Being Human

beinghumanI know that what we think about we create. I know that worrying about something is like envisioning something you don’t actually want. I know that our attitude affects the people, situations, and experiences we attract. I get all of that.., and I still can’t help doing an emotional dance with worry or fear.

We are human. One of our primary opportunities here on earth is learning fluidity with our emotions. All of them. Not just the pretty ones. We can be up, hopeful and loving in one moment. Then find ourselves is anger or frustration the next. This is foundational to the human experience. Our emotions are real.

It is not about avoiding any of the emotions. It is about experiencing them and deciding how that experience influences our next choice. How they alter our direction or perhaps perspective. They inform us.

The problem is when they control us. When whatever emotion(s) we are experiencing become more important than our internal knowing. When they are so loud or persistent that they drown out the subtle voice of our own higher guidance.

I usually feel like I am pretty good at seeing the patterns or pitfalls of particular emotions. I can trace the origin back to previous situations or similar circumstances. Or there is always the future-thinking that has the potential to trigger various emotions.

But lately I feel kind of locked in. Like I have no option or choice about the emotions I hangout with. As a result I have been feeling ‘off’.

At times I am aware this is what is happening and that at any moment I could set it down and choose a different emotional energy to play with. But at other times, it just feels like that is the way it is. All the time!

What frustrates me the most is that this feels like a road I have already traveled. Ground I have already covered. Haven’t I moved beyond this?

Then I remember, I have already written about this experience. The one where it feels like you are covering the same ground, when in truth, because of your journey and what you have done along the way, you are really seeing it from a new and different vantage point.

So I am trusting that today. That I am right where I am suppose to be. That these well worn emotions are actually being dealt with from a new level. That where I am now offers something new that is here to be of service. Even when it feels as if I can’t tap into their higher purpose. Especially while I am mired in the midst of them!

Maybe this is why I connected with my good friend Gail Larsen this week. She shared her ‘Holy Fools’ event coming up this Tuesday. These are tumultuous times, and even those of us who are normally quite at peace with our emotions are feeling taxed.

If you’re feeling like it is an intense time and want to be inspired, check out the link below. It is a free offering from Gail that at least for me, feels quite timely! Especially since I am in the midst of feeling my humanness!

With Light, Love, and Laughter
Charles

10 Comments

  1. I am standing right beside you. I can see clearly now! Namaste!

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    • Just reading your message feels comforting. Explorers running into one another, staring into the same abyss! Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the perspective that this is a new and different experience, even though it feels like ground that has already been covered. I have been “progress shaming” myself, hopefully I can let that go now!

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    • “Progress shaming”! Love that and hate it! I know it well. Yes.., let’s let that one go!

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  3. You write so heartfelt and honest 🙏🏾 Love to read your thoughts👌🏽

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    • Thanks Beth!

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  4. 1. Ain’t life grand! I remember Kryon saying over 20 years ago that we need to stop thinking like humans. Then it took a dozen or more years to really come to the understanding of what that meant. Ten years or so ago Dr Peebles shared his three principles of life: 1-Loving Allowance for all things to be, in their own time and place, starting with yourself. 2-Increase Communication with ALL of life, with respect. 3-Self Responsibility for your life as a creative adventure. “For, through your choices and perceptions you do, indeed, create your own reality. My dear friends, you have come to this school called planet earth to discover and dissolve the illusions of separation within self and between life. Certainly it is your labor of love to diminish these very same illusions, wherein you will discover that never in your eternal soul have you been the victim, but always the creator.”
    2. And this past year Matt Kahn wrote his book, Whatever Arises, Love That which unified all previous lessons so that we know no matter what our humanness is experiencing/sensing the only emotion that matters is LOVE – loving it all for its source is love even in our dualistic world of contrasts.

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    • Thanks Joseph!

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  5. Charles…I just LOVE how you share your journey and have provided a community a place where people can explore and understand who they really are. We are here in this lifetime to remember exactly that!!! AND We are all ONE!!! God Bless You, Charles….I am grateful to be part of your life! Love You!

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    • Thank you Donna… one of the highest compliments for me is when “community” is mentioned. Growing, building, gathering, joining, participating or enjoying. It means so much. I am grateful you are part of my life and community too! Sending Love back your way!

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