Impulses and Doubting the Self
The instant you step out of yourself you disconnect from your impulses. Impulses that will lead you to exactly what you want. It seems fantastic. It seems irrational. And it is. Absolute freedom has no rational basis. If you believe that you have to do something, then you may have to do something. But if you ask yourself on a deeper level, for the impulse, then you will see that you don’t have to do anything. What frightens you is the idea that somehow you will not make the right choice or you will go on believing that you have to do something, even when you don’t want to. We say if you don’t want to, you don’t have to. So don’t. Allow what you want to be. Who’s approval do you need to have what you want? Who outside of you can give you what you want? Their approval will not do what you want. Besides which it won’t last. And you can’t count on it. So all in all it’s a rather pointless direction to go in, but you have been trained well – a whole lifetime of seeking someone else’s approval.
And what happens when you simply stop seeking it, when you decide it no longer matters? Freedom happens. So ask yourself, if you’re willing to do whatever it takes, what are you willing to let go of, who’s approval can you dispense with.
No Shortcuts to Absolute Freedom
How would you like to proceed? You should gather by now that there are no shortcuts because shortcuts would not be beneficial in the long run. Absolute freedom means ABSOLUTE freedom. Shortcuts imply incompletion in areas not yet free. Absolute freedom means you will pick and choose, based on impulses rather than outer perspective, rather than responsibility, who you will give what and why. It also means that the reason for doing so begins and ends with your choice. You choose it therefore you do it. You do not choose it therefore you do NOT do it. And perfection is absolute and attained perfectly in this manner. This is why discernment is necessary – because you will not be doing things out of a sense of guilt. You will not be doing things out of a sense, out of the old use of the idea of responsibility. You will be doing things purely and spontaneously from your point of choice. And you will be asking yourself, in each moment: what do I choose? How does that feel? What do I want? Sometimes the answer will surprise you. Remember to play along with the idea that you can have what you want. A compromise is not the answer. Is it any wonder all your family rules and childhood strictures come up now? How could you be so irresponsible? How could you be so irrational? You are living in a fantasy. Don’t tell them, but so are they. It is just a matter of which fantasy, which fantasy do you choose?
A Pattern of Self-Worth
This is not a case of starting over, it is removing the final pieces of ideas inside you that stand in between you and what you want. Because like it or not, the fact is, you are enough, and you know it. The fact is, your way does work. You are real. You do create. And everything is fine. What a burden.
So the choice is yours. If the choice was to stay unconscious, there would be no need to look at this last little pattern of yours. But the choice is to be conscious, and to be conscious, you get to be okay. You do not have to explain yourself or be understood. Do you see? When you try to explain or be understood, it is because you are seeking approval and unfortunately, your idea of approval is, the other person must come around to your way of thinking. Instead, simply communicate what is and leave it at that.
This simplification here is a big part of the larger lesson. The idea that human nature requires complexity is false. Complexity is often enough, simply more camouflage, more ways of not seeing what you don’t want to see. Oh, it’s all so complicated, you say, how will I ever understand it. But it’s not complicated. You give your power away when you ask others to tell you that you are okay. For those of you who didn’t get that it’s called seeking approval. No only is approval outside of the self, pointless, but it distracts you from your real purpose, which is self-acceptance.
We’d like to point out a small item – are you ready? We have no conditions. So, it stands to reason, that if we have no conditions, the conditions must be yours! Imagine that. So, what conditions would you like us to put on this? None, you say? Hmmm, are you sure? Shouldn’t there be just a few? (chuckling) We suggest to you at this time that you release ALL conditions, ALL rules, everything you know. And be totally in the moment. And from that place, move through the rest of your day. One more thing. Look at the places where you accept the magic matter of factly and ask yourself, what is the difference between those places and the places where it seems “hard”. If you can answer that question, then you are done. We’ll give you a hint. It has nothing to do with the outer perspective, it has everything to do with you. And your power. Now, before we give it all away, we wish you a fond good day.
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