There is a belief that holds steadfast and is anchored within mass consciousness. That means, it is one of the most commonly held beliefs that affect us all. It seems to me that it is difficult to believe something else, while this one is offering still such a very strong current for all of humanity. The belief I am talking about is the one that creates the reality of having to work through things, overcome adversity and apply effort to do so.
Only when we have given it everything we have, only when we have thrown all our efforting that is humanly possible against the various things we categorize as adversity, do we stand a chance of redemption or a glimpse of ease. This belief is only strong because so many of us here on Earth still believe in the action journey. The action journey is the one where we see something unwanted and thus begin to work hard in our outer environment to improve the situation. (Mind you, the same action journey applies to doing your “inner work” while gaining more spiritual awareness.) The action journey is where it’s at for most people, for without pain no gain (or so the belief confirms) – without hard labor, no fruit. We all want the rewards. We all want to feel good. I know no one who desires to feel bad. I know a great many from all walks of life, of many possible belief systems, who work hard, and I mean HARD, to “get there” (there being whatever goal they have set for themselves).
Even while writing this up, I’m feeling the drudgery, the exhaustion, the pain, the sheer insurmountable heaps of “issues” that supposedly need to be overcome here on Earth. A task that even the hardiest workers among us cannot possibly undertake by the action journey alone.
What other possibilities are there instead? – I am called to write about this belief in “hard work”. I am called to say that it is this very belief that makes the experience so difficult. It is this belief of “hard work for results” that delivers the reality of all the adversity we experience, to give us ample opportunity to work hard (to confirm the belief through experiencing this reality). It is simple: for as long as you believe in this concept, you will experience this concept. I have believed in it, I have experienced it. I have also found it very difficult to go against the massive current of humanity’s belief in it to learn to believe otherwise, until I realized that my difficulties had the very same belief pattern (it takes hard work to overcome adversity) at its foundation. It does not matter what change you are aiming for in your life. It can be change on the physical, emotional, mental, or even spiritual plane of experience. Even those who have decided to aim for fantastically high vibrations often still adhere to this old fashioned belief and “work hard” at attaining their goals.
This moment is as good as any to ditch that old belief! Beware, that it isn’t hard work! – It really is not! – A belief is a thought you keep thinking. Think a thought of ease long enough and you will find happy feelings to start with, and eventually the flow of ease in and throughout all of your experiences will begin to show up. I feel compelled to say that it is time to stop overcoming, to stop working hard at our goals, to be bold and believe in ease, even if the rest of the world does not yet. Let’s be pioneers who begin unraveling the massive fabric of this belief that has become part of mass consciousness over the past few thousand years. It does not take hard work to do so – it’s easy if we laugh about it. We can find it fantastic as it really is fantastic to have brought about such stringent limitations. Make it a point to take every moment you can to consciously relax into the ease that is your natural state of being. If you still feel the need to work, then work on awareness, work on taking things with ease and acceptance, work on playing, play with it until it is work no more.