Compassion brings acceptance, softening our ego position and allowing us to create clear intentions, opening our hearts to receive. It brings a warm flow of love into our personal self. Compassion is not out to fix, change or make you different. It is here to soothe, nurture your feelings, as you see your deeper needs. Compassion allows you to ask clearly for what you need, strengthening your ability to receive your deeper truth and take action.
We are learning how to accept spiritual support, that which goes beyond reason, that lends us to wonder and awe. We cultivate this power in our hearts. As we ask, instantly a field is generated. That is the law. All that is required is to open our hearts, to give permission. This permission allows us to recognize that what we are reaching for, on one level, is already formed. Just like the seed that contains the knowledge and know how to develop fruit, it demonstrates creation as a flower.
Play with this. Ask specifically and see if your heart is fully engaged. Remember it is a process and that we are alway given what we need. As we ask, it becomes a thought form, a seed of creation, unfolding in time.
We are learning the path of faith, to believe in something we may not fully understand.
Our bodies relax when we are able to be ourselves, without filters, within the presence of love. We yearn for partnership that holds us as we are, without judgement. As we re-learn how to stay grounded in our personal truth, we accept that we live in ebbs and flows, often discovering where we are in the moment. We build our capacity to know ourselves and tell the truth with compassion. We carry less shoulds and perfectionist expectations. This realness helps us not hide from ourselves and accept support more quickly, inside and out.
My agreement to myself is that I level with me about what I am feeling and how I am reacting. I am under no obligation to share unless I want to and that my communication is useful. When I first started learning communication skills, I was so frightened to be vulnerable that I would rather live in denial I hid from myself so I did not have to tell the world. Made me feel like a paper doll, cute with not much depth.
Learning to tell the truth about where we are and what we need is an art form. We give thanks that we have a self to share. Be gentle being yourself
When we uncover unmet needs, and feel the guardian protectors we have placed around our venerability, it is important to build a new relationship with the need itself. How do we really feel about love and belonging. Some parts of our nature have lived in messy rooms, unconscious of their beauty and grace. A cluttered mind does not always have the ability to recognize light.
Take a moment to acknowledge your intentions, your needs and desires. Write them down if you are so inclined. We are setting the stage for our heart and mind to join, for new cycles to open and sprout.
Name five things you value most in your world.
Commit to your spiritual presence.
Set intentions that support your love and kindness.
How about this. Build a conscious relationship with fear and resistance. Think about giving up frustration, worry and overwhelm and imagine what would happen in consciousness when you do. We have been trained to live in helplessness around these states, or to be a bulldozer to remove them. Lets learn how to use the power as a booster rocket for your spiritual awareness and joy. Its not so hard as it sounds when you listen to your heart and follow the obvious.
Speaking of planting new seeds, I decided to grow ornamental palms on our deck. I started looking around and thought it would be fun to grow them from seed. I found green ones still resting in its mother, not fully formed yet. Then I found a old seed on the ground, its husk starting to rot, looking musty. I plan to sprout this seed when I get home from the Big Island. Seed formation has a life of its own. It is the making of the next generation. When they become airborne, <heart is the element of air> they find their way to fertile soil.
As my sister always says, “I pop it in the soil and say good luck, your on your own” and then she would laugh a good belly laugh. The funny thing was that I knew she is an amazing gardener and would water and attend to it but she still insisted that it had to stand on it own. She treated me the same way. I think I could not see the support that was there, hidden in independence, in myself or my family. It has taken me a lifetime to forgive them for leaving me on my own.
When we are hurt, we protect. It is a natural and expected response to pain. On a good day, our awareness penetrates the hurt and allows us to understand, to see the bigger picture and find deeper truth. If we are not able to process pain, we are in danger of projecting the hurt expectations onto the people we love. We take the situation that happened and expect it to happen again, not believing that the world could be any other way. Its tricky. Learning curves can feel very twisty.
