An essay on the nature of our mental conditioning and the elevation of our Being,
It is useful to cultivate a better understanding of programming and how we got to where we are in the first place. When we are born into the world, we are perfect self expression. We arrive formless and beautiful, we have no construct or understanding of how the world is. We are given a model in which to make meaning of our existence. Have you ever noticed staring into the eyes of a newborn the look of awe that is present as this tiny being takes in its environment for for the first time? As this child grows a bit older, they start to develop more mental faculties, they are learning what it is to be human. Caretakers facilitate its growth teaching it how to be, providing form in which to live by. Perhaps you may have even witnessed the souls rebellion against the ridiculous rules of human when a young toddler throws a tantrum in disagreement.
The curriculum continues…
As we get older we enter somebody school, that is to say, our parents are somebody and they are really working hard to teach us how to be somebody. We are developed as separate beings, disconnected from the beloved through our slowly developing attachments to ego structure. We are given a name, a religion, a social identity, all through which we begin to identify with. A child’s mind is fertile like the earth, it does not care what you plant, it will return what you plant but it matters not what is planted. The child without question accepts these truths, many of which are rooted in limitation. These projections of the parents lens and perception of life continues to be passed down generation to generation. “I sound just like my mother/father”, an experience that many have that presents evidence of this mental conditioning. In this path of development and maturity, we start to become one with our ways of being. Lost in the program, we just show up how we show up and think nothing more about it. We say things like, “this is just the way I am”, but is it? Or are our personalities malleable?
A metaphor to contemplate this concept deeper
Relating to the constriction of these limiting thoughts we begin to believe, let us bring to mind the image of a pipe in an old house, let’s say a sink drain. Over the years deposits are made in the piping and little by little the flow of water becomes restricted. Relating this to humans, these fears unprocessed traumas and limiting beliefs begin to deposit into the psyche, creating density. And just like the old pipe, the flow within our inner landscape begins to restrict choking off the light. This constricting begins to narrow our world view as to what is possible, of an unlimited number of potential realities that exist for every human we see through this limited lens of perception.
“A fish doesn’t know it’s in water until it is taken out”
Perhaps one day we wake up, we have an experience that there is something more to this whole game of life. Perhaps we have profound insight and see within, to the Truth. With an ever deepening awareness that we are the fish in the water of social conditioning, we recognize the need and our ability we to take ourselves out of the water, we begin to choose differently. Maybe we begin to feel the deep soul pull, that we are called to give a greater and higher gift, our world begins to expand. We begin to resist the way society says we should be. As we begin to have a more in depth taste of this dharma, Creation itself begins to have its way with us.
Life as a game, a devotion to the evolution of our Being.
The process of stepping into our power, of becoming the creator of our life experience is a process of Self realization. Knowingness of the depths that you are, it becomes more increasingly difficult to hang onto the idea that you are just a spectator watching life happen to you. Remembering who you are and what you came here to do requires devotion, and as a result the grip of the old programs and density begins to loosen.
Moving from spectator to creator, people begin to notice you. They sense something different about you, a sensing of the shifting of your inner energies. As you walk in sovereignty the universe reflects back to you the progress you are making. This new sense of Beingness begins to attract more of what you want. Coincidences, and synchronicity begin to unfold before your eyes as a bi-product of how you are showing up, and the new belief systems you are installing. You begin to see the world as play, a blank canvas with a palette of unlimited colors to work with. A place for you to express from truth.
We are all unique expressions of the Divine, that which animates all of existence. We have just forgotten in our upbringing and the building of the intellectual egoic mind. It matters that more choose this path, because as one brightens that internal light, a ripple effect causes small shifts in the world. Imagine a new version of humanity where every Being is tuned into and living from their hearts, speaking an acting with love. The world needs it, it needs YOU living in your power. My desire is for you to choose the ever unfolding expansion into the true nature of your Being.
With Love, Mr. Haines