From the Domeia Teachings
We are enmeshed in a matrix of ‘dots’ or points of light energy. Like a child’s activity page, we recreate images by ‘connecting the dots’ based on familiar patterns. If we look at the stars, points of light that we recognize, we understand that they are spheres of self-generating energy, whose power we perceive as light. The fact that we can see them connects us to them and we connect them to each other in our minds. The intention of our awareness is what acts as the connecting lines. The shapes we have determined down through the ages as constellations have solidified into patterns we can rely on and that reflect what we understand about life.
Our universe of experience is built by the patterns we create and recognize in the matrices we are familiar with. For instance, we often mark out our territories in squares or rectangles; boundary lines drawn to the points on a compass, creating a matrix everyone understands that defines and exemplifies our space. When given a piece of paper with random dots on it and asked to connect some of them, a large percentage of people try to make squares. The concept of connecting four points with lines to make a shape that provides structure for our lives is useful but also limits us.
We can expand our vision outward beyond the piece of paper by adding four more dots in a third dimension. This now opens us up to more possibilities but we are still limited; ‘boxed in’ so to speak. There are an infinite number of ‘dots’ and many more patterns available to us, we just don’t recognize them yet.
Everything that exists is built on a pattern, or matrix, of energy. I am not speaking of molecular or atomic structure here, but the structure of intention. The dots represent spheres of potential energy and the connecting lines represent our streams of awareness that activate that energy. Take a piece of paper and draw random dots over the surface. Now look to see if you notice a pattern in the dots. If you do, connect them. You have just illustrated an energy matrix for something. What does the shape remind you of?
So, now think of something specific: a dog for instance. Then connect the dots to resemble the shape of a dog. If you have ever had a dog that you loved, every time you look at the ‘dog matrix’ you made, you will think of another detail about your dog and you might even connect more dots to the pattern to better show those characteristics. Soon that matrix will embody the energies of your memories of the dog. If you place that dog matrix diagram somewhere where you will see it often, the lines of intentional awareness will get stronger as your eyes trace over them, building the dog energy even stronger. If your dog had been very loyal, then every time you see that matrix, you would remember loyalty. That reminder could influence you to be a more loyal person because, through your gazing eyes, you have energetically connected yourself to that matrix.
Imagine a set of Tinker Toys. Remember them? Or if you don’t, imagine toothpicks and marshmallows. The Tinker Toy wheels or the marshmallows will be the energy spheres and the sticks or toothpicks will be the streams of intention that will connect the spheres. Now connect several of them while experiencing or focusing on the memory of a joyful moment. You have now created a personal 3D matrix of joy! So later, when you look at your matrix, or touch it, the feeling of joy will return to you.
Now, imagine there is a matrix of anger that comes crashing into your matrix of joy. Some of the established connections become loosened or broken. As you try to pull the two matrices apart, it might be difficult to sort out the connections that belong to each one. Sometimes the two matrices end up one bigger one with characteristics of both.
The human organism is a matrix that isn’t completely aware of itself or its connection to the greater existence. Every thing we have believed, felt and experienced are patterns within our personal matrices. These energy patterns reach out beyond our physical bodies and are often called our ‘aura’. When we meet someone new, our matrix ‘bumps up’ against theirs and we get a sense of who they are. If our patterns are compatible and they interact, we would say we feel a connection to each other.
These connections can be altered by what we desire or what we feel we deserve. If we see something we want in our lives, or something we feel destined to have, some of our connecting energy streams reach out and attempt to latch on to that other’s matrix. If the connection is successful, then it becomes part of our energy pattern. Have you ever noticed how couples that have been together for many years start to look alike? Could it be that their matrices are so connected that they are morphing into one?
If at some point, we decide we no longer want it, those connections start to loosen and if we want a change, we will need to break them cleanly and connect to something else. If left dangling and incomplete, our matrix will connect to what is familiar and we notice the return of unwanted patterns in our lives.
Beyond connecting to other humans, we are connected to our environment. Everything we become aware of through our senses, we develop a temporary connection to. The awareness is the connection. If reinforced, it gains strength until it becomes a permanent connection. By our connections, we have an influence on the world around us just as the world around us has an influence on us.
