To accept an event as your opportunity to reveal more self honesty is the issue for effective and efficient rates of progress. Gregge Tiffen (The Journey Continues: Economical Rates of Progress – August, 2010)
So often we think of self-honesty as a drag. And we forget, at least I do, that the discipline of using our will is a gift given we humans at birth. It isn’t hard, and it does require practice.
This morning I woke as if I’d not had a good eight hours sleep. I felt tired and, even though it’s my favorite morning, this Thursday had me thinking about spending the day in bed with the covers pulled over my head. I stretched and got up anyway. It is blog day you know. Not only that it’s a special blog day: the 156th post, marking three years of weekly posts.
Still dragging after making my tea, I picked up one of Gregge’s booklets from my bedside stack. The page that I opened it to reminded me that I have a ‘band’, a group of astral energy beings assigned to support me, just me, in life and learning. How is it that I so easily forget that they are available 24/7? More importantly, how could I remember?
About that time Cool Hand Luke woke up, stretched, looked at me with those soulful brown eyes, and took a few steps to come an put his head on my lap. Tears streaming, I knew in that instant that Luke is a messenger for my band. I had not only the answer to ‘how can I remember?’ (duh, it’s right in front of me!). I also had an insight as to what Luke is trying to communicate when he sits patiently and just looks at me: ‘HI! Remember us? We’re here for YOU!’
Need I mention that my energy shifted immediately? The weary me that had waked up less than hour before had shifted: Bring on the day! Let’s get the blog done and see what else wants to be created.
At a time when our planet needs joy and all the positivity we can muster, this morning using my will to take just one step and then the next, I made that shift. No covers over my head this day!
Some might think differently, but there is no ‘one size fits all’ formula. We each need to experiment and discover what works for us. Taking time to simply remember a few basics can be a wonderful place to start.
Remember who you are: a cell in the infinite universe of love.
Remember time is not the issue: you have all the time you need, eons of time, to learn and grow in wisdom.
Remember you are in school: earth school is not a cake-walk. You earned the privilege of being here at this time, just as you earned the gifts of learning that every challenge you face offers.
Remember that something beautiful greets you every day: if you don’t see it, look in the mirror and smile.