UNFOLDING LIKE A FLOWER
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© November 2017, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Flowers always grow from the inside outward. Human beings grow this way up until the age of 14 or so. Then they often spend the rest of their lives growing in another way. They add to their lives friends, knowledge, marriage partners, homes, cars, careers, and more. Many strive and work hard to do this.
The shift referred to in this article that must take place for rapid development is to return to growing from within like a beautiful flower. This is not easy for most people, especially those who enjoy “being productive” and participating in the world.
A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
One way to understand the shift that must take place is with two phrases from the New Testament of the Bible:
1. “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity of God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” – James 4:4.
2. “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” – Romans 12:2.
USING THE MIND AND BODY DIFFERENTLY
With the shift, one begins to use the mind differently. One no longer uses it to get things. Instead, one desires to connect and tune in, realizing that all one needs will be brought to oneself if one connects sufficiently with the Real Self.
It is a shift from understanding the world as one of scarcity to understanding it as one of abundance.
THE THIRD AND FOURTH STEPS TO ACTION
Another way to understand the shift that needs to take place is that it is the beginning of the third and fourth steps of action.
The Four Steps Of Action is the title of another article on this website. The concept came from the CDs sold by the Shanti Christo Foundation. The four steps of action are desire, intention, allowing and surrender. All are necessary to complete an action.
The shift described in this article is moving from striving or intending to allowing. It is a gentler and more relaxing place, and may seem boring and unfulfilling to one accustomed to working hard, reading a lot, and running around a lot.
It is more introverted, more yin in appearance, and requires giving up some of the ego self, which is the self that is directly concerned with the world and with other people.
Some masters call this shift the pineal gland activation. It brings into play in a much greater way the pineal gland. This is a small gland located near the middle of the brain that is concerned with connecting us to the divine, or the oversoul, or the higher self or Real Self. This requires disconnecting somewhat with the physical world around us.
THE SHIFT IS OFTEN FORCED UPON US
By ourselves, most of us would not make the shift described above. So we are usually assisted in making it by souls inside the body that will make the body tired, forcing us to rest more and do less.
This does not feel good and one may think one is ill or just aging. Neither is the case. It is simply time to slow down and live differently. Most people will need to contend with feelings of being lazy, unproductive, and somewhat angry that they cannot participate in the world as much as they formerly did. Please tolerate these feelings.
Following a nutritional balancing program will often bring a person to this shift, and some complain that they are at a plateau, or stalemate, or are not progressing. This is never the case. If one stays with the program, one will progress, although it may not always feel like progress. Clients can have their practitioner check with us to confirm this.