We are taught in school and in our world culture that the mind is the way through solving all our problems. We have done this because of a left-brained tendency for ages that has followed the march of linear rational thought and also an over-dependence upon masculine awareness, energy, and consciousness. Now come the cooler more fluid irrational, right brained things….the feminine, the counterpart to linear rational thought. This is part of the balancing act that is taking place right now and right here on the planet. The coming of the feminine.
The one thing that you can do in your own inner work to help to anchor some of these aspects that we associate with the feminine side of consciousness is to allow things be a mystery. Stop trying to SOLVE every problem. It is a curious reality that when you, little you, earthbound self-you stops trying to solve a problem, it actually is offered up to your higher self and the higher self works on it. If you do as some Christians have done, which is “give it up to God” you will actually find the same thing I am writing about. Being able to do this also does something profound to you; it allows you to relax. It seems counterintuitive that by stopping all thought and worry about something that is nagging us that we are able to resolve it so much easier, but it is true.
To do this you must make sure that you do not have any competing beliefs that will get in the way of this working. If you find yourself interested in the idea of letting go of something and letting the higher self work on it but find that there is something in doing that that worries you , concerns you, or that you find yourself saying “yeah, but…” then its likely you have a competing belief that will get in your way. If you do not believe you can, then you wont. Clear the path and your purpose will be clear and powerful. This is part of your work. You are clearing a path for a giant to enter your life and do work for you. And it can. If you just allow it. This is the giant that has stepped into the room with me when I awoke. It is the vastness that came in when Buddha awakened. It is the part of him that “awoke with him.” You are the universe. You are yourself, yes, but tied and woven into its very matrix. You have some pretty powerful stuff on your side.
Somethings just aren’t always something you can make sense of or solve. How you feel, how you respond, or how other people have responded. You may not always know the reason in a clear way. But there is a part of you that can help to resolve it. The answer may not always be the one you THINK you should get, but its the best one for you NOW. Otherwise, its just as strange as our giraffe showing up in the photo above…
Another problem is that if you feel like you are supposed to solve the problem and that by letting go you are somehow engaging in an act of heresy or irresponsible behavior, well then, you have some inner issues to work on. Some of these can be niggling small. Slivers, really. If the power of the sliver is stronger than the power of your own intention, it is enough to counter anything you seek to manifest.
So let go. Be vulnerable. When you do this, you tell the universe that you are ready for it. You are signalling a great deal of receptivity to it. By doing this, things have a way of coming to you. Be ready for miracles to happen. Don’t be surprised when you hear the footfalls of giants in your life.
It really is hard I think for many people to realize just how incredibly limitless they are, that the resources that they have are so significant as to render any problem or issue impotent and healed if only we could stop sticking our fingers in the dyke and trying to hold back the vast rush of the universal energetic that is our souls. You wake up one day with the realization that all you are is a particle of water, drop, really, but that there is this curious capacity you now have for merging your awareness into the drops of all other drops until you no longer see drops but feel vast seas and oceans surging and moving and flowing and this is all within you. This is cosmic consciousness. And I am sure someone like Buddha or someone similar had something to say about drops of water and oceans.
Once you feel this it is so authentic, you don’t need a teacher. You simply need to remind and encourage yourself to keep pressing forward into that place where you can let go and surrender. When you do, you signal you are ready for more. “More” has a curious way of coming. The trick in all of this is not to worry over HOW the answer will come. Don’t worry about that. I mean, if you do you might be entirely overwhelmed by the big footed movements of the giant as it comes crashing and moves all the furniture in your life….Your job is to remain simple and in the moment. When you do this, you make youself available, ready, and receptive. Instead of being some kind of adversary, you will find that the universe has fallen in love with you and all the problems you have had or think you have aren’t the result of the world beating you up, but something inside of you that was off kilter. This type of awareness, this feeling of the universe falling in love with yourself is just the place where things can be seen in an entirely different way. It is a radical shift in awareness and seeing/being. If you just let it. Let yourself be seduced by it. Go ahead. Try. But in reaching that place, don’t seek to put controls on it. Be like a child who has no expectation of what is going to happen. When you do, you can better be led by this powerful force. When you can’t do this, your awareness quickly shifts and drops right out of the sheath of awareness that is this state of higher vibrational being. Knowing when to activate the more receptive parts of your being with the more action oriented parts of yourself is a delicate balance, but when it comes to larger things, receptivity is a powerful approach that can lead you to unexpected places. There is great power in this silence, this receptivity. And in the end, you may not HAVE an answer to your problems because, well, those problems were just so gnarly, who would have been able to understand them once the transcendent comes knocking on your door? It becomes like some distant foggy dream. Sometimes things just need to be kept that way.
In this case, an empty mind is a very good thing.