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Where is the Resistance?

Resistance by Monika

The experience of resistance can be a very useful flag. But it’s important to look into it and see where it’s coming from. Is it within us or from around us? Where do we feel it? If an event arises in life and we have a strong and sustained reaction, we know there is an inner resistance and an emotional charge here to be resolved. For example, someone makes an off-hand comment that dismisses something important to us. Do we roll our eyes or flame up in anger and resentment? The latter shows a past experience is influencing our present. … Continue Reading…

Two Kinds of Resistance

As Yoga describes, there are two basic kinds of resistance to what is. The first is Grasping. This is trying to hold on to what passes through our lives. We try to hold on to passing experiences, perceptions, possessions (good word), memories, and so forth. We try to keep things we like from changing. When this fails, we experience loss and grief. Similarly, desires for future possessions can be a grasping at wants, often with an expectation of satisfaction that never lasts. (cue Rolling Stones) Grasping at the past (memories) and grasping at the future (desires) shifts us out of … Continue Reading…

Resistance in the Geometry

How are past life charges passed forward when we die? I’ve mentioned that our baggage is stored in the mental and emotional (energy) bodies. These fall away after we die so how are these residues retained? They are sustained as impressions in patterns. The charge itself isn’t stored so much as the pattern that generates it. When we purify at these deep levels, we are most effective because we are clearing the source. This also points to why the light of awakening can roast so much of the past. I’ve talked before about how the Vijnanamaya Kosha is the level … Continue Reading…

Resistance

The following comments are edited from a discussion in another forum: Resistance is so pervasive in most peoples lives, such a habit, that we don’t realize we’re doing it. We can point to concepts or beliefs we might have that get in the way but much easier to explore resistance via feeling. Feelings are what gives resistance energy. The trick is thus in what some call mindfulness or restful alertness. Noticing. When circumstances arise in our lives, how do we respond? Do we react? And does that reaction have an underlying resistance to it?  Are there habitual reactive “negative” emotions … Continue Reading…

Good Resistance

I talk a lot here about resistance. How we can recognize it and how to allow and let it go. How some will call it stress or karma or identification. But we should not demonize resistance. Resistance is not a bad thing. It’s a natural response to some aspects of life. For example, in it’s most basic state, the fear of a wild animal. Or our sense of holding back if something doesn’t feel or look right. Or our hesitation with circumstances if we lack clarity. Even more deeply, that resistance can act as a natural brake in our spiritual … Continue Reading…

Myths and Resistance (Part 3/5)

Count One of the things you’ll run into is variations in chakra count. Some will suggest 5 or 9 or 14 or even 22. They may include the feet or other centers in the head, for example. This is because there are both major and minor centers, plus different ways of looking. Same reason the meridians are described a little differently than the nadis. It simply depends on how you’re looking and what you’re counting. I describe 7 for several reasons. Primarily because this is the way creation becomes and using the principle as above, so below, it’s clear that … Continue Reading…

Resisting Resistance

Over on Albert’s blog, Urban Monk, he wrote of how we secretly want to suffer. In a discussion in comments something came out I thought was interesting. If we understand that the ego-identity structure is essentially a grip or form of resistance to what is, we discover another nuance to how resistance is layered. Why there seems to be an onion to peel. Much of suffering arises from resistance to experiencing how we feel. How we are. We resist the emotions and they thus don’t complete and hang around. Over time we build up a big lopsided bag of feelings … Continue Reading…

unresistance

I have talked quite a bit about how everything is either fullness or resistance to fullness. Some describe silence as emptiness. This is also true, another perspective of it. But as is the way of something that is inclusive of everything, the emptiness has a rich fullness. (laughs) Much as free will vs determinism is resolved in the One, fullness and emptiness are both aspects of the One. Beyond duality, there are no opposites, just different aspects. Paradoxically, the ultimate paradox resolves all paradoxes. Today, my mate was listening to a prosperity program called “Choosing Prosperity” and a quote from … Continue Reading…

Forms of Resistance

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So whats all this “resistance” anyway? I’ve mentioned before that everything is either fullness or resistance. So if you are not experiencing happiness, peace, and freedom, you are experiencing resistance. This takes many forms. – unwillingness to share – unwilling to see it as it is – investment in a drama or story – avoidance – insistence – anger against – fear of – depression – being against anything (as opposed to being for) – my, as in not yours. My house, my wife, my child. – disallowing – dwelling in the past – dwelling in the future – illusions … Continue Reading…

Flow vs resistance

Recently, in the post “Be Here Now“, I wrote about how everything is either Flow or Resistance to Flow. Then I heard a CD of Marc Allen talking about the principle of Partnership, and its opposite in Dominance. How he saw our view of history and our culture as dominated by dominance, ignoring the “Chalice” aspect, much as David Hawkins spoke of in his book Power vs Force.  Essentially the difference between the egos desire for control vs the hearts desire for relationship and Oneness. Marc outlined the many ways a partnership approach enhances all life, including in business. And … Continue Reading…

Fullness and Resistance

In recent explorations of the human growth and development cycle, it became apparent to me that each stage of the growth spiral requires a release. A letting go. Letting go of the group to become the individual, letting go of dependency to become self-responsible, letting go of individuality to rejoin the whole. This cycle is reflected at various stages, such as the child letting go of the mother and the teenager breaking away from parents. Thus, the growth cycle is about defining who we are uniquely, then rejoining the whole. Soon, it becomes apparent that everything is either fullness or … Continue Reading…

The Backstory

Remember When by Normalityrelief

On this blog, I’ve talked about past lives and karma many times. I started remembering prior lives back in the early ’80’s during a period of major challenges (karma). In the Shadbhava article, I talked about the 6 houses or influences we bring into this life: 3 from the bloodline, 3 from prior lives. Yet I hadn’t quite put together that we can carry energetic burdens from both lines. Most discussions on karma relate only to prior lives. Dorothy Rowe talks about ancestral healing of the family baggage passed down, sometimes for generations. You can recognize family “inheritances” through repeating … Continue Reading…