My Drama and Blows of the World
As I mentioned earlier, I wear the masks of characters in my psychological drama and speak through their mouths. The first time I spoke through a character’s mouth I changed the words and attitude they presented to something I found pleasant.
You might have noticed how the conversations in your mind proceed. Generally we play out what the other person said, even if it was unpleasant. It was funny, really – the question a person asked when I mentioned changing the words others said, “You mean to tell me you put words in that person’s mouth”. Another question someone raised, “What about his free will?”
As I came to terms with both these questions I first realized, “This is my drama and I am the one who decides what the characters say in my drama”. Not only is it wonderful to hear your friend tell you he was on the best job of his career, it is tremendously powerful to wear his mask and speak these words to you. And when it comes to the person’s free will, a person has only your will in your mind. No person other than you appears in your mind – you are the only one in your mind. One other thing that became so clear to me: if I was thinking about a person or situation anyway – if the person or situation meant enough for me to get my attention, I might as well play it out in ways that are pleasant and beneficial – in ways I enjoy.
Recently a person criticized, even expressed condemnation toward me. I won’t go into the details – but I will tell you what happened for me. Initially I felt the sting of the person’s comments. But I turned to Imagination with the situation, somewhat like turning to my dad about a problem. In such a short period, I remembered the world is a play and this is my drama. This fellow showed up in my drama. While the way he played his part was unpleasant, I did not change a thing he said. I realized he was starring in his own drama and that was the way he chose to play it – by condemning others. It became clear to me – what he said is not my business, it’s his business. And even if I had reacted to what he said, the only thing I would be doing is getting caught up in his drama. I was aware of the state he was occupying and I wanted no parts of it.
Okay, the fellow had attempted to express his opinion of me. His opinion is his business and he alone is responsible for the outcomes of his opinions. I knew I was not responsible for ideas he uses to organize his thoughts, feelings and opinions or how he expresses these. I am responsible for what I do with thoughts and concepts that show up in my drama – what I do with them. I am free to let what another says influence my opinion of self. And I am free to let the words and acts of others have no influence over me. IOW, only my opinion of me counts, regardless of how I form that opinion. Knowing this is so empowering.
So I thanked the fellow for showing up in my drama and let him know he really brought several gifts to me in that one act. Just by thanking him shifted the energy around him and the situation. It was a “Father forgive them for they know not what they had done” situation. I left it to him to do with his drama whatever he would, in brighter light and higher vibrations. I like utilizing the Hawkins scale (Power Vs Force). I modified it for my use – increments of light for purposes of Imagination. Condemnation is blaming – that equates to 30 watts on the energy ladder. Gratitude equates to 500 watts on the energy ladder. The shift benefited me tremendously.
The experience was one of the blows of the world I repurposed to stir and agitate Imagination to sprout more roots and unfold even more. I used that situation to awaken even more to the power and wisdom of Imagination. And it still feels good.
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