Cracking The Oyster
Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Day 19!
Bad days, good days, GREAT days, f’d-up days, hell days, holidays (some may equate those last two), insane days, just-for-me days, one-of-those days, PAY-DAYS, queer days, rare days, slow days, turbulent days, weird days: we’ve all experienced all of these types of days at some point in our lives, but why?
Just what is “it” that can turn a “GREAT” day into a “hell” day?
Well, buckle up, buckaroo ‘cause the “it” just hit the fan, giving us a little bit of insight into just THAT question!
Grab yourself a temperature appropriate beverage, get to your favorite cushy reading spot, and as always…
Extend the Love that you are, for that is all you truly are. As you learn to be aware, to understand and to Know your own will as Love, and make choices according to that will, your life experiences become worthy of you. Expressing your Self that is wholly Love and United with All is the only choice that is worthwhile. It is the only thing that brings you satisfaction, the only choice that allows you to experience your Self—the Love that you are. Your-my-our- freedom depends on your right choices, depends on you to choose what is worthy and what is not; it depends on you, depends on me, depends on us.
Some days “it” is easier than other days. We all know that. Whatever the “it” is, sometimes it’s easier, sometimes harder.
But then there are the pieces of it, and sometimes some of the pieces are easier and sometimes other pieces are more difficult. For example (because I know this needs some explanation), when you are at work, there are different elements to the job: 1) the emails 2) the phone calls 3) the writing, the workbooks and spreadsheets, with the calculating and organizing 4) the reports 5) the clients 6) the co-workers 7) the boss. Some days, the emails might be a breeze, but you have no patience with people on the phone. Or, some days the organizing might be overwhelming but the clients are a pleasure. Or, some days everything having to do with a computer is easy but dealing with people is not. Put all this together, and you have a sort of “cumulative experience” of whether or not your day was easy (or “good”) or difficult (or “bad”).
Here’s another example: If you are working on your physical health, there is often a multi-faceted approach: eat healthy, exercise, drink lots of water, eliminate alcohol/sugar, and get plenty of rest. Some days you eat really healthy, and do great exercise, but forget to drink your water, or you “reward” yourself with a cookie (or three).
Everything is like this; everything can be broken down into components, and even those components can be broken down further. We even do this to/with ourselves: who am I? or what am I? I am physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
Currently, this is how most of humanity’s brains work: we break things down into categories, then break those categories down, then break those categories down… (but we are moving toward Unity consciousness, don’t you think?)
This is not a problem in and of itself. The “problem” comes in when we judge the WHOLE because of our experience of one of the pieces. “I had a really difficult day.” Why? “This client was a bit of a butthead to me.” And that ruined your whole day?
I realized that I tend to do this: categorizing, judging, then assessing an entire process based on that judgement, making a determination that it is “all good” or “all bad”. And guess what? Everything always falls short. Well, most everything.
As I read today’s Guiding Thought I realized this: Love unites everything. In Love, there is only ONE category, and its judgement is always ALL GOOD, wholly good, holy good. I am learning this. I am learning to see my will as the One Will, as all good. And so, I must see EVERYTHING this way (and have gratitude for it!). This is why being Love, and extending Love is the only thing worthy of me, the only thing that brings me satisfaction–because anything else is less than ALL, and can be judged inadequately by my little mind.
This is also why our freedom depends on each other. We must all see All as One, until that happens, there is still a category that can be judged inadequately.
I have a long way to go…but I’m working on it.