Let’s talk about overcoming limitation, which the topic of the third meditation in Jeddah Mali’s Seeds of Enlightenment.
Sometimes we hold what feels like a clear intention, but end up experiencing something that doesn’t seem at all like what we ordered from the cosmic kitchen! When this happens, we know that the sea of awareness is picking up on some kind of underlying fear or doubt—one or more of our “yes, buts!” These limiting beliefs can be very insidious, but the sea of awareness is an incredibly accurate feedback system.
Remember, whatever doubts or fears you are holding are being held in place by your thoughts, which lead to beliefs, which lead to unquestioned assumptions. Habitual beliefs can become hardwired so that you become unconscious of their existence. Even though you feel your intentions are crystal clear, subterranean doubts are hanging you up.
When your feedback from awareness calls this to your attention, you know you are holding a thought that is interrupting the full experience of your intention. As you focus on or engage with that fearful thought, you empower it. Because your consciousness can only focus on one thing at a time, you end up activating the fearful thought you wish to exclude, and excluding the intention you wish to manifest.
However, when you focus on the expansive thought of your intention fulfilled, you are connecting with your true nature as awareness. Every time you remember this connection, you reinforce your faith in your creative capacities and in the harmony, light, and expansion innate to awareness and to your own existence as an energetic being.
Sometimes when we become aware of limiting thoughts and beliefs, our first reaction is to judge and berate ourselves. These ideas may help you put these perceptions into perspective:
- In the big scheme of things, there is no right or wrong, there are simply experiments. Your perceived shortcomings are actually creations that are incredibly effective tools for course corrections, once you are consciously aware of them. They serve as your internal GPS, which you are just now learning to use!
- We are all on a journey of remembering who and what we are. You just happen to be fortunate enough to have stepped onto the fast track!
Gratitude is an incredible tool for bringing expansion into your life. When we recognize the gift present moment awareness bestows and what a wonderful feedback mechanism the sea of awareness is, how can we do anything but be in awe of how perfect the whole setup is?
Try this meditation: simply hold in your consciousness a wonderful outcome you wish to experience, and become fully present as you focus your intention clearly.
Allow yourself to experience a wholehearted welcoming of the desired state, trusting the sea of awareness will take action accordingly. Enjoy the radiant expansiveness of the energy in which you are immersed and which flows through your being.
Seeds of Enlightenment coach
Here are my articles on the first two meditations from the program. Look for my next article on “Energy Centers.”