Cud Chewing Cattle

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Very frequently the times in our lives where we feel stuck are due to an inability to see things through to their completion. Either we are unwilling, or we grow impatient, or we are simply frightened by the unknown results on the other side. The problem is that if we balk at seeing things through to their completion, we wind up being stuck … permanently.

An example from my own life: a couple of years ago I was prompted to forgive somebody … this person had greatly wronged me, so much so that I had held onto my resentment for decades. It wasn’t like I thought about it every single day, although for the first few years I certainly did. Over time this resentment grew into bitterness. That bitterness grew into anger and began to shape every aspect of my life. I didn’t realize this at the time of course … I had grown so accustomed to this way of life that it simply seemed normal. This is what I mean about being stuck … you go on for so long one way, that you can’t even imagine being free of it … you almost don’t want to be free of it.

So I did it … I forgave this great villain of my life in a very conscious meditation session. I literally felt the anger and bitterness and resentment melt out of me. I asked God to come and fill the void left by the anger that had been inside me. God did.

This initial forgiveness triggered a string of successive breakthroughs … each one requiring me to forgive someone new. This progression in my life lasted about a year, it literally took that long to forgive all of the people I had been holding resentments against … kind of mind-blowing really … and humbling.

If at any moment in this period of time I had decided to stop … to get off of this seemingly endless train of internal exploration and excavation … I would have been right back where I started: stuck.

Life would’ve kept on going, my body would’ve continued to age … but my soul would’ve been a refugee stranded in time.

Now I have been led to a new string of directives … and each step is every bit as important as the last one. To stop is to go back to a deadened, numb nerve … a minute fraction of my True Self. The same is true for all of us, we are all on this journey … whether we know it or not … we are simply at different places along the Path.

This is the importance of Completion. You can resist, and stay stuck … the cud chewing cattle at the side of the Path, refusing to move on. Or you can listen, and trust what Love would have you know … and GO!

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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re-blogged from: Cud Chewing Cattle

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