to new opportunities.
I have this picture in my head of a curving hedge instead of a fence, with plenty of little openings for birds (ideas) to nest in, and a low, open lattice gate to provide a welcome for visitors into my awesome garden filled with young and old trees, squirrels, more birds, wildflowers and cultivated flower beds, vegetables, fruits. Nice! 🙂
So, I’ve got this lovely garden and hedge. Great! So, how is it really inside this world of my empowerment? I’ve done a good job of distinguishing who I am from everyone else so I don’t get lost in other people’s stuff, but what about my own stuff that’s already in my space, stuff from the past, stuff projected into the future? Not all my trees are healthy, not all my flowers pollinated, not all my squirrels well-fed with nuts.
This is where the personal timeline comes in. We humans have brains that like to deal with cause and effect, past and future. We don’t like to stand still; we want to progress somewhere or somewhen, and we like knowing that we come from somewhere and somewhen. But these somewheres and somewhens can also narrow our options to one line and make us forget that life often actually opens from one space-time (Now) like a a lotus of many petals (dimensions). We often have to be taught to stop, to heal the past, relax into the future, by being in the present.
I know. The present is only about five seconds long, if that, and it can be, well, boring sometimes, or very painful (but that won’t last) or worrisome (but that might not come true). Or blissfully happy (but I know, that won’t last either). Why do we spend so much present time in the past or the future when they are not here? Especially when much of that present time spent in the past or future is about mulling over past hurts or worrying about future possibilities we don’t want? Seems like we’re missing something.
But I’m not going to answer this question right now. I want to read what you think, how you feel about how we spend our present time in the past or future, and what you might think would be a more fun way to be. 🙂 Go forth and comment, please do!