[Springboard] Fwd: A Message From Caroline Myss
icabombay at igc.org
Sun Nov 30 14:13:03 EST 2008
This was sent to me by a neighbor here in Litibu. I thought it adds a
lot to our continuing dialogue on the times and our role.
> THANKSGIVING NEWSLETTER:
> A MUCH NEEDED INJECTION OF HOPE
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> Caroline Myss Israel Tour - Oct. 2008
> This is not going to be the usual type of Thanksgiving newsletter in
> which I remind everyone to be thankful for their blessings, although
> I might get to that. Rather, I am in a more cosmic mood this
> morning, so I thought I would share some thoughts that are running
> through my mind as I attempt, in my own way, to make sense of a
> world undergoing epoch-size changes at light speed. I al so, of
> course, hope that this Thanksgiving newsletter will be something
> you’ll be thankful to have read by the time you’re done with it.
> No one is untouched by these changes, and from that perspective we
> are being drawn together in uncharted waters. None of us can
> possibly anticipate what each new day will bring us. Will the stock
> market go up tomorrow? Crash again? Will billions of dollars move
> from this faltering bank to that one? Will another entire country
> like Iceland actually go bankrupt? When have we ever witnessed such
> unbridled madness right in front of our eyes?
> So, how do we interpret this? Where do we begin? What calculations
> do we use that we can even begin to rely upon? This situation has
> all the “experts” scrambling – and if I’m not mistaken, it was also
> experts who got us into this mess. Or was it? Perhaps the greater
> truth – the cosmic truth, as it were, is that this period of chaos
> was always scheduled to happen. Seems to me deep in our intuitive
> gut we’ve always been anticipating an epochal period of change. We
> just had no idea how that period of change would actually manifest
> and perhaps, in our naiveté, we thought that the dynamic of change
> would somehow occur “out there” somewhere, affecting the lives of
> others more than us, or be a controllable force that didn’t
> penetrate our 401K’s or our subprime mortgages or our personal
> I’m reminded of how many times people say this comment after a
> disaster, “Who would ever think that such a thing could happen
> here?” We all live in the illusion that bad things happen “out
> there” and that our particular school of myths has the power to
> protect us. If I’m a good person, bad things won’t happen to me –
> but things do happen. The reason you study spiritual and mystical
> literature is so that you can learn to “reason like a mystic” and
> apply that skill precisely in times like this, so that when
> difficult crises arise your response is not, “What have I done
> wrong?” but, “Ah, so change is constant.” You haven’t done anything
> “wrong.” Instead, we are witnessing the truths in motion that we
> have studied for years. To wit, Buddha’s teaching: All is illusion.
> What greater proof can we have that all is illusion than to see
> fortresses of finance disappear in front of our eyes that just last
> week, or last month, we would have “bet the ranch” were as safe as,
> well, Fort Knox? Who was right? Fort Knox or Buddha? In the end, it
> is the great spiritual teachings that always, always, always remain
> steady, and prove to be truth.
> So let’s “reason like a mystic” as we examine the chaos in the world
> around us. Instead of looking through the lens of ordinary reason
> and thought, let us look through the lens of mystical law, those
> laws which govern the collective field of energy and the collective
> soul of humanity. This is where you need to cast your attention to
> “see clearly,” not on the piles of mess on the earth. Once a system
> has collapsed or is screaming for help, its energies are already
> exhausted. The first step in learning to reason like a mystic is to
> understand what “has” to happen, because of the level of psychic
> free radicals in the collective consciousness. What psychic systems
> are out of balance that need to come into balance? Nothing that a
> person can do in the physical world can possibly redirect what “has”
> to happen in the energetic domain if that process has already begun.
> That is, once a woman has begun to give birth, it is too late to
> introduce birth control to prevent her from getting pregnant. The
> time to have an influence on the formation of events is prior to
> pregnancy, prior to the time when certain types of changes or events
> become inevitable because of the energy that humanity has generated.
> What, then, has to happen within our world?
> We are living at a great turning point in history. We are witnessing
> the shifting of all the power structures of the great nations and
> systems of this planet as they tumble out of control while
> struggling to remain in control. The great threads holding the
> illusion of control together are currency and oil. It’s quite
> astounding to observe this dynamic that has silently maneuvered
> behind the scenes for years suddenly become exposed before our eyes
> because of the failings of greed, in effect. What we are witnessing
> is the ceiling on greed. Apparently there is an end point, at least
> to how the current system has structured the market.
