One day I tried a new running route by the river. The first day of the new route I felt as if I had run a long way. On the second day I ran past the place where I had turned around the day before and realized that I had hardly gone far at all.
I knew that every time I ran that way again the next place to turn around would be further, and each time it would feel as if the point I stopped the day before was easy.
There’s another thing about running. I like the idea of it until it’s time to get ready to go. Then I hate it.
I think of all the reasons why I can’t do it. It’s too cold, too many things to do, I got up too late, people will see me, my hair is sticking out, my running clothes are ugly; the list is endlessIt is actually harder to get myself to go out and run than it is to run.
On another day Del and I stood by the same river and watched a speedboat pass by leaving a wake that gradually spread out across the water affecting everything in its path. Its purpose was not to leave a wake, but to move down the river.
What you do in life is exactly the same. Wherever you pass, whatever you do, you leave a wake. But, leaving a wake is not your purpose.
Like the boat, your purpose is to move down the riverYour purpose is to follow your open path and not be concerned with producing a result. Like a wake, the result inevitably follows.
As we uncover and release fear our “life boats” can move down the river of abundance.
When we uncover and release fear, we reveal our life dream, which leaves us free to plan for them. The intent is to plan what needs to be done to protect and prepare for the future, while not sacrificing the joy of the present. All of this is done from the True perspective, from a Spiritual Perception.
Protecting and planning for the future from a material or false perception traps all of us in either sacrificing the joy of the present, or in the fear of the future. Starting from a Spiritual Perception we begin instead within the knowledge that what everyone needs and wants is already present, simply hidden from view based on false beliefs and perceptions.
Although the outside picture may still appear as if we are protecting and planning for the future, we know that we all are really moving down the river knowing without a doubt that the wake or result will follow. There is no need to travel in fear of needing to make things happen; instead, we flow with the river in joy.
To run each day I need a bigger purpose. I have to think of something bigger than my excuses to not get dressed and step out the door.
In life we need a bigger purpose. When our purpose is to begin from, think from, and act from Spiritual Perception the river of joy supports and sustains us without any effort on our part. Our only job then is to be a witness to provision and beauty that flows around, through, and as our life.
About Beca Lewis
As an author and guide Beca Lewis is dedicated to bringing Universal Spiritual Principles and Laws into clear focus, to shift material perception to spiritual perception, which following the law “what you perceive to be reality magnifies™”, adjusts lives with practical and measurable results.
Beca developed an easy system to do this called The Shift and has been sharing how to use this system to expand lives, and bring people back to the Truth of themselves for over 40 years.
Beca and her husband Del Piper are constantly working to develop new ways to support and reach out to others. Much of what they have been developed can be found for free at their membership site Perception U.com. They also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”
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