Friday, 11 April 2014

The Word of the Week - The Art of Allowing

I allow life to unfold and let go of my resistance

There is a saying in A Course in Miracles that states, “Whatever you resist persists.”  When you look at the world through the eyes of the ego, you find yourself making judgements about what it is you are viewing.  You could read a newspaper and feel the emotions that have been stirred on reports of a vicious crime, or of an injustice that has occurred or a spotlight upon a country that is suffering in poverty compared to those that have so much.  You can imagine the pain and empathise with the article; you then see the world as a cruel unloving place and ask the question why?  In your dejection, of what seems to be an insurmountable problem that gets grimmer as you continue to expose yourself to such reports, you then accept that this is the way of the world, inequitable, discriminating and very unjust at times.  The problem then seems too big for you, so you bring your view back to your own circumstances not realising that you have created a microcosm in your own world because of the judgement that you felt of the world.  The sense of helplessness has now transferred into your own experience; seeing what you do not have, noticing the gaps, the injustices that occurred personally to you and the fact that you find your life so hard at times and indeed unfulfilling.

The resistance that you felt in viewing the world through the ego’s eyes and the judgement that was passed in your interpretation of a negative report has now become a persistent factor in your life because you have not had the ability to view it as it is.  When you look at the world from the eyes of the soul, you resist nothing, you judge nothing but you have a KNOWING that there is beauty all around you, you understand that people only do what they do because of the information that they have at the time. You recognise that the inner nature of ALL life is love even when others act in unloving ways.  This state of consciousness is in fact our true nature; most will look at this view and say this is unobtainable.  Well history has taught us that men and women of this world have achieved this state of enlightenment by practicing a high level of tolerance and peace in the face of adversity.

Just for today, allow life to unfold naturally, be in the space of the “is-ness” of all things.  Curb your reactionary nature to one of a peaceful compose.
In the wise words of Lao-tzu  verse 5 of the Tao Te Ching :

The Tao doesn't take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn't take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.


Friday, 4 April 2014

The Word of the Week - A healthy dose of self-Love

I love me.

Every now and then, I will produce a word that is totally about how great you are and today is such a day.  Very often I find that we can be our own worst enemy in that we do not speak kindly of ourselves, we don’t compliment ourselves on a regular basis, we never say in our minds how great we are, but we can readily offer praise to someone else.  When your internal dialogue is filled with love for yourself and your mindset is geared towards being loving to all, then that is exactly what you will manifest in your life.  You will emit an energy that others can feel that you are just happy being you.  This acceptance of yourself allows you to accept others as they are; it releases judgement and enables you to be more in tune to your higher self.

Today when you look at your reflection in a mirror, take a few seconds and look deeply into your eyes, I mean really look at them.  Study the pupil and the iris, really take a good look at them; once you get over the initial resistance that comes from the ego mind by looking at yourself in this way, your eyes will eventually soften and what will be staring back at you IS your higher self, with loving eyes.
You have inside of you a wisdom, a deep knowing that assures you, everything will work out for your greater good.  You have a beauty that dwells below the surface of your exterior.  You were created from love itself, which is perfect, whole and complete.  Your Spirit, which is clothed in your physical form, is infinitely powerful and is waiting for you to tap into this power as and when you need it.

Your life here has meaning and purpose, what you do has an enormous value and impact to this world.  Now I can hear the cry of “Whoa, hold on a minute, I have value? What I do has value to the world….give me a break!!!”  The fact that you find it so unbelievable is a glaring hint right there, it is because your mind is so ensconced in valuing what the ego thinks, which has no value by the way, you find it difficult to believe that you, little old you has immense value to the world. 
Each raindrop that falls from the sky is different in its shape and size, but its purpose is still the same, it gives life to the vegetation, refills the reservoirs and is a source of providing fresh water to the Earth.

Just for today, be a raindrop, unique and individual but part of a whole. Allow your inner light to shine brightly knowing that you have purpose, you are unique and you are loved deeply.

Have a beautiful weekend.