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One of the craziest ego blocks I know of is when we have resistance and reluctance to our own happiness and healing. And yet, at least for me, it used to come up ALL the time – every day, it was an issue.
It took me a long time, but I can say, I AM more interested in choosing Love than in playing ego games!
One of the things that helped me was to realize that the appearance of reluctance and resistance was actually EVIDENCE that I was healing. It was such an issue for me that I prayed for years to release all residence to Love. Through my deepening practice, I learned that it’s better not to even get into a push-pull with the reluctance. I’ve learned to say “I see you, and I know you are nothing. I choose Love.”
And this is why our spiritual practice is the key to our healing. Spiritual practice is where the rubber meets the road. A true spiritual practice is a living thing – 24/7. Spiritual practice keeps us tuned in to our true nature and identity. It refreshes us and helps us to stay strong in the face of opportunities to engage in crippling self-sabotage.
It’s amazing how often people will run away from the very healing that they most deeply desire. The resistance to the healing is so strong and it almost feels like the resistance is magnetic and unbeatable. One of the most helpful realizations I’ve had along this path of light is that self-sabotage is a form of resistance. It’s a reaction. It’s what we do when our spiritual growth is faster than we feel comfortable with.
The very moment that you feel the pull to self-sabotage – that’s the ideal time to choose love. The more you develop the habit of choosing love, the more the self-sabotage loses it’s juice. Why? The bottom line is that it has no power. It only has the appearance of power. And that appearance of power, that illusion of power is simply your belief in it. Withdraw your belief, disengage, and the resistance dissolves because it has to. It’s nothing unless you make it something.
Because spiritual practice is the thing that so many of us resist, I offer daily prayers and daily inspiration so we can be in practice together. Thank you for saying YES to LOVE and being in practice with me today!
Retreat with me! I’m offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat, March 16 to 19 in New York. As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage so that we can live a much higher quality of life and be more available for LOVE. It’s such a relief to let the negative patterns and resentments, the guilt, shame and blame go! If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join me! Click here for details about my Masterful Living Retreat – the early bird discount is on now – this retreat is open to all – come and bring a friend!
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