Saturday, 24 January 2015

On readiness

"When fear makes your choices for you, no security measures on earth will keep the things you dread from finding you. But if you can avoid avoidance - if you can choose to embrace experiences out of passion, enthusiasm, and a readiness to feel whatever arises - then nothing, nothing in all this dangerous world, can keep you from being safe." Martha Beck

Think about what readiness actually is. You can think of it as a state of being fully prepared for something or...willingness to do something. Way too often we get stuck with the first one and wait until we are fully prepared. It surely starts there but it's not the end.
I think it is easier to think about it like that, and wait. It is easier because waiting is easier, seemingly safer.
Over the last three years I have studied various teachings, read many wonderful books, attended workshops, seminars, underwent therapies to uncover and clear old patterns, learn new ways, know myself. I even packed my backpack and walked across Spain. 
I did all that truly believing I was not ready.
I did all that and every single time I waited for the results of some kind. 
I thought that's the way it always works. You do something and get results, something changes.
It actually works that way quite often....but 
It worked only as long as it could. 

In the beginning, you search and study and all that connects you to yourself. You remember who you are, your gifts, talents, passions, purpose, and your power. The communication between you and You becomes stronger and clearer. All that search and study gets you there but then, from there the road changes!

From there, you bend the rules that worked for you for so long! You bend them because you were the one who made them in the first place.
From there, you have to acknowledge your readiness, make a choice and then do what is necessary.

You were always ready! You are always ready but to be able (and willing) to accept that, taking the road of remembering is essential. On that road, you learn to understand the gifts humility, responsibility, and authentic power. 

Time serves your experience. As long as you need more time to recognize and use the experience, it will be given to you. 

Time bends at the curve!

When you accept the fact that you are ready to chose experience, choose to be what you need to experience and be the source for others of that experience, the road changes, time becomes irrelevant and bends. 

"If you are seeking, seek us with joy 
For we live in the kingdom of joy. 
Do not give your heart to anything else 
But to the love of those who are clear joy, 
Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair. 
For there are hopes: they are real, they exist – 
Do not go in the direction of darkness – 
I tell you: suns exist."
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi 

Are you willing to accept you might be ready as you are? 
Are you ready to be the one who chooses?
What is it you wish to experience now? What is it you want the world around you to experience through you? You are ready, you have always been, my friendly soul.

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