The machine of existence is powered, in part, by our intentionalized expectations.
We don’t get what we ask for, we don’t get what we want, we aren’t even guaranteed to get what we work tirelessly for - we get what we expect.
Nestled deep inside our human’s Ego structure is an anticipatory fear of how much it will hurt if we really let ourselves desire something…and it doesn’t manifest. Understandable as this fear is, its existence in our inner worlds has an incredibly limiting effect.
If your objective is to continually find and follow your highest you will invariably find yourself needing to overcome this challenge. So why not start now?
Are there areas you are currently keeping yourself from truly desiring something because you fear it would hurt too much if it didn’t happen?
God doesn’t elbow angels and say “watch this, I love it when they REALLY let themselves want something and then I don’t give it to them…” If you believe that your prime calling is to ceaselessly pursue the highest expression of the individual you incarnated to be then you must also believe that your highest, most deeply rooted and sacred desires were given to you as part of that expression.
That was a really long sentence without a lot of punctuation that boils down to this: you have been given your deepest desires to have them fulfilled.
Manifestation is a co-creative partnership between us and the Universe (if you don’t believe me try and control every single detail of your life and let me know how it works out lol). Implied in that partnership is our need to trust that our partner will come through for us - especially on the big things.
So where are you holding out from yourself? And what would happen if you allowed yourself to truly desire partnership where you are met on a soul level? Or a way to support yourself financialy that was truly fulfilling and enjoyable? Or…?
by Marco Nunez
The super-intensity of the full moon has kept things quieter than normal this past week on The Playground. We have found that things flow more easily and turn out much better than planned when we follow the movements of God/Spirit/Source/The Universe, and the promptings this week were certainly for more space and support and less teaching and engagement.
Following the promptings or movements of Spirit is a tricky wave to surf, and when you add in our own internally-generated impulses or desires it can become a confusing morass quickly. This week, I want to share a two-part humaning hack that Julie and I love to use to ensure we are making a consistent habit of following our highest resonance AND the movements of Spirit.
It is actually a fusion of two concepts you are likely already familiar with - the first being to “follow you highest resonance” at any given moment, and the second being “go where the energy is.” Together, these two concepts form a valuable Master Key that will help you avoid the traps within our humans that can pull us our of sync with the Universe.
At some point in my growth process I became aware of my human’s ability to generate a feeling of excitement in my Emotional Body about something that felt like, but wasn’t actually my highest resonance. For instance: as a Virgo with a Sag rising, sharing higher knowledge and insights with others in support of their growth is one of the highest, most fulfilling experiences for me. Before I learned to allocate it to its proper place, my Ego would intercept that pure impulse rooted in my Highest Self and tweak its frequency, transmuting it from a pure desire for a particular experience into a sticky, need-based desire like being acknowledged as a “teacher.”
The moment I begin intentionalizing or acting based on a desire now rooted in the dimension of my Being where the Ego Body exists I remove myself from the flows of Spirit which cannot and do not reach into the artificial past/future realms where the Ego must reside to “exist”.
This is where “go where the energy is” comes in.
Every moment, the Universe is unfolding its highest plan for our lives and the impulses we are acting on either are, or are not in alignment with what is unfolding. When our actions are in alignment, we experience flow and ease of Being, regardless of our present circumstances. When they are not in alignment, we experience struggle and frustration. Both of these provide valuable information.
Prior to learning this hack, I would blame myself for any lack of enthusiasm or excitement I felt for various tasks or projects and I would ignore promptings to do things that didn’t match my definition of my “highest resonance.” What I came to learn, however, was that what I was experiencing was actually a prompt to tell me that the Universe/my Higher Self knew there was something more important for me to do at that moment. Even if that something is sleeping…or laughing!
“Wait, but life isn’t always easy or perfect, how do I know I’m not just running from a challenge I am supposed to overcome?” Great question, fictitious writer’s cheat - you follow your highest resonance in those moments - see how it comes full circle again?!
Here is how it looks in practice:
Step 1 - Scan your Inner World - between your physical body, emotional body and Spirit/Soul, what is your highest resonance?
We might be incredibly excited about creating the website for our new project or business but after yesterday’s 18-hour day our highest resonance in the moment may be to rest the body and get sleep.
In another instance, we may be desperately in need of rest but tending to the newborn baby or relative in the hospital might be a much higher priority at the moment.
Step 2 - envision taking whatever action you have uncovered as your highest resonance in Step 1 and pay close attention to the response generated in your Inner World.
Was it excitement? Was it dread?
Did it feel light and energetic or heavy and draining?
Whatever comes up is a critical indicator of whether or not your intended action is in alignment with what the Universe has identified as your highest.
In the previous website example, you may feel tremendous excitement about working on your website but find that when you go to work on it, there is an absence of creative energy. If your creativity was a space the Universe wished to flow through in that moment, It would - regardless of how tired you were. In this case, the absence of creative energy is a reflection of your body’s absence of energy and a call to prioritize rest over creation.
In the next example we saw the opposite, where the body was tired but the “energy” of that moment was directed towards something other than rest. Either way we see how combining an awareness of our highest resonance, and observing whether or not their is energy behind that taking action on that resonance, allows us to remain in a flow state even IF what we identify as our highest resonance isn’t in alignment with the current workings of Spirit.
If you have questions or would like to discuss these concepts more hop on over to The Playground! It is a beautiful community of souls who are striving to express the Spiritual in every moment of their humanness and we love sharing our experiences around concepts like these. Join us!
I believe that the most mundane things in life are just as holy as the most powerful mystical experiences.