Monday, April 2, 2012
I am not talking about a surface thought, such as: “Yeah, yeah, part of me wants to suffer.” I am talking about a REAL knowing: “I want this suffering.” The moment you realize this, the curtains are drawn open and the light returns.
How you do realize part of you wants to suffer? There is more than one way and many teachings point to it. Here are two I find helpful: Start with feeling. Feeling more than thinking will get you to this realization.
Feel into the crevices of your suffering (any worry or upset of any kind) and you may detect a subtle sense of “getting something” or “attempting to get something you want” from the upset. Using suffering to get attention or to get a sense of strength or control are common examples.
Again though, transformation only happens when you truly avail yourself to your wanting of the suffering. This knowing leads to a breakthrough because it makes your suffering conscious. When something is conscious then you KNOW how to stop energizing it. It is automatic. It’s easy. Your suffering pops like a bubble and you expand beyond it.
Another key is this: Part of you already knows you want the suffering. This is an easy thing to realize. In other words, when you DO realize part of you wants the worry or the upset or whatever, it is going to be NO BIG DEAL. It will be like you have known it all along.
For example, I remember walking on the beach once about ten years ago, longing and feeling sorry for myself that I did not have a relationship. “When will she get here!? Where is my soulmate?!” I kept thinking. Suddenly, I stopped in my tracks and I had the realization that part of me likes being alone. “I have not met someone yet because I like being alone.”
It was so simple and so obvious I had overlooked it. Part of me wanted to be alone. That is what it feels like to realize part of you wants to suffer.
The realization comes just by paying attention. It is utterly simple. So make peace with the fact that part of you wants whatever uncomfortable feeling you may have. Part of you wants to GET something from it. We think “pain” is a magnet for getting what we want (approval, attention, whatever it may be). But it is not. It is an opportunity to awaken.
There is always a way out of suffering. You break out of it when you realize you want it. Stand tall in this knowing. Face it head on. The realization of this will overthrow your most long-standing patterns and take you back to freedom and light.
Continuation of the last post :) This was Key number 4 of the ten! Find the rest in the last post here
klo 2:59 AM
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Barbara Desy Wenman
This was number 9 from 10 Keys to Be Enlightened, Spontaneous & Free Spirited – By Michael Alperstein :) Find the rest of Keys here
klo 2:49 AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Your innate power for change is phenomenal. Do you have any idea just how many people you have impacted throughout your life?
While some of these encounters were not always "positive", they still may have triggered valuable change through your actions. Yes, even your less desirable behaviours may have helped someone... And that someone may be yourself.
You see, sometimes you need someone else to show to show you the unacceptable, the crude, the harsh, the impolite to help you see who you are, what you stand for, the values you want to embody, what you want in life, how you want to be treated, how to behave... Or you needed your own wake-up call. Instead of despising yourself for that not-so-great thing you just did, you vow to yourself that this is the last time you behaved this way. Feeling the sting of your own actions can help you become the person you have always been once all the illusions are removed.
In other words, sometimes you need to step back in horror when you look in the mirror.
We have said this many times before, you are a powerful agent for change.
The thing is, most of the time, your compassionate or caring actions have more of a snowball effect than an impressive big bang of change.
For instance, you may smile at a stranger on the bug and give him or her a heartfelt compliment, a simple nicety that almost seems trivial.
And that transmission of higher vibration energy can lift that person's mood, and the true positive effects are revealed once that persons steps off the bus and arrives home. Thanks to your mere presence, that person then reacts with more compassion and kindness to a situation at home with their spouse or children, which changes the course of the evening, and perhaps some bigger event down the line.
For you see, most often than not, you do not get to witness the good/positivity you trigger.
Every encounter you have does have an effect. Mind you, not all of them are life-changing if you will, but all of them matter.
And even if others do not react favourably to your light or kindness, do your best to avoid the judgment trap or to lower your vibrations because you feel hurt by their lack of reactions or even their lack of acknowledgement.
Sometimes others have blocking mechanism they may or may not be aware of. Sometimes the effects are delayed - simply because it takes a while for some people to notice a change in energy. It is a question of "sensitivity" if you will.
Your "job" is simply to send your light, your love, your healing, your compassion when you feel inspired to do so, and to give that part of you which is infinite without expectations. It is a very selfless act that can be quite challenging to do at first.
When you do what feels right, what comes naturally for you from the heart, the worst thing than can happen is, well... nothing
Well, for others that is. High vibrational energy may be sent to anybody, and the recipient will accept or reject it subconsciously. If they do not wish to be helped or healed - for whatever reason - it will just go around them like the wind. Their human self may be totally unaware of the light being sent their way, but their higher self is always at work. And it is not that your healing or love was insufficient, it is just that it was not the right time for them. They have their journey to follow, remember that.
Still, whenever you tend to your own light by sending out love, listen to your higher self/intuition, you as a spirit grow, get stronger, more confident, brighter. more clear.
You may get thanked very seldom for the light or healing you sent out. That does not mean you are not being rewarded for your good actions.
Your good deeds happened, even if you are the only one who knows what you did.
Everything you do does return, but not necessarily the way you think/you've been told it does.
Being the best that you can be, no matter how it fits in your society's standards of "normality" or "compliance" is the most powerful thing you can do to change the world... in silence and peace.
Let go of the need to be rewarded or acknowledged for everything (good) that you do. That is just an ill side-effect of that instant gratification society of yours.
The true reward is inside you - your light being revealed and strengthened by your own courage and your willingness to shine... Even if those around you are not used to this type of glow/warmth.
The big reward is being able to stand out and stand up with pride, for having the courage that many of the people around you trapped by the shackles of society wished they had. You make it possible for others to accomplish the impossible.
All you need is you to change the world, one act of light and love at at time...
Much Light and Love to Everyone.
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klo 9:46 PM