It's all just experiences.....

‎"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience." - Victoria Holt

You know the whole purpose of having this physical life is about having experiences. That’s it. End Of. Over and Out. And there you have it – this week’s “Thought For the Week”.

Now I could leave it there and say nothing more. Some people would get it. Some people wouldn’t. Some people might think I’m being arrogant. Whilst others might think me mad! And you know what… that’s OK. Because everyone, absolutely everyone who reads my weekly thoughts will experience them differently. They will get whatever they need from them, even if it’s just confirmation of what they already knew.

You know the main reason why I write my thoughts and blogs though? Because I love to write and share. I write because each time I do, I touch Consciousness from a different and often deeper angle. If sharing my writings with you helps you, then even better. But let me be candid and say, I don’t actually write for you or anyone else. I write for me.

“Blimey’, I hear some people thinking (metaphorically speaking of course!). “How selfish and arrogant is that?!” And you know what... that’s also OK! Because what other people think about me, is none of my business J

Consciousness is experiencing itself in absolutely everything that happens. In order to grow, learn, and evolve, Consciousness needed to appear to separate parts of itself off in order to interact with something else. Each “part” coming from the same place, but showing a slightly different aspect. Imagine this:

A diamond has many facets. Imagine that each facet could see (well they do actually but I’m not going to get into that here!). Because of the shape of a diamond, each facet will look out from a different angel – some more so than others. So two facets next to each other will have a similar view but not quite the same. The facets at the top will have a very different view from the ones at the bottom, as will the ones on each side. Which view is more valid and real than the others? Of course the answer is none of them, and yet all of them.

Each “human being” is like the facet on a diamond. No facet is any more or less important than the next, and each one sees and experiences life differently – to a greater or lesser extent than those around him or her. The thing is, when you combine all of those views and experiences together, you get a much clearer picture of the Whole. Sharing experiences that we have with those around us, not from a place of pomposity and arrogance that “ours is the only way” but from a place of sharing from a different perspective and valuing that all experiences are as valid as each other. By sharing from a place of love, respect, and mutual appreciation we really can enjoy life more often, and more easily.

Having said all that, at the end of the day, everything (absolutely everything) is just about having experiences. That’s it. Why? Because experiences help us grow. There are no “bad” experiences. There are no “good” experiences – because they’re all relative to how we perceive them. The terms “good” and “bad” are judgements which stem from our Ego not from the Divine Consciousness that resides within us and all things. When we let go of those value-judgements, we begin to understand our true purpose for experiencing life: Growth and Evolution of the Whole. It is then that we can really surrender to Consciousness and experience things from a place of loving detachment, whilst still taking part in the world around us.

Think about the experiences you have had in your life and think about why you wanted them in the first place. Now I know that some reading this will say “but I didn’t want that particular experience” – and that statement comes from your Ego, not from your Soul. When you focus upon your heart and ask that question, you’ll get a different answer.

Now, while you’re there, focused upon your heart, ask yourself what you’d like to experience next… then go do it. Why? Because that’s why you wanted this physical life in the first place! To experience! Enjoy… and grow.

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