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Filling that Void

From: Janardhan
Sent on: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:15 AM
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I asked a question last week if you have experienced feeling a void in life despite having 'everything' by the standards of the world. The volume of responses was deeply appreciated. It's interesting to note most of them had a similar ring - meditation, yoga, connection with the Divine, etc. Granted they were all from friends, kindred spirits, but not a single one concluded a sports car, holiday on an island or finding another partner did it for them.

One particular response had a nice systematic approach and I'm sharing it with permission from that friend. If you're feeling like you're in an emotional hole, ask yourself three questions and notice the shift.

1. Where is God?

2. What would love do? Or, What is the loving thing to do?

3. What is my spiritual truth?

Let me know if you need me to expand on these questions.

Enjoy below the second in a series of five great insights to conflict resolution!

Love & light,

Are YOU in Conflict with Anyone?

Part 2

Being in conflict with someone, somewhere at sometime seems to be an inevitable and perhaps frequent event during the course of all our lives.  Mostly they don't last long...the conflicts that is!!  They blow over, either by talking things through or the issue, which tends to be fixed, just loses it's significance against the bigger picture which is always moving and changing.  But sometimes a conflicted relationship gets stuck and even escalates.  Sometimes they seem to last for years.  Some people even manage to string it out over their entire life!  It's then that our ignorance of the dynamics of conflict is not only obvious, it becomes a huge obstacle to it's passing. The basic ingredients of all conflicts are the same regardless the issues at stake, the characters taking part or the history of the relationship. 
Continuing from last week, here is the second 'insight' about conflict and its application, which may help you walk your own path to liberation from all conflict everywhere and for all time!
INSIGHT 2 - The quality of energy you put into the conflict is likely to be the quality of energy you will get back
APPLICATION - The Shift from Wanting to Giving

What you give is what you get, and what you get is the return of what you have previously given.  This is known as the Law of Reciprocity.  Sometimes we call it sowing and reaping.  This one law, and its many principles, is what makes the world go round.  When you become aware of this one law you become much more careful about the quality of energy you give to others, regardless of who they are, or the situation that you share with them.

Drop a stone in the water and the ripples it creates will reflect off any boulder in the pond and return to the point of origin of the ripple.   When we 'drop in' to create our life, in the great big pond of life itself, we are each walking radiators.  At a subtle level we radiate attitude, and at a gross level we radiate behavior.  Either way what ripples out from us will likely return in a similar form.  Unless of course 'the other' is slightly more enlightened and they decide not to 'give back' the same negative energy but to return a positive attitude and proactive behavior.  In which case, in that moment, they would be called 'a leader'.

Are you prepared to not only dissolve your animosity towards the other but to change the quality of the energy that you give them?  To do that requires a shift in emphasis from wanting a certain energy from them to giving a certain energy to them.  The law says it must be reciprocated.  In a conflict situation this begins with giving respect to the other.  That's not so easy if we are still stuck in the illusion that 'they' are responsible for our emotional pain, not easy if we still mistakenly believe they are entirely responsible for this conflicted relationship.  Only once some level of mutual respect is reciprocated can there be meaningful exchanges.  But we may have to be patient for the reciprocity to kick in!  It will, eventually, if we are consistent in our 'respectfulness'.  That's the law! Every day offers multiple opportunities to experiment to see this, and prove this to be true, for your self.

Next 'insight' next week!
©  Mike George 2013
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