Wouldn’t it be idyllic to live in a place where the prevailing spirit was peace and love, where no law enforcement or even government were required, and where no money was required because people all shared everything they had? Utopia — how wonderful!
It would suck if that’s all it was. I remember my first year of teaching and a story we read about a utopian society on another planet that humans could be transported to. It showed everyone smiling and happy, no crime, and all that good stuff. I asked a journal question leading into the story, prompted by a very basic question: Would you like to live in a perfect world? I’ll never forget the answer of a spunky little eighth grade girl. “No, it would make me sick everyone walking around smiling all the time. What would you do? Just sit around with stupid grins on your face? I would slap the smiles off of someone every day.”
I laughed. She wasn’t a difficult, unhappy child — just realistic. I agreed with her. Why? Because the essence of humanity isn’t to sit around in peace and love and pleasure with no lack of anything ever. No, we have a drive deep within us because eternal Spirit dwells in us in the form of Heart, and that essence is Creator.
We need to be involved in the process, along with all the challenges of working, creating, and figuring out ways to share that with others because we desire to share the eternal core Self, our personal identity and truth. It’s a process of action, not sappy, oblivious constant contentedness.
Yet, we do want to enjoy that process; we want it to be significant, meaningful, and to know we matter and make a difference. That produces fulfillment, contentment.
I have written much about connecting our entire physical, mind-soul, ego complex with Heart. all of which come as original equipment with us. The life almost everyone desires hinges on that connection.
I’ve likened the process of that connection to a computer analogy: We are either functioning in our mind-soul component through the Ego Operating System (eOS) or the Heart Operating System (hOS). We arrive pre-loaded with eOS because it helps young humans to initiate their survival and growth in this world. However, Heart is ever there, speaking to us, reaching out to us. I think children sense this and transition and respond very naturally to it, but ego as a component of humans does not relinquish control so easily; therefore most of us never transitions to the hOS as children. Later, we must consciously, purposefully toggle to hOS.
To show us the right key to hit, our Heart speaks in vibrational energies. We sense them at different times through the collection of life experiences. Different ways, very personal ways, exist to examine the collections of life. When some particular part of the collection stands out as a message from our Heart, we make connections and BOOM! That’s when we hit the command key to toggle to hOS. We truly meet and know Heart, core Self, which answers the question Who Am I. Heart then drives us to create, because that’s what Spirit does.
All of this communication, the connections we make, and the creations we experience are based on the vibrational energies of life, and this leads us to another rich facet of living life based on the hOS: operating within an understanding of these energy fields. Many call this prayer. I don’t care what the phenomenon is called; I know it works.
Because we are Creators, we can establish those energy fields for ourselves or others. How? Develop a clear picture of what qualities and ends we desire. Then, develop the emotions within the mind-soul connection while we picture our ends. Then, direct the energy of the picture and accompanying emotion at the target of anyone we wish, including ourselves. No limits, absolutely no limits on the possibilities of creation, and this creation, bringing about a new, different way of experience or existence, is prayer.
To me, this is far deeper than a memorized prayer, although such can hold great value if at base level we engage the energy fields. It’s also much more than intricately contrived oratory, no matter how booming, weepy, or demanding it sounds; again, the effectiveness depends on the energy engagement.
Some people think that perhaps this borders on relegating prayer to the status of magic. It does, because this is part of the deep magic and miracles of a Heart-based life. It’s powerful. Some folks also worry about the possibility of calling into being something that is selfish and maybe even evil. Heart does not direct us in those ways, and it is difficult to align visualization of ends with the corresponding emotions to act as anything other than blessing.
I will add this: some people who have seen the possibilities of these principles but rejected their own Heart can still use this principle of the Universe, but the result will not bless others.
When I send or speak blessings towards others, I am thinking in this sending-the-energy-field way of visualization and emotion. I don’t speak or write the word glibly or lightly. I’m giving pause to hold a picture of the person and their circumstances in my mind and engage the feelings and emotions of my soul on their behalf. If I invoke Blessing toward you in speech or writing, to whatever extent possible, I have you in my thoughts and heart. I am projecting positive energy to you.
For different situations I picture and send different concepts: wholeness, health, well being, abundance, wisdom, peace, love, or any of thousands of possibilities. It’s an intensive process in some cases to develop the picture and emotions in concert, but it can be instantaneous.
It doesn’t mean things will happen exactly as we picture them because if it involves people, they have to respond by willingly entering the energy field we set up. The creation will be there; the acceptance of it, though, is dependent on others.
Engaging in the creation of blessing through this process produces such peace. At least it does for me because I know I’ve invested myself into another’s life. This very personal experience of this energy field creation (prayer) is a very important and enriching one because it’s borne of love.
So when I end something like this with the simple word “Blessing,” I am picturing eyes reading these words and smiling or rereading for meaning; I am feeling the joy of connection and discovery as I wrote this for such a purpose — co-discoverers.
And special energy of blessing to the Sioux tribe and all their supporters in North Dakota. I have a very strong visualization and emotion for you. Blessings!
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!