In the vast expanse of our existence, where do the boundaries of the self end and the universe begin? Our journey on Earth is not merely a physical experience but a profound interplay between our inner perceptions and the outer world we create. This dance is so intricate that often, we overlook the role of self-awareness in shaping our reality. Let’s explore the profound differences between the Earth and the world, the power of perception, and how self-awareness truly moulds our experiences and beliefs.
The Earth And The World Are Different Realities
Did you know that the Earth and the world are two very different realities? They are not the same thing; these two words are not inter-changeable.
The Earth is a celestial body, a living planet of awe-inspiring beauty, the flora, the waters, the mountains, the deserts and all the great and small creatures that inhabit it. Together with the warmth of the Sun and the light of the Moon, it gives us life. It nurtures us; it natures us. It gives us the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink. It is our earthly, temporal home where we come to have a human experience of life, expansion, and self-realization.
The world, however, is something created by man. It is the collective world that is ruled by other people’s thoughts, beliefs, words, perceptions, and experiences. It is based on fear, separateness, and otherness. It is based on worldly affairs, on money, interests, pursuits, and laws. It is a world full of boxes that we are expected and taught and conditioned to fit into and, if we don’t, we are excluded and rejected.
We enter this world, we live in this world for a period, we leave this world, and this world continues on. Yet, did you know that there is also another world?
Another World Because Of You
There is also another world that is here because you came into it. It is a world that grows and develops because of you. It is a world that moves and changes because you are in it. It is a world that is richer or poorer because you are here. It is a world that is as limited as your fears, or as great as your courage. This world is a reflection of you; it is full of love or hate according to the openness of your heart. It is the mirror of your kindness, your smiles and laughter, your responsibility, and your choices. It is according to your words, your thoughts, and your actions.
Whether it is a world of separation or inclusion, or whether it expands and shrinks, depends on how you see yourself and what you believe yourself to be. This world is according to your self-awareness and your self-knowledge, your visibility, your voice, your silence.
There is also another world that is here because you came into it.
The Power of Perception
Perception is a powerful tool. It shapes our view of ourselves and the environment we interact with daily. The Earth, in its majestic beauty, stands as a testament to the purity of nature, while the world is a testament to human nature, the choices we make, and the impact those choices have on the Earth and our lives.
Your personal perception, shaped by your experiences and beliefs, creates the unique lens through which you interpret both the Earth and the world. It’s in this intertwining dance between nature and nurture that we find the true essence of self-awareness.
The Interplay of Inner and Outer Worlds
Every individual has two worlds – the inner and the outer. The outer world is what we can physically see and interact with, while the inner world is composed of our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and dreams. The more we nurture our inner world, the more harmonious our outer world becomes.
However, it’s not just about introspection. Self-awareness is also about understanding the impact that we have on the world around us. How do our actions, no matter how small, ripple out into the universe? How do our words and actions influence the feelings and actions of others?
The Journey of Self-Discovery
Going deep into the realms of self-awareness is like embarking on a lifelong journey. This journey demands courage, for we need to confront both the light and the shadow within ourselves. But with every step we take, we unearth a deeper understanding of our desires, our fears and our strengths and weaknesses.
Anais Nin once said..
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Taking her words further, as our self-awareness expands, our perspective shifts. We begin to realize that not only do we see things based on our inner state of being, but we also have the power to change our inner state of being and, by extension, our perspective.
The Role of Reflection
Self-reflection is a cornerstone of self-awareness. By regularly taking moments to pause and reflect on our feelings, our actions and reactions, we start to notice patterns. These patterns are insights into our true selves, highlighting our areas of growth and our comfort zones.
The Influence of Words
Our self-talk plays a key role in self-awareness. The stories we tell ourselves, both positive and negative, mould our beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of achieving. By becoming conscious of this inner dialogue, we can start to challenge and change those narratives that no longer serve us.
Final Thoughts – Embracing the Journey
To be self-aware is to embrace the totality of ourselves, to acknowledge both our strengths and our weaknesses, and to strive for growth while being compassionate to ourselves. So, lovely one, as you navigate your journey, remember to cherish every moment of discovery and every lesson learned. Because in understanding yourself, you gain a richer understanding of the Earth, the world, and the intricate dance between them.
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Fiona Elizabeth is a Teacher of Beingness and Self-love leader. She has a Master in Metaphysical Science and is a certified Metaphysical Practitioner, Ordained Minister, Spiritual Counsellor, Shadow Worker, and Journal Therapist.
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