When Life Disrobes Us

Before we are born, we are pure energy. We are more than a random cosmic happenstance and casual cohesion of particles. We are all unique, like a fingerprint, yet we are all of the same Universal Source. Our uniqueness is what gives value to the whole. Our individual experiences become a catalyst for many changes to that energy. At this vibrational level, we begin to absorb the world we find ourselves in, even within the womb. We are born in the clothing of promise until life disrobes us, and then we become subject to human emotions, attachment, bonding, abandonment, suffering, pleasure, trauma, joy, sadness, and disappointment. We become a product of cause and effect. We are influenced by our environment and those who ‘people’ our experiences. We are magnets that attract a myriad of polarities from both negative and positive energies. We are grounded or off-balance depending on our perceptions, beliefs, relationships, boundaries, the safety of body, mind, and spirit. Social conditioning determines our personal power, self-confidence, and self-esteem. In this place, we decide if we are going to conform and be a follower or lead our own life and express our unique qualities as our greatest gift to others and the world. It forms our consciousness, eternal self, and core character. We develop conditioned beliefs and expectations, and this is where we begin to orient ourselves to the rest of the world. This is our center of self-acceptance and the love of self and others. We either embrace love and compassion for self and others with a willingness to understand and forgive ourselves and others, or not. It is a process of perception and seeing all that we are at any given moment, and through thinking and analysis of our life data and experience, we may keep ourselves safe and on track.

“We are not touched so much by life’s events themselves,
but by the view we choose to take of them.”

Epictetus

Through our lives, we create conscience and intentions. This can result in a work of art or a disaster. We have the choice of how we use this power. We can choose how we process our experiences. One can choose to live in the past or the present. We can seek validation and can adopt the archetypal patterns of those who ‘peopled’ us, or not. Thought and action are simultaneous and are in correlation with our will. Finally, it is our place that roots us solidly and frees us to make any choice within our lives. Change is not found externally but is a creation from within. This is not about changing who you are, but it is letting go of who you are not. Forgive yourself, and if you are able, try to forgive those who have caused you pain. We are all fallible human beings that make mistakes, whether intentional or not. Perhaps they struggled with their past hurts, and the only real “expertise” they held in parenting is what they learned from their parents or guardians. It will not change your past, but it will change your future. What you focus on influences how you feel, which, in turn, influences what you do. You can be a victim or a survivor. It’s not about minimizing what has happened in your life; this is about honoring it. We are not pain, trauma, abuse, abandonment, or failure. These are things we may experience, but they are not who we are.

Epiphany

The mind
is a recorder
that can transform
thoughts into reality
and destinies into motion.
The moment when one chooses
which reality, it becomes a catalyst,
and their universe will begin to change.

© Roxi St. Clair

Returning Home

Go back to the time when you were pure energy — before life disrobed you. Seek the vibrational level of when you were infinite wisdom and possibility, and no less than a masterpiece of the Divine. Revisit this place where you are free from the attachment of the negative energy that painful experiences may have once held you captive. Here, you can take responsibility for your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and are no longer a victim but a survivor. You may have been a victim and helpless then, but that is no longer the case. Encapsulate the strength it took to survive and the compassion and unique insight you gained from those experiences. You can take charge of your life and nurture yourself with respect and dignity. This life waits to flow through you, and its mysteries and magic can be seen everywhere if you open yourself up to it. Nothing is static here, and your purpose is to express your energy in infinite ways. This is the raw energy and emanating light from your soul that has always been and always will be. Here, you are pure and unfiltered. This is where your enlightenment resides. This is home.

© Roxi St. Clair

13 thoughts on “When Life Disrobes Us

  1. I love the in-depth reflection, revelation, and breakdown of how the ways of life becomes a part of our living when at first, we were all too innocent and oblivious to it.

    “We are born in the clothing of promise until life disrobes us, and then we become subject to human emotions, attachment, bonding, abandonment, suffering, pleasure, trauma, joy, sadness, and disappointment.”

    This is such a great Sunday morning read. Thank you for sharing, Roxi.

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  2. I was reminded reading this of the poem in early Zen Buddism:
    The body is the Bodhi tree,
    The mind is like a clear mirror.
    At all times we must strive to polish it,
    And must not let the dust collect.

    Maybe there really is a change of consciousness possible, not only clearing or cleaning ourselves off from this and that, and more than one, I mean, enlightenment for one, where it’s a state of consciousness a reversal of this present ego state we’re in, where it’s as though there is no tree, no mirror, and so no place for the dust to alight. But wait; there’s more, you’ll also get…. I mean, we are not just emptiness but a fullness hardly found on any present list, but of course to be filled we’d have to be emptied first. I do have to say, however, your ‘dust collect’ poem is a fine one.

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  3. Hi Roxi! This was so beautifully written, and felt so close to my heart. “We are born in the clothing of promise until life disrobes us, and then we become subject to human emotions, attachment, bonding, abandonment, suffering, pleasure, trauma, joy, sadness, and disappointment.” What gorgeous imagery! I have really enjoyed reading all your posts. Would it be okay to re-blog this?

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