To do or not to do.
That is the question.
How many times have you caught yourself in the inner battle of taking that next step or sitting down to watch your favorite episode of The Office for the millionth time. I know I have. And so I come to you today from a place of honest conviction:
I have come to learn – and it seems to repetitively learn – the lesson that when there is resistance to any task, there is a high likelihood that it is something you should be doing.
Now I know some of you might question this and I am sure there are some examples when you should not do something: such as, peer pressure to do drugs or flick off that truck driver that is riding your ass on the highway.
You see. The main difference with the above examples and the type of resistance that may arise prior to doing any inner work or accomplishing tasks that are going to take you to the next level in your life purpose, is that the above are all external forces. They do not come from within.
I will speak from my experience and give you an example from the other week:
For about 3 days I was contemplating doing some breathwork that I find quite uplifting and essential to making major shifts in my life. So I thought about it and felt so good. Then when it came to actually laying down, setting my Insight Timer and doing it, I felt so much resistance. The thing was (in retrospect) the feeling I had was this yucky, slimy feeling. I then passed on the task and continued with my day.
One morning I told myself: “ENOUGH FOLA! Get on with it!”
And so I did…reluctantly for the first 3 minutes, but then I remembered truly how much energy it brings inside and the cleansing and so my mind just enjoyed the ride of pleasure and resistance.
The amazing things unfolded immediately and throughout the next 24 hours:
I had a switch go off in my head about my current life situation. That I have been worried about joining two worlds of my Self / Interests and had not thought it was possible. All of a sudden I knew! My higher Self shared that it does not matter and that the two were always one in the sense that they were me and that I am developing something into its own unique Fola.
I was so excited by this!
Then some guilt came in where I was trying to figure out: WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST DO THIS EARLIER! GEEZ!
But I allowed that to pass and proceeded to think about how awesome it is that I can now work towards finding the place of knowing in the resistance.
I can recall the times I have had this resistance come up for me and when I surrendered to it and great shifts happened.
These forms of resistance can come in many different forms for each individual and so I ask you to ask yourself:
1. Where am I resisting in my life?
2. What does this resistance feel like? *so you can become aware of the times it arises in the future*
3. What do I need to do to surrender to it and shift into the next steps of life?
The final question can be answered in many different ways. Perhaps you need to do some meditation (silent/guided/walking) or breathwork. Perhaps some form of energy work (Reiki or Chakra Balancing). Or perhaps speaking with someone who can be present with you and offer a safe space to explore that resistance and help you clear it.
Allow yourself to ask these questions and move forward. I dare you!! J
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or feel free to contact me over PM!