Life has an uncanny way of bringing up the very things that we want to hide out from. Whatever we want to conceal and believe is not ours to deal with will inevitably come up somewhere in our lives. Even though I totally believe in right thinking, meditation and establishing a clear vision many people think that is all it takes. It has become popular to believe that just holding the right thought, getting a clear vision and visualizing our best outcomes will free us from our human drama.
Science of Mind teaches affirmative prayer called Spiritual Mind Treatment. To me it is divine partnership in action. It helps me grow and transform what I am willing to see reflected within my feelings when I am open and transparent. It is tough to move beyond our stuck places until we face, reveal and learn the lessons that our repetitive patterns reflect to us. What I have discovered in my own process is that no matter how hard I work on thinking the right thoughts and I’ve used great tools, if I am not willing to look at and deal with core issues and deeply rooted unconscious patterns I am still not clear from buried issues. I have wanted it to be different and the fact remains, we all must face our shadows and let them surface in the light to be healed and released.
Facing truth is the key to our emotional freedom. Most of the work takes a while to do. What I know is that I have greater peace and joy than I have ever had before. Every time I began to make progress in some area of my life something came up that threw me off balance until I did the deeper work.
I am not suggesting that you live in the negativity. Just be willing to let the blocks come up and surrender them to the divine. I sing a song by Tim McAfee from Agape. “I surrender, I surrender… everything that I’ve been holding on to… I let go. I forgive me, I forgive you… I am ready for my change.” I give over any challenges, pain, suffering, blocks, trials to Divine Mother and place them all on the altar of the Holy Spirit.
What is obstructing the free flow of your good.? With help from Spirit you can discover what stops you. And then you will need to be willing to take responsibility for it even if you don’t fully understand it. Let it show up and look for the patterns that are repeating all over the place. They have shown up in personal relationships, with colleagues, at work, in the ways you treat yourself and others, and in your attitudes.
Be the observer of how these patterns show up on the playing field of your life. How do you keep yourself hooked into these patterns? Your emotions are all about them and show up as fear, anger, resentment, comparison, blaming, running away, beating yourself up, stuffing your feelings, denying what is true, making excuses, defensiveness and all sorts of other personalized versions and expressions.
Understanding these patterns will bless your life and will help you extract the lessons that are great gifts when you ask the tough questions. What is really stopping me from living a more fulfilling life and accepting my good. Why am I in my own way? What do I need to learn from these repeating life scenarios that I have not really understood before?
Know that you are deeply loved.
Namaste, Rev. Barb Walley