Yesterday, I was thinking if Masters and Yogis ever feel upset, get angry or frustrated? If they don’t, when did they stop feeling those things and how did they manage to get there? In the last two weeks, the world has seen an increased disturbance in the collective consciousness, with violence at its core. I was determined to find an explanation to the RIGHT way to feel the feelings in such circumstances.
Should we pay attention to these world events? Do we need to be informed and pay a price of feeling like cr*p? And if we choose to, what should we do when it causes a physical, emotional and mental disturbance? How much should we let ourselves feel?
Firstly, whatever your answer, whichever path you choose, however, you handle those questions; it’s the path meant for you, it is the experience to be had – for you.
Let’s break down the question about feeling disturbed; physically, emotionally or mentally. (Maybe you stayed in bed longer, maybe you cried, maybe you were angry)
Disturbance in self is caused because there is a conflict within you. The root of it is that you identify with certain ideas (ideologies) or you have preferences (likes / dislikes) and when you see something that is not in line with that, it triggers an imbalance in your state of being. And when you try to exercise control over the situation and find that there are limitations; you feel the emotions which are lower energy.
If each person on the planet had no internal conflict and was in harmony, the world at large wouldn’t have any conflict, of any kind.
Having said that, we all find ourselves living in a reality that’s seems less than ideal right now.
In times like these, we have to remind ourselves, we are ALL work in progress. It is OK to be swayed off balance. Our existence is a complex amalgamation of everything and nothing; of the ugliest and the most beautiful. Grief, sadness, anger are part of this complex spectrum and are important fires to transcend.
And transcendence is not a onetime activity, a check in the box. You don’t say, ‘Yup, got angry and got over it. Being there. Done that. Thanks for the experience!’.
There are different levels of transcendence and sometimes we find ourselves moving through different kind of fires, multiple times before it sticks.
Whatever your spiritual path, with continued practice we learn ways of not spiraling out of control when we find ourselves off balance. We recognize ways to not let our actions stem from lower energies.
And that’s the best thing we can do for the collective consciousness. Not feel guilty or be hard on yourself for manifesting and allowing lower energies into your experience.
The world has enough of the ‘guilt’ and ‘judgmental-ness’ going around.
Be gentle with yourself, be kind and find a way to love yourself back to better energy. We need that now, more than ever.