Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. She penetrates a hidden world and shows where spiritual power really comes from, and how to bring it into our lives today for health, guidance, and transformation.
Today we’re getting introspective on what it means when Caroline says “I am convinced that the deepest desire within each of us is to be liberated from the controlling influences of our own psychic madness or patterns of fear.”
“Psychic madness” and “patterns of fear”. What exactly do these sayings mean? Especially since they may also be accompanied with a yelp of “Yikes! Do I have that?!” But do not distress! They’re merely flamboyant wordings of our ‘Human Being Contract’ — that being the contract our soul made in order to experience a life in this realm i.e. our human three-dimensional reality on Earth – so that it may know experientially what it already knows conceptually.
Our soul’s job is a path of self-creation; creating our most magnificent self in order to experience it. And trust me, our soul’s really do know just how purely divine each one of us is – yet it is our ‘human being-ness’ that gets in the way. It is the “psychic madness and patterns of fear” as Caroline Myss puts is. These are terms for describing the human conditioning and habits we pick up as we go through our journey on Earth.
It is imperative now more than ever that our life must be one of creation. Not destruction. Meaning that it’s out the window with all the ways in which we play small and put ourselves down, and out the window with the ways in which we destroy our physical bodies. Our desire to create the greatest, grandest version of ourselves must be what prevails and must be our bread-crumbs along the trail.
However our stories – our “patterns of fear” – oftentimes keep us small. It’s our fables of being a human being: the reduction of ourselves down to mammalian basics of survival, greed or lust, or becoming reliant upon excuses – especially that we are only of flesh and bone with the limitations of a human vessel. It is in these reductions that we trap ourselves into lower levels of being – when really what we desire is to be on the top floor penthouse suite.
Nobody truly wants to play small and be the saboteur at a soul-level. Though in the physical realm we’ve often created things to serve ourselves in some way; be it to soothe a wound, or bolster our worth in areas we have been told that we’re less than. Yet nobody is less than. It doesn’t exist. We block and sabotage ourselves because we don’t believe we are innately worthy. Innately worthy of love, mercy, forgiveness and abundance.
Yet it is also not our fault that we disbelieve ourselves to be worthy of love – since often our most self-defeating actions are those that we have learnt in the name of love. We have picked up, learnt, and taught ourselves inaccurately how to attain love, and the fundamental issue lies in the fact that we have learnt that love is conditional.
In order to attain love, we learn the swings and loopholes of human love. Consider that all of our acts and words are attempts to presence love based upon our past reward experiences (from our parents, teachers, friends and society.) The conditions upon which we have ‘achieved’ love in our younger lives, are the conditions we apply to, and hold as truths against love.
Yet this is not truth. No matter what we do, say, think, or believe – we are always worthy of the Universe’s love. The Universe’s (God’s) love is unconditional – for if God were to reject something, it is to reject a part of itself, and to deny that it exists, which is impossible because God is in everything. The human soul is deeply aware of this, yet the mere-mortal-ness of the human mind cannot conceive and so we apply our human terms and conditions.
The rules and regulations we have learnt around love form the structure of our lives, and to lose them would be to unravel the fabric of our experience. We often resist to question our stipulations around love for fear of losing the relevance of who we are and why we are, and indeed for fear of losing love itself. Yet our ideas around the ways in which we are loveable and unloveable are just that – ideas.
That does not mean, however, that we cannot review them piece by piece. Our new stipulations of love need to be around whether or not we experience joy around them. If we are not happy with our values and judgements – we can alter them. Little by little, we can be liberated. Liberated from the “psychic madness” and “patterns of fear”. Liberated from that which is not us, to become all that we can truly be.
Next time you feel anything less than loved, or are giving anything less than love – ask yourself just that: “How am I not being, or presenting love right now?” And therein lies the answer to liberation. Our new task is that wherever we see wrong, we see that it gets put right.