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My two friends’ reactions to life
July 13, 2016
Dear Clare and Posey…I am watching two of my best friends react to a variety of situations. One friend is just happy in her skin. She smiles, moves with inner peace, is eternally optimistic and it seems nothing disturbs her. The other friend moves through life with a bit of drudgery based on the sense that the hammer is going to fall and she is the preferred target. Why are they so different?
Clare: we see your one friend, who has developed a rich significant soul driven inner life based on the idea that love, kindness, trust, allowing and openness is what makes her world turn. That philosophy allows her to live in her heart and soul reflecting the inner goodness of her nature and shine it outward in all aspects of her life. She feels that this lifetime is full of lessons to prepare her for the mystery of what comes after passing from this incarnation. She does not dwell on what is wrong with the world. She looks for what is right. When upheavals surround her, she takes a long view and wonders what her soul is saying to her. When something sad occurs, she drops into empathy and compassion, and does not waste time with pity.
The mystical ideas of reincarnation, karma, her soul, her spirit and heartfelt love dominate her actions and reactions. When she gets ill or has an accident, she looks at what might be the cause of this change in her life. She studies energy patterns to determine what is happening in the moment as she dives deeper into understanding more about living now – not living in the pretend future. Her positive attributes are based in a developed trust that the Universe is holding her with love and she responds to that beauty.
Posey: your other friend, who we see reacts from her ego, has a deep conscious and unconscious sense of fear driving every consideration in her life. She cannot figure out what is right and best for her so she follows the proven status quo path of what society approves of. She is not a free thinker and when she makes a decision about something, she first considers every angle in which someone could take advantage of her or harm her. She could be content staying home since it is safer than the outer world. She loves to shop online and buy unnecessary items, which tends to fill her inner void for a moment.
Her inner life is blank and does not include meditation or any form of spiritual awareness. Since she is not comfortable with silence she tends to fill life with noise from either her ramblings, the radio, TV, internet or outer sources of doings. She reads the paper to see how the news changed from yesterday and bemoans every harmful event. She loves to complain about the world at large because it just might be her who is attacked next. Parts of her personality include a keen victimhood always looking for someone to blame or shame. This keeps her in the position of being right which she believes gives her a big edge in life. Her mind to closed to anything new, she will only go with the tried and true. If she were in an accident, she would look for the first person to sue since it was not her fault therefore it must be someone else’s. The blame is off her shoulders. She does not look into her heart or soul for answers instead, her vibrant ego is her life guide.