I’ve been noticing the difference between desperate action and inspired action as I have been flowing more with the Power of Grace.
In the past when my faith and trust was shakier, many of the choices I made were from desperation. I can usually tell when I begin to feel the grip of desperation kicking in.
I start feeling stress and tension in my body, my mind begins to scramble for options and solutions to a situation I feel fear and struggle with, and confusion increases.
I have come to know that any action I take in this state ends poorly.
Desperation is rooted in fear and is driven by the mind/ego in an effort to create a desired change.
Desperation is the ego’s attempt to control, manage, or avoid something that is perceived as bad and is anticipated to be an experience of suffering.
Action taken in desperation creates resistance and results in suffering.
Can you think of an experience when that was true for you?
Inspired action comes from within.
Intuitive nudges, subtle repetitive thoughts, sensations, a deep sense of knowing and trust, things that feel Divinely guided and peacefull in your heart, even if the action is uncomfortable. I often feel excitement, joy, love, gratitude.. when inspiration comes through.
The feeling can be visceral and energizing. Actions have a flow and ease because there is no resistance.
The key is to surrender any attachment to what happens, trusting that the outcome will serve you in the highest and best way.
What to do when you feel desperate?
Take NO action. Desperate and impulsive action can bring lots of regrets!
Stop. Breathe. Bring your attention to the present moment and being fully in your body.
Desperation is focused on the future. Come back to NOW.
Reconnect with The Divine with whatever practices help you to create sacred space with the God of your understanding - meditate, journal, take a walk in nature, pray, contemplation….
For every problem there is a spiritual solution.
Desperate action edges God out (ego).
Turning inward to commune with God invites that reconnection with your most powerfull ally who loves you madly. Pay attention to the thoughts that pop into your mind as you meditate, journal, pray…. Notice the synchronicities and messages that come to you and through you.
Listen for your guidance and follow what you feel called to do or be.
And no matter what actions you take - either desperate or inspired, the experience will offer healing and growth opportunities.
Nothing is wasted. There are no real mistakes.
And you never walk alone!
You are loved!
Have a great day
Love and blessings,