Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Art of Allowing

"Through allowing, you become what you are; vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God." ~Eckhart Tolle

When I get laser focused on a goal and everything it takes to bring that goal into physical manifestation, I sometimes forget the most important and powerful part of the manifestation and creative process - Allowing. The art of allowing is a fairly simple concept, but oh so difficult to master. This morning as I am reflecting on exactly what it means to allow, I have found my sometimes circular thoughts leading me back to an important realization. If I am trying to force or push against ANYTHING to make it happen, I am not allowing and I am most definitely blocking the creative process of the universe.

So how do you detach enough from something you want really badly, in order to create the space to allow it to come into your experience? That is much easier in theory than practice, but it is possible with some self-awareness and reflection. For me this is largely based on trust and experience. In my past experiences, I can recall several instances where I was successfully able to detach enough to allow, and the results that occurred in relation to my goal or desire have often been more magnificent than I could have imagined. In my mind and heart I believe that the universe is always striving to deliver our dreams to us in ways that are most beneficial for our growth and expansion. There are those parts of me though, (ego perhaps), that like to plant seeds of doubt and mistrust, in order to cling onto my desires and goals and attempt to control that which is truly beyond my direct control.

Many of us have heard of different strategies to help us step into a space of allowing, such as picturing the outcome you want to manifest in your life whenever you catch yourself feeling doubt and worry. This is a fantastic starting point, but I think that faith and patience are also key to the practice of allowing. When you find yourself pushing up against something that is currently a part of your experience, take a step back and acknowledge what is. Instead of jumping in right away and trying to change it, allow yourself the space to be quiet. Creating this space and allowing things to be as they are, will allow the most perfect guidance to come through for you. Allow yourself to be guided by the universe, and you will know what it is you need to do to move towards what you do want to create. Sometimes there is nothing to do, and creating the space of allowing is all it takes to bring your desires into perfect manifestation.

Here is a quote that I found that sums this up very well: "The deeper aspect of allowing has to do with trusting, being patient and having faith that what you want to manifest, create and experience can and will show up in your life as it is meant to. In other words, it's an ability to allow things to happen and materialize, without you having to manipulate, dominate or control other people or situations to make them happen. If you have a tendency to be a control-freak at times, this can be incredibly challenging." ~Mike Robbins

How will you practice allowing in your life today? Where are you not allowing?

~Love and Blessings

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nurture Your Spirit

Here I am back again to post. I apologize for my extended absence, and look forward to posting more frequently.

Today, I have been thinking a lot about what holds people back from aligning to their highest path and purpose, and keeps people stuck in situations that don't necessarily serve their highest good. While reflecting on this, I came across a piece of channeled writing about self-care and healing, that came through my guides more than a year ago. I thought it was very relevant and would love to share it.

(I received this on March 12, 2009 and have edited it a bit for clarity as the guidance came through so fast I was unable to type in complete sentences.)

Your deepest desires are to feel free to live with beauty and grace….giving love while loving yourself in tune with the Truth of your Being. How do you incorporate this vision into your daily experience? There are many paths to accomplish this. Begin with awareness and being in tune to the present moment. As the veils between worlds begin to thin, through the intention of presence, you will see the sacred that lies in what you may have previously considered to be the mundane. Healing your relationship with Self is where you must start. Proceed to heal your relationships and forgive those who you have not yet been able to forgive. In this forgiveness and self-love, lies your redemption.

It is so important to heal the self before you can truly assist others. Know that in giving to others you will meet yourself over and over again, and this provides a divine opportunity for Soul growth. Please never deny yourself though, or put your desires to assist others ahead of your own healing and wholeness. It is not noble to deny yourself to help another for we are all One. If you deny your Truth you cannot truly assist another. In giving to yourself, you give to All, and have a greater reservoir of which to draw from in order to gift others with inspiration and love.

When you are in the valleys of your life, remember that inevitably there will be a vista ahead to climb. This does not have to be wrought with struggle or drama, if you surrender to the natural ebb and flow of your experience. Be grateful for all parts of the journey and allow yourself to flow with the natural cycles of life and learning. Savor your experiences and allow them to propel you forward into the full expression of your Being. Taste the intricate flavors of each new experience and feel the complexities of the flavors swirl around on your tongue. Each new taste offers the inspiration for a recipe to share with those that you intend to serve. Pour your Whole Self into all that you will do and you will find an richness you have never imagined.