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Monday Reflection: Tapping Into Your Source


There’s a reason that you can learn from everything:
you have basic wisdom, basic intelligence, and basic goodness.
Therefore, if the environment is supportive
and encourages you to be brave
and to open your heart and mind,
you’ll find yourself opening
to the wisdom and compassion
that’s inherently there.
It’s like tapping into your source,
tapping into what you already have.
It’s the willingness to open your eyes,
your heart,
and your mind,
to allow situations in your life
to become your teacher. 

Pema Chodron


I Don’t Have All The Answers

Life has an uncanny way of tossing challenges at us. Sometimes they show up once in a while. At other times they come at us one right after the other. The challenges I’ve faced in recent months felt like they came one after the other: health problems; a sick kitty, home damage during a long, hard winter, relocating my studio several times, surgery, preparing for repairs and painting, and then delayed repairs due to contractor schedules.

As they say “When it rains, it pours.”

Once the haze of frustration lifts and the pissing and moaning ends, I try to reflect on each challenge and understand why the particular situation happened. To be honest, I don’t always find an answer. I don’t know if there is supposed to be one.  Sometimes I don’t realize why things happened until well after the challenge has passed.

More often than not, the challenge arises from something beyond my control. And that lack of control over the situation makes it even harder.

One of the hardest things to do as a human is to give up control and to put the situation in another person’s hands, whether that be another human, or Spirit, or Universe, or Source.

For me, one of the other difficulties that I face in these situations is acceptance of the unknown. That is, not knowing why the challenge has appeared and being comfortable with that. I’m sure this is related to the control issue and our natural tendency to seek answers to situations that challenge us.

But do we always have to understand the “why?”

Dealing with challenges is a little easier as I get older. The phrase “There are things we can control and things we can’t” has become a familiar mantra.

I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I’m not sure it would be very good if I did. What would be the point of living if we knew all the answers anyways?

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Quotable Monday

The Dyer Dozen for Intention
12 Ideas for Connecting to Intention
Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention

•    Want more for others than you want for yourself.  Whatever it is you perceive to be missing from your life, want more of it for others.
•    Think from the end.  See yourself in the situation you want to be in.
•    Be an appreciator in your life.  Look for that which is valuable.
•    Stay in rapport with source energy.  Be in a state of harmony with source energy.
•    Understand resistance.  Every thought that is not from source energy is resistance.
•    Contemplate yourself surrounded by the conditions that you want to produce.
•    Understand the art of allowing.  Understanding means taking the path of least resistance.
•    Practice radical humility.  You are a divine source.
•    Be in a constant state of gratitude.
•    Do not resolve a problem by condemning it.
•    Play the match game.  Always ask yourself “Am I matched up with the field of intention?”
•    Meditate.