I wrote the original post 16 years ago and it became my most active post. I did not realize it was such a hot topic. But just the other day I came across some more information on the topic that I wanted to share.
In my February 2015 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) publishes, there was an article titled “By the Numbers: Fewer Miles For American Cars.” This article states that Americans have consistently increased the number of miles driven through the years the only exceptions were the oil crises of 1974 and 1979, that is until 2007; At that point the number of miles driven stalled. That is not all; starting in 2008 the percentage of licensed drivers failed to keep up with population growth and during the recent recession the number of registered vehicles actually declined and still has not passed the 2007 peak.
The article goes on to say that one of the factors at work may be “the apparent disdain of the so-called Millennial generation – those born since 1983- who seem more attracted to compact, walkable cities than are older Americans.” These younger Americans are also “taking fewer trips, shorter trips and a larger share of trips via public transportation.” This article also quotes a report by the United States Public Interest Research Group, a non-profit based in Boston that said “Today’s young people drive less than previous generations of young Americans… even when economic and other factors linked to vehicle ownership or driving are taken into account.”
This is interesting information when you realize that Millennials are the largest generation in the nation.
I wonder if there may be other factors involved. A number of teens responding to the original post expressed fear of driving. Considering that 92 people were killed in roadway accidents in the US on average every day in 2012, these teens may have a legitimate point. Information from Wikipedia shows that from 1899 to 2013 there have been 3,601,732 fatalities from motor vehicle accidents in the US.
My view is that a lot of these souls who met such an end are coming back through in the millennial generation. On the soul level, they remember their previous violent deaths and are seeking to avoid the same fate this time round. I remember years ago walking through a preschool yard and passing a line of small children and hearing one of them commenting to a teacher that they were hit by a car once. The teacher was quick to say “No you weren’t”. Maybe we need to stop, listen and explore what small children are saying.
Many fears and phobias can be linked to past life experiences so why not car deaths.
My previous post ended with me trying to learn to let go and allow. I fear letting go because I will loose control and if I loose control who knows what horrible things will happen. As I thought on this, I came to the conclusion that this is a false hood and probably ego talking and trying to maintain control. This is based on my work with EFT.
I practice EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and it is interesting that with this technique you can eliminate negative emotions but not remove what we consider to be positive emotions. That is because the ‘positive’ emotions are the true emotions; this is who you really are. The ‘negative’ are just clothes you choose to put on and wear for a while to cover the other ‘positive’ traits.
You can not destroy the ‘good’ and ‘positive’ because that is the basis, the original building block and when everything else is destroyed that is all that is left.
The basic truths of Love, Grace and Trust will always be there even when we refuse to acknowledge them. Since they are the underlying foundation, it is ok to let go and allow. When you let go, the truth will come to you; you are not forcing your corrupt ideas on the issue. When you allow – all that is good will come to you. You have to work and expend energy to ‘force’ the issue and that is when you experience the negative.
Think about the movie “Forest Gump” the main character went with the flow and his life happened and he was taken care of. That doesn’t mean that everything will go perfectly every moment but everything will be working to produce that perfection of Love, Grace and Trust and you will be safe.
Remember, everything but the basic truths are illusions and it takes energy to keep up the illusion. Let your guard down and let the good flow.
How do you do this? You can meditate and practice allowing. It is not just a matter of letting go but of allowing. You have to let go before there is room for the allowing.
When I meditate, I sometimes talk to my “Wise Guy”. I visualize this person as a wizardly, Gandalf looking person with a long white beard and a floppy pointed hat. He usually does not start the conversation. I have to ask something and he will answer. Sometimes his answers are short and to the point and other times I don’t get a real clear answer (just a feeling of confusion) until I change the wording of my question and other times I receive a lot of detail and we have a great discussion.
I have been struggling with the idea of manifesting, especially how to manifest. I tried to manifest a cup of coffee and it took a year before I received that coffee but when it started coming it really came fast and a lot of it. Within one month I received 3 Starbuck gift cards, a free coupon for a McDonald’s coffee and another free coupon for another coffee! But why did it take so long?
This was on my mind when I started my meditation. This time my “Wise Guy” started the conversation – very unusual. He said “Let me show you where I live”. So I followed him. I expected to be led to a grass hut looking place but we ended up at a cave. I thought “A dark, gloomy cave”. But when we went inside the walls started lighting up and gave a beautiful soft light. He then said to have a seat. I looked around and there were rocks to sit on. I sat down and immediately the rock formed around my shape and became very comfortable. My “Wise Guy” then came to me and said “This is the difference between you and I. I allow it to happen; you try and force it to happen.”
Now I am working on allowing and how to do that.
