Making Space by Clearing

Clouds clearing w sun peeking through

“I am clearing away

 making room for more, so much more

 leaving space for acceptance, compassion, and love

I’m getting a glimpse of how it

 feels to find my own higher self

 What I’ve been looking for all along

 

 I have been praying for and asking for healing, clearing, and cleansing, and it is coming…

 The whole of my heart is opening up

 And I feel the universe falling inside”

~ written by CM, someone I know who is gracious enough to share parts of her journey

Forgiveness: Deepak Chopra’s Take

Ask Deepak:                

Question:
Dear Deepak, A lot of spiritual advisors talk of the need for forgiveness. I don’t understand the concept nor its benefits towards my spiritual well-being. Can you help me understand what forgiveness really is and why I need to forgive others? I never forget and I don’t think I can fully forgive.
 
Response:
Forgiveness is recognition that actions that are perceived as hurtful or wrong are the perspective of the small ego mind, not the higher self. The ego self feels the need to seek justice or revenge to right the perceived wrong. The higher self knows that the universe will rebalance all actions at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way in accord with the whole cosmos, not just the view of one person’s hurt feelings. When you forgive, you are allowing that process to unfold, instead of holding on to your ego’s point of view. You are admitting that your limited mind doesn’t know everything there is to know about what is right and wrong and you are recognizing that people’s actions do not indicate what their true essence, conscious beings on the path to full awakening. In that sense they are just like you. Understanding that connection gives you compassion for them. From there it is a short step to forgive them and that reconnects you to your own spiritual truth.
Love, Deepak

Decision-Making Advise

which way to go?I use this simple exercise with clients and myself when worry and stress about ‘doing it wrong’ is the prevalent fear. The fact is that we cannot ‘do it wrong’ no matter what ‘it’ is because we never know what would have occurred had we done it some other way.

“If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?” And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.” ~Abraham

Points to Remember: 

  1. ‘Wrong’ decisions provide opportunities to make lemonade out of lemons.
  2. A ‘wrong’ decision will build strength and character as yet unknown to you.
  3. ‘Wrong’ decisions pave the way to wisdom.
  4. What can you add???