Yes…this is a bit of a play on Shakespeare’s beautiful question! Yet, ‘mine to do or not to do’ is up these days, in our beautiful empathic faces, isn’t it? As sensitives, our community is deeply embedded in assisting humanity in whatever ways our strength, stamina, and capacity give us the landscapes for. One of the lessons we are all learning is discernment. This being has found that she needs to ask assistance of others at times in this arena.
How do we discern? On our community call Wednesday, there was a great deal of empathy for those sharing about their challenges with wanting to assist everyone, yet not always knowing if this or that is ours to do. Some of us shared a bit of protocol around the question. What rises for me, is that each of us may need our own protocol, a bit like a roll call, as we sift through the myriad of issues that our earthly roles seem to be attracting and taking on. Asking ourselves a few simple questions, or stating a few simple statements before beginning to delve deeply into an issue might be helpful. Simply asking , “Is this mine to do?” may not be enough for us to be mindful, thinking through all that could occur should we take on another hugely important role. All tasks seem important these days. All issues are of great importance.
Lately, a more organic process has been taking shape around what is mine to do in this chaotic world. A great example of this happened just last evening. There is a woman in my landscape of being that is a parent of a former student whom I continue to track. There has been a lot of strife in this family. My former student tried to harm herself, and there is mental illness throughout this large family. This parent contacts me regularly, and speaks very negatively. This happened last evening. She is fragile emotionally, very much so. I have repeatedly asked in every conversation with her, “Is this mine to do?”, as I know old paradigm comes up, and I do not always wish to be a part of it. Yet, as I began to communicate on Facebook Messenger last night, the huge landscape of me took over, and I knew it was definitely mine to do. I very kindly told the parent exactly where I stand on issues as an educator and human being. I also reset her spirit to the now, and guided her to step onto a more positive pathway into the future. I know we all may think that this type of conversation may do no good…you can only lead a horse to water, etc. Yet I felt the language take on a spiraling effect, and the words written took on a higher ocatave resonance that I felt. I reminded the parent gently she was beginning a new job Monday, her children were taken care of, and moving on well, and that she had everything to look forward to. I also explained that the past is rising so we can examine it, then release it. It was that simple. I felt her shift on a soul level. Do I know this will make a difference? No. Do I care that it does? Not really. What was mine to do was to set the vibrational resonance into play through the language, and the rest is up to her to take on or not. How did I know this was mine to do? I was steeped in the vibrational resonance of the message I kept coming back to, and felt so strongly the huge landscape that I Am and that I carry. This is how I know I am working in partnership with Creation.
How will you know if the myriad of issues coming at you are yours to pay attention to? Perhaps as you read through something that you feel strongly about, notice your interest level, and assign it a percentage. Most of what comes to me is, “No, not mine to do…only about 10% feeling strongly”. This is a feeling. Or…sometimes I get a definite voicing in my being saying, “Sorry, you are needed for this, and you will be given whatever is needed…trust me”, as I am brought to the table kicking and screaming silently, and then I reset immediately and go to work. There are other times I start down the path because I believe I am at 50% in the work, and something doesn’t feel right, or my interest wanes. I become distracted or deeply irritated, or when I go back into social media to find the issue, I cannot find it. Then I know it is not mine to do.
Yesterday on our spirals call for the Minders, the thought of what do we stand for, and what is our work in this lifetime came up. This is the beauty of our exploration…to find what is particularly ours to do, to find what we signed on for in this lifetime.
I know I am mandated on several points…that I signed covenants with a soul group, as well as work I came in to do on a more universal level…I know there are many layers to my being here now. The beauty of this is the exploration of the to do or not to do dance. Threading through everything in this lifetime, in this field, is this golden thread of remembrance, shining through the fog of question. Pay attention to what rises in your being. Breathe it in…sit with it for a bit…or not. Sometimes Creation demands the work on the spot…in a restaurant, in the airport, in a hospital, school, or at your home.
This past Memorial Day, while staffing a wonderful family camp in the Sierra Foothills, our motto for the weekend was, “Be flexible”. Those words keep showing up in the landscape here…flexibility is key now, to bending in the storm of life we live these days.
To do or not to do…when you find a rock (Issue), pick it up, examine it, and ask, “Mine to keep or not to keep?” Listen with love, and choose.