AMINA RODRIGUEZ: “The Treasure Within You”

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“True joy comes with knowing who we truly are.  True peace comes with knowing who you truly are.  All answers lie in knowing thyself, and then the ego wants to identify with that knowing as well.  It’s like a little game you play, catching it and reprogramming it.”  

~Amina Rodriguez

 

The treasure you seek lies within you.  You just have to dig a little, patiently brushing the dust off some things within yourself and then all of a sudden there it is.  The genuine gem of what you actually are suddenly becomes clear to you and then that is when all the treasures within you truly begin to manifest outwardly into your life.  And that was just the beginning; you are infinite potential only limited by your own mind.  This is the purpose of meditation and what it means to find yourself and your own truth.  There is no judgement for not having some particular formal method of meditation in your life.  You do what you can and when you can, whatever leads you within in any way that brings you joy and peace.

We are all our own best gurus.  We can always use the guidance of teachers.  But throughout our lives we are all both students and teachers and we eventually become our own greatest teachers.  Our hearts and our minds in balance generate a genuine wisdom in our lives.  Knowledge of who we are and following our inner guidance system which is linked to all of nature will help us evolve.  Our bodies are already quite wise and if we take good care of them and give them the love, acceptance and care they need they will serve us well and assist with our inner development.  The human vehicle is highly intelligent and is highly obedient to the mind.  Which is why when we become conscious of our thoughts by being in the present always, so that our minds give the body and the universe the correct orders, everything changes.  This is why we go within, it’s not always easy but it is so worth it.

True joy comes with knowing who we truly are.  True peace comes with knowing who you truly are.  All answers lie in knowing thyself, and then the ego wants to identify with that knowing as well.  It’s like a little game you play, catching it and reprogramming it.  Teaching your ego not to hold on to ideas and conclusions of truth to give itself importance because eventually it becomes to you only just a tool you use like a computer.  But there is no need for self-judgement because this is simply part of being human and it is how we learn.  True intelligence comes from within you from our Source, not the brain or the ego; those are only tools assisting in the process of evolution.  Very useful but they are not who or what we are.  We are the Source that created them.  When you realize what you truly are you can barely contain your happiness.

Of course we will forget and remember and forget and remember once again until it finally sinks in and then we will forget less often and for shorter periods of time.  So we do whatever works in whatever way comes naturally.  This is my own experience and this writing is my own reminder.  Once you know deep within your cells as you spend time within yourself, it becomes easier to remember who and what you are regardless of surrounding circumstances.  This is the natural process of our human evolution, finding the treasure within us that will lead us to freedom.

 

 

~via In5D.com

JADE CHILDERS: “Letting Go Of Love”

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Once, a friend and I were meditating together on a hilltop.  During that meditation, we extended our love and compassion out to the whole world.  At the end of the session, my friend turned to me and asked, “Why do we reach our love out to everyone, instead of choosing who it should go to, like a family member who might need it most?”

Surely, the intention to bring love into a specific someone’s life will result in such.  But as we are spiritual seekers who are constantly questioning and digging deeper, it is beneficial for us to analyze our limitations caused by the biases patterned into our minds throughout our lives and to use this analysis as an opportunity to grow.

We are not omniscient beings.  We were physically born from a mother into a situation unique to us.  Some of us grew up with big families, and some of us grew up without any family.  Through the years, we’ve lived around certain people and picked up on certain things.  We passed certain people in the streets, made friends with certain people, fell in love with this person or that person.  Our experience with the world is uniquely our own, showing us only bits and pieces of infinite possibility.  The people we have met have been a very small fraction of all the people in the world.

Imagine what it would be like to live thousands of years.  Imagine that you have lived to see many generations come and go, have had many friends, held many lovers, and you now have a countless number of children and a countless number of acquaintances.  Imagine walking through a world in which you know that you, at some point in time, had met and gotten to know every single person that passed you by in the streets.  Such a world would seem so small, so personal!  Having lived so long, you would watch as many of your loved ones came and passed on from their life.  The love you had for each individual would no longer serve that individual, as that individual would no longer exist.  You would realize that certain loved ones will come and go, but people in general would stay constantly surrounding you.  If you again chose to direct your love towards another set of specific individuals, you would see the same results: these people would pass on, and the individualized love would pass on as well.

