I have been thinking about this for a while. This, I feel, is nothing new, just it has my attention and interest now....
People each have a story about what affects them and how and what that then means to them personally, all the while thinking they are alone in how they feel. And so many people write about the same thing, how alone they are and what they have to face - often times, not realising that in our own, separate little worlds we all feel the same way.
I'm thinking what keeps us separate is the shame associated with an event or way of being that the even and subsequent thought patterns has laid neatly over the top to make each of us feel what we feel and think we cannot ever convince others of what it feels like. Meantime, someone else is feeling the same feelings, going through the same angst but unable to make people realise the pain they are in.
Then you hear Teal talk about 'Potential' that each of us has if we are able to lift our heads high enough to 'see' further down the track, that things can change but only when you make it conscious to do so; make a Choice to want to change because you now see there can be other possibilities.
I have seen Teal write about 'potential' and talk about 'potential' but it has taken some time (and the timely Blog by Teal or comment), for me to realise that because Time is a Law of this Reality and not other Realities (you have to have listened to her talking plus understand what she's meaning by concurrent Time and things happening in patterns as opposed to happening in a timely one AFTER the other sequence) to fully grasp what we all are faced with.
What I am meaning here is that Teal has proposed the thought process to get us out of our Human Collective Dilemma. So who gets it? Who is none the wiser? I'd say most of us may see a faint glimmer of understanding only for it to quickly vanish again by overriding thoughts or our mind saying "Nah" because it's too out there and so we start concentrating on something else, more understandable.
But my thought on this is that as a Jigsaw puzzle, we are offered what meets the criteria we impose on ourselves and presents the puzzle piece for us to realise where it fits or to discard because we do not see the fit and do not want to acknowledge it or simply have not reached the stage where we see the "Ah-ha moment".
So like any jigsaw, someone walking along and seeing you 'puzzle' over where it goes will scan around and see the fit and tell you. Some people like help and others simply get annoyed they didn't see it and shoo the person or dismiss them entirely.
OK, so that's ONE jigsaw puzzle. We like help or we don't. The universe still presents or correct piece whether we take it up and fit it or not; it keeps on presenting the same piece, the same piece and the same piece. Do you get it yet?
Imagine two Jigsaw puzzles going at the same time. Tip all pieces down in the same pile. Try to work out where to even start.
Perfect answer! You have the box lid to match small pieces to - scanning the finished image to see the fit.
Now take one finished image away. Much more difficult.
Take the second image away and where the heck do you start!
Most likely most of you reading this will say you'd walk away. How can you do even one puzzle if you don't know what the finished result looks like! Correct. Even if you didn't think this the body reflex of sinking in disappointment is imagined this end. An Impossible task you'd say. Better things to do you'd say.
What if "better things" was not possible. What if this chaos of even one jigsaw with the box lid was your Life so far?
Got your attention? Good. Lost your attention, just stop reading.
Now how do you know where you're going if the box lid is not there in front of you? And that question is for those whose box lid vision of a future is even partly clear.
For those that have a scrap of box lid, for those that have a faded half a lid and those that only have a corner of a box lid the going is made that much tougher, harder and more desperate. Even a part of lid can have the average person want to give up. Those are our fellow Teal Tribers or Teal FaceBook users who can't see any possibility of a future and just feel like they are dying.
(Let's take for granted that we can all live in parallel realities and feel that we can't break through to someone else so they can see our reality rather than just their own...)
Question: How can you possibly know how to get somewhere if you do not know where you are on a Map in relation to where you need to go?
(that was a general question that just seemed to be appropriate to ask at this point)
Back to 'Potential':
When Teal talks of potential life lines she has used that there are 3 direction potentials at any given moment. The potential of one of 3 lines with a single choice means what is further along is simply a 'Potential' that it may happen or may not happen.
So if the second line matches the first one, then the 'possibility' of what is to happen is strengthened. If all 3 life lines match then it is going to happen. And that's if those 3 potential choices match again, and again, and again. At any point, if even one of the potentials changes that decreases the strength of that future happening.
This was discussed by Teal about seeing her own life potentials.
Anyway, you may now react and say "But that makes for infinite possibilities and it also makes for nothing you ever choose not happening stronger than it ever actually happening!?"
Bravo! Yes is does. And doesn't.
We have human nature and some laws that can either help or hinder us. For example there is a human collective nature to err towards the negative. Part of that is social conditioning and part of that is a conditional response most humans have to certain things they confront. In that way, certain mass human population events can be predicted. Certain cycles of human behaviour can be foretold - this is what Future psychics and Soothsayers and witch doctors and people like Nostradamus could predict human events way into the future - some were simply based on cycles of the past and some we accurately written down and cycles observed that could be used as future predictions.
We also have the six basic human Needs all of us possess: the need for Certainty, the need for Variety; the need for Significance; the need for Love; the need for Expansion; and the need for Contribution. Teal has written about these - she explains each Need in more detail; should be easy to find.
'Potential' though, I now believe exists in each of us; the potential to be cruel, the potential to be kind, to love, to hate, to hold, to abandon, to be healthy, to be ill. It all depends on our life experience and where along the Path of Expansion that our Soul has decided to drop us back into a 3D Reality to experience what an Opposite of what we have already learned is like.
To those of you that find you are desperate, know that you are like this for a reason. For those of us that see no point, that IS the point; that is what you want yourself to experience.
But whatever excuse you make for not participating in Life and finding your Joy, that is not meant to be the end of it... the whole point is that you are meant to suffer and see obstacles - you only truly learn when you make mistakes but have the balls to carry on and keep trying; when you pick yourself up and work towards a strong desire you have - mostly based on not being where you currently are.
The point though, is to know where you are. Some people have to know absolutely every detail and know every pitfall and have everything planned out so they cannot be tripped and fall. But I have to say here that that is not how life is meant to be lived - safely. Risks have to be taken, the unknown has to be confronted otherwise the 'potential' just falls away. The possibilities that something else could happen even better, is never given a chance.
'Potential' lies in each one of us. Simple as that. Each Potential you can ever imagine.
I had a client who did not ever consciously in her memory have a dad as a father figure to her growing up.
I see my role as helping people because I know I make a better granddad than I did a father. But without being a father I would never have been a granddad.
To this one client, this person thanked me and said it made this person feel like I was a father to them. I have never heard any higher praise. I am there for this client and this is known that I am there when needed. That means this person has gone through life to this stage wanting the very thing I can offer. Yes, in a partial sense I can be a father when the true one was an unknown - it also allows the experience of the good side of having a father to finally be experienced by this client.
I think if this client was asked, you'd find that money can't buy this feeling; only the ability to give of yourself can allow someone the potential of experiencing something thought to be never possible. And for that alone, my work so far has been made worthwhile.
Even the criminal murderer put away for 20 years who has finally been let out, hearing a car crash into a river and a mother call for help for her and her trapped child in the back, can be the saving of a criminal who saves two lives through a selfless act. Was he ever truly just the condemned murderer? Is he now only just a life saver?
So, what could possibly be your potential given that is may be lodged in what you might call your 'past'..? What possible in-fill can you go back to then leap far ahead - by this Reality's Law of Time standards..?
Potential lies dormant until you activate it. What creativity or Joy do you need to think of possible to activate your Potential...?