Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Subtle move

I like solving problems, presenting solutions, fixing things, resolving issues. I feel I must understand, figure out and do. Many times I feel like Veruca in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: I want it now!–the solution, the fix, the miracle. Patience is my biggest challenge, and a lesson I face constantly. I am learning though. As I look back, I can see the wisdom in waiting, the grace in letting others have their say, the strength in listening, the undoing in sitting, the peace in knowing, the magic in stillness and the miracle in silence.

I break the magic frequently by saying too much, reacting from emotional reflexes and impulsive functioning. I forget that there's wisdom in time and space. When I let go of the search, the frantic doing, the blaming and the figuring out, I see clearly. Spirit comes through in subtle but definite ways. This morning, for instance, I had a piece I wanted to share with you. Yet this morning, there was an uproar waiting. I didn't understand why I chose to read a book I had already read. I opened it to a random page and there my teacher wrote about the Holy Instant. The message talked about that quiet moment when we open, surrender, and empty ourselves and allow Spirit to make things right. On its own, this would just be nice to find on the morning of a day such as today. Yet just last night, as I was falling asleep, in an out-of-routine and out-of-character move, I turned to YouTube on my iPhone to watch something. Gabby Bernstein had just posted a video in which she talks about the Holy Instant. This made me pay attention to the "random" reading I picked up this morning. The message came to me in a moment of insight and sudden realization during dinner and it helped me reframe the happenings of a difficult and troublesome day. I now know what to do.

Today is a good day to be and allow. Be still, be calm, be quiet and allow the Universe to respond to our questions, our needs and our perceived problems. Allow time and space to breathe in between the frenzy and the tumult, to alleviate the confusion, unrest, worry and anxiety. Let your Inner Guide come through your silence. The magic, the miracles, the solutions, the fixes and the answers all come in the most subtle ways.

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