Have you ever been stuck? Really stuck?
It’s those times when we doubt our own abilities because it appears as if the world around us is closing in.
If you are currently experiencing things of discomfort or displeasure (and if you are not then you are not growing and becoming more than you ever have before!) then one thing you can be sure of is that the Universal Presence is bored with your expression in the world.
Each of us have come to this plane of existence loaded with everything necessary for a happy and successful life, yet if that discomfort and discontent, all your displeasures in life, are etching away at your intended success, then something could use just a little shot of Love.
To hold thoughts that things aren’t going as planned or as desired is to believe that there is something else in the Universe holding onto some of the Power that is already infused into every idea and every thought, and we have altered our current level of Trust and Gratitude and in exchange for the decrease in our faith, we receive an experience of “less-than” or “not-enoughness.”
Now, there is nothing intrinsically wrong or misguided here, there is simply a compromise of Gratitude. Remembering that Gratitude is the anointing of increase in our lives, it could do us well to maintain a constant or increasing sense of Gratitude within our Hearts. (It also aids in a rapid demonstration of our desires when we also state loudly and to all who inquire of us where this Power exists and how it is utilized through the avenues of our expression in the world.)
I have seen myself, over the years, hang on to things and ideas that I really do know no longer serve me, yet something inside of me keeps returning to this patternistic relapse into old ideas and expressions, and I often wonder: “If I see this coming why don’t I stop myself before the eventual calamity?”
Is suffering necessary?
I have a friend who enjoys pain. And then me, I prefer the painless existence. Think of a prize fighter…something inside that individual must enjoy pain, must enjoy the impact of a punch, and it must set him off into greater expression (and the ability to better protect himself) if he intends to win this competition.
Now I bring up the fighter because I believe we are all prize-fighters. We have agreed to this life not intending to lose any battles we enter into, and we must enter into battle because we were born to fight! Just as a cow must produce milk because it is a cow, a prize-fighter must fight because he is a fighter. A Doctor must treat conditions within his field of medicine because his interest and his “inherent call” (or what he chose to be before entering this life—if you are of the mindset that we have free-will we must have had it before entering this life time and hence we must have made this our choice!) compels him to heal and understand ailments, viruses, and anatomy.
Each of us sets before ourselves limits of resistance and limits of excellence. We generally resist what we are truly excellent at because we made the decision prior to having a mind and a physical form by which to express through, and having that and not the experience prior to making the decision, we may sublimely “feel” as if we weren’t “Cut out for this!”
It’s this very sublime hindrance that has always stood in our way of successful living.
Every decision and every thought has brought us to this moment and every idea and every action has either proven our likes or dislikes to the decisions we have made. Depression is simply an inward look at our inadequacies mixed with an outward expression of dissatisfaction and it generally leaves us motionless and fearful.
This lack of motion in our lives when we mix it with fear holds us captivated by doubt and disrupts the natural flow of Life within us which becomes some form of outward (physical) disturbance (sickness, illness, disease) bringing with it all the forms of limitation we must NOW learn to overcome to achieve a balance of our “desires manifesting” and “the world of effects outpicturing” constantly showing us we are moving in the wrong direction.
How often have you heard yourself ask yourself: “Why did I do that?” and we often follow it up by a train of thought that goes something like this:
“Stupid! That was fucking stupid! I can’t believe I just did that! I know better!”
And the rest of the story and the dialogue you already know far to well so I won’t waste any words depicting how you might continue!!!
We bash ourselves. We talk nasty and horrible to ourselves which just magnifies and amplifies that amount of work that must NOW be done to overcome this additional negativity and mindful attention we have given it. (It might help to remember that whatever we give our attention too grows. What you focus on increases—have you noticed?)
When in this state of mind the tendency to spend more money than we have, to purchase things that we believe might make us feel better, we go to the physicians to see if they can help us so we take another pill or drink another drink or smoke another hit or shoot another spoonful believing in this and its ability to relieve what we NOW term PAIN so that we may once again return to that place of bliss and peace we know exists “When everything is right!”
Have you heard yourself make promises to others? Like…
“When I win the lottery…” or
“When I get this raise…”
“When my kids move out that’s when…” or
“When I get my tax return I am going to…”
Excuses. Justifications. Just simply logical reasons not to move forward. Yes?
You make every decision. You think every thought. You take every step necessary and all those that disrupt and cause strife and upset. You say all those things out loud and yet also have a private very contradictive conversation with yourself that argues away all the possibilities rather than looking at all the potentials and probabilities. You hide when you should be exposed. You run towards danger when you should step lightly and cautiously using reason and intuition to guide you. You listen to others, and ministers, and lawyers, and friends and doctors when your natural organic self is speaking to you in clear and definitive communication to move in another direction or to just stop altogether!
We all do this!
The Apostle Paul says in the Bible: “That which I should do…that I do not do. And that which I should not do…that I do!” And I can relate!
How many times have you purposely gone against your own better thinking and then said to yourself after the fact: “Doh! And I knew better!”
Don’t be alarmed this occurs in your experience…you can’t avoid it! Your prior decisions brought you to this moment in time and everything in the Universe conspired for your Greatest Good so that you may discover by uncovering this errant thought and these personality driven fears that look like Love, and recover from the errors (sins—mistakes) of the past and move graciously forward into the future by understanding this present moment.
Leave critical thinking alone! Don’t over think. Feel instead. Be a “Full Feeler of Your Feelings.” Not your emotions, your feelings. They are not the same! (This explanation will come in a future blog.)
Trust in that ability “to know” through feeling rather than through logic. Our emotional state of being comes about through a dispute or argument or misunderstanding of the logic of the mind and the wisdom of the heart. For Peace to exist in our reality (the one we are currently experiencing and expressing through) we must have an agreement of the logic of the mind and the wisdom of the heart. For there to be a Perfect Experience in the world of our affairs, for things to run smoothly and joyously, we must consciously work towards understanding what we “feel” and what we think and at the same time take every possible step to become aware of the communication that is going on between the two.
You might ask yourself:
“What does my mind say about this?” (Whatever this is that is currently going on in your life.)
“What is my heart saying about this?”
“What am I feeling now that I recognize this expression I am experiencing in the world?”
“Is this feeling consistent to that which I ‘say’ I desire to be experiencing?”
Knowing the answers to these questions will ultimately set you on a course of discovery that shall uncover hidden inconsistencies in your thinking and how as a human expressing in this world, we have the ability to change our experience based upon the direction and course of thinking mixed with what we are saying about what it is we are feeling about whatever it is that is currently going on. It’s all so simple yet it really isn’t that easy to achieve this type of regular (religious) practice. Yet if we wish to see “change” in our lives this MUST occur in our processes.
Stuckness is refusing to regulate the incoming thoughts that generate the repeat experiences we have in consecutive moments that generate negative and unpleasant expressions in the world.
Getting unstuck simply is removing the patterns of thought that continually must flow in that similar direction so as to warrant “the same experience” recurring over and over.
The cure: “Pour in the constructive opposite.”
Just pour it in in an over abundance like you would over-filling a glass of your favorite drink.
Utilize the Power within you, harness it for your own Good by having a different conversation with yourself. No one can get you unstuck but you because no one got you stuck but you!
Get yourself unstuck today—
To have what you never have had before you must be willing to do what you never have considered doing before.
Peace and Blessings along your path.
May our paths join somewhere, somehow, someday.
Rev. Les DeMarco