Would You Be Willing To Give Up The Feeling Of Control?
Name one thing you have absolute, 100% control over.
Can you? Name such a thing? I cannot think of anything that I can control 100%.
Not even my thoughts. Not a 100% of the time.
What I can do, though, is set an intention. And with that intention, I can give my thoughts direction.
As long as I’m awake and aware, I can send my thoughts into the direction of a certain state of mind. Preferably a happy one. Perhaps even a heavenly one?
I’m referring to the heavenly state of mind because of an excerpt from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book Being in Balance that recently grasped my attention. It was mentioned in a newsletter from Hay House, and went like this:
“Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin equalizing your material and spiritual life by making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone that you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist. Try putting on these imaginary magical lenses and see how different everything appears.”
The text from Dr. Wayne Dyer then specifies how you can apply these different lenses when looking at nature, people, and events.
What does this have to do with control or lack of control?
Well, you may choose to believe that you can control people/events/aspects in your life. Nothing wrong with that, I have no judgment over what you believe. If, however, you’re willing to experiment with the belief that you have no control then you may also feel, well, lost. The idea of not being able to control anything doesn’t leave much to hold on to – not according to Western society, anyway.
I find such a moment of loss, of not having much left to hold on to, perfect to try out a different perspective. And this is where Dr. Wayne Dyer’s suggestion comes into play.
Suppose we would put on those imaginary magical lenses. What could happen?
We could switch from thinking to feeling. Sense making could be replaced by sense giving. Sensing that everything already has been given meaning, no matter whether we can make sense of it or not. The supposed feeling of control could be replaced by a feeling of contentment with whatever happens.
Once we’re becoming aware of the energy in and of nature, people and events, it makes sense to give that energy direction by setting intentions. Intentions that send a nudge into the Universe, not knowing how that will turn out, but having faith that it will play out in our favor. Control may be an illusion; faith remains a choice.
Faith the we are all part of a bigger picture, and that everyone has an equally vital role:
“With these amazing lenses, you note that all events and all “accidental” encounters are really incredibly compatible vibrational matches, rather than randomly occurring situations.” (Dr. Wayne Dyer, Being in Balance)
To me, it’s a conscious connection. With everyone and everything. And it all starts with the intention to give up the belief that we are in control.
Would you be willing to give up the feeling of control?