The Native Americans have a belief that the antidote to any poisonous plant grows within reach of the poisonous plant. In the same way, the solution to any problem you are experiencing is within reach of the problem itself, i.e., within your reach.
On Saturday, I went and walked a labyrinth. It has been a while since I walked one and every time I do, I get deep insight into myself, who I am and what I need to do next. If you are interested in the spiritual path of walking a labyrinth, check out my previous blog post, Walking the Labyrinth of Life.
This is the message I received on Saturday after I walked the labyrinth. I hope it is as beneficial to you as it was to me.
What is a problem?
A problem is your belief that what is happening at the moment is not aligned with what you want or need. For example, if you do not have enough money to pay your bills. You want to be able to pay your bills and therefore, the gap between not having the money to pay your bills and your desire to pay them is the problem.
Before you start searching the area around you for dollar bills, let's discuss how the solution lies within reach of this problem.
The solution is simply (simple but not by any means easy), a chance to see the problem for what it is. The problem is an experience that is being created in this moment. An experience you'd rather not be having. Therefore, the solution is to connect with, see, hear, smell and taste the experience you would rather be having as if you are having it.
The solution to any problem is the realization that the problem is not real, no matter how real it feels.
By switching your mind's focus to only see the solution, only see what is right with this situation, and to only see the outcome you want (and feel how it would feel to have that desired outcome), you can literally un-create the problem. You un-create it, because the problem is not receiving the fuel it needs to exist - your energy.
In this moment, I un-create anything that I perceive as a problem. Instead I openly, joyfully, whole-heartedly accept everything as it is right now. To anything that happens with this, I say a whole-hearted, "yes!" I choose to no longer live in the problem but instead live in the potential. I choose to be fully present, fully loving, and fully respectful. I choose the experience of feeling loved, honored, respected, cherished and fulfilled at all times. The pain I perceive is not real. My power is real.
In a few days, we will start Joy Challenge 2017. The reason it is called Joy "Challenge" is because however easy it seems to choose to stay in joy, choose to see the solution, choose to focus on what we want versus don't want, in reality, it takes a little practice. During the month of April, we practice daily to choose Joy instead of "reality". It sounds easy... and... it is... sort of. Give it a try - it's free, it's fun and it's life altering. You can find out more at Joy Challenge 2017.
Hi! Welcome to my blog, Lunch with Cinderella. I love writing about my life experiences and the fact that they may help spur some cool experiences of your own. If you are here, leave a comment... I read them all and love hearing from you!
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