BALANCE IN A WORLD OF CHAOS
-- ©Deborah Barr,
2000-16. All rights reserved.
The global chaos of violence, terrorism, and war is impacting all
of us even though the effects may not be experienced directly. Prejudice
and hatred abound in our so-called civilized society not only toward
others, but also toward ourselves.
at an individual level. It takes many fearful, angry people in agreement
to create wars. All outer experiences reflect our inner world of
thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. The chaos begins with our inner
discontent, lack of self-acceptance, self-respect, and self-love.
Healthy, happy, loving people do not create wars. Everything that
goes on inside each one of us fulfills itself out in the world and
affects everyone. The state of the world is a reflection of our
collective inner worlds. Social change occurs when we reflect on
our lives, our circumstances, our problems, and take positive action
from the inside out. This means a change in our perceptions, attitudes
and beliefs. Hatred, prejudice, and violence will never be resolved
with more of the same.
many are feeling overwhelmed with uncertainty, sickness, overwork,
overload, relationship difficulties, and change. For many, life
has become out of balance, or, worse yet, out of control, and this
is reflected in the whole, or in the state of the world.
the stresses of modern day living overcome us, we forget who we
are and what we're capable of. We let doubt and fear take over.
Peace of mind, clarity and the strength to deal with and reverse
difficulties are part of each of us.
We all have
the ability to create peace within ourselves and add to the creation
of a harmonious unified world. Each of us has the ability to go
beyond what is. We've forgotten that we're intimately connected
to a larger whole-to the limitless source of all creation. We've
separated ourselves from this power. We've done this out of lack
of understanding of our truest nature, which is spiritual which
has nothing to do with organized religion. When
we are making our choices from this higher aspect of us--spirit--only
good can prevail. Spirit is the invisible energy that is eternal
and perfect. It is not static; there is no place where it doesn't
exit; there is no person who has more or less of it. Some may be
more aware of its presence than others.
blame the problems of the world on a God that is not listening.
God gave us the responsibility for creating our lives, and free will
to choose how we are going to treat others and ourselves.
we take in affects our inner world of thoughts, feelings, perceptions,
and beliefs. Every food we eat, interaction we have, environment
we are in-everything we choose to see, hear, touch, taste and smell
influences our inner world, the course of our lives, and the state
of the world. All phenomena in the universe are comprised of vibrational
energy. Our personal vibration is determined by the accumulation
of everything we have taken in and continue to take in through all
of our senses. Energy attracts what is most like itself. How we
think and feel is a match for our reality.
We have too
many negative influences stimulating us in great detail--everything
from television, newspapers, science, religion, and the media TO pessimistic,
family and friends, complaining co-workers, and our critical, harsh
way of thinking about ourselves. This all contributes to the turmoil
in the world. The more we're exposed to these conditions, the more
we become them.
How do we change
our inner world? The first step is awareness. This means paying
attention to what we think and feel, and how we treat ourselves,
especially mentally. It also means looking for cause and effect-the
result that our choices bring. Every time we have a negative thought
about anything, the experience of that thought intensifies. When
we have thoughts of fear, doubt, worry, anger, self-hatred, or any
negative, those thoughts cause us to feel badly emotionally and
even physically. How we feel is our point of attraction. We draw
to ourselves more of what we are feeling. What we think and feel
does influence the whole. Becoming aware of the choices we've made
that cause us to think and feel negative allows us to consciously
make new choices that will bring healthier and more peaceful outcomes.
Focus are paramount in our ability to change ourselves and the world.
Many do not understand the power of their own influence to create
life's experiences. Creative life force energy is the biggest part
of us. It is our spiritual power, and its potential is unlimited.
We construct reality every day and mostly by default, with no conscious
thought given to the process. Whatever thoughts we think about another
or the world become our experience. We are not
separate from our thoughts. They are the same thing as our reality.
Our spirit does not differentiate thoughts about another and thoughts
about ourselves. When we give mental attention to the imperfections
of another or of the world, our spirit aspect does not see it as
somebody else, just sees the thought as us, and makes it more real
in our experience. When we give our focus only to what we want it
will invigorate us more than anything else we can do. That focus
will influence positive changes in the world. If enough of us set
an intention on acceptance, love, peace, and freedom for all, and
give that intention some daily focus, we will see that vision actualized.
all eat 3 or more times a day, and it is an area in which we have
control, I want to place some emphasis on the subject of food. What
you eat, and the way you prepare and consume it, impacts your physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual health. Food is so much more than
the sum of its nutrients. All foods have specific energetic properties
that can cause us to feel positive, energized, uplifted and peaceful,
or negative, tired, angry, fearful and discontent.
Foods that are
most effective for creating healthy, peaceful people and planet
are those given to us by the environment. When the foundation of
your daily diet consists of whole grains, vegetables and fruits,
nuts and seeds, and balanced proteins, you become more in harmony
with others and the planet. Everyone needs their own individualized
version of diet based on constitutional strengths and weaknesses,
current health condition and other factors. Many aggressive behaviors
and mental imbalances stem from health conditions such as hypoglycemia,
allergies, yeast overgrowth and others, all of which can be corrected
with proper diet. Please
seek qualified guidance
on the most appropriate
foods for your condition and what you are trying to accomplish.
Do not underestimate the power of food to create individual harmony
and a peaceful society.
A Potent Tool For Change
Love is the
most powerful and effective tool for changing everything from health
problems to war. When you are living your life and functioning from
our Highest Self, you are taking the spiritual road. This is not
possible without self-love and acceptance. Love, God, and spirit
are the same thing. Love is what you are at your core. Many don't
experience the feeling of self-love because of the layers of negativity
that have accumulated over a lifetime. It doesn't matter what the
circumstances are that led to a lack of self-love. What matters
is how you are choosing to treat yourself in this moment.
dissolve those layers by deciding and intending to. For some the
idea of loving themselves is no easy task. Look for reasons to love
yourself. Know what makes you feel joyful and peaceful and do those
things regularly. When you are extending love and compassion toward
yourself you raise your vibration and the joy and bliss that always
existed emerges. This impacts those around you and the world in powerful
Own your divinity
and hold yourself and others in that space. Learn to sense life
from new and higher levels through the language of spirit (love).
When we speak the language of spirit this brings KNOWINGNESS of
what is right and good. You can't force it. Don't think about it
too much. ALLOW it in. Practice ALLOWING it. Don't let your mind
block it. At some level you know these things to be true. It's
difficult to extend acceptance and love to others when you can't
give it to yourself.
to look at problems and chaos from a larger perspective, you can
become triumphant in your quest for peace. Within chaos lies the
potential for clarity, peace, and well-being for all of mankind.
Fear, doubt, and remaining stuck in the past slow you down. Learn
to stay present with an eye to the vision of harmony, well-being,
peace and love within the world.
All problems, whether personal or global, are a catalyst for change
and hold the seeds of their opposite-a peaceful, healthy, unified
society. It starts at the individual level. All things are possible.
We create a peaceful society one by one. When enough of us can find
it within ourselves to see the good and divine in everyone (including
ourselves) and everything, our world will show up in a joyful, peaceful
and loving way.
The chaos is
our teacher and holds many gifts. The lesson is not complex. Look
deeply within and the answers will be obvious. Chaos is
urging us to seek and live from the spiritual core of life.
Barr, 2002-16. All rights reserved.
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