Acceptance and mental flexibility
When you lose yourself in creative flow, non-attachment or mental flexibility is a key tool. Acceptance is about observing something new. We know that to give room for something new, we have to first let go of the old. When we tired of any creative mediation, we can try another one, but that doesn’t always mean goodbye.
So that means we have to detach from the old, then attach ourselves to something new that dissolves the veil of illusion. This means we have to say goodbye to things that are no longer functional. This is about changing our train of thought for a given day. Acceptance leads to new worlds or uncharted territory, this means mental flexibility will help. Acceptance is also about not only about replacing trains of thought, but improving on those also.
Attaching and detaching is a part of habits. Mental flexibility itself is a habit. We can detach from a train of thought for a while, and then attach to another. Also, we can permanently detach from old practices. We can look at old practices from a humor perspective, and nothing undesired will manifest. Mental flexibility is about mental degree of freedom. When we integrate fields of knowledge, we can have mental degree of freedom, or mental flexibility.
Attachment is when something occupies your train of thought. When we are obsessed about something, it can be too much attachment, so it may come at the cost of an opportunity. Looking at the small picture limits degree of freedom. All those dogma and the stuff that seem mystical limits degree of freedom. The mysticism of some concepts can be too exaggerated that it can cause obsession, as will be discussed below.
Surrender has a very similar meaning to acceptance, but it is more about giving in to something that doesn’t align with your soul contract. Both words are about replacing parts of your train of thought. Trading a problem for another problem is an example of replacing a train of thought with another one. This is like trading sugared cola for one with artificial sweeteners that can ruin your nervous system. So if we want to look at the bright side, we can use the word “acceptance”.
Detachment is about replacing or removing, this is helpful when in resolving analysis-paralysis, which is observing without being too attached to anything that will happen. That doesn’t mean we can stop making predictions to help makes sense of the events.
Though predicting here has to be taken lightly, though shouldn’t dominate the observation. When we observe, we should be willing to detach, this is acceptance. Acceptance is when you integrate beneficial trains of thought. We have might have preconceptions about how egalitarian living will be like, before we go to the actual site of egalitarian living.
Being able to zoom in and out of the big picture allows us to attach and detach trains of thought in a flexible way. Being too attached causes mental rigidity. Detachment is a tool for flexibility. So mental flexibility is about attaching or detaching at the proper moments.
This is why some meditative mantras (affirmation) can be use for stimulating mental flexibility. It takes some energy to detach to a habit and attach to and habit. Still, we can be exposed to everyday drama as long as we are out of any room we have created for maintenance meditation. We also can attach to a center that supports maintenance meditation, if we are tired after a long day of any creation that requires mental flexibility.
Acceptance, intention and planning
No matter how you wish to make instant changes to your reality, you are where you need to be. So that you won’t get lost, accept your current position, but find solutions and the appropriate information. Find the path via trial and error to support your intentions.
Be patient, the most challenging intentions doesn’t happen overnight, unless switches have been blindly tripped. Difficult solutions require challenging methods. Acceptance is a key tool for planning. We might plan, but things can always go better of fall short than what you have planned. A little plan goes a long way.
There are two elements of the law of attraction: The support of the higher realms via synchronicity and the current state of participation of the masses (non-local mirrors). Demystifying half of the law of attraction concept, the law of attraction can now work well with planning. The law of attraction will be discussed in the last two serials of this book.
Spontaneity is about changing patterns or finding new combinations of train of thought, this is where acceptance is a key role. An insight can be make us feel ecstatic that we immediately accept it. Planning projects is about creating a combination of steps that will lead to the desired goal. As mentioned earlier with the travel analogy, a little bit of control can give rise to more creative spontaneity.
Demystifying sacred experiences
With the proper thought patterns, you can attract more satori in your life. Sacred experiences (OBEs and lucid dreams) is just a U-subset of satori, so satori can mean any enlightening experience. You can connect satori to your other experiences in life, and find meaning in any satori when you get more abstract by connecting your sacred experience to other fields of knowledge.
When we treat things as sacred, we can be scared (frightened) to change anything. For example for any sacred texts, we don’t feel like deviating slightly or expanding on the meaning. Nor do we feel like connecting it to the other fields of knowledge. Religions teach this unhealthy habit, it goes unnoticed in some lightworker circles.
Logic is often kept away from sacred experiences. We can be too attached to mystical experiences and forget to change our mind, which can defeat the purpose of the mystical experience. Things we consider as sacred can cause unhealthy obsessions. Any mystical experience like OBEs should have a practical side to your life, as mentioned in a previous article, Life in the Dream.
The word sacred is often infused with determinism. Any changes or experiments with it will cause a lot problems, from how society interprets the word “sacred”. There is no harm connecting it to other places, and observing how it will unfold. Acceptance with mental flexibility is key here.
The sacred things should empower you, not make you mentally rigid. Satori should be used as signposts to something more wonderful. The sacred things should bring more meaning to your life, when used properly. There is more meaning to it than what you can interpret at present.
Sacred texts and definitions like satori can be changed only when necessary. It is true that satori cannot be described to the current empirical science that uses only the five senses. That doesn’t mean to attract more satori, you need to discard intellectuality, true intellectuality can only work when you add extrasensory perception. You can have light language as a satori, which is purely abstract.
Having connected several fields of knowledge is already a satori. Satori needs not happen in only a few days. It can go on for life. Experiences like that can be difficult to relay in words. No matter how much you describe it, only a few may understand. That few are the like minded people.