Theme of The Month, July, 2011

MEAN

“No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.” ~ Henry Adams.

July brings us the energy of “Mean” to pivot from.

The ability to be ‘mean’ as in a lean, mean athlete generally means they are at their peak performance, ready to take on the challenges set for them. Whereas if one is a ‘mean’ person in the everyday sense it qualifies stinginess or an inability to share their inner or outer wealth. And interestingly enough the middle or average is also qualified as the ‘mean’.

There are many meanings to the word ‘mean’, if you know what I mean?

“God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.” ~ Albert Einstein

On a big picture point of view, I, as a soul have meaning. There is no-one like me; I am and my message is Unique. I chose my plan and my ambition is to accomplish it before I go home. I ‘mean’ to follow through.

I prefer to be the green, mean, lean spiritual machine, but at times I fall into the I’m average or the ‘norm’. At these times for me to rise above the ‘mean’ I’ve fallen into I need to be a bit ‘mean’ to myself, in that I need to recheck and take actions to re-mind myself about my big picture and purpose and get back on track.

“The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

I however do not need to be ‘mean’ to myself about my short-comings. The act of regrouping from my pivot of my big picture is to acknowledge what has occurred, learn from that, put in place any refinements or new goals and move on. To be ‘mean’ to myself for not winning or accomplishing something from a human point of view locks the past into a concrete immovable manifestation which is not me… I am here practising my greatest self, not here to remind myself that I lack or am bad at something.

“By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean.” ~ Mark Twain

If, as a baby, I judged myself and my activities or failures, I would never have learned to walk or talk. Watching children learning a new challenge is a joy to behold and I am absolutely sure all the angels have that same sense of joy when they see us as adults accomplish a new challenge. Have you watched a child learning to walk? Do you remember how many times they would get up, wobble, take a step and land sideways or fall over? They were persistent until they could do it – this is innate within all of us in our own timing.

Within all of us we have that ability to let go of the past and move on towards our present and future. There is no reason to carry the baggage of the past, it just makes our joy of self turn into concrete. And that doesn’t make us light!

Forgiveness is a very powerful tool… it’s intention is to dissolve the past judgements we have about ourselves and others. Mainly it helps the bearer of the weight let go and resolve so they can live without burden. Guilt is one way we are ‘mean’ to ourselves. Worry is another. Both of these emotions are enslavements, none have any value except to control our greater selves. They are emotions that are attached to areas of judgements within us… they are alarms that forgiveness can dissolve.

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Sharna
July, 2011
 
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