What are you committed to now?
You are at where you are ready for
Asking yourself “what are you committed to now” is the same thing as what you are ready for in your life. Often times we say we are ready and that we want “xyz”, perhaps it is to feel differently, to stabilize in a more expanded state of being, be more energized or to have a different set of circumstances or conditions, yet we aren’t actually committed to or ready for it now. We put the idea of what we think we want out there as a whimsical concept or a “hope and dream” that someday (fingers crossed) it will happen. In doing so we keep our desires distant in time, to some future time unknown to us, simultaneously waiting for a magical and mysterious force to make it happen. In doing so we give our power away while creating separation in what we think our actual reality can be now.
What does it take to really be ready? To be committed now and not at some future mysterious time? It takes your knowingness that you can no matter what and your 100% desire and alignment with that which you say you want. Not 95%, not 97%, even 99% alignment won’t cut it. It must be 100% of you in alignment with that which you desire. No wavering, no excuses, no justifications, no saying that you don’t know how or thinking that you can’t. When you are ready there are no obstacles between what you are and what you desire. In some ways its already happened and the physical manifestation catches up with where you already are.
When we put things off, say we don’t know how, look for something outside of us to make it happen, we are outsourcing our power and choosing separation and suffering over freedom, liberation and truth. That may sound extreme, and indeed it is extreme, yet we are doing it all of the time, calling it normal and then wondering why we are still suffering and why something magical hasn’t fixed us yet. Something magical hasn’t fixed us yet because we have yet to claim that we are the magical being that “fixes us”. There is no other. We are our own responsibility.
Stages of Consciousness with Somato-Respiratory Integration
There are natural rhythms to everything. In fact this is what the 12 stages of SRI are based on, the natural rhythms of consciousness that are experienced on the journey from suffering to awakening into truth. There are rhythms to suffer and feel powerless (stage 1), there are rhythms to project that other people and things know more than you (stage 2), rhythms to feel stuck and limited (stage 3), rhythms to reclaim your power (stage 4), rhythms to merge beyond your stories of limitation (stage 5), and rhythms to be ready, committed (stage 6) and to know yourself beyond what you’ve known yourself to be (stage 7). No rhythm is better than another. They are simply stages of development that we experience. Some of them we visit or hang out in more frequently than others. If there are stages or rhythms that aren’t resolved for you then they will keep resurfacing. You must find acceptance within each rhythm if you are to integrate fully your development of the stages.
Its never about forcing yourself into a rhythm that you aren’t in and desire to be in, but more about fully being in and with whatever rhythm you are in. The capacity to be able to do so means that you have to be able to identify the rhythms and know which one you are currently experiencing. It is through identifying and being with where you are at that you can move through the stages with increasing grace and presence.
The rhythm of being ready and committed is a higher stage of transformation. You know who you are, you know why you are here, and you simply must align with it. So how do you get to a stage of readiness? Its a combination of becoming aware, acknowledging and accepting your disconnection, being sick enough of suffering (this is where the energy comes from to transform), reclaiming your responsibility of your state of being, knowing you are worth it and that you are moving through and forward no matter what. You simply decide and it is so. There isn’t even really another choice at this point.
In this particular rhythm it is never about the circumstance, situation, or other people, it is always about you. It is about how you can better align with what is important to you, its about what you must do and how you must show up. The power is not out there somewhere but instead here within you, as you, you hold the magic key. Everything and anything is possible here. You simply must be your commitment. The world responds to you not the other way around. You know your place as creator of and doing to rather being done to.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado