Daily trek for water. Ethiopia (photo M.H. Glantz)
Picture credit: FragileEcologies
1) To get what I need, I send out a message to the Universe.
2) Un-ease is Nature’s way to get me to do something.
Re (1): Time and again, I have found that as soon as I can formulate my need with reasonable clarity, and pursue it to my own limited ability, then I am helped the rest of the way. Is it like phoning to order a pizza? Simpler. Are there all sorts of conditions attached? I expect so. Have I always known this? Not consciously. Have I always practised this ability? Absolutely not. Discovered it very late in life. What’s the catch? Well, we are constantly sending out messages to the Universe, so when many of them are negative, we suffer as a result. So does this mean that actually I am one of those who believe in “positive thinking”? No, a definite NO. Why not? I’ll explain another time.
Re (2): We accept the message of pain as a warning not to cut or burn ourselves. If something in my head nags at me, it’s a message to take action, and so on. And yet we are complicit in a conspiracy which treats the un-ease as something for which we can obtain (usually purchase) a Solution. If I am not mistaken, the idea “You can get something for that [problem]” is a modern idea, and owes everything to marketing.
I’m not saying that un-ease is anyone’s fault. I’m certainly not saying that those who suffer oppression and hunger have themselves to blame. I am not selling a solution. I am not saying that there is a universal law which validates my working assumptions. That would be pre-sumption, a quite different thing. Sometimes I would like to take those who go on about the “law of abundance”, bundle them into a sack with nothing in their pockets and parachute them into the Sahara Desert, so that they could demonstrate their principles to the local residents.