OK, So Now What Do I Do?
As for our personal lives, we can begin to clean house. Here are some strategies to help you to do this:
- Love yourself completely and unconditionally. That means forgiving yourself for all mistakes, bad choices, and errors in judgment. You are perfect just as you are. "Perfect" has been misapplied as a synonym for "pure." You are not pure, but you are perfect.
- Stop running scenarios in your imagination about every experience in your life. Cut the drama. Don't create stories about things that haven't happened, and don't create stories about what you believe has happened in the past. If unpleasant things happen, let them remain unpleasant. Don't play with them. Don't give them any emotional charge. Don't pick them up and take them home. They are what they are and nothing more.
- Sentiment, like judgment, is the glue that holds the illusion of your reality together.
Save your deepest feelings for your own moments of realization and insight. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, family reunions, and the like are emotionally–charged obligations to influence what others may think about your worth. It's simple guilt passed off as sensitivity. Feeling sorry for others or for "the world" is just a way of buying yourself time from dealing with your own inner development. You can't help others until you have completed helping yourself, and that's an all-consuming enterprise.
- Stop looking at "the real world" as if it were a complex, sensory, interactive, solid entity that imposes itself upon your awareness. It isn't "out there" except as a very slick, convincing, totally immersive, virtual-reality game. It's like the holodeck on the U.S.S. Enterprise. It's a program, and you can choose to run it or not. Next time things don't seem to be going particularly well for you, look upward and say, "Computer, end program." It will take a while for you to switch your perception to that of a participating spectator, but with practice you'll begin to see the holographic transparency of the whole presentation.
- Stop creating polarities. Just because you react to something — an event, a circumstance, a word, a look, a news item, or whatever — as desirable or undesirable, you don't need to set up win or lose games about it. If you like it, enjoy it, but don't start creating a larger context for it in which its opposite threatens its existence. Simply, don't let "good" imply "bad" or "happy" imply "sad" or else you'll be asking for a dose of what a polarity isn't, namely its opposite.
The irony is that by focusing your attention on a polarity, you creat excessive potential for its opposite to take form. Even negative attention (like "I hate you, you're evil") feeds the morphic field of the polarity to which you're opposed. Taking sides is a risky business. Moralistic judgment isn't a factor in the way the universal consciousness works. Think non-dualism. Everything is One, so you can't pick and choose a dualistic polarity without getting more than you bargained for. More often than not, when you energize a polarity, no matter whether or not it's a "good" one or a "bad" one — and naturally we choose what we perceive to be the "good" one — you increase the potential for the "bad" one to appear and get stronger as you feed the "good" one with your attention. The most useful thing to do is to stay our of the mix entirely. Especially avoid getting entangled in politics, which is a morphic field of quantum chaos. That way you don't interfere with potentials that are bigger than you are. Most people feel compelled to advance one cause or another, to generate more potential for a morphic field that stirs their emotions, whether that of enthusiasm or of outrage, than to conserve their personal power. Any commitment to a polarity involves giving away your personal power. It can be the very devil to get it back later.
- Universal energy is free for the taking. There is nothing you have to do to earn or deserve it. Many "spiritual" disciplines teach that the acquisition of spiritual benefits like enlightenment, paranormal powers, or a favored relationship with God requires some special effort, effective techniques like meditation, destruction of the ego, good works, oodles of compassion, or a combination of all of the above. The assumption is that you, as the unworthy supplicant, need to qualify for your spiritual benefits because you are imperfect and in need of fixing. You consider yourself as located at Imperfect Point A, and you want to get to Perfect Point B. To do that, you need a tool or technique or discipline to leverage yourself over the gap. But at the quantum level, A is both itself and B and neither at the same time. Both exist as possibilities until each is observed, and each exists only in relation to the other as its differentiating alternative. You can forget the map because you are already there. The way to become enlightened is to stop being unenlightened.
Healer/Chiropractor Eric Pearl, author of The Reconnection, put it bluntly in an essay he wrote for The Akashic Experience, an anthology of commentaries on the Zero Point Field as the repository for all the information in the Universe for all time (Ervin Laszlo, ed., Inner Traditions, 2009):
Light and information are what we are able to access to expand beyond energy and energy healing and to transcend its myriad techniques and offshoots-old and new.
Let's think of it like this. If light is consciousness, with expanded light comes expanded consciousness. With an expanded consciousness we have more information available to us. We can evolve beyond the need to move our hands in one direction instead of another, the need to sweep up in the front or down in the back (and allow ourselves to see past the illusion of up/down/front/back altogether), to protect ourselves in white, violet, or gold flames or by wearing the specially encoded necklace du jour, to inhale to one count and exhale to another, to touch specific points, intend wavelength collapses, spin chakras clockwise or counterclockwise, or to blow out, shake off, or spray away "negative" energies. An expanded consciousness allows us to see past "negative" energy — as it has all too often been viewed in the healing world — and to recognize that darkness doesn't exist . . . We recognize instead today that it's only a place where we have not yet allowed ourselves to shine as the light.
Pearl explains that if you demystify the spiritual, it is never apart from you. The light is everything, and you already are the light. You are wasting energy trying to find what you have never been without.
- Lighten up. Holographic reality is funny. By that I mean that it is a Fun House kind of experience. Nothing is what it seems, and you can be startled and amazed at any moment. Notice that the mere entrance into a Fun House brings a grin of anticipation to your face. You become more alert, excited by unknown possibilities, and let yourself go into an altered state that predisposes you to laughter. Nothing is settled or predictable. Delighted surprise is your predominant response to what happens, and the passage of time has no meaning at all.
British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour once said, "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Unfortunately, I don't think Balfour was trying to be funny. His was a philosophical observation, meant to be appreciated as an insight. He wasn't in Fun House mode. But his insight lends itself to a comical implication. Nothing that "matters" deserves much of a claim upon your attention. That sets the stage for a frivolous attitude towards pretty much everything. There is no importance in being earnest any more. Being funny is choosing not to be literal and allowing for a play of ridiculous alternatives to share equal significance.
What you're going to do is appreciate the six considerations of WAYVionics as a play of ridiculous alternatives of equal significance, enter the Fun House, and never look back. Every day will be a trip to the Fun House where you will be surprised and amazed by what you see there and which will delight you with endless entertainment and laughter. All you will care to do is be responsive in the moment. Whatever comes up, whatever happens is just part of the show created by your own consciousness for your personal enjoyment. Some aspects may startle or scare you, but that's part of the fun, the unpredictability of it or, as Dr. Lipton put it, "the purely mental nature of the Universe." If you're open to having fun, you'll have it in abundance.