I spent some time on the phone with a healer yesterday and part of our conversation was about how I regenerate myself. How do you regenerate? Do you do enough of it? In fact, do you even know how to regenerate yourself? A lot of people, if my clientele is any indication, haven’t a clue about self-regeneration.
For me, I have to be alone. I have to have silence. No TV. No radio. No music, even of my own choosing, although sometimes Baroque music will help. I can be reading, writing, playing solitaire or just sitting. Time spent with people doesn’t regenerate me; it costs me. It took me years to figure this out.
Everyone has her or his own style of self-regeneration, and it is mandatory that we find it, and use it. When we don’t, the consequences are too high. We make choices we have to unmake. We say yes when we mean no. We end up in situations we know don’t nurture us.
Exercise regenerates a lot of folk. So does music or a personal hobby. Sleep is a big one, and we don’t get enough of it. Travel can be regenerating, even for me, even with people. Reading is always a good one. Writing in a journal or on a blog. The point is to seek until we find what works and then do it.
Making a difference in our world is important, but without regenerating the self, we burn out. I think there’s too much burn-out in our world because we don’t take/make the time. Everyone has the same number of hours in a day all over the world. How we spend those hours is up to us.
If you are already a regenerator, bravo! If you’re not, take it as an assignment to begin to learn how to regenerate yourself. Then do it! The world is depending upon it.
I really tried to be smart about it. I waited a couple of years before venturing to buy a new computer. A generous financial gift allowed me to do it at all. I’d had a Dell for several years so I maintained my brand loyalty and went for a new Inspiron 1720—it has the largest screen I’ve ever had!
It also, however, has Windows Vista for an operating system which is why, after a few days of working to climb in to the new machine, I had a list of questions about the new Windows Email which replaces Outlook Express and about Word. Welcome to Computer Purgatory!
I spent hours on the phone trying to get answers to my very simple list of questions. In the process, I also spoke to several friends who share my operating system. To a person, they said, “I hate it.” Wow. And, drat. Hate is not something I want to participate in on our planet. Hate, actually, I’d like to do away with completely.
I got great, helpful attendants on the phone in India willing to answer my questions. Both of whom couldn’t answer them. I spent a long, long time on hold whilst they called Microsoft on some special Computer Purgatory numbers, and I talked both of them out of charging me for their services. (So much for the hardware warranty. . . it doesn’t include set-up.) This could be read: Oh! Did you want a steering wheel with that car?
Part of the reason I stay loyal to my old computers is because the climb to get into each new one is steeper and steeper. I have to calibrate myself to willingness even to begin, let alone get it done. My helpers solved one problem and gave me a workaround for another.
The thing this experience makes me want to ask is . . . why is newer necessarily better? Works did all the things I needed it to do, but I wasn’t even given the option (and now I have to go get the disk back that I gave away because Word won’t read my old database files and neither will the much-touted Excel). Outlook Express worked swimmingly, but now I get the less-than-totally-functional Windows Mail.
Complaining isn’t my point. My point is: what, really, is progress?
Seeds X, 17
Seed: Ultimate Concern
Margaret Storz, writing in Science of Mind Magazine, suggested Ultimate Concern as a name for Divinity. She also suggested Prime Value. Betty Conrad Adam calls her Divinity the Mysterious More. A beloved friend is happiest with the All In All. I call my god Mom or Mary Mags.
You know I think of God as the biggest diamond in the world, the diamond with the most facets through which light can pour. Each facet has a name. One is named Susan Corso. One is named your name. Each facet also has a divine name. There are as many facets as there are names, and as many names as there are facets.
I like Ultimate Concern for one of those names. Ultimate means last. The bottomline place. The end of the line. The final final. The other thing about this name for god is I know that I hold a prime value to the Ultimate Concern. I can bring Her anything, and She’ll help me deal with is, just like a good mother.
What’s your favorite name for Divinity?
Dr. Susan Corso
Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.
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