So what does forgiveness do? Forgiveness brings the spirit back into our body. It allows us to give again, as the word speaks. We become for>giving, learning how to open and allow our feelings to digest. When we get tired of hurting or being in reaction, we allow spirit to penetrate the hurt, which softens our response and helps find a new way to open. With willingness to soften, our spirit enters the closed doors of the injury and begins to rearrange the room, allowing us to see our part and what we are to learn. We may need to assert a healthy no, face the buried pain of an old memory, or learn acceptance of how things were and how they molded our perception. Our spirit massages us with courage, clarity, understanding and mercy. We accept that we have been hurt but that we are still here.
It is time to call for a new Spring, a new beginning.
How do we discipline our reactions? It starts inside, in the way we respond to ourselves. Learning to listen, keeping our vision in tact, knowing what we stand for, takes time and willingness, as we learn to speak the Truth with Compassion. We practice making our response more important than getting even or acting from pride. We learn to keep our goals and intentions pure, connected to the larger effect we will have when we do the right thing. We practice the ripple effect, where our influence, resounding in truth, assists the world to feel better, more aligned with peace.
We reflect to those who, like Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, realized that freedom could not be gained by violence and escape, that basic rights could not come from our numbed silence. They sought to show that the old systems of enslavement did not work for anyone. The key was to understand the goal and accept that any pain inflicted would be devoted to a greater awakening.
When we are practicing non-violence inside, we become very conscious of the way we hide our hurt, or live muted in order to keep the peace. We notice how we criticize our selves without mercy, even when we are trying our best. As we awaken to this internal injustice, we can implode into shame and violence toward ourselves, or we can use this power to accept that the suffering will continue until we change the principles in which we live by. Awakening to our unconscious behaviors towards self and other creates immense pressure that is only released when we are able to bring acceptance and peace, as we proclaim our deepest truths.
Some habits die hard. Change can be stressful, as we are required to build new neurological pathways in order to respond differently. So we ride on bumpy roads, driving around pot-holes, so to speak, in our psyche. When we are up close and personal to an unmet need, we will feel aversion, helpless, hopeless, all emotions necessary to protect the innocent. As we can stay conscious of these emotions and their protectors, blame, resentment, self implosion and arrogance, our resistance to the power that is generated will arise. It can be very uncomfortable and want to put us back to sleep, where we assume these emotions are the only reality available and we act from that place.
To be conscious in the protection and the unmet need is a big first step. Expect to be uncomfortable, then you can be surprised if its not. Staying conscious in your heart is the key. Be Bold
We are using the energy of our habitual reactions to create a dimensional shift, to build new roads. This will provide access to parts of our brain that we did not even know we had. It generates an amazing amount of Power and Presence.
We get uncomfortable when we do not feel taken care of. It can show as grumpy, blaming the situation, feeling victimized. We may not be able to control the outside world. We can use this uncomfortableness to explore our own nature. Find your voice to name what you need, give it to yourself first and then speak simply about how you want to remedy the situation. Your needs will not be met when you speak through resentment, anger or blame. They can only be met when you are receptive and capable of being open. Remember the saying, Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? Sometimes it is a hard choice.
This is the manifesting code for the throat chakra, addressing the ether element and our ability to access the endless possibilities of creation. Lending yourself to a mystical empowerment, as soon as we acknowledge that something is needed, it brings that need into focus, and the corresponding magnetic reaction takes place. Ask and it is given, because it is already here in possibility and your naming it, brings it into form.
The first time I played with this directive focus was when I was looking for a perfect box for mailing a package. I did not think I had it and did not want to go to town to find one. I thought that if I focus on it being there, the perfect box already exists somewhere, then why not in my storage room. I believe in magic. What I noticed on the search was that my eagle eye was strong and that it was partly a matter of focus. I found the box. Then I got curious and practical. Everytime I needed something, I affirmed this statement,” Everything I need is already here”. I must say, we have a pretty good track record that shows that the Universe provides.
Nancy Shipley Rubin
Nancy encourages each person to access their own inner guidance and recognize their unique gifts.