This need not be seen as a grave situation!  It is simply the inevitable, transient nature of life.  You cannot control who will stay or who will go in your life, but you can control how you expand from being closed to open, allowing love to flow through with fewer selfish restrictions.

We are here in our bodies now, but we are brief and passing.  If we can train our love to not be so confined — to instead be impartial, free, open, infinite — then we begin to notice a deep change in both ourselves and how the world reacts to us.  We start to see life in its more intrinsic form, a form that comes in many faces.  We start to see how we are all interconnected and how freely flowing love will draw in those who need to drink from it most.  Such is why we need not limit our kindness and love to the people we have grown closest to; it is not about who we change but about how we internally change ourselves — how we personally grow, how we learn to let go, and how we instead learn to let what is within shine unobstructedly through to the external, which will respond accordingly.

 

 

About the author: Jade Childers is a Reiki practitioner, meditator, intuitive healer, and voyager of the infinite internal. E-mail connections are welcome at mrsreviven@gmail.com.  ~via In5D.com

SAMUEL GENTOKU MCCREE: “20 Ways Sitting In Silence Can Completely Transform Your Life”

20 Ways Sitting In Silence Can Transform Your Life

“Silence is a source of great strength.”  ~Lao Tzu

 

For over two years I spent one out of every four weeks in silence.  At the time I was living at a Zen Monastery and every month we would have a week-long silent retreat.

During this retreat we sat meditation in silence, ate in silence, worked in silence, and only communicated through hand gestures and written notes.

At first living like this was hard, but over time I learned to grow to appreciate silence.  By the time I left I learned that silence was my friend and teacher.

What did silence teach me?

1. Satisfaction

I used to think I needed to watch TV every night.  But at monastery I went without and discovered I didn’t need it.

Silence taught me to be happy with less. 

Pick something that’s weighing you down and let it go.  Your life will thank you.

2. Expression

When you can only talk by writing a note, you only say what’s important.  Before the monastery I talked a lot but said little.

Silence taught me that a few simple words well spoken have more power than hours of chatter. 

Think of one simple thing you can say that would help someone feel better and say it.

3. Appreciation

Being able to speak makes life easy, but when I couldn’t talk I learned how much I relied on others.

Silence taught me to appreciate the value of relating to others.  

The next time you see your friends or family, try to really listen.  Deep listening expresses deep appreciation.

4. Attention

Several times at my first retreat I thought my phone was vibrating.  But then I would remember I didn’t have my phone.  It showed me how my phone divided my attention.

Silence taught me how important it is to let go of distractions. 

The next time you are with someone you care about, try turning off your phone and putting it away.  It will make paying attention easier.

5. Thoughts

I once sat a retreat next door to a construction project.  What amazed me was how easily my thoughts drowned out the noise.  I realized if my thoughts were this loud, I’d better make them as wise as possible.

Silence taught me the importance of shaping my thinking.

Take time each day to notice your thoughts and let go of thoughts that don’t serve you.

6. Nature

Because I sat retreat in every season, I know that the sound of wind in fall is different than it is in winter.

Silence taught me to notice nature.

Take a short walk outside in silence and you’ll discover the wisdom and peace that nature has to offer.

7. Body

During retreat I noticed that whenever I got lost in thought, I lost track of my body.  And when I focused on my body, my thoughts would calm down.

Silence taught me to be in my body. 

Close your eyes and ask, “What sensations do I feel in my hand?”  Learning to feel your body can calm your troubled mind.

8. Overstimulation

Whenever I went into town after retreat, the world seemed so loud and fast.  I came to realize how much our senses have to process most of the time.

Silence taught me the importance of reducing the stimulation. 

