The truth is that through our suffering we have the opportunity to awaken and heal. Of course, this is only if we pay attention and look for these opportunities within our suffering. Second, have you noticed how suffering brings us together? Without it, we are stuck in a conditioned life seeking only those things that distract us from the truth, lasting happiness, joy and that drive us apart. We become stuck in a life of repetition that offers us very little of what is possible in the short life we have here on earth. You may not see this truth now, but I assure you, if you begin to look for it, you will find it.
When we live in the moment, the joy of life shows up in full bloom and we can see what a miracle the creation of life is. This is forgotten in those moments of frustration, anger, and anxiousness or when we feel bored with life. In these moments, the miracle of life seems like an ordinary mundane minute of passing time and we think, so what’s the point!
It is always important to remember that even the mundane things in life are a miracle of creation. Without them, we would not see the magic in life. Why, because the magical would seem ordinary to us; and the truth is from an awakened vantage point there is nothing ordinary in this life, it is all a miracle. You are a miracle, think about it. However, when we are so focused on our needless thoughts this never crosses our mind.
Therefore, the next time you become bored with life, remember that it means you are out of the moment and focused entirely on your incessant thoughts about something or someone. This incessant thinking has distracted you from the beauty and miracles that are all around you. As soon as you remember this, take your attention away from your needless thoughts and point it toward something that allows you to see the beauty and miracle of life again. There is always something to be grateful for and seeing this can help bring you back into the moment.
You are not meant to spend your days suffering from your own thoughts; you can be filled with joy and living life feeling the embrace of the Divine. It will not matter what is happening around you because you will be fully living in the moment experiencing the miracle of life and all it has to offer.
When our external pursuits become more important than our internal exploration, we will eventually feel lost in life. Even when we follow the path of external pursuits and our life seems good, we will wake up one day and feel that something is missing in our life. If we continue to pursue this missing thing “out there”, then we will begin to feel stress, melancholy, worry and other uncomfortable feelings.
Our sole purpose is to reconnect with our God energy, the True-Self. Without this awareness, there will always be internal disturbances that create external upset in our lives. It is important to know that religion alone will not offer you the answers you seek, unless it teaches you this truth. Otherwise, it too is just another external pursuit.
Therefore, whether you are religious or not, believe in God or not, LIFE requires that you let go. It is only through the process of internal exploration and letting go that we can ever finally find what we are looking for and in the end, you will realize that what you were looking for was never lost, just covered up by the thoughts that you believed to be true, that said otherwise.
“We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the ‘problem.’ We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings. This is the easy way out. It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
“When we only see our problems as problems, we suffer. What I have noticed is when I begin looking at a problem as an opportunity my experience changes. The sooner I do this the less I suffer and the quicker I find my way out. To see how true this is, look back at your life and what your problems have taught you about living life more fully. If you cannot see this then you are still in the problem and still suffering.” –Tim Custis
The power of transformation lies in our ability to say no to the False-Self and say YES to the True-Self. How is this done? First by bringing the light of awareness to all those things that in your Soul you know are not for your highest good. We all do things that we know before, during or after that are not the calling of the True-Self. As a sign, you will feel tightness in your body if you pay attention. Begin to listen for those thoughts associated with these actions and say no. If you slip and do it again, and you may, that is OK. Just stop and say no once again. Continue this process no matter how long it takes until your NO becomes stronger than your yes and your Spirit will smile once again.
Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you, and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction—but it does not affect you unless you push against them.
The value of this is immeasurable in changing your experience of life. Pushing back, which is a form of resistance, increases the energy of what you are trying to avoid. Therefore, the very thing you do not want is actually being pulled toward you. This is where none attachment and acceptance open the door to healing and peace. If you know who you are, meaning you are connected to your True-Self and not being led around by the conditioned False-Self, then whether it is physical pain, emotional pain or some other disturbance in your state, you can stay centered.
This does not happen overnight for most people, but requires an unbending intention to let go of the False-Self. We start where we are and begin with what we can. As we gather strength and continue on this path, we will be shown what to let go of next. This is how we progress and when you fall off the path and you probably will, then you step back on. This is how you show the Divine that your intention is unbending and you will not give up no matter what. This is how you really begin to attract what you want in your life. Do you know what that is or are you just following the guidance of the False-Self without even knowing it? If you start to let go, then you will begin to see this more clearly, because most of us do not have clue. Are you sure you have a clue, or is it the False-Self telling you that you do, to continue its reign over you?
The sadness of your discontent is only an illusion of a life seen through the eyes of misperception. It is through our continued efforts and intention to know otherwise, that the light of understanding can come in and open the doors of truth once again.
Do not fret because any effort will lead you there however small, when supported with an unbending intention to do so. Your soul knows this and is continually trying to guide you there. It is when you are refusing its guidance that you feel your discontent. Release your control over what you think you know, then accept and allow, “What Is” to come in knowing that it is always for your highest good.
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Maya Angelou said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Well yesterday, it struck me that this is not always true. In my life, I have countless examples of when I knew something was not for my highest good, yet that alone did not always stop me from doing it. We have all been in a position of doing something repeatedly even after we knew it was not good for us. Think about it, do you ever eat foods that you know are not good for you? Do you spend too much time on the internet or watching television?
Many would say that you just need more willpower. Well I would agree that willpower is sometimes a part of the process. However, willpower is not always enough by itself. Many different things can facilitate our ability to be able to stop doing a certain behavior. Having an addictive nature myself, I have found that there can be many things that need to come together to manifest a shift. I believe this is true for everyone, even if you do not think you have an additive nature.
For each person the solution may be different for healing or getting the desired results. However, I believe that an unbending intention is at the foundation of any successful healing or transformation. We are part of the creative energy of the universe and intention is a catalyst for manifesting. Now the result is not always the way we pictured it and sometimes it is completely different from what we expected, but it is always equal to, or greater than we could have imagined.
It is important for you to know that you will succeed in your quest if you stay connected to your intention. Certainly, you can revise it, but it must stay active, otherwise you will slip back into the old pattern, often falling deeper into it. What this means is that you will suffer more until you are aware enough to reestablish your intention again. Please do not beat yourself up when you fall off the path, just reconfirm your intention and keep moving. As I have said before, the Universe is conspiring in our favor, not against us. It is our birthright to rise above who we have become and to reconnect with who we really are, the True-Self. We are not the conditioned and fearful human being we think we are, but a fearless and beautiful spiritual being, capable of infinite possibilities.
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Many things help us awaken in life, and one of our favorites is pain and suffering. There are many other options available and even more, show up when we start to become aware. This requires action on our part, for instance, what would you be willing to give up today to read something spiritual? Reading higher thoughts of any kind can begin to help us awaken. The list of possibilities is endless, meditation, relationship, yoga; dance and music are just a few. Everything around can offer awakening if we are only open to the possibility. The first thing is to make an intention that you want to awaken. Then you show the Universe that you mean it by taking action. The action is not always about doing something in the outer world, like reading, yoga or dance. It can mean getting quiet and moving into the inner world. Once merged into oneness we can connect with spirit in a way that is not possible through thinking. Know that you will be guided once you create your unbending intention, stay true to this intention, and never give up. Each day will bring new opportunities and as your awareness awakens so too will you.