Allowance is the cultivation of a way of looking at the events in your life, not as obstacles to getting what you want, but as stepping stones.
For the egoic world does not teach you allow, it teaches you to strive. You must be the maker and the doer. You must find a way to manipulate or control your environment in order that it conform itself to the image that you are holding in your mind.
Allowance is the cultivation of a way of looking at the events in your life, not as obstacles to getting what you want, but as stepping stones. Each one presents you with a blessing of the lessons required to heal the obstacles ¡V not to success, but to the presence of Love as the Source and ground of your being.
Jeshua must have had me in mind when he talked about striving rather than allowing. For I am a ¡§doer¡¨ kind of person and am very uncomfortable when I am not active. Allowing was a new concept for me and one I had trouble grasping for a long time. I am kind of getting into the idea now. In fact, I am practicing allowing everything, realizing that my resistance is judgment. How would I know that I want to resist unless I had judged it as unwanted.
Everything that comes to me, from me, by me, is perfect. In form it might seem like a disaster, but it is perfect. It is a message sent to help me wake up. It might be a shocking message if that is what I need to get my attention. It might be an upsetting message if I am judging it. I may not understand the message if I don¡¦t want it. But everything in my life is here because I called for it. The world is my servant, bringing to my life exactly what I asked to receive. It only seems like a hodge podge of unrelated stuff when I forget my one unified purpose. As soon as I remember that my purpose is to awaken I see the true meaning behind the symbol.
Allowance feels like another word for surrender. My life is not my own. I surrender it to my Creator to live through me as He would choose. I trust that He is Love and so can bring only love. I trust that in love, He wants only what is best for me and what brings me joy. So I surrender. I surrender over and over every day all day long because every day all day long I forget and start trying to live my life as my own little ego self. My Father is not upset about this. He waits patiently for me to experience striving and efforting and to remember why I chose against it. He waits for me to, again, surrender and allow. The ego mind, even now, resists the idea that, ¡§I live, yet not I, but Christ dwelleth as me.¡¨ Too late, ego, I already know how this feels and I know I want to cultivate allowance.
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