Enjoy some quiet time everyday.  The less you see and hear, the more settled your mind can become.

9. Sound

People would come to the monastery and remark how quiet it was.  But living at the monastery I knew all the noises, from frogs, to owls, to the sound of sandals on the sidewalk.

Silence taught me that the world is a rich texture of sounds. 

Sit in front of your house and close your eyes.  You’ll be amazed at what you hear if you listen long enough.

10. Humanity

During retreat I was surrounded by imperfect people who were doing their best.  Some were happy, some were sad, but all were wonderfully human.

Silence taught me that people display great beauty. 

Find a good spot to people watch with an open heart.  What you see may inspire you.

11. Space

For a long time anytime something difficult came up, I would just distract myself.  But retreat taught me that if I avoided something it would never go away.

Silence taught me that space helps me face hard times. 

The next time you face something difficult, pause and honor whatever is arising.

12. Love

I used to think love was this big thing.  But in retreat I found that I felt love for so many things.

Silence taught me that love can be simple. 

Think of someone you haven’t said I love you to recently and tell them.

13. Courage

I used to think courage was about facing danger, but during retreat I realized that real courage is about facing yourself.

Silence taught me the courage it takes to be still. 

When we stop moving everything we’re running from catches up.  The next time you are afraid, stop and wait for it to pass.  There is immense courage inside your heart.

14. Perseverance

Every retreat reminded me that speaking is easy, but staying quiet is hard.

Silence isn’t flashy, but it has an immense power to endure. 

The next time someone doubts you, instead of disagreeing, silently vow not to give up.  Action speaks volumes.

15. Faith

I often ask for reassurance or feedback.  But living is silence meant I had to trust my instincts.

Silence taught me to have faith in myself. 

The next time you begin to feel anxious, sit in silence and see if you can find the space of deep faith that lives in your heart.

16. Honesty

I used to lie so I wouldn’t have to explain myself.  But when I couldn’t talk I began to notice this impulse and how much it degraded my integrity.

Silence taught me the importance of telling the truth. 

Notice times where you tell little lies and try telling the truth instead.  It isn’t always easy but it’s the first step to trusting ourselves and others. 

17. Gratitude

During retreat I didn’t have a lot of comforts.  It helped me see how much I took for granted and how much I had to be grateful for.

At the end of every day sit in silence and ask yourself what am I grateful for. 

You’ll be amazed at the blessings you discover.

18. Simplicity

I used to love drama and conflict. But at retreat I found I was happier when I kept it simple.

Silence taught me that simplicity and joy are close companions. 

Pick one space in your home you could simplify.  Keep it simple for one month and enjoy the ease it offers your life.

19. Connection

I used to think I had to talk in order to feel connected.  I realized during retreat that I can feel connected just by being near people I care about.

Silence taught me that words can get in the way. 

Do something in silence with someone you love.  It will be awkward at first but eventually you will see what it means just to be in someone presence.

20. Truth

I studied philosophy in college and I thought I could read about truth.  But retreat taught me that truth is found in silence.

Silence has taught me a deeper truth than words ever could. 

Sit in silence once a week and feel the truth in your heart.  It’s there whether you can express it in words or not.

 

 

About the author: Samuel “Gentoku” McCree is a Mindful Fitness thought leader, personal trainer, and mindful living coach from Portland, OR. He trained for two years at a Zen monastery, is an endurance athlete, and founder of MindFitMove. You can find his blog and a free Ebook on Your Sexy Brain at mindfitmove.com.  ~via BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

 

KIMBERLY SNYDER: “The Amazing Healing Benefits of Gratitude”

Healing Benefits of Gratitude

If you’re alive and reading this, you have something to be grateful for.  That’s great news!  This post will give you support in practicing gratitude on a regular basis, so you can better heal yourself, while lowering stress and anxiety, enhancing your sleep, and improving your relationships.

