You may have heard the cutesy-yet-true spiritual law that states “What you resist, persists.”
But does that apply to those of us lining up to resist systemic racism? Is that decree valid during this crucial time when people are finally acknowledging what’s been going on for decades?
Was Mother Theresa’s declaration to only participate in pro peace rallies, rather than anti-war marches, a valid stance for now?
Or, is a big ruckus needed to finally pop those remaining bubbles of denial?
Here's a bigger or: Could demonstrating, demanding social change, be the resistance that actually makes things persist?
What is Resistance and Non-resistance?
You may have noticed that, when you attempt to accomplish something and insurmountable struggle shows up, no matter how hard you try, nothing works.
Why? Fear-based, demanding energy can actually push away what you’re trying to attain. However, once you let go and surrender, things often work.
Like finding your car keys the minute you stop frantically searching for them. Or, that perfect relationship arriving when you give up obsessively swiping right. Frequently, the moment a couple gives up trying to get pregnant, they conceive.
As Marshall Arts practitioners and passive resistance advocates prove, non-resistance is your definitive power.
Often, in retrospect, you discover what would’ve happened had you kept on forcing, and actually be grateful something didn’t work out.
Non-resistance Even Now?
How does a non-resistant attitude fit with this important social movement many are fighting hard to accomplish? Is it possible to come from a non-resistant place and still make a vital point?
You were probably taught the Little Engine That Could Philosophy, encouraging you to never give up, because, eventually, things work out if you 'think you can' and try really really hard.
Or do they?
The Little Engine proved he could accomplish getting to the top of the hill -- an important lesson, since it’s far too easy to just give up.
However, the story doesn’t expose what happened next. Maybe L.E. chugged right into an accident that could’ve been avoided; maybe he discovered he wasn’t ready to get to his next destination; maybe right around the bend was an easier route to get where he was going.
Most importantly, maybe in all his I think I cans, he didn’t learn something he was supposed to learn by not resisting sitting in discomfort.
Maybe he needed to learn to ask for help, or do some inner work to discover his blocks about success, or address his subconscious fear of heights.
On a Higher Consciousness level, when you desperately need things be a certain way, you’re resisting seeing something going on inside of you, subconsciously. There’s something about yourself that’s hiding in the shadows of denial, showing up in that neediness.
Then Again Maybe
But maybe, in times like these, you’re actually supposed to push past resistance and be that Little Engine That Could. Maybe it IS possible to come from a non-resistant place and still stand for what you believe in or want to change.
It’s all in where you come from about it.
If you’re coming from anger, fear or resentment, there’s something inside being triggered that needs to be healed. But maybe that healing can happen by finally rising up and walking with your sign held high.
You’re the only one who knows what you should or shouldn’t do during these turbulent times. But one thing for sure: Once the world awakens, it can’t go back to sleep.
You chose the blueprint of your life, so trust what you need to do.
Trust that maybe you’re a catalyst helping others who are resisting the truth.
Eventually, we will look back on these globally life-shifting moments and they will all make sense. As for now, continue to live intentionally and love loudly… even as you sit in very big discomfort.
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