What often frustrates and derails the spiritual student is the quandary of how to live all the things learned along the path. The purpose of this blog is not to ask anyone to change a belief but to help those who are intent in their pursuit of living in alignment with their beliefs to put those ideals into their real lives.
Monday, January 7, 2013
IT IS WHAT IT IS
Recently the question was
asked, “Isn’t to say ‘It is what it is’ a copout or excuse of the ego to keep
from getting the lesson?”
Of course you are the creator
of your reality, therefore if you say that is what is so then that is what is
so.However, I would like to present
The Lesson, as I have come to
understand it, is:
When one has an
incident and responds/reacts to it with their belief system and judgments in
place they can only “understand” from those already established belief systems
and judgments.Therefore, they are
limited as to what may be gleaned from that incident because it is
colored/hidden by what they already know.
one can remove absolutely all belief systems and judgments and see that incident
as an “it is what it is” occurrence then one is open to allowing what they do
not know to come forth so that they may glean a wisdom to which they do not
already have access or understanding.
allows an entity to look past the personalization of the ego in regard to the
incident and to see the Universal wisdom/application therein.
Recently, I let Ashley out
late one night.Since Mandy & Lyla
had previously gone out and come back in, I “knew” that I only had to be sure
that Ashley was inside.However, Lyla
slipped past me and was shut outside for about1 ½ hours.(Don heard her and let
her in.)When he told me about the
incident in the morning, I had a couple of options as to how to react.
1)My “old self” would have created drama and
gone into blame, guilt, and regret and had a bunch of tears.Internal conversation would have been
something like, “How could I have done such a thing?What is wrong with me?I’m bad/terrible/awful and need to be
2)I could step back
and remove all beliefs and judgment and let it be “what it was”.(I did hug Lyla and showered her with love
and blessed her for the “teacher” I knew she would be from this incident.)
Had I reacted with Scenario
1, the “lesson” I would have taken away would have been “Always count your
dogs.”Not a bad lesson in and of itself
but it is, in truth, a behavioral lesson and it would have further demeaned my
self-worth by continuing the blame and shame game.
By letting the incident “sit”
and percolate so that I could allow its inherent wisdom to come forth what I
received was this:
The truth of a
moment that is past is not necessarily the truth of this moment.It would be a wise entity who did not “rest”
in what it “knows” of what has been but rather is ever diligent to see what is
the truth of this Now.
This great wisdom had nothing
to do with “dogs” but has given me some guidance for my spiritual journey.
As I write this I am “urged”
to offer this gentle reminder:
Nothing has any inherent “meaning”.All meaning is assigned by the ego.A rock is just a rock until it is labeled and
assigned meaning and value as a diamond.Likewise all experiences are experiences whose purpose is to allow us to
have insight so as to advance our spiritual progress and further connect us to
Also, please remember that
judgments of good/bad, right/wrong, worthy/unworthy are third dimensional.That is neither a good or bad thing, however,
it is not found in higher dimensions.As
we move into the higher frequencies now before us the emphasis is on allowance
and the unification of the Oneness.
As always, this is offered
with the greatest of love from the Sacred Stream of Consciousness through me.