Doorway to Heaven – Mediate Human Conflict with Spiritual Law
There is a power in this Universe that can create health, happiness, and spiritual enlightenment. That force is within each of us. And, each of us has the choice whether or not to harness that awesome power of Spirit. We may grasp the opportunity to grow in mind, body, and soul, or not. Each of us has set up the circumstances that give rise to the growth opportunities we have available right here and right now.
These opportunities, often appear as dispute or conflict. They come to us by our own creation, not by chance. Hidden at the core of our being is the power of will. This power aligns us with discernment, which can spur development of the strength of thought and spiritual intent to mediate fear, and defeat the hold that distress, anxiety, or uneasiness exert. Thus, each conflict, dispute, or squabble that we experience in a conscious manner is the doorway to greater connection with the Divine. This doorway also opens to enhanced receipt of the Divine Gifts that are available through the use of spiritual law such as:
- Lifting feelings of depression and heaviness;
- Connecting to and strengthening feelings of unconditional love; and
- Becoming more confident and less concerned with what others think.
REAL LIFE STORY:
While conducting a Mindfulness Magnetizes Success class, I listened as a student recited a story about her involvement in a bitter legal dispute with a former partner about a real estate deal. She was filled with anger and resentment; fearful that in order to obtain what was rightfully hers she would have to project that anger at her opponent and engage in unbridled legal warfare. She was unable to see how to assert herself without falling victim to the aggressive and debilitating emotions of hate and anger.
My compassion, empathy, and appreciation for this woman’s plight impelled me to work with her after the class. Ultimately, Caroline was able to recognize how she gave up her power to a man who took advantage of her need to “belong”. He sought to take the upper hand, which included transferring her homestead to a trust wherein he was appointed trustee. His legal actions resulted in his appropriating the real property to himself. Caroline’s “abandonment” issues were at the forefront of the relationship.
Through recognizing her pattern of behavior fueled by her belief system formed by the time she was a teenager, Caroline was able to proceed within the legal system. She mediated the terror within that was based on unresolved childhood trauma. The legal conflict was also mediated and fairness prevailed with the trust being abolished and a positive relationship between Caroline and her former partner being established.
In the 35 years that I have been practicing law, I have never encountered a legal dispute that was not propelled by an underlying issue. Actually, I have found that the type and tenor of legal dispute reflects the participant’s :
- habitual trend of thought;
- personal belief system; and
- use, misuse, or lack of use of will-power.
The reflection is as clear as looking in a mirror and seeing an image of one’s face. The message I gleaned from this awareness is that each legal conflict holds within it an opportunity for the participants to further develop their powers of responsible positive thought, courage, and dynamic conscious will-power. The key to this door of opportunity lies in determining the underlying intentions or motives giving rise to the dispute. Once found out, these motivations, which are the fuel that keeps the dispute raging, can be diminished. The truth of the matter can be exposed, and a solution can be easily reached.
As we know, anger is a compelling motivator to action. Anger is not necessarily a bad thing. Whether the action will be fueled with positive or negative force depends upon understanding the motive behind the anger. If, for example, one’s anger is stoked by unconscious fear, one can expect exhaustion of life energy, weakening of will-power, and physical disturbances to result from the anger-motivated action. Obviously, this type of activity
- creates stress;
- causes loss of youthful appearance; and
- reduces enthusiastic demeanor.
One embroiled in intense dispute fueled by fear often appears anxious, depressed, haggard, and worn out. On the other hand, if one uses the conflict to unearth and dispel debilitating fear-based thoughts and replay them with courage and faith, the resulting actions usually bring a new found exhilaration. Exhilaration and enthusiasm are proven to spark the physical body to produce neuro-chemicals which:
- relax muscles;
- increase heart and lung capacity;
- enhance cellar metabolism; and
- stimulate digestion, which increases probiotic action and enhances immunological activity.
Such revitalizing somatic responses assist in overruling negativity, inhibition, and exhaustion. Accordingly, a shift of mental activity (thought and focus) occurs, and the physical and emotional bodies come into concert with each other. The resulting harmony provides a backdrop for the spiritual laws of cause and effect, and of mental attention to work in favor of resolving the conflict once and for all.
Dispelling fearful emotions and supplanting fear with transcendent love, courage, and faith is a powerful method using spiritual law to resolve disputes. By recognizing and resolving the base emotions and thoughts that operate as the demons that create our conflicts, it is possible to brave the battle of life with strength unchained.
And, as Jane Evershed has said, “…on the other side of Hell lies Paradise.”