Unconditional love and self-acceptance, easy on the days when you feel on top of the world and like everything is going your way! When you are feeling discomfort of any kind it starts to become much harder to feel that love for self, yet the path to ultimate happiness usually involves spending time with dis-ease. I talk about sitting with the uneasy stuff a lot and I do my best to be present with it, but sometimes you just want it to go away without doing anything clever or enlightened, I just want to feel better!
When it’s actually a physical reaction you might be having, for example an allergic response to something, it seems much harder to combat with tools such as meditation or tapping. When you’re having powerful symptoms that are impacting you and making you feel sick, you tend to feel that a straightforward physical remedy is what’s needed. And that may be true, but you can still always change the way that you are perceiving the situation.
So I guess I measure my success in life in some ways, by the way I handle the uncomfortable bits. It seems like a balance between accepting what is, and looking at what needs to change, after all the uneasy stuff is generally pointing in the direction of things that need to be changed. Or perhaps it would be better to say that we need to simply let go of what is not working for us, and as that goes we can see much more clearly that which does work, and that has always been there underneath all the crap.
On the day you read this post I will be in the middle of packing and sorting and chucking as I get clarity on the physical stuff that has been in storage for so long. No time for writing posts while that’s going on, so I will let you know after the dust has settled, if I manage to get through this process in a way that is successful by my definition.
Loving me, loving all things, loving this life………….love is all you need.
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I drove to my evening job with a song in my heart and on my lips, I’d had an awesome day of connection with myself and with other gorgeous people, my car was singing too after finally receiving it’s somewhat overdue service. After having lunch with a nice man, having started the day with yoga, I felt a brim with possibility, not attached to anything in particular, but really feeling into the truth that I could create my desires by lightly dancing through my life. Bit of a contrast to some of my more recent experiences, I’d refer you to a particular post but there are so many, if you are curious then scroll through May, and you will find lots of intensely emotional and turbulent swirlings of feeling to peruse.
About two hours into my shift I could feel a big knot of tension in my gut, I tuned into it and asked if I had taken anything on from any of the callers, but the answer was a no. Oh bugger, not more of my own bloody stuff, I had a bit of a go at doing some tapping but it wasn’t really possible to do it properly and work. Eventually I thought to check my phone and there was a message from the friend who is caretaker of my boxes in Sydney saying that he didn’t think he would be at the same house for much longer, which would mean me getting my boxes asap. It was too late to call him but at least I now knew what the energetic belly ache was, my intuition had picked up on the message long before I actually listened to it.
I love this friend of mine but it’s important not to take him too seriously, I’m getting those boxes up very soon and it will be absolutely fine, however my belly was concerned. I had to do a lot of soothing and convincing to get this part of me to let go of its fear, after all what’s the worst possible scenario, I might lose the lot. That would be a shame, but I haven’t seen what’s in some of those boxes since 2009, there’s a whole lot I wouldn’t even remember. I still haven’t been able to get hold of my friend, but I have let go of the fear for the most part. It keeps trying to come back and find other issues to hang on to, but I give it a firm push away and bring my focus back to this present moment.
When you are truly in the moment of NOW, there’s generally not much to get stressed about, the things we worry about are usually in the past or the future. So don’t borrow trouble from those distant places, BE HERE NOW and love the moment you’re in!
Here is Eckhart Tolle talking about the NOW, his message is simple and profound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkgNIJLpBEI
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The butterflys are fluttering in my belly again, and yet I am pretty content in this moment, sitting here with my laptop, with a view of trees out the window and the cat snuggled up against my foot having a wash. I wonder sometimes if there will ever be a time when I don’t get stuff coming up, it’s hard to imagine what that would be like, probably not what being here on earth is all about anyway. I ran into a friend in the street yesterday and we agreed that while it was uncomfortable at times, that we are here to be in school, and this is one of the most common lesson formats.
I met someone who was very clear about ten years ago, Grant Mcfetridge of the Peak States Institute, and he said that he still got triggered sometimes, but he would then clear it in a few minutes. Grant’s work is very interesting, he theorises that specific traumas in our developmental process block particular peak states of consciousness. He says that these states are our birthright and I tend to agree with him. He also recommends other therapies such as EFT, or emotional freedom technique, where you are focusing on what you want to shift as you tap certain points along the meridians. Grant’s web site is: http://www.peakstates.com/
I just paused to do some tapping on the feelings in my belly and while they are not completely gone, they are greatly diminished. If I keep tapping it will probably go completely but I’m not sure if I have time, oh what the hell, I will pause again and keep going! ……………. So I did and now it feels like a little ball of ecstasy, this is such a simple technique and so effective! To check out more about tapping here is Gary Craig’s web site, the founder of this therapy: http://www.emofree.com/ Lots of other people offer tapping as well, I would recommend going towards whoever your intuition guides you to.
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