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Awareness of Resistance

Awareness of ResistancebyLynn V. Andrews

Did you know that you are fearless, generous beyond thought, gracious, creative, able to shapeshift your destiny? You are! So what is keeping you from celebrating yourself, from living the bountiful life you deserve and can create? In looking at the events of the past several years, I found a thread, a luminous thread that led me through the maze of challenges we face today. How did the events of our time form into the chaos of the world today as well as the turmoil in our own everyday lives? There is a dangerous imbalance of the male and female energies on this earth.

We must balance the intellect and mind of the male with the intuition and emotion of the female in order to understand how we came here from nature and what we are made of. If not, then maybe we are lost. Maybe our evolvement as a species will actually cease. In looking at all this, it came down to the one lesson that the Sisterhood of the Shields taught me over and over: how to give up resistance.
The events of this past year, in particular, demonstrated the turmoil of uncertainty. We have always lived with a sense of insecurity, and until lately, most of us have spent our energy trying to ignore it or pretend it doesn’t bother us. So how do we, as shamans, learn to make uncertainty our ally? How do we let go of our resistance to change, our fear of what is different?
If I could teach you only one thing, I would choose for you to learn how to ride uncertainty like a wave. If you can learn to ride within the power of the wave, to let its energy propel you forward, you can tap into a very powerful source of energy. Learning to use energy in a focused, conscious way will reduce the sense or experience of chaotic energy for yourself and others around you. Chaos is a part of creation, and we want to shift how we respond to it. Dynamic energy is given off by an act of creation, and the energy that comes from the chaotic side of creation is powerful. It is uneven and somewhat like being in an earthquake. This dynamic energy is uncertainty. But it is an amazing energy once we tap into it and ride it like a wave. The Sisterhood taught me to not stand and fight the wave, but to throw myself into it. Like the dolphins riding the surf line, when you relax and move with the current, you rise to the surface and maintain your sense of direction. Uncertainty in life is like that.
As shamans, we learn to see the energy between all living things – the energy of true creation. This is a vast, unlimited source of energy that few ever learn to tap into. It is important not only for your personal healing, but also for the healing needed on the planet.
I want you to be aware of the truth that energy is just energy. It is not good or bad, not dark or light, until someone or something focuses it. Energy itself is pure and unaffected in its original state and is incredibly powerful.
It is your awareness of energy that allows you to begin to use it, to tap into its power to create the life you desire, to bring healing to yourself, your loved ones, the planet. Within awareness, there is a shift of consciousness. The chaos of today is the result of your resistance to this shift. It is essential, now more than ever, that you look at the choices you make and why you hold resistance in your body. Throughout much of the world the economical field of energy is very stressed. This stress spills over into almost every aspect of your life, as you worry about how to support your family, as our countries move ever deeper into debt, creating an instability that will become the legacy your grandchildren inherit. This all results in fear; your inability to create meaningful changes causes you to put up walls of resistance, to separate from others, to fear and distrust those with whom you disagree with on how to improve our world. That resistance depletes your energy, separates you from Great Spirit, creating more chaos in your life and thereby in the world.
When you move into awareness of this resistance, you begin to see the role that chaos plays in your life, and begin to understand your own power to shift your reactions from fear to creativity. You begin to experience the freedom of letting resistance go, feel the flow of energy moving through you again, and allow creativity to bring new choices and new opportunities. Creativity is a great healer, and is your portal into the energy field of a truly fearless, generous, purposeful and bountiful life.

In Spirit


About the author:
Lynn Andrews is the New York Times and Internationally best-selling author of over 20 books and workbooks beginning with her Medicine Woman series. Her study of the way of the sacred feminine began with Agnes Whistling Elk and Ruby Plenty Chiefs, Native American healers in Northern Canada. Her quest for spiritual discovery continued with a Curandera of the Mayan Yucatan, an Aboriginal Woman of high degree in the Australian Outback and a Nepalese healer in the foothills of the Himalayas. Today, she is recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of spiritual healing and personal empowerment. Together with her teachers, Lynn is the architect of the Personal Act of Power, finding balance around the sacred wheel of life.
As a shamanic healer and mystic, Lynn is widely acknowledged as a major link between the ancient world of shamanism and modern societies thirst for profound personal healing and a deeper understanding of the pathway to enlightenment. She is a uniquely gifted teacher taking others into her special world of energetic choreography… into living a passionate life of purpose through her 4-year Mystery School, her 2-year Writing Program, and Online courses teaching conscious living and manifesting true personal power. She holds two public gatherings each year currently in Arizona in the summers and in Hawaii in the winters.


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