"Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it."
[Classic post from 12-27-16. Note: Of all the things that I write about, this one subject is the most powerful for me, the best lesson, and the best practice that guides my life now. Thank you for being a reader of these Daily Inspirations! I appreciate the commradery. Enjoy this beautiful day wherever it finds you.]
So many of us begin building barriers to love at a very young age. We may be doing it as a way of survival, protecting ourselves, and a long list of other great reasons, and so there they are, protecting us, shielding us, from some perceived ill.
Barriers are just resistance, and so understanding this makes it easier to see the real issue. Resistance always intends to protect, and yet at the same time does not allow the things and feelings that we truly want, like love.
Abraham, Esther Hicks says that resistance is the only real issue we have in a joyous life. They say that our natural state is one of well-being, and that resistance, which comes in so many forms, is simply a cover-up to that natural state. All the love we could ever desire is there, and yet it is buried under the debris of our resistance.
We talk about stuffing feelings, and when I think about it that way it is easy to see how layer upon layer of resistance covers our wellness in many different ways, including physical and mental states.
These layers of resistance cause hardship. We fight to get loose and as we fight, we only add to it. It is like trying to find peace by having war. But, the way out is not struggle. It is ease.
From Abraham, Esther Hicks: "Most rarely align with their true power, because it seems illogical to them that there is power in relaxation, in letting go, or in love or joy or bliss. Most people do not understand that their true power lies in releasing resistance--which is the only obstacle to their true power."
And they add, "There are so many things that you have been taught to believe that are counter to the powerful Laws of the Universe that it is difficult for you to think your way out."
Trying to think our way out is the same thing as trying to figure out how we can get what we want, wondering why this is happening to me, lamenting about all the roadblocks that seem to be in the path, and these are all loaded with resistance, which, as Abraham stated, is the only obstacle to our true power.
The only answer remains. Ease. Release. Letting go of the rope. Relaxing into our always connected, though perhaps not recognized Spirit within. The best love we could ever imagine is inside each and every one of us all the time. We only need to let go of all of the barriers we have built for self-preservation, releasing all of that resistance we have built layer upon layer over the years, and there is the love beyond all expectation, right there where it has always been.
Forget Original Sin. It Is Original Love. And, It Is And Has Always Been There. Ready.
Spread Some Joy Today--by following your bliss wherever it leads.