Fields of Influence

Given the proximity to 2012, how can we not live each day as though it was the final gift of this life? While making a self-promise to be kind may seem simple, on the many days we crawl through multiple priorities, it may feel nearly impossible. There is another reason why it feels challenging...it's the field, baby. It's the field.

An Italian soldier of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stands guard as an Afghan boy aims a toy pistol inside Herat's prison, western Afghanistan September 14, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Rupert Sheldrake's Morphogenetic Resonance theory says that when something is practiced over and over in the same space, and then someone new walks into that space, the new person is influenced to behave or think in a way that conforms to the practice in that field. 

This invisible field builds in other ways too. The historic Zimbardo psychological testing showed that showed that when conditions are set up for healthy people to have position power over others and given a title like "prison guard", they begin to act out of character and conform to sometimes cruel ways that fit the expectations of their garb. 
The current morpho field of the U.S. is: "trade your truth/voice for the approval of others - because you'll never really be loved for who you are - and approval is the next best thing."
How can we live our truth each day without being influenced by others' expectations? How do we live up to our highest potential - which is outside the realm of others' desires for us?
Find your portal to the Divine and practice a relationship with it - whether that's a regular walk in the woods, a meditation, prayer, yoga practice, or yapping at God - just do it. That practice connects us with the awareness that we are companioned and can gain regular strength from One who is bigger than any field and influence. Practice in finding and acting on our truth grows over time so that each of us become a field of influence rather than one who is unconsciously influenced.
To lived our simplest truth, we stay aware and stay in tuned with Source! 

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