“Things have shifted exponentially on the planet since 9/11, and we can choose to see this from a spiritual perspective. There is nothing secure or safe. There are no easy answers, no obvious villains to eliminate so all will be well again. It is impossible for anything outside of ourselves to grant us complete and guaranteed protection. Even the most vigilant mother cannot stay glued to her child 24 hours a day for her whole life to make sure they are safe. We just can’t mentally come up with enough outer plans to make sure all we love is protected from harm. This shift since 9/11 is asking us to look internally to our ever-present spiritual self to meet our needs for Love, safety, peace, and assurance.” – Excerpt from Susann Taylor Shier’s book, Soul Mastery
When I read this paragraph, I was moved. I got excited thinking to myself, ‘oh, this is really good stuff and the point is so beautifully put!’ So, of course, I had to share this poignant point with you. Listen up here because truly this is a very important lesson for us all. It can also be a very hard lesson to digest. Some of you already know what I mean, too. I am grateful to Susann Taylor Shier’s words, because of her honest yet thoughtful way of bringing light to this illusion.
Read the following part of her words over and over until you really feel that you get it [and especially, especially when you are feeling insecure] – “….This shift since 9/11 is asking us to look internally to our ever-present spiritual self to meet our needs for Love, safety, peace, and assurance.” – Susann Taylor Shier, Soul Mastery
Security and Safety live within us. That Trust feeling comes from within us. And if for whatever reasons we are not yet spiritually strong enough to muster that up from within, we all have spiritual resources that we learn and practice connecting to and leaning on so that we may grow spiritually stronger.
There will always be moments (even periods) when we feel scared, unsafe and insecure. In those moments we can literally choose to move from feeling that (insecurity, unsafe) to something better. That “something better” is often times a loving thought, a trusting thought. Repeatedly we can practice those “something better” thoughts while in those untrusting insecure moments. Doing so, we may begin to shift our mind sets and the quality of our hearts.
We can relax … into ourselves. We have an oasis within, one that we can create upon. When we go there (the oasis within), we find that all is well. All is good.