In the penultimate piece of this series, we explore the principals of Conscious Detachment, Wisdom, Unconditional Love and Fellowship.
The Principle of Conscious Detachment
“The Law of Detachment states that each person is a sovereign individual on a singular journey designed by their Soul to fulfil certain life goals, complete karma, heal fear-based patterns, and grow into their mastery to their fullest ability. This Universal Spiritual Law reminds us that we are all powerful in our Divine way and have a unique path to follow that no one else can or will duplicate. The key to the Law of Detachment is releasing expectations, attachments, resentment and emotional connections to others with the intention of allowing everyone to grow, heal and learn as they need to, in their own way, and on their own timeline.
Every tree has roots, branches and leaves, and is able to grow and stand on its own as an independent entity. Yet it is eternally connected to nature and a part of Earth’s diverse forest. It is detached and united to the whole simultaneously.
Acceptance and allowing are the key concepts with this Law: allowing and accepting each person to make their own decisions, have their own beliefs, and take responsibility for everything they have created in their life. When we detach with Love, we embrace our own gifts, talents, energy and special journey more fully….” ~ Conscious Cool Chic ~
Practicing the law of conscious detachment, is simply put, the ability to be present and conscious in every moment of your life. This is not only to, deeply and thoroughly experience the positive aspects of life but also to truly experience life’s alternative spectrum – the unchangeable lessons which are necessary for growth and expansion. As humans it is instinctual to shy-away from anything unpleasant, trying our very best to avoid any experience that does not being us pleasure but we rarely learn something new from comfort – it is usually directly outside of our comfort-zone that we learn the most life changing and valuable lessons about ourselves and the world around us.
Conscious detachment – the ability to ‘step-back’ and gain perspective of the whole picture before we choose if or how to respond – allows us to be fully aware and present not only within ourselves but to be cognisant of those around us, and what the greater impact of our thoughts, words and actions.
Allow your experiences to flow through you but never to wash you away…
as no matter how good or bad you perceive your situation to be ‘this too shall pass’.
Consider this well-known piece as a full explanation of conscious detachment:
“God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time….”
Excerpt: Serenity Prayer – originally untitled prayer by the
American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr
The Principle of Wisdom
A simple, yet powerful principle of energy; the principle of Wisdom erases cause and effect – Wisdom is the ability to perceive a lesson and with an appreciation of the Universal Principles, to accept, allow and when necessary respond appropriately.
It is a choice between suffering through a life lesson or rising above fear – transcending perceived negativity and practicing what you have learnt from past experience, knowing that the outcome benefits you.
Growth is very personal however, energy (and the lesson) is impersonal and impartial – only that which you attach to it makes it positive or negative.
The Principle of Unconditional Love
The principle of unconditional love brings us directly into harmony – it is the total acceptance and non-judgement of all things (ourselves included). Unconditional love transcends the fearful urges to change or hold on to people or situations – it is the ability to let go and be free.
…To let go…
To let go does not mean to stop caring; it means I cannot do it for someone else.
To let go is to not cut myself off….it’s the realisation that I cannot control another.
To let go is not to enable; but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try and change or blame another, I can only change myself.
To let go is not to care for; but to care about.
To let go in not to fix; but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge; but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging the outcomes;
but to allow others to affect their own outcomes.
To let go is not to be protective, it is to permit another to face their reality.
To let go is not to deny; but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue; but to seek out my
own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires; but to
take each day as it comes and cherish the moment.
To let go is not to criticise and regulate anyone; but to
strive to become what I know I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past; but to grow and live for today.
To let go, is to fear less and to love more…
The Principle of Fellowship
The fellowship principle suggests that when groupings of similarly intended energies are brought together, their combined and directed energies attain a specific goal or purpose with a greater impact.
As humans we are naturally ‘pack-creatures’ and will gravitate to others that have similar purposes and outlooks, to our own. Become aware of your immediate ‘groups’ energy and intent and decide if this is what you are comfortable aligning and adding your energy to.
This principle is in action in our daily lives and serves both as a helpful and an unhelpful combination of energy. To see the principle of Fellowship in greater action look at the impact of: prayer groups, healing groups, mediation groups, cults, terrorists, mass-action…
The intention of the grouped energies determines whether the goal/purpose is creative and uplifting or destructive and damaging.
In closing, these are definitely three undeniably interesting principles for you to ponder and play with!