News from the Unscripted Self
Ideas leave not their source. ~ Acim T22.214.171.124
You have no enemies.
We live in a world where competition and taking an opposing stance seems to be the norm. And I feel because of this it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing some people are our enemies. We train ourselves if you like to ‘see’ enemies. We will support one group while opposing another, and we often see others’ relationship with us in the same light. This permeates into all walks of life, for example we may think one political party has our interests in mind, while another hasn’t. Also in sport (what team we support) and even business. It breeds insidious hatred. If I disagree with you in some area I may – if I’m not mindful – start to see you as my enemy. But in truth we don’t have any enemies.
This polarisation is really an illusion, for at a deeper level we are all one, although we appear to be separate and in bodies. I know this can be a bit of a head wrecker, but apparently quantum physics can ‘prove’ this now. It’s not just theory any more. I’ve been reading about this in Amit Goswami’s classic The Self-Aware Universe (I really recommend you get it). Beneath all the apparent separateness it seems there is a permanent Oneness. Also with time, we think time is moving forward and we can ‘look back’ at an event in our lives, but in reality everything is happening at once.
It’s the same with anger. I was thinking of this recently and noticed that I was getting angry a lot, at other people being angry. Crazy, isn’t it. But when we do this all we’re doing is adding to the pile of anger that is already there, and making it even bigger.
Take time out to think if there are people, or groups of people whom you consider to be your enemy. I’ve resolved to try and stop being angry at those who are angry. Maybe they have reason to be, maybe they haven’t. That’s not the issue. What is the issue is to stop adding to the mass of anger. Being angry with people (I tend to get angry with the world for not wanting peace) is just another way of telling ourselves that we have enemies. That there is someone I must oppose. But, if we are all really one then seeing someone as our enemy is really a way of attacking ourselves. When we see someone as our enemy we are at war with ourselves.
Don’t forget tomorrow is International Day of Peace. Why not join the events taking place in your area.
I suppose the article
is saying the same thing, we don’t have to change just for change’s sake, but if we can get out of our own way, stop commenting and criticising what others do in our heads then the change that needs to happen will come about in its own time.
We can then stop reacting to anger with more anger and ultimately we’ll be happier people. Also this month I wrote about
Leon Festinger developed the theory of cognitive dissonance. He argued that we have an innate state that strives to create total harmony. But too often we push it out of balance by holding two or more conflicting beliefs. Also often our beliefs and our actions are nor in alignment. He went on to say when we are in that state we experience a sense of discomfort that forces us to change or drop one of those conflicting attitudes (usually the one that is most out of sync with our values) and thus restore the state of harmony again.
This month I’m inviting you to have a look again at a piece I wrote last year which pulls together myth, fairytale and my usual teachings,
the Supernatural Child.
Please continue to send healing and loving thoughts to Gillian’s dad George who is responding well to the treatment. Thank you.
Speaking of Gillian, she will be doing two more workshops this month. On 22nd and 23rd of September she has a Reiki 2 workshop and a Reiki 1 workshop on 29th and 30th. See
As far as I know that Lynne Mc Taggart gig has been cancelled in Dublin, which is a pity really. I would have liked to have seen her. Check out
to be sure and for other up and coming events.
Also I want to mention a workshop that’s happening this weekend (22nd and 23rd) in Dublin, in Gonzaga College, Ranelagh by Mahayana Dugast. I don’t know this work personally so I can’t verify how effective it is, but it sounds interesting, and Mahayana comes across as a very genuine lady. If you want further details check out
That’s all for now folks. Talk to you soon. Take care of yourselves and of those you love. Remember, everyone is a friend, no one is an enemy.
Talk to you all next month.