I have found that the minute I let go of resistance – courage and clarity takes place. The choices that I need to make for the resolution of a challenge starts to become more apparent. Sometimes, the solution is to do nothing, but to allow for an internal emotional and spiritual shift to take place so life can be enjoyed.
I found that when I resisted life – my intuition and clarity became obscured and I made errors in judgment. I also seemed to attract more negativity into my space. But, when I learned new moves with the dance of life and had the understanding that there are certain things in life we cannot control, that the tapestry of life is infinite, that the dual nature of life brings us joy and sorrow, dark and light – a quiet surrender took place and the light of clarity shined on the darker corners of my life.
Surrender does not mean giving up, not doing anything about what we wish to change; it means surrendering our internal conflict; from this place of stillness, we either take action in the outward world, or continue to look within and work on releasing internally that which is blocking us.
Embracing all of life and learning to flow with it, has given me a sweeter dance with life. May your dance also be sweet.
It is in getting out of the way that a Higher Intelligence can more easily express through us and direct our path.
***Post Note: This is an entry I wrote for a new WordPress blog I am creating. I purchased a domain so I have more flexibility. It’s not yet published, I am just adding content for now while I figure the technical aspect of the site with my mate’s help. 🙂 I will also keep blogging in “Love is the Answer.”
“Forgiveness is not a moral issue.
It is an energy dynamic…
Forgiveness means that you do not carry the baggage of an experience.
When you choose not to forgive,
the experience that you do not forgive sticks with you.
When you choose not to forgive,
it is like agreeing to wear dark, gruesome sunglasses that distort everything,
and it is you who are forced every day
to look at life through those contaminated lenses
because you have chosen to keep them.”
Gary Zukav from “The Seat Of The Soul”
Last year, life is was busy for my soulmate Phil and I. Once again, we had to go to clean our cabin in Mt Hood for new guests arriving on the following day. We couldn’t hire a cleaning lady, as we needed the money and it was important to be there anyhow, as sometimes guests would break things (such as the washing machine, doors, lamps) but Phil fixes things quickly. We would come home and work on our online business’ orders, which we can be easily processing after 11 PM, plus Phil had to answer rental inquiries and book new guests. I have a new found respect for anyone who owns a hotel or inn, it involves patience and professionalism. In addition, Phil re-opened his remodeling business and had an assignment the following week.
We worked this hard because we had a large six figure business debt, and until the cabin sold we had a responsibility to meet.
So where am I getting with this? That I noticed we have a lot of energy and we are both baby boomers. We don’t really get tired or feel overwhelmed (well most of the time) because we went with the flow – we didn’t complain often, even if I don’t care very much for cleaning; we just do it, and made sure we added some humor and fun into our day.
It is self-created stress and resistance that depletes one. I have found that what we cannot change, it’s best to simply accept it; nothing is forever anyway in this world of temporary form.
This is a short, sweet life lesson that we both have learned to apply with consistency.
May your day be filled with humor and non-resistance!
Post Note: We sold the cabin in December 2010 at the nick of time, when options ran out in a bad real estate market. We are blessed!
initiating change, and achieving goals. But in the
surrendered state a totally different quality flows into
your doing. In the state of surrender, you see very clearly
what needs to be done, and you take action, doing one
thing at a time and focusing on one thing
at a time. – Eckhart Tolle
We are not out of the woods yet, but yet we are provided for. Again, we need to surrender whatever fears may come up, and take action when necessary. It allows for a good night’s sleep and a sense of connection with something higher than our fearful mind.