Honoring Stillness (Being Receptive)

When you don’t trust yourself you’ll go with the ego, letting it push and drag you around, but when you do trust yourself you’re able to state within yourself that “I’m always guided clearly and directly so I can trust this process”, and really know that you are guided every step of the way, and by trusting ourselves stress becomes a thing of the past.

You simply go within and you ask for direction, and if your inclination leans towards stillness and non-action then you trust it without doubting.

Sometimes we can have very intense days where we work with some project or venture with an incredible inspiration and gusto, and we almost have to force ourselves to go to bed at night because our eyes are all read of tiredness or our bodies ache.

And then we lie there in bed, anticipating and looking forward to a new, fresh day tomorrow where we can continue our work with the same enthusiasm.

But sometimes the next day the inspiration seem to be gone.., and we might really want to get back into that wonderful flow of inspiration that we had yesterday, but no, it’s just not there.

So what do we do?

The answer is; we have to let go (for now).

Inspiration is effort (or, action) without strain, and even though some things require more effort, concentration and focus than others, inspiration always gives us enjoyment and pleasure.

Inspiration comes from the Spirit within and is therefor a wonderful thing to experience and work from.

So when you have done all you can, without strain (no matter if it’s regarding a difficult situation or if it’s about something you really enjoy doing or creating), then cease doing further.

Do not continue in strain and by ‘trying hard’, but if you do then just stop as soon as you realize what you’re doing.

Call upon the Power within, fall back in trust upon it (strain is a kind of hurry and hurry comes from fear) and let It take over.

It’s when we are in the trusting mood that there’s an upliftment in Spirit again and the strain flees away and in its place comes peace.

Like a sigh of relief.

Rest assured that the Power within will move you into action again when it’s time for effort (=inspired action) on your part again.

The letting go have to be firm and final – no going back and forth, wavering and wondering if there’s any other angle you could try and so forth.

No, let it all go for now and relax.

Inspiration always comes back when we relax completely and when we let the current of Life take us where we need to be – the flow works that way too sometimes, it’s not always action-oriented but sometimes we forget that.

Sometimes we need to back off a bit and let the Invisible realm do its part – that way the outcomes are always great and wonderful.

It’s important to honor the body’s signals as well as the emotional signals we get when we know we’re straining but we forge ahead anyway.

A part of a transformational process is about resting, about being receptive and aware of what’s going on within without actually doing anything special.

There has to be an acceptance that the flow sometimes goes slower (outwardly), or not as fast as the ego wants, knowing that even if things doesn’t seem to move or progress, they absolutely are.

There’s stuff going on that we are not aware of so it’s important to let things happen without interference.

“How long will this last? I want forward movement! (Argh!)”

The answer is that we can never know, but it definitively takes longer if we resist and try to force ourselves to move forward.

Things simply have to take as long as they take, but that doesn’t mean that we become lazy.

What it does mean is that yes, we let go completely, but only of the doing (or trying), not the process itself.

We honor the process by surrendering to its flow – which sometimes lets us know that we need to simply be still.

Be still. And listen.

This is in many ways also the ultimate faith-test if you will, to let go of the ‘have to’s’ in spite of apparent deadlines or responsibilities that needs to be met.

They may still be there, but to stop trying when it feels like straining and struggling and instead taking a step back, even for an hour (go for a walk; move the body, think about other things), allows Spirit to move in instead of the pushing of the ego who hurries and stresses us forward. (Body movement always helps clearing the mind).

Nothing good comes out of being stressful and anxious, filled with worry and fear, or frustration for that matter.

Sometimes when we want to get back into that inspirational flow it’s just not possible!

When this happens, we need to get back to this moment and stay put, simple as that.

Just look at what the stress or frustration is really about; a bunch of have-to’s and the willfulness of the ego with all its demands.

It’s a good thing to actually investigate into that by asking yourself where the anxiousness comes from and you will quickly see and understand how useless it is to get all worked up inside.

