Turns out, that which we struggle with the most, is our best lesson, the one with the longest lasting value. I knew this, but, maybe I kinda didn’t.
My own example is all about letting go, obviously. So, while I constantly battle that gather-and-hold urge, I am really trying to muster Release.
Like a friend of mine who began her own business, she detests paperwork. And yet, her field is packed full of notes, insurance, and government licensing. In other words: nothing BUT paperwork.
She and I face our challenges all the damn time! Because, see, that’s actually THE POINT.
Opposing our Opposites
Every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, these same learning opportunities exist. They don’t go away! The key is, what are we going to do about our attitude toward them?
We address them. Acknowledge their presence. Then, we Relax. Metaphorically. Spiritually. Physically, even.
In a stress-free pose, we stand, feet slightly apart, head held high. We extend our arms, hands open in peace and serenity. We breathe.
Because the opposite is a tense fist, our entire body a jumble of anxiety and clinched unhappiness.
When we Release, we Relax. We are then able to Receive. And in Receiving, we have let go of the fight. We’ve Accepted that gifts are more plentiful than sorrow and stress. Exchanging versus Opposing.
We are striving for a state of calm, of lovingkindness, which we can then share. Yes, it’s on-going, this challenge and lesson. And that’s due to the fact that Life is on-going. But, if we live it hands open, breathing in and out, mindfully, with an attitude of gratitude, then the struggle diminishes. The difficulties are diluted. By the second, by the minute, by the hour, by the day, by the week, by the month, by the year and eventually, by the decade too.
Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar, we have been presented with this helpful and complementary message, (which is also a bit reminiscent of yesterday’s calendar page).
“Sharing of Yourself ~
‘I am an incredibly generous being.’
Share who you are with others. Give what you have, what you do, and who you are. Be generous. The more freely and fully you share yourself, the more freely and fully the Universe will be to you.
The Universe wants you to know:
You need to share from the depths of your soul. Allow others to see your essence and feel your radiance. If you give with the thought that it’s something you must do as a duty or sacrifice, you may feel depleted.
However, if you give with the belief that there’s no scarcity of energy, funds, or joy, the Universe will pour an abundance of these things into your life.
Don’t expect to receive something in return – rather, be generous just because it feels right. You can only give as much as your capacity to receive, so open yourself to receiving even more.
Questions to ask yourself:
How can I give even more? What is stopping the flow within my life? What could occur in my life if I gave without reservation?
I am an incredibly generous being.”
Gateway Oracle Cards by Denis Linn
is THIS PLACE. Yeah, I could live there. Plus, it’s historic.