I have never been one to set New Year’s resolutions. That privilege has always been reserved for my birthday, which falls 3 months earlier, in October. As a Libra, I am always looking to balance the scales, so resolutions or – more appropriately, embracing change, has never been something I have avoided… in theory.
As early as high school I created one of my first Mantra’s: We are always changing; We are always getting better than we were. I would find opportunities to inject this Mantra in every imaginable conversation, long before I ever realized that repetition was an essential step to successfully integrating any Mantra, affirmation or belief system. Another essential step, which took me much longer to master, was embracing change when it was not what I wanted.
What we “want” is determined by what brings us pleasure. Through much of my youth and the duration of a decade of depression that followed, I questioned as many existential dilemmas as my self-preservation would permit. Among the greatest of these was my quest to determine if it was possible to avoid being selfish. This was of such importance to me because I wanted to be good, yet if I wanted this for the esteem of others, then what I wanted was selfish. This kind of pride was egocentric, and ego represented my lower case “s” self.
The self is distinguishable from the (Upper case “S”) Self by its logical attempts to try and outsmart intuition (what we already know). The tool for this sabotage is logic. Logic is conscious coercion. Logic creates the internal dialogues that distract us from progress.
The Singularity, a term I have borrowed from Transhumanist Philosophy, who – in turn, borrowed it from physics, is the point at which the stories we tell ourselves affect the decisions we make. This is the goal of ego and is the reason we should take every opportunity to recognize our intentions.
The great thing about freewill is that we get to choose our experience in this life. Few people understand how freewill works. They seem to think freewill is like a genie that is awakened by our desires (what we want). The easiest way to control and manipulate others is to offer them pleasure. Pleasure is the fast food of desire. Pleasure is what keeps us trapped in self-destructive cycles of behavior. Pleasure is like an inhibitor drug because it creates an ever widening chasm between the possibilities of us achieving happiness and the probability of that ever happening.
This would be a good time to distinguish the overwhelming difference between pleasure and happiness. Pleasure is external. Happiness is internal.
One of the simplest questions you need to answer on the road to contentment is what makes you happy? All that is required to discover this is honesty. Whatever that is – whatever makes you happy, is what you should pursue with all your energy and passion.
The great thing about freewill is that we get to choose our experience in this life. Few people understand how freewill works. Freewill is like a genie that is awakened by our thoughts. Our thoughts determine how we feel and our feelings determine our emotions.
Did you skip back a few paragraphs and reread what I wrote earlier? If not, let me make this clear: Freewill is a genie that is awakened by your thoughts not your desires. Freewill is the magnetism that answers prayers and makes others go unanswered, it empowers blessings and curses and is more popularly known as the law of attraction. Your will is free to think about whatever it wants. If you think more about what you do not have then what you do, your life will reflect lack. If you think more about being sick than being healthy, your freewill genie will grant your request because your freewill does not work in tandem with self-preservation. Your freewill does not assign moral value to your thoughts; it simply manifests what you think about. Are you thinking about something that brings you happiness or reinforces victimization/lack/or what you assume will bring you happiness based on internal dialogues created by your ego?
So what does all this have to do with breaking rules?
On December 21st, 2015, consciousness was presented with an opportunity to refine itself. Since that time, every choice is determining what happens next. This has always been the case, but now we are being supported in our journey by energies that were not formerly available to the masses. And just like our subconscious mind, these energies will not discriminate or assign good/bad value judgments to our thoughts; they will simply support our thinking, regardless of the outcome.
As we march, boldly, into the coming year, take this opportunity to break rules you previously made for yourself that are no longer serving you. Perhaps they served you well, in the past, but are no longer necessary because you are no longer alone, you are being supported by energies that can do more to move you along then your previous rules/vices/standards ever could. Perhaps now is the time to make some new rules for yourself; rules that will help you realize the endless possibilities available to you as a result of your freewill while ensuring your probability of achieving the happiness and contentment you have been looking for.
Are you ready? Let’s write a good one.
Peace and love,
Worship Of Muses
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,