RESISTANCE …. I have been thinking about this word lately… and how it fits into the process of growth. Whenever an individual or a group gets close to a breakthrough… resistance shows up.
This resistance can take the form of increased emotional response, arguing, blaming, electronic or mechanical devices acting up… all sorts of seemingly non-related actions and feelings. These things seem to appear just as we (the collective we) are about to go through a breakthrough.
The important keys are to recognize that these blow-ups are just resistance to us making that leap to the next level, and keep moving on through the resistance and allowing the change to happen. The choice is breakdown or breakthrough. There are several steps to recognize this pattern of resistance and several steps to help you breakthrough. The following article mentions the steps to help you through resistance and break through to your next level of growth.
The first thing to do is to just commit to being aware of positive and negative activities in your life. If things are generally okay… even if you have challenges… you may just be going through the normal set of life challenges… then you may start to see a pattern of things “blowing up”… internet connections are slow or non-existent, cell phone calls dropped unexpectedly or more frequently than normal, arguments just popping up out of the blue, becoming angry over things that don’t usually bother you, more people than usual cut you off on the road, unpaid extra work unexpectedly showing up that overloads your time, getting sick. It usually isn’t one thing, but a pile up of several things. When you see a pattern of extra challenges… you are experiencing RESISTANCE.
Secondly, just take a deep breath and know that if you are experiencing resistance, that indicates that you are about to make a breakthrough…. within yourself or with someone else. These breakthroughs are so important, that you can expect resistance to show up when you are about to make one.
Third, employ one of several techniques to assist you in making that breakthrough. First, be patient with yourself and anyone else involved. These extra challenges are stressful on you and everyone else… it seems easier to just throw your hands up in the air and not make the breakthrough, but having patience with you and others is worth it. Second, love yourself. Be kind… the fact that you are getting close to a breakthrough means that you are doing something worthwhile. You deserve to love yourself. Do something to help yourself… take a bath, have a cup of herb tea, go for a walk in nature. Do something to reconnect yourself with the Divine. And finally, allow the change, the shift to happen. You don’t need to force it. Just know that the extra challenges will usually disappear once you have made the shift. Enjoy getting to know yourself and others at a deeper level.
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