Joshua and Raena Stibal and Colleen clark at recent Thetahealing recertification classes on Gold Coast

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This was shared by one of the beautiful women from Thetahealing®. It is so appropriate for where we sometimes find ourselves in life.
The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it was enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were..

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Be Blessed.. Be Courageous!

Forgiveness and Freedom
You cannot afford to withhold forgiveness. Nothing will destroy your life more surely, for there is a great hidden grief in the denial of forgiveness. Your heart is so heavy from what you have not forgiven that you bear the offenses of another as if they were your own. Souls are punishing themselves because of what they cannot forgive.

It is for this reason that in forgiving yourself, you are actually forgiving old injury from others. Within the human perspective, forgiveness simply means to release. The patterns that entangle a soul in grief and guilt are often complex, but the result of forgiveness is simple: you are free” !

Forgiveness and Freedom The Keys of Jeshua, Chapter 14

Circle of Life books

“Love one another as I have loved you”

What is Resistance?
I find this information very helpful for people in class to understand just how we resist changes in our lives.

How do we come from a state of stress and resistance to one of relaxation and allowance!

Have you ever started a project with great enthusiasm and then lost your way somewhere in the middle?

That is resistance! Resistance is insidious. It is one of the main things that stop us from having, doing, and being what we want in life.

We resist, in fact, even the things we really like, the things we care about.

Sometimes you can’t even get yourself to go to the movies when you want to go because resistance comes up.

If someone tells you to do something, that is a sure fired way resistance is going to come up even if you want to do it.

I remember as a child growing up, I used to hate it when my mother would tell me to do something that I wanted to do, because then I didn’t want to do it any more.

When someone tells me that I should do something, or I have to do something, I feel…”no way”, don’t’ tell me what to do!
The same thing happens when we tell ourselves what we have to do. If I say to myself, I have to stop smoking, “what happens?” Oh! Yeah?

Or you better not eat this anymore” you may even eat more.”

That is just the nature of the mind It just doesn’t like being told what to do.

So resistance is operating all the time because we live in a sea of “should’s” and “have to’s” and “must do’s” and imperatives.

Any time there is an imperative it stirs up resistance.

Resistance manifests in many different ways, some subtle, such as forgetting things that are important to you.

Or you’ll find yourself gradually moving away from things that are really helpful.
Does that sound familiar?
You’re doing great and you’re really enjoying something: you think it’s the best thing since sliced bread, and then 3 months later your’ back to your old ways and you’re being hard on yourself about it.

What’s happened…you have hit resistance!

Resistance happens all the time in life.

Sometimes, it’s extreme, such as not wanting to get out of bed in the morning.
Any time you feel like you have to, or you should do something, or you must do it, you are hitting resistance.
This is because the “should” creates opposing forces equal to or greater than the force that you’re exerting when you’re trying to do something about it. Allow yourself to start noticing where resistance manifests in your life and rather than resisting it… allow yourself to do something about it!