You and I are continually blessed with an incredible opportunity. Everything we ever yearned for, wanted, desired or needed is answered by the hallowed space of The One, right at the core of us, bursting through the canvas of our lives, constantly reminding us to stop, wake up, and realise the one thing that can bring us back alive in every moment. And the paradox is, that whenever you're in some kind of density removed from it, exactly there is your doorway back to it. All it really takes is the commitment to embrace the situation exactly as it is, and then surrender into it, through the layers of constriction you might be feeling. This is the Path to The One...
Where All The Lights in The Universe Suddenly Come On!
In our lives the soul is dancing through the separation. The soul is our lens, which gets blurred by the illusion, distorted by it as you attach to the objects and situations in the circumstances of life. If you can find your way back to alignment, back to focus, in any given situation, then all the lights in the Universe come on. Suddenly you realise the purpose of life itself - to see a reflection of the wonder of you. And there is absolutely NOTHING else going on!
Yes we'll have jobs and families and dreams that engage us, and that's what the soul is exploring through. But it's where the mind attaches to these and fixates on controlling them in some way that the lens becomes foggy again - The One disappears in the mist. Where this happens, we must immediately turn into the truth of the situation and remember what we're really looking for, what we really require. Because realising The One again will bring rightness to all of life's relativistic situations - we set the soul free to dance without distortion.
Looking Deep Into the Repetitive Cycles
To give an example I often come across in the Openhand work...
People often twist themselves in mental knots about the pleasures they enjoy in life. The joy of relationship which turns into depleting neediness; the fulfillment of a dream, which becomes the monotony of the 9 to 5; the sweetness of food, that sours with addiction when life gets tough. Before long, you're in some kind of self judgment which can then lock in the distortion. It's hard to realise the source of it.
But it needn't be this way, if we simply stop and look deep into the real pain. Instead of simply placating the situation and giving in to the repetitive cycles, pause, just for a little while. Turn towards that situation which seems to amplify the pain. But don't look outwards for some kind of fix. Look into the mirror, and most essentially, scan through your body for the source of the tightness. It won't necessarily be immediately obvious. Especially if we've blocked it out over years of repetitive behaviourisms. But if you're committed about it, you will find it.
The Sensitives Shall Inherit the Earth
Often sensitive people, with strong gifts of empathy who find their way to this work, struggle to be so soft and open, so sensitive and vulnerable in the midst of a world with so much dishamony and angst in it. And at the first sign of challange, the human vehicle leaps into fight or flight. Whereas the deepening softness of your soul was the answer all along. It's in this open potential that the real answer is ready to emerge. It's from the infinite potential of The One from which it will spring forth.
It is said that in the shift, "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth". What does meek mean? The definition is, "quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive". Let's take out the 'easily imposed on' bit shall we! We can be quiet, gentle and submissive to the infinite potential of the Universe and find great strength from there, great possibility to succeed.
That's why it's essential to resist any of the automatic reactions, including the fight or flight. Let 'the lamb lie down with the lion', until you get right down to the deepest depths of openness. Allow yourself to soften right into that vulnerability. Let go of the need to control. Work through anything in the mind that would have you reach for some kind of crutch. Yes, it's great to enjoy chocolate, but not that you need it to be you!
Locate the Emerging Thread of Authentic Beingness
Dig deep my friends. Herein lies the oasis where you can continually bathe in the immaculate freedom of you, no matter what is going on. Soften through the contraction with surrender, WHATEVER is happening around you. You're not looking for a fix of the situation. You're not looking for an answer. The surrender is the pathway into the presence of The One.
And then something with arise - some expression of soul will spring forth, that can then mediate through the situation and prosper in it. You'll prosper because aligned action always does. It always finds a way. It almost certainly won't be the way you imagined it, but the light weaves through all situations and circumstances. If you can locate this emerging thread of authentic beingness and express, it will create all manner of miracles and magic. That's what I mean by "Living the Shift". Because every single situation you fnd yourself in offers the glorious potential to come home to You, and express You, the real You. And nothing feels like that. Nothing can ever replace it.
And NOTHING will succeed in any given situation like it.
That's what I was working to express during this seminar some while back. My purpose is to inspire you to breakthrough, this day and every day, this moment and every moment...
In loving support
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