Our mind is the part of us that has been responsible for our creations for eons. Some call it our egos, our personalities, our human selves. That part of us is very good at many tasks, but not so good at creating our enlightenment or at creating our heart’s desires. And as we awaken we become more and more aware of that truth.
There is a belief being generated in the new age community that we must eliminate that part of ourselves, our ego or our mind, because it is running our life and has created more problems than it has resolved. That there is no room for our ego in the new energy. So our mind fears being left behind in our enlightenment.
But it’s not being eliminated. It’s being integrated, and it needs to know that from you.
You may not do this much anymore, but do you find yourself trying to change someone’s mind about something, and do you see the futility of it? Chances are, you were doing the same with your own mind but weren’t so aware of it.
Our hearts and minds have been in battle mode for eons. We kept trying to change or push away our mind…our heart was telling us which way to go, but our mind would be telling us of the perils and list all the reasons why that won’t work based on the past.
It may be telling you that you are being irresponsible. That you should get medical advice, or get a job, but not from a place of joy but from a place of worry. It may be telling you that you should eat more vegetables, but in the moment you are craving a steak or fish. It may be warning you that you need to respond to someone’s emotional needs but you want to just be in your space.
Just as with other people, it’s time to stop battling with our mind, trying to change its perspective, stop writing lists of pros and cons on a subject, trying to convince the mind that our heart is making the right decision about something. How many of us spent years trying to analyze why we kept repeating patterns in our life? Instead, it’s time to take a deep breath and just allow the mind to feel what it feels, whether that is a feeling of being out of control, worry, doubt, anger, frustration. Even depression. We are used to either giving into our mind’s fears, or trying to convince ourself (our mind) that our heart knows best by trying to justify, by trying to analyze why it is so resistant. Have you noticed that it just leaves you exhausted?
Take The Easy Way
There is an easier way. And that is to just accept that your mind is made up. That it is conditioned by a past and that it is not capable of knowing what the expansive you knows. And that’s o.k. it doesn’t have to get it for YOU to get it. Just as you need not convince anyone else of your truth for you to embrace it.
And, an interesting thing happens when you allow all the mind’s feelings to just be. When you continue to trust your inner knowing, which is joy based, when you continue loving yourself in this way, your mind begins to also feel that. It feels you accepting it for where it is at. It begins to trust that you are not getting rid of it. It can relax more. It is now more willing to work with these new energies. It is relieved that it is no longer responsible for your life or for your enlightenment.
You may be asking, “how do I know if it is my mind or my heart that is talking to me?”
Messages from your mind are generally fear based. You see your bank account shrinking and no visible means of income is evident. So you are hearing a voice saying to you to get a job, and NOW! But then you feel depressed, you are not highly motivated, and nothing seems to gel. That is your mind trying to orchestrate your abundance for you.
The other potential is, you see your bank account dwindling. You notice you begin to feel anxious. You begin to imagine scenarios in which you are living in your car, or crashing on your cousin’s couch. Or, even more nightmarish, you imagine yourself working as a telemarketer in a cubicle in some flourescent lighted office complex. And I am sure you can list your own horror stories!
Instead, you can laugh and say,”dear mind, you have quite an imagination!” You don’t need to push the fears away, but you also don’t let them dictate your mood. Eventually, you begin to feel something else. You have a desire to go to the beach today, and just relax and read a good book. Or you feel like taking a long nap. Maybe you want to go for coffee and just enjoy your day. That is your true heart. Following your bliss. But your heart has compassion for your mind. It understands that it is conditioned to respond to events. To take action from lack and fear primarily. And your true heart also knows that you ARE ABUNDANT. And that the right conditions and people and circumstances will be drawn to you. There is nothing to figure out.
Now, as you do this, as you follow your bliss in the moment, you may begin to feel inspired to some action that will attract money, either in the form of a job, or an opportunity, but the less you try to figure it out the better.
Many of us spent a lifetime working at unfulfilling jobs for a paycheck, so we are now ready to experience a different way.
Many times in my life, money came to me in the most unexpected ways. And there were times I went into deep fear about being left with very little resources! But opportunities presented themselves when I allowed the fears ‘air time’ but didn’t respond to them.
The same for health issues. So much fear is stirred up in that area! Your mind will take you to some dark places with health issues. It will tell you that you are being irresponsible if you do not go to a doctor, get tested for all kinds of things. Then you go onto the internet and research your symptoms, to discover you have at least seven diseases. And that if you do not take action NOW, you will probably be taken away in a gurney or just wither away.
This not to suggest you do not go to a doctor if you are inspired to do so. Sometimes it is the path of least resistance, and that is o.k. there really is no right way, but we are discovering that there is an easier way. That by honoring all our feelings, and by deciding how we want to feel, and making that our top priority, that dramatically changes our reality.
If you find yourself taking a course of action from a place of fear, that is also o.k. This is a process, and we need to be patient with ourselves as we exercise our new creation muscles. The beauty of the new energy is we can ‘self-correct’ as we go. There is really no right or wrong, good or bad experiences, since they all lead to our enlightenment.
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