Thursday, 25 October 2012

When Life gets you Down ....Overcoming Despondency

Without doubt the world we live in is a mixture of different personalities, all at various levels of evolvement. 

We all have our own slant on life and what we consider to be acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.  

One of the biggest challenges we face is being able to get along with others.  Everyone has different karma, different things to experience on the Earth Plane, and for that reason we must remember not to make sweeping judgements on others.  There may be more to the situation than we are aware.  A bigger picture maybe? 

It can be very difficult sometimes to rise above the pettiness and greed of others, and overcome feelings of being hurt and let down, but the alternative is to allow ourselves to become swamped by feelings of futility:

 What’s the Point?

So, we have to find a way of accepting that sometimes others will behave in a way that may leave its mark and rather than let this drag you down, remind yourself that you have a choice in how you choose to deal with it.  

Are you going to allow the behaviour of others  to affect  your Self Worth?

Are you going to allow the behaviour of others to affect your Happiness?

The next time something happens that upsets or disappoints you, before you react ask yourself what it is that you would like to happen.  And then consider if the way you propose to respond is likely to bring you closer to achieving the desired outcome.

Always check your motive.  

What is your motive behind your Action?  

What do you Intend to Happen?

We cannot control what others say or do.  We can hope our friendship, decency or love will be reciprocated but we cannot expect.  Unconditional love means No Strings Attached, so perhaps if a relationship is not going the way we would like then we have the right to withdraw to protect ourselves and others from unproductive emotions, but we do not have the right to Judge. 

There is a greater Power far more qualified than us to stand in Judgement.

We often forget that Free Will means we always Have a Choice.  Karma is an accumulation of our choices both positive and negative.  At the end of our life our choices  count.  They are taken into consideration and form the foundation upon which future lives are formulated. 

Choices we make that are governed by over sensitivity and acute insecurity may be things we need to address - it's not just the obvious traits like cruelty and greed that may be stalling our growth. 

Perhaps the actions of others are providing us with an opportunity to experience and deal with something that we need to learn from and overcome.

The ancient teachings of Qabalah can be explored using the Tree of Life.  The sephiroth on the Tree of Life highlight aspects within our personality that perhaps we are not aware of.  Each sephirah has a vice and virtue.  The vices are what trip us up.  The virtues are what we are aspiring to achieve.  The Qabalistic Tree of Life offers really practical and simple guidance if we are prepared to look.

Let others get on with their own life.  Rest assured that if there is a lesson they need to experience then so be it.  It is not for us to decide what others need to learn. We must only focus on our own life, our own experiences and judge only ourselves in any given situation.  It is our Attitude that holds the key and opens the door to moving forward.  We are all each others Teacher.  We can all learn from one another.  Even if all we learn from someone else is How not to Behave

The series of workbooks produced by the Order of the White Lion and Isis Tuition focus very much on handling the real issues of life and finding workable solutions to coping with things like disappointment.  The practical approach used in exploring this Ancient Wisdom can help us move forwards from what we often perceive to be  unfair, inconsiderate and selfish behaviour. 

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