I love to meditate. When I do, my day goes so much better, I am calmer and more at peace with what is going on around me. Once when meditating I asked about life plans and purpose. This is what I heard back. Everyone (or most) have more than one life plan before they come here. In living their life they make choices that send them down one plan’s path instead of the other. But for the most part, we are here to experience. To experience emotions and experience living in a linear plane where we don’t know the future.
Before we come here we know the general gist of what is going to happen. It is like going to a movie, you know what the movie is about but you still want to go and experience it for yourself. I have even rated lives as to what kind of movie it is. When I was younger my life was a musical comedy, after I got married it became more of a love story/drama.
Sometimes we come to this plane out of duty, obligation or love for someone else to help them. But even when we do that, we still intertwine personal benefits and growth for ourselves into the plan. We intend to make good use of the time spent on this plane.
Some people are here just to have fun and relax. Their experience can be compared to a vacation in a foreign country. When I was in High School I so hoped that I was just here to have fun this time. I think I had an inkling that this was going to be a difficult life, full of growth opportunities and I was dreading it a little. Well no such luck. I am here to work and work hard. I just hope that I did plan some relaxation in so I can relax and see the sites before I leave this plane.
What are your life experiences?
What are you here to experience?
Think of it as an emotion. What emotion do you tend to experience over and over, often in different ways? This may be why you are here on this plane.
I believe we all come from a spiritual realm where we can not experience certain emotions so we come here for the experience. It is like going to an amusement park and riding the scary rides. We are terrified and the adrenalin is pumping as we ride and we are glad it is over but then we run to stand in line at the next one.
Think about your experiences in your life. What emotion do the experiences seem to have in common? It is not the experience that is important but the emotion behind the experience. That is why we are here, for the emotion not the doing.
I have a theme in my life of fear. I have seen how I have had it in many situations in my life. I have had fear for my health, fear for some one else health, fear for my safety, for the safety of others. I have been on my knees sobbing in intense prayer concerning some fear in my life. Fears have concerned jobs, relationships, money and the unknown. (Not all at once). What I fear changes, maybe so I can experience a different aspect of the fear.
As I thought about this I realized there wasn’t much left that I had not been afraid of at some point in my life. That was when I decided it was time to change the theme in my life. I am ready to experience something different. I started thinking; what should I experience next in all its various forms? I decided I wanted something more positive for a nice change. I could not just knock fear out, it had to be replaced.
It was hard to not start thinking of goals to accomplish. No, I had to dig deeper and ask what emotion was behind the goals. What experience was I trying to bring about? What was the emotion I wanted to feel and what exactly did that feel like. If you can feel it you can obtain it. What emotion did I settle on?
Now this needs to be a gut feeling. How does success feel in the gut? To me I feel an energy rising from my stomach into my chest or heart area and then I feel an energy emerging from the 3rd eye. Interesting that the heart is involved; the traditional seat of love and longing. The 3rd eye to me indicates a reaching out to manifest.
The night I thought all this through, I dreamed that I was pregnant. I believe this new idea was what was manifesting in the dream.
I will have to see if this new feeling comes to fruition. I know that the fear is a habit by now and to break it will take a few weeks of concentration. When ever I start feeling the energy of fear (which resides in my shoulders) I will consciously replace it with the energy of success.
I love this. I have copied the majority of this from another site but added a little from what I remember reading somewhere else. Original author is unknown.
Excerpts from a Dog’s Daily Diary:
8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite!
8:30 am — A walk in the park! My favorite!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite!
9:40 am – Vet bummer
10:30 am – Belly rub! My favorite!
12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite!
3:00 pm – Bath, bummer!
5:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite!
Excerpts from a Cat’s Daily Diary:
Day 683 of my captivity:
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.
Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the floor.
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am. The audacity!
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow– but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released — and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded!
The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe…for now…
One of my first blogs I wrote had to do with the missing link in our foods. (To read the full article, go to http://www.naturallyresilient.com/blog/?p=6) This missing link is an energetic link, one that is associated with a higher vibration – Love.
Now I want you to think of other things that can bring out a feeling of love. Some things may come to mind like weddings, babies and music. I want to concentrate on music; not the head-banger, rap stuff. That type of music can cause your vibration to lower not raise. (A simple muscle test can determine if the music you enjoy is helping or hurting you.) Classical is the most common music that can raise your vibration, and what type of instrument do you think of most often when you think of Classical? A violin.
My husband was talking to an artist friend Omar Barba recently who is learning violin, who said something interesting. This artist’s violin instructor had recently purchased a violin. The instructor did not want a new instrument, no they wanted a well used and cherished older one because the tone of the violin gets richer as it ages and is used.
