There is nothing deeper than the ability to feel. Feeling requires a conscious choice to have an affectionate connection to life & living. All the noise, static, confusion, distraction, or negativity that exists though, on the other hand, does not have to be considered if one does not wish to consider it. Our choice is our choice. Choice is a cool feature we own as humans. We get to choose everyday in every way, what we are thinking, giving attention to, or allowing ourselves to consider. If I allow myself to dwell too long on a thing that has outlived its usefulness with regard to resolution & closure, I will be then unconsciously choosing to hold on to the past. Holding on to anything too long, that has out lived its purpose, can be dangerous to our health & wellness. A person, a relationship, a memory, an idea, a goal, a dream, a fantasy, an expectation, a plan, a job, a personal program, a habit, a pattern, a material item, a desire, a disappointment, a loss, a death, an unexpected change or transition, an experience, an event, a trauma. All those things serve us for a time. It is our job to know when that time expires. For in being in tune with “the process” we then cultivate a keen ability for practicing the art of letting go at right perfect times. Not too soon, not too late. We intuitively know, when we have internalized it enough to move on… or… we know that we may have to unearth it more, to deal with it further, experience the emotions tied to it further, in order that we may be able to fully let it go. There is a fine line, between letting it go or just burying it. It has to be fully felt. It has to be heard. Let it make you scream & yell, wine & cry, bitch, complain or rant! Let it come out, all the way, and face it, head on, head strong, with sword & shield in hand. For only in doing so, do we allow it to live itself out of us until it’s gone.
It will have no more power. Why? Because we weren’t scared of facing it. We felt it, dealt with it, contended with all its unruly emotions, and instead of resisting it, we became a tree rooted firmly in the ground through its storm. We didn’t choose to bury it so it could then continue to have some kind of underlying secret power over us for as long as we let it chip away. Jabbing us with slurs and whispers of doubts & insecurities from its underground throne inside of us, where we nurse its existence with guilt, regret, fear or attachment. There is no way to possibly move forward in this life with a sense of security, if we are choosing to hold on to a thing that has outlived its purpose.
FYI, The “stuck past” doesn’t discriminate:) Today, let’s all choose to allow anything moving through our lives, to indeed move through. Fully, completely, until it’s all through, all out, and we ultimately proceed to escort its disruptive ass, out the damn door. For good. Forever. No matter how big or small its meddlesome butt may be….
Cause life is too short, to live in some form of denial, on any level. Rock it out! Whatever it is. And then keep going.
I am learning this skill…because at this stage of the game, I have no choice but to Shine on! Like a Crazy Diamond! Thanx, Gav, for that awesome chime in…..;) One of God’s greatest gifts to man is choice! But it is also, Friends….:) Old & new! Thank you for your presence in my life….
#blessings #rising-phoenix #friends