Abstract: Defining willingness and bringing awareness to whether we willing or not. Tips and examples on cultivating willingness.
In the path becoming more conscious, we find ourselves asking, "How do I know if I am willing to end the struggle and holding back?” Willingness takes a keen ability to observe and be in the truth with ourselves. Willingness takes suspension of tension, resistance and contraction in our bodies. It also requires release of old ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Willingness is something we cultivate and learn to feel and know. Our minds may try to convince us that we are willing, and our bodies and emotions let us know when we are off track. We might be holding back from fear of the unknown or fear of being rejected for making changes. We may be trying too hard or just not feeling ready. All of the above are fine. We are learning to trust our timing and allowing the process to unfold in all it’s perfect ways.
A great question to ask ourselves is: What is the nature of experiencing 100% willingness?
A wonderful thing is that even a full 10 seconds of letting go of how we have been holding things, will get the ball rolling. Ten seconds of 100% willingness, not 99.99%, will create the space for something new to happen. It works so well that we may not even notice what is happening. For example, Jerry was tired of struggling with his finances. He finally made a decision to allow himself to be willing. He took the time to observe his willingness and do what it took to align his intention. After awhile he realized that everything was falling in place and his struggle was dissolving! It is true, when we are willing to let go of the grip on what is holding us back, we can wake up one morning and realize that our dreams are coming true.
Bottom line, we know if we are willing or not. We know when we are holding back, we feel it. An good example is Sarah who walked the country roads breathing into her intentions, screamed into pillows, went to seminars, danced and spent hours in nature. She did everything she could think of to make a shift. All those things were helpful and it was not until she fully admitted her level of willingness that things actually changed. She discovered that she needed to love and nurture her willingness up to 100%!
The the following are some ideas on how to cultivating our willingness…
To the power of willingness,
About the Author:
Crystal is an expansion guide, coach, facilitator and author. Her passion is supporting people in lifting themselves out of struggle and holding back. She gently guides them to an experience of what it means to be in living in freedom from the inside out.