Accepting Reality - The First Step to Transformation
Some times when I meditate, I will receive subtle messages that I will continue to ponder and meditate throughout the coming days. The message I received last week was about the importance of accepting reality and embracing it fully with unconditional love.
I have been thinking about this simple yet profound concept of accepting reality and I believe I’ve come up with some insight that has been useful in my life and I hope will be to yours as well.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to want to fight and argue with reality
sometimes often. I might think, Why don’t I feel good today? Why is this person so difficult? Why aren’t things happening as fast as or how I think they should happen?
I notice that when I am in this energy of denial, judgment, and struggle with reality that my energy feels tight, like it’s tied up in a knot. There is no room for new energy to come in.
I notice that when I am able to release the resistance to reality and to completely embrace and accept it with unconditional love, an opening occurs in my being, an opening that allows me to see my reality in a different light. An opening that brings in a new wave of inspiration, motivation, and opportunity that wasn’t available when I was so busy fighting against it.
I notice that when I accept things just as they are, a softening occurs in my being where I now start to see that I can work with (not against) the reality in front of me. That I can be partners (friends even) with reality and work to make things better.
Accepting reality allows my consciousness to transform on a core level, where before I just wanted instant change (without the lessons) and without the complete transformation. I begin to see that there are universal forces at work that are leading me to a bigger picture that I might not be aware of yet.
Accepting Reality Exercise
Here is an accepting reality exercise you can try:
- Sit with yourself in silent meditation and visualize something that you have a hard time accepting. It could be a person, a situation, a health problem, or simply just a part of you in your mind’s eye. You might see it as a color, a picture, or it might just be a feeling.
- Imagine embracing the situation with all your heart. Imagine all the resistance, struggle, judgments, and expectations you feel towards this situation just melting and releasing away.
- Say to it (out loud or to yourself):
I accept and love you unconditionally just as you are.
- And really mean it. Trust that this situation is just what you need. Trust that this situation is leading you to something bigger that you may not understand right now. Trust and surrender.
- Continue to embrace this situation with your unconditional love and acceptance until you can just let it be. Do this exercise as many times as necessary.
I can’t guarantee what will happen after you do this exercise but I know that for me, I just feel lighter and my life seems to flow with ease. I feel much guidance and assistance from above and I feel a sense of peace knowing that acceptance is the first step of an ancient process of transformation, that is older than time. Acceptance is the first step to true transformation.
This process is simple, but I wouldn’t say it’s easy for me (not yet anyways). It’s simple, yet powerful. I have tried it even on my darkest deepest of pains. I have found even pain can be embraced in the spirit of love and acceptance. I believe that love is the most powerful force in the universe and that there is nothing so strong that it cannot be softened by the power of unconditional love and acceptance.
This was the original message I received (in video form) while meditating the other day that started the idea for this blog post:
P.S. If you liked this exercise you will like my recorded meditation mp3s.
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