“You don’t even need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Just be still and solitary. The Universe will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kalka, Twentieth Century Novelist
As you sit and think on all you have learned on whatever path you are on today, can you remember how change is the one thing that is absolutely constant in life? Do you remember on your job when you had a system down pat? Just when you had it all figured out, administration says, “hey, we have to shift gears”; and if you didn’t resist, you slid into the changes seamlessly. On the other hand, when you resisted, you received bumps, nicks and dents in your heart, soul or somewhere inside your body. These are just some of many ways to describe the pain of resistance to change.
Resistance is like a hardened soil where nothing can get in to grow something new. You can’t even get a foot print in it; and when you try to plant new seeds they just lay on top for the next wind to just blow them away. We can’t make changes to hardened soil no more than we can to a hardened soul. If you are rigid and resistant to the changes in life, you die with the music still in you.
One of the things you might do is release some needs. For example you may want to release the need to have validation from anything or any person outside of you. You may want to be free to think as you wish. You may want to listen and hear people’s points of view; and if you choose to accept what others believe to be true, it’s okay, even if you have to change your present view. If you choose not to accept certain things that others believe as truth, respect and know those things/thoughts actually work for them. You may want to move on with no feelings attached either way. You may find releasing to be a phenomenal change for you.
Here is an exercise: You may want to change some things in the course your life and release. Find a quiet place where you can sit for approximately 15-20 minutes. Just intentionally allow yourself to day dream. You are going to day dream anyway so why not do it with intention? Ask yourself what do I need to release to soften my soul?
Always keep your pen handy because if you don’t get an answer within 10 minutes, keep paying attention to your thoughts and watch for answers and jot them down. You may be surprised at how many things you want to release. In the next article, you will get some examples of how to actually release things and/or thoughts and soften your soul.
Ask any questions you want answered for your personal understanding. Remember there are no unusual questions!!