Title Image

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

Dear Blessed One,

“Make lemonade” might be considered¬†spiritual bypassing. I say pucker up baby. Life is giving you a great opportunity to know, and heal yourself on a much deeper level.

Where are those tight spots, rigid beliefs, attachments? What are you afraid of? How has the conditioned world clipped those magnificent angel wings of yours?

When I’m experiencing challenges, or not clear about what’s being expressed, I remember to first breathe deeply, and then to internally ask myself questions like:

What am I feeling?
What am I not seeing?
How am I limiting flow?
What am I most afraid of here?
What is life showing me about me?

Questioning is like bringing a flashlight into a dark room. As we move the light around, things in the room become illuminated. By bringing the light of questioning into the space, and then waiting to see what’s illuminated, we get a glimpse of what’s hiding in the dark.

It takes courage, vulnerability, and trust to completely let go of needing a certain outcome when tangled in a dark, cluttered corner.

It can be messy unwinding from the grips of beliefs, and fear, and that’s okay. Stay with it until the last little foothold softens. It can be humbling, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s a way of quietly chipping at the foundation of ego. Recognize when the mind kicks in with a story or witnesses to build a case, and immediately drop back into the body. Stay with the feelings. This will thwart ego replenishment. Seeing hardened ideas, feeling deeply into old wounds, and giving space for that energy to move is a great gift to yourself (and others).

As we continue to expand, and awaken, there’s no room for dusty old clutter. It’s of a denser vibration and the new lighter you can no longer carry it. That’s the good and bad news. What’s no longer supporting your awakening will be in your face shouting for release. You don’t need to know what the ‘original offense’ was that created the trigger. This moment’s trigger is the opportunity to release it. Feeling is healing.

When life gives you lemons, pucker up, make lemonade, and celebrate this grand opportunity.

Much Love and Blessings to You,
shellee

 


“Surrender is not something that you can do. If you do it, it is not surrender, because the doer is there. Surrender is a great understanding that, “I am not.” Surrender is an insight that the ego exists not, that, “I am not separate.” Surrender is not an act but an understanding.”
~Osho