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Friday, May 15, 2009

On the Brink

I am a person who constantly desires (relentlessly and intensely) to be more aligned with spirit; to understand everything I can about life and people and love and inspiration. I've always been this way. When I was just a little child, around three, my mom said I would take walks by myself; out of the driveway, onto the sidewalk, down the hill, until my pigtails would disappear (the world was a different place then). I believe I walked because I loved to be outdoors and I loved to be alone and quiet--I believe this was my way of aligning with spirit.

This is how I've always been. If I can walk a few steps in nature, feel the fresh air, look at the flowers and trees, I typically breathe more deeply, and quickly feel centered and connected. Since I was able to write, I've written for greater understanding. For as long as I can remember, I've read anything and everything to do with self-growth and spirituality.

My intention in the last few years has been to balance this intense desire for connectedness with being present with whatever IS. My tendency has been to reach for, to long for, to lean toward and away from wherever I currently am . Though I've wanted so much to be peaceful and inspired and free and connected, I've tended to be unsettled and anxious and impatient.

I've grown to believe that we can be fully present in our lives and fully present with our desires--at the same time. I've always thought that if I didn't reach for, I'd never have. What I'm realizing now is that I already have, and that connectedness comes in this very moment. Through full presence, the way to manifest our dreams becomes clearer and clearer.

I've recently discovered the teachings of Abraham and am totally intrigued by the wisdom of these teachings. Right now I'm reading a book called Ask and it is Given, The Teachings of Abraham, by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Here is a passage I just came across:

"It is our desire that you become one who is happy with that which you are and with that which you have--while at the same time being eager for more. That is the optimal creative vantage point: To stand on the brink of what is coming, feeling eager, optimistic anticipation--with no feeling of impatience, doubt or unworthiness hindering the receiving of it--that is the Science of Deliberate Creation at its best."

So, here's to standing on the brink of all that is coming--with eagerness, optimism and anticipation. And how about a full dose of Absolute Trust in what is now and what absolutely can be.

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