It can’t come as much of a surprise to know that I am a closet Trekie. Of course the original Star Trek episodes are so campy now. Nevertheless, Captain Kirk was a total babe in the early days of protecting space virtue. Cute! Then, many space frontiers later, came the much more dignified Captain Jean Luc Piccard.
It was during Piccard’s reign that the starship Enterprise encountered a species known as Borg. The Borg’s trademark tag line is: “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”
Abraham-Hicks say that we would manifest our every desire instantly, if we didn’t also have resistance. The trouble is that we say we want something, and we use affirmations and say all the right things, and it still doesn’t appear like magic. So there must be resistance. In a way, the Borg are right. Resistance is futile. Eventually, we’ll get what we want, after we’ve moped around and totally given up the idea of ever having that bright shiny thing. And then shazam! It will appear. Why? Because we gave up wanting it. We also gave up resisting it too, so it was finally able to pop in. Wait. What?
I know. Today at Sunday service, Reverend Lisa was talking about resistance. She said that stress produces resistance. But, she said, sometimes that event we call stressful is a call to heal something in our life. Our saying NO not only doesn’t help the healing, it also ensures the persistence of the stressor. Call it a boss or a spouse, a neighbor, or parent; the stress won’t go away until you stop resisting, and simply surrender to the what is.
Of course, it isn’t simply surrender, it’s getting in alignment with what you really want: peace. You can resist, thus defending your right to be outraged, or you can observe the situation, drop the urge to label it “good” or “bad” and simply surrender to being present with it. Ahhh, peace. Resist it and feel the pain again and again, because believe me, until you stop resisting, the Universe will offer you the chance to heal again and again. The Universe is very patient that way.
The extent to which we’re not getting what we want is the extent to which we are resisting it somehow energetically. Don’t get mad, get in alignment! Love, C
My two cents: Infinite patience produces immediate results.
I have to say I was having some resistance writing this post. I have come back to it about four times and not felt ready to write on it. Odd considering resistance has been so in my face for the last few weeks. I am having resistance to resistance. Nice. It’s a hard thing to wrap my head around, but I know when I finally get it miracles will happen.
I was listening to an Abraham-Hicks MP3 last week and it was so profound I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. They said, The ONLY reason you don’t have whatever it is you want is that you have resistance to it. Wow, I had to listen to that over and over again. I started to really notice what I was thinking about. I have to tell you, as conscious as I try to be and as much as I know about this stuff, I still had thoughts of lack drifting through my mind. No bueno.
What you resist persists. ~Carl Jung. What you are pushing against, trying to change just keeps on keepin’ on, tricky. So I guess the best thing to do instead of harping on a problem, worrying until your head hurt is just let it go and be at peace with what is.
If I was entertaining thoughts of why things weren’t working out for me, that is the only reason they aren’t. That means I am in control of what’s happening and what’s not. No more blaming anyone or anything if I’m not happy. I’m in control of what I put my attention on, if I choose to focus on drama and it upsets me, then that’s on me. I know, at first that almost seems unfair to not be able to assign blame. But if you take away blame you take back your power. I think we sometimes forget how powerful we are. xo-K
My two cents: God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference. ~Reinhold Niebuhr