“The world does not just ‘happen’.
We have to look at ourselves if we are unhappy with the way the world works.”
- Caroline Myss
Hello beautiful goddess
Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to have a ticket to see Caroline Myss speak on her sold out tour of Australia.
For those unfamiliar with her body of work, Caroline is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.
Her tone is brutally honest, and she does not mince her words! However, her message is incredibly important and necessary, now more than ever in the times we’re living in. I found out about the horrors of Paris thanks to my smart phone half way through the day. Having lived there, and visited many times, it has a strong place in my heart. We truly do need to look inside ourselves and behave in way that is kinder, more compassionate and truthful if we are to fight hate with love. Caroline opened with a very timely quote by Thomas Merton, writer and mystic: “This day of my life, may never come again.”
The world is created by our own handy work. The tragedies continue to occur worldwide because we don’t want to evolve. She encouraged us to realize that what is in the one, is in fact in the whole. She expressed her passion from an early age for both war and theology, and explained how everyone has been touched by it in some way or another, and how it has become a language of power. It is used by those in power to influence the ‘tribe’ they rule.
Another message that truly resonated for me throughout the day was how our busy lives are literally making us sick. We cannot visibly ‘see’ the components of what makes us sick or well. She described how we are most of the time now living in an invisible world. 80% of our communication is invisible. The internet. Emails. Social media. Text messages. In times gone by when people actually wrote letters, it required us to actually sit down and think about what we were going to communicate. How our words were going to affect the recipient. The word ‘time’ itself has actually changed in meaning, and we never have enough of it, so we multitask ourselves into sickness and death.
Her main message of the day, however, was one of how to truly heal yourself, physically and emotionally. We all have core wounds that we carry around, that drain us of energy if not expressed or attended to. They are not only a weight, but we have to wait for them to heal, it’s not something that can be rushed. However, if we never allow these memories to move on, they collect in our dead cell tissue and create disease. Her advice? "Your wound has to become the dragon that you control."
Caroline’s key to doing this was to become very impersonal about your own life. To learn to distill what happens to you, in relation to what happens to everybody else on a daily basis. Discernment plays a huge role, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise when things happen – good or bad. Nothing happens out of the blue, and the there is a line of cause and affect for everyone. Every choice has a consequence, no matter how little or small. The soul knows, and the only choice you have is whether or not your honour it.
Caroline provided some powerful questions throughout the day for us to consider and reflect on – I invite you to do the same:
Who am I?
What do I crave?
Why am I suffering?
Why am I so heavy?
What is possible?
What can I do?
Although it was not covered in depth, she has created some powerful work on archetypes, and how they play out in our lives and in relationship with others. Find out what yours might be here.
What insights did you gain from today's post? Are you a fan of Caroline's or perhaps curious to read up on her? What are your thoughts on repairing the inner and outer worlds? I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Please also share this post with any sister who would benefit from some soul reflection on healing.
Thank you so much for reading this week’s Monday Meditation.
In love and gratitude