The Healing Benefits of Gratitude

You may not realize that something as simple as expressing gratitude — something that costs nothing and takes very little time — can have such an impact on your health.   Yoga Masters have been teaching for centuries that gratitude is a key component of a happy, balanced and healthy life, but it’s nice to see that it’s in alignment with modern findings.  A comprehensive look at gratitude and its effects  [1]  showed that when you routinely appreciate others or even just the positive parts of your life, you can experience:

  —Less aggression  [2]

  —Heightened feelings of altruism, empathy, warmth, a greater desire to treat friends, family, and strangers with more kindness (you may even set off a chain of random acts of kindness!).  When someone does something nice for you, you’ll be inspired to pay it forward  [3]

  —Reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, and more optimism  [4]

  —More trust in others 

  —Extra intrinsic motivation to do and achieve more  [5]

  —More satisfaction from relationships (romantic relationships also get a boost from gratitude!)  [6]

  —Better ability to deal with criticism/less sensitive to others’ negativity

  —Better sleep

  —Lowered likelihood of developing a drug or alcohol problem

  —Lowered risk of eating disorder (thanks to a healthier body image)

   —Quicker recovery from post-traumatic stress

The review suggests that there could actually be a causal relationship between gratitude and well-being.  That means increasing gratitude could directly enhance many different aspects of your life, most notably your health.  Could there be an easier, or more inexpensive way to enhance both your happiness and health?  (Okay, sometimes gratitude can be challenging when you’re feeling down — especially in the beginning–but with practice, it becomes much easier, I promise!)  Training yourself to think this way only takes a few minutes at a time, per day or even per week. Eventually, it will help shift your whole perspective on life in a much more positive way.

What Is Gratitude, Really?

That seems simple enough to answer, right?  You can feel gratitude when someone helps you out, but being thankful isn’t always related to another person.  Are you thankful for your warm clothes in the winter, even if you purchased them yourself?  What about your meals, even if you’re the one who has to prepare and cook them?

No matter what, you can focus more on the positive and choose to feel gratitude for anything, or anyone, at any time.  Once you get into the habit of consciously appreciating the positives around you, that attitude spreads over into the times when you aren’t actively practicing the feeling of thanks.  I do this when I walk down the street or wander into my backyard and gaze at the lemon tree.  I express gratitude every day for each and every unique, beautiful tree and plant I see.  I think we should all be more grateful for nature and her beauty every day!

Final note about the research. When comparing feelings of gratitude to other areas of the subjects’ lives in the studies, there were correlations between gratitude and:

  —Feelings of satisfaction with life in general

  —Feelings of living life to the fullest

  —More self-acceptance and personal growth 

  —A feeling of staying true to themselves

  —The belief that they have quality relationships in their lives

How to Practice This Universal Language

Learning to practice gratitude isn’t a long, drawn-out process.  You can start right now and begin noticing differences in how you feel and your outlook on life in just a few weeks, even if you’re not practicing daily.

Keep a gratitude journal.  At the end of the day or week, write down five things you’re grateful for.  This could be something as simple as being happy the weather was warm enough for you to hike before work earlier in the week or that your spouse did the dishes.  You can even be grateful for the lemons that you use to make your hot water with lemon in the morning, that fill you with beautifying vitamin C and enzymes!

Set an alarm on your phone that will go off periodically throughout the day.  Each time it goes off, stop to remind yourself of something you’re grateful for.

Don’t jump right out of bed at the sound of your morning alarm.  Take a minute to take a few deep breaths and think of a few things that you’re happy to have in your life or experience, whether it’s a beautiful sunrise or the warm blankets you have covering you.

Do something nice for someone else, family or stranger, even if it’s just giving them a compliment and thanking them for something they did.  Spreading joy and showing your appreciation for another human being not only brightens their mood, but yours, too!

Talk with your spouse or best friend at the end of the day about what you’re grateful for.  These daily talks are more interesting than asking if they took the trash out or fed the dog, and may open the door to strengthen your relationship, especially if you start naming things you’re grateful for in each other.

