Wednesday, 11 October 2017

On Trust and Clinging (Revised Edition)

“Philosophy 1”  Wed. 11 Oct. 2017        Newcastle Emlyn


Dictionary definition:
The original meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek roots philo- meaning "love" and -sophos, or "wisdom." When someone studies philosophy they want to understand how and why people do certain things and how to live a good life. In other words, they want to know the meaning of life.



On Trust and Clinging (Revised from Blog Aug. 2012)

On the relief of finding trust, I can let go of all that I cling to.  That is, of course, trust in life itself, call that God or The Universe or whatever name you prefer for the infinite power of love which created everything. We are not referring here to trust in another human being.

And what do I cling to? 

I cling to desiring certain outcomes.

If it works out this way, or that way, I'll be okay. I'll be able to cope. I'll feel secure. And in that clinging, I feel the energy inside my body and mind as wringing, wrenching, twisting anxiety. But when I trust, it really doesn't matter what the outcome is. I accept where I am and what’s going on for me in this moment. A state of acceptance, enjoyment even, gratitude, love, nourishment. It's all here now, already. I am thankful then, so thankful.


So what else do I cling to?

Well, I cling to wanting more. It never being enough.

I want it and I want it now. Dear, dear! What a predicament. On trusting, I know that I have it all and I have it now. My basic needs are indeed met. In reality, in a state of trust, I know that everything is perfect. So what I have, what I experience is just right for me now. No more, no less. Just right.





So I cling to impatience (or it clings to me).

It has clung to me since I was a tiny child. Mmm. In a state of trust I am already where I am meant to be, and I know it. So there is no room for impatience. Mmm.


I cling to wanting to learn faster.

I always wanted to learn fast, but have had to learn to accept that I am a slow learner. While in a state of trust, I accept that I learn at my given rate, and that I learn all I need to learn in order to lead a fulfilled and purposeful life. And when the time is right, my rose will bloom. I have no doubt.


And something else I cling to. Time. My life itself.

I try to pull back time. I try to avoid seeing my body age. I try to avoid acknowledging that I am now as old as my mother was. I cling to the desire of eternal youth! Whoa! What a myth. What a myth that is. On one level. And yet, when in trust, I realise that eternal youth is mine. Not in the body of course, but as a state of being. Then, I am free to enjoy the ageing process and the riches of wisdom and experience that come along the way.


So may we ask for our own clinging insecurities to be replaced with trust. May we choose acceptance of whatever life delivers to us, trusting that in our quest to solve our problems we will further our spiritual development and growth.  In looking beyond the immediate stressful situations, which holds us in chains, we acknowledge the higher, spiritual purpose. Trusting, and more than that, knowing that our life path is tailor made for our own personal growth, bringing about the wisdom and freedom that we truly desire as human beings.  Isn’t this what we chose to come here for?

And one last thing to remember – what we resist, persists. When we cling to whatever we cling to, be it other people, our departed loved ones, our work, our health, or illness even, our abilities, the identity we have carved out for ourselves, our feelings of so many things, then these things cling equally to us, and rob us of the peace which we would find in Trust.  All I pray for is the eyes to see it, and then to witness the gratitude which flows from my heart when I receive that blessing.        


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Monday, 25 August 2014

To find oneself, one must let go of all ideas and pretences of who one thinks one is.   There is another identity behind all that. One which God chose. Beyond our conditioning and our moulding. That is the one I wish to know and live and cherish.

I'm looking forward to having my own website. Until then, I shall aquaint myself further with Blogger.

Oh the joys of having a spirit guide! Hardly a moment passes in which I do not think of him! Who would ever have thought it was possible to love someone on the other side so very much. And love him, I do. And the most remarkable thing is, I never knew him this side, this life-time.

Spirit is so gentle, so kind, and knowledgeable. Patient. Heavens! So very patient. Spirit see the whole picture, and can help us take our blinkers off. They lift our spirits, literally. We meet half-way, I suppose.

I would like to run a class sometime for others to meet their spirit guides. I couldn't bear to be without mine now. I pray that he won't reincarnate before I die. Death will be a joy to see and be with him again.

