It’s National Meditation Month! Here’s another great reason to get your meditation practice on.
There is a lot to get through, on a daily basis. During times of great change and upheaval, the level of intensity increases. Have you noticed that so much of it is absolutely out of your control? If you are aware of this, you’re already a step ahead of the game.
Meditation can help you to let go of those things you cannot control. Other people’s fears fall into this category. People choose to do the most remarkable things based on what they are afraid of. They will build entire lives around avoiding fear. Some of the fear they are busily avoiding isn’t even their own.
Then there are those who have perfected the art of using other people’s fears to get what they want. We can call some of those people advertising geniuses, talk show hosts, major corporations, news media, politicians, banks, and so on. There might be some in your own family or at your job who know how to do this.
Yesterday there was a huge wave of fear on Wall Street, with the Dow dropping almost 1000 points. There are dramatic photos of traders looking like they were in great pain. Panic spreading across the world, due to losses in what amounts to a game of chance. Did you feel fear when you heard the news? Could it be the next financial shoe dropping? Or have you already decided things will be fine with you, no matter what?
There is an unconsciousness lifting now, kind of like a blanket that’s been covering the earth, and all of us. As it lifts, all of the dust and crawly things that were living in the dark are being exposed to the light. A lot of that is fear that has been hidden. The darkness is being exposed to light. A new way of life is being born. It’s evolution time! Change is everywhere.
Some people choose to respond to change with resistance and fear. Fear in itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can help you in some cases. But it often controls what you are able to have. If you are consistently controlled by the energy of fear outside of yourself, it may be time to look and see if those fears are even yours to begin with. If “Be afraid, very afraid!” is the slogan of anyone near and dear to you, this may be where that energy is coming from.
A better choice is to begin your own daily meditation practice. Meditation allows you to become more conscious, and to let go of all that fear. If allowed to build up over time, it becomes another blanket of unconsciousness, and will control what you choose for your life.