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Clare + Posey: Optimism
June 13, 2014
Dear Clare & Posey,
I would like a bit of clarity on the concept of optimism – some people are so darned cheerful sometimes it can be daunting to be around them while others are mournful mirrors of Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh’s pessimistic donkey friend). Why?
Clare: from my soul’s perspective, to be optimistic is to have your soul sing with love, joy and completeness. You feel fully supported by the energy of Source, your angels, and the humans you surround yourself with. That said, you can come into this life with the scales tilted either towards the energy of light and openness or the energy of concern and darkness. Either way, there are soul stories to live and lessons to learn from both perspectives. Those who are too light tend to lift off the earth (you might call them woo-woo or ungrounded beings) and prefer to dwell in the sweetness of high spiritual adventures rather than the directness of complicated daily living. Those who are too dark, tend to furrow in what is constantly wrong, wondering why bad things continually happen just to them, finding many reasons to stay in discontent. They have trouble seeing the good in friends, life or ordinary circumstances. As with anything, it is good to find some level of balance where you can be optimistic without going over the edge, but not drop into deep pessimism where you are disconnected from your soul, spirit and heart. One way to stay in an optimistic mode is to reflect on what is occurring in your life right now and express gratitude. Being present and clear to this moment right now can bring freedom, awareness and peace. Give the now a try!
Posey: from my stance in the ego world, I know things can go belly up in a millisecond. What seemed good a moment ago is ruined by some jerk messing around my space – going too fast, getting my parking space, taking over when it is my turn, etc. This prompts me to move you to a victim consciousness pronto. So, sometimes, I, the ego, create very pessimistic scenarios – I look for what could go wrong and focus your attention and awareness there (even if that is not the true reality). When I do that in your mind, you cannot see the larger picture, which may offer peace, contentment and hope. Remember, I protect you from all the vagaries in the world that might hurt you. I keep you in a bit of a fear mode. If you remain too optimistic, I loose you to your spirit and heart. If that is where you want to hang, go ahead, but don’t say I did not warn you about problems in paradise. And Clare’s idea of balance – I am not sure I like that much. Sometimes maybe, but really, who lives in that la-la world? Not me, that’s for sure.