Our world is changing. It is up to see how we see it. We can see it as a miracle with opportunities for us to become more conscious or we can shut down in fear.
There are times when we feel insecure, conflicted or sad. These feelings are part of the whole spectrum of our human condition. These feelings are ancient. Saint Paul spoke of feeling conflicted in (Romans 7:15) “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.”
How are we to discern and handle those energies that rise up in us?
We have within us a place where we can retreat and rest as we notice these energies arising. Understand they are not us. Rumi’s poem The Guest House begins: “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome them all….”
What happens when we welcome what is arising in us? it gives us a moment to notice and breath, letting the wisdom to respond rise up. When unwelcome feelings, emotions, energies arise, some denominations call this the Devil showing up. In Unity our foundation is Oneness and so there cannot be two powers. Emilie Cady in Lessons in Truth calls this “chemicalization.” This is the inner conflict that takes place when high spiritualization comes in contact with an old error state of consciousness. It means “You are up to something big.”
When a young girl or boy in the tween years are growing like weeds, their bones can actually hurt as they are being stretched. Likewise, chemicalization is part of our spiritual growth. Our consciousness is being stretched. It is the process of going deep and shining our light on the concepts that are hidden in the dark corners of ourselves. None of us are immune from human insecurities, they are part of the human spectrum.
Yet there is a way to bring our conscious awareness to them. By shining our awareness onto these energies we watch as they disappear back into the nothingness from which they arose. This is inner work. This is sacred work. It can be done through meditation, journaling, dancing, to name a few.
Our world is changing, it can be scary. We can choose to want to co-create a world that works for all. If this is our choice, we need to do this inner work.