November 10, 2016 by Cathy Brown
“I like knowing that what I am willing to allow…the Universe will yield to me.” ~ Abraham-Hicks
Allow your life to be lived!
Allowing enables us to receive deeply and gratefully. Adrianne McDonald wrote a wonderful article on the letters making up ALLOW. How they all work together to serve our dreams and desires.
A…Allow – Our Essence receives everything, it’s only our minds that keep us in the energy of “resistance” and “judgement” for our life time. When we “Allow” the experience of living, we fully open up, we resist nothing and we enter true freedom and peace.
Rumi, a spiritual guru, once wrote a poem called “The Guest House” which peaks of this “nonresistance”. This being human is a like a guest house. Every morning a brings a new arrival; a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
L…Love – Love shows us who we are. We are born of Universal love, a deep current that runs through all of us. It’s not the same love as loving our cars, food, or material things. Remember, it is love when we sit in nature, breathe, play, connect with our vision, child, pets etc.
Love is a vibration that lives within us. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
L…Laugh – Laughter really is one of “the best medicines”. When we learn to laugh especially at ourselves the seriousness falls away and our mind can relax, our mind will actually look for more laughter. Laughter is a game changer it opens up our spirit fully, heightens our intuition and gives us insights to our next steps.
O…Observation – Breathe, be still and observe you and sense “the real you”. Feel your heart beating, know that this is the most amazing sound you will ever hear. It was beating before your where born. Our observation always comes along with us, no matter where we go, it’s our choice whether to use the vibration of observation or not.
W…Wonder – I wonder…what a great way to start our day, a sentence, a new step in our lives. Wonderment grants us permission to not keep doing the same things over and over again, it gives us a new open space, a canvas to repaint, a new question to ask. Wonder connects us with our spirit and we open to the vibration of true freedom.
Allow, Love, Laugh. Observe and Wonder…the way to create happiness.