Thursday, October 10, 2013

Why are we so attached to our beliefs?

Yesterday I skipped class. I had been planning on taking a friend to an intro lecture at the Kabbalah Centre and suddenly felt like I needed space. I was there on Friday night for dinner and on Monday for my weekly class. Three times this week would have been too many K-vibes. We went for noodles instead. 

I am also turning my attention back to Energy Healing. I have been devouring a fantastic new book called The Seven Lies of the Human Race. Written by a fellow healer and friend, Maria Veiga, the book looks at the Chakras through the lens of psychology. Each  Chakra corresponds to a stage in our personal development and a false belief (or lie) that we risk adopting. The way we stumble upon the belief pushes us towards one of two extremes. Our personal experiences influence which side of the coin we choose to believe. 

You will have to read Maria's lovely book to find out more, but the Brow Chakra has me intrigued. Not surprising as I spend a lot of time in my head. Also called the Third Eye, this energy centre relates to our beliefs, thoughts, analytical capabilities, clairvoyance, intuition and our creative vision. It helps us bring our creativity to life. Especially if you are visual. A flexible Brow also gives us room to experiment. 

The Brow Chakra links very closely with the Solar Plexus Chakra, which corresponds to our sense of self and confidence. Our beliefs unfortunately are often intertwined with our sense of self. I say unfortunately, because it is only natural for us to hold different beliefs. We would find it easier to get along if we didn't take our beliefs or ourselves so seriously. Less tension, less conflict, etc.

In The Seven Lies of the Human Race, Maria points out two potential extremes when it comes out our personal beliefs. On one side we have the archetype of the Dabbler, who doesn't commit to believing in anything. He dabbles and doesn't deep dive anywhere. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the Dogmatist, who walks a virtual tightrope when it comes to their belief system. This can apply to spirituality and religion as much as science or politics. 

This has me thinking - where do I fall on that spectrum? I think I went from being a dogmatist in my youth, to being skeptical about religion, to dabbling in spirituality a few years ago. I am starting to find middle ground. And I have also realised it doesn't matter if I get it right or wrong because I don't believe in absolute truths either. Not Science. Not God. Not even Democracy, because as we have seen recently, governments shut down when they disagree. 

Today I listened to a recording called Fighting Cancer by Abraham Hicks - a spiritual message that resonates with me even though my logical mind still resists it. Can we put faith in spiritual healing and also in Science? 

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Reiki hugs, Regina 

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