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10 Minute Awakening

by Alisa Princy (2019-12-16)


When a bit of sand gets into 10 Minute Awakening Review an oyster, the oyster doesn't cry and complain about how unfair it is, or tell the sand to get out. It responds by reflex, slowly and patiently surrounding the grain of sand with layer upon layer of a white substance. It doesn't happen overnight, but ultimately this layering becomes a pearl that we humans value and consider beautiful. Contrary to the oyster, when the grit hits the fan for us humans, the usual response is to cry and moan, rant that it's unfair, and generally resist the whole process. Most of us grew up learning that this is the appropriate way to respond to challenges. After all, that's what we saw everyone else do. In our unconscious state we blame others for our dilemmas, or rant at God asking WHY ME? It may be a diagnosis of cancer, a spouse who leaves, a job lost unexpectedly, betrayal by a friend, or a myriad of other challenges that can confront us. Yet in the anguish surrounding the difficulty there is always the still small Voice of Spirit, nudging us to trust the process, guiding us to begin surrounding the grit with layers of awareness, acceptance, forgiveness, and transformation. Unlike the oyster, we are at choice. We can continue to go down the path of anger and depression or choose to allow the grit to help us grow. Like the oyster, the layering process takes time. I think one reason it's great to have such limited hearing capabilities is that when you get sick of listening to the same 6 songs over and over again you can turn off the radio and stop perceiving that frequency range. Isn't it great that we can't pick up all those frequency ranges with our body computer.

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