Positive Possibilities Living: Taking Action that Supports the Positive Possibilities, by Parvati Devi
When we want to start something new, such as getting active, we need to ask ourselves, does this action come from a place of impossibilities or from the positive possibilities? Let us take a look here at what these two different states mean and how they affect our lives.
Living in the Positive Possibilities
Living in the Positive Possibilities is not about willfully conjuring up a state of mind to overcome adversity. (“I am feeling lousy but I must feel positive.”) Living in the Positive Possibilities is knowing that we are a loved, welcomed and an integral part of a much greater intelligent whole. Our very essence is experienced as love, which is the essential energy of life itself.
What is meant by “love” is neither sentimental romance nor being attached to things, but the expansive, ever present reality of wisdom-compassion. When we are in the Positive Possibilities, we know within each cell we are wisely interconnected to all things in a way that the limited mind and ego cannot grasp or comprehend. We understand that to love our self unconditionally is to love all things equally. To do that which is respectful and loving to oneself is ultimately good for all. The Positive Possibilities is a connected and interconnected state of being.
The Illusion of the Impossibilities
Living in the impossibilities is like living life in a box with walls built of fear and disconnect. We stay stuck in that box, wondering where all the love has gone, when the love is in fact all around and within. The ruler of that box is a distorted sense of self, based on struggle, suffering and the belief in separation. This distorted self is determined to control and manipulate reality to suit its belief that there is no love.
Consciousness stuck in the impossibilities is at the root of human suffering. In this state, we feel disconnected from love and therefore from life itself. We either consciously or unconsciously try to prove to ourselves and others that the disconnect is real and further the notion of disconnect. There is no evolution in the impossibilities, as we are stuck, out of flow and feeling separate from love. In the impossibilities, painful emotions such as judgment, loneliness, loss, guilt and shame, are born.
The Path of Possibility
The way out of impossibilities is to fully realize that it is an illusion perpetuated by our own attachments. When we notice we are feeling mired and stuck, we can challenge the impossibilities by asking our self: “Is it true that I am not loved?” When we are open, ready and willing to release the impossibilities, the answer becomes: “No! The very essence of life itself is love. I am of life. I am connected to everything, everywhere, always. I am love!”
When we begin to understand that the impossibilities are not real, that they are an illusion, we no longer cling to them. They have no power, because the only power they ever had was the power we gave them. In that release, there is space, an ability to witness that which is. In that space of witnessing, possibility arises and the Positive Possibilities are born. We can then see that the sun was always shining.
Parvati Devi is the editor-in-chief of Parvati Magazine. In addition to being an internationally acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter, producer and performer, she is a yoga teacher and holistic educator, having studied yoga and meditation since 1987, and developed her own yoga teaching style called YEM™: Yoga as Energy Medicine. Her current show, “Yoga in the Nightclub”, brings forward a conscious energy into the pop mainstream.