Saturday, August 13, 2011

Remembering Who You Are & Why You Are Here

I have been sitting with the workbook, considering how I can present the material each week, so participants can really feel the blessing of life. As I ponder the material I realize there are three things I would hope to have everyone walk away from the 8 week program knowing in their hearts:

We put too much stress on ourselves, trying to be what society has decided we need to be. We put too much stress on the need to control ourselves, our lives, our circumstances. We live in fear that if we don't meet the expectations of our loved ones, we will lose them, if we do not perform exactly according to the standard of our bosses, we will be unemployed, if we don't give our children everything they want, they will hate us...... Before we know it we have forgotten who we really are.

Then we go for help in sorting out the mess and we are told - well change this or that and everything will work out. In a short time we notice that yes, things have changed, but we still haven't lost the fear or need to be accepted and appreciated by others. We are still unhappy.

We turn again for help and we are told - forgive yourself - and at once we take on the acceptance that we are the cause of all the problems. We beat ourselves up for all the mistakes and errors of our past and remember our parents telling us all the things that made us fearful of rejection in the past. We may not remember them all, but our subconscious does, and our ego just loves to remind us. And in the admission of asking ourselves for forgiveness we enforce within ourselves the idea or belief that we are bad people - you can add your own label here.

Instead of forgiving yourself, why not just start loving yourself? Why not say to yourself, I made a mistake, I could have chosen something different. I accept what I did, understanding that there was a lesson to be learned for all parties involved. In the same way you let go of the little hurts your children cause you, continuing to love them unconditionally, can you not do the same for yourself? Can you not give yourself a hug, agree to remember the lesson, and carry on knowing you can make a different choice next time a similar situation arises?

We were created to be an expression of Spirit. There were certain lessons, and ideals we agreed to work on for the expression of our Creator. Like being an actor, taking a part, we chose a role, to assist our soul in growing and loving unconditionally. In order to learn the lesson, accept the belief there are certain scenarios that must take place, in one form or another. So, even as you act in ways that are less than perfect, you are merely playing the role in a movie you contracted to play. The best way to have a happy ending is to accept, release and love your way through the bad times.

I often feel I am a character in a video game, moving from level to level, dodging the obstacles, moving debris out of the way, sidestepping the bad guy and racing for a finish line. It is exhausting, creates sleepless nights, and causes all kinds of aches and pains in my physical body. Ever feel that way?

I end the game when I take time to breathe, to realize, I can let go of the need to struggle and fight my way through life. I can breathe, relax and allow Spirit to guide me. As I do I feel the flow, and transcend each level in peace, joy and love. Ahhhhh ..... how much better I feel.

You are not broken. You have been programmed with a lot of harmful, self-destructive beliefs. You are programmed to believe you are not good enough, and you must continually change and fix yourself until you meet a certain standard - and the bar keeps raising, leaving you feeling even less than the perfection you truly are. As we learn what these beliefs are and reprogram our self conscious, our world begins to shift and change - it is not us who are changing, only the world around us. We become more as we were created - pure, divine love. Our body stops revolting against the stress we have caused it. Our minds become more clear, and the thoughts more peaceful. Those things we desire for our lives begin to magically appear.

Once again we remember the perfection we knew at the time of our conception, and even at our birth. Wouldn't it be nice to understand how to take responsibility for your life, to create the peace, joy health and prosperity you dream of, without the need to rigidly control all the circumstances, knowing there is an energy doing the work for you, if you are willing to let go and get out of the way?

There is, and when I give myself permission, to just be me, I find pure health, bliss, and abundance are all around me and within me.

Are you willing and ready to let go and receive?

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