Sunday, February 7, 2010

Simplify

I let go so there is room for something better to come in.

I intend that I am guided, guarded, protected, and lined up with the highest good at all times. I trust and remain open to receive from both expected and unexpected sources. I simplify.

As the Intenders began to grow, we talked a lot about trust. We all agreed that there is no issue more important in these transitional times than the issue of trust, and that each of us, in our own mysterious way, was faced with the decision whether or not to trust that our thoughts would, in fact, manifest as we intended them. We also had to decide whether to believe that a higher power was working behind the scenes of our life. And each was confronted with choosing, at one time or another, whether to let go of whatever we're attached to, lest we remain stagnant and stuck in the mud of our old ways.

There is a short story Lee Ching told us which helped to bring the principle of simplifying our lives into focus. He said that if we're going to cross over a small stream and see what adventures await us on the other side, eventually we'd have to leave the side we're standing on and step across the water. According to him, most people are living like they have a foot on each side of the stream, and they're straddling it, while the water level is rising. If they don't make a move pretty soon, they're going to get wet.

This little analogy works on many levels. It relates to cleaning our homes insofar as if we don't let go of some of the old stuff that's been lying around for years, we may never have room for any new stuff to come in. Likewise, it can also pertain to ideas we're carrying around with us. As we move closer to the cultural transition which looms on the horizon, we're beginning to discover that many of our beliefs and ideas aren't serving us anymore. They're outdated or barely working, and we really can't count on them like we used to. Most of the information we're fed by the media fits into this category. An example, although it may not always be stated outright, is that being at war will make things better. This archaic idea no longer works for us, and it really never did. All caring, thinking people know that we simply cannot achieve peace as long as we support war, and yet, war is still the cornerstone upon which the foundation of our entire civilization is built.

If, however, we truly want peace - if we intend that we have true and lasting peace- we must let go of our tendency to make war and replace it with a more positive approach of resolving our differences. We must let it go so that something new and better can come in.

My intention for today is:
I intend that I am guided, guarded, protected,
and lined up with the highest good at all times.

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