Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Perception = Emotion...Not Truth

I love to hear the birds singing when I wake up first thing in the morning.  There is just something about hearing them that sets an amazing tone for the morning.  So much in life is singing constantly but if we don’t take a moment to listen, we could be missing important keys to our own happiness.  After a long day yesterday, I was driving home into the sun.  We often think of the sun as giving off golden light.  But yesterday, the clouds in the sky were radiating a really subtle but beautiful silver light.  This sunset was different from so many others I have seen.  It reminded me that when you expect things to be a certain way, you only really notice them when they stand out differently.  I’ll tell you, that silver sunset was one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve seen.  I didn’t see the sun sink low on the horizon as I was busy with so many other things but I will remember the feeling inside of me seeing unexpected silver rays of sunlight.

I think that our feelings matter so much.  But it isn’t until you can begin to really feel them and understand why they exist at all that you really begin to appreciate them.  Our feelings are not facts.  They are based on what we perceive in a moment.  For me, yesterday, I felt elated at seeing something different in the sunset.  My own perception allowed me to see something different, something out of the ordinary.  But others, they may have seen the same old golden sun and not noticed the myriad silver rays that also spun out across the sky in every direction.  There was no wrong or right in anyone’s perceptions, but there were vast differences in feeling from mine—elation to others that maybe did not have an emotion evoked at all.  We’re all so different when it comes to our perceptions even down to the very core of why they exist.  Why can two people view the exact same thing and then perceive a situation differently and then allow themselves to give birth to two entirely different sets of emotion concerning a situation?  At one level, you could say its simple psychology and the damage or not that a soul has taken on in this incarnation.  And you could be right.  Or, well, you could go deeper to the very soul itself and realize that each soul has had different experiences as well that can often create a perception that has absolutely nothing to do with psychology of the mind.  I think there must also be a psychology of the soul.  The psychology of the soul would be harder to get at and understand because you may not be able to consciously understand a soul’s psychology.

But there are clues as to which one is in play.  When certain feelings are evoked and there isn’t any experience in this life that we can tie reactions to, I think the soul’s experience is exhibiting psychology.  It may be hard to get at the soul’s experience in order to understand how it’s experience in the past has shaped your perceptions unconsciously – or seemingly unconsciously.  If an individual can get very quiet and learn to listen to the soul and allow the soul to bring forth it’s memories to work out and understand, life can take on a whole new dimension.  THAT is amazing!!!!  If you’re challenged in getting to this place and you are curious, there are ways to get at this deeper soul-level understanding.  There are some souls quite adept at tapping into the akashic records to help with soul-level understanding.

From Wikipedia.com, the Akashic records are described as:  The akashic records are described as containing all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos. They are metaphorically described as a library; other analogies commonly found in discourse on the subject include a "universal supercomputer" and the "Mind of God". People who describe the records assert that they are constantly updated automatically and that they can be accessed through astral projection[1] or when someone is placed under deep hypnosis. The concept was popularized in the theosophical movements of the 19th century and is derived from Hindu philosophy of Samkhya. It is promulgated in the Samkhya philosophy that the Akashic records are automatically recorded in the elements of akasha one of the five types of elements visualized as existing in the elemental theory of Ancient India, called Mahabhuta. In the Mahabharata mention is made of Chitragupta (lit. "hidden picture"). He is the son of Brahma and a minister of Dharma and his duty is to examine a list of the good and evil actions of men (the Agrasamdhani) after their death. "Nothing is lost of either piety or sin that is committed by creatures. On days of the full moon and the new moon, those acts are conveyed to the Sun where they rest. When a mortal goes into the region of the dead, the deity of the Sun bears witness to all his acts. He that is righteous acquires the fruits of his righteousness there." (Mahabharata, Anusasana Parva, Section 130, Ganguli trans.) The term akashic records is frequently used in New Age discourse.

I’ve had some really interesting and wonderful experiences from the perspective of gaining knowledge through the akashic records.  If you’re open to such exploration, please feel free to contact me (jaiehart@gmail.com) as I can recommend some practitioners who are sure to open your conscious mind to a whole new level of understanding on this topic.  Whether you venture in on your own, which can be done but it’s hard without understanding and experience with the records, or you seek out a practitioner very experienced in such matters, understanding your own soul is so key to developing and learning here on Earth.  There is so much more to life than what meets the eye.  I take the approach of leaving no stone unturned.  It’s important that we remain curious and courageous in an effort to understand ourselves, our motivations and our self-created barriers.  With diligence and help, we can change our perceptions in ways that will facilitate our growth and understanding of life.  

I challenge you to notice your emotions and the perceptions that create them.  Nothing can bring you closer to understanding the truth about you and your purpose than the things that you feel.  When you understand why you feel as you do, you can uncover some beautiful truths instead of holding onto the untruths you may have unwittingly told yourself about you and/or life.  I’m headed off to work and I’ll be driving into the sun.  Even if the clouds obscure my view, I know the truth…the sun is out there and it will be beautiful and I’ll enjoy every single ray whether pink, golden or even that beautiful silver.  Life is beautiful to me no matter how I look at it.  Even the ugly things we see can sometimes have a beautiful purpose.  It’s all about how we allow ourselves to perceive and then feel about what we perceive.  I hope you have an amazing day.

(c) 2013 (photo is a random internet find)

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