Aren’t we usually getting ready for something? Sometimes it something really big and sometimes just the next day or moment. Getting ready really means we aren’t in this moment otherwise it wouldn’t be called getting ready. It would be called summoning energy or clarity or awakening to ……. Getting ready means we need something more to feel prepared for the situation. What do you feel you need more of to be ready for sinking into the essence of why you are really here?
I realize people are here (meaning this place we call Earth) for very different reasons. Some came here to see how much they could accumulate, some came here for revenge, some came here for a moment and some for 100 + years. We work our way towards the infinite at different speeds, from different angles. We get attracted and distracted by different things. Then you get a big wake up call usually of the unfun variety. Looking back we are greatful to that person or thing that was so mean, heartbreaking, hateful, disrespectful, degrading etc that they forced you to look at yourselves to shine the light in or on you. You can keep it out and stay in the addiction pattern of blame and complain or worse.
Breaking addiction is about looking, with support, at things we have always just thought “why that is just part of me, of who I am.” We get to find out it is but it doesn’t have to be there. There are better things to do with your energy, your life, you life force. “May the force be with you.” Really is a great saying. Your life force is precious and priceless. You can squander it, hoard it, understand it, learn how to work with it and so much more.
In times of stress we tend to be more prone to go for a quick fix. The Sugar, or alcohol, or drugs or sex etc. A friend of mine told me today she was in her first third world country and arrived just in time for a mini coup as the election was approaching. “The workers were revolting and breaking glass on the roads, the drivers were chewing beetle nut (no it isn’t India) which is a narcotic and opening their doors to spit out of it every 5 minutes.” She and her husband were freaked. When they got to the hotel her response is I’m going to the bar for a drink (she rarely drinks except for wine) her husband asked shouldn’t we meditate or something. We have choices all the time in what we want to do. Being in a third world country for the first time can be disconcerting and disorienting. I always say check your brain at the airport when taking people to these countries. Why? So you can look with different eyes. So you don’t expect it to be what it is not. So that you can see beyond what seems to be happening and have the wherewithal to do protective chants and simultaneously get inside the heads of the protesters.
Fear is holding what you believe to be true of what a belief should be in the face of another reality. It is supposed to be just what it is and when you really accept that, you can know if you should bless it and defend, or you bless it and accept it,or bless it and move away, or bless it and stay. Know blessing the situation allows you access to the inside of the situation because you become part of it. Priceless. Bless both your Friends and Enemies.
Know you are usually your biggest enemy. How do you become your biggest friend and cheerleader? Here is one very effective way. http://darkhibernation.com/store/get-your-skinny-back/ This can give you tools to get you back to know the inside deal of you so you can then be good with the inside scoop on whatever. You have a base a platform for life. Priceless.