I wonder if maybe we have it wrong, running around worrying, judging, and trying to change ourselves and the world.
What if everything is good as it is?
Maybe all is just as is meant to be, in order to provide us the opportunity to be more, see more, and give more. I’m feeling a chest ache or vibration as I write this. My heart is activating to the higher resonance of this new idea. Dare I allow my mind to follow? Dare I step into living as if ALL is good, god expressing right here and now?
Maybe my only “job” is to look for the good in all people, situations, and challenges. I’m coming back to gratitude as the foundation to live in this higher vibration of being open to all. In this space, I am not looking to change anyone or anything. Merely looking to see the good. Already I feel more peaceful and empowered.
Those of you who know me from my many years in Fayetteville may remember a time or two (or more!) that I have talked of wanting to leave Fayetteville. Well it’s time for me to give up the idea that my life will be better if I leave Fayetteville. It certainly hasn’t served me in these seventeen tumultuous years. Every time my mind grabs hold of the idea to leave, I start feeling anxious and dissatisfied with myself and my life. I started this thought train again last night. It kept me up for much of the night, restless and ready to get away from myself and my current life.
Gratefully, I re-read a letter written to myself from a heart space six months ago during our Burning Bowl Ceremony at Unity of Fayetteville. The letter reminded me of the wisdom in aligning my mind with what actually is in my life. While thinking and living from a place of oneness with life, there is no enemy, nothing to resist or get away from.
This doesn’t mean that I will never leave Fayetteville, only that I won’t plan it as a way to feel better. My job is to focus on being and feeling better here and now, looking for the good in all. I finally understand in a deep, body knowing way, that I will feel peace if it is time to leave Fayetteville. Life may bring me an opportunity to be more elsewhere, but for now, my home is in hot, sunny Fayetteville. Catch me while you can!
So in honor of the Q process and Unity, I offer you this blog and radical idea. What if everything is good? What if life is working with us to bring our every wish? It starts with acceptance and gratitude for exactly who and where we are today. As I’m typing this, a song by Kurt Elling came on saying “There is a light in the silence of loving things, …. Life comes to life… like a magnet of loving sound… keeping my two feet firmly on the ground , reminding me I belong where I am”
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie