What are you focusing on?

If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion — but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.

Excerpted from The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham, on 7/1/2006 (Esther and Jerry Hicks, and Abraham)

So much strife upheaval challenge transition happening at this time. “The only thing constant is change,” and boy does it seem like we are constantly feeling it. Politics, pandemics, and personal processes aside, the world has been changing anyway.

As my Dad has always wisely noted, “Things don’t stay the same, faster.” For many, it feels as if it’s all coming to a choke point, now. All we can see is that things seem to be going further and further from where we came. As humanity, we have long professed that an upgrade is needed. (From the patriarchy, in the education system, and with healthcare — let alone personal learning to say a healthy No, letting go of “shoulds,” and giving donations only to those that can provide us with a receipt, for examples.) Now that we are actually in this global shift we are terrified to let go of our death grip. Because all we can see is what we are losing. And we don’t recognize its other face.

What if we understood that the very things we fear their changing of, are actually the necessarily-shedded parts of germination, a growth process? The sprout cannot become a plant without releasing it’s previously-needed seed casing.

I wonder if the sprout laments…?

We lament because we see a choke point, a dangerous bottleneck with no way out.

What if we instead saw a funnel, a gateway?

What if I stopped looking at the problem of what I am losing, and began looking at the solution of what it is that is becoming?

What is your worry, anxiety, or fear at this time? Can you see it as labor pains, as we move together from gestation toward birth?

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