Elva Thompson, Contributor
“Chance is but a name for Law not recognised.” ~ The Kybalion
“A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.” ~Neale Donald Walsch
If most people were asked if they lived a conscious life they would probably answer yes – is it not self evident? Consciousness is consciousness, right?
But if a consciousness has been indoctrinated from birth with other people’s ideas, prejudices and truths…. is that a ‘conscious’ consciousness? – or is it a sense bound awareness programmed to be a clone of a greedy, egoistic materialistic culture. A consciousness living life on auto pilot – stuck in a daily routine of sameness – and mouthing the rhetoric of someone else’s thinking in a life that stands still. The mystic Gurdjieff called this state a constant waking sleep.
Is your life standing still – passing you by? Are you tossed like a matchstick on the waves of chance – worried about everything – not knowing what you want or where you are going – if the answer is yes then you are at the mercy of unconscious creation.
Thunderbolts of Unseen Action
Our thoughts are energetically alive, they are thunderbolts of unseen action and if not controlled can wreak havoc in our lives. We are not taught that our thinking creates our reality and when shit hits the fan we call it bad luck – or that’s life! When in truth it has got nothing to do with luck and life….. and everything to do with our thinking. But we don’t know the metaphysical laws that govern this ‘whirled’ so we carry on as normal – do what we always do because that’s what we’re used to doing. We don’t realise that our lives are a reflection of our habitual state of mind.
A Bit of a Shock
When we investigate our thinking and begin to observe our thoughts we are likely in for a shock. It’s quite sobering to discover how much of our fleeting lives we spend bogged down in the cancelled cheque of the past – dwelling on grievances and personal sleights – or day dreaming and wishful thinking on the promissory note called the future. The only time we are truly alive is in the negotiable now – and most of us it would seem don’t visit very often!
It’s not easy to change our lives – break free of worn out thought patterns and routines. We have to take control in the now and live the life we want, and not let others interfere or tell us what we can or cannot do – what we deserve or don’t deserve.
This is easier said than done but if we want to have a smoother, calmer panorama in life we must persevere…and take stock of the people in our lives – and ask the question: are they inspirational and uplifting, or destructive and exhausting?
Unfortunately toxic people don’t come with a warning sticker plastered on their foreheads but we’ve all met them – in our home life, at work or down the pub. The arrogant superior type who likes to put us down – the spiteful gossiper who can’t tell fact from fiction – the perpetual whining victim who blames everybody else for their circumstances – the control freak who knows everything about everything and can’t wait to ‘put us straight’ – the envious who just hate it when something good happens to us… and the angry, resentful Mr. Negative who has nothing good to say about anything or anybody.
These mindsets make it very hard for us to live a conscious life – they deplete our energy – fracture our thought patterns and anchor us to unconscious creation….in other words they bring chaos into our lives and need to be avoided like the plague.
Conscious Creative Living
Conscious living is about being mindful – having mental clarity not confusion. It means taking responsibility for our lives – packing our own parachute as they say in sky diving circles and not leaving it to others.
Creative living involves a continuous and progressive cleansing – a purification of soul and body.
The change from unconscious creation to conscious action begins in our thinking…. We choose what we want in life rather than settling for the cards we are dealt. Our life is present – it is directed action in motion forever moving with the flow of life.
Re-Connecting With the One Life
“To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.” ~Don Juan: the Sorcerer.
Living consciously means we are totally aware of our surroundings – alert in the now and not lost in some nebulous no mans land. Conscious awareness observes the ways of nature, sees the harmony of the dance of life and death. Revels in the singing of the wind, the sshh of waves upon shingle, welcomes the warm sun upon bare skin and marvels at the intricate patterns of butterflies. A conscious life intuitively recognises the energy of the One Life that powers all the dna spacesuits on this planet whether furred, scaled or feathered – feels the pulse of the one Heart in all creation…and knows that separation is just an illusion cast by the matrix to keep us in the sacrificial game.
In the words of the metaphysical poet Thomas Traherne:
“You will never enjoy the world alright till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with heavens and crowned with the stars; and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world, and more than so, because men are in it who are every one the sole heir as well as you…..”
Elva Thompson was born in England in 1947 and moved to Rosebud Lakota reservation in 1987. She is the author of the Heartstar Series; Book One: The Key made of Air, and Book Two: The Gates to Pandemonia. Her other interests include organic gardening, ancient phonetic languages, sonic sound and their application in the healing arts. She is also a medical intuitive and teaches sonic re-patterning using sound, colour, and essential oils.