Your Path to Freedom and Fulfillment
Around this time of year, many of us are developing our New Year’s Resolutions or setting new goals for 2019. However, I’ve realized in the last few months that life isn’t about setting goals and striving to achieve them.
Life isn’t about being “happy” all the time or having the things you perceive will make you happy.
Life is about feeling, really feeling.
Life is about living, really living.
Life is about having a connection with others without attachment.
Life is having a truthful relationship with what is.
It isn’t about pushing away the things we judge as negative or wrong.
It’s about letting it all wash over and through you, letting it crack you open, letting it give birth to your beingness over and over and over again.
Life is love, rage, creation, fear, desire, sadness, joy, pain, hatred, poverty, violence, pleasure, abundance, ecstasy… all of it is life.
Life is everywhere. Yet, so many of us are missing it trying to become happy, trying to push away our “negative” thoughts. And if you really look. Really honestly look… it’s all love (or some would say light) – even the rage, even the pain, even violence.
What if you allowed the rage in? Allowed it to crack you apart.
What if you allowed the violence (especially the violence that you do to yourself) to become the pure essence and the Truth of what it really is?
Look at it, don’t turn away.
Look. What is it?
Keep going deeper?
The deeper you look the closer to Truth you get.
Before you misunderstand I’m not saying that Violence or Rage or Hatred is okay. Especially against yourself. I’m wondering here… what if we allow it to move, what if we see the Truth of what it is? What if we felt it fully in its purest form?
What if we felt all the pain of others, all the joy of others, all the love inside of others?
I was reading a story to my son about these Dragons who are always battling each other. Two of the tribes are about to wipe each other out in a big battle. One dragon is trying to stop the war by using magic and needs a spell that can achieve this for good. What does he do?
He creates a spell where the Dragons can all suddenly feel each other.
They feel the fear inside each other. They feel the ancient rage that was their ancestors. They feel the love of family they may never see again. They feel the connectedness. They experience ultimate empathy and all the emotions are allowed to flow through. It instantly stops the fighting.
Perhaps it is in NOT feeling and in all the striving, all the doing to be happy that we create the biggest illusion of separation in humanity.
And it is NOT feeling that we miss out on LIFE and become numb to life. I have discovered that in feeling it all, it all becomes ecstasy, it all becomes love.
So as we head into 2019, I encourage you to allow yourself to feel all the feelings – love, anger, revenge, sadness, rage, hatred, fear.
Listen to what these feelings are trying to tell you. As you develop this deeper connection with yourself, you’ll start to experience newfound pleasure in your life
Have a Juicy New Year full of deep feeling and courageous living!