(c)2009 Joan M. Newcomb
There's a poem by Rudyard Kipling that goes something like this:
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
...Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
read the full poem here
The past few weeks I've had an assortment of crazy people pop up in my life. Sometimes this is an indication that I'm making a quantum leap forward. Sometimes it's just a configuration of planets (this is an astrologically exciting week).
For the most part I'm able to maintain my sanity around them, even the ones that normally drive me crazy!!
I find it important to *not* react to anything they do or say. And wait, sometimes a day or two, before responding (if a response is necessary at all).
If you practice this enough, it becomes easier and easier to step back from their drama and lead a happy life regardless of their version of reality!
The other day, however, I was surprised by one and temporarily had the feeling of insanity myself. If you control your own actions, eventually your thoughts and feelings follow.
These different individuals are sometimes like a cross between "Pigpen" from Charlie Brown's Peanuts comics and the Tasmanian Devil from the old Loony Toons cartoons. Pigpen was nicer, but they both have an aura of disruptive energy around them. And playing with them you can get dirty, or hurt.
Being empathic, I find it's important to *not* always go with your gut feeling. In waiting it out, the feeling will pass. I call it 'not reacting dramatically even if things seem dramatic'.
As you move forward in your life, or as your energy expands or you vibrationally lighten up, Tasmanian Devil/Pigpens will come out of the woodwork. If you engage, it can be like stepping backwards. If you don't respond, they fade back where they came from (out of your hologram and into molecules and electrons and parallel universes).
As Spirit/an Infinite Being, you have a choice of where and with whom you wish to play with in Density and Effortland. Maybe it's fun for you to mud wrestle with PigPen or tarantella with Taz. But it can get old. Wouldn't it be fun to see what's beyond the mud (and the muckrakers?)
So for the next week I invite you to try keeping your head, and your sanity. Don't react to anything dramatically (even feelings inside you) whether they're truly dramatic or not. You may find your entire life movie changings!