Love for Life vs Fear of Dying
I recently watched "The Secret" for the first time and really enjoyed it. Not because I learned new ideas that I have never heard before but because it acted as another confirmation for concepts that I already believed and practice in my own life. Ideas such as:
You create your own reality giving you FULL responsibility, which can be a scary thought because that assumes "blame", therefore "shame". But in reality full responsibility means POWER over your life. (Not to disregard or invalidate the effect that other people or things have had on your life - validated.)
Or that your external world is a direct reflection of your internal world. Because alternately, we have been conditioned to believe that in order to find happiness, security, love, etc. we have to change the outside world to attain those things - this leads to judgement and perfectionism, among other things. But the truth is, we must find it internally before we can attract it externally.
"You cannot stand up for peace until there is peace throughout you." - Joe Dispenza
Meaning you can't be "anti-war" until you learn to heal your triggers and picking personal wars with other people or with yourself. That includes quiet judgements about yourself or the outside world.
So the idea is, your ONLY responsibility and the BEST thing you can do for the planet, is to heal yourself. Helping others comes naturally and is an inevitable bi-product.
This idea ties into my main point, the concept that stood out to me the most which is where you put your energy or your thoughts and what that attracts. The idea is when your thoughts are centered around "I fear this, I don't like that, avoid this, that is terrible and it needs to change, I am anti-this or that, etc." you tend to attract more of those things. In other words, its fighting. It is declaring war on something. Mentally, you are creating enemies: "You are wrong and I am right" or "You're the wrong way and you need to change". You are creating separation. When you operate out of that enemy mentality, naturally you want to fight that "alien". The "other". The "one not connected to me in any way" - which is false of course. So we fight believing that it will lead to peace. But just the opposite because when you fight something you amplify the problem. What we resist, persists. The enemy grows or we create new enemies. That is why despite our efforts, the War on Cancer has created more cancer. Anti-War has created more war. Anti-Drugs has created more drugs. Etc.
So the point is, stop fighting. (I'm looking at you, you anti-vacciners or you anti-anti-vacciners. Is it not possible that you don't know just as much as they don't know? Or that they know just as much as you know?) It is your ego that wants to fight hate with hate - making someone else wrong, making THEM the idiots, the morons, the "evil" ones. It is your spirit that doesn't care who is "wrong" and probably does't believe anyone is. It knows that everyone is made from the same love and is functioning the best they know how with their current state of consciousness.
'The ego says, "Once everything falls into place, then I'll find peace." The spirit says, "Find your peace, then everything will fall into place."
It starts with you.
So instead of being anti-something, become pro-this or that. Put your loving energy into things that you believe will serve everyone WITHOUT bringing the other party down.
Anita Moorjani would say if you are facing an illness, instead of focusing on your fear of dying, focus on your love for life (without hating the illness). What would you do if you could continue living?
(The vibrational frequency of love is 100x more effective than that of fear.)
Eckhart Tolle would say, once we defeat the "enemy", the ego will ALWAYS find another enemy, because that is what it needs to survive. So you could say we are not fighting each other, we are fighting our own egos - the collective ego. And FIGHTING our egos won't work either.
Christ would say, love thy neighbor as thyself. Not hate them harder than they hate you so that THEY will change. But first you must love yourself. (This is where the "It starts with you." comes in. The more you do this, the less reasons you will find to fight. The less you will be triggered. The less of an effect the outside world will have on you.)
Jalal al-Din Rumi would say, "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing or rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there."
Shakespeare would say, "There is no right or wrong, but thinking makes it so." (Ego)