At the beginning of the year we sent out a newsletter asking you what you most wanted for 2015? We had such an overwhelming response (thank you!) and it was so interesting to us because the answer for the vast majority of people was:
You know that feeling of aaaahhhhhhhhhhh…..
That knowing that all is well, that everything is okay, that everything is going to be okay, even if right now you’re standing in what looks like chaos.
How do you do that? The key is dropping the resistance to what is. Making a decision in the moment that you’re not going to judge what’s going on as “good” or “bad”, you’re simply going to go with the flow of what’s happening.
Think about it. It’s your judgment, your worrying, your constant carping about what’s wrong that is creating all the trouble for you in your life.
Think about all the time and energy you spend worrying about things. And very often it’s about things that never happen! Think about all the time and energy you spend regretting the past and wishing things were different. Think about how much more energy you would have to focus on your life if you channeled that energy into what you DO want.
Dropping the resistance, going with the flow, is the key to peace in your life, in your work, in your relationships, with your body, your money, every part of your life.
In my own life, it took me so long to figure this one out, much less implement. I read so many books, went to so many workshops and seminars trying to make myself “different” and “better”. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with wanting things to be different and better, but if you’re coming from the perspective of pushing against, you’re just going to make everything harder and harder.
It’s a paradox. The more we surrender, the more we stop working so hard at everything, the easier it gets. It goes against everything we were taught. Work hard, do, do, do and it will pay off. Has that worked for you? Don’t you find that the harder you work, the deeper you get into frustration and angst?
We have a War Against Drugs, a War Against Poverty, and isn’t almost everyone you know on a diet? What’s happened? More Americans are using drugs (legal and illegal) than ever before, there are more people below the poverty line now than 10 years ago and our obesity levels just keep climbing.
The key is resistance. Where are you coming from and what’s the energy you’re bringing? If you’re pushing against, you just bring more energy to what you don’t want.
In my own life, it was by dropping the resistance that the two most amazing things in my life have happened. I was able to leave my law practice and three years later start Sedona Soul Adventures, the work of my dreams. After struggling with body and weight issues for so many years, I finally gave up the struggle, dropped the resistance and started loving my body. Within 5 weeks I went down to a size 6 and have stayed there for 5 years, all the while eating and drinking whatever I want whenever I want it. When I started loving my body (instead of constantly wanting it to be different), I dropped the resistance and everything changed.
It’s simple, but as I well know, it’s not easy. It’s about finding the ways to drop how you’re resisting what is. Gratitude is a great one. Do you have money trouble? Start being grateful for what you DO have — a roof over your head and food to eat. Abundance is all about flow and money is all about energy. If you’re constantly focused on what you don’t have, it’s impossible (from an energy standpoint) for more to come in. Stuck in a “bad” relationship? As long as you keep calling it a “bad” relationship, you are the one who’s holding it there. Want to lose 20 pounds? Start appreciating your body for all the things it does for you — be grateful for your legs which take you everywhere, for your heart that keeps beating, your circulation that keeps everything moving, your eyes that can see. Stop resisting the parts you don’t like and start focusing on the parts you do like.
And here’s another big one – Stop Talking About It! Monitor your conversations (and those of others) for the next three days and I think you’ll be shocked and amazed and a little embarrassed. It’s so incredible to me how most people spend so much time talking about what’s wrong. Their spouse, their boyfriend/girlfriend, their job, their kids, their money situation, their weight, their commute, how technology drives them crazy, how long the line was at Starbucks! What we talk about we get more of — do you want more of the same?
Sometimes we just can’t stop it. Sometimes our minds get so full of these thoughts that we keep obsessing and we can’t make ourselves stop, even when we’re trying. That’s when you know you have to do something.
My favorite part of what we do here at Sedona Soul Adventures is how we help people find the peace they’re craving. Peace in their relationships, peace about their lives. How we help them come into the knowing on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual — that all is well.
Can you imagine living your life with peace at its core? That even when things are shattering around you, that you have the inner peace to handle everything — and I do mean EVERYTHING — with grace and ease? To be able to summon that feeling of aaahhhhhhhhhhh whenever you need to?
If you can imagine it, start living it. Come here and do a Soul Adventure – we’ll show you how it’s done. Contact us now to have a no cost, no obligation consultation with one of our Angel Guides. They’ll engage you (or both of you, if it’s a couple) in deep conversation to discover what YOU need and what YOU want. Then they’ll design the perfect retreat of one-on-one sessions with our amazing practitioners (we have over 40!)
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. The results are transformational and at their core is the peace you’ve been craving.
Lin says her Soul Adventure brought here a peace that inspires her everyday
“How can I possibly condense my experience? From the first phone call to the last session, I was impressed with the level of professionalism, integrity and profound gifts each person embodied. Each session built on the previous one and I grew, learned, let go, healed, experienced wonders beyond my hopes and dreams and came away with a deeper understanding of myself, my spirituality, my direction in life and a peace that inspires me everyday. This was a Wow! experience for me…Thank you so much!”
Lin P., Calgary, Canada
Wishing you a week filled with peace,
Debra Stangl, Founder