During the last week I watched one of my favorite movies…yet again.
I simply cannot get enough of this compelling drama and, if you haven’t discovered it yet, I highly recommend you make this connection.
It’s based on a 2006 memoir by American author, Elizabeth Gilbert and its title is: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.
At the end of the movie the title character gives a deeply felt expression of the philosophy she has developed in her life. She calls it The Physics of the Quest and it goes like this:
If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments and set out on a truth seeking journey either externally or internally and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared most of all to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself then the truth will not be withheld from you.
This truth seeking journey that Gilbert describes is no easy task. Especially when you are jolted out of your comfort zone by a totally unexpected and undesirable occurrence. Trying to make sense of the why always seems to prove a futile and hopeless task. And the reason is that the “sense” of the SURPRISE is not something that comes from a place of intellect. The mind CANNOT save the day. Try this and you will see how much energy and time you will have wasted.
No. the “sense” here comes from the HEART and it emanates from a very basic, cardinal place…a place that MUST be accessed to gain THE WISDOM OF LIFE…the place of TRUST.
This means giving up control of understanding the reasons for the SURPRISE and it’s no small task.. It’s easy to feel like you are free-falling…and hopeless…uttterly lost on this quest. And the reason is that the knowledge being sought does not reside in the intellect (our usual plan of attack to gain information); it is a soul knowledge and we have to develop FAITH that it is here and operating. (This may easily be the most important part of our earth journey.)
Two days ago I received a message on my email that was channeled from an Ascended Master, El Morya Khan, entitled A Simple But Effective Remedy.and it spoke to my soul. It gave me deep comfort. I printed out a part of it…the part which felt so very important... folded the paper and placed it under my pillow (a variation of sleeping with books under my bed).
I would like to share this passage with you. Perhaps it will bring you the peace it brought me. Perhaps it will resonate with your heart. Perhaps it will help you see more clearly the Light that we are and the beautiful way that we can awaken to this wonderful truth.
It is as if you are being asked to climb a mountain, but you have no idea what you will find at the top. And that is fitting. You do not know -- and we cannot describe that for you. The reason we cannot describe it is because what you are experiencing now in every moment has been very uniquely designed by you for one reason only: To bring you, a sovereign Being of Light, into a full realization of that Light that you carry within.
That is the truth. It is the one and only reason that you are choosing any course of action that you are taking at this time. But how you choose to awaken will be unique to you and you alone. And whatever that course of action might be at any given moment, it is perfect, absolutely perfect for you right now, in this moment.
We know that is a difficult answer for you to accept. And it does not seem to do much to alleviate any worries, fears, or concerns you might have about what you are choosing to experience. We understand that as well.
But we ask you to trust this process. Do not have expectations how things ought to unfold and do not berate yourself if things do not turn out as you think they should. Do not come to conclusions regarding “success” or “failure” as you cannot see the whole picture.
“Success” or “failure” are terms bound to the Earth plane; from where we observe you, such terms are irrelevant. The only measure of “success” on the higher planes is the degree in which you allow the Light to flow unencumbered through your being.
Having embraced this message through my heart instead of my intellect it seems to me that -
If we choose to positively embrace what is given us and honor it as a Divine spark offering us guidance on our life path, our journey promises to be the amazing adventure we have dreamed of!
In the beautiful Italian phrase of Elizabeth Gilbert spoken at the end of Eat, Pray, Love as she finally finds the message of her life: Attraversiamo!
Let’s cross over!
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