We are looking. And perceiving. In fact, our entire message is based on us viewing with an observational mindset.
In the Zen tradition, we are taught of three usages relating to our mind. The “thinking” part of ourselves (the one we’re most familiar with in this Western world), that’s for rational thought.
At the other end of the spectrum we have (what is fondly, and sometimes not so fondly, referred to as) a Monkey Mind. Pretty self-explanatory. It chatters, and won’t shut the hell up.
In observation mode, the third (actually visualized as “middle”) aspect, we neither think nor feel. We don’t judge and we don’t become caught up in the hamster wheel of overwhelming chaos. We view.
Here is what the Universe is recommending for us, here is the suggestion which will be the most helpful for whatever we are currently facing.
Use the Observation Mind now.
All of what we do and say can be traced back to our conditioning, our culture, our family, our up-bringing. Sometimes the best way for us to move forward is to detach from that history, and begin a new version of ourselves.
When we do it from the Observation Mind standpoint, we can make decisions much more sound, and much more based on what our soul’s journey is all about. We can assist ourselves by leaving judgment and emotion out of the equation.
We can be our own best allies. Our own foundation and support.
I spent a great deal of my therapy hour this week focusing on tools. From our card altar we have a brilliant (and easy) process which works seamlessly beside/with the Observation Mind. A tool that anyone can utilize (and see results).
“Morning Affirmation ~
‘Say positive affirmations each morning to open the gates of manifestation.’
This card asks you to begin each day with positive intentions and affirmations. Before arising from your bed, spend a few moments thinking about your desires.
Don’t worry about how to bring them into physical form. Just allow yourself to imagine that they are already manifested.
Then, make one or more positive affirmations relating to your desires. When you open your eyes, write down these affirmations (it’s a good idea to keep a pad and pen on your nightstand).
During the day, look at the affirmations and say them mentally or verbally.”
Allow me to add in here, for a few months now I’ve been doing something similar (just the intentions part, but this is an excellent reminder to add in affirmations as well). And even though it was/can be challenging, I am noticing beneficial (and positive) effects.
Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
I say goodbye to guilt and I free myself from the weighty burdens of blame and shame.