Are you ready for some high-level shiitake? It’s actually not “higher” but just a radically different way of seeing things.
One conversation that I avoid having with people is about the concept that there are no victims in the world. Basically what I tell the few that I broach the subject with is that there is only perception, choice and experience. Love. Very few are ready or interested in hearing about that because it means taking total ownership of yourself.
People seem to be offended when you challenge such a basic thing as their mindset that we can be a victim to someone or anything else as it is such an ingrained way of thinking that is taught to us from infancy. It is an assumption to think that is the just how things are, almost a badge of honor. People will site some example where a person or a group of people died through disease or acts of violence in which was ‘beyond their control’.
But what they do not realize is that there is no control of anything in existence. Control is just an illusion of your mind. Trying to control anything is like trying to force a shape with water or a tell a cat to do something. It is not possible. Sure things happen in life that make us sad, hurt and feel pain. I am not diminishing that. I encourage people to acknowledge their feelings and acknowledge where they are at.
When I say that ‘there are no victims in the world’ that does not mean than we should disregard the environment in which we are in or do whatever we want. This is a world of cause and effect. If you choose to jump off a building you will suffer the effect of that. If you choose to give a Hell’s Angel biker the finger you might find yourself with a problem. Some choices are more sustainable and healthy and life-affirming than others. We need to respect our world and each other and acknowledge our beliefs and belief systems (we are not separate from them).
It is important to realize that you chose, on a conscious level or not:
To be in the environment you are in.
To see the world and yourself the way you do.
To express yourself as you are.
These choices actively create the reality you experience. And absolutely no one or thing can harm you unless you choose to allow it. Through your choices.
Do you think the essence energy you are – the deeper self – chose to be here only to be thrown around by the tides and vicissitudes of random chaos? That is not how the universe works. Sure we experience the myriad of limits that is the human experience, but only until we open ourselves to more.
The human perspective is (currently) one of singular consciousness. We define ourselves as separate form everything around us. It becomes a way and form of disempowerment and it is impossible to live from a place of love when we live in a place of separation. If we are separate from anything then of course it would make sense that we have to try to protect ourselves and devise strategies for survival, success, etc.
Having said that, it must be understood that to move beyond self-imposed limits it must be observed how ‘fear’ and ‘separation’ are parallel ideas. They reinforce each other. They are two sides of the same coin.
Compassion is impossible when we cannot see and choose from a perspective of what unites us. From the larger perspective there is only the energy of choice. Not even that. Just choice. Just love. You can see and define yourself in any way you choose. Or you can live in a bubble and cry foul. That is your choice and you are free to choose whatever you wish. But you are more than your conscious mind. And ultimately your movement will be to open up to what is beyond ‘single consciousness’ perspectives.
It is possible to shift your perspective to see the brilliance of each human expression (regardless of what another’s choice may be) and it begins with you. You will not be able to so the miracle of another if you do not see the miracle that is you. Your own brilliance. So that is a great practice for those who want to expand their lives.
We are all here to empower ourselves and to see through the illusion of things. A state of real empowerment is not trying to maneuver successfully and achieve a better, more secure position in the world. It is to move into your vulnerability and see that this world has no power over you. Power comes from who and what you are.
What is it that you choose in your life?
Send me an email if you have any questions or wish to explore it further, in conversation.