Let’s be honest: for many people, life isn’t all roses right now. Some people are out of work, some have caught the virus or know others who have, some may even know someone who has died from the virus.
And if you’re not hit by any of that, then you may just feel down because the whole world is feeling down, and because this situation is a bit scary. Though IMO probably a bit less scary than a month ago, but it can still weigh on us.
Your spirituality may feel a million miles away when the world is looking frightening and uncertain. You may think that you can manifest nothing but suffering and disappointment right now.
Here’s the first thing I have to say:
It’s OK to feel scared. It’s OK to be frustrated with this whole situation. It’s OK to hate the shutdowns, and the isolation, and everything else.
It’s OK to not know where the next dollar is going to come from. It’s OK to not know how you’re going to get through this. It’s OK to feel like a failure for not handling this better. I certainly have on several occasions.
Feel what you feel. It’s not unspiritual or less enlightened or evolved. It’s just where you are in this moment.
You could be the most spiritual person, but when there’s a flood, you’re probably going to get wet. Well, we’re in a flood of negativity, and you’re probably going to get hit by some of that. That’s OK.
“But,” you may ask, “doesn’t this mean I’m creating more negativity in my life?”
Right now? Maybe. But what do you think is more likely to free you from this negativity? Resisting it and beating yourself up for feeling the way you do, or just letting yourself feel bad for a while?
It’s already here. You don’t have a choice about that. If it’s going to manifest, it’s going to manifest.
But the choice you do have is what you’re going to do about it: whether you’re going to be controlled by it, or whether you’re going to surrender to this whole process and just let this whole thing stink like it does.
Once you’ve felt what you feel, once you’ve allowed what’s here to be here, it’s time to clean it up a bit.
That process will have cleared up some of the negativity, hopefully enough to catch a glimpse of who you really are underneath all of the fear and sadness.
Don’t try to effort your way out of this. I think if this has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t do it by our own effort.
Could your effort have prevented you from losing your job, if you did? Could it have prevented the economy from shutting down? Could your effort have made one iota difference in what’s going on right now?
My guess is no, it couldn’t have.
It’s a rude awakening, but we need it. The Universe is showing us that we can’t do this on our own, not as the egos we believe ourselves to be.
So give up the effort. Your effort couldn’t prevent all this from happening, and it won’t get you out of it, either.
And when you give up the effort, all the stress and anxiety goes with it.
You’re just here, where you are, and it’s OK.
Right now, you have everything you need. You’re breathing, you’re probably fed, your thirst is probably quenched. You’re able to access the Internet, seeing as you’re reading this right now. Nothing is wrong, right here and right now.
In this moment, beyond the stress, beyond the effort, beyond the fears for the future and regrets about the past, there is a calm, still Center. That’s what I call Zero. And from that calm, still Center comes all abundance, all guidance, all inspiration — in short, all good things.
But when you’re stressed, when you’re trying really hard to save yourself, you can’t see it. It’s hidden to you, just out of reach. You have to calm down, return to this present moment, in order to glimpse it.
And the more you can touch this Center, this place of peace and stillness, the more your life will order itself — the more things will just begin to work out for you.
But it takes trust. It takes surrender. It takes the willingness to let go and just be.
You’ve seen the results of effort. It has no power to save you from job loss, from pandemics, from economic shutdowns, or anything else.
But as long as you keep in touch with that Center within you, you will always be OK. You’ll be more than OK.
I call this the art of surrender. It’s not an easy paradigm to adopt, but in my experience, it’s the most effective, and most importantly of all, it’s the way we were meant to live.
I’ve created a class by the same name, The Art of Surrender, which will teach you how to live this way more often. You’ll find that when you adopt surrender as your predominant approach to life, stress will melt away. Things will magically work out for you without you even trying. You’ll know exactly what to do in any situation, because you are plugged into the Source of all inspiration and guidance.
If you sign up for this class now, I have a meditation I’ll send you that will clear any obstacles to your goals. It’s simple, and you don’t have to do anything except just listen to it, once or twice per day as you prefer.
You can get that meditation now, plus join the class when it begins in two weeks, by signing up below:
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