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Everything’s gone to hell in a hand-basket.
Your love life has gone up in a puff of smoke…what’s that about your latest flame?
Your financial affairs are in dire straights, your stress level’s at an all time high and your health and wellbeing…fuggetaboutit.
Time to say ~ enough is enough, is enough, I can’t go on...woops, my bad…that’s the lyrics to a song. But it is time, time to stop hurting, stop wounding, stop blaming, stop crying, stop screaming at the world, I want to get off. And you turn to new ways.
Alice doesn’t leave here anymore
You stop. And you breathe. And you reach deep within. And you find your salvation. And it’s you. It was always you, but you were so caught up in the distractions and noises of the world that you couldn’t see, you couldn’t hear. You were seduced by the sights and sounds and senses of your outer life. You were Alice, living your life through the looking glass.
Living from the inside out
And you choose something different, something new. You choose to practice living from the inside out, viewing your experiences, events and people you encounter as reflections of your inner self, with no judgement. It’s simply consciousness, it’s not good or bad, it just is. What a relief.
There’s no more finger pointing – they did that to me. No, you understand it’s something in your consciousness and you can change it and have a new experience. You’ve learned you’re the only one who can change it. And you do, and in the process a greater sense of security and self-determination is created.
You as encourager-in-chief
Then you grow and expand in awareness as you practice your new way of being in the world, all the while redefining the old and outdated concept you had of yourself. A new self image is being formed, and it’s all your own work. Your confidence soars. You become your greatest cheerleader and the encourager-in-chief for all who enter into your sphere.
You willingly give up martyrdom and victimhood, replacing these states of mind with ones of gratitude and love and a softening heart as you recognize life responds exactly and pretty precisely to every thought and feeling you have.
Giving up beliefs in secondary causes
You stop telling yourself, everything happens for a reason as though there’s some outside force at work in your life, for good or ill…because now you get that the reason most stuff happens is because of you. You have given up the belief in secondary causes, without resorting to blame. The power is back in your hands. You’ve become aware – you get that everything is consciousness and you sense the creator within…just a little.
Your state of expanded love
You learned to see yourself without the old perspective of self-criticism and judgement, and came to the conclusion that you are good and valuable and worthwhile, just as you are now. And this led you to greater compassion, not just for others, but for you too. You discovered that as you learned to love and appreciate yourself, your ability to love and appreciate others expanded.
Thank you, thank you, thank you became your most frequent and simple prayer.
Kindness is your watchword. You practice kindness. Kindness to others and to self and you begin to experience greater bouts of happiness and you discover it was never to be sought, but that it flows effortlessly to you from the practice of loving kindness.
Love of self
You learn to love your body. You begin to take care of it, to value it. You care what you eat, you care how your body feels. There’s no longer any need to eat because you ‘re trying to fill some hole inside you. You make better choices. You choose to take care of your body – hey it’s the only one you’ve got and you’re grateful for it, exactly the way it is right now. You have fun. You laugh. You play.
No more need for control
You stop trying to control everything, you become more relaxed and can let go and breathe and smile. Joy rushes in as you give up the need to ‘fix’ yourself or your world.
You find yourself asking the questions can I allow myself to have an easy effortless day and can I let go of self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviour and wonders of wonders you say yes.
Peace and contentment arrives
And along the way you’ve picked up the tools to let go of negative feelings. They’re just feelings, they’re not you. You’re able to feel them and let them go, so they no longer grab a hold and fill your mind with doom and gloom and sometimes make you sick. You feel peace more often and contentment shows up to say hello.
You are love
You’ve discovered your essence is love and it dissolves feelings of fear. You’ve given up the belief that there has to be conflict in your life and you now live in a more harmonious world. There’s no need to look outside of yourself for answers – you completely trust your own knowingness.
You learn to persist in living in the end of your desires. You’ve come to see that our desires allow us to express our own uniqueness in greater and more wonderful ways. It matters not a jot if your desire is of the spiritual or the physical…it’s all about expansion and greater expression. And you no longer judge the desires of another. They have their own path to tread, their own uniqueness to express.
Your brilliance revealed
And now you can see more clearly the brilliance that was always you. You are lighter, happier, more calm and relaxed. Nothing is more consistently beautiful than the things that happen to you every day as a being awake enough to see the wonder. It’s the beginning of a new life, created with love and courage…by you.
And you can say with absolute certainty…no really, it’s me not you.
Encourage one another.