We have just finished our 10-day training in Salisbury and while we were a little late this year Salisbury still showed off to us; we had a wonderful time. There were participants from China, Canada, Barbados, Switzerland and Germany as well as a few Brits. It was a very bonding workshop and one participant reported in their feedback that during the spontaneous circle on day 10 they thought, “If I was in trouble any one of these people would be there for me!” Such a long way from the starting topic on day one which was self-interest.
Which brings me to one of the other topics of the seminar – split mindedness. Split mindedness makes our lives hell, hell being a place that is without peace. It does not take much digging for many of us to discover a veritable treasure trove of split mindedness hidden in our minds and it occasionally comes to the surface and then we feel torn, pulled in several directions. However many of us keep the majority of splits hidden in the hope they don’t affect us but what this does is create jobs in our lives, those thousands of things we feel we have to “do”.
Even the things we think we would love to do like our relationship, our family can easily fall into this trap of becoming a job and as we examine our mountain of jobs we start to feel the exhaustion, loneliness and sense of separation that lies under this mountain of apparent doing and giving. And under every job is a split no matter how deeply buried if we look we will find one.
Through healing these splits to the point where we feel we no longer have to do so many jobs we recognise that there is the opportunity of a place of being and within that there is grandeur. The title of the seminar was about winning back our Mastery, winning back our sense of being and from there everything becomes easy, it is so easy for us to be helped and we begin to feel that deep sense of peace that comes from a healed mind.
Today would be a good day to review all your jobs and recognise the split mindedness that lies beneath. Maybe it is time we transformed this part of our mind, started to heal these splits so that life comes more from your being rather than your doing.
……and remember the golden rule of mastery, ask for help!!
With love Sue and Jeff