Before I ask my question I need to give a bit of background. I started doing my inner work from a very dark place and it has taken me quite a while to dig out of the hole. I have not yet managed to shift enough resistance to get to the upper end of the emotional scale consistently. I am using various methods to clear stuff, including EFT and better feeling thoughts, but I did need to initially go through a phase of allowing emotions to surface and that has been pretty rough. I am now pushing through frustration - which is better than helplessness, but still not great.
I realise that once I can hold steady for longer and longer periods in the higher levels of the emotional scale, understanding things and knowing when my intuition is speaking to me will become a lot easier and clearer, but I am not there yet. So in the meantime, I am finding it very difficult to know when my resistance to something is my intuition saying not to go there or when it is just the inner resistance holding me back. I listened to Bashar on the subject of resistant beliefs and thoughts and how they fight for their survival and it really resonated with me. That is how it feels to me.
Anyway, I will give a practical example as I find it easier to work with examples. I was steered towards a Chi Gong follow-along set of moves by a friend of mine. I have always felt drawn to Tai Chi and this incorporates some of those moves, but focuses on building energy in the morning and calming down in the evening. It takes about 10 minutes, is not taxing or difficult and is actually quite nice. I just can't get myself to do it consistently. And even when I start I get irritated and want to stop. The thing is, I know this is a good little set of moves to do. It is easy and doesn't take too long. I have long been drawn to this. So why can I not get to do it? I forget, or I can't find the time (10 mins!), or I just don't want to. I can't learn the moves so I have to keep checking the video (I used to dance and learn long and involved routines, so this should be a doddle).
My question is, is this an intuitive 'knowing' that this is not the right thing for me now and I should stop trying to do it, or is it my resistance blocking me from doing something that would be of great benefit in clearing my energy body? The wider question is that this sort of thing happens with all sorts of circumstances, where I just can't work out if I am starting to hear the soft voice of my inner knowing or if my old unhelpful thoughts are jumping up and down again. I know someone will say that it depends how you feel, but I am only starting to learn that. So what do I do in the meantime?
The Law of Attraction is such that wherever you are right now is where it's going to make it easiest for you to stay. There's a momentum of thought involved.
Since most people who come onto this website have some bad-feeling "issues" to resolve (otherwise they wouldn't be here), sometimes it can give the impression there are continuous obstacles set up by "The Universe" to prevent people doing things that make them feel good about their "issues".
But it works the other way too.
If we had influx of great-feeling people on this website who (for some bizarre reason) wanted to experience long bouts of depression, fear, guilt etc, they would struggle to do things that made them feel bad.
Inward Quest would be full of people claiming that it's just sooooooooo difficult to feel miserable about anything for long periods :) Someone would need to set up InwardQuestForMisery.com to help them reach their goals :)
In both cases, it's just the Law of Attraction providing momentum to existing predominant attitudes of thought.
The way I get around this is to bully my way into creating good-feeling habits of thought on a subject and then let the Law of Attraction take over and keep them running automatically for me. Then I'm coasting along seemingly effortlessly :) For those who use the method, Focus Blocks/Wheels is just systematic vibrational self-bullying :)
That's also what the 30-Day Vortex Challenge is about...no matter where you are, you bully your way towards better-feeling attitudes until they become habits and then the momentum of the Law of Attraction works for you instead of against you.
Dealing with your question....how do you know whether doing the exercise moves in your question is actually something inspired (that is going to benefit you long-term) or is just something that is a distraction from bad-feeling attitudes that isn't going to be of more significant benefit?
There are different approaches but, for me, the most efficient method lies in Abraham's great quote...
"Vortex first, any way you can...then everything else"
In other words, set up a daily habit of feeling-good alignment first and then (from that aligned state), see what activities you feel naturally drawn into doing.
If, from that predominantly aligned state, the exercise moves still feel like something you want to master then bully your way into setting up habits for doing them (do it for 30 days in a row) and after that, you can just coast effortlessly thanks to your natural habit-maintaining nature.
answered 26 Dec '14, 05:40
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answered 26 Dec '14, 20:24