Unleash Your Mind to Set Free Your Wild, Untamed Spirit
We are blessed everyday with the chance to discover the great and vast beauty that surrounds us and lives within our spirit. However, to see this beauty is a choice, as the aspects that stem from negativity are always vying for your attention. So where do we start in the process to reunify with our wild spirit?
I believe we start with compassion, understanding, and love. When we peel back the layers of our mind (ego) to be a portal for our hearts, we are entrusted with the opportunity to shape-shift into our wild nature. It is easy to say, “just surrender to it all” but in our state of being over-stimulated and disconnected, we need to start with compassion for our human experience.
The road to compassion
Our culture is designed to keep us in a state of separation and in competition with each other. We are influenced to constantly fight with one another, red vs. blue, anti vs. pro, right vs. wrong. This type of thinking keeps us limited in a boundary of false beliefs that will restrict our ability to see the endless potential of our spirit.
It is difficult to let go of all the labels because this is what has powered a false purpose for us. Living brave is a chance to see that we are so much more expansive than our minds can ever understand.
Embracing compassion and gratitude is a great place to start with this process as it allows you to understand that we are all doing our best. This not only opens the door to forgiveness so you can be more present, but also removes the pressure of faux success.
We all come from different circumstances, we have all had different challenges, and that does not correlate into a system that wants us all to be the same. You are a unique ember that harmonizes within the blaze. Each ember is intrinsic to the greater good of a successful and bright fire. BLAZE A PATH OF LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, AND COMPASSION.
Anger as a tool
Anger is an extremely important tool that often backfires on us. Anger is a spark that can ignite our power to take action and create change. However, anger does come with a warning label; you must move the anger through you to become a force. If you choose to just sit with the energy of anger, it will ONLY create more anger. This will drag you down the ever-popular hole of depressionand eventually it will create “dis – ease”.
Allow anger to move through you by observing as if you were a guest in your own mind. Just simple awareness will prevent your immediate reaction so you can just breathe through it. Allow and surrender, then consciously move to the “how.” Once you realize what has made you feel anger, you can plant the seed of change.
The greater perspective
Often our anger and beliefs comes from our limited experiences. Many of us have very strong beliefs about what is right or wrong without the knowledge or understanding from all sides.
Do you think if you had to watch an abortion from start to finish, it would change your mind on how to solve this problem? If you had to grow your own food, do you think it may change your habits of just throwing it away? If you had to make your own furniture would you be so quick to dismiss “old” furniture to buy new?
I believe the answer to all of these questions becomes the solution. When we can see all sides instead of just our limited view, we allow our heart to find a solution instead of flirting with the power of the ego.
Coming together in conversation
When you remove the barrier of debating you can come together in conversation and see the light in each other. This light is a reflection of unification, the knowing that we are all in this journey together and we do not need to beat each other to the finish line. It isn’t a competition.
However, your ego wants you to believe that it is. The ego wants to keep you placing blame on others so you are distracted. The only place for progress is with gentle conversation in person, eye to eye, not over social media where you can hide behind your computer. When we let go of debating what is right or wrong and just listen, we join together with great power. This power is amazing because it comes from the seed of truth and moves well beyond anger.
It all sources from our inner being
Ultimately, when you find the calm within, you teach yourself how to relinquish control, which reveals a mind unleashed. This is the beginning of your re-union with your wild, untamed spirit. With this inner journey of self-discovery and tools to work the limitations of the outside world, you can easily set yourself free. This amazing journey takes great courage because connecting with your wild side will change your life forever.
82 Ways To Achieve a Higher State of Consciousness
George Gurdjieff was an influential early 20th-century mystic, philosopher, and spiritual teacher. He observed that most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep. To combat this, Gurdjieff developed a method to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. These are his “commandments,” simple ways you can progress on your journey towards waking up:
1. Ground your attention on yourself. Be conscious at every moment of what you are thinking, sensing, feeling, desiring, and doing.
