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ACCEPTANCE AS POWER

logo textMy acceptance of whatever is happening in any given moment has within it the power to transform any situation. It is a power that provides clarity, strength and willingness. My acceptance declares myself in charge of whatever is happening. It is a power that cannot be minimized by shame, negated by fear or stolen by circumstance because the circumstance has been seen for what it is: a circumstance.   My acceptance is an invitation for higher consciousness to step through the door and reveal itself to me so that my next set of action steps are imbued with that infinite wisdom. In this way Life and I walk as partners instead of foe. There is an ease and a grace, like an unencumbered river, at the core of my choices and my decisions.  In this way, some of the mysteries of life come forth and live with me in the minutes of my day, and the quiet of my nights. No struggle. No fighting. No fear of me getting off the path or going the wrong way. I accept the path. I accept the curve in the path. I accept the twist and the back-loops of the path. It is the path I have yearned to walk and so I will walk it.

Who Knew?

wise womanMy path has lead me to the part of Me that is hidden and infinite. The identity of the me that I know disappears and is being replaced by a timeless force. I become less afraid and more assured. I can trust this quiet power. As whoo whoo as this sounds even to me, I can not help but allow it to swirl inside of me.

If I believe there is a spiritual force beneath the activity of human life and if I believe that every human being is able to tap into that force, then I would be remiss to not explore the possibilities that this belief creates. I have found, when I can stop for a few seconds throughout my day and breath in and breath out (sometimes just in two conscious breaths!) I am again aware of my full connectedness to this spiritual force. I feel peace and I feel the wholeness that some of the great spiritual teachers over the centuries said existed. I get this just by stopping, and being still for a few minutes each day. The desire I have for a peaceful life is fulfilled in these moments. The wisdom and insights I receive in these moments are added gifts that amaze me.

It is free. It is infinite. All I have to do is remember to do it and I am doing that more and more.

I am beginning to understand more about how it all works. Each time I stop and acknowledge that I am a Human Being who is connected to the Spiritual Universe, I live from a place of spiritual connectedness. I am “in the flow,” as they say. I can feel the unity. I rest within the easy system of unhindered life. I am a part of it and somehow know that I will always be a part of the energy that knows no bounds. I am beginning to recognize this connectedness as part of who I actually Am. I am beginning to live from THAT identity. Right now, I am doing this for moments in my day. I see though, how this could grow into longer moments. I see how it is possible to have an entire day that has me walking on this earth living a fully human life as a spiritual Being who knows her true authentic Self.

Copyright 2010
Vickie Spray

All human life is some part failure and some part achievement. Dalai Lama

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When I look back on my life, I see a woman who has failed miserably on many occasions and achieved huge steps toward living a loving and authentic life on many other occasions.

Most of my failures, in my mind, stem from the pain I have inflicted on others. I still sometimes cringe from the memories of hurting some of the people who entered my journey. There have been a hundred hurts and a thousand regrets. Many choices were made from fear. I made choices influenced by fear of myself, fear of others, fear of the future, fear that the past would irrevocably harm my future and fear that there is not enough me, enough love and enough time. I admit my failures freely.

And if I am to evolve into the person I came onto this earth to become, I will learn from the pain I heave caused others. I will use each painful infraction, no matter how big or how small, as a way to deepen my love for myself as a spiritual being and to expand my love for others as they move in their own journey as spiritual beings. I will seek forgiveness from those I have hurt and forgive myself in the absence or presence of their ability to forgive.

Most of my achievements stem from my compassion toward my human journey. When I apply compassion to my life, I can see a woman who was afraid but courageous and a woman who might have been weakened by the lack of emotional tools but buoyed up by her insistence to flourish. This choice to apply compassion to my life’s walk has assisted others in their walk. I have, by virtue of being a human being seeking a full spiritual Self, given inspiration to other human journeyers. My achievements are a part of my human life. I gladly accept that I will continue to fail and that I will continue to achieve.

It is Delicious

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I have concentrated on understanding the world and Spirit for most of my life. Lately, I have been thinking about laying down my need for understanding. It feels right to do this at this juncture in my life. My mind has taken me on this amazing journey of seeing the world beneath the physical and now I want to soak in that world and relax.
I feel myself give up my furrowed brow and heightened stance of attendance. My mind becomes unclogged of truths, insights, and knowledge. I lesson my hold onto my need to comprehend. When I do this, walls fall.
It is the wall between the me that I have known and the me that exist as everything else exist. I become aware of the lack of physical separation between everything that I previously knew to be separate. There is an aliveness and a “just isness” happening simultaneous to my surrender. My thinking is not needed nor do I depend on my thinking to interpret what is happening. My writer’s mind relinquishes the desire to document my feeling of being translucent and enmeshed with all that surrounds me. I am not separate and it is delicious.