Monday, May 31, 2010

Ending the Struggle

Are you continually looking for one miracle to change your world, to bring peace into your life? Are you constantly looking for another writer or speaker who offers 30 days to wealth, wisdom, love, weight loss?

Are you tired of envisioning your dreams, only to have them dashed time and time again? Do the Laws of Attraction continue to evade you, even though you study them closely, and live according to their creed?

Can you look at your life, and know in your heart you are a good, generous, loving person who gives value to the world each day of your life? Perhaps it is value given through generosity, kindness, your friendly demeanor that sets people at ease. Maybe you provide health care, aesthetics, or other feel-good services. Are you the person who bakes for your co-workers on a regular basis? Do you keep your neighborhood clean and recycle on a regular basis, taking care of "Mother Earth"? Do you send prayers out for all who bless your space, or join in world healing circles? What is your contribution?

I know so many who for all intents and purposes live according to the laws, without even knowing what they are, yet the dream lays dormant in their heart. Why? When I ask, the answers are similar - they got tired of the struggle. After years of financing a dream that was going nowhere, they had to let it go. Others just got tired of feeling like a failure after several failed attempts. Others just felt Karma was getting in the way, even though they were unsure what they had done to receive such failure in their lives. Some release the dream to raise a family, help a loved one or to support a spouse in achieving their dream.

At some point many realize they are living the dream, though in a different way than anticipated. I invite you to revisit your dream - how close does your life resemble what you most desire? What choices have you made redirecting your path away from the goals you are struggling to achieve? Who or what has become more important than your original aspirations?

I would like to suggest perhaps life did not get in the way of your dream, but rather gave you opportunities to expand your experience of your deepest desire. Perhaps the Universe placed opposites in your path, in order to broaden your horizons, knowing there was something grander for your life. It may well be that where you were needed most, is where you are.

Again I ask, "Does your life reflect many of the qualities you included in your goals?"

While I do not support giving up on your dreams, I would like to encourage you to let them go, for just a while. Take time to examine where you are, what you are doing, how you would be feeling if you put your focus totally on the events of today? What small thing could you do today to give value to your life? What if you stop beating yourself up for the choices you made in the past, and lived totally in the now, without the grandiose plans of tomorrow?

What if you completely cleared the slate, and asked the Universe to simply guide you in the direction that most suits your skills, talents, and character, asking only to live today in the highest and best possibe scenario for the present moment? What if you used those talents and skills without conditions surrounding wealth, fame, love, or freedom? What if you started saying yes to invitations that seemingly take you in a different direction, yet offer in a simple, easy way, a small part of your desires? What if an opportunity presents itself, with no apparent reason, that seems totally off-track? What if you said yes without really knowing why?

What if you just decided to stop feeling the pressure, let it go and accepted the gifts being offered today? Would you recognize blessings in disguise? Can you open your heart and shut down your mind long enough, to feel the feelings, rather than listen to the ego, saying you are not enough? Can you feel the joy of today, releasing regret, releasing guilt, releasing anger for those who stood in the way of your dream?

Today is a new day - Ask for the best experience for your life today, and know it will be given to you. At the end of the day, it is your responsibility to see the blessing you have just received. End the struggle, giving thanks for the experience of each new moment, each new day....................

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