Healing Inner Divisiveness
There’s such an obsession with good and bad; is something you do good, or is it bad?
Religions have amped this up to the nth degree; there’s no gray area. And what gets lost? Pleasure. Joy. Because if you’re constantly judging whether something you do or eat or experience is good or bad, there’s no room to be human and to explore, experiment, and enjoy life.
Instead, you could ask yourself, “Is this something that would benefit me, or harm me? Is this something that will elevate me, or diminish me?”
We use the idea of good or bad with emotions as well. Anger is bad, selflessness is a virtue. But is that true? Anger can be super useful, positive, and motivating. Selflessness can be sacrificing and filled with martyrhood.
As long as we believe in the black and white paradigm, we’re under the control of our mind. We’re not able to stay neutral and see if something is, as my friend Linda Foley reminds me, “Not good, not bad, just is.”
I recently became aware of a dark past life of mine that needed releasing and healing. To remind you, we’re all here to learn from and live lives in the spectrum of lightest light, to the darkest dark. We want to experience the full range of what it is to be human, to ultimately come into the center.
So, this past life of mine wasn’t easy to look at as I was the playing the role of what I deemed to be, "a villain." I immediately judged what I was doing in that lifetime as completely bad and wrong. In that judgment, I separated from myself and from neutrality and went into self-condemnation. It also made sense why others who act in a similar "villain" role now as to what I did then, receive the brunt of my rage this lifetime.
In condemning them, and myself, there was no room for healing, understanding, or forgiveness. Thus, I created more separation from the light and Source energy, and that’s what we’re all here for; to release separation and come back to a sense of oneness with All That Is. To come home.
You cannot be one with Source energy if you have judgment towards yourself or others. There’s no room for it in the true essence of love.
In ultimately understanding why I would choose such a role and what that me believed to be true, I could forgive and release the past, and myself, from that prison. In healing that internal division, it brought more healing towards the division in the world. And we sure need that right now.
As often as you can, come back to neutrality so you can live more of your light. Heal your own inner division of good versus bad, and you heal the world. It starts with you.
9/8/2022 10:10:59 am
The timing is always so amazing -- Personally very conflected, I am- this blog very helpful .. the need to transcend first and then engage is dire today. So glad you walk this earth with us Spiritual Woman Warriar who soars with eagles -
9/7/2022 10:10:13 pm
Good reading your post, Tina, & hoping all is well
9/8/2022 05:32:07 pm
Soooo good! Plain and simple…judgement separates us from love
9/8/2022 05:38:06 pm
Yeah, Ella, especially self love & self condemnation
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