Posted on November 1st, 2010
“Through allowing, you become what you are; vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God.” Eckhart Tolle
Allowing things to be as they are, allowing possibilities to arise, allowing ourselves to feel and experience life flowing through us; this is what living is all about. Holding back, numbing out and resisting what is, takes a tremendous amount of energy. We do this by constantly thinking, judging and analyzing, by controlling all the details, and blocking out our feelings and intuition.
When we let go into the moment and sink down into our body, we experience the river of life instead of watching it pass us by. We flow with the stream, enjoying the curves and dips. We feel the rush of the current, the exhilaration of the waterfall, and the soft ebb and flow of the tidal pools. We taste, smell, touch, see and feel the nuances of each life experience; if we allow them in.
As we trust ourselves enough to allow life to unfold naturally, we move into a state of non-resistance. We stop judging, struggling and fighting against what is. We open up to receive love in our hearts and life force energy in our body. Blocks melt away as we allow ourselves to move into balance and harmony. With no more pressures of “should”, “what-if”, or “have-to” dominating our psyche, synchronicity and serendipity reveal themselves within each perfect moment. This is what allowing gives us. We have permission to be ourselves, express emotions, feel sensations pulsate through our body, and touch into the spiritual essence of who we are at a core level.
Insights into Allowing
♦ What do you allow yourself to experience? What emotions do you feel? Is there room for physical sensations of pleasure and pain? Can you watch thoughts surface without judgment? Can you feel the energy around and within you? Do you dare to let yourself have ambitions, goals and dreams?
♦ What don’t you allow? What emotions are not okay to feel? What pleasure or pains do you cover up? What people or situations do you judge and not accept? What support, compliments or offerings do you have difficulty receiving?
♦ Notice how much time you spend in the head with concepts, ideas and judgments of life versus how much time you spend in the body, feeling, touching and experiencing each moment.
Inspiration for Allowing
♦ Instead of rushing through each moment to get to the next, stop and be with each experience. Feel the pulsating warmth of the shower in the morning, taste each morsel of food, be with the person speaking to you, take in all the sights, sounds, smells and sensations as you walk in nature, feel the flow of energy through your body as you work and play. Allow all of the nuances to touch you and make your life richer.
♦ The next time you’re in resistance because of a person or situation, or you find yourself struggling to make something happen, stop going against the current of life. Allow people and things to be as they are. Remember that change occurs when you move into a state of acceptance.
♦ Sit with your eyes closed and breathe in allowing and acceptance. Relax your mind and receive the flow of life force energy through your body. Let your heart open and allow love to flow freely. Allow abundance to flow into your life. Allow sensations and emotions to surface. What is your body feeling? What are you experiencing in this moment? Open your eyes and take this state of allowing with you throughout the day.
What does allowing do for you? Please share your insights below in the comment section.