Leave little notes for yourself around the office or at home that remind you of the things you’re grateful for.  Running across those during a stressful moment could make you feel better.  Try sticking them on the top of your smoothie cup or one of the meals you’ve packed for the day.

Really think about what you’re thinking. No, that isn’t a typo.  Your thoughts affect your mood, and you’ll be happier if you’re thinking thoughts of gratitude!  When a negative thought crosses your mind (it happens to everyone, of course!), take a closer look at it.  Are you just feeling grumpy and turning your bad mood into one big growing ball of negativity?  Was your ego, the image and labels you hold about yourself, somehow wounded in some way?  Is there any truth in the thought that you can use to change your situation or use as a catalyst to turn your thought into something more positive?  Once you glean the useful bits from your negative thoughts, kick the rest and give your thoughts a more positive spin.  Here’s an example. Let’s say you tried something new and failed.  Instead of saying, “I’m a failure,” remind yourself that failing — sometimes multiple times — brings you closer to your goal.  It’s still progress and you can still learn from it.  And that’s something to be grateful for.

Tell someone that you appreciate them and why.  They’ll feel good, and so will you!

Start Today!

Use this today as a starting point for a lifetime of feelings of gratitude.  Your whole outlook on life will change once you give yourself that nudge, and you’ll feel better in so many different ways when you begin focusing on the positives.  Look at what you do have, be thankful, and strive to reach out to help other people and keep the goodwill going.

The goodness in your life will blossom in even more abundance as you do.

Now here’s my turn: I’m sending gratitude to YOU for being you and part of this wonderful community.

Love,

Kimberly

 

 

[References]:

[1] http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/pdfs/GratitudePDFs/2Wood-GratitudeWell-BeingReview.pdf
[2] http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/09/02/1948550611416675.abstract
[3] http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/mmccullough/Papers/Gratitude_CDPS_2008.pdf
http://www.socialemotions.org/page5/files/Bartlett.DeSteno.2006.pdf
[4] http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/Labs/emmons/PWT/index.cfm?Section=4
[5, 6] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01273.x/abstract

 

 

~Thanks to In5D.com – via KimberlySnyder.net

CHING HAI: “The Ego Separates Us From Our True Self”

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Wisdom is really important; and ego, we have to cut it.  The less ego, the better.  It is a pity because we don’t really need this ego.  The ‘I’ that knows everything already, the ‘I that is expert in this and specialist in that we don’t need all that.  Because if we don’t have them, then we are more smart.  We will become more intelligent, smarter, really.

The only reason I can do many things well and that everyone likes is because, perhaps, I have very little ego or none.  I keep checking myself to see if any ego pops up.  Perhaps the reason that your ego doesn’t go away is because you don’t have the chance to rub with other people, like no one checks you, no one fixes you; no one tells you what’s wrong with you because you don’t do anything with other people.  Or, you are in a very high position outside in the society, like you are a boss or some director, manager, whatever; you are the one who tells everyone what to do all the time, and no one ever talks back at you.  Also, sometimes even as a practitioner, you have no chance to be corrected by anyone else.  But don’t be offended; cut that ego off.  Okay?

It’s not enough that you meditate.  You’ve got to be exposed to many situations to grow up.  You have to go out and also react to the reality in order to have more intelligence.  Meditation helps also, but if you don’t have a chance to polish it, then it doesn’t work.

If anyone at all scolds you, or even wrongly accuses you, be thankful for that person.  That’s good for your humility, actually; and even if it’s not true, it’s also good for you.  At that time, you check yourself out and then you know how much ego you have.  If at that time you just still say, “Oh, I’m such a good person, why does he say like this and like this?”  And you complain all day, and then you’ll begin to hate that person, then still it’s no good.  Anyway, if someone corrects you in any way, that’s really good for you.  You learn from that mistake, and you become better and better.

