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On a cosmic day, praise of disgust

 

If this year will have a single day to inspire the numerologists and mystics, surely it is today: 1/11/11.

Okay, some may be holding out for 11/11/11. But I’ll take my mystical bliss where I find it. And I finally got to start writing this post at 12:12 p.m. How extra-cosmic is that?

On this day, I’d like to celebrate good old human life, leading off with praise of disgust.

Why disgust could be good for you

Even without using energetic literacy, I just have a hunch you have encountered many everyday human invitations to disgust. Hint: On highways, in stores, on streets, your favorite movie theater, at holiday gatherings.

Were you to follow Law of Attraction teachings, you might wipe that flat line of a mouth off your face, then substitute your best, brave attempt at looking like a Happy Face button.

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of sessions to help people earn more income, drawing on the principles in the new book Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.

Ironically, many people who see that title have a reaction like, “Now Rose Rosetree, belatedly, finally, is getting onto the LOA bandwagon.”

As if! The Magnetize Money Program brings my very latest discoveries from in-depth aura reading. They show how most LOA practices really mess up chakra databanks. Bigtime. And what to do about that.

This very different kind of Magnetize Money book is loaded with techniques and understandings to turn imbalances around, not pile on the same old, same old. (Hey, have any of you Blog-Buddies ever known me to jump on a bandwagon decked out in New Age Litany?) All of which experience brings me to this tip:

If you have to choose between being disgusted and being positive, you just might want to choose the disgust. It’s better for you.

Not that I advocate harboring disgust as a chronic condition — I wouldn’t. But no one mood serves a person well as a perpetual mood, right?

And emotional self-honesty — which could become a great habit —  isn’t a mood. It’s a flow.

Disgust can be a very appropriate situational reaction to disappointing behavior from people. Disgust can also be part of a rather important process if you aim to gain Enlightenment… a process called…

Making peace with reality

One of my clients, Joe, manages a bunch of other managers. Some of these mid-range managers aren’t all that great.

In one recent session, Joe felt really upset about having to deal with Mr. Gladdy, a pretty darned dreadful employee.

To hear Joe’s summary of the incident in question, he handled the situation superbly. Joe said and did all the right things as a manager. Only within himself, Joe had feelings like these:

  • This is so unfair.
  • I shouldn’t have to check up on this guy constantly.
  • None of these managers does as good a job as I do, which is so unfair.
  • Dealing with people like Mr. Gladdy is horribly distracting to me; I don’t get to do what I really could do. This man is such a collossal waste of my time.

Joe’s own chakra databanks showed consequences of having this (absolutely understandable) stored-up rage, frustration, disappointment.

And, again, such feelings didn’t develop because Joe was doing anything wrong. He was, however,  in need of a lesson… one that I promptly gave him… on disgust.

Is your idealism hurting you?

Mostly idealism is a good thing, a great thing. But what if you must deal with an employee, a boss, a customer, a mother-in-law for heaven’s sake — ouch! What if many of these people — free-willed individuals beyond your control — are… just as annoying as Mr. Gladdy?

Who ever said that they were supposed to be better, anyway?

All of us are evolving here. If you talk to a person who has worked hard to evolve and also has managed to attain an age of 4o or older, with each passing year, that person can teach you a bit more about the restorative powers of disgust.

Of course, sometimes people bypass dealing with disgust. “Prettier” alternatives include becoming an alcoholic, smoking weed, joining a cult, numbing out on painkillers, doing a love addiction or taking care of many, many, many cats. (I like cats, of course. This last part is sort of a joke.)

Seriously, why be shocked over and over and over again? Why be shocked, shocked, that everyone isn’t perfect, as defined by you? Why feel indignant when the whole mess is beyond your control? You need not lower your spiritual standards in order to benefit from disgust.

Consider that you might only become more resourceful when you learn how to handle a little old-fashioned disgust:

You don’t have to go, “Darling Mr. Gladdy. I behold the Christ in you.”

No need to say, “You disgust me, but BLESSINGS TO YOU.”

You have every right to make a mental note, “Yep, there goes Mr. Gladdy. I deal with him the best I can. He sure is what he is. And that is so not my favorite right now.”

Bring on the mighty Serenity Prayer! Have the wisdom to tell the difference… and then you may manage to stop kicking yourself because you haven’t managed to change the unchangeable.

How many old souls can be on earth right now, anyway?

Do the math, Blog-Buddies. Regression therapist Michael Newton did. In Journey of Souls, he wrote “I believe almost three-quarters of all souls who inhabit human bodies on Earth today are still in the early stages of development” (Page 123).

“We are increasing by 260,000 children per day. This human necessity for souls means they must normally be drawn from a spiritual pool of less advanced entities who require more incarnations to progress….” (Page 124)

And what about your own wear-and-tear on earth?

This morning I looked at my husband and, not to embarrass him, his bald spot is growing. I LOVE IT.

This man has been my best friend since 1975. I LOVE that both Mitch and I are evolving, including some bits of physical aging.

Why would it disgust me? Humans change over time in ways that are meaningful. (Right, face readers?) Growing more crinkly and softer around most edges — our own consequences are outpicturing. The two of us continue to grow together as we evolve separately.

If some prefer a trophy husband or a trophy wife, that is about values. It doesn’t have to be about some souls being disgusting because they make relationship choices other than Mitch’s and mine.

But if some choices or couples disgust me, hey that’s what I feel. I’m not going to pretend? That all is sweetness? And light? So the squeakier high I up-talk? The more enlightened I am?

Instead, I’d rather think about shoes.

Are new shoes necessarily the most attractive?

Personally, I am strongly attracted to the look of a well-worn shoe, bearing a very Earth School kind of witness to the evolutionary nature of the place. I actually like to see scuffed-up soles and crinkly leather and dings and discolorations and all that very real wear-and-tear.

In the Divine realms, our human shoes might be considered works of art. Just like striations of growth in our chakra databanks.

Lived-in shoes seem beautiful human to me, real life treasures.  And there’s no way to get that great look without walking miles through ups and downs, even handling the occasional puddle of disgust and taking it in stride.

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  1. 1
    Lola says:

    Rose,

    Thank you very much for this article!

    LOA has been the most overrated and overused principle of the last decade.

    Not only did it encourage people to subdue their real feelings, but it also encouraged great laziness. (Just be positive, visualize, and the riches / great job / perfect lover will come. You don’t have to do a thing…)

    A positive outlook in life is a good outlook to have!

    It is OK to accept in this wonderful journey; there will be many reasons to be happy, but there will be bumps in the road too. And that makes those good times that much more beautiful.

    xoxo

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    Anita says:

    One of the things I most despise in life is people not being real. And pretending to like something when one is actually disgusted is just about as un-real as one can get, in my book.

    It’s very confusing to encounter someone acting that way and, at least in my personal experience, it doesn’t come across as nicer. It just creeps me out.

    I’d rather someone express honest disgust! It doesn’t have to be done in a cruel or malicious way — it can be done with humor — but a simple, “Yuck” or “That’s gross” is so much better than beautiful words with dishonesty at their core.

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