The Circle of Life and How to Play It!
This week the mindshifter group watched the first half of the lecture titled The Circle of Life and How to Play It, by Dr. Michael Ryce. In this lecture Dr. Ryce talks about two different approaches one can take to the events in one’s life. The high road, or the low road. Whenever an event occurs in one’s life one chooses to take one path or the other. The low road may be summarized as denial, suppression and blame, while the high road may be summarized as responsibility and openness to learning.
When an event happens the choice is always there to take the high road or the low road.
The low road is the path of denial and suppression.
The high road is responsibility.
The low road is loss of information because of denial, and belief that the source of experience is external.
The high road is to accept input and gain information, and know that source of the experience is internal.
The low road takes the role of either victim or hero, and often flips between the two.
The high road gains information and sees things as neutral and lives knowing we create our own realities.
The low road strives for more and more self-esteem no matter the cost.
The high road values source-esteem and wants to maintain awareness of their connection to one’s source.
The low road is full of confusion and doubt.
The high road realizes that if I am in pain, I am in error.
The low road focuses on right vs. wrong thinking and is constantly judging self and others.
The high road focuses on right and not right (for me) thinking and thus avoids judging self and others.
The low road experiences the Truth of things as causing stress or them and tries to get rid of the source of the truth, and feels others need to change for them to be comfortable.
The high road sees Truth as desirable, and the source of valuable information, and engages in self-correction to become comfortable.
The low road tries to block stress by using drugs of all types to help deny and suppress feelings, even holding the breath.
The high road stays open to feelings of stress and breathes and engages in self-correction like “forgiveness” to remove false realities from their energy system.
The low road says “If I am in pain, “you/they” are in error.” They feel dis-empowered!
The high road says “If I am in pain, I am in error.” They feel empowered to make self-corrective change.
The low road feels “destructive-dissatisfaction”. They feel that being right is most important and they engage in tantrums and depression.
The high road feels “Constructive-dissatisfaction”. Being connected to Love and Truth/Actuality is most important.
The low road craves control and wants total freedom.
The high road exercises their liberty while functioning within the Natural Laws.
The low road feels they know it all – making learning from feedback impossible.
The high road acknowledges their error and welcomes feedback to help make self-correction.
The low road feels things are most important.
The high road feels relationships are most important beginning with awareness of connection to source.
The low road only has fleeting moments of satisfaction and lives to pursue satiation.
The high road feels satisfaction by learning to accept what is.
The low road feels anger and clings to it, and feels that discipline means punishment.
The high road feels love and realizes that is its source, and knows discipline means “properly taught”.
The low road engages in all the trappings of pettiness and worrying about everyone Else’s business.
The high road provides the strength to mind one’s own business.
The low road does not acknowledge self as creator – They are takers and become thieves living in poverty.
The high road acknowledges their role in creating their reality, and knows that giving and receiving are the same, therefore they live in abundance!
The low road always wants something for nothing and they suppress their creativity.
The high road celebrates their creativity and creates from their connection to their source – Love.
So we see that every time an event occurs, we have a choice about how we interpret and respond to that event. Whether we choose the high road or the low road will determine the quality of our lives.
We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.