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The Mind: Arrested Development



Art by Maria Chambers

Disclaimer:  No minds were harmed in any way during the writing of this article.

One of my cafe friends is well into his 70 s.  He is brilliant.  He can talk about a myriad of subjects, and can do the New York Times crossword in under 30 minutes.  Yet, developmentally, on an emotional level, he is still a 14 year old boy.  He still blames his parents for his unhappiness.  He is still angry that the other boys bullied him, and the girls rejected him.

Another friend, now in her 60s, who is sweet, and kind hearted, has medicated most of her emotions away.  That way, it’s easier to deal with a dead marriage.  She still approaches life like a teen-aged girl who has been traumatized by life, and by men in her life.

Another man, an ex-boyfriend, appears at the cafe every so often and tries to lure me back into a relationship with him.  He still tries to prove worthiness, because he had a childhood in which both parents were alcoholics, and he was desperate for love and attention, which was given only sporadically and it made him feel out of control.

So, when he sees me at the cafe, despite the fact that he is also brilliant, and kind-hearted, he becomes the boy who is still trying to get the girl, or the boy who is still trying to be loved by mom and dad.  Of course it doesn’t work, because his script reads, “I feel abandoned.”

Regardless of all the life experience, and maybe even therapy, the mind is the part of us, an ancient part, that is in arrested development.  It carries wounds from this and many other lifetimes.  The mind carries within it, a wounded heart.

And until we acknowledge that we are much more than our mind, and much more than the wounded heart, we will remain in arrested development.

It’s what we see in most of the world.  It’s old programming playing itself out over and over.

But, don’t despair, because it’s why you and I and many others are here at this auspicious time in the history of mankind.  It couldn’t be more ripe for change.  I mean, just look around you.  Look at world events.  Maybe even at your own family.  Don’t you hear it?  That cry for help?  Oh, it’s often a muffled cry.

And in many cases they don’t even realize they are asking for change.  They know something is off.  They can’t seem to find that sense of peace no matter what they do.  And it scares them.  They are feeling the energies of change but their mind interprets it as a bad omen.

So they double down on their old existence, digging in even deeper into their own hypnosis.  They will project their frustration out onto others, onto the government, or their boss, or their kids.

So, in essence humans will battle the change of consciousness by becoming even more mental.  Trying to get out of the stuck, limited mind by retreating into the mind even more.  And, I’m sure you have noticed, technology is a great way to dive even deeper into the mind.

Do you see the dilemma?

So, here we are, pioneers of new consciousness, in all our glory.  Happy to be here to assist the planet in this time of technology.  When there is an opportunity to infuse real consciousness, soul consciousness into that technology.  So that the technology does not run amok, and begin to control humans.

I mean, if that happened, that would be embarrassing.  How would that read in the future history books?  Mankind taken down by robots.  Despotic robots took over the world in the 21st century.  Chip implants standardized and homogenized humans.  Well, in all fairness, if anyone is taking down anyone else, humans are more than capable of taking down humanity.  Can’t blame it on software.

But advances in Artificial Intelligence are no accident right now.  And the human mind is seduced by it.

It’s easy to do, by the way, because the mind is very susceptible to hypnosis.  If enough humans begin to buy into the importance of keeping the status quo, of not allowing anything but the mind to be in control of life, it wouldn’t be a big leap to become a highly monitored society.  We are already seeing it.


Art by Maria Chambers

Technology serves humanity, and breakthroughs are going to be beneficial in medicine and science and many other places.  But humanity serving technology, not so good.

And we can distill that statement down to the mind serves the heart and soul, not the other way around.

So, arrested development.  We have that here.  It’s everywhere.  And frankly, even the mind is getting pretty tired of it.  It wants out.  It’s tired of trying to figure life out all by itself.  It knows the answers to life do not lie in a computer program.  It knows that life can’t be controlled by technology.  It also suspects that the heart knows things it doesn’t.

The heart knows that there is more.  That there is much more than this physical reality.  That there is nothing to fear.  That life is eternal.  That the mind is not bad, or wrong, or unworthy.