If we hold a pattern of anger (which is fear expressed) within our personal matrix, everything we become aware of will be influenced by that anger. Wherever it finds a connection, the anger will grow. Soon we discover that there is more and more to be angry about and the pattern becomes more and more solid. Our whole environment then seems to be antagonistic as the pattern feeds on anger wherever it can find it. The anger matrix has become dominant at this point and literally takes on a life of its own. This holds true of every energy pattern, no matter what it is.
Extrapolate this idea, now. What about acceptance instead of anger? This doesn’t mean we all have to be best friends with everything on the planet; remember we have control over the strength and length of every individual connection. But, acceptance begets acceptance and a pattern of acceptance is respect. Cooperation follows and then there is peace.
So, how do we switch from anger/fear to acceptance/respect? Remember the joy matrix we constructed? That was built on a memory of joy. Intend to become aware of things, people, events, and situations where you feel acceptance. Reinforce those connections and relive memories of past experiences of acceptance. As your matrix incorporates more and more of these connections, your influence for acceptance and respect on the world around you will grow.
I discovered over ten years’ time the influence I was having on my home environment. There is a beautiful little woods, a few yards outside my front door. It isn’t part of my piece of property; it belongs to the whole neighborhood. I feel protective of it, though, because I spend a lot of time enjoying it. It feeds my soul peace. I vowed to the woods one day that I would keep it free of litter as a way of helping the environment. Good idea, I thought. I was proud of myself.
Every time I walked the trails I would take a trash bag with me. After a year or so of this, I found myself getting weary of this job. It seemed that the more I picked up, the more there was the next time. One small trash bag turned into two, which then became a large bag and then two large bags! I started finding reasons to not go into the woods. I became resentful and angry toward the people who seemed to obviously take delight in straining my back and ruining my enjoyment of nature! How dare they! I became very righteous and verbal about litter in our society, and rightfully so! Then one of my children asked me why did I continue to do this if I hated it so much? That really got me thinking. Not only was I resentful and angry toward my neighbors, but ashamed of myself for not wanting to live up to my promise. I no longer enjoyed my environment. My soul was not feeling the peace. I was pumping anger and resentment out into the woods and I was promoting litter by my attitude to feed my self-righteous ego! How was that helping the environment?
So, I changed my intention. I decided, at least temporarily, to ignore the trash in the woods and reconnect to the serene beauty that was still there. I broke the emotional connection of fear to what the trash represented for me and replaced it with the desire for others to become more aware of the beauty of the woods. I intended that a new respect for the beauty would eventually follow the increased awareness. I accepted the opportunity to learn my lesson about ego and spent my time in the woods expressing gratitude for its existence.
I have discovered that over time, there is far less litter along the trails and I have heard a few neighbors mention how they have been picking up the trash occasionally on their walks through our shared space. Now, when I become aware of any litter, I say to the woods, “Here, let me get that for you,” as I would to a friend with a piece of lint on her shoulder.
Not only do we interact energetically with the physical world around us, but also with the spiritual worlds. We desire assistance from Angels, Guides, Guardians and other Spirit Helpers and our energy patterns are already connected to them. When we feel that we are alone and there is nothing out there to support us, it is because we have moved our focus to our fear patterns and have lost our awareness of our connections to the various universal love patterns. Notice I said ‘lost our awareness’ not ‘lost our connections.’
We are all created out of the matrix of universal, unconditional love. We cannot change that connection any more than we can change the bloodline connections to our ancestors. It is just a fact. This means we are always and forever connected to the Source Matrix; the energy pattern that is the foundation of all life. We are embedded in that matrix because we are an integral part of it, as are all life-forms. We each carry that divine spark. It is what animates us. In the greater matrix, we are all points of light, spheres of potential energy, whose connections to each other can be intended in an infinite number of ways. And we have the gift of conscious awareness, so we have choices as to what connections we strengthen and what ones we break.
Intention is how it all works, but awareness is the key. According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, the word intention means “a determination to act in a certain way.” The word intent means “the state of mind with which an act is done.” We can be unaware of our intent when interacting with others or our environment. This doesn’t make our intent any less powerful. It is our awareness of intent that provides us with conscious choices. If you don’t supply conscious intent for where you connect your energy, something else will. This is where those influences come into play. This is where we get distracted. And this is where we can choose how to ‘connect the dots.’