Quality: Purity of Thought
Message of Self-Mastery: Kindness; mental clarity; optimism; seeing goodness within oneself and others; inspirational; incisive and direct, yet gentle in speech; offended by mistreatment of living things; environmental awareness; for purification; for “sloughing off the old.”
Pattern of Disharmony: Negativity; pessimism; sarcasm; cynicism; focus on dark and unkind thoughts with resultant downward flow of energy; fault-finding nature; bluntness; tactlessness.
Pure thoughts, like rays of sunlight, penetrate the dust-covered windows of my mind. They fill me with good will toward all.
|Having a sense of humor||Common-sensical|
|Ability to focus||Insightful|
|Moral in character|
|Cynical||Prone to clouded thinking|
|Insulting to self or others||Confrontational|
|Unkind with humor||Deceptive|
|Closed-minded||Prone to dark thoughts|
The positive Blackberry state offers the vibrational experience of clarity, focus and the ability to see things as they really are-the antithesis of darkness, mental cloudiness and denial, respectively. Blackberry’s is an innocence, not born of ignorance, but rather of its opposite-knowledge through experience. A mind free from judgment, prejudice and negativity epitomizes Blackberry.
When we judge or blame ourselves, or have a sense of uncleanliness for things that we have said or done in the past and can no longer change, Blackberry is indicated. This essence helps us to see events as dreams that have ended, allowing us to move forward with a clean slate, as it were.
“When I use Blackberry with its affirmation, it helps me clear out emotions such as resentment,” Mario writes. “It has always worked in this regard.”
The positive Blackberry state is exemplified by those who are environmentally aware. You will never catch these people littering! They tend to be politically informed, well-read, well-educated and conscientious in their decisions. You will find them in animal rights groups; performing community service; or sorting and recycling their newspapers, glass bottles and plastic containers. In addition to cleaning up the environment, they like to purify themselves as well, through fasting and cleansing diet regimens.
The highest octave of Blackberry is a “deep and meaningful relationship” with truth. Self-honesty is a must; honesty from others is assumed. Blackberry is the cut-to the-chase essence-direct, yet kindly; tactful, but to the point.
The negative Blackberry state is seen in those whose emotional natures have not yet matured, and who may, even inadvertently, let slip unkind words. Those who behave with cynicism, sarcasm or negativity-in short, the carping spirit-are expressing the need for Blackberry.
Individuals in the negative Blackberry state have nothing nice to say about anyone or anything. They are prone to gossip and tend to tell offensive, racist or prejudicial jokes at the expense of others, especially those forced to listen to them. Often without realizing it, they create a foul, repellent energy around themselves, making them difficult company for very long.
“My husband of twenty-one years has a real ‘sour grapes’ attitude,” Lisbeth shared, somewhat reluctantly. “When we moved to the Midwest, nothing in our new home pleased him. The curtains were stale-looking, the neighbors were too noisy and the walls too thin, according to him. I took Blackberry because his negativity was so contagious. Within a few days, I began to see goodness all around me. I learned to deflect his comments with my optimism. My appreciation of life increased a hundredfold.”
A milder version of the negative Blackberry state is found in the individual who, quite without realizing it, is simply unpleasant to be around. There may be hints of a Cherry mood, or the strong, negative emotions of Lettuce, but the Blackberry state leaves one feeling somehow unclean, as though missing the boat of life’s loveliness.
Blackberry is also the essence for frustration, a state we all experience from time to time. When our thoughts are confused or conflicted, or when our energy feels blocked, Blackberry helps to clean the mud from our mental window.
At the end of the day, refer to the Blackberry list of Positive Expressions/Negative Conditions. Place a check mark next to the qualities you experienced. Assess accordingly whether you need to upgrade your “mental wardrobe.”
Read self-help books about subjects you are trying to excel in.
At bedtime, fill your mind with pleasant, uplifting thoughts to penetrate the subconscious mind.
Make it a point to focus on the inherent goodness in those around you.
Autumn has barged in so quickly, pushing summer in her pastel gossamer into a muted corner. Mother Nature tucks in all the green lace of warmer seasons, replacing it with crisp, crackly colors-colors that bite, colors that sing from a distance now.
The midday sun feels warm on the nape of your neck, and the country trail sprawling before you hasn’t known human footprints for many cycles of seasons. The vine-laden blackberry bushes extend their berry-filled branches to you, like gnarled hands with thorns for long, sharp fingernails. The berries seem to be smiling at you, all dark-hued and juicy. Their thorny protection makes the picking process one of caution and not to be undertaken absentmindedly.
The more berries you pick and tuck into your shirttails, the more wine-stained are your hands. The ripe ones fall almost eagerly into your palms, and just as readily into your mouth. Puckeringly tart and seedy, the juice purifies both your blood and your thoughts.
The more berries you eat, the more you reflect on the psychological nature of this wild fruit. The seeds are like seed thoughts-fresh ideas, pure insights and clear observations. The purifying pulp of the fruit both cleanses and builds you at the same time. And the thorns are incisive admonitions to live cleanly in body and mind.
Nourished and cleansed by this welcome snack, you continue on your walk.