How could it be unworthy?  It was created by god, by source.  By you and me.  Yes, we had a hand in creating the mind.  And we experimented with it over eons of time.  Trying to make it conform, trying to standardize it.  Trying to make human behavior, well, behave!

Trying to make the human fit into a set of patterns and overlays for the benefit of all.  Which, well, that didn’t work out so well, now did it.

Of course some patterns are good.  We all need to agree on a few things, like to stop at red lights, and that Starbucks is an eternal coffee infusion portal, and some other stuff.  It’s not all bad.


There is something happening now for the first time in history.  It’s a way out of the mind, and into the sovereign heart and soul.  It’s a reunion of two seemingly strange bedfellows.  The limited, conditioned, hypnotized mind and the limitless soul, and the source of all life itself.

That would be you, and me.  We are all of the above.  We are the alpha and the omega.  We are part of source, and we are the wise and eternal soul, and we are the human who is maybe the hardest hit in all of this transformation business.

The poor, traumatized human didn’t know what hit him!

We took on a lot in this lifetime as that human.  We had no idea of the enormity of this integration, did we? I suspect that if we read the fine print we would have abandoned the very concept of embodied enlightenment.

With all of our angelic brilliance and wisdom, didn’t anyone think to have a lawyer present to read the damned contract?

Oh well, too late.  Here we are, in all of our glory.  In all of our courage and our determination.  Which may be turning into exhaustion and defeat some days.

It really doesn’t matter.  And that’s because we pretty much accomplished what we came here to do, and that is……to radiate our soul and that really has an amazing effect on this place, and on that technology.  And most importantly, on that mind in its arrested development.

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Author: soulsoothinsounds

Our lives are like great paintings or great pieces of music. If we focus on all the technical 'imperfections' we will miss the true beauty of the work. We won't see, or rather, FEEL the essence and spirit of the masterpiece. I no longer identify myself as a writer, artist, or musician. Rather I express my divinity, and my humanity through the media of art, music and writing. I began this blog because I wanted to give voice to my experiences and insights, and I wrote for myself primarily. Almost a decade later, I am still writing for myself, and I am discovering that my experiences are not personal but universal - galactic even. And now I am more sure than ever that I am a new consciousness teacher, as each of you are. The way we teach is by going through the very human experiences, and as we ascend and shed our old selves, with love, and as we embody spirit in this lifetime, which we are all doing, we become the standards for others of the new divine human.

16 thoughts on “The Mind: Arrested Development

  1. Hey Maria, I chuckled when reading this line below,

    “The poor, traumatized human didn’t know what hit him!”

    And then wondered if that was my SoulSELF, having some humor at my Human’s expense 😁😁

  2. Haha…yep, I.S., I do believe it was. From our Soul’s perspective the so-called bad experiences are just experiences. And that’s what I find so challenging with this integration. It’s hard not to take it personally, especially as it pertains to the physical body and the physical challenges. But at the same time, it’s good news that our true SELF isn’t traumatized. What good would that do us? 💕

    • Yes indeed, it does take a toll on our human self. Having said that, many a times in my personal journey, just when my human mind thinks we are “doomed”, by the divine grace, things take a 180 turn, if not 360.
      That kept me going, going, going…
      And instilled a deeper Knowing that in the end, All Is Well ❤️

  3. Thanks dearest Sistar!

    I laughed a lot at this whole post. It makes a ton of sense and you found a beautiful sense of ridiculous truth. Love love love…. One of my mantras is #cultivatesilly. I loved this. “Of course some patterns are good. We all need to agree on a few things, like to stop at red lights, and that Starbucks is an eternal coffee infusion portal, and some other stuff. It’s not all bad.” Ha! So great!

    And then….”With all of our angelic brilliance and wisdom, didn’t anyone think to have a lawyer present to read the damned contract?”


    Reading this blog for into my other mantras….. #joyepidemic and #wallowingingratitude

    Here’s another one for you….

