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Over-Reacting, Anyone?

Ann: Hi Richard, both Anita* and myself have noticed ourselves feeling kinda down, getting angry over somewhat petty irritations. Do you have any light you can shine on this?

Richard Burton: I certainly do, love. In fact, being of such a temperate nature myself, you have done very well to come to such a temple of restraint and wisdom.

A: Uh huh.

RB: Well, anyway, perhaps that I could just say that I feel your pain, apparently unlike the two of you, I loved over-reacting, one of my favorite activities - though many of my acquanitance may not have taken such a sanguine view.

But I digress. You were saying that you and Anita are not enjoying this little phase. And, truth to tell, it's not so little.

This is a time of much volatility and all of us need to get used to having our reactions triggered when we least expect it. Things that we have tolerated without complaint as necessary aggravations of life now seem intolerable - even portents of doom.

I can’t tell you how many times in the last several days I have seen some of the most level headed people on earth explode over some trivial but not unexpected occurrence. The earth is one among an infinity of worlds, and the current heavenly arrangement of same is one that provides the perfect backdrop for explosions like this on every scale.

What I would suggest - along the lines of consider doing as I say and not as I did - is to drill down on your spiritual practices, and then try to find your sense of humour. For what could be more amusing that a list of ridiculous triggers to irrational reactions? Just check them off as you go along. When the balloon won't blow up, check, when the plumbing goes, check, when your normally good-natured child cheeks you, when your boss’s usual aggravations send you into orbit, when the neighbor's dog won't stop that infernal yipping, check, check and check and add to the list.

I don’t mean to make light of the situation the planet is in, but if we don’t get a little perspective on what is happening and how this atmosphere can spark the most outlandish reactions from the absurd to the terrifying from ordinarily level people, we will never be able to grasp the scope of what is happening when people are far from any kind of balance.

We need to look at the big picture, not to get down on ourselves or others but to try to direct our energy in a positive direction. How can we help? Can we make dinner for those who don’t expect it, can we drive someone to the store, can we bring a smile to a child’s face when his or her world, like ours, looks like it is falling apart.

We can take these small steps, we can make these little efforts and before you know it, the atmospheric at least in one little part of the world has changed. And if we all did some such unexpected kindness? Imagine how that would resonate.

January 13, 2020

*Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.

All blog entries are works of the imagination and are for spiritual and entertainment purposes only.

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David Johnson
David Johnson
Jan 20, 2020

Yep. I have been throwing little temper tantrums myself. Glad I am not alone. Thanks again.

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