Please take a moment to enjoy the IOTD for September 12th by Sheri Eckert and walk away feeling better and inspired!
THE BEST GURU
No one can heal or fix another man’s mind. You might feel stuck and like you are drowning in your own miry muck. You might not feel like you are able to move through difficult emotions. You may not even believe that there is a solution to your predicament. But you are never in any situation that you cannot rise above, crawl out of, or endure. Others may definitely facilitate teachings or skills required to take your thoughts captive and identify triggers. To be more in tune with the counselor inside of you. Many can aide you in truly comprehending that thoughts can lead to false perceptions, resulting in negative life outcomes. But you my beloved, are your own guru.
Discovering how to tend to your own wounds and tune into your own infinite access to the wisdom of the collective consciousness, understanding your glorious, mysterious, and mystical identity is where it all starts. Learning to make meaning of, and letting go of the past, is crucial to your positive well-being and your ability to move forward. The capacity to see life as the supreme gift that it is, good, bad, and all the in-betweens, is truly critical. Self-awareness, self-observation, mindfulness, and meditation are key to learning more about you, and thus the cosmos you represent. Yet still this is all about you and what you can absolutely do.
Accepting that intrinsically everyone wants to do good is the beginning of unconditional love, for yourself and for others. Opening your mind to the reality that life happens, hurt happens, disappointment happens, and walls have been built to protect your mind and heart. And at the time of construction they were most likely very necessary. But at some point, you have to tear them down so that you can move outside of the boundaries that once kept you safe yet no longer serve you well. The walls that you once upon a time built to protect you, are now your prison, encouraging the development of calloused emotions, allowing you to believe there is only one right way to be. They isolate your openness and reduce your sensitivity to the point that you or someone you love might even become cruel and unforgiving. But there is not one person on this earth who does not still possess their original, pure, and holistic beauty that you entered this existence with. Walls can be torn down. But you must do the work.
Remembering that you are simply morphing into a deeper and more authentic self will allow you to start the process of unbecoming. Like the caterpillar who isn’t really a caterpillar but is actually a breathtaking butterfly, the task of transformation is often very painful. You likely misunderstand hardship and heartbreak, thinking you have done something wrong. But could it be possible that you are simply expanding in your true essence; understanding more profoundly that life as a human is often messy, complicated, and yet so very exhilarating? Hopefully, you are even wondering how best to make the most of what time you have been granted here on this resplendent planet in outer space.
Going through the labor of growing pain is very normal. Maybe, if I might suggest, even a wonderful experience. Knowing that all of your discomfort and doubt that you wrestle with is a gift, not a curse, is a crucial element to embracing and experiencing the fullness of life. Remembering that you and only you can respond correctly to the stretching of your consciousness. You and only you can begin to explore your innate longings and aching’s. You and only you can see any form of hardship as your most beloved teacher, given to you to instruct and explode your glorious and sacred presence; allowing you to unveil in a most spectacular way the original awareness that resides within you. Even remembering what it means to be alive not just living. Every day, you can discover that which you already know; that you are truly magnificent, majestic, and miraculous. That you are born finished and complete. That you are and have always been enough. And that from this deep understanding of your identity and personal power, free and fabulous ideas can flow from your spirit into your mind, leading you to a new and holy ground to stand upon. Both in your inner and outer space.
You have the ability to know that life naturally unfolds and there is nothing you can do but embrace it; remembering it is best to move with it instead of resisting it. You are designed to correctly make your own choices, to discern which way you should go when you encounter a fork in the road; remembering that your primary responsibility is to discover how to navigate your most successful way on existences path.
And when you begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life, you will be aligned more intimately with your sacred purpose. For you are indeed a rare and noble member of humanity. A bright and shining light of hope under all the pain that you have walled yourself within. You are an ever-changing spiritual being having a human experience. You are so much bigger, grander, wiser, and capable than you realize. You are being led by the light of the natural and intelligent spirit of this holy and supreme universe. You always have been. You need only stop and listen to the divineness that resides within.
It’s important to remember that you heal yourself with the simple things. By remembering the grass is green exactly where you water it, and learning to bloom where you are planted. By believing in the magic that once captured your youth, and allowing it to illuminate your life. By letting your beauty and the beauty of others naturally, unfold. And finally but so importantly, by believing in that which you currently cannot see, yet intuitively seeing the possibilities of what is yet to be.
Your Fellow Space Traveler