2. Always finish what you have begun.
3. Whatever you are doing, do it as well as possible.
4. Do not become attached to anything that can destroy you in the course of time.
5. Develop your generosity – but secretly.
6. Treat everyone as if he or she was a close relative.
7. Organize what you have disorganized.
8. Learn to receive and give thanks for every gift.
9. Stop defining yourself.
10. Do not lie or steal, for you lie to yourself and steal from yourself.
11. Help your neighbor, but do not make him dependent.
12. Do not encourage others to imitate you.
13. Make work plans and accomplish them.
14. Do not take up too much space.
15. Make no useless movements or sounds.
16. If you lack faith, pretend to have it.
17. Do not allow yourself to be impressed by strong personalities.
18. Do not regard anyone or anything as your possession.
19. Share fairly.
20. Do not seduce.
21. Sleep and eat only as much as necessary.
22. Do not speak of your personal problems.
23. Do not express judgement or criticism when you are ignorant of most of the factors involved.
24. Do not establish useless friendships.
25. Do not follow fashions.
26. Do not sell yourself.
27. Respect contracts you have signed.
28. Be on time.
29. Never envy the luck or success of anyone.
30. Say no more than necessary.
31. Do not think of the profits your work will engender.
32. Never threaten anyone.
33. Keep your promises.
34. In any discussion, put yourself in the other person’s place.
35. Admit that someone else may be superior to you.
36. Do not eliminate, but transmute.
37. Conquer your fears, for each of them represents a camouflaged desire.
38. Help others to help themselves.
39. Conquer your aversions and come closer to those who inspire rejection in you.
40. Do not react to what others say about you, whether praise or blame.
41. Transform your pride into dignity.
42. Transform your anger into creativity.
43. Transform your greed into respect for beauty.
44. Transform your envy into admiration for the values of the other.
45. Transform your hate into charity.
46. Neither praise nor insult yourself.
47. Regard what does not belong to you as if it did belong to you.
48. Do not complain.
49. Develop your imagination.
50. Never give orders to gain the satisfaction of being obeyed.
51. Pay for services performed for you.
52. Do not proselytize your work or ideas.
53. Do not try to make others feel for you emotions such as pity, admiration, sympathy, or complicity.
54. Do not try to distinguish yourself by your appearance.
55. Never contradict; instead, be silent.
56. Do not contract debts; acquire and pay immediately.
57. If you offend someone, ask his or her pardon; if you have offended a person publicly, apologize publicly.
58. When you realize you have said something that is mistaken, do not persist in error through pride; instead, immediately retract it.
59. Never defend your old ideas simply because you are the one who expressed them.
60. Do not keep useless objects.
61. Do not adorn yourself with exotic ideas.
62. Do not have your photograph taken with famous people.
63. Justify yourself to no one, and keep your own counsel.
64. Never define yourself by what you possess.
65. Never speak of yourself without considering that you might change.
66. Accept that nothing belongs to you.
67. When someone asks your opinion about something or someone, speak only of his or her qualities.
68. When you become ill, regard your illness as your teacher, not as something to be hated.
69. Look directly, and do not hide yourself.
70. Do not forget your dead, but accord them a limited place and do not allow them to invade your life.
71. Wherever you live, always find a space that you devote to the sacred.
72. When you perform a service, make your effort inconspicuous.
73. If you decide to work to help others, do it with pleasure.
74. If you are hesitating between doing and not doing, take the risk of doing.
75. Do not try to be everything to your spouse; accept that there are things that you cannot give him or her but which others can.
76. When someone is speaking to an interested audience, do not contradict that person and steal his or her audience.
77. Live on money you have earned.
78. Never brag about amorous adventures.
79. Never glorify your weaknesses.
80. Never visit someone only to pass the time.
81. Obtain things in order to share them.
82. If you are meditating and a devil appears, make the devil meditate too.