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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Electric Fences


In the country, where ranchers have livestock roaming in the pastures for grazing, they were often concerned about their livestock roaming off of their property, getting lost and possibly never returning. For a rancher who rears cattle for his livelihood, it costs him every time he loses one of his cattle or horses, so they began to put up fences around their grazing pastures to keep their livestock on their property.

At first these fences were probably something like rope strung between vertical posts which circled the perimeter of the grazing pasture. The problem was, the cattle could easily break through these simple rope fences, so they tried something else they eventually substituted wire for the rope. That worked better, but still there were some cattle that would charge up to the fence and knock down the posts and wire, so the next step was to put sharp barbs on the wire, so that it hurt when the animals came into contact with it. That worked pretty good and for many years barbed wire was widely used by ranchers to fence in their pasture areas. Even though barbed wire worked pretty good there still were occasions where the ranchers would lose some of their livestock so some of them added another wire to the fence which was connected to an electrical source. When an animal would make contact with the wire, it would get a nasty electrical shock. This proved to be very effective because after a period of time, the animals wouldn’t even get close to the electrical wired fence. They would stay within the acceptable pasture area. The interesting thing about this is, once the ranchers observed the animals staying away from the electrical fences, they decided to turn off the electricity, to save the cost of the power. Since the animals had been trained to stay away from the fences, they didn’t need the electrical current on all the time anymore. Some ranchers even went a step further than that. As you might expect, erecting and maintaining a fence can be very costly and naturally required repairs which also cost money. Since the animals had been trained to stay within the acceptable pasture area, some ranchers, when the fences needed repair, decided to just remove the fences all together. They found that the fences were no longer necessary, even the young animals that were born into the herd didn’t go outside the boundaries where the fences use to be. So, once this behavior was established, it was passed on through the generations.

Yes, there were times when they had to erect fences again, and when they did, they made them as simple as possible with as few posts as possible and a single little wire which they electrified. This was mostly necessary when the livestock were moved to other pastures for grazing. Once the livestock got the idea of the electrical fence being there, they’d stay away from it, and then the rancher would turn off the electricity, eventually, removing the wire too. This way, they could reuse the wire when they moved the livestock to other fields.

So, you might be asking, why in the world am I writing about these fences, what do these fences have to do with you and me?

A long time ago, probably before you or I can remember, those who were in power at the time wanted to contain the masses of mankind in a similar way that the ranchers wanted to contain their livestock. They likely tried different ways which proved to be somewhat ineffective, just like the ranchers did until they found a means that worked really well. Once these methods of containment were proven to be effective, their uses became widely accepted as the preferred methods of containment and were used by growing numbers of powerful people to contain their subordinates.

They too also found that once the desired behaviors were established, the use of the containment (fences,) was no longer necessary to be used all the time, but rather only occasionally to reestablish the preferred behaviors.

So, you and I are the prodigy of those who were so conditioned that now; we don’t have physical fences to limit our behaviors we have handed down concepts of fences which we naturally accept as being the perimeter of our behaviors which we cannot cross over. And the interesting thing is we don’t even question these passed down behaviors, these pasted down limiting fences that really don’t exist anymore and haven’t really existed for a very long time. Like the livestock, we stay within the prescribed field of our experiencing like obedient little animals.

In your life experience, how many imaginary electrical fences limit your potential and expression in being? Do you dare to realize that the fence isn’t really there anymore, and that you can easily move about beyond the perimeters set up way back when? Well, you can. Yes, you can!

The herd consciousness might tell you, you can’t go beyond those prescribed boundaries because that is the programming which is most prevalent within the mass consciousness. The thing is there are already many people who’ve broken free of those limiting beliefs, many people who’ve ventured beyond the prescribed boundaries of their expression and found that there really is no fence at all, that they are free to move about without being shocked back into submission.

From the mass consciousness perspective, those people are the rebels, the outcasts, and the weirdoes. They are the adventurous spirits which have challenged the limits imposed upon them, and found that the limits are only imaginary.

So, the next time you want to do something but believe you can’t or shouldn’t, you may think back to this article, and wonder whether this limiting belief is one of those fences meant to keep you contained, to keep you limited. It takes a great deal of courage to challenge the established mass consciousness and you may have to take a leap of faith to step beyond those boundaries, to take that step into the unknown. The fear of doing so is very real. How do you think you’ve been contained all your life? You would have trespassed those boundaries long ago if that fear wasn’t so real and powerful for you. In order to overcome that fear, you will need trust.

If you don’t trust me, look within your own being for that aspect of yourself which you do trust. If you believe in guarding angels, and trust them, let them lead the way beyond your current limiting belief boundaries. Whoever it is, or whatever it is, seek out and be open to the guidance and assistance which will enable you to overcome the fears which limit your expression in being.

Even though this pasture we’ve been living in might be really nice and enjoyable, there are actually greener pastures beyond the boundaries you live within. Yes, that is really true the grass IS really greener on the other side of the fence. Why do you suppose they erected those fences around you in the first place? Why do you suppose they made you believe it wasn’t greener on the other side of the fence? Because they didn’t want you to go there, they wanted it all for themselves. The problem with that logic is that they believed in limits even for themselves, so with those limiting beliefs, they thought there wasn’t enough for everyone, so they had to limit the masses so they could be assured of their greener pastures.

What lies beyond awaits you. I assure you, you will be grandly delighted by what you find there.

My intention, I’ve now placed for you, is that you have the courage and trust to transcend the limits imposed upon you.

Let it be so.

It is done.

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