Are you trapped in a Resistance based paradigm?
Is your life filled with resistance, strained relationships and situations?
Are the things you are in resistance to most, the things that actually define you most?
For a long time now humanity has been in a resistance based paradigm, for it has been our resistance that has defined us. It has more often than not been the things that we have resisted or opposed that has provided the lens through which we have seen ourselves. We are anti-abortion and anti-death penalty; we don’t eat meat and we don’t believe in god…. Our attachment to resistance is programmed into us from the onset of our earthwalk; as infants and toddlers we hear no and don’t more than we hear yes and do. No and don’t are passive forms of resistance that are imposed on our intrinsic drive to “do”, to push outward, to expand our knowingness with every breath, from the first breath, even if unconsciously so.
We, like the universe, by the very nature of our continual expansion, are constantly moving outward away from source; therefore resistance of any kind to anything that is in motion is resistance to the universe itself of which you are a microcosmic expression of the larger macrocosm. For example, it has taken us a hundred years to learn that building damns, creating physical resistance to the natural flow and movement of water across the surface of the earth, ultimately does more damage than good. We have spent the last century and a half rerouting water because we thought it would be better for people; when in fact the practice has been devastating to the earth, which ultimately is devastating to people. Thankfully the trend of dismantling damns and returning water ways to their natural flow has begun in many parts of the world.
To fully experience ourselves in truth we must shift from resistance into allowance, with the understanding that we can be in allowance of all that is while not being in agreeance with all that is. Resistance in this respect is needing everything and everyone around us to be in agreeance with us; allowance is being so entirely at one with one’s own beliefs and in such truthful resonance with oneself that there is no need to have others be in agreeance with us. When we allow others simply to be, even if they themselves are not in a place of allowance, there is no intrinsic resistance in you to them; and the likelihood of any conflict arising is dramatically diminished even if you are not in argreeance with them. It is our ego that wants everyone to be in agreeance with us; it is our truth that wants simply to be allowed, yet that is the very thing we deny others. We want everyone to be in agreeance with us, that we may have support in our belief systems, for our own belief in their veracity is suspect or we would not need any one to support us in them. It is a vicious cycle that is easily broken simply by coming into the space of allowance. The allowance of all that is, for it simply is.
Just as it is the collective human ego that believes we know better than does the earth itself how best to disperse water across it, it is the collective human ego that in it’s fragmented state believes the path to wholeness is through a unification of belief systems or sameness in our expression of self; when in fact the most direct path is through the allowance of all that is.