No one is bad, just ego is bad.  Truly the egos is the worst enemy of everyone.  Many people like to keep it, that’s the problem.  If you listen to this ego too much, you forget your great Self, your intelligent Self, your wise wisdom Self.  That is the only problem.  It’s a pity if you keep listening to the ego, like you know too much and all that.  Then you don’t know your real Self.  The main problem is the ego separates us from our true Self, from the one who truly knows everything.  If we just think we know everything about this world, then we don’t know our Self.  That’s the greatest problem with the ego.

The ego is the greatest enemy.  Sometimes the ego destroys a marriage, destroys a relationship, destroys a friendship, destroys the love between mother and son, or father and daughter even, because the ego causes conflict all the time — doesn’t want to do anything that is pleasing to the mother or father or pleasing to the partner, just wants to do the thing that causes trouble.  Day after day like this, if a partner always causes trouble, then of course the relationship is broken.  You cannot remember anything but bad things about each other — bad souvenirs, bad happening, bad events, bad result — and never good.  So, of course the relationship cannot live this way, the marriage cannot continue.

This is just physically speaking.  Talking about the spiritual level, of course you’re even far away from your Self.  If you’re clinging to your worldly know-how a little bit, even if you don’t even know enough and you think you know a lot, and you just cling to that, then you don’t know your Self.  For example, if you have something in front of you, like even just a thin curtain, you cannot see yourself through the mirror.  But if that thin curtain falls down, then you can see yourself clearly.  This is the ego problem.  It just stands between people; it stands between your real Self and anything else that comes near you.  Then it makes everything damaged or ruined or distorted; it is not the real thing anymore.

It’s a pity.  This is not the thing we should keep.  It’s our enemy.  The little knowledge that we think we know — that is not our true knowledge.  The ego is really hard to get rid of, very, very hard; and it ruins many things in this world.  It causes war.  It causes enemies and hatred, and ruin of nations.  The people who have no ego never want to war with anyone because they can see through the uselessness of those things.  So, ego is the worst enemy of everyone in this world.

Animals, they don’t have ego.  True dogs, for example, don’t have any ego.  They are so pure, that’s why they can love you every minute.  Even if you just scold them, they come with wagging tail immediately, the moment you come and love them.  They never hold any hatred within their heart for a second.  You can see that.  So if you want to see the egoless being, look at the dog.  Truly it’s like that.

Most animals don’t have ego at all, until humans interfere and ruin their nature.  That’s the problem.  We humans not only ruin ourselves by our little so-called knowledge of the world, but we also ruin nature, and we also ruin animals.  We force them into crazy behavior.  I observed it all and I know it.  It’s the truth.  I’m not just telling it from books — it is truly like that.

 

 

~via HowToExitTheMatrix.com

NICOLE FROLICK: “Don’t Mistake Acceptance for Passivity”

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There’s a huge misconception about ‘acceptance’.  It’s often perceived as a position of weakness.  Many people believe that when you’re forced to accept something you cannot change, it means that you’re rolling over to a bigger resistance.  You gave up.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, acceptance allows you to transcend the resistance you’re facing.

Instead of resisting what life’s throwing at you, acceptance allows you to engage life in a different way.

Four Fundamentals of Flexibility

Acceptance is one of my Four Fundamentals of Flexibility.  If you want to expand beyond any challenge, it’s necessary to shift out of what I call Resistance and Persistence Mode.  When you resist something, be it an idea, a belief, a conflict, a relationship, a feeling, etc. the issue you have with it will persist.  When you resist something, you are channeling a lot of energy into it, and it responds back with the same energy.  This sort of exchange creates stagnation.  It gets you nowhere.  Literally.  The result is usually exhaustion and increased stress.

When you shift out of Resistance and Persistence Mode and into a state of Acceptance, something very powerful happens.  Your perception shifts. Instead of seeing things as you want them to be, you see things as they are.  Your perception can then shift from seeing things as they should be to seeing things as the could be.  When you’re able to lift your own blocks in this way, you now become willing to see other options.  Options that were not part of your earlier plans.  Options that likely offer a better solution or a better approach.

