Because I have been busy bringing the Three Principles to Germany! I'm sorry that I have not had the capacity to create more blogs in English here - at least for now! Please get in touch, am not out of the world - just in Germany! :)))
I just came across somebody quoting Cheri Huber (Author of "There is nothing wrong with you - Going Beyond Self-Hate"):
"There is a small child inside each of us who was taught to believe that bad things happen, or will happen, because s/he is bad. As adults, when we become aware of this child, we are saddened and feel the child's sadness. We are conditioned to try to STOP the sadness, to move away from the experience.
The child doesn't need for us to do that. S/He needs to know, deep down inside, that it is absolutely all right to be having that experience. The child needs complete acceptance for however s/he is in each moment. And we, as adults, do too. That's what we didn't get when we were little - acceptance for however we are in whatever moment.
The only response is compassion. Trying to STOP, FIX, or CHANGE is part of the self-hating process.
Just stay with the experience and REALLY GET IT
that this is s a d,
it's not wrong,
it's just hard,
it's hard to be a being.
How can we not feel compassion?"
Something rang true within me when I was reading it. So I got interested in what it was and went into reflection: First it sounds like we got something to do: Be compassionate. But no, from my experience I know being compassionate is already our natural state. We do it naturally when our mind is clear.
Then I asked myself: Can we accept something we find difficult to accept? Not really, but maybe we can just let ourselves be as we are. Then I realized this common story of the 'inner child' is just a metaphor for old thinking patterns! It describes our deepest conditioning from our childhood. And even if it looks ever so real, it is also made up by the power of Thought and made look real by the power of Consciousness. So there is really nothing we have 'to do' with that 'inner child' (or any emotions that come up about it). The shift comes automatically, when we see it for what it is. It doesn't even matter what exactly we experience as a result of this conditioning. Hence in the metaphor it looks like 'accepting whatever it is'.
Why there is nothing to do? Life itself does acceptance for us. It supplies fresh thinking when we let go of any meaning we happen to give to things. Any change has got nothing to do with us doing something (like 'being compassionate 'or the process of 'accepting'). Life itself IS a self correcting mechanism by nature. And its default is compassion.
I've blown myself away again yesterday with the simplicity of how life works. Something that I had seen many times since looking in that direction suddenly had become so much clearer when lots of thinking simply fell away about "things" that I previously saw as problems. They weren't.
In my mind they had formed as problems only because I had had problematic thinking about them without knowing it. I thought those problems were real. But they weren't. What a relief! I'm still sighing.
Our intellect is designed to analyse, classify and inform us about "what we think" and it creates "things" this way. It serves us to learn who our mother is (and what "mother" means, really, the concept or idea of what a mother is), what the difference is between Chocolate and Vanilla icecream (our memories and sticking names on "things") and allows us to learn skills such as driving or riding a bike. But there is one misunderstanding.
The intellect itself is not the source of inspiration! It is like a computer needing the input in the form of a programme so it can process stuff. The processing itself creates "things" (or "files" as results of the metaphorical computing process). When we look at those "things" and want to do something with them, for example change them, unwittingly we are fighting against windmills. In the middle of such fight we are mostly not aware that we don't have to fight at all. Change comes from another direction. It comes naturally. It happens. We can allow it to happen. And then it happens. It's just like learning to ride a bike. First we have no clue how to hold the balance and then - at some point - we suddenly "get" it.
Why? Because we are connected to the source of fresh thoughts at any given moment. We ARE the source actually and that means that we can allow the intellect to produce a new "thing" at any time. We always have this amazing capacity within our mind to create "new things" which replace "old things". Right now we are the source of a new experience! We allow the computer to get new input and then we get better results. It's magic. Phew!
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