Seeing the best in life's challenges

on October 1, 2012

“Beliefs are like addictions; you get hooked on them. Everyone has had the experience of forming a belief about someone they have never met but have heard of, and later, on meeting them and getting to know them, they have been nonplussed to discover that the imaginary perception that they had invented bears practically no resemblance to the person, and they have to change or adjust their belief accordingly.


You all have beliefs that have become deeply ingrained over the course of your lives and which you never question – you had a thought, it made sense to you at the time, and it became a belief, or your parents or teachers led you to believe that something was a proven fact – and then one of your children or one of your younger friends or associates draws to your attention its invalidity. That can be very unsettling for you! Maybe you refuse to look at it from their perspective (admitting to yourselves that you have been wrong all these years can be very painful) and get angry with them as you try to defend it.


However, when you can begin to question your beliefs without fear, and release those that no longer serve you, you will uncover within you a sense of freedom, a sense of space, and you will feel lighter. Most of you know people who have inflexible beliefs and attitudes and with whom it is difficult, if not impossible, to have a meaningful conversation. When someone like that comes to mind remind yourselves that everyone is a mirror in whom you see your own reflection. At first it is hard to admit that to yourselves, but you are all aware of having noticed others not seeing, or choosing not to see, their faults or inadequacies very clearly reflected back to them. Are you really so different?”

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The excitement mounts as your awakening draws ever closer.  You have been waiting a long time for this and you will not be disappointed.  Some of you have had so called “peak experiences,” when whatever you were doing flowed perfectly and at a level of competence or ability that was way beyond what you would describe as normal.  It was uplifting for you, even galvanizing, because it seemed that you could do no wrong, could do nothing to interrupt or prevent this energetic flow from delivering the most remarkable outcome.  The sheer wonder of moments like those are as nothing compared to what awaits you upon your awakening.

The journey to reach this stage in your evolution has indeed been arduous — a long and exhausting endeavor — but the end is in sight, and even though you have doubts, deep within yourselves you have a certainty, a knowing that…

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