I’m having a hard time these days. The politics have gotten to me. The Other Side is so clearly wrong and My Side is so clearly right. I fear dire consequences if the O.S. prevails – and unbelievably there are rumors that they might. Arggggh! I fear the End of The World as We Know It. So I turned to my Guidance via journalling for comfort.
Instead my Guides point out to me that I have been reminding those coming to me feeling under psychic attack that their very fear is what opens them to negative emotions. “Ahem,” they continue. “You do know that applies to you as well. We’re not saying you should take no action, but we do say that if you entertain the fear, it will grow.” Drat! It’s the parable of the two wolves again.
My Guides continued, “You have your own anger about the Other Side and would like to see them suffer and admit they are wrong. The child wants an apology from the parent.
“We want you to shift yourself about the Other Side. Get a picture of him and put it on your altar. Light a candle for him. Pray that he follow his own path. You really do not know what is best in this case. …But we don’t suggest that you send him $$! ” Comedians I’ve got as guides.
I don’t like this. Not at all. Yes I know enough about energy to know that what my Guides say is best. But I like to rant and rave. I like the stimulation of girdling my loins and going to war. Yes, yes. I see the cosmic eye-roll and I hear that such is what keeps us embroiled in conflict. OK, I will do it. But I don’t like it.
There. The picture. The special candle. My altar. I’m not doing well with the praying bit. Best I can do is pray to my Higher Power, “Thy will be done”. A conversation with a friend who is voting for the Other Side shows me that my heart is definitely not open. I’m still very much in judgment. Acceptance eludes me.
My Guidance had added that I do know how to practice releasing fear. I know how to center. I can wear items of positive energy to keep me aligned to that. I also know how to use stones to help me reframe. So I did a calcite layout on myself tonight.
In my world, the rhomboid form of calcite (a slanty cube) suggests reframing. It’s easy to get caught in thinking something has to be one way or the other, either “this” or “that”, “x” or “y”. The calcite cube reminds us that there is a third axis, many different “this” and “that” possibilities. We don’t have to stay trapped in an either/or way of looking.
For my calcite layout, I lay down in my healing room, on my healing table. I placed a black tourmaline at my feet to “ground” me and an obsidian egg at my root to make my subconscious more accessible. Then at least one calcite of appropriate color at each chakra. On a whim, I placed green Varisite at my solar plexus, to connect with deep earth wisdom. The pattern created by the stones felt profound in a way I can’t explain. I relaxed into the energy for 30 minutes or so, until I started to get twitchy.
And now? I don’t know yet. I haven’t run to my altar to blow kisses to the Other Side. Maybe tomorrow I can do better with my prayers and acceptance.
Thanks so much for challenging dualistic thinking. I’m really prone to it, too. Your work is powerful.
A very emotional time right now for so many of us. Thank you for your forthrightness, your honesty, and your commitment to rise above dualistic thinking. It’s an inspiration to me.
Lindsay thank you so much for “reframing fear” wisdom, so helpful and so true. Yes, it is such the discipline! I have many opportunities to remember and practice this.
Thank you for this Lindsay. I too have been musing about the Us vs.Them energies that are so powerful now. I see. even in my own family of origin, this need to be right and make the other person wrong. A conversation with another healer and friend of mine reminded me that I can choose not to take the bait. And ooh boy, is it tempting. But I can choose not to. And that choice helps to lead me away from Us vs. Them thinking/feeling and toward more compassion and more acceptance. Not an easy road, particularly when the stakes are so high, but the one I know I truly want to travel.
And thank for sharing the layout. It is beautiful.