Archive for October, 2008

The merits of boxing

Friday, October 31st, 2008

QUESTION: Masters, as a boy I was attracted by the boxing skills of Joe Louis and Cassius Clay, and I imagine that young men today are thrilled to watch the unbeaten young stars Yuriorkis Gamboa and Alfredo Angulo win their matches with knockouts. Now, as a man, I am disgusted with a sport where guys (and even women) injure and knock each other senseless for money. Surely there can be little spiritual merit in doing that?

ANSWER: Humans have many ways in which they both earn their living and learn the lessons they came to Earth to experience. Boxing, for the talented few, may be a noble profession. In a world where a large percentage of employment involves working indoors, frequently behind the confines of a desk, boxing looks barbaric but also exciting. For that matter, those who are able to earn their money as professional athletes of any ilk engender the same sense of awe and jealousy.

The casualties of physical confrontations are senseless to many whether they arise from boxing, football, rugby, bull fighting or motor racing. The same or worse injuries, however, may come from coal mining, firefighting, steel foundries, or bridge building. Even office workers can have dangerous pastime activities when they enjoy mountain climbing, hang gliding, skiing, and scuba diving.

People are drawn to the professions and leisure activities that help them learn about themselves. Are you reliving a life as a caveman after being killed seeking food in the form of a bear? Confront another in the ring and deal with the anger, fear, and self-confidence issues from that life. Are you trying to feel a sense of trust in your own decisions? Work as an accountant for money and spend it trusting your decisions on the steep face of a mountainside.

Everything that you experience in life is there to teach you something about yourself. You draw to yourself what is important for your growth. During your youth, boxing heroes told you of success and that “might makes right,” both very important in shaping your ego-based early life. As you continue awakening to your spiritual self, see the boxer as a soul finding his self-worth, assuming responsibility for his own actions by taking back his power. Any injuries he may receive are also a part of the lessons he chose. Get out of making judgments and only make evaluations; this is something you do not need to experience but the fighter apparently does.

Increased interaction

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

QUESTION: Masters, I know that I am becoming more aware of my soul and those around me. Lately whenever I walk through a store I notice the store personnel are more pleasant, more friendly and helpful. My neighbors who were very standoffish, almost running away to avoid contact, have begun engaging me in conversations. Is this all the result of my awakening or is something else involved in these changes?

ANSWER: Congratulations on your excellent personal progress. As you have become more aware of yourself, you know who you are and fear has all but disappeared from your life. All animals can sense the fear in another and it makes them uneasy. Humans avoid each other, canines and felines try to exploit this fear. You are no longer a threat to anyone, and some are so deep in fear themselves that they want to be with you to find out your secret or just to feel safe.

You have also reached a higher level of vibration because you are no longer held down to the Earth by belief systems and responsibilities that are not your own. You are perceived as a breath of fresh air and a non-polluted environment all want to share. In this new state you will continue to be noticed by others. Do not be surprised if total strangers talk to you, and people don’t seem to want you to leave once engaged. Don’t be concerned; you have freedom of choice and may simply say to them you have to be on your way.

There is also another factor that has shifted interchanges between humans. The state of the world has lowered a veil of fear over the planet. Since people are not spending as they are accustomed, sales personnel are outwardly soliciting business by trying to befriend those in their stores. When there were almost too many customers to service clerks became curt and surly; now they are sweet and friendly. “Don’t you want to help a friend by making a purchase?”

People living in close proximity to you formerly felt very self-contained and safe all to themselves. In the current hard times, however, they never know when they might have to borrow something or ask a favor, and they figure you have to know them to respond affirmatively. But they also feel your energy and that is why they are approaching you rather than some of the other neighbors.

Remember that you do draw to you what you need to experience, so all of these occurrences have something to do with your continued growth. Be aware!

Animal dreams

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

QUESTION: Masters, during the past several months my dreams have all had the same pattern: I am an animal of some sort or other. The really weird thing about this is that the experiences of each animal correspond to some trial I am currently undergoing. For instance, when I was totally dissatisfied with my job and trying to make a decision about staying there, I was a beaver caught in a hunter’s trap. When I was seeking and interviewing for a new position, at night I was a mountain lion searching for prey. What is going on with me? Am I crazy?

ANSWER: You are one of the very small percentage of souls that have chosen on occasion to be trans-species. In other words, you have spent lifetimes within the body of one animal or another.

Your higher self (soul) had been trying to get you to evaluate the various situations you were going through to see that you had choices you could exercise. If you are unaware that you have choices, you feel stuck and don’t look for an alternative. Since you had previous animal experience, your unconscious decided that one way to get through to your ego mind, which was fixating upon the situation and not seeing the opportunities, was to present the facts to you with animal analogies.

Reliving the experience of a trapped animal that cannot escape unless it chews off its limb, the ego saw it was time to look for a solution to your confinement at work. Job hunting became a priority—and triggered additional lessons your soul had learned as a predator.

As a lion seeking nourishment, which was essential to continued existence, you remembered that you had to be fully vigilant in your surroundings to keep the upper hand. You had to watch for traps, seek out weaknesses to exploit, and rely upon your heightened senses both to find prey and to avoid danger. Here the prey represents a job that would be just right for you, and the danger represents a position similar to your old job or an employer with a dishonest presentation.

The dream you had after you changed positions, the one of being an eagle soaring over a vast mountain range, presented many reminders. Learn to keep an eagle eye out for opportunities, learn to relax into the flow of the new business, and soar above the difficulties of those grappling to sustain life on the ground. Always remain aware of the valleys below the peaks over which you float.