Training, practice, commitment, accountability…..these are all words that we use regularly to describe our role in consciousness development as we embark upon a higher quality of life.
And I think it accurate to say that we have stretches of time where we seem to excel at the implementation of these words in our lives and other times where our focus becomes fuzzy - our trust in the idea that all things are working together for our good begins to wane.
And if left with only one powerful suggestion to offer anyone who was experiencing that fuzziness and waning what would it be?
I would choose this…..
Keep showing up.
Whatever atmosphere, group, spiritual practice, ideology or forum that infuses you with glimpses of truth, then keep showing up for that modality.
Marianne Williamson wrote, “In a world where thoughts based on fear prevail, you’re going against the flow to make a true and genuine stand for love. It’s not easy to walk up two flights of stairs when you’re not in physical shape, and it’s not easy to make an unpopular stand for faith and forgiveness when you’re not in spiritual shape.”
Being in spiritual shape is the greatest act of love we could perform for ourselves.
It requires continuing self-examination to remove all the barriers that we have created in Mind against others and ourselves.
There is no need for barriers for there is no ‘us and them.’ There is no need for barriers for there is no reality to being broken or unworthy.
If we keep showing up in arenas of truth, we work the muscle of our mental knowing.
If a recommitment is welcomed in your world, begin looking for the alibis and excuses we create that keep us distanced from being in spiritual shape and if you are willing to love yourself more, begin dropping one alibi at a time.