Are You Willing?

Are you willing to be free?

Are you willing to stop the self-torture?

Are you willing to let yourself off the hook?

This is counter to our human animal conditioning, and yet it is exactly what is called for at this time.

Are you willing for something bigger, something unknown?

This is a message that has just been put out by the lovely teacher Gangaji. I think we are on the same page!!!

REALLY this is the ONLY question. WHAT is YOUR answer?

 

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Where did the Love Go? A look at how we quench our own Self-Love.

I am guessing that as you have been taught so well and so completely that there is room for self-improvement, you will find it hard to believe me when I say that you are perfect and totally loveable exactly as you are. You might even feel a little bit angry with me for making the statement and, of course, be able to find many reasons why I can’t be right.

Now isn’t that interesting in its self!

We have been taught so well that striving to improve is important, even the purpose of living, but in order to do this we are constantly looking for failure in our self. We have to do this in order to identify the places that need improving.

How can you possibly love something that is so faulty, so in need of improvement? Well the answer is that you can’t. If we are constantly finding fault with ourselves, we cannot fall in love and be in harmony with who we are.

Does this bring up real sadness in your heart? It does in mine.

Do you know what the first words were that you ever heard? Even if you didn’t understand them, you felt the energy and the implication that you were being compared to someone else, assessed, quantified, measured. What you heard may have gone like this:

“My first pregnancy was easier than this one”;

“Mary is sitting up before Johnny”;

“Jack is crawling before Sophie”; or

“Emma was out of nappies before Sean”.

This constant mantra of comparison instils in our minds the concept that everything only is what it is when it is compared to something else. It subtly gives the message that the only way to define, evaluate and assess oneself, is through comparison. Through these eyes nothing is valued for itself and it is hard, nigh impossible, to find something that is perfect.

This way of thinking can be switched round in a moment, in an instant, but it can also take some time. There is a lot to unravel and a 180° switch in perception to be embraced. And the process deserves, in fact necessitates, a great deal of self-love and compassion.

Seeing this pattern of constant comparison and assessment of ourselves is the first massive step forward to self-love. But this is a really tricky path. When you see something you criticise in yourself, don’t judge yourself for criticising! This is simply running around the same hamster wheel. Love yourself for having done this because you know you were doing your best and that deserves love.

Seeing the pattern is 80% of the journey and the rest is about watching and observing the programs, lovingly deleting and writing new scripts.

 

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Self-Love Is the Key

I think that there is an interesting parallel between our attitude to ourselves when we are experiencing disease and the overall level of self-love we experience and express. One is a barometer of the other. So,by becoming aware of our personal response to when we are not perfect, i.e. sick in some way, we can really start to understand and get in touch with our level of self-love.

To truly know self-love and compassion is the only goal and all paths lead here. Returning home; the knowing of the divine self; soul consciousness; the higher self; Nirvana; Ascension and so on are different ways of describing self-love. If the divine, God, the great Creator, whatever term we want to use, is ultimately love then understanding self-love is embracing and becoming one and becoming one with all of creation.

One of the things that we will be exploring in these blogs is the gifts of disease. All of creation is in balance, Yin and Yang, dark and light, negative and positive. Duality is only when we see these as separate energies and do not understand that the one depends totally on the other for its existence.

We are very well trained in seeing the negative side of disease but to truly heal, balance needs to be found by exploring the possibilities, and therefore exploring true nature of disease by searching out the gifts.

Our constant mantra when Kevin was suffering (and I use that word consciously) with the cancer was “What is the gift”.

So perhaps today we can list the first two gift of being unwell. It is the possibility to see clearly how we can love ourselves more and how we can find more balance.  This gift is not to be underestimated.

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