Truly. I find that when I help people connect with their FULL selves, larger selves, “I AM” selves, they literally forget about their “problems.” Problem? What problem? Not from this True, Loving vantage point!
When we decide to see the goodness and wellbeing, we can receive it. And when we count it, we grow it in the world. It’s a beautiful service from the inside out. I heard this from Michael Neill at a 3 Principles retreat I went to in Malibu in February. It really landed for me. We all, at least sort of, know in our heads that Wellbeing is present no matter what. But we continue our confusion that it’s not. We ARE wellbeing. All is well, always. It really would be a shame to never realize that. I am sure everyone reading this really does know that wellbeing is the truth, no matter what circumstances may look like in any moment. If more of us stand in this reality, we make it more accessible, more real, more VISIBLE for ourselves and every other being on the planet. Imagine if we all moved, acted from here…..
There’s no need to change myself. Or overcome my conditioning. It’s all been perfect. The behaviors/identities I thought I was prior to this moment were not bad, wrong, false, or misguided. The “me” that The Universe has been up to this point is not inferior to the “me” that is emerging. An oak tree is not better than an acorn. A butterfly is not better than a caterpillar. The soil that a paper cup (or mountain) disintegrates into is not better than the paper cup or mountain. Neither is the paper cup or mountain better. It’s all the dance of Existence. Unfolding, moving, reveling in itself. And none of these things needs to TRY to transform. They are carried, moved in the natural wave of Life. The Divine. I do not have to try to be different, to be “more of my true self,”or to try change in any way. I am being lived, and the inner and outer forms are changing as Love revels in itself and dances for its own exaltation of Existence. It just helps if I notice what is happening and what is actually here, now, in this fresh moment. It helps if I notice that I am a tree, rather than an acorn feeling the natural pressures and movements to become one. It helps if I notice I have wings.
The new year can bring such huge expectations, resolutions, aspirations, manifestation rituals, etc. All for things we want to accomplish, achieve or HAVE at some indeterminate but hoped-for time SOON! Even with the concept, “soon,” it’s about what we will have LATER. Later, as in “over there.” If we can just figure out the right steps to GET there. If we can just change ourselves enough, work hard enough, figure out the magic words to make things be different. We gear ourselves up, brace ourselves, or maybe even hide from the tremendous oncoming pressure of “the starting gate” of January 1st.
We don’t really WANT to hurl ourselves at life, but we’re afraid if we don’t we’ll miss out. (Or won’t be good enough or loved enough or safe enough.) But we’ll never catch the carrots we dangle in front of our own noses. Really, the new year can just amplify that familiar, confused panic we feel so often – the urgency to make things be different than they are. To make OURSELVES be different than we are. That frantic chasing after Life itself. (As if we can ever be separate from Life.) The carrots are illusions. We are ALREADY good, loved and safe.
The more I slow down and breathe, the more I can FEEL in my body that we ARE Life itself. It’s not “over there.” We’re it. IT. Perfect as we are, right now. Complete. If we chase after our future, all the juice of this extraordinary, ordinary NOW goes by without us taking it in. Without us experiencing the fact that we ARE so alive and whole, right now in this moment. Without us realizing that we ARE the juice. It doesn’t only come later after we’ve “earned it.” And it’s not some thing or accomplishment “out there,” and always “just up ahead.” All the love and gold is sitting calmly and beautifully right here. We’re it. We, the magical, extraordinary, ordinary, messy, perfect whole expressions of LIFE that we are.
And so, We Who Are All Perfect Life Now, without changing a thing let’s celebrate! Yes, Happy New Year! But even more, I wish us all a HAPPY NOW HERE!
HUGE love, Chris