By Jafree Ozwald
"We crazy spiritual seekers...spending our lives trying to awaken,
instead of resting in the awakening that is already here now and always."
The first thing you want to do, is to stop doing whatever you are doing,
thinking, and trying to achieve in your life right now. Just trust this
experience, and let go of ALL your intense inner efforting for the rest
of today. Just for today, relax into your body and realize in your heart
of hearts that you are an Infinite Being and will never die. Allow for
this one simple truth to be found in each experience today and a dynamic
shift in your consciousness will occur.
Secondly, know that each experience you have in life is the "right"
experience. Every lesson you are here to learn is being provided to you
through each life experience. Remember, nothing is by chance.
The Universe is constantly giving you all the consciousness you need to
embrace each experience and each experience is designed to awaken,
enlighten and empower you. When your interpretation of each experience
includes the knowing that there IS a divine energy who loves and accepts
you just as you are, you can never have a "bad" experience. The Universe
is an infinitely intelligent and conscious energy which is always
supporting you to awaken into your greatest potentiality.
If a certain problem or issue keeps arising in you and will not go away,
sit with it. Face it directly and ask yourself, "What is the exact issue
I would like more clarity and understanding about?" Write it down and
voice it out loud. Find out what this issue sound like and talk with this
"other" voice inside you who is creating this issue. Listen.
Pay attention to the mental chatter happening in your head. It is
pointing you towards the divine answer. Follow it with curiosity and
let it show you the way through. Each issue in your life repeats itself
because it is unlearned and ignored. Once you pay attention to the
wake up call by realizing the infinite being you really are, your
problems will dissolve immediately.
Our issues are like particles of sand in between our toes. Depending how
we walk they either grind at us or massage our feet. Your problems are
always your greatest spiritual teachers in disguise. Explore each of
them with a childlike curiosity and they will reveal themselves as the
brilliant messengers that they are. You have a greater wisdom inside
you that simply needs a bit of nurturing and compassion. If you feel
stuck and cannot see what your issues/problems are, simply practice
being grateful for whatever is in your life right now and enjoy it!
"In a single moment, in one stroke, you can become enlightened. It is not
a gradual process, because enlightenment is not something that you have
to invent. It is something that you have to discover. It is already
there. It is not something that you have to manufacture. If you have
to manufacture it, of course, it will take time; but it is already there.
Close your eyes and see it there. Be silent and have a taste of it. Your
very nature is what I call enlightenment. Enlightenment is not something
alien, outside you. It is not somewhere else in time and space. It is
you, your very core." ~Osho1>
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