I noticed my own self that I spent, and I use that word purposefully, I spent a huge amount of time yesterday on attempting to solve a problem I was having with microsoft word.
I tried what seemed to be a hundred different ways to ‘fix’ it. I googled it, I reached out to my fabulous ‘techie’ family, trying every suggestion they had, all to no avail.
How much time and energy and how many activities in your day are centred around solving a problem of one kind or another?
Maybe not such an obvious or easy problem as mine…but perhaps you have a challenge with your weight…a problem to be solved. Perhaps you have a challenge with relationships…a problem to be solved.
Maybe you have a health challenge, a financial challenge, any kind of challenge: after all we’ve been conditioned to think about what isn’t working, what we should have, who we should be and how can we improve it.
No longer cool in my life.
Yet here I was, forgetful of what I knew, in that moment of, ‘I have a problem to solve‘.
Wish it was that conscious, sadly it wasn’t.
It came from the place where all our experiences move us into action; my subconscious mind. It must still be running old programmes…thankfully not as often as it used to.
My Darling One reminded me.
He does that whenever necessary.
Have you focused on what you want? Err, do I have to answer that truthfully? Didn’t matter, he knew the answer anyway.
What Won’t Work, Ever
We’re trained to focus on solving our problems, our challenges, our ‘this could be better’.
This means we’re focused on the wrong end of the thing.
We’re getting in the way of experiencing what we actually do want. How the heck can it get through to us when we’re furiously radiating with thoughts and feelings of something that isn’t working. In short we’re resisting.
We don’t have to be an Einstein to get that resistance to our current reality can only bring more challenges for us to face.
I was pretty put out that microsoft word wasn’t doing what I wanted. In the scheme of things it’s not a big deal.
But when we translate this resistance into areas of our life that are really important…I know you get the picture.
Feeling hurt, angry, resentful, worried or plain ticked off, or any other negative emotion isn’t actually going to make it better it’s just going to bring us more experiences to feel the same way about.
I know it sucks.
But honestly, better to know this even if we remember a bit late, because then we’ve moved into a position of power. A position where we can make changes.
Don’t Fight Your Thoughts
Why? Because you’re perpetuating the energy of the very thing you don’t want.
Remember we get what we focus on. And it’s pretty hard to monitor our daily thoughts, since as we’ve all heard ad infinitum, we have somewhere in the region of 60,000 of those little critters in one day.
What we can do is pay attention to how we feel.
Feelings are the secret to creation, we need to use them on our behalf to be able to receive all the wonders that await.
We can check in with how we feel easily throughout the day…make it a habit.
If it doesn’t feel good, find a better feeling thought…about anything. I should have done that sooner and my ‘little problem’ would have been fixed a heck of a lot quicker.
I’m not saying don’t ever feel sad, or bad or unhappy or angry.
Just don’t hang on to these feelings any longer than you need to. They’re not sitting there doing nothing, they’re powerful creative forces. Feel them and move on.
Flow With Life And Not Against It
We all want to lead the best possible life we can imagine. We can’t do this unless we decide to flow with the power of creation and not against it. And the force of creation flows from being to having, not the other way around.
First, we must be. And being doesn’t come from out there, it’s an inner experience unique to us all.
Your beingness is different from mine and your family and friends and all the rest the world.
I needed to be the person with a perfectly functioning microsoft word.
You need to be the person who has the ideal relationship, or body, or finances or career or whatever current problem you’re working on solving.
We can, and let’s face it often do, allow our outer experiences to determine our level of being.
I did that very thing with my little problem. But what happens is that those circumstances are then in control of our life and most importantly how we feel, especially about ourselves.
Who hasn’t fallen for the ‘I’ll be happy when syndrome’ at some time in their life.
Or I can’t do that just now, I have to wait for……..fill in the blank. No surprise we don’t get what we want or what we’re waiting for, we always and only get who we are at the deepest level.
And it’s not who we say we are, or who other people think we are, because we’re pretty good at fooling them and us.
But who we truly are because regardless of what we might say, we can’t fool the laws of life. It’s like trying to fool the divine, it can’t be done, we still will only get who we are.
And who are you?
You’re everything you believe yourself to be, please make it wonderful.
The main reason someone moves mountains, has the best romance ever, or creates something magical is because they believed they could.
Our life doesn’t have to be mostly about solving problems.
So whaddya think?
Would love to hear from you with your tips, insights, problems you have or have let go of. Who knows, you might just encourage someone in our community to move into a more inspired state of mind.
Encourage one another.