The message from the “Cult of Positivity” is that if we’re having negative emotions/thoughts/experiences, then we’re attracting them. The implication is that something is wrong with us … and that we should instead “think positive.”
If there were not randomness, there would not be free will. Chaos is fundamental to change and transformation.
And God/The Universe is not a vending machine.
The notion that negative emotions/thoughts/experiences are to be avoided, or are unspiritual, or are a symptom of “low vibration” is also specious.
There is great freedom inside the indeterminacy of what looks on the surface to be chaos. Positivity can be a very subtle egoic trap that actually blocks our unfoldment because we won’t allow the indeterminacy of the transition. We won’t give up control, to not put too fine a point on it.
The notion that we can steer life away from pain and chaos by maintaining “positivity” is very attractive to the wounded ego that is just looking to feel better, but it is really a counterfeit, feckless positivity if we have not developed the capacity to stare our Shadow in the face and shine the light of awareness and compassion into its dark corners.
I know that some people put great stock in “channeled” material and there is a great deal of support for the Cult of Positivity in the stuff received from dis-embodied/non-embodied entities. The problem is that there is no way to verify that the entity is what s/he says s/he is. The capacity to channel does not mean that the channel is an evolved being, either, and the channeled material is limited and shaped by the channel’s own mind and understanding. Further — and more to the point — the channeled entity is not living your life. YOU are, and it is up to YOU to develop your relationship with your own inner guidance in a way that supports your divine autonomy and inner support for the transformation that is before you.
But there are kernels of truth inside the nonsense…..
One is that when we become contracted through fear and anger, we limit our availability to the Universe to bring us what we actually do need. It’s also true that most of our fearful/angry thought/emotion states do not produce anything except more of the same. So it behooves us to discipline our heartminds (the Sufis speak of training the ego instead of killing it) to just not take thought/attitude pathways that experience shows have no “product.”
The other kernel is that some of us self-selected before incarnation to Awaken in a spiritual sense. So anything that doesn’t support that unfoldment/deepening has to go, and some of what was untenable in our lives has significant inertia or “parasitic drag” (like barnacles on the hull of our ship of journey). It just takes time to clear that stuff because some of it goes down to a cellular or sub-cellular level and the body itself has to adjust and respond to a new inner direction.
When a caterpillar pupates, its innards become soup and then re-form from something designed to handle rough material to something that assimilates nectar as nourishment. The “soup” phase is a necessary process for both butterflies and humans. We spend as much time in soup phase as we need, in accordance/alignment with a wisdom that the mind can’t fathom but which is absolutely trustworthy.
So the third kernel of truth in the Cult of Positivity crap is that we can avoid the tendency of the ego to become identified with the pain and melodrama of the soup phase by doing what supports hope and supports faith-in-the-process. Sometimes it is simply an act of conscious, deliberate intention to stay focused on hope and faith when everything seems to be falling apart, but the effort is always rewarded with a greater sense of ease, spaciousness, and fluidity.
The Message is not rules.
The Message is not rules.
The Message is not rules.
What I tell you three times is true.
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Love to All,
At this stage in our meditation we are required to change our mode of thinking. As we look inwardly into a world of light energies and forms, we discover in the silence of our experience an expanding universe in which, up and down, higher and lower no longer defines our experience. We are in a realm whereby each plane of consciousness is made of the sum of all its parts, and itself a part of a greater sum. An expanding universe is curved, which prompted Buckminster Fuller to suggest we use, in and out, instead of up and down. In a similar fashion the concept of hierarchy no longer matches our realization, and another word is progressively replacing it. Rupert Sheldrake in the book The Physics of Angels writes “ I think “holarchy” is fine, because actually what “hier” means (from hierarchy) is not just sacred but holy; and “holy” has the same root in English as “whole”. Likewise in Greek holos means whole.” Therefore in a holarchy we have a better descriptive experience of a curved inner space made of the sum of its part, each, a part of a greater sum.
We wonder, why it is so difficult to “breakthrough”. What is it that distorts and stands in the way of “my love”? The answer to the question is in our intention. Not all motives, though spiritual, are pure. Often enough they are not even an intention, but an impulse. Some look to compensate for frailty of character, some to gain power, others for to find an easy way in life. Any such desires, conscious or unconscious are like a weight on our spirit, keeping it from reaching its natural fulfillment. Wajid