Energy is not something outside of the self, and the universe does not request one to acquire it. There is a common belief among the masses that if you do something right or wrong the universe (or God, or…) is watching and will act accordingly (even those who do not have any religious or spiritual beliefs. Somehow, they took this on). There is a general misunderstanding of the ancient Sanskrit word "karma", which means one’s actions, and that is all. There is no good or bad here. When the Beatles wrote their famous song "We All Shine On", the term "instant karma" was immediately spread throughout mass consciousness and assisted in redefining this word. It was totally misunderstood. People do very well at repeating what they hear from outside of themselves, and then owning it as if it was theirs. Any belief is limiting. Why? Because it came from outside the self. If and only if one checks in with themselves and it rings true, then it is. There is a universal truth, but one must find it within their own confine. We are physical beings, and so we move, and act.
We are born as shiny “God” specks, with our energy intact, twinkling in our “I Am-ness”, and knowing that we are everything (yet, nothing). Then, we begin to learn the world. Our mother and father or caretaker then tells us what is good and what is bad, and our peers reinforce it. There is an immediate energetic manipulation and controlling of the mind that takes place for one to be a good standing world citizen. So, I can hear the questions coming up at this point. That’s great Muriel, but there must be order. People can’t just go around killing, raping, and acting like they own this place and then nothing happens to them. If you look deeper into what was just said, there is an issue with power and control. Why are there so many prisons, mental institutions, and countless orderly ways to control those who are “out of line”? Because, we don’t know what to do with chaos. And has this worked very well? Not so much. So, then what are we going to do as we watch the daily news and the world is getting more and more chaotically intense as people act out this very thing that cannot be controlled? In fact, the more control presents itself, the more it’s acted out. There is a tango of power and control that takes place between those who create and maintain the laws, and the outlawed. Do you see? It’s a nice little wheel that spins 24 hours a day nonstop.
You hear the famous quote by Einstein floating around social media all the time these days, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Yet, there is this constant perpetual motion of the same old ways, the same old news, same, same… with very little change. Media is powered by the reactions from the masses, you and I. But what if it’s not the laws that need changing? What if (and I love to play the “what if” game), it’s the individual that needs to go within, and let themselves experience the “dark night of the soul”?
What sparked me to write this musing today had nothing to do with what was mentioned above. In fact, when my fingers began to type these words what I originally wanted to say changed. Now, to get to the original intention.
When we lose someone close to us this is a sad and sometimes tragic experience. Mostly because we will never see them again (at least in this lifetime as how they were in their physical form as that person), but what is taking place on an energetic level is the fact they are taking their energy back from everyone they shared it with. Usually this takes place when we die, not when we are still living. Why? Because most people do not understand how energy works and serves the individual. If one dies before they die, meaning they discovered their inner “Holy Grail”, then the process of taking one’s energy back takes place while they are still alive. We all can do this at any time. How much of your energy is scattered or splattered in places where you left it? How many people have tried to take your energy without much success? Why? Because it’s yours and does not belong to anyone else.
Energy feeding is a common epidemic, and it’s popular these days especially with social media. Why? Because many people do not like themselves and need reinforcement from others to tell them if they are good, or bad. Those who are famous feed from outside, but it’s a temporary fix. Like the heroin addict. It makes you wonder what happens to the famous person in that moment of death? Perhaps they already began the process of taking their energy back. I know this energetic awareness from being a musical performer most of my life. The crowd makes the performance. Other than that, it’s merely a private practice session. Many are purging what no longer belongs within their energetics because it truly cannot stay if the choice is to keep living on a planet whose frequency is now radiating self-love or well-being. It is now the utmost importance to close this feedback loop. There is nothing wrong with having friends and others tell you if they like you or not, but do you see the point here? You don’t need any outside input when you are comfortable in your own skin, the kingdom within. Gather up your energy. It’s yours, and you will see how it begins to serve you in ways unimaginable.
Blog/Musings by Muriel Shickman
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