There is a lot to worry about in this world, from whether your job will be there tomorrow or will you come down with the swine flu. Of course add in some pirates. And don't forget the Mexican Drug Cartel waging war in some of our cities. You could get shot walking down the street in a gang warfare moment. Now these are problems. Maybe.
My problem this week was my computer, as I am writing, "it" decides..to start writing backwards. I assure you I did not tell my computer to do this. It did it on its own. I am convinced that computers are their own entities. At least my computers always have been and are. As I was writing "and" and it became "dna", I wonder -am I getting a message from the ethers?..but what? I looked to the sky--oops ceiling.
I went shortly (yltrohs just for your information) to search what could cause this problem...of course everything I entered in the search engine would not work. it was backwards.
Then the scroll function would not work, not to mention oh well. DR Bigar decided she had a computer virus, so with the mouse, she went to check, "it-the computer" was updated. At that point, the mouse function vanished. I tried restore. Ah ha that worked! 5 minutes later.......oops became spoo
I bought a new computer. To find out it was a problem with the logitech software for the keyboard and mouse. I am mentioning this so- should you ever have that happen, you know what to do. Throw your computer out the window--no, don't. But I sure felt like it.
What is bad? what is good?
Usually I look at these terms as relative. I wonder about those who classify their lives in these terms, bad-good, black-white. That would mean your universe would be defined in those terms. I am always reminded of this when a client says: is that bad? or : it is good, isn't it?
If you read this blog with some frequency, you know I feel how we talk reflects how we think, how we think is how we define our experience. If you feel like a victim your world will be defined in those terms. "See what he did to me". If you believe there is nothing you cannot do, you could become a veritable superman or woman. So how we think is probably the most instrumental part of our lives and our existence.
I try to experience rather than define, but trust me, I do categorize issues, projecting "my stuff" into it. It is hard not to. It is important
at least to be aware of how our words and thoughts do define our universe.
Hence the power of reframing. Trying to look at a situation in a different way. How many if you practice this art? I have done a blog on this about a year ago, but if you are not liking a situation, try it. A great way to start is: when wondering why someone did something, and you KNOW. You just know. (that means probably you are projecting and putting your stuff into the explanation). Time to reframe. How about coming up with 10 other reasons someone would do it, using my example but it could be anything. After you do this exercise several times, you will begin to see the power of your thoughts. Reframing empowers.
That locking in occurs often with astrology and those interperting it. The truth be told, there are so many different interpertations to any aspect, planet, house. Teaching a class , I often suggest people look up as many interpertations for what it could mean. So for fun, let's try 8th house...what is it to you? can you come up with more interpertations if you look around(sure you can). Find as many interpertations as possible, For one it is like death issues, getting down to the real essence of life-a lot of what people are dealing with today.
In the same vein, I have learned that many people feel that had a horrible childhood, worse than many. I think it is interesting to hear how bad it is, for that bad helps me see the profoundity and depth of their experiences. On the other hand, for many, it is the same ..the bad feels the same...whether Daddy always took your lollipos or whether you experience violence in some form. The pain is the same.
I often walk a very tight line with these issues, wanting to help a client gain a perspective but not wanting to minimize their experience.
This week I saw in my clients a lot of anxiety, which I believe is a reason for many to turn to astrology. To find out what will happen, so they can let go of that nervous pit in their stomach. There is a lot of anxiety out there. I mean after all a pirate could get you at any time. I am making light, but I am serious. it is a scary world to many. To some, though: it is. Simply that.
Once more I am doing the Course in Miracles, It teaches one to void our attachments and perceptions. It teaches trust. I used to find this hard. It is getting easier and easier now to clear and trust. I often send to my clients not only the tape of the reading, but also, if I feel they will benefit, the Course in Miracles.
One says: here is your next year. The other says: experience, do not attach,do not read in to anything, Trust in a higher power. Quite the opposite but the same. Looking for the power to live one's life well....It is there. Trust.