Present the Package

Appreciation, Hope, Joy, Love, Self-Realization

Lately I have been working on a very important idea that I think we can all benefit from. It is similar to that old saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.”

We all hear that but how many of us actually practice that saying? Truthfully, we all want everybody to be like us! We want everybody to believe what we believe, think like we think, act like we act, eat like we eat, and so on and so forth. We are not content allowing others to chose the path they wish to take and walking our path simultaneously. We want to drag them on our path with us. We think we know better than that person and that our Truth is the ultimate Truth and if others don’t feel the same they are surely wrong. And then arguments ensue, and fighting, and then on a grand scale wars happen, and all that silly stuff; all because we were too close-minded to allow others to walk their own path. Why do we maintain this egocentric behavior when it does nothing but hurt others and cause us suffering?

We must let go of the fact that we are always right. Most of us think we are right simply because of what we have been told, or what we have learned, we have not done the work ourselves to look for the answers within. Our greatest teachers at times come from the most unsuspecting people, places, and events. However, if we are always so close-minded to the fact that others cannot teach us, we will always reside in the place of stagnation and resistance. We are all student-teachers, forever learning and instructing at the same time, yet if we feel that a child cannot teach us anything because we have been manifest in this reality longer, we shut ourselves off from the potential lessons we could learn from their playful nature. We must keep an open awareness so that we can fully learn and embrace all the wonderful lessons life has in store for us.

When it comes to being a teacher, we must realize that our responsibility is to present others with the wisdom we have awakened if they are asking for it. It is NOT our responsibility to enforce our views or beliefs on someone, many times our beliefs have come from a place of misunderstanding and that simply leads to more misunderstanding. To become a True teacher for friends, family, children, acquaintances, the world, whoever it may be, we must first do the work ourselves. We must look to the Spirit or Higher Self within and receive the answers there. This is not the mind or the ego, but the Self that is beyond the mind and ego. The Self that is the Divine Son or Daughter of God. That extension of God that is within. The perceiver of the experiences, the looker behind the eyes, our True Self. Yes, this takes practice, practice of understanding that the Self is the Truth and the ego is that which judges. However, as we continue to raise our sight to the Highest within ourselves through our thoughts, we lift our awareness to that state of connection and Oneness. From there can we be the ultimate teacher for our fellow Spirit brothers and sisters, to provide them with that wisdom they are needing in the times of asking.

As a teacher we must also present that wisdom and allow them to accept it or not if they choose. I had an analogy I felt was more fitting than leading a horse to water, but that it is like this…it is as if we are presenting our brothers and sisters with a package at their home and we begin to knock on the door. Nobody answers so we continue to knock. As we knock and knock our knuckles begin to bleed, then break, then we switch hands. As we knock with the other hand the same happens, and we are left with both our hands bloody and broken. We must leave the package at the doorstep and knock once and when our brothers and sisters are ready for the wisdom they will open the door and open the package. In presenting someone with the wisdom and making them receive it we just hurt ourselves. We must leave it for them to receive and continue on our path delivering packages to others who are also asking.

We first must assess ourselves and ask if what we believe uplifts us and makes our heart sing or if it is what we have learned. We then must do the work to change or strengthen those beliefs. And when we understand that as we connect with our Higher Self, with Spirit, that we can then consciously choose to be of service to others through the Wisdom we have awakened. In forcing others to believe as we do, we do nothing for their growth, nor allow them to expand as they wish and is their God-given right! We are all free to think, act, and speak as we choose and as such we must be the model for others. In thinking, speaking, and acting in a way that resonates with our heart, with God/Spirit, we invoke our Divine inheritance and we can then inspire those around us to choose that path as well.

“The healer is the man/woman that can inspire faith.” – Jesus

With All My Love,

Zach

Breaking the Shell

Appreciation, Hope, Joy, Love, Self-Realization

The month of September was quite a whirlwind. Everything seemed to fall apart. Absolutely EVERYTHING! My job came to a complete standstill, I injured my shoulder, and someone from my past made a re-entrance into my present. It made me wonder…why in the world is everything falling apart and going into this crazy whirlwind when I feel that I am doing everything correctly? Even though everything was crumbling around me I still had a sense of peace and centeredness, which didn’t make very much sense to me. Then I read something which Cynthia Occelli said, “”For a seed to achieve it’s greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, it’s insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

That quote is absolutely true and came at the perfect time. I can see so many around me, myself included, that on the surface would seem like everything was falling apart! However, as I look at the deeper meaning there is much more going on than we recognize. Our True purpose is breaking free of the shell and all of the things that kept us encapsulated are breaking apart. I realized that I was, and sometimes still do, look at the situation from a very limited point of view. I only see what is happening on the surface, rather than diving deep into the depths so that I can look up and realize that the tiny changes on the surface are nothing compared to the vast depths of the stillness and perfect silence. Yet sometimes it seems difficult to dive down when the surface feels more safe. It is a practice of learning to go deeper rather to hang out on the surface, where we think everything is happening, when in reality it is the tip of the iceberg.

Our minds like to think we have all the answers, when in reality our minds simply deter us from the Truth. The Truth can only be known through our hearts, to follow the guidance we are being given and receive that guidance with an open heart. By over-thinking the pure messages we are receiving through our hearts we distort the message into something we can only perceive with our limited beliefs. We must take our awareness beyond our limited beliefs to that beliefs that we know in our hearts, the God beliefs, the beliefs of unlimited capabilities. We also must allow the shells in our life to fall apart so that we may grow into beautiful trees. If the trees allowed the seeds to encapsulate them forever, we would never perceive the beauty that is a tree. Just as the tree, we must allow the changes to occur so that we can grow into our True Selves, the beings of unlimited potential that is always waiting to be awakened.Image

We are growing into the beautiful beings we are meant to be and it is our choice whether we allow that change to happen or if we resist it? The question we must ask ourselves is, do I want to enjoy the process of change and unfolding or resist it and be upset? Either way it will happen and I for one would like to enjoy the process! I hope you would like to as well.

With All My Love,

Zach