Like planting seeds in the ground, you have an expectation of what you think might happen to occur. This is the case with thoughts as well. Yet when we take a step back, in order to bring in a seed of thought, without expectation, it might sprout in a totally unexpected way. The way we relate to each other is coloured by the expectations we have how it will be. The hope or the need to want to change the interaction, or just talk your truth, is depending on this. For it is all about energy. Love creates freedom as well. For every individual to understand or integrate with some messages they receive.
Someone mentioned this week they were taking too much clutter in their home, it needed to be cleared and sorted out. It clicked instantly in my head, for I know the inside and outside are connected like twins. So, to speak about the clutter in a material sense has always some kind of counterpart internally. Usually, we can see it reflected in the way people are hoarders or filling up their homes with lots of stuff. Or just the opposite, people who like it all neat and tidy, everything in place.
This morning started with some significant messages from the other side of the veil. As a reminder and confirmation about the deep connection and understanding, there is through the deep love we experienced together. Sometimes it comes through with pictures and text to bring it to my attention. Other times it is a message that is presented through a dear and close friend. The connection that is bringing through the love as well the words, written in capitals to make sure it is signed by my beloved.
When this came up as a theme to write about, I had 2 options to choose from. You have a bounce in your tread or how to bounce back when something happens. To bounce back is the first to be addressed because I truly believe the result will be to have that bounce in your step again. We all go through different challenges in our lifetime. They might be different; they might be difficult. Still, I do believe that what is going on is also holding the key to healing. In order to find out what the root issue is, it requires a lot of hard work, sweat and tears for sure.
Autumn, another change in the seasons, except in those countries they don’t know the 4 seasons, there is only heat or heavy rains, like India. Or the heat in several countries in Africa, with their deserts and savannas. What to say about the Caribbean, where winter has the same temperature as the spring and sometimes summer temperatures are over here in my country at the sea. What is there to say about autumn, other then it is a way where nature starts making up her mind to be prepared for wintertime. Leaves are colouring and falling on the ground, creating a fertile layer of compost. The trees dropping their fruits, like the oak tree and animals are gathering food from the grounds, to be prepared for those days in winter it isn’t possible to find food. The change of the colours is a beautiful sight. The way the Sun is affecting the Northern and Southern Hemispheres for one.
“In the Yogic tradition, the Equinox is seen as a day when one has the best possibilities of transcending the limitations and compulsions of one’s physical longings.” ~Sadhguru A Harvest Moon happens just before the Autumn Equinox, which signals the start of a new season, and the name is linked to a lag time between moonrise and sunset at this time of year. Hence, it's called 'Harvest' Moon.” The Harvest Moon also coincides with the astronomical arrival of autumn, marked by the Autumn Equinox on September 23 this year. The equinox occurs when the Sun is closest to the equator and crosses the celestial equator overhead at noon.
When we meet people, we are attracted to them, or not. it’s not just about gender or race, age or sexual attraction. There is this like an inner compass, that shows you, who is in your comfort zone and who isn’t. It is interesting to watch for your own to whom you respond positive or negative from the first you get.
There may be two people who have been dealt the same cards in life. Two individuals with all the same life circumstances. One is miserable, stressed out, and looks twenty years older than he is. The other is the happiest guy you could ever meet and looks twenty years younger than he is. How can this be? The answer is that it is not our life circumstances that make life difficult rather it is the attitude that we view our lives with. Those who are capable of seeing the humor in life and take life lightly will be able to do the best with the circumstances they have been given. We don’t all have the same sense of humor, as I discovered from an early age. The kind of humor that is at the cost of others always escaped me. Never could I understand why watching videos of others who fall and hurting themselves along the way could be perceived as humor. There is this way of laughing at the expense of someone, making fun of in a group. Humor is something very personal as well part of a group dynamic. To me the best way is to be able to laugh at myself, not taking myself to serious. This enables me to deal with situations and challenges in a more heart lightened way as well. Making jokes about serious events in order to create different more lightening energy. During all the turmoil life presents at times, it has helped me to remain my inner balance as well.
How is it we all yearn for the Summer to arrive when we live in those areas where we experience different seasons. The way we look at this time of year is colored by the way the 4 seasons work. It also represents our holiday season in the western world. It will be experienced in a totally different way when you live in countries with a rainy season and flooding, or in desert countries, where the temperature is always high during the daytime. In order to experience the impact, the change of the season has on your own system, you must be aware of the place you are living. After the Spring where every plant, a tree is coming back to life with flowers and leaves, we move into summertime. With the harvest time as well for the farmers of their fields of grain. Or the harvest of grapes to become wine. Summer is something we experience because of the temperature rises.
The moment I decided to write about dignity, thoughts were following themselves up about the meaning it has for me. It has to do with being honorable, respect and worthiness in my opinion. It also has to do with the way we perceive each other. Behaving with dignity, sometimes is challenging when we are feeling hurt or not understood. When people are tending to disrespect you, making you feel degraded, not worthy. It also has to do with the way we perceive ourselves. Self-worth is a quality, which makes it easier to respond with more calmness and respect. When people are treating you without respect for your efforts, or the work you do, how to respond to that. Is it possible to act with disrespecting yourself, and then when confronted with a situation, come out the other end with dignity? We sometimes can lose respect for someone we love and hold dear, caused by the way they act. When a loved one is facing addiction, for instance, acting out under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Judgment plays a big part in the way we look at ourselves as well as others. When we do something and feel ashamed about it afterward, we also face losing self-respect. Not being worthy to be loved or disrespected for the way we handle a situation like betraying a loved one. How to handle this with dignity?