This moment that stands before us is the only one that defines where we are going.
This moment that stands before us...
With love as our lead; kindness, courage, compassion, honor and grace as our guides.
♥There but for the Grace of God Go I ♥
I am seeking my calm within the lesson, to find the place of understanding, as I am frustrated. Step one, name the emotion. Step two, seek to learn.
I believe in the Acceptance of All to Be. In their own space and time. In that moment, I was frustrated. Things change, people change. People learn and people grow. Seasons come and seasons grow. And yet there are so many that choose to stay stuck in the past. I personally find this so incredibly sad. That is my lesson. There are many families and individuals that have learned within their family dynamics to thrive on the 'point system' and most importantly to them, past mistakes. They actually thrive on this, adding them up, keeping track of all the 'mistakes' errors and lessons. They never see the growth, they can't. There isn't any room for it. The truth is that it is a choice.
*Explore* Why would anyone make the choice to not help another be the best that they can be! To not embrace and explore all the life can offer! Even if it does mean screwing up every now and then, making a few mistakes and living on the edge. The answer to this is that it is just not my lesson. My lesson is only that which affects me; that which I choose to allow to affect me.
Thinking back to the past, I may have seen these people not as bad people, but perhaps, mean. What constitutes mean? The Dictionary meaning of Mean is offensive, selfish, unaccommodating, nasty, malicious, small minded or ignoble. I understand that all systems serve us in some manner, it a familiarity, a safety. The most important understanding of the word mean, is 'ignorant,' which is lacking in knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
*Energy* From my perspective view, as those affected by this familiarity, I would say that the sad part is that this is not really living at all. It's waiting. They wait to fail, to do wrong, to screw up, because that's what's expected; they make choices with this energy, with this fear.
Living is taking chances, grabbing a hold of each and every opportunity that comes our way. It's exciting and within every opportunity comes growth. Whether or not we 'succeeded.' I believe that success is in the trying, in the motivation to try and try again. To know that in the end, there is reward, but to also know that there is reward in also trying, there is a reward in the vision.
I so often hear from clients that they feel 'stuck' and they don't know the answer. What they cannot see is that the way out is within them. The way out is letting go of the illusion of their reality that the past is who they are. They seek and ask and seek and ask, continually, until they give themselves the gift. The gift was there all along.
And as they come to the end of the long journey, they do so with a healing within. It is here that they are met with Joy☆ Beauty☆ Happiness☆Unconditional Love☆ This is our reward for enduring and finally embracing the lessons and giving yourself the gift of moving forward from the past. That which seemed impossible, suddenly seems possible! Moving forward, you are able to seek, to look for and embrace the magic and mysteries of life; all that is available to you.
Life is a continuuous journey. As we continue along, we do so with this awareness of the path that we chose and the journey that is behind us. We look upon it, but not dwell. And as we do so, we savour each and every moment, for each moment offers a new gift.