An Akashic Perspective - some old ideas to let go in the New Energy
Where do our ideas come from? I loved this quote that popped up on my Twitter feed today.
"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right." - Thomas Paine #leadership
— Grant Schreiber (@SchreiberMedia) March 17, 2015
Ideas can become deeply rooted beliefsQuite a few years ago now I was attending an NLP seminar where the concept of beliefs was being discussed. One audience member was quite adamant that he held no personal beliefs at all...until the instructor pointed out that he had to hold at least one belief -- that he had no beliefs to speak of!
Truth is our brains function as belief engines. How we begin to understand and interpret the world has a lot to do with beliefs...that the toy will fall from our hands should we let it drop...that when we fall down we can get back up again...all these theories need to be tested until they become beliefs and then we can begin to move through the world as developing humans.
We are busy processing the world as we grow -- then along the way we take on beliefs and programming from others that may not serve us in the long run -- yet they are processed in our brains unquestioned by us at the time, simply because they are a belief similar to those that have served us so far. As to the quality of the idea or belief - we are not in a position to question at the time.
Through the ages we have held many beliefs and stored them in the Akashic FieldRecently I've been watching the Stars series The White Queen.
It's a dramatized story of the War of the Roses, with the Houses of York and Lancaster battling it out for the English throne over several decades. Great drama, costumes and the stories are (mostly) true.
What interested me most about this series is the nature of the beliefs most of the characters hold.
Here are 5 examples of commonly held beliefs during the era of the War of the Roses
- A King is chosen by God and therefore enacts God's word.
- Women automatically forfeit all their riches and estates to whoever they marry.
- It is possible to curse someone with your word.
- Praying to God for vengeance on your enemies can spin the outcome in your favor.
- If women are barren or do not produce sons, it is the woman's fault.
Which of these 5 beliefs has outlived its' time?
No. 1. In most places in the world, Kings or Queens for that matter are no longer seen as the embodiment of God's word. Does this idea still serve us? Is it gone from the Akashic Field? Perhaps for a while dictators and other spiritual leaders took over this mantel?
No. 2 the concept of a 'dowry' or having something to offer your husband still exists in many cultures in the world. In the West this idea has more or less had its' day...but many women still act as if they forfeit all their riches to their husband when they marry. It's in the Akashic Field, after all.
No 3. This belief is still out there in many cultures. A lot of people still believe that curses could harm a person. Wondering if there is truth in this? I certainly believe that gossip is a poisonous energetic activity and does no good to anyone, surely curses are worse. For good or ill, I believe this particular idea still resides in the Akashic Field.
No 4. In the West we can perhaps assume this doesn't happen. There are parts of the world and extreme religious practices where this definitely still does happen. I'm sure there are members of ISIS who pray for vengeance on their perceived enemies. Yep, so that idea is still in the Akashic Field.
Well no. 5. we are pretty sure about. Science now tells us that men, rather than women, influence the sex of a future child. So we can release that belief from the Akashic Field. Phew! We dropped one! (Mostly).