    #mariaisawesomeandiloveher 🙂🙂♥️♥️

    Thanks so much!

    Loving us all…….

  4. Exhaustion and defeat the past few days, and ‘The Mind’ wants me to believe that all is lost, yet My Soul keeps reminding me of much brighter days, and this wonderful post certainty did help, THANK YOU MY MARIA!! ♥️🤗

    • I can relate, my Annette. My own mind plays those games with me, too. Sometimes it seems to win. Sometimes I let it walk me down that dark road.

      The closer we are to our freedom, the more the mind comes up with really bleak scenarios. It’s really afraid of losing control. it’s savvy at convincing us that the fears are real. And that we need to let it manage all of it for us.

      Fortunately our heart and soul are also here. And they know better. They are good at allowing and receiving, and the heart is learning how to acknowledge the fears and concerns generated from the mind, but not get entangled in them.

      It’s been really intense and challenging. I’m so grateful for you and this intimate community of kindred souls. 💖💖💖

  5. “The closer we are to our freedom, the more the mind comes up with really bleak scenarios. It’s really afraid of losing control.”

    This really resonated with me!! Early weeks into January I had feelings of such BLISS, something quite honestly I had not felt in a VERY long time, and I was thinking, WOW, I really do feel like I can move forward. It wasn’t long after this that ‘the bottom fell out’, SO….I created a new mantra called ‘blissed to pissed’, Lol, and it does piss me the heck off!!

    “Sometimes I let it walk me down that dark road”.

    Pretty much what I did last night, and this totally dove tails into ALLOWING, allowing it all, the good, bad and the ugly. I shed a few tears, I told God/Source that I am SO very tired, and I really truly just wanted to come HOME 😥

    This too shall pass, and I sure am grateful as well for you and this beautiful community of kindred souls, my God, I truly don’t believe I could have come this far without having MY SOUL TRIBE!!
    Such a lonely path otherwise…..everyone just skipping around, and having a jolly good ole time living…..

    Okay, enough of my pity party, maybe I will take a shower and go to Walmart to pick up my order that’s been ready for a couple days…hahaha!

    Much much love!! ♥️🤗

    • Hahaha Annette….from blissed to pissed. That sums it up perfectly! That’s happened so many times to me that I wondered if my mind was trying to sabotage the joy.

      You are the wise Master, as you allow all of it. And that’s the elixir, apparently, for transforming the energies. It’s not running from the lower emotions at all. And yet it’s ultimately knowing that those emotions are not ours. They need not dictate our truth, no matter how compelling they seem.

      It seems this is about developing a trust in our heart and soul. And the more we, from our heart, show the mind that we are aligning with our soul, the more it (the mind) begins to trust that we are actually serious about being free. About allowing life to serve us while we are here.

      Then the mind begins to respect us. It doesn’t see us as easily seduced any more. It’s so interesting because there are so many layers to this process, but our mind isn’t able or even responsible for figuring any of that out.

      Shine your light at Walmart, my Annette. That’s one place that needs it. ❣️

      • “The mind begins to respect us.” I demand R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

        Thank you so much for your very WISE words, makes a lot of sense to me.

        Made it to Walmart, in and out so fast I would be surprised if anyone even got a flicker ! ✨😜I truly don’t mean to be stingy, but I’m in short supply, yet I’m rebooting!! 😘

        • No, you’re not being stingy. Our energies are precious, especially now with all of the final integration we are going through. This transformation is really about filling ourselves up. Nurturing our own radiance. And sharing it if and when it feels appropriate. I’ve said it many times. This planet is lucky to have us here. and We are becoming the standards of what self-love looks like. The planet doesn’t need more lessons in how to love others. It needs examples of how to TRULY love self. ❤️

  6. YES!!

    Gosh, those ‘divine chills again’. ♥️

    This has been my mission, Self Love, and it has been a tough one, and your wisdom has helped me more than you could ever begin to fathom, I’m eternally grateful to YOU, My Life Coach Maria♥️

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