What Freddy Mercury Can Teach Us About Detachment
‘Nothing really matters, anyone can see…nothing really matters. Nothing really matters to me…any way the wind blows.” – Freddy Mercury
Why am I quoting this?
Well, I was singing it the other day when it hit me, ‘this is quite spiritually profound’.
Mastery Over Matter
I have been going through a lot of detachment lately — on many different levels. From friendships to career choices, desired outcomes to ego battles and the one thing that keeps coming up for me is ‘nothing matters’.
The energy of late seems to be circling around your ability to regroup and ground yourself to what is really important.
No material thing or situation should concern you too much — the lighter the baggage on your earthly sojourn, the less for you to carry (this should be taken literally and metaphorically). The more at peace you are with the fact that you are here temporarily and no thing or person is a constant, the more likely you are to enjoy your experience.
Now, as I say in my book ‘Divine You’, I don’t mean that nothing matters in an ‘I don’t care’ sort of way. The art of detaching is just another tool to let you be in the world and not of it. Question yourself:
- Can you be here, in this reality, but not be attached to it?
- Can you dream up desires and outcomes for yourself and not be attached to them if they change or do not materialize as you may have wanted them to?
- Can you detach yourself from drama — be it on a social network, in the office or with your family or friends?
- Can you look at circumstances as if you were hovering above them? An observer, one that is removed from any outcome but still revels in the joys and intrigue of the world.
- Can you be someone that cares and loves everyone and everything but could leave this plane of existence tomorrow?
- Are you afraid of death? Or have you made peace with your multi-dimensional, infinite existence?
Who are You?
This is the I AM THAT I AM that people talk about. Being 100% satisfied with where you are and who you are, without needing anyone or anything outside of yourself for gratification.
Loving enough to know when to say nothing, or do nothing, to help a loved one. When you are able to detach from drama, you will show others that it can be done. Peace is achievable — one soul at a time.
Do You Find it Difficult to Detach?
Detachment is not hard or cold. It is your ability to love enough to leave a bit of space — some room for peace and stillness where there may be none. You will be that still presence that can ground those around you into the present moment.
What is blocking your ability to let go?
- Your mind or ego? Do you perhaps get a kick out of drama? Can you admit to that?
- Your ‘worries’? Do you think that to detach would leave you looking like you don’t care?
Remember that to detach is a loving act. If you stress or worry about what other people will think of you for detaching or not getting involved in drama, then you need to work on why their opinions matter. If they are close to you, either friends or family, you can still let them know you care but are not going to interfere with their lives.
If there is something tangible you can do to help, then by all means do but remain that still presence and have an awareness of your emotional body. If you feel like you are being drained or getting sucked back into 3D drama, then you need to exercise detachment again (for further reading about detaching out of love or fear, click here: http://cherieroedirksen.com/2012/04/12/are-you-clinging-by-your-finger-nails/).
Let’s Wrap This Up
You remain whole and unfaltering, present and aware — you are impartial and just. This is true detachment.
Thank you, Queen.