This increase in flexibility of your mind has now empowered you beyond the resistance you initially engaged.  Instead of using your energy to push back against something, you’re channeling your energy into productivity… forward movement.

Acceptance is not passive.  It allows you to engage life versus fight it.  Instead of being right or wrong, there is dedication to resolving issues.

There’s no shame in letting go.  Often when we let go, we’re releasing the death grip of our ego.  When this happens you are breathing life back in for a solution to appear.

Whenever you’re encountering some resistance in any area of your life, stop.  Assess your ego.  The ego wants you to suffer.  It believes in sacrifice and suffering to attain anything of worth.  It’s a tricky belief system to keep you from making big gains with minimal efforts.  There’s always another way.  And sometimes that way, may not be your idea.  It may come from someone else or something else.  Can you set your ego aside so that all involved can move forward?

Stagnation kills growth. In nature, if something isn’t growing, it’s dying.

Choosing acceptance allows you to see beyond the current limitations your ego wants you to remain in.  More options become available.  Acceptance sets the platform for faster and more effective decision making because your perception is wider.

A mind that is open and willing can always see more and therefore do more.

Resistance weakens you.  Acceptance strengthens you.

It’s simply a matter of choice.

There is nothing passive about acceptance.

So the next time you encounter a problem or issue that doesn’t seem to be going away, that’s a great sign to look inside.

  • What are you resisting?
  • Why are you resisting it?

Remember this saying: That which you resist, will persist.  Can you accept things as they are?  Not so you succumb to the problem but so that you can transcend the problem and see another way out.  The idea is to create movement.  There’s always more than one way.

And you always have that choice.

Love and expansion,

Nicole

 

 

~via In5D.com

PHOEBE BROWN: “Relax Into Your Flow”

Relax and Flow

“Source knows when we are ready for something new, and will gently and lovingly lead us along our path of growth according to our own personal place on our timeline.  We all possess the same capabilities because we are all tapped into the same Source.  We each just embrace new capabilities at different times.”

~Phoebe Brown

 

Love and accept who you are and where you are.  Love and accept your own timeline — no one is better or worse, more or less capable of ascending to greater spiritual heights.  We live in a world of duality, and we humans tend to view thing as polar opposites — good/bad, better/worse, higher/lower…. but that is an illusion of this 3d reality where we exist right now.  We each live in our own flow.  We all flow from the same Source, and at the appropriate time we will flow back to the same Source.

If we resist where we are, if we don’t love, accept and honor where we are, and love and honor our personal timeline — it becomes like a sponge, with a suction holding us back.  Love and accept your own place in spiritual growth — let it go, and you will be set free to move forward.  Letting go seems like the opposite of our human tendency, but is very important, it will help set you free.  We are all exactly where we are supposed to be, at exactly the right time we are supposed to be here.

I will use Algebra as an example.  We can all remember a time when we were totally confused with Algebra and just couldn’t  ‘get it’.  Then maybe the next year, or the year after, we look at it and we think, “Oh. I get it. Why was it so difficult for me before?”  It is the same with our personal spiritual growth, it will happen naturally at the proper time.  Source knows when we are ready for something new, and will gently and lovingly lead us along our path of growth according to our own personal place on our timeline.

We all possess the same capabilities because we are all tapped into the same Source.  We each just embrace new capabilities at different times.  If someone discovers an ability before us doesn’t make them ‘better’, in fact, we should be happy for them — not jealous.  We should celebrate them.  As more people awaken and continue in their own spiritual growth, it promotes the growth of humanity as a whole.  We each grow at different rates, and that is perfectly fine.  We are each special in our own way, and the lessons we have personally learned are of great benefit to the overall growth of humanity.  So don’t diminish yourself or your lessons learned thus far.  For in doing so, aren’t we diminishing Source?  So give yourself a break!  Lighten up!  Love who you are now and where you are now….. the growth will flow naturally from that space.  RELAX INTO YOUR FLOW.

 

 

~via In5D.com