“I’m a ‘glass half-full’ kind of person.”
We often hear this from people who see themselves as positive, no matter what comes their way in life. And the ability to recognize how the glass is half-full is supposed to signify positivity. It’s seen as a measure of both our perspective on life, and some supposed and inherent strength to weather any storm.
But the truth is that this proverbial glass is both half-full and half-empty. And, in many cases, full may not be any more helpful, or positive, than empty. After all, there are times when we need the space available in a half-empty glass, especially if we’d like to add lemon juice, sugar and some ice for lemonade.
The glass, and its relative fullness or emptiness, has no intrinsic value or meaning beyond what we bring to it, or project on to it. And the more we understand that it is we who make meaning of things — through our beliefs, experiences, needs and desires –the more we see how we might limit ourselves through our perceptions. We then can take responsibility and claim our spiritual power in life, rather than give it over to things or situations.
This is a popular message for people in their Akashic Records. Often the Records ask us to look at dynamics in our lives from a detached viewpoint. If someone is upset about something and fervently listing what’s bothering them about it, the Records might ask how the situation could be serving them.
And you’ll notice I said that they ask rather than tell. Often we’re not ready to be told that the loss of a job or a spouse’s affair could be the start of a new and more fulfilling chapter. But with the unconditionally compassionate energy of the Akasha, we may find the ability to muse about what we’d like from the next workplace or relationship.
By the same token, recognizing that the situation is also half-empty allows us to dream of a new future without denying the challenges of the loss. The Records don’t suggest a Pollyanna or head-in-the-sand approach. On the contrary, they ask us to consider both the light and the dark. After all, what we don’t heal now, will simply hang around and grow stronger until we face it.
When we recognize that we make the meaning out of the events and people in our lives, we stop giving our power over to them. We then can heal the source of our reactions, if necessary, and allow them to lead us to greater peace and tranquility.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that your own spiritual growth has inspired more of a “both and” approach and less “either or” thinking. I know I have – and we’re just beginning!
Are you curious what the Akashic Records may reveal about your life?
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