> From a completely different perspective, we are witnessing the
> closure of the era of separation of powers and domination by force
> and inequality of cultures. For those of us who have aligned
> ourselves even slightly to the perspective of holism as a personal
> code of health, that code assumes that each organ in the body, while
> remaining an individual organ, is no longer sovereign. It is,
> insread, subject to a grander holistic body politic whereby the
> whole must be served in order for the whole body to thrive. Cosmic
> law, or mystical law, teaches that “what is in one is in the whole.”
> This means that every person who has absorbed that mystical law as a
> health code has also absorbed that cosmic law as a prelude to the
> transformation of the global body politic. It can’t be otherwise
> because, “What is in ONE is indeed in the whole.” Therefore, through
> every action you as an individual have taken to further your
> personal health as a “whole being” you have also inadvertently
> supported the transformation of the global village into a whole body
> politic at the energy level. To put this in yet a more mystical
> context, if you thought of yourself as a “living prayer, which in
> essence you are, then all your intentions and thoughts to become a
> whole and healthy person are consumed by the collective soul as well
> as your individual soul. These intentions, or units of grace, are
> the fuel that, in turn, converts into physical events and actions in
> the greater arena of life.
> Here’s a pause for thought: I remember studying the texts of the
> mystical apparitions from Fatima and Lourdes and other well known
> sightings of the Madonna. They intrigue me for many reasons, not the
> least being the pattern behind those apparitions. Consistent with
> her messages to the visionaries was always the urgent plea to tell
> people to pray. The apparitions of the Fatima Madonna, which
> occurred in 1917, included the prediction of yet another world war
> that would eclipse World War I in size and horror, which, of course,
> World War II did. That early exposure to “messages from above,” so
> to speak, set me on a path of wondering for years, if “heaven”
> already anticipated such horror, why didn’t heaven just stop it?
> What’s with telling us to pray? Why not just stop all those evil
> Nazis and Hitler and Stalin? How could a good and just and loving
> heaven and God permit such nightmarish suffering? To say that I
> struggled with this question as a child and young adult is a
> masterpiece of understatement. The study of the Holocaust consumed
> me from the age of thirteen as did the study of war, which still
> consumes me, always looking fo r the root of that point of evil.
> But finally, in my own way, I understood a small piece of this
> mystical dictate about the power of prayer. That power represents
> the counter-power to psychic free radicals that also must find an
> avenue of physical expression in the form of events in the physical
> world. Psychic free radicals are generated by the negative thoughts,
> words, and deeds of humanity, and these gather in the collective
> unconscious, generating pools of energy that look for vessels of
> expression. Wars, turbulence, terrorism, violence, greed, and all
> the shadow characteristics of humanity thrive off of psychic free
> radicals. That is simply the law of manifestation expressed at the
> level of the collective unconscious, and we are the ones in charge
> of how well we learn to work with these laws. The law of
> manifestation is not just for creating personal wealth, as it has
> been introduced in popular culture. This is a major cosmic force
> that functions on multiple levels, including the collective,
> creating events that affect the collective and reflect the quality
> of consciousness as a whole. We are either subject to them or we
> work within them, which is the essence of mystical reasoning. This
> is what Buddha realized along with Jesus and all great spiritual
> masters. The turning of the tides is done from above and from
> within. It is you who must learn to work with the power of your
> interior forces, to scaffold your inner consciousness and build a
> soul with stamina, so that when chaos abounds around you, you can
> see through it rather than be consumed by it.
> We can look at this time as a nightmare of chaos or we can look at
> this time as that which we have prepared ourselves for during these
> past many years, working on our health and on becoming more
> conscious individuals. If this isn’t the time to put all that you’ve
> learned about being a conscious person into action, then when would
> be that time? Ask yourself, “Why have I worked so hard on myself?”
> Was it just to process the wounds from your childhood? Well, if it
> was, be done with that and get on with the business of thinking,
> living, acting, and perceiving the world around you through the lens
> of a mystic. This is the time to apply all the laws of the cosmos to
> every one of your challenges, to approach every problem through
> mystical reasoning and not that of ordinary reasoning, which will
> draw you backwards and into your history. Looking backwards at what
> you used to do or how you used to do something will not work anymore.
