No this isn’t about Hootie and the Blowfish’s breakout album, Cracked Rear View, 1994, though that’s a great album. Glad to see them together on tour. I mean, who doesn’t love Darius Rucker, right? Actually this is more of a visually oriented concept of our emotionally-complicated, demanding, action-driven lives. We tend to look through a cracked rear mirror at our circumstances.
Think about it. Circumstances arrive. Life moves forward. It stagnates. Good, bad, or otherwise. Shit hits the fan. Our windows shatter and the glass shards scatter on the floor, our emotional selves splintered. We gather the pieces, gluing them back together with determination and tears and move forward the best we are able. When we now view ourselves through our newly reorganized mirrored-glass, our reflection duplicates the multiple reconstructed pieces (emotional aspects.) Our visage is replicated in our mirrors, the people in our personal world, our lives; in other words, the cracked rear view. (Rear meaning the past, staying stuck in past programming.) Over time, with repeat performances, our outlook on our lives becomes broken, shattered, scattered from our true natures, our true reality. We then believe this is the “nature of our reality.” Why? Because this is the way we believe life is. When in truth, it’s not; we have just created it this way.
Ironically too, this lens can become even more complicated with other broken mirrors overlaying ours due to social and familiar influences. In other words we take on others’ stories, driving their broken vehicles with cracked windshields, thinking that is what is required. Soon we are unable to see but through a very narrow limiting corner, yet due to years of conditioning we are no longer aware of what we are actually missing. We continue to repeat the same patterns, the same bad habits, because one, we don’t actually see them for what they are, detrimental to our health and vitality, and or they’re so engrained in our daily fabric, we perpetuate the cracked and dysfunctional traits and behaviors blaming the outside world.
I’m a believer in the power of the mind. I believe we can achieve anything simply by changing -literally- our thinking, our minds. The force and or power behind the mindset shift, is believing it possible, seeing it possible and feeling it possible.
Back to the mirror analogy. There are several tools we can play with to open up our vantage point, to see life through a broader concept, expand awareness and consciousness. Being willing to leave the emotional junk yard behind is essential. Desiring a more whole-some (whole, complete and with some more extras) clear-sighted vision of what we’re here for in this current lifetime, understand the reasons for all the crazy, tumultuous adventures that have shaped our lives, comprehend the reasons behind poor choices, lack of self love, to killer experiences, is the invisible-strong-glass-glue that rebuilds our window. When our lens are clear, the mirror clean and smooth, anything is possible.
Self healing options for restoring the cracked view. Can use one or all in your visuals:
1. See all the cracked and broken pieces as a stained glass window. In your mind recut and organize them into a beautifully intricate and revealing glass window of your life. See life through this colorfully bright and loving lens. In doing this, you are taking your life’s design into your creative hands. You are no longer the broken pieces, you are the artist. Make this a daily visual to begin or end the day. Continue to add and design the life you desire by utilizing the bold stained glass colors in your world.
2. Call in aid if needed, an angel, a prophet, an enlightened being, your higher self. You’re holding the magical and invisible glass glue. You’ve reformed and reshaped all the pieces of your life-lens in exactly the order you desire and have dreamed about. You with help, squeeze the glue into all cracks and crevices uniting the shards into wholeness. All remnants of broken elements have disappeared. You are now clear to see and be your own soul, your own being.
3. In your mind, you are driving life’s abundant highway. The views and attractions spectacular and beautiful. The colors bold, strong and vivid. The windshield is perfectly designed with new high-tech zero-glitch glass. It’s as if there is nothing between you and your experiences, the view authentic, detailed, striking. The side right mirror is cracked. You’ve chosen not to replace it as a reminder your past is past, the cracked rear view no longer applicable in your new stimulating, creatively-vibrant life.
Repeat daily till it becomes a healthy habit of creativity and strong grounding beliefs.
How do we know if we need an upgraded perspective, a different viewing platform? If there is a lack of self love. If there are doubts involving our abilities, talents. If there are relationship issues. If there are any and I mean any health issues from perpetual colds, sinus issues, the flu every winter, aches and pains, nervous system issues, depression, anxiety, diagnosed disease, ad infinitum, then it’s time for the cracked rear view to be the side story rather than the one we are currently living.
May the stained glass of your reality be stunning, magical, bright and bold.
Cosmic sunshine to you.