Have you ever watched some one who loved playing the violin as they were playing? There is a look of intense concentration and rapture on their face. All that exist is them and their music; it is a form of making love to the music and the instrument. My husband and I believe that this energetic vibration of love carries through to the violin which resonates with the years of love and being cherished that it has experienced, making the tones richer and more beautiful through the years. Just like when love going into the food making it more nutritious, love goes into the violin making the sound it makes more beautiful.
Barney was a LARGE black and white cat. He was not fat just big boned. For being as big as he was you would think that he would not be afraid of anything. That was almost true but he did have one big fear: snakes.
Barney would freak out with any long thin item. There could be a shoe lace still attached to the shoe and he would take a wide birth around it. Paul could have a tie lying on the bed and Barney would jump up on the bed then turn inside out getting back off the bed when he saw that tie lying there. Barney did not care for playing with strings or yarn like most cats. He hated electrical cords. Anything that was long and narrow would send him into a panic.
During this time we had some rental property. One of our tenants moved out and left half of their stuff behind. Paul and I went in to clean it up and put their belongings in our cattle trailer until they could come get them. One of the items they left behind was their pet Boa Constrictor. So we had to bring the snake and its large aquarium home with us. We were living in a small mobile home at the time and had little room for this large item so we set it on the floor in the living room in front of the book shelves.
Have you heard of the term ‘your worst fears realized’? This was Barney’s worst fears realized. He could not believe we had brought a snake into the house! He would walk as far around it as possible. The other cats pretty much ignored the snake, even lying next to the aquarium.
We had that snake for two months. The tenants never did come and get their stuff and we had to sell everything. The snake was the hardest to get rid of.
This whole episode is very typical of life, where we do tend to attract our worst fears just as Job did in the Bible and Barney did with the snake. We attract our fear because we put a lot of energy toward that fear and so it materializes, this is the ‘law of attraction’ at work. What is your main fear? Do you want to avoid it? The use of EFT can be beneficial in removing the emotional hooks that keep that fear in your mind. Set up an appointment with me at www.naturallyresilient.com and start living a fear free life.
Posted by: Ann
I am anticipating this current crop of teens taking command of the world. They seem to be more in tune with the energetic world around them. I have introduced my son, who is now 16, to many of the energy healing methods, such as NAET, EFT, Reiki, and Body Talk. He has experienced some first hand and has even performed some himself.
When he was younger I showed him how you can strengthen a person by putting your palm on their forehead and how you can weaken that same person by putting the back of your hand on their forehead. I even managed to win at arm wrestling match with him by using that technique. He won’t arm wrestle with me any more.
My son understands the principle of muscle testing for what weakens your energy field. But I was still surprised when he came back from the youth mission trip this year with a new ‘trick’ to show me. This involved muscle testing and a method to weaken or strength the energy field that I did not know about.
One person would stand with their arm straight out to the side and another person would zip their energy, running a finger from mid chest, down the sternum to about the belly button. Then the arm would be pushed on to test the strength and it would be strong. Next the person would run their finger the other direction, from the belly button, up the sternum to about mid chest region. At the retest, the arm would be weak meaning the person could not resist the same pressure. They may have considered this a silly party trick, but many of our useful inventions started out as toys and interesting curiosities.
I am going to continue with Matthew 9:20-22 today. Actually the portion I want to examine is mentioned in Mark 5:30. This is where Jesus felt healing power go out of him when the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years touched his robe.
Energy is all around us, it is in all things, and it flows through all things. Some people are very in tuned to this energy.
I had been going through a rough time a couple of years ago and was attending a series of lectures about PTSD. During a break time, I was walking back to my seat when an older woman with long white hair came up to me and said “I felt energy leave me and attach to you when you walked by and I wanted you to have this”. She then pressed a crystal into my hand. I thanked her and told her I would send her energy back to her later.
On the way home, I remembered my promise and I released her energy. WOW! I felt a major release of energy flow out of me. I was amazed, why did I not feel that energy attach itself to me? There was so much of it and I was amazed that I had not felt when it had come to me. If we are not tuned into the energetic exchange around us, we do not feel it. I was turned into the energy on the way home when I released it and therefore I felt it.
Since we often do not know when an energetic exchange is going on, a good bedtime practice to get into is releasing all energy that is not your own, sending it back to whomever it belongs to and calling your energy back to you from where ever it may be. I like to send and receive the energy with the phrase “transmuted through Christ’s white light”, this cleans and raises its vibration.
Give this a try yourself and you may be in tune enough to the energy that you will feel it leave and you will be revitalized by your returning energy.