Delusion has many faces. Most hidden from our awareness until deliberately examined. Superstition is one such face. Some are fun, but others devastating. Become aware of the superstitions running your life.
A message from my Spirit Teacher, Gene.
OpEd: Gotta love superstitions. Cultural and societal beliefs that seem quiet harmless. Here are some of our most comment superstitions:
- Bad luck on Friday the Thirteenth.
- A rabbit’s foot brings good luck.
- Finding a four leaf clover bring good luck.
- Umbrellas, horseshoes, breaking mirrors, black cats are all superstitions.
- Lest we forget fortune cookies.
There are many superstitions, old wives’ tales and beliefs we have embraced as the lore in the background of our lives. Don’t believe so? Notice your actions when confronted with having to walk under a ladder.
What about the superstitions we created ourselves about the way life works. These are the ones that can be devastating. Our beliefs about women, men, fairness, telling the truth, being attractive or unattractive, some day when, our stories about the past. Too many to name here.
Deliberately examining our personal superstitions and beliefs is a three part process. First, noticing a pattern of results with which you’re not happy. Second, mindfully and consciously noticing the thoughts and actions leading up to the undesirable results. Third, is illuminating this area of our consciousness with the light of awareness to expose and resolve it.
All of this is quite simple to say and comprehend, but not at all easy to do. Hence our daily practice of the 3Rs. Right Meditation. Right Thought. Right Action. Along with keeping a journal of our thoughts, feelings and actions. Happy Friday the Thirteenth.