I constantly see on Facebook and Twitter, the sharing and spreading of feel good posts. While there is nothing wrong with that, it often seems or appears fake in many ways. It seems overdone and run into the ground. In many ways, it is like this is all that matters - that we just want to see pretty little pictures and happy thoughts spread from one person to another.
Now don't get me wrong because seeing these things can be uplifting in our day help us to pull ourselves up through the difficult moments we face. The problem I have with it is that instead of going within and seeking the answers from our higher self, we begin looking to everyone else to fulfill that need. We lose site of becoming more aware in our life and more conscious, in lieu of seeking advice and answers from everyone else out there.
There are many wholesome people in this world, but there are also many who prey on the weak and unsuspecting. I've seen "new age healers" befriend and draw in those that have a lot of money to spend and one has to wonder if the money wasn't there, would the new age healer be there! You might think I'm too cynical about this, but I have seen it happen so many times that I can no longer keep track of it.
I've seen times when people seek out mediums and those who tend to know more about the supernatural world, only to replace their own wisdom with that of whoever is giving a reading. I'm not against mediums or others that do this, but I do want people to check within and become more aware and conscious. The same applies for those who seek spiritual guidance in a church.
The answers we need to life are not out in some other person or program or set of beliefs. The answers are within us. Yes, you can have people help you find your way along your path, but it is when you replace the footsteps on your path, that it becomes a problem.
Part of life is learning to find our way through it and finding the answers when it is the right time for us. It is about becoming more conscious and seeing what is before us, rather than turning our power over to those that may or may not hold the answers we do. Often we get impatient and we want the answers now, but when we do that, we are bypassing the lesson we are to learn.
Be patient with yourself and learn to stop and go within your body to find what you need. We all have access to our higher self and what we need is there waiting for us. It is a matter of us allowing the answers to come into our life and giving our self the necessary resources to do that. It is not about finding the answers in some other person or program that takes us away from our true and authentic self.
You may also want to check page 160 out in my book Hope And Possibility Through Trauma for the chapter on Answers Within Us for further reading.
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