One of the beliefs about life in the United States is that we as individuals are responsible for our lives alone by ‘pulling up our own bootstraps’. Another belief is that ‘no human is an island’ and ‘it takes a village’. Somewhere in the early development of this country, the idea of the individual being responsible for their own destiny took hold. Yet, it was in the mutual support networks that early Americans needed to survive and create a new society that made all that independent achievement possible.
What we know is that all life on Earth exists within the same principles. Those principles are the Principles of Unity. They are:
So above so below, i. e. what is below is organized in the same way as something larger or of a higher vibration than it.
Energy is eternal, i.e. it cannot be destroyed.
Matter/ form, is densified energy that is continuously deconstructing and constructing at the same time.
Matter/form is always moving to the next greater whole.
Matter/form is always contracting and expanding at the same time
Matter/form is always going out of existence and coming into existence at the same time.
Everything is interactive, interrelated and symbiotic (interdependent on behalf of each other)
Within this interactive, interrelated and symbiotic structure, every aspect of matter/form has its own unique and essential purpose on behalf of the whole.
If you apply these principles to our American culture, what of those initial statements about individual determinisam and community support hold true? They all do. We are interconnected to everything else in this universe of matter and energy. We can only be connected. Being disconnected or separated is an meme phenonmen of our culture but is not true at the fundamental design of this Earth and all that is on it. Everything is nested one in the other. AND we are each unique and essential aspects of Creation and thus come to our society with our own gifts to give.
Society’s responsibility is to recognize and nurture that essential and unique aspects of each person. It is in this capacity that we fail. Somewhere we enculcated into our culture the belief that there was one way to succeed, one way to learn, one way to a good life. That is just not so. Look at the variety of plant life, of insect life, of birds and animals. Variety is the norm, not singularity. Therefore our culture needs to open its mind to seeking to identify and support the unique and essential aspects of each human being. Our stereotypes are only good for a small percentage of each group. Our memes are just human creations and can be changed. What was the norm of yesterday should not be the norm of tomorrow.
How do we apply these thoughts to our own lives? We spent our childhood and young adulthood following the rules of our parents and teachers, only to find out that nothing is guaranteed – not marriage, a house to own, a good job etc. Hopefully, as an adult, we discover other activities and ways of being that seem to really just ‘fit’ us. I call this becoming ‘whom you came here to be’. From my viewpoint, we all decided to encarnate on earth to bring some gifts to this Earth and Humanity, maybe also to get some experiences that we can’t have in our Spirit form. Then we are born and we lose our sense of our Spirit as we have to learn about using this body and just plain being a human being. First grade seems to be a dividing line where memories of our life before encarnation are fully submerged and the norms and expectations of our human society take over. It is not usually until middle age that we are called to remember ‘whom we came here to be’.
What can you do to remember? Start by listening to your body; to the messages it sends via energies arising, sensations moving or stagnant, maybe even pictures or sounds arising. Listen and ask – What? Why? Follow thru on these intuitive hits to start to comprehend what your body knows, not just your mental mind connecting today’s sensations with yesterday’s historic reason.
Create more malleability in your brain. Learn something new. Practice a new physical skill. These activities support the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Thus the well worn ruts of long-term reactions can be forgotten as your brain follows new neural networks that open your behaviors to response instead of reaction.
My future blogs will talk about multiple ways that you can increase your brain’s maleability and your intuitive knowing of your own body. Thus you will become more and more of ‘whom you came here to be’.