What do I mean by ‘reckless abandon’?
I ‘experience’ (I won’t say “suffer” from) OCD symptoms – which, at times can be quite exhausting. Whether foolish or not, I have followed my gut instinct and not heeded my doctors’ advice to go on medication.
It is amazing what the body/spirit will do in order to survive against the odds. There is a way to help yourself – and it is all in the power of your mind…your faith…and your spirit.
The above statement/affirmation came to me this morning as I was being held in the clutches of a repetitive ocd pattern. “Reckless abandon” came across as an option…a creative way to move forward and ‘out’ of the grip of the ocd.
Realizing I am ‘choosing’ to remain trapped in the repetitive pattern – through fear of something terrible happening if I don’t do it – is empowering enough to make me think ‘what exactly am I so afraid of? ‘
The other morning another ocd stopper popped into my mind. I reasoned…
Everything that is bound to happen, will happen anyway – regardless of how many times I repeat the pattern.
You can also reason…
What has been…has been;
What will be…will be.
If we can relax into the full experience of life, and see it merely as an adventure of the spirit – without judging ourselves or anyone else – maybe we can get by.
One last empowering little OCD affirmation/statement you can say to yourself, which ‘throws a spanner’ in the works of an ocd episode, is…
There is a need (to do the repetitive thing), but, do I comply, or not?
…It may not stop the repetitive habit, but, it certainly causes your brain to realize the possibility of a new way.
I woke up this morning becoming aware of the OCD patterns I keep falling into, and realised….
Rejecting the “bad feelings” or “bad thoughts”, which cause one to continue with the OCD motions/patterns of repeat until the bad thought or feeling goes away – or at least subsides – may be futile. Perhaps the challenge really is to integrate them into our whole being…rejecting NO aspect of ourselves, in order to find peace, and finally let go of the fear.
May we receive the forgiveness our hearts so long desire.
As OCD symptoms tried to set in – yet again – this affirmation popped into my head, which I declared – then, moved forward to continue tasks uninterrupted.
As OCD symptoms tried to set in – standing in front of the mirror – I looked myself in the eye, and defiantly pronounced: “Be brave, ancient warrior!” I bundled my fears together and took them with me…bravely into the future.
This affirmation came to me when I was finding it hard to feel ‘love’ for a person who challenges me. Realizing that holding ‘grudges’ will only set me back – keep me ‘bound’ in the vicious cycle of the ‘eye for an eye’ law of the natural world – I decided I need to radically embrace this person whom I feel challenged by.
Defying your natural instinct to react badly to someone who may be “pushing your buttons” is really a ‘radical’ thing to do; but, once you do it – and get yourself off the vicious cycle – you might find that you will be glad you did. I was.
If we were to undergo a ‘rapture’ – or, an event which would determine our spiritual destiny – holding on to grudges; having ill thoughts towards another; being unforgiving towards others AND self; where would that leave us? In what state of being…state of ‘awareness’, will we end up? The light “freedom” of loving…healing…’forgiveness’ – or, the heavy…burdened…’halls of hell’ (being a state of mind)?
I know what I would prefer; but, will I be willing to let go of all the crap … I should!
*’Sister’ and ‘brother’ refers to ALL OTHER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS – not only ‘blood’ relatives.
…So, instead of reacting badly to something, and ‘perpetuate’ the karmic responses, we can hold this thought in our mind and slowly begin to reduce reactive impulses.
I had this exhilarating realization one recent morning while making my bed and stricken with fear and uncertainty about end of the world prophecies; natural disasters; terrible news events all going on in the world, and feeling helpless and vulnerable to all of it. In the midst of this fear I suddenly decided to not see it as a scary thing happening ‘to’ us (which keeps us bound in fear), but rather, to see it neither as “good” nor ‘bad’/”evil”, but simply as an expression of ALL THAT IS.
As a result of this insight, I came up with the above affirmation which, if needed, could be used as an strengthening affirmation (in the event of an ascension/rapture process...’if ‘one were to occur)!
LOVE ENCOMPASSES ALL….perhaps.