The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Traveling The Full Circle Path

Escape - or is it? How long have you noted the many ways and means we have to escape reality. But then we have to examine the terms don't we.

We tend to think of reality as the gritty in life though we do recognize that there are beauties found in reality. I don't think that we question really that babies smile and laugh and that's part of reality but we don't usually classify it as that. We tend to classify it as beauty, love or joy depending upon our position in life.

But we have to come back to escape. Look at all the many forms of environments as well as entertainments we have to achieve escape - but what's the ultimate goal here. Are we fleeing from life or are we rather attracted to something within ourselves and within life that creates a feeling within us.

I believe that we all need to feel welcome, safe, appreciated, loved and honored for who we are. Generally speaking we have a lot of this when we are first born - not always - but a lot. When we don't feel those things when we're first born perhaps we regret having come and then we may get upset and demonstrate that.

But there are other times when we strive for that which is often classified as escape. My feeling is that we are truly striving for those original feelings that caused us to welcome life just as we need to have life welcome us.

Maybe it's a full circle. Maybe this desire to find, this seeking is part of the path we wander from those early days of our childhood to our elder years when we prepare to rejoin the all. It is something to consider.

In light of that why don't we say this living prayer if you like. "I am asking that all those beings who need to feel welcome, loved, appreciated, understood and accepted for being who they are that they have the opportunity to feel those feelings now in the most benevolent way and that we also who are stating this have that opportunity on an ongoing basis and provide that opportunity for others when offered the chance."

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like this living prayer...because this is exactly what we each are seeking..and what we all fear not having on the most basic level.

It often said that we should give what we want to receive....but I also like how you allow for us to invite the same into our own lives......"and that we also who are stating this have that opportunity on an ongoing basis".

I wrote to previously about my BF and my giving and not getting..and while I know he is drowning in all his fears...as much as I try to be compassionate, understanding and patient...I find that I need emotional connection from him which he can not give....therapy, as you suggested is out of the question as he will have no part of it...anyway..todays Living Prayer allows me to help him (and myself) on another level..even if I have to let him go...I know I can do it with love and this Living Prayer.."I am asking that all those beings who need to feel welcome, loved, appreciated, understood and accepted for being who they are that they have the opportunity to feel those feelings now in the most benevolent..." gives my heart a grounded feeling in love.

Mahalo...

May you receive all that you give...10 fold...

Anonymous said...

escape...hmmm.......in other words... if we are escaping reality we are in fact escaping good and bad...

In trying to escape pain, in fact we are trying to escape fear..but in fact we just put it on hold...and repressed fears set the tone for our actions and reactions in life...

soooo much fear around...little courage...
nor faith...
that on the other side of fear...
is love...

And how we interact with the "environment and entertainment" is part of our synergistic (including sensual) experience of life...

si? no?

... the idea of being "attracted to something within ourselves and within life that creates a feeling within us." is certainly appealing......Having this attraction to inner self was something I was noticing today..I had a rare glimpse..enough to call my attention to the thought, and associated feelings.. ... I live for all the many miracles of clarity...peace..

Robert Shapiro said...

For Anonymous ("escape...hmmm") The one thing I have noticed absolutely in this world is how much courage there is. A baby taking its first steps yes, a mother struggling to take care of her young often in our modern society with little or no help - sometimes receiving the help she needs when she needs it, other times not.

I agree with you that there is fear in our world but there is so very much courage. It is necessary though to reflect upon what takes courage and what doesn't.

I believe that you are clear on the fear part. I am not so certain that you have underscored your own courage and the courage of others.

Observe for a week without judgement, without looking for fear - observe courage in the little things. By the animals, by the plants - a vine growing and feeling its way along. It doesn't think its way along, it feels its way along. I believe that's what we do and that takes courage. This is what I believe.

Goodlife.

Robert Shapiro said...

Anonymous ("I like this living prayer..."), thank you for your comment.

I am hopeful that things will work out well for you and that your kindness, love and support will be repaid in kind as your life goes along.

Goodlife.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Patrice said...

Dear Robert,

I have a question about feeling welcome and feeling rejected.

Is it always easy for you to let go when other human beings welcome you badly (if this happen to you) in a shop or an administration, treating you like a "nothing"?

On your point of view, what is the meaning of such situations happening to you and how do you transmute the energy they create.

Goodlife

Patrice