A self-healing article inspired by the light and dark of the Solar Eclipse & yin yang of the New Moon in Cancer 2018
by Zoe Davis
The more the world’s energies are speeding up, the more we must slow down. But there is also a need for a quickening in the small stuff, the day to day details and actions. The big picture is made up of small details, small actions, small ideas that grew into bigger ideas, structures and behaviours. When dealing with the energies of what we must do, what we want to do, we have to look at what we are doing, and it always comes down to the small, seemingly insignificant, incremental actions.
Ask yourself, what simple action do I feel like doing now?
Am I hungry? Then I will eat.
Am I tired? Then I will rest.
Am I restless? Then I will move.
Am I bored? Then I will create.
Am I lonely? Then I will contact someone.
Am I overwhelmed? Then I will seek quiet and solitude?
We are always being called to take small, simple actions toward being whole. Our body’s intelligence knows what it needs, our heart knows what it needs, and our inner child knows what it needs. Learning to be whole doesn’t happen in a day, it happens in a lifetime. It is a practice of listening to ourselves and meeting our needs by assuming the role of being our own loving and attentive guardian.
‘Wholeness’ needs to be approached with both the head mind and the heart mind. The heart may feel a desire or inspiration and the head may interpret that as something that must be implemented right now. That is not the intention of the heart, it appreciates the heads enthusiasm but it knows that mindless action is not sustainable or enjoyable, and it doesn’t produce worthy results which will then produce feelings of unworthiness.
Wholeness can only be achieved with the compassionate and patient cooperation of all parts of us, the head, the heart, the body, the spirit, the ego, the subconscious, the inner child, the inner parent and so on, all parts must be involved, harmonising with each other, working together.
Wholeness can only be developed from wholeness; this can only be attained by taking a step back from meaningless activity and approaching everything we do with the consideration of how all parts of us are feeling.
What are my inner parts contributing to the whole?
What parts of me are benefitting, or not benefitting from this activity or intention?
What parts of me are driving mindless activity out of fear or habit?
What part of me is resisting being whole? Why am I resisting?
How would I feel if all parts of me came together and I was whole?
Consider making every action a movement toward wholeness, making it a regular meditation. At first that may seem monotonous, but this is developing a lifelong practice of wholeness. For this practice of meditative action to be made a habit, it will only happen through repetition.
The more each and every person practices wholeness, the more this world will be whole; we will grow out of divisiveness and petty struggle and into harmony and acceptance.
In order to experience wholeness as a collective, we must be able to experience wholeness as individuals. Take a moment to picture everyone in the world being whole and feel how much easier it is for you to feel whole as an individual.
There must be full expression and acknowledgement of all parts, all elements, all contributors, everything deserves to be recognised. When we have a lasting practice of full and compassionate recognition of everything, then we are whole.
Use this moment to contribute to a practice of wholeness, what can you do right now that will benefit all parts of you?