Most of us are going through a state of confusion right now. As a result of COVID 19, we’re living in a constant state of change and uncertainty. For many of us, we’re likely to feel that life is on hold and beyond our control; when we’re in this state, that’s when resistance is most likely to set in.
‘The Only Constant in Life Is Change.’Heraclitus
Resisting change is futile. Yet, so many of us do it as we don’t like the stress, tension and agitation brought on by change. So, we naturally feel the need to take control of the situation. We instinctively think we need to do something or plan something as a way of dealing with change. As we grapple in fear trying to hold the pieces of our life together, we panic and feel tempted to make spur of the moment decisions in an effort to take back some control. Unfortunately, these forced decisions are often made without considering the consequences of our choices and any long-term outcomes, often with devastating consequences.
‘Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.’Eckhart Tolle
Practising the art of allowing, where we do nothing and simply be in the experience, means we’re effectively accepting change. Staying calm and peaceful as we experience the present moment enables us to process our feelings and emotions as we move through change. As a result, we are better placed to follow our intuition and take appropriate action. This is very liberating and empowering as we get to control how we consciously respond rather than frantically react.
‘What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.’Anonymous
The art of allowing is an important state that greatly influences our ability to manifest the life we desire. We must allow that which no longer serves us to fall away and allow the new experiences to unfold in our lives. It takes a great level of trust and unwavering faith in the belief that what we are meant to experience in life will manifest at the perfect time and place. This is where the Laws of Resonance and the Laws of Attraction work – we attract to us whatever it is that we resonate with on an energetic level. If we resonate to fear, then we’ll attract more fear-based experiences in life. If we resonant to love, then we’ll attract more loving experiences in life. Although it also takes lots of patience and practice, the more self-aware we are, the greater chance we have of developing the art of allowing.
‘You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.’Brian Tracy
When we consciously and deliberately practice the art of allowing in life, we are effectively accepting things as they are, freely and uncensored. We’re letting go of the ego’s need to fix, manage, manipulate or control people or events in life. Instead, we’re allowing events to happen as they happen, and, as a result, we get to experience life as it happens.
‘Silence is sometimes the best answer.’Dalai Lama
It takes effort and lots of practice to step back and do nothing and allow any experience to unfold naturally. And, meditation or mindfulness can be really useful tools in helping us develop the art of simply being. Finding an inner state of being, regardless of any chaos going on around us, is a very powerful tool to use, especially when we perceive our present circumstances to be under any threat of change.
‘You become what you envision yourself being.’Lewis Howes, The School of Greatness
Becoming aware of our breathing is an excellent way of being present in the moment. Doing so takes us out of our headspace and into our heart space. It also takes our focus off our external environment and helps us become more self-aware. As we take our awareness inward and focus on our light within, we raise our energy frequency. In so doing, we become the watcher within, fully present in the moment as we witness ourselves experiencing a moment in life totally free. Very empowering!
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