Wow, I feel like I’m returning from a long voyage.
I have not posted in quite some time because I’ve been playing with new modalities and gathering experiences. It has been quite interesting and rewarding.
But now I’m ready to begin communicating with you again, in the form of a series of posts on the foundations of spiritual healing. This new beginning coincides with the week of my birthday – always a good time for starting things – as well as the debut of my new radio show on News for The Soul (every other Friday at 2 pm ET). It’s Fall here on the East Coast of the U.S., and the air feels crisp and full of new energies.
I love acronyms, so this series will be based on one. The word is ANTHEM, and today we’ll discuss the A, which stands for Allow everything.
The only force that truly heals is Love. The spiritual meaning of love is unconditional acceptance. To those of you who have been working on healing for some time, it may be obvious by now that the LACK of that kind of acceptance of self – with all your faults, flaws, feelings and perceived failures – is the only thing standing between you and experiencing life as you truly desire. But for many this is still a fairly new concept, since we put so much energy and focus into the outside forces (like other people) that we THINK are the cause of the problem. Some examples: My body won’t do what I want it to, My boyfriend (or husband) doesn’t love me the right way, My job doesn’t make me happy, The economy is terrible and that’s why I’m poor.
So how do you get to that unconditional love of self that I’ve asserted is the answer? By fully allowing everything you see “out there” to just be without trying to change it. When you do that, for some magical reason you begin to turn the focus around to the being within yourself. Your first realization is that you are the only being you can change. Then, with your new focus of Allowing, you start to spend time with your various parts/aspects withOUT trying to change them and Voila!, one day you finally realize that all parts of you really only want love and that you have actually begun to give them that. Take a moment (or two) to congratulate yourself. I knew you could do it, since we were all born to create, face and resolve all our challenges and issues. With Love. It’s how we were designed.
Allowing each and every part of yourself – the fearful parts, the angry parts, the sad parts that don’t want to get moving – at first can seem like a big, complicated job. But the wonderfulparadox of healing is that this level of allowing brings about the full integration, and even dissolution, of all the parts into the whole that is You. And that makes life a lot simpler, as well as more joy-filled.
It can be a bit (or a lot!) scary when you first commit to Allowing everything. It feels at first like giving up a safety net because we associate resistance with protection. So keep in mind that I’m here to help. And remember that the rewards are well worth it.
The next post in this series will appear one week from today.