When our circumstances become bad or something dramatic happens in our lives we are thrown into fear. How does one travel the deep inner journey in such situation. Here are the four steps based on my personal experiences (and of course learning from various books). Each of the four steps were earlier posted on the blog separately and this post is a combination post.
In good times and in bad times we always have a choice to act out of love or fear. With love we create positive energy with fear we propagate cynicism and negative energy.
Acceptance is the First Step
Everyday we resolve to fight, be stronger, be patient, be innovative and many such things that are to be driven by us. What we miss in this self-centered thinking is that all this energy is wasted if there is one simple thing lacking – i.e. Acceptance of current situation “as is” as perfect and as it is supposed to be.
Now ones mind would ask “how can something so negative, bad be perfect or supposed to be that way”. Here’s my take on this.
To me it is quite simple (now after a few intense experiences where i lacked Acceptance).
Firstly, the universe is much smarter than you and I are, it knows what will serve us the best in the long run – may be it is just giving us the lesson we need to learn to grow to even greater heights, may be it is making us stronger for more joy and love in our life.
Secondly and more importantly for me, regardless of the universes role in this, Acceptance is the foundation stone for empowering self. A person who does not accept reality graciously and open heartedly is constantly leaking ones own energy and is not empowered to move ahead in life. They may say they are interested in a brighter and happier future but they choose to be stuck in the past by lacking acceptance.
Whatever your reality is today “Totally and completely” Accept it, embrace it and empower yourself to create a better future for yourself and for all those are important to you.
Faith is Step Two
All of us have adversity or unforeseen unpleasant or outright dejecting situations. Many of us refuse the accept the reality as something that carries the seed of a brighter future and simply resign to fate instead of having faith.
If we are able to accept today’s as perfect and “as it is” then we are ready for the next step of having faith. Many shun faith as being impractical or mentally tell themselves I will have faith when I see results. That is exactly the opposite of faith. If you could reason with your today’s circumstances you should not have been in those circumstances. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
To have faith one needs to have the following perspective stated by Warren Stagg – ”Unpleasant experiences are painful but they are a necessary contribution to advanced intellectual development actually they are a gift from our higher self to inspire awareness and creativity. Every time we deal with adversity we grow in power and responsibility. So lets chose to be grateful for our challenges and welcome our opportunities for expansion of consciousness. Find the solutions.”
We very often jump into finding solutions without faith its like taking flight without wings. In adversity we can approach future with two emotions – one is anxiety other it is faith.
Just ask yourselves a simple question – “what is a more empowering choice I can make that will create a better future” and you know that faith is the only way to go.
Commitment is Step Three
So you have accepted your today’s situation and you have faith that all will be well. The next and real question are you committed to a certain future reality you want to create.
Most people at this will say, of course I am, of course I want that kind of money, of course I want that person as a partner, of course I want certain quality of family life. When asked they state unequivocally that yes that “they want that”.
Well commitment goes a lot beyond desire for something. Commitment to a certain future reality is about truly wanting that over many other things. It is about being ready emotionally and mentally to live it today when you don’t have it. Yes, live what you want today that you don’t have yet and it will be yours.
Commitment is about being “aware” and “relaxed” so when the signs come our way we are ready to “receive” what we want and take action for it. Just positive thinking without awareness and readiness to take action won’t get you much.
Commitment is about wanting something so strongly (not badly) that even in life and death situation you can hold the image of the joy that will bring to you and others life.
Go ahead don’t be afraid, commit to the life you want to create today, live it emotionally and mentally with abundance today and you will create it in reality.
Awareness is Step Four
Once we are committed to achieving something we are usually propelled to action and feel we need to try harder. What if I told you that it is really not difficult. That you are really not supposed to try harder. That what you are really supposed to do is ‘simply act out of steady awareness’? Most of you will tell me that it is all fluff talk and that ‘we have to make things happen’.
The biggest folly we humans have is that we think that ‘we know what is best’, ‘what needs to be done’, and we have a ‘concrete plan’ for it. The reality is the universe knows better than us – what is best for us. Once we are committed to a positive future we want to create, the universe knows better on how to create it and what exactly it is that we really need (not what we feel we want).
At this stage things start happening around us and all we are supposed to do is be ready to receive the right gifts. We need to stay in awareness of our future intentions and assess what happens around us with courage, openness and awareness.
In my experience, whenever I am able to be in that state, things happen that are even more positive, and in ways that I could have never imagines – let alone planned.
Many a times because we make ‘A PLAN’ we are not open to different ways of reaching the same or better destination. The ones who are open are the ones who have magic happen in their life. They don’t ‘force life’ to their plans they simply allow life to enrich them and receive the gifts that life has for them.
Stay aligned, stay calm, and trust the universe to deliver magic in your life.