I'm going to try and brainstorm examples of attachments we may have.
How about the child you don't want to stop cuddling with at bedtime, or the boyfriend you just can't seem to get enough of. The need to spend money or find a relationship that makes you feel better because that's what we do. The pair of shoes you just HAVE to have or else, or the latest fashion designer bag or pants. Is it the relationship that just won't seem to work, or the self doubt that has become who you are? Is it the idea that you are right and the other is wrong and you just have to prove to them you're right? Could it be the blind eyes to the pain and suffering we are in or the harmful situation you just can't seem to let go of?
No matter what our attachment, if we can see it for all that it is, learn from it, enjoy it, use it for it's purpose and then be done with it. How would that change our experiences or the outcomes of our decisions?
At times I think of how scared I've felt in making a choice, out of fear I would make the wrong choice. I still struggle with this sometimes.
I choose to connect with how it feels in my body, as uncomfortable as it it may be, and think, "Wow, Alright! Have I experienced this before?"
After reflecting on past outcome(s) good or bad, I ponder "OK when did I make a choice DESPITE this feeling of fear or anxiety, how did it turn out? I spend some time reflecting on how it turned out. Then I choose to move forward in the direction I wish to take it vs which way I've taken it before.
It's in this act of reflection that I get a sense of who, what or how something was meant to serve me. How this experience was there to show me how to see myself. This part of my journey with attachments has been helping me to gain awareness so that when I come up to it next time it has a little less hold on me. When I get that chance to make a choice about something, I am doing it with reflective awareness and conscious intentions.
So lets try and reflect of our attachments and watch, sense, experience what happens.
A whole lot more emotions, ideas, sensitivities, thoughts or fears come up. It's like the chapter book that keeps putting out new series each couple months or each year. At first it feels like too much too soon, but then you get on a roll and start sharing with other people about this book and what you are learning. Then you see more people picking up the book or telling their friends about the person that told them about the book. It's like a chain reaction of fluid moving sharing, experiencing and evolving.
I believe we can take these story books of ourselves, actually get to a point where we like what we are reading, or get excited like a big adventure is approaching and you can't wait to get into the next chapter. Know there will be chapters you wish you could skip all together or you may numb out a little through two or three. Then there may be some days when you put the book down, focus somewhere else for a bit until you feel and trust the pull to get back into it.
Life has ebbs and flows, ups and downs, cycles and changes, new and full moons, death and births, mind and heart, body and soul. We are here for a reason greater than we will even know, but who cares. Live it!
Let yourself know your attachments, brave the storms and expand in the awakenings. Life is a trip, make it count. Live as if you were reading the book you are creating.
With biggest LOVE and FORGIVING heart, soul filled with JOYFUL INSPIRATION.
Woman, Wife, Mother and Intuitive. Consciously evolving with all of nature and humanity.