Ego is a very strong thing. It's your opponent throughout your life. It causes heartache, anger, judgment, alienation and every other negative that you can think of. In order to have peace in your heart and your life, one needs to release that voice that constantly is heard in your head. The ego remembers things that happened to you and your ancestors. Ego is an energy and as you know energy affects everything. As we go about our day, the energies affect us. Things that we see and hear may trigger things that upset us, whether we know why or not. If your thoughts go to a judgment or if they go to a place of sadness, that may be part of the energy of our ancestors. Their experiences and their beliefs influence us. As these current energies are very intense and are making people uncomfortable, I ask you to take a moment to think about your level of uncomfortable. Is it really how you think and feel? Or is it a reactionary response coming from actions and words of those who came before us influencing? The things that are happening now are trying to move everyone to a higher and greater vibration. A vibration of acceptance, support, equality and love. So I have thought about a few things in my experience and what I plan to do so I can break the cycle of ego that I may hold or may be coming from my ancestors.
Jokes about Ethnicity and Color - I heard Polish jokes my whole life. I always would laugh at the Polish jokes, being part of my heritage and being young I took it as oddly enough, pride. But Polack is a derogatory term and means stupid. I received an award in school as the Class Polack. I know it was given in love. I still view it as a gesture of love. But to help with a more unified loving world, I will not share Polack/Ethnic jokes that propagate a negative generalization.
Now, I also heard jokes and sayings about people of color my whole life. When I got to be a teenager I did call out people and would state my disdain. I remember rhymes that were just horrid and what I fear the most about that is that if, heaven forbid, I experience dementia or some other brain failing event, these rhymes and jokes will fly out of my mouth. Why do I fear that? I fear it because I experienced those things with folks I've worked with who had dementia or strokes. They had no control over it because it was in their memory. I called out an elder recently, who doesn't have dementia, as to their words. I lovingly offered a more open minded view, trying to teach empathy. I believe I planted a seed. So to help with a more unified loving world, I will pray that my acknowledgement of these things, that have hurt so many for so long, will help heal the energies that have continued to be fed for all these years.
People heal by being heard. Acknowledging a wrong is not a sign of weakness nor a sign of guilt. Acknowledging a wrong and doing what you can to stop the continuation of that wrong, no matter what it is, is silencing the ego so that love and peace can be attained.
Dragonfly Spiritual Meaning -
- Release old perceptions
- Utilize all that is available to you.
- Change is inevitable and with Dragonfly’s help you will be able to change course without fear or anger.
Dragonfly is also a sign that an Angel or loved one is near assisting you at this time. Be sure to thank them!