|The Mystery within...|
This past Saturday I took some time to go and listen to Blair Lewis read from his upcoming audio book to be released sometime this fall titled, “Alive and Healthy -- Shortcuts to the Soul.” I was curious about the shortcuts part and I am still uncertain if they exist. My path to the soul has been through suffering in the loss of my husband and son to suicide, in my struggle to find my voice and self-worth in caring for my aging parents, and other traumas. I have come to know accepting my suffering is the straightest path to the Inner Light within that cares for me. But it can be a fleeting awareness and hard to hang onto.
Blair reminded me the removal of fear is a key spiritual act. It is how I came to know and trust my Inner Light. He also stated our mind is very high maintenance. Thoughts are changeable and can often take us where we don’t want to go; and our feelings can sometimes be fickle. So his antidote for the interfering mind and feelings is to stay in the Now. He said there are only two time zones--the Now and the not now.
So I shall work to stay in the Now to short-circuit my fears surrounding my upcoming knee replacement. I know I am much more than my mind, thoughts and feelings. I will accept what doesn’t get done before my surgery, and accept what follows, including the pain. I have had numerous opportunities in my life to know accepting whatever is, especially the pain, is the straightest path to the Light within.