I once joked with Michael that I’d groan and moan and complain the whole way and then want all the glory afterwards.
He said, yes, you do want your pound of flesh.
Pound of flesh….
What kind of behavior are we discussing? Because I think it’s one of the ways of the world. Especially now, in these chaotic times.
I’d call it “childish” if I were to boil it down to a word. Only a child wants a pound of flesh.
Another way of saying what I personally think the world is lacking right now would be to say “adult behavior.”
Adult behavior is not attached to drama. It doesn’t go to extremes.
It doesn’t exact its pound of flesh. It’s attached to a successful outcome, as win/win as possible.
Adult behavior prepares us for interacting with our star family as they arrive on-planet. (1) I predict that they won’t meet with folks enamored of drama.
Adult behavior does a cost/benefit analysis when it’s about to blow a gasket. Do the potential costs I could incur outweigh the benefits I think I’ll get? This is coming from a career gasket-blower, by the way.
Adult behavior processes the vasana rather than projecting the strong feelings onto others. “You made me mad!” Nope. No pass on that one. Especially not in these confused and confusing times.
You made you mad by responding the way you did to a triggered vasana (core issue). You responded angrily. That’s a choice. It’s a long road back from anger but it doesn’t change the fact that getting angry is a choice.
Process the vasana, instead of projecting it. Ask yourself where does the strong feeling originate? What incident in my past history has triggered this?
Take the first picture that comes along. “Be” with it. Experience the feelings through to completion and the vasana will lift – temporarily. Rinse and repeat as necessary. It’s just a matter of retraining ourselves.
This is adult behavior, in my opinion. Projecting one’s anger onto another is not.
The scenario I can’t get out of my mind is being yelled at: “I don’t have any vasanas.”
Finally, adult behavior is loving, compassionate, and cooperative. It knows that a higher-dimensional world, a world that works for everyone, is coming.
No matter how we might feel and be as individuals, feeling and being this way as a world is the object of this journey. Returning the world to peace and harmony is the task at hand. And this calls for us all to act as adults.
I’m asking us to leave “childish” behavior behind, no matter where we live. We need “adult,” loving, compassionate behavior in a chaotic world.
It all boils down to a matter that simple.
(1) See “On the Delegations,” September 9, 2019, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2019/09/09/on-the-delegations/