Within the Range of Possibilities
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
When a small, but potent, percent of the population is ready to expand their range of possibilities and validate new information, putting aside the ego’s opinion in favor of exploration, then change for the many is possible. Change, when called for, is something we need not approach with trepidation… although we often do.
Yes, it requires energy and focus, dedication and often bravery and sacrifice. It also requires true knowledge, which is sometimes gained not by science, but by experience. Our willingness to enter new ground depends upon that interesting question… what am I here for? To lay in the cut? And what’s the cut… the injury?
One thing we can know, right now, as we take a look outside, and take a deep breath, and remember ourselves… our value is here, in our human existence. Dig it… it’s good to be here. This is the place where we can act, and see a response.
Lately I’ve been consuming information like the owl eats its food… I’ll take it in and then just throw out what doesn’t nourish me. If there’s something that feels like it could be a match for what’s already incorporated, I’ll work it around… digest it.
I imagine we all look for solutions in our own way. For me, the process is to seek the intuitive “hit” that will show me whatever is at the heart of the matter… the problem causing suffering. Recently I came across some information that opened me up to a broader landscape with regard to the subconscious mind/dimension and the masculine and feminine polarities.
Amazingly, upon taking in this information, a few other things started to click… the ‘sin’ of Eve, the idea that the feminine divinity is subject to the masculine divinity, the fear of the woman trying to take control or manipulating with hidden power. This stuff has caused a rift for long enough. Has anyone attempted to grasp the problem at the core?
I don’t at all buy into the ‘we need to go from a patriarchy to a matriarchy’ notion. We have no need for another ‘archy’. Instead, I believe that if we knew the essence of the problem – the crux of the matter – there would be healing on both sides and no further need to discuss it.
I’ve talked often about all of us embodying the masculine and feminine polarities, but what is it, exactly, that every person embodies? While I had gone toward ‘thought’ and ‘feeling’, mind and heart, Neville Goddard, in his book Feeling is the Secret, pointed even closer… to the conscious mind as masculine and the subconscious mind as feminine.
Whether simplistic or valid, it certainly gives comfort to the concept of duality within every human, the necessity of continuous flow between the poles, and ultimately the lovers as one. With the conscious mind being focused light, and the subconscious hidden for the most part, containing an immense number of living/feeling impressions extending to birth and beyond, I can dig it. This fits.
It occurs to me: is this what Stuart Wilde meant by the creation imagery of Om and Ka? He – Ka being a very hot fire that needed to be cooled, She – Om being vast and cold and yet fertile space that needed light and warmth? In this creation myth they came together, and served each other’s need, and the universe began. Ka the seer – Om the manifester.
Generally, if we consider the subconscious mind at all, we see it as something dark and mysterious if not dangerous, having unwarranted control, full of painful memories, secretly causing us to work against our conscious desires. We would want to take control of it and eliminate the problem, not love it and trust that it loves us and serves to perfectly manifest our conscious thoughts.
Speaking of manifesting our conscious thoughts: can you blame me for placing the ‘negative dark subconscious’ pattern beside the pattern of the patriarchal creation and sin myths that I mentioned earlier? Looking at the effects of those thought patterns on us over time, what did our subconscious manifest?
It had us from birth to death… maybe I shouldn’t say ‘had us’ – it still has millions of us and it causes suffering. To me, it’s the ‘cut’ – the unrecognized injury.
Now, may we reconsider the subconscious mind… seeing her as the beloved Om, in a constant state of surrender and readiness, source of wisdom and joy, provider of inspiration, manifester of reality?
As we reconsider, let’s go to another bit of information that came in with regard to the subconscious. It was an interview with Gordon Davidson entitled “The Subconscious – A Living Entity Within You.” Mr. Davidson went into the mechanics of establishing a relationship with the subconscious mind that can eventually result in a loving flow between the three minds: subconscious, conscious and super-conscious. This clicked with the other puzzle pieces and went beyond.
While it might take a leap of the imagination to consider an adversarial relationship with the subconscious as the crux of a very long-term injury, one that may just be related to this matrix we are suffocating under… why not just leap and consider the possibility? It won’t hurt, and if it doesn’t digest, we can go back to the drawing board.
A final question… what is our natural state, minus the injury. We can observe the female human naturally tending toward intuition, feeling and wisdom and the male tending toward reason, logic and action in the world… but… men are also wise, tuned to feeling, and intuitive, and women can reason brilliantly, and use logic, and act in the world. Our natural state is wholeness, and together in wholeness… well, that’s the foundation of a new world.
About the Author
Ida Lawrence is an author, blogger, copywriter and editor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has contributed to and edited two books on racial justice and human rights, and numerous articles on human rights, self-empowerment and related subjects. Her latest book is entitled The Warrior’s Way to Heaven on Earth. Ida has also published a companion book of blog favorites from http://talk2momz.com/.
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