For years I heard the phrase As above, so below and – to be perfectly honest – I never really got it. Above what? Below where? Are we talking Heaven and Hell? And as that was in the middle of my no thanks, I don’t need no help so I ain’t asking for nuffink’ phase, I didn’t bother to ask what it was all about. (Not a lot of willingness to receive going on there!) However, when I eventually did ask, it turned out to be a lot simpler than I had expected. And it goes a bit like this …
Whatever is happening at a personality level (below) is mirroring what’s happening at a soul level (above).
So if we relate that to our theme of Receiving, it’s saying that if we struggle to receive at a personality level - or if we refuse to receive at all – then that’s exactly what’s happening in our relationship with our Soul. Or lack thereof.
Personally, I can’t argue with that. For years (and maybe years and years) I sat firmly in my personality – thinking I knew it all, trying to control it all, and using all of that as an excuse not to BE all I truly Am. You know the story. And it wasn’t a pretty picture. My stubborn refusal to listen to – and receive - the loving, wise guidance of my Soul left me with physical exhaustion alongside a good dose of pain from time to time (I’m not a total Sadist), a few rounds of depression and, if I’m honest, a mild addiction to Solpadeine (aka Panadeine in some parts of the world).
Now, I’m telling you this not because I want your sympathy (because I definitely do not want that although that's another story in itself!) but more to reassure you that I gave the whole personality-first thing a really good try and it doesn’t work. So if you’re thinking of going down that road, maybe don’t?
You see your Soul knows why you’re here. It knows why you live in the country you live in, why you’re with the family you’re with and most importantly what you have chosen to resolve in this lifetime. So it kinda makes sense to listen to it and the guidance it offers. It’s always there offering opportunities for more understanding, more expansion, more growth. All we have to do is to be willing to listen and receive all that it offers. Seems fair, right?
What’s that? What can you do to receive all that wonderful wisdom? Good question! Just sit and listen. That’s all. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Surround yourself with a circle of blue flame (the one we talked about in April here), connect to your heart and listen.
What does your Soul want to give you today?