January 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Forgivness, Practical Spirituality

“We’re not unhappy because we don’t have enough of what we think that we want.  We are unhappy because we are resisting what is currently in our lives and are frantically caught up in trying to fix something  that we perceive to be broken.”

~ Katharine Woodward Thomas

Frequently, as the new year begins and we start focusing on our intentions, we cannot help also focusing on what we believe we DO NOT have – the opposite of what we are intending to create the remainder of the year.

That conflict can create stress and almost always brings up resistance.  We do NOT want to admit that things ARE they way they ARE, even though of course, they ARE!!!

And that is THE key to maintaining happiness!  Accept what IS.  Make peace with what IS.  Find the blessing in what IS.  It doesn’t mean you have to stay there – that’s why you are ARE setting intentions for what you want to create.

But it also doesn’t mean that you keep beating yourself up, making yourself wrong, or trying to hide from the present.  Anything we make wrong or try to hide from we actually ADD to the energy of it!  That’s what creates the energetic resistance!

When you can make whatever it is just plain OK – FOR NOW — then you take the charge out of it.  The energy can keep flowing!  Resistance BLOCKS energy from flowing and blocked energy cannot create what you want – the flow is stopped during the time you are resisting.

Here’s a little exercise you can do anytime you notice you are focused on what you DON’T have or what you DON’T want.

Get some paper and a pen.  Make 2 columns on the paper. Now on the left side of the page, make a list of all the things you don’t like.  Leave a few lines between each item.

“I don’t like the number in my bank account.”

I don’t like the number on the scale.

I don’t like how my kids/parents/spouse are behaving.

On the right hand side of the page, next to each item, now write:

Even though I don’t like this situation, I accept it now exactly as it is.

I surrender any resistance to it and invite

my Higher Self/Angels/Christ (whatever suits your beliefs)

to show me the blessings and to help me change my perspective now.

Thank You Universe!

There will be some extra “oomph” if you write that prayer for EACH item on your list – but – if you are in a hurry – then just write it at the end and if possible, say it out loud also.  You want to add as much energy and feeling to the prayer as possible.

When you feel complete with the exercise, go on about your day with a smile, EXPECTING your heart and mind to be changed.

Expect miracles and you WILL receive them! And dooo, please-oh -lease – send me an email and let me know!!

Here’s to your happiness NOW!!

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