Use the Challenges
Dear Blessed One,
I once heard someone use TV dramas as a metaphor for life.
Imagine sitting in front of a movie and getting so caught up in it that feelings of anxiety, anger, excitement, and sadness are elicited. You have become so identified with the characters that you’re experiencing emotions in response to people pretending to be someone else.
Now flash to “real life”. It is possible to step back from the challenges of life and notice how power has been surrendered to the drama. Many will become so lost in the experience before them that they feel hopeless, helpless, anger, depressed.
What if the challenges in life are there as a guidance mechanism? Much like symptoms in the body are signs that something is out of balance and needs adjusting, challenges are signs in our outer experience that something is out of balance and is calling for awareness.
Rather than fighting with the situation, resisting it, use the challenges as a barometer for what is needing more awareness. Inner turmoil is a sign that something is out of alignment. Be with the storm, explore the inner landscape and look for the misalignment.
When you step back just a bit and disidentify with the drama, awareness expands and a new level of consciousness can be experienced. It’s nonjudgmental and from this higher perspective it becomes much easier to see how the challenge before you is here to guide you in some way.
In the gap of no-mind, or stillness, you have access to the peace that holds it all. From that place, freedom is experienced and your authentic self is now in charge. Movement can happen in response to externals without the drama.
Notice if you have become identified with the character in the film. Bring awareness back to the projector and see how the light of consciousness guides you. Each time you do this, the habit of mind-identification lessens and consciousness expands. You may find yourself smiling at the situation that only moments ago had you in an emotional bind.
Remember you are all Powerful. Where is your attention? See where you may be identifying with characters in the film, pretending to be someone other than your all-powerful, authentic self.
Breathe into the heart and let life’s symptoms guide you to the next level of consciousness.
Much Love and Blessings to You,
“In this state of inner connectedness, you are much more alert, more awake than in the mind-identified state. You are fully present. It also raises the vibrational frequency of the energy field that gives life to the physical body.”
~ Eckhart Tolle