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The Tao of Now: Permission to Love Yourself...Granted!The first Moon of this White Magnetic Wizard year was a cosmic flume ride for me, as I imagine it was for you, since I am another yourself (Mayan: "In Lak'ech").
I was driving in the right-hand lane in an urban area when a car shot out from a strip mall and would have collided with me, had I not swerved into the thankfully empty left lane. The encounter transpired too quickly for me to honk, but I did employ a universally recognized hand signal for anger.
The driver pulled alongside me and, to my amazement, seemed annoyed with me! As she accelerated, I stared at her license plate, stunned. It read: ♥ Amara.
Was this an aspect of me in a parallel timeline? Did that car vanish once it turned left? I thought of the near miss, and wondered if the message was, "Would it kill you to love yourself?"
This is the year of the inner shaman, an opportunity to practice our innate wizardry on many levels. Our magic wand is our perception, reminds Robert Sky. Just days after this mind-altering encounter, I created an even stronger experience of magnetizing through our cosmic oneness.
Magic Wand or Double-Edged Sword?On 8:8 (the Lion's Gate), I was leafing through a country living magazine, invoking the cozy cottage life. The back page spoke of how beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming is in the fall. I once camped on a lake in Kelly, WY, and, remembering, wrote in my journal, "The Jackson Hole image made me yearn for a road trip...I'd love a long housesit (6 months or more), to experience a new setting that might become permanent."
The next night, I took a brief stroll with an acquaintance, sharing the license plate story and my Wyoming desire. He reminded me that he grew up in Sheridan.
Less than 48 hours later, I spied a 9-month housesit listing for a verdant country property - on a stream - outside Sheridan, Wyoming. The scenery was spectacular. My whole being vibrated to "yes".
Then old programming kicked in. "I don't have 4-wheel drive. Temperatures could drop to single digits. What if the road isn't plowed?" The homeowner's information exacerbated my fears: "Oh, it gets much colder than that - into the minus teens. It would also be helpful if you knew how to operate a tractor with snowplow attachment."
I faltered, and though I came up with creative solutions a few days later, my perceived obstacles blocked the door; he selected someone else.
It was a succinct tableau of manifesting with my magic wand, then turning it into a double-edged sword. Like many of us, I've had practice snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. And, I have at least one significant experience of releasing reactive mind, affirming that "this or something higher" is on its way - and watching what I'd forsaken from fear be given anew in grace.
No Time Like the PresentJim Self says, "New circumstances begin to be available when the frequency of thought lightens up. When you start to give to yourself in this manner, that aspect of the higher self becomes very engaged, because this is who you are, not a story that you were wearing."
Permission to love ourselves occurs when we stay in present time, a challenging place for many of us to live: we are constantly remembering how something used to be (the past) or planning/anticipating/stressing over what might be (the future).
When we give to ourselves in present time, we begin to choose differently. I delineated 10 Steps to Personal Transformation fresh out of the womb from my awakening journey, with Step 1 being, "Give Yourself Permission to Be Passionate." Sometimes, I need a good reminder.
Our high self is always speaking to us. We need to tune in, again and again, and say yes. You already know. You already are. It's just a breath. Grant yourself permission to love yourself more, to accept the good that's right in front of you. It has your name on it.
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