I was told recently that there is a New Age philosophy that states that the reason people are having trouble remembering things of late is that everything is condensing and creating an opportunity for us all to go within to find our inner truth on every day things. Now, I am one who will admit that lately my memory has totally sucked. I am used to being sharp as a tack. I am used to being able to quote exactly what someone said to me, on what day, which year, and at what time of day. I have THAT kind of memory…usually. But lately this has not been the case.
Lately I have not been able to remember why I walked in the room. It is like someone has scrambled my inner computer. This is extremely frustrating. It means that I can no longer rely, at least for now, on the stellar recall that I am so used to.
Now, this could also be something that is the result of social isolation. For pretty much anyone, one day blends into the next when isolated. That can have a profound effect upon what happens within us regarding both our memories and our perceptions. We begin to adjust to a new reality, but we also have to realize that “reality” can become clouded. So our memory system becomes suspect as well as our perception of everything around us.
So the question becomes this…if this is an opportunity to go within to access our inner truth, then what is the process? It is extremely easy to think that you are accessing your inner truth when, in actuality, you are accessing your inner delusions. Those delusions are fed by fear. They are fed by anger. They are fed by hysteria.
It is important, when doing your shadow work (and this is exactly what this is…shadow work) that you go into your fears, angers and hysteria and actually look them in the eye. It is important that you let yourself really see it for what it is. And then it is important to ask yourself, “If this is just delusional, then what are the other options of reality?” Consider those options. Then ask yourself, “Which one brings me the most sense of serenity, peace, and love?” It is not that we need to wear rose-colored glasses. It is that we need to source the most powerful energy, which is that of love.
I have always been the type of person who enjoys a good road trip. I love driving and I love driving long distances. I also love driving way faster than I should, so I really do rely upon my cruise control to keep me from getting a massive speeding ticket. Getting out on the highway where I can see a vast vista all around me with the horizon in all directions being many miles away makes me feel free, at home and at peace. This is likely because I was born an Air Elemental. Nonetheless, I have always found that if I want to figure something out within myself, one of the best things to do is to fill up the tank and hit the road. It gives me the time, the quiet, the space and a completely different perspective. This is also how I have managed some of the self-isolation over the last number of weeks. No matter how large a person’s home is, eventually one must see something other than the inside walls of their home. It really serves one mentally and physically to be able to see for miles all around you instead of just the screen in front of you or the wall at the end of the hall. If we were to become an isolated society for a generation or two, I can pretty much guarantee that our bodies will begin to adapt and start creating many near sighted people.
Yes, for me, the road trip helps me to access that inner serenity and peace. I find that as soon as I experience that, my heart begins to open even more than it has and the love part simply falls into place. The thing is to find what it is that bring you that serenity in your own way. And I encourage everyone to figure that out. Because as soon as you do, you will find this isolation thing to be much easier. And you will have something to balance out all that shadow work that this is dredging up within us all. And that, my friends, is a good thing.