Accepting What Is - a guest log by Jill MIchelle, the "Angel Lady"
“When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama.” Eckhart Tolle
“I am a lover of what is, not because I am a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.” Byron Katie.
Acceptingwhat is, creates harmony in your life. Non-acceptance of what is, creates pain in your life. Which one do you prefer?
Acceptance of what is, means that you fully accept that a situation is happening, or that a person is the way he or she is. More generally, you accept all aspects of your life as it is. Forgiveness is an act of acceptance. To accept is not to condone. These are two different concepts. Accepting the truth of what is, may be quite challenging. Acceptance comes from a soul-based personality. Finding the root fear of why you resist acceptance of what is, brings an understanding of and insight into the deeper issues that are contributing to the present situation. Once this root fear is released, the obstacle is overcome much more easily. Then you can move forward, infusing positive energy into the situation which can create a peaceful and harmonious solution. If an argument between two people surfaces and one person stops the negative energy input, the other person has no resistance to support his or her negative energy. The argument is arrested. Resolving the issue then becomes the focus. Similarly, surrendering the situation to your Higher Power releases resistance and dissolves the deadlock created by the negative energy. Then the situation changes for the better. There are many methods designed to uncover the reasons for resistance and to give understanding to the root issues. Awareness and understanding behaviour is key to changing it.
Often we are blind to our resistance of what is. Non-acceptance of what is, is the cause of most if not all emotional pain. When you go against what is, there is no peace or harmony. Non-acceptance breeds fear, judgment, control, anger, anxiety, panic, and other negative feelings behaviours and actions. Dwelling on unmet expectations is not accepting what is. Having expectations most often leads to disappointment. What is, is the Truth. Resisting what is, means you are being untrue to yourself and others therefore pain evolves. Trying to control a person or situation comes from ego/mind-based personalities. Sometimes this control emerges from wanting to protect loved ones from what we judge will be unpleasant experiences. Often these experiences are present to teach all who are involved lessons of great magnitude.
When complete and consistent acceptance for past present and future is accomplished, life is peaceful and harmonious. There is nothing that can ‘ruffle your feathers’. Instead of travelling on the emotional roller coaster of life, you will be floating on the calm waters of the Lake of Peace and Tranquility.
Have a great summer,
Love Peace Joy,