How can you follow the course of your life if you do not let it flow? LAO-TZU
This morning Sawyer and I were looking out into the front yard, watching the rain and wind dance together in perfect harmony. It is a beautiful day, and watching the rain clean and clear away all that is no longer serving the landscape is such an amazing process. A cleansing process that is trusted and true, making way for new growth, new starts, and new life. Similarly, like a seed opens in the dark and trusts its true process to rise toward the sun, we also have that innate guidance and wisdom. The question becomes do we choose to use it.
We all have our beliefs, spiritual, philosophical, and religious and we can all learn a great deal from each other. We can do this without compromising our belief system, but at the same time kindly, respecting another’s and maybe even shifting slightly ourself. This makes the journey to connectedness filled with love and kindness a much easier process.
Each day presents another opportunity of awakening and awareness. A chance for one’s compassion and understanding, which takes us to the beginning breath of our truth. A place where decisions become easy, as they feel they have already been made to serve you. A divine place that is filled with kindness and love, instead of confusion and furry.
During treatment I had so many experiences that softened my heart and soul. I realized that it is so important to slow down and listen to the flow that our higher power shares within each and every one of us. As we evolve, it is as if we are peeling back layers to meet our inner soul, the truth that guides us through “the best of times and the worst of times.” However, it is usually experiences when we see wisdom residing inherently within hardship that we have the most growth. We learn to listen to the inner guidance and choose to stop suffering on so many levels, applying forgiveness, love, and understanding as just a few options. Once you peel back a layer, it is important to set it free as there is no guilt just a new understanding of who you are. If you are a person who holds on to “everything” then let some things go that you don’t need because the memory will always be there, but it may no longer be who you are today. Allow yourself to move forward and embrace freedom.
Listening to this inner voice connects us to love on a whole new level. As an energy, as a thought, as a concept, and the list goes on and on. Love is the bottom line. It teaches us how to continually trust and live life without attachment. During such a special time of year we give not because it is an expectation, but because it is of love. We give because we want to bring joy to others, not because we want recognition. Our inner truth guides us to do for others without any recognition in the truest form.
In the past I have questioned true balance, would one get taken advantage and the answer is NO. The universe will always prepare for divine balance and harmony if we allow and trust for it. We do not need to control or have our hands in making things just. We need to move along and trust that if we let go all will be as it should. This is a difficult concept because we spend a lifetime trying to make sure things are even, often time it seems that it is not. However that is just to the human eye and right around the corner is the other balancing act making it whole. We really need to practice listening and connecting to our intuition which helps us see this harmony. At the same time emerging with new tools that will help in the process of peeling back layers to our soul as there are many; Instead of judging and deciding what is the divine flow because we believe we must control it.
As I changed through my journey, I realized that the answers to many of my questions have been right in front of me for a long time. However, it took a series of events to make me realize that I needed to flow while I created, practicing what many yogis call non-attachment. “Letting go and let God.” Trusting that everything is of free-will to go in the direction that is most beneficial for the overall landscape and for the greatest good of those that are connected to this landscape of life.
Just an example of an amazing tool, the idea of manifesting,which has been around for a very long time, is such an amazing gift. Authors like Wayne Dyer, Katie Byron, The Secret, and Eckhart Tolle (just a few) that have played a role in teaching us how to bring manifestations into our lives. Ideas such as moving beyond just believing and taking it to an emotional level, acting as if it has already happened, is a key to the success of manifesting. The words you use to manifest and the words others use become a strong vibration which is set in motion. This is where the process really begins, saying these words out loud. Believing what you are saying them or saying them till you do, which leads to the real magic – IMAGINE! Imagine how those close to you will respond, how you feel when you celebrate. These are the ways we bring it full circle. As many before us have said it just isn’t the words, it is the emotion and imagination we put behind these words that begin the journey.
I believe that one of the most important aspects of manifesting, going past the emotional and imagination, is trust and faith. Trusting that each and every idea is for the greatest good of you and those in your life. If it is not for the greatest good then the motion stops. Some take this as a sign that it doesn’t work for them, but in reality this is the universe helping you make a good decision (this is where listening, as difficult as it may be sometimes, is so important.) Many times it happens that the same situation comes up again and again, a repeat for you to get a second chance to make the right choice. This is an opportunity to ask yourself if the path you are on is turning too muddy as you realize you are walking upstream.
This can oftentimes be very difficult to identify and an important time to slow, breath, listen, and feel; combining facts, faith, emotion, love, and intuition. Usually the answer becomes clear, if not then you are just not ready to know.
Think of how many things in your life right now could serve you if you kindly set them free? Just as an example, many focus on weight goals at this time of year. For some, this is such a difficult goal and struggle which creates extreme levels of stress. Should we be going the opposite direction? So ask yourself some questions. Is it torture to go to the gym? Do I feel comfortable there? If I had a partner would I feel better and more motivated? Am I afraid to fail? Is it time to move onto a different type of exercise, maybe it is time to let go and try Zumba 🙂 (just an idea) So you can see that there are many, many option, so maybe it is time to look outside the box as a gift to yourself. You don’t have to roll the way others think is the best way as this is just a suggestion…there are lots of ways and it is ok to take the path that looks a lot different no need to try to measure up. Ask for guidance and you will be amazed what shows up for you.
Evolving is a gift, surrounded by a number of successful tools and we should acknowledge this as it is all together a new way of living. The greatest of the blessings is that we continue to learn and apply free will. We get to choose to listen and see what we may never have seen before or we get to cling to the landscape not wanting to let go. It is a challenge as clinging to what we know feels safe, and hearing intuition takes time, trust, and faith. But before you know it another teacher has just divinely brought a new gift of learning so we may continue to grow and evolve. Once you learn a truth, it can’t be “unlearned.”, we can only move forward or sideways. Take a leap of faith, shed a layer of you and enjoy your truth.
I hope you all enjoy this holiday season and the many gifts that are all around you. Celebrating family and friends that are in your life, honoring their gifts. Taking a moment to love a little more and judge a little less, a small step to letting go.
I hope you all have a very Happy New Year!!
Much love and light!