Bijgewerkt op: 1 okt 2020
You may have heard the story of the master filling his apprentice's cup of coffee to the brim, then pouring it until the coffee overflows. When the student asks why he is doing this, the master replies that his head is like the cup of coffee. It is already full, so nothing new can be added.
Adapted to the more modern circumstances, you could ask yourself how often do you empty your computer's trash?
Most people just don't bother with it until the computer indicates that the memory is nearly full. We wonder what takes up so much space on the hard drive, because we don't have the impression that it is already full. Until we start searching and we end up with the thousands of files, mails and photos in the trash. We had clicked them away, but not completely removed them.
I see an analogous mechanism in our consciousness.
We click experiences away from our superficial layers, but continue to exist in the deeper layers of consciousness. Our space is getting full, our system is sending signals that we need to empty, but we have no idea what we are constantly carrying around. And yet at some point we feel that it is starting to weigh.
Which brings us to the importance of rounding.
Every time we send an intention, part of our consciousness gets to work with it. That's how our energetic system works. That can be small, such as the decision to make a work of art. Once the spark is there, our system looks for how to execute that impulse. We are looking for the right materials, the right workshop and the colors we will use are becoming increasingly clear. That continues until that artwork matches the image we had in our consciousness.
Suppose we interrupt this process and do not consciously complete it, then the impact on our functioning will not be that great. Energy continues to flow towards the execution of that work of art, but the size is rather limited.
However, if we sink a layer deeper and we come to decisions or intentions that affect our entire life, that already becomes a different matter.
Consider, for example, a job or a relationship, or children.
These are commitments in which we are usually involved for several years and which are increasingly deeper. For example, you may build a house together or have children. In this way, the initial intention to develop a relationship together is increasingly anchored in the matter. To stop such a creation process, a lot more awareness is needed than in the example of the artwork. A relationship is not dissolved by a simple mouse click with reference to the trash can. She will continue to live in that wastepaper basket, claiming energy and space from our consciousness. This increases the chance that a subsequent relationship will become an unconscious repetition of the previous one. Perhaps in a different package which makes it look different at first, but the more you open it, the more you find out that the pattern is the same.
Here the need for conscious completion is becoming increasingly clear.
What is not completed requires a lot of energy on the one hand and keeps the place occupied for new things, just like the cup of coffee.
Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end.
We only have to look at the nature around us. Our own life also resonates with that cycle of birth, life and death. And yet we so often forget to consciously finish. We fill our head with good intentions and new projects until it overflows. At some point you will first have to make room within yourself for new things.
The great value of rituals comes to the fore in that process. We have lost many rituals in our society that rounded off periods in a life and marked the beginning of a new era. The transition from child to adolescent, the transition from single to partner, receiving a child ...
Rituals give us the opportunity to consciously reflect on transitions and transformations in our lives. I am not talking about rituals that we just take over from someone else. No, it is about connecting with what you need to complete or welcome something in your life. Of course you can get inspiration from others, but it will have to resonate with your consciousness. In the process of karmic transformations we work a lot on that consciousness within Alchemy of Sparks. Transformation is by definition evolving from an old to a new form. From an old consciousness to a new one. And that is accompanied by consequences in the matter.
If we do not consciously complete a relationship or a job, part of our consciousness will live on in it. That means that some of our energy will also flow there. That energy is then no longer available to us in the here and now. We lose vitality and strength when we don't know why.
I would like to point out that rounding is not the same as trimming. If we want to cut ourselves off from something, then we are not at peace with it. We try to push it out of our consciousness. Below that is an energy of fighting. You can try as much as you want, but it won't work. It will continue to follow you. The completion process is based on gratitude. Only if you can sincerely say thank you for what that job or that relationship has brought you, will you be able to evolve into a new period in your life. If not, it will be a repeat of the past.
We may think we've made space on our hard drive, but it just got fuller due to a few extra illusions. Real transformations show us that we are getting the perfect experiences for our spiritual growth. The fun and the less pleasant. Therefore, the rounding process usually takes time.
Just as it takes time to connect with a partner or a project, it also takes time to let go.
Layer by layer.