Non-Resistance: When Spiritual Wisdom Escapes You, It's the Way to Go!
Have you ever had the experience of being in the midst of one of life’s challenges, and suddenly realizing that whatever spiritual wisdom you might have gained over your years of conscious spiritual growth has apparently deserted you? Isn't it
ironic that when you need your highest wisdom the most—when you need to feel your connection to your God-knowingness the most—all the spiritual understandings that were yours just yesterday seem to have flown out the window, and you can't even seem to remember, much less get your enthusiasm up for utilizing, the consciousness-raising techniques that usually bring you joy?
Here's the thing: When you find yourself in this state—sad, angry, confused, conflicted, depressed, feeling disconnected, etc., it means your vibrational frequency has dropped. In fact, it’s a sure sign that you are operating at lowered frequency, because only at lower frequency do problems and difficult emotional states manifest. They simply can’t exist at higher frequency—only ease, joy, and peace exist there. Higher frequency is also where you are connected with your God-knowingness—your higher wisdom and your understanding of who you really are—because consciousness and vibrational frequency are proportional. When you are sufficiently lower in frequency than the level at which the wisdom is available, you cannot directly connect with that knowing—it’s just a memory at that point.
What is depressing your frequency? Your ego. The ego has myriad reasons and myriad ways to block the flow of Life Force (also known as “Love”) from flowing freely to and through you. And a full and free flow of Life Force is exactly what is required for your overall frequency to be at its optimal level! So you see, getting your ego to allow the flow again is what you need to do. However, your ego specializes in resistance, so it needs a bit of special handling to get it to stop choking off your lifeline from Source so that your frequency can rise back up again. To go from lower frequency back to higher frequency, you need to do so in a way that mollifies your ego.
To do this, you need to give in to what you’re experiencing. I know this sounds counterproductive, but it truly isn’t. Do not resist your feeling of disconnectedness, or judge yourself for not feeling or behaving as “spiritually” as usual. Just accept where you are. Acceptance doesn't mean liking something, it just means relaxing and becoming neutral to a condition or a thing. Acceptance is the altar upon which situations are transformed because it is what allows Love to flow once more, and Love is the only frequency-raising, transformational force in the universe. Judgment, which is the tool the ego uses to withhold Love, is what you want to decommission through acceptance, the antidote to judgment. Resistance and judgment about the situation merely continue to engage ego and block the flow of Life Force through you, the very flow that you need to raise your frequency. Remember—what you resist, persists, as the saying goes.
In the spirit of non-resistance, you might just want to have a “pity party,” complete with sad or angry music (music is a marvelous frequency booster, and singing along adds extra thrust to its frequency-raising power). Purposefully wallow in your “stuff,” celebrating your “stuckness.” Ironically, when you do this, your ego goes, “Yeah! That’s what I’m talking about!” and loosens the clamp on the flow because it finds nothing to resist. You can only go so long enjoying a pity party before your ego gets bored and wants to move along to something more interesting. If you stop resisting your low-frequency state, before you know it, you’ll be rising in frequency and feeling wise and connected again!
©2005 Julia Rogers Hamrick
Julia Rogers Hamrick has been a spiritual-growth facilitator since the mid-1980s, and is the author of Choosing Easy World and Recreating Eden. Julia teaches about the relationship between vibrational frequency and experience.