During this time of social distancing (Covid19, 2020), my thoughts and dreams have gone toward facing my family’s challenges. I guess with all this free time I feel I have, my thoughts go toward creating ways to serve them, to teach supporting lessons, or to simply have the time to process the sadness we’ve gone through over this past year. Thus, this blog post. I used the spartan race obstacle for the featured photo because I participated in that race and by far, crawling under that wire was one of the most difficult obstacles I faced.
Blame is a hidden destroyer!
Blame is the seed of divorce, frustration, trauma, hatred, and bad relationships!
Blame is more of a plague than the Covid19 we are faced with this March 2020!
In scriptures, Blame is the flaxen cord (2 Nephi 26:22) that binds us to sin and evil!
Blame is what keeps us separated from our Divine-Self!
Blame negates healing!
Blame is an addiction no one sees!
How does one combat blame?
Together, let’s begin to understand why. Please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts, insights, questions, or concerns. I sincerely would love to hear from you.
Life is about going the distance; “Enduring to the end,” they say.
I firmly believe we are spiritual beings FIRST, having a physical or earthly experience. With that said, our goal in this life is to ‘remember’ who we are, that of a spiritual being, given opportunities to reconnect to our Divine self! Our physical body is the vehicle that houses the duality within, the positive or the negative. This Indian story gives a great description of what is meant by the duality within…The Fight of Two Wolves Within You
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and called ego.” (The author of lies, the wolf of DO-ing, like a never-ending treadmill, addicted to exhaustion and chaos)
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith (The author of love, the wolf of BE-ing, taking the time to spiritually refuel, recharge and reconnect to TRUTH)
The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Let me just say, these wolves in this Indian story look identical, very much like identical twins. That is life’s challenge and the only way to know which wolf you feed is to understand what characteristics each wolf has
The identifying features of one are anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority. This wolf is named EGO.
The other wolf is identified by joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This wolf is named SPIRIT.
The experiences, trials, and challenges we face are taught in this classroom, I call life, for the sole reason being given the gift of choice, to feed our divine self and understand our divine nature, remaining true to who we are versus believing the lies we readily accept from satan, the natural man, or the ego, whatever name you wish to use.
I have fallen into the trap of feeding that damn wolf of ‘DOing’ versus the wolf of ‘BEing’ more times than I’d like to admit but, what got me to shift from the DO-ing to more of the BE-ing was when I understood the wolf I sought to feed was in fact, ‘feeding the Christ within me.’ That Christ’s energy; the energy that is in line with the same purpose as God. That Divine energy, that Creation energy, and that Universal energy of love. I began to own which wolf I fed! Once that lesson finally sunk in I stopped BLAMING the negative side of myself. I then found it easier to identify which wolf I was feeding, because I believed in my true nature!
It took years to overcome but throughout my life, I would force myself to eat, be, and do 100% all the time, blaming my inadequacies, failures, and nourished self-loathing for way too many years! With all that blame, I hurt and my family suffered!
I physically and emotionally hurt!
I’m all about doing even better today than yesterday but when your focus is always on blame and all that you lack, you receive more lack – which in essence is feeding the DO-ing wolf.
You can never DO enough, but you ARE always enough
So I’ll ask, which wolf do seek to feed? Which wolf are you willing to give up to BEcome all you can BE? Remember, what is yours will never be withheld from you as long as you seek universal truth.
Here’s some wisdom from Colette Baron-Reid: “Your authenticity alone will keep you in alignment with the energy of miracles.
I invite you to consider joining us at the Restored-Soul Retreat, a place where you can realign, refuel, recharge, and reconnect back to source.