Friday, August 17, 2007


Seeds IX, 33

Seed: Estranged

Estranged is an old-fashioned word. I remember vaguely hearing it used to describe people who were having trouble in a marriage at one long ago point in my life. Now we are not so delicate about it.

What prompted me to look at this word is something Anne Morrow Lindberg wrote, “When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others.” Do you ever feel estranged? Estrange is rooted in the word strange which means outside.

One of the gifts of being human is one’s own perspective. The idea is that no one can perceive the world in quite the same way you do. The secret of perception is to look at the world from inside your Self to the outer world, and not from the estranged perspective, or outside in.

Whenever you feel estranged, it could be that you are taking the outside in view instead of the inside out one. Take a moment to go within and find your center, then look again. Things will likely be less strange.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.

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