Even if there’s adversity or a difficult situation that you feel you have to deal with right now, but no matter what you do there seem to be no light in the end of the tunnel, no answers coming and no solutions in sight, then you have to do this:

Take yourself back to the present moment.

Take a deep breath and come back to the present moment. Realize that you’re too much in the mind and you need to get out of it and fall back down in your peaceful heart.

Trust this moment, Trust the unknown and Trust the path you’re on.

As I stated in the beginning of this post; if your heart is pure, meaning if you know in your heart that you have done all that you can, then you have to surrender and trust yourself (the Power and Wisdom within you) and that all is well – no matter what the condition or situation looks like to the ego.

If you go within and you have a sincere and honest conversation with yourself, which I recommend you do daily because it is one of the sanest thing you can ever do, and you ask for guidance and your intuition tells you to slow down then you just have to trust it.

That’s where the relief comes in. By the relief and peace you feel, you will know that you’re back in the flow again.

Let yourself be carried by it, and don’t even try to swim for a while. Let go. 

Let yourself go with it, let it take you to a new destination in your consciousness that you are not yet awake to or aware of and trust that you will be, in time.

As I also mentioned earlier, this is not an invitation to laziness.

I see this sometimes in people, that the ego takes hold of the suggestion and kind of goes and throws itself on the couch and cracks a beer or indulges in mindless activity that just dumb you down. Don’t do that.

The word to remember here is “receptivity” – to be still yet aware, or attentive.

Listening without trying to.

Examples would be to do gardening, making some delish dinner, watching a movie (that is light and funny, something that makes you feel good or inspired), read inspirational books, write about your experiences in your journal, meditate and pray (but not excessively, don’t be obsessive thinking you can ‘meditate your way through it’), go for a long walk in nature (and leave your phone at home), go visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while, and so on.

In short, be constructive in your mind but take your mind off of the issue or situation fully. If your mind wanders back to the issue then don’t let it.

Say out loud to yourself:

Alright, that’s enough. I’m hereby leaving this to the Power and Wisdom within me who knows the whole picture and the solution too. I will not give this another thought at least until tomorrow. I’m taking my mind off of it completely!”

And then you do that. And do it completely.

The mind has to be used wholly (both the logical and intuitive side) – but most people live in their heads only and are stuck there – so it’s important to recognize that we need to relax as well as being intensely engaged in whatever it is that we’re doing, and that both approaches has their own place and time in creation and unfolding.

It’s not just the body that needs rest, the mind needs it too.

That way we re-connect again with the wholeness of who we are and we’re able to fall back into the heart and our intuition and wisdom again.

Rest is needed always, in all ventures and situations; ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

And the Truth is, we never know who we run into on our way to the beach, who we meet in the grocery shop when we’re out shopping for that delish dinner we’re having this evening, or what kind of amazing inspirations and insights we get when we’re out in the woods.

We sometimes get stuck in thinking things has to evolve and unfold in a certain way, hence the straining and struggling, while Life might have something completely different lined up for us.

We have the goal or desire, but God has the Way.

We can’t know everything and Life never explains its inclinations, it just says ‘be still, and make some good food tonight, watch a movie, laugh a little, take a long bath, and let me take care of things for now’.

We have to “Let God be God”.

Commitment to Truth means that when the inner voice says “be still”, we’re gonna gave to obey it or we will suffer.

So go ahead, if there is something going on in your life that is bothering you or making you feel strained, then let it go for now and make it a goal to enjoy the rest of the day no matter what’s going on around you.

Make that your only goal, to Rest and Enjoy. 

Then in the evening, just before you drop off to sleep, talk again with yourself and give thanks for the day and ask for clear direction to be shown either in your dreams or upon awakening, and rejoice in the knowing that wonderful things are brewing just below the surface of the conscious minds perception.

Power and Wisdom Within


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