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Friday, 6 February 2009

Guest Writer - Leslie Smith

'The Art of Allowing' - Leslie Smith

Depending on how you look at life, at one time or another you have encountered a problem of some sort. Sometimes these problems seem small, and sometimes these problems seem huge. It really all depends on your own perception of things.

An issue arises. The issue could have been simple, but we chose to delve deeper. Note that I said we chose to delve deeper. We chose to pick it apart, we chose to scrutinize it, we chose to judge it, and then what happened? We made a mountain out of a mole hill. Some problems actually get to be really hairy BECAUSE we’ve thought about them too much; we’ve made them materialize into something real.

We don’t have to get stuck in these problems. We don’t have to always trudge uphill through them; we don’t have to sink into them as if we’re suddenly standing in quick sand. We can allow ourselves to LEAP over them.

I’ve had what you could call ‘rough times’ in areas of my life, in the past. Note that I said, in the past. The thing about the past is that it’s all gone now, it’s all over. The past will absolutely not repeat itself because I have learned my lessons from there. If I didn’t learn the lessons I was supposed to learn, then I’m sure the past would creep back in. But I’ve moved on. I can look and say, ‘hey, I made it past that’. And so, whenever a problem seemingly tries to arise in my day to day life, I say, "wait a minute, this doesn’t have to be a problem...after all, I’ve gotten past all the others. I can just LEAP over this one because after a while, it won’t be there anymore." I can just allow whatever the perceived problem is to be and to flow in and right back out. However, if I resist against this flow, if I push back, if I fight it, the perceived problem/issue will stay there, stuck in an endless loop.

Try to be in the flow, and allow it to be there. Be in it, feel it as it moves through and on out.

The act of allowing is an art. We have set ourselves up to struggle against things that come into our life, but that can all be changed now.

To practice the art of allowing is an act of creatorship.



Leslie is an author of spiritual and metaphysical titles, a freelance and e-book writer and has contributed to several online publications. Additionally, she is a philosopher, visionary and is also working on her Doctorate in Metaphysics.

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Nina E J said...

This makes sense, made me think. Good post, keep it coming!

Julieanne said...

Hi Nina

Thanks for visiting. Leslie has some great insights. i really enjoy her.

Hope to see you again soon!


Josten Aka Jobie said...

I agree with you julie how we make a small problem bigger than it actually is. reminded me to keep my mind positive as i've been doing
Great post

Julieanne said...

Hi Jobie

It is amazing how we can make mountains out of mole hills. It brings us back to remebering to focus on ourselves in the present moment. It doesn't seem so huge from a different perspective and Leslie offers a great idea for doing this.

Happy Manifesting!


Fun In Fitness said...

I agree with Leslie 50% because if one has a problem delving into it and inspecting the details will only make it worse.

But her title and main idea of allowing inspires me to ask her if she is aware of her power to not allow problems to manifest in the first place. I feel one has to be responsible for everything that happens in his or her life.

But unfortunately, today's cultural mindset is to err is human and that problems are a fact of life. And that mindset allows people to put up with and maybe even expect problems.

The reality of human life is that we are made in the image of God. And therefore one should expect to put up with minor miracles, inside and outside of one's personality, everyday by taking/giving good care of/to everything and everyone in one's life.

Julieanne said...

Hi Rich

I love your perspective on life! I watched a video 'The Journey' (which is on the forum) and he was speaking about the perception of thinking we are born in sin, he then asked us to consider what if we changed our thoughts to knowing we were born of God in His image and what impact would this have on our lives.

I think you have a great point. We are all learning :)


Dyan Garris said...

Hi Julieanne: I'm awarding you the Triple Award. It's on my blog: Keep up the great work! I hope you're enjoying Money and Manifesting!

Julieanne said...

Hi Dyan

Thank you so much for this award. is great to hear from you today as has set aside time to read 'Money and Manifesting' today to place review this week. Am really looking forward to it.



i am nobe. said...

whew! i am a negative thinker. and it's very very sad.


Julieanne said...

Hi Nobe

Thanks for visiting!We can all get like this sometimes but being aware is the forst step toward change :)

Hope to see you again soon!


Small Footprints said...

Very nice post ... a lot to think about here. Thank you, Leslie, for sharing it with us ... and thank you, Julieanne, for having her as a guest author.

Small Footprints

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