How Far Does Your ‘Circle of Influence’ Reach?
Linda George, Contributing Writer
My other half tells me I spend far too much time reading, thinking, worrying, about the state of the world and the insanity that goes on. He says I should, rather, focus on my ‘circle of influence’ – by which he means my friends, family and local community and doing ‘practical’ things to be of service to my fellow man.
I get where he is coming from – and perhaps he is right. But I’m a big picture person. I can’t help it – I have a Pisces Sun and Sagittarius Moon. Once at a cocktail party I was criticising (and rightly so) the local city council. The lovely man I was talking to asked if I had considered standing for council. Before I’d thought of the words, they flew out my mouth – I said: ‘I have a cosmic perspective, not a civic one.’ I’d be bored out of my tree, was what I thought. And furthermore, I couldn’t stand the minutiae of local body politics. (I sat through enough council meetings when I was journalist). Anyway – we live in a pluralistic universe and there is a place for all – mine just isn’t Wellington City Council. But getting back to ‘my circle of influence’…… I’m wondering, how do we ever know how far that circle reaches? I mean, with the internet, our words can now be instantly read by people in every corner of the globe. How can we know what impact they may have? Signing petitions online is simple enough – an easily taken yet potentially powerful action. I believe our circles can reach as far, no further, than the planet we live on. The thoughts we think, the words we say (or write), the things we do, are vibratory energy. We are a walking package of frequencies; we are an energetic information field. When an information or frequency field comes in contact with another field – both are changed. This is the blood and bones of astrology – fields interacting and creating change, movement, evolution.
I sometimes feel my partner is right – I do spend a lot of time ‘informing myself’. Which usually means, reading negative stuff. Hell, let’s face it – much of what is happening out there is pretty negative. I find it boringly predictable, most people’s response to ‘the state of things’ (I’ll call it). The majority of people really just don’t want to know. To be confronted with the truth about our government, our leaders, the medical profession, the general state of things – creates cognitive dissonance: what! You mean our government doesn’t actually care about our wellbeing!? – it would even kill people??!! No! couldn’t be. It’s a little disturbing this truth stuff. Far easier not to go there. Yet, how many babies are being thrown out with that bathwater? There is so much information available now – that is positive, that is empowering. And empowerment, surely, is the name of the game. There are vast oceans of information on everything and anything we can imagine. Now, as never before, we have access to the infinitely multi-faceted aspects of our humanity. We can plug into the ‘wisdom of the web’ – that is, the web we all exist within, at the click of a button. Okay, yes there is a lot of crap there too – but no one is making you log onto facebook.
I think these people who reject the (to us) obvious truth, of a cabal that controls affairs on this planet, are secret believers in their own lack of power. And there is safety in that little comfort zone. It’s easier. It’s simpler. When people like me speak out about it, in a bid to wake others up to what is going on in the shadows, we are often dismissed, or worse, condemned. I’ve spent years writing to our regional council here, about its decision to fluoridate our water. (My circle of influence surely)? Now, the chairwoman of the regional council will neither read nor respond to my pleas to simply look at the literature! Really, I despair. This woman has had cancer herself, you’d think she’d be more open to the subject of toxicity. But no. She prefers (it’s easier) to accept the recommendation of our sinister ministry of health (ministry of sickness more like) – which also endorses and pushes the Gardasil vaccine – yes the one that’s been found to be contaminated and is killing young women all over the world. Where is the empowerment there? Said chairwoman is abdicating it entirely – and she holds a powerful position – in the ‘state of things’ pecking order at least. Yet, slowly but surely, the anti-fluoride movement here in New Zealand is looking to be gaining some ground. Who knows what impact my emails to the councillors may have had? We have to carry on, regardless. We have to believe that our vibratory energy – contained in our thoughts and conveyed through our words – is resonating, or will at some point, with a compatible field – and that change will eventually be made.
Ultimately we have to believe in our own power. And when outside authorities are immovable, ignorant and uninformed we need to remind ourselves that everything happens first, on the invisible, unmanifest level. This is where our energetic frequency, our personal vibration, hides out. As we strengthen our frequency through spiritual practices, knowledge gathering (truth seeking), spending time alone, being with nature, eating a largely unprocessed diet , drinking pure water, avoiding emf’s as much as possible, and enjoying and making the time for what we know makes us feel good – we enhance our personal power. And this has influence. It is an influence we cannot always see or know. As our frequency resonates higher and faster, our influence grows – but it is always working on the invisible level. Some people, those we deem to have gravitas, or charisma, are those with strong fields. We seek out people with strong vibratory fields because we sense we have something to learn from them. Whether they use their power for good, or otherwise, is another matter. We are always attracted however, to those who resonate with our own frequencies.
So here we all are, travelling together, at this time on planet Earth, on a mission of personal empowerment. This is our evolutionary imperative – to grow, to strengthen our frequency, to extend our hidden circle of influence. At the same time, I think we need to remind ourselves that our lives don’t have to be a grand statement. If we follow our inner promptings to live an authentic life, take the path with a heart I mean; speak and act with integrity, kindness, compassion, we will emanate a vibratory frequency that helps and heals, in ways we may never know. Our circle will surely ripple far and wide within this web we are all weaving.
About the Author
Linda George is an writer and astrologer living in New Zealand. She has been deeply involved in astrology, alternative health, spirituality and metaphysics for decades. She has a background in journalism is currently committed to joining with others in ‘spreading the word’ in these waking times. Linda works as an evolutionary astrologer, writer and yoga teacher. Her last book ‘Sun Signs and Soul Mates’ is available on Amazon.
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