Resistance vs. Acceptance

Oh, hello there! 

This whole blogging thing is new to me. I have always been in the habit of keeping my inner thoughts and musings to myself, that is, until I became totally clear on my path. And my path has brought me right here, to you. I know you are meant to read this, because well -- here you are.

I thought this would be a great way to get to "know" me before booking a session with me. See if you resonate with how I view the world (and beyond!)

I thought I would begin with one of my most recently discovered keys to enlightenment. And that is the idea of being in resistance versus accepting what "is."

There are going to be plenty of things in life to which we want to fall into a state of resistance. This could range in severity from a small pimple on your nose all the way up to the death of a loved one.  What I have learned to do over the course of many, many years and lots of practice and no matter what the situation, is to fall into acceptance instead.

Resisting something that has presented itself along our paths is to ultimately rail against the present moment. There is nothing we can do to change the present moment. It is here already. When we mentally and/or spiritually resist something that is coming up for us, we are sending a signal to our bodies that "THIS IS WRONG. THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING. THIS IS NOT OKAY." 

These signals immediately initiate responses that will continue to move through us like dominoes toppling over. These are not pleasant responses, and they can be harmful. Toxic. Our bodies will behave as if something is wrong, because we told it that something was wrong. And in fact, nothing is wrong. Nothing will ever be wrong, because it is in your path, and whatever the situation may be, came to you to tell you something. Once we move into acceptance to the thing, we create a beautiful space where we have plenty room to shift. Not change.. not get RID of.... but SHIFT. Building up resistance leaves no space for any shifting to occur. It is like pushing against a door that is clearly marked "PULL."

I will give you a few examples.

One day I got a very strange facial rash, totally out of the blue. It tingled and burned and it almost looked like hives all over my cheeks and forehead. I immediately panicked and thought of all the things I could possibly do to make it go away, as well as worried about what could go wrong next. Would my throat close up? Would my eyes swell? I simply HAD to get rid of this, right?! Well, in my state of panic, the rash only progressed and flared up even more. I wound up calling the paramedics. But then, as I waited for help to arrive and found a bit of solace in the idea that help WOULD and COULD arrive, I began to fall into acceptance.  

In this space of acceptance I began to have a sort of conversation with my body. What was really happening in there? What was it trying to tell me? Was I allergic to a certain food that I had just eaten? No... that did not make sense in this case. Well, what was I doing or thinking about when the reaction occurred? It became clear to me all of a sudden that I was thinking about a current friendship that was not serving me anymore. This reaction was my body trying to release the relationship, since my divine / spirit self wasn't yet able to process the idea that I needed to let go of this person.

By the time the paramedics arrived, the rash had completely faded. 

Another instance that I hear about all the time is when someone is unhappy in their career. I have been in this situation as well, many times. Where most people go wrong is when they immediately go into resistance each day as they arrive at the office (or wherever they have to go for work.) Their mindset is "I WANT OUT!!!" Their body and mind are always looking for an escape route, and resenting each task they must complete. 

Instead, we must accept each moment as it comes, and know that there is room to shift. There is always room to shift, as long as we accept the present. This is the complete OPPOSITE of the idea of being "stuck." 

When I was working for a company that I began to feel no longer served me on my path, I went into resistance at first. But once I accepted things from moment to moment instead of resenting the potential future of this career, I began to open up space for new opportunities. My demeanor changed. New light began to shine into my realm of possibility -- and I was given a very seamless and easy way to shift away from this career and into something that felt right for me. 

As you can see, the idea of resistance vs. acceptance can work with SO many different scenarios. Think about where it might serve you in your life to shift from resistance into acceptance. 

And, as always.. I am here if you would like to talk about it further! 

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Love, Light, and Rock & Roll,

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Alexi