Chaos Brings Change
In a world built on chaos, one must go within to find peace. The problem is, most don’t find peace when they go within. Instead, they find emotions that have been suppressed for years, thoughts that bring back painful emotions, or anxiety of future outcomes and the one that gets people the most, confusion. Confused about what direction to take, which path to go on, if one decision will lead towards what they most long for or, will it lead to just another mistake? After all, that is the definition of Chaos- complete disorder and confusion.
· In Physics it is behavior so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions. The formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe.
· In Greek Mythology it is the first created being, from which came the primeval deities Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, and Nyx.
(“All great Changes are preceded by Chaos.” -Deepak Chopra.)
The more turmoil and havoc, the more Change it brings about in ourselves. The question is… are we ready to do what it takes to face those emotions, confront ourselves and attempt to heal?
If we choose to remain in the same predicament, not being able to rely on our own inner guidance for peace, then we will stay in the same circumstances repeating the same mistakes, holding on to emotions that don’t serve us and causing more pain, unhappiness and mayhem. We can choose to rely on others, but most people feel the same way and don’t have the clarity and understanding to help themselves, much less anyone else. Unless of course we ourselves crave to have better, to know better and to be better. The desire is then born within and blossoms into actually making these Changes. Embrace this desire. This is the natural process and secret order of the “so called” randomness we call our lives. Once we decide we want this CHANGE, the focus shifts from Chaos towards asking ourselves the question…. What small changes can we make in our daily lives in order to make big transformations?
Change Brings Transformations
By Changing ourselves we transform not only our lives, but the lives of those around us and so on and so forth. It causes a ripple effect. We always hear people speak about what changes others need to make, and who needs to be doing what and why etc. But if we were to focus on ourselves, on our own thoughts and emotions, we wouldn’t even have the time to shift our blame and worry about how others can change. If we can’t control or change our habits or mindset, how can we expect others to do the same? This is where the ripple affect happens. It’s when WE Change that others get Inspired to do the same, in their own way. And that is how we can all transform.
So, what small changes can we make in our daily lives in order to make big transformations? Let’s start with embracing the moral principle known as the 'Golden Rule', otherwise known as the ethic of reciprocity, which means we believe that people should aim to treat each other as they would like to be treated themselves – with tolerance, consideration and compassion. If we can achieve this daily, then the next step would be to pay attention to our fluctuating emotions. Our emotions communicate to us where we stand on our path. Maybe there’s something we buried under the conceptual rug that our inner child is dying for us to acknowledge and heal. And until we face it, we can’t move forward on the right path. Meditation helps us look at these buried emotions and helps us learn more about OURSELVES. By implementing daily Meditation we can move in the direction of Amazing transformations. Are you ready to Transform yourself?
Transformations Bring Letting Go
As transformations begin to happen in our lives, we find ourselves letting go of things that no longer serve us. But its not until we get to this point, that we see what it is we need to let go of in order to reach higher states of awareness and happiness.
We are always transforming into a better version of ourselves…. (And even when transformations take us to rock bottom, they eventually lead us back to a better version anyway.) So what does this mean? It means we should be looking at what we need to let go of. How? By asking WHY and digging deeper. If we question our own intentions and/or habits, we begin to see belief systems that serve no purpose. For example: Why do I strive for perfection? Who said anyone had to be perfect? Is that really my own belief or was that engrained in me subconsciously by growing up in a city and culture where everyone has misconceptions of what perfect really is? Why not go for doing my best vs perfection? Or how about the belief that we need to have a certain job in order to live a certain life? Are we truly happy with what we do on a daily or do we do it out of necessity? If the answer is YES, then great! I definitely encourage to do what you love, but if that’s not the case, then why? Why do we put ourselves through things we don’t want to do? Because Society says so? Why?
What about our health and what we eat and drink? A lot of us have grown up thinking that what they (ads, commercials, family, friends, society, the FDA) tell us to eat is what we should eat, when really, our body naturally knows what would be beneficial for our system and what wouldn’t be.
‘Letting go’ is more than just decluttering our home of THINGS we no longer use. It’s about letting go of certain ideas, beliefs, habits, people etc. It means removing what doesn’t help us evolve into a wiser, happy, lovable human being, so that we make room for what does. But here’s the catch, we have to actually WANT to let go. It’s definitely not easy, it takes reprogramming our mind…. but in doing so, we allow room for our heart to harmoniously work WITH our mind and together, create infinite possibilities.
Letting Go Brings Acceptance
Once we begin to let go of what we no longer need on our journey, we are left with acceptance. We can deny or allow what we are left with, but if we still carry filters and judgements, then our ability to focus on love becomes blurred. Accepting others and where they are on their own journey is just as important as accepting ourselves. That means allowing to see yourself for who you really are without everyone else’s opinions. If we have truly let go of certain beliefs and ideas, then accepting “what is” should be easy. If we Accept that our perception has now shifted then what we once thought to be true, now tells a different story (one we knew nothing about). Therefore, accepting a new belief comes as easy as accepting who we truly are. It means relearning what we once thought we had already learned.
Acceptance Brings Clarity
Clarity comes once we Accept what is. Then we begin to clearly see that there is much more to learn than what the old version of us once believed. This can be very confusing. It’s like walking into the unknown, not knowing if going back to our comfort zone is best. That foggy part of our lives where we see what we no longer need but we’re still searching for what is best for us. This is where our Faith gets tested. If we truly Believe we will be ok and that what is best for us IS on its way, then worry and doubt falls away. This is that hazy stage when we first wake up and adjust our vision. The place between being asleep or unaware and beginning to see clearly. Some of us get stuck in this phase for longer than we would want to, but that’s when we either propel ourselves forward or take a couple steps back to reevaluate who we truly are. Don’t allow your ego to hold you back. This is when belief systems start crumbling down. When the belief of not being worthy enough comes up, ask yourself why you believe that to be true. When the belief of being alone or misunderstood comes up, ask yourself why you believe that to be true. You are more than worthy, you are more than enough, you are understood, valued and Never ever alone. That is Truth and what you begin to see with Clarity.
Clarity Brings Transcendence
Clarity is like having insight after insight after insight after lol you get the point. Imagine something as small as not removing a tag off scissors that has been bothering you for years and then all of a sudden you just go to it, remove it and say to yourself ….“Really? Did it seriously take me almost a decade to do something I just did in 2.5 seconds?” Those small revelations in the mind of unlimited potentials, coupled with HUGE lifechanging aha moments can surely take your breathe away. It’s like understanding behaviors from not only this lifetime but past ones too and seeing the patterns and themes all corollate. Going beyond normal to a place of existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe. A mystical experience shedding the old and embracing the new…. when Clarity brings about Transcendence.
Transcendence Brings Soveriegnty
Chaos, transformations, letting go, acceptance, clarity and transcendence represent the steps of a ladder, each one leading to the highest step, Sovereignty. Sovereignty, more specifically, Personal Sovereignty is defined as, “The intrinsic authority and power of an individual to determine his or her own direction and destiny, aka Free Will.” Sovereignty requires taking personal responsibility for each decision, action and reaction that occurs our life. No longer is it someone else’s fault that we failed, no longer do we view life as a series of events that randomly occur and happen to us. Reaching sovereignty solicits the thinking and understanding of a higher state of consciousness that we are the creator and author of our lives. Thus leading to the fundamental and critical “innerstanding” of the Golden Rule. Imagine a world where each person practices and embraces their personal sovereignty, a world where each person owns and accept their circumstances without blame or guilt thus allowing others to operate in their highest and best forms. A transformation of the human collective consciousness bring us all to the place of “Heaven on Earth”……..