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"What if This/"it" Doesn't Last?"
I found myself thinking along these lines about this very blog this morning (during meditation)! “All good things come to an end” is how the saying goes, right? So we never let ourselves fully experience and BE IN the joy of creativity unfolding because we are so dang afraid of the (potential) PAIN of losing it! Underneath it is usually a fear of loss or the belief that there isn’t enough to last: enough money, enough food, enough LOVE; you name it, the ego can put it’s scarcity stamp on it! (TWEET IT: Where are the SCARCITY STAMPS in Your life?)
If we feed into this belief and choose to see it as truth, a state of panic ensues: I better crank out ALL the work, eat ALL the food, seek out ALL the love/approval/acceptance I can get right now, because it is sure to go away. Is it, though? Not if we choose to simply see these thoughts as thoughts, release the grip of the fear-based ego mind, and stay present with what is right in front of us. The truth is, we may lose what we currently believe we “have” and we may not, and that’s ok! The problem is when we let those things which we’ve accumulated on this Earthly plane OWN our SELF IDENTITY. And if you think about it, when we are caught up in the “stuff” we are usually trying to compensate for what has happened in the past, or prevent/predict/control something that may (or may not!) happen in the future. In the present moment (which is where ALL of life unfolds) there is neither past nor future. When we are in the moment, we don’t “own” anything (in Earthly terms) and yet we have everything we need to experience that moment fully. When we live life from this place, moments seem to expand in length, inspiration abounds, and intuition becomes a constant companion. We’ve all experienced those “flow moments” and most of us deeply desire to return to them. Here’s a gift for you: you can return to that state at ANY time because that is WHO YOU ARE. YOU are creativity unfolding. YOU are a unique expression of the Universe, and though you may not have thought about it like this before, the Universe is using YOU to move through, and feel, and experience this life. How cool and how scary (for the ego)! In any case, it is when we remember that we are not running the show, we are merely holding the space for the Universe to express through us as it wishes, that creativity abounds and it will continue as long as we remain unattached to when and how it comes through.
It’s not easy for our ego minds to accept, but on some level, we can RELAX! There is a force much GREATER, much WISER coursing through us, it is creating experiences FOR US, and all for the purpose of our growth and EVOLUTION. THAT is the TRUTH. When we remember it, we also remember that we are INFINITELY creative, INFINITELY adaptable, and all else falls away. Give yourself permission to wake up to the IMMENSE beauty of your life (it’s right here, in the present moment).
Love & Light,
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