Day 322/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
Those serendipitous moments or encounters that defy explanation. You meet someone and they have the answer to the question you were asking. You're looking for something then, when you least expect it, a thought arrives that leads you to find it. You're curious about something and you soon see the evidence before you. (Not to be confused with your device marketing the very thing you were speaking about to your friends! That's something else!)
Sarah's inspiration today is to take care to notice the people you meet, and the circumstances you find yourself in. It sounds a bit like looking for signs. It's more than that.
Life, your life, has a happy knack of putting in front of you the very thing that you need at any given time. Sometimes that may not feel like it's what you need but it fits the trajectory that you are on.
A woman I know well recently mentioned that rarely do things go right for her, then she wrote a half page of all the things that went right for her, underlined with complaints about the messenger, timing and anything else that she could notice to see those right things as a cup half empty. When we are on a trajectory of noticing that things don't go well, we'll only notice those things.
But there's more to this than meets the eye.
Since Sarah wrote her book some 20 years ago we have become more aware of the ecosystem of our existence through advances in field theory. In any ecosystem we know that all things have an impact on all other things. Even when we can't notice our impact, we are having an impact.
The woman I mentioned above repels friends and family because it's so difficult to spend time with her. She triggers others into seeking ways to uplift her or educate her, but that's never successful for any length of time, hence they deplete their own energy and motivation and find it easier to stay away. In this way she receives less support, more loneliness and is forced to be more independent than is supportive for her.
There's no doubt in my mind that I have traversed this territory in sometime in my life as she is doing. What I realised is that I needed to really look for the good in things, notice them and exercise gratitude. I think that the whole movement towards gratitude is directed to those who see the world this way, the cup half empty way. Gratitude changes the direction of our noticing and that changes the world around us.
By noticing the things that are going well, talking about them and celebrating them, people become more attractive to others. Friends and family want to share that success with them, celebrate with them, encourage them and offer support and assistance.
In this way the world begins to support you. And there's more...
Field Theory that has been studied for at least a century by great scientists including all those involved with electromagnetic fields, string theory, unified field theory, and more has made some recent and profound advances.
It has now been scientifically proven that the air we breathe is filled with energy and information. That connected matrix of energy, Planck oscillations, carries the information of everything on the planet. As well as everything outside of you, it carries your words, your attitude, your thoughts. Think about that for a moment. Maybe not understanding this concept explains why it is so difficult to lift ourselves out of our rut.
If we truly understood that everything about us is informing the field of information in which we live, impacting our future selves as we access that information, and impacting others around us, what would we want to put out there? How would we want to heal and adjust to live more fully and wholly. Food for thought.
Maybe you would like to experiment with creating serendipitous moments in your life. Maths Physicist Nassim Haramein calls that becoming a field engineer.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.