Blog Articleby Rosangela C. Taylor
It’s all in the interpretation
Whether you agree or not, it’s just interpretation.
According to quantum teachings, we all see and feel what we lead ourselves to see and feel. That is, our feelings come from the interpretation we make of the facts, thoughts, situations, people, and life in general
When we notice strange things happening inside us, or around us, we tend to link them to whatever current events we’re experiencing (globally or on a personal level). Then, we analyze those events and based on our own set of programs, experiences, fears and expectations we create what you call reality.
Whatever we determine as true and real is our individual interpretation and our mind will stick to it. That notion or concept of whatever is will trigger feelings: favorable feelings, like love, peace, courage, compassion, faith, joy. And also unfavorable feelings: anger, fear, letargy, worries, uneasiness. It will depend on how we interpreted the so-called reality.
In other words, when you become worried or uneasy about a certain situation, what is actually causing such feelings is not the situation itself, but your personal interpretation about it. Take as an example a rainy day. The situation is the same for Jan and Joe — they are both walking in the park and it starts raining. Jan thinks it’s relaxing, refreshing, and beautiful. Joe thinks it’s a nuisance, his shoes are all wet, it’s no fun anymore. How does Jan feel inside? Happy, of course! And Joe? Miserable! Is it the rain itself that made them feel that way? Or was the way each one was interpreting the same event?
Because of those inflexible and limited views, people in general end up feeling weak and susceptible to external forces, putting themselves in a victim position.
Recognize facts as facts, and reshape your interpretations
Interpretations of facts, things, points of view, news, and any situation are usually based on our past experiences and programs, fears, expectations and even speculation. They can be shaped into negative or positive conclusions and assumptions about whatever is.
It’s important to remember that bad and good, right and wrong, beautiful and ugly are all concepts created by the human mind in the attempt to attribute a single value to things, feelings, and people. Therefore, they are interpretations of facts; not the facts themselves.
Fact: The planet is experiencing an energy shift in many levels. (Fact because it’s only natural that things change all the time)
Interpretation: Joe says, “Such energy shift is causing me to feel weird... I feel heavy…”. Jan has a different way to look at it, “I don’t feel bad, but it’s interesting how the current situation makes me more emotional.”
Either way, both Joe and Jan are not separating the fact from the interpretation. They treat the fact as the cause of their feelings. And it’s not!
As you see, it could be either a good thing for you to pass through such energy shift, or a distressing thing. It solely depends on your own approach and interpretation of the facts you analyze.
W. Shakespeare cleverly said it in Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2):
Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison. Well, then it isn’t one to you, since nothing is really good or bad in itself—it’s all what a person thinks about it.
What’s the way, then?
Awareness is the first step to raising your personal vibration (I explain it in details in my most recent book “Five Ways to Raise Your Vibration”). It’s similar to martial arts: once you are aware of your opponent and face it without resistance, you become stronger than the opponent. Awareness does that to us.
Many of you who have been reading me have already got to this phase: awareness. That’s great! Now, the next step is to stop resisting to what you think could be bad for you. Remember, it’s just an interpretation.
The point is to let it go. When we get attached to the idea that “something is wrong” with us, or someone else, or the world, well, something surely gets wrong — at least for us.
So, here is my friendly advice, based on studies, researches, and my personal transformation: relax your mind and understand that everything is fine the way it is. Shifts happen. Things happen. There is nothing to worry about feeling uneasy, weird, emotionally stressed, scared, having more headaches, feeling this or that. Of course, if something bothers you health wise, you’d better take care of the fact. But take care without adding more stress by over interpreting the situation.
Considering what the whole planet is going through – on a collective consciousness level, especially – internal shifts are also to be expected. But that’s no reason to tell yourself stories that you are feeling bad, afraid, uneasy, etc. You can control your thoughts and feelings. So, do it!
Moreover, feeding those feelings of worry and fear might be of great disfavor to all of us, on a global level.
I am not saying that we should do nothing to improve ourselves and our well-being. Much to the contrary! It is by interpreting less, worrying less, and fearing less that we can finally be whole and present. Only when we are present in the now moment, taking it as it is without personal narratives, judgment, and interpretations, we are able to clearly and intelligently do what we must do. Nothing more, nothing less. The clear vision of the facts without embellishment, without our personal concept of good and bad, allows us to act wisely, and timely. That clear vision allows us to grow, and to reach the so sought-after well-being.
As individuals seeking Light and spiritual awakening we must have by now grasped the basic teaching that we are what we think we are. We become the manifestation of the image and energy that we feed our thoughts with. Remembering that thoughts are energy forms.
Thus, the more you talk about, or think of, or focus on feeling uneasy, sick, distressed, scared, weird, etc, the more of that same energy will permeate your life, your mind, your personal vibration.
Our behaviors and feelings are created by ourselves. They don’t just appear out of the blue. We create the unfavorable ones, too. And nurture them, unaware of the damage they can do to our well-being.
Being wise and open to personal growth and deep transformations require awareness of thoughts, control of emotions (as well as of words), letting go of resistance, and ultimately TRUST.
If you are on this path of enlightenment (and it doesn’t matter whether you just started or have been working on yourself for a while) you must know, actually, you must remember every minute that you ought to trust the Universe, the Source, your Vortex, your higher self, your connection to the Creation. Any name works, as long as you incorporate in your life what it means, which is LOVE and TRUST. When you trust what is you don’t need to judge, to interpret, to fear, to create stories.
With that in mind, practice separating facts from subjective interpretations, which include guesswork, speculation, and expectations. Practice being aware of your thoughts and stop mind-talks that attribute good/bad, right/wrong values to whatever happens around and inside you. Simply let things be. And they will flow, as energy flows. Naturally.
Everything is alright if that is what you feel.
Photo story: I took the featured photo from my living room after a spring hail storm. I love to observe the woods and the fog behind them through the rain drops on the window. It’s magical! 🙂