The shape and form of words reveals a great deal about the vibration or power of our inner dialogue. Our language is revealing as it reflects our current state of being. For example, we might feel like we are walking through treacle or stuck in quicksand at the current time, and such insights create powerful images which keep us locked in a storyline of being stuck in quicksand because we perceive that we are. Our perception matters a great deal, and the more aware of this we become, the more we realise that our thoughts shape our lives.
When we consider the quicksand analogy we can immediately feel a sense of contraction within as we energetically connect with the impulse to resist and struggle against the drag of the molten sand beneath our feet. Of course, struggling is the worst thing to do as the more we struggle, the deeper we sink. We know that our best chance lies in doing the one thing that feels counter-intuitive and that is to spread the weight of our bodies by laying down over the surface of the quicksand; we need to get as much contact as possible with the one thing that is threatening our very existence.
Such a philosophy can be applied to many things in our lives such as fear, pain, distress, anxiety etc. The idea of connecting more deeply with these might feel counter-productive, but intuitively we know that by connecting to them more consciously we can step away from being consumed by them as we no longer fear them but become One with them instead. Yet it is the act of direct contact that we often fear the most as we can feel exposed, naked and vulnerable, not knowing if our act of increasing contact will ultimately lead to our rescue or if it will simply leave us even more exposed, naked and vulnerable.
Mindfulness and conscious awareness of the present moment is so important now as we continue to open up our hearts, minds and souls to the bigger picture of our lives. The more we awaken and breathe in the air of the new dawn, the more we realise how integrated and connected we truly are. When we struggle against life or against the situations that we find ourselves in, we can become entrenched and stuck, and although letting go of resistance and surrendering to the moment takes a huge act of faith as we reach into unknown territory, we know that this is exactly what we need to do in order to shift the vibrations of our lives away from life-sapping inner-dialogues and analogies towards something far more life-affirming and enhancing.
Becoming One with our fears takes great courage as it suggests a willingness to stop resisting and to start accepting. This is not the same as ‘giving up’ but a more conscious act of present-moment awareness that re-empowers us as we choose to let go of resistance and become fully aware of all that we fear and all that we are. Whilst this in itself might not change the reality of the situation that we find ourselves in, when we stop struggling we shift our vibrations to a more expansive level of awareness and this can help us to see the ‘bigger picture’ and to step free from the all-consuming panic-state.
Of course, as human beings, we are used to keeping on keeping on and pushing against the currents as this is a part of life, but is it? Is it really the ‘norm’ or is it this way because we expect it to be this way? We could get tied up in knot after knot trying to unravel such a question, but it seems clear that we need to find a way to stop resisting and struggling now as the more we struggle, the tighter the knots become. Life no longer seems to be about keeping our heads above water or trying to stay afloat in quicksand; the analogies are changing and shifting towards something brighter, fresher and more life-affirming.
How we see our own lives is so important for it gives shape, texture and definition to our reality. Life may have its challenges and we may not be where we truly want to be in life, but is resisting our reality going to change this? Or will the resistance simply find us even more deeply entrenched in challenging analogies and vibrations?
The time is now upon us to open up our hearts, minds and souls to the present moment and to become fully conscious of life exactly as it is. We can then stop wallowing in the mire and fearing the quicksand, and instead see the beauty, expanse and infinity of what present moment awareness actually brings into our lives. Once we take such a step we realise that, as energetic and vibrational beings, we have the power within us to raise the vibration away from the struggle to one of joyful acceptance as we choose to dance with this new vibration in life; we can use the power within to re-calibrate the energetic vibration of our reality. This is not the same as pulling away, unravelling the knots, denying them or struggling; it is the ultimate act of fully embracing the moment and in this moment realising that we already are Whole, complete and magnificent.
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Beautiful message Sarah-Jane! I have to remember acceptance is the last stage of grief and it will come as long as I walk thru the stages that precede it. In LoveLight, Sandra
Thank you, Sarah-Jane. Beautiful message.
I love the analogy of quicksand. And it is comforting to know that it is not me just replaying old experiences. I have observed, that when I allow and accept certain fears and truths - a shift happens at the most "unacceptable" phase. And the energy build up is just gone. Shortly after an even deeper feeling comes up, feeling even more challenging and my impulse is to block it. Stop it. -- Until I find more love for myself and allow again.
Thanks Sarah-Jane for your encouragements.
We struggle less when we embrace all of life. So much comes down to having faith and trusting the process too.
Resistance is futile... Hmmm ... In these New Earth energies, It really is!
I was once asked the question, "If you knew that your life would become everything you've ever dreamed of, and more, what are you doing, right now, to prepare for it?"
Maybe after we quit struggling in the quicksand we can wake up and realize we are really laying on the beach!
Thank you Sarah for your beautiful encouraging and thought provoking words!
Ty so much, Sarah-Jane, for the quicksand analogy. I will most definitely remember that one! I learned so much from this message & the comments from everyone else as well. Thank you! Much love to you all!
Thanks Sarah-Jane! I accept the fact that my reality has indeed changed, and I have been taking baby steps to move forward. I accept that no matter how much I have tried to avoid feeling to protect myself, the more I am given to feel. This is definitely altering my perception. I find that the juiciest parts of every experience are always the ones where I have completely let go of any negative ideas about a situation. It always works out the right way, even when I have felt completely lost or shocked by the unfolding of events. My awesome sixth grade teacher told us about the optimist and the pessimist.
The pessimist sees a huge pile of manure. The optimist sees the challenge. He gets a shovel, and starts digging, because he knows there's got to be a pony hiding under there somewhere. Thanks Mr. Smith.