Magma and Momentum

Conversation between Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghost of Jacob Marley in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol….

“I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it…”

I believe our challenge in life’s expansion toward our own dreams, is to become Aware.  How much of my day, how much of that mental chatter is serving me, how much of it is just heavy metal that weighs me down?

molten oreLife’s desire to move forward, to want, naturally and endlessly fuels our fires.

Today- am I a blacksmith casting what later holds me down? Does it bind me in the chains of a habit?

OR, am I a blacksmith smelting and constantly keeping the molten iron in life malleable and flowing? Creating New everyday?

 

I want to ask myself, ” What do I do with Life’s Momentum and Magma?

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Why your Protection is your biggest Weakness.

Pop a balloon, just for fun.  Does the air go rushing out or in? Remember the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics?  (“Mikey, of course we do. I’m even wearing my “I Love Thermodynamics” t-shirt today!” –  You guys are Awesome!)  Anyway, the 2nd Law says that energy will become more disordered (entropy increases) as time increases.

It’s why the air rushes OUT of the balloon’s confined space into a wider area. It’s why a car doesn’t instantly arise from the dirt in your yard, but rather it naturally falls apart from the un-natural order we arranged for those atoms. Energy spreads out, not in! 

We arrange air molecules or materials to blow up a balloon or make a car, using Pressure. YOU feel that same pressure when You are arranged by an outside Force, right? Might be your boss, family or friends, or just your own mind. Some people feel the Pressure when others don’t. If you feel constricted or tight or controlled, THAT’s what you are feeling, the resistance to your Energy Flowing in a natural Outward state. The separation from that connection to an open Flow outward can be felt in many ways.

  1. Medical News Today says “Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder in which the
    2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Momentum

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    sufferer has a fear of having no escape or being closed-in.”

  2. The Bond, by Lynne McTaggert points out that “An enormous body of research reveals that the root of stress and ultimately Illness is a sense of Isolation”.
  3. The Biology of Belief, by Bruce Lipton shows “a sustained protection response inhibits the creation of life-sustaining energy. The longer you stay in protection, the more you compromise your growth….and chronic inhibition of growth mechanisms severely compromise your vitality.”

If you feel any of this, take a look inside. What response is creating your uncomfortable or stressful or unhappy stifling of your Energy, your Greatness, your Vitality?

Personally, I felt my own protection mode in the form of Negativity and Sarcasm. Those were my biggest self-imposed pressures against my own outward Energy flow. I had to learn that Negativity always pointed inward, trying to protect myself more. I was the one making the walls in life so tight around me.  

One of the easiest things to do if you’re feeling tight or self-protected, is to do something for someone else. Look outward. Know that you can at least help someone else smile today! When you make someone else smile, it pulls you Outward. It breaks your self-imposed walls.

A second method for easily crushing your own inward and isolating focus is to use Humor. NOT sarcasm, NOT being the cynic, but just good old fashioned humor however you want to experience it. Watch it, read it, throw some corny stuff out there, just look for it and enjoy it.  Humor is a force that pulls you outward, even if briefly, it gets a Momentum going.

Allow some dis-order. Expansion already exists. Now, you just have to allow it.  Let it Flow. Now go get those “I love Thermodynamics” T-shirts on! 🙂  Be Happy and Feel Vibrant again.