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Years ago, in a class, I said, “if you’re trying to solve your problem with anything other than Love, you’ll still have a problem.” I was glad I heard myself say it. It’s stuck with me.
A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 80 says “Your only problem has been solved! Repeat this over and over to yourself today, with gratitude and conviction.” Yes, let’s actually live ACIM and repeat it over and over and over again with gratitude and conviction.
My only problem has been solved!
In our spiritual waking up journey there are times when it feels like we’re stuck in a quagmire. It can feel like a whirlpool that keeps us in the spin cycle. I’m very familiar with it. It used to really bring me down, and I’m so glad that’s shifted for me. The practice of living ACIM really works, even if we don’t believe it.
This pattern of recycling through the same patterns again and again is familiar to everyone. What we can be willing to recognize is that we don’t have to figure out how to get out of it in order to break free of it. We just have to be willing to get out of it in order to be shown the way out.
My only problem HAS been solved.
Let me recognize and celebrate this in order to experience it.
It can seem as if there’s a doorway, or a gateway, that’s available to everyone but us, We can’t see it until we’re genuinely willing to surrender the block to seeing it. That block is the attachment to playing small and living in lack and limitation. The block is the block to Love that we fabricate and hold in our heart and mind.
How do we unhook the attachment to playing small and living in lack and limitation? We surrender TRYING to do it and we ALLOW Spirit to unhook the cause of it.
We are required to be willing to allow the attachment go.
That’s right. Allow Spirit to unhook the root cause of the mental pattern that keeps you stuck in the spin cycle, in the whirlpool, in the quagmire. Ask for it to be done, and allow it to be done.
What IS the root cause?
It’s simply these beliefs:
Someone is better than or less than you.
If you’re a dedicated spiritual student then by now you know, at least on an intellectual level, that there is a unity of all life. If all is one, is it even possible for anyone to be better than or less than you? No. Of course not. That’s a fantasy. We’re one. We’re united.
Does it seem impossible to give up a belief in better than and less than?
If we believe it, then it will appear to be true for us and it will be the cause of our suffering, our sense of lack and limitation. It’s just a belief and no matter how much we invest in it, it will never be true. No matter how little we invest in it, it will always cause suffering.
We decide what we will experience.
This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness,
release from pain and the complete escape from sin,
all to be given you.
Say only this,
but mean it with no reservations,
for here the power of salvation lies:
I am responsible for what I see.
I choose the feelings I experience,
and I decide upon the goal I would achieve.
And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for,
and receive as I have asked.
Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless
in the face of what is done to you.
Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken,
and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.
It takes great willingness to do this.
We can find it if we truly wish to.
In the Stop Playing Small Online Retreat yesterday we were talking about the power of taking responsibility. I used to blame myself for everything that I didn’t blame on anyone else.
100% responsibility and 0% blame heals the mind.
Get help. Call upon the angelic realm, the ascended masters, the ancestors, call upon the Company of Heaven that are always there to support you if you will allow yourself to be supported. Don’t ask for stuff in the material world. Ask for willingness, ask for the strength to see clearly, to choose Love.
The key is to surrender trying to manage and control it and instead be truly willing.
Surrender the heavy lifting of HOW to figure it out to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.
ALLOW your healing.
Make yourself a welcome, ready and receptive place for it.
If you start to wonder how it’s going to happen, say to yourself,
“How is not my problem or concern.
I choose to allow my healing.
I choose Love now.“
As soon as we are truly, genuinely willing to give up the right to our attack thoughts, the light has come and we begin to see the gateway, the way out of stuckness. It’s there, it’s always there.
When we choose to block the light of Love in our awareness by cherishing our thoughts of lack and attack then we cannot see clearly.
Our willingness to depend on a higher intelligence than the one that made you miserable, is all that is required.
We learn to rely upon Spirit, the great I AM. We listen and follow. We learn to be obedient to Love’s impulse in us. Love doesn’t need anything. Love is never manipulative or self-serving, ever. Love IS everything. Love doesn’t know lack. It’s easier than we think.
The end of lack is when we fully are willing to stop attacking and simply BE Love. THEN, the power of Love operates in us and we are able to clearly perceive the way out of the quagmire.
Attack thoughts weaken us in ALL ways.
Love strengthens us ALWAYS.
We learn to Love ourself first.
Here’s a suggestion:
Make a list of 100 ways to be kind and loving to yourself.
Make a list of 100 ways that you are unkind and unloving to yourself.
Replace the unkind with the kind in your daily choices. Choose Love.
Love strengthens you always.
Are you willing?
You don’t have to make yourself stop doing doing the negative habits – that can be really hard. Instead, replace the unloving with loving and then you’re moving at the speed of light before you know it!
Try it! It works!
Why not go for it?
Suffering IS optional – no matter what your experience has been in this world.
Today, in every area of my life,
to the very best of my ability,
I choose constructive means to bring about constructive ends,
for the purpose of our collective awakening.
In this way, every day,
I can contribute to the liberation of all beings from the dream of separation and suffering.
In this way, we can make every day a blessed day. We ARE the blessing, even if we think we’re not.
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