With all the influx of intense new energies, deluge of information, instability of our familiar institutions and uncertainty of the future – to say nothing of the financial shakiness many are experiencing now – there’s a lot of fear and anxiety going around.
This week I’m starting a series of messages on the topic of fear, because it’s been up for me and I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
Here’s one radical conclusion I’ve come to: Most of the fear we experience is not really ours. It doesn’t even belong to us.
I know because I speak to lots of people – and because I’m not immune to it myself.We live in a sea of collective consciousness – though few of us realize that. And that field of consciousness is like a blanket surrounding the planet made up of accumulated energies and thought forms, mostly having to do with fear and discord.
It’s kind of like Eckhart Tolle’s concept of the Pain Body, but on a planetary scale.
We are influenced by it, of course through the media and those we talk to. And we’re influenced by it energetically – just as we in turn can have a positive influence on that collective field every time we raise our own consciousness.
But it is important to know that not everything we’re feeling is really ours. We tend to take it very personally, and this compounds our suffering.
Also, there are ways to deliberately disconnect from the collective thought field. This form of “mental hygiene” is as important as washing your hands when you’ve been out in public touching doorknobs and handrails.
I talked about how I do that in last week’s Monday Morning Coffee. So if you want to know my method, you can listen to it right here.
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