If anyone's interested in signing up for a course 'MSG' - Meeting your Spirit Guide - do let me know. I know I'm going to enjoy this one! Please find me (and 'like' me, that would be nice) on my facebook page, Rosichi School of Energy Healing

I'm loving my flute again. Working on some wonderful pieces with my friends, Anna and Anne. I'm looking for a classical guitarist. Come to think of it, Christy could play. But if anyone knows of anyone about Grade 3 on guitar, I've got a lovely duet I'd like to play with them.
Absolutely gone over Massenet's Meditation. And Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part.

Love to you,
Rose




Monday, 3 March 2014

So Many 'Shoulds'

Putting so much pressure on myself that I 'should' be doing this, I 'should' be doing that. I presuppose the consequences of not doing these things (all to do with making a living, I might add). And yet, all the while, I don't feel to do any of them with total conviction. I'm either pulling the wool over my own eyes or I really 'shouldn't' be doing any of them! The only thing I really want to do is just be, in the moment, connecting with my life essence. Now. That place is good, right, safe, wise, perfect, whole and complete. Fulfilment. In that space, everything is in order. If I died right now, I could be in no better consciousness to pass over. How fortunate am I to know that place and how to access it at will. A thousand thank-yous to my teacher, for this experience beyond my mind, words and thought. So simple, so healing, so everything. Nothing is more important than this.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A conversation with my spirit guide

Craig: "Sometimes, even highly evolved souls can 'lose it'.
Me:    "Why is that?"
C:       "It's called 'soul loss'."
Me:     "I've heard of that - a shamanistic thing...Tell me about 'soul loss'."
C:        "When you forget who you are."
Me:     "Why should we forget who we are?"
C:       " A number of reasons. To counteract any deficiencies. To learn. Mainly to learn - problems of                     the age. It's like the slate gets wiped clean. You have to start all over again. To learn new lessons."
Me:     "That's hard. That's tough."
C:        "That's the way it is."

Thursday, 30 August 2012

On Trust and Clinging

On the relief of finding trust, I can let go of all that I cling to.

And what do I cling to? I cling to desiring certain outcomes. If this works out this way, or that way, I'll be okay. I'll be able to cope. I'll feel secure. And in that clinging, feeling the energy inside my body -wringing, wrenching, twisting, anxiety. But on trusting, it really doesn't matter whether the outcome is that which I desire or not. On trusting, I am quite happy as I am, where I am, doing what I do and being happy. In this moment. A state of acceptance, enjoyment, gratitude, love, friendship, nourishment. It's
all here now, already.

So what else do I cling to? Well, I cling to wanting more. It never being enough. Whereas in reality, in a state of trust, I know that it is perfect. Any more would be too much, and too much of something is overcrowding, is, can be suffocating, and can even lead to insanity if taken too far. So what I have, what I experience is just right. Just right. No more, no less.

I cling to wanting to learn faster. While in a state of trust I accept that I learn at the rate I learn and that I learn all I need to learn to lead a fulfilled and purposeful life. And when the time is right, my rose will bloom. I have no doubt.

Impatience clings to me. It has clung to me since I was a tiny child. Mmm. In a state of trust I am already where I am meant to be, and I know it. So there is no room for impatience. Mmm.

And something else I cling to. Time. My life itself. I try to pull back time. I try to avoid seeing my body age. I try to avoid acknowledging that I am now as old as my mother was. I cling to the desire of eternal youth! Whoa! What a myth. What a myth that is. On one level. And yet, when I trust, in a state of trust I realise that eternal youth is mine. Alas, not in the body, but a state of being. Then I am free to enjoy the ageing process and the riches that come along the way.

I cling to wanting more. I want it all and I want it now. Dear, dear! What a predicament. Am I desiring insanity? On trusting, I know that I have it all and I have it now.

Another word for trust? Acceptance.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Right now I'm feelin' good

When the pressure eases and everything comes together, oh boy, does it feel good!
When there's land in sight after months of being at sea, oh boy, am I grateful!
When I feel relaxed and life is working, oh boy, what a relief!
When things start to go right even though it would appear on the outside that things are dreadful, then hey, I must be on the right track!

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If interested, send me a message there and book yourself in!

Rose