Headline in Monday’s popular paper, the Daily Mail, is ‘Slow March to Freedom’. All papers are reporting on the expected relief from pandemic lockdown, noising on the one hand frustration to the cautious approach, and on the other -talking about the damaging effects lockdown has been having. We are used to living in a fast moving world -a world surrounded by events affecting our quality of life. Our personal actions that support and promote eating, sleeping, work, and the taking of pleasure -all of which have social dimensions, have us develop a ‘bubble’ environment, through which we absorb life changing influences of the world at large.
What lockdowns have done is damage and weaken our ‘bubble’ environments.
And the result is mental and emotional disharmony on a scale never before experienced. The restrictions forced upon people during the 2nd World War, of movement, availability of food, entertainment, etc. didn’t have the same effect, because we were able to draw strength and comfort from those around us, and we shared a common purpose; to defend ourselves against the enemy. Paradoxically war restrictions actually strengthened our individual ‘bubble’ environments. In today’s world the enemy is within, because the ‘threat’ is unseen, and by no means commonly understood or accepted.
I’m sure you would like to think when restrictions are finally lifted, life can return to normal -but it won’t, will it?
Quite apart from the expectation of regular vaccine roll outs, or of the controversy surrounding their efficacy, the damage done to our personal ‘bubble’ environments will take a long time to heal. People been physically affected by restrictions on movement, being less fit, eating and drinking too much for comfort reasons, the imbalance has weakened the immune system. Mentally and emotionally the effects are far reaching. Defensive attitudes designed to preserve well-being have the opposite effect -they erode one’s awareness and acceptance of Self.
In short -the BodyMind’s sense if its identity has lost awareness of itself.
Maybe not such a problem if we hitherto had full awareness of it -but the majority of people didn’t. In order to understand and appreciate the prime importance of self-knowing, we need to start at the beginning, from birth.
Birth in our physical world is governed by the vibratory light rate peculiar to all and everything our senses interact with. Unlike the inner world conscious of dark matter and dark energy where all experience is present, in our light-world perception is time-lapsed, and consciousness is divided between the present and the past, bringing to birth a hierarchical form of consciousness. Sensorial experience is forever changing and at a subconscious level we remember the sensorial experience. In turn by reaction, the subconscious reminds the sensorial mind (otherwise called the brain-mind) its remembered experience when like attracts like conditions occur.
Traits and behaviours develop as like experience is qualified good (give me more) or bad (once is enough), and from this activity identity begins to form. All identity has a moral beginning; initially that begins with an acceptance or rejection by the instinctual mind we are born with. As the subconscious arises it qualifies the instinctual mind experience, and as the interactive expression within the brain-mind grows stronger, a new form of consciousness develops. We call that the rational mind.
By the time the child is two to three years old the developing rational mind is in conflict with the instinctual mind, likes and dislikes changing, demands taking on character and Will (root of self-awareness) becomes evident in strong emotional moments. As the influence of the rationally-minded world grows and the child becomes a youth the instinctual mind ceases to develop its instrumentally born form of consciousness, and reverts to a ‘flight, fight, and procreate’ reactionary mind. When the youth becomes an adult the survival instinct will have taken root in the rational mind and will have a strong bearing on how their adult life will be lived. The soul nature prior to birth still exists, but its instrumentally tuned nature only interacts with the rational mind on a like attracts like basis -as such it forms what we call our unconscious mind. It can be channelled, but for most people such connections are described as inspirations which cannot be demanded or rationally explained.
What does this tell us about the human condition, which so often repeats the history of mistakes ad nauseam?
Can we change the process that develops the personality? We can’t change the process of energy intelligent creation, incarnation is governed by vibratory order of energies that form us prior and post-birth, but we can influence the balance of intelligent energies which make up the human condition.
Often, pregnant women in ancient Greek and Roman high society, encouraged by their husbands, would place statues of Gods or Goddesses in their bed chambers; believing such influences would educate and protect the child to be. Fanciful thinking? History would suggest not -the Greeks are acknowledged to be a seminal influence on the development of philosophy and science, the Romans, famous as architects, law makers and as masters of military prowess. Tribal cultures throughout the world in the past who lived close to nature put an emphasis upon the development of the unborn child; shaman would advise the expectant nature and directly influence their betterment prior to birth. And in the ancient civilised world, irrespective of religious differences, the astrological influence of strengths and weaknesses would be advised during pregnancy –all to the purpose of influencing the unborn child to emerge into the world aware of its soul nature.
In our modern world, we get told of the negative prior-birth influences
-children born with physical and mental handicaps due drugs the mother had been taking, and only indirectly are we told of the mental and emotional difficulties of young children in society whose birth has been fostered by ‘addictions’. We must remember that our behavioural nature is not only influenced by what we eat and drink, it is influenced by our environments -they too can and do affect the unborn child. We accept that children can be strongly influenced by their parents, by religion, politics, and ways of life generally, but it doesn’t occur to us that the child in the womb can be influenced to retain its pre-birth soul state, whilst at the same time developing a harmonious relationship between the instinctual and rational mind –yet this can happen.
In next week’s post I’ll advise ways in which we can positively influence the child’s development -not only the parent and offspring scenario but also from within your adult self.
As I’ve been talking about the enemy within, the damaging effects of negative thinking, the healer is love. the poem I’ve written champions that power. The Snow Moon by the way, is on 27th February.
Fuse emotion and thought into one
their hidden sounds are in harmony,
words and actions unwedded rest
in our past and future memory.
Stand and shout and jump for joy
the Snow Moon waxing sets the tide
moves our mind and seeds our life,
the twin of soul we cannot hide.
Tomorrow comes tomorrow goes,
Time cannot erase or change
this union that the Law agreed
was right to be a binding creed.