> So many people have contacted me to discuss what they should do
> next, because their lives are melting down around them. And my
> counsel to them is yet another mystical law, which is, “Learn to
> think in paradox.” That is, paradox is one of the fundamental
> expressions of the Divine. What looks like an ending is really a
> beginning; what looks safe is really your fear talking; what looks
> riskiest is really the way to go. Paradox is a mystical force and
> when it is present in your life, rest assured that the Divine is
> equally present in the event.
> To me, this is a time of great hope because when chaos abounds, so
> does opportunity. It can look as if the field of opportunity is
> bleak, but that is simply not true. As I teach my students, whether
> you are healing an illness or maneuvering through change, you must
> keep your attention in the present in order to “perceive” intuitive
> instructions. These will rarely speak of what you have already done.
> Rather you have to be prepared to do what you have not done before,
> as your intuition will always direct you to draw on new inner
> resources as opposed to relying on the old and familiar.
> The power of grace is yet another mystical resource, and not grace
> in general, but specific grace. In my upcoming book, I elaborate
> extensively on how to call upon your intimate graces. You have to
> learn how to use each grace, to become familiar with its power and
> presence. The grace of Wisdom is especially useful in times of
> darkness, because this grace gives you the capacity to discern truth
> in the midst of chaos, however that chaos manifests in your life.
> The presence of grace is realized when your aptitude for discernment
> or wisdom becomes heightened, serving you as a candle in the night.
> Turn to Wisdom writings, either the sacred scriptures of the world
> or the writings of all the great mystics, as a way of putting their
> vocabulary in your head and reminding yourself of the value of wise
> Wisdom teaches us, for example, that if all we thought was stable
> evaporated so easily, it can all be replaced just as quickly. Chaos
> is as much an illusion as stability. What is not an illusion is
> truth. Truth is the one constant. Look at whatever is happening in
> your life and remind yourself that if it is chaotic, there is
> something old that must be surrendered. Look to your interior and
> listen for guidance. Remind yourself that you are alive at this time
> because you are meant to maneuver through these changes. Move
> forward, ever forward. And think like a mystic!
> I invite all of you to come study with me, come learn to reason as a
> mystic in this world. My upcoming book, BEYOND REASON: Healing
> Through Mystical Wisdom and Simple Truths, explores mystical
> reasoning in detail, breaking the boundaries of ordinary thought.
> The time could not be more right for this information as the changes
> in the world have made the need to know how to use mystical
> reasoning a matter of practical survival. I consider the election of
> Barack Obama a global mystical event, quite frankly, a turning of
> the tide for humanity and certainly for America. This nation was on
> a respirator and going down fast after almost eight years of being
> fed the poison of the Bush administration. Finally in a great voice,
> the majority screamed, “Enough,” and we broke through the dark hold
> of the Bush administration, redirecting this nation from
> hopelessness to hope. Everyone feels it everywhere around the world.
> No one has ever seen such a response to a presidential election
> because never before has America sunk to such darkness. Never before
> has the world witnessed such a malevolent administration in charge
> of this great nation as the Bush-Cheney team. America was turned
> into something it was never meant to be – an aggressive, attacking
> nation. And we disintegrated as a result. But then we were offered
> hope and we grabbed on to the grace with all our might. We broke
> through that darkness, and with the force of hope we will build this
> nation anew. And we will. And we will be all the wiser for having
> taken this detour during these past eight years, a detour that will
> forever remind us that we can lose our freedom, we can be led by
> fools, we are responsible for the quality of our leadership and the
> actions of our Senate and Congress. We must never again neglect our
> end of what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America
> or a conscious global citizen.
> Our time has come. We are no longer “waiting” for the era of
> consciousness to begin. We are that era. We must now put to use all
> that we have prepared ourselves to be and to do through these years.
> The world is now the new monastery in the most cosmic meaning of
> that term and you are a mystic out of the monastery, who has the
> potential to be a force of great change in your personal life, for
> your family, your friends, and your community. We are indeed all in
